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Published: 01 March 2011

264 Pages | 50 illus.

9.5 x 6.6 inches

ISBN: 9780199603022

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Nature's Chemicals

The Natural Products that Shaped Our World

Richard Firn

  • Provides a fascinating insight into the crucial importance of Natural Products to human activities and the global economy throughout recorded history
  • Adopts a simple evolutionary theory to form the backbone of the book and provide a theoretical framework to explain the evolution of metabolism
  • Clear and simple explanation of biochemical concepts aimed at a general readership
  • Tackles applied issues such as pharmaceutical drug discovery and drug design

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