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Free download Life on the Edge ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Historia De La Argentina Deseada Ensayo uantum mechanics can answer these probing This Is Not That Dawn uestions of the El juego de Sade universe Guiding the reader through the rapidly Girl of Nightmares 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 The Very Expensive Coconut uantum ed. absolutely stunning a book that with often beautiful prose describes key concepts of The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story uantum physics and Ayodhya uantum biology in a way that is detailed and not oversimplified but still able to be May God Bless You Dear 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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Free download Life on the Edge ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 whole concept of uantum biology is a truism that hardly needs exploring When every chemical reaction or electrical activity in a living organism is based on the interaction of uantum particles why would there be a need for a separate discipline But the still relatively few workers in the field like uantum physicist Jim Al Khalili and biologist Johnjoe McFadden are looking at special cases Where uantum effects like entanglement have a direct impact on large scale systems Whether it s the robin s ability to steer using a molecular magnetic compass or the detail at the heart of photosynthesis there seems to be some strange uantum behaviour that would take biologists by surprise as much as the general reader And the authors suggest perhaps it is the reason that life itself can existThere are two aspects of the book that are truly fascinating One is the exploration of the way that photosynthesis makes use of uantum effects in fact could not work without it It s absolutely mind boggling that the excited electron that has to be passed as an energy source to the reaction centre has no way of getting there without making use the of the uantum probabilities of taking every path to find its way And as the authors explore the incredible unlikeliness of life getting started as a result of random interactions it becomes increasingly obvious that there surely must have been some kind of uantum effect that was involved in that process We have no idea what it might be so having a chapter titled How life began is a bit optimisticOne thing I didn t like which is a common failing when a media scientist writes a book is the way that uantum physics is presented with a broadcast gloss What I mean by this is that in a TV or radio programme where you only have a minute or two to explain something you often have to gloss over the detail in a way that means you will say something that isn t uite true to keep things moving But in a book you have the space to explain things properly and this kind of glossing is a shame It happens early on where uantum physics is first explained We hear for instance that uantum particles can be in two places at once where in reality they aren t at any fixed location and uantum spin is mentioned in a way that suggests it s literally about a particle spinning around it s notThere was also what seemed like a little cattiness Several times again as it s on uantum physics I assume this was Al Khalili there are at least four little digs about the way that uantum entanglement doesn t make paranormal phenomena his inverted commas such as telepathy possible At one point he says despite the bogus claims of telepathy If you don t know the field you might wonder why this obsession with telepathy but if you do it s hard not to suspect that this is a dig at Nobel Prize winner Brian Josephson who has previously made exactly this suggestionHowever neither of these is the reason for the 3 stars for writing which is rather that apart from those highlights of photosynthesis and the origins of life the book gets bogged down in biochemical details that are frankly not very interesting and that fail to carry the reader uantum physics may be glossed but biological details get the opposite treatment Perhaps it s the difficulty of having a co authored book Perhaps it s because the authors are too close to the subject but I found parts of it very tedious perhaps reflective of the old Feynman observation about biologists spending far too much time learning the names for thingsOverall then a fascinating topic a branch of science that is shiny and new and wonderful But not the book it should have been Mario Benedetti Un Mito Discretisimo a Reserved Legend Spanish Edition 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 The Curse of Surya understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics Bringi. 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Free download Life on the Edge ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 uantum mechanical processes As much as the next person I love the mysteries of the uantum world but I don t want to reduce the process understudy down to that level unless it is absolutely necessary I really get tired at how many authors including these refer to the problem of consciousness as the hard problem There have been many strides lately on understanding consciousness but mixing it with the woo woo of physics the way a Depak Chopra would is never the right approachIt is a pity This book had a lot going for it in the beginning because the authors as biologist really know how to explain the physics The authors tell the listener in very clear terms what Feynman meant by all the mysteries of physics are contained within the double slit experiment Everyone who reads books like this one should take the time and trouble and look up the Feynman Lectures on the Character of Physical Law on Youtube seven of the happiest hours I ever spent This book explains the double split experiment the particlewave duality the measurement problem and specifically for the book uantum tunneling entanglement coherence and superposition Also the authors really knew how to explain the steps in the scientific process a biologist needs in order to reach coherent consistent and non contradictory conclusionsI m still looking for new popular science books that teach me things I don t already know and which don t enter into the land of woo


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    Johnjoe McFadden ´ 6 Free download review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Johnjoe McFadden (E–pub/Pdf) Life on the Edge by 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 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 proton

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Life on the Edge by Johnjoe McFadden review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Johnjoe McFadden 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 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 Step

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Life on the Edge
  • Johnjoe McFadden
  • English
  • 04 May 2020
  • 9780307986818