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The Resource Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life, Martin Brasier

Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life, Martin Brasier

Label
Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life
Title
Secret chambers
Title remainder
the inside story of cells and complex life
Statement of responsibility
Martin Brasier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The appearance of the modern plant cell is one of the most deeply puzzling and unlikely steps in the whole history of life, and as Martin Brasier shows inSecret Chambers, decoding this puzzle has been a great adventure that has mainly taken place over the last fifty years. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago, Brasier presents the modern understanding of the origin of the complex cell, without which there would be nothing on Earth today except bacteria. Indeed, the formation of this cell was a fundamental turning point in the history of life on Earth. Weaving together several threads, Brasier highlights the importance of single-celled forms to marine ecosystems, describes symbiosis and coral reefs, and examines the architecture and beauty of single-celled Foraminifera and what they tell us about evolution. Throughout the book, he interweaves cutting-edge scientific discussions with 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, and to the reefs and deserts of Australia"-- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brasier, M. D
Dewey number
571.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH583
LC item number
.B73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 F-707
  • QU 300
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • Cytology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Cells
  • Biological Evolution
  • Cell Physiological Phenomena
  • Fossils
  • Origin of Life
  • Organelle Biogenesis
  • Cytology
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life, Martin Brasier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret chambers of Robert Hooke -- A dinner in Gower Street -- Sargasso -- The phantom island -- Mouth of the dragon -- Wheels of fortune -- Mangrove tree -- Riddle of the sphinx within -- Gunflint -- Carpentaria -- Gairloch
Control code
ocn772968065
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 298 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199644001
Lccn
2012405534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021083972
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199644001
  • (OCoLC)772968065
Label
Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life, Martin Brasier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret chambers of Robert Hooke -- A dinner in Gower Street -- Sargasso -- The phantom island -- Mouth of the dragon -- Wheels of fortune -- Mangrove tree -- Riddle of the sphinx within -- Gunflint -- Carpentaria -- Gairloch
Control code
ocn772968065
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 298 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199644001
Lccn
2012405534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021083972
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199644001
  • (OCoLC)772968065

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