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Physical Biology of the Cell Paperback – October 29, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0815344506 ISBN-10: 0815344503 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1057 pages
  • Publisher: Garland Science; 2 edition (October 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815344503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815344506
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The book is well illustrated, problems and references complete each chapter, figures and other data can be downloaded from the Garland Science Web site. Its public is assumed to be students taking a first course in physical biology or biophysics, and scientists interested in physical modelling in biology. Physical Biology of the Cell has much to offer to both categories…”
- Crystallography Reviews

“This textbook is an excellent resource, both for a research scientist and for a teacher. The authors do a superb job of selecting the material for each chapter and explaining the material with equations and narrative in an easily digestible manner.”—Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM)

Praise for the First Edition of Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell…aims to be both an introduction to molecular and cellular biology for physicists and an introduction to physics for biologists. Though that sounds like a daunting task, the book fully and impressively delivers. Physical Biology of the Cell might well become a similar classic [as Molecular Biology of the Cell] for anyone who heeds its mantra “quantitative data demand quantitative models.” It will give both physicists and biologists a useful introduction into the other camp’s methods and ways of thinking.”
—Ralf Bundschuh, Physics Today, 2009

“[The] authors of Physical Biology of the Cell have produced one of the first multi-purpose textbooks that is readily accessible to both physicists and biologists….When read from cover to cover, the book is both very instructive and highly entertaining, with the authors using humor to deliver strong take-home messages in each chapter....Physical Biology of the Cell provides instructors with excellent material to create a graduate level course in biology or physics.”
—Patricia Bassereau and Pierre Nasoy, Nature Cell Biology, 2009

Physical Biology of the Cell is beautifully crafted: self-contained and modular, it provides tutorials on fundamentals and has material to hold the interest of a more sophisticated reader. It is fast-paced, proceeding within each chapter from freshman basics to graduate level sophistication. To truly master the physics presented in the
book, one should do the problems provided with each chapter. These problems are well thought out and are a major teaching resource.”
—Boris Shraiman, Cell, 2009

“…a monumental undertaking by three outstanding experts in the field…the book is a rich collection of special topics in biophysics…”
—Gabor Forgacs, Quarterly Review of Biology, 2009

“I would thoroughly recommend [Physical Biology of the Cell] to anyone interested in investigating or applying biophysical research methods to their work. It is likely to be a fantastic teaching tool and is a welcome addition in this age of increasingly
interdisciplinary science.”
—David Stephens, The British Society for Cell Biology Newsletter, 2009

About the Author

Rob Phillips is the Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He received a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jane Kondev is a Professor of Physics in the Graduate Program in Quantitative Biology at Brandeis University. He received his Physics BS degree from the University of Belgrade, and his PhD from Cornell University.

Julie Theriot is a Professor of Biochemistry and of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She received concurrent BS degrees in Physics and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of California at San Francisco.

Hernan G. Garcia is an Associate Research Fellow at Princeton University. He received a BS in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

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If you thought physics was useless for biology, this book proves otherwise.
Chris Bassar
The authors present in an exquisite way how tools borrow from physics and mathematics can be used to gain deeper insight into biological problems.
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If you are interested in the interplay of physics and biology, this is the book for you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M-Razo on January 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
The second edition of Physical Biology of the Cell doesn't fall short to the expectations I had based on the master piece that I found in the first edition.
This book guides you in an extremely friendly way through the fascinating interface between biology and the more quantitative science. The authors present in an exquisite way how tools borrow from physics and mathematics can be used to gain deeper insight into biological problems.
With a brand new chapter and entertaining "Computational Exploration" sections, along with full colored images, the authors came again with a beautiful text book for any naive or field expert reader that decides to dive into the beauty of Physical Biology of the Cell
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ulfilas on January 20, 2014
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This large, 800-page, 20 chapter, 9"x11" textbook is the size of a phonebook for a city of 200,000 people or so. Using many nicely-drawn figures and mathematical models, the authors work to unite the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics.

Chapters 1 and 2 begin the book by first describing the molecular structure of the chemical compounds found in the cell, and then the geometry of the cell and its components. Chapter 3 addresses the time scale and time constraints for cellular processes. The hierarchy of biological time scales is summed up by Fig.3.2 on pp.78-79. There it is seen that protein synthesis requires tens of seconds, as does RNA transcription. Gating of ion channels requires only a single second, while enzyme catalysis requires only a microsecond. The authors provide a good example of complex molecular synthesis via an experiment showing the evolving molecular components of the bacterial flagellum--the assembly of which is seen to require about 3 hours (p.104). The authors mention that the E. coli bacteria are able to divide in as little as 1000s, although copying its genome alone (i.e DNA replication) would seem to require 3000s (p.92). It is found, however, that E. coli are able to get a jump on DNA replication by starting to replicate its daughter's, granddaughter's, and great-granddaughter's chromosomes before it has even completed its own (p.113). It is also noted that the 3000s division time for E. coli division corresponds to the case where the environment supplies only glucose. For the case where the environment is rich in amino acids, the division time may be cut by a factor of two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nina on June 16, 2014
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I used this book for an undergraduate/beginners graduate course on biophysics, and read through all of it in 4 months. It is a fairly self-contained book, with few serious gaps. Admittedly, it is not light reading, but the festive and playful attitude of the authors is very welcome. I firmly believe that both the students and I learned a lot, both of biology and of physics. For the authors: as a teacher, I would appreciate it a lot if you could have all the equations in a collection of ppt files, the same way as you have all the figures in the book.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ebtisam on February 23, 2013
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It's a combination between a biology and a physics book with easy and clear explanations. Most of the problems in the book are similar to the examples given in the same chapter. However, the examples don't have a titles, for which you have to read every chapter before you start solving the problems.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris Bassar on June 23, 2013
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If you thought physics was useless for biology, this book proves otherwise. It is very helpful to me, as physics was a tough point as a biology student. Now I know why I need physics.
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More About the Author

Rob Phillips grew up in San Diego, California in a home filled with books, leading to a love affair with books and reading that has continued to this day. He is currently a professor of Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California where he serves as the Option Representative for Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Phillips received his PhD in condensed
matter physics at Washington University in 1989 studying with Anders Carlsson from whom he learned an enormous amount about the conduct of science and about science itself. Prior to the privilege of a life in science, he spent seven years of travel, self-study and work as an electrician.

Though teaching is often viewed within research universities as a chore, Phillips finds teaching to be a central part of his attempt to learn more about how the world works. Stated simply, writing books is an intense and personal experience that Rob links to his teaching and is the primary way he is able to really learn a subject. He is currently engaged in several book projects, one of which concerns biological numeracy and is being co-authored with Ron Milo.

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