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Our Molecular Nature : The Body's Motors, Machines and Messages
Our Molecular Nature The Body's Motors Machines and Messages
Author: David S. Goodsell
Molecular Nature is a richly illustrated guide to the extraordinary diversity of molecules that are responsible for life. David Goodsell, author of the highly-praised book, The Machinery of Life, has synthesized a vast amount of data in a manner that is accessible to the general reader. Molecular Nature examines topics ranging from the shape of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780387944982
ISBN-10: 0387944982
Publication Date: 4/19/1996
Pages: 183
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Publisher: Springer
Book Type: Hardcover
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With illustrations, definitions, a glossary, and an index, this book makes an excellent self-study introduction. It is divided into 6 chapters.
1 - The Molecular World - Looking at the Molecular World, The Names of Molecules, and Molecular Building Blocks - takes a look at amino acids, proteins, genetic information, and carbohydrates.
2 - Building Molecules - Enzymes and Information - gives examples of important enzymes and how genetic information is encoded and translated into proteins.
3 - Powering the Body - Digestion and Chemical Energy - explains how our bodies take advantage of the food we eat.
4 - Form and Motion - Cell Form, Body Form, and Molecular Motors - delves into microscopic and macroscopic physiology.
5 - Dangers and Defenses - Toxins and Venoms, Detoxification, Immunity, and Healing - explains how toxins and venoms work, how they are neutralised, and how we heal.
6 - Molecules and the Mind - Hormones, Sense, and Thought - takes a look at how the body communicates.