Stories of the Invisible. A Guided Tour of Molecules (Relié)

Philip Ball

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What are things made of ? 'Everything is composed of small mollycules of itself, and they are flying around in concentric circles and arcs and segments', explains Sergeant Fottrell in Flann O'Brien's The Dalkey Archive. Philip Ball shows that the world of the molecule is indeed a dynamic place. Using the chemistry of life as a springboard, he provides a new perspective on modern chemical science as a whole. Living cells are full of molecules in motion, communication, cooperation, and competition. Molecular scientists are now starting to capture the same dynamism in synthetic molecular systems, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the new century.
    • Engineers of the Invisible : Making Molecules
    • Vital Signs : The Molecules of Life
    • Take the Strain : Materials from Molecules
    • The Burning Issue : Molecules and Energy
    • Good Little Movers : Molecular Motors
    • Delivering the Message : Molecular Communication
    • The Chemical Computer : Molecular Information
  • Date de parution : 09/08/2001
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-280214-3
  • EAN : 9780192802149
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 204 pages
  • Poids : 0.365 Kg
  • Dimensions : 14,0 cm × 20,5 cm × 2,0 cm

Biographie de Philip Ball

Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature, where he was formerly an editor for physical science for over 10 years. He writes about all areas of science for the international press, and has broadcast on TV and radio. His previous books include Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, and H20 : A Biography of Water. He holds a degree in chemistry from Oxford University and a doctorate in physics from Bristol University. He lives in London, where his Homunculus Theatre Company occasionally performs on a shoestring budget.

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