Means to an End: Apoptosis and Other Cell Death MechanismsDoug Green’s recent book Means to an End is given a positive review in the current issue of CHOICE.  In the review, Sally Sommers Smith (Boston University) says that this “elegant, accessible book” provides a comprehensive and current account of processes by which cells in the body die.  The book includes “welcome running commentary on the evolution of apoptosis,” and “clearly shows how study of cell death mechanisms can aid understanding of both embryonic development and human diseases such as cancer.”

Sommers Smith says that this “improbably thrilling read” reveals “not only the hard work associated with cell biology but also the joy of its eureka moments.”  She says that the book is “highly recommended” for “upper-division undergraduates through professionals.”