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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...

CRC World Dictionary of Palms: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (2 Volume Set)

Umberto Quattrocchi
February 22, 2017

From the Foreword Umberto Quattrocchi has brought us some amazing and useful works through the various dictionaries that he has compiled. This time it is for two very important plant families the palms and the cycads that are synthesized here in these two volumes. Each entry is fascinating not just...

Neural Cell Biology

Cheng Wang, William Slikker, Jr.
February 13, 2017

This book delineates how systems biology, pharmacogenomic, and behavioral approaches, as applied to neurodevelopmental toxicology, provide a structure to arrange information in a biological model. The text reviews and discusses approaches that can be used as effective tools to dissect mechanisms...

Contemporary Phytomedicines

Amritpal Singh Saroya
February 13, 2017

The term phytomedicine was coined by French physician Henri Leclerc in 1913. Till recently phytomedicine has remained in the background. But due to emerging challenges to the conventional pharmaceutical industry (cost effectiveness and potency of the drugs), phytomedicine has made a dramatic...

Phosphorus Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria, Zhenli He, Virupax C. Baligar
February 10, 2017

The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, and in the coming years, global food demand is expected to increase by 50% or more. Higher crop productivity gains in the future will have to be achieved in developing countries through better natural resources management and crop...

Water Hyacinth: Environmental Challenges, Management and Utilization

Shaohua Yan, Jun Yao Guo
February 09, 2017

The water hyacinth is a disruptive factor in aquatic ecosystem management and ecosystem services, and causes problems in fisheries, transportation waterways, irrigation, hydropower generation, and water resources. To address these concerns, it is necessary to integrate past studies with current...

Foodborne Viral Pathogens

Peter A. White, Natalie E. Netzler, Grant S. Hansman
January 27, 2017

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...

The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition

John Dighton, James F. White
January 19, 2017

"…a number of chapters provide excellent summaries of the modern methods available for studying fungal ecology, along with those more traditional methods that are still extremely valuable…overall it is a hugely valuable compendium of fungal ecology research. It is a must for the library shelf." -...

Cerambycidae of the World: Biology and Pest Management

Qiao Wang
January 17, 2017

There are more than 36,000 described species in the family Cerambycidae in the world. With the significant increase of international trade in the recent decades, many cerambycid species have become major plant pests outside their natural distribution range, causing serious environmental problems at...

Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle: Variables and Consequences

Isabel Ferrera
January 11, 2017

This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of rising CO2 and temperature in their functioning....

Handbook of Australasian Biogeography

Malte C. Ebach
January 06, 2017

The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and subterranean taxa. It is an essential publication for...

Drugs of Natural Origin: A Treatise of Pharmacognosy, Seventh Edition

Gunnar Samuelsson, Lars Bohlin
January 05, 2017

Drugs of Natural Origin is a unique multidisciplinary book suitable for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers in the area of natural product science, but also as a complementary book for disciplines like medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology. The book can also serve society...

Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman on DVD

Diane L. France
January 03, 2017

Continuing in the format of the successful Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas, this DVD version of Comparative Bone Identification presents 3000 all-new images of human bones from many stages of maturation. It focuses on comparative osteology from the fetal stage to adolescence,...

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