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 existence 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 baby, and a toddler who learns to stroll and speak? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the expansion of residing structures and inventive approaches, and he finds that the 4 nice existence transformations--evolution, improvement, studying, and human culture--while often understood individually, truly all revolve round shared middle rules and take place a similar primary recipe. Coen blends provocative dialogue, the most recent clinical learn, and colourful examples to illustrate the hyperlinks among those serious phases within the historical past of life.

Coen tells a narrative wealthy with genes, embryos, neurons, and interesting discoveries. He examines the improvement of the zebra, the variations of seaweed, the cave work of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how canine make predictions, how weeds inform the time of day, and the way our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. finding commonalities in vital findings, Coen offers readers a deeper realizing of key variations and offers 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 prior and cultural development, Cells to Civilizations provides a notable tale of dwelling change.

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