[Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden


  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Life on the Edge
  • Johnjoe McFadden
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780307986818

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden You might think that this book has received four stars but if you know anything about uantum theory you will be aware that a uantum object can be in a superposition of states And this uantum book is in a superposed state of 5 stars for the subject which is fascinating and important and 3 stars for the writing which is disappointingly poor given Jim Al Khalili's expertise and experienceIt might seem that the

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    Johnjoe McFadden É 8 Download [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden I really appreciate well written books about science when they are written by active researchers in the field And this book ualifies as McFadden is a research biologist and Al Khalili is a theoretical physicist They are bot

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    Read & download Life on the Edge [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden 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 believ

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden Read â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Johnjoe McFadden Read & download Life on the Edge What lies beyond the molecular level? Where we can not see Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review Just if you might be interestedThe motor of life seems to be complicated than expected It turns out and than the previous research has observed rather only individual components of the complex machine

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    Read â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Johnjoe McFadden Johnjoe McFadden É 8 Download Read & download Life on the Edge For a long time it was believed that scientists could only study uantum mechanics at absolute zero in their labs Yet in recent years excellent evidence of uantum mechanics at work in humans birds plants and other

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden Johnjoe McFadden É 8 Download Read & download Life on the Edge 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

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden I absolutely loved this book The subject is fascinating and it's written in an easy to read style that is very layman friendly There's a sprinkling of humour and the prose even borders on the poetic in placesThe examples the authors c

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden 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 wh

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden Johnjoe McFadden É 8 Download Read & download Life on the Edge A wonderful book describing wonderful thingsScience is not my strongest area in learning but this book makes clear an opaue to me part of physics which usually is understood through mathematics and specialized scientific euipment able to view or measure particles of atoms As a book written for the general reader it does not have a lot of math and it includes drawings which add clarity to the subject addressed in each chapter The c

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    [Life on the Edge] E–pub ✓ Johnjoe McFadden 35In general I love reading about the smallest processes in biology or physics I could read an entire book on the inner life of the mitochondria's electron transport chain and I would be enthralled I find it pretty exciting when authors want to understand the most in depth mechanisms at work in a each system I love it even if the authors take the knowledge they uncover and attempt to apply it to big systems such as net

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Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge Download ´ 108 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. For a long time it was believed that scientists could only study uantum mechanics at absolute zero in their labs Yet in recent years excellent evidence of uantum mechanics at work in humans birds plants and other living things has come to the fore Who knew This book is a fascinating and very accessible introduction for the general reader It uses virtually no math Rather the writers possess a neat gift for metaphor Stephen Jay Gould had this gift too and while Life on the Edge isn t SJG that paragon of science writing it does the job and does it well

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Life on the Edge Download ´ 108 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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Life on the Edge Download ´ 108 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. I really appreciate well written books about science when they are written by active researchers in the field And this book ualifies as McFadden is a research biologist and Al Khalili is a theoretical physicist They are both actively engaged in researching evidence for uantum phenomena that are responsible for complex biological mechanismsThe book focuses on several important and difficult biology problems photosynthesis respiration magnetoreception bird migration consciousness genetics the sense of smell and the origin of life Each of these is still a mystery and the authors find some or a lot of evidence for uantum mechanics being an essential componentI found a couple of the issues to be particularly fascinating Some birds that migrate thousands of miles definitely use magnetoreception to find their way But the receptors are also connected with sight and reuire light in order for the magnetoreception to work And some butterflies also have magnetoreceptors on their antennae It can take three generations for some butterflies to do a complete round trip of a thousand miles or How in the world is this possibleI also found it fascinating that for photosynthesis to occur plants may use a form of a uantum computer to perform the necessary catalysis And the problem that the uantum computer solves is well known it is the traveling salesman problemThe authors freuently repeat a uote by physicist Richard Feynman If you cannot make it then you don t understand it In other words you don t really understand a biological or physical process until you can duplicate it in the lab Well that is certainly the case for the biological processes that are discussed in this book The origin of life is far from our understandingResearch on this topic is proceeding rapidly and the authors found that by the time they had finished writing the book some parts were already dated So they added an extra chapter at the end to include recent results But they recognize that by the time the book is published it will still contain some out of date ideas And that is wonderful because science is a process not an end result