Franklin

Mathematics of life / Ian Stewart.

Author/Creator:
Stewart, Ian, 1945-
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Biomathematics -- Popular works.
Biology -- Popular works.
Summary:
Presents an overview of the role mathematics plays in revealing the hidden complexities of the natural world, and explains how mathematicians and biologists now work together on difficult scientific problems such as the origin of life.
Contents:
Mathematics and biology
Creatures small and smaller
Long list of life
Florally finding Fibonacci
The origin of species
In a monastery garden
The molecule of life
The book of life
Taxonomist, taxonomist, spare that tree
Virus from the fourth dimension
Hidden wiring
Knots and folds
Spots and stripes
Lizard games
Networking opportunities
The paradox of the plankton
What is life?
Is anybody out there?
The sixth revolution.
Notes:
"Published in Great Britain by Profile Books"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-334) and index.
ISBN:
9780465022380
0465022383
9780465024407 (e-bk.)
0465024408 (e-bk.)
OCLC:
670481599
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