Poisons kill, wonder drugs cure, health and life depend upon the billions of cells that make the human body . . .Asimov tells how and why.
NOTE: cover is slightly different (Mentor Book)
Unlike many people I know, I don't care for science fiction, and can't remember reading any by Isaac Asimov. But I love non-fiction and have found Asimov's writing in these areas to be exceptionally engaging. This little volume from the Mentor Science series, published 50 years ago, is still a great introduction for non-scientists of the chemicals of life. It focuses on the main idea- enzymes as catalysts- and reviews various families and functions in the human body. It is clear without being condescending, made interesting to adults, though many a science-minded 7th grader could read it with profit and enjoyment. I love Asimov's writings on science for laymen like me because I learn so much, yet not so much as to drown in it. I am led to the main concepts and given a few memorable examples, rather than an exhaustive examination. And Asimov adds an historical dimension, often pointing out the discoveries or breakthroughs that have led to our present understanding.
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