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On Biomineralization

Heinz A. Lowenstam and Stephen Weiner

Abstract

Focusing on the basic principles of mineral formation by organisms, this comprehensive volume explores questions that relate to a wide variety of fields, from biology and biochemistry, to paleontology, geology, and medical research. Preserved fossils are used to date geological deposits and archaeological artifacts. Materials scientists investigate mineralized tissues to determine the design principles used by organisms to form strong materials. Many medical problems are also associated with normal and pathological mineralization. Lowenstam, the pioneer researcher in biomineralization, and ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780195049770
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195049770.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heinz A. Lowenstam, author

Stephen Weiner, author