School of Crystallography,
University of London
There is no book that covers the course material in its entirety, or at the desired level. However, it is a requirement of the course that you buy at least one book to have additional support, although the course material is self-contained. Only the course material will be examined, so that you should use the book to get another view. I have stuck to the most modern and up-to-date ones, although some may now be only available via a library. Your choice should be guided by what interests you most about the course. I will help with some comments. The following books will be useful:
Rhodes, G. (2000) Crystallography Made Crystal Clear. 2nd ed., Academic Press, San Diego.
Blow, D. (2002) Outline of Crystallography for Biologists. Oxford University Press.
Glusker, J.P., Trueblood, K.N. (1994) Crystal Structure Analysis: A Primer.2nd ed., Oxford University Press.
Giacovazzo, C., Monaco, H.L., Viterbo, D., Scordari, F., Gilli, G., Zanotti G. and Catti M. (1992) Fundamentals of Crystallography. Ed. by Giacovazzo, C. International Union of Crystallography. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Glusker, J.P., Lewis, M. and Rossi, M. (1994) Crystal Structure Analysis for Chemists and Biologists. VCH Publishers, New York.
Drenth, J. (1999) Principles of Protein Xray Crystallography.2nd ed., Springer, New York.
This list is not exhaustive. Other titles will be in the reading list when the course starts.
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