9780123618115

Vital Forces

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  • ISBN13:

    9780123618115

  • ISBN10:

    0123618118

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-03
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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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

Author Biography

Graeme Hunter is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario

Table of Contents

List of Plates
vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xx
The Revolution in Chemistry Has Come to Pass
1(18)
The Maze of Organic Chemistry
19(34)
A Singular Inward Laboratory
53(22)
The Catalytic Force
75(26)
Building Stones of Protoplasm
101(22)
The Chemical and Geometrical Phenomena of Heredity
123(32)
The Megachemistry of the Future
155(38)
The Giant Molecules of the Living Cell
193(24)
The Chemical Basis of Genetics
217(28)
The Hereditary Code-script
245(20)
The Ubiquitous Spiral
265(22)
Our Thread of Ariadne
287(28)
Nature is Blind and Reads Braille
315(30)
References 345(6)
Selected Readings in the History of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 351(5)
Name Index 356(4)
Subject Index 360

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