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Machinery of Life / Edition 2

Machinery of Life / Edition 2

by David S. Goodsell


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ISBN-13: 9780387849249
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 04/16/2010
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2009
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 434,673
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. David S. Goodsell is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA. His illustrations have become well known and now appear in many publications as the primary demonstration of the crowded nature of cells. He has also provided expertise and illustrations to many science museums, most recently acting as a "thinking partner” for a new multi-site nanotechnology initiative headed in part by the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: Molecules and Life: Molecular Machines.- The Processes of Living.- Part II: Molecules into Cells: Escherichia coli: One of the Simplest Cells.- Baker’s Yeast: The Advantages of Compartmentation.- Human Beings: The Advantages of Specialization.- Plants: Gathering Energy from the Sun.- Part III: Cells in Health and Disease: Life and Death.- Vitamins.- Viruses: Biological Hijackers.- Poisons and Drugs.

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