Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

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  • Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili
  • Author:  Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili
  • Year: 21-03-2016
  • Translator from english: Elena Filipova
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  • Product Code:  1721-01
  • SKU: 07.0025
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-812-7
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New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanics

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation?

Using first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge illustrates one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe.

Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden describe the explosive new field of quantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications, while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life? As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge.

– Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

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Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili

Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili

Johnjoe McFadden (born in 1956) is an Anglo-Irish scientist, academic and writer. He is Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. McFadden was born in Donegal, Ire... Read more

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Tags: Biology & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Quantum Science, Environment & Zoology

Year 21-03-2016
Translator from english: Elena Filipova
Pages 384
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.45 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Biology & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Quantum Science, Environment & Zoology

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