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Books by Crystallographers

Principles of Protein X-ray Crystallography

J. Drenth, U. of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1994, 308 pp., $49.50, Springer-Verlag. "Intended to be an introduction to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and established scientists who want to apply protein crystallography in their own endeavors, or need to understand the subject in order to critically evaluate the literature."

Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures

G. A.Jeffrey, U. of Pittsburgh, USA, and W. Saenger, Freie U. Berlin, Germany, 1994, 570 pp., $79.00, Springer-Verlag. "A comprehensive analysis of hydrogen bonding ... scholarly and complete ... little is omitted and yet is not at all heavy going ... can be used effectively for both teaching and research ... a real treasure!"

Molecular Structures in Biology

R. Diamond, MRC Lab. for Molecular Biology, USA, T.F. Koetzle, Brookhaven National Lab., USA, C. K. Prout and Jane Richardson, Duke U., UK, 1993, 336 pp., $60.00, Oxford University Press. "Authoritative surveys by leading workers in the field of techniques used in structure determination, on modeling studies, and on specific groups of biomacromolecules. It will be a useful resource for all students and researchers interested in the structure and functioning of biomacromolecules and proteins."

Protein Engineering: A Practical Approach

A. R. Rees, U. of Bath, UK, M. J. E. Sternberg, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK, and R. Wetzel, SmithKline Beecham, USA, 1993, 424 pp., $35.20, Oxford University Press. "A comprehensive guide to the methods used at every stage of the engineering process, from the choice of mutation strategy, through protein stability studies, to critical evaluations to mammalian, yeast, and bacterial host expression systems."

Crystallization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins: A Practical Approach

A. Ducruix, ICSN-CNRS and R. Giege, IBMC-CNRS, France, 1992, 360 pp., $40.00, Oxford University Press. "Detailed and rational guide to producing crystals of proteins and nucleic acids for diffraction studies. Combines detailed laboratory protocols with their underlying theoretical background."

Protein Architecture: A Practical Approach

A. M. Lesk, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK, 1991, 312 pp., $36.00, Oxford University Press. "Teaches the reader to look at protein structure diagrams and extract the meaningful information that they provide. It also contains a complete atlas of all the protein structures in the Brookhaven Protein Databank."

Practical Protein Crystallography

D. E. McRee, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, USA, 1994, 386 pp., $69.00, Academic Press. "Designed for easy use by both new and experienced protein crystallographers, this much-needed book is for anyone interested in solving protein structures by the method of crystallography."

Crystallography Made Crystal Clear

G. Rhodes, U. of S. Maine, USA, 1993, 202 pp., $34.95, Academic Press. "Provides accessible descriptions of principles of X-ray crystallography, built on simple foundations for anyone with a basic science background."