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              The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
               

              The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Hardback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

              • RRP: $59.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 21

              The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children.... In the spring of 2012, the Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. The development of CRISPR and the war against coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. The past half-century has been an information-technology era, based on the microchip, the computer, and the internet. Now we are entering an even more momentous era, a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be surpassed by those who study the code of life. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses and eliminate dreaded disorders? What a wonderful boon that would be! Right? And what about preventing congenital deafness or blindness? Or being very short? Or being depressed? Hmmm...How should we think about that? Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the IQ or height or memory or muscles of their kids? After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral and policy issues. Her life story illustrates that the key to innovation is connecting basic science to our everyday lives-moving discoveries from our labs to our bedsides-in ways that respect our moral values. It's a thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.
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              ISBN 9781760859893
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
                

              The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Hardback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

              • RRP: $74.50
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              • Pub Date
                9 Mar 21

              The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children ...--
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              ISBN 9781982115852
              Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Einstein: His Life and Universe
               

              Einstein: His Life and Universe (Audio CD / Audio, Abridged edition)

              By Isaacson, Walter; Read by Herrmann, Edward

              Presents the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. It's a fully realized portrait of this extraordinary human being.

              ISBN 9780743560962
              Released NZ 15 May 2007
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-profits Can Tackle Today's Global Challenges Together
                

              Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-profits Can Tackle Today's Global Challenges Together (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gerencser, Mark; Lee, Reginald Van; Napolitano, Fernando; Kelly, Christopher; Foreword by Isaacson, Walter

              • RRP: $42.50
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              The megacommunities concept was created at Booz Allen Hamilton and is a major part of their consulting work. This book shows how different sectors of society can work together toward mutual goals.

              ISBN 9780230611320
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2009
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Einstein: His Life and Universe

              Einstein: His Life and Universe (Paperback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

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              The first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius.

              ISBN 9781847390547
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2008
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

              Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (Hardback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

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              A major biography of the inventors of the computer and the internet, exploring how their collaborative genius produced a world revolution

              ISBN 9781471138799
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2014
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
               

              Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (Paperback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

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              The author of the massively bestselling Steve Jobs biography writes the whole history of the digital age

              ISBN 9781471138805
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              William Coupon: Portraits

              William Coupon: Portraits (Hardback)

              By Coupon, William; Foreword by Isaacson, Walter; Text by Bannon, Anthony

              • RRP: $85.00
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              This long overdue monograph presents a panorama of portraits from the photographer William Coupon. Coupon was given wide access to artists, musicians, politicians, authors, and the world's indigenous people on assignment from major publications like Time , Rolling Stone , The New... York Times , Esquire , and The Washington Post . He photographed his subjects against a mottled backdrop of hand-painted Belgian linen, often in a classically lit medium shot format, inspired by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Holbein. Coupon has remained true to this method, whether working in the Oval Office in Washington D. C. or a tribal hut amongst the Pygmy in the Central African Republic, or the Caraja in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental images compliment the more formal portraits. Portraits includes iconic images of Mick Jagger, Miles Davis, Elie Wiesel, David Byrne, Presidents Nixon, Carter, Bush, Trump, George Steinbrenner, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Prince Philip among many others from Haiti, Panama, Holland, Northern Scandinavia, Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, Peru, Mexico and other places. Coupon has created a collection that documents his times but also captured his generation in all its vibrancy. In his work, he seeks to present a truly egalitarian portrait of humanity integrating common people with the wealthy, powerful, and famous.
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              ISBN 9788862086035
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

              Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Talbott, Page; Introduction by Isaacson, Walter; Afterword by Morgan, Edmund S.

              • RRP: $80.99
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              Designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, this volume includes essays that offer an overview of Franklin's life and achievements, illustrated by more than 250 color images--portraits, manuscripts, drawings..., maps, paintings, engravings, and a plethora of Franklin possessions.
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              ISBN 9780300107999
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Leonardo da Vinci
               

              Leonardo da Vinci (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Isaacson, Walter

              • RRP: $46.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's ... notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curio...sity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy --
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              ISBN 9781501139161
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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