A Thermodynamic Interpretation of the Evolution
- Sven Erik Jørgensen, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Evolution is natureâs most fascinating process, the possibility given sufficient time to combine simple inorganic compounds to more and more complex biochemical compounds, which make up more and more complex organisms. It is therefore crucial in our effort to understand the evolution to see it from as many different angles as possible. This books draw an image of evolution from the thermodynamic viewpoint, which gives new and surprising insights into the processes and mechanisms that have driven evolution. This new thermodynamic interpretation has made it possible to quantify the various steps of evolution and to show that evolution has followed an exponential growth curve.
Biologists, ecologists and physicists (both students and researchers)with particular interest in the evolution.