The Resource The machinery of life, David S. Goodsell

The machinery of life, David S. Goodsell

Label
The machinery of life
Title
The machinery of life
Statement of responsibility
David S. Goodsell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Cells
  • Science
  • The Machinery of Life is a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines. Readers are introduced to the types of molecules built by cells, including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and polysaccharides; then, in a series of full-color 'watercolor' illustrations, which show a portion of a living cell magnified by 1,000,000 times, the reader is guided through the interior world of cells. The book explores the ways in which molecules work in concert to perform the processes of living, and how vitamins, viruses, poisons, and drugs each have their effects on the molecules in our bodies. The book is a fascinating introduction to biochemistry for the non-specialist, and combines a lucid text with an abundance of drawings and computer graphics that present the world of cells and their components in a truly unique way. This new edition has been updated to include the many major advances of the past decade, and is richly illustrated in full color throughout
Cataloging source
SALS
Dewey number
571.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH581.2
LC item number
.G66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
Label
The machinery of life, David S. Goodsell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 159
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
Introduction -- Molecular machines -- The processes of living -- Molecules in cells: Escherichia coli -- A human cell: The advantages of compartments -- The human body: The advantages of specialization -- Life and death -- Viruses -- You and your molecules
Control code
000044443248
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
x, 167 p.
Isbn
9780387849249
Lccn
2009921115
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24385761
System control number
  • (OCoLC)327148231
  • eblnew0387849246

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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