De Duve, C. Life evolving
Christian de Duve. Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind, and Meaning
Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind, and Meaning was written by Christian de Duve to explain to people just how far we have come, why we have accomplished so much, and what directions of research still remain for those interested in pushing the boundaries of the biological sciences even further. The last couple of decades of the 20th century were an exciting time for biology — and as a 1974 Nobel Prize winner, de Duve knows very well what it's been like. The future, however, could be even more interesting.
This book serves as something of a testament both to his life's work and to the progress made in biology. De Duve reviews issues such as the origins of cells and even life itself, the evolution of cells and life, the question of how complexity develops in living organisms, and whether it is necessary to invoke supernatural and religious explanations for life and biology.
Oxford University Press
biology, evolution, life, cells
The Rockefeller University, "De Duve, C. Life evolving" (2002). RU Authors. 19.