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  • Heartby Johannes Hinrich von Borstel; David Shaw

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    The heart ? we all have one, pumping away reliably in our chest, never stopping till the day we die. But few of us think much about this heroic organ until it starts to go wrong. In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor,... more...

  • Pheromone Communication in Mothsby Jeremy D. Allison; Ring T. Cardé

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 75.00 US$ 60.00

    Common among moths is a mate-finding system in which females emit a pheromone that induces males to fly upwind along the pheromone plume. Since the chemical pheromone of the domesticated silk moth was identified in 1959, a steady increase in the number of moth species whose pheromone attractants have been identified now results in a rich base for review... more...

  • The New Ecologyby Oswald J. Schmitz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs. In order to meet the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability in this epoch of human domination?known as the Anthropocene?ecologists have begun to think differently about the interdependencies... more...

  • Mathematical Models for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Essential Tools for Control and Elimination, Part Bby Roy M Anderson; Maria Gloria Basanez

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 231.00

    Mathematic Modelling: Improving the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Interventions, Part B, the latest volume in the Advances in Parasitology series contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in the field of mathematic modeling and its implementation within parasitology. The series includes medical studies of parasites of major... more...

  • Common Rangeland Plants of West Central Texasby George Clendenin

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Well-managed ranch lands or rangeland in Texas capture the rain that permeates our soils, sustains creeks and rivers, and replenishes aquifers, which, in turn, water our cities. The stewardship of the region is the focus of this book?the largest contributing watershed in the Colorado River Basin?viewed through the lens of its plant communities. ... more...

  • Fetthenne, Moderlieschen, Warzenbeißerby Christian Reinbold

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 9.23

    Wer die Biologie in ihrer Vielfalt einmal von einer ganz anderen Seite entdecken möchte, findet in dieser Sammlung 52 spannende und kuriose Rätsel für Zwischendurch. Wie heißt doch gleich dieser Schmetterling, was ist ein Revolvergebiss und wie flirtet man eigentlich biologisch? So vielfältig und beeindruckend die Biologie mit all ihren Facetten ist,... more...

  • Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snailsby Ramasamy Santhanam

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 159.95

    The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and... more...

  • Cannabisby Ernest Small

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 119.95

    Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world?s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed,... more...

  • Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferentsby Håkan Olausson; Johan Wessberg; India Morrison; Francis McGlone

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 164.88

    CT afferents are receptors in mammalian hairy skin that fire action potentials when the skin is touched lightly which makes them particularly important in affective touch.  Traditionally neuroscientific research has focused on more discriminative and haptic properties of touch that are mediated by large myelinated afferents and... more...

  • Impact of Cesium on Plants and the Environmentby Dharmendra Gupta; Clemens Walther

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 142.89

    This book provides extensive and comprehensive knowledge to the researchers/academics who are working in the field of cesium contaminated sites, and the impact on plants. This book is also helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are specializing in radioecology or safe disposal of radioactive waste, remediation of legacies and the... more...