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What Is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology

What Is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology


作者  /  Addy Pross

出版社 / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2014/01/01

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$550

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Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrödinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists ever since. 

Living things are hugely complex and have unique properties, such as self-maintenance and apparently purposeful behaviour which we do not see in inert matter. So how does chemistry give rise to biology? What could have led the first replicating molecules up such a path? Now, developments in the emerging field of 'systems chemistry' are unlocking the problem. Addy Pross shows how the different kind of stability that operates among replicating molecules results in a tendency for chemical systems to become more complex and acquire the properties of life. Strikingly, he demonstrates that Darwinian evolution is the biological expression of a deeper, well-defined chemical concept: the whole story from replicating molecules to complex life is one continuous process governed by an underlying physical principle. The gulf between biology and the physical sciences is finally becoming bridged.







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誠品26碼 /2680932914002
ISBN 13 /9780199687770
ISBN 10 /0199687773
EAN /9780199687770

頁數224
尺寸19.6X12.9CM
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語言英文


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