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Cells to Civilizations  The Principles of Change That Shape Life, Coen, Enrico
1 Coen, Enrico Cells to Civilizations The Principles of Change That Shape Life
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2012 0691149674 / 9780691149677 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp and clean. This volume is in "as new" condition, text unmarked. ; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.18 inches; 322 pages; "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." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Invention and Evolution  Design in Nature and Engineering, French, Michael
2 French, Michael Invention and Evolution Design in Nature and Engineering
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1994 0521469112 / 9780521469111 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light shelf wear, minor creasing. ; A bright, solid book , text unmarked.; 9.60 X 6.80 X 0.80 inches; 367 pages; "This textbook provides an introduction to design for function, using many examples of manufactured artifacts and living organisms to demonstrate common themes and fundamental principles. Examples forcefully illustrate the importance of the basic design principles related to material properties, physical principles, and energy expenditure. The author also discusses the relation of aesthetic and functional design, the crucial connection of design to production in artifacts, and reproduction in organisms. The author has thoroughly updated this second edition with more examples and a new chapter with actual design case studies to illustrate key ideas. In addition, the text contains many new exercises that reinforce important points in the text." 
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3 Hanauer, Ethel R Biology Made Simple
New York Cadillac Publishing/Doubleday & Company 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ scuffed, lightly chipped with short tears ; A bright solid, book DJ in Mylar ; Made Simple Self Teaching Encyclopedia Vol 5; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages; Scarce in HC, more scarce in DJ 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Ontogeny of Acquired Immunity, Various
4 Various Ontogeny of Acquired Immunity
London Elsevier Science, Excerpta Medica N.D. 9021940051 / 9789021940052 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Forecorners of beige cloth covered boards bumped. Research library stamp on title page. ; A tight solid book. Text unmarked; Ciba Foundation Symposium; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 293 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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