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    Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life (CD-Audio) By (author) J. Craig Venter, Narrator Bob Souer

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    DescriptionIn 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic life"--putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on human existence, including chemical and energy generation, health, clean water and food production, environmental control, and possibly even our evolution. In "Life at the Speed of Light," Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside--detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives. This scientific frontier provides an opportunity to ponder anew the age-old question "What is life?" and examine what we really mean by "playing God." "Life at the Speed of Light" is a landmark work, written by a visionary at the dawn of a new era of biological engineering.


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    Title
    Life at the Speed of Light
    Subtitle
    From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Craig Venter, Narrator Bob Souer
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452615271
    ISBN 10: 1452615276
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PDA, PSAK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    B&T Approval Code: A60500300
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
    DC22: 303.483
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 303.48/3
    B&T Approval Code: A60192500, A60503700
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 303.483
    LC classification: Q175.5 .V44 2013B
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, PDA, JBCC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    J. Craig Venter is one of the leading scientists of the twenty-first century and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute. Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller and narrator. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, as well as broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America.