The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick
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The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick

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In The Stuff of Life , Eric P. Widmaier deconstructs the fundamental processes of the human body and focuses on those vital biological substances that aren't particularly well understood. By examining the blueprints that dictate what we are, Widmaier answers questions, including:

- Why are some fats worse than others?
- Is cholesterol actually good for anything?
- How does t...more
ebook, 162 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Times Books (first published August 13th 1957)
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kaity
reads like a good story. and no mention of intelligent design.
Shea Mastison
Did you ever have that feeling? You know, that one where you find yourself staring at the book you're reading like it's your middle school science text? Well, if that's your kind of book, than boy do I have a recommendation for you!

To say this book is dry, is actually very literally true. There is a minimum amount personality and a maximal amount of information. The illustrations in this book are fairly well done, and they do contribute to the overall arc of the book.

There's just really not a...more
Amanda
This is a quick whirlwhind tour of the major molecules in the human body. I remember learning some of this in high school but had since forgotten. This book left me feeling in awe at how the human body functions.
Hollis
A good introduction to biochemistry.
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