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Our Molecular Nature: The Body's Motors, Machines & Messages
Our Molecular Nature The Body's Motors Machines Messages
Author: David S. Goodsell
A richly illustrated introduction to the extraordinary world of the molecules that are responsible for life. Goodsell has synthesized a vast amount of technical data & presents it in a readable & stimulating manner. Examines topics ranging from the molecules that give cells their shape to the molecules responsible for the immune system, digestio...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780756768164
ISBN-10: 0756768160
Publication Date: 1/1/1996
Pages: 183

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Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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.

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