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    DescriptionAfter chemists crystallised a new chemical for the first time, it became easier and easier to crystallise in laboratories all over the world. After rats at Harvard first escaped from a new kind of water maze, successive generations learned quicker and quicker. Then rats in Melbourne, Australia learned yet faster. Rats with no trained ancestors shared in this improvement. Rupert Sheldrake sees these processes as examples of morphic resonance. Past forms and activities of organisms, he argues, influence organisms in the present through direct connections across time and space.Individual plants and animals both draw upon and contribute to the collective memory of their species. Sheldrake, now Director of the Perrott-Warwick Project supported by Trinity College, Cambridge, reinterprets the regularities of nature as being more like habits than immutable laws. Described as 'the best candidate for burning there has been for many years' by Nature on first publication, this updated edition will raise hackles and inspire curiosity in equal measure.

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    A New Science of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rupert Sheldrake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 359 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848310421
    ISBN 10: 1848310420

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26700
    DC22: 576.8
    BIC subject category V2: PSA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI086000
    Thema V1.0: PSA
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    b/w illustrations
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
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    Author Information
    Dr Rupert Sheldrakeis a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books, including the bestselling Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He haswritten for numerous newspapers including the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly column, and for a variety of magazines,including New Scientist and the Spectator.
    Review quote
    'An inspiring read, with ever more to offer an awakening humanity.' -- Positive News