What Sustains Life? : Consilient Mechanisms for Protein-Based Machines and Materials (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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What Sustains Life? : Consilient Mechanisms for Protein-Based Machines and Materials

Author: Dan W Urry
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together three decades worth of collaborative research to address the question "What sustains life?" this text contains elements of memoir, history, and a solid, informative  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Druckausg.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan W Urry
ISBN: 9780817645625 0817645624 9780817643461 081764346X
OCLC Number: 762190985
Notes: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Springer-11642).
Description: 1 online resource (Online-Datei.)
Contents: What Sustains Life? An Overview.- The Pilgrimage: Highlights in Our Understanding of the Products and Components of Living Organisms.- Likelihood of Life's Protein Machines: Extravagant in Construction Yet Efficient in Function.- Consilient Mechanisms for Diverse Protein-based Machines: The Efficient Comprehensive Hydrophobic Effect.- On the Evolution of Protein-based Machines (Toward Complexity of Structure and Diversity of Function).- Biology Thrives Near a Movable Cusp of Insolubility.- Consilient Mechanisms for Protein-based machines of Biology.- Advanced Materials for the Future: Protein-based Materials with Potential to Sustain Individual Health and Societal Development.- Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Dan W. Urry.

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