Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, International Fifth Edition is an intermediate, one-semester text written for students on degree pathways in Chemistry, Biology and other Health and Life Sciences. Aimed at students with one unit of Organic Chemistry, it focuses on essential biochemical principles that underpin the modern life sciences, and offers the most balanced coverage of chemistry and biology of any text on the market. The text equips students with a complete view of the living state, emphasizes problem solving, and applies biochemical principles to the fields of Health, Agriculture, Engineering and Forensics, to show students the relevance of their learning. The text provides a complete view of the living state by explaining the functional and structural properties of biomolecules in the context of their biochemical reactions and impact on living organisms.
It also places strong emphasis on critical thinking to help students diagnose real biochemical problems, and integrates fascinating applications of Biochemistry to the fields of Health, Agriculture, Engineering and Forensics in order to relate concept to experience and show students the relevance of their learning.