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The Art of Genes By Enrico Coen

The Art of Genes
by Enrico Coen

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How is a fertilized egg able to turn itself into an adult? Through a synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop, and the fresh insights this gives us into the nature of evolution and human creativity.
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The Art of Genes: How Organisms Make Themselves by Enrico Coen

How is a tiny fertilised egg able to turn itself into a human being? How can an acorn transform itself into an oak tree? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop. Drawing on a wide range of material - from flowers growing petals instead of sex organs, and flies that develop an extra pair of wings, to works by Leonardo and Magritte - it explains the language and meaning of genes, in an entertaining way that is both accurate and accessible to the general reader. It shows how an organism develops through an interactive dialogue in which there is no clear separation between plan and execution, much as an artist might paint a picture. By explaining how this process has arisen, the book arrives at fresh and exciting insights into the nature of evolution, development and human creativity.

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About Enrico Coen



Enrico Coen is Professor in the Genetics Department at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

Table of Contents


PAINTING A PICTURE; COPYING AND CREATING; A QUESTION OF INTERPRETATION; A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY; THE INTERNAL WORLD OF COLOUR; EVOLUTION OF LOCKS AND KEYS; THE HIDDEN SKELETON; THE EXPANDING CANVAS; REFINING A PATTERN; CREATIVE REPRODUCTION; SCENTS AND SENSITIVITIES; RESPONDING TO THE ENVIRONMENT; ELABORATING ON ASYMMETRY; BENEATH THE SURFACE; THEMES AND VARIATIONS; SHIFTING FORMS; THE STORY OF COLOUR; THE ART OF HEATH ROBINSON; SOURCES OF QUOTATIONS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; GLOSSARY; FIGURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX

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GOR002013668
The Art of Genes: How Organisms Make Themselves by Enrico Coen
Enrico Coen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1999-03-04
396
0198503431
9780198503439
N/A
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