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Essential Cell Biology

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"The original purpose of writing this book was to provide a straightforward explanation of the workings of a living cell. The key to every biological problem must finally be sought in the cell, for every living organism is, or at sometime has been, a cell."
Hardcover, Second Edition, 740 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group (first published July 1st 1997)
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Jun 30, 2014 Maysam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medicine
I'm slightly conflicted as to what to say about this book? I'll start with the positives though.
Firstly, it's a great book with a lot of information and it's extremely easy to understand. It doesn't need anyone with any background knowledge to any of the subjects though basic scientific knowledge is preferred or else you will spend some extra time going through everything so you can comprehend it. It was recommended by my university course as the primary source book for the Cell Biology course.
Apr 14, 2016 Geektaard rated it liked it
finally dooooone... bleh
Mike de la Flor
Apr 30, 2012 Mike de la Flor rated it really liked it
This is a the go-to source for everything about cell biology and cell biochemistry. This book is often used in college courses but it is written and illustrated in a manner that makes it accessible to just about everyone willing to make an effort to learn what cells do. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in biology.
José Luís  Fernandes
This was my Cellular Biology textbook. It has lots of enlightening illustrations and overall it's a very decent book, yet it has a few "loose ends" since it was designed for an introductory level.
Aug 11, 2011 Albert added it
paradoxically, cell dynamics are more complex than organism dynamics. this is a really good introduction to the not-so-rigid building blocks of life.
Luna Oliveira
Jan 04, 2015 Luna Oliveira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book but there's a lot more complexity to cell biology that I didn't finding this...
Mimi Wolf
Sep 11, 2016 Mimi Wolf rated it it was amazing
very helpful. I'm a visual learner so the DVD is great.
Nov 05, 2011 ♥Xeni♥ rated it really liked it
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. Thank goodness I only had to review for the test... still, I would have much preferred having less details to know... mainly because who really cares which components make up desmosomes and hemidesmosomes?? Okay okay, that's silly to ask, since it is important, but the test was silly and the book is ENO
Simone Stephanie
A really great book and the drawings are just the best.
Sep 16, 2014 Aijan rated it it was amazing
may i have a chance to read this one, please?
andriy luts
It's ok good reference source.
Erika E S
Sep 02, 2015 Erika E S rated it liked it
Shelves: education
Medicina: biología celular, 1er año.
Sep 02, 2016 Seamusin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unfinished, science
Finished 9/20 chapters. What a fantastic, well presented coherent and exciting text. Looking forward to having the time to finish it.
5x5 Walls
Mar 27, 2010 5x5 Walls rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best college text books I've had to-date. Explains things clearly and has excellent presentation.
Essential Cell Biology: An introducton to the Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts (1997)
Jalaal alzameli
Jan 25, 2011 Jalaal alzameli rated it it was amazing
The choice of my university!!! Great book, makes you visualize cell&molecular aspects.
Jun 04, 2008 Dr.K added it
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'an introduction to the molecular biology of the cell'
Oct 19, 2008 Ahmee rated it really liked it
Shelves: textbooks, 2007
Good reference book for the basics of cell bio.
Jessica Gorzo
May 22, 2010 Jessica Gorzo rated it really liked it
pretty good text i think
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