VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Basic Books, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the emergence of life on earth, and of four billion years of history, by this biochemist and Nobel Laureate. Richard Lerner of the Scripps Institute describes this as "told with authority and wit by one of the greatest scientists of our time." Christian de Duve shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George Palade "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted book collector Larry Owens. Notes, glossary, additional reading, index. xix, 362 pp. ISBN: 0-465090443.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)