The Chemistry of Evolution
The Development of Our Ecosystem
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Chemistry of Evolution by R. J. P. Williams
Book DescriptionConventionally, evolution has always been described in terms of species. "The Chemistry of Evolution" takes a novel, not to say revolutionary, approach and examines the evolution of chemicals and the use and degradation of energy, coupled to the environment, as the drive behind it. The authors address the major changes of life from bacteria to man in a systematic and unavoidable sequence, reclassifying organisms as chemotypes. Written by the authors of the bestseller "The Biological Chemistry of the Elements - The Inorganic Chemistry of Life "(Oxford University Press, 1991), the clarity and precision of "The Chemistry of Evolution" plainly demonstrate that life is totally interactive with the environment. This exciting theory makes this work an essential addition to the academic and public library. It provides a novel analysis of evolution in chemical terms and stresses systems biology. It examines the connection between life and the environment, starting with the big bang theory. It reorientates the chemistry of life by emphasising the need to analyse the functions of 20 chemical elements in all organisms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444521156
(240mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. J. P. Williams
Chemistry of Evolution, Paperback (December 2005)
Evolution has always been described in terms of species. This book takes a different approach and examines the evolution of chemicals and the use and degradation of energy, coupled to the environment, as the drive behind it. It address the major changes of life from bacteria to man in a systematic sequence, reclassifying organisms as chemotypes.
Biological Chemistry of the Elements, Paperback (August 2001)
This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.
Bringing Chemistry to Life, Hardback (November 1999)» View all books by R. J. P. Williams
The authors describe the long journey from formless inanimate matter to man, while explaining the nature and the logic of the physical-chemical processes involved, and stressing the limitations of reductionist analyses of these processes as complexity increases and novel properties emerge.
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