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Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Neurons

Second Edition

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$96.00 • £83.95 • €87.95

ISBN 9780674599215

Publication Date: 11/25/2014


752 pages

8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 color illustrations, 229 line illustrations, 2 tables


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I have used Fain’s book for over a decade at Harvard University for my cellular neuroscience class. It offers the perfect mix of rigorous exposition and distilled insights on what makes neurons tick. With clear illustrations (often adapted from original figures from seminal papers in the field), a fluid narrative and careful choice of topics, the book is exceptionally well-suited for a serious introduction to the physiology of neurons. The new edition is a welcome update to an already wonderful original.—Venkatesh N. Murthy, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

This book should be essential reading for budding and professional neuroscientists alike. With a new edition, Gordon Fain brings one right up to date on current issues and techniques across a wide range of topics and yet manages to capture the historical source and importance of these ideas as well. No desk should be without access to a copy.—Jonathan Ashmore, Bernard Katz Professor of Biophysics, University College London

Praise for the previous edition:

Fain explains complex concepts with exquisite clarity.—David Wallis, New Scientist

I find Fain’s approach remarkably refreshing.—Jonathan Ashmore, Trends in Neuroscience

An excellent work.—D. M. Senseman, Choice

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