Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life

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Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life

By Hunter, Graeme K.

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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.

* Vividly describes dramatic scientific discoveries, personalities, feuds and rivalries
* Answers a general readers quest to understand the nature of life, and the relevance of biochemistry/molecular biology to modern medicine, industry and agriculture

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Science -> History

Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 04/2000
Imprint: Academic Press
Language: English
Length: 364 pages

ISBN 10: 012361810X
ISBN 13: 9780123618108
Print ISBN: 9780123618108

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