Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

3,39 valoración promedio
( 51 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780691165608: Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life


Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life.


Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture.


A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Inside Flap:

"Cells to Civilizations explores the extraordinary transformations that are the basis of life. Simple cells evolve into complex animals. Single cells develop into a human being. Newborns learn how to behave in society. Societies create cultural institutions. Coen shows that a small number of principles applies to all these transformations. This book provided me with a real feeling for the unity of life. It gave me a glimpse of that mysterious and awesome circle through which evolution generates not only life, but also self-understanding."--Chris Frith, emeritus professor, University College London

"This is a charming, clever, and thought-provoking book. With examples and metaphors, the book advances the idea that the same basic principles operate in evolution, development, learning, and culture."--Stephen C. Stearns, Yale University

"This attractive book presents a unified account of the emergence of living organisms and seeks common principles across different levels--from the cell to human culture. The clarity of writing and the use of analogies and works of art to illustrate points will make it valuable to both general readers and specialists. The breadth of this book is unmatched."--Michael Corballis, University of Auckland

About the Author:

Enrico Coen is a plant molecular geneticist based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom. He is the author of The Art of Genes, a fellow of the Royal Society, and a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His awards include the Linnean Gold Medal and the Royal Society Darwin Medal.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Enrico Coen
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 22091721-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Enrico Coen
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,73
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Enrico Coen
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Coen, Enrico
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0691165602 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería NATARAJB1FI1013279

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,45
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Enrico Coen
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806911656080000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Enrico Coen
Editorial: Princeton University Press 2015-04-07, Princeton (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press 2015-04-07, Princeton, 2015. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Coen, Enrico
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 336 pages, 20 color illus. 81 halftones. 9 line illus. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ; PSC; PSF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 157 x 236 x 26. Weight in Grams: 568. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,74
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Enrico Coen
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life, Enrico Coen, Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,77
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Coen, Enrico
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 336 pages, 20 color illus. 81 halftones. 9 line illus. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ; PSC; PSF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 157 x 236 x 26. Weight in Grams: 568. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691165608

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Enrico Coen
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691165602 ISBN 13: 9780691165608
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0691165602

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda