Biology C2006 / F2402 - Spring 2013 - Books - last update 01/02/2013
|Textbooks. The page numbers listed on the Schedule
refer to the textbooks listed below. There are several copies of
each in the Sciences
Library, campus level in the NW corner building, and you may be able to get used copies online.
You are not expected to do all the readings in all these books. Which book(s) are right for you will depend on your particular background in biology, your interest in the topic, and the time you have to spend on books. See announcements for some advice on which texts to read.
Bertoni &Kleinsmith Becker's World of the Cell,
Benjamin Cummings, 2012. Same text as first term. Copies should be available in the local book
stores that carry texts, as well as online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
Becker, Kleinsmith & Hardin, The World of the Cell, 7th ed, Benjamin Cummings, 2009, is okay too.
Heller, Orians, Purves & Hills, Life, the Science of Biology,
9th ed. 2011**. (Some older editions were by Purves, Sadava, Orians and Heller.)
Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to
Systems; any recent ed, Brooks/Cole. This book is highly recommended for
the physiology part, but there are lots of other good physiology books. (See
supplementary texts, below. Note that Human Physiology: An Integrated
Approach by Silverthorn is equivalent in
coverage, and is currently used in the physiology course.)
|Problem book. The problem book for 2013 will be available at the Village Copier, on Broadway between 111th & 112th St. Copies will be put on reserve in the Library in the new NW Corner building.|
Problems in Cell
Biology, Physiology & Development, 8th ed, 2013. (This
is very similar to the 7th edition, whether revised or re-revised). Older edition should be okay,
but the most recent edition is preferred.)
|Supplementary texts. If there's something that's not clear in the textbook, or if you want to read more on a particular topic, try one of the texts listed below, which should be available on reserve in the Biology Library.|
For Cell & Molecular biology, the books by
Wolfe, or Lodish et al, or Alberts et al, or Karp, are all good.
For Physiology, the book by
Sherwood is very good, but there are plenty of other good ones. There are
excellent texts by Vander et al, Silverthorn, or Fox. Boron & Boulpaaep,
Medical Physiology, used in Quantitative Physiology, is good too, but goes
into much more detail than necessary on most subjects. The book by Silverthorn
is being used in the current physiology course -- it is about equivalent in
level to the Sherwood text.
The Bookshelf at PubMed has online versions of the Lodish and the Alberts books, as well as The Cell - A Molecular Approach by Cooper. Last time I checked, the bookshelf did not include any physiology books, but it includes the complete text of excellent books on cell biology, endocrinology, microbiology, development, immunology, etc. (Generally the next to latest edition is online.) You can search through all these books at once, by typing in a term such as "microtubules", and you'll get links to the pages in each book that mention this term.
There are many additional resources on
the web -- animations, pictures, lecture notes, etc. We will try to
publish useful links as we go; if you find any, please send the URL's to
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