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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  831 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
In the new edition of Biochemistry, instructors will see the all the hallmark features that made this a consistent bestseller for the undergraduate biochemistry course: exceptional clarity and concision, a more biological focus, cutting-edge content, and an elegant, uncluttered design.  Accomplished in both the classroom and the laboratory, coauthors Jeremy Berg and John T ...more
Hardcover, 1120 pages
Published May 19th 2006 by W. H. Freeman (first published 1975)
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Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as much fun as Lehninger's. I used it primarily for the review questions rather than read it from cover to cover.
Christine Ricci
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's pretty easy to understand, but sometimes it glosses over topics that it shouldn't.
Steve Stuart
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is of the third edition. Considering that it was published more than 20 years ago and we have seen revolutionary changes in biotechnology in those two decades, this review may not be applicable to later editions, and it is difficult to judge this book by contemporary standards.

Biotechnology has advanced rapidly, but the underlying biochemistry has not changed, of course, and Stryer is an excellent text to learn it from. I am not a biochemist, and this is the book that convinced me I
Fefia - lost in the north
ok, I have to admit that chemistry isn't really my favorite course but this book sucked big time! The authors tried to make a story out of facts and it just didn't work well. I've read other books about biochemistry, so I know what I'm talking about when I say this book was complicated, boring and confusing. The information which should be together is dispersed. The sentences instead of being short and consistent are more like when a person uses big words hoping to sound smart. Beating around th ...more
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The order of the book is very convenient to learn first the basic concepts then to apply these concepts to understand more confusing topics.I've been taking biochem. courses for two semesters and i've learned general mechanisms and regulation of the basic metabolic pathways very well from this book.However,it lacks deep knowledge about genetic effects caused to alter the mechanisms and enzyme regulations,Some explanations are just based on the chemistry of the molecules,metabolites etc but not b ...more
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
There is no easy way to teach biochemistry, the subject is simply vast and atrociously detailed. However, textbooks can be a great asset to try to provide a big-picture view of the almost too-detailed molecular understanding of biochemistry. In this aspect, this book fulfilled its job. Since I did not use the exercises found at the end of the chapters, I cannot comment on their quality. However, as a reference material I found the book to be more than adequate. I would definitely recommend it to ...more
Maia Lanfranco
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is a must for any students following an undergraduate course which includes study units in biochemistry. It presents the various biochemical concepts and processes very clearly, making them much easier to understand by the reader. Convenient summaries at the back of each chapter make it easier to revise a chapter quickly while still highlighting all of the important points in that particular chapter. A very helpful book which will definitely be a great aid to me during my university ye ...more
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me a lot through my course in Biochemistry. There was only one issue with this book! It was too heavy to carry around! LOL

Otherwise, it was very well organised and quite well-written with all the pictures and illustrations to help with the understanding of some basic concepts in biochemistry. :)
Jordan Matz
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was SERIOUSLY disappointed in this book. I had heard great things about it, but it was not helpful to someone just learning biochemistry for the first time and the pictures were neither appealing, helpful, cohesive, concise, or appropriate.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything about is all right but the part of genetic it needs a lot more data. The only question it leaves me is, why you eliminated some chapter or shorter them?
med school is killing me
More summer reading. I could only find the third edition in the library unfortunately, but it will do while my other books come.
Mar 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hey- don't we all love biochem?!
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was my Bible a few years ago ;)
Simeon Lazarus Hubbard
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the most dependable Biochemistry books out there. Only rivalled by Voet.
C Miller
One of my UCSB textbooks. Actually not bad.
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I think it is a very good book in the field of biochemistry
Ali Hamza
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Nov 17, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my go-to book for all my biochemistry modules, good level of detail and very useful images
Aug 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As far as textbooks go...this one is superior!
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm done with biochem for this semester. This book is getting cleared out until the next, probably.
Bharat Bhardwaj
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of the best book for any life science student, easy language and explanation.
Abigail Leigh
NOT my top choice of fun reads!!
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Still more than years after graduation a book that I use.
Well written, logical and informatie
Jul 23, 2011 added it
The best Biochem Book out there!
Jin-ju Farouque
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