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The Resource The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution, Stuart A. Kauffman

The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution, Stuart A. Kauffman

Label
The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution
Title
The origins of order
Title remainder
self-organization and selection in evolution
Statement of responsibility
Stuart A. Kauffman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous emergence of order widely observed throughout nature. Kauffman here argues that self-organization plays an important role in the emergence of life itself and may play as fundamental a role in shaping life's subsequent evolution as does the Darwinian process of natural selection. Yet until now no systematic effort has been made to incorporate the concept of self-organization into evolutionary theory. The construction requirements which permit complex systems to adapt remain poorly understood, as is the extent to which selection itself can yield systems able to adapt more successfully. This book explores these themes. It shows how complex systems, contrary to expectations, can spontaneously exhibit stunning degrees of order, and how this order, in turn, is essential for understanding the emergence and development of life on Earth. Topics include the new biotechnology of applied molecular evolution, with its important implications for developing new drugs and vaccines; the balance between order and chaos observed in many naturally occurring systems; new insights concerning the predictive power of statistical mechanics in biology; and other major issues. Indeed, the approaches investigated here may prove to be the new center around which biological science itself will evolve. The work is written for all those interested in the cutting edge of research in the life sciences
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DLC
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Kauffman, Stuart A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.K39 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Life
  • Self-organizing systems
  • Molecular evolution
  • Evolution
  • Évolution
  • Biogenèse
  • Evolution
  • Life
  • Molecular evolution
  • Self-organizing systems
  • Evolutie
  • Orde
  • Chaos
  • Auslese
  • Evolution
  • Molekulargenetik
  • Ontogenie
  • Selbstorganisation
  • Évolutionnisme
  • Systèmes auto-organisés
  • Évolution moléculaire
  • Vie (biologie)
  • Évolution (philosophie)
  • Evolution
  • Auslese
  • Selbstorganisation
  • Molekulargenetik
  • Ontogenie
Label
The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution, Stuart A. Kauffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 647-694) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory -- The structure of rugged fitness landscapes -- Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes -- The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution -- Self-organization and adaptation in complex systems -- The dynamics of coevolving systems -- The origins of life : a new view -- The origin of a connected metabolism -- Hypercycles and coding -- Random grammars : models of functional integration and transformation -- The architecture of genetic regulatory circuits and its evolution -- Differentiation : the dynamical behaviors of genetic regularity networks -- Selection for cell types -- Morphology, maps, and the spatial ordering of integrated tissues
Control code
23253930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 709 pages
Isbn
9780195079517
Lccn
91011148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)23253930
Label
The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution, Stuart A. Kauffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 647-694) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory -- The structure of rugged fitness landscapes -- Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes -- The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution -- Self-organization and adaptation in complex systems -- The dynamics of coevolving systems -- The origins of life : a new view -- The origin of a connected metabolism -- Hypercycles and coding -- Random grammars : models of functional integration and transformation -- The architecture of genetic regulatory circuits and its evolution -- Differentiation : the dynamical behaviors of genetic regularity networks -- Selection for cell types -- Morphology, maps, and the spatial ordering of integrated tissues
Control code
23253930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 709 pages
Isbn
9780195079517
Lccn
91011148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)23253930

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