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Essential Cell Biology [Paperback]

Bruce Alberts , Dennis Bray , Karen Hopkin , Alexander Johnson , Keith Roberts , Julian Lewis , Martin Raff , Peter Walter
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5 Nov 2013 0815344554 978-0815344551 4

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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  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Garland Science; 4 edition (5 Nov 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0815344554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815344551
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“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

About the Author

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Student level textbook (2013) 16 Mar 2014
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Nearly as good as the 'big Alberts' but not quite - it has half the number of pages, what did I expect? It is a useful textbook that fills in some gaps you might perceive in your course material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 19 May 2014
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I wish this book had been around when I was doing these exams. Personally I'm quite happy with the Kindle format, but some people prefer real books. I like to place coloured notes, which is easy in Kindle. Not overly American in tone, but don't forget, they made most of the discoveries (but not all, I hasten to admit to British nationalists). This book is a joy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Cell Biology. 5 Mar 2014
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Excellent presentation on my PC Kindle application. This is a very complex publication, that has been rendered efficiently by this application. The content covers the subject mater fully, which assists with comprehension and retention of the script and illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Masterpiece Of Molecular Biology 16 Jan 2014
By Serge Marinkovic MD - Published on Amazon.com
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Alberts team have written and edited a masterful body of work that is an improvement over the last edition which was superb. Everything is discussed well and without unnecessary jargon. The illustrations help to convey the three dimensions of molecular biology and the question bank with the text available online is again well done. The number 5-8 minute videos are what I rely enjoy learning from as with the third edition. For those physicians who need to keep tabs on molecular biology look no further this will get the job well done for you and you will prosper and enjoy its teachings.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipping 31 July 2014
By Lexus - Published on Amazon.com
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Brand new like said, very clean condition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I Needed! 14 Aug 2014
By Anh Ha - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is in great condition. Exactly what I needed for my class. Not to mention, it's much cheaper to rent for just one semester than to buy the book new or used. I love the free shipping; it helps college students like me to save money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and highly recommended 14 Feb 2014
By Nicholas Blades - Published on Amazon.com
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This product arrived on time with no complications or hassles, and it provides all of the information I need. I would highly recommend this product to anyone else who needs information on basic cellular and microscopic biology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook 4 Mar 2014
By Lily Marie Rosenberg - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great textbook easy to read and very explanatory. Unfortunately it is a little expensive but unavoidable because of the new version.
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