The processes in a single living cell are akin to that of a city
teeming with molecular inhabitants that move, communicate,
cooperate, and compete. In this Very Short Introduction, Philip
Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us--how, for
example, a single fertilized egg can grow into a multi-celled
Mozart, what makes spider's silk insoluble in the morning dew, and
how this molecular dynamism is being captured in the laboratory,... more...