By Nick Lane
“Original and awe-inspiring . . . a thrilling journey of a few of the main profound and demanding principles in biology.”—New Scientist
Where does DNA come from? what's recognition? How did the attention evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of recent clinical wisdom, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s background through describing its ten maximum inventions—from intercourse and heat to death—resulting in a gorgeous account of nature’s ingenuity.
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At the same time, European parliamentarians were exposed to the danger of remaining isolated in Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Their dual mandate, which meant they had to be present at both national and European levels, placed a huge burden on everyone, in intellectual, practical and physical terms. When something important was going on in a national parliament, the member might often be absent from the EP. For the most part, national problems overshadowed European issues because they were more urgent and because they directly impinged on a deputy’s position in his or her constituency, party or parliamentary group.
Lücker was adept at exploiting all these possibilities to achieve the breakthrough formation of a ‘European party’. 61 59 60 61 Letter from Ferragni, Secretary General of the Christian Democratic Group, to Karl Josef Hahn, Deputy Secretary General of the EUCD, 4 January 1972, IX-004-081. See articles by Egon Klepsch (pp. 31–33), Ferragni (pp. 84–88) and Josef Müller (pp. 111–13) in Fraktion der Europäischen Volkspartei, Liber Amicorum: Erinnerungen an Hans August Lücker zum 70. Geburtstag (Bonn, 1985).
In the course of the 1970s, the institute published Christian Democratic Panorama, a cultural magazine that appeared in several languages. Cahiers d’études, which appeared at the same time, contained numerous studies and reports. It focused on basic social 49 From 1971 to 1982 Hahn was also Deputy Secretary General of the EUCD. On the CDICID, see Papini, L’Internationale, 100ff. The European Union of Christian Democrats (1965–76) and political issues, and Christian Democratic parties’ different political programmes and experiences.
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane