Biophysics – the science of physical principles of life itself, of biological systems – is presented here not merely as physics for biologists, but as an entirely independent subject with its own innate network of ideas and approaches. From the microscopic forces that constitute life, the intramolecular bonds and ionic interactions, to the macroscopic forces of the environment, temperature and pressure, the author presents and explains all aspects of life from a Biophysicist’s point of view. Exciting biological themes such as neuronal processing and differentiation as well as current medical and environmental topics are introduced from a surprising perspective in this imaginative new textbook.
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany. Translation of the German title, Biophysik, 5th edition, c1999. Message is that biophysics is the science of physical principles underlying the ‘phenomenon life’ on all levels of organization. Regard physics as a defined discipline with its own network of ideas and approaches. For researchers.
Excellent starting for Biophysics, September 22, 2003
This book is written by a biologist. However, the author discussed lots of physics topics closely related to basic biological phenomena. The most important role of this book, I believe, is making the bridge between physics and biology as well as biochemistry. Untill now, most of biophyiscs text books have been a kind of biochemsitry text book like ones. This one is distingusihed from those. This is also good for biochemistry student who wants to study physical aspects of biological system beyond the scope of biochemistry. Some parts of this book might be difficult for biology and biochemistry students but surely deserves to be read.