Mirror-image asymmetry : an introduction to the origin and consequences of chirality / James P. Riehl.

Author
Riehl, James P. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
Description
xix, 242 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
Written at an introductory level, Mirror-Image Asymmetry provides an overview of the importance and effects of asymmetry from the atomic and molecular world of physics and chemistry to the organisms and structures that we see and use in our everyday life. --from publisher description
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The mirror image -- Molecular chirality in living systems -- The origin of chirality in living systems -- Chiral chemistry, recognition, and control in living systems -- Chirality and drugs -- The chirality of living things -- The handedness of homo sapiens -- Living in a right-handers worlds -- The asymmetric universe.
ISBN
  • 9780470387597 (pbk.)
  • 0470387599 (pbk.)
LCCN
2009051005
OCLC
310400173
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