I read this book for my macro- and micronutrient metabolism courses and felt it helped tremendously. It really made all the info my professors were cramming into 45 min lectures come together for me. I also found it really helped to read it out loud and use my hands to help me visualize which way things were moving in and out of cells and whatnot. Although it is great info, it is a science text, so it's easy for your mind to wander.
Before I started doing the assigned readings, I was failing the class, but once I cracked this baby open, I was a straight-A student once again. It also helps to have your chemistry book handy. It had forgotten what some of the chemical reactions were and why they mattered. Don't hesitate to stop and look up terms to get the full grasp of what is going on.
Now that I'm in the field, I still use this book all the time. It's way too much info for the average person to remember in detail months or years later, so I review concepts in this book often. I can't imagine the 6th edition has changed very drastically so I will wait until the 7th comes out before spending the money.
I also recommend buying the hard copy b/c you can now buy the Kindle edition for $9.99 or less IF you purchased the hard text new from Amazon.
- Hardcover: 600 pages
- Publisher: Wadsworth ISE; 5 edition (14 February 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495116572
- ISBN-13: 978-0495116578
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.8 x 28.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
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