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  • Hardcover: 1392 pages
  • Publisher: Garland Science; 5 edition (2 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815341059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815341055
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.1 x 4.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 587,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Throughout the book, emphasis is placed not just on what 'we know' but also on 'how we know' and 'what remains to be discovered'- important for engaging and enthusing students....A quarter of a century after the first edition revolutionised cell biology textbooks, the new edition is as fresh, comprehensive and above all, as readable as ever....Like its predecessors, this is a superb textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students."

-British Society for Developmental Biology Newsletter, Summer 2008, Vol. 29, No. 1

"Professors, lecturers, and instructors will find the fifth edition of the book Molecular Biology of the Cell and its accompanying Problems Book to be an excellent choice for guiding their students through the maze of the cell's molecular structures and biochemical processes....With countless colorful illustrations and a large number of photographs and tables, reading the text becomes not only an educational experience, but also a highly enjoyable one for those students who wish to discover the inner workings of the magnificent cellular machine....Educators will also find the DVD-ROM to be a rich electronic resource when compiling their lectures....No less important is the Problems Book, which contains numerous exercises and questions that are an integral part of the learning process, and that teachers, instructors, and students are sure to appreciate."

The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2008, Volume 83, Number 3

 

"It has been 25 years since the first edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) was published, which means that roughly half of today's practicing scientists do not remember life without this cell biology `bible'. The other half might recall how the book almost instantly filled a void with refreshingly clear and engaging writing illustrated with extensive diagrams and figures….MBoC has only improved over its several editions, growing with the rapid advances in the field to become an essential resource for students at all levels and a trusted first stop for researchers transitioning into unfamiliar areas of cell biology….An enduring strength of the book is that it remains a comprehensive textbook….In addition to the comprehensive updating of every chapter, another reason to consider acquiring edition five is the improved integration of the print volume with an extensive array of videos and animations in the `Cell Biology Interactive' provided on the accompanying DVD….Another welcome improvement in MBoC5 helps link the textbook to the lab - there are now problems printed at the ends of the first 20 chapters. Whereas some are designed to facilitate information retention, the best problems stimulate thought and challenge the reader to think about experimental approaches for learning new things about cell biology….the MBoC5 package is a fantastic resource and well worth the upgrade."

-Development (Company of Biologists) 135, 3973-3974 (2008)

 

"[Molecular Biology of the Cell] is a marvelous textbook. Once again, the authors are to be congratulated on a superb achievement. We are amazed at the scope and depth of information provided.”
- Bioscience Education

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. For 12 years, he served as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005).

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 a Principal 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 the Biology Department at University College London.

Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is Emeritus Fellow at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

Peter Walter received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in New York and is Professor and Chairman of 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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Format: Paperback
The book is very good.It is exaustive and the language in it is easy understandable even by non-english speakers.Images,schemes and photographs are very accurate and,therefore,very useful.The book can be used for preparation of any biology exam in your university career.It is a needful book for your first biology exam and for further study in matter of biology.I suggest this book to all medical students and to all people who want to master an upper level of biology.
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This a wonderfully clearly written book. It provides the fundamentals of cell biology and stimulates many questions that help to expand understanding. It comes with a DVD with diagrams and animations that are not so easy to get working and are tricky to access. Also there are extra chapters on the DVD which cover further advanced topics. The first three chapters are an excellent review of basic molecular biology. Subsequent chapters are reasonably up to date and cover a wide range of topics in some depth. There are questions at the end of each chapter that are thought provoking and can be used to test your understanding of the topics covered. Some questions require you to think out of the box - ergo stimulating. If you are working on your own through this book the questions are a great help in checking your level of understanding. There is a companion book which provides answers to the questions which if used judiciously offers wonderful insights into the most exciting area of science at the start of the 21st century. I am so happy to have discovered a gem of a book in Molecular Biology of the Cell.
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I like the problem approach but the book is too heavily focused towards genetics rather than a wider scope of cell biology. I bought it to supplements Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts et al. If you are looking for help with developmental biology problems, this is probably not the best book to buy! If, however, you need help with recombinant genetics problems it is brilliant. The examples given certainly help you to think on your feet.
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Im currently in my second year of a Microbiology degree and this book was recommended as one of the core reading materials. I've read 4 chapters already and the book does help to grasp the timeline and information of what we know of genes thus far. It's written straight forward, has good flow plus the diagrams are perfect for me (visual learner). Would recommend this for anyone who has a basic understanding of biology, maybe college level/1st year of a degree, and wants to really dig into DNA, genetics, protein synthesis etc.
Not your typical boring biochem textbook.
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Book goes into great depth about cell structure, function, biology. Good for degree level work. Anything you need to know about the cell is in this book. Recommended.m
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If you really have to learn cell biology, buy this book. It can be hard to read, but just take your time and use the figures, and you'll learn everything. This is the best cell biology book I've ever read or seen.
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I'm not studying biology, but I got this book after watching a TV programme about the inner working of the cell. This textbook is interesting and easy to read, and I've learned a lot about ribosomes and enzymes and the wonders of evolution. Recommended.
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I am a Biomedical Science student and purchased this book and this is way beyond I have expected. Excellent delivery! Good parcel packaging and it has enormous information which any Medical Science Student or any Science related course students need. My only concern with this book is its cover. I know that this is only a paperback version but the front and back cover of the book aren't hard enough and tend to have folds in it. But content wise, I recommend this book to everyone as you can still use this book throughout your whole course.
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