This book focuses on how marine systems respond to natural and anthropogenic perturbations (ENSO, overfishing, pollution, tourism, invasive species, climate-change). Authors explain in their chapters how this information can guide management and conservation actions to help orient and better manage, restore and sustain the ecosystems services and goods that are derived from the ocean, while considering the complex issues that affect the delicate nature of the Islands. This book will contribute to a new understanding of the Galapagos Islands and marine ecosystems.Download Now..

The origin of species, or speciation, the “mystery of mysteries”, as Charles Darwin called it, is an issue at the very heart of evolutionary biology, critical to understanding the mechanisms behind the great diversity of life around us. This book is centered around three major research areas: (1) biodiversity patterns in relation to speciation scenarios (2) mechanisms that produce pre- and postzygotic reproductive isolation and adaptive divergence as well as (3) genetics, epigenetics, and genomics of speciation. Being a mishmash of new ideas, reviews, conventional and nonconventional case studies, this collection demonstrates more than anything how research can benefit from integration of traditionally divergent disciplines, such as biogeography, paleontology, taxonomy, molecular genetics, proteomics, and genomics.Download Now..

Biology: Life on Earth (9th Edition)

Posted on, 12th September, 2016 by admin

Known for its thorough coverage of diversity, ecology, and environmental issues, this comprehensive book engages you with integrated, relevant case studies, and challenges you with thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter. The fully revised Biology: Life on Earth, Ninth Edition, has the same friendly writing style appreciated by thousands of students, but with greater emphasis on engaging, real-world applications. New to this edition are “Case Study Continued” sections, which connect a chapter’s case study to relevant biological topics covered in the chapter, and “Have you ever wondered?” features that respond to commonly asked questions from students. Thoroughly revised illustrations and expanded critical thinking questions have been added to each chapter and are supplemented by the powerful new MasteringBiology™ program that helps you make effective use of your study time outside of the classroom. For coverage of plant and animal anatomy & physiology, an alternate edition?Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology, Ninth Edition?is also available.Download Now..

Elements of Entomology

Posted on, 11th September, 2016 by admin

From Chapter 1: Entomology (from Greek entomon = insect and logos = discourse) is a branch of Zoology which deals with insects. In this branch we study the origin and evolution of insects and their diversity and classification, body organisation and functions, development, interactions with surroundings in which they live, past history and their economic importanceDownload Now..

As pressures on Australias inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presents the principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical management and conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects and management of serious environmental problems such as altered water regimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquatic ecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters in Australia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary and tropical waters, climate change, invasive species and freshwater conservation numerous Australian case-studies and guest text-boxes showing management in practice concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual models illustrated with original, high- quality diagrams and photographs Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is a valuable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, water resource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in the ecology of surface and groundwaters.Download Now..

Australian Shepherd [German]

Posted on, 10th September, 2016 by admin

Der agile, leichtfhrige und sehr anpassungsfhige Htehund erfreut sich vor allem bei Familien groer Beliebtheit. Er ist intelligent, arbeitsfreudig und eignet sich fr viele sportliche Aktivitten. Ein vierbeiniger Kumpel, der berall dabei sein mchte und, gut erzogen, ein angenehmer Begleiter ist. Rike Geist, Zchterin von Australian Shepherds und Leiterin eines Hundesportvereins, beschreibt, wie man diese bewegungsfreudigen Hunde hlt, einfhlsam erzieht und richtig beschftigt. Das Plus zum Buch: Die Kosmos-Infoline der persnliche Rat von der Autorin Rike Geist.Download Now..

Examkrackers MCAT Biology (Osote Publishing)

Posted on, 10th September, 2016 by admin

This book reviews all the biology tested by the MCAT. It includes nine 30 minute exams in the MCAT format, and 135 additional stand alone questions. All 342 questions are in MCAT form and fully annotated. The book is illustrated in black and white, and in color. This book is expensive because it is the best MCAT biology review available.Download Now..

This book offers an integrated review of the most recent trends in natural products drug discovery and key lead candidates that are outstanding for their chemistry and biology as a starting point in novel drug development. The authors focus on different trends that are and will continue to be impacting multiples stages of modern drug discovery from NPs that have not been included in other works.Download Now..

Applications of nucleic acids have developed recently to provide solutions for biosensors, diagnostic tools and as platforms for the assembly of complex structures. These developments have been possible as their base sequence can be used to assemble precise structures following simple and predictable rules.Download Now..

Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes - forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species.Download Now..

Life: The Science of Biology, 9th Edition

Posted on, 2nd September, 2016 by admin

THE NEXT GREAT CHAPTER IN THE STORY OF LIFE Visit the Life, 9e preview site at The science of biology evolves. The science classroom and lab evolve. In this edition, as always, Life: The Science of Biology evolves with them, in innovative, authoritative, and captivating ways. From the first edition to the present, Life has set the standard as the most balanced experiment-based introductory biology text. This edition builds on this legacy, again teaching fundamental concepts and the latest developments by taking students step by step through the research that revealed them. Also available, Volume Splits:—paperbound in full color! Volume I: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20) Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59) Volume III: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53) A GREENER LIFE Another first, the new edition of Life is printed on paper earning the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, the “gold standard” in green paper products. Life paper includes 10% pre-consumer waste, 10% post-consumer waste, and is manufactured from wood from well-managed sustainable forests. Additionally, Life’s green initiatives include: • 5% soy based ink • Covers printed on stock with 10% post-consumer waste • 100% recycled paper coverboards • Digitized work flow to reduce paper waste All of which also earn us Courier Printing Company’s Green Edition designation for reducing our environmental footprint. The environmental savings we have achieved on the first printing alone are: • Number of trees saved: 469 • Air emissions eliminated (GHG’s): 52,240 pounds • Water saved: 171,250 gallons • Solid waste eliminated: 28,335 pounds Download Now..

Prescott's Principles of Microbiology

Posted on, 2nd September, 2016 by admin

"Fundamentals of Prescott's Microbiology" provides a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. Because of this balance, "Fundamentals of Prescott's Microbiology" is appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The new authors have focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better. Download Now..

Designed for pre-nursing and allied health students (and also mixed-majors courses), Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, Third Edition retains the hallmark art program and clear writing style that have made Robert Bauman’s book a success. This Third Edition features compelling clinical content related to students’ future healthcare careers and abundant opportunities for applied student practice. Chapter-opening Clinical Cases, Emerging Diseases boxes, and Clinical Applications boxes introduce students to real-world clinical situations. Student comprehension is ensured with end-of-chapter practice that encompasses applied, visual, and conceptual understanding. Download Now..

The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors. Twenty-five years later, this book is considered a classic. Featuring a new preface that includes recent insights from the author, this anniversary edition is a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions?actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.Download Now..

If redwood trees could share their stories, what would they say? Some of these giants are thousands of years old, but all have witnessed some truly unique moments in history. Historic Redwood National and State Parks is a vibrant collection of essays sharing different parts of Redwood National Parks history, from the Native Americans and the early explorers to park visitors today. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and learn more about the cultural, political, and natural history of Redwood National and State Parks.Download Now..