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Published: 18 June 2012

256 Pages | 15 b/w illus. and an 8pp color plate section

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199644001

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Secret Chambers

The Inside Story of Cells & Complex Life

Martin Brasier

  • Tells the story of the first cells and how complex life arose and evolved
  • Explores the formation of the complex cell by symbiosis - the critical turning point in the history of life on Earth
  • Told through a series of journeys, including vivid descriptions of some of the simplest biological forms
  • Examines the nature of symbiosis and why it is critical in many ecosystems