am 17. September 2013
First of all: I love the content of this book!
The title says everything about it and Prof. Doran presents these principles in a way, so that anybody with an average scientific mathematical knowledge can follow her.
Anyway, the kindle-version is not done very well.
The layout is horrible. The book is about engineering, this requires the application of mathematical and chemical formulas and their size can not be adjusted to the size of the text. The formulas are always very small and almost undecipherable in any way on a smart phone or a 7-inch-tablet or even the kindle 4! I also liked to use the black/white-inversion-function of the kindle-smartphone-app, but then the formulas are also undecipherable.
This makes the whole kindle-concept unusable for me.
I've changed to pdfs with adobe drm.
am 24. September 2013
The second edition of this textbook serves all needs of bioprocess engineering and serves both as a goog textbook as well as a compendium for later use. The second version is improved. Most of all the equations are derived in a straighforward and convenient approach, allowing readers from all backgrounds to tackle the subjects. The examples are well worked out and illustrations are clear.
This, combined with a reasonable price policy makes it my first recommendation for this topic. I use it as basis for lectures in undergraduate and graduate education.