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...

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

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...

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.

Teaching and Learning in Nursing

This book can be used as a resource to increase the body of knowledge in teaching and learning in nursing, thereby enhancing the role and contribution of health care professionals to clinical practice. A significant body of knowledge is the basis for a holistic, caring and scientific evidence-based nursing education in practice for professional development. Quality teaching leads to good learning and both aspects are two of the main ...

Quality Of Fish From Catch To Consumer: Labelling, Monitoring and Traceability

In this book scientists from various disciplines, but all partners in the fishery chain, address the important issues of quality labelling, monitoring and traceability of fish. The complexity of the European fishery sector, the attitudes towards quality labelling GMP and the needs for quality information are presented. The progress of implementing traceability (schemes) from catch to consumer is covered. Fishermen give their view on ...

Biology of Myelomonocytic Cells

The present volume shows some glimpses of such an extensive area of current immunology research. Myelomonocytes are the multipotent cells in the stage of blood cell differentiation, which mainly comprise blood monocytes, tissue macrophages and subset of dendritic cells. Actually, their position and ability of judgement of the health of tissue or organ environment are the key initiators of tissue-specific immune response in a local an...

Integrated Principles of Zoology 14th Edition

Emphasizing the principles of evolution and zoological science, this best-selling text describes the diversity of animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches. Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs and an engaging narrative, "Integrated Principles of Zoology" is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its traditional organization and compre...

A Gallery of Dinosaurs & Other Early Reptiles

This book was a childhood favorite of mine, and inspired me to pursue science. The illustrations are simply superb (some of the best for this field, with dinosaurs depicted as elegant rather than lumbering archaic creatures), and the concepts presented were well ahead of its time. Deinonychus (a "raptor") was depicted covered in feathers, and described as being an early bird...in 1989!!!! I would highly recommend it, whether for your...

The Design and Statistical Analysis of Animal Experiments

"This book will transform the way biomedical scientists plan their work and interpret their results. Although the subject matter covers complex points, it is easy to read and packed with relevant examples. There are two particularly striking features. First, at no point do the authors resort to mathematical equations as a substitute for explaining the concepts. Secondly, they explain why the choice of experimental design is so import...