Amazon Best Book – March 2021: The Code Breaker

Best bookAn Amazon Best Book of March 2021: Isaacson is famous for writing Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci, so a title like The Code Breaker might imply a lesser book about a lesser character. But 2020 Nobel winner Jennifer Doudna, who developed the gene editing technology CRISPR, is a giant in her own right. CRISPR could open some of the greatest opportunities, and most troubling quandaries, of this century—and this book delivers. —Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review

“This year’s prize is about rewriting the code of life. These genetic scissors have taken the life sciences into a new epoch.” – Announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“Isaacson’s vivid account is a page-turning detective story and an indelible portrait of a revolutionary thinker who, as an adolescent in Hawai’i, was told that girls don’t do science. Nevertheless, she persisted.” — O Magazine

“Isaacson captures the scientific process well, including the role of chance. The hard graft at the bench, the flashes of inspiration, the importance of conferences as cauldrons of creativity, the rivalry, sometimes friendly, sometimes less so, and the sense of common purpose are all conveyed in his narrative. The Code Breaker describes a dance to the music of time with these things as its steps, which began with Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel and shows no sign of ending.” – The Economist

Shortlink to book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38m9TSR

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New Science Fiction and Philosophy Book Club on Goodreads!

Science Fiction & Philosophy
Science Fiction & Philosophy
2 members

This group has been created to highlight books that speculate about the difficult philosophic questions through the medium of science fiction and/or theory.Does God exist? What happens when we die? Are we alone in the universe? Is there a multi-verse?


Books we’ve read

CHAT
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
The Selfish Gene
His Dark Materials
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials



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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Reviews

“Love, friendship, and kindness–this book speaks a universal language.” — Bear Grylls

“The world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created – a world of infinite kindness, wisdom, mutual care and tenderness, and true love between real friends. My prayer/hope is that our world will become more like this one.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic

“Simply, the world need’s Charlie’s work right now.” — Miranda Hart

“A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart” — Richard Curtis

“A sweet tale rendered in swirly black calligraphy and watercolor. Childlike in its simplicity, its messages are universal. . . . Mackesy has brought people together.” — The Washington Post

“A lonely boy ambles through the countryside on a spring day, finding companionship: first meeting the mole, then the other animals of the title. As they walk, the new friends talk, wonder, share their hopes and fears and pose some big questions. . . . A big hit.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A delightful treat of a book. . . . If there were classes on how to be a good person, this book would be the textbook.” — Horse Nation

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”
New York Times

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Excerpt from the Pandemic Anthology, ‘With Love, Comes Hope’

 

With Love, Comes Hope

Doug Dunn, England

I live in Bovey Tracey, Devon, a member of a small Writing
for Pleasure group. Through lockdown we have kept going
meeting online and have been given this month”s
homework assignment. To write a very short story or poem
of exactly 100 words on Water. Our teacher Maria
Kinnersley called it a ‘drabble’.

Here is my poem, inspired by recently listening to SmallSat
Program Manager John Baker from the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in California speaking to 900 people at the
online Conference for Global Transformation.
…….
Read on…

‘With Love, Comes Hope’ is now available from Amazon sites around the world in print and Kindle versions

    

All proceeds to the international humanitarian charity, ‘Bridge2’

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Now Available Worldwide, the Pandemic Anthology!

With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Now available on Amazon sites worldwide in paperback and Kindle formats, the international anthology on the Coronavirus.

Order your copy now!

All proceeds to charity.

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BBC Radio Guernsey’s Oscar Pearson Interview – With Love, Come Hope!

BBC Radio Guernsey’s, Oscar Pearson, interviews Maureen Moss and Sarah Griffith about  the release of ‘With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic’.
Available on Amazon sites 
around the world: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CRWWT82

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With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Whether you are self-isolating, supporting those who are, or one of the many fabulous key workers keeping the rest of us alive and sane, we would like to invite you to submit a story or poem for inclusion in our anthology.

No previous writing experience is required and if selected, editorial advice will be given. There will be a word count limit announced shortly.

Our book is a ‘not for profit’ venture and the proceeds will go to an international charity. So this won’t make you rich! But it will give you a chance to be included in a record of these trying times. We are especially looking for inspirational stories, humorous and uplifting submissions that will raise the spirits of people around the world.

The language will be English but submissions are very welcome from any country in the world. The finished book will be available in paperback and on Kindle internationally and each writer will be named.

To register your interest, please visit our Facebook page where further details will soon be announced: https://www.facebook.com/greatliterature/

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The All-Time Greats!

Love Reading!

Some books leave such a powerful impression you just want to let others know about them. Here are some of ours and if you agree, please vote for them and feel free to add your own.

Whether your favorite was moving, funny, thrilling, enlightening or captured your attention in some other way, please share your good fortune with others!

 

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The Book Awards Winner 2018 – The Butterfly Bee Lady and The Bee by I G Oliver!

She’s young, beautiful and is the daughter of the Butterfly Bee Lady, who was once a Queen of dragonflies, along with her twin sister Sindeena; but by fate and malice and a mysterious form of magic was changed into the first Butterfly. She is pursued by her evil twin sister Sindeena and her minions in a never-ending search for her and her daughter, who hold in their hands a power to change life and open doors to a very different world, and more… which can also bring the most terrifying and beautiful creatures out of the woodwork…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1786936461

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More to Life by Maureen Moss

Divorce. Career kaput. A house move. Three of life’s scariest situations all hit Rachael as she’s entering her forties. This is definitely not the future she signed up for. What’s a girl to do? Run away, of course. Flinging off convention, she plans a wild, exciting and challenging adventure, heading to the East in the hope of finding some meaning in her life. To leave her three teenage children behind is unthinkable. However, any decisions regarding their place in the picture are not hers alone to make: her ex has a few words to say about her plans. Could he scupper her dream? Come along for the ride with Rachael and her family as they stumble through weird encounters, meeting quirky, and often downright peculiar, characters on their travels.

More to Life is a light-hearted look at family relationships when tested in unfamiliar environments.

 

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