2007

About Life

Concepts in Modern Biology

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5417-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-5418-1 (Online)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-6

    Introduction

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 8-15

    Ingredients of the Simplest Cells

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 17-27

    Bigger Cells

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 29-38

    Hives of Industry

  6. Book Chapter

    Pages 39-48

    Delights of Transport

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 49-55

    As If Standing Still

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 57-65

    Internal State and Gene Expression

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 67-77

    Sustaining and Changing the Internal State

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 79-89

    Responding to the Environment

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 91-103

    The Living State

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 105-115

    Stability and Change in DNA

  13. Book Chapter

    Pages 117-129

    The Spice of Life

  14. Book Chapter

    Pages 131-145

    Curriculum Vitae

  15. Book Chapter

    Pages 147-162

    The Origin of Life

  16. Book Chapter

    Pages 163-178

    Other Worlds

  17. Book Chapter

    Pages 179-183

    Intelligent Behaviour and Brains

  18. Book Chapter

    Pages 195-208

    Human Evolution

  19. Book Chapter

    Pages 209-221

    Cells, Brains and Computers: Towards a Characterisation of Mind

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 223-244