2nd Edition

Biochemical Evolution The Pursuit of Perfection

By Athel Cornish-Bowden Copyright 2016
    300 Pages
    by Garland Science

    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.

    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


    Athel Cornish-Bowden