By Terry Brown

Sep 2016 , 544 pp
ISBN 9781907904288
Price: £32.99, $49.49
Sep 2016 , 544 pp
ISBN 9781907904967
Price: £28.04, $37.86


Biochemistry is a major new textbook designed and created specifically for briefer courses in the subject. Written by Prof. Terry Brown of the University of Manchester (author of Genomes and Gene Cloning), the book provides the necessary detail and rigor expected for these courses, but without the extraneous material found in the larger textbooks.

With an increasing number of students taking a shorter course in biochemistry there is a growing need for a book that covers the subject concisely and succinctly. 

Biochemistry has been designed from the outset for these shorter courses; it is not a cut-down version of one of the larger books that dominate the market. 
Although it is shorter, there is no compromise in content, style and coverage. The book is attractively designed in full color throughout with all the pedagogical features expected in a major textbook. It covers what your students should be expected to know and is written in the clear and accurate writing style for which Terry Brown is widely lauded.
With its competitive price and resources for adopting lecturers ( all of the illustrations and diagrams from the book, and answers to the end of chapter questions), Biochemistry will become the textbook of choice for any brief biochemistry course.

Confirmed Adoptions

Biochemistry is already the required text at the following institutions: 

Abertay University, UK
Aston University, UK

Becker College, USA
Bishop Burton College, UK
Bournemouth University, UK
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA
Charleston Southern University, USA
Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA
Florida International University, USA
Idaho State University, USA
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Montclair State University, USA
Newcastle University, UK 
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Rivier University, USA 
Robert Gordon University, UK
Southeast Missouri State University, USA
Staffordshire University, UK
Stephen F Austin State University, USA
Sunderland University, UK
Texas Christian University, USA 
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ulster University, UK
Umeå University, Sweden 
University College Cork, Ireland
University of Aberdeen, UK
University of Bradford, UK
University of Bedfordshire, UK
University of Brighton, UK
University of Dundee,UK
University of the Incarnate Word, USA
University of Kansas, USA 
University of Leicester, UK
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
University of Nottingham, UK
University of Oulu, Finland 
University of Reading, UK
University of Roehampton, UK
University of Salford, UK
University of the West of England, UK
University of Tulsa, USA
University of Westminster, UK
Valley City State University, USA
Winthrop University, USA
Yale University School of Medicine, USA 
York St John University, UK

Early praise

'I went through the material and was impressed with the clarity and easy explanations'
'I do like the concise style of the book so far... I would definitely be interested in looking a bit further once you have the additional chapters'
'Thanks for the chapters, which are both done very well'
'this is a wonderful textbook that is perfectly suited for a one semester course'
'this book will be a good fit for my second semester biochemistry course'
'I would be interested in using it when I teach my class again in Fall 2107'
'I'm thinking this is the book to use for my Survey of Biochemistry course next fall'
'it appears to be everything a text should be for a single semester Biochemistry course'
'Just browsed through at this point, but looks like it will work well. I put in the order request for my class.' 
'I do like the book.  If the new course is approved, it is likely we will be using this textbook.'
'Yes, I’ve got this now and at first glance really like this book. I think it may be ideal for a couple of 1st Year modules I teach.'
'I found that the new text was written in a much more comprehensible manner, and not nearly as intimidating to use as other texts can be. I also really enjoyed the diagrams in the book, I found that they gave the information that we needed for the course without the more complex (and confusing) specifics that our current text has.'  (Student review) 
'I like the new text: I'll be recommending it as the "core" text for my first year students when I begin lectures to them next week.'
'I finally had a chance to read the online version of the book. Quite frankly, it is amazing. It is a well-thought-out, well-written book by someone who is experienced in the field.'

Exam copies

Exam copies will be provided electronically initially. We don't expect you to make your final textbook decision from the electronic version alone, but it does give you a chance to see whether the book is right for your course before requesting a paper copy. This helps keep our costs down, so we can keep the price of the book down.*

To request an exam copy please complete the online exam copy form.

Note that exam copies will be supplied only to faculty teaching an appropriate course and with a valid university email address.

Alternatively, please email Simon Watkins, Sales Director [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] with the following information: Course Name and Number; Enrollment; Course Start Date; Current Recommended Texts.

*Sending large numbers of paper exam copies on spec is very costly, not to mention extremely wasteful (how many unread and unsolicited textbooks do you have on your shelves?). We would have to add these costs to the list price of the book –we don’t want to do that; we want Biochemistry to be affordable and good value for money. 


Sample material

A couple of chapters are available now for you to assess the level and coverage of the book - simply click on the 'Resources' tab to access them. You will also find a complete table contents in the 'Resources' section.


Powerpoints of all the illustrations, diagrams and tables are now available for lecturers. If you would like these, please email Simon Watkins, Sales Director [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] The powerpoints will be provided via file transfer (we generally use WeTransfer).

Chapter 1 Biochemistry in the modern world

Chapter 2 Cells and Organisms
Chapter 3 Proteins
Chapter 4 Nucleic acids
Chapter 5 Lipids and biological membranes
Chapter 6 Carbohydrates

Chapter 7 Enzymes
Chapter 8 Energy generation: glycolysis
Chapter 9 Energy generation: the TCA cycle and electron transport chain
Chapter 10 Photosynthesis
Chapter 11 Carbohydrate metabolism
Chapter 12 Lipid metabolism
Chapter 13 Nitrogen metabolism

Chapter 14 DNA replication and repair
Chapter 15 RNA synthesis
Chapter 16 Protein synthesis
Chapter 17 Control of gene expression

Chapter 18 Studying proteins, lipids and carbohydrates
Chapter 19 Studying DNA and RNA

Five-star reviews:

Helpful, informative, and cheap too!
"This is one of the recommended textbooks for the first year of my course. It is very easy to read, and finding the information that I need is also very simple. The illustrations are great, as they are easy to follow whilst also including all of the important knowledge. This book is also pretty cheap, which is amazing considering that I've used this book a lot more than the other more expensive recommended texts!"

Very nice book
"This is a very nice, well-written book with lots of illustrations. I highly recommend it for biomedical science degrees."

All the pretty pictures!
"I love the content in this book. There's lots of colorful pictures and different side stories that relate to the content of each section. I sound like a child, but I can't stress enough how helpful colorful pretty pages are for me when it comes to information retention. The book presents the chemistry aspect of the content in easy little squares/boxes of information. Just relevant details without drowning you. I am a chemistry major, but's definetly refreshing to read such a friendly book. Did I mention how easy it is to read? It is. You could sit down at the laundromat while all of your 3 pairs of pants and 4 shirts wash, and read this book like a novel." Amazon reviewers

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ISBNs: 9781907904288 978-1-907904-28-8 Title: biochemistry ISBNs: 9781907904967 978-1-907904-96-7 Title: biochemistry