Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity

Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity

by Denis Noble


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107176249
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 901,592
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Denis Noble, CBE, FRS, is Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology and Director of Computational Physiology at the University of Oxford. He is one of the founders of the field of systems biology and is the current President of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The universe and the principle of relativity; 2. Biological scales and levels; 3. Biological networks; 4. Nature and origin of cells; 5. Blind chance and natural selection; 6. Biological relativity; 7. Dancing nucleotides: natural genetic engineering; 8. Epigenetics and a relativistic theory of evolution; 9. The relativity of epistemology: the meaning of it all; 10. Postscript; Glossary; Index.

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