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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 52.50 US$ 42.00
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 101.00
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...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
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...
- 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 materials between... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 99.00
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...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 38.00
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...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 69.95
Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition explores concepts in physics as they apply to living systems. The discussion is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
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...