What is life?

the physical aspect of the living cell ; with, Mind and matter ; & Autobiographical sketches

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What is life?

the physical aspect of the living cell ; with, Mind and matter ; & Autobiographical sketches

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What Is Life? is a 1944 non-fiction science book written for the lay reader by physicist Erwin Schrödinger. The book was based on a course of public lectures delivered by Schrödinger in February 1943 at Trinity College, Dublin. Schrödinger's lecture focused on one important question: "how can the events in space and time which take place within the spatial boundary of a living organism be accounted for by physics and chemistry?" In the book, Schrödinger introduced the idea of an "aperiodic crystal" that contained genetic information in its configuration of covalent chemical bonds. In the 1950s, this idea stimulated enthusiasm for discovering the genetic molecule and would give both Francis Crick and James Watson initial inspiration in their research.

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What is life?: the physical aspect of the living cell : and Mind and matter
1992, Cambridge University Press
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What is life?: The physical aspect of the living cell
1945, The University Press, The Macmillan Company
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Cambridge, New York

Edition Notes

"Canto"--Cover.

Other Titles
Mind and matter., Autobiographical sketches.

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Dewey Decimal Class
574/.01
Library of Congress
QH331 .S357 1992

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 184 p. :
Number of pages
184

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Open Library
OL1548875M
Internet Archive
whatislife00schr
ISBN 10
0521427088
LCCN
91028415
OCLC/WorldCat
24503223
Library Thing
8313634
Goodreads
162780

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