Item description for Life Sciences for the Non-scientist by Viqar Zaman...
The second edition of this popular book is thoroughly updated with the latest issues, information, and statistics in the same readable and vividly illustrated format. A new chapter on organ transplantation looks at advances in immunology and the discovery of immunosuppressive drugs, which have contributed significantly to the success rate of these surgeries. Another new section tackles the fascinating subject of heredity, considering its historical background and Mendel's discoveries, genetically determined diseases, and the importance of genetic counseling. Illustrating how art, philosophy and mythology juxtapose yet complement scientific thought and evolution, the inclusion of poems and quotes at the end of each chapter serve to make this book truly unique.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812562826 ISBN13 9789812562821
Reviews - What do customers think about Life Sciences for the Non-scientist?
Yeah Right!! Don't be fooled Dec 9, 2007
For non-scientists huh... Who does this guy think he's writing for. Here's a flavour from page 16.
"Proteins synthesized in the rough endoplasmic rectilum migrate to the Golgi complex, where they get pacakaged into small vesicles. The vesicles are then transported to various sites where the proteins are needed. The cell cytoplasm also contains large vesicle carrying enzymes known as lysosomes, which are used for breaking down food and old organelles.....
The next sentence contains the words cytoplasm, eukaryotic, mitochondria. You get the picture!!
If you are a not a biologist and buy this book don't say you weren't warned. It may be a good book but it doesn't do what it says on the title.