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Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition

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Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work wi...

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Abhilash, B. D. Pandey, K. A. Natarajan
December 15, 2017

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment links chemical, metallurgical, and other metal inherent systems with microbes, and analyzes the interdependence between them. Specifically intended to underscore the importance of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining...

Biophysical Chemistry

Dagmar Klostermeier, Markus G. Rudolph
December 14, 2017

Biophysical Chemistry explores the concepts of physical chemistry and molecular structure that underlie biochemical processes. Ideally suited for students of life sciences, but equally accessible to students and scientists in related fields, the book concisely describes the fundamental aspects of...

Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

Anthony R. Fiorillo
December 14, 2017

The Arctic was not always cold and inhospitable. Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed under tree ferns in a warmer world. This book is a survey of the dinosaurs found in the rocks of this now frigid landscape. The author has spent decades exploring fossil bearing sediments of the Mesozoic and has...

Cellular Patterns

Antonio Siber, Primoz Ziherl
December 07, 2017

The mechanics underlying the form and structure of biological tissues is being increasingly investigated and appreciated, with new results appearing at a fast pace. Cellular Patterns covers the salient elements of this thriving field of research in a textbook style, including both historic landmark...

Practical Manual on Plant Cytogenetics

Ram J. Singh
December 06, 2017

Plant cytogenetics and its methodology have progressed rapidly during the last decade. This book compiles information on plant cytogenetic techniques in the practical form of a laboratory manual. It combines theory with various methodological approaches along with classic and modern techniques...

Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Suresh G. Borkar
December 06, 2017

Bacterial diseases of plants occur worldwide and cause substantial economic losses in crops. This book includes the techniques required to identify and isolate pathogenic bacteria of plants and covers other important topics of bacterial diseases....

Modern Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Second Edition

Nduka Okafor, Benedict C. Okeke
December 04, 2017

The field of industrial microbiology involves a thorough knowledge of the microbial physiology behind the processes in the large-scale, profit-oriented production of microbe-related goods which are the subject of the field. In recent times a paradigm shift has occurred, and a molecular...

Principles of Animal Nutrition

Guoyao Wu
December 01, 2017

This book provides information on basic principles of animal nutrition for daily husbandry—related practices, research, and teaching. It describes relationships between nutrients and feedstuffs as well as techniques of nutrient supplies to animals through dietary manipulation....

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

David V Alford
November 30, 2017

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide....

Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives

Irwin W. Sherman
November 30, 2017

Drugs are used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention or cure of disease. This is a book about drugs, how they came to be, and how they exert their ‘magic’. Today we have drugs to protect against infectious diseases, to alleviate aches and pains, to allow new organs to replace the old...

Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann
November 30, 2017

Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
November 30, 2017

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

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