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The Resource The touchstone of life : molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life, Werner R. Loewenstein

The touchstone of life : molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life, Werner R. Loewenstein

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The touchstone of life : molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life
Title
The touchstone of life
Title remainder
molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life
Statement of responsibility
Werner R. Loewenstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Touchstone of Life, eminent biophysicist Werner Loewenstein seeks answers to ancient riddles by applying information theory to recent discoveries in molecular biology. Taking us into a microscopic world, he lays bare an all-pervading communication network inside and between our cells - a web of extraordinary beauty, where molecular information flows in gracefully interlaced circles. Loewenstein then takes us on a journey along that web and we meet the macromolecules, and see how they capture information from their surrounds
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewenstein, Werner R
Dewey number
571.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH507
LC item number
.L64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information theory in biology
  • Cell interaction
  • Cellular signal transduction
  • Cell Communication
  • Information Theory
  • Signal Transduction
Label
The touchstone of life : molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life, Werner R. Loewenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • From Energy to Bonds to Molecular Information: The Information/Entropy Balancing Act.
  • 5.
  • The Three-Dimensional Carriers of Biological Information.
  • 6.
  • The Growth of Biological Information
  • pt. 2.
  • Information Flow Inside Cells.
  • 7.
  • The Two Information Realms.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • The Game of Seek and Find
  • pt. 3.
  • Information Flow between Cells.
  • 9.
  • Rules of the Intercellular Communication Game.
  • 10.
  • The Broadcasting of Cellular Information.
  • 11.
  • Intercellular Communication Cheek-by-Jowl.
  • Information and the Origins of Life.
  • 12.
  • Intercellular Communication Via Channels in the Cell Membrane
  • 1.
  • Information and Organisms.
  • 2.
  • The Cosmic Origins of Information.
  • 3.
  • The Growth of the Cosmic Inheritance on Earth.
Control code
37878713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780195118285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97043408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The touchstone of life : molecular information, cell communication, and the foundations of life, Werner R. Loewenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • From Energy to Bonds to Molecular Information: The Information/Entropy Balancing Act.
  • 5.
  • The Three-Dimensional Carriers of Biological Information.
  • 6.
  • The Growth of Biological Information
  • pt. 2.
  • Information Flow Inside Cells.
  • 7.
  • The Two Information Realms.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • The Game of Seek and Find
  • pt. 3.
  • Information Flow between Cells.
  • 9.
  • Rules of the Intercellular Communication Game.
  • 10.
  • The Broadcasting of Cellular Information.
  • 11.
  • Intercellular Communication Cheek-by-Jowl.
  • Information and the Origins of Life.
  • 12.
  • Intercellular Communication Via Channels in the Cell Membrane
  • 1.
  • Information and Organisms.
  • 2.
  • The Cosmic Origins of Information.
  • 3.
  • The Growth of the Cosmic Inheritance on Earth.
Control code
37878713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780195118285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97043408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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