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  • The English-Spanish Dictionary of Plant Biologyby D.W. Morris; M.Z. Morris

    Cambridge International Science Publishing 2003; US$ 38.00

    The English-Spanish Dictionary of Plant Biology has been written to fill a need for increased communication between English and Spanish speaking people who are working in or are being affected by the many sub-fields of plant biology. Its general purpose is to aid, stimulate, and facilitate a two-way flow of information and understanding between the... more...

  • Practical Statistics for the Analytical Scientistby Stephen L R Ellison; Vicki J Barwick; Trevor J Duguid Farrant

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2009; US$ 42.00

    This book will be welcomed by practising analytical chemists as an important reference for day to day statistics in analytical chemistry. more...

  • The Edge of Evolutionby Michael J. Behe

    Free Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    When Michael J. Behe's first book, Darwin's Black Box, was published in 1996, it launched the intelligent design movement. Critics howled, yet hundreds of thousands of readers -- and a growing number of scientists -- were intrigued by Behe's claim that Darwinism could not explain the complex machinery of the cell. Now, in his long-awaited follow-up,... more...

  • Sustaining Lifeby Eric Chivian; Aaron Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive--and sobering--view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on the earth's disappearing biodiversity.... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 18.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • Ecological Imperialismby Alfred W. Crosby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The second edition of this classic work that evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. more...

  • Biodiversity 101by Amelia Chiles; Georgina Cullman; Melina Laverty

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Biodiversity 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume... more...

  • Autophagyby Daniel J. Klionsky

    Landes Bioscience 2003; US$ 169.00

    Starting in the early 1970s, a type of programmed cell death called apoptosis began to receive attention. Over the next three decades, research in this area continued at an accelerated rate. In the early 1990s, a second type of programmed cell death, autophagy, came into focus. more...

  • Lysosomal Pathways of Protein Degradationby Fred Dice

    Landes Bioscience 2000; US$ 129.00

    Lysosomal Pathways of Protein Degradation looks at cell biology from the view of a lysosome. It summarizes the composition and assembly of lysosomes in mammalian and yeast cells. It also reviews current knowledge about pathways of endocytosis and secretion and how both endocytosed and secreted proteins can be delivered to lysosomes for degradation. more...

  • A Life of Sir Francis Galtonby Nicholas Wright Gillham

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    A cousin of Charles Darwin, Francis Galton was an African explorer, the meteorologist who discovered the anticyclone, a pioneer in using fingerprints to identify individuals, a statistician, and the founder of the eugenics movement. This text is a portrait of this Victorian polymath. more...