The Resource Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble

Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble

Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity
Title
Dance to the tune of life
Title remainder
biological relativity
Statement of responsibility
Denis Noble
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this thought-provoking book, Denis Noble formulates the theory of biological relativity, emphasising that living organisms operate at multiple levels of complexity and must therefore be analysed from a multi-scale, relativistic perspective. Noble explains that all biological processes operate by means of molecular, cellular and organismal networks. The interactive nature of these fundamental processes is at the core of biological relativity and, as such, challenges simplified molecular reductionism. Noble shows that such an integrative view emerges as the necessary consequence of the rigorous application of mathematics to biology. Drawing on his pioneering work in the mathematical physics of biology, he shows that what emerges is a deeply humane picture of the role of the organism in constraining its chemistry, including its genes, to serve the organism as a whole, especially in the interaction with its social environment. This humanistic, holistic approach challenges the common gene-centred view held by many in modern biology and culture
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, Denis
Dewey number
577
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.N625 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316771488
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Nov 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and the principle of relativity -- Biological scales and levels -- Biological networks -- Nature and origin of cells -- Blind chance and natural selection -- Biological relativity -- Dancing nucleotides : natural genetic engineering -- Epigenetics and a relativistic theory of evolution -- The relativity of epistemology : the meaning of it all
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316771488
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9781316771488
Label
Dance to the tune of life : biological relativity, Denis Noble
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316771488
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Nov 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and the principle of relativity -- Biological scales and levels -- Biological networks -- Nature and origin of cells -- Blind chance and natural selection -- Biological relativity -- Dancing nucleotides : natural genetic engineering -- Epigenetics and a relativistic theory of evolution -- The relativity of epistemology : the meaning of it all
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316771488
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9781316771488

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