Landscape Theory (The Art Seminar)
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Landscape Theory (The Art Seminar)

Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars fromthese multipledisciplines to establish new ways of thinking about landscape in art.

Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models
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Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models

Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models is an authoritative guide of the methods most appropriate for field research within the marine sciences, from experimental design to data analysis. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as early-career researchers, this textbook also serves as an accessible introduction to the concepts and practice of modeling marine system dynamics. This textb...

Evolution: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
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Evolution: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

Burt Guttman's book is a good introduction to the topic of evolution. He's especially adept at stripping evolutionary theory of many of its most common misconceptions--such as "survival of the fittest," a newer idea often wrongly attributed to Darwin, or the notion that evolution is a ladder leading inexorably to "higher" forms of life. I honestly struggled at times with some of the writing--particularly in the area of genetics--but ...

Primate communities
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Primate communities

"The book contains useful chapters for introductory courses in wildlife management, conservation biology, primatology, although most chapters will probably be better targeted advanced under-graduate or graduate students...The exercise of comparison made by the author of this book extremely useful in pinpointing the areas where data need to be collected." EcoScience

Evolutionary pathways in nature: A phylogenetic approach
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Evolutionary pathways in nature: A phylogenetic approach

Reconstructing phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences has become a popular exercise in many branches of biology, and here the well-known geneticist John Avise explains why. Molecular phylogenies provide a genealogical backdrop for interpreting the evolutionary histories of many other types of biological traits (anatomical, behavioral, ecological, physiological, biochemical and even geographical). Guiding readers on a natural history t...

Invasive Species: Threats, Ecological Impact and Control Methods
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Invasive Species: Threats, Ecological Impact and Control Methods

Many species of plants, microbes, and animals have been introduced around the world. Species are considered "invasive" or "alien" when they are not native to an area, but become established and cause, or are likely to cause, economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the threats, ecological impacts and control methods relating to invasive species. Topics ...

The Brain's Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics
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The Brain's Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics

"The Brain’s Body brings clarity and sociological finesse to current debates about the role of neuroscientific data in public and intellectual life. With remarkable fluency, this book places the embodied specifics of race, class, disability, gender, and sexuality at the center of our responses to the brain sciences. This will be an indispensable and widely read guide for how to work with neurological data in the social sciences."

G-Quadruplex Nucleic Acids: Methods and Protocols
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G-Quadruplex Nucleic Acids: Methods and Protocols

This volume covers the structures, properties, and functions of G-quadruplexes in a wide range of biological disciplines, including therapeutic intervention and biomaterial application. The chapters in this book explore a wide range of vital and new experimental techniques used in the study of G-quadruplexes. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respectiv...

The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life
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The Astrobiological Landscape

Tackling many foundational debates in astrobiology, this volume links seemingly disjointed results in astrobiology, cosmology and fundamental physics, stressing the importance of a unified approach across disciplines. This systematic survey of the philosophy behind the science is an ideal introduction to the debate for specialists and advanced students.

Suicide Gene Therapy: Methods and Reviews
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Suicide Gene Therapy: Methods and Reviews

Suicide gene therapy has become a major element in anticancer gene therapy and holds great promise for the future. In Suicide Gene Therapy: Methods and Reviews, prominent researchers and clinicians comprehensively detail the theory and practice of this exciting and elegant therapeutic approach. In their multidisciplinary treatment, the authors cover all the major aspects of suicide gene therapy, including the design and use of vector...