This concise, introductory text focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, filling the gap between the encyclopedic volumes and the cursory overview texts. Principles of Biochemistry, 4/e has a well-deserved reputation for being the most accurate biochemistry textbook in the market. Widely praised in its previous edition for currency, and clarity of exposition, the new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent changes in this dynamic discipline.
The original edition was published in 1993; the second, in 1996. Intended for students in a one-semester introductory course, this text is organized in modules for flexibility. It focuses on principles, on chemistry with rigorous biology, and on the visual (computer-generated mono and stereo images are included to clarify the shape and function of biomolecules; a stereo viewer is packaged with the text). New to this edition: integration of material on nucleotide structure and function into various chapters; more problems and detailed solutions; internet activities; a glossary; and updated readings at the end of each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)