A translation (by Barbara J. Haveland) from the Danish work (1993,
Rosinante, Kobenhavn). Hoffmeyer (biosemiotics, Institute of
Molecular Biology, U. of Copenhagen) has published six books in
Danish on social and philosophical aspects of biology. He begins by
introducing the concept of "semiosphere"<-->(from the preface):
"...a sphere...incorporating all forms of communication: sounds,
smells, movements, colors, shapes, electrical fields, thermal
radiation....In short, signs of life"; then explicates the concept in
the ten chapters that follow.
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