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The calculus of life : towards a theory of life

Author: Andrés Moya
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015]
Series: SpringerBriefs in biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the exciting world of theoretical biology and is divided into three sections. The first section examines the roles played by renowned scientists such as Jacob, Monod, Rosen, Turing, von Bertalanffy, Waddington and Woodger in developing the field of theoretical biology. The second section, aided with numerous examples, supports the idea that logic and computing are suitable formal languages to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Moya
ISBN: 9783319169699 3319169696
OCLC Number: 904459848
Description: xiii, 95 pages.
Contents: Theoretical Biology and evolutionary theory --
Chance and necessity --
Tinkering and evolution --
Concepts for a Theoretical Biology --
General systems theory and Systems Biology --
Logic, Computation and Biology --
Life --
Algorithmic Chemistry --
The Spaces of Evolution --
Computing the cell --
Gödel and the Blind Watchmaker --
In conclusion: Goethe's dream --
Subject Index.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in biology.
Responsibility: Andrés Moya.

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This book explores the exciting world of theoretical biology and is divided into three sections. The work aims to show that modern biology is closer than ever to making Goethe's dream come true and  Read more...

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