Book List

 


Books by Robert Rosen (1934-1998)

Note: The family of the late Robert Rosen is presently working to get his older books back into print. They are able to provide reprints of his books and papers.

Please inquire directly at the Rosen Enterprises website!!

The Limits of the Limits of Science   
(2003) manuscript – available from Rosen Enterprises  

Rosennean Complexity   
(2003) manuscript – available from
Rosen Enterprises

Essays on Life Itself   
(2000) Columbia University Press; ISBN 0231105118  (paperback) [Details] [Amazon] [Columbia U. Press]
(2000) Columbia University Press; ISBN 023110510X  (hardcover) [Details] [Amazon] [Columbia U. Press

Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life  
(1991) Columbia University Press; ISBN 0231075650 (paperback) [Details] [Amazon] [Columbia U. Press]
(1991) Columbia University Press; ISBN 0231075642  (hardcover) [Details] [Amazon] [Columbia U. Press]

Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical and Methodological Foundations  
(1985) Pergamon Press; ISBN 008031158X   [Details] [out-of-print: Search used]   

Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays on the Natural Philosophy of Complex Systems
(1985) (editor); Academic Press; ISBN 0125972806  [out-of-print: Search used]     

Fundamentals of Measurement and Representation of Natural Systems  
(1978) Elsevier Science Ltd; ISBN 0444002618  [Details] [out-of-print: search used]   

Progress in Theoretical Biology: Vol. 6   
(1981) (editor); Academic Press; ISBN 0125431066  [out-of-print: search used]     

Progress in Theoretical Biology: Vol. 5   
(1978) (editor, w/F. Snell); Academic Press; ISBN 0125431058  [out-of-print: search used]     

Progress in Theoretical Biology: Vol. 4   
(1976) (editor, w/F. Snell); Academic Press; ISBN —  [out-of-print: search used]     

Progress in Theoretical Biology: Vol. 3   
(1974) (editor, w/F. Snell); Academic Press; ISBN —  [out-of-print: search used]   

Progress in Theoretical Biology: Vol. 2   
(1972) (editor, w/F. Snell); Academic Press; ISBN —  [out-of-print: search used]     

Foundations of Mathematical Biology (Volume 1: Subcellular Systems)  
(1972) (editor); Academic Press, NY.; ISBN 0125972016   [out-of-print: search used]   

Foundations of Mathematical Biology (Volume 2: Cellular Systems)  
(1972) (editor); Academic Press, NY.; ISBN 0125972024   [out-of-print: search used]   

Foundations of Mathematical Biology (Volume 3: Supercellular Systems)  
(1972) (editor); Academic Press, NY.; ISBN 0125972032  [out-of-print: search used]   

Dynamical Systems Theory in Biology (Volume 1: Stability Theory and Its Applications)  
(1970) John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; ISBN 0471735507   [out-of-print: search used]     

Optimality Principles in Biology  
(1967) Butterworth and Co.; ISBN —  [out-of-print: search used]

(For a complete bibliography of Rosen’s published papers, see the Bibliography page.)

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Books by Nicolas Rashevsky (1899-1972)

Mathematical Biophysics: Physico-Mathematical Foundations of Biology Volume 1
(1960) (3rd ed.) Dover Publications; ISBN 0486605744 [out-of-print: search used]

Mathematical Biophysics: Physico-Mathematical Foundations of Biology  Volume 2
(1960) (3rd ed.) Dover Publications; ISBN 0486605752 [out-of-print: search used]
(Note: this edition contains the chapters regarding Rashevsky’s work on Relational Biology)

Mathematical Biophysics: Physico-Mathematical Foundations of Biology 
(1948) (2nd ed.) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1938) (1st ed.) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]  
Looking at History Through Mathematics
(1972) (2nd printing) MIT Press; ISBN 0262180243 [Amazon] [search used
(1968) (1st printing) MIT Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

Some Medical Aspects of Mathematical Biology
(1964) Thomas, Springfield, IL; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi,” 
Course 16, Physico-Mathematical Aspects of Biology

(1962) (editor); Academic Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Mathematical Principles in Biology and Their Applications
(1961) Charles C. Thomas; ISBN 039801552X [out-of-print: search used]
Mathematical Biology of Social Behavior
(1959) (Rev. ed.) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1951) (1st ed.)    University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Mathematical Theory of Human Relations: 
An Approach to Mathematical Biology of Social Phenomena

(1949) (2nd ed.) Principia Press, Bloomington, ID; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1947) (1st ed.)  Principia Press, Bloomington, ID; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Advances and Applications of Mathematical Biology
(1940) University of Chicago Press, Bloomington, ID; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(For many years (1939-1972), Nicolas Rashevsky was also the editor and publisher of the journal The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics. Copies of these can journals can sometimes be found used.)  
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Books by John Henry Woodger (1894-1981) 

Biological Principles: A Critical Study
(1967) (3nd. printing) Routledge & Kegan Paul, London; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1948) (2nd. printing) Routledge & Kegan Paul, London; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1929) (1st ed.) K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, London; ISBN —  [out-of-print: search used]

Biology and Language:
An Introduction to the Methodology of the Biological Science including Medicine. 
The Tarner Lectures, 1949-50

(1952) (1st ed.) Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

Physics, Psychology and Medicine: A Methodological Essay
(1956)  Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

The Technique of Theory Construction 
(1970) (5th printing) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1964) (4th printing) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1956) (3rd printing) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1950) (2nd printing) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
(1939) (1st printing) University of Chicago Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

The Axiomatic Method in Biology
(1937) (1st printing) Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

Elementary Morphology and Physiology for Medical Students: 
A Guide to the First Year and a Stepping-stone to the Second.

(1924) (1st ed.); Oxford Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

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Ancillary Books (some other books either quoted or referenced by Rosen)    

Computability and Unsolvability  
(1982) Davis, M.; Dover Publications; ISBN 0486614719 [Amazon]  

On Growth and Form  
(1917 / 1992) Thompson, D’Arcy W.; Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN 0521437768 [Amazon]     

Modern Theories of Development: An Introduction to Theoretical Biology
(1933 / 1962) von Bertalanffy, L.; Oxford (1933) / Harper (1962);  [out-of-print: search used]
(1928) original German edition “Kritische Theorie der Formbildung; Berlin  

Problems of Life: An Evaluation of Modern Biological and Scientific Thought
(1952 / 1960) von Bertalanffy, L.; C.A. Watts (1952) / Harper (1960); [out-of-print: search used]
(1949) original German edition “Das biologische Weltbild”; Bern

Structural Stability and Morphogenesis   
(1989) Thom, R.; Perseus Publishing; ISBN 0201406853 [Amazon

Theory of Categories
(1965) Mitchell, B.; Academic Press; ISBN 0124992501 [out-of-print: search used]

The Variational Principles of Mechanics
(1986) Lanczos, C.; Dover Press; ISBN 0486650677 [Amazon]  

What is Life?  
(1943 / 1992) Shrödinger, E.; Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN: 0521427088 [Amazon]

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Other Books (other books that I have found useful and/or interesting)     

Aristotle: the desire to understand  
(1998) Lear, J.; Cambridge University Press; ISBN 0521347629 [Amazon]  

Chaos Theory Tamed
(1997) Williams, G.; Joseph Henry Press; ISBN 0309063515 [Amazon]

Closure: A Story of Everything
(2001) Lawson, H.; Routledge; ISBN 0415136504 [Amazon]

Conceptual Mathematics : A First Introduction to Categories
(1997) Lawvere, F. & Schanuel, S.; Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN 0521478170 [Amazon]

General Systems Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications  
(1969 / 1976) von Bertalanffy, L.; George Braziller, NY; ISBN 0807604534 [Amazon]

Inquiry as Inquiry: A Logic of Scientific Discovery  
(1999) Hintikka, J.; Kluwer Academic; ISBN 079235477X [Amazon]  

Mathematical Physics  
(1985) Geroch, R.; University of Chicago Press; ISBN 0226288625 [Amazon]

Non-Well-Founded-Sets  
(1988) Aczel, P.; CSLI Publications; ISBN (Paperback) 0937073229 [CSLI]  

Self-Modifying Systems in Biology and Cognitive Science: 
A New Framework for Dynamics, Information and Complexity
(1991) Kampis, G.; Pergamon Press; ISBN 0080369790 [Amazon]

The Dappled World : A Study of the Boundaries of Science
(1999) Cartwright, N.; Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN 0521644119 [Amazon]

The Principles of Mathematics Revisited  
(2003) Hintikka, J.; Cambridge Univ. Press; ISBN 0521624983 [Amazon]  

The Undecidable:
Basic Papers on Undecidable Propositions, Unsolvable Problems and Computable Functions

(2004) Davis, M. (ed.); Dover Publications; ISBN 0486432289 [Amazon]

Towards a Theoretical Biology: An IUBS Symposium
Vol 1: (1968) Waddington, C.H. (editor); Edinburgh Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Vol 2: (1969) Waddington, C.H. (editor); Edinburgh Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Vol 3: (1970) Waddington, C.H. (editor); Edinburgh Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]
Vol 4: (1972) Waddington, C.H. (editor); Edinburgh Univ. Press; ISBN — [out-of-print: search used]

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(Please note that I make no commissions or profit from any books listed on this site – Tim G.) 

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