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Signs of Life applies the mathematics of order and disorder, of entropy, chance, and randomness, of chaos and nonlinear dynamics to the various mysteries of the living world at all levels. This book is an entirely new approach to understanding living systems and will help set the agenda for biology in the coming century.

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This is a paperbound reprint of a 2000 book. The authors (whose affiliations are not stated) apply the mathematical tools of complexity theory to model biological processes in terms of complex dynamics from which characteristic patterns of order emerge. They examine genetic networks, chaos in brain function, emergent phenomenon of ant colonies, the nonlinear behavior of complex ecologies, and fractal cities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465019281
Author:
Sole, Ricard V.
Author:
Goodwin, Brian C.
Author:
Goodwin, Brian
Author:
Sole, Ricard
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Life (biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
report no.01-103
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.5 oz

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