on 5 April 2009
I am a medical student in Italy. As far as I know, almost everyone in my University use Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, as it said to be the most comprehensive.
I find it just too stuffed with "words", a feature which puts off students who really want to learn this fantastic subject.
On the contrary, Stryer's Biochemistry is systematic and very well structured. The explanations are clear and concise.
As to Devlin's biochemistry, it must be said that it offers many more medical insights than the others, but it seems to me to lack clear and easy-to-study explanations upon more "traditional" concepts: glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation and so on.
on 16 January 2003
An easy to understand text for Biochemistry at degree level. Clear illustrations and text is coloured to help you memorise topics easily. The book id divided into four parts THE MOLECULAR DESIGN OF LIFE, TRANSDUCING AND STORING ENERGY, SYNTHESIZING THE MOLECULES OF LIFE AND RESPONDING TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES. These parts go into a great depth and I strongly recommend this to anyone studying Biochemistry. It's an excellent international edition.