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4.0 out of 5 stars What I Feel, I Can't Say..., 15 May 2013
This review is from: What is Life?: How chemistry becomes biology (Hardcover)
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Erwin Schrödinger might have famously asked 'What is Life?' many years ago, but his quesion was also posed in the title of a popular song by George Harrison on his 1971 triple-album (on vinyl, at least) 'All Things Must Pass'. The song, although only an album track for George, became a hit single for Aussie songstress Olivia Newton-John. My appropriate review title, comes from the first line of the song itself.

Now that I've divested myself of the above, completely extraneous, information, I can report that this book is an all-encompassing work that links chemistry to organic life forms and then flows on to posit and comment on much broader scientific issues as well as philosophical ones.

Falling somewhere between a long lecture and a popular science book, 'What is Life' is a good, non-difficult read, that should illuminate the minds and bookshelves of all modern persons who consider themselves intelligent and self aware.
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