Jack Challoner avec The cell
The microscopic cell is Earth's greatest success story, and the common ancestor we share with all other organisms. Formed over three and a half billion years ago, life exploded from this minuscule powerhouse, first throughout the seas and then, over millions of years, across the lands to create the complex living forms populating the planet today. Yet, how has such a minute organism been so powerful? What has enabled it both to create and break down life on earth over billions of years? And, how have cells interacted to create an extraordinary diversity of plant, aquatic, terrestrial, and avian life? Here, Jack Challoner shines a spotlight on the passage of the cell through time to explore how a continual myriad of interactions and symbiotic relationships have been, and continue to be, the extraordinary catalyst for life.
"The book aims to show readers just how amazing and beautiful science can be." --Mail Online
"Explore the life and death of these miniature molecular machines in this informative book, which is chock-full of gorgeous microscopy images." - BBC Focus
"The balance of short passages of text and useful diagrams and infographics serve as a perfect introduction to the topic, providing a comprehensive guide to life’s building blocks." - How it Works magazine
"Any one of these photos, blown up and framed, would grace a blank apartment wall as long as you don't mind an increase in biology conversations." --Wired.com
"This new book about cells featuring micrographed images of the biological blueprints for each and every living thing in the universe could be considered more than an informational and visual tome - it could easily be a photographic work of art." --Tech Times
Jack Challoner is the author of more than thirty books on science and technology. He also works as an independent science consultant for print, radio and TV.