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Life Sciences

  • Rhodiola roseaby Alain Cuerrier; Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the treatment of stress, but in the last few years,... more...

  • Grassland Grouse and Their Conservationby Paul A. Johnsgard

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    Paul Johnsgard, one of the world's leading ornithologists, has written this book as a call to action. Conservationists have seen a marked decline in the populations of North American grouse, particularly the grassland-adapted species. Unless action is taken swiftly, at least one species -- Attwater's prairie-chicken -- is certain to follow the heath... more...

  • Marine Faunal Diversity in Indiaby Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman; Chandrakasan Sivaperuman

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 120.00

    More than 70% of the earth?s surface is covered by water, making it an ideal and abundant resource for studying species diversity, faunal communities, and ecosystems. India?s massive coastline (5,044 miles) means it plays a major role in housing these faunal communities. Of the 32 animal phyla, 15 are represented in India?s marine ecosystem, covering... more...

  • New Approaches to Prokaryotic Systematicsby Michael Goodfellow; Iain Sutcliffe; Jongsik Chun

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 201.00

    Volume 41 of Methods in Microbiology is a methods book designed to highlight procedures that will revitalize the purposes and practices of prokaryotic systematics. This volume will notably show that genomics and computational biology are pivotal to the new direction of travel and will emphasise that new developments need to be built upon historical... more...

  • Advances in Bacterial Pathogen Biologyby Robert K. Poole

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume is an up-to-date overview of the physiology of selected pathogenic bacteria. Each chapter is written by experts in the field of that organism.The focus is on biochemistry and physiology but topics of clinical relevance are included. Key features: Contributions from leading authorities Informs and updates on all the latest developments... more...

  • Metal-containing enzymesby Christo Christov

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 171.00

    Published continuously since 1944, the Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology series is the essential resource for protein chemists. Each volume brings forth new information about protocols and analysis of proteins. Each thematically organized volume is guest edited by leading experts in a broad range of protein-related topics. ... more...

  • Sertoli Cell Biologyby Michael D. Griswold

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 250.00

    Sertoli Cell Biology, Second Edition summarizes the progress since the last edition and emphasizes the new information available on Sertoli/germ cell interactions. This information is especially timely since the progress in the past few years has been exceptional and it relates to control of sperm production in vivo and in vitro. Fully revised... more...

  • The Science of Fitnessby Greg LeMond; Mark Hom

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance clearly explains the vital connection between diet and exercise in the human body. With this knowledge, you can use the right exercise and nutrition to obtain a higher quality life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process. Authored in a straightforward style and with color images throughout,... more...

  • Consilienceby E. O. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    "A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." -- The Wall Street Journal   One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for  On Human Nature  and  The Ants --gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In  Consilience   (a... more...

  • Immunobiology of the Sharkby Sylvia L. Smith; Robert B. Sim; Martin F. Flajnik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of our own immune system. Immunobiology of the... more...