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  • Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder
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  • Forthcoming: November 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-68036-2
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Essential Cell Biology

Fifth Edition

Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder

with Ebook, Smartwork5, and Animations

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Bruce Alberts (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Karen Hopkin (Author, Science writer), Alexander D. Johnson (Author, University of California, San Francisco), David Morgan (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Martin Raff (Author, University College London (Emeritus)), Keith Roberts (Author, University of East Anglia (Emeritus)), Peter Walter (Author, University of California, San Francisco)


The gold standard textbook, thoroughly updated—now with online homework

This text features lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations, making it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fifth Edition maintains its focus on the latest cell biology research. For the first time ever, Essential Cell Biology will come with access to Smartwork5, Norton’s innovative online homework platform, creating a more complete learning experience.


Publication date for instructor exam copies: November 2018
On-sale date for student copies and accompanying resources: July 2019

The authority of Molecular Biology of the Cell, written for introductory students

The author team is world renowned for their research, teaching, writing, and leadership in science and science education. Essential Cell Biology contains the perfect balance of the scientific authority that these authors command with accessible prose and a precise, dynamic visual program. The result is a text that is perfectly suited for introductory cell biology courses.  

All-new online homework completes a suite of new and updated teaching and learning tools

The resources have been completely updated, and now include all-new Smartwork5 online homework. Smartwork5’s coaching pedagogy allows you to ask a variety of challenging questions that will help students develop critical-thinking skills. The unique Interactive Instructor’s Guide provides more than 100 videos from a variety of expert sources. These videos highlight important concepts by presenting dynamic visuals of cell biology in action. A test bank, art files, and more complete the resources package. 

Always current, with cutting-edge new research

The text has been thoroughly revised to cover the latest developments in this fast-moving field such as CRISPR, cryo-electron microscopy, and culturing human organoids. Yet it retains the academic level and length of previous editions.  


    1. Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life

    2. Chemical Components of Cells

    3. Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis

    4. Protein Structure and Function

    5. DNA and Chromosomes

    6. DNA Replication and Repair

    7. From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome

    8. Control of Gene Expression

    9. How Genes and Genomes Evolve

    10. Analyzing the Structure and Function of Genes

    11. Membrane Structure

    12. Transport Across Cell Membranes

    13. How Cells Obtain Energy from Food

    14. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts

    15. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport

    16. Cell Signaling

    17. Cytoskeleton

    18. The Cell-Division Cycle

    19. Sexual Reproduction and Genetics

    20. Cellular Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer