What is life? : five great ideas in biology
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.
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Book
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First American edition.
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9780393541151, 0393541150
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145 pages ; 22 cm
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Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.
Edition
First American edition.
Street Date
2102
Language
English
ISBN
9780393541151, 0393541150

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The renowned Nobel Prize-winning scientist's elegant and concise explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today. Hailed by Philip Pullman as "a great communicator" who is also "as distinguished a scientist as there could be," Paul Nurse writes with delight at life's richness and a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. With What Is Life? he delivers a brief but powerful work of popular science in the vein of Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons in Physics. Nurse takes readers on a wondrous journey through five fundamental biological ideas-the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information-introducing the scientists who made the most important advances and taking us into his own lab to give us a sense of the thrill of scientific discovery. In a final chapter, Nurse addresses biology's most pressing ethical issues (including gene-editing, genetic testing, and genetically modified crops), and he concludes with a stirring encomium to biology's role in tackling infectious disease"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nurse, P. (2021). What is life?: five great ideas in biology (First American edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nurse, Paul, 1949-. 2021. What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nurse, Paul, 1949-. What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nurse, Paul. What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology First American edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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