The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. They communicate all the key concepts in a succinct, easy-to-digest way, using features and tools - both in the book and in digital form - to make learning even more effective.
For four decades, this extraordinary textbook has played a pivotal role in the way biochemistry is taught, offering exceptionally clear writing, innovative graphics, coverage of the latest research techniques and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and medical relevance.
A popular entry-level guide into the use of R as a statistical programming and data management language for students, post-docs, and seasoned researchers now in a new revised edition, incorporating the updates in the R environment, and also adding guidance on the use of more complex statistical analyses and tools.
Gaia, in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational and controversial idea that the Earth functions as a single organism, with life influencing planetary processes to form a self-regulating system aiding its own survival, is now a classic work that continues to provoke heated scientific debate.
A refreshing, student-focused introduction to the use of statistics in the study of the biosciences. Emphasising why statistical techniques are essential tools for bioscientists, Biomeasurement removes the stigma attached to statistics by giving students the confidence to use key techniques for themselves.
Behavioral Neurobiology introduces the fascinating field of neuroethology - the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Written in a lively, easy to read style, it examines many of the major findings that have helped to unravel this intricate subject, as well as the key experiments that underpin them.
Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is an invaluable guide to getting the most out of your degree, and enhancing your employability skills. The motivational writing style is accessible to students of all levels and a wide range of skills are covered, making this essential reading for all bioscience students.
Provides an account of the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. This title reflects the various developments in scientific techniques for studying human skeletons and the applications of those techniques in archaeology. It includes sections on ancient DNA and bone stable isotopes.
Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of zoo animals, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible, without their health and welfare being compromised.
Molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of animals and their evolution. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Holland provides an authoritative summary of the modern view of animal life, its origins, and the new classification resulting from DNA studies.
The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of, and explores, one of the liveliest areas of scientific research.
Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Analysing Darwin's major insights and arguments, this work reasserts the importance of his work for the development of modern biology.
The natural world is not a harmonious place. In the fight to survive and reproduce, any advantage in getting a mate, finding food, or avoiding predators pays dividends. Martin Stevens explores how animals and plants trick, cheat, and deceive each other to their own advantage in their bid for survival.
Australian Wildlife Guide - Wildlife information including expert tips on birdwatching and tracking, itineraries, species classification, key habitats and reserves. Also features practical advice on photography and identification, native, endemic and introduced species such as koala, kangaroo, platypus, Sydney, diving, Great Barrier Reef, outback.
'Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our human edges, singing their songs.'
Did you know... The Galapagos Penguin's speckled markings make each of them as unique as a snowflake? The Emperor Penguin weighs the same as a Labrador retriever? The Adelie Penguin takes its name from the sweetheart of a Napoleonic naval captain turned explorer? This title explores everything about this enigmatic bird and his feathered friends.
Quantum mechanics embraces the behaviour of all known forms of matter, including the atoms and molecules from which we, and all living organisms, are composed. Molecular Quantum Mechanics leads us through this absorbing yet challenging subject, exploring the fundamental physical principles that explain how all matter behaves.
Guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our relationship with them, both utilitarian and aesthetic, and their multiple benefits and cultural associations.
Offers an introduction to the world of plant science. This title is suitable for those who are interested in plants and flowers, especially those who wish to draw or paint them without sacrificing technical accuracy to aesthetic quality.
To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This book explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants.