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The Shaping of Life : the Generation of Biological Pattern.

Author: Lionel G Harrison
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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How are patterns and shapes formed in nature? Professor Lionel Harrison's interdisciplinary perspective on the development of biological form.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harrison, Lionel G.
Shaping of Life : The Generation of Biological Pattern.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel G Harrison
ISBN: 9780511930553 0511930550
OCLC Number: 693761252
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Organizer, organize thyself; 1.1 Pattern, patron, process; 1.2 Breaking out; 1.3 Krespel; 1.4 Looking for the Organizer; 1.5 The Organizer of what?; 1.6 Described where? (The organization of this account); Part I: Watching plants grow; 2 Branching: How do plants get it started?; 3 Whorled structures; 4 Dichotomous branching; 5 Micrasterias, and computing patterning along with growth; Part II: Between plants and animals; 6 The emergence of dynamic theories. 7 Classifying developmental theories as physical chemistryPart III: But animals are different; 8 The dreaded fruit fly; 9 Various vertebrate events; Epilogue; References; Index.

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How are patterns and shapes formed in nature? Professor Lionel Harrison's interdisciplinary perspective on the development of biological form.

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