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The Facts On File Dictionary of Biochemistry
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: John Daintith
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816049149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4914-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 572.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 256

Summary

The Facts On File Dictionary of Biochemistry gives clear and concise explanations of more than 2,000 key terms in this dynamic and ever-expanding field of research. Completely up-to-date, this dictionary is a convenient reference for understanding the basics of biochemistry and the most recent advances in the field. It includes an extensive network of cross-references and more than 60 illustrations. This book is especially relevant to AP science students, and it contains a number of useful lists, tables, and a bibliography.

Entries include:

  • Anaerobic respiration
  • Biological clock
  • Calmodulin
  • Chaperone
  • Gene splicing
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine
  • Immunoassay
  • Leucine zipper
  • Nitric oxide
  • PH
  • Plastocyanin
  • Polymerase
  • Signal peptide
  • Supercoiling
  • Tertiary structure
  • Uniporter
  • Zinc finger
  • and more.

Specifications

More than 60 black-and-white line illustrations. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Tables, graphs, and diagrams.

About the Author(s)

John Daintith is editor and contributor to many reference books, including the Facts On File Dictionary of Physics and the Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics. The dictionary's entries are written by a number of academics and teachers, and edited by Market House science editors to produce an accurate, consistent, and well-written reference book.

Reviews and Awards

“Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, basic terminology and concepts are covered…Aimed at high-school students taking advanced placement science courses, [this] dictionar[y] could also be useful to students enrolled in introductory college courses.”
Booklist

“This resource text will aid students in advanced placement high school science courses, and older students taking introductory college courses.”
SciTech Book News

"The coverage is excellent...a welcome and useful source of biochemical terminology for both a broad range of libraries as well as for individuals who have an interest in biochemistry."
American Reference Books Annual

"...short, concise, and accurate."
Science Books & Films

"...more than 2,000 concisely defined terms...Like other Facts On File dictionaries, this one is handy and affordable...Recommended."
Choice

"Coverage in biochemistry is wide-ranging...Recommended for high school, public, and general academic collections."
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