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Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life Hardcover – Oct 15 2005

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oct. 15 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192804812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192804815
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3.3 x 15.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #823,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`"An exhilarating ride through the geography and history of all life on earth"' Guy Brown, Mitochondrial Physiology Society Review

`The book was written for anyone interested in some of the most profound questions of twenty-first century science. The central proposals of 'Power, Sex, Suicide' are clearly and forcefully propounded... This is a new take on why we are here. Do, please, read this book.' John F. Allen, Nature

`I defy anyone (who doesn't know about mitochondria in detail already) to read this book and not come out amazed by the incredible subtlty, complexity and downright unlikeliness of the mechanisms of biological consideration. This book opens up the secrets with an obvious delight from Lane that the readers are likely to share. Recommended.' Popular Science Review

`One of the most interesting stories modern biology has to tell' Steven Rose, The Guardian

`Nick Lane's magnificent new book... bracingly and convincingly revisionist... Explains life's workings, fabric and inner logic with a previously unapproachable coherence.' Oliver Morton, Prospect Magazine

`Full of startling insights into the nature and evolution of life as we know it.' The Economist, Books of the Year 2005

`A good tale. This is a "popular science" book, aimed at the non-specialist with the admirable goal of making the topic more accessible.' John Alcolado,

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