Molecules: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Philip BallMolecules: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Philip Ball

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byPhilip Ball

Paperback | December 15, 2003

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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, Philip Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us - how, for example, a single fertilized egg cangrow into a multi-celled Mozart, what makes spider's silk insoluble in the morning dew, and how this molecular dynamism is being captured in the laboratory, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the century.
Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature, where he was formerly an editor for physical science for over 10 years. He writes about all areas of science for the international press, and has broadcast on TV and radio. His previous books include Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, H20: A Biogra...
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Title:Molecules: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854305

ISBN - 13:9780192854308

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Table of Contents

1. Engineers of the Invisible: Making molecules2. Vital Signs: The molecules of life3. Take the Strain: Materials from molecules4. The Burning Issue: Molecules and energy5. Good Little Movers: Molecular motors6. Delivering the Message: Molecular communication7. The Chemical Computer: Molecular informatoinNotes and Further Reading

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`Stories of the Invisible is a lucid account of the way that chemists see the molecular world . . . the text is enriched with many historical and literature references, and is accessible to the reader untrained in chemistry'THES, 04/01/2002