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Plant-Soil Slope Interaction

This inter-disciplinary book provides the latest advanced knowledge of plant effects on vegetated soil properties such as water retention capability, water permeability function, shear strength, slope hydrology, movements and failure mechanisms, and applies this knowledge to the solution of slope stability problems. It is the first book to cover in detail not only the mechanical effects of root reinforcement but more importantly the ...

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The Physiology of Fishes, Fourth Edition

"With this third edition, David Evans (now with coeditor James Claiborne) has improved on his highly successful Fish Physiology volume.… Most of the chapters are written by one or two of the leading researchers in the field …. All of the chapters have large and up-to-date bibliographies that will be a starting point for further research…. it will be ideal for graduate students who have already mastered the concepts and language of co...

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Heme, Chlorophyll, and Bilins: Methods and Protocols

In Heme, Chlorophyll, and Bilins: Methods and Protocols, an interdisciplinary panel of hands-on investigators describe in detail how to work successfully with chlorophyll, heme, and bilins in biological, medical, chemical, and biochemical research. Each method is presented by a researcher who actually uses it on a daily basis and includes step-by-step instructions and pertinent tricks-of-the-trade that often make the difference betwe...

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Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals

The use of animals in research adheres to scientific and ethical principles that promote humane care and practice. Scientific advances in our understanding of animal physiology and behavior often require theories to be revised and standards of practice to be updated to improve laboratory animal welfare. Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals, the second of two reports revising the 1992 publication Recognition and A...

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The Behavior of Texas Birds: A Field Companion

A very readable and entertaining discussion of birds, which live in the same world as humans but a different part of it altogether. The details on their lives is much more interesting than one would think. Not a field guide; it seems to me that knowing the name of a bird you are looking at pales in comparison to understanding its courtship and mating rituals or how it builds its nest and rears its young.

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Craniosynostoses: Molecular Genetics, Principles of Diagnosis, and Treatment

Craniosynostosis - the premature fusion of the cranial sutures of an infant’s skull - is a challenging and complex condition that can occur as part of a syndrome or in isolation. In the last two decades increased knowledge about the structure and function of the human genome has enabled the discovery of the molecular etiologies of most forms of syndromic craniosynostosis, which in turn has allowed for the analysis of normal and abnor...

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Marine Protected Areas

"Because of its comprehensive nature and extensive literature citations, this report will no doubt be of value to persons and organizations involved in establishing MPAs and to the many stakeholders whose activities may be benefited or restricted by the creation of MPAs." -- California Coast & Ocean

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Trophic Organization in Coastal Systems (Marine Science)

Derived from an unprecedented research effort covering over 70 field years of field data in a series of studies, Trophic Organization in Coastal Systems represents an alternative approach to coastal research that has been successfully applied to coastal resource management issues. This unique book is based upon a sequence of long-term, interdisciplinary studies of a series of coastal regions in the NE Gulf of Mexico that include nutr...

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A Day in the Life of the Brain (Brain Works)

Presents an introduction to the central and peripheral nervous systems and how they work together to keep the body functioning. This book explains neuroscience and dispels a number of brain myths, such as the misconception that brain damage is always permanent.