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Riassunto: In this book the authors describe the long journey from formless inanimate matter to man, while explaining the nature and the logic of the physical-chemical processes involved, and stressing the limitations of reductionist analyses of these processes as complexity increases and novel properties emerge. In particular the authors develop the idea that it was chemical change of the environment that allowed evolution of life to occur and that this evolution required successive addition of new message systems and information codes connected, compatible, and cooperative with previous extant systems. To do this the authors analyse the relationship between chemical element content and speciation both in inanimate and living systems in terms of fundamental units and variables, or composite (derived) units and variables. Through such analyses the authors conclude that chemical speciation is very much a matter of chemical cooperativity (order versus disorder) while biological speciation requires cooperative flow of chemicals and energy (organisation versus disorder). They argue that chance mutations of DNA are far too simple to provide a basis for evolution and biological diversity, though it is a representation of such diversity. It is the survival strength of systems of molecular machinery which separate and generate living species. In the final chapter they analyse the effect of man's activities on the present global and local ecosystems and speculate on the possible nature of the emergent properties to be expected from an ever-increasing complexity of information-based modern societies.
'...not only is this book a wealth of information in itself, but its extensive reading list ensures that interested readers can take things further.It is excellently illustrated....This is a beautifully produced gem of a book that weaves together geology,biology,chemistry,physics and philosophy into a story that will be appreciated by anyone remotely interested in the ultimate question of life the universe and everything' Chemistry In Britain
'demonstates how chemical changes in the environment enabled evolution to occur and shows the relationship between living organisms, including man and the world of chemicals' Sciences de la vie
Titolo: Bringing Chemistry to Life: From Matter to ...
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: Very Good
Edizione: 1st Edition.
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Condizione: Very Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice articolo GRP65624939
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stampings and markings. Library labels affixed to exterior cloth. Very slight rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine. Interior is clean, and binding is firm and straight. No dust-jacket. Codice articolo PASTPAGE093331I
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione: Brand New. 1st edition. 576 pages. 10.00x7.75x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice articolo zk0198505469
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice articolo P020198505469
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice articolo P010198505469
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press 1899-12-30, 1899. Condizione: Fair. 0198505469 DAMAGED. Spine is a little loose, bruise/crease to cover. Text is clean and unmarked. DAMAGED. Tracking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States. **Heavier books will require additional postage for International**. Codice articolo OX-HC17-D-M-0198505469
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M0198505469
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice articolo 0198505469
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