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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
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Holt Paperbacks (first published August 13th 1957)
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Shea Mastison
May 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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kaity
Nov 29, 2007 rated it liked it
reads like a good story. and no mention of intelligent design.
Hossam ElbaHrawy
لغير المختص/ الدارس, كتاب سهل وبسيط لفهم كيميا الانسان
للدارس فهو تذكره لميكانيزمات ومعادلات معقده وادويه ووجع دماغ :D
Sara
عن الجزيئات الحيوية والعمليات والأمراض المتعلقة بها.
Amanda
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: general-science
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.
Mohamed Tarek
Nov 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
كمية كبيرة جدًا من المعلومات و كمية كبيرة جدًا من الملل.
الكاتب محاولش يخلي الموضوع مسلي او يشد القارئ بأي طريقة.
Hollis
Feb 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
A good introduction to biochemistry.
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