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Life On The Edge

Author : Johnjoe McFadden
ISBN : 9780307986832
Genre : Science
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New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanics 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? Using first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge illustrates 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 themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe. Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden describe the explosive new field of quantum 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 quantum edge. – Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

A Life On The Edge Anniversary Edition

Author : Jim Whittaker
ISBN : 9781594856679
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from A Life On The Edge (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul, and inspirational courage. We can all be grateful that Whittaker has finally put his extraordinary life on paper. Whittaker's story is a riveting saga of high adventure by one of history's greatest climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. * Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest * New foreword by Ed Viesturs and a new afterword by the author * More than 100 photos, including several never-before-published images In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry. A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's courageous, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a look at a peripatetic, sometimes difficult life. Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats, including the first American summit of K2, he openly describes his personal, "everyman" experience of social upheaval in the 1960s and 70s, an early divorce, family strife, a passionate new love later in life, near-bankruptcy, and business triumphs and losses. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. This special 50th anniversary edition celebrates the story of Jim's life and features a new foreword by Ed Viesturs, as well as a new final chapter that brings readers up-to-date, including details of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's recent successful summits of Everest. Need more Jim Whittaker? Checkout his interview on New Day Northwest as he talks about Everest, training, and the shocking differences between climbing Everest 50 years ago versus today.

Life On The Edge

Author : Rajeev Pundir
ISBN : 9788193827185
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Life On The Edge

Author : Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN : 0552778079
Genre : Quantum biochemistry
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Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic 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 missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on evolution, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of life's dynamics as Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal the hitherto missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, they show how photosynthesis relies on subatomic particles existing in many places at once, while inside enzymes, those workhorses of life that make every molecule within our cells, particles vanish from one point in space and instantly materialize in another. Each chapter in Life on the Edge opens with an engaging example that illustrates one of lifeâe(tm)s puzzles âe" How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes manage to copy themselves with such precision? âe" and then reveals how quantum mechanics delivers its answer. Guiding the reader through the maze of rapidly unfolding discovery, Al-Khalili and McFadden communicate vividly the excitement of this explosive new field of quantum biology, with its potentially revolutionary applications, and also offer insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life?

Life On The Edge

Author : Peter Varey
ISBN : 0953844021
Genre : Chemical engineers
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This is the story of a brilliant, wise and witty man. A Second World War hero at 23 in the London Blitz, Peter Danckwerts then turned his sharp intellect to chemical processing.

Soldiering A Life On The Edge

Author : P S GOTHRA
ISBN : 9781642497359
Genre : Fiction
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“Sir, I have reached the ambush site. I can see we have lost Lance Havildar Sajjan and Sepoy Ashok, the enemy has beheaded Ashok and taken his head along, Roger so far” “Roger” “I can see a blood trail going down the nallah. I am taking my party to search for enemy in the nallah, over” “Be deliberate, there may be another ambush. You will not, repeat, not cross the Line of Control, over” All four enemy soldiers were standing in the killing area of the mines laid to target them. There was a big blast as Bharat detonated the mines. Bharat and his party moved closer to observe the damage. They could see four lifeless bodies lying in blood. He signalled Thapa to move. Thapa took out his Khukhri to sever the heads of the enemy soldiers

Insatiable

Author : Marc Siegel
ISBN : 9781493516971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Insatiable is one wild ride. This is the amazingly true story of a very debaucherous individual, who lives every aspect of his life to the razor's edge. Marc Siegel takes the reader from his first sex act to his favorite jokes, and from his award winning sales techniques to his sordid confessions and personal philosophies on life. From Wall Street to China, leading to his earning the coveted Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2008, Siegel's charm and non-stop partying exploits lure the reader into his compelling yet zany life's story. Through the sorrowful passing of his father, his shockingly hilarious adventures in Chinese massage parlors, and the torrid pace of his life after retiring independently wealthy at age 48, Insatiable will take readers on an emotional roller coaster ride. It is the new bible for living on the edge! Insatiable... read it. learn it. live it!

Life On The Edge

Author : Cherie Winner
ISBN : 0822524996
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at plants, animals, and microorganisms that live in extreme environments, including animals that live in areas of high heat and insects that live in areas of no light.

Life On The Edge

Author : James Dobson
ISBN : 9781418565671
Genre : Fiction
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America's family advocate, Dr. James Dobson, often teaches about the "critical decade"-those between the ages of 16 and 26 who are making major life decisions. Adapted from his best-selling book, Life on the Edge, these seven pocket-sized booklets offer insight and advice for a generation searching for significance. Dobson addresses topics such as emotions and love, money, compatibility, God's will, and the ironies of life. These booklets provide invaluable, practical advice for teaching youth that the right decisions during this critical decade can be the grand beginning to a life that will never end.

Life On The Edge

Author : James C. Dobson
ISBN : 9781414355689
Genre : Religion
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As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.

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