Here’s a great introduction to the world and evolutionary history of biological cells [link]. It’s from a fantastic podcast called “In Our Time”, from the BBC. It gives introductions to a wide range of topics in history, philosophy, science, and religion. I hope to listen to more of these as I drive places.
The interviewer is constantly astounded at the complexity of what is being described – and this is just a very very simple overview of what’s happening in cells!