The Triumph of the Embryo

The Triumph of the Embryo

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Each and every one of us began as a single cell, a fertilised egg. We are accustomed to this idea and yet it continues to inspire wonder and awe. How does one cell give rise to millions of cells in just the right proportions? How do they come to be organised into complete structures such as limbs, faces, hearts and brains? Where in the egg is all this information held? In Lewis Wolpert's highly eloquent and engaging recording of his book, The Triumph of the Embryo, these fundamental and important biological questions are tackled and explained. His enthusiasm for his subject is fired by his belief that the process of development is governed by a few inherently simple and elegant rules - universal rules that are behind all our lives.show more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 140 x 16mm | 125g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • Pack Pack
  • 0752839829
  • 9780752839820

About L. Wolpert

Each and every one of us began as a single cell, a fertilised egg. We are accustomed to this idea and yet it continues to inspire wonder and awe. How does one cell give rise to millions of cells in just the right proportions? How do they come to be organised into complete structures such as limbs, faces, hearts and brains? Where in the egg is all this information held? In Lewis Wolpert's highly eloquent and engaging recording of his book, The Triumph of the Embryo, these fundamental and important biological questions are tackled and explained. His enthusiasm for his subject is fired by his belief that the process of development is governed by a few inherently simple and elegant rules - universal rules that are behind all our lives. Each and every one of us began as a single cell, a fertilised egg. We are accustomed to this idea and yet it continues to inspire wonder and awe. How does one cell give rise to millions of cells in just the right proportions? How do they come to be organised into complete structures such as limbs, faces, hearts and brains? Where in the egg is all this information held? In Lewis Wolpert's highly eloquent and engaging recording of his book, The Triumph of the Embryo, these fundamental and important biological questions are tackled and explained. His enthusiasm for his subject is fired by his belief that the process of development is governed by a few inherently simple and elegant rules - universal rules that are behind all our lives.show more