How We Live and Why We Die
The Secret Lives of CellsPaperback - 2009
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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Secret lives of cells