Автор: J. Craig Venter Название: Life at the Speed of Light ISBN: 0349139903 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349139906 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1596 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Where did our search to understand life come from? And where will it take us?
Автор: J. Craig Venter Название: A Life Decoded ISBN: 0141014415 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141014418 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2114 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Craig Venter is no ordinary scientist, and no ordinary man. He is the first human being ever to read their own DNA - and see the key to life itself. This book tells the story of his life: from teenage rebel and Vietnam medic, to sailor and maverick researcher, whose race to unravel the sequence of the human genome made him both hero and pariah.
Автор: Venter J. Craig Название: A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life ISBN: 1400155711 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400155712 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 3076 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Venter J. Craig Название: A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life ISBN: 1400105714 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400105717 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 4102 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: "Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands." --Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the world's first synthetic lifeform. In Life at the Speed of Light, scientist J. Craig Venter, best known for sequencing the human genome, shares the dramatic account of how he led a team of researchers in this pioneering effort in synthetic genomics--and how that work will have a profound impact on our existence in the years to come. This is a fascinating and authoritative study that provides readers an opportunity to ponder afresh the age-old question "What is life?" at the dawn of a new era of biological engineering.
Автор: Steenkamp Willem, Venter Al J. Название: South Africa`s Border War 1966-89 ISBN: 1909982016 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781909982017 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 10287 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Of all the books about South Africa`s 21-year `Border War` - fought on both sides of Angola`s frontier with present-day Namibia - South Africa`s Border War has always been rated as among the best. A significant, full-colour volume, it originally sold 31,000 copies in South Africa alone and has been out of print for decades.
Автор: Venter Al J. Название: Portugal`s Guerilla Wars in Africa ISBN: 191029473X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781910294734 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 8571 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guine-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies, the War of Liberation (Guerra de Libertacao), these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa. Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia, the casualty count by the time a military coup d'etat took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant. It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis. Ultimately, Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether, when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe, the majority having left everything they owned behind. Independence for all the former colonies, including the Atlantic islands, followed soon afterwards. Lisbon ruled its African territories for more than five centuries, not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects, but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition. That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language, social mores and cultural traditions that sometimes have more in common with Europe than with Africa. Today, most of the newspapers in Luanda, Maputo - formerly Lourenco Marques - and Bissau are in Portuguese, as is the language taught in their schools and used by their respective representatives in international bodies to which they all subscribe. Indeed, on a recent visit to Central Mozambique in 2013, a youthful member of the American Peace Corps told this author that despite having been embroiled in conflict with the Portuguese for many years in the 1960s and 1970s, he found the local people with whom he came into contact inordinately fond of their erstwhile 'colonial overlords'. As a foreign correspondent, Al Venter covered all three wars over more than a decade, spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army, marines and air force. In the process he wrote several books on these conflicts, including a report on the conflict in Portuguese Guinea for the Munger Africana Library of the California Institute of Technology. Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts. At the same time, this book is not an official history, but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars, Africa's especially. Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his. His approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African history.
Описание: "When "The Chopper Boys" was published 20 years ago, there were three editions, one each for Britain, the United States and South Africa.
Автор: Venter, Al J. Название: Battle for angola ISBN: 1911096419 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781911096412 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 6575 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle for Angola delves still further into the troubled history of this former Portuguese African colony. This is a completely fresh work running to almost 600 pages including 32 pages of color photos, with the main thrust on events before and after the civil war that followed Lisbon's over-hasty departure back to the metr pole. There are also several sections that detail the role of South African mercenaries in defeating the rebel leader Dr Jonas Savimbi (considered by some as the most accomplished guerrilla leader to emerge in Africa in the past century). There are many chapters that deal with Pretoria's reaction to the deteriorating political and military situation in Angola, the role of the Soviets and mercenaries in the political transition, as well as the civil war that followed. With the assistance of several notable military authorities he elaborates in considerable detail on South Africa's 23-year Border War, from the first guerrilla incursions to the last. In this regard he received solid help from the former the head of 4 Reconnaissance Regiment, Colonel Douw Steyn, who details several cross-border Recce strikes, including the sinking by frogmen of two Soviet ships and a Cuban freighter in an Angolan deepwater port. Throughout, the author was helped by a variety of notable authorities, including the French historian Dr Ren P lissier and the American academic and former naval aviator Dr John (Jack) Cann. With their assistance, he covers several ancillary uprisings and invasions, including the Herero revolt of the early 20th century; the equally troubled Ovambo insurrection, as well as the invasion of Angola by the Imperial German Army in the First World War. Former deputy head of the South African Army Major General Roland de Vries played a seminal role. It was he - dubbed 'South Africa's Rommel' by his fellow commanders - who successfully nurtured the concept of 'mobile warfare' where, in a succession of armored onslaughts 'thin-skinned' Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicles tackled Soviet main battle tanks and thrashed them. There is a major section on South African Airborne - the 'Parabats' -by Brigadier-General McGill Alexander, one of the architects of that kind of warfare under Third World conditions. Finally, the role of Cuban Revolutionary Army receives the attention it deserves: officially there were almost 50,000 Cuban troops deployed in the Angolan war, though subsequent disclosures in Havana suggest that the final total was much higher.
Автор: Venter, J. Craig Название: Life Decoded, A ISBN: 0670063584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670063581 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2662 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra`s war was modern Africa`s first extended conflict.
Автор: Venter, J. Craig Название: Life Decoded, A ISBN: 0143114182 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143114185 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1846 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific history Of all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human genetic code, both for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our future. In "A Life Decoded," J. Craig Venter traces his rise from an uninspired student to one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today. Here, Venter relates the unparalleled drama of the quest to decode the human genome a goal he predicted he could achieve years earlier and more cheaply than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project, and one that he fulfilled in 2001. A thrilling story of detection, "A Life Decoded" is also a revealing, and often troubling, look at how science is practiced today.
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