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The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication & the Foundations of Life

By: Werner R Loewenstein

476 pages, Illus, figs

Penguin Books

Paperback | Mar 2000 | #105763 | ISBN: 0140289496
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #98518 | ISBN: 0195118286
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About this book

A world-renowned biologist takes us to the forefront of science as he proposes a revolutionary way of thinking about life. By applying information theory to recent discoveries in molecular biology, Loewenstein seeks answers to ancient riddles such as how does a living organism manage to do what nonliving things cannot do - bring forth and maintain all cellular order against the unrelenting, disordering pressures of the universe?

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