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Essential Cell Biology, third edition

Bruce Alberts and others
New York: Routledge, 2008. 860 pages.

A brand-new and thoroughly up-to-date edition of a classic textbook widely used in introductory classes in cell and molecular biology, supplemented with a DVD-ROM including over 130 animations and videos, all of the figures from the book, and a self-testing feature for students. "This book fills a critical niche in the pedagogical process of introducing cell biology and does an excellent job in reaching its objective," wrote a reviewer of The Quarterly Review of Biology. NCSE Supporter Bruce Alberts, a former president of the National Academy of Sciences, is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and editor-in-chief of the journal Science.