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Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments by G. Karp

Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments  



  • Gerald Karp 


  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 4 edition (July 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0471465801
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.48 pounds


Book Description 

Now fully updated and revised, the new Fourth Edition of Cell and Molecular Biology not only offers you and your students all of the latest research, it also gives students the tools they need to understand the science behind cell biology and ultimately succeed in your course. This text is ideal for sophomore/junior-level courses in cell biology offered out of biology or molecular and cell biology departments.

Cell and Molecular Biology provides an alternative for faculty looking for a text that concentrates on core concepts without sacrificing coverage of experimental evidence. Karp explores core concepts in considerable depth, and presents experimental detail when it helps to explain and reinforce the concept being explained. This edition also continues to offer an exceedingly clear presentation and excellent art program, both of which have received high praise in prior editions.

Book Info

Undergraduate student textbook on cell and molecular biology. Intended for a one-semester course during the sophomore or junior year. Color illustrations. Chapter synopses, review questions, and analytical questions. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition. 

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons

Focusing on concepts rather than experimental analysis this excellent textbook uses human examples to make the material more accessible and relevant to students. Provides selected sample experiments which introduce students early on to the scientific method and process of science. Experiments are referenced and described throughout to support concepts being explained by offering historical background. Every chapter contains a section that highlights information gained from cell research and how it affects human lives. Four-color illustrations are designed to be self-contained learning elements. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  


Excellent book!!, January 8, 2006

This is one of the most complete and easy-to-read book ever! I have studied with Gerald Karp books since I was an undergraduate student (Biochemistry, and Karp book was always by my side, very useful). This book explain the cellular metabolism, structures (cytoskeleton, microtubules, filaments, genes,relations between genes and proteins, DNA repair, cell cycle, cell signalling, lot of concepts that are not easy to understand at first, Karp does it very simple. You will love this book. I can strongly recommend it. Another excellent book I can recommend is Molecular Biology of the CELL by Bruce Alberts….is excellent! and before you take an exam, I will suggest the "Outline of Molecular and Cell Biology" by the Schaum’s series. Well, that’s it for now, I wish you the best in your career (I have been there, I know how hard it can be and choose the proper books!) and always remember, keep working and practicing, because practice make the Master!! 🙂
Your friend,
Laura Fazio
MSc Immunology – Biochemist