Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Four-Volume Set

Edited by

  • William Lennarz, State University of New York, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook, U.S.A.
  • M. Lane, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Paul Modrich, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Jack Dixon
  • Ernesto Carafoli
  • John Exton
  • Don Cleveland

Written for a broad, cross-disciplinary audience, the Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry addresses the fundamental discipline of biological chemistry underlying virtually all of the life sciences. This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. This comprehensive encyclopedia covers all areas of biological chemistry written by more than 500 selected international experts. Articles are generously illustrated including more than 800 images in four-color. Each entry contains a clear, concise review of the topic along with illustrations, a glossary of technical terms and a section for additional reading. Each entry further contains general background and term definitions as well as a comprehensive review of the current research in the field. Students, science journalists and scientists seeking a concise introduction to specific topics will appreciate the clear, tabular format of each entry.Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Upper level college students, postdocs, and professionals in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and oncology, academic and industrial libraries, and pharmaceutical companies.


Book information

  • Published: October 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-443710-4


"There is excellent use of headings and subheadings to allow for easy scanability for relevant information. The binding is sturdy and the overall appearance of the encyclopedia is exceptional...highly recommended for academic and special libraries. The cross-disciplinary nature of this resource makes it a valuable item. It is current, comprehensive, and thoroughly researched, and will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for information in biological chemistry and its related fields." - E-STREAMS (2005)