The Resource Vital forces : the discovery of the molecular basis of life, Graeme K. Hunter

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

Label
Vital forces : the discovery of the molecular basis of life
Title
Vital forces
Title remainder
the discovery of the molecular basis of life
Statement of responsibility
Graeme K. Hunter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vital Forces tells the history of the 'biochemical revolution', a period of unprecedentedly rapid advance in human knowledge that profoundly affected our view of life and laid the foundation for modern medicine and biotechnology. 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. Vital Forces also describes the discovery of the molecular basis of life through the stories of the scientists involved, including such towering figures as Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Linus Pauling, and Francis Crick. 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. * 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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
572.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.H86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Vital forces : the discovery of the molecular basis of life, Graeme K. Hunter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Plates. -- Preface. -- Acknowledgements. -- The Revolution in Chemistry Has Come to Pass. -- The Maze of Organic Chemistry. -- A Singular Inward Laboratory. -- The Catalytic Force. -- Building Stones of Protoplasm. -- The Chemical and Geometrical Phenomena of Heredity. -- The Megachemisry of the Future. -- The Giant Molecules of the Living Cell. -- The Chemical Basis of Genetics. -- The Heredity Code-script. -- The Ubiquitous Spiral. -- Our Thread of Ariadne. -- Nature is Blind and Reads Braille. -- References. -- Selected Readings in the History of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. -- Name Index. -- Subject Index
  • 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 genetics -- Hereditary code-script -- Ubiquitous spiral -- Our thread of ariadne -- Nature is blind and reads braille
Control code
ocn162129355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 364 pages, [20] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780123618108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
89110:89110
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22976760
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162129355
  • sks0080543634
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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