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Life's Greatest Secret - The Race to Crack the Genetic Code (Hardcover, Main) Loot Price: R478
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Life's Greatest Secret - The Race to Crack the Genetic Code (Hardcover, Main): Matthew Cobb

Life's Greatest Secret - The Race to Crack the Genetic Code (Hardcover, Main)

Matthew Cobb

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving human well-being, and has transformed the way we think about life. Matthew Cobb interweaves science, biography and anecdote in a book that mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends and ingenious experiments with the pace of a thriller. He describes cooperation and competition among some of the twentieth-century's most outstanding and eccentric minds, moves between biology, physics and chemistry, and shows the part played by computing and cybernetics. The story spans the globe, from Cambridge MA to Cambridge UK, New York to Paris, London to Moscow. It is both thrilling science and a fascinating story about how science is done.

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Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2015
Authors: Matthew Cobb
Dimensions: 243 x 160 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 432
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-78125-140-9
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical) > DNA
LSN: 1-78125-140-1
Barcode: 9781781251409

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