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The Resource Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble

Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble

Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity
Title
Dance to the tune of life
Title remainder
biological relativity
Statement of responsibility
Denis Noble
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this thought-provoking book, Denis Noble formulates the theory of biological relativity, emphasising that living organisms operate at multiple levels of complexity and must therefore be analysed from a multi-scale, relativistic perspective. Noble explains that all biological processes operate by means of molecular, cellular and organismal networks. The interactive nature of these fundamental processes is at the core of biological relativity and, as such, challenges simplified molecular reductionism. Noble shows that such an integrative view emerges as the necessary consequence of the rigorous application of mathematics to biology. Drawing on his pioneering work in the mathematical physics of biology, he shows that what emerges is a deeply humane picture of the role of the organism in constraining its chemistry, including its genes, to serve the organism as a whole, especially in the interaction with its social environment. This humanistic, holistic approach challenges the common gene-centred view held by many in modern biology and culture"--Front flap of jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, Denis
Dewey number
577
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.N625 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 366.2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Ecology
Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and the principle of relativity -- Biological scales and levels -- Biological networks -- Nature and origin of cells -- Blind chance and natural selection -- Biological relativity -- Dancing nucleotides : natural genetic engineering -- Epigenetics and a relativistic theory of evolution -- The relativity of epistemology : the meaning of it all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107176249
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99971628702
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn950696668
  • (OCoLC)950696668
Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and the principle of relativity -- Biological scales and levels -- Biological networks -- Nature and origin of cells -- Blind chance and natural selection -- Biological relativity -- Dancing nucleotides : natural genetic engineering -- Epigenetics and a relativistic theory of evolution -- The relativity of epistemology : the meaning of it all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107176249
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99971628702
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn950696668
  • (OCoLC)950696668

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