Category: Biology

The Patron Saint of Plagues

By Barth Anderson

During this organic mystery of the close to destiny, postinsurrection Mexico has undermined the superpower of the us. yet whereas the competitors conflict over borders, a pestilence past politics threatens to blow up right into a around the world epidemic. . . .

Since the increase of the Holy Renaissance, Ascension—once referred to as Mexico City—has develop into the main populous urban on the earth, its voters associated with a important executive internet via wetware implanted of their brains. yet whereas their dictator grows fats with good fortune, the loads are captivated by way of Sister Domenica, an rebel nun whose weekly pirate announces prophesy a wave of demise. All too quickly, Domenica’s nightmarish prediction proves precise, and Ascension’s hospitals are overrun with sufferers of a dangerous fever. because the rampant plague kills too fast to be contained, Mexico smuggles its final wish over the violently contested border. . . .

Henry David Stark is a crack virus hunter for the yank middle for sickness regulate and a veteran of world humanitarian efforts. yet this sickness is not like any he’s noticeable before—and there looks no method to treatment or regulate it. Racing opposed to time, Stark battles corruption to discover a frightening fact: this is often no traditional outbreak yet a intentionally unleashed man-made virus . . . and the killer is anyone Stark is aware.

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Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique and Specialized Applications

Since the e-book of the 6th variation of this benchmark textual content, a variety of advances within the box were made – quite in stem cells, 3D tradition, scale-up, STR profiling, and tradition of specialised cells. Culture of Animal Cells: A handbook of simple method and really good functions, 7th Edition is the up to date model of this benchmark textual content, addressing those fresh advancements within the box in addition to the elemental abilities and protocols.

This eagerly awaited variation stories the expanding range of the purposes of mobilephone tradition and the proliferation of specialised strategies, and offers an advent to new subtopics in mini-reviews.  New positive aspects additionally contain a brand new bankruptcy on telephone line authentication with a assessment of the main matters and acceptable protocols together with DNA profiling and barcoding, in addition to a few new really expert protocols. due to the carrying on with growth of cellphone tradition, and to maintain the majority of the booklet to an affordable measurement, a few really good protocols are awarded as supplementary fabric online.

Culture of Animal Cells: A guide of uncomplicated strategy and really expert functions, 7th Edition presents the main available and entire advent on hand to the tradition and experimental manipulation of animal cells. this article is an quintessential source for these in or coming into the sphere, together with educational examine scientists, medical and biopharmaceutical researchers, undergraduate and graduate scholars, phone and molecular biology and genetics lab managers, trainees and technicians.

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Fragment: A Novel

By Warren Fahy

Aboard a long-range examine vessel, within the giant reaches of the South Pacific, the forged and workforce of the truth convey Sealife think they've got came across a scores bonanza. For a director demise for drama, a misery name from Henders Island—a mere blip on any radar—might be simply the price ticket. until eventually the 1st scientist units foot on Henders—and the last word try of survival begins.

For once they achieve the island’s seashores, the scientists are totally unprepared for what they find—creatures not like any ever recorded in usual heritage. this isn't a misplaced international frozen in time; this is often Earth because it may need taken care of evolving on a separate direction for part one billion yearsa fragment of a misplaced continent, with an environment that can topple ours like a home of playing cards.

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The Complete Dinosaur (Life of the Past)

By James O. Farlow, Bob Walters

Praise for the 1st edition:

"A reward to critical dinosaur lovers" ―Science

"The quantity of knowledge in [these] pages is astounding. This e-book could be at the cabinets of dinosaur freaks in addition to those that want to know extra concerning the paleobiology of extinct animals. will probably be a useful library reference." ―American Reference Books Annual

"An very good encyclopedia that serves as a pleasant bridge among renowned and scholarly dinosaur literature." ―Library magazine (starred review)

"Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the ebook finds dinos throughout the fractious fields that make a learn of them." ―Publishers Weekly

"Stimulating armchair corporation for chilly wintry weather evenings.... better of all, the ebook treats dinosaurs as highbrow fun." ―New Scientist

"The publication comes in handy either as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." ―Natural History

What can we learn about dinosaurs, and the way can we understand it? How did dinosaurs develop, circulate, devour, and reproduce? have been they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? How clever have been they? How are a number of the teams of dinosaurs with regards to one another, and to different kinds of dwelling and extinct vertebrates? What can the examine of dinosaurs let us know concerning the strategy of evolution? And why did regular dinosaurs turn into extinct? All of those questions, and extra, are addressed within the new, accelerated, moment version of the full Dinosaur. Written via a few of the world's top specialists at the "fearfully nice" reptiles, the book’s forty five chapters conceal what we now have realized approximately dinosaurs, from the earliest discoveries of dinosaurs to the latest controversies. the place clinical competition exists, the editors have allow the specialists conform to disagree. Copiously illustrated and obtainable to all readers from the enthusiastic beginner to the main realized expert paleontologist, the entire Dinosaur is a ceremonial dinner for critical dinosaur fans everywhere.

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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

By Alanna Collen

You are only 10% human. for each one of many cells that make up the vessel that you simply name your physique, there are 9 impostor cells hitching a experience. you're not simply flesh and blood, muscle and bone, mind and dermis, but additionally micro organism and fungi. Over your lifetime, you'll hold the an identical weight of 5 African elephants in microbes. you're not a person yet a colony.

Until lately, we had concept our microbes hardly ever mattered, yet technology is revealing a distinct tale, one within which microbes run bodies and turning into a fit human is very unlikely with out them.

In this riveting, surprising, and wonderfully written booklet, biologist Alanna Collen attracts at the newest medical study to teach how our own colony of microbes impacts our weight, our immune method, our psychological healthiness, or even our collection of accomplice. She argues that such a lot of of our smooth diseases-obesity, autism, psychological ailment, digestive issues, bronchial asthma, autoimmunity afflictions, or even cancer-have their root in our failure to cherish our such a lot basic and enduring courting: that with our own colony of microbes.

Many of the questions about smooth ailments left unanswered by way of the Human Genome undertaking are illuminated by way of this new technological know-how. And the good news is that not like our human cells, we will switch our microbes for the higher. Collen's publication is a revelatory and quintessential advisor. it really is technology writing at its such a lot correct: life-and your body-will by no means appear an analogous again.

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New Techniques in Cardiothoracic Imaging

New strategies in Cardiothoracic Imaging emphasizes rising equipment in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron-emission tomography, and related know-how. potent use of those instruments can facilitate the identity, research, and therapy of illnesses and problems in most cases encountered in day-by-day medical perform. The participants to this quantity discuss:

  • PET-CT
  • Cardiac CT
  • Multidetector-row helical CT
  • High-resolution CT of the lungs
  • Cardiac MR
  • Functional MR
  • Digital chest radiography

Bringing readers to the vanguard of the sphere with professional checks of latest and rising applied sciences which are impacting cardiothoracic imaging, the publication offers the paintings of professional specialists who've constructed a radical scientific and easy wisdom during this evolving self-discipline and supply functional suggestions on incorporating new ideas from the laboratory to the medical perform. greater than 250 highly-detailed medical pictures increase the text.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Bioethics in a Cultural Context: Philosophy, Religion, History, Politics

BIOETHICS IN A CULTURAL CONTEXT--PHILOSOPHY, faith, historical past, POLITICS provides a distinct, philosophical method of smooth bioethics. instead of easily developing debates approximately modern matters, this publication acknowledges that lots of state-of-the-art bioethical controversies are tied to profound underlying questions primary as: "When does lifestyles start and end?" "What is a individual or person?" "What is life's purpose?" "What is the proper society?" The e-book is finished and available, that includes quite a lot of content material that's crisply offered and obviously defined. a mess of fascinating examples and circumstances offers abundant chance for dialogue, debate, and examine.

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Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature

By David P. Barash

For all that technology is aware concerning the residing global, notes David P. Barash, there are much more issues that we do not understand, actual evolutionary mysteries that perplex the simplest minds in biology. sarcastically, lots of those mysteries are very just about domestic, related to one of the most own points of being human.

Homo Mysterious examines a couple of those evolutionary mysteries, exploring issues that we do not but learn about ourselves, laying out the easiest present hypotheses, and pointing towards insights that scientists are only starting to glimpse. Why do girls adventure orgasm? Why do males have a shorter lifespan than girls? Why does homosexuality exist? Why does faith exist in almost each tradition? Why will we have a passion for the humanities? Why can we have such huge brains? And why does attention exist? Readers are plunged into an ocean of unknowns--the clean spots at the human evolutionary map, the terra incognita of our personal species--and are brought to the most important hypotheses that presently occupy scientists who're trying to resolve each one puzzle (including a few ideas proposed right here for the 1st time). in the course of the ebook, readers are invited to proportion the joys of technology at its innovative, a spot the place we all know what we do not be aware of, and, additionally, the place we all know sufficient to return up with a few compelling and seductive explanations.

Homo Mysterious is a consultant to artistic inspiration and destiny explorations, according to the simplest, most present pondering through evolutionary scientists. It captures the attract of the "not-yet-known" for these drawn to stretching their medical imaginations.

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Biology: Science for Life

By Colleen M. Belk, Virginia M. Borden, Colleen Belk, Virginia Borden

This issues-based, inquiry-driven biology e-book presents inexperienced persons with the facility and wish to take an energetic and educational curiosity within the technological know-how concerns they're going to on a regular basis face in lifestyles. A five-part association covers normal rules in biology, genetics, evolution, human well-being, and people and the surroundings. For an in-depth knowing of compelling modern topics—along with the biology that permeates those matters.

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Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

By Malcolm Potts, Thomas Hayden

As information of struggle and terror dominates the headlines, scientist Malcolm Potts and veteran journalist Thomas Hayden take a step again to provide an explanation for all of it. within the spirit of Guns, Germs and Steel, Sex and War asks the fundamental questions: Why is struggle so basic to our species? And what will we do approximately it?

Malcolm Potts explores those questions from the frontlines, as a witness to war-torn nations all over the world. As a scientist and obstetrician, Potts has labored with governments and relief corporations globally, and within the trenches with ladies who've been raped and brutalized during warfare. Combining their very own event with medical findings in primatology, genetics, and anthropology, Potts and Hayden clarify war’s pivotal place within the human adventure and the way males particularly developed less than stipulations that favorite gang habit, rape, and arranged aggression. Drawing on those new insights, they suggest a rational plan for making battle much less widespread and not more brutal within the future.

Anyone drawn to realizing human nature, battle, and terrorism at their such a lot primary degrees will locate Sex and War to be an illuminating paintings, and one who may perhaps switch the way in which they see the world.

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