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Author Hoffmann, Peter M.

Title Life's ratchet : how molecular machines extract order from chaos / Peter M. Hoffmann.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2012]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  572.33 HOF    AVAILABLE
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Description vii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is life? -- The life force -- Chance and necessity -- The entropy of a late-night robber -- On a very small scale -- Maxwell's demon and Feynman's ratchet -- The mystery of life -- Twist and route -- The watch and the ribosome -- Making a living -- Life, the universe, and everything.
Subject Molecular biology.
Life (Biology)
ISBN 9780465022533 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0465022537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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