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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

作者 Charles S. Cockell
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution:,AgroundbreakingargumentforwhyalienlifewillevolvetobemuchlikelifehereonEarthWeareallfamiliarwiththepopular

內容簡介

內容簡介 A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon Maybe it has wheels Or maybe it doesn't. In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find on a distant planet something very much like a lady bug eating something like an aphid, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence.A remarkable scientific contribution breathing new life into Darwin's theory of evolution, The Equations of Life makes a radical argument about what life can -- and can't -- be.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Charles S. Cockell is a professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh and the director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology. He lives in Edinburgh, UK.

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書名 / The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution
作者 / Charles S. Cockell
簡介 / The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution:,AgroundbreakingargumentforwhyalienlifewillevolvetobemuchlikelifehereonEarthWeareallfamiliarwiththepopular
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781541617599
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781541617599
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 23.6X16.0X3.6CM
重量(g) / 544.3
尺寸 / 23.6X16.0X3.6CM
頁數 / 352
裝訂 / H:精裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文