هذا المُنتج قد لا يكون متوفراً الآن.
وصف كتب مصر
Natural Products (NPs) is the term used to describe the hundreds of thousands
of chemical compounds or substances that are continually produced by living
organisms (plants and microbes). Hundreds of millions of tons of these
chemicals are generated annually, and the trade in just a few of these has
dominated human economic activity for thousands of years. Indeed the current
world geopolitical map has been shaped by attempts to control the supply of a
few of these compounds. Every day of our lives each human spends time and money
trying to procure the NPs of their choice. However, despite their overwhelming
influence on human culture, they remain poorly understood. Yet a knowledge of
NPs can help in our search for new drugs, further the debate about GM
manipulation, help us address environmental pollution, and enable a better
understanding of drug trafficking.
Nature's Chemicals is the first book to describe Natural Products (NPs) in an
evolutionary context, distilling the few simple principles that govern the way
in which organisms (including humans) have evolved to produce, cope with, or
respond to NPs. It neatly synthesizes a widely dispersed literature and
provides a general picture of NPs, encompassing evolution, history, ecology,
and environmental issues (along with some deeper theory relevant to
biochemistry), with the goal of enabling a wider section of the scientific
community to fully appreciate the crucial importance of Natural Products to
human culture and future survival.