Описание: "New York Times" Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015 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? Like Richard Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene," which provided a new perspective on how evolution works, "Life on the Edge" alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics. Bringing together first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science with unparalleled gifts of explanation, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in "Life on the Edge" engages by illustrating 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 communicate the excitement of 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."
Автор: Johnjoe McFadden Название: Quantum Evolution : Life in the Multiverse ISBN: 0006551289 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006551287 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1378 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How did life start? How did something capable of replicating itself emerge from the primordial soup? How did it defy the odds? And how did it carry on seeking out the very mutations that enable survival? Living organisms are controlled by a single molecule - DNA. Yet the study of physics tells us that the behaviour of single molecules is also controlled by the laws of quantum mechanics. The implications of this for biology have not been fully thought through. Until now. In this debut, Johnjoe McFadden puts forward a theory of quantum evolution. He shows how living organisms have the ability to will themselves into action. Indeed, such an ability may be life's most fundamental attribute. This has radical implications. Evolution may not be random at all, as recent evolutionary theories have taught: rather, cells may, in certain circumstances, be able to choose to mutate particular genes that provide an advantage in the environment in which the cell finds itself.
Автор: McFadden Maryann Название: The Richest Season ISBN: 1400158087 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400158089 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1602 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mcfadden, Christine Название: Pepper ISBN: 1904573606 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904573609 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3057 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents the story of the spice that changed the world. This book features a collection of recipes from around the world, geared to modern lifestyles and informal eating, inspiring the imagination with unusual ways of using pepper, reminding of pepper`s traditional use in pickles and preserves, in sauces and soups, curries and stews.
Автор: Kraus, Chris Mcfadden, Jane Tumlir, Jan Название: La artland ISBN: 1904772307 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904772309 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2439 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A survey of one of the most vibrant and influential art scenes of recent decades. Los Angeles has an artistic identity that is due for an in-depth review.
Автор: Mcfadden, Bernice L. Название: Sugar ISBN: 0452282209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780452282209 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 897 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From a critically acclaimed voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end." A young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, far from her haunting past. Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town. Sugar brings a Southern African-American town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace.
Автор: McFadden Maryann Название: So Happy Together ISBN: 1401301487 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401301484 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1663 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An entertaining and involving new novel by the author of The Richest Season.
Автор: McFadden Maryann Название: The Richest Season ISBN: 1401322700 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401322700 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 1590 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Sometimes you have to leave your life to find yourself again—and that's what "corporate wife" Joanna Harrison does in this first novel about starting anew.
Автор: Mcfadden, David Название: Innocent In Cuba, An ISBN: 0771055064 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780771055065 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1087 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mcfadden, Maryann Название: Richest season ISBN: 1401309917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401309916 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1039 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Now in paperback, perfect for beach reading --a first novel about a "corporate wife" who discovers that she has to leave her secure life in order to find herself.
Автор: Mcfadden, Jean Название: Local government law in soctland ISBN: 1847662692 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847662699 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 5596 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Suitable for those with an involvement or interest in Local Government in Scotland, this book covers the structure and functions of local government as well as the legal relationship between local government and the Scottish Parliament.