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Life Itself: Exploring the Realm of the Living Cell

By: Boyce Rensberger

290 pages, B/w photos

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #90315 | ISBN: 0195125002
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83740 | ISBN: 0195108744
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Takes readers to the frontline of cell research. ` is hard to imagine a better way to convey to students the thrill of looking down a microscope at a living cell - and they get a pretty respectable introduction to cell structure and function thrown in for good measure.' Nature

Life Itself is a wonderfully readable digest of everything currently known about the mechanisms by which living cells perform their myriad tasks. The New York Times Book Review An elegant, authoritative, yet felicitously written book that will appeal to anyone who is interested in how cells work...a compelling portrait of terrestrial life in its many guises. New Scientist


1. A Particle of Life; 2. Molecular Motors; 3. Animation; 4. The Living-Room Cell; 5. How Genes Work; 6. One Life Becomes Two; 7. Two lives Become One; 8. Constructing a Person; 9. Pumping Protein; 10. Heal Thyself; 11. In Self-Defense; 12. Revolution; 13. The Immortality Within

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