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Life itself; a comprehensive inquiry into the nature, origin, and fabrication of life. (reprint, 1991).

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Life itself; a comprehensive inquiry into the nature, origin, and fabrication of life. (reprint, 1991)

Rosen, Robert

Columbia University Press

2005

285 pages

$22.50

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Complexity in ecological systems series

QH325

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2001 book. In a sophisticated (but clear and understandable) exposition, Rosen (physiology and biophysics, Dalhousie U.) rejects both the necessity and the sufficiency of the mechanistic model/metaphor for biological life, and proposes an alternative, drawn equally from experience in biology, physics, and mathematics.

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