What is life? : five great ideas in biology / from Nobel Prize winner, Paul Nurse.
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|Etna Library||570.1 NUR||31257000286814||New items||Checked out||03/15/2021|
- ISBN: 9780393541151
- ISBN: 0393541150
- Physical Description: 145 pages ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ℗♭2021.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The renowned Nobel Prize-winning scientist's elegant and concise explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today. Hailed by Philip Pullman as "a great communicator" who is also "as distinguished a scientist as there could be," Paul Nurse writes with delight at life's richness and a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. With What Is Life? he delivers a brief but powerful work of popular science in the vein of Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons in Physics. Nurse takes readers on a wondrous journey through five fundamental biological ideas-the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information-introducing the scientists who made the most important advances and taking us into his own lab to give us a sense of the thrill of scientific discovery. In a final chapter, Nurse addresses biology's most pressing ethical issues (including gene-editing, genetic testing, and genetically modified crops), and he concludes with a stirring encomium to biology's role in tackling infectious disease"-- Provided by publisher.
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