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ADQI Consensus on AKI Biomarkers and Cardiorenal Syndromes

by J.A. Kellum, P.A. McCullough & R.L. Mehta

Associated with both acute kidney injury (AKI) and cardio-renal syndromes (CRS), new biomarkers represent both a popular area of investigation and a new opportunity for advancement of therapy. This book contains...


The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

by Jay Harman

Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? What structural design is shared by a tornado and a blood vessel?

Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have built things by a process known...


Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

by Paul Greenberg

"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review.

Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on...


Wildlife of the Concho Valley

by Terry C. Maxwell

The Concho Valley, named from the abundant mussel shells found in its principal river by seventeenth-century Spanish explorers, occupies a transitional position between the Chihuahuan Desert to the west and...


The Bulb Hunter

by Chris Wiesinger & William C. Welch

Dubbed the Bulb Hunter in a 2006 New York Times feature story, Chris Wiesinger took his passion for bulbs to vacant lots, abandoned houses, cemeteries, and construction sites throughout the South in search of...


Human Rights, Virtue and the Common Good: Untimely Meditations on Religion and Politics

by Father Ernest L. Fortin

Volume Three of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays discusses the current state of Christianity-especially twentieth-century Catholic Christianity-and the problems with which it has had to wrestle in the midst of...


The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History

by Richard J. King

A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant


The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics

by Eric Cohen & William Kristol

This book looks at both the past and the future of the debate over whether there are moral limits to scientific progress and what life will look like in the genetic age.


The Bamboos of the World: Annotated Nomenclature and Literature of the Species and the Higher and Lower Taxa

by D. Ohrnberger

Bamboos constitute one of a few select categories of plants which are taxonomically related, very rich in species and of vital economic and ecological importance. Since the early 20th century the accepted number...


Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

by Sally E. Smith & David J. Read

In nature, the roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil, and therefore in plant nutrition. Thirteen years...


Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems and Management: Sources, Problems and Management

by R.F. Follett & J.L. Hatfield

Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems, and Management is the first volume to provide a holistic perspective and comprehensive treatment of nitrogen from field, to ecosystem, to treatment of urban and...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...


Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas: An Assessment Guide

by Marianne Kettunen & Patrick ten Brink

Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called...


Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution: Science for Citizenship: Science for Citizenship

by Susan P. Liebell

Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape...


Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

by Steven H. Strogatz

At the heart of the universe is a steady, insistent beat, the sound of cycles in sync. Along the tidal rivers of Malaysia, thousands of fireflies congregate and flash in unison; the moon spins in perfect resonance...


Do We Need Pandas?: The Uncomfortable Truth about Biodiversity

by Ken Thompson

How much is really known about the species that make up the natural world? In this fascinating book, Ken Thompson explains what we do and don't understand about biodiversity. We know that most species remain...


Magnetic Resonance in Epilepsy: Neuroimaging Techniques, Second Edition

by Ruben Kuzniecky & Graeme D. Jackson

Remarkable advances in imaging have increased the importance of MRI for diagnostic, treatment and management of epilepsy. Neuroimaging of patients with epilepsy no longer simply deals with the technology and...


Mouse Development: Patterning, Morphogenesis, and Organogenesis

by Janet Rossant & Patrick T. Tam

This book represents a classic compilation of current knowledge about mouse development and its correlates to research in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience. Emphasis is placed on the...


Acoustic Wave Sensors: Theory, Design, & Physico-Chemical Applications

by Jr., D. S. Ballantine, Robert M. White & S. J. Martin

Written by an interdisciplinary group of experts from both industry and academia, Acoustic Wave Sensors provides an in-depth look at the current state of acoustic wave devices and the scope of their use in chemical,...


Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems

by George W. Koch & Jacques Roy

The importance of carbon dioxide extends from cellular to global levels of organization and potential ecological deterioration may be the result of increased CO2 in our atmosphere. Recently, the research emphasis...