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  • Genetic Analysisby Raphael Falk

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    Offers a deep and innovative understanding of our ways of thinking about heredity. more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Thermal Adaptationby Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 69.99

    Temperature impacts the behaviour, physiology and ecology of all organisms more than any other abiotic variable. In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of evolutionary ecology to foster a fresh approach toward a theory of thermal adaptation. more...

  • Computational Molecular Evolutionby Ziheng Yang

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 74.99

    This book describes the models, methods and algorithms that are most useful for analysing the ever-increasing supply of molecular sequence data, with a view to furthering our understanding of the evolution of genes and genomes. more...

  • Atomic Physicsby C.J. Foot

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 69.99

    This book describes atomic physics and the latest advances in this field at a level suitable for fourth year undergraduates. The numerous examples of the modern applications of atomic physics include Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms, matter-wave interferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions. 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...

  • Evolution vs. Creationismby Eugenie C. Scott

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    The evolution versus creationism conflict is here to stay. Even after their devastating defeat in the Kitzmiller v. Dover decision, advocates of intelligent design and other forms of creationism continue to revise their strategies for undermining the teaching of evolution-and thus of science in general-in American schools. In this revision of Evolution... more...