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The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805074376
ISBN-10 0805074376
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.00
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Summary
An accessible handbook seeks to deconstruct the fundamental processes and biological substances that make up the human body, offering more rounded coverage of such topics as fat varieties, the role of cholesterol, how the stomach digests food, and the sources of energy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In The Stuff of Life , Eric P. Widmaier deconstructs the fundamental processes of the human body and focuses on those vital biological substances that aren't particularly well understood. By examining the blueprints that dictate what we are, Widmaier answers questions, including:

- Why are some fats worse than others?
- Is cholesterol actually good for anything?
- How does the stomach digest food?
- Why do we need to breathe and why can't we hold our breath for very long?
- How does a single carbon atom contribute to the difference between a man and a woman?
- Where does our energy come from?

The Stuff of Life answers these and many more common questions about how the body works in a concise, easy-to-read handbook complete with illustrations.


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2 reprint edition from Henry Holt & Co (August 1, 2003); titled "The Stuff of Life: Profiles of the Molecules That Make Us Tick"
9780805074376 | details & prices | 160 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.00
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