Molecules: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series


The processes in a single living cell are akin to that of a city teeming with molecular inhabitants that move, communicate, cooperate, and compete.

In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us - how, for example, a single fertilized egg can grow into a multi-celled Mozart, what makes spider's silk insoluble in the morning dew, and how this molecular dynamism is being captured in the laboratory, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the century.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184 pages, numerous halftones and line drawings
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9780192854308



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