Molecules: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature. His previous books include Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, H20: A Biography of Water and The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the Elements. He lives in London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780192854308
ISBN-10: 0192854305
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions