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Machinery of Life

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ISBN-10: 0387982736

ISBN-13: 9780387982731

Edition: 1998

Authors: David S. Goodsell

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All living cells are made up of an extraordinary collection of tiny molecular machines, which orchestrate the millions of tasks needed for life. Cells build these machines for a variety of purposes: to digest food, to propel them to fertile feeding grounds or away from predators, to store the genetic blueprint, and to fight disease-causing invaders. The Machinery of Life is a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines. The reader is first introduced to the types of molecules built by cells: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and polysaccharides. In a series of distinctive illustrations, the reader is then guided through the interior world of cells, exploring the ways in…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/19/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Molecules and Life
Molecular Machines
The Processes of Living
Molecules into Cells
Escherichia coli: One of the Simplest Cells
Baker's Yeast: The Advantages of Compartmentation
Man: The Advantages of Specialization
Plants: Gathering Energy from the Sun
Cells in Health and Disease
Vitamins
Viruses
Poisons and Drugs