Essential cell biology

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Garland Science, Mar 27, 2009 - Science - 731 pages
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Essential Cell Biologyprovides 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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User Review  - Albert - Goodreads

paradoxically, cell dynamics are more complex than organism dynamics. this is a really good introduction to the not-so-rigid building blocks of life. Read full review

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User Review  - ♥Xeni♥ - Goodreads

I forgot to mark this book as read last month. Had a 16-question test on the WHOLE book, plus extra details which weren't in the book, and I barely passed... lol. Still, its a pretty decent book ... Read full review


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Bruce Alberts is the President of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco.