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Life Sciences

  • Pandemicby Sonia Shah

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they?ve never been seen before. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will... more...

  • The Serengeti Rulesby Sean B. Carroll

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules , award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers... more...

  • Breeding Between The Linesby Alon Ziv

    Barricade Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    This is the first book to outline the significant genetic and physical advantages these people possess.The book contains sex, race, health and genetics in a daring new theory. Written with accessible, direct prose, anecdotes, analogies and examples from human and animal studies its a debate subject. more...

  • Ensuring National Biosecurityby Carole R Baskin; Alan Zelicoff

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 89.95

    Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committees reviews the various responsibilities and associated challenges Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) face and proposes changes that may help improve this system and increase national biosecurity and worker safety. In recent years IBCs in academic and other institutions have... more...

  • Analysis of Oceanic Waters and Sedimentsby Thomas Roy Crompton

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 189.95

    The presence of concentrations of organic substances and cations in seawater is a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. It poses a threat of possible health hazards for humans, fish and crustacea. Until fairly recently, the analysis of seawater was limited to a number of major constituents... more...

  • Botanical Miraclesby Raymond Cooper; Jeffrey John Deakin

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 119.95

    As the shortcomings of purely synthetic approaches to biochemical discovery and development are becoming more apparent, a renaissance of interest in the chemistry of natural products as sources for new compounds is occurring. A unique approach to natural products chemistry, Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World relates applications... more...

  • Handbook of Cucurbitsby Mohammad Pessarakli

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 279.95

    The Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the history and importance of cucurbit crop production as well as exhaustive information on growth responses of cucurbits to... more...

  • Sex in the Seaby Marah J. Hardt

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome whilst holding their breath; full moon sex parties of groupers and daily mating blitzes by blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid perform inverted 69s, while... more...

  • Secondary Xylem Biologyby Yoon Soo Kim; Ryo Funada; P Adya Singh

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 99.95

    Secondary Xylem Biology: Origins, Functions, and Applications provides readers with many lenses from which to understand the whole scope and breadth of secondary xylem. The book builds on a basic comprehension of xylem structure and development before delving into other important issues such as fungal and bacterial degradation and biofuel conversion.... more...

  • The Bare Bonesby Matthew F. Bonnan

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to... more...