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Life on the Edge

The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

Life on the Edge( )
Author: Al-Khalili, Jim
McFadden, Johnjoe
ISBN:978-0-307-98681-8
Publication Date:Jul 2015
Publisher:Crown/Archetype
Imprint:Crown
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanics 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...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Science / Physics / Quantum Theory
Science / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.35 x 9.51 x 1.23 Inches
Book Weight:1.29 Pounds
Author Biography
Al-Khalili, Jim (Author)


Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili was born on September 21 1962 in Iraq. He is a theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. After completing his A-levels in 1982, he studied physics at the University of Surrey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. Despite having a job lined up at the National Physical Laboratory, he stayed on at Surrey to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nuclear reaction theory, which he obtained in 1989. He was also awarded a Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) postdoctoral fellowship at University College London, In 1994, Al-Khalili was awarded an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellowship for five years, during which time he established himself as a leading expert on mathematical models of exotic atomic nuclei.

Al-Khalili is now a professor of physics at the University of Surrey, where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. Al-Khalili was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication for 2007. As a broadcaster, Al-Khalili is frequently on television and radio and also writes articles for the British press.

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