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Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life
New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 354 pages.
From the publisher: "Power, Sex, Suicide, Complexity, Individuality, Fertility, Prehistory, Ageing, Death. These universal themes are all linked by mitochondria — the tiny structures located inside our cells — miniature powerhouses that use oxygen to generate power. ... Once considered menial slaves, mere workhorses for complex cells with nuclei, their significance is now undergoing a radical revision. Mitochondria are now seen as the key ingredient that made complex life possible at all. ... This is a book full of startling insights into the nature and evolution of life, and should be read by anyone who wants to know why we're here."
Voices for Evolution
The third edition of Voices for Evolution can be purchased or downloaded at Lulu.com