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Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

(4 reviews)

Eric V. Wong

Pub Date: 2009

ISBN 13: 9780985226114

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Reviewed by Sandra Halonen, Associate Professor, Montana State University - Bozeman on 4/18/19

The book is a comprehensive coverage of the topic of Cell Biology. There was a Table of Contents but no Index or glossary. The problems with this text arise because the text was written in 2009 and is out of date (see more on issues stemming from... read more

 

Reviewed by Colleen Doci, Assistant Profesor, Marian University on 4/11/19

This book covers a reasonable breadth of material for the subject. It does not contain an index or glossary and the table of contents is a little broad to serve as the sole means of guiding the reader through the text. read more

 

Reviewed by Amorette Barber, Associate Professor of Biology, Longwood University on 3/6/19

The book starts with a helpful and detailed introduction to the chemistry of macromolecules and these topics were explained in a clear manner that biology students would relate well to. However, the biological concepts are not explained in simple... read more

 

Reviewed by Pamela Hoppe, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University on 12/14/18

The book has no appendix to help locate where specific molecules or topics are covered, but one can use a search of the pdf document to do this. The chemistry aspect of the material is covered in more depth than the biological aspects. I found the... read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Anatomy of a Cell
  • Basic Cell Chemistry
  • Bioenergetics
  • Membranes
  • Metabolism 1
  • Metabolism 2
  • DNA
  • Transcription
  • Gene Regulation
  • Translation
  • ER, Golgi, and Vesicles
  • Cytoskeleton
  • ECM and Adhesion
  • Cell Communication
  • Cell Cycle
  • Advanced Topics

About the Book

Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it's a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class within the time constraints of a semester. Second, because it is a course that many students take, there is a greater opportunity to make an impact on more students' pocketbooks than if I were to start off writing a book for a highly specialized upper- level course. And finally, it was fun to research and write, and can be revised easily for inclusion as part of our next textbook, High School Biology.

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Professor Eric V. Wong