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Author Hunter, Graeme K.

Title Vital forces : the discovery of the molecular basis of life / Graeme K. Hunter.

Published San Diego : Academic Press, [2000]
©2000

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 UniM Bail  572.809 HUNT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 364 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Revolution in chemistry has come to pass -- Maze of organic chemistry -- Singular inward laboratory -- Catalytic force -- Building stones of protoplasm -- Chemical and geometrical phenomena of heredity -- Megachemistry of the future -- Giant molecules of the living cell -- Chemical basis of Our thread of ariadne -- Nature is blind and reads braille.
Summary Combining science and biography into a seamless chronological narrative, the author brings to life the successes and failures, collaborations and feuds, and errors and insights that produced the revolution in biology. The story is told in a clear, engaging, and absorbing manner. This delightful work relates the fascinating and staggering advances in concepts and theories over the last 200 years and introduces the major figures of the times. * Vividly describes dramatic scientific discoveries, personalities, feuds and rivalries * Answers a general readers quest to understand the nature of life, and the relevance of biochemistry/molecular biology to modern medicine, industry and agriculture
Subject Biochemistry -- History.
Molecular biology -- History.
ISBN 012361810X (hardback)
0123618118 (paperback)