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The Resource Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology, Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili

Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology, Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili

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Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology
Title
Life on the edge
Title remainder
the coming of age of quantum biology
Statement of responsibility
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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McFadden, Johnjoe,
Dewey number
572
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QP517.Q34
LC item number
M34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Al-Khalili, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
Label
Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology, Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain as Life on the Edge by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd. in 2014."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is life? -- The engines of life -- The quantum beat -- Finding Nemo's home -- The butterfly, the fruit fly and the quantum robin -- Quantum genes -- Mind -- How life began -- Quantum biology: life on the edge of a storm -- Epilogue: quantum life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780307986818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn898228299
  • 1479913
Label
Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology, Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain as Life on the Edge by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd. in 2014."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is life? -- The engines of life -- The quantum beat -- Finding Nemo's home -- The butterfly, the fruit fly and the quantum robin -- Quantum genes -- Mind -- How life began -- Quantum biology: life on the edge of a storm -- Epilogue: quantum life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780307986818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn898228299
  • 1479913

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