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Amazing Numbers in Biology

Author : Rainer Flindt
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With hundreds of tables and over 10,000 entries anyone who works or studies in the life sciences or those with a curious mind will find exact answers to many questions requiring comparative data. This book is a clearly laid out presentation of the plain facts of life from all areas of biology. Biology comes alive through the facts found in this comprehensive reference work. Warning: Anybody who starts to browse through this book will not easily stop reading From the reviews of the previous versions: "A must, not only for everyone interested in biology but also for all parents .. Hey Mom, how long does an XX live?', or as supplementary material for general education .." Biotec "For many years the book .. belongs to the indispensable tools of university teachers and lecturers in the biosciences. But also biology teachers will find stimulating ideas for their lessons .." Annals of Anatomy "Facts and figures that not only inform but also entertain .." Focus

Amazing Numbers in Biology

Author : Rainer Flindt
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This book of tables provides comparative data from the fields of zoology, botany, microbiology, and human biology. It is a "must" for everyone interested in biology but also of help for all parents to address questions such as "Mama/Papa, how old can a ... be?" The plain facts of life from all areas of biology, including such topics as growth rates of hair and nails, and ages and weights of seeds are simply fascinating. Biology comes alive in this comprehensive and entertaining reference work. Warning: Anybody who begins browsing through this book will not easily stop reading!

The Biology of Reproduction

Author : Giuseppe Fusco
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A look into the phenomena of sex and reproduction in all organisms, taking an innovative, unified and comprehensive approach.

Using the Biological Literature

Author : Diane Schmidt
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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Astrobiology of Earth

Author : Joseph Gale
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The study of life in our universe has been given the name 'astrobiology'. It is a relatively new subject, but not a new discipline since it brings together several mature fields of science including astronomy, geology, biology, and climatology. An understanding of the singular conditions that allowed the only example of life that we know exists to emerge and survive on our turbulent planet is essential if we are to seek answers to two fundamental questions facing humanity: will life (and especially human life) continue on Earth, and does life exist elsewhere in the universe? Astrobiology of Earth adopts a unique approach that differs from most texts in the field which focus on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. In contrast, the central theme of this book is the fortuitous combination of numerous cosmic factors that together produced the special environment which enabled the emergence, persistence and evolution of life on our own planet, culminating in humanity. This environment has been subject to constant and chaotic change during life's 3.6 billion year history. The geologically very recent appearance of humans and their effect on the biosphere is discussed in relation to its deterioration as well as climate change. The search for extraterrestrial life is considered with a view to the suggestion that humans may escape a depleted Earth by colonizing the universe. This book contributes to our understanding of astrobiology from the perspective of life on Earth and especially human welfare and survival. Astronomical and geological phenomena are related in turn to their biological relevance and impact. This introductory text assumes little or no prior knowledge of more specialized scientific fields and is designed for undergraduate and graduate level students taking related courses in departments of biology, earth science/geology, and environmental science. It will also serve as a useful biology primer for astronomy majors.

Minorities and Small Numbers from Molecules to Organisms in Biology

Author : Takeharu Nagai
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This book provides an accessible introduction to an exciting new field of life science in which the focus is on small numbers of molecules and minorities within cell populations and their significance for the understanding of biological phenomena. Numbers, or quantitative data, are attracting more attention in cell biology following, for example, determination of the absolute copy number of each protein species in each bacterial cell and the recognition of leader cells that drive collective cell migration. Within this context, the authors present recent advances in experimental techniques, biological findings, and theories. A variety of cutting-edge topics and issues are addressed, with explanation of the ways in which recent developments in the field cast light on seemingly straightforward but difficult-to-answer questions. Readers will learn that we are on the verge of a paradigm shift as the importance of cooperation among groups of molecules in live cells is acknowledged. The book is designed to be enjoyable to read and easy to understand. It will be of interest for a wide range of readers, including young researchers and undergraduate/high school students.

African Wildlife Trivia

Author : Dawid van Lill
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This book of amazing records, facts and did-you-knows casts new light on our extraordinary continent. From lists of ‘largests’ and ‘smallests’ to detailed accounts of exceptional features, we are introduced to a vast range of facts about the world around us. A fresh design and light-hearted illustrations make the book highly accessible to both young and old. For serious trivia addicts, casual browsers, those seeking out specific information, or as an aid to spark ideas for further research, African Wildlife Trivia will delight and intrigue a wide readership.

Biology by Numbers

Author : Richard F. Burton
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A practical undergraduate textbook for maths-shy biology students showing how basic maths reveals important insights.

X Games In Mathematics Sports Training That Counts

Author : Timothy P Chartier
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Sports analytics has gathered tremendous momentum as one of the most dynamic fields. Diving deep into the numbers of sports can be game changing or simply a fun exercise for fans. How do you get in the game with numbers? What questions can be explored? What actionable insights can be gleaned?Do you like sports? This book will detail ways to analyze athletics to gain insight that can otherwise be obscured. Like math? You'll find many mathematical topics not involving sports. You'll also see how sports analytics can train you broadly in mathematics.From coaching at the highest levels to national media broadcasts, analytics are becoming increasingly indispensable. Dive into the numbers behind soccer to basketball to baseball to boxing to swimming, dive into the numbers. Learn how to get in the game with sports and mathematics.

The Animal Book

Author : Steve Jenkins
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The Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator of What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? offers a visual feast in this rich treasury that explores the world around us and the extraordinary creatures that we share it with. 50,000 first printing.