The Elements of Physical Chemistry: With Applications in Biology
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Author does a great job! In the 3rd edition of Peter Atkins, the author does a very admirable job because of the subject matter and the time phrame this course is evidently set for. Look at the the subtitle before you rag on him so much: with applications in biology. He craftily keeps most of the subject material straight to the point, and cleverly seeks to cover in about 500 pages a subject that usually requires much more than three that. I know all of his photos are black and white, and not color as we get used to, but his writing is not that ba. Informative and provolking Paul Atkin's analysis of the integration of physical chemistry and biology I believe made a much better model for future biophysics. The text is an informative resource for one, and also an excellent educational tool. Also, its implications are almost frightening in their scope and degree. This was an excellent book, indeed. It is still an excellent text, and probably will be a worthwhile read for many years to come.. the book is a mess A Customer I feel compelled to add my two cents because this textbook has been such a nightmare to use. It completely lacks any rational organizational structure. It strikes me as the culmination of the work of a competent chemist but poor author working with an even more atrocious editor. Working the problems requires hunting down tables buried in other chapters and is often made more difficult by numerous errors in the solutions manual. It is so bad I am counting the days until I can get rid of it.
The Elements of Physical Chemistry with Applications in Biology ,3rd Edition by Peter Atkins