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The Resource Perspectives on organisms : biological time, symmetries and singularities, Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil

Perspectives on organisms : biological time, symmetries and singularities, Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil

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Perspectives on organisms : biological time, symmetries and singularities
Title
Perspectives on organisms
Title remainder
biological time, symmetries and singularities
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Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil
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eng
Summary
This authored monograph introduces a genuinely theoretical approach to biology. Starting point is the investigation of empirical biological scaling including their variability, which is found in the literature, e.g. allometric relationships, fractals, et cetera The book then analyzes two different aspects of biological time: first, a supplementary temporal dimension to accommodate proper biological rhythms; secondly, the concepts of protension and retention as a means of local organization of time in living organisms. Moreover, the book investigates the role of symmetry in biology, in view of its ubiquitous importance in physics. In relation with the notion of extended critical transitions, the book proposes that organisms and their evolution can be characterized by continued symmetry changes, which accounts for the irreducibility of their historicity and variability. The authors also introduce the concept of anti-entropy as a measure for the potential of variability, being equally understood as alterations in symmetry. By this, the book provides a mathematical account of Gould's analysis of phenotypic complexity with respect to biological evolution. The target audience primarily comprises researchers interested in new theoretical approaches to biology, from physical, biological or philosophical backgrounds, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students who want to enter this field
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CNSPO
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Longo, G.
Dewey number
570.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Montévil, Maël.
Series statement
Lecture notes in morphogenesis
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Biology
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Perspectives on organisms : biological time, symmetries and singularities, Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn872703903
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unknown
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1 online resource ( xvii, 283 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642359378
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1007/978-3-642-35938-5
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remote
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(OCoLC)872703903
Label
Perspectives on organisms : biological time, symmetries and singularities, Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872703903
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( xvii, 283 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642359378
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-35938-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872703903

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