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Signs Of Life : How Complexity Pervades Biology - Brian Goodwin

Signs Of Life

How Complexity Pervades Biology

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780465019281
Number Of Pages: 336

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In 'Signs of Life', the authors 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 - such as chaos in brain function and the emergent phenomenon of ant colonies - in order to explain this phenomena.

Prefacep. ix
Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Emergencep. 1
Order, Complexity, Disorderp. 29
Genetic Networks, Cell Differentiation, and Developmentp. 61
Physiology on the Edge of Chaosp. 89
Brain Dynamicsp. 119
Ants, Brains, and Chaosp. 147
The Baroque of Naturep. 179
Life on the Edge of Catastrophep. 211
Evolution and Extinctionp. 243
Fractal Cities and Market Crashesp. 277
Notesp. 305
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780465019281
ISBN-10: 0465019285
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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