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Call No570.1 NURS
TitleWhat is life? : five great ideas in biology / from Nobel Prize winner, Paul Nurse.
AuthorNurse, Paul, 1949- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 500-599
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 Paris-Bourbon30053003321612570.1 NURS5/4/2021 Available

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Personal Name Nurse, Paul, 1949- author.
Title Statement What is life? : five great ideas in biology / from Nobel Prize winner, Paul Nurse.
Edition Statement First American edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.
Physical Description 145 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Life (Biology)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Biology Philosophy.
Other Edition Entry Nurse, Paul, 1949- London, England : David Fickling Books, 2020 What is life? 9781788451406

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