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At home in the universe : the search for laws of self-organization and complexity

Author: Stuart A Kauffman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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In this book Stuart Kauffman argues that whilst natural selection is important, it is underpinned by self organization; that in crafting the living world, selection has always acted on those systems that exhibit spontaneous order.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Kauffman
ISBN: 0195095995 9780195095999
OCLC Number: 31646998
Description: viii, 321 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: At home in the universe --
Origins of life --
We the expected --
Order for free --
Mystery of ontogeny --
Noah's vessel --
Promised land --
High-country adventures --
Organisms and artifacts --
Hour upon the stage --
In search of excellence --
Emerging global civilization.
Responsibility: Stuart Kauffman.
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The author examines the concept of self-organization, or as he calls it "order for free," discussing how it occurs more frequently in nature than originally believed.  Read more...

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