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Book Title: Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates|
Date of issue: October 6th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781617230219
The author of the book: Andreas Wagner
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 699 KB
Read full description of the books Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates:A renowned biologist answers one of the most important questions in the life sciences
Darwinian theory explains what happens when innovations arise among living things, but it doesn’t tell us how those innovations came about in the first place. As genetics pioneer Hugo de Vries put it, “Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest.”
Andreas Wagner, an award-winning evolutionary biologist, has found that life can innovate itself far faster than scientists previously thought possible. His research shows how adaptations are not just driven by chance, but rather by a set of laws that allow nature to discover new molecules and mechanisms in a fraction of the time that random variation would take.
Filled with examples of the remarkable biological creativity that surrounds us, Arrival of the Fittest breaks new ground in explaining how innovations in nature occur.
Read information about the authorAndreas Wagner is Professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Zurich and an award-winning science writer. He received his PhD from Yale and has held research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The author of more than 150 scientific papers published in leading journals including Nature and Science, this is his first book popularizing his new evolutionary systems research. He lives in Zurich.
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