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Entropy, information, and evolution : new perspectives on physical and biological evolution

Author: Bruce H Weber; David J Depew; James D Smith; California State University, Fullerton. School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1988.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce H Weber; David J Depew; James D Smith; California State University, Fullerton. School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
ISBN: 0262231328 9780262231329 9780262731683 0262731681
OCLC Number: 15631080
Notes: Based on papers presented at a conference on evolution, entropy, and information, held at California State University, Fullerton, May 1985, and sponsored by the University's School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
"A Bradford book."
Description: x, 376 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Entropy in an expanding universe / Steven Frautschi --
Growth of order in the universe / David Layzer --
Parity violation and the origin of biomolecular chirality / Dilip Kondepudi --
Kinetic theory of living pattern and form and its possible relationship to evolution / Lionel G. Harrison --
The thermodynamic origin of ecosystems / Lionel Johnson --
Thermodynamics, ecological succession, and natural selection / Eric D. Schneider --
Thermodynamics, evolution, and emergence : ingredients for a new synthesis / Jeffrey S. Wicken --
Entropy and evolution / E.O. Wiley --
Dollo's law and the second law of thermodynamics : analogy or extension? / Daniel R. Brooks, D. David Cumming and Paul H. LeBlond --
The dynamics of biological order / John Collier --
Observations on evolution / John Olmsted III --
Entropy and evolution : sorting through the confusion / F.A. Hopf --
Evolution as nonequilibrium thermodynamics / John H. Campbell --
Teleology and biology / Richard T. O'Grady and Daniel R. Brooks --
Consequences of nonequilibrium thermodynamics for the Darwinian tradition / David J. Depew and Bruce H. Weber --
Cities as dissipative structures / C. Dyke.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce H. Weber, David J. Depew, and James D. Smith.

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