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A Computer Scientist's Guide to Cell Biology

Authors: Cohen, William W.

  • Designed specifically as a guide for Computer Scientists needing an introduction to Cell Biology
  • Written by a Computer Scientist for Computer Scientists
  • Aimed at a broad audience - from researchers to students
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This practical guide provides a succinct treatment of the general concepts of cell biology, furnishing the computer scientist with the tools necessary to read and understand current literature in the field.

The book explores three different facets of biology: biological systems, experimental methods, and language and nomenclature. After a brief introduction to cell biology, the text focuses on the principles behind the most-widely used experimental procedures and mechanisms, relating them to well-understood concepts in computer science.

The presentation of the material has been prepared for the reader’s quick grasp of the topic: comments on nomenclature and background notes can be ascertained at a glance, and essential vocabulary is boldfaced throughout the text for easy identification.

Computer science researchers, professionals and computer science students will find this an incomparable resource and an excellent starting point for a more comprehensive examination of cell biology.

"This concise book is an excellent introduction for computer scientists to the exciting revolution under way in molecular biology. It provides lucid, high-level descriptions of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of life, and discusses the computational principles involved. I wish this little gem was available when I was ‘learning the ropes’– it would have been my first choice of reading material."

--Roni Rosenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University

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From the reviews:

"This concise book is an excellent introduction for computer scientists to the exciting revolution under way in molecular biology. It provides lucid, high-level descriptions of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of life, and discusses the computational principles involved. I wish this little gem was available when I was 'learning the ropes' -- it would have been my first choice of reading material."

--Roni Rosenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University

"Cell biology is certainly a new and exciting area. This nice, compact, and enthusiastically written book covers a huge amount of material. The author describes biological systems, experimental methods, and the language of cell biology. … Summing up, this book (with its excellent index) can be used as one of the first steps in obtaining a reading knowledge of biology -- though cautiously." (H. I. Kilov, Computing Reviews, December, 2007)


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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-48278-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-48275-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Computer Scientist's Guide to Cell Biology
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-48278-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-48278-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-48275-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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