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ISBN-13: 978-0321803115 ISBN-10: 0321803116 Edition: 8th

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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 8 edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321803116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321803115
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William S. Klug is a retired Professor of Biology at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, New Jersey. He served as chair of the Biology Department for 17 years, a position to which he was first elected in 1974. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to coming to the College of New Jersey, he was on the faculty of Wabash College as an Assistant Professor. His research interests have involved ultrastructural and molecular genetic studies of oogenesis in Drosophila. He has taught the genetics course as well as the senior capstone seminar course in human and molecular genetics to undergraduate biology majors for each of the last 35 years. In 2002, he was the recipient of the initial teaching award given at the College of New Jersey granted to the faculty member who most challenges students to achieve high standards. He also received the 2004 Outstanding Professor Award from the Sigma Pi International, and in the same year, he was nominated as the Educator of the Year, an award given by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.

 

Michael R. Cummings is currently Research Professor in the Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. For more than 25 years, he was a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also served on the faculties of Northwestern University and Florida State University. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In addition to Essentials of Genetics and its companion volumes, he has also authored several texts in human genetics and general biology for non-majors. His research interests center on the molecular organization and physical mapping of the heterochromatic regions of human acrocentric chromosomes. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses in Mendelian and molecular genetics, human genetics, and general biology, and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence given by university faculty, student organizations, and graduating seniors.

 

Charlotte A. Spencer is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has also served as a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta. She received her B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and he Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Alberta, followed by postdoctoral training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Her research interests involve the regulation of RNA polymerase II transcription in cancer cells, cells infected with DNA viruses and cells transversing the mitotic phase of the cell cycle. She has taught courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Oncology, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has contributed Genetics, Technology and Society essays for several editions of Concepts of Genetics as well as Essentials of Genetics. In addition, she has written booklets in the Exploring Biology series, which are aimed at the undergraduate nonmajors level.

 

Michael A. Palladino is Dean of the School of Science and Associate Professor of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey) and his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Virginia. He directs an active laboratory of undergraduate student researchers studying molecular mechanisms involved in innate immunity of mammalian male reproductive organs and genes involved in oxygen homeostasis and ischemic injury of the testis. He has taught a wide range of courses for both majors and nonmajors and currently teaches genetics, biotechnology, endocrinology, and laboratory in cell and molecular biology. He has received several awards for research and teaching, including the 2009 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Andrology, the 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award from Monmouth University, and the 2005 Caring Heart Award from the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research. In addition to Essentials of Genetics and its companion volumes, he is co-author of the undergraduate textbook Introduction to Biotechnology, Series Editor for the Benjamin Cummings Special Topics in Biology booklet series, and author of the first booklet in the series, Understanding the Human Genome Project. 

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It was a required book for my daughter's college class.
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It did not have the access code and when we inquired, they simply said "too bad" that it was not guaranteed to have the access code with it.
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This book does a great job explaining the basic contents of genetics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nick T on August 31, 2013
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This book does a great job explaining the basic contents of genetics. I use it for my sophomore college genetics course and although my professor does not generally teach from it (he uses his own lectures) I have had no problem understanding the book on my own. The kindle [print replica] edition is great as it saves you money and is ultraportable. Make sure you try a sample if you want to check it out before you buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2015
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Great book, took the course at UCSD. This book has great picture examples.
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By Micah Anderle on October 30, 2014
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I purchased this textbook for an undergraduate level Genetics course and have found it to be quite the excellent resource. Quality graphics, text, and overall organization. I bought it used but in good condition and could not be happier. Expedient shipping, as well. Kudos
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By Brittany bell on August 12, 2014
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The examples in the book were very helpful
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By dp on September 12, 2014
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Good coverage of the basics.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Temperance on May 27, 2014
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This is a crap textbook. It over simplifies concepts in a terrible and confusing way. Seriously don't buy this book, or if you need it for a class buy a supplemental book to go with it. One of the worst textbooks I've ever come across. It mentions things briefly and tries to sum it up in the early chapters, but doesn't go into detail until later in the book. The index isn't complete, so even if a word is bolded you may not find a definition for it unless you root through the textbook and find it. UGH. SO BAD.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sdm61 on January 24, 2014
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Beware: they advertise this to be the book WITH the e-text and access card. It did not have the access code and when we inquired, they simply said "too bad" that it was not guaranteed to have the access code with it. So it cost us another $61 to get the access code.
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