James Gray (1891–1975) was a British zoologist who was instrumental in establishing the field of cytology; he also worked extensively on animal locomotion. Originally published in 1931, this book was written by Gray as an introduction to his ideas regarding cytology and its relationship with zoology. The text constituted an attempt to reveal the complexity of the organism in terms of its relationship with 'physico-chemical laws', rather than restricting observation to its relationship with external factors. Illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in cytology and the history of science.
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- Date Published: October 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107625662
- length: 536 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
- weight: 0.82kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The cell as a unit of life
2. The cell as a physical unit
3. Cell dynamics
4. The cell as a colloidal system
5. The physical state of protoplasm
6. Cell membranes and intercellular matrices
7. The nucleus
9. Cell division
10. The shape of cells
11. The growth of cells
12. Cell variability
13. The equilibrium between a living cell and water
14. The permeability of the cell surface
15. The nature of the cell surface
16. The germ cells
17. Contractile cells
Index to authors
Index to subjects.
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