Essential Cell Biology provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its energetic, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the proper 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 with the intention to give you the reader with a cohesive conceptual framework for the basic science that underlies our current working out of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences.
The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the recent developments on this fast-moving field, yet retains the instructional level and length of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a wealthy package of online student and instructor resources, including over 130 narrated movies, an expanded and up to date Question Bank, and new enhanced assessments for students.