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Author Avery, John, 1933-

Title Information theory and evolution / John Avery
Published River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 PIONEERS OF EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT; Chapter 2 CHARLES DARWIN'S LIFE AND WORK; Chapter 3 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION; Chapter 4 STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND INFORMATION; Chapter 5 INFORMATION FLOW IN BIOLOGY; Chapter 6 CULTURAL EVOLUTION AND INFORMATION; Chapter 7 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; Chapter 8 BIO-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; Chapter 9 LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE; Appendix A ENTROPY AND INFORMATION; Appendix B BIOSEMIOTICS; Index
Summary This highly interdisciplinary book discusses the phenomenon of life, including its origin and evolution (and also human culturalevolution), against the background of thermodynamics, statisticalmechanics, and information theory. Among the central themes is theseeming contradiction between the second law of thermodynamics and thehigh degree of order and complexity produced by living systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Evolution (Biology)
Information theory in biology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281876844
9781281876843
9789812383990 (alk. paper)
9789812384003 (paperback; alk. paper)
9789812564450 (electronic bk.)
9812383999 (alk. paper)
9812384006 (paperback; alk. paper)
9812564454 (electronic bk.)