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Essential Cell Biology: An Introduction to the Molecular Biology of the Cell Paperback – 29 Jul 1997


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  • Paperback: 764 pages
  • Publisher: Garland Science (29 July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815329717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815329718
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 650,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.."."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, October 2004 "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, Volume 12, Number 2, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Grunwell on 24 April 2007
Format: Paperback
As an A level Biology teacher I bought this book to better teach the subject. It is very easy to read and the diagrams are very clear. It covers material in more detail than required for an A level student but would prove ideal for a first year biology or biochemistry course or any A level Biology teacher.

It does what it says in the title covering most aspects of cell physiology, I particularly liked its clear treatment of DNA replication and basic biochemistry. The book comes with a CD Rom containing stills and short animations some of which are superb teaching material, I particularly enjoyed the ATPase movie. On the downside some of the CD Rom files seemed empty of content but that is my only gripe, overall a great book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H on 22 Jan 2008
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I found this text brilliant for a module in my second year of a Biology degree; the information is concise and to the point, the multimedia disk is brilliant and the questions helped to prepare me for my exams and had me thinking more outside the box. There are many wonderful diagrams, but the CD reminds a student that cells are 3D, dynamic entities and not flat and lifeless on a page.

A wonderful resource!
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I've had this book for a while now, and although I do agree that the content of this book is a tad basic for the first year Medical Student. It helped me no-end during my basic medical sciences prior to Medicine.. The Book is really suitable for those studying first year General Biology, where the course objective is to gain a broad and semi-simple knowledge of Cellular Biology. I do recommend this book for those first year students who would like to do some additional reading on Cellular Biology. It's detail although basic does indeed enhance the understanding of concepts later taught and decribed in lectures and seminars.
Conclusion: Well thought out book suitable for first year General Biology students, where painfully intimate knowledge of Molecular & Cell Biology is not required.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Jan 2009
Format: Paperback
I am scientifically literate, but I did not know much of what went on inside cells.

I found this book to be clear, with plenty of examples and thought provoking questions. Also, its subject matter is just fascinating!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon UK on 27 Dec 2012
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As a required textbook for my course, I can't fault this book packed full of information and a steal for the price I paid for it. This edition is still useful, despite there being to new editions.
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By Z. Stokes on 11 Dec 2009
Format: Paperback
Gives slightly more simple information that the other textbooks for this type of course (ie Molecular Biology of the Cell) which is perfect for those NOT specialising in this line but are still taking modules as part of their degree. Gives the information in a clear way with diagrams to support. Some editions include a DVD with the book which is another clever learning medium. It has everything I need to refer to without too much detail which can sometimes be overwhelming.
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Product was in reasonable condition, no marks inside so good enough for me. Also very reasonably priced.

Not too complex, but also a very indepth review of the biology of the cell..
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