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DetailsThe 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.ABOUT THE EDITOR: JOHN BROCKMAN is a literary agent and author specializing in scientific literature. He founded the Edge Foundation, an organization aimed to bring together people working at the edge of a broad range of scientific and technical fields. Referencing C.P. Snow's "two cultures", he introduced the "third culture" consisting of "those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are." He lead during 20 years a scientific salon, asking a question to a host of renowned scientists every year and publishing their answers in book form, which he decided to symbolically close down in 2018.
SKU Code PRK B 4664 Weight in Kg 0.3500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780062296054 Author Name Edge.Org. Edited by JOHN BROCKMAN Publisher Name Harper Collins : Uk