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The Enigma of Ferment

From the Philosopher's Stone to the First Biochemical Nobel Prize

The Enigma of Ferment( )
Author: Lagerkvist, Ulf
ISBN:978-981-270-092-6
Publication Date:Nov 2005
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $31.00
Book Description:

This popular account of the history of ferment takes the reader on a fascinating journey from its obscure origins in medieval medicine and alchemy to the modern concept of the enzyme. During the 19th century, the question of the nature of the ferment led to a long and bitter conflict between those that believed in a vital force peculiar to the living cell and those that looked for a more chemical explanation. The book takes an in-depth look at the events of 1897 when Eduard Buchner...
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