Chemistry enables our eyes to detect the world around us; it determines whether something tastes sweet or sour; it helps genetic information pass accurately from one generation to the next. Ultimately, chemistry powers life itself. We don't need to dig very deep to answer the question: why do biologists need chemistry? Building on the success of the first two editions, Chemistry for the Biosciences introduces students to all the chemistry they need to understand the biological world. Rewned for its clear and straightforward explanations, the book uses everyday examples and analogies throughout to help students get to grips with chemical concepts, and presents them in context of biological systems wherever possible so they can see how chemistry relates to their wider studies. With topics drawn from organic, physical and irganic chemistry, students will encounter a broad range of essential concepts to master. Chemistry for the Biosciences includes many learning features - both in print and online - to help students grasp these concepts as quickly and thoroughly as possible. From the self-check questions throughout each chapter to help consolidate learning, to the Chemical Toolkits and Maths Tools that help students explore termilogy, methods, and numerical skills that may be unfamiliar, the book is written to be a true course companion for students on biological and biomedical science degrees - one that will help them t only remember the essentials, but really understand them, setting students up for success in their later studies. Chemistry for the Biosciences 3/e is supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre, featuring: For registered adopters: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download; A test bank of questions, with feedback linked to the text. Multiple-choice questions to aid exam preparation and revision; Full solutions to self-check questions; Data analysis and numerical practice worksheets; Mini-tutorials that walk students through a range of key concepts introduced in the book.
Jonathan Crowe is a science publisher and science writer based in Oxford, UK. A biochemist by background, Jonathan has extensive experience of making science accessible to a broad audience both through his science writing and science editing. As well as writing Chemistry for the Biosciences, he is also Deputy Editor of the digital science publication, Guru Magazine. Tony Bradshaw is Project Manager for Biomedical Science at York St John University and lectures in chemistry, biochemistry and the molecular biology of cancer at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to this he has worked at the University of Warwick, researching as a member of the Interferon Group, and at the Shell Toxicology Research Laboratory in Sittingbourne, working on mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis. In recent years he has developed a new and very popular degree course in Biomedical Sciences at Oxford Brookes.
Jonathan Crowe, Tony Bradshaw
Oxford University Press
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Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
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