The Music of Life: Biology Beyond Genes

The Music of Life: Biology Beyond Genes

by Denis Noble


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199295739
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/13/2006
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Denis Noble is Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Oxford. He was Chairman of the International Union of Physiological Sciences World Congress in 1993, and Secretary-General of IUPS from 1993-2001.

Table of Contents

1. The CD of Life: the genome
2. The organ of 30,000 pipes
3. The Score: is it written down?
4. The Conductor: downward causation
5. The Rhythm Section: the heartbeat and other rhythms
6. The Orchestra: the organs and systems of the body
7. Modes and Keys: cellular harmony
8. The Composer: evolution
9. The Opera Theatre: the brain
10. Curtain Call: The artist disappears

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