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The Song of the Cell: The Story of Life (Paperback)Siddhartha Mukherjee (author)
Hailing the life-changing discovery of the cell by Robert Hooke and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, this rigorously researched and riveting scientific history from the author of The Emperor of All Maladies mixes biology with character study to brilliant effect.
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2023
The discovery of this vital form led to a transformation in medicine but also in our understanding of ourselves - not as bodies or machines but as ecosystems. It has also given us the power to treat a vast array of mortal maladies...and even to create new kinds of human altogether.
Rich with stories of scientists, doctors and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, The Song of the Cell is a stunning ode to the building blocks of life and the cutting-edge science harnessing their power for the better.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'Brilliant ... medical magic ... written with compassionate warmth and humour.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Wonderfully ambitious... Cell biology is complex and as big a topic as life itself; I'm not sure a writer could cover it better.' - The Times
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