» Articles for August 2014 Year
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Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - Libbie Henrietta Hyman, Marvalee H. Wake
Several generations of zoology students have used Libbie Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy as their guide to the study of vertebrate structure and evolution. Some of those students have been stimulated by that first exposure to pursue further studies of vertebrate biology, and several of the contributors to this edition are such former students.
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Winning Love - Abby Niles
Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season. There he meets free-spirited Gayle Andrews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly, persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing
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Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century - Stephen B. Goddard
"A readable and concise overview of how U.S. transportation came to its present pass. . . . Goddard is at his best when recounting the complex and interesting history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby.'. . . An excellent book for the general reader with an interest in getting around."—Larry Fish, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is a riveting story: of mighty railroads hamstrung almost overnight by government bureaucrats; of road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspiring in
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Inquiry Into Life - Sylvia S. Mader
From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. Inquiry into Life, 11e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns, what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from
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Be My Hero - Linda Kage
Once upon a time, there was this pampered rich girl who was kind of full of herself. She really only cared about appearances and hiding all her dark, ugly secrets under the guise of an opinionated snob. But then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how? On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending
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Physiology and Biochemistry of Extremophiles - Charles Gerday
A detailed overview of the current state of knowledge about this special group of organisms. Identifies extremophiles, explores their unique ecologies, explains their physiologies, and discusses biotechnological applications. Describes the environments where these organisms reside and sheds light, at the molecular level, on the mechanisms that enable these unique organisms to survive. Covers all known types of extremophiles (including thermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, acidophiles,
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Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns - Paul Clements, Linda Northrop
Long a standard practice in traditional manufacturing, the concept of product lines is relatively new to the software industry. A software product line is a family of systems that share a common set of core technical assets, with preplanned extensions and variations to address the needs of specific customers or market segments. Software organizations of all types and sizes are discovering that when skillfully implemented, a product line strategy can yield enormous gains in productivity,
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Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology - Massimo Pigliucci, Jonathan Kaplan
Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories—selection, adaptation, and species—that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of “selection,” while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a