Title

Conclusion and future perspective: drawing inspiration from the complex system that is nature

RIS ID

56899

Publication Details

Cady, C. W., Robinson, D. M., Smith, P. F. & Swiegers, G. F. (2012). Conclusion and future perspective: drawing inspiration from the complex system that is nature. In G. F. Swiegers (Eds.), Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature (pp. 455-471). Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Abstract

Perhaps the most important feature of Nature is the sheer and overwhelming complexity of biological systems. Life as we know it involves a staggering array of biochemical entities that interact with each other in an enormous and extraordinarily complicated web. Despite its bewildering complexity, Nature not only sustains life in all its facets, but systematically amplifies it over time. How does that happen? Indeed, how did it all come about-in the first place? Can we unravel and start to understand the processes at work-the processes of life itself?

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118310083.ch15