Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Topobiology by Gerald M. Edelman

Edelman links genetics, development, behavior, and evolution.. If you had a complete copy of a dinosaurs DNA and the genetic code, you still would not be able to make a dinosauror even determine what one looked like. Why? How do animals get their shape and how does shape evolve? In this important book, Nobel laureate Gerald M. Edelman challenges the notion that an understanding of the genetic code and of cell differentiation is sufficient to answer these questions. Rather, he argues, a trio of related issues must also be investigatedthe development of form, the evolution of form, and the morphological and functional bases of behavior. Topobiology presents an introduction to molecular embryology and describes a comprehensive hypothesis to account for the evolution and development of animal form.

Buy Topobiology by Gerald M. Edelman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780465086535
ISBN-10: 0465086535
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Topobiology by Gerald M. Edelman

Book Reviews - Topobiology by Gerald M. Edelman

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Topobiology book by Gerald M. Edelman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Gerald M. Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman is director of the Neurosciences Institute and chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at the Scripps Research Institute. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972. He is also the author of Bright Air, Brilliant Fire Tobiology and The Remembered Present.

Books By Gerald M. Edelman

Second Nature by Gerald M. Edelman
Paperback, October 2007
$24.29
Wider Than the Sky by Gerald M. Edelman
Paperback, May 2005
$28.79
Remembered Present by Gerald M. Edelman
Hardback, February 1990
$67.49