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Foundations of Parasitology

Foundations of Parasitology

  • Author: Larry S. Roberts,Gerald D. Schmidt,John Janovy,Steve Nadler
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
  • ISBN: 9780071326414
  • Category: Parasitology
  • Page: 670
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This textbook is designed especially for the upper-division courses in general parasitology. It emphasizes principles, illustrating them with material on the biology, physiology, morphology, and ecology of the major parasites of humans and domestic animals. Other parasites are included as well, when they are of unusual biological interest. This is not a diagnostic manual for medical students.

Plant Virus Epidemiology

Plant Virus Epidemiology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080466370
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 7695
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Published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews providing a valuable overview of the current field of virology. In 2004, the Institute for Scientific Information released figures showing that the series has an Impact Factor of 2.576, with a half-life of 7.1 years, placing it 11th in the highly competitive category of Virology. * Edited by an experienced plant pathologist who has over 50 years experience in plant virus epidemiology * Covers topics such as Evolutionary epidemiology of plant virus disease, The control of tropical plant virus diseases, and Control of plant virus diseases * A valuable resource for students and researchers alike

Making Sense of Evolution

Making Sense of Evolution

The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: Massimo Pigliucci,Jonathan Kaplan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226668355
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 236
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Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories—selection, adaptation, and species—that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of “selection,” while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a very different definition. Spotlighting these conceptual difficulties and presenting alternate theoretical interpretations that alleviate this incompatibility, Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Kaplan intertwine scientific and philosophical analysis to produce a coherent picture of evolutionary biology. Innovative and controversial, Making Sense of Evolution encourages further development of the Modern Synthesis and outlines what might be necessary for the continued refinement of this evolving field.

Parasitism

Parasitism

The Diversity and Ecology of Animal Parasites

  • Author: Timothy M. Goater,Cameron P. Goater,Gerald W. Esch
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521190282
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 524
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Synthesizes the latest developments in the ecology and evolution of animal parasites for a new generation of parasitologists.

Animal Diversity

Animal Diversity

  • Author: Larry Roberts,David Eisenhour,Allan Larson,Susan Keen,Jr. Hickman, Cleveland
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780073524252
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

One Health and its Histories

  • Author: Abigail Woods,Michael Bresalier,Angela Cassidy,Rachel Mason Dentinger
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319643371
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book breaks new ground by situating animals and their diseases at the very heart of modern medicine. In demonstrating their historical significance as subjects and shapers of medicine, it offers important insights into past animal lives, and reveals that what we think of as ‘human’ medicine was in fact deeply zoological. Each chapter analyses an important episode in which animals changed and were changed by medicine. Ranging across the animal inhabitants of Britain’s zoos, sick sheep on Scottish farms, unproductive livestock in developing countries, and the tapeworms of California and Beirut, they illuminate the multi-species dimensions of modern medicine and its rich historical connections with biology, zoology, agriculture and veterinary medicine. The modern movement for One Health – whose history is also analyzed – is therefore revealed as just the latest attempt to improve health by working across species and disciplines. This book will appeal to historians of animals, science and medicine, to those involved in the promotion and practice of One Health today.

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: Douglas J. Futuyma
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780878931859
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 763
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This edition has increased its scope while emphasizing the new intellectual and molecular perspectives that have transformed evolutionary studies in the last decade.

Book of Majors 2014

Book of Majors 2014

  • Author: The College Board
  • Publisher: College Board
  • ISBN: 1457300311
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 1368
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The Book of Majors 2014 by The College Board helps students answer these questions: What's the major for me? Where can I study it? What can I do with it after graduation? Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The 2014 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education—over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features: • insights—from the professors themselves—on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more. • updated information on career options and employment prospects. • the inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.

Book of Majors 2014

Book of Majors 2014

All-New Eighth Edition

  • Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1457300222
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 1368
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A comprehensive reference to today's academic programs provides in-depth descriptions of more than 1,100 majors while listing 3,800 colleges that offer profiled undergraduate and graduate degrees, sharing additional insights into how specific majors can translate into careers. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Aibs Directory of Bioscience Departments and Faculties in the United States and Canada

Aibs Directory of Bioscience Departments and Faculties in the United States and Canada

  • Author: American Institute Of Biological Sciences
  • Publisher: Dowden Hutchinson and Ross
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biology
  • Page: 660
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Also includes degrees offered, degree requirements, graduate courses and doctoral programs.

Which University?

Which University?

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
  • Page: N.A
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Trends in Federal Support of Research and Graduate Education

Trends in Federal Support of Research and Graduate Education

  • Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Technology and Economic Policy,Committee on Trends in Federal Spending on Scientific and Engineering Research
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309170621
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 112
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The Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy updated its 1999 analysis (Appendix A, Securing America's Industrial Strength, 1999) of changes since 1990 in the distribution of federal research funding by field of science and engineering) by incorporating FY 1998 and FY 1999 obligations from the NSF Federal Funds survey, with particular attention to the trends in basic research support, changes in research fields' relative dependence on research-sponsoring agencies, and the relationship between changes in research support and changes in enrollment in graduate training in selected fields of research. The Board did not recommend funding levels for any discipline but addressed procedural aspects of R&D budgeting.

Research: a National Resource ...

Research: a National Resource ...

  • Author: United States. National Resources Committee. Science Committee
  • Publisher: National Academies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Federal aid to research
  • Page: N.A
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Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

  • Author: Michael D. Breed,Janice Moore
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128016833
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 552
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Animal Behavior, Second Edition, covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens, and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning. This text addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout. Animal Behavior provides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines. Provides a rich resource for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines Updated and revised chapters, with at least 50% new case studies and the addition of contemporary in-text examples Expanded and updated coverage of animal welfare topics Includes behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease Available lab manual with fully developed and tested laboratory exercises Companion website includes newly developed slide sets/templates (PowerPoints) coordinated with the book

Vertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology

  • Author: Donald W. Linzey
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 530
  • View: 4969
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This long-awaited entry into the Vertebrate Biology market has been praised for its student-friendly writing style. The text contains many pedagogical aids for students including boldface key terms throughout and a comprehensive glossary. End-of-chapter pedagogy includes a list of supplemental readings, a listing of related Internet sites, and chapter review questions.

Evolutionary Biology from Concept to Application

Evolutionary Biology from Concept to Application

  • Author: Pierre Pontarotti
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540789936
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 3518
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Every biological system is the outcome of its evolution; therefore, the deciphering of its evolutionary history is of tremendous importance to understand the biology of a system. Since 1997 scientists of different disciplines have held an annual "Evolutionary Biology Meeting" at Marseille (France) in order to discuss their research developments, exchange ideas and start collaborations. Consisting of the most representative talks of the 11th meeting, this book provides an up-to-date overview of evolutionary concepts and how these concepts can be applied to a better understanding of various biological aspects. It is divided into the following four parts: Modelization of Evolution - Concepts in Evolutionary Biology - Knowledge - Applied Evolutionary Biology. This book is an invaluable source of information not only for evolutionary biologists, but also for biologists in general.

Biology, Volume 1: Foundations of Life: Chemistry, Cells and Genetics

Biology, Volume 1: Foundations of Life: Chemistry, Cells and Genetics

  • Author: Peter Raven
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
  • ISBN: 9780077775803
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 395
  • View: 2790
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Which Degree in Britain

Which Degree in Britain

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
  • Page: N.A
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A comprehensive guide to full-time degree courses, institutions and towns in Britain.

Adaptation and Natural Selection

Adaptation and Natural Selection

A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought

  • Author: George C. Williams
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691185506
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Biological evolution is a fact—but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. When Adaptation and Natural Selection was first published in 1966, it struck a powerful blow against those who argued for the concept of group selection—the idea that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. Williams’s famous work in favor of simple Darwinism over group selection has become a classic of science literature, valued for its thorough and convincing argument and its relevance to many fields outside of biology. Now with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins, Adaptation and Natural Selection is an essential text for understanding the nature of scientific debate.

Research Centers Directory

Research Centers Directory

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780810383579
  • Category: Learned institutions and societies
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3748
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Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.