From the nano-world of rusty proteins and magnetic compasses in bacteria to the macroscopic structures of oyster shells, corals, ivory, bone and enamel, biology has evolved a new type of chemistry that brings together the synthesis and construction of hard and soft matter for the design of functionalized inorganic-organic materials. The process that gives rise to these small and large inorganic-based structures of life is called biomineralization. This book looks at the chemical principles and concepts of biomineralization and their application in the new field of biomimetic materials chemistry.
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Stephen Mann is at School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.Review:
"This book is strongly recommended as essential reading for new researchers in the field, but also as general reading for any chemist interested in gainign insight into some of the real wonders of nature."--Chemistry in Britain
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