PART 1 - BIOCHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS; PART 2- THE KINETICS OF LIFE PROCESSES; PART 3 - BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE; PART 4 - BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division. Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de Paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and writing.
Review from previous edition An excellent textbook - fun to read and crystal clear. * Dr Hans A. Heus, Radboud University Nijmegen *
The toolkits are great, the worked examples will be very useful and the 'in the laboratory' sections are very nice to read, and will provide great teaching material. As [in the first edition] the use of recently developed techniques is superb. * Dr Perdita Barran, University of Edinburgh *
The authors succeed brilliantly in their aim to show that deep insights into the behaviour of biological systems can be gained by applying the principles of physical chemistry. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it without reservation to teachers and students alike. * Chemistry World, January 2006 *
This book provides an excellent insight into the subject of physical chemistry, understandable and suitable for both beginners and experts of chemistry. * Internal Journal of Biological Macromolecules, August 2006 *