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Author McFadden, Johnjoe, author.
Title Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology / Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili.
Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
©2014.
Edition First edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QP517.Q34 M34 2014    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QP517.Q34 M34 2014    AVAILABLE  
Author McFadden, Johnjoe, author.
Subject Quantum biochemistry.
Biology.
Life cycles (Biology)
Quantum Theory. (DNLM)D011789.
Biology. (DNLM)D001695.
Life. (DNLM)D019369.
Biophysical Phenomena. (DNLM)D055592.
Biological Phenomena. (DNLM)D001686.
Alt Name Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962- author.
Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962- author.
Description xi, 353 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
ISBN 9780307986818 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0307986810 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780307986832
9780307986825
0307986829
OCLC # 914329162