Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 October 2006

368 Pages | 14 line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780199205646

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Mitochondria and the meaning of life

Nick Lane

  • The first popular science book on the nature and function of these tiny, yet fascinating structures.
  • Up-to-date: The nature and central role of mitochondria in the evolution of complex life has only recently been fully recognized.
  • Engages with major areas of debate, in which the author presents his own views and contributes to biological thought.
  • Nick Lane, the author of Oxygen, is a rising star in top-level popular science writing.
  • Of interest not only to non-specialist readers of popular science but also to students and professional biologists.

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