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Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution - Theodore W. Pietsch
For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have been created to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds and mammals. This stunning book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity of these exquisite trees of life. Theodore W. Pietsch has chosen 230 trees of life—from among thousands of possible contenders—dating from the sixteenth century to the present day. His arrangement
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Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas: A Handbook for Naturalists, Mycologists, and Physicians - Denis R. Benjamin
This study covers all aspects of mushroom consumption. Using the most current information available, the author explores new understandings of the chemistry and mechanisms of mushroom poisons, as well as the history and sociology of mushrooms, different cultural attitudes towards mushrooms and health benefits of selected species.
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Seeds: Time Capsules of Life - Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy, Alexandra Papadakis, Peter Crane
"A remarkable collaboration of art and science celebrating the diversity of seeds." An orchid seed may be minuscule, so small and light that one gram contains more than 7.5 million seeds. In contrast, a single-seeded Seychelles seed is a nut weighing up to 20 pounds. All seeds have the same purpose -- to travel through time and space until they reach the right place at the right moment to create a new plant. This large-format book melds art and science in an authoritative examination of the
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The Geneticist Who Played Hoops with My DNA: . . . And Other Masterminds from the Frontiers of Biotech - David Ewing Duncan
Combining myth, biography, and wit -- a highly original depiction of cutting-edge science -- told through the scientists who are rewriting life on earth While the future of human existence is literally being forged by today's genetic scientists and biotechnology leaders, the media, policymakers, ethicists, and fellow scientists alike have not been adequately communicating the tremendous potential that is contained in these individuals' work. With the public only vaguely aware of what is
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The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience - Jamie Ward
Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this book provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Following an introduction to neural structure and function, all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience are explained, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The second part of the book goes on to present an up-to-date overview of the latest
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Annual Review of Neuroscience, Vol. 4 - W. Cowan, Eric R. Kandel, Zach Hall
Forty-one articles are presented, comprising an important report of developments in the field and a review of progress. It is, therefore, a disappointment to note that this highly respected publisher has allowed its production department to perfect bind Neuroscience and to hide that cheaper technique by notch adhesive binding: the signatures are left intact with the gutter edge cut through at several places to allow adhesive to reach part of each page. The head & tail remains not notched to
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Annual Review of Neuroscience, Volume 8 - W. Maxwell Cowan
Forty-one articles are presented, comprising an important report of developments in the field and a review of progress. It is, therefore, a disappointment to note that this highly respected publisher has allowed its production department to perfect bind Neuroscience and to hide that cheaper technique by notch adhesive binding: the signatures are left intact with the gutter edge cut through at several places to allow adhesive to reach part of each page. The head & tail remains not notched to
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Annual Review of Neuroscience, Volume 6 - W. Maxwell Cowan
Forty-one articles are presented, comprising an important report of developments in the field and a review of progress. It is, therefore, a disappointment to note that this highly respected publisher has allowed its production department to perfect bind Neuroscience and to hide that cheaper technique by notch adhesive binding: the signatures are left intact with the gutter edge cut through at several places to allow adhesive to reach part of each page. The head & tail remains not notched to
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Annual Review of Neuroscience, Volume 21 - W. Maxwell Cowan, Charles F. Stevens, Richard F. Thompson, Eric M. Shooter
Forty-one articles are presented, comprising an important report of developments in the field and a review of progress. It is, therefore, a disappointment to note that this highly respected publisher has allowed its production department to perfect bind Neuroscience and to hide that cheaper technique by notch adhesive binding: the signatures are left intact with the gutter edge cut through at several places to allow adhesive to reach part of each page. The head & tail remains not notched to