sexta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2011

Livro premiado pela Royal Society

Life Ascending (~ O Caminho da Vida), de Nick Lane, ganhou o prêmio de melhor livro de divulgação cientifica da Royal Society (ref. a 2010).

“Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New Scientist

Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s history by describing its ten greatest inventions—from sex and warmth to death—resulting in a stunning account of nature’s ingenuity. 20 figures

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Nick Lane
W. W. Norton & Company 2009 PDF 344 pages 50.6 MB