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Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
Judith Miller
0641670982

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Just a Couple of Days
Tony Vigorito
0970141947
September 1, 2001
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Book Description
You are invited to the party at the end of time... An ambitious and exuberant antidote to the end-of-the-world blues, Just a Couple of Days has established itself as the underground classic of this generation. Hilarious, poignant, and delightfully subversive, this visionary satire of the apocalypse has been called "a Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century." If words could dance, this is the story they would tell.

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WINNER, BEST VISIONARY FICTION, Independent Publisher Book Awards "Tony Vigorito's brilliant novel is a Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century, a witty and wise end-of-the-world romp that manages to be optimistic - even joyous - yet cynically dystopian at the same time. Just a Couple of Days is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing....


MCAT Biological Sciences Flashcards
Kaplan
0743271408
Jan 2005

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Book Description
Test Yourself -- Raise Your ScoreAs the creator of the #1 MCAT course, Kaplan knows the terms and concepts you need to know to score higher on the MCAT, MCAT Biological Sciences Flashcards includes: 350 biological terms, from anatomy to biochemistry Critical formulas and definitions Convenient, portable format for on-the-go studyingThe perfect portable resource, and an ideal complement to Kaplan's MCAT Comprehensive Review


The Stand: Complete and Uncut
Stephen King
0451169530
April 1991
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Book Review
In 1978, science fiction writer Spider Robinson wrote a scathing review of The Stand in which he exhorted his readers to grab strangers in bookstores and beg them not to buy it.

The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil.

"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the...



Wildlife Demography
John R. Skalski
0120887738
Oct 2005
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Review
"This is an excellent compendium...that replaces an entire file drawer of reprints I have accumulated over the past 25 years." - Robert A. Garrott, Montana State University, Bozeman

"Wildlife Demography will provide...a synthetic basis for methods based on sex and age ratio data." - James D. Nichols, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS

"This book will make an excellent textbook for students of wildlife demography and will serve as a useful reference..." - Mark S. Udevitz, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage

Book Description
Wildlife Demography compiles the multitude of available estimation techniques based on sex and age data, and presents these varying techniques in one organized, unified volume. Designed to guide researchers to the most appropriate...


The Structure and Dynamics of Networks: (Princeton Studies in Complexity)
Mark Newman, et al
0691113572
April 27, 2006
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Review
Dan Rockmore, Dartmouth College : This excellent collection of papers will provide great one-stop shopping to those working in the evolving world of network research. It may very well become a standard resource for the growing number of courses on networks now beginning to pervade curricula. Indeed, a current difficulty in teaching such a course is that there are no good texts, and a quick look around the Web reveals that almost all these courses are taught using research papers, many of which appear in this collection.
Sergei Maslov, Brookhaven National Laboratory : I read this anthology with great interest. The editors took pains to locate (and even translate) a significant number of papers predating the recent surge of interest in the science of networks, and they do a fine job of clarifying what exactly is new (and what...


Statistics with Applications to the Biological and Health Sciences
Richard D. Remington
0130223271
Jan 2000
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Book Description
THE definitive basic book on applied biostatistical methods. Particularly suited for readers with limited mathematical background, it makes biostatistics accessible by using thorough, intuitive explanations (often laced with humor and described with an appeal to common sense logical notions), and by focusing on selected statistical methods and procedures applicable to the biological, biomedical, and health sciences. It discusses the concepts of the method, the rationale of the method, when to use the method, and how to interpret the results. The computations (while included) are not the focus of the presentation. Several larger examples are used repeatedly (from chapter to chapter) to demonstrate how investigators develop and carry out a study by moving from problem statement, to data accrual, to ...


The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Your Family From the Growing Terrorist Threat
John Boswell
046500797X
April 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Preparing for the unthinkable is the key to our Code Orange way of life, according to this fact-filled but awkwardly packaged primer. Couch, an ex-Navy Seal and author of The Warrior Elite, has culled military and government publications for "best practices" in coping with nuclear, biological and chemical attacks, which he presents along with gruesome lore on the history, use and effects of NBC weapons. There's a lot of information, but much of it is not for the average reader. One chapter covers protective military gear that Couch concedes is not very appropriate for civilians, and half the book is taken up by appendices, including a lengthy one of NBC casualty treatment protocols for doctors and nurses. While many of the procedures here require special equipment and training, there are some simple tips for...


Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
John McMurry, et al
0130418420
June 27, 2002
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Book Description
This book provides sufficient detail without overloading the reader with details that might be unnecessary to attain basic understanding of the subject matter. A new chapter on genomics is a timely response to the mapping of the human genome that will appeal to many readers. This book will a useful resource for anyone working in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, agriculture, home economics, aquaculture—or those who simply have a desire to learn more about the basic concepts of chemistry and biochemistry. .

Book Info
Standard text providing a two-semester introduction to chemistry in general and to biological chemistry in particular, for students in the allied health sciences and other disciplines. Previous edition c1999.

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Fly: The Unsung Hero of 20th-Century Science
Martin Brookes
0641512864

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Physical Chemistry
Ignacio Jr. Tinoco
013095943X
Jan 2002
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Book Description
This best-selling volume presents the principles and applications of physical chemistry as they are used to solve problems in biology and medicine. The First Law; the Second Law; free energy and chemical equilibria; free energy and physical Equilibria; molecular motion and transport properties; kinetics: rates of chemical reactions; enzyme kinetics; the theory and spectroscopy of molecular structures and interactions: molecular distributions and statistical thermodynamics; and macromolecular structure and X-ray diffraction. For anyone interested in physical chemistry as it relates to problems in biology and medicine.

Book Info
New third edition is revised to make it obvious in the biological sciences why students need to learn physical chemistry. Covers the fundamentals...


The History and Geography of Human Genes : (Abridged paperback edition) [ABRIDGED]
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, et al
0691029059
August 5, 1996
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Time magazine
Nothing less than the first genetic atlas of the world.... [This] landmark global study flattens The Bell Curve, proving that racial differences are only skin deep.

Science magazine
This is the most comprehensive treatment of human genetic variations available.... It will likely play an important role in future research in anthropological genetics.... An impressive display of synthesis and analysis.

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Cobra Event
Richard Preston
0345409973
September 1998
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Book Review
In New York City in the late '90s, a 17-year-old girl heads off to her private school even though she has a cold. By art class her nose is gushing mucus and she's severely disoriented. Within seconds, it seems, she's in convulsions and, most bizarrely, can't stop biting herself. All the reader can do is hope she'll die quickly, but Kate Moran's body still has a few more disgusting turns to undergo, and Richard Preston--a Jacobean master of ceremonies par excellence--takes us through them in bizarre and bloody detail. Clearly, whatever Kate had was a head cold with a scientific vengeance. Preston's heroine, Alice Austen, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, realizes--in the first of several gripping autopsy scenes--that the girl's nervous system had been virtually destroyed. So far, only one other...


Mathematical Methods and Models in the Biological Sciences-Linear and One-Dimensional Theory
Martin M. Eisen
0135612918
Aug 1988
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USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook
Mark Kortepeter (Editor)
1588081621
December 15, 2001
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Book Description
The purpose for this handbook is to serve as a concise pocket-sized manual that will guide medical personnel in the prophylaxis and management of biological casualties. It is designed as a quick reference and overview, and is not intended as a definitive text on the medical management.


Mathematical Methods and Models in the Biological Sciences
Martin M. Eisen
0135613094
July 1988
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Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins
0192860925
September 1990
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Book Review
Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene. Suppose, instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves, as we had since Mendel's work was rediscovered, we turn it around and imagine that "our" genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes. That simple reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years, and we haven't thought of evolution in the same way since. Why are there miles and miles of "unused" DNA within each of our bodies? Why should a bee give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers? With a prophet's clarity, Dawkins told us the answers from the perspective of...


Fear Nothing
Dean Koontz
0553579754
December 1998
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Book Review
If you think you've got it tough, meet Christopher Snow, the hero of Dean Koontz's novel Fear Nothing. Not only did his parents die under mysterious circumstances, but he's also being stalked by shadowy characters who want Snow to stop trying to find out how they died--or else they'll bump off his remaining loved ones (his supersmart, beer-lapping dog Orson; his best surfing buddy Bobby; and his late-night deejay girlfriend Sasha). And as if being on the lam in his own hometown, Moonlight Bay, California, isn't bad enough, Snow has to outrun his pursuers without leaving town. He has XP--xeroderma pigmentosum--a rare genetic affliction that forces him to avoid light. Cumulative exposure to sun, fluorescent lights, and the like will give him cancer eventually, and he doesn't dare leave the place where he's skillfully...


A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific
H. Douglas Pratt, et al
0691023999
June 1, 1987
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From Library Journal
At last, a first-rate comprehensive guide to the birds of Oceania. All species (including those that have become extinct in historical times) known from Micronesia, Polynesia (except Easter Island and New Zealand) and Fiji are covered in the text; all but the accidentals and a few poorly known extinct forms are illustrated. The concise taxonomically arranged species accounts, emphasizing identification, are followed by the plates in a combined taxonomic and geographical arrangement. A "hypothetical list," regional checklists, and maps and a glossary are appended. Based on extensive field work in the region, this authoritative handbook is highly recommended. Paul B. Bors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., LaramieCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of...


Mathematics for the Biological Sciences
Jagdish C. Arya
0135624398
Jan 1979
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This volume reviews differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable, differential calculus for several variables, differential equations, probability, difference equations, and matrices -- all with special emphasis on applications in the life sciences.


Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness (Princeton Studies in Complexity)
Duncan J. Watts
0691117047
November 24, 2003
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Review
William L. Ditto, Applied Chaos Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology : Duncan Watts has created that rarity of rarities: a book with enough fascinating facts and stories to keep the casual reader turning the pages coupled with enough engaging detail to satisfy the most technically sophisticated reader. Thus, whether you are just curious about the world around you or eager to begin your own small-world research, this is the definitive guide to the fascinating and profound world of small-world networks.
Gilbert Strang, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology : A good book on a fascinating topic--why two widely separated people are often connected by a small number of steps from friend to friend. We do indeed live in a 'small world.' When something happens so often there must be a reason--Duncan...


Imaging
George Augustine
0195110455
Dec 2001
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The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story
Richard Preston
0345466632
August 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
On December 9, 1979, smallpox, the most deadly human virus, ceased to exist in nature. After eradication, it was confined to freezers located in just two places on earth: the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maximum Containment Laboratory in Siberia. But these final samples were not destroyed at that time, and now secret stockpiles of smallpox surely exist. For example, since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the subsequent end of its biological weapons program, a sizeable amount of the former Soviet Union's smallpox stockpile remains unaccounted for, leading to fears that the virus has fallen into the hands of nations or terrorist groups willing to use it as a weapon. Scarier yet, some may even be trying to develop a strain that is resistant to vaccines. This disturbing reality is the focus of this...


Study Guide and Workbook for Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children
Kathryn L. McCance
0323036236
December 2005
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Book Description
This study guide is intended to encourage an understanding of the consequences of pathologic processes on the structure and function of the human body. Specially desined to parallel McCance and Huether: Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 5th edition, this helpful study guide and workbook is just what you need for in-depth study and review of the most important facts and information on pathophysiology.

About the Author
Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Measuring Plant Diversity
Thomas J. Stohlgren
0195172337
Oct 2006
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Book Description
Most textbooks on measuring terrestrial vegetation have focused on the characteristics of biomass, cover, and the density or frequency of dominant life forms (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs), or on classifying, differentiating, or evaluating and monitoring dominant plant communities based
on a few common species. Sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions have received less attention. There are compelling, urgent reasons for plant ecologists to do a far better job measuring
plant diversity in this new century. Rapidly invading plant species from other countries are affecting rangeland condition and wildlife habitat, placing more plant species on threatened and endangered species lists, and increasing...


Bioinformatics for Dummies
Jean-Michel Claverie, et al
0764516965
January 15, 2003
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Review
“…buy soon and read fast!…” (Spixiana, July 2004)

"...will be of enormous practical assistance to anyone getting to grips with bioinformatics tools in the course of their research..." (Briefings in Bioinformatics, June 2003)

Book Description
Bioinformatics – the process of searching biological databases, comparing sequences, examining protein structures, and researching biological questions with a computer – is one of the marvels of modern technology that can save you months of lab work. And the most amazing part is that, if you know how, you can use highly sophisticated programs over the Internet without paying a dime and sometimes, without installing anything new on your own computer. All you need to know is how...



Pattern Formation in the Physical and Biological Sciences
H. F. Nijhout
0201408449
Jan 1997
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Book Info
Provides a broad survey of current thought on the problem of pattern formation. Examines the origin and evolution of spatial patterns in physico-chemical and biological systems from a great diversity of theoretical and mechanistic perspectives. Paper. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Of Pandas and People: The Central Question of Biological Origins
Percival Davis
0914513400
January 1990
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Of Pandas and People gives evidence for intelligent design from origin-of-life studies, biochemistry, genetics, homology, and paleontology. In a unique manner, Of Pandas and People gives the pros and cons of both the biological-evolution theory and the intelligent-design concept. Pandas promotes a widely recognized goal of science education by fostering a questioning, skeptical and scrutinizing mindset. This supplemental biology textbook provides an extensive index, glossary, references, and suggested reading and resources to help familarize the reader with the material. Pandas is enhanched by the use of numerous diagrams, charts, illustrations and full-color pictures.

From the Publisher
Biological origins can be one of the most captivating subjects in the curriculum. As a...


Chemistry : An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry with The Chemistry Place CD-ROM (9th Edition)
Karen C. Timberlake
0805330151
July 6, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Chemistry: An Introduction To General, Organic, And Biological Chemistry, Ninth Edition makes chemistry exciting to readers by showing them why important concepts are relevant to their lives and future careers. The text retains the many features that have made it so successful: a clear and friendly writing style, a modernized design, Career Focus features, macro-to-micro art work, modern applications and pedagogical tools. Measurements, Atoms and Elements, Nuclear Radiation, Compounds and Their Bonds, Chemical Reactions and Quantities, Energy and Matter, Gases, Solutions, Acids and Bases, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds with Oxygen and Sulfur, Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amines, and Amides, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes, Nucleic Acids and...

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