Autor: Stuart A. Kauffman
ISBN-13: 9780195079517
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 728
Format: 228x149x48 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Origins of Order

Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution
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This monograph extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. It explains how complex systems, contrary to expectations, can spontaneously exhibit degrees of order.
1. Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory ; PART I: ADAPTATION ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS ; 2. The structure of rugged fitness landscapes ; 3. Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes ; 4. The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution ; 5. Self organization and adaptation in complex systems ; 6. Coevolving complex systems ; PART II: THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF LIFE ; 7. The origins of life: a new view ; 8. The origin of a connected metabolism ; 9. Autocatalytic polynucleotide systems: hypercycles, spin glasses and coding ; 10. Random grammars ; PART III: ORDER AND ONTOGENY ; 11. The architecture of genetic regulatory circuits and its evolution ; 12. Differentiation: the dynamical behaviors of genetic regulatory networks ; 13. Selection for gene expression in cell type ; 14. Morphology, maps and the spatial ordering of integrated tissues
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 explores the concept of self-organization into evolutionary theory--the extent to which selection itself can yield systems able to adapt more successfull. The approaches investigated here may prove to be the new center around which biological science itself may evolove. The work is written for all those interested in the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, including students and researchers in the fields of physics, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and developmental biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, ecology, mathematics, philosophy, computer science, and social science. 273 illustration.
Autor: Stuart A. Kauffman
Stuart Kauffman, M.D., is a MacArthur Fellow, and a philosopher, biologist, evolutionary theorist, and one of the founders of the discipline known as complexity.

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Autor: Stuart A. Kauffman
ISBN-13:: 9780195079517
ISBN: 0195079515
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.09.1993
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 1080g
Seiten: 728
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 228x149x48 mm, halftones, numerous line figures, tables