The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
“Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New Scientist
Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s history by describing its ten greatest inventions—from sex and warmth to death—resulting in a stunning account of nature’s ingenuity.
- June 2010
- 5.6 × 8.3 in
/ 344 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“The emergence of life itself remains obscure. But as Lane shows with clarity and vigor, fascinating studies on the subject abound.” — The New York Times
“Excellent and imaginative and, similar to life itself, the book is full of surprises.” — Nature
“Lane lays out processes of dizzying complexity in smooth, nimble prose.” — Kirkus Reviews
“If Charles Darwin sprang from his grave, I would give him this fine book to bring him up to speed.” — Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen