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  • The Earth After Usby Jan Zalasiewicz

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    What would alien visitors in the far future, piecing together the history of earth, find of our brief reign? What clues will we leave? What fossils? Just as we have gained knowledge of the past, of ancient climates and the activities of creatures long dead, so too might they decode the rocks. The Earth After Us takes a novel approach to show how geologists... more...

  • Genetically Engineered Mice for Cancer Researchby Jeffrey E. Green; Thomas Ried

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Genetically-engineered mouse models for cancer research have become invaluable tools for studying cancer biology and evaluating novel therapeutic approaches. This volume focuses on state-of-the-art methods for generating, analyzing and validating such models for studying aspects of human cancer biology. Additionally, these models are emerging as important... more...

  • Physics of the Life Sciencesby Jay Newman

    Springer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings. more...

  • Evolution That Anyone Can Understandby Bernard Marcus

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    The function of scientific research is promoting the understanding of the world around us. In theory, anyway, the more we learn, the more potential we have of making our lives better. Thus, we have seen research in electronics provide us with computers, research in chemistry provide us with all manner of synthetics, and research in agriculture provide... more...

  • The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Lifeby Arthur N. Popper; Anthony Hawkins

    Springer 2012; US$ 299.00

    The Second International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life will take place in Ireland August 15-20, 2010. The main emphasis of the conference will be on defining the current state of knowledge. However, we will also assess progress in the three years since the First conference. The Second conference will place strong emphasis on recent... more...

  • Control of Cell Fate in the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systemsby Marc Thiriet

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    The volumes in this authoritative series present a multidisciplinary approach to modeling and simulation of flows in the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems, especially multiscale modeling and coupled simulations. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems are tightly coupled, as their primary function is to supply oxygen to and remove carbon dioxide... more...

  • The Nucleolusby Mark O. J. Olson

    Springer 2011; US$ 249.00

    Within the past two decades, extraordinary new functions for the nucleolus have begun to appear, giving the field a new vitality and generating renewed excitement and interest. These new discoveries include both newly-discovered functions and aspects of its conventional role. "The Nucleolus" is divided into three parts: nucleolar structure... more...

  • Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecologyby Ajith H. Perera; C. Ashton Drew; Chris J. Johnson

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Typically, landscape ecologists use empirical observations to conduct research and devise solutions for applied problems in conservation and management. In some instances, they rely on advice and input of experienced professionals in both developing and applying knowledge. Given the wealth of expert knowledge and the risks of its informal and implicit... more...

  • How to Reliably Test for GMOsby Jana el; Mojca Milavec; Dany Morisset

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    The detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is becoming very complex, with new GMOs, approved and unapproved, constantly entering world markets. Traceability and labelling of GMOs is defined in regulations worldwide, demanding accurate and reliable testing to support the requirements of legislation. This Brief provides the current state-of-the-art... more...

  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cellsby Sibel Yildirim

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells are mature cells that have been genetically reprogrammed so that they return to their embryonic state. It is not yet known if iPS stem cells and embryonic stem cells differ significantly. Today many fundamental belief systems in biology are shifting towards accepting that mature body cells can be reverted to an... more...