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The Resource Cells to civilizations : principles of change that shape life, Enrico Coen

Cells to civilizations : principles of change that shape life, Enrico Coen

Label
Cells to civilizations : principles of change that shape life
Title
Cells to civilizations
Title remainder
principles of change that shape life
Statement of responsibility
Enrico Coen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Coen describes the four ways that life, in the broadest term, is transformed: development through patterning, Darwinian selection, modifying neural interactions and connections, and cultural change as a result of human behavior and interaction; and argues that these four means of transformation are better understood not as separate processes, but as one common set of mechanisms for life's transformations
  • Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coen, Enrico
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH501
LC item number
.C63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 E-792
  • QH 501
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Developmental biology
  • Learning
  • Social change
  • Life
  • Biological Evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Developmental biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Learning
  • Life (Biology)
  • Social change
  • Evolution
  • Entwicklungsbiologie
  • Lernen
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Livet (biologi)
  • Evolution (biologi)
Label
Cells to civilizations : principles of change that shape life, Enrico Coen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-306) 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
A recipe for change -- Loops and lotteries -- From genes to ecosystems -- Conversations of an embryo -- Completing the picture -- History in the making -- Humble responses -- The neural sibyl -- Learning through action -- Seeing as -- Framing recipes -- The crucible of culture -- The grand cycle
Control code
ocn761850969
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691149677
Lccn
2011045729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691149677
  • (OCoLC)761850969
Label
Cells to civilizations : principles of change that shape life, Enrico Coen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-306) 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
A recipe for change -- Loops and lotteries -- From genes to ecosystems -- Conversations of an embryo -- Completing the picture -- History in the making -- Humble responses -- The neural sibyl -- Learning through action -- Seeing as -- Framing recipes -- The crucible of culture -- The grand cycle
Control code
ocn761850969
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691149677
Lccn
2011045729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691149677
  • (OCoLC)761850969

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