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The Resource The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma, Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart ; illustrated by John Norton

The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma, Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart ; illustrated by John Norton

Label
The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma
Title
The plausibility of life
Title remainder
resolving Darwin's dilemma
Statement of responsibility
Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart ; illustrated by John Norton
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 150 years since Darwin, the field of evolutionary biology has left a glaring gap in understanding how animals developed their astounding variety and complexity. The standard answer has been that small genetic mutations accumulate over time to produce wondrous innovations such as eyes and wings. Drawing on cutting-edge research across the spectrum of modern biology, Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart demonstrate how this stock answer is woefully inadequate. Rather they offer an original solution to the longstanding puzzle of how small random genetic change can be converted into complex useful innovations. In a new theory they call 'facilitated variation', Kirschner and Gerhart elevate the individual organism from a passive target of natural selection to a central player in the 3-billion-year history of evolution. In clear, accessible language, the authors invite every reader to contemplate daring new ideas about evolution. By closing the major gap in Darwin's theory Kirschner and Gerhart also provide a timely scientific rebuttal to modern critics of evolution who champion 'intelligent design'
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirschner, Marc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gerhart, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
  • Vie
  • SCIENCE
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
  • Evolutionsbiologie
  • Artenreichtum
  • Evolution
  • Biogenesis
Label
The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma, Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart ; illustrated by John Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a clock on the heath -- The sources of variation -- Conserved cells, divergent organisms -- Physiological adaptability and evolution -- Weak regulatory linkage -- Exploratory behavior -- Invisible anatomy -- Facilitated variation -- Is life plausible? -- Glossary
Control code
ocn123085324
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128673
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113m7b
  • 86fce800-4f36-404f-9cf0-ea3e67b01d9c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123085324
Label
The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma, Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart ; illustrated by John Norton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a clock on the heath -- The sources of variation -- Conserved cells, divergent organisms -- Physiological adaptability and evolution -- Weak regulatory linkage -- Exploratory behavior -- Invisible anatomy -- Facilitated variation -- Is life plausible? -- Glossary
Control code
ocn123085324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128673
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113m7b
  • 86fce800-4f36-404f-9cf0-ea3e67b01d9c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123085324

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