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How We Live and Why We Die - by Lewis Wolpert (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Science

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: Cell Biology

Author: Lewis Wolpert

Language: English

Street Date: January 24, 2011
TCIN: 77475484
UPC: 9780393339383
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-7097

Description

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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