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Biosciences round-up

Campbell Biology: Global Edition

Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky and Robert B. Jackson

Edition: Ninth

Publisher: Pearson

Pages: 1,464

Price: £49.99

ISBN 9780321739759

The ninth edition of this resoundingly successful textbook focuses on getting students to make connections across subject areas and across approaches, from classroom to lab, through the use of "connections questions" and the new "Evolution" section in each chapter.

Biology: The Dynamic Science

Authors: Peter J. Russell, Paul Hertz and Beverly McMillan

Edition: Second International

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Pages: 1,456

Price: £49.99

ISBN 9780538741453

Intended as a solid and well-organised foundation for further study, Biology aims to offer an in-depth explanation of the core concepts in the field without sacrificing awareness of complexity. Its goal is to teach the student to "think like a scientist", not just read the facts.

Data-Handling in Biomedical Science

Author: Peter White

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 256

Price: £60.00 and £23.99

ISBN 9780521194556 and 143868

This book uses worked examples and provides a refresher course in mathematics in its first section and then explores data-handling in different areas of microbiology and biochemistry, including microbial growth, enzymes and radioactivity. More than 30 exercises are provided.

Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function

Authors: Nancy Craig, Orna Cohen-Fix, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz and Cynthia Wolberger

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 864

Price: £41.99

ISBN 9780199562060

Billed as offering a distinctive and integrated approach to the discipline, the text focuses on key principles and draws parallels through the three kingdoms of life. It aims to provide the conceptual framework for a subject that, the publisher claims, is in many ways entirely unlike that taught in the 20th century. An online resource centre offers downloadable figures, PowerPoint documents, maps of key themes, a journal club and recommended papers.

Biology

Authors: Robert J. Brooker, Eric P. Widmaier, Linda E. Graham and Peter D. Stiling

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Pages: 570

Price: £50.99

ISBN 9780071221801

Updated features include major example experiments in each chapter with citations of the original journal articles, more "concept check" questions, improved images and figures, and the division of chapters into smaller sections, along with the editing of complex sentences. According to the authors "We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers."

A Primer of Conservation Behavior

Authors: Daniel Blumstein and Esteban Fernandez-Juricic

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 300

Price: £37.99

ISBN 9780878934010

This book uses animal behaviour concepts as tools to understand and solve conservation and wildlife management problems, and applies these approaches methodologically to the modern problems of conservation. The authors take pains to define the discipline and make a case for its uniqueness and importance.

Biological Science with Mastering Biology

Author: Scott Freeman

Edition: Fourth International

Publisher: Pearson

Pages: 1,320

Price: £53.12

ISBN 9780321695048

Aimed at getting students to "think like a biologist" and using the Socratic method and principles of active learning to teach the discipline, this book comes with a suite of online learning tools available with the Pearson eText Student Access kit. The fourth edition has been revised with the intention of motivating and supporting a broader range of students.

Human Molecular Genetics

Authors: Tom Strachan and Andrew Read

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Garland/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 784

Price: £49.00

ISBN 9780815341499

This "class-proven" textbook is aimed at senior undergraduates and graduate students and covers subjects from stem cells through to model organisms. It seeks to offer the reader a clear path through a complex subject via "key concept" sections at the beginning of each chapter. The fourth edition incorporates genomic technologies throughout.

Cell Biology

Author: Gerald Karp

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 832

Price: £46.99

ISBN 9780470505762

The sixth edition of this established textbook includes major updates to much of the content, with discussions modified to reflect recent changes in the field. More than 60 new micrographs and computer-rendered images have been added to augment the text.

Microbiology: An Evolving Science

Authors: Joan L. Slonczewski and John W. Foster

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: W.W. Norton

Pages: 1,097

Price: £110.00 and £48.99

ISBN 9780393934472 and 3118247

Intended to help students get to grips with how microbiologists think, this book is led by current research and provides illustrations and "thought questions" to aid the reader. An online Studyspace provides additional resources for users, including premium content, quizzes, animations and the student-edited MicrobeWiki.

Life: The Science of Biology

Authors: David Sadava, David M. Hillis, H. Craig Heller and May Berenbaum

Edition: Ninth International

Publisher: W.H. Freeman/Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 1,266

Price: £49.99

ISBN 9781429254311

Billed as the most balanced, experimentally based biology text on the market, the revised ninth edition of Life incorporates the work of new authors, refreshed experimental content, a greater number of real-life examples, improved artwork and additional media tools. The discipline is presented via a series of chapters on cells, genes and heredity, genomes, the processes of evolution and diversity, flowering plants, animals and ecology. Companion resources, sold separately, include a student CD-Rom, a lecture notebook and a study guide.

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings

Edition: Ninth international

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Pages: 512

Price: £47.99

ISBN 9780840053183

Cummings aims for a clear, concise presentation of the origin, nature and amount of genetic diversity in the human population, considering how that diversity has been shaped by natural selection and the social, cultural and ethical implications involved in the use of genetic technology. The book's artwork and accompanying media are intended to support visual learners.

Biology and Ideology: from Descartes to Dawkins

Editors: Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers

Edition: First

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Pages: 448

Price: £61.50 and £22.50

ISBN 9780226608402 and 608419

Intended as an accessible survey, aimed at undergraduates as well as scholars and the general public, this edited volume considers the ideological manipulation of the sciences, and in particular biology, throughout history, from eugenics programmes and forced sterilisation to death camps. Fourteen contributors, including Edward Larson and Michael Rose, examine the sinister and benign uses of biology from the 15th century up to the 21st century.

The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution

Author: Carl Zimmer

Edition: First

Publisher: Roberts & Company

Pages: 394

Price: £29.99

ISBN 9780981519470

Aimed at the general reader as well as undergraduates, The Tangled Bank sees award-winning author Zimmer draw on researchers' diverse insights - from palaeontologists in the Canadian Arctic to geneticists working in Africa - to explain the key concepts needed to understand new advances in our knowledge of evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift and sexual selection. The book features more than 300 illustrations and photographs.

The Craft of Scientific Communication

Author: Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross

Edition: First

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Pages: 240

Price: £35.50 and £13.00

ISBN 9780226316611 and 316628

Harmon and Gross draw on many years of experience in science writing and offer a close analysis of key examples of the best scientific communication. The text is organised topically, covering structural elements and style, and the demands of print, online publication and oral presentation in a bid to teach students and scientists how best to convey research findings to both general and professional readers.

Research Methods for the Biosciences

Author: Debbie Holmes, Peter Moody and Diana Dine

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 488

Price: £29.99

ISBN 9780199545766

Undertaking research can be a daunting prospect, and this book aims to demystify the process to equip undergraduates in the biosciences with the necessary skills to make the most of their investigations. The authors consider key factors that include planning experiments; data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting; and the relevant legal, ethical, and health and safety issues. An accompanying online resource centre contains interactive tasks and exercises and also includes additional reference material.

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