1. Energy transformation; 2. The First Law of Thermodynamics; 3. The Second Law of Thermodynamics; 4. Gibbs free energy - theory; 5. Gibbs free energy - applications; 6. Statistical thermodynamics; 7. Binding equilibria; 8. Reaction kinetics; 9. The frontier of biological thermodynamics; 10. Appendices; Glossary; Index of names; Subject index.
A refreshing, clearly-written new edition bringing students up-to-date with energy flow in biology.
DON HAYNIE is Founder and Chief Scientist of Artificial Cell Technologies, Inc., Director of the Bionanosystems Engineering Laboratory and Research Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Central Michigan University, and a Clinical Professor at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Former members of his research group are at Harvard Medical School, King's College London, Schering-Plough, and Pacific Nanotechnology. He has held academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University, University of Oxford, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and Louisiana Tech University, in departments of biophysics, biomolecular sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry, and physics. He has taught thermodynamics to biology, biochemistry, and engineering students world-wide.
'In my opinion, the author has covered a traditionally 'boring field' with vivid description and interesting examples. My overall impression is that this book is comprehensive, illustrative and up-to-date ... and I would certainly recommend it to my students.' Prof. Yigong Shi, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University '... an outstanding supplement to the treatment offered in most textbooks of biochemistry ...very rewarding for students majoring in biochemistry, biophysics, or biotechnology.' Prof. Frank Vella, Department of Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan '... a very readable and informed introduction to energy transformation at several levels of biological organization: molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms ... a good introduction to the new field of biological thermodynamics and represents an important contribution to the literature.' Dr Lloyd Demetrius, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin