Chemistry for the Biosciences: The Essential Concepts

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Chemistry pervades our lives, giving shape and character to the world around us. It molds our climate, fuels our transport, and gives food its taste and smell. Chemistry powers life itself.

Chemistry for the Biosciences leads students through the chemical concepts that are essential to understanding biological systems, using everyday examples and analogies to build their confidence in mastering an often daunting subject. Offering clear, straightforward explanations, the text focuses on comprehension rather than on rote learning. Employing relevant biological examples throughout, it illustrates just how integral chemistry is to the biosciences. Self-assessment questions encourage students to monitor their progress. An expanded Companion Website features resources for students and instructors.

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Tony Bradshaw is Head of Biomedical and Biological Sciences at the School of Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University.

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I cannot rave enough about this book. I have spent months being utterly mystified on an Open University undergraduate chemistry course and I finally dropped out. I wish I had had this book at the time! Concepts that seemed completely incomprehensible are explained with everyday examples and suddenly everything becomes easy and perfectly logical - it is true, chemistry does make sense! This book is undoubtedly one of the best textbooks I have ever seen. I only wish I had found it sooner! Amazon Reviewer Anyone involved in a foundation chemistry course, especially for students with a limited chemical background, would do well to consider adopting this as a core text. Linda Mann, Education in Chemistry The text is clear and precise, and at times utterly delightful, with fantastic analogies that have remained in my head for weeks after reading it. Kirsty MacLeod, 4th year Zoology student, St. Andrews University The absolute best bit of this book for me, as someone who struggles with maths, is the way that the mathematical problems are explained in simple steps that do not assume a good level of prior knowledge. Stuart Fisk, 3rd year The second edition of Chemistry for the Biosciences: The Essential Concepts nicely plugs the gap between basic primers and more complex chemistry texts for those bioscientists needing a stronger understanding of the chemical foundation of life. Luke Hillary, University of York

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