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Have you ever stopped to wonder how your eyes can convert light into nerve impulses? Or maybe how your ears translate sound waves into brain waves? What about your sense of touch…? how do your fingers sense pressure? These are mysteries that many people never stop to think about, but they should. Without a background in science, the answers might seem so complex that only a specialist could understand them. The truth however is that the answer to all these questions is simply, molecular biology. The living molecules of biology control countless events in our everyday lives, and yet the majority of people have no concept of how molecular events work. While it's true that you can spend a lifetime trying to understand the deepest secrets of the molecular world, you don't need to be an expert to have a working knowledge of the basics of the molecular sciences.
If you are interested at all in understanding how your molecular world works, this book will teach you fundamentals of molecular function that will translate to all other molecular events in your daily life. Professor Allan Albig uses examples that everyone can understand like the differences between medicines and toxins, understanding how electric eels produce electricity, and how your sense of smell works, to teach fundamentals of molecular biology. Professor Albig has taught these subjects for more than 20 years in colleges in three states and will educate you about molecular biology so you can better understand your world and appreciate the everyday elegance of your molecular reality.
About the Author
Dr. Allan Albig is a professor of biology of Boise State University where he runs a research lab and teaches classes in cell and molecular biology. When he's not thinking about science, Allan is probably fishing or dancing salsa and jive with his wife.Roxanna (Roxy) Albig is a graphic illustrator and designer. She dabbles in digital and mural work but focuses her attention to her detailed ink and alcohol traditional drawings. Currently Roxy is enrolled in Boise State University and is working toward her degree in illustration and business. She enjoys park and dance roller skating, participating in the local Boise music scene (both as an artist and a musician), and of course camping and fly fishing with her dad! More of Roxy's work can be found on her Instagram page @avacadooverlord.