Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

Creation

Creation

‘Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller’Mail on Sunday
Creation by Adam Rutherford tells the entire spellbinding story of life in two gripping narratives.
The Origin of Life is a four-billion-year detective story that uses the latest science to explain what life is and where it first came from, dealing with life’s biggest questions and arriving at a thrilling answer.
The Future of Life introduces an extraordinary technological revolution: ‘synthetic biology’, the ability to create entirely new life forms within the lab. Adam Rutherford explains how this remarkable innovation works and presents a powerful argument for its benefit to humankind.
‘A superbly written explanation’ Brian Cox
‘The perfect primer on the past and future of DNA’ Guardian
‘Susenseful, erudite and thrilling’ Prospect
‘A witty, engaging and eye-opening explanation of the basic units of life, right back to our common ancestors and on to their incredible synthetic future. The mark of a really good science book, it shows that the questions we still have are just as exciting as the answers we already know’ Dara O Briain
‘This is a quite delightful two-books-in-one. Rutherford’s lightness of touch in describing the dizzying complexity of life at the cellular level in The Origin of Life only serves to emphasise the sheer scale and ambition of the emerging field of synthetic biology’ Jim Al Khalili
‘In this book of two halves, Rutherford tells the epic history of life on earth, and eloquently argues the case for embracing technology which allows us to become biological designers’ Alice Roberts
‘An engaging account of both the mystery of life’s origin and its impending resolution as well as a fascinating glimpse of the impending birth of a new, synthetic biology” Matt Ridley, author of Genome
‘I warmly recommend Creation. Rutherford’s academic background in genetics gives him a firm grasp of the intricacies of biochemistry – and he translates these superbly into clear English’ Financial Times
Read More

Genre: Mathematics & Science

On Sale: 23rd January 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409185970