This text features lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations, making it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fifth Edition maintains its focus on the latest cell biology research. For the first time ever, Essential Cell Biology will come with access to Smartwork5, Norton's innovative online homework platform, creating a more complete learning experience.
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).
Karen Hopkin received her PhD in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a science writer in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a regular columnist for The Scientist and a contributor to Scientific American's daily podcast, 60-Second Science.
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.
David Morgan received his PhD from the University of California, San Francisco , and is Professor of the Department of Physiology as well as the Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine at UCSF,
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 Professor at the University of East Anglia, 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.
Reviews of previous editions:
"Enthralls the reader [...] .Core concepts are explained from first principles in a manner that is lucid and unambiguous [...] .That the authors have assembled a seminal cell biology textbook cannot be disputed [...] .really ought to be an intrinsic part of every bioscience undergraduate's essential reading."
– The Biochemist
" [...] the language and terminology used by the authors remain focused at a level appropriate to and accessible by undergraduate students [...] .New users of the textbook will find it accessible and approachable [...] .The instructor resources remain a valuable addition [...] .I highly recommend it to all."
– CBE-Life Sciences Education
"This attractive, accessible, visually oriented text covers the fundamentals of cell biology required to understand biomedical and broader issues that affect students' lives."
– SciTech Book News