Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds (Paperback)

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An engaging journey into the biological principles underpinning a beloved science-fiction franchise

In Star Trek, crew members travel to unusual planets, meet diverse beings, and encounter unique civilizations. In these remarkable space adventures, does Star Trek reflect biology and evolution as we know it? What can the science in the science fiction of Star Trek teach us? In Live Long and Evolve, biologist and die-hard Trekkie Mohamed Noor takes readers on a fun, fact-filled scientific journey. Noor offers Trekkies, science-fiction fans, and anyone curious about how life works a cosmic gateway into introductory biology, including the definitions and origins of life, DNA, reproduction, and evolutionary processes. Giving readers irresistible insights, Live Long and Evolve looks at some of the powerful science behind one of the most popular science-fiction series.

About the Author


Mohamed A. F. Noor, besides being a Trekkie, is a professor in the Biology Department and the Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University


Product Details
ISBN: 9780691203935
ISBN-10: 0691203938
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English