Gene Machine The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Hardback (20 Sep 2018) | English

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Synopsis

From Nobel Prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan

'Beyond superb' Bill Bryson

'A wonderful book' Ian McEwan

Everyone knows about DNA, the essence of our being, the molecule where our genes reside. But DNA by itself is useless without a machine to decode the genetic information it contains. The ribosome is that machine. Venki Ramakrishnan tells the story of the race to uncover its enormously complex structure, a fundamental breakthrough that resolves an ancient mystery of life itself.

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Oneworld

Oneworld

Oneworld was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating non-fiction. Now publishing over 100 books a year, Oneworld has retained its founding commitment to the old-fashioned principles of great writing, editorial excellence, high production values, and marketing flair, to produce books that are read by the intellectually curious all over the world. Our fiction list showcases intelligent, challenging, and distinctive novels that sit at the intersection of the literary and the commercial: emotionally engaging stories with strong narratives and distinctive voices. In addition to being beautifully written, we hope our novels play their part in introducing the reader to a different culture or an interesting historical period/event, and deeply explore the human condition in all its vagaries. We aim to publish novels that matter, that stay with you long after the last page is turned.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786074362
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 571.658
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 272
Weight: 520g
Height: 164mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 32mm