Atomic Evidence

Seeing the Molecular Basis of Life

Authors: Goodsell, David S.

  • Contains 50+ vibrant, full color illustrations of molecules and molecular processes at the atomic and cellular level 
  • Engaging and highly accessible text for the lay reader 
  • Brings to life the world of molecules and biomolecular science    
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About this book

This book will take an evidence-based approach to current knowledge about biomolecules and their place in our lives, inviting readers to explore how we know what we know, and how current gaps in knowledge may influence the way we approach the information. Biomolecular science is increasingly important in our everyday life, influencing the choices we make about our diet, our health, and our wellness. Often, however, information about biomolecular science is presented as a list of immutable facts, discouraging critical thought. The book will introduce the basic tools of structural biology, supply real-life examples, and encourage critical thought about aspects of biology that are still not fully understood.

About the authors

David Goodsell is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, where he currently divides his time between research and science outreach. His research centers on methods for predicting and analyzing biomolecular complexes, and application of these methods to drug discovery and drug design. His science outreach work builds on his work in molecular graphics and computation. He currently authors a monthly column at the RCSB Protein Data Bank that presents molecular structure and function for general audiences. He has also written three general-interest books including "The Machinery of Life" and "Our Molecular Nature". He has also collaborated with science museums, filmmakers and popular authors on the creation of educational and outreach materials.

Reviews

“This book should be in the library of every individual teaching biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Goodsell provides references to the protein database for all presented images. Instructors can mine the images for teaching material that will make the invisible world real for students. … Atomic Evidence supplies a welcome menagerie for molecular biologists. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (R. M. Denome, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • The Protein Data Bank

    Goodsell, David S.

    Pages 1-4

  • Seeing Is Believing: Methods of Structure Solution

    Goodsell, David S.

    Pages 5-10

  • Visualizing the Invisible World of Molecules

    Goodsell, David S.

    Pages 11-16

  • The Twists and Turns of DNA

    Goodsell, David S.

    Pages 17-24

  • The Central Dogma

    Goodsell, David S.

    Pages 25-31

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32510-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32508-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atomic Evidence
Book Subtitle
Seeing the Molecular Basis of Life
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32510-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32510-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32508-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 illustrations in colour
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