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Vertebrate Biology S - Linzey
Contains pedagogical aids for students including boldface key terms throughout and a glossary. This text's end-of-chapter pedagogy includes a list of supplemental readings, a listing of related internet sites, and chapter review questions.
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Forensic Science - Andrew R.W. Jackson, Julie M. Jackson
This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to forensic science. It is comprehensive in that it covers the core topics throughout the process of doing forensic science: from collecting evidence at the crime scene; through the analysis of that evidence; through to the presentation of the scientific findings in court. Scientifically rigorous, the book is primarily aimed at undergraduates starting out on forensic science degree programmes or those taking a forensic science elective
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Organ Farm - Jenny Bryan, Martin Bashir, John D. Clare
Xenotransplantation; modem miracle or genetic time bomb? With the help of generically modified animals, scientists believe it is possible to transplant pig organs into human bodies, saving thousands of lives every year. But the potential risks are enormous. One transplant could be enough to cause a modern plague as a new disease crosses the species barrier. The authors follow the lives of patients whose lives were transformed when they received pig brain cell implants, and explore the tragic
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Gene Cloning: Principles and Applications - Julia Lodge, Peter Lund
The ability to successfully clone genes underlies the majority of our knowledge in molecular and cellular biology. Gene Cloning introduces the diverse array of techniques available to clone genes and how they can be used effectively both in the research laboratory, to gain knowledge about the gene, and for use in biotechnology, medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and agriculture. It shows how cloning genes is an integral part of genomics and underlines its relevance in the post-genomic age,
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Martini's Atlas Of The Human Body - Frederic H. Martini, William C. Ober
This companion atlas, which includes gross anatomy photos (surface anatomy and cadaver), a Scanning Atlas, and embryology summaries, has been expanded and moved out of the Applications Manual into a flexible, spiral-bound atlas. Like the Applications Manual, this new 128-page Atlas is packaged free with every new copy of the text and is referenced at appropriate points in the text. The Atlas, which includes more than new 60 anatomical photos by award-winning biomedical photographer Ralph
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Null Models In Ecology - Nicholas J. Gotelli
The first detailed overview of the subject, Null Models in Ecology explains the conceptual and mathematical bases of various null models, addressing as well the significant areas of research to which null model analysis has been applied -- niche overlap, community assembly, the species area relationship, and food web structure.
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Maneater: And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Diseases - Pamela Nagami, F. González-Crussí
Most of us think nothing of that salad for lunch, that insect bite, that swim in the sea; yet these all bring human beings into contact with dangerous, even deadly microorganisms. In Maneater, Nagami discusses the shocking and amazing cases of bacterial and viral infections she has encountered in her career as an infectious disease specialist. Through personal accounts, she reveals the facts about some of the deadliest diseases: the warning signs, treatments, and most compellingly, what it
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Experimental Design for the Life Sciences - Graeme D. Ruxton, Nick Colegrave
At the core of good research lies the careful design of experiments. However, all too often a successful design comes only after a painful trial-and-error process that wastes valuable time and resources. Now in a new edition, Experimental Design for the Life Sciences teaches today's students how to effectively design experiments, equipping them with the skills they need to become tomorrow's top researchers. Employing a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the text explains the
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The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. - Gene Weingarten, Dave Barry
When every hiccup sounds like the call of doom, each stomach pang hints at incipient cancer, and a headache means it's time to firm up your last will and testament, The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. provides just the relief you need. Gene Weingarten has spent his whole life immersed in the eclectic details of bizarre symptoms, self-diagnosing every minor ache as a potentially deadly disease. Weingarten examines: The mind of a hypochondriac How your doctor can kill you Ulcers and
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Autismo e cérebro social - Marcos Tomanik Mercadante, Maria Conceição do Rosário
O leitor encontrará, neste livro, a exploração do conceito de 'cérebro social' e informações atualizadas para a identificação precoce dos principais transtornos do desenvolvimento e das teorias que buscam explicar suas causas. Os capítulos abrangem a contribuição da genética e dos estudos de neuroimagem para se compreender a fisiopatologia e discutem o nível de evidência de tratamentos medicamentosos, psicológicos e de fonoaudiologia, adotados na prática clínica. O livro descreve a experiência