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Michael Marshall

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Michael Marshall is a science writer interested in life sciences and the environment.

The Genesis Quest is his first book. It asks how life began on Earth, and tells the stories of the scientists who have spent a century struggling with this profound mystery.

Michael has a BA and MPhil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in science communication from Imperial College, London.

He has worked as a staff journalist at New Scientist and the BBC. Since 2017 he has been a freelance writer, published by outlets including BBC Future, the Observer, Nature, New Scientist, and the Telegraph. In 2019 he was shortlisted for News Item of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers.

He lives in Devon with his wife
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“By asking how life came to be, we are implicitly asking why we are here, whether life exists on other planets, and what it means to be alive.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

“It now seems that life began, not with a single component like a gene, but with several components that could work together. Life is less about a particular substance, and more about the way a group of substances behave when they are combined.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

“Life is an edge phenomenon in the cosmos, something that has snuck in.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

“By asking how life came to be, we are implicitly asking why we are here, whether life exists on other planets, and what it means to be alive.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

“It now seems that life began, not with a single component like a gene, but with several components that could work together. Life is less about a particular substance, and more about the way a group of substances behave when they are combined.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

“Life is an edge phenomenon in the cosmos, something that has snuck in.”
Michael Marshall, The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth




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