Edited by Robert M. Dowban, MD. Price, $13.50. Pp 320, with 53 illustrations. Little, Brown & Co., 34 Beacon St, Boston 02108, 1969.
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Biological Membranes is an authoritative presentation of current theory and knowledge pertaining to membrane structure and transport. The nine contributors have done an outstanding job in presenting their material in a manner suitable for biophysicist and internist. The volume offers scientists concerned with membrane research a comprehensive reference work. However, in the opinion of this reviewer, the greatest value of the book resides in the lucid manner in which concepts are presented. The reader with only a marginal understanding of biophysics is given an opportunity to grasp concepts and, if he desires, explore the experimental and theoretical building blocks which support them.
There should be space in every library for Biological Membranes, since few if any current texts are available which integrate, so masterfully, the many mechanisms participating in membrane transport.
Barry KG. Biological Membranes.. Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(5):644-645. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300210126035