World Scientific and Imperial College Perss, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #216077
Series on Mathematical Biology and Medicine, no. 3. Two volumes. 1836 pages. An alternative biology, combining theoretical physics and embryology. First edition (first printing). Fine hardcovers in illustrated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. A large, heavy set.
Over the past few decades numerous scientists have called for a unification of the fields of embryo development, genetics, and evolution. Each field has glaring holes in its ability to explain the fundamental phenomena of life. In this book, the author shows how the phenomenon of cell differentiation, considered in its temporal and spatial aspects during embryogenesis, provides a starting point for a unified theory of multicellular organisms (plants, fungi and animals), including their evolution and genetics. This unification is based on the recent discovery of differentiation waves by the author and his colleagues, described in the appendices, and illustrated by a flip movie prepared by a medical artist. To help the reader through the many fields covered, a glossary is included.This book will be of great value to the researcher and practicing doctors/scientists alike. The research students will receive an in-depth tutorial on the topics covered. The seasoned researcher will appreciate the applications and the gold mine of other possibilities for novel research topics.