In Life Itself, Boyce Rensberger, science writer for The Washington Post, takes readers to the frontlines of cell research with some of the brightest investigators in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Virtually all the hottest topics in biomedical research are covered here, such as how do cells and their minute components move How do the body's cells heal wounds? What is cancer? Why do cells die? And what is the nature of life? The solutions to
the most pressing challenges facing scientists today - from the efforts to conquer disease to the quest to understand life itself - will be found in the innermost workings of the cell.
In Life Itself, Rensberger paints a colourful and fascinating portrait of modern research in this vital area, an account which will enthrall anyone interested in state-of-the-art science or the incredible workings of the human body.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
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 *