9780465019281

Signs of Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465019281

  • ISBN10:

    0465019285

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS

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Summary

Copiously illustrated with drawings, tables, and photographs enriching the text, the book will appeal to all sophisticated readers with an interest in the larger themes of biology--major players such as evolution, development, and inheritance. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Emergence
1(28)
Order, Complexity, Disorder
29(32)
Genetic Networks, Cell Differentiation, and Development
61(28)
Physiology on the Edge of Chaos
89(30)
Brain Dynamics
119(28)
Ants, Brains, and Chaos
147(32)
The Baroque of Nature
179(32)
Life on the Edge of Catastrophe
211(32)
Evolution and Extinction
243(34)
Fractal Cities and Market Crashes
277(28)
Notes 305(12)
Index 317

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