I am studying the human circulatory and respiratory systems to develop tools for automated diagnosis of disease.
During the past year, I have read basic books about respiratory physiology, electrocardiography, etc.
At the moment, I feel that my lack of understanding of basic cell biology is prohibiting any further progress. I would like to find a very introductory book on cell biology, which would teach me
- what kind of cells there are in humans, what are they made of, and what are their main components
- basics of cell cycles, how cells are studied, how they look under the (various kinds of) microscopes
The ideal text would probably be on the undergraduate level and not be much longer than 300 pages. Any suggestions? So I just want to find something to start with.