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Essential Cell Biology

Essential Cell Biology

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By (author) Bruce Alberts, By (author) Dennis Bray, By (author) Karen Hopkin, By (author) Alexander D. Johnson, By (author) Keith Roberts, By (author) Julian Lewis, By (author) Martin Raff, By (author) Peter Walter

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  • Publisher: Garland Publishing Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 32mm | 1,660g
  • Publication date: 13 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: CT
  • ISBN 10: 0815344554
  • ISBN 13: 9780815344551
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 860 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 51,832

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Essential Cell Biology provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in both 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 for the basic science that underlies our current understanding of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the latest developments in this fast-moving field, yet retains the academic level and length of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources, including over 130 narrated movies, an expanded and updated Question Bank, and new enhanced assessments for students.

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Bruce Alberts received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the editor-in-chief of Science magazine. For 12 years he served as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005). Dennis Bray received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently an active emeritus professor at University of Cambridge. In 2006 he was awarded the Microsoft European Science Award. Karen Hopkin received her PhD in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a science writer in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a regular columnist for The Scientist and a contributor to Scientific American's daily podcast, "60-Second Science." Alexander Johnson received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Julian Lewis received his DPhil from the University of Oxford and is an Emeritus Scientist at the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK. Martin Raff received his MD from McGill University and is at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology and Cell Biology Unit at University College London. Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was Deputy Director of the John Innes Centre, Norwich. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia. Peter Walter received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in New York and is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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By Marta Oliveira 21 Dec 2013 5

It arrived within the expected time, and in perfect condition. Brand new, not even a scratch. And the price is the best that can be found anywhere (I do like a good bargain).

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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION "Enthralls the reader...Core concepts are explained from first principles in a manner that is lucid and unambiguous...That the authors have assembled a seminal cell biology textbook cannot be disputed...really ought to be an intrinsic part of every bioscience undergraduate's essential reading." - The Biochemist "...the language and terminology used by the authors remain focused at a level appropriate to and accessible by undergraduate students...New users of the textbook will find it accessible and approachable...The instructor resources remain a valuable addition...I highly recommend it to all." - CBE-Life Sciences Education "This attractive, accessible, visually oriented text covers the fundamentals of cell biology required to understand biomedical and broader issues that affect students' lives." - SciTech Book News

Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life 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. Modern Recombinant DNA Technology 11. Membrane Structure 12. Transport Across Cell Membranes 13. How Cells Obtain Energy from Food 14. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 15. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport 16. Cell Signaling 17. Cytoskeleton 18. The Cell Division Cycle 19. Sexual Reproduction and the Power of Genetics 20. Cellular Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer