Power sex suicide is an incredibly dense but fascinating book that makes the fantasies of that fiction book seem tame nick lane contends that mitochondria are responsible for all life more advanced that bacteria, for sex, for cell death, for aging and death. Biochemist and writer nick lane part 7 clock of life: why mitochondria kill us in the end mitochondria and the meaning of life power, sex, suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide in this fascinating and thought-provoking book, nick lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don't we just bud ), and why we age and die. Power, sex, suicide by nick lane, 9780199205646, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
Power, sex, suicide mitochondria and the meaning of life second edition nick lane oxford landmark science a thought-provoking look at our world from the viewpoint of mitochondria, offering a new insight into the nature of life, itself. An overview: power, sex, suicide: mitochondria and the meaning of life by nick lane david center nick lane is an honorary senior research fellow at university college london.
Power, sex, suicide: mitochondria and the meaning of life by nick lane and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell they are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. The central proposals of power, sex, suicide are clearly and forcefully propounded, are serious, have far-reaching consequences — and may even be correct this is a new take on why we are here do, please, read this book.
In addition to power, sex, and suicide, the book also discusses aging lane presents his ideas on why current attempts to slow aging don't seem to be working and gives some suggestions for research he finds more promising. The title power, sex, suicide is catching and the subtitle ambitious (mitochondria and the meaning of life), but that's really what the book is about: mitochondria, tiny organelles dealing with energy inside the eukaryotic cells of all the plants, animals, fungi and algae. In this book, nick lane explores many of these questions taking a mito-centric view of life, he seeks to explain the critical role of mitochondria not only in energy production (power), but also sexual reproduction (sex) and apoptosis (suicide. Power, sex, suicide mitochondria and the meaning of life nick lane brings together the latest research on mitochondria to show how our growing insight into mitochondria has shed light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don't we just bud), and why we age and die. Power, sex, suicide mitochondria and the meaning of life nick lane mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell.
Power, sex, suicide (2005) reveals the incredible role that mitochondria play in the evolution of complex life forms the book looks at various functions of multicellular organisms, including energy generation, cellular relationships and life cycles, and demonstrates the influence of mitochondria in each of these areas. Power, sex, suicide: three words that immediately aroused my interest in reading this book the subtitle, mitochondria and the meaning of life, explains what the book is about - the crucial role of mitochondria in our lives. Written by nick lane, a rising star in popular science, power, sex, suicide is the first book for general readers on the nature and function of these tiny, yet fascinating structures show more product details.
In power, sex, suicide author nick lane, being a biochemist himself, focuses on the scientific side of the argument it wasn't till the 1840's that the first intercellular structures were observed and later, in 1898, the term mitochondria was first coined. Power, sex, suicide, complexity, individuality, fertility, prehistory, ageing, death - these universal themes are all linked by mitochondria - the tiny structures located inside our cells - miniature powerhouses that use oxygen to generate power. Power, sex, suicide: mitochondria and the meaning of life is a 2005 popular science book by nick lane of university college london, which argues that mitochondria are central to questions of the evolution of multicellularity, the evolution of sexual reproduction, and to the process of senescence. Power, sex, suicide: mitochondria and the meaning of life by nick lane 348pp, oxford, £1899 power, sex, suicide the words evoke blood and thunder, whodunit territory.
To the typical reader of the jci, the word mitochondria likely evokes a pavlovian response remembered vaguely from biochemistry class: they are the powerhouses of the cell however, as implied by the title of this most thought-provoking book, nick lane goes to great lengths to remind us that. Power, sex, suicide quotes (showing 1-19 of 19) to visualize this dance, the transparent components of the cell had to be coloured using a stain as it happened, the stains that were best able to colour the chromosomes were acidic. Nick lane's power, sex, suicide is an amazing book that profoundly expanded my knowledge of how mitochondria have shaped life as we know it it leaves you with a.
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