Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A New Unifying Approach to Cell Function

Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A New Unifying Approach to Cell Function

by Gerald H. Pollack
     
 
This book describes how cells work. It challenges the current wisdom of cell function, and presents a new, simpler approach to fundamental processes such as movement, transport, division, and communication, based on sound physical principles. The book is profusely illustrated with many color figures. It is written for the non-expert in an accessible, often humorous

Overview

This book describes how cells work. It challenges the current wisdom of cell function, and presents a new, simpler approach to fundamental processes such as movement, transport, division, and communication, based on sound physical principles. The book is profusely illustrated with many color figures. It is written for the non-expert in an accessible, often humorous style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962689529
Publisher:
Ebner & Sons
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
766,446

Meet the Author

Dr. Gerald Pollack is an international leader in the field of muscle contraction and motility. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, and is currently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. His interests have ranged broadly from cardiac dynamics and electrophysiology to muscle contraction and cell biology. For ten years he headed a multi-investigator program grant to study the molecular mechanism of muscle contraction. He has earned many distinctions including the Kulka Award, JSEM Scientific Paper Award, and Founding Fellowship in the American Institute of Biomedical Engineers. He has organized numerous international conferences, has been on various journal editorial boards, and has authored nine books. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, won an "Excellence Award" from the Society for Technical Communication.

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