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  • Systems Biologyby Peter Bringmann; Eugene Butcher; Gordon Parry; Bertram Weiss

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 139.00

    Progress has been made in developing technologies that enable systems interrogations at a molecular level. But, in order to be useful, the data must be integrated, analyzed and modelled. This book summarizes the challenges of applying systems level measurements to various steps of drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical industry. more...

  • Life as We Know Itby J. Seckbach

    Springer 2006; US$ 549.00

    Covers several aspects of life, ranging from the prebiotic level, evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes to various affairs of human beings. Topics treated are categories of bacteria, algae and fungi, conscience, philosophy, theology, aesthetics, appearance of sport and life destiny, life after clinical death, and thoughts of the world to come. more...

  • About Lifeby Paul S. Agutter; Denys N. Wheatley

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.95

    Uses modern biological knowledge to tackle the question: "What distinguishes living organisms from the non-living world?" This book draws on advances in cell and molecular biology to develop an account of the "living state" that applies to all organisms, but only to organisms. more...

  • Biological Invasionsby Wolfgang Nentwig

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Deals with both plants and animals. This book contains 22 chapters, covering pathways of biological invasions, traits of successful invaders, patterns of invasion and invasibility as well as ecological impacts, economy and socio-economy, and prevention and management of biological invasions. more...

  • Flower Seedsby M.B. McDonald; F.Y. Kwong

    CABI 2004; US$ 190.00

    Provides information on the biology and technology of flower seeds. This book presents in-depth information on the history and evolution of the ornamental and wild flower seed industries followed by recommendations for successful breeding, production, and testing programs. more...

  • Ascochyta Blights of Grain Legumesby B. Tivoli; F.J. Muehlbauer; A. Baranger; B.M. Cooke

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

    Ascochyta blights consistently affect large areas of grain legume production (pea, lentil, chickpea and faba bean) in all countries where they are cultivated. These diseases are capable of causing large yield losses under conducive environmental conditions. This book considers the state of the art by taking a comparative approach of Ascochyta blight... more...

  • Bill Rickerby David L.G. Noakes

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    A biography of one of the founders of fishery science, William Edwin (Bill) Ricker. This book combines Bill's own recollections with contributions from those who knew him and worked with him as a colleague during his career. In an article written shortly before his death, Bill gives his own account of his career and intellectual development. more...

  • Modelling, Analysis and Optimization of Biosystemsby Werner Krabs; Stefan Wolfgang Pickl

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    Mathematical models in biology and medicine cannot be based on natural laws as it is the case with physics and chemistry. This is due to the fact that biological and medical processes are concerned with living organisms. Mathematical models, however, can be used as a language by which certain aspects of biological or medical processes can be expressed.... more...

  • Biological Low-voltage Scanning Electron Microscopyby James Pawley; Heide Schatten

    Springer 2007; US$ 199.00

    Major improvements in instrumentation and specimen preparation have brought SEM to the fore as a biological imaging technique. In FESEM, a field-emission cathode placed in the electron gun of a scanning electron microscope provides narrower probing beams and high electron energy. The result is improved spatial resolution and minimized sample charging... more...

  • Lamtoby Luc Abbadie; Jean-Claude Menaut; Michel Lepage

    Springer 2006; US$ 249.00

    Examines the structure, function, and dynamics of the Lamto savanna - known as "a dream place for scientists". Including the history of the Lamto ecology station, this book provides an overview of the environmental conditions and also examines the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the region's... more...