Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition

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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure_function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting –What We Donêt Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
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About the author

Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Julian Lewis, (Deceased), formerly of Cancer Research UK

David Morgan, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Martin Raff, University College London, UK

Keith Roberts, Emeritus, University of East Anglia, UK

Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco, USA

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Publisher
Garland Science
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Published on
Nov 20, 2014
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Pages
1464
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ISBN
9781317563754
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology
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Keith Roberts
Understanding the origins of business is fundamental to grasping modern life, yet most historians look only to the nineteenth century to build their narratives. While the industrial revolution profoundly remade business practice and established much of the corporate organization we recognize today, the sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. Traveling back to this society of ancient traders and consumers, Keith Roberts recasts the rise of modern business, exposing the flaws inherent in dominant histories and the parallels between early and modern business practice.

Roberts's fascinating narrative begins five thousand years ago in the Middle East. Explaining why prehistoric tribes had no "business," he describes the lack of material conditions and conceptual framework that made such an interchange impossible. Roberts then locates the origins of business in the long distance trade of ancient Mesopotamia, especially through slave trading, retailing, and financing, and maps the rise of modern models of currency, markets, and business in Greece, along with the emergence of banking, mercenaries, and reliable small coinage. The conquests of Alexander the Great brought these advances to the Mediterranean world and the Middle East. Agribusiness took root, and the Romans developed public contracting, corporations, and even shopping malls. Roberts concludes with the mysterious, virtual disappearance of business in the third century A.D. Each of his chapters vividly portrays the major types of business that thrived in a certain era and the status, wealth, and treatment of business owners, managers, and workers. The narrative throughout sustains a focus on issues of business morality, the nature of wealth, the role of finance, and the development of public institutions shaping business possibilities. In extent and content, Roberts's research is unparalleled, forming an absorbing account of a long neglected history.
David Gerrold
Welcome to the 10th Science Fiction MEGAPACKTM! This time we present 30 stories (including several full-length novels) by some of the biggest and best in the science fiction field, plus 2 poems and the first (of 3) installments in our first novel serial. From David Gerrold's "The Martian Child" (winner of the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, and HOMer Award) to brand new works published here for the first time by David Gerrold and Lawrence Watt-Evans to modern masterpieces by Pamela Sargent and Jay Lake to classics by E.E. "Doc Smith" and Alan E. Nourse -- we have everything a science fiction fan could want. Almost 1,500 pages of great reading!

Fiction:

TORQUING VACUUM, by Jay Lake
COLLECTORS, by Pamela Sargent
VICTORY, by Lester del Rey
THE TREE OF LIFE, by C. L. Moore
YE OLDE RESIGNATION, by Rhys Hughes
FACE TO FACE, by Adrian Cole
BEYOND THE THUNDER, by H. B. Hickey
CAPTIVES OF THE THIEVE-STAR, by James H. Schmitz
THE DEEPS, by Keith Roberts
MADMEN MUSTERED, by Connor Freff Cochran
EXILE FROM SPACE, by Judith Merril
THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: THE CHAIRMAN DANCES, by David Gerrold
THE FROZEN PLANET, by Keith Laumer
THE TAIL-TIED KINGS, by Avram Davidson
THE GRAIN KINGS, by Keith Roberts
HIS MASTER'S VOICE, by Randall Garrett
BACK TO JULIE, by Richard Wilson
BRIGHTSIDE CROSSING, by Alan E. Nourse
THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB, by Ron Goulart
REINVENTING CARL HOBBS, by James Glass
THE OLD SHILL GAME, by H.B. Fyfe
NOTES TOWARD A NEW TRAIT AS REVEALED BY CORRELATION AMONG ITEMS OF THE MMMPI, by M. Purrzillo, U. R. A. Ferball, and C. Kitirun
THE SLEEPER IS A REBEL, by Bryce Walton
THE TEACHER FROM MARS, by Eando Binder
NIF'S WORLD, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
A MAN OBSESSED, by Alan E. Nourse
FIRST LENSMAN, by E.E. “Doc” Smith
REINCARNATE, by Lester del Rey
THE MAN WHO LIVED FOREVER, by R. DeWitt Miller and Anna Hunger
THE MARTIAN CHILD, by David Gerrold

Poetry:
I’VE NEVER SEEN, by Hannes Bok (poem)
THOUGHT AND SPACE, by Ray Bradbury

Novel Serial:
FIREBIRD, by Tony Rothman (part 1 of 3)

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