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The Machinery of Life [Hardcover]

Item : The Machinery of Life [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Goodsell, David S.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0387849246
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780387849249
Publisher Publisher : Copernicus
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100128575

Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since were dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. Many of the questions puzzling the current cadre of sci- tists would be answered at a glance. But the nanoscale world of molecules is separated from our everyday world of experience by a daunting million-fold difference in size, so the world of molecules is completely invisible. I created the illustrations in this book to help bridge this gulf and allow us to see the molecular structure of cells, if not directly, then in an artistic rendition. I have included two types of illustrations with this goal in mind: watercolor paintings which magnify a small portion of a living cell by one million times, showing the arrangement of molecules inside, and comput- generated pictures, which show the atomic details of individual molecules. In this second edition of The Machinery of Life, these illustrations are presented in full color, and they incorporate many of the exciting scientific advances of the 15 years since the first edition.

Taking its readers on a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines, this book introduces the types of molecules built by cells. Then, in a series of full-color illustrations, the reader is guided through the interior world of cells.

Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since were dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNAlh辔辔辔辔ƔƔg

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