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The music of life : biology beyond the genome

Author: Denis Noble
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is life? Addressing this question, this lyrical book views that the genome is not life itself: to understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Noble
ISBN: 9780199295739 9780199228362 0199295735 0199228361
OCLC Number: 488945822
Description: xiii, 153 s. : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The CD of Life: the genome ; 2. The organ of 30,000 pipes ; 3. The Score: is it written down? ; 4. The Conductor: downward causation ; 5. The Rhythm Section: the heartbeat and other rhythms ; 6. The Orchestra: the organs and systems of the body ; 7. Modes and Keys: cellular harmony ; 8. The Composer: evolution ; 9. The Opera Theatre: the brain ; 10. Curtain Call: The artist disappears
Responsibility: Denis Noble
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highly evocative essay * Steven Poole, Guardian * An excellent informal introduction to the concepts and issues that form the bedrock of systems biology... His conversational style gives readers the Read more...

 
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