The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick

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In "The Stuff of Life, " Eric P. Widmaier deconstructs the fundamental processes of the human body and focuses on those vital biological substances that aren't particularly well understood. By examining the blueprints that dictate what we are, Widmaier answers questions, including: - Why are some fats worse than others? - Is cholesterol actually good for anything? - How does the stomach digest food? - Why do we need to breathe and why can't we hold our breath for very long? - How does a single carbon atom contribute to ...

The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick 2003, Holt McDougal, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805074376

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