Life

The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science
Product Number: EB00588949
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062296061
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists-including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson. Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come-and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading.Richard Dawkins and J. Craig Venter compare genes to digital information, and sketch the frontiers of genomic research. Edward O. Wilson reveals what ants can teach us about building a superorganism-and, in turn, about how cells build an organism. Elsewhere, David Haig reports new findings on how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome, while Kary Mullis covers cutting edge treatments for dangerous viruses. And there's much more in this fascinating volume. We may never have all the answers. But the thinkers collected in Life are asking questions that will keep us dreaming for generations.

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Author(s): John Brockman
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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Author(s): John Brockman
Product Number DD26379
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515907527
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Author(s): John Brockman
Product Number Z100117561
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515927525

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