© 1996

Our Molecular Nature

The Body’s Motors, Machines and Messages

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 1-18
  3. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 19-53
  4. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 55-80
  5. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 81-107
  6. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 109-137
  7. David S. Goodsell
    Pages 139-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-183

About this book


Molecular Nature is a richly illustrated guide to the extraordinary diversity of molecules that are responsible for life. David Goodsell, author of the highly-praised book, The Machinery of Life, has synthesized a vast amount of data in a manner that is accessible to the general reader. Molecular Nature examines topics ranging from the shape of cells to the molecules responsible for digestion, immunity, and thought. The author's unique combination of scientific and artistic talents make this a readable, stimulating and highly evocative book. About the Author: David Goodsell is in the Department of Molecular Biology at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. His research involves computer graphics and X-ray crystallography. He is the author of The Machinery of Life (Springer-Verlag, 1992), and his artwork has been shown at exhibitions on science and art.


biology cell cells enzyme enzymes immunity molecular biology

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Our Molecular Nature
  • Book Subtitle The Body’s Motors, Machines and Messages
  • Authors David S. Goodsell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94498-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7508-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-2336-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 183
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedicine, general
    Biochemistry, general
    Cell Biology
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"...marshals a potentially unmanageable collection of biological curiosities into a deceptively simple story that should be accessible to virtually anyone with a desire to know something of the natural history of the molecules of life." New Scientist "...this book can be entitled as 'sensational'" Cellular and Molecular Biology