How did life begin? How is it changing? How do we understand our place in the world in relation to other living beings? The Nature of Life encourages inquiry-based discussion of scientific writings that attempt to answer universal questions about the nature of life. The anthology includes 19 selections written by major scientists, as well as questions designed to spark lively Shared Inquiry™ discussion. This anthology is ideal for students and adult readers interested in developing a deeper understanding of the life sciences.