Life on the Edge by Johnjoe  McFadden audiobook

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

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim al-Khalili
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12.63 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781681413211

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? Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal the hitherto missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. As they brilliantly demonstrate here, life lives on the quantum edge.

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Summary

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A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science

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? Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal the hitherto missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. As they brilliantly demonstrate here, life lives on the quantum edge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Physicist Jim Al-Khalili and molecular biologist Johnjoe McFadden explore this extraordinary realm with cogency and wit.” Nature
“The great virtue of this book is its thesis—it sets out a clear and enthusiastic argument for the importance of quantum biology.” New Scientist
“The book elegantly opens up a new way of looking at nature.” Independent
“A really original science book about a new field of research…Groundbreaking.” Financial Times

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Author Bio: Johnjoe McFadden

Author Bio: Johnjoe  McFadden

Johnjoe McFadden is professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey and is the editor of several leading text books. For over a decade, he has specialized in examining tuberculosis and meningitis, inventing the first successful molecular test for the latter. He is the author of Quantum Evolution and co-editor of Human Nature: Fact and Fiction.

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Author Bio: Jim al-Khalili

Author Bio: Jim al-Khalili

Jim al-Khalili is a quantum physicist, author, and broadcaster based at the University of Surrey in England. He received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics in 1989 and has published more than a hundred research papers on the subject. He is a well-known presenter on British television and radio, and his many popular science books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is a recipient of the Royal Society of London’s Michael Faraday Prize and the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. In 2016 he received the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English