Life's Engines

Life's Engines

How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

Paperback - 2017
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Looks at how ancient microorganisms in primordial oceans transformed the chemistry of the planet over billions of years, eventually allowing the development of more complex forms of life, and how they continue to make life on earth possible.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780691173351
Characteristics: x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Dec 31, 2016

Very important. One of a dozen essential popular books on molecular/cell biology and li

Feb 10, 2016

An eye opener. The author managed to convincingly describe the web of life and evolution while keeping the subjects stimulating. In fact, this non-fiction is so easy to read, its a page turner for a layman like me. Although the two have nothing much in common, this book reminds me of the novel Flatland which I read in my 1st year at U years and years ago. If you want to take a closer look at microbes, this book is an excellent start.


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