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General, Organic and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life with Student Access Kit for MasteringGOBChemistry(TM) (MasteringChemistry Series) [Hardcover]

Karen C. Timberlake
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July 21, 2006 0805382976 978-0805382976 2nd
Building on the strengths that have made Karen Timberlake a best-selling author in the one-semester allied health market, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Second Edition now offers even more quantitative and conceptual coverage and the most comprehensive media package available. General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life also provides all of Timberlake’s proven pedagogical features a clear and friendly writing style, a reader-focused approach, and real world health-related applications that readers can relate to.  Chemical concepts are broken into bite-size pieces, with a step-by-step approach that provides clear and thorough understanding, and conceptual questions at the end of each chapter test reader comprehension of the material. New problems have been added throughout the text and more quantitative coverage has been added to the general chemistry section. A new color-coded Guide to Problem Solving helps readers master problem-solving skills.  Measurements, Atoms and Elements, Nuclear Radiation, Compounds and Their Bonds, Chemical Reactions and Quantities, Energy and Matter, Gases, Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes, Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, and Thiols, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Chiral Molecules, Carbohydrates, Carboxylic Acids and Esters, Lipids, Amines and Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins, Enzymes and Vitamins, Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis, Metabolic Pathways for Carbohydrates Metabolic Pathways and Energy Production, Metabolic Pathways for Lipids and Amino Acids. MARKET: For all readers interested in general, organic, and biological chemistry.


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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry provides a readable, uncomplicated and accessible introduction to those in allied health and other fields who have little or no background in chemistry. Timberlake uses the same style and integrated pedagogy that have made her best-selling one-semester text so successful in the classroom. She balances technical accuracy and everyday examples to help bring chemistry alive for readers. For college instructors, students, and readers interested in general, organic, and biological chemistry. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for 33 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Third Edition, she is also the author of Basic Chemistry, second edition, and Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, tenth edition with the accompanying Study Guide, Selected Solutions Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual. Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She was the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2004, she received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association for her textbook Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, eight edition, which has demonstrated excellence over time. In 2006, she received the Textbook excellence award for the first edition of Basic Chemistry. She has participated in education grants for science teaching including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and a Title III grant at her college. She speaks at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote learning success of students.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (July 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805382976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805382976
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read November 20, 2006
I have to admit that this is the most interesting books I've ever read. If you want to know how the basics of life all tie together and form the world and existance around you then this is for you. This book has seriously opened up the world to me. I cannot look at anything around me like I used to. I recommend getting and reading this book solo. The way it is written makes it perfectly understandable without a teacher or professor of any kind. Everything is spelled out clearly with simple everday comparisons and examples. There are a ton of useful problems to work on to assist in cementing your knowledge in place. Seriously though I really can't think of any other book I've ever read that was more interesting than this one. Pick it up and prepare to see your world unfold in front of you as a new and chaotic, complex and beautifully organized universe.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST February 4, 2009
This book is amazing. Easy to get an A in a class that uses this text. Everything that is in the book is easily understood, its unbelieveable, so easy to follow.
If you purchase the study guide you will be even better off.
Hope this is useful.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Follow July 25, 2008
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I am taking Chemistry over summer, so I have alot of material to sort through, this book makes it easy to do that. It also explains things simply but it very thorough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent source for Organic Chem June 26, 2013
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I used this text book in my Organic Chemistry class, and since I am a self-learner, I appreciate the way this text was written to be so user friendly. The diagrams and language used in the book were easy to understand, and made the very difficult topic of Organic Chem seem a little less intimidating. Overall, I was very pleased with this text book, and the price on Amazon is cheaper than anywhere else I found!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great chemistry book. April 23, 2010
By G Rod
Great book that starts with basic information and develops into a detailed textbook. Very complete information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars General Chemistry September 30, 2009
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Needed this book for a General Chemistry class. It does the job, was too expensive in my opinion, but over all a good book. Check with your professor to see if you can use the 2nd edition and not the 3rd, it will save you a lot of money. There is little difference between them !!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much information January 23, 2011
I do not like this book much. Unfortunately, I'm stuck with it because it is the one required for the class I'm taking. I think there is too much information. Things could be explained in a much more straightforward way. Instead, there are boxes and different colors everywhere. Confusing, to me anyway. ( I picked up a used book by Beka books called Chemistry-Precision and Design. So clear in comparison to the Timberlake one.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 15, 2012
By elmo247
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This is a great Chemistry book. It has good sample problems and explains things very well. I would definitely recommend it to others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, comprehensive text
Best chem book I've ever used. Clear and concise, OChem chapters were invaluable. Used this for a college course and still love referencing it.
Published 5 days ago by Kathryn A Henderson
3.0 out of 5 stars academically lightweight
not as in depth and thorough as sometimes i would have liked. seems to brush the surface of subjects without fully going into nitty gritty interesting detail academically. Read more
Published 3 months ago by piles.n.smiles
4.0 out of 5 stars Great condition
Book arrived in great condition. Used it for my Chem 101 class... very easy to use and the diagrams and charts are great in summarizing and organizing the material. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J
1.0 out of 5 stars Only buy if you're sure that you will use it.
I didn't use it and it was a complete waste of my money. I wish that I could return it.
Published 7 months ago by Fan For Life
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is a great book in helping understand the concepts of the subject so that you can do well in class!
Published 7 months ago by Bethany
5.0 out of 5 stars Needed this book back!
Much needed for my studies! Happy customer here. Wish I would have kept it the first time around. Glad I was able to purchase it again but much cheaper!
Published 8 months ago by Kee
4.0 out of 5 stars good enough to use thoughout the semester
I expedite mine, received it on time.... slightly patched with tape but good enough condition for you to use. You are only going to use it for a couple of months... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Zarahemla
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
I was very pleased with the price and quality for a used textbook. I will be a buyer in the future an\d recommend this to others.
Published 9 months ago by Dustin
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for non-science types
Easy to understand explanations which is great for someone who isn't really good with science. Definitely glad I bought this book cause my professor doesn't teach/lecture very... Read more
Published 9 months ago by G. CUBERO
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
The book was written all over. I was under the impression that it wasn't used that much but problems in the book har answers and I can't even solve it cause all I see is answers.
Published 9 months ago by Sara
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