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Molecules : a very short introduction

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2003] ©2001
Series: Very short introductions, 101.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The processes in a single living cell are akin to that of a city teeming with molecular inhabitants that move, communicate, cooperate, and compete. In this Very Short Introduction, previously published as Stories of the Invisible. Philip Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us - how, for example, a single fertilized egg can grow into a multicelled Mozart, what makes a spider's silk insoluble in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0192854305 9780192854308
OCLC Number: 55008787
Notes: Originally published as: Stories of the invisible, 2001.
Description: 170 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Engineers of the invisible: making molecules --
Vital signs: the molecules of life --
Take the strain: materials from molecules --
The burning issue: molecules and energy --
Good little movers: molecular motors --
Delivering the message: molecular communication --
The chemical computer: molecular information.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 101.
Responsibility: Philip Ball.
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Molecules are the building blocks of matter. Using the molecules of life as a springboard, Philip Ball provides a new perspective on modern chemistry. He shows how molecular scientists are capturing  Read more...

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