Life on the Edge

The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden offer insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life?

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili, OBE Read by Pete Cross Nonfiction / Science English, Unabridged 12h 40m Sell Sheet Also available on
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10 Audio CDs July 28, 2015 $49.99 $39.99 9781681413181 Add to Cart
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							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? Jim Al-Khalili, who covered Life on the Edge in a TED Talk, and Johnjoe MacFadden reveal the hitherto missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. As they brilliantly demonstrate here, life lives on the quantum edge.

Starred Review. "McFadden and Al-Khalili draw readers into a revolutionary new paradigm…" - Booklist

"... Cross sounds like he senses the authors' excitement and enjoys sharing it with listeners. The authors are well respected scientists and science writers. Lucid writing and an excited reading.." - Audiofile Magazine