Books by Nick Lane

THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 2015

"Not necessarily for casual readers, but for the scientifically curious, a challenging book that presents ideas about the most intricate processes that link genes and energy."
An evolutionary biochemist argues that while single-cell life emerged early in Earth's 4-billion-year history, complex life arose only some 2 billion years ago as the result of a rare, even freakish, event. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"A lucid introduction to complex concepts of evolution."
An accessible look at the greatest wonders of evolutionary science. Read full book review >
OXYGEN by Nick Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Provocative and complexly argued."
British biochemist Lane (University College, London) examines questions of life and death as seen through the lens of oxygen. Read full book review >