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Perspectives on Organisms Biological Time, Symmetries and Singularities

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ISBN-10: 364235937X

ISBN-13: 9783642359378

Edition: 2014

Authors: Giuseppe Longo, Ma�l Mont�vil

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This authored monograph introduces a genuinely theoretical approach to biology. Starting point is the investigation of empirical biological scaling including their variability, which is found in the literature, e.g. allometric relationships, fractals, etc. The book then analyzes two different aspects of biological time: first, a supplementary temporal dimension to accommodate proper biological rhythms; secondly, the concepts of pretension and retention as a means of local organization of time in living organisms. Moreover, the book investigates the role of symmetry in biology, in view of its ubiquitous importance in physics. In relation with the notion of extended critical transitions, the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 1/8/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 283
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 12.760
Language: English