Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

Author:   Adam Rutherford
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780241954690


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   14 March 2005
Format:   Paperback
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Creation- The Origin of Life is a four-billion-year detective story that uses the latest science to explain what life is and where it first came from, offering answers to the very grandest of questions before arriving at a thrilling solution. This same science has led to a technological revolution- the ability to create entirely new life forms within the lab, known as synthetic biology. The Future of Life introduces these remarkable innovations, explains how they work, and presents a powerful argument for their benefit to humankind.

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Author:   Adam Rutherford
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.254kg
ISBN:  

9780241954690


ISBN 10:   024195469
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   14 March 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller Mail on Sunday One of the most eloquent and genuinely thoughtful books on science over the past decade. You will not find a better, more balanced or up-to-date take on the origin of life or synthetic biology. Essential reading for anyone interested in the coming revolution, which could indeed rival the Industrial Revolution or the internet Observer Fascinating. The reader's sense of awe at the well-nigh inconceivable nature of nature is suitably awakened. The extraordinary science and Rutherford's argument are worth every reader's scrutiny Sunday Telegraph The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA Guardian


Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller * Mail on Sunday * One of the most eloquent and genuinely thoughtful books on science over the past decade. You will not find a better, more balanced or up-to-date take on the origin of life or synthetic biology. Essential reading for anyone interested in the coming revolution, which could indeed rival the Industrial Revolution or the internet * Observer * Fascinating. The reader's sense of awe at the well-nigh inconceivable nature of nature is suitably awakened. The extraordinary science and Rutherford's argument are worth every reader's scrutiny * Sunday Telegraph * The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA * Guardian *


The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA * Guardian * Fascinating. The reader's sense of awe at the well-nigh inconceivable nature of nature is suitably awakened. The extraordinary science and Rutherford's argument are worth every reader's scrutiny * Sunday Telegraph * One of the most eloquent and genuinely thoughtful books on science over the past decade. You will not find a better, more balanced or up-to-date take on the origin of life or synthetic biology. Essential reading for anyone interested in the coming revolution, which could indeed rival the Industrial Revolution or the internet * Observer * Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller * Mail on Sunday *


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Dr Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, writer and broadcaster. He presents BBC Radio 4's weekly programme Inside Science and his documentaries include the award-winning series The Cell (BBC4), The Gene Code (BBC4), Horizon- 'Playing God' (BBC2) as well as numerous other programmes for BBC Radio 4. This is his first book.

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