The Resource Wetware : a computer in every living cell, Dennis Bray., (ebook)

Wetware : a computer in every living cell, Dennis Bray., (ebook)

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Wetware : a computer in every living cell
Title
Wetware
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a computer in every living cell
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Dennis Bray.
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eng
Summary
How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system? This book offers a startling and original answer. In clear, jargon-free language, Dennis Bray taps the findings from the discipline of systems biology to show that the internal chemistry of living cells is a form of computation. Cells are built out of molecular circuits that perform logical operations, as electronic devices do, but with unique properties. Bray argues that the computational juice of cells provides the basis for all distinctive properties of living systems: it allows organisms to embody in their internal structure an image of the world, and this accounts for their adaptability, responsiveness, and intelligence. In Wetware, Bray offers imaginative, wide-ranging, and perceptive critiques of robotics and complexity theory, as well as many entertaining and telling anecdotes. For the general reader, the practicing scientist, and all others with an interest in the nature of life, this book is an exciting portal to some of biology's latest discoveries and ideas
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Midwest
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Bray, Dennis
Dewey number
571.6
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Cytology
  • Cell interaction
  • Molecular biology
  • Computational biology
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Wetware : a computer in every living cell, Dennis Bray., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780300155440
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12404759
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MWT12404759
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Wetware : a computer in every living cell, Dennis Bray., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780300155440
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12404759
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12404759
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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