Foundations of Biochemistry takes advantage of the proven results of process-oriented guided-inquiry learning, and is authored by educators who have tremendous practical experience not only within their fields but also in using POGIL within their classrooms.

Exemplifying many of the best practices in science education, students are encouraged to explore the synergy of working, learning, and thinking together in groups, even as they apply textbook knowledge to real-world situations and begin to explore current biochemistry scholarship and research available online.

There is also an Instructor’s Resources web site that includes keys to the Pre-Activity Assignments, the In-Class Activities, and the Post-Activity Skill Exercises. The addition of a universal recorder's report, data sheets, and detailed facilitation plans gives you all the help you need to begin using this exciting book.

Please note that we are happy to grant access to the Instructor Resources for instructors who formally adopt the use of this text in their classrooms. Purchase of a single copy of the book does NOT qualify for access; we must either receive an order from your campus bookstore or make arrangements for your students to purchase the book directly from our website). Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you're interested in adopting Foundations of Biochemistry or would like to talk with us about integrating content into your course, please contact us. We're happy to answer any questions you might have and to guide you through the ordering or adoption process.

We are pleased to offer an International Site License to instructors
outside the United States. Please contact us for more information!

Please note that instructors outside the U.S. should use the preview book
option above, as we cannot ship single copy orders internationally.
Foundations of Biochemistry (3rd edition)   ISBN: 978-1-60263-529-6

Foundations of Biochemistry

Third Edition

Loertscher & Minderhout

$22 + $8 S&H

Single copy order

To order this book for use in your course, simply provide your campus bookstore with the title and ISBN and ask them to contact Pacific Crest. We'll take care of the rest!

We also offer a booklet, Selected Activities from Foundations of Biochemistry that contains 7 key activities:

Amino Acids and the Primary Structure of Proteins

3-D Structure of Proteins

Hemoglobin: Protein Structure and Function

Enzyme Kinetics

Enzyme Inhibition

Lipid Structure and Function

High Energy Compounds

Selected Activities from

Foundations of Biochemistry (3ed)
Loertscher & Minderhout
Seattle University

List price: $11 + $3 S&H


You are welcome to contact the authors with any questions about Foundations of Biochemistry or its implementation:

Jenny Loertscher (      Vicky Minderhout (


Pacific Crest

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