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The Resource Life explained, Michel Morange ; translated by Matthew Cobb and Malcolm DeBevoise

Life explained, Michel Morange ; translated by Matthew Cobb and Malcolm DeBevoise

Label
Life explained
Title
Life explained
Statement of responsibility
Michel Morange ; translated by Matthew Cobb and Malcolm DeBevoise
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Fifty years ago Francis Crick and James D. Watson proposed the double helix model for the DNA molecule. They believed they had, as Crick put it, discovered the 8220;secret of life,8221; and many agreed. But in the intervening years, science has marched8212;sometimes leaped8212;forward, and now the question 8220;What is life?8221; must be posed once again. <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">€ <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In this accessible and fascinating book, Michel Morange draws on recent advances in molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, astrobiology, and other disciplines to find today8217;s answers to the question of life. He begins by discussing the various answers that have been formulated in the past, setting contemporary definitions of life within a rich philosophical and scientific tradition that reaches back to ancient Greece. Then, with impeccable logic and a wealth of appropriate detail, Morange proceeds to lay out the fundamental characteristics that define life. The road to an understanding of life remains incompletely charted, he concludes, but the nature of its final destination is no longer an enigma
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morange, Michel
Dewey number
570
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.M6313 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
PerformerNote
Narrated by Liz Sweeney
Series statement
Odile Jacob Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Biology
Label
Life explained, Michel Morange ; translated by Matthew Cobb and Malcolm DeBevoise
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
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
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: The Death and Resurrection of Life -- ONE: The Twilight of Life -- TWO: Life as Genetic Information -- THREE: The Return of Life -- Part II: The Question in Historical Perspective -- FOUR: A Rich Heritage -- FIVE: Contemporary Answers -- Part III: Contributions of Current Research -- SIX: Looking for Life8217;s Past -- SEVEN: Retracing the Path of Life -- EIGHT: Reading the Palimpsest of Life -- NINE: Life Under Extreme Conditions -- TEN: The Search for a Minimal Genome -- ELEVEN: Astrobiological Investigations -- TWELVE: Life as a Living System -- Part IV: A Few Necessarily Provisional Conclusions -- THIRTEEN: Objections and Replies -- FOURTEEN: Darwinism in Its Proper Place -- FIFTEEN: The Lure of Complexity -- SIXTEEN: The Three Pillars of Life -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X
Control code
586098234
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 205 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142396
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 286e3f7e-5583-4b64-86da-2423814b99bc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098234
Label
Life explained, Michel Morange ; translated by Matthew Cobb and Malcolm DeBevoise
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
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
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: The Death and Resurrection of Life -- ONE: The Twilight of Life -- TWO: Life as Genetic Information -- THREE: The Return of Life -- Part II: The Question in Historical Perspective -- FOUR: A Rich Heritage -- FIVE: Contemporary Answers -- Part III: Contributions of Current Research -- SIX: Looking for Life8217;s Past -- SEVEN: Retracing the Path of Life -- EIGHT: Reading the Palimpsest of Life -- NINE: Life Under Extreme Conditions -- TEN: The Search for a Minimal Genome -- ELEVEN: Astrobiological Investigations -- TWELVE: Life as a Living System -- Part IV: A Few Necessarily Provisional Conclusions -- THIRTEEN: Objections and Replies -- FOURTEEN: Darwinism in Its Proper Place -- FIFTEEN: The Lure of Complexity -- SIXTEEN: The Three Pillars of Life -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X
Control code
586098234
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 205 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142396
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt114tq6
  • 286e3f7e-5583-4b64-86da-2423814b99bc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098234

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