- Insider's Take
Biochemist Nick Lane explores how complex life evolved on Earth – not specifically evolution, but its cause. He argues, in depth and in detail, for a relatively new hypothesis of the origins of life. Lane assumes his readers have a solid grounding in the subject matter, and useful repetition and summaries at the end of some chapters illuminate his crucial ideas. Those who are not scientists will find the work fascinating, though they may not grasp its depth.
About the Author
Biochemist Nick Lane teaches and conducts experiments at University College London, one of the world’s hotbeds of genetic research and discovery.