The ideal foundation of a one-semester course for undergraduate students, Stenesh's Biochemistry presents the basic body of biochemical knowledge and a thorough exposition of fundamental biochemical concepts. Carefully balancing primary and secondary topics, this introductory text covers the essentials in proper depth to establish a firm foundation for further study. Superior to any other first level text available, Stenesh's Biochemistry features: clear writing, thorough explanations, and precise definitions. comprehensive study sections for all chapters, consisting of both review-type questions and calculation-type problems, graded by difficulty and including answers selected reading lists concise chapter summaries two-color text 529 illustrations a separate chapter on bioenergetics, and an extensive index. Four appendixes review acid-base calculations, the principles of organic chemistry, the tools of biochemistry, and oxidation-reduction reactions, and a separate Solutions Manual presents step-by-step answers to problems.