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Water: A Very Short Introduction

Water: A Very Short Introduction  

John Finney

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198708728
Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid that shows anomalous behaviour. Water: A Very Short Introduction introduces the science of ... More
6. Language, truth, and care

6. Language, truth, and care  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867095
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198828662
‘Language, truth, and care’ examines how interpretations of the world can be formed and communicated. Language emerges from interpretation and consists of a multiplicity of meanings. Words ... More
2. The water molecule and its interactions

2. The water molecule and its interactions  

John Finney

in Water: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198708728
‘The water molecule and its interactions’ discusses the structural and electrical properties of the water molecule. A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent ... More
5. The anomalies explained

5. The anomalies explained  

John Finney

in Water: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198708728
‘The anomalies explained’ considers why water behaves differently from most other liquids and why this is so important chemically, biologically, and environmentally. Ice contracts on ... More
6. Water as a biomolecule

6. Water as a biomolecule  

John Finney

in Water: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198708728
Why is water biologically important? ‘Water as a biomolecule’ considers how water influences biological processes and what properties of the water molecule enable it to do so by focusing on ... More
4. Gelification and soapiness

4. Gelification and soapiness  

Tom McLeish

in Soft Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2020
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Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780191844904
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807131.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198807131
‘Gelification and soapiness’ looks at the third class of soft matter: ‘self-assembly’. Like the colloids of inks and clays, and the polymers of plastics and rubbers, ‘self-assembled’ soft ... More
3. The chemical nature of enzymes

3. The chemical nature of enzymes  

Paul Engel

in Enzymes: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2020
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Nov 2020
eISBN: 
9780191863820
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198824985.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198824985
‘The chemical nature of enzymes’ evaluates the chemical nature of enzymes. To discover the chemical nature of enzymes, it was essential to obtain them in a pure form. To this end, the early ... More
1. No enzymes, no life

1. No enzymes, no life  

Paul Engel

in Enzymes: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2020
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Nov 2020
eISBN: 
9780191863820
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198824985.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198824985
‘No enzymes, no life’ discusses the role of enzymes and how they orchestrate the whole of life. Almost every chemical step in every living thing is guided by its own dedicated enzyme. Out ... More
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2003
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.001.0001
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book
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9780192854308
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction investigates the nature of molecules and how molecular structures and activities underlie the properties of materials and the processes of ... More
Molecular Biology:  A Very Short Introduction

Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Aysha Divan and Janice Royds

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198723882
Molecular biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. Its applications are wide and growing; the power of molecular ... More
3. Sliminess and stickiness

3. Sliminess and stickiness  

Tom McLeish

in Soft Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2020
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Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780191844904
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807131.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807131
‘Sliminess and stickiness’ examines the molecular origin of ‘stickiness’. It details Hermann Staudinger’s research on ‘double bonds’ and ‘macromolecules’. Understanding the unorthodox ... More
4. Structure for catalysis

4. Structure for catalysis  

Paul Engel

in Enzymes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2020
Published Online: 
Nov 2020
eISBN: 
9780191863820
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198824985.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198824985
‘Structure for catalysis’ details the various patterns of enzyme mechanism and the various structural features helping to achieve catalysis. One of the striking features of enzyme catalysis ... More
Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Genes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199676507
What are genes? What do they say about us? Genes: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the gene and looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and ... More

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