The 436-page book Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists presents the fundamentals of molecular biophysics and emphasizes the connection between molecules and biological phenomena. Among the topics covered are membranes, liquid crystallinity, surface phenomena, biomacromolecules, biorheology, phase transitions, experimental techniques, continuum mechanics, charged ions and polymers, the phase behavior of DNA, how molecules move and propel themselves, and the general features of self-assembly, with examples from proteins. The resource is designed to serve as a foundation for students entering pure and applied bioengineering fields in medical, food and pharmaceutical areas. Tom Waigh; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2007; $60, paperback.
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