Garland Science

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Garland Science
Parent companyTaylor & Francis
FounderGavin G. Borden
SuccessorW. W. Norton & Company
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesTextbooks

Garland Science was a publishing group that specialized in developing textbooks in a wide range of life sciences subjects, including cell and molecular biology, immunology, protein chemistry, genetics, and bioinformatics. It was a subsidiary of the Taylor & Francis Group.


Garland Science was founded in the late 1960s by Gavin Borden (1939-1991) and gained prominence through publishing the textbook Molecular Biology of the Cell (authors include Bruce Alberts and Peter Walter; James D. Watson was a previous author), which has been lauded as "the most influential cell biology textbook of its time".[1]

As of 2018, the Garland Science website has been shut down and their major textbooks have been sold to W. W. Norton & Company.

Other notable textbooks also published by Garland Science included The Biology of Cancer (by Robert Weinberg), Immunobiology (authors including Charles Janeway and Kenneth Murphy), Molecular Biology of the Cell: The Problems Book (by John Wilson and Tim Hunt), Essential Cell Biology (Bruce Alberts et al.), The Immune System (Peter Parham), Molecular Driving Forces (Ken A. Dill & Sarina Bromberg), and Physical Biology of the Cell (Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev & Julie Theriot).

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (10 volumes) is now published by Routledge, another imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.


  1. ^ Friedberg, Errol C. (2004). The Writing Life of James D. Watson. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ISBN 0-87969-700-8.

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