The vital question : why is life the way it is?

By Nick Lane

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Added November 8, 2015

Contents: Introduction : why is life the way it is? -- Part I. The problem. What is life? -- What is living? -- Part II. The origin of life. Energy at life's origin -- The emergence of cells -- Part III. Complexity. The origin of complex cells -- Sex and the origins of death -- Part IV. Predictions. The power and the glory -- Epilogue : from the deep

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