What Does Life Do?: Understanding Life as a Process by Tom L KennedyWhat Does Life Do?: Understanding Life as a Process by Tom L Kennedy

What Does Life Do?: Understanding Life as a Process

byTom L Kennedy

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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What is the nature of life? How did life on Earth begin? How is life connected to the Earth and the Universe? How have humans altered the course of life? 

In this book, Kennedy changes our vies of life by asking a simple question, "what does it do?" With this one question, Kennedy takes you on a journey from life’s origins, through its evolution and diversification to speculating about the future of life. Along the way, you see  that life is connected to the Earth, and nowhere is that more true than today as humans are rapidly degrading the planet.  What Does Life Do captures Kennedy’s passion for biology and the importance of science for understanding the natural world.

Tom Kennedy lives in Albuquerque, NM where he is faculty in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico. He has a passion for teaching biology courses to non-majors and undergraduates alike. In addition to teaching, he enjoys natural history, photography, and camping with his wife. He received a BS in biology from Florida ...
Title:What Does Life Do?: Understanding Life as a ProcessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Kennedy Science Productions LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945331003

ISBN - 13:9781945331008

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Table of Contents

Introduction v1 Origins of the Universe and the Earth 122 The Origin of Life 343 Energy and Life 554 Scientific Revolutions 825 The History of Life is Written in Our Genes 1066 Reproduction, Ensuring the Continuity of Life 1317 The Unseen World of Single-Celled Organisms 1548 Plant and Fungal Diversity 1799 Most Animals are Invertebrates 20410 Vertebrate Diversity 23111 Life Interacts with the Environment 26112 Ecosystems Connect Life to the Earth 28613 Climate Change 31114 The Human Impacts to Life 336