The Codes of Life

The Rules ofMacroevolution

The Codes of Life

BIOSEMIOTICS

VOLUME 1

Series Editors Marcello Barbieri

Professor of Embryology University of Ferrara, Italy

President

Italian Association for Theoretical Biology

Editor-in-Chief Biosemiotics

Jesper Hoffmeyer

Associate Professor in Biochemistry University of Copenhagen

President

International Society for Biosemiotic Studies Aims and Scope of the Series

Combining research approaches from biology, philosophy and linguistics, the emerging field of biosemiotics proposes that animals, plants and single cells all engage in semiosis - the conversion of physical signals into conventional signs. This has important implications and applications for issues ranging from natural selection to animal behaviour and human psychology, leaving biosemiotics at the cutting edge of the research on the fundamentals of life.

The Springer book series Biosemiotics draws together contributions from leading players in international biosemiotics, producing an unparalleled series that will appeal to all those interested in the origins and evolution of life, including molecular and evolutionary biologists, ecologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers and historians of science, linguists, semioticians and researchers in artificial life, information theory and communication technology.

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