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Life Sciences

  • Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informaticsby Miroslav Bursa; Andreas Holzinger; M. Elena Renda; Sami Khuri

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 43.49

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2017, held in Lyon, France, in August 2017. The 3 revised full papers and 6 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 15 submissions. The papers address a broad... more...

  • Evolutionary Community Ecology, Volume 58by Mark A. McPeek

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.60

    Evolutionary Community Ecology develops a unified framework for understanding the structure of ecological communities and the dynamics of natural selection that shape the evolution of the species inhabiting them. All species engage in interactions with many other species, and these interactions regulate their abundance, define their trajectories... more...

  • Our Oldest Taskby Eric T. Freyfogle

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 36.00

    “This is a book about nature and culture,” Eric T. Freyfogle writes, “about our place and plight on earth, and the nagging challenges we face in living on it in ways that might endure.” Challenges, he says, we are clearly failing to meet. Harking back to a key phrase from the essays of eminent American conservationist Aldo Leopold, Our Oldest Task... more...

  • Uncomfortable Situationsby Daniel M. Gross

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    What is a hostile environment? How exactly can feelings be mixed? What on earth might it mean when someone writes that he was “happily situated” as a slave? The answers, of course, depend upon whom you ask. Science and the humanities typically offer two different paradigms for thinking about emotion—the first rooted in brain and biology,... more...

  • Your Brain Knows More Than You Thinkby Niels Birbaumer; Jörg Zittlau; David Shaw

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    Our brains are more powerful than we ever realised. Too often, we humans tend to assume that nature is fixed, immutable — and this tendency is particularly strong when we think about matters of the mind and behaviour. People just can’t change, we say, so they must somehow be prevented from becoming a burden on society or from hurting themselves... more...

  • Heredity: A Very Short Introductionby John Waller

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race. more...

  • The Secret Life of Your Microbiomeby Susan Prescott; Alan Logan

    New Society Publishers 2017; US$ 24.99

    Immerse Yourself in Nature and Nourish Your Microbiome for Optimal Health more...

  • Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biologyby David M. Gardiner

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 249.95

    Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how this can move beyond repairing damage to body parts to... more...

  • Clinical Research and Practiceby Mieczyslaw Pokorski

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 105.81

    This book is a blend of medical research and clinical practice. Advancements in practice are inextricably bound to have research underpinnings. The articles highlight a range of practical topics. The respiratory tract is upfront as the first line of defense of the organism. Virological and bacteriological aspects of the infections that continue to... more...

  • In Vivo Models to Study Angiogenesisby Domenico Ribatti

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 79.95

    In Vivo Models to Study Angiogenesis provides the latest information and an overview of the most common assays for studying angiogenesis in vivo. Under physiological conditions, angiogenesis is tightly controlled, whereas increased production of angiogenic stimuli and/or reduced production of angiogenic inhibitors leads to abnormal neovascularization,... more...