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  • Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biologyby Mourad Elloumi; Albert Y. Zomaya

    Wiley 2011; US$ 170.00

    This book represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of information on the topic of computational molecular biology. Bringing the most recent research into the forefront of discussion, Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biology studies the most important and useful algorithms currently being used in the field, and provides related... more...

  • Molecular Basis of Health and Diseaseby Undurti N. Das

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    The book describes how the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules is related to health and disease. It is suggested that many diseases are initiated and their progress is influenced by inflammatory molecules and a decrease in the production and/or action of anti-inflammatory molecules and this imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory... more...

  • Solid Biomechanicsby Roland Ennos

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    Solid Biomechanics is the first book to comprehensively review the mechanical design of organisms. With a physical approach and a minimum of mathematics, the textbook introduces readers to the world of structural mechanics and sheds light on the dazzling array of mechanical adaptations that link creatures as dissimilar as bacteria, plants, and... more...

  • Mechanisms of Life History Evolutionby Thomas Flatt; Andreas Heyland

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Life history theory seeks to explain the evolution of the major features of life cycles by analyzing the ecological factors that shape age-specific schedules of growth, reproduction, and survival and by investigating the trade-offs that constrain the evolution of these traits. Although life history theory has made enormous progress in explaining the... more...

  • MOLECULAR MACHINESby Benoit Roux

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 164.00

    Molecular machines are complex biomolecules, proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates that consume energy in order to perform specific functions. The concerted action of all those machines underlies all the activities of the living cell. To understand how such molecular machines are able to perform their function, it is necessary to identify the... more...

  • The Optics of Lifeby Sönke Johnsen

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Optics--a field of physics focusing on the study of light--is also central to many areas of biology, including vision, ecology, botany, animal behavior, neurobiology, and molecular biology. The Optics of Life introduces the fundamentals of optics to biologists and nonphysicists, giving them the tools they need to successfully incorporate optical... more...

  • NatureScopeby Alan Rayner

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    For thousands of years we have tried to study, interpret and teach ourselves ABOUT Nature from our own point of view, through the lenses of our telescopes, microscopes and binocular eyesight directed outwards. We see a rigidly framed objective picture ?out there? that does not include our selves yet upon which we project our own image and psychology.... more...

  • Metabolic Ecologyby Richard M. Sibly; James H. Brown; Astrid Kodric-Brown

    Wiley 2012; US$ 164.95

    One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology. Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals – their metabolic rates – vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials... more...

  • Watson And DNAby Victor K. McElheny

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    "A real page-turner.... If Victor McElheny is not already a prince among science writers, this book should elevate him to that high position."-Judah Folkman, Nature Medicine more...

  • Information Theory and Evolutionby John Scales Avery

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 109.00

    Information Theory and Evolution discusses the phenomenon of life, including its origin and evolution (and also human cultural evolution), against the background of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and information theory. Among the central themes is the seeming contradiction between the second law of thermodynamics and the high degree of order... more...