Life's Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World (Paperback)

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"Stewart writes with such compelling clarity that general readerscan share in the intellectual daring of hisperspective."--Booklist An invitation to a hidden world InLife's Other Secret, mathematician and award-winning sciencewriter Ian Stewart reveals the way mathematics describes theorigin, structure, and evolution of life. Featuring a sumptuousgallery of color illustrations demonstrating nature'sintricate wonders, here is an intriguing invitation to enter aworld deeper than DNA, a world where number series bloom inspringtime and equations gallop across the plains. From the latesttheory of how life started to the rules governing the shapes intowhich animals grow to the ancient patterns of evolution, Stewartilluminates the fundamental forces that shape our world.

About the Author


IAN STEWART, Ph.D., has written or coauthored numerous books, including Does God Play Dice?, Fearful Symmetry, Collapse of Chaos, and Nature's Numbers. In addition, he writes the Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American, serves as mathematics consultant to New Scientist, and is a regular contributor to Discover and The Sciences. In 1995 Dr. Stewart received the Royal Society of England's Michael Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780471296515
ISBN-10: 0471296511
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: January 27th, 1999
Pages: 308
Language: English