This sixth edition contains the recent advances in molecular basis of life. Includes illustrations, formulas, and worked-out examples and solutions to assist those interested in knowing how nature and human life work at the molecular level. New interactions (special topics) consist of: scurvy, lime juice, ascorbic acid, and the scientific method, air bags, melatonin - hope or hype?, mad cows, prions, and protein shapes, biochips, breast cancer, and the no-name protein and more. Each chapter provides a summary as well as review exercises.
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User-friendly, this comprehensive and up-to-date edition is organized according to the principle that life in both health and disease has a molecular basis. Carefully worked example exercises, enhanced by ``Analysis'' and ``Check'' sections enable students to examine and think about a problem--not just answer it. Includes numerous environmental applications.Review:
"...includes a number of valuable features...fulfils its purpose of providing a stimulating and interesting foundation..." (Chemistry World, April 2004)
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