Biochemistry: four books that may just change your life
Andy Conway Morris seeks molecular enlightenment-but does he find it? Read on and find out.
If you, like me, find biochemistry lectures mildly less preferable than passing nasogastric tubes down yourself, then, come exam time, you'll need a good textbook. This will allow you to learn or revise all those pathways, chemicals, and enzymes your mind had conveniently confined to the cerebral wastebasket. For those of you in your later years, a good textbook may just make ward rounds with that pernickety endocrinologist who delights in finding black holes in your preclinical knowledge survivable. Here are four biochemistry books that may help you.
BiochemistryVoetDonald and VoetJudith2nd ed, Wiley, 1995; £32.50 ISBN 047158651X Star rating: **
The Voets have produced a second edition of their mighty tome, simply entitled Biochemistry, and, to be fair, it is just that, a pure biochemistry text. This book is not aimed at medical students and