A Foundation Course
Kevin Downard (Author)
Mass Spectrometry: A Foundation Course is a textbook covering the field of mass spectrometry across the chemical, physical, biological, medical and environmental sciences. Sufficient depth is provided for the reader to appreciate the reasons behind and basis for particular experiments. It is uniquely and logically organised to enable the book to form the basis for a university course in mass spectrometry at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. This is achieved by combining specific core sections coupled to optional areas of study tailored to students of the chemical, physical, biological, medical and environmental sciences. Recommended course structures are provided in the front of the book. Dedicated chapters are included on: organic mass spectrometry; ion chemistry - to emphasise the role of mass spectrometry in fundamental chemistry and physics; biological mass spectrometry including proteomics; mass spectrometry in medicine, environmental and surface science and accelerator mass spectrometry, to emphasise the importance of these areas. Each chapter concludes with key references and additional recommended reading material, making the book an excellent springboard to further study. Highly readable, easy-to-use and logically presented, Mass Spectrometry: A Foundation Course is an ideal text for students and for those who work with mass spectrometers who wish to gain a solid understanding of the basics in modern mass spectrometry.
"Mass Spectrometry: A Foundation Course" accomplishes its goal with very few shortcomings....A text that does an exceptional job of introducing MS in a clearly written and logical fashion with sufficient depth for its intended audience of either undergraduate or graduate students......Kevin Downard has produced an excellent book, well-suited to the diverse audience he envisions..... certainly will be recommending it to both undergraduates and graduates seeking an introduction to MS"
Source : Trends in Analytical Chemistry, February 2005 (Professor Charles Wilkins)
I recommend this book highly to anyone looking for a first port of call on the journey to mass spectrometry
Source : Cancer Scienceboard Net, 20 December 2004 (Dr Oliver Bogler)
A basis for instruction of undergraduate and new postgraduate students.
Source : Chemistry World, April 2005 (Professor Tony Mallet)
A single text volume that is clear, uncluttered, concise and systematic.This book should find ready adoption in courses which focus on teaching of MS.
Source : Mass Spectrometry Reviews, (Professor Philip Marriott)
Written in a highly readable and entertaining style.Overall this book is very useful and can be recommended as an introduction for students into the presently wide applicability of mass spectrometry to a variety of disciplines.
Source : Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2005 (Professor Nico Nibbering)
This book should find ready adoption in courses which focus on teaching of MS, and it appears to be one of the better teaching texts in MS.
Source : Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol.6,Issue 1, June 2005 (Professor Philip Marriott)