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The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution

Author: Stuart A Kauffman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Kauffman
ISBN: 0195058119 9780195058116 0195079515 9780195079517
OCLC Number: 23253930
Description: xviii, 709 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory --
The structure of rugged fitness landscapes --
Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes --
The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution --
Self-organization and adaptation in complex systems --
The dynamics of coevolving systems --
The origins of life : a new view --
The origin of a connected metabolism --
Hypercycles and coding --
Random grammars : models of functional integration and transformation --
The architecture of genetic regulatory circuits and its evolution --
Differentiation : the dynamical behaviors of genetic regularity networks --
Selection for cell types --
Morphology, maps, and the spatial ordering of integrated tissues.
Responsibility: Stuart A. Kauffman.
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