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Reflections on a Theory of Organisms: Holism in Biology

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September 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In a thought-provoking and controversial work first published in 1987, eminent geophysicist Walter M. Elsasser argues that the behavior of living organisms cannot be reduced to physico-chemical causality. Suggesting that molecular biology today is at the same point as Newtonian physics on the eve of the quantum revolution, Elsasser lays the foundation for a theoretical biology that points the way toward a natural philosophy of organic life.


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Walter M. Elsasser (1904-1991) was Homewood Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. His many books include The Physical Foundations of Biology, Atom and Organism, and Memoirs of a Physicist in the Atomic Age. He was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Reagan in 1987.
EAN: 9780801859700
ISBN: 0801859700
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1998
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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