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Published: 01 November 2018

560 Pages | 14 line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780198831907

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Power, Sex, Suicide

Mitochondria and the meaning of life

Second Edition

Nick Lane

Oxford Landmark Science

  • A thought-provoking look at our world from the viewpoint of mitochondria, offering a new insight into the nature of life, itself.
  • Shows how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose, and why we age and die.
  • Includes a new preface from the author, reflecting on recent developments and breakthroughs in the world of mitochondrial research.
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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