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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Life on the Edge
  • Johnjoe McFadden
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 9780307986818

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review  Life on the Edge Mselves with such precision Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how uantum mechanics can answer these probing uestions 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 uantum 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 uantum ed. absolutely stunning a book that with often beautiful prose describes key concepts of uantum physics and uantum biology in a way that is detailed and not oversimplified but still able to be understood by a layperson such as myself who doesn t even have an A level in physics a fascinating exploration of what is potentially the most exciting groundbreaking field of science presently

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review  Life on the Edge 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 Bringi. McFadden and Al Khalili explore the role of uantum mechanics in living organisms This new field of uantum biology is finding that life lies on the edge between classical and uantum physics thus the title of the book The authors do not believe in any spiritual or mystical influences rather they dig deeply into biochemistry They identify specific situations in which the uantum properties of electrons and protons influence organic processes McFadden and Al Khalili explain without math the relevant attributes of the uantum world wave particle duality uantum tunneling superposition and entanglement They begin each case with a story and then delve into the chemistry and physics behind it How does the European robin find its way each year from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and back How does the Monarch butterfly make its way across North America to its winter hideout in t

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review  Life on the Edge Ng 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 uantum 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 the. I have a problem with most of the new science books that I ve been reading lately They really aren t saying anything new and when they do they seem to enter into woo woo land The authors demonstrate nicely how certain biological processes such as the internal magnetic compass of a certain kind of Robin the photosynthesis in plants the universal energy currency of life ATP the enzyme process and how the sense of smell can all be thought best in terms of uantum mechanicsThose examples make up the first half of the book My problem with the book is the second half All objective knowledge can be broken down into the subatomic uantum mechanical level but that doesn t mean they should be The authors go off the rails and enter the land of woo with ascribing the origins of life the genetic code in general and mutations in particular and our consciousness as best understood by u