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Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments [Hardcover]

by Gerald Karp
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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October 20, 2009 0470483377 978-0470483374 6th
Karp continues to help biologists make important connections between key concepts and experimentation. The sixth edition explores core concepts in considerable depth and presents experimental detail when it helps to explain and reinforce the concepts. The majority of discussions have been modified to reflect the latest changes in the field. The book also builds on its strong illustration program by opening each chapter with “VIP” art that serves as a visual summary for the chapter. Over 60 new micrographs and computer-derived images have been added to enhance the material. Biologists benefit from these changes as they build their skills in making the connection.

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"This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate students and would make for an excellent course. It could also be used as supplemental text for abnormal psychology for the discussion of assessment tools, an area to which most undergraduate students do not get adequate exposure. Strongly recommended!" (Doody's, November 2010)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 6th edition (October 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470483377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470483374
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a better price on the same book? December 31, 2011
By vreview
If you need this book for class, but don't want to pay the full price for it. Search for the ISBN 978-0470505762. Or click here :

This is the international edition of the same book. The only differences, it is paperback cover and the cover is different. The inside content is EXACTLY the same.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the older edition instead for $1.95 January 17, 2013
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Good book. It has more information than you will be able to digest. It does not guarantee you an A in the class or even a C. It was just too expensive and they dont give you the answers to the super complicated questions at the end of each chapter!
It is more like an encyclopedia of cell biology. It is not very student friendly. This is more like for a grad student class where you already know all these concepts and just need a quick refresher.
My professor idolizes the book author and all the scientists that won the nobel for comming up with these concepts, but that does not help me understand the material.

Book author: Please write more clear and with less jargon. I am an undergrad for god sakes! Im not a cell biologist or biochemist yet.
Pictures are nice but the professor did not tested us on the pictures. My class exams were more like 6 multiple chioce(very hard and the professor never took responsibility for correcting his wrong answers!) 4 short answer questions, and 4 big essay questions that were 2 pages long each and you had to answer them all.

If I were a newby on this, I would just buy the older edition for a buck and use it instead.
Good luck on cell bio, will be the hardest bio class you will ever take!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent February 14, 2014
By Andrey
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Exactly what I ordered. The book came with a little kink in one of the corners of the textbook cover but that is alright with me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! December 8, 2013
By user
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book was received in perfect condition and this book is the bible for a molecular biology person! great book and highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book October 3, 2013
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I thought this book was reasonably priced and it arrived well within the stated time. I would recommend this seller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Redundancy can be good September 20, 2013
By Marc
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Surprisingly well written and easy to read. Save yourself from the outrageous cost of new books, and get the old edition. While new discoveries are always being made, it shouldn't make a difference for school. By the time you need this book, you should be far enough along the way to be required to use peer reviewed articles for new developments anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well illustrated September 16, 2013
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An excellent text. I am not a college student, rather a layman with a curiosity about structure & function at the cellular level. This allowed me to purchase an older edition for my own entertainment at a deeply discounted price. It was well worth the investment.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a well designed e book April 13, 2013
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the real book is way easier to use, unless weight or space is your main concern. No link to the table of contents. You have to go to the front page and scroll through to it, Graphics are good but it makes page loads very slow, so paging through looking for something takes forever. There are no links to the chapters in the table of contents so you must try to scroll to the right page and same thing for the index in the back. Also they will not let you view the books from the kindle web browser or my iPhone, only a kindle or my table, which greatly reduced it's usefulness. Ebooks should be better than paperbooks, they have the opportunity. But I have yet to find a single one that I was satisfied with and this one is no different. Its just a really big, slow to load pdf file.
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