Encyclopedie van de evolutiebiologie (Nico van Straalen)

When I was younger, my parents gave me an encyclopaedia for children (clearly I was already the biology nerd I am today). Eager to learn as much as I could, I started at page one and continued page by page until I finished the entire book. This is still my preferred way of reading any book, so when the “Encyclopedie van de evolutiebiologie” … Continue reading Encyclopedie van de evolutiebiologie (Nico van Straalen)

Power, Sex, Suicide (Nick Lane)

Power, Sex and Suicide: three words that grasp attention like little else would. It is not what you think; the subtitle reveals that this book is actually about the elusive mitochondria – to many a mystery. This combination describes exactly what Nick Lane’s book encompasses: rather complex biological concepts, but accessible for anyone interested. Continue reading Power, Sex, Suicide (Nick Lane)