Remarkable Discoveries! is an enthusiastic and engaging narrative that explores eighteen exciting discoveries--found in all areas of science--that have had a profound impact on modern life. Writing in an informative yet relaxed style, the author relates the histories of such fascinating discoveries as electricity, DNA, microbes, plate tectonics, and x-rays. He emphasizes the personalities involved, the role of serendipity, and the elements of surprise and wonder that often accompany scientific research. This book's wonderful vignettes, related in highly readable prose, will leave any reader intrigued and informed.Phenotype is determined largely by the interaction between hundreds of thousands of molecules in our bodies. ... Most of them are made by our body cells : they are built up of chemicals called amino acids, which come from our food or which our cells make themselves from ... of the structure of hair and finger nails; and haemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to our body cells so that they can thrive.
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