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"The series is invaluable for workers at all levels of cell biology."

Praise for Individual Volumes:

A Practical Guide to the Study of Calcium in Living Cells, Volume 40
"This multiauthored book... provides theoretical and applied aspects of different established techniques for the measurement of [Ca2+]i at submicromolar concentration. Each chapter is organized, keeping in view the needs of a person working in the laboratory, by giving the detailed methodology required for the implementation of that particular technique, and all the chapters are well referenced...The book provides a pragmatic approach for the estimation of cytosolic [Ca2+]i and also provides a means for studying the spatial and temporal resolution of [Ca2+]i. The book achieves the stated goal in the preface, 'this material will be very useful to the investigator who wants to apply any of these methods to his or her research."
—RAMESH BHALLA, University of Iowa, Iowa City

"The book achieves the stated goal in the preface, this material will be very useful to the investigator who wants to apply any of these methods to his or her research."

Animal Cell Culture Methods, Volume 57
"...investigators with different levels of expertise will find smething of interest in many of the topics covered.."

"This is a useful and well written book... This volume is more complete than many others since it features a much broader coverage of important information and is more current than most others. It would be a very useful reference in any life science library or a laboratory that is using or plans to use animal cell culture."

Apoptosis, Second Edition, Volume 66
Praise for the First Edition:
"This is a high quality book and should be useful for several years to come. (It is) a very useful book that should be in every research library. The research effort investigating PCD is growing at a very rapid rate and this book is a timely addition to this important research area. (I rate it at) five out of five stars."

Cell Biological Applications of Confocal Microscopy, Second Edition, Volume 70
Praise for the First Edition:
"The diverse applications presented in this book reflect the creativity and technical skills of the many contributors while emphasizing the power and promise of CM."

"...the desired aim of providing the confocal user with a technical basis for preparing superior microscpic samples is achieved."

Cytometry: New Developments, 4th Edition, Volume 75
Praise for the Second Edition:
"The second edition of Flow Cytometry provides a comprehensive and detailed foundation in the application of this diverse and rapidly expanding technology. The variety and scope of topics covered in this two—volume set are too large to cover in detail. The second edition of Flow Cytometry provides the investigator with a concise compilation of new and updated applications and procedures, updated references and a directory of the principal contributors to the field. The additions and improvements to the second edition are evidence of the impact this technology will continue to have on biological and medical sciences for years to come."

"This is a good reference manual for a multi—user facility faced with a wide variety of biological applications."

"Flow Cytometry includes an impressive array of methods applicable to chromosome analysis, plant biology, marine biology, fluorescence, in situ hybridization, and others. It succeeds in providing the reader with good insight into the power of the technology throughout biology."
—KENNETH A. AULT, Maine Cytometry Research Institute, Maine Medical Center, in CANCER CELLS

"Every chapter has a clear introduction to the background of the method under discussion comprehensible to the inexperienced reader. Applications are very complete."

Digital Microscopy, Volume 81
Praise for the First Edition:
"...clearly written introductory text and a useful reference volume for cell biologists. ...presents a practical overview, introducing technical background and a range of techniques in relatively nontechnical language. It thus represents a tutorial approach, appropriate for those who would like to gain rapid access to the sophisticated techniques of video microscopy."

Flourescence Microscopy of Living Cells in Culture, Part B: Quantitaive Flourescence Microscopy—Imaging and Spectroscopy, Volume 30
"As with Volume 29, this book is clearly written and well edited. Some chapters cover techniques with a wide application in cell biology while others are more specialized. The two volumes should be of interest to many biologists and will make excellent reference books, being a useful addition to any library."

"The editors are to be commended for producing an excellent, informative reference work which will be of great use to all who are either using these techniques, or contemplating using them. All the contributors seem to have done their best to help and inform rather than to dazzle and intimidate. There are many hints and tips included that are not present in the original papers... I can thoroughly recommend these volumes to anyone who is interested in the problem of how to view the complex processes that take place in a living cell directly."

"Many experts have contributed to these volumes, which represent the first extensive overview of a rapidly developing new field of research. Quite a number of new techniques are investigated in depth by the contributors. The result is an overview that will not be outdated soon... It is certainly one of the merits of these volumes that they provide a nearly complete overview of the scientific and technical know—how required. One must congratulate the editors for having succeeded in convincing so many distinquished experts to contribute. The books are well printed with clear illustrations, and each volume has a good index."

Methods in Plant Cell Biology, Part A, Volume 49
"The main strength of this book is that each contributor has taken great pains to provide a careful review of the field. Consequently, it will be of considerable value to novice and expert alike. The main body of each chapter provides considerable detail on the protocols available presented in a clear recipe style. Of equal importance is the provision of trouble—shooting details and clear illustrations. This is a high—quality book available at a price which is well within the reach of most researchers, including post—graduate students. Anyone interested in this fascinating subject should certainly consult this book."

Methods in Plant Cell Biology, Part B, Volume 50
"...It forms a valuable and readable addition to the literature on plant cell biology..."
—P.R. Shewry, IACR—Long Ashton Research Station, in PLANT GROWTH REGULATION

"The text is supplemented with flowcharts of procedures and with instructive figures. This is why the volumes are successfully used by both experienced researchers and students... The traditionally well—edited text is supplemented with a detailed subject index."

"The present volume competes will in terms of scope and the quality of the individual contribution, many of which contain lengthy introductions as well as detailed methods. In addition, the quality of production is well up to the usual Academic Press standards, including a small number of colour plates. Altogether it forms a valuable and readable addition to the literature on plant cell biology..."

Microbes as Tools for Cell Biology, Volume 45
"Microbes as Tools for Cell Biology contains a potpourri of techniques."

Mitochondria, Volume 65
"This is an extremely high quality offering that is really unique...It should serve as an invaluable reference for a wide audience of biomedical researchers."

Nuclear Structure and Function, Volume 53
"Nuclear Structure and Function is remarkably up to date, and all of the authors have produced clear and very useful contributions."
—Trends in Biochemical Sciences

“This handbook is highly recommended and will be essential for researchers investigating all aspects of the nucleus, from the biochemistry of specific processes through to nuclear architecture. It will also be very helpful to all those who want to use some of these techniques as part of their research, perhaps to investigate the function of a particular gene product or the control of its expression."

Video Microscopy, Volume 56
"The contributors are experts in the field... The number and quality of illustrations, of all types, are excellent. This is to be expected of a book in this series... This is an excellent guide for scientists who wish to set up a modern video microscopy facility in their laboratory. Individuals who plan to actually have such a facility will want to own a copy of the book. It will also be a valuable resource for a life science library."
—Alvin Telser, PhD, Northwestern University Medical School, for DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS

"...there is much useful information in this volume that is not readily found in the journal literature, such as detailed reviews of perfusion chambers, discussions of microscope alignment, how to mate video cameras to microscopes, and how to optimize camera and monitor adjustments. In fact, this is exactly the type of "hands on" extremely useful information that is provided in a good course. In short, this volume edited by Sluder and Wolf provides very useful information for the practicing video microscopist."
—Steven L. Goodman, University of Connecticut Health Center, in JOURNAL OF SCANNING MICROSCOPIES



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