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    DescriptionEssential Cell Biology provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of cell biology. Its lively writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive, conceptual framework of the basic science that underlies our current understanding of biology. The Third Edition is thoroughly updated scientifically, yet maintains the academic level and size of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a Media DVD-ROM with over 130 animations and videos, all the figures from the book, and a new self-test quizzing feature for students.

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    Essential Cell Biology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Alberts, By (author) Dennis Bray, By (author) Karen Hopkin, By (author) Alexander D. Johnson, By (author) Julian Lewis, By (author) Martin Raff, By (author) Keith Roberts, By (author) Peter Walter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 860
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780815341307
    ISBN 10: 081534130X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16700
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SCI045000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI049000
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    DC22: 571.6
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    B&T Approval Code: A60670000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI086000, SCI017000
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    LC classification: QH581.2 .E78 2009
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    Thema V1.0: PSF
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Taylor & Francis Inc
    Imprint name
    Garland Publishing Inc
    Publication date
    03 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of California, San Francisco, USA University of Cambridge, UK Science Journalist and Biochemist, USA Cancer Research UK, UK University College London, UK Emeritus, John Innes Centre, UK
    Review quote
    "For cell and molecular biologists, this series of books have become the absolute reference bible both in the laboratory and in the classroom. Previous editions have demonstrated how well authors and editors amalgamated, condensed, and summarized the huge area of cell biology into readily accessible bytes of information. This third edition does not deviate from this ethic and enthralls the reader with a mind-boggling 731 pages of essential cell biology." The Biochemist Praise of the Second Edition: 'This book fills a critical niche in the pedagogical process of introducing cell biology and does an excellent job in reaching its objective.' The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 79 '...an excellent example of designing a textbook for undergraduates and non-biology majors. It is clear, well illustrated, conversational in tone and enjoyable to read and browse through.' E-Streams 'The second edition retains all the beauty of the first, and it serves as an editorial model -- a guide that shows us how serious authors prepare a new version of a serious book. ...What makes for a great science education is not the amassing of facts but the understanding of concepts, processes and syntheses, and the realization that all our information about nature must be subject to testing and revision. That is the kind of educational experience that students can acquire from the second edition of Essential Cell Biology.' The Textbook Letter
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction to Cells 2. Chemical Components of Cells 3. Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis 4. Protein Structure and Function 5. DNA and Chromosomes 6. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 7. From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome 8. Control of Gene Expression 9. How Genes and Genomes Evolve 10. Manipulating Genes and Cells 11. Membrane Structure 12. Membrane Transport 13. How Cells Obtain Energy from Food 14. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 15. Intracellular Compartments and Transport 16. Cell Communication 17. Cytoskeleton 18. The Cell Division Cycle 19. Genetics, Meiosis, and the Molecular Basis of Heredity 20. Tissues and Cancer