Biology Of Fibrous Composites: Development Beyond The Cell Membrane by Anthony Charles NevilleBiology Of Fibrous Composites: Development Beyond The Cell Membrane by Anthony Charles Neville

Biology Of Fibrous Composites: Development Beyond The Cell Membrane

byAnthony Charles Neville

Hardcover | September 24, 1993

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This book tackles a major unsolved problem in developmental biology--how does chemistry create architecture outside cells? The underlying hypothesis of this book is that the fibers are orientated by self-assembly just outside the cells during a mobile liquid crystalline phase prior to stabilization; the author demonstrates that the commonest orientations of the fibers are plywood laminates (orthogonal and helicoidal), and as parallel fibers. Finally, he shows that these may be imitated in the laboratory by liquid crystalline chemicals. Many fine photographs will aid the initiated in recognizing the various kinds of fibers.
Title:Biology Of Fibrous Composites: Development Beyond The Cell MembraneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:September 24, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521410517

ISBN - 13:9780521410519

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Table of Contents

1. Defining the subject; 2. The occurrence of fibrous composites; 3. Properties of natural plywoods; 4. Biomimickry: making liquid crystalline models of helicoids and other plywoods; 5. How is fibre orientation controlled?; 6. Unifying themes; References; Index.

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As usual, Neville is generous with his ideas and produces blueprints for a dozen or so projects, some to be pursued in well-known holiday resorts. This book is such a good read that I wouldn't mind taking it along too." J.F.V. Vincent, Science