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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 98.95 US$ 85.76

    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... more...

  • Physics of the Life Sciencesby Jay Newman

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 65.60

    In both experimental techniques and basic understanding of process and function, physics is integral to most areas of modern life science. This text, filled with beautiful photographs and illustrations, explores those connections of fundamental physics to biology, biophysics and medicine. more...

  • My Sister Rosalind Franklinby Jenifer Glynn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 18.99

    In this memoir of Rosalind Franklin, her sister, the writer and historian Jenifer Glynn, tells the story of Rosalind's life; her relationship with her family, her part in the DNA story, and her early death from cancer. Using Rosalind's letters and family photographs, Glynn reveals sides of her sister's life that will surprise and delight readers. more...

  • Epithelial Polarityby Gerard Apodaca; Luciana I. Gallo

    Biota Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Epithelial cells exhibit an apical?basolateral axis of polarity that is generated during embryogenesis, is maintained throughout adult life in the face of constant cell regeneration, and is perturbed in several epithelial-associated diseases. We examine the structural and functional organization of epithelial tissues, as well as the events critical... more...

  • Information Theory and Evolutionby John Scales Avery

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    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...

  • Planning for Learning through Growthby Judith Harries

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.99

    Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of growth. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage, designed to make your planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of growth. Each... more...

  • Physics in Biology and Medicineby Paul Davidovits

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 69.95

    Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition, covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This is a concise introductory paperback that provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems and presents material... more...

  • Physical Principles in Sensing and Signalingby Robert G. Endres

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99

    The book addresses how biological cells work, and specifically achieve their remarkable sensing and signaling properties using insights from physics and engineering. The book aims to teach concepts, omitting many of the technical details, and hence should attract a broad readership. more...

  • The Handbook of Plant Metabolomicsby Wolfram Weckwerth; Guenter Kahl

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.95 US$ 169.82

    This is the newest title in the successful Molecular Plant Biology Handbook Series. Just like the other titles in the series this new book presents an excellent overview of different approaches and techniques in Metabolomics. Contributors are either from ivy-league research institutions or from companies developing new technologies in this dynamic... more...

  • Transport And Diffusion Across Cell Membranesby Wilfred Stein

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Transport and Diffusion across Cell Membranes is a comprehensive treatment of the transport and diffusion of molecules and ions across cell membranes. This book shows that the same kinetic equations (with appropriate modification) can describe all the specialized membrane transport systems: the pores, the carriers, and the two classes of pumps. The... more...