What is Life?

What is Life?

Hardback (03 Sep 2020) | English

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Synopsis

DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE

Life is all around us, abundant and diverse, it is extraordinary. But what does it actually mean to be alive?

Nobel prize-winner Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In this book, he takes up the challenge of defining life in a way that every reader can understand.

It is a shared journey of discovery; step by step he illuminates five great ideas that underpin biology. He traces the roots of his own curiosity and knowledge to reveal how science works, both now and in the past. Using his personal experiences, in and out of the lab, he shares with us the challenges, the lucky breaks, and the thrilling eureka moments of discovery.

To survive the challenges that face the human race today – from climate change, to pandemics, loss of biodiversity and food security – it is vital that we all understand what life is.

‘A beautifully written exploration of perhaps the most important question in science.’ Brian Cox

About the Publisher

David Fickling Books

David Fickling Books

We’re new – but we’ve been around for a while! For nearly twelve years DFB has been run as an imprint – first as part of Scholastic, then of Random House. Now we’ve set up as an independent business – joining our separate but sister company, which publishes the new children’s comic The Phoenix, to form a DFB Storyhouse. Exciting times!

Book information

ISBN: 9781788451406
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Imprint: David Fickling Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 571.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 92
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 226g
Height: 187mm
Width: 116mm
Spine width: 22mm