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Thinking about biology : an invitation to current theoretical biology

Author: Wilfred D Stein; Francisco J Varela
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1993.
Series: Santa Fe Institute studies in the sciences of complexity., Lecture notes ;, v. 3.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thinking about biology.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1993
(OCoLC)624466235
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfred D Stein; Francisco J Varela
ISBN: 0201624532 9780201624533 0201624540 9780201624540
OCLC Number: 27107098
Description: xii, 330 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Thinking about biology : an introductory essay / Wilfred D. Stein and Francisco J. Varela --
The emergence of life. Defining the transition to life : self-replicating bounded structures and chemical autopoiesis / Pier Luigi Luisi --
The organism as a dynamical system / Peter T. Saunders --
Designing bacteria / Jay E. Mittenthal, Bertrand Clarke, and Mark Levinthal --
Structural patterns in macromolecules / G. Cocho [and others] --
Development and the individual : processes of identity. Development as a robust natural process / Brian Goodwin --
Generation of morphological patterns : the mechanical ways to create regular structures in embroyonic development / L.V. Beloussov --
Gastrulation and the evolution of development / Lewis Wolpert --
Biological organization, coherence, and light emission from living organisms / Mae-Wan Ho and Fritz-Albert Popp --
What is the immune network for? / Francisco J. Varela, Antonio Coutinho, and John Stewart --
Randomness and pattern scale in the immune network : a cellular automata approach / Rob J. de Boer, Jan D. van der Laan, and Pauline Hogeweg. (Cont.) Species and societies : communication among multiple agents. Self-organized criticality and Gaia / Per Bak --
Requirements for evolvability in complex systems : orderly dynamics and frozen components / Stuart A. Kauffman --
Modeling the behavior of ant colonies as an emergent property of a system of ant-ant interactions / L.E.H. Trainor.
Series Title: Santa Fe Institute studies in the sciences of complexity., Lecture notes ;, v. 3.
Responsibility: editors, Wilfred D. Stein, Francisco J. Varela.
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