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Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life
Evan Harris Walker
0738204366
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
It's not every day you hear a physicist ask what happens when we die. Evan Harris Walker, sparked by the early, tragic loss of his love, does just that and more in The Physics of Consciousness, a book in the same vein as Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, but with a firmer grounding in scientific understanding. Walker marries the traditions of Southern literature--a longing for the past, a resignation toward the present, and a determined optimism about the future--to a technical explanation of the limits of materialism; a weird synthesis, certainly, but charming and engaging nonetheless. Since his primary topic is consciousness, Walker turns to neuroscience and Buddhism (its spiritual equivalent) for inspiration. His quantum-mechanical approach to synaptic transmission and "the speed of consciousness" are difficult to...


Genes VIII
Benjamin Lewin
0131439812
December 15, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Genes VIII changed the approach to begin with the sequence of the human and other genomes and starts with complete coverage of recent advances in genomics. The coverage of genomics is then integrated throughout the text.

From the Back Cover
Two decades ago Benjamin Lewin's Genes revolutionized the way we think about and teach molecular biology and molecular genetics. His approach unified the discipline by providing an integrated account of the structure and function of genes in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Setting a standard for currency, Genes continually embraces emerging trends in this field, such as introducing the molecular aspect of the gene before the traditional analysis of formal genetics. Genes VIII continues to innovate; expanding the early discussion...


Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences, First Edition
Matt A. Bernstein, et al
0120928612
September 7, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
an outstanding reference source that covers all the important aspects of pulse sequence design and implementation. --G.H. Glover, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, in NMR IN BIOMEDICINE (2005)

Anyone conducting research that makes use of the current state of MRI techniques should have this book on the shelf. --MEDICAL PHYSICS (May 2005)


Excerpts from the forewords of this book:
This book is the most valiant and successful attempt yet to provide a useful description of this [pulse sequence] zoo, and to relate and classify the various denizens in it. I believe that no MRI developer or user can read this book without learning more about the field, as I have.
--From the foreword by Paul C. Lauterbur, Ph.D., 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics,...


Schaum's Outline of Physics for Pre-Med, Biology, and Allied Health Students
George Hademenos
0070254745
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Students of medicine and the life sciences will appreciate the special perspective of this invaluable study guide. It explains how physics principles and concepts apply in these particular fields, including more than 70 drawings and graphs to help students visualize, understand and remember the relationships. The hundreds of problems solved step-by-step also help boost learning and grades by reinforcing the ideas and aiding recall.

From the Back Cover
Master physics for pre-med, biology, and allied health sciences with Schaum's—the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams! Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of...


Biophysics
Roland Glaser
3540670882
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Biophysics - the science of physical principles of life itself, of biological systems - is presented here not merely as physics for biologists, but as an entirely independent subject with its own innate network of ideas and approaches. From the microscopic forces that constitute life, the intramolecular bonds and ionic interactions, to the macroscopic forces of the environment, temperature and pressure, the author presents and explains all aspects of life from a Biophysicist's point of view. Exciting biological themes such as neuronal processing and differentiation as well as current medical and environmental topics are introduced from a surprising perspective in this imaginative new textbook.

Book Info
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany. Translation of the German title,...


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

Hardcover
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Protein Modules and Protein-Protein Interactions
Joel Janin
0120342618
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
—NATURE
"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
—JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
—NATURE
"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
—JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

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Unfolded Proteins
George D. Rose
0120342626
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
—NATURE
"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
—JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
—NATURE
"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
—JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

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Physics and the Art of Dance: Understanding Movement
Kenneth Laws
0195149165
June 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to
describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two
current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance.

Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear...


Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition (Biomedical Engineering)
John Enderle, et al
0122386620
April 6, 2005
Hardcover
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Al Wald, Columbia University, in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Nov/Dec 1999
"...finally, an introductory textbook that is broad, deep, and useable. I intend to use this book..." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"...this is certainly the most comprehensive textbook of its kind, and is recommended not only for undergraduate BME students but also for BME engineers in the industry or at the graduate level in academia, as a reference book for a quick dive into new topics, or for an up-to-date survey of recent developments in this field." Amit Gefen, BioMedical Engineering


"The editors and authors provide the most thorough review of concepts from biomaterials and tissue engineering to bioinstrumentation and medial imaging." - IEEE...


Membrane Proteins
Douglas C. Rees
0120342634
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
NATURE

"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Review
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class." —NATURE

"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists." —JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

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The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life
Robert O. Becker
0688069711
January 1985
Paperback
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Book Description

The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

About the Author
Robert O. Becker, M.D., lives...



Field Methods in Archaeology
Thomas Hester, et al
1559347996
January 31, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This highly regarded comprehensive guide provides an up-to-date overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design to excavation strategies to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. The contributors to the volume bring a wealth of expertise on diverse subjects and offer practical advice on their areas of special interest.

About the Author
Ken Feder received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 1982. He is a full professor in the Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University where he has taught since 1977. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, an on-going survey of an inland, upland valley in north central Connecticut. He is the author of several...


Proteins in Eukaryotic Transcription
Ron C. Conaway
0120342677
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Review
From the Reviews of Previous Volumes
"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
--NATURE
"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Protein Transcription is a key element of cellular and organ regulation. This volume covers structure and function of all major elements associated with transcription.

*Mechanism of RNA polymerase I Transcription
*Structure and function of RNA Polymerase II
*Structure and function of the TFIID complex
*Functional properties of Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes
*Posttranslational modification


Mechanics of the Cell
David Boal
0521796814
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Review
'In Mechanics of the Cell David Boal explains the mechanical properties of the biopolymers found within cells ... for graduate students in the general field and for biotechnologists required to consider added dimensions to their work it represents a comprehensive text that ought to make it a standard reference for many years.' Ian Jones, Chemistry in Britain
'If we were really honest with ourselves, most of us would have to admit that we often take the humble biological cell for granted ... David Boal describes the architecture of the biological cell's internal and external structure in extensive detail ... This book is highly detailed; by virtue of the incredibly complex mechanics underlying the specialised properties of biological cells, it needs to be!' Kevin Coward, Biologist
'This book is by a physicist attempting...


The Mammal in the Mirror: Understanding Our Place in the Natural World
David P. Barash
1402888309

Hardcover
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Advances in Protein Chemistry 68
K. Christopher Garcia, PH.D .
0120342685
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cell Surface Receptors contains an extensive discussion of cell surface receptors in 11 chapters by experts in their field. As cell surface receptors are involved in almost every aspect of signaling throughout the body, the topic has been of high interest in the community in recent years.

Selected Contents:
-Structures of Axon Guidance Molecules and Their Neuronal Receptors
-Shared Cytokine Signaling Receptor
-NKG2D and Related Immunoreceptors
-Inonotropic Glutamat Receptor Recognition and Activation
-Chemotaxis Receptors and Signaling


Physics of Radiation Therapy
Faiz M. Khan
0781730651
April 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis. Text focuses solely on radiation therapy physics with particular emphasis on the practical details. Includes new and revised data on 3-D conformal radiation therapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiation therapy, high dose rate brachytherapy, seed implants, and intravascular brachytherapy.

Book Info
Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis. Text focuses solely on radiation therapy physics with particular emphasis on the practical details. Includes new and revised data on 3-D conformal radiation therapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiation therapy, high dose rate brachytherapy, seed implants, and intravascular brachytherapy.


Radiation Biophysics, Second Edition
Edward L. Alpen
0120530856
January 15, 1998
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the Second Edition
"...the book is well written. One of the attractive parts of the book is that as a single authored volume it is coherent from beginning to end... The book is highly recommended as a text in radiation biophysics and as a reference source for those who are working in closely related areas."
--RADIATION RESEARCH
Praise for the First Edition
"Radiation Biophysics is a comprehensive textbook that bridges the gap between radiation physics and radiation biology by integrating these fields rather than focusing on one or the other... Radiation Biophysics brings together diverse subject matter in a cogent yet highly readable manner, reflecting the extensive experience of the author as a teacher of this material. The book should also, however, find utility beyond the classroom."
--SCIENCE
"I...


Peptide Solvation and H-Bonds
Robert Baldwin
0120342723
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:

"The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class."
-NATURE

"The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists."
-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Book Description
Volume 72 addresses the role of peptide backbone solvation in the energetics of protein folding. Particular attention is focused on modeling and computation. This volume will be of particular interest to biophysicists and structural biologists.

*Challenges the longstanding and basic assumptions of structural biology
*Discusses how to solve the problem of protein structure prediction
*Addresses the quantitation of the energetics of folding


Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays
Candace Sherk Savage
0871569566
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Birds have long been considered the archetypal featherheads, beautiful but dumb. Members of the crow family (corvids), however, appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals--even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by more than two dozen of the world's best wildlife photographers.

Inside Flap Copy
Now in paperback! Examines the lives and behaviors of the highly intelligent members of the crow family, corvids, and includes 61 dramatic images from the world's top nature photographers.

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Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set with CD-ROM, Volume 1-2, First Edition : Volume 1-Embryonic Stem Cells; Volume 2-Adult & Fetal Stem Cells
Robert Lanza, et al
0124366430
September 14, 2004
Hardcover
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NATURE CELL BIOLOGY VOLUME 7 | NUMBER 4 | APRIL 2005 341
...this two-volume set will serve as a benchmark reference in stem cell biology for years to come.

Review
"The Handbook of Stem Cells, edited by Robert Lanza and colleagues, is an ambitious new text that achieves extraordinary completeness and inclusiveness...the editors have succeeded in putting together a reference that is broad enough in scope, but sufficiently detailed and rigorous, to be of real interest to both new and seasoned investigators in the field."
-Steve Goldman, University of Rechester Medical Center, in NATURE CELL BIOLOGY (April 2005, Volume 7, No. 4)

"I am firmly convinced this is a set every biologist and physician, whatsoever his specialty, must have on his desk."
--CarloAlberto Redi, Book review...


Advances in Quantum Chemistry Volume 30
Hanstorp
0120348306
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the Series
"Quantum chemistry has emerged as a subject in its own right. The appearance of a review publication which surveys recent achievements in the field is therefore very appropriate and, when it has the quality of this volume, is most welcome."
--PROCEEDINGS OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY
"The juxtaposition of the oldest of quantum chemical studies, atomic structure, and one of the newest, quantum biology, highlights the importance of quantum theory in modern chemistry. Thus, having first opened the book in search of a particular article, the reader is stimulated to delve into fields of which he has but a superficial knowledge. In this way the book can be instrumental in broadening the interests and background of those who turn to it."
--THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY

...


Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Meyer B. Jackson
0521624703
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a foundation in the basic concepts of biophysics, students who have taken physical chemistry and calculus courses will find this book an accessible and valuable aid in learning how these concepts can be used in biological research. The text provides a rigorous treatment of the fundamental theories in biophysics and illustrates their application with examples including protein folding, enzyme catalysis and ion channel permeation. Through these examples, students will gain an understanding of the general importance and broad applicability of biophysical principles to biological problems.

About the Author
MEYER B. JACKSON is Professor of Physiology at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He has been...


Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics Part 1
Wilson
0120348314
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Review
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Quantum chemistry has emerged as a subject in its own right. The appearance of a review publication which surveys recent achievements in the field is therefore very appropriate and, when it has the quality of this volume, is most welcome."
--PROCEEDINGS OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY
"The juxtaposition of the oldest of quantum chemical studies, atomic structure, and one of the newest, quantum biology, highlights the importance of quantum theory in modern chemistry. Thus, having first opened the book in search of a particular article, the reader is stimulated to delve into fields of which he has but a superficial knowledge. In this way the book can be instrumental in broadening the interests and background of those who turn to it."
--THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY

...


An Introduction to Biophysics with Medical Orientation
GyForgyi RontGo
9630559072
January 1991
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hungarian


Biological Physics : Energy, Information, Life
Philip Nelson
0716743728
July 18, 2003
Hardcover
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William Parke, Physics Department, George Washington University
The proposed book by Nelson will fill a clear need. Discussion revolves around central ideas, which are developed clearly.

Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Physics Department, Wake Forest University
Dr. Nelson succeeds in explaining difficult concepts in words and then presents the mathematics in a clear way.

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