Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape by Enrico Coen

By Enrico Coen

Cells to Civilizations is the 1st unified account of the way lifestyles transforms itself--from the construction of micro organism to the emergence of complicated civilizations. What are the connections among evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an boy or girl, and a toddler who learns to stroll and speak? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the expansion of dwelling platforms and inventive approaches, and he unearths that the 4 nice lifestyles transformations--evolution, improvement, studying, and human culture--while in general understood individually, really all revolve round shared center ideas and occur a similar basic recipe. Coen blends provocative dialogue, the newest medical examine, and colourful examples to illustrate the hyperlinks among those serious phases within the background of life.

Coen tells a narrative wealthy with genes, embryos, neurons, and engaging discoveries. He examines the advance of the zebra, the variations of seaweed, the cave work of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how canines make predictions, how weeds inform the time of day, and the way our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. finding commonalities in very important findings, Coen provides readers a deeper knowing of key adjustments and gives a daring portrait for the way technology either frames and is framed by way of human culture.

A compelling research into the relationships among our organic previous and cultural growth, Cells to Civilizations offers a extraordinary tale of dwelling change.

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