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The role of theory in advancing 21st-century biology : catalyzing transformative research : report of the Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century.

Author: National Research Council (U.S.); National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century.; National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Life Sciences.; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.); National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theory is an integral part of all biological research. By examining how theory can help biologists answer questions like 'What are the engineering principles of life?' or 'How do cells really work?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Role of theory in advancing 21st-century biology.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007940783
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.); National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century.; National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Life Sciences.; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.); National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies.
ISBN: 0309112494 9780309112505 0309112508 9780309112499
OCLC Number: 774504593
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 The Integral Role of Theory in Biology; 5 3 Are There Still New Life Forms to Be Discovered? The Diversity of Life - Why It Exists and Why It's Important; 6 4 What Role Does Life Play in the Metabolism of Planet Earth?; 7 5 How Do Cells Really Work?; 8 6 What Are the Engineering Principles of Life?; 9 7 What Is the Information That Defines and Sustains Life?; 10 8 What Determines How Organisms Behave in Their Worlds?; 11 9 How Much Can We Tell About the Past - and Predict About the Future - by Studying Life on Earth Today?; 12 10 Education:Learning to Think About the Elephant; 13 11 Findings and Recommendations; 14 References; 15 Appendix A: Statement of Task; 16 Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 17 Appendix C: Workshop on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Science for the 21st Century
Other Titles: Role of theory in advancing twenty-first century biology.

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