By Paul S. Agutter,Denys N. Wheatley
This booklet makes use of glossy organic wisdom to take on the query of what distinguishes residing organisms from the non-living global. The authors first draw on contemporary advances in phone and molecular biology to boost an account of the residing kingdom that applies to all organisms (and purely to organisms). This account is then used to discover questions about evolution, the beginning of existence, and the opportunity of extraterrestrial existence. the unconventional method taken by means of this e-book to matters in biology will curiosity and be obtainable to either the overall reader in addition to scholars and experts within the field.
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About Life: Concepts in Modern Biology by Paul S. Agutter,Denys N. Wheatley