The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of LifeBy
- Graeme Hunter
Molecular biologists, protein chemists, biochemists, chemists, and physicists.
Hardbound, 364 Pages
Published: April 2000
Imprint: Academic Press
ter has managed to present a complex, multidimensional ensemble of discoveries in diverse biological specialties extending over two centuries as a coherent, linear, unidimensional story. As far as I know, no comparably intelligent and comprehensive account of the "Biochemical Revolution" is available."
â-Gunther S. Stent, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, in BIOESSAYS (September 2001)
"Well documented with many personal vignettes, this is an engaging and intelligent book. The author is to be commended for capturing the sense of intellectual development as well as the excitement of discovery."
â-Eugene A. Davidson, Georgetown University School of Medicine, in DOODY'S HEALTH SCIENCES BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL (2001)
"This [book] should be required reading for students in this area and can surely be of value to even the most experienced investigator. Well documented with many personal vignettes, this is an engaging and intelligent book."
- List of Plates.Preface.Acknowledgements.The Revolution in Chemistry Has Come to Pass.The Maze of Organic Chemistry.A Singular Inward Laboratory.The Catalytic Force.Building Stones of Protoplasm.The Chemical and Geometrical Phenomena of Heredity.The Megachemisry of the Future.The Giant Molecules of the Living Cell.The Chemical Basis of Genetics.The Heredity Code-script.The Ubiquitous Spiral.Our Thread of Ariadne.Nature is Blind and Reads Braille.References.Selected Readings in the History of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.Name Index.Subject Index.