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Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside

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Bill J. Baker
November 6, 2015

Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside assesses current efforts in marine biomedicine and evaluates the implications of recent advances on the future of the field. Richly illustrated in full color to enhance reader comprehension, the book covers four sections. The first one addresses the technol...

Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition

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Scott Orland Rogers
May 24, 2016

Evolutionary biology has increasingly relied upon tools developed in molecular biology that allow for the structure and function of macromolecules to be used as data for exploring the patterns and processes of evolutionary change. Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition is a textbook intended...

Fungi in Ecosystem Processes, Second Edition

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John Dighton
March 8, 2016

This new edition of Fungi in Ecosystem Processes continues the unique approach of examining the roles of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions. It explores how fungi have adapted to survive within particular constraints, how they help to maintain homeostasis in ecosystems, how they facil...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 54

R.N. Hughes, D. J. Hughes, I. P. Smith, A.C. Dale
December 07, 2016

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the...

Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala
December 06, 2016

Miniaturization in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology has resulted in the "lab-on-a-chip." Such systems are micro-fabricated devices capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes facilitating the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to a microchip-sized format. The...

California's Amazing Geology

Donald R. Prothero
December 02, 2016

California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the...

Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa

Maurice M. Iwu
December 01, 2016

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance,...

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Pratyoosh Shukla
December 01, 2016

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach covers all aspects of microbial biotechnology, whilst bringing the field of functional foods and microbial bioremediation to the fore. Recounting the interdisciplinary scope of biotechnology and its discoveries, this text presents innovative...

Foodborne Viral Pathogens

Peter A. White, Natalie E. Netzler, Grant S. Hansman
November 28, 2016

Viral transmission through contaminated food and water claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year, particularly affecting children in developing nations. Foodborne viral pathogens are associated with gastroenteritis and hepatitis, causing widespread epidemics that affect all populations and...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
November 28, 2016

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan, the first of a five-volume set, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in this southern area of India. The volume looks at the ethnic diversity, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, ethnoveterinary medicine, and...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
November 28, 2016

This is the second of a five-volume set. This series of volumes on the ethnobotany of different regions of India melds important knowledge in one place. India is one of the most important regions of the old world and has culturally rich and diverse knowledge systems. The expert authors have been...

Phylogenomic Data Acquisition: Principles and Practice

W. Bryan Jennings
November 23, 2016

Phylogenomics is a rapidly growing field of study concerned with using genome-wide data—usually in the form of DNA sequence loci—to infer the evolution of genes, genomes, and the Tree of Life. Accordingly, this discipline connects many areas in biology including molecular and genomic evolution,...

Horticultural Therapy Methods: Connecting People and Plants in Health Care, Human Services, and Therapeutic Programs, Second Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Christine L. Capra
November 18, 2016

Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide...

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews, Two-Volume Set

Saber Saleuddin, Spencer Mukai
November 18, 2016

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews is an informative two-volume set that brings together some of the most important recent and unique developments in molluscan physiology. Volume One focuses on shell structure, mineralization, the dynamics of calcium transport, shell drilling,...

Cannabis: A Complete Guide

Ernest Small
November 17, 2016

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research,...

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