The Mathematics of Life

The Mathematics of Life

by Ian Stewart

Paperback(First Trade Paper Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465032402
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 816,602
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and active researcher at the University of Warwick. He is also a regular research visitor at the University of Houston, the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications in Minneapolis, and the Santa Fe institute. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover, Scientific American, and many newspapers in the U.K. and U.S.

Table of Contents

1. Mathematics and Biology
2. Creatures Small and Smaller
3. Long List of Life
4. Florally Finding Fibonacci
5. The Origin of Species
6. In a Monastery Garden
7. The Molecule of Life
8. The Book of Life
9. Taxonomist, Taxonomist, Spare that Tree
10. Virus from the Fourth Dimension
11. Hidden Wiring
12. Knots and Folds
13. Spots and Stripes
14. Lizard Games
15. Networking Opportunities
16. The Paradox of the Plankton
17. What is Life?
18. Is Anybody Out There?
19. The Sixth Revolution

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