Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms
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Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it’s a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class with...

Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology
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Conceptual issues in evolutionary biology

These essays by leading scientists and philosophers address conceptual issues that arise in the theory and practice of evolutionary biology. The third edition of this widely used anthology has been substantially revised and updated. Four new sections have been added: on women in the evolutionary process, evolutionary psychology, laws in evolutionary theory, and race as social construction or biological reality. Other sections treat f...

The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species (Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries)
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The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species

"'Nothing new under the sun,' goes the old saying, but apparently there is. Consider the first 'new' carnivore spotted in the Americas in 35 years―the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), a small furry member of the raccoon family, hiding in plain sight (though nocturnal in nature) in the Ecuadorian rain forest. Markle, impressed by the announcement of the new species in 2013, set off on her own expedition of research, contacting Kristof...

Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Uses, Management Practices and Environmental Effects
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Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Uses, Management Practices and Environmental Effects

Nitrate and nitrite are two ions largely diffused in the environment because they take part in the nitrogen cycle. Moreover, a great part of atmospheric nitrogen may be oxidized to nitrite and nitrate by microorganisms in plants, soil or water. The more stable form of oxidized nitrogen is nitrate ion, but, through microbial activity, it can be reduced to nitrite ion which is more chemically reactive. Nitrate and its salts are widely ...

Vegetarianism. Movement or moment
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Vegetarianism. Movement or moment

I loved this book, even though I am not a vegetarian. This is because Dr. Maurer's writing style is excellent; she knows how to convey what she's writing about without making it sound like a lecture. It reads like a real book, supplying many facts, insights and ideas that propel you from one page to the next. It's not preachy at all, she just tells you what vegetarianism is about, and what life is like for vegetarians (The answer to ...

The Release of Thermonuclear Energy by Inertial Confinement
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The Release of Thermonuclear Energy by Inertial Confinement

This is a comprehensive book which describes the three essential parts of what is known as "Inertial Confinement Fusion" the way thermonuclear burn takes place in non-magnetized, magnetized and fusion-fission hybrid assemblies; the pulse power ignition technology (nuclear, electrical, optical and chemical); and the applications of inertial confinement fusion technology for peaceful nuclear energy on Earth and in space.An integrated s...

Topological aspects of critical systems and networks: Proc. of the Inter. Symposium
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Topological aspects of critical systems and networks: Proc. of the Inter. Symposium

This volume gives an interdisciplinary discussion on the topological aspects of general networks and critical systems for physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, medical scientists, social scientists, and other related researchers. Subjects as diverse as the general properties of complex networks, complexity in social science, patterns in biological objects, and criticality in pure and applied physics are represented. The b...

Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference
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Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference

High-throughput sequencing and functional genomics technologies have given us the human genome sequence as well as those of other experimentally, medically, and agriculturally important species, thus enabling large-scale genotyping and gene expression profiling of human populations. Databases containing large numbers of sequences, polymorphisms, structures, metabolic pathways, and gene expression profiles of normal and diseased tissu...

Clinical Botanical Medicine: Revised & Expanded
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Clinical Botanical Medicine: Revised & Expanded

This comprehensive, fully revised and expanded 2nd Edition of Clinical Botanical Medicine provides clinicians with updated practical information on a broad range of diseases and conditions for which botanical medicine is effective. Special attention is given to toxicity and drug-herb interactions to ensure that the clinician is fully informed about the safety and efficacy of each botanical. Clinical Botanical Medicine, 2nd Edition di...

Schaum's easy outlines of human anatomy and physiology
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Schaum's easy outlines of human anatomy and physiology

Boiled-down essentials of the top-selling Schaum's Outline series for the student with limited time What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, each new title fea...