Nick Lane
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Nick Lane

Nick Lane is a biochemist and writer. He is a Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. "Like his forebears in that same department -- Steve Jones, JBS Haldane -- he's that rare species, a scientist who can illuminate the bewildering complexities of biology with clear, luminous words" (The Observer). His research focuses on the role of bioenergetics in the origin of life and the evolution of cells. Nick was awarded the first UCL Provost's Venture Research Prize in 2009 and the 2015 Biochemical Society Award. He has published four critically acclaimed books, which have been translated into 20 languages. Life Ascending won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books. His books have been shortlisted for two other literary prizes and named a book of the year by the Economist, Independent, Times, Sunday Times and New Scientist. He was described by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek as "a writer who is not afraid to think big - and think hard." For more information, visit www.nick-lane.net

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    • The Vital Question

    • Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
    • By: Nick Lane
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    To explain the mystery of how life evolved on Earth, Nick Lane explores the deep link between energy and genes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for the interested, literate nonscientist

    • By Irfan Khan on 08-05-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Life Ascending

    • The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
    • By: Nick Lane
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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    Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution's history by describing its 10 greatest inventions....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great and informative but with prior knowledge

    • By Joshua on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $24.95

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