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Science  25 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5457, pp. 1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5457.1405

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The Squid Giant Synapse A Model for Chemical Transmission. Rodolfo R. Llinás. Oxford University Press, New York, 1999. 332 pp. + CD-ROM. $85, £49.95. ISBN 0-19-511652-6.

The squid giant synapse has provided a model system for investigating how synapses allow communication among nerve cells. Llinás has contributed much to our understanding of the system, and his personal perspective provides a valuable background for synaptic physiologists.