Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life

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9780962689512: Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life

An award-winning book that challenges the current wisdom of how cells work in a visionary, provocative, and accessible way...reads like a detective story. This highly praised book emphasises the role of cell water and the gel-like nature of the cell, building on these features to explore the mechanisms of communication, transport, contraction, division, and other essential cell functions. Lucidly written for the non-expert, the book is profound enough for biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers to devour.

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Dr. Gerald Pollack is a world leader in the area of muscle contraction and cell motility. He is currently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. His previous book, "Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion" was recipient of an "Excellence Award" from the Society for Technical Communiction.

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"Cells and Gels reads like a detective story. I could not stop reading until the plot resolved." -- H. Ishiwatari, Dean, Grad School Health Sciences, Suzuka University, Japan

"Full of deep physical insights into biological structure / function relationships. I found it refreshingly iconoclastic, sensible, and believable." -- Peter Basser, Chief, Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics, National Institutes of Health

"I was completely sucked in upon reading the first page. This is such great stuff." -- Erwin Vogler, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University

Illuminates the darkness all around. Once I started reading it, it captured and has never released my mind. -- Hirohisa Tamagawa, Biochem Eng. Journal. 10: 155 2002.

an eloquent and accessible statement of a heresy that has smoldered at the fringe of orthodox biology for 30 years. -- Thomas Stossel, Science 293 (5530), 611, 2001.

compelling...monumental piece of work...need to look for volunteers to rewrite the standard undergraduate biochemistry/cell biology textbooks. -- Richard J. Schmidt, J. Pharmacy and Pharmacology 55: 857-858, 2003.

fascinating and extraordinary book. As a focus for discussion and for the exploration of fresh ideas, it is a powerhouse. -- Dierdre Coombe, Immunology and Cell Biology 80, 506, 2002.

starts with basic information so that readers without proper background can easily follow.... incredibly easy to read. -- Kinam Park, Pharm. Research 18:1804-1805.

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