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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life
by Adam Rutherford

ISBN: 9780241954690
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: 6.02.2014
DIMENSIONS: 198mmX129mmX19mm 257grams

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Creation by Adam Rutherford tells the entire spellbinding story of life in two gripping narratives. "Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller". (Mail on Sunday). 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. "A superbly written explanation". (Brian Cox). 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. "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. Fascinating". (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). "The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA". (Guardian). "Su

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