- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: LWW; 4 edition (July 20, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781769604
- ISBN-13: 978-0781769600
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, Fourth Edition (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) 4th Edition
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The illustrations & flow charts are the best part of the book, they are simple and easy to read. Key words are often bolded to make skimming easy. Another thing I enjoyed with this text was that most pages have very large empty margins so there is plenty of room for writing your own notes next to diagrams/paragraphs.
Having said that, I find Lippincott's Illustrated Biochemistry one of the best books written on the subject. The main advantage of using Lippincott's is in its concise and clear language. It explains almost everything you need to know about medical biochemistry in a very easy to understand language, with the help of some great illustrations. I absolutely love the chapter summaries and the concept maps at the end of the chapter - very useful for a quick review. Highly recommended for a medical students!
The most impressive aspect of the book is the colorful illustrations that show the location of the various pathway reactions and involved reactants. The introduction of colorful graphics, bold font, and frequent notes did away with the austere feature of old teaching of biochemistry.
Great credit goes for the chapter summaries that were done in neat and outstanding design to aid the reader in grasping the main principals of each chapter.
Except of few typographic errors, the major draw back of the book is meager coloring of the atomic changing of molecules after reaction. In many instances, the reader is left to count and trace the new atoms that were added or removed from a molecule that made it different.
In addition, the book reliance on reactants' names, and not chemical formulas, in many spots of the book, challenges the reader's memory in figuring out what had taken place. Even though most of the named chemical reactants have their formulas in nearby pages, the dismissal of the chemical formulas of reactants in many pages, undermine the memorization process.
Do not count on finding extensive references or historical perspectives on how scientific discoveries led to such state of art of modern biochemistry. The authors merely portray an illustrated version of biochemistry for students, not researchers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this item for my wife because she made me. I guess I did not want to sleep on the couch or floor. I have no idea what's inside this item. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Freak557
This book is very helpful if you have already taken biochemistry before, especially applied biochemistry towards medicine. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
it's a good book for very basic biochemistry...but not everything in there seems to be correct? i think it's a bit outdated but it's good for overall basic concepts.Published on October 2, 2013 by Ashley