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Our Living Earth - Custom Edition (Paperback): George Miller, Scott Spoolman Our Living Earth - Custom Edition (Paperback)
George Miller, Scott Spoolman 1
R639 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R41 (6%) In stock

Provides learners with sufficient knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to identify and explain the impact of human activities on the physical environment on the global, regional and local scales and measures that can be taken to reduce environmental degradation.

Key themes explored in the course include environmental worldviews, ecosystems, biodiversity, waste, renewable and non-renewable energy.

Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th edition): Owen McDougal, Mary Campbell, Shawn Farrell Biochemistry (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Owen McDougal, Mary Campbell, Shawn Farrell
R1,040 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R141 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Ideal for those studying biochemistry for the first time, this proven book balances scientific detail with readability and shows you how principles of biochemistry affect your everyday life. Designed throughout to help you succeed (and excel!), the book includes in-text questions that help you master key concepts, end-of-chapter problem sets grouped by problem type that help you prepare for exams, and state-of-the art visuals that help you understand key processes and concepts. In addition, visually dynamic "Hot Topics" cover the latest advances in the field, while "Biochemical Connections" demonstrate how biochemistry affects other fields, such as health and sports medicine. The accompanying OWL homework offers end-of-chapter problems in digital form, giving you on-demand access to hints, solutions, and other information directly related to the problem.

Environment - An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Paperback): Glenn Adelson, James Engell, Brent Ranalli, Kevin P. Van Anglen Environment - An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Paperback)
Glenn Adelson, James Engell, Brent Ranalli, Kevin P. Van Anglen
R835 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R193 (23%) In stock

This major, definitive anthology of writings is a complete and up-to-date guide to environmental literacy. This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, Environment is a book that even specialists can learn from. Ten innovative case studies--climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment-are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analysis. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies.

X-kit Undergraduate Physiology (Paperback): M. Buskle, D.W. Strauss, A.M. Engelbrecht, I. Ismail-Wesso, A. Knight, M. Mattheyse X-kit Undergraduate Physiology (Paperback)
M. Buskle, D.W. Strauss, A.M. Engelbrecht, I. Ismail-Wesso, A. Knight, … 1
R483 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R78 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

These study guides cover the basic concepts and skills required in a subject at first-year level and combine generic academic skills, professional skills and academic content. They simplify difficult concepts and allow the student to practice and apply these concepts. Each chapter covers the key areas of skills, ideas and practice. The step-by-step approach promotes an understanding of complex concepts. Practice for the exam exercises at the end of each chapter help students prepare for the exams. Tips are provided on how to cope with learning in the tertiary environment.

Ecology - From Individuals to Ecosystems (Paperback, 4th Edition): Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, John L. Harper Ecology - From Individuals to Ecosystems (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, John L. Harper
R3,699 Discovery Miles 36 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Begon, Townsend, and Harper's "Ecology" has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the first principles of ecology to the current state of the field, and aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems of the new millennium.

Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes: three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankinddiscussion of over 800 new studies, updating the text throughoutan updated, user-friendly design with margin notes and chapter summaries that serve as study aidsdedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/begon

The resulting textbook is easy to use, lucid and up-to-date, and is the essential reference for all students whose degree program includes ecology and for practicing ecologists.

Contemporary Issues in Bioethics - International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition): LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna... Contemporary Issues in Bioethics - International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition)
LeRoy Walters, Jeffrey P. Kahn, Anna Mastroianni, Tom Beauchamp
R853 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R115 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BIOETHICS, 8E, International Edition provides balanced coverage and detailed analysis of key topics in bioethics, including human reproduction; euthanasia and assisted suicide; genetics and genetic testing; the right to health care; organ donation and transplantation; human and animal research; as well as policy and planning for public health threats. With a diverse range of classic and contemporary essays and landmark court cases written by influential scholars and judges, this anthology will help you understand bioethics from a variety of perspectives.

Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback): S.J. Smit Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback)
S.J. Smit 1
R373 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the past, the natural environment and business were often seen as competing interests. Now, world leaders recognise that the future depends on a new approach to business, operating in harmony with the environment.

In Environmental Management – A Business Management Approach, the vital connection between environmental management and business sustainability is clearly outlined. The book gives students and practitioners insight into the impact business and lifestyle decisions have on the natural environment, and how this in turn affects the long-term sustainability of business.

It also gives an overview of key environmental principles and the need to balance these with business activities.

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition): Bruce Alberts Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Bruce Alberts 2
R2,428 Discovery Miles 24 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure-function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting "What We Don't Know," introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Vegetation Description and Data Analysis - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Martin Kent Vegetation Description and Data Analysis - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Martin Kent
R1,299 R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Save R106 (8%) In stock

"Vegetation Description and Data Analysis: A Practical Approach," Second Edition is a fully revised and up-dated edition of this key text. The book takes account of recent advances in the field whilst retaining the original reader-friendly approach to the coverage of vegetation description and multivariate analysis in the context of vegetation data and plant ecology.

Since the publication of the hugely popular first edition there have been significant developments in computer hardware and software, new key journals have been established in the field and scope and application of vegetation description and analysis has become a truly global field. This new edition includes full coverage of new developments and technologies.
This contemporary and comprehensive edition of this well-known and respected textbook will prove invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in biological sciences, environmental science, geography, botany, agriculture, forestry and biological conservation.Fully international approachIncludes illustrative case studies throughoutNow with new material on: the nature of plant communities; transitional areas between plant communities; induction and deduction of plant ecology; diversity indices and dominance diversity curves; multivariate analysis in ecology.Accessible, reader-friendly styleNow with new and improved illustrations

Plant Biology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Linda E. Graham, Jim M. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox Plant Biology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Linda E. Graham, Jim M. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox
R1,641 Discovery Miles 16 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For non-majors and mixed-majors introductory botany (plant biology) courses. Plant Biology focuses students on the function of plants and the role they play in our world. With evolved content and a new organization, the authors emphasize the scientific method to help students develop the critical thinking skills they need to make sound decisions throughout life. Together, the emphasis on how plants work and the development of critical-thinking skills support the authors' goal of fostering scientific literacy.

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition): John M. Fryxell, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Graeme... Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
John M. Fryxell, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Graeme Caughley
R1,359 R1,147 Discovery Miles 11 470 Save R212 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To understand modern principles of sustainable management and the conservation of wildlife species requires intimate knowledge about demography, animal behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. With emphasis on practical application and quantitative skill development, this book weaves together these disparate elements in a singlecoherent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students. It reviews analytical techniques, explaining the mathematical and statistical principles behind them, and shows how these can be used to formulaterealistic objectives within an ecological framework.

This third edition is comprehensive and up-to-date, and includes: Brand new chapters that disseminate rapidly developing topics in the field: habitat use and selection; habitat fragmentation, movement, and corridors; population viability. analysis, the consequences of climate change; and evolutionary responses to disturbanceA thorough updating of all chapters to present important areas of wildlife research and management with recent developments and examples.A new online study aid - a wide variety of downloadable computer programs in the freeware packages R and Mathcad, available through a companion website. Worked examples enable readers to practice calculations explained in the text and to develop a solid understanding of key statistical procedures and population models commonly used in wildlife ecology and management.The first half of the book provides a solid background in key ecological concepts. The second half uses these concepts to develop a deeper understanding of the principles underlying wildlife management and conservation. Global examples of real-life management situations provide a broad perspective on the international problems of conservation, and detailed case histories demonstrate concepts and quantitative analyses. This third edition isalso valuable to professional wildlife managers, park rangers, biological resource managers, and thoseworking in ecotourism.

Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach (Paperback, New): T. A Brown Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach (Paperback, New)
T. A Brown
R640 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R55 (9%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Genetics today is inexorably focused on DNA. The theme of Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach is therefore the progression from molecules (DNA and genes) to processes (gene expression and DNA replication) to systems (cells, organisms and populations). This progression reflects both the basic logic of life and the way in which modern biological research is structured. The molecular approach is particularly suitable for the large number of students for whom genetics is a part of a broader program in biology, biochemistry, the biomedical sciences, and biotechnology.

Introduction to Genetics presents the basic facts and concepts with enough depth of knowledge to stimulate students to move on to more advanced aspects of the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 examines the function of the gene as a unit of biological information. Part 2 studies the role of the gene as a unit of inheritance. And Part 3 explores some of the areas of research that are responsible for the high profile that genetics has in our modern world, from agriculture and industry to medicine and forensics, and the ethical challenges that genetic knowledge imparts.

Introduction to Genetics is available for purchase as an e-book in its entirety or as individual chapters, and as a 1-year or 6-month rental.

Principles of Ecotoxicology (Paperback, 4th New edition): C.H. Walker, R. M. Sibly, S.P. Hopkin, D.B. Peakall Principles of Ecotoxicology (Paperback, 4th New edition)
C.H. Walker, R. M. Sibly, S.P. Hopkin, D.B. Peakall
R520 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R38 (7%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Cutting across traditional subject boundaries, Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition gives readers an integrated view of ecotoxicology, from molecules to ecosystems. This new edition of a bestselling textbook continues to emphasize principles rather than practice, providing the interdisciplinary perspective and grounding required for research. Organized into three sections, the book first describes the molecular structures, properties, and environmental fate of pollutants. It then deals with the effects of pollutants on living organisms at the molecular, cellular, and individual levels. Moving into population biology and population genetics, the third part of the book addresses a question of great interest to ecologists: What effects do pollutants have at the levels of population, community, and the whole ecosystem? The book also looks at how ecotoxicology is used in the biomonitoring of environmental pollution, the investigation of pollution problems, the conducting of field trials, the study of the development of resistance, and the growing area of environmental risk assessments. Throughout, examples and case studies illustrate the principles. This updated fourth edition includes new material on nanoparticle pollution, bioaccumulation, biomarkers, and chemical warfare in nature, as well as a new chapter on the future directions of ecotoxicology. A concise textbook that will also appeal to practicing ecotoxicologists, it provides a solid basis for understanding what happens to chemicals in the real world, where they go, how they ultimately degrade, and how they affect the individuals and populations that encounter them. What's New in This Edition Revised and updated material throughout A chapter on future directions of ecotoxicology New material on nanoparticle pollution and chemical warfare in nature Expanded coverage of bioaccumulation, biomarkers, and risk assessment for affected populations More case studies, many from the United States Discussion of neurotoxic and behavioral effects of pollutants Recent research on the decline of vultures and effects of neonicotinoids on bees Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxicological Perspective, Second Edition (CRC Press, 2008), a companion volume to this book, covers the mechanistic aspects of ecotoxicology in more depth.

Modern Parasitology - A Textbook of Parasitology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): F. E. G. Cox Modern Parasitology - A Textbook of Parasitology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
F. E. G. Cox
R2,065 R1,863 Discovery Miles 18 630 Save R202 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a thorough revision and update of the highly successful first edition, which which achieved sales in excess of 4,500. The text serves as a comprehensive introduction to parasitology for both undergraduate and beginning graduate students. In this edition, particular emphasis is placed on parasites of human and veterinary importance. The first three chapters in the text are concerned with how parasites 'work, ' their biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and physiology. The remaining chapters cover ecology and epidemiology, immunology and chemotherapy, with the final chapter covering integrated control. This new edition contains new material on cell and molecular biology, vectors and control, which is in contrast to the general biological approach of the first edition. The second edition will succeed the first as the major text on parasitology for students in biology, zoology, microbiology, medicine, veterinary medicine, tropical medicine and public health

A Primer of Conservation Biology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Richard B Primack A Primer of Conservation Biology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Richard B Primack
R2,413 Discovery Miles 24 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Primer of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that will appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest in conservation biology. The book provides the most up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues in the field, such as sustainable development, global warming, payments for ecosystem services, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction. The Primer is divided into nine chapters, focusing successively on biological diversity and its value, the threats to biological diversity, conservation at the population and species levels, protecting, managing and restoring ecosystems, and sustainable development. The book provides many examples of successful conservation approaches, such as one involving sea turtles in Brazil, and ends with suggestions for a future agenda. Throughout, the choice of examples is well balanced to show the full range of species, ecosystems, and geographic areas of the world. These examples are also selected to demonstrate the controversies in the field, and stimulate thought and discussion. The links between conservation biology and environmental law, environmental economics, philosophy, social sciences and anthropology, park management, and government policy are clearly presented. The book is very well illustrated in full-colour. The reader-friendly text is backed by an extensive bibliography (covering literature through 2012) and a glossary. There is an annotated list of suggested readings, a summary, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Key conservation organizations and their websites are presented in an Appendix. A Primer of Conservation Biology is ideally suited for use in short undergraduate modules, either as a stand-alone text or supplemented by outside readings. It can also be used effectively as a supplemental resource in courses in introductory biology, general ecology, population biology, environmental science, and wildlife management. Its broad perspective, concise format, and appealing writing style make the Primer the perfect choice for students, professionals, government policymakers, and others who are eager to learn more about conservation biology. These same qualities give the book a strong appeal to students whose first language is not English.

Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry (Paperback): Rodwell Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry (Paperback)
Rodwell
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Primer of Conservation Genetics (Paperback, New): Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, David A. Briscoe A Primer of Conservation Genetics (Paperback, New)
Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, David A. Briscoe; Illustrated by Karina H. McInnes
R1,447 Discovery Miles 14 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Intended for those with a limited background in genetic studies, this concise, entry-level text in conservation genetics is presented in a user-friendly format, with main points clearly highlighted. Solved problems are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Numerous pen-and-ink portraits of endangered species bring the material to life. Also available: Introduction to Conservation Genetics "...balance[s] student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications." Choice 0-521-63014-2 Hardback $130.00 C 0-521-63985-9 Paperback $50.00 D

Introduction to Plant Physiology (Hardcover, 4th Edition): William G. Hopkins, Norman P.A. Huner Introduction to Plant Physiology (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
William G. Hopkins, Norman P.A. Huner
R2,817 Discovery Miles 28 170 Out of stock

Introduction to Plant Physiology became the best-selling first edition plant physiology text of the 1990's! Now, we're building on the success of prior editions to provide an even more effective fourth edition. Plant Physiology has been praised for its excellent balance of traditional and modern topics, presented in a straightforward style, without overwhelming undergraduates with excessive detail. Its focus is on the ideas and experimental approaches in plant physiology. This is a one-semester course. It assumes that the student has had introductory biology or botany as a pre-requisite.

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