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Science of Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0321901835
ISBN-13: 9780321901835
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Description: The Science of Nutrition, Third Edition is uniquely organized using an applied approach, which organizes vitamins and minerals based on their functions and effects on the body. This applied approach is most evident in the functional organization of  More...

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Book details

List price: $197.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/11/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 976
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

The Science of Nutrition, Third Edition is uniquely organized using an applied approach, which organizes vitamins and minerals based on their functions and effects on the body. This applied approach is most evident in the functional organization of the micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) chapters. Rather than requiring you to memorize all the vitamins and minerals and their characteristics, the authors present them based on their functions (like fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, and blood and immunity health), so that you can understand their effects on the body. The Third Edition of the book adds New Focus Figure spreads— also appearing as tutorials within MasteringNutrition™–that concentrate on the toughest topics to learn and understand. Expanded in-text and Mastering Math activities pump up the content. Key content innovations also enhance instructor teaching and student learning outcomes through smarter, more focused, and streamlined content organization.

Elain Marie Alphin was born in 1955 in San Francisco, California. She attended Rice University and upon graduation she received a Watson Research Fellowship, a grant given to graduating college seniors to fund independent study and travel outside the United States. She spent the next year in England, doing research for a novel she was writing about Richard III and his murder of his nephews. She turned her research into a novel for middle-grade readers entitled, Tournament of Time. Her other novels includeded Ghost Cadet, Picture Perfect, The Perfect Shot, and Simon Says. She won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery and was named a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for the novel Counterfeit Son. She died on August 19, 2014 at age 58.

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