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The logic of chance : the nature and origin of biological evolution / Eugene V. Koonin.

Author/Creator:
Koonin, Eugene V.
Publication:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 516 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Evolutionary genetics.
Genomes.
Evolution (Biology)
Contents:
Toward a postmodern synthesis of evolutionary biology
The fundamentals of evolution : Darwin and modern synthesis
From modern synthesis to evolutionary genomics : multiple processes and patterns of evolution
Comparative genomics : evolving genomescapes
Genomics, systems biology, and universals of evolution : genome evolution as a phenomenon of statistical physics
The web genomics of the prokaryotic world : vertical and horizontal flows of genes, the mobilome, and the dynamic pangenomes
The phylogenetic forest and the quest for the elusive Tree of Life in the age of genomics
The origins of eukaryotes : endosymbiosis, the strange story of introns, and the ultimate importance of unique events in evolution
The non-adaptive null hypothesis of genome evolution and origins of biological complexity
The Darwinian, Lamarckian, and Wrightean modalities of evolution, robustness, evolvability, and the creative role of noise in evolution
The virus world and its evolution
The last universal common ancestor, the origin of cells, and the primordial gene pool
Origin of life : the emergence of translation, replication, metabolism, and membranes
the biological, geochemical, and cosmological perspectives
The postmodern state of evolutionary biology
Appendix A. Postmodernist philosophy, metanarratives, and the nature and goals of the scientific endeavor
Appendix B. Evolution of the cosmos and life : eternal inflation, "many worlds in one," anthropic selection, and a rough estimate of the probability of the origin of life.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rebecca Pepper Sinkler Fund.
Contributor:
Rebecca Pepper Sinkler Fund.
ISBN:
0132542498
9780132542494 (hardback : alk. paper)
Publisher no.:
99946472341
Web link:
The Rebecca Pepper Sinkler Fund Home Page
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