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The machinery of life

Author: David S Goodsell
Publisher: New York, NY : Copernicus Books, [2010], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., corrected at 2nd printView all editions and formats
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An introduction to biochemistry for the nonspecialist combines a clear text with an abundance of drawings and computer graphics that present the world of cells and their components.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Goodsell
OCLC Number: 637030846
Description: x, 167 pages : illustrations (chiefly color.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Molecular machines --
The processes of living --
Molecules in cells : Escherichia coli --
A human cell : The advantages of compartments --
The human body : The advantages of specialization --
Life and death --
Viruses --
You and your molecules.
Responsibility: David S. Goodsell.

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Taking its readers on a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines, this book introduces the types of molecules built by cells. Then, in a series of full-color illustrations, the  Read more...

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From the reviews of the second edition:"The Machinery of Life is a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines. Readers are introduced to the types of molecules within the cell, Read more...

 
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