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Life S Greatest Secret

Author : Matthew Cobb
ISBN : 9780465062669
Genre : Science
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Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand life’s secrets. Life’s Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code, the thing that ultimately enables a spiraling molecule to give rise to the life that exists all around us. This great scientific breakthrough has had farreaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world, and for how we might take control of our (and life’s) future. Life’s Greatest Secret mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends, and ingenious experiments with the swift pace of a thriller. From New York to Paris, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Cambridge, England, and London to Moscow, the greatest discovery of twentieth-century biology was truly a global feat. Biologist and historian of science Matthew Cobb gives the full and rich account of the cooperation and competition between the eccentric characters—mathematicians, physicists, information theorists, and biologists—who contributed to this revolutionary new science. And, while every new discovery was a leap forward for science, Cobb shows how every new answer inevitably led to new questions that were at least as difficult to answer: just ask anyone who had hoped that the successful completion of the Human Genome Project was going to truly yield the book of life, or that a better understanding of epigenetics or “junk DNA” was going to be the final piece of the puzzle. But the setbacks and unexpected discoveries are what make the science exciting, and it is Matthew Cobb’s telling that makes them worth reading. This is a riveting story of humans exploring what it is that makes us human and how the world works, and it is essential reading for anyone who’d like to explore those questions for themselves.
Category: Science

Life S Greatest Secret

Author : Matthew Cobb
ISBN : 9780465062669
Genre : Science
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Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand life's secrets. Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code, the thing that ultimately enables a spiraling molecule to give rise to the life that exists all around us. This great scientific breakthrough has had farreaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world, and for how we might take control of our (and life's) future. Life's Greatest Secret mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends, and ingenious experiments with the swift pace of a thriller. From New York to Paris, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Cambridge, England, and London to Moscow, the greatest discovery of twentieth-century biology was truly a global feat. Biologist and historian of science Matthew Cobb gives the full and rich account of the cooperation and competition between the eccentric characters—mathematicians, physicists, information theorists, and biologists—who contributed to this revolutionary new science. And, while every new discovery was a leap forward for science, Cobb shows how every new answer inevitably led to new questions that were at least as difficult to answer: just ask anyone who had hoped that the successful completion of the Human Genome Project was going to truly yield the book of life, or that a better understanding of epigenetics or “junk DNA” was going to be the final piece of the puzzle. But the setbacks and unexpected discoveries are what make the science exciting, and it is Matthew Cobb's telling that makes them worth reading. This is a riveting story of humans exploring what it is that makes us human and how the world works, and it is essential reading for anyone who'd like to explore those questions for themselves.
Category: Science

Life S Greatest Secret

Author : Matthew Cobb
ISBN : 9781782830023
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

A Life In Secrets

Author : Sarah Helm
ISBN : 9780307487476
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From an award-winning journalist comes this real-life cloak-and-dagger tale of Vera Atkins, one of Britain’s premiere secret agents during World War II. As the head of the French Section of the British Special Operations Executive, Vera Atkins recruited, trained, and mentored special operatives whose job was to organize and arm the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. After the war, Atkins courageously committed herself to a dangerous search for twelve of her most cherished women spies who had gone missing in action. Drawing on previously unavailable sources, Sarah Helm chronicles Atkins’s extraordinary life and her singular journey through the chaos of post-war Europe. Brimming with intrigue, heroics, honor, and the horrors of war, A Life in Secrets is the story of a grand, elusive woman and a tour de force of investigative journalism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Five Greatest Secrets Of Poker And Life

Author : Victor Boc
ISBN : 0912937637
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Win at Whatever You Do This book unmasks the most powerful secrets of poker and shows you how to apply them in everyday life. The result is a life transformed, where victory, instead of defeat, guides your fate "Winning Changes Everything " The brutal truth is: Life involves competition. Everywhere you turn, whatever you try to accomplish, someone stands in your way, battling you for what you want. You must compete when looking for a job, starting a business, writing a book, auditioning for a position, pursuing the man/woman of your dreams... whatever. To come out on top, you need to "win " Don't let our dog-eat-dog world chew you up. Use tactics that carry you to victory Use dirty little secrets that empower you to pulverize all who stand your way. You're in luck You will find those secrets in this book. Amazing secrets reveal how to WIN These secrets work like magic And quick And easy When you win life's challenges, you guarantee outrageous success and power These proven tactics blast your life into the stratosphere Become a Winner Now You do not need to be a poker player to use these secrets. If you don't know the first thing about poker, that's fine. You don't even need to "like" poker. This book is not primarily about poker. It is about gaining the power to conquer anyone and anything at any time. (The least this book will do is improve your poker game.) These secrets transform every aspect of your life P.S... Don't regret passing this book by. Right now, this instant... drop your losing ways, and become a mighty force in the world around you Start today to win at whatever you do Scroll up and click the 'ADD TO CART' button now
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Who Wrote The Book Of Life

Author : Lily E. Kay
ISBN : 0804734178
Genre : Science
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This is a detailed history of one of the most important and dramatic episodes in modern science, recounted from the novel vantage point of the dawn of the information age and its impact on representations of nature, heredity, and society. Drawing on archives, published sources, and interviews, the author situates work on the genetic code (1953-70) within the history of life science, the rise of communication technosciences (cybernetics, information theory, and computers), the intersection of molecular biology with cryptanalysis and linguistics, and the social history of postwar Europe and the United States. Kay draws out the historical specificity in the process by which the central biological problem of DNA-based protein synthesis came to be metaphorically represented as an information code and a writing technology—and consequently as a “book of life.” This molecular writing and reading is part of the cultural production of the Nuclear Age, its power amplified by the centuries-old theistic resonance of the “book of life” metaphor. Yet, as the author points out, these are just metaphors: analogies, not ontologies. Necessary and productive as they have been, they have their epistemological limitations. Deploying analyses of language, cryptology, and information theory, the author persuasively argues that, technically speaking, the genetic code is not a code, DNA is not a language, and the genome is not an information system (objections voiced by experts as early as the 1950s). Thus her historical reconstruction and analyses also serve as a critique of the new genomic biopower. Genomic textuality has become a fact of life, a metaphor literalized, she claims, as human genome projects promise new levels of control over life through the meta-level of information: control of the word (the DNA sequences) and its editing and rewriting. But the author shows how the humbling limits of these scriptural metaphors also pose a challenge to the textual and material mastery of the genomic “book of life.”
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A Cloud In The Sky

Author : Jake Newfield
ISBN : 9781682229064
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maybe it was a professor, a friend or an uncle. A mentor who understood you and guided you to understand your own life. For Jake Newfield that person was Kal, his Grandfather. Perhaps you, like Jake, lost track of life’s meaning as you progressed in your career and developed as an adult. Perhaps you wish now you could go back and have the chance to speak with that mentor. As Jake learned, Kal's life wasn't easy; he grew up in extreme poverty in Manhattan during the height of the depression, and he lost his only son. When Kal and his wife Ethel moved into an assisted living facility near Boston, Jake realized that Kal was in the final stages of his life and began visiting Kal every Sunday evening. The weekly meetings continued for almost three years, and changed the lives of both Kal and Jake. While cleaning out Kal's old apartment, Jake found a journal that Kal had written over fifty years ago while in a psychiatric hospital. The journal entries, combined with Kal's own recollections, enabled Jake to get a clear understanding of Kal's past. In doing so, Jake was able to understand his own life more fully, and reach conclusions about life's meaning. Not everyone spends time thinking about what they want out of life. Instead, they live it, look back, draw conclusions about what they did right or wrong, and close the curtain. Through his discussions, Jake learned Kal's past, his regrets, and his secrets, which made a significant impact on how he views relationships and life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Resilience

Author : Steven Southwick
ISBN : 9781108441667
Genre : Medical
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This inspiring book presents ten factors to help anyone become stronger and more resilient to life's challenges.
Category: Medical

Working With Oneness

Author : Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
ISBN : 9781890350055
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Working with Oneness brings mysticism into the center of the marketplace -- into the world of business and technology -- and shows how we can work with it in everyday life. Humanity has been given access to the secrets of oneness, but we need to learn how to work with them. The dynamic energy of oneness has the potential to heal the planet and revolutionize life more than we can imagine, but it requires our individual participation and awareness to become fully alive. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee provides a blueprint for working consciously with this energy. He stresses the need to change from hierarchical, patriarchal power structures to organic patterns that allow for the free flow of energy and ideas. The Internet already provides a model for a non-hierarchical structure, and the explosive growth of the Web shows the potency of this model. It portrays a unified network that has the potential for global consciousness. We need to understand the dynamics of oneness that gave birth to this model, and how it can function on all levels. On a physical level it can enable goods to flow directly to where they are needed. On the level of human consciousness it points to an interconnectivity of consciousness as the next step in our development. Working with Oneness discusses a number of additional important topics, including: the changing energy structure of the planet; the power of individual consciousness; the danger of the desire for spiritual security; the return of joy to everyday life; the awakening of the heart of the world; a new understanding of magic; the use of the imagination; and mystical participation in life with the energy of oneness. Working with Oneness shows how to participatein life free of the patterns of the past, so that the divine can come alive in every moment of every day.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Seeing Home The Ed Lucas Story

Author : Ed Lucas
ISBN : 9781476785837
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Incredibly inspiring and uplifting, this extraordinary true story of the beloved Emmy-winning blind broadcaster, which is soon to be a major motion picture, shows how he refused to let his disability prevent him from achieving his dreams to become the first blind person to cover baseball on a regular basis.
Category: Biography & Autobiography