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Biology, life sciences

See below for a selection of the latest books from Biology, life sciences category. Presented with a red border are the Biology, life sciences books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Biology, life sciences books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

CRISPR People

CRISPR People

Author: Henry T. Greely Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2021

What does the birth of babies whose embryos had gone through genome editing mean--for science and for all of us? In November 2018, the world was shocked to learn that two babies had been born in China with DNA edited while they were embryos--as dramatic a development in genetics as the cloning of Dolly the sheep was in 1996. In this book, Hank Greely, a leading authority on law and genetics, tells the fascinating story of this human experiment and its consequences. Greely explains what Chinese scientist He Jiankui did, how he did it, and how the public and other scientists learned about and reacted to this unprecedented genetic intervention.

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Author: Arup Chakraborty, Andrey Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2021

How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work. Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.

Becoming Human

Becoming Human

Author: Michel Dubois Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2021

An Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology

An Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology

Author: Michael Wink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2021

Completely updated in line with the rapid progress made in the field, this new edition of the highly-praised textbook addresses powerful new methods and concepts in biotechnology, such as genome editing, reprogrammed stem cells, and personalized medicine. An introduction to the fundamentals in molecular and cell biology is followed by a description of standard techniques, including purification and analysis of biomolecules, cloning techniques, gene expression systems, genome editing methods, labeling of proteins and in situ-techniques, standard and high resolution microscopy. The third part focuses on key areas in research and application, ranging from functional genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics to drug targeting, recombinant antibodies and systems biology. The final part looks at the biotechnology industry, explaining intellectual property issues, legal frameworks for pharmaceutical products and the interplay between start-up and larger companies. The contents are beautifully illustrated throughout, with hundreds of full color diagrams and photographs. Provides students and professionals in life sciences, pharmacy and biochemistry with everything they need to know about molecular biotechnology.

How Molecular Forces and Rotating Planets Create Life

How Molecular Forces and Rotating Planets Create Life

Author: Jan Spitzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2021

A reconceptualization of origins research that exploits a modern understanding of non-covalent molecular forces that stabilize living prokaryotic cells. Scientific research into the origins of life remains exploratory and speculative. Science has no definitive answer to the biggest questions-- What is life? and How did life begin on earth? In this book, Jan Spitzer reconceptualizes origins research by exploiting a modern understanding of non-covalent molecular forces and covalent bond formation--a physicochemical approach propounded originally by Linus Pauling and Max Delbruck. Spitzer develops the Pauling-Delbruck premise as a physicochemical jigsaw puzzle that identifies key stages in life's emergence, from the formation of first oceans, tidal sediments, and proto-biofilms to progenotes, proto-cells and the first cellular organisms.

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

The Conquest of Tuberculosis

The Conquest of Tuberculosis

Author: Selman A. Waksman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1964.

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

The Conquest of Tuberculosis

The Conquest of Tuberculosis

Author: Selman A. Waksman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1964.

What Is Life?

What Is Life?

Author: Paul Nurse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2021

The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand. It is a shared journey of discovery; step-by-step Nurse illuminates five great ideas that underpin biology-the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information. He introduces the scientists who made the most important advances, and, using his personal experiences in and out of the lab, he shares with us the challenges, the lucky breaks, and the thrilling eureka moments of discovery. Nurse writes with delight at life's richness and with a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. To survive the challenges that face us all today-climate change, pandemic, loss of biodiversity and food security-it is vital that we all understand what life is.

Community Nutrition in Action

Community Nutrition in Action

Author: Marie (St. Elizabeth University) Boyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Discover the diverse range of practice settings and opportunities available to you as a community and public health nutritionist with COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION, 8th Edition! The book provides easy-to-understand coverage of program planning, policymaking, and nutrition issues specific to community and public health. Using this innovative book, you'll develop the skills you need to achieve cultural competency, address health disparities, try new technologies, and use fresh approaches to improving the public's nutrition and health status. You'll also master the knowledge and skills you'll need in practice as you seek to solve population health problems, relating to media advocacy, telehealth, nutrition education, and more.