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Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues ...
Superlative: The Biology of Extremes
Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms. For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there's a lot of value in paying close attention to the oddballs nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind, which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration. Learn about Monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos. It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it.
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30.70 USD

Superlative: The Biology of Extremes

by Matthew D Laplante
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Inchworms, tiger moths, underwings, owlet moths, silkworms,sphinx moths, grass moths, and butterflies. Collectively, these and many others are the Lepidoptera, one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Lepidoptera can be found in the highest tropical canopies,the driest deserts, and at the leading edge of science. The ...
The Lives of Lepidopterists
Inchworms, tiger moths, underwings, owlet moths, silkworms,sphinx moths, grass moths, and butterflies. Collectively, these and many others are the Lepidoptera, one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Lepidoptera can be found in the highest tropical canopies,the driest deserts, and at the leading edge of science. The adults include some of the most beautiful insects that have inspired artists and have sailed through the dreams of human cultures for millennia. The immature stages ( caterpillars ), like the underwing depicted on the cover, link together vital processes in diverse terrestrial ecosystems that are only barely documented let alone understood. The people that study these animals are lepidopterists, and the goal of this book is to introduce them with their own words. In twenty chapters, lepidopterists tell their stories, and these tales mirror the diversity of nature in their range and depth. You will find individuals that wrestle with the challenges of scientific careers, stories of far flung travel sand close calls, and historical perspectives on recent decades of scientific break throughs.
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52.490000 USD

The Lives of Lepidopterists

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This book sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Imperial family of Japan: For three generations, members of the family have devoted themselves to biological research. Emperor Showa (Hirohito) was an expert on hydrozoans and slime molds. His son, Emperor Akihito, is an ichthyologist specializing in gobioid fishes, and ...
Imperial Biologists: The Imperial Family of Japan and Their Contributions to Biological Research
This book sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Imperial family of Japan: For three generations, members of the family have devoted themselves to biological research. Emperor Showa (Hirohito) was an expert on hydrozoans and slime molds. His son, Emperor Akihito, is an ichthyologist specializing in gobioid fishes, and his research is highly respected in the field. Prince Akishino, Emperor Akihito's son, is known for his research on giant catfish and the domestication of fowl, while Prince Hitachi, Emperor Akihito's brother, has conducted research on cancer in animals. The book shows how they became interested in biology, how seriously they were committed to their research, what their main scientific contributions are, and how their achievements are valued by experts at home and abroad. To commemorate the 60-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biology, the International Prize for Biology was founded in 1985. The prize seeks to recognize and encourage researches in basic biology. A list of winners and a summary of their research are presented in the last part of the book. The author, an eminent biologist who has given lectures to the Imperial Family, explains their research and tells the fascinating story of biology and the Imperial Family of Japan. The book is a valuable resource, not only for biology students and researchers, but also for historians and anyone interested in science and the Royal and Imperial families.
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41.990000 USD

Imperial Biologists: The Imperial Family of Japan and Their Contributions to Biological Research

by Hideo Mohri
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Statistical analysis allows us to attach meaning to data that we have collected; it helps us to understand what experimental results really mean, and to assess whether we can trust what experiments seem to be telling us. Yet, despite being a collection of the most valuable and important tools available ...
Biomeasurement: A Student's Guide to Biological Statistics
Statistical analysis allows us to attach meaning to data that we have collected; it helps us to understand what experimental results really mean, and to assess whether we can trust what experiments seem to be telling us. Yet, despite being a collection of the most valuable and important tools available to bioscientists, statistics is often the aspect of study most feared by students. Biomeasurement offers a refreshing, student-focused introduction to the use of statistics in the study of the biosciences. With an emphasis on why statistical techniques are essential tools for bioscientists, the book develops students' confidence to use and further explore the key techniques for themselves. Beginning by placing the role of data analysis in the context of the wider scientific method and introducing the student to the key terms and concepts common to all statistical tools, the book then guides the student through descriptive statistics, and on to inferential statistics, explaining how and why each type of technique is used, and what each can tell us in order to better understand our data. It goes on to present the key statistical tests, walking the student step-wise through the use of each, with carefully-integrated examples and plentiful opportunities for hands-on practice. The book closes with an overview of choosing the right test to suit your data, and tools for presenting data and their statistical analyses. Written by a talented educator, whose teaching has won praise from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Biomeasurement is sure to engage even the most wary of students, demonstrating the power and importance of statistics throughout the study of bioscience. Online resources: The online resources to accompany Biomeasurement include: For students: * Screencast walkthroughs for SPSS and R. * Online glossary and flashcard glossary. * Data sets, for use in statistical analysis software packages. * Help sheets offering concise guidance on key techniques and the use of statistical analysis software packages. * Interactive calculation sheets to help students carry out key statistical tests quickly and easily in Excel, without the need for other software. * Full-text versions of Literature Link articles from OUP Journals. For registered adopters of the book: * Additional exercises, to supplement those in the book, and suggested tutorial assignments. * Figures from the book, available for download. * PowerPoint presentation outlines for each chapter.
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51.18 USD

Biomeasurement: A Student's Guide to Biological Statistics

by Dawn Hawkins
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For nearly a century, scientific advances have fueled progress in U.S. agriculture to enable American producers to deliver safe and abundant food domestically and provide a trade surplus in bulk and high-value agricultural commodities and foods. Today, the U.S. food and agricultural enterprise faces formidable challenges that will test its ...
Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030
For nearly a century, scientific advances have fueled progress in U.S. agriculture to enable American producers to deliver safe and abundant food domestically and provide a trade surplus in bulk and high-value agricultural commodities and foods. Today, the U.S. food and agricultural enterprise faces formidable challenges that will test its long-term sustainability, competitiveness, and resilience. On its current path, future productivity in the U.S. agricultural system is likely to come with trade-offs. The success of agriculture is tied to natural systems, and these systems are showing signs of stress, even more so with the change in climate. More than a third of the food produced is unconsumed, an unacceptable loss of food and nutrients at a time of heightened global food demand. Increased food animal production to meet greater demand will generate more greenhouse gas emissions and excess animal waste. The U.S. food supply is generally secure, but is not immune to the costly and deadly shocks of continuing outbreaks of food-borne illness or to the constant threat of pests and pathogens to crops, livestock, and poultry. U.S. farmers and producers are at the front lines and will need more tools to manage the pressures they face. Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030 identifies innovative, emerging scientific advances for making the U.S. food and agricultural system more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. This report explores the availability of relatively new scientific developments across all disciplines that could accelerate progress toward these goals. It identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that could have the greatest positive impact on food and agriculture, and that are possible to achieve in the next decade (by 2030).
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73.500000 USD

Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030

by Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Board on Life Sciences, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Food and Nutrition Board, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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There are more species of freshwater mollusks-well over 5,000-than all the mammal species of the world. Freshwater mollusks are also arguably the most endangered fauna on the planet. Yet few references exist for researchers, shell enthusiasts, and general readers who are interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures. In ...
Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas
There are more species of freshwater mollusks-well over 5,000-than all the mammal species of the world. Freshwater mollusks are also arguably the most endangered fauna on the planet. Yet few references exist for researchers, shell enthusiasts, and general readers who are interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures. In Freshwater Mollusks of the World, Charles Lydeard and Kevin S. Cummings fill that void with contributions from dozens of renowned mollusk experts. Touching on 34 families of freshwater gastropods (snails) and 9 families of freshwater bivalves (mussels and clams), each chapter provides a synthesis of the latest research on the diversity and evolutionary relationships of the family. The book also includes * a look at how evolving DNA sequencing data techniques help shed light on mollusk taxonomy* distribution maps of each family's biogeographic locales* a representative photo and distribution map for each of the freshwater mollusk families * the latest information on each family's conservation status-and how to reverse the habitat destruction, modification, and pollution that threatens it* a discussion of the ecological and economic damages caused by invasive mollusk species, as well as their role as disease vectors Mollusks provide us with amazing biogeographical insights: their ancient fossil record goes back over 500 million years, and their distribution patterns are a reflection of past continental and climate changes. The only comprehensive summary of systematic and biodiversity information on freshwater mollusk families throughout the world, this reference is a must for malacologists, limnologists, ichthyologists, stream ecologists, biogeographers, and conservation biologists. Contributors: Christian Albrecht, Rudiger Bieler, Bert Van Bocxlaer, David C. Campbell, Stephanie A. Clark, Catharina Clewing, Robert H. Cowie, Kevin S. Cummings, Diana Delicado, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hiroaki Fukumori, Matthias Glaubrecht, Daniel L. Graf, Diego E. Gutierrez Gregoric, Kenneth A. Hayes, Yasunori Kano, Taehwan Lee, Charles Lydeard, Nathaniel T. Marshall, Paula M. Mikkelsen, Marco T. Neiber, Timea P. Neusser, Winston Ponder, Michael Schroedl, Alena A. Shirokaya, Bjoern Stelbrink, Carol A. Stepien, Ellen E. Strong, Maxim V. Vinarski, Amy R. Wethington, Thomas Wilke
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157.83 USD

Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas

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Carolyn's parents did not, after all, make genomics history by synthesizing her genome in a lab. She has known she is the Human Hoax ever since a high school genetics exercise revealed she has trisomy X-a chromosomal abnormality-yet no synthetically constructed genome would have such clear traces of natural conception. ...
A Code for Carolyn: A Genomic Thriller
Carolyn's parents did not, after all, make genomics history by synthesizing her genome in a lab. She has known she is the Human Hoax ever since a high school genetics exercise revealed she has trisomy X-a chromosomal abnormality-yet no synthetically constructed genome would have such clear traces of natural conception. Many years later, as molecular biologist, she hopes her colleagues never learn of her embarrassing origins. But when someone ransacks her office and lab, she finds professional embarrassment is the least of her worries. Someone believes she has the results of her parents' last, secret experiments, and is willing to kill to get them. But all she has from her parents are their genes-can she find what else they may have left her before somebody else does? In a not-so-distant society, where corporations wield as much power as nations and the line between corporate employee and state authority is blurred, the chase is on. Carolyn may have just too little time at hand to unravel the mystery of her parents' final days and to realize the deep consequences for the future of mankind. This fast-paced novel is followed by an extensive science chapter where the author provides a non-technical primer on modern genetics and on the speculative biology behind Carolyn's code.
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39.23 USD

A Code for Carolyn: A Genomic Thriller

by V Anne Smith
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Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice serves as a reference manual for science faculty as they set up a new course, consider how to teach the course, figure out how to assess their students fairly and efficiently, and review and revise course materials. This book consists of a ...
Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice
Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice serves as a reference manual for science faculty as they set up a new course, consider how to teach the course, figure out how to assess their students fairly and efficiently, and review and revise course materials. This book consists of a series of short chapters that instructors can use as resources to address common teaching problems and adopt evidence-based pedagogies. By providing individual chapters that can be used independently as needed, this book provides faculty with a just-in-time teaching resource they can use to draft a new syllabus. This is a must-have resource for science, health science and engineering faculty, as well as graduate students and post-docs preparing for future faculty careers.
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68.200000 USD

Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice

by Brame
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What does your dog really think about you? To find out, Gregory Berns became the first neuroscientist to persuade dogs to lie in an MRI machine wide awake. Now we know more about our best friends than ever before - how varying capacities for self-control and different value systems set ...
What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience
What does your dog really think about you? To find out, Gregory Berns became the first neuroscientist to persuade dogs to lie in an MRI machine wide awake. Now we know more about our best friends than ever before - how varying capacities for self-control and different value systems set them apart as individuals, and how deeply they understand the words we speak to them. Berns' discoveries have profound implications for how we communicate with and treat these beloved animals. But he didn't stop there. Berns also delves into the inner lives of sea lions, bats, dolphins, and even the extinct Tasmanian tiger. His revolutionary explorations are essential reading for animal lovers of all stripes.
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15.75 USD

What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

by Gregory Berns
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This book presents and discusses the latest advances in biotechnology, and selected challenges and opportunities in connection with its industrial applications. It gathers the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB2016), held on November 25-27, 2016 in Tianjin, China, which continued the success of the previous biennial ...
Advances in Applied Biotechnology: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB2016), November 25-27, 2016, Tianjin, China
This book presents and discusses the latest advances in biotechnology, and selected challenges and opportunities in connection with its industrial applications. It gathers the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB2016), held on November 25-27, 2016 in Tianjin, China, which continued the success of the previous biennial ICAB conferences, providing a platform for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas about the frontiers of biotechnology. Topics include (but are not limited to) microbial genetics and breeding; biological separation and purification; optimization and control of biological processes; and advances in biotechnology. Offering key insights into the latest breakthroughs, the book is intended for industrial leaders, professionals and research pioneers in the field of applied biotechnology.
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398.990000 USD

Advances in Applied Biotechnology: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB2016), November 25-27, 2016, Tianjin, China

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The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity's suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense ...
The Changing Era of Diseases
The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity's suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense from an evolutionary point-of-view in an effort to ally the life sciences and historical approaches. Topics cover the origin of disease, its pandemic infectious manifestation, chronic and late chronic diseases, strategies of the human body to fight diseases, methods of ending diseases, and future medical systems are featured. The book is a valuable source for researchers interested in systematic approaches to disease and students who are interested in understanding the evolution of diseases and how we have succeeded in fighting them.
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126.000000 USD

The Changing Era of Diseases

by Yun-Chul Hong
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Suresh Rattan's birth certificate reads 1955 . At his age, signs of decline inevitably creep in, but Suresh doesn't feel that old. In fact, he feels twenty years younger. He can even explain why. No wonder: He does research on age and ageing at Aarhus University. Thanks to evolution, we ...
Age
Suresh Rattan's birth certificate reads 1955 . At his age, signs of decline inevitably creep in, but Suresh doesn't feel that old. In fact, he feels twenty years younger. He can even explain why. No wonder: He does research on age and ageing at Aarhus University. Thanks to evolution, we can't imagine ourselves any older than 45. Biologically, we should just give up the ghost once we've raised a few carbon copies of ourselves. But for those of us who want to stick around a little longer, Suresh has devised a formula for eternal life. Let's hope it works.
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8.52 USD

Age

by Suresh Rattan
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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Human Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: May 2019 Get your best grade with comprehensive course notes and advice from Scotland's top experts, fully updated for the latest changes to SQA Higher assessment. How to Pass Higher Biology Second Edition contains all the ...
How to Pass Higher Human Biology: Second Edition
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Human Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: May 2019 Get your best grade with comprehensive course notes and advice from Scotland's top experts, fully updated for the latest changes to SQA Higher assessment. How to Pass Higher Biology Second Edition contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from top experts on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Revise confidently with up-to-date guidance tailored to the latest SQA assessment changes - Refresh your knowledge with comprehensive, tailored subject notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
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22.17 USD

How to Pass Higher Human Biology: Second Edition

by Graham Moffat, Billy Dickson
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Quantum physics provides the concepts and their mathematical formalization that lend themselves to describe important properties of biological networks topology, such as vulnerability to external stress and their dynamic response to changing physiological conditions. A theory of networks enhanced with mathematical concepts and tools of quantum physics opens a new ...
Theoretical Physics for Biological Systems
Quantum physics provides the concepts and their mathematical formalization that lend themselves to describe important properties of biological networks topology, such as vulnerability to external stress and their dynamic response to changing physiological conditions. A theory of networks enhanced with mathematical concepts and tools of quantum physics opens a new area of biological physics, the one of systems biological physics.
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213.29 USD

Theoretical Physics for Biological Systems

by Angela Re, Paola Lecca
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Exam board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Provide full coverage of the required practicals and build students' working scientifically skills with questions that enable them to apply their knowledge to new contexts. - Extend knowledge and build working scientifically skills with 'Further ...
AQA GCSE (9-1) Biology Student Lab Book: Exam practice and further application
Exam board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Provide full coverage of the required practicals and build students' working scientifically skills with questions that enable them to apply their knowledge to new contexts. - Extend knowledge and build working scientifically skills with 'Further Application' sections that provide additional questions to allow students to practice applying their knowledge. - Help guide students through the practical, the analysis of results, and generating a reasoned conclusion with scaffolded questions. - Get exam ready with exam-style questions, guidance on how practicals are assessed, a list of useful equations, and a checklist to monitor progress. - Cover all the required practicals with methods provided, complete with safety notes and guidance on equipment.
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6.81 USD

AQA GCSE (9-1) Biology Student Lab Book: Exam practice and further application

by Adrian Schmit
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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: May 2019 Get your best grade with comprehensive course notes and advice from Scotland's top experts, fully updated for the latest changes to SQA Higher assessment. How to Pass Higher Biology Second Edition contains all the advice ...
How to Pass Higher Biology: Second Edition
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: May 2019 Get your best grade with comprehensive course notes and advice from Scotland's top experts, fully updated for the latest changes to SQA Higher assessment. How to Pass Higher Biology Second Edition contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from top experts on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Revise confidently with up-to-date guidance tailored to the latest SQA assessment changes - Refresh your knowledge with comprehensive, tailored subject notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
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22.17 USD

How to Pass Higher Biology: Second Edition

by Graham Moffat, Billy Dickson
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Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Biology First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 * Covers all required techniques and apparatus * Provides practice in all skills of scientific inquiry * Supports Assignment work National 5 Biology Lab Skills is designed to support you when undertaking the practical work required ...
Lab Skills for SQA Assessment - National 5 Biology Lab Skills for New 2019 Exams: Learn the Skills of Scientific Inquiry
Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Biology First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 * Covers all required techniques and apparatus * Provides practice in all skills of scientific inquiry * Supports Assignment work National 5 Biology Lab Skills is designed to support you when undertaking the practical work required for your SQA exam and assignment. It includes ten experiments covering the required skills of scientific inquiry and will: * guide you through the experiments with clear aims, methods, apparatus lists and safety tips * connect each experiment to your course with underlying biology and learning outcomes * provide one place to record your results with write-in spaces * help you revise for your exams with check your understanding and exam-style questions. * include precautions to help you ensure your results are accurate, valid and reliable. * provide assignment advice with each experiment to help you develop your own research * allow you to check your answers at the back of the book
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6.81 USD

Lab Skills for SQA Assessment - National 5 Biology Lab Skills for New 2019 Exams: Learn the Skills of Scientific Inquiry

by Leckie, Billy Dickson, Graham Moffat
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As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of global ageing ' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century - up there with climate change in its potential global ...
Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age
As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of global ageing ' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century - up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0-4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why and how do we age? Scientists have been asking this question for centuries, yet there is still no agreement. There are a myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out with the rough and tumble of living, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. In Borrowed Time, Sue Armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing and to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age. She focusses inward - on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass - to look for answers to why and how our skin wrinkles with age, our wounds take much longer to heal than they did when we were kids, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation.This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.
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28.99 USD

Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

by Sue Armstrong
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Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Trees, Volume 89 in the Advances in Botanical Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on such topics as the Activity of the shoot apical and cambial meristems: Coordination and responses to environmental signals, Conifer functional genomics, ...
Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Trees: Volume 89
Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Trees, Volume 89 in the Advances in Botanical Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on such topics as the Activity of the shoot apical and cambial meristems: Coordination and responses to environmental signals, Conifer functional genomics, Nitrogen storage and cycling, Tree defense against pests and pathogens, The ectomycorrhizal contribution to tree nutrition, Phytoremediation with trees, Transcriptional regulation of wood formation, Transgenic poplars, the Genomics of forest trees, and much more.
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224.700000 USD

Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Trees: Volume 89

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Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected ...
Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing
Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics of note include the monitoring of pain management drugs, bath salts, spices (synthetic marijuana), designer drugs and date rape drugs, and more.
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163.72 USD

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

by DasGupta
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Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. ...
Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients, and Dietary Supplements
Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus showing that changes in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients and affect gastrointestinal health and/or disease promotion. This book serves as a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development.
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183.750000 USD

Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients, and Dietary Supplements

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution is a complete reference that stimulates a greater understanding of NTM infections. Sections cover microbiologic and molecular diagnostic tools, drug susceptibility tests, human genetic susceptibility, prevalence and incidence studies, clinical and radiological presentations, and clinical trials for antibiotic therapy. With the incidence ...
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution is a complete reference that stimulates a greater understanding of NTM infections. Sections cover microbiologic and molecular diagnostic tools, drug susceptibility tests, human genetic susceptibility, prevalence and incidence studies, clinical and radiological presentations, and clinical trials for antibiotic therapy. With the incidence rate of NTM infections increasing globally during the last decade, significant mortality and morbidity must be addressed. This important reference will provide research scientists, clinical microbiologists, hospital diagnostic technicians, and post graduate medical and science students with information on the epidemiology, prevalence, microbiology and clinical aspects of NTM.
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196.22 USD

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution

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Biotin and Other Interferences in Immunoassays: A Concise Guide is aimed at clinical laboratory scientists, medical technologists and pathologists who are often the first individuals contacted by a clinician when a laboratory test result does not correlate with clinical presentation. Research scientists working in diagnostics companies will also find this ...
Biotin and Other Interferences in Immunoassays: A Concise Guide
Biotin and Other Interferences in Immunoassays: A Concise Guide is aimed at clinical laboratory scientists, medical technologists and pathologists who are often the first individuals contacted by a clinician when a laboratory test result does not correlate with clinical presentation. Research scientists working in diagnostics companies will also find this information essential. Sources of errors in non-immunoassay based methods used in clinical chemistry and toxicology laboratory are also discussed so readers can get all important information from one concise guide. This succinct, user-friendly reference provides the necessary information to address high levels of biotin in clinical laboratory results.
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Biotin and Other Interferences in Immunoassays: A Concise Guide

by DasGupta
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This book provides insights into the fascinating life of the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) and describes how this enigmatic bird has adapted to the extreme conditions of tropical soda lakes and can even withstand the caustic effects of brine. However, humans are increasingly disrupting the natural cycles of these wetlands, ...
Lesser Flamingos: Descendants of Phoenix
This book provides insights into the fascinating life of the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) and describes how this enigmatic bird has adapted to the extreme conditions of tropical soda lakes and can even withstand the caustic effects of brine. However, humans are increasingly disrupting the natural cycles of these wetlands, and for these pink birds characteristic of these salt lakes, it is becoming more and more difficult to find suitable habitats, food and breeding grounds. Their fate is considered a cautionary example of man's dealings with nature. Will the Lesser Flamingo survive in a man-made world? Flamingos are considered to be an embodiment of the Phoenix, and the author interweaves his personal experiences with and observations of the flamingos' unusual habitats with the Phoenix motif in order to stimulate reflection on the circle of life. Written in an accessible style that combines science, biological information and the author's own travels and fieldwork, the book also includes a wealth of captivating images. As such, it offers a unique resource for biologists and nature-loving Africa and Asia enthusiasts alike.
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Lesser Flamingos: Descendants of Phoenix

by Lothar Krienitz
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A concise introduction to key computing skills for biologists While biological data continues to grow exponentially in size and quality, many of today's biologists are not trained adequately in the computing skills necessary for leveraging this information deluge. In Computing Skills for Biologists, Stefano Allesina and Madlen Wilmes present a ...
Computing Skills for Biologists: A Toolbox
A concise introduction to key computing skills for biologists While biological data continues to grow exponentially in size and quality, many of today's biologists are not trained adequately in the computing skills necessary for leveraging this information deluge. In Computing Skills for Biologists, Stefano Allesina and Madlen Wilmes present a valuable toolbox for the effective analysis of biological data. Based on the authors' experiences teaching scientific computing at the University of Chicago, this textbook emphasizes the automation of repetitive tasks and the construction of pipelines for data organization, analysis, visualization, and publication. Stressing practice rather than theory, the book's examples and exercises are drawn from actual biological data and solve cogent problems spanning the entire breadth of biological disciplines, including ecology, genetics, microbiology, and molecular biology. Beginners will benefit from the many examples explained step-by-step, while more seasoned researchers will learn how to combine tools to make biological data analysis robust and reproducible. The book uses free software and code that can be run on any platform. Computing Skills for Biologists is ideal for scientists wanting to improve their technical skills and instructors looking to teach the main computing tools essential for biology research in the twenty-first century. Excellent resource for acquiring comprehensive computing skills Both novice and experienced scientists will increase efficiency by building automated and reproducible pipelines for biological data analysis Code examples based on published data spanning the breadth of biological disciplines Detailed solutions provided for exercises in each chapter Extensive companion website
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Computing Skills for Biologists: A Toolbox

by Madlen Wilmes, Stefano Allesina
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Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid? A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 100lb in one year. After years of failed diets Dr Nadja Hermann weighed over 23 stone at the age of 30. ...
Conquering Fat Logic: how to overcome what we tell ourselves about diets, weight, and metabolism
Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid? A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 100lb in one year. After years of failed diets Dr Nadja Hermann weighed over 23 stone at the age of 30. All her life, she had heard and read about hundreds of reasons why diets wouldn't work for her. But when her weight started to seriously affect her health, she took a hard look at the science and realised that most of what she believed about dieting was a myth. What was more, those very myths were preventing her from losing weight. Forget clean eating, paleo, or fasting - it was conquering these elements of `Fat Logic' that finally led to Hermann achieving a healthy weight. One and a half years later, she weighed 10 stone, and has maintained that weight to this day. Now, using humour, the insight she's acquired, and a dose of science, Hermann debunks widespread lies about weight loss, and shows how it is possible to attain a healthy weight.
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Conquering Fat Logic: how to overcome what we tell ourselves about diets, weight, and metabolism

by Nadja Hermann
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Who or what is to blame for us getting fat and ill in increasing numbers? Sugar or fat? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty? Whatever it is, it's placing a devastating burden on our healthcare system, and scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave ...
The Truth About Fat: Why Obesity is Not that Simple
Who or what is to blame for us getting fat and ill in increasing numbers? Sugar or fat? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty? Whatever it is, it's placing a devastating burden on our healthcare system, and scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster. In The Truth About Fat, Anthony Warner scrutinises the explanations of academics, doctors, researchers and journalists. He lays out the best evidence available, rails against quack theories preying on the desperate and considers whether we are blaming our bodies for other people's ignorance and cruelty. What remains is the unvarnished truth about one of the great preoccupations of our age.
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The Truth About Fat: Why Obesity is Not that Simple

by Anthony Warner
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Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Grade 9-1 Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Are you ready for the 2019 AQA GCSE Grade 9-1 Biology exam? Get all the practice you need with these new GCSE Grade 9-1 Biology Higher Practice Test Papers from Collins. In ...
GCSE Biology Higher AQA Practice Test Papers: GCSE Grade 9-1 (Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision)
Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Grade 9-1 Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Are you ready for the 2019 AQA GCSE Grade 9-1 Biology exam? Get all the practice you need with these new GCSE Grade 9-1 Biology Higher Practice Test Papers from Collins. In this book you'll find two up-to-date practice test papers with answers included at the back. These exam-style test papers are chock-full of realistic practice that will help familiarise you with the content and layout of the AQA exam. If you're familiar with the exam already, you'll go in feeling confident enough to ace it on the big day! For more GCSE Grade 9-1 science revision, we've got you covered with Chemistry Higher Practice Test Papers (9780008321437) as well as Physics Higher Practice Test Papers (9780008321451).
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GCSE Biology Higher AQA Practice Test Papers: GCSE Grade 9-1 (Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision)

by Collins GCSE
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A unique opportunity for students to learn biology through stories told by one of the great science storytellers of our time: Sean B. Carroll. This enriching text follows the structure of an introductory biology course, with brief chapters that span the breadth of the life sciences. This gives maximum flexibility ...
The Story of Life: Great Discoveries in Biology
A unique opportunity for students to learn biology through stories told by one of the great science storytellers of our time: Sean B. Carroll. This enriching text follows the structure of an introductory biology course, with brief chapters that span the breadth of the life sciences. This gives maximum flexibility to assign a few stories, or all of them.
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The Story of Life: Great Discoveries in Biology

by Sean B. Carroll
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G-Protein-Coupled Receptors, Part B, 2nd Edition, Volume 149, the latest release in the Methods in Cell Biology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers Optical Approaches for Visualization of Arrestin Binding to Muscarinic Receptors, Luciferase Reporter Assay ...
G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Part B: Volume 149
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors, Part B, 2nd Edition, Volume 149, the latest release in the Methods in Cell Biology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers Optical Approaches for Visualization of Arrestin Binding to Muscarinic Receptors, Luciferase Reporter Assay for Unlocking Ligand-mediated Signaling of GPCRs, Assays to Measure GPCR Dependent Cellular Migration, Characterization of the Frizzled GPCRs, Binding Assays for Bradykinin and Angiotensin Receptors, Detection of Misfolded Rhodopsin Aggregates in Cells, Measuring GPCR Ubiquitination and Trafficking, Culture of Primary Neurons and its Use in Studying GPCR Trafficking, and much more.
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183.750000 USD

G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Part B: Volume 149

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