Table of Contents (153 kBytes)
inward similarity of outward diversity (431 kBytes)
pp. 36-39 An introduction to the common underlying patterns and rules
that produce the extraordinary diversity of living creatures.
encourages variety by recombining information (142 kBytes)
pp. 46-47 Selective breeding, genetic engineering,
the latest in aspen trees' cellulose/lignin ratio.
small effects (322 kBytes) pp. 186-189
The function of actin/myosin interactions in muscle motion and cytoplasmic
streaming. Research on rotational streaming in Nitella. Writer Annie Dillard
observes chloroplasts swarming.
DNA information translates into a protein (491 kBytes)
An unexpected analogy - a donut shop gets an order and from it produces
unique boxes of mixed donuts. The analogous scene inside a cell - DNA to
RNA via amino acids and ribosome to protein.