Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education


  • Raymond Ochs
  • ISBN-10: 1449661378
  • ISBN-13: 9781449661373
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Every new copy of the text includes access to the Student Companion Website! Biochemistry is a single-semester text designed for undergraduate non-biochemistry majors. Accessible, engaging, and informative, Biochemistry is the perfect introduction to the subject for students who may approach chemistry with apprehension. Biochemistry’s unique emphasis on metabolism and its kinetic underpinnings gives the text up-to-the-minute relevance for students investigating current public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes. Biochemistry will encourage students to explore the basics of chemistry and its influence on biological problems. Biochemistry provides students with a broad understanding of contemporary advances in molecular biology. Its innovative approach will challenge students to develop connections across multiple concepts, and sets Biochemistry apart in a crowded field. Biochemistry is an invaluable and user-friendly resource.


  • This innovative text for non-biochemistry majors includes:

  • Introductory material at the beginning of each chapter that contextualizes chapter themes in real-life scenarios

  • Clear list of objectives for each chapter

  • Vocabulary terms defined at the end of each chapter as well as in a comprehensive glossary

  • Online supporting materials with further opportunities for research and investigation

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Foundations
Chapter 2: Water
Chapter 3: Lipids
Chapter 4: Carbohydrates
Chapter 5: Amino Acids and Proteins
Chapter 6: Enzymes
Chapter 7: Metabolism and Energetics
Chapter 8: Glycolysis
Chapter 9: The Krebs Cycle
Chapter 10: Oxidation Phosphorylation
Chapter 11: Photosynthesis
Chapter 12: Carbohydrate Pathways Related to Glycolysis
Chapter 13: Lipid Metabolism
Chapter 14: Nitrogen Metabolism
Chapter 15: Nucleic Acids
Chapter 16: Protein Synthesis and Degradation