Life The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

Life The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

Synopsis

Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come-and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading.


Richard Dawkins and J. Craig Venter compare genes to digital information, and sketch the frontiers of genomic research. Edward O. Wilson reveals what ants can teach us about building a superorganism-and, in turn, about how cells build an organism. Elsewhere, David Haig reports new findings on how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome, while Kary Mullis covers cutting-edge treatments for dangerous viruses. And there's much more in this fascinating volume.


We may never have all the answers. But the thinkers collected in Life are asking questions that will keep us dreaming for generations.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 2
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 3
    Duration: 24min
  • Chapter 4
    Duration: 37min
  • Chapter 5
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 6
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 7
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 8
    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 9
    Duration: 43min
  • Chapter 10
    Duration: 56min
  • Chapter 11
    Duration: 44min
  • Chapter 12
    Duration: 46min
  • Chapter 13
    Duration: 45min
  • Chapter 14
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 15
    Duration: 48min
  • Chapter 16
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 17
    Duration: 38min
  • Chapter 18
    Duration: 34min
  • Chapter 19
    Duration: 40min
  • Chapter 20
    Duration: 19min
  • Chapter 21
    Duration: 52min
  • Chapter 22
    Duration: 18min
  • Chapter 23
    Duration: 24min

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