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Values and Objectivity in Science: The Current Controversy about Transgenic Crops

by Hugh Lacey

This book offers an account of how values play an important role within scientific practices, and how this account illuminates many ethical issues that arise concerning scientific practices and applications....


Environmental Problem Solving: A How-To Guide

by Jeffrey W. Hughes

A practical, user-friendly toolbox of skills, solutions, and tips for addressing the "people factor" in environmental challenges.


Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin?: Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory

by Griet Vandermassen & Margo Wilson

The relationship between feminism and the biological sciences has always been particularly tense and hostile. Feminists have been inclined not to trust what scientists had to say about the sexes, with science...


Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a...


Sponges

by Mark Norman; Julian Finn & Lisa Goudie

We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived...


Cancer: Past, Present, and Future

by Sheldon, M.D. FACP Cohen

Cancer, the second leading killer after heart disease, has plagued mankind for centuries. This book outlines its past history and primitive therapy, discusses the breakthrough advances in understanding the cellular...


The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

by Douglas T. Kenrick & Vladas Griskevicius

Why are Amazonian hunter-gatherers better at logic than Harvard students? Why did the Zambian president reject food donations during a famine? And why do billionaires work so hard—only to give their hard-earned...


Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

by John Bradshaw

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their...


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

by Matt J. Rossano

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident...


Advances in Hemodynamics and Hemorheology, Volume 1

by T.V. How

Advances in Hemodynamics and Hemorheology, Volume 1


Quantitative Functional Brain Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography

by Richard E. Carson, Peter Herscovitch & Margaret E. Daube-Witherspoon

This book presents the latest scientific developments in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) dealing with data acquisition, image processing, applications, statistical analysis, tracer development,...


Plant Growth and Development: Hormones and Environment

by Lalit M. Srivastava

This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors...


Hormones

by Anthony W. Norman & Gerald Litwack

The newly revised and updated Hormones, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of human hormones, viewed in light of modern theories of hormone action and in the context of current understanding of...


Computational Methods in Molecular Biology

by S.L. Salzberg, D.B. Searls & S. Kasif

Computational biology is a rapidly expanding field, and the number and variety of computational methods used for DNA and protein sequence analysis is growing every day. These algorithms are extremely valuable...


Soft Scale Insects

by Unknown Author

Soft Scale Insects


Growth Control in Woody Plants

by Theodore T. Kozlowski, Stephen G. Pallardy & Jacques Roy

The processes and mechanisms that control the growth of woody plants are of crucial importance for both economic and biological reasons. The comprehensive coverage of Growth Control in Woody Plants includes...


Plant Resource Allocation

by Fakhri A. Bazzaz & John Grace

This book is an exploration of the latest insights into the theory and functioning of plant resource allocation. An international team of physiological ecologists has prepared chapters devoted to the fundamental...


Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: Transport and Rate Processes in Physical & Biological Systems

by Yasar Demirel

The book begins with a brief review of equilibrium systems and transport and rate processes, then covers the following areas: theory of nonequilibrium thermodynamics; dissipation function; entropy and exergy;...


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Hormones

by P.J.J. Hooykaas, M.A. Hall & K.R. Libbenga

This book provides up-to-date coverage at an advanced level of a range of topics in the biochemistry and molecular biology of plant hormones, with particular emphasis on biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms...


Medical Applications of Liposomes

by D.D. Lasic & D. Papahadjopoulos

The development of liposomes as a drug delivery system has fluctuated since its introduction in the late 1960's by A.D. Bangham. While academic research of liposomes as a model membrane system has always flourished,...