Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life
Vital Forces tells the history of the 'biochemical revolution', a period of unprecedentedly rapid advance in human knowledge that profoundly affected our view of life and laid the foundation for modern medicine and biotechnology. 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.
Vital Forces also describes the discovery of the molecular basis of life through the stories of the scientists involved, including such towering figures as Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Linus Pauling, and Francis Crick. Combining science and biography into a seamless chronological narrative, the author brings to life the successes and failures, collaborations and feuds, and errors and insights that produced the revolution in biology.
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Chapter 3 A Singular Inward Laboratory
Chapter 4 The Catalytic Force
Chapter 5 Building Stones of Protoplasm
Chapter 6 The Chemical and Geometrical Phenomena of Heredity
Chapter 7 The Megachemistry of the Future
Chapter 8 The Giant Molecules of the Living Cell
Chapter 9 The Chemical Basis of Genetics
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Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life, Volume 945
Graeme K. Hunter
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