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Information Isn't Everything

Science  18 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5422, pp. 1935
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5422.1935a

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The Touchstone of Life Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life. Werner R. Loewenstein. Oxford University Press, New York, 1999. 384 pp. $30. ISBN 0-19-511828-6.

Incorporating strands from information theory, thermodynamics, molecular biology, and cell structure, biophysist Lowenstein weaves an argument for recognizing information flow as the "prime mover of life."