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How We Live and Why We Die : The Secret Lives of Cells - Lewis Wolpert

How We Live and Why We Die

The Secret Lives of Cells

Paperback Published: 24th January 2011
ISBN: 9780393339383
Number Of Pages: 256

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Everything about our existence-movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth, and ultimately death-is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from bacteria to the most complex animals. In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, Lewis Wolpert demonstrates how human life grows from a single cell into a body, an incredibly complex society of billions of cells. Wolpert goes on to examine the science behind topics that are much discussed but rarely understood--stem-cell research, cloning, DNA, cancer--and explains how all life on earth evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, this is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and life itself.

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"'The secret lives of cells' shouldn't be kept a secret, and Wolpert makes a good start at breaking the silence. . . . Impressively up to date." -- Helen Pickersgill - Science

ISBN: 9780393339383
ISBN-10: 0393339386
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th January 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2