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This book presents a vivid argument for the almost lost idea of a unity of all natural sciences. It starts with the strange physics of matter, including particle physics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics, cosmology, relativity and their consequences (Chapter I), and it continues by describing the properties of material ...
From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarity: A Treatise on Matter, Information, Life and Thought
This book presents a vivid argument for the almost lost idea of a unity of all natural sciences. It starts with the strange physics of matter, including particle physics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics, cosmology, relativity and their consequences (Chapter I), and it continues by describing the properties of material systems that are best understood by statistical and phase-space concepts (Chapter II). These lead to entropy and to the classical picture of quantitative information, initially devoid of value and meaning (Chapter III). Finally, information space and dynamics within it are introduced as a basis for semantics (Chapter IV), leading to an exploration of life and thought as new problems in physics (Chapter V). Dynamic equations - again of a strange (but very general) nature - bring about the complex familiarity of the world we live in. Surprising new results in the life sciences open our eyes to the richness of physical thought, and they show us what can and what cannot be explained by a Darwinian approach. The abstract physical approach is applicable to the origins of life, of meaningful information and even of our universe.
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78.750000 USD

From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarity: A Treatise on Matter, Information, Life and Thought

by Manfred Eigen
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Rhinovirus Infections: Rethinking the Impact on Human Health and Disease provides a timely review of the impact of rhinovirus infections on human health. It identifies disease mechanisms relating to the virus, human host and environmental factors. This viewpoint allows us to look forward to the development of treatments for a ...
Rhinovirus Infections: Rethinking the Impact on Human Health and Disease
Rhinovirus Infections: Rethinking the Impact on Human Health and Disease provides a timely review of the impact of rhinovirus infections on human health. It identifies disease mechanisms relating to the virus, human host and environmental factors. This viewpoint allows us to look forward to the development of treatments for a virus for which treatment options are currently non-existent. By providing detailed insights into this virus, its host and the environmental factors that play into rhinovirus induced diseases, this book explains disease mechanisms and summarizes existing and developing therapeutic approaches for better research, diagnosis and potential treatments.
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230.35 USD

Rhinovirus Infections: Rethinking the Impact on Human Health and Disease

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The Theory of Endobiogeny Volume 2: Foundational Concepts for Treatments of Common Clinical Conditions addresses the core elements of the adaptation response to stressors: autonomic nervous system (ANS), corticotropic axis, immunity and digestive tract function. The volume is oriented for clinical practice, offering clear discussions on treating the root cause ...
The Theory of Endobiogeny: Volume 2: Foundational Concepts for Treatment of Common Clinical Conditions
The Theory of Endobiogeny Volume 2: Foundational Concepts for Treatments of Common Clinical Conditions addresses the core elements of the adaptation response to stressors: autonomic nervous system (ANS), corticotropic axis, immunity and digestive tract function. The volume is oriented for clinical practice, offering clear discussions on treating the root cause of numerous common disorders, and symptomatically addressing the destabilizing factor in a vast number of disorders ranging from depression to irritable bowel, and from migraines to insomnia called spasmophilia.
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196.22 USD

The Theory of Endobiogeny: Volume 2: Foundational Concepts for Treatment of Common Clinical Conditions

by Jean-Claude Lapraz, Kamyar M. Hedayat
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The ability to anticipate the impacts of global environmental changes on natural resources is fundamental to designing appropriate and optimised adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, this requires the scientific community to have access to reliable, large-scale information on spatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions and on the distribution, ...
Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources
The ability to anticipate the impacts of global environmental changes on natural resources is fundamental to designing appropriate and optimised adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, this requires the scientific community to have access to reliable, large-scale information on spatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions and on the distribution, structure, composition, and functioning of ecosystems. Satellite remote sensing can provide access to some of this fundamental data by offering repeatable, standardised, and verifiable information that is directly relevant to the monitoring and management of our natural capital. This book demonstrates how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current natural resource management needs. By focusing on concrete applied examples in both the marine and terrestrial realms, it will help pave the way for developing enhanced levels of collaboration between the ecological and remote sensing communities, as well as shaping their future research directions. Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources is primarily aimed at ecologists and remote sensing specialists, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.
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59.70 USD

Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

by Nathalie Pettorelli
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This textbook helps you to prepare for your next exams and practical courses by combining theory with virtual lab simulations. The Labster Virtual Lab Experiments series gives you a unique opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge in a learning game that simulates exciting laboratory experiments. Try out different techniques ...
Labster Virtual Lab Experiments: Basic Biochemistry
This textbook helps you to prepare for your next exams and practical courses by combining theory with virtual lab simulations. The Labster Virtual Lab Experiments series gives you a unique opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge in a learning game that simulates exciting laboratory experiments. Try out different techniques and work with machines that you otherwise wouldn't have access to.In this book, you'll learn the fundamental concepts of basic biochemistry focusing on: Ionic and Covalent Bonds Introduction to Biological Macromolecules Carbohydrates Enzyme Kinetics In each chapter, you'll be introduced to one virtual lab simulation and a true-to-life challenge. Following a theory section, you'll be able to play the relevant simulation that includes quiz questions to reinforce your understanding of the covered topics. 3D animations will show you molecular processes not otherwise visible to the human eye. If you have purchased a printed copy of this book, you get free access to five simulations for the duration of six months. If you're using the e-book version, you can sign up and buy access to the simulations at www.labster.com/springer. If you like this book, try out other topics in this series, including Basic Biology , Basic Genetics , and Genetics of Human Diseases .
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42.64 USD

Labster Virtual Lab Experiments: Basic Biochemistry

by Frederik Clauson-Kaas, Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu, Sarah Stauffer, Wilko Duprez, Aaron Gardner
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After the great expansion of genome-wide association studies, their scientific methodology and, notably, their data analysis has matured in recent years, and they are a keystone in large epidemiological studies. Newcomers to the field are confronted with a wealth of data, resources and methods. This book presents current methods to ...
Omic Association Studies with R and Bioconductor
After the great expansion of genome-wide association studies, their scientific methodology and, notably, their data analysis has matured in recent years, and they are a keystone in large epidemiological studies. Newcomers to the field are confronted with a wealth of data, resources and methods. This book presents current methods to perform informative analyses using real and illustrative data with established bioinformatics tools and guides the reader through the use of publicly available data. Includes clear, readable programming codes for readers to reproduce and adapt to their own data. Emphasises extracting biologically meaningful associations between traits of interest and genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data Uses up-to-date methods to exploit omic data Presents methods through specific examples and computing sessions Supplemented by a website, including code, datasets, and solutions
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156.98 USD

Omic Association Studies with R and Bioconductor

by Alejandro Caceres, Juan R Gonzalez
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This lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton - covering the period which can legitimately be called the dawn of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a ...
The Dawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind
This lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton - covering the period which can legitimately be called the dawn of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a particular and significant development in the evolution of science, and is connected in a coherent way to the others to yield a smooth, continuous narrative. The at-a-glance diagrams showing the When and Where give a brief summary of what was happening at the time, thereby providing the broader context of the scientific events highlighted in that chapter. Embellished with colourful photographs and illustrations, and boxed highlights scattered throughout the text, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of science, and how it shaped our world today.
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41.990000 USD

The Dawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind

by Vasanthi Padmanabhan, Thanu Padmanabhan
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A no-nonsense, quick review of biology for high school and college students CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review, 3rd Edition, provides a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of biology basics. Perfect for high school and college students, teacher candidates taking the Praxis Biology test, and anyone wanting to brush up on their biology ...
CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review,Third Edition
A no-nonsense, quick review of biology for high school and college students CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review, 3rd Edition, provides a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of biology basics. Perfect for high school and college students, teacher candidates taking the Praxis Biology test, and anyone wanting to brush up on their biology knowledge. Whether you're new to elements, atoms, and molecules or just wanting to refresh your understanding of the subject, this guide can help. Aligned to NGSS, it includes topics such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis and cell reproduction, genetics, DNA, and plant and animal structures and functions. The target audience is high school and college students: 96% of high school students take a biology course before graduating, and biology 101 is a staple at all colleges and universities.
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13.640000 USD

CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review,Third Edition

by Kellie Ploeger Cox
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This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 120 new entries include de-extinction, ecological footprint, rewilding, and Zika virus, now totalling ...
A Dictionary of Biology
This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 120 new entries include de-extinction, ecological footprint, rewilding, and Zika virus, now totalling over 5,600 authoritative and up-to-date entries. Numerous appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, SI units, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on anatomical terms. With new diagrams and updated web links, this remains the market-leading dictionary for students of biology, both at sixth form college and university level.
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22.17 USD

A Dictionary of Biology

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Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success provides stories behind the many paths to professorship taken by these featured women. It includes information on their diverse life stories and how they navigated the beginning, middle stages, and other parts of their careers, including unexpected paths, support ...
Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success
Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success provides stories behind the many paths to professorship taken by these featured women. It includes information on their diverse life stories and how they navigated the beginning, middle stages, and other parts of their careers, including unexpected paths, support and how they got hooked by science/their field. In addition, they discuss why they chose this career, the obstacles they encountered, and how they found a way forward. Each interview encapsulates the advice and practical solutions they give.
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59.64 USD

Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success

by Anna Garry
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This book offers a thorough reanalysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, which for many people represents the work that alone gave rise to evolutionism. Of course, scholars today know better than that. Yet, few resist the temptation of turning to the Origin in order to support it or reject ...
Charles Darwin's Incomplete Revolution: The Origin of Species and the Static Worldview
This book offers a thorough reanalysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, which for many people represents the work that alone gave rise to evolutionism. Of course, scholars today know better than that. Yet, few resist the temptation of turning to the Origin in order to support it or reject it in light of their own work. Apparently, Darwin fills the mythical role of a founding figure that must either be invoked or repudiated. The book is an invitation to move beyond what is currently expected of Darwin's magnum opus. Once the rhetorical varnish of Darwin's discourses is removed, one discovers a work of remarkably indecisive conclusions. The book comprises two main theses: (1) The Origin of Species never remotely achieved the theoretical unity to which it is often credited. Rather, Darwin was overwhelmed by a host of phenomena that could not fit into his narrow conceptual framework. (2) In the Origin of Species, Darwin failed at completing the full conversion to evolutionism. Carrying many ill-designed intellectual tools of the 17th and 18th centuries, Darwin merely promoted a special brand of evolutionism, one that prevented him from taking the decisive steps toward an open and modern evolutionism. It makes an interesting read for biologists, historians and philosophers alike.
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188.990000 USD

Charles Darwin's Incomplete Revolution: The Origin of Species and the Static Worldview

by Richard G. Delisle
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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Ensure that students are prepared for every aspect of Higher Biology with the new edition of this popular textbook from James Torrance and his renowned author team, completely updated for the 2018 changes to the ...
Higher Biology: Second Edition
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Ensure that students are prepared for every aspect of Higher Biology with the new edition of this popular textbook from James Torrance and his renowned author team, completely updated for the 2018 changes to the SQA Higher Biology syllabus. - Suggested learning activities throughout help to develop students' knowledge and skills including all new case studies, research topics and investigations - Testing your knowledge questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to continually assess Knowledge and Understanding, and are particularly useful for homework tasks - 'What you should know' summaries of key facts and concepts provide an excellent source of material for consolidation and revision prior to the SQA examination. - 'Applying Your Knowledge and Skills' sections at the end of each section have been substantially extended to give students extra practice in exam questions and foster the development of Skills of Scientific Experimentation, Investigation and Enquiry
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42.64 USD

Higher Biology: Second Edition

by James Fullarton, James Torrance, Caroline Stevenson, James Simms, Clare Marsh
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Develop experimental, analytical and evaluation skills with topical biology examples, practical assessment guidance and differentiated end-of-topic questions in this updated, all-in-one textbook for Years 1 and 2. Written for the AQA A-level Biology specification, this revised textbook will: - Provide support for all 12 required practicals with plenty of activities ...
AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)
Develop experimental, analytical and evaluation skills with topical biology examples, practical assessment guidance and differentiated end-of-topic questions in this updated, all-in-one textbook for Years 1 and 2. Written for the AQA A-level Biology specification, this revised textbook will: - Provide support for all 12 required practicals with plenty of activities and data analysis guidance. - Develop understanding with engaging and contemporary examples to help you apply your knowledge, analyse data and evaluate findings. - Give detailed guidance on the mathematical skills needed with support throughout, examples of method and a dedicated 'Developing mathematical skills' chapter. - Offer regular opportunities to test understanding with 'Test yourself' questions, differentiated end-of-topic questions and 'Stretch and challenge' questions. - Support exam preparation with synoptic questions, revision tips and skills. - Develop understanding with free online access to 'Test yourself' answers, 'Practice' question answers and extended glossaries*.
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64.83 USD

AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)

by Mark Smith, Pauline Lowrie
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Provides a comprehensive description of mass spectrometry basics, applications, and perspectives Mass spectrometry is a modern analytical technique, allowing for fast and ultrasensitive detection and identification of chemical species. It can serve for analysis of narcotics, counterfeit medicines, components of explosives, but also in clinical chemistry, forensic research and anti-doping ...
Mass Spectrometry: An Applied Approach
Provides a comprehensive description of mass spectrometry basics, applications, and perspectives Mass spectrometry is a modern analytical technique, allowing for fast and ultrasensitive detection and identification of chemical species. It can serve for analysis of narcotics, counterfeit medicines, components of explosives, but also in clinical chemistry, forensic research and anti-doping analysis, for identification of clinically relevant molecules as biomarkers of various diseases. This book describes everything readers need to know about mass spectrometry--from the instrumentation to the theory and applications. It looks at all aspects of mass spectrometry, including inorganic, organic, forensic, and biological MS (paying special attention to various methodologies and data interpretation). It also contains a list of key terms for easier and faster understanding of the material by newcomers to the subject and test questions to assist lecturers. Knowing how crucial it is for young researchers to fully understand both the power of mass spectrometry and the importance of other complementary methodologies, Mass Spectrometry: An Applied Approach teaches that it should be used in conjunction with other techniques such as NMR, pharmacological tests, structural identification, molecular biology, in order to reveal the true function(s) of the identified molecule. Provides a description of mass spectrometry basics, applications and perspectives of the technique Oriented to a broad audience with limited or basic knowledge in mass spectrometry instrumentation, theory, and its applications in order to enhance their competence in this field Covers all aspects of mass spectrometry, including inorganic, organic, forensic, and biological MS with special attention to application of various methodologies and data interpretation Includes a list of key terms, and test questions, for easier and faster understanding of the material Mass Spectrometry: An Applied Approach is highly recommended for advanced students, young scientists, and anyone involved in a field that utilizes the technique.
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131.250000 USD

Mass Spectrometry: An Applied Approach

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General Chemistry for Engineers and Biological Scientists provides students with a focused and practical approach to learning the essential concepts of chemistry. The foundational knowledge they cultivate through the text can be applied to a number of scientific fields, including engineering, healthcare, forensics, pharmacology, and nursing. The text begins with ...
General Chemistry for Engineers and Biological Scientists
General Chemistry for Engineers and Biological Scientists provides students with a focused and practical approach to learning the essential concepts of chemistry. The foundational knowledge they cultivate through the text can be applied to a number of scientific fields, including engineering, healthcare, forensics, pharmacology, and nursing. The text begins with a chapter dedicated to the explanation of atoms and compounds. Later chapters provide students with information regarding the periodic table, chemical reactions and equations, solutions, kinetics and equilibria, and acid-base chemistry. Readers gain a solid understanding of sources of energy, oxidation-reduction reactions, toxicology and pharmacology, the fundamentals of organic chemistry, and more. The book concludes with a chapter that speaks to agricultural chemistry. Helpful appendices provide readers with quick references to fundamental constants, conversion factors, aqueous and standard reduction potentials, and dissociation constants of some acids. General Chemistry is designed to support a two-semester course within the discipline, especially those that focus on the practical application of chemistry-related concepts.
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156.400000 USD

General Chemistry for Engineers and Biological Scientists

by Lori Noble, Brian Dixon
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Origins of Biodiversity is a unique introduction to the fields of macroevolution and macroecology, which explores the evolution and distribution of biodiversity across time, space and lineages. Using an enquiry-led framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking, each chapter is based around a case-study to explore concepts and research ...
Origins of Biodiversity: An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology
Origins of Biodiversity is a unique introduction to the fields of macroevolution and macroecology, which explores the evolution and distribution of biodiversity across time, space and lineages. Using an enquiry-led framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking, each chapter is based around a case-study to explore concepts and research methods from contemporary macroevolution and macroecology. The book focuses on the process of science as much as the biology itself, to help students acquire the research skills and intellectual tools they need to understand and investigate the biological world around them. In particular, the emphasis on hypothesis testing encourages students to develop and test their own ideas. This text builds upon the foundations offered in most general introductory evolutionary biology courses to introduce an exciting range of ideas and research tools for investigating patterns of biodiversity.
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51.18 USD

Origins of Biodiversity: An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology

by Marcel Cardillo, Lindell Bromham
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The aim of this new book series (Diatoms: Biology and Applications) is to provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on diatom biology and applications. The first book of the series, Diatoms Fundamentals & Applications, is wide ranging, starting with the contributions of amateurs and the beauty of diatoms, ...
Diatoms: Fundamentals and Applications
The aim of this new book series (Diatoms: Biology and Applications) is to provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on diatom biology and applications. The first book of the series, Diatoms Fundamentals & Applications, is wide ranging, starting with the contributions of amateurs and the beauty of diatoms, to details of how their shells are made, how they bend light to their advantage and ours, and major aspects of their biochemistry (photosynthesis and iron metabolism). The book then delves into the ecology of diatoms living in a wide range of habitats, and look at those few that can kill or harm us. The book concludes with a wide range of applications of diatoms, in forensics, manufacturing, medicine, biofuel and agriculture. The contributors are leading international experts on diatoms. This book is for a wide audience researchers, academics, students, and teachers of biology and related disciplines, written to both act as an introduction to diatoms and to present some of the most advanced research on them.
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341.250000 USD

Diatoms: Fundamentals and Applications

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Community ecology has undergone a transformation in recent years, from a discipline largely focused on processes occurring within a local area to a discipline encompassing a much richer domain of study, including the linkages between communities separated in space (metacommunity dynamics), niche and neutral theory, the interplay between ecology and ...
Community Ecology
Community ecology has undergone a transformation in recent years, from a discipline largely focused on processes occurring within a local area to a discipline encompassing a much richer domain of study, including the linkages between communities separated in space (metacommunity dynamics), niche and neutral theory, the interplay between ecology and evolution (eco-evolutionary dynamics), and the influence of historical and regional processes in shaping patterns of biodiversity. To fully understand these new developments, however, students continue to need a strong foundation in the study of species interactions and how these interactions are assembled into food webs and other ecological networks. This new edition fulfils the book's original aims, both as a much-needed up-to-date and accessible introduction to modern community ecology, and in identifying the important questions that are yet to be answered. This research-driven textbook introduces state-of-the-art community ecology to a new generation of students, adopting reasoned and balanced perspectives on as-yet-unresolved issues. Community Ecology is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers seeking a broad, up-to-date coverage of ecological concepts at the community level.
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68.24 USD

Community Ecology

by Brian J. McGill, Gary G. Mittelbach
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`This is a wonderful, mind-expanding book. Prepare to be surprised, enlightened and awed as Wagner reveals the sources of human and natural creativity.' - Alice Roberts In Darwin's survival of the fittest, each step must be uphill as life progresses towards an evolutionary peak. There is no turning back. So ...
Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity
`This is a wonderful, mind-expanding book. Prepare to be surprised, enlightened and awed as Wagner reveals the sources of human and natural creativity.' - Alice Roberts In Darwin's survival of the fittest, each step must be uphill as life progresses towards an evolutionary peak. There is no turning back. So what happens when life needs to cross a valley in the wilds of an adaptive landscape to reach the highest summit? World-renowned biologist Andreas Wagner reveals that life does not only walk - it also leaps. Drawing on pioneering research, Wagner explores life's creative process and how it bears a striking resemblance to how we humans work. A beguiling symmetry links Picasso struggling through forty versions of Guernica and the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's claw into a condor's wing. This new understanding is already revolutionising our approach to problem-solving across the sciences. In the near future, applied in spheres as diverse as the economy and education, it will enable us to do so much more. Life Finds a Way is a thought-provoking and deeply hopeful look at the force that shapes our world.
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32.40 USD

Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

by Andreas Wagner
Hardback
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Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781119589587) was previously published as Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781118072677). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Just the core concepts you need to ...
Biology Essentials For Dummies
Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781119589587) was previously published as Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781118072677). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Just the core concepts you need to score high in your biology course Biology Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to succeed in an introductory biology course. From identifying the structures and functions of plants and animals to grasping the crucial discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time. Get down to basics -- master the fundamentals, from understanding what biologists study to how living things are classified The chemistry of life -- find out what you need to know about atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, and more Conquer and divide -- discover the ins and outs of asexual and sexual reproduction, including cell division and DNA replication Jump into the gene pool -- grasp how proteins make traits happen, and easily understand DNA transcription, RNA processing, translation, and gene regulation.
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15.34 USD

Biology Essentials For Dummies

by Donna Rae Siegfried, Rene Fester Kratz
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'Mind-blowing ... It is a hugely important book ... His story is crucial' Matt Ridley, The Times One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that ...
Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
'Mind-blowing ... It is a hugely important book ... His story is crucial' Matt Ridley, The Times One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are. Our families, schools and the environment around us are important, but they are not as influential as our genes. This is why, he argues, teachers and parents should accept children for who they are, rather than trying to mould them in certain directions. Even the environments we choose and the signal events that impact our lives, from divorce to addiction, are influenced by our genetic predispositions. Now, thanks to the DNA revolution, it is becoming possible to predict who we will become, at birth, from our DNA alone. As Plomin shows us, these developments have sweeping implications for how we think about parenting, education, and social mobility. A game-changing book by a leader in the field, Blueprint shows how the DNA present in the single cell with which we all begin our lives can impact our behaviour as adults.
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15.75 USD

Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

by Robert Plomin
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Revised and Expanded Handbook Provides Comprehensive Introduction and Complete Instruction for Sample Preparation in Vital Category of Bioanalysis Following in the footsteps of the previously published Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis, this book is a thorough and timely guide to all important sample preparation techniques used for quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry ...
Sample Preparation in LC-MS Bioanalysis
Revised and Expanded Handbook Provides Comprehensive Introduction and Complete Instruction for Sample Preparation in Vital Category of Bioanalysis Following in the footsteps of the previously published Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis, this book is a thorough and timely guide to all important sample preparation techniques used for quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) bioanalysis of small and large molecules. LC-MS bioanalysis is a key element of pharmaceutical research and development, post-approval therapeutic drug monitoring, and many other studies used in human healthcare. While advances are continually being made in key aspects of LC-MS bioanalysis such as sensitivity and throughput, the value of research/study mentioned above is still heavily dependent on the availability of high-quality data, for which sample preparation plays the critical role. Thus, this text provides researchers in industry, academia, and regulatory agencies with detailed sample preparation techniques and step-by-step protocols on proper extraction of various analyte(s) of interest from biological samples for LC-MS quantification, in accordance with current health authority regulations and industry best practices. The three sections of the book with a total of 26 chapters cover topics that include: Current basic sample preparation techniques (e.g., protein precipitation, liquid-liquid extraction, solid-phase extraction, salting-out assisted liquid-liquid extraction, ultracentrifugation and ultrafiltration, microsampling, sample extraction via electromembranes) Sample preparation techniques for uncommon biological matrices (e.g., tissues, hair, skin, nails, bones, mononuclear cells, cerebrospinal fluid, aqueous humor) Crucial aspects of LC-MS bioanalytical method development (e.g., pre-analytical considerations, derivation strategies, stability, non-specific binding) in addition to sample preparation techniques for challenging molecules (e.g., lipids, peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, antibody-drug conjugates) Sample Preparation in LC-MS Bioanalysis will prove a practical and highly valuable addition to the reference shelves of scientists and related professionals in a variety of fields, including pharmaceutical and biomedical research, mass spectrometry, and analytical chemistry, as well as practitioners in clinical pharmacology, toxicology, and therapeutic drug monitoring.
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183.750000 USD

Sample Preparation in LC-MS Bioanalysis

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Offers a diverse, interdisciplinary, and eye-opening view of the future direction of forensic science This one-of-a-kind book is a collection of content from the Past and Current Presidents of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences--providing readers with all of their forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom. It envisions where ...
The Future of Forensic Science
Offers a diverse, interdisciplinary, and eye-opening view of the future direction of forensic science This one-of-a-kind book is a collection of content from the Past and Current Presidents of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences--providing readers with all of their forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom. It envisions where forensic science will be a decade from now and the impact of these emerging advances on the law (along with our place in it), emphasizing theoretical advances, innovative leads from the laboratory, and emerging technologies. Filled with information from some of the greatest forensic minds of their generation, The Future of Forensic Science covers all of the eleven sections that comprise the AAFS. It discusses new directions in forensic anthropology, and looks at the future of such disciplines as criminalistics, forensic engineering science, forensic psychiatry and behavioral science, forensic toxicology, and forensic document examination. It also touches on the current and future state of digital and multimedia sciences. Contains contributions from an eminent group of forensic science experts Presents a valuable repository of forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom Offers an insightful interdisciplinary look at the future of forensic science and how it is changing forensic science for the better Timed to coincide with the NIST forensic science initiative and the OSAC process The Future of Forensic Science is a must-have book for practicing forensic science professionals, academics, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science. This book is published as part of the AAFS series 'Forensic Science in Focus'.
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105.000000 USD

The Future of Forensic Science

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Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this primer aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further. It explores topics that are familiar from the curriculum and also introduces new ideas, giving students a first taste of the study of biology beyond school-level and ...
Hormones
Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this primer aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further. It explores topics that are familiar from the curriculum and also introduces new ideas, giving students a first taste of the study of biology beyond school-level and demonstrating how concepts frequently encountered at school are relevant to and applied in current research. This is the ideal text to support students who are considering making the transition from studying biology at school to university. This primer introduces students to key elements of the endocrine system, including the structure and function of the major types of hormones. It explores the role of hormones in disease, in development, in reproduction and in behaviour. Although humans are its main focus, it draws on illuminating examples from a range of other species, including sex changes and aggression in fish, metamorphosis in amphibians, induction of ovulation in different species, and bonding behaviour in birds. The final section of the book looks at ways in which hormones can be used in medicine and agriculture, and can be abused to enhance sporting performance and weight loss. This primer will expand the breadth and depth of student understanding of the endocrine system, its variety, and its huge importance.
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34.11 USD

Hormones

by Peter Raven, Joy Hinson
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Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles, Volume 90, the latest release in the Advances in Botanical Research series is a compilation of the current state-of-the-art on the topic. Chapters in this new release cover Tetrapyrrole Pigments of Photosynthetic Antennae and Reaction Centers of Higher Plants: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Functions, Molecular ...
Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles: Introduction, Microbial and Eukaryotic Chlorophyll Synthesis and Catabolism: Volume 90
Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles, Volume 90, the latest release in the Advances in Botanical Research series is a compilation of the current state-of-the-art on the topic. Chapters in this new release cover Tetrapyrrole Pigments of Photosynthetic Antennae and Reaction Centers of Higher Plants: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Functions, Molecular Mechanism of Antenna Regulation, Applications, Chlorophyll c: Synthesis, Occurrence, Light-Harvesting, Absorbance, Excitation Properties, Pigment Organization in Chlorophyll-Binding Proteins (FCP), Chlorophyll d and f: Synthesis, Occurrence, Light-harvesting, Absorbance, Excitation Properties, Pigment Organization in Chlorophyll-Binding Protein Complexes, Analysis of Chlorophyll, Precursors and Derivatives by New High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, and much more.
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224.700000 USD

Metabolism, Structure and Function of Plant Tetrapyrroles: Introduction, Microbial and Eukaryotic Chlorophyll Synthesis and Catabolism: Volume 90

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This book is written to help and enable students in how to observe biological specimens in terms of viscosity, mass, elasticity and work producing elements. The observations are related to underlying chemical reactions by means of strain (fractional length change) sensitivity of the reactions, and a theory is developed how ...
Biomechanics, Muscle Fibers, and How to Interface Experimental Apparatus to a Computer
This book is written to help and enable students in how to observe biological specimens in terms of viscosity, mass, elasticity and work producing elements. The observations are related to underlying chemical reactions by means of strain (fractional length change) sensitivity of the reactions, and a theory is developed how to connect these. Their mathematical derivation is complex when three or more states are involved, but a method is presented here to demonstrate how to simplify this complex problem. Basic mathematical solutions that are useful for this book, are presented (Fourier and Laplace transforms, differential equations, matrix operations) together with Fortran programs in the Appendix.
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178.490000 USD

Biomechanics, Muscle Fibers, and How to Interface Experimental Apparatus to a Computer

by Masataka Kawai
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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Human Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Ensure that students are prepared for every aspect of Higher Human Biology with the new edition of this popular textbook from James Torrance and his renowned author team, completely updated for the 2018 changes ...
Higher Human Biology: Second Edition
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Human Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Ensure that students are prepared for every aspect of Higher Human Biology with the new edition of this popular textbook from James Torrance and his renowned author team, completely updated for the 2018 changes to the SQA Higher Human Biology syllabus. - Suggested learning activities throughout help to develop students' knowledge and skills including all new case studies, research topics and investigations - 'Testing your knowledge' questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to continually assess Knowledge and Understanding, and are particularly useful for homework tasks - 'What you should know' summaries of key facts and concepts provide an excellent source of material for consolidation and revision prior to the SQA examination. - 'Applying Your Knowledge and Skills' sections at the end of each section have been substantially extended to give students extra practice in exam questions and foster the development of Skills of Scientific Experimentation, Investigation and Enquiry
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42.64 USD

Higher Human Biology: Second Edition

by James Fullarton, James Torrance, Caroline Stevenson, James Simms, Clare Marsh
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Understanding Cancer is a brand new undergraduate textbook for students without prior training in biology that integrates an introduction to cancer medicine with descriptions of the biological processes that go wrong to cause cancer's onset and progression. It also highlights the human side of cancer with stories of patients and ...
Understanding Cancer: An Introduction to the Biology, Medicine, and Societal Implications of this Disease
Understanding Cancer is a brand new undergraduate textbook for students without prior training in biology that integrates an introduction to cancer medicine with descriptions of the biological processes that go wrong to cause cancer's onset and progression. It also highlights the human side of cancer with stories of patients and loved ones touched by the disease, dealing with diagnosis, treatment, and the prospect of death as well as the broader societal aspects of cancer and its prevention. Key discoveries that have improved our understanding of cancer are presented in sidebars. In spite of this diversity, the book maintains precision and simplicity in describing what is and is not known about cancer, describing the strengths and limitations of current treatments
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68.24 USD

Understanding Cancer: An Introduction to the Biology, Medicine, and Societal Implications of this Disease

by J Richard McIntosh
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'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe and to a talented new writer.' Sunday Times As read on RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK A Sunday Times 'MUST READ' How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can't we tickle ourselves? Providing a ...
The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface
'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe and to a talented new writer.' Sunday Times As read on RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK A Sunday Times 'MUST READ' How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can't we tickle ourselves? Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest growing organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It's a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It's also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. And yet how much do we really know about it? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you've ever imagined.
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34.12 USD

The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface

by Monty Lyman
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A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of ...
The Last Butterflies: A Scientist's Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature
A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of their extreme rarity, these butterflies are not well-known, yet they are remarkable species with important lessons to teach us. The Last Butterflies spotlights the rarest of these creatures-some numbering no more than what can be held in one hand. Drawing from his own first-hand experiences, Nick Haddad explores the challenges of tracking these vanishing butterflies, why they are disappearing, and why they are worth saving. He also provides startling insights into the effects of human activity and environmental change on the planet's biodiversity. Weaving a vivid and personal narrative with ideas from ecology and conservation, Haddad illustrates the race against time to reverse the decline of six butterfly species. Many scientists mistakenly assume we fully understand butterflies' natural histories. Yet, as with the Large Blue in England, we too often know too little and the conservation consequences are dire. Haddad argues that a hands-off approach is not effective and that in many instances, like for the Fender's Blue and Bay Checkerspot, active and aggressive management is necessary. With deliberate conservation, rare butterflies can coexist with people, inhabit urban fringes, and, in the case of the St. Francis' Satyr, even reside on bomb ranges and military land. Haddad shows that through the efforts to protect and restore butterflies, we might learn how to successfully confront conservation issues for all animals and plants. A moving account of extinction, recovery, and hope, The Last Butterflies demonstrates the great value of these beautiful insects to science, conservation, and people.
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34.12 USD

The Last Butterflies: A Scientist's Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature

by Nick Haddad
Hardback
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