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Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th... Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Anthony Seikel, Douglas King, David Drumright
R902 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R132 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING, Fifth Edition, provides a solid foundation in anatomical and physiological principles relevant to communication sciences and disorders. Ideal for speech-language pathology and audiology students, as well as practicing clinicians, the text integrates clinical information with everyday experiences to reveal how anatomy and physiology relate to the speech, language, and hearing systems. Combining comprehensive coverage with abundant, full-color illustrations and a strong practical focus, the text makes complex material approachable even for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology. Thoroughly updated to reflect current trends, techniques, and best practices, the Fifth Edition of this acclaimed text is supported by innovative Anatesse learning software-now accessible online via PC, Mac, and tablet devices-featuring tutorials, interactive quizzes, and other resources to help students of all learning styles master the material and prepare for professional licensing exams.

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition): Bruce Alberts Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Bruce Alberts 2
R1,999 Discovery Miles 19 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Biology: A Global Approach (Paperback, 11th edition): Neil A. Campbell, Lisa A Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A Wasserman, Peter... Biology: A Global Approach (Paperback, 11th edition)
Neil A. Campbell, Lisa A Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A Wasserman, Peter V Minorsky, …
R1,614 R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Save R117 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 11th Edition of the best-selling Biology: A Global Approach sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning.

To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the 11th Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more.

The Story of Earth & Life - A Southern African Perspective on a 4.6-Billion-Year Journey (Paperback): Terence McCarthy, Bruce... The Story of Earth & Life - A Southern African Perspective on a 4.6-Billion-Year Journey (Paperback)
Terence McCarthy, Bruce Rubidge 4
R370 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R81 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Southern Africa is without equal in terms of geology, a treasure trove of valuable minerals with a geological history dating back some 3 600 million years. In addition, the evolution of plants and animals, especially mammals and dinosaurs, is well preserved in the region, which also has among the best records of the origin of modern man.

The story of earth and life provides an insight into this remarkable history – how southern Africa's mineral deposits were formed, how its life evolved and how its landscape was shaped. Along the way readers will be enthralled by accounts of the Big Bang that marked the beginning of time and matter, by drifting and colliding continents, folding and fracturing rocks, meteors colliding with the Earth, volcanic eruptions, and the start of life. Other topics include why South Africa is so rich in minerals, how glacial deposits came to be found in the Karoo, why dinosaurs became extinct, how mammals developed from reptiles, and how closely humans are related to the apes.

The answers to many such questions can be found in this title. Anyone interested in the landscape and ecosystems in which we live will be intrigued by this title.

Larsen's Human Embryology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Gary C. Schoenwolf, Steven B. Bleyl, Philip R. Brauer,... Larsen's Human Embryology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Gary C. Schoenwolf, Steven B. Bleyl, Philip R. Brauer, Philippa H Francis-West
R1,375 R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Save R235 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences Category! Larsen's Human Embryology works as a well-organized, straightforward guide to this highly complex subject, placing an emphasis on the clinical application of embryology and presenting it in an easily digestible manner. Ideal for visual students, this updated medical textbook includes a superior art program, brand-new online animations, and high-quality images throughout; clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development, based on all of the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding, keep you abreast of the latest knowledge in the field. Take advantage of the most current advances in molecular biology and genetics. Review the material in a flexible manner that meets your specific needs thanks to a user-friendly design. Access high-yield content and quickly locate key information with help from newly condensed text and additional summary tables. Take advantage of key pedagogical features such as opening "Summary" boxes. Visualize complex concepts more clearly than before through a superior art program and outstanding clinical content and images throughout. Reinforce your understanding of the material and how it will relate to real-life scenarios with "Embryology in Practice" clinical closers added to each chapter. Access the complete contents online at Student Consult! View animations on Eye and Ear Development, test yourself with multiple self-assessment questions, and more!

Last's Anatomy - Regional and Applied (Paperback, 12th Revised edition): Chummy S Sinnatamby Last's Anatomy - Regional and Applied (Paperback, 12th Revised edition)
Chummy S Sinnatamby
R1,330 R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Save R109 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This regional textbook of anatomy is aimed at trainee surgeons and medical students. Throughout it is rich in applied clinical content, knowledge of which is essential for both clinical examination and surgical procedures. Although regional in approach each chapter is structured to clearly explain the structure and function of the component systems. The author brings his continuing experience of teaching anatomy to trainee surgeons to ensure the contents reflects the changing emphasis of anatomical knowledge now required. Contents continues to evolve to reflect need of trainee surgeons preparing for the MRCS and similar examinations. Continued increase in clinical application and selectivity in anatomical detail. Further refinement of anatomical drawings.

Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 3rd edition): Peter Sudbery Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Peter Sudbery
R1,355 Discovery Miles 13 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A clear introduction to the complex and fast moving field of "Human Molecular Genetics"; recommended for""students studying the subject as part of a general biology, genetics or medical degree.

New to the third edition:

  • Concise up-to-day introduction to human molecular genetics
  • Fully revised chapter on complex diseases including the use of population based genome-wide association studies to identify risk alleles.
  • New chapter on small RNAs and their role in gene regulation and disease
  • Fully revised chapter on genome sequencing and associated technologies, including how the draft human genome sequence was finished and the advent of next-generation sequencing technologies.
  • Updated chapter on single gene disorders reviewing advances in our understanding of their underlying molecular pathologies.

The following online resources support the text:

  • For Instructors: powerpoint slides
Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Robert N. Trigiano, Dennis J. Gray Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Robert N. Trigiano, Dennis J. Gray
R2,108 Discovery Miles 21 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Alternating between topic discussions and hands-on laboratory experiments that range from the in vitro flowering of roses to tissue culture of ferns, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, addresses the most current principles and methods in plant tissue culture research.

The editors use the expertise of some of the top researchers and educators in plant biotechnology to furnish students, instructors and researchers with a broad consideration of the field. Divided into eight major parts, the text covers everything from the history of plant tissue culture and basic methods to propagation techniques, crop improvement procedures, specialized applications and nutrition of callus cultures. New topic discussions and laboratory exercises in the Second Edition include "Micropropagation of Dieffenbachia," "Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of rose," "Propagation from nonmeristematic tissue-organogenesis," "Variation in culture" and "Tissue culture of ferns."

It is the book's extensive laboratory exercises that provide a hands-on approach in illustrating various topics of discussion, featuring step-by-step procedures, anticipated results, and a list of materials needed. What's more, editors Trigiano and Gray go beyond mere basic principles of plant tissue culture by including chapters on genetic transformation techniques, and photographic methods and statistical analysis of data. In all, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, is a veritable harvest of information for the continued study and research in plant tissue culture science.

The Human Bone Manual (Paperback): Tim D. White, Pieter Arend Folkens The Human Bone Manual (Paperback)
Tim D. White, Pieter Arend Folkens
R795 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R143 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information.
* Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratio
* Provides multiple views of every bone in the human body
* Includes tips on identifying any human bone or tooth
* Incorporates up-to-date references for further study

Biochemistry (Hardcover, 4th Edition): Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet Biochemistry (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet
R6,327 R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Save R5,441 (86%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Biochemistry provides the most up to date coverage is important in this course with in-depth and accurate coverage of the chemical concepts that underlie classical biochemical theory, as well as providing coverage of the exciting, modern developments in this dynamic field. The fourth edition challenges students to learn the chemical concepts that underlie both classical biochemical theory as well as the latest developments in the field. It follows a more brief and qualitative approach to present biochemistry with chemical rigor, focusing on the structures of biomolecules, chemical mechanisms, and evolutionary relationships.

Mechanisms in Plant Development (Paperback): Ottoline Leyser, Stephen Day Mechanisms in Plant Development (Paperback)
Ottoline Leyser, Stephen Day
R1,360 R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Save R390 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in plant development, this book explains how the cells of a plant acquire and maintain their specific fates. Plant development is a continuous process occurring throughout the life cycle, with similar regulatory mechanisms acting at different stages and in different parts of the plant. Rather than focussing on the life cycle, the book is structured around these underlying mechanisms, using case studies to provide students with a framework to understand the many factors, both environmental and endogenous, that combine to regulate development and generate the enormous diversity of plant forms.
New approach to the study of plant development and a refreshing look at this fast-moving area.
Authors focus their discussion on the basic mechanisms which underpin plant development, tackling the fundamental question of how a single cell becomes a complex flowering plant from a cellular perspective.
An up-to-date, modern text in plant development for advanced level undergraduates and postgraduates in plant science.
Thought-provoking treatment of a difficult subject, the text will satisfy the needs of advanced level undergraduates and postgraduates in plant science.
Experimental case studies throughout.
The artwork from the book is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/leyser

Human Osteology (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Tim D. White, Michael T. Black, Pieter Arend Folkens Human Osteology (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Tim D. White, Michael T. Black, Pieter Arend Folkens
R1,974 R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Save R260 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A classic in its field, "Human Osteology "has been used by students and professionals through nearly two decades. Now revised and updated for a third edition, the book continues to build on its foundation of detailed photographs and practical real-world application of science. New information, expanded coverage of existing chapters, and additional supportive photographs keep this book current and valuable for both classroom and field work.
Osteologists, archaeologists, anatomists, forensic scientists and paleontologists will all find practical information on accurately identifying, recovering, and analyzing and reporting on human skeletal remains and on making correct deductions from those remains.
KEY FEATURES:
* From the world renowned and bestselling team of osteologist Tim D. White, Michael T. Black and photographer Pieter A. Folkens
* Includes hundreds of exceptional photographs in exquisite detail showing the maximum amount of anatomical information
* Features updated and expanded coverage including forensic damage to bone and updated case study examples
* Presents life sized images of skeletal parts for ease of study and reference

The fundamentals of human embryology (Paperback, 2nd ed): John Allan, Beverley Kramer The fundamentals of human embryology (Paperback, 2nd ed)
John Allan, Beverley Kramer
R418 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R92 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The Fundamentals of Human Embryology covers embryonic development, with a unique focus on adult anatomy. Its goal is to impart to students a comprehensive overview of how the human embryo forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities they may encounter in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labelled line drawings, now enlarged for better visibility, this concise manual will meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the human sciences.

Principles of Insect Pathology (Hardcover, 1998 ed.): Drion Boucias, J.C. Pendland Principles of Insect Pathology (Hardcover, 1998 ed.)
Drion Boucias, J.C. Pendland
R6,682 R5,927 Discovery Miles 59 270 Save R755 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Principles of Insect Pathology, a text written from a pathological viewpoint, is intended for graduate-level students and researchers with a limited background in microbiology and in insect diseases. The book explains the importance of insect diseases and illuminates the complexity and diversity of insect-microbe relationships. Separate sections are devoted to the major insect pathogens, their characteristics, and their life cycles the homology that exists among invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant pathogens the humoral and cellular defense systems of the host insect as well as the evasive and suppressive activities of insect disease agents the structure and function of passive barriers the heterogeneity in host susceptibility to insect diseases and associated toxins the mechanisms regulating the spread and persistence of diseases in insects. Principles of Insect Pathology combines the disciplines of microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology, protozoology), pathology, and immunology within the context of the insect host, providing a format which is understandable to entomologists, microbiologists, and comparative pathologists.

Cellular Microbiology - Bacteria-Host Interactions in Health and Disease (Paperback): Brian Henderson, Michael Wilson, Rod... Cellular Microbiology - Bacteria-Host Interactions in Health and Disease (Paperback)
Brian Henderson, Michael Wilson, Rod McNab, Alistair J. Lax
R2,987 R2,100 Discovery Miles 21 000 Save R887 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Cellular microbiology is an exciting new area of microbiology research which bridges the gap between microbiology and cell biology. Drawing on their own teaching and research experience, the authors have provided a timely and comprehensive introduction to the molecular and cellular biology of bacterial interactions with host cells, and their relevance to human diseases. Cellular Microbiology introduces the key concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell biology, cell signalling mechanisms and current molecular biological techniques used in cellular microbiology before describing how bacteria interact with host eukaryotic cells during infections and health, and explaining the interactions with the immune system which enable an individual to recover from infections. This book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying microbiology, virology, pathology, pharmacology and cell biology. It will also be useful for those researchers interested in bacterial infection.

Biology of the Prokaryotes (Hardcover): Joseph W Lengeler, Gerhart Drews, Hans G. Schlegel Biology of the Prokaryotes (Hardcover)
Joseph W Lengeler, Gerhart Drews, Hans G. Schlegel
R3,034 R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Save R887 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Designed as an upper-level textbook and a reference for researchers, this important book concentrates on central concepts of the bacterial lifestyle. Taking a refreshingly new approach, it present an integrated view of the prokaryotic cell as an organism and as a member of an interacting population. Beginning with a description of cellular structures, the text proceeds through metabolic pathways and metabolic reactions to the genes and regulatory mechanisms. At a higher level of complexity, a discussion of cell differentiation processes is followed by a description of the diversity of prokaryotes and their role in the biosphere. A closing section deals with man and microbes (ie, applied microbiology).
The first text to adopt an integrated view of the prokaryotic cell as an organism and as a member of a population.
Vividly illustrates the diversity of the prokaryotic world - nearly all the metabolic diversity in living organisms is found in microbes.
New developments in applied microbiology highlighted.
Extensive linking between related topics allows easy navigation through the book.
Generously illustrated in two colours.
Essential definitions and conclusions highlighted.
Supplementary information in boxes.

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy (Paperback): Leslie C. Aiello, Christopher Dean An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy (Paperback)
Leslie C. Aiello, Christopher Dean; Illustrated by Joanna Cameron
R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Special order

An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size, age, weight, and sex of a particular fossil specimen. The sort of deductions which are possible are illustrated by reference back to contemporary apes and humans, and a coherent picture of the history of hominid evolution appears. Written in a clear and concise style and beautifully illustrated, An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a basic reference for all concerned with human evolution as well as a valuable companion to both laboratory practical sessions and new research using fossil skeletons.

Insect Pathology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Fernando E. Vega, Harry K. Kaya Insect Pathology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Fernando E. Vega, Harry K. Kaya
R2,659 Discovery Miles 26 590 Special order

The first edition of Tanada and Kaya s "Insect Pathology" is the standard reference in the field for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students and is well known worldwide among entomologists. However, the field has seen rapid advances in the 20 years since its original publication, and the new edition brings together an essential and updated resource for researchers with 13 chapters edited by Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya.

Many of these advances involve new insights on ecology as well as phylogenetics and molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, microsporidia, nematodes, and protists. All these aspects, as well as basic biology, diagnosis, infectious process and pathogenesis, host response, transmission and more, are covered by renowned experts in their respective fields. The second edition of "Insect Pathology" includes chapters on the history of this discipline, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, diseases of beneficial insects, host resistance, and Wolbachia. This thoroughly illustrated and up-to-date revision will provide insect pathologists, entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests with a solid and much-needed reference.
Covers all major groups of insect pathogens Includes chapters on the history of insect pathology, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, host resistance, Wolbachia and diseases of beneficial insectsIncludes contributions from the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields"

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