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Carbohydrates: The Essential Molecules of Life

  • 2nd Edition - October 24, 2008
  • Authors: Robert V. Stick, Spencer Williams
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 2 4 0 - 5 2 1 1 8 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 9 2 7 0 2 - 2

This book provides the "nuts and bolts" background for a successful study of carbohydrates - the essential molecules that not only give you energy, but are an integral part of many… Read more

Carbohydrates: The Essential Molecules of Life

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This book provides the "nuts and bolts" background for a successful study of carbohydrates - the essential molecules that not only give you energy, but are an integral part of many biological processes.

A question often asked is 'Why do carbohydrate chemistry?' The answer is simple: It is fundamental to a study of biology. Carbohydrates are the building blocks of life and enable biological processes to take place.
Therefore the book will provide a taste for the subject of glycobiology.

Covering the basics of carbohydrates and then the chemistry and reactions of carbohydrates this book will enable a chemist to gain essential knowledge that will enable them to move smoothly into the worlds of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.