The Brain And Love (Brain Works)

By Marvin Rosen

This exciting publication explores love in all its types and from many views. The organic underpinnings of emotions are explored, together with the interplay of mind, apprehensive procedure, hormones, and physique chemistry. Love is taken into account as an evolutionary phenomenon with origins in animal habit. in response to Shakespeare, "The process real love by no means did run smooth," and the mind and Love certainly appears at love as a give-and-take strategy concerning expenditures and merits. the writer describes makes an attempt to categorise, categorize, and measures many of the parts of affection (as amazing from passion).

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Scientific American Biology for a Changing World

By Michele Shuster, Janet Vigna, Gunjan Sinha

From the groundbreaking partnership of W. H. Freeman and Scientific American comes this exceptional creation to the technology of biology and its impression at the method we are living. In Biology for a altering World, skilled educators and a technological know-how journalist discover the center rules of biology via a chain of chapters written and illustrated within the variety of a systematic American article. Chapters don’t simply function compelling tales of genuine people—each bankruptcy is a newsworthy tale that serves as a context for overlaying the traditional curriculum for the non-majors biology course.  up to date all through, the recent variation bargains new tales, extra body structure chapters, a brand new digital Instructor's consultant, and new pedagogy.

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (Oxford Handbooks)

Winner of the Cantemir Prize of the Berendel Foundation

Eugenic suggestion and perform swept the area from the overdue 19th to the mid-twentieth century in a striking transnational phenomenon. Eugenics expert social and medical coverage around the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in rising social-democratic states to feminist targets for contraception, from public well-being campaigns to totalitarian goals of the "perfectibility of man." This ebook dispels for uninitiated readers the automated and it appears unique hyperlink among eugenics and the Holocaust. it's the first international historical past of eugenics and an quintessential middle textual content for either educating and study. Eugenics has amassed generations of curiosity as specialists tried to attach biology, human ability, and coverage. long ago and the current, eugenics speaks to questions of race, type, gender and intercourse, evolution, governance, nationalism, incapacity, and the social implications of technological know-how. within the present weather, during which the human genome venture, stem mobilephone learn, and new reproductive applied sciences have confirmed so arguable, the heritage of eugenics has a lot to educate us in regards to the courting among clinical examine, expertise, and human moral decision-making.

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The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture

By Matt Ridley

Armed with awesome new discoveries approximately our genes, acclaimed technological know-how author Matt Ridley turns his recognition to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a considerate ebook concerning the roots of human behavior.

Ridley recounts the hundred years' struggle among the partisans of nature and nurture to give an explanation for how this paradoxical creature, the man or woman, might be at the same time free-willed and encouraged via intuition and tradition. With the deciphering of the human genome, we now be aware of that genes not just predetermine the huge constitution of the mind, in addition they soak up formative stories, react to social cues, or even run reminiscence. they're results in addition to reasons of the will.

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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Sebastian G.B. Amyes

Micro organism shape a primary department of existence. they're the oldest different types of existence and the main prolific of all dwelling organisms, inhabiting all the pieces of the Earth's floor, its ocean depths, or even such inhospitable areas as boiling scorching springs. during this Very brief Introduction, bacteriologist Sebastian Amyes explores the character of micro organism, their starting place and evolution, micro organism within the setting, and micro organism and disorder. Amyes discusses a few of the significant infections as a result of bacteria-bacteria motives pneumonia, diphtheria, cholera, and lots of different diseases-and exhibits how those pathogens steer clear of the defences of the human physique. however the ebook seems to be in any respect elements of micro organism, not only the detrimental facet, stressing the most important merits of micro organism, that have been harnessed to maintain nutrition, do away with waste and to supply compost for horticulture. certainly, lifestyles for guy and for plenty of animals will be very unlikely with out micro organism. Amyes additionally bargains a look into the longer term, describing how micro organism will be manipulated to accomplish initiatives that they prior have been not able to accomplish and discussing the new development of a very man made bacterial cell.

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Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence deals concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary conception to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the crucial matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation provides a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has prompted society. finally, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an obtainable and plentiful reference library. regardless of the region of analysis that one deems vital or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that might most probably end up indispensable.

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Epigenetics

By Lyle Armstrong

The inspiration of epigenetics has been identified approximately because the Forties, however it is barely within the final 10 years that examine has proven simply how huge ranging its results are. it really is now a truly widely-used time period, yet there's nonetheless loads of confusion surrounding what it truly is and does.

Epigenetics is a brand new textbook that brings jointly the constitution and equipment of epigenetic amendment, how epigenetic amendment controls mobile capabilities, and the facts for the connection among epigenetics and illness. it's a precious resource of data approximately all features of the topic for undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and pros.

 

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Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a dwelling legend for his paintings unlocking the constitution of DNA, comes this candid and pleasing memoir, jam-packed with sensible recommendation for these beginning out their educational careers.
 
In Avoid uninteresting People, Watson lays down a life’s knowledge for buying forward in a aggressive global. Witty and uncompromisingly sincere, he stocks his options on how younger scientists should still opt for the initiatives that might form their careers, the splendid value of collegiality, and working with rivals in the similar establishment. It’s an irreverent romp via Watson’s colourful profession and an imperative consultant to an individual drawn to nurturing the lifetime of the brain.

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Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

By Janalee P. Caldwell

The fourth version of the textbook Herpetology covers the elemental biology of amphibians and reptiles, with updates in approximately each conceptual sector. not just does it function a superb starting place for contemporary herpetology classes, however it is usually correct to classes in ecology, habit, evolution, systematics, and morphology.

Examples taken from amphibians and reptiles in the course of the international make this publication an invaluable herpetology textbook in numerous nations. Naturalists, beginner herpetologists, herpetoculturists, zoo execs, etc will locate this publication readable and whole of correct usual background and distributional information.

Amphibians and reptiles have assumed a significant function in examine as a result range of ecological, physiological, morphological, behavioral, and evolutionary styles they convey. This absolutely revised variation brings the most recent study to the reader, ranging over issues in evolution, replica, habit and extra, permitting scholars and execs to maintain present with a quick relocating field.

  • Heavily revised and up-to-date with dialogue of squamate (lizard and snake) taxonomy and new content material mirrored in present literature
  • Includes elevated specialise in conservation biology in herpetology whereas holding reliable content material on organismal biology of reptiles and amphibians
  • Presents new photographs integrated from authors' large library

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

Since the booklet of the 6th version of this benchmark textual content, quite a few advances within the box were made – really in stem cells, 3D tradition, scale-up, STR profiling, and tradition of specialised cells. Culture of Animal Cells: A guide of simple strategy and really expert purposes, 7th Edition is the up-to-date model of this benchmark textual content, addressing those contemporary advancements within the box in addition to the fundamental abilities and protocols.

This eagerly awaited variation stories the expanding range of the purposes of phone tradition and the proliferation of specialised thoughts, and gives an advent to new subtopics in mini-reviews.  New good points additionally contain a brand new bankruptcy on cellphone line authentication with a assessment of the most important concerns and acceptable protocols together with DNA profiling and barcoding, in addition to a few new really expert protocols. as a result carrying on with growth of mobile tradition, and to maintain the majority of the booklet to a cheap dimension, a few really good protocols are offered as supplementary fabric online.

Culture of Animal Cells: A handbook of uncomplicated strategy and really expert purposes, 7th Edition offers the main available and complete advent on hand to the tradition and experimental manipulation of animal cells. this article is an essential source for these in or getting into the sphere, together with educational learn scientists, scientific and biopharmaceutical researchers, undergraduate and graduate scholars, cellphone and molecular biology and genetics lab managers, trainees and technicians.

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