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Stories of the invisible : a guided tour of molecules

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002.
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Philip Ball shows that the world of the molecule is a dynamic place. Using the chemistry of life as a springboard, he looks at modern chemical science as a whole and demonstrates that living cells  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0192803174 9780192803177
OCLC Number: 52301408
Description: xv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 20 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.
Responsibility: Philip Ball.

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