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Biochemical Evolution

The Pursuit of Perfection, 2nd Edition

By Athel Cornish-Bowden

Garland Science

282 pages

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Paperback: 9780815345527
pub: 2016-07-15
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Biochemical Evolution: The Pursuit of Perfection, Second Edition by Athel Cornish-Bowden describes the relationship between biochemistry and evolutionary biology, arguing that each depends on the other to be properly understood. There are many aspects of evolution that make sense only in the light of biochemical knowledge, just as there are many aspects of biochemistry that make sense only in the light of evolution.

Table of Contents

1. Some Basic Biochemistry

2. The Nuts and Bolts of Evolution

3. Adaptation and Accidents

4. Metabolism and Cells

5. The Games Cells Play

6. The Perfect Molecule

7. Fear of Phantoms

8. Living on a Knife Edge

9. Brown Eyes and Blue

10. An Economy That Works

11. Failures of Natural Selection

12. A Small Corner of the Universe

13. Aspects of Cancer

14. The Meaning of Life

15. The Age of Endarkenment

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED008000
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution