Books on entropy and information

A list of books from Prof Gordon

While I might agree with you on the misuse of “entropy” in biology, many people would disagree with you, as evidenced by the list of books below.

Adami, C. & N.J. Cerf (1999). What information theory can tell us about quantum reality. In: Quantum Computing and Quantum Communications. Eds.: C.P. Williams. 1509: 258-268.

Avery, J. (2003). Information Theory and Evolution. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Company.

Bajic, V.B. & T.T. Wee, Eds. (2005). Information Processing and Living Systems. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Company.

Barbieri, M. (2003). The definitions of information and meaning: two possible boundaries between physics and biology. In: IPCAT 2003, Fifth International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues, September 8-11, 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland. Eds.

Bradley, W.L. (2004). Information, entropy, and the origin of life. In: Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA. Eds.: W.A. Dembski & M. Ruse. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 331-351.

Brier, S. (2008). Cybersemiotics: Why Information Is Not Enough. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.

Campbell, J. (1982). Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language, and Life. New York, Simon and Schuster.

da Cunha, P.R. & A.D. de Figueiredo (2001). Information systems development as flowing wholeness. In: Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development – the Social and Organizational Perspective. Eds.: N.L. Russo, B. Fitzgerald & J.I. DeGross. 66: 29-48.

Frieden, B.R. (1999). Physics From Fisher Information; A Unification Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Frieden, B.R. (2010). Introduction to EPI (Extreme Physical Information). Second Life®, Embryo Physics Course.

Gatlin, L.L. (1972). Information Theory and the Living System. New York, Columbia University Press.

Goonatilake, S. (1991). Evolution of Information: Lineages in Gene, Culture and Artefact, Pinter Publishers.

Haken, H. & MyiLibrary. (2006). Information and self-organization a macroscopic approach to complex systems. Berlin ; New York, Springer, 3rd enl.

Haruna, T. & Y.P. Gunji (2009). Wholeness and Information Processing in Biological Networks: An Algebraic Study of Network Motifs. In: Natural Computing, Proceedings. Eds.: Y. Suzuki, M. Hagiya, H. Umeo & A. Adamatzky. 1: 70-80.

Kubat, L. & J. Zeman (1975). Entropy and Information in Science and Philosophy. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Kuppers, B.O. (1990). Information and the Origin of Life. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Lineweaver, C.H. (2011). The initial low gravitational entropy of the universe as the origin of all information in the universe. In: Origin(s) of Design in Nature. Eds.: R. Gordon, L. Stillwaggon Swan & J. Seckbach. Dordrecht, Springer: in preparation.

Lowenstein, W.R. (1999). The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life. New York, Oxford University Press.

Meyer, S.C. (2004). The Cambrian information explosion: evidence for intelligent design. In: Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA. Eds.: W.A. Dembski & M. Ruse. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 371-391.

Oyama, S. (1985). The Ontogeny of Information. Developmental Systems and Evolution. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Oyama, S. (2000). The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2nd.

Roederer, J.G. (2005). Information and its Role in Nature. Heidelberg, Springer Verlag.

Shallit, J. & W. Elsberry (2004). Playing games with probability: Dembski’s complex specified information. In: Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism. Eds.: M. Young & T. Edis. Piscataway, NJ, Rutgers University Press: 121-138.

Vaneechoutte, M. (2000). The scientific origin of life – Considerations on the evolution of information, leading to an alternative proposal for explaining the origin of the cell, a semantically closed system. In: Closure: Emergent Organizations and Their Dynamics. Eds.: J.L.R. Chandler & G. VandeVijver. New York, New York Acad Sciences. 901: 139-147.

Weber, B.H., D.J. Depew & J.D. Smith (1988). Entropy, Information, and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological Evolution. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Wicken, J.S. (1987). Evolution, Thermodynamics, and Information: Extending the Darwinian Program. New York, Oxford University Press.

Yockey, H.P. (1992). Information Theory in Molecular Biology. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Yockey, H.P. (2005). Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Yockey, H.P., R.L. Platzman & H. Quastler (1958). Symposium on Information Theory in Biology, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, October 29-31, 1956. New York, Pergamon Press.