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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

£9.99

John Archibald

9780198758129
Paperback
September 2016

John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing. These tools demonstrate the unity of all life, and show that complex life originated in ancient mergers between microbes.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

£10.99

Richard Dawkins

9780198788911
Paperback
September 2016

The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.

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Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Aysha Divan, Janice Royds

9780198723882
Paperback
August 2016

Very Short Introductions

Molecular Biology lies at the heart of all life sciences. This Very Short Introduction provides an account of the development of this important modern field, and considers its modern day applications such as the development of new drugs, genetically modified crops, and forensic science.

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What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology

£9.99

Addy Pross

9780198784791
Paperback
April 2016

Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrödinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' Scientists have puzzled over it ever since. Addy Pross uses insights from the new field of systems chemistry to show how chemistry can become biology, and that Darwinian evolution is the expression of a deeper physical principle.

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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Terence Allen, Graham Cowling

9780199578757
Paperback
September 2011

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent of life, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine.

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