Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life, Volume 945
Academic Press, Nov 17, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
Combining science and biography into a seamless chronological narrative, the author of Vital Forces brings to life the successes and failures, collaborations and feuds, and errors and insights that produced the revolution in biology. 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.
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