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The Dark Side of the Hive: The Evolution of the Imperfect Honeybee

$140.80

Honey bees have been described as exceptionally clever, well-organized, mutualistic, collaborative, busy, efficient-in short a perfect society. While the colony is indeed a marvel of harmonious, efficient organization, it also has a considerable dark side. Authors Robin Moritz and Robin Crewe write about the life history of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, highlighting conflict rather than harmony, failure rather than success, from the perspective of the individual worker in the colony. When one looks carefully, the honey bee colony is far from being perfect. As with any complex social system, honeybee societies are prone to error, robbery, cheating, and social parasitism. Nevertheless, the hive gets by remarkably well in spite of many seemingly odd biological features. The perfection that is perceived to exist in the honeybee’s social organization is the function of a focus on the colony as a whole rather than exploring the idiosyncrasies of its individual members. The Dark Side of the Hive thus focuses on the role of the individual rather than that of the collective. Moritz and Crewe dissect the various careers that individual male and female honey bees can take and their role in colony organization. Competition between individuals using both physical and chemical force drives colonial organization. This book deals with individual mistakes, maladaptations and evolutionary dead-ends that are also part of the bees’ life. The story told about these dark sides of the colony spans the full range of biological disciplines ranging from genomics to systems biology.

Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective 9th International Edition

$79.00

Perfect for the non-major/allied health student (and also appropriate for mixed majors courses), this text provides a rock solid foundation in microbiology. By carefully and clearly explaining the fundamental concepts and offering vivid and appealing instructional art, Microbiology: A Human Perspective draws students back to their book again and again!

The text has a concise and readable style, covers the most current concepts, and gives students the knowledge and mastery necessary to understand advances of the future. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

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Bird Song: Biological Themes and Variations 2nd Edition

$68.20 $58.00

Bird song is one of the most remarkable and impressive sounds in the natural world, and has inspired not only students of natural history, but also great writers, poets and composers. Extensively updated from the first edition, the main thrust of this book is to suggest that the two main functions of song are attracting a mate and defending territory. It shows how this evolutionary pressure has led to the amazing variety and complexity we see in the songs of different species throughout the world. Writing primarily for students and researchers in animal behavior, the authors review over 1000 scientific papers and reveal how scientists are beginning to unravel and understand how and why birds communicate with the elaborate vocalizations we call song. Highly illustrated throughout and written in straightforward language, Bird Song also holds appeal for amateur ornithologists with some knowledge of biology.

Chemical Ecology: The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products

$328.50

During the past 20 years marine chemical ecology emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug discovery efforts while sustaining the health of marine environments. Marine chemical ecology has expanded to include research in the areas of predator-prey interactions, marine microbial chemical ecology, and seasonal and geographical distribution of marine natural products.

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Biology 13th International Student Edition

$91.50 $78.00

THE MADER/WINDELSPECHT STORY…The thirteenth edition of Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from Cell Structure and Function to the Conservation of Biodiversity. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for any one- or two-semester biology course.Biology, Thirteenth Edition uses concise, precise writing to present the material as succinctly as possible, enabling students—even non-majors—to master the foundational concepts before coming to class. “Before You Begin”, “Following the Themes”, and “Thematic Feature Readings” piece together the three major themes of the text—evolution, nature of science, and biological systems. Students are consistently engaged in these themes, revealing the interconnectedness of the major topics in biology.Sylvia Mader is an icon of science education. Her dedication to her students, coupled with her clear, concise writing-style has benefited the education of thousands of students over the past three decades. Author Michael Windelspecht has played a critical role in integrating the trusted Mader series of textbooks with digital assets to improve outcomes for students. For over ten years, Michael served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University—a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually in online, traditional, and hybrid environments. His current interests are in the analysis of data from digital learning platforms for the development of personalized microlearning assets and next generation publication platforms.

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1 A View of Life
Unit 1 The Cell 
2 Basic Chemistry
3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Membrane Structure and Function
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
7 Photosynthesis
8 Cellular Respiration
Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life 
9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
12 Molecular Biology of the Gene
13 Regulation of Gene Activity
14 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Evolution 
15 Darwin and Evolution
16 How Populations Evolve
17 Speciation and Macroevolution
18 Origin and History of Life
19 Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny
Unit 4 Microbiology and Evolution 
20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
21 Protist Evolution and Diversity
22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity
Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology 
23 Plant Evolution and Diversity
24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization
25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses
27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity 
28 Invertebrate Evolution
29 Vertebrate Evolution
30 Human Evolution
Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology
31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
33 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
35 Respiratory Systems
36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems
37 Neurons and Nervous Systems
38 Sense Organs
39 Locomotion and Support Systems
40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems
41 Reproductive Systems
42 Animal Development
Unit 8 Behavior and Ecology 
43 Behavioral Ecology
44 Population Ecology
45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
47 Conservation of Biodiversity

The Science of Meat Quality

$87.40

Meat has been a long sought after source of nutrients in human diets. Its nutrient-dense composition of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals makes it an integral part to healthy and balanced diets. As demand for meat continues to increase globally, a better understanding of efficiently producing quality meat products is becoming increasingly important.
The Science of Meat Quality provides comprehensive coverage of meat quality from the biological basis of muscle development to end-product-use topics such as preparation and sensory analysis.
The Science of Meat Quality explores the basis of meat quality long before it hits grocery store shelves. The book opens with a look at cellular muscle tissue development, metabolism and physiology. Subsequent chapters look at topics surrounding the development of tenderness, water-holding capacity, lipid oxidation and color in meat products. The final chapters discuss producing a good-tasting end product from preparing meat to preventing food-borne illness. Each chapter contains not only the theory behind that topic, but also detailed lab methodologies for measuring each meat quality trait.
The Science of Meat Quality is an essential resource and reference for animal scientists, meat scientists, food scientists, and food industry personnel.
Meat has been a long sought after source of nutrients in human diets. Its nutrient-dense composition of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals makes it an integral part to healthy and balanced diets. As demand for meat continues to increase globally, a better understanding of efficiently producing quality meat products is becoming increasingly important. The Science of Meat Quality provides comprehensive coverage of meat quality from the biological basis of muscle development to end-product-use topics such as preparation and sensory analysis.
The Science of Meat Quality explores the basis of meat quality long before it hits grocery store shelves. The book opens with a look at cellular muscle tissue development, metabolism and physiology. Subsequent chapters look at topics surrounding the development of tenderness, water-holding capacity, lipid oxidation and color in meat products. The final chapters discuss producing a good-tasting end product from preparing meat to preventing food-borne illness. Each chapter contains not only the theory behind that topic, but also detailed lab methodologies for measuring each meat quality trait.
The Science of Meat Quality is an essential resource and reference for animal scientists, meat scientists, food scientists, and food industry personnel.

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Nanobiotechnology

$374.00 $288.80

This useful field guide for chemists, biologists and materials scientists is a broad survey of the field which combines contributions from bioorganic and bio-inorganic chemistry, molecular biology, materials science and bioanalytics to fathom the full scope of future developments.

Nanotechnology is the key technology of the 21st century. The possibility to exploit the structures and processes of biomolecules for novel functional materials, biosensors, bioelectronics and medical applications has created the rapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.

Designed as a broad survey of the field, this book combines contributions from bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, molecular biology, materials science and bioanalytics to fathom the full scope of current and future developments.

It is divided into four main sections:

  • Interphase Systems
  • Protein-based Nanostructures
  • DNA-based Nanostructures
  • Nanoanalytics

Each chapter describes in detail currently available methods and contains numerous references to the primary literature, making this the perfect “field guide” for chemists, biologists and materials scientists who want to explore the fascinating world of nanobiotechnology.

California Cures! How the California Stem Cell Program is Fighting Your Incurable Disease!

$83.50

Thirteen years ago, America faced an epidemic of chronic disease: cancer, paralysis, blindness, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and more.

But California voters said “YES!” to a $3 billion stem cell research program: the awkwardly-named California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Born into battle, the scrappy little state agency was immediately blocked by three years of anti-science lawsuits — but it defeated them all. And then?

A quiet triumph. With a focused intensity like the Manhattan Project (but for peaceful purposes, not to build a bomb), scientists funded by CIRM took on the challenges: disease and disability called chronic: incurable.

In a series of connected stories, accurate though written to entertain, “California Cures” relates a war: science against disease, with lives on the line. Think what it means for a paralyzed young man to recover the use of his hands, or for a formerly-blind mother to see her teenaged children for the first time!

Do you know the “bubble-baby” syndrome? Infants without a proper immune system typically die young; a common cold can kill. But for eighteen babies in a stem cell clinical trial, a different future: they were cured of their disease.

No one can predict the pace of science, nor say when cures will come; but California is bringing the fight. The reader will meet the scientists involved, the women and men behind the microscope, and share their struggle.

Above all, “California Cures” is a call for action. Washington may argue about the expense of health care (and who will get it), but California works to bring down the mountain of medical debt: stem cell therapies to ease suffering, and save lives.

Will California build on success — and invest $5 billion more in stem cell research?

“We have the momentum”, says author Don C Reed, “We dare not stop short. Chronic disease threatens everyone — we are fighting for your family, and mine!”

Readership: Scientists in biomed field, parents of children with disabilities, soldiers with injuries; Parkinson’s, diabetes and spinal cord injury survivors, science organizations, fundraisers for medical causes; for anyone who has a chronic disease — or who loves someone who does.

Ebook Human Biology: Concepts And Current Issues 8th Global Edition

$59.50

For courses in human biology Explore Human Biology in Relation to Current Issues, in the Text and Online. Through his teaching, his textbook, and his online blog, award-winning teacher Michael D. Johnson sparks interest in human biology by connecting basic biology to real-world issues that are relevant to students’ lives. Using a storytelling approach and extensive online support, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues Eighth Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but also drives students to become a better, more discerning consumer of health and science information. Each chapter opens with Johnson’s popular “Current Issues” essays, and within each chapter, “BlogInFocus” references direct readers to his frequently-updated blog for breaking human biology-related news. MasteringBiology(TM) is not included, If MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Ebook Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections 8th Global Edition

$57.50

Intended for non-majors or mixed biology courses. Soar to New Heights with Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections! Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teaching and learning solutions. This thorough revision focuses on providing instructors with the resources needed to invigorate the course and gives students the tools they need to succeed. This edition includes many new key figures to help students better visualize tough topics, while an increased emphasis on scientific thinking equips students to leave the course thinking like scientists. This program presents a teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Engage in biology and make important connections between concepts and unifying themes: Immerse students in the world of biology, so they understand the connections across biological concepts. Focus on scientific thinking: Encourage students to think like scientists and develop scientific reasoning and literacy skills with new Scientific Thinking Modules and more. Maximize learning and success: Give students the tools they need to become skilled at learning and understanding course material.

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Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections 8th Global Edition

$166.00 $71.50

Intended for non-majors or mixed biology courses. Soar to New Heights with Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections! Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teaching and learning solutions. This thorough revision focuses on providing instructors with the resources needed to invigorate the course and gives students the tools they need to succeed. This edition includes many new key figures to help students better visualize tough topics, while an increased emphasis on scientific thinking equips students to leave the course thinking like scientists. This program presents a teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Engage in biology and make important connections between concepts and unifying themes: Immerse students in the world of biology, so they understand the connections across biological concepts. Focus on scientific thinking: Encourage students to think like scientists and develop scientific reasoning and literacy skills with new Scientific Thinking Modules and more. Maximize learning and success: Give students the tools they need to become skilled at learning and understanding course material.