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Published: 01 May 2009

208 Pages

5 5/16 X 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195383416

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What Is Life?

Investigating the Nature of Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology

Ed Regis

Erwin Schrödinger's 1944 classic What Is Life? is a small book that occupies a large place among the great written works of the twentieth century. Now, more than sixty years later, science writer Ed Regis offers an intriguing look at where this quest stands today. Regis ranges widely here, illuminating many diverse efforts to solve one of science's great mysteries. Written in a lively and accessible style, and bringing together a wide range of cutting-edge research, this is an illuminating contribution to an ever-fascinating debate.