The Touchstone of Life

The Touchstone of Life : Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life

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In The Touchstone of Life, eminent biophysicist Werner Loewenstein seeks answers to ancient riddles by applying information theory to recent discoveries in molecular biology. Taking us into a microscopic world, he lays bare an all-pervading communication network inside and between our cells - a web of extraordinary beauty, where molecular information flows in gracefully interlaced circles. Loewenstein then takes us on a journey along that web and we meet the macromolecules, and see how they capture information from their surrounds.show more

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  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 163.1 x 243.1 x 31.2mm | 746.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195118286
  • 9780195118285

About Werner R Loewenstein

Werner R. Loewenstein was Professor of Physiology and Director of the Cell Physics Laboratory at Columbia University and is presently Director of the Laboratory of Cell Communication at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He lives in Woods Hole and Key Biscayne, Florida.show more

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