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Mathematics of life

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
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Presents an overview of the role mathematics plays in revealing the hidden complexities of the natural world, and explains how mathematicians and biologists now work together on difficult scientific problems such as the origin of life.
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Stewart, Ian, 1945-
Mathematics of life.
New York : Basic Books, c2011
(DLC) 2011925563
(OCoLC)670481599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stewart
ISBN: 9780465024407 0465024408
OCLC Number: 759836699
Notes: "Published in Great Britain by Profile Books"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 358 p.) : ill.
Contents: Mathematics and biology --
Creatures small and smaller --
Long list of life --
Florally finding Fibonacci --
The origin of species --
In a monastery garden --
The molecule of life --
The book of life --
Taxonomist, taxonomist, spare that tree --
Virus from the fourth dimension --
Hidden wiring --
Knots and folds --
Spots and stripes --
Lizard games --
Networking opportunities --
The paradox of the plankton --
What is life? --
Is anybody out there? --
The sixth revolution.
Responsibility: Ian Stewart.

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Presents an overview of the role mathematics plays in revealing the hidden complexities of the natural world, and explains how mathematicians and biologists now work together on difficult scientific problems such as the origin of life.

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