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Life at the Cell and Below-Cell Level: The Hidden History of a Fundamental Revolution in Biology 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0970732201
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  • Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Pacific Press, Inc; 1 edition (October 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970732201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970732200
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ling is in desparate need of someone to popularize his work. The model of cell structure and operation he has put forth is nothing less than a complete revolution in the field of physiology. Further, if it were recognized and explored it would usher in revolutions in many related fields such as biology, pharmacology, neurology and others.
Unfortunately, even when Ling tries to write to a more general audience than other cell physiologists, he comes up far short. In the introduction he suggests this book is appropriate for high school biology students. I can say that I've taken high school biology, and college biology, physiology, chemistry, neurology, anatomy, biochemisty and others. And this book is very challenging reading.
One wonders if Ling has been engrossed in his technical world so long that he doesn't realize the level of expertise needed to fully understand his thesis. Or perhaps he has simply lost the ability to convey his ideas without continuous reference to all the equations and chemistry. Of course those aspects are important for advanced researchers who might replicate his work. But embedding them in the text virtually assures that his ideas will remain obscure to those who might otherwise be persuaded to learn more about his work.
I'm spending time on these criticisms in order to prepare any potential readers. It is a difficult book to read.
That said, it is full of fascinating information if one is willing to sort through the data to find the jewels. By the end one has no doubt that Ling's work is founded upon the most rigorous science possible. Further (and most importantly), one is left with little doubt that Ling is on to something huge.
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As a beginning note to the readers states, Life At The Cell and Below-Cell Level is a book about "the in-depth and extensive experimental confirmation of the essence of the physico-chemical theory of life." Life At The Cell and Below-Cell level is a unique, informatively guided tour through the biological and physical processes in our cells that create and perpetuate the miracle of life. It was specifically written to be accessible for everyone, from the lay reader to the college student, who really wants to know what is going on at the cellular level of life and isn't afraid to do a little hard-core learning to find out. An extensive super-glossary is included for readers who have forgotten most of their basic biology. While Life At The Cell And Below-Cell Level contains college-level science, it is self-contained and takes the time to explain and detail each new concept as the reader learns it. Black-and-white figures, diagrams, and graphs occasionally illustrate the scholarly text. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about the cellular building blocks that create life itself.
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I found this book to be a refresher course on cellular biology that gives a correct history of the events which have derailed our understanding of the body's cellular metabolism. It made me realize the importance of key metabolism elements like WATER and POTASSIUM which are hardly ever promoted simply because they do not contribute to pharmaceutical drug sales.

Reads like a novel, well documented with scientific references. A must read for anybody that demands TRUTH.
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Gilbert Ling is an amazing scientist and brings a book that is accessible to non-experts. His glossary is very helpful and list of references. Must read for any budding biologist, scientist, health practitioner or general nerd interested in how the body works :-).
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Excellent! Fast international shipping! As described! Will do business again! A +
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