The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology / Edition 1

The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology / Edition 1

by Marcello Barbieri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521531004

ISBN-13: 9780521531009

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Asserting that there are many more organic codes in nature than just the genetic code, Marcello Barbieri states that the existence of these codes and their corresponding organic memories can be used to explain the key steps in the evolutionary history of life. With major events corresponding to the appearance of new codes, the organic codes and their corresponding

Overview

Asserting that there are many more organic codes in nature than just the genetic code, Marcello Barbieri states that the existence of these codes and their corresponding organic memories can be used to explain the key steps in the evolutionary history of life. With major events corresponding to the appearance of new codes, the organic codes and their corresponding organic memories can also shed new light on the problems of epigenesis and how embryos generate their own complexity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Ghiselin; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The microscope and the cell; 2. Theories of evolution; 3. A new model for biology; 4. Organic codes and organic memories; 5. The origin of life; 6. Prokaryotes and eukaryotes; 7. The Cambrian explosion; 8. Semantic biology; 9. A brief summary; Appendix I. Definitions of life; Afterword Jack Cohen; Bibliography; Index.

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