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The Cell
     

The Cell

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by Terence Allen, Graham Cowling
 

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In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling offer an illuminating account of the nature of cells—their basic structure, forms, division, signaling, and programmed death. Allen and Cowling start with the simple "prokaryotic" cell—cells with no nucleus—and show how the bodies of more complex plants and animals consist

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In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling offer an illuminating account of the nature of cells—their basic structure, forms, division, signaling, and programmed death. Allen and Cowling start with the simple "prokaryotic" cell—cells with no nucleus—and show how the bodies of more complex plants and animals consist of billions of "eukaryotic" cells, of varying kinds, adapted to fill different roles—red blood cells, muscle cells, branched neurons. The authors also show that each cell is an astonishingly complex chemical factory, the activities of which we have only begun to unravel in the past fifty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199578757
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
884,690
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Terence Allen does research in Cell Structure and Function at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital Manchester. Graham Cowling has been director and teacher at the Medical School, University of Manchester.

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Cell 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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He adjusts the cuffs on his suit.
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I need a freind read my bio
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Wut kind of rp is this?
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