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The Resource Paradoxical life : meaning, matter, and the power of human choice, Andreas Wagner

Paradoxical life : meaning, matter, and the power of human choice, Andreas Wagner

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Paradoxical life : meaning, matter, and the power of human choice
Title
Paradoxical life
Title remainder
meaning, matter, and the power of human choice
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Wagner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What can a fingernail tell us about the mysteries of creation? In one sense, a nail is merely a hunk of mute matter, yet in another, it's an information superhighway quite literally at our fingertips. Every moment, streams of molecular signals direct our cells to move, flatten, swell, shrink, divide, or die. Andreas Wagner's ambitious new book explores this hidden web of unimaginably complex interactions in every living being. In the process, he unveils a host of paradoxes underpinning our understanding of modern biology, contradictions he considers gatekeepers at the frontiers of knowledge. Though we tend to think of concepts in such mutually exclusive pairs as mind-matter, self-other, and nature-nurture, Wagner argues that these opposing ideas are not actually separate. Indeed, they are as inextricably connected as the two sides of a coin. Through a tour of modern biological marvels, Wagner illustrates how this paradoxical tension has a profound effect on the way we define the world around us. Paradoxical Life is thus not only a unique account of modern biology. It ultimately serves a radical--and optimistic--outlook for humans and the world we help create
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1967 January 26-
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Wagner, Andreas
Dewey number
570.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.W285 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Paradox
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Biology
  • Paradox
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Paradoxical life : meaning, matter, and the power of human choice, Andreas Wagner
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: paradox and the power of choice -- The inner dialogue of creation -- The other side of self -- Wholey parts and partly wholes -- Risky refuges -- Destructive creation -- Choice in the fabric of chance and necessity -- Purposeful openness -- Choice and the natural sciences -- The limits to knowledge -- The power and burden of freedom
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586150065
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 259 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780300156379
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 066276d0-b139-4833-9a3c-41b31d0dc2d6
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)586150065
Label
Paradoxical life : meaning, matter, and the power of human choice, Andreas Wagner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: paradox and the power of choice -- The inner dialogue of creation -- The other side of self -- Wholey parts and partly wholes -- Risky refuges -- Destructive creation -- Choice in the fabric of chance and necessity -- Purposeful openness -- Choice and the natural sciences -- The limits to knowledge -- The power and burden of freedom
Control code
586150065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt114nsx
  • 066276d0-b139-4833-9a3c-41b31d0dc2d6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586150065

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