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The Cell: A Molecular Approach

Seventh Edition


Geoffrey M. Cooper, Robert E. Hausman

April 2018

Written by an active scientist and experienced educator, this textbook combines readability and cohesiveness with comprehensive and up-to-date science.

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The Rise of Yeast: How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation


Nicholas P. Money

February 2018

Yeast is humankind's favourite microbe, our partner in brewing, baking, and winemaking. Nicholas P. Money tells the story of this 10,000-year-long marriage, looking at how yeast served as a major factor in the development of civilization, celebrating its importance, and considering its future roles in molecular biology and genetic engineering.

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Genetics: Genes, genomes, and evolution


Philip Meneely, Rachel Dawes Hoang, Iruka N. Okeke, Katherine Heston

May 2017

The only text to present the fundamental principles of genetics and molecular biology as viewed from an evolutionary perspective and informed by genome analysis.

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An Introduction to Molecular Ecology

Third Edition


Graham Rowe, Michael Sweet, Trevor Beebee

March 2017

The only text combining theoretical concepts with practice-driven examples to showcase the latest molecular and genomic techniques and their impact on the study of ecology.

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Cell Signalling

Fourth Edition


John T. Hancock

December 2016

The most straightforward introduction to the principles of cell signalling that explores the experimental side of the subject and helps students to critically engage with the primary research literature.

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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life


John Archibald

September 2016

John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing. These tools demonstrate the unity of all life, and show that complex life originated in ancient mergers between microbes.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene


Richard Dawkins

September 2016

The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.

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Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction


Aysha Divan, Janice Royds

August 2016

Very Short Introductions

Molecular Biology lies at the heart of all life sciences. This Very Short Introduction provides an account of the development of this important modern field, and considers its modern day applications such as the development of new drugs, genetically modified crops, and forensic science.

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Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics

Fourth Edition


Lauren Pecorino

June 2016

Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers the most engaging and accessible account of cancer biology that makes the link between our understanding of cancer and the development of new therapeutics crystal clear.

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What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology


Addy Pross

April 2016

Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrödinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' Scientists have puzzled over it ever since. Addy Pross uses insights from the new field of systems chemistry to show how chemistry can become biology, and that Darwinian evolution is the expression of a deeper physical principle.

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Principles of Development

Fifth Edition


Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, Alfonso Martinez Arias

March 2015

Winner of the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize 2015 - All the key principles of developmental biology that students need to know, which are underpinned throughout by experimental evidence, and an exploration of the molecular basis of the subject.

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Cell Structure & Function


Guy Orchard, Brian Nation

September 2014

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Places the theory of cell structure and function in the context of biomedical science practice.

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Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function

Second Edition


Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, Cynthia Wolberger, Orna Cohen-Fix

April 2014

A fresh, distinctive approach to the teaching of molecular biology. With its focus on key principles, its emphasis on the commonalities that exist between the three kingdoms of life, and its integrated coverage of experimental methods and approaches, Molecular Biology is the perfect companion to any molecular biology course.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Fifth Edition


Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, William H. Elliott, Daphne C. Elliott

January 2014

The ideal text for any bioscience student encountering biochemistry and molecular cell biology for the first time. Exceptionally clear explanations, frequent diagrams, and a user-friendly design and layout ensure that the text provides a perfect introduction to this complex yet fascinating subject area.

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Thrive in Cell Biology


Qiuyu Wang, Chris Smith, Emma Davis

February 2013

Thrive In Bioscience Revision Guides

Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience.

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Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Lynne Cox, David Harris, Catherine Pears

May 2012

Thrive In Bioscience Revision Guides

The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. They communicate all the key concepts in a succinct, easy-to-digest way, using features and tools - both in the book and in digital form - to make learning even more effective.

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Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction


Jonathan Slack

February 2012

Very Short Introductions

There is much public interest in stem cells, but also much confusion and misinformation. In this Very Short Introduction, developmental biologist Jonathan Slack explains the biology behind stem cells; what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and what can be expected to happen in the future.

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Biophysical Techniques


Iain Campbell

February 2012

Biophysical Techniques explains in a readily-accessible way the basics of the various biophysical methods available so students can understand the principles behind the different methods used, and begin to appreciate which tools can be used to probe different biological questions, and the pros and cons of each.

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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction


Terence Allen, Graham Cowling

September 2011

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent of life, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine.

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