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Wonders of the Living World Curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life Ruth Bancewicz

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ISBN:
9780745980546
Published:
20th March 2020
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
208 pages: 240mm x 195mm

The living world is beautiful, intricate and incredibly complex. Whether at the level of microscopic detail or whole ecosystems, our exploration of planet earth is just beginning. In recent years, some believing scientists have challenged the prevailing ideology that evolution is a blind, purposeless, pitiless process. What they and others have found tells a story of cooperation, complexity, order and exquisite detail. Their work also raises a host of questions. How special is our planet? Is DNA universal? Why is everything so beautiful? Is the development of life constrained or channelled in any way? Why do animals help each other? How does intelligence emerge from organic processes? Dr Ruth Bancewicz, in collaboration with prominent scientists, explores these questions in this stunning colour illustrated work that brings biology to life and will inspire wonder in the living world.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz is Church Engagement Director at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where her remit is to help the UK Church interact with science in a helpful way. She studied genetics at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburg, and worked for Christians in Science for several years. She has written the Test of FAITH resources (Patermoster), God in the Lab: how science enhances faith (Monarch), and Wonders of the Living World: curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life (forthcoming, Lion).

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