By Gerald Pollack

Book cover for Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life

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This book describes how cells work. It challenges the current wisdom of cell function, and presents a new, simpler approach to fundamental processes such as movement, transport, division, and communication, based on sound physical principles. The book is profusely illustrated with many color figures. It is written for the non-expert in an accessible, often humorous style.


Reviews

"Full of deep physical insights into biological structure / function relationships. I found it refreshingly iconoclastic, sensible, and believable."
- Peter Basser, Chief, Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics, National Institutes of Health

"Cells and Gels reads like a detective story. I could not stop reading until the plot resolved."
- H. Ishiwatari, Dean, Grad School Health Sciences, Suzuka University, Japan

Review by Deirdre R Coombe, Immunology & Cell Biology, on Nature.com




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