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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 6th Edition, David L. Nelson

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition brings clarity and coherence to an often unwieldy discipline, while incorporating the field's most important recent developments and applications.

There are several comprehensive biochemistry texts available. The fourth edition of Lehninger draws on a successful history initiated with the first edition which was a landmark text in its time. The 28 chapters follow an expected and logical progression from discussion of the fundamental molecules involved in cellular events through metabolism to the latest aspects of molecular biology. Illustrations are well done and frequent. Each chapter is accompanied by a short but useful bibliography and a set of problems. Problem answers are at the end, together with a detailed glossary and a thorough index. In an attempt to capture as broad a student audience as possible, discussions of both photosynthesis and metabolic diseases are offered. Thus, the material can be used in undergraduate/graduate courses as well as in medical school. As with other representatives of this text style, the typical student is likely to have some difficulty assigning relative importance to a given item considering the overall depth of coverage of topics. Nevertheless, careful reading with some guidance will be rewarding for most scholars and the book will serve as companion text for the usual biochemistry course. The bibliography is not as complete as some, but will provide pointers to additional material. A useful, albeit formidable (for the student) contribution.

Lehninger has the ability to present topics in a clear manner. The text reads rather smoothly and ideas are arranged in logical order. This is an excellent text for undergraduate biochemistry classes. Graduate level classes may require a more detailed presentation of material such as the text by Voet and Voet.

Product Details :
Hardcover: 1100 pages
Publisher: W.H. Freeman; Sixth Edition edition (November 21, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429234148
ISBN-13: 978-1429234146
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.9 inches

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