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On Biomineralization

Heinz A. Lowenstam

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ISBN 10: 0195049772 / ISBN 13: 9780195049770
Published by Oxford University Press, 1989
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Title: On Biomineralization

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1.

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Focusing on the basic principles of mineral formation by organisms, this comprehensive volume explores questions that relate to a wide variety of fields, from biology and biochemistry, to paleontology, geology, and medical research. Preserved fossils are used to date geological deposits and archaeological artifacts. Materials scientists investigate mineralized tissues to determine the design principles used by organisms to form strong materials. Many medical problems are also associated with normal and pathological mineralization. Lowenstam, the pioneer researcher in biomineralization, and Weiner discuss the basic principles of mineral formation by organisms and compare various mineralization processes. Reference tables listing all known cases in which organisms form minerals are included.

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Heinz A. Lowenstam is at California Institute of Technology. Stephen Weiner is at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.

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