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

Book Description:

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the recognized universe; however how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and synthetic biology, the exceptional fact stays: no one has ever made something dwelling solely out of lifeless materials. Life stays the solely method to make life. Are we nonetheless lacking an important ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Egocentric Gene, which offered a brand new perspective on how evolution works, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's elementary dynamics. Bringing collectively first-hand expertise at the leading edge of science with unparalleled presents of rationalization, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that lacking ingredient to be quantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the coronary heart of this most mysterious of sciences. Drawing on current floor-breaking experiments round the world, every chapter in Life on the Edge engages by illustrating one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know the place to go? How do we actually odor the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can reply these probing questions of the universe. Guiding the reader by way of the quickly unfolding discoveries of the previous couple of years, Al-Khalili and McFadden talk the pleasure of the explosive new subject of quantum biology and its probably revolutionary purposes, whereas providing insights into the largest puzzle of all: what's life? As they brilliantly exhibit in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge. From the Hardcover version.




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