Mirror-Image Asymmetry: An Introduction to the Origin and Consequences of Chirality

Written at an introductory level, Mirror-image Symmetry provides an overview of the importance and consequences of asymmetry from the atomic and molecular world of physics and chemistry to the organisms and structures that we see in our macroscopic world. Rich with up-to-date examples and theories, the text's numerous drawings of chiral molecules help lend insight as to why nature may have selected on isomer over another and will inspire scientists in chemistry, biology, physics, and drug discovery in their syntheses of new compounds.