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Artificial Life A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology

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ISBN-10: 0679743898

ISBN-13: 9780679743897

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steven Levy

List price: $21.00
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This enthralling book alerts us to nothing less than the existence of new varieties of life. Some of these species can move and eat, see, reproduce, and die. Some behave like birds or ants. One such life form may turn out to be our best weapon in the war against AIDS. What these species have in common is that they exist inside computers, their DNA is digital, and they have come into being not through God's agency but through the efforts of a generation of scientists who seek to create life in silico. But even as it introduces us to these brilliant heretics and unravels the intricacies of their work. Artificial Life examines its subject's dizzying philosophical implications: Is a…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/27/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Steven Levy is a senior editor for "Newsweek." For ten years he wrote the "Iconoclast" column for "MacWorld" magazine. His previous books include "Hackers" & "Artificial Life."