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Author Brasier, M. D.

Title Secret Chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life
Published Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2012


Description 1 online resource (517 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Plates; List of Abbreviations; 1. The secret chambers of Robert Hooke; 2. A dinner in Gower Street; 3. Sargasso; 4. The phantom island; 5. Mouth of the dragon; 6. Wheels of fortune; 7. Mangrove tree; 8. Riddle of the Sphinx Within; 9. Gunflint; 10. Carpentaria; 11. Gairloch; Notes; References; Index; Color Plates
Summary In the follow up to Darwin's Lost World, Martin Brasier book introduces the quest for the missing history of life and the cell. Through a series of journeys it emerges that the modern plant cell is one of the most deeply puzzling and unlikely steps in the whole history of life. Decoding this puzzle is a great adventure that has mainly taken place over the last half century. Brasier puts the big questions into context through lively descriptions of his explorations around the world, from the Caribbean Sea and the Egyptian pyramids, to the shores of the great lakes in Canada, andto the reefs and
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Subject Eukaryotic cells -- Popular works
Cytology -- Research -- History
Evolution (Biology)
Cytology -- Research
Eukaryotic cells
Evolution (Biology)
Genre/Form History
Popular works
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191633744