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Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages - Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects 2 Volume Set (Hardcover, New): Alan J. Buglass Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages - Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects 2 Volume Set (Hardcover, New)
Alan J. Buglass
R6,393 R4,479 Discovery Miles 44 790 Save R1,914 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive two- volume set that describes the science and technology involved in the production and analysis of alcoholic beverages.

At the heart of all alcoholic beverages is the process of fermentation, particularly alcoholic fermentation, whereby sugars are converted to ethanol and many other minor products. The "Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages" tracks the major fermentation process, and the major chemical, physical and technical processes that accompany the production of the world's most familiar alcoholic drinks. Indigenous beverages and small-scale production are alsocovered to asignificant extent.

The overall approach is multidisciplinary, reflecting the true nature of the subject. Thus, aspects of biochemistry, biology (including microbiology), chemistry, health science, nutrition, physics and technology are all necessarily involved, but the emphasis is on chemistry in many areas of the book. Emphasis is also on more recent developments and innovations, but there is sufficient background for less experienced readers. The approach is unified, in that although different beverages are dealt with in different chapters, there is extensive cross-referencing and comparison between the subjects of each chapter.

Divided into five parts, this comprehensive two-volume work presents: INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUND AND HISTORY A simple introduction to the history and development of alcohol and some recent trends and developments,

FERMENTED BEVERAGES: BEERS, CIDERS, WINES AND RELATED DRINKS the latest innovations and aspects of the different fermentation processes used in beer, wine, cider, liquer wines, fruit wines, low-alcohol and related beverages.SPIRITS cover distillation methods and stills used in the production of whisky, cereal- and cane-based spirits, brandy, fruit spirits and liquersANALYTICAL METHODS covering the monitoring of processes in the production of alcoholic beverages, as well as sample preparation, chromatographic, spectroscopic, electrochemical, physical, sensory and organoleptic methods of analysis.

NUTRITION AND HEALTH ASPECTS RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES includes a discussion on nutritional aspects, both macro- and micro-nutrients, of alcoholic beverages, their ingestion, absorption and catabolism, the health consequences of alcohol, and details of the additives and residues within the various beverages and their raw materials.

AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Workbook: Organisms exchange substances with their environment; Genetic information (Paperback):... AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Workbook: Organisms exchange substances with their environment; Genetic information (Paperback)
Pauline Lowrie
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: AQA Level: A-Level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Biology - Biology and Feminism: A Philosophical Introduction (Paperback): Lynn... Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Biology - Biology and Feminism: A Philosophical Introduction (Paperback)
Lynn Hankinson Nelson
R493 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R103 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a unique introduction to the study of relationships between gender and biology, a core part of the feminist science research tradition which emerged nearly half a century ago. Lynn Hankinson Nelson presents an accessible and balanced discussion of research questions, background assumptions, methods, and hypotheses about biology and gender with which feminist scientists and science scholars critically and constructively engage. Writing from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science, she examines the evidence for and ethical implications of biological hypotheses about gender, and discusses relevant philosophical issues including understandings of scientific objectivity, the nature of scientific reasoning, and relationships between biological research and the scientific and social contexts in which it is pursued. Clear and comprehensive, this volume addresses the engagements of feminist scientists and science scholars with a range of disciplines, including developmental and evolutionary biology, medicine, neurobiology, and primatology.

Technology Transfer in Biotechnology - A Global Perspective (Hardcover): Prabuddha Ganguli, Ben Prickril, Rita Khanna Technology Transfer in Biotechnology - A Global Perspective (Hardcover)
Prabuddha Ganguli, Ben Prickril, Rita Khanna
R3,238 R2,268 Discovery Miles 22 680 Save R970 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Here, the world's top experts impart their knowledge and experience, many in print for the first time. By considering developing country markets, this book is the first truly global guide to technology transfer, helping companies all around the world to avoid costly mistakes in product development and to recover investments quickly. Individual sections treat trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, technology transfer in health and healthcare as well as in agriculture and the environment.

Economics and Biology (Hardcover): Geoffrey M. Hodgson Economics and Biology (Hardcover)
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
R5,785 Discovery Miles 57 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economics and Biology is a collection of key essays on the relationship between economics and biology. As the limitations of the mechanistic metaphor in economics are increasingly recognized, this volume explores the potential for the use of evolutionary and other ideas from the science of biology. Topics covered include evaluations of mechanistic and biological analogies in economics in the Darwinian revolution, the use of biology in Alfred Marshall's economics, the concepts of optimisation and rationality in an evolutionary context and the inspirations that biology may offer for modern economics.

AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Workbook: Biological molecules; Cells (Paperback): Pauline Lowrie AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Workbook: Biological molecules; Cells (Paperback)
Pauline Lowrie
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: AQA Level: A-Level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

The Cartoon Guide to Biology (Paperback): Larry Gonick, David Wessner The Cartoon Guide to Biology (Paperback)
Larry Gonick, David Wessner
R371 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick and Davidson College biology professor David Wessner comes this comprehensive and humorous cartoon guide to topics in biology. Did you faint when your middle school science teacher asked you to dissect a frog? Do you think DNA stands for "Don't Know the Answer"? Do you still cling to the belief that osmosis was the name of Ozzy Osbourne's last tour? If you said yes to any of these questions-or even if you didn't-then you need The Cartoon Guide to Biology. The latest from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick-writing with Davidson College biology professor David Wessner-is a hilarious and informative handbook to the science of life. From the inner workings of the cell, to the magic of gene expression, to the Krebs and Calvin cycles, to sexual and asexual reproduction, The Cartoon Guide to Biology uses simple, clear, humorous illustrations to make biology's most complex concepts understandable and entertaining. Whether you're peering into the microscope for the first time or brushing up after decades of de-evolution, this book has you covered.

Establishing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities - Multiple Voices of Teaching and Learning Research (Hardcover): Randy... Establishing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities - Multiple Voices of Teaching and Learning Research (Hardcover)
Randy K. Yerrick, Wolff-Michael Roth
R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Establishing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities: Multiple Voices of Teaching and Learning Research is designed to encourage discussion of issues surrounding the reform of classroom science discourse among teachers, teacher educators, and researchers. The contributors--some of the top educational researchers, linguists, and science educators in the world--represent a variety of perspectives pertaining to teaching, assessment, research, learning, and reform. As a whole the book explores the variety, complexity, and interconnectivity of issues associated with changing classroom learning communities and transforming science classroom discourse to be more representative of the discourse of scientific communities. The intent is to expand debate among educators regarding what constitutes exemplary scientific speaking, thinking, and acting. This book is unparalleled in discussing current reform issues from sociolinguistic and sociocultural perspectives. The need for a revised perspective on enduring science teaching and learning issues is established and a theoretical framework and methodology for interpreting the critique of classroom and science discourses is presented. To model and scaffold this ongoing debate, each chapter is followed by a "metalogue" in which the chapter authors and volume editors critique the issues traversed in the chapter by opening up the neatly argued issues. These "metalogues" challenge, extend, and deepen the arguments made. Central questions addressed include: *Why is a sociolinguistic interpretation essential in examining science education reform? *What are key similarities and differences between classroom and scientific communities? *How can the utility of common knowledge and existing classroom discourse be balanced toward alternative outcomes? *What curricular issues are associated with transforming classroom talk? *What other perspectives can assist in creating multiple access to science through redefining classroom discourse? Whether this volume improves readers' science teaching, assists their research, or helps them to better prepare tomorrow's science teachers, the goal is to engage them in considering the challenges faced by educators as they navigate the seas of reform and strive to improve science education for all.

Annual Plant Reviews - Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Hardcover, Volume 40, 2nd Edition): Michael Wink Annual Plant Reviews - Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Hardcover, Volume 40, 2nd Edition)
Michael Wink
R3,598 R2,523 Discovery Miles 25 230 Save R1,075 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This brand new Annual Plant Reviews volume is the second edition of the highly successful and well-received "Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 2."

This exciting new volume provides an up-to-date survey of the biochemistry and physiology of plant secondary metabolism. The volume commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology and function of secondary metabolism, followed by detailed reviews of the major groups of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. A final chapter discusses the evolution of secondary metabolism.

This carefully compiled new edition brings together chapters from some of the world's leading experts in plant secondary metabolism. Completely revised and brought right up to date with much new information, this volume is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences, agriculture, medicine, pharmacology and pharmacy, working in the academic and industrial sectors, including those working in the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need copies of this excellent volume on their shelves.A companion volume "Annual Plant Reviews Volume 39, Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites, Second Edition, " Edited by M. Wink, is also available.

Cenozoic Seas - The View From Eastern North America (Hardcover): Edward J. Petuch Cenozoic Seas - The View From Eastern North America (Hardcover)
Edward J. Petuch
R4,216 Discovery Miles 42 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The rich fossil record of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of the United States is a gold mine for interested scientists. The last thirty million years of Earth history are superbly chronicled by a succession of fossil assemblages extending from the St. Lawrence River to Florida. Marine scientists, paleontologists, and systematic biologists alike need a thorough guide to interpret this history.

Cenozoic Seas: The View from Eastern North America analyzes the changing geography, the arrival and departures of ecosystems and species, and the affect of climate on living things. The author classifies all of the region's fossil-bearing formations and their contents within a logical, descriptive framework of space and time, providing a clear path for those studying evolution and extinction within specific communities of organisms.

The book is also an excellent field guide for fossil collectors, providing detailed information for all species illustrated. Many organisms have never before been illustrated in a book on fossil shells.

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences (Paperback): Oren Harman, Michael R. Dietrich Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences (Paperback)
Oren Harman, Michael R. Dietrich
R686 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What are the conditions that foster true novelty and allow visionaries to set their eyes on unknown horizons? What have been the challenges that have spawned new innovations, and how have they shaped modern biology? In Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences, editors Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich explore these questions through the lives of eighteen exemplary biologists who had grand and often radical ideas that went far beyond the run-of-the-mill science of their peers. From the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who coined the word "biology" in the early nineteenth century, to the American James Lovelock, for whom the Earth is a living, breathing organism, these dreamers innovated in ways that forced their contemporaries to reexamine comfortable truths. With this collection readers will follow Jane Goodall into the hidden world of apes in African jungles and Francis Crick as he attacks the problem of consciousness. Join Mary Lasker on her campaign to conquer cancer and follow geneticist George Church as he dreams of bringing back woolly mammoths and Neanderthals. In these lives and the many others featured in these pages, we discover visions that were sometimes fantastical, quixotic, and even threatening and destabilizing, but always a challenge to the status quo.

Interpreting Evidence - Evaluating Forensic Science in the Courtroom (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Bernard Robertson, G.A. Vignaux,... Interpreting Evidence - Evaluating Forensic Science in the Courtroom (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Bernard Robertson, G.A. Vignaux, Charles E. H. Berger
R2,056 R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Save R604 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book explains the correct logical approach to analysis of forensic scientific evidence. The focus is on general methods of analysis applicable to all forms of evidence. It starts by explaining the general principles and then applies them to issues in DNA and other important forms of scientific evidence as examples. Like the first edition, the book analyses real legal cases and judgments rather than hypothetical examples and shows how the problems perceived in those cases would have been solved by a correct logical approach. The book is written to be understood both by forensic scientists preparing their evidence and by lawyers and judges who have to deal with it. The analysis is tied back both to basic scientific principles and to the principles of the law of evidence. This book will also be essential reading for law students taking evidence or forensic science papers and science students studying the application of their scientific specialisation to forensic questions.

The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology - Key Readings (Hardcover): Robin M. Kowalski, Mark R. Leary The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology - Key Readings (Hardcover)
Robin M. Kowalski, Mark R. Leary
R2,148 Discovery Miles 21 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Contents:
Part 1. Introduction. M.R. Leary, R.M. Kowalski, An Introduction to Social-clinical Psychology. M.R. Leary, J.E. Maddux, Progress Toward a Viable Interface between Social and Clinical-counseling Psychology. Part 2.
Social Psychological Processes in the Development and Maintenance of Emotional and Behavioral Problems. C.A. Anderson, R.S. Miller, A.L. Riger, J.C. Dill, C. Sedikides, Behavioral and Characterological Attributional Styles as Predictors of Depression and Loneliness: Review, Refinement and Test. C. Peterson, R.S. Vaidya, Explanatory Style, Expectations, and Depressive Symptoms. R.F. Baumeister, T.F. Heatherton, Self-regulation Failure: An Overview. C. Peterson, M.E.P. Seligman, K.H. Yurko, L.R. Martin, H.S. Friedman, Catastrophizing and Untimely Death. B.M. Braginsky, D.D. Braginsky, Schizophrenic Patients in the Psychiatric Interview: An Experimental Study of Their Effectiveness at Manipulation. S. Berglas, E.E. Jones, Drug Choice as a Self-handicapping Strategy in Response to Noncontingent Success. C.S. Crandall, Social Cognition of Binge Eating. M.R. Leary, L.S. Schreindorfer, A.L. Haupt, The Role of Self-esteem in Emotional and Behavioral Problems: Why is Low Self-esteem Dysfunctional? F.D. Fincham, T.N. Bradbury, Marital Satisfaction, Depression, and Attributions: A Longitudinal Analysis. J.E. Hokanson, M.P. Rubert, R.A. Welker, G.R. Hollander, C. Hedeen, Interpersonal Concomitants and Antecedents of Depression among College Students. S. Strack, J.C. Coyne, Social Confirmation of Dysphoria: Shared and Private Reactions to Depression. G. Downey, S.I. Feldman, Implications of Rejection Sensitivity for Intimate Relationships. Part 3. Social Psychological Processes in the Perception and Diagnosis of Psychological Problems. D.L. Rosenhan, On Being Sane in Insane Places. E.J. Langer, R.P. Abelson, A Patient by Any Other Name... Clinical Group Difference in Labeling Bias. J. Copeland, M. Snyder, When Counselors Confirm: A Functional Analysis. J.E. Maddux, The Mythology of Psychopathology: A Social Cognitive View of Deviance, Difference, and Disorder. P.W. Corrigan, D.L. Penn, Lessons from Social Psychology on Discrediting Psychiatric Stigma. Part 4. Social Psychological Processes in Clinical Treatment and Psychological Change. J. Frank, American Psychotherapy in Perspective (Excerpt from Persuasion and Healing). D.R. Forsyth, S.R. Strong, The Scientific Study of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Unificationist View. J.W. Pennebaker, J.K. Kiecolt-Glaser, R. Glaser, Disclosure of Traumas and Immune Function: Health Implications for Psychotherapy. D. Axsom, J. Cooper, Cognitive Dissonance and Psychotherapy: The Role of Effort Justification in Inducing Weight Loss. B.W. McNeill, C.D. Stoltenberg, Reconceptualizing Social Influence in Counseling: The Elaboration Likelihood Model. E.J. Langer, J. Rodin, The Effects of Choice and Enhanced Personal Responsibility for the Aged: A Field Experiment in an Institutional Setting. W.B. Swann, Jr, The Trouble with Change: Self-verification and Allegiance to the Self. Appendix. C.H. Jordan, M.P. Zanna, How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology.

SAS Programming - The One-Day Course (Paperback): Neil H Spencer SAS Programming - The One-Day Course (Paperback)
Neil H Spencer
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

SAS Programming: The One-Day Course provides a concise introduction to the SAS programming language that gives readers not only a quick start in SAS programming, but also in the basic data manipulations and statistical summaries that are available through SAS. Unlike other introductory texts on the market, this is a pocket-sized reference that does not clutter the presentation of programming techniques by trying to teach statistical methods at the same time. Strong on explanations of how to carry out data manipulations that real-life data often call for, it also contains a short "workbook" appendix, complete with solutions. Datasets and the programming code are available to download from the Web.

Synthetic - How Life Got Made (Paperback): Sophia Roosth Synthetic - How Life Got Made (Paperback)
Sophia Roosth
R602 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R44 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Life is not what it used to be. In the final years of the twentieth century, emigres from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and made a resolution: that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation. Armed with the latest biotechnology techniques, these scientists treated biological media as elements for design and manufacture: viruses named for computers, bacterial genomes encoding passages from James Joyce, chimeric yeast buckling under the metabolic strain of genes harvested from wormwood, petunias, and microbes from Icelandic thermal pools. In Synthetic: How Life Got Made, cultural anthropologist Sophia Roosth reveals how synthetic biologists make new living things in order to understand better how life works. The first book-length ethnographic study of this discipline, Synthetic documents the social, cultural, rhetorical, economic, and imaginative transformations biology has undergone in the post-genomic age. Roosth traces this new science from its origins at MIT to start-ups, laboratories, conferences, and hackers' garages across the United States even to contemporary efforts to resurrect extinct species. Her careful research reveals that rather than opening up a limitless new field, these biologists' own experimental tactics circularly determine the biological features, theories, and limits they fasten upon. Exploring the life sciences emblematic of our time, Synthetic tells the origin story of the astonishing claim that biological making fosters biological knowing.

Essential Guide to Reading Biomedical Papers - Recognising and Interpreting Best Practice (Paperback): Philip D. Langton Essential Guide to Reading Biomedical Papers - Recognising and Interpreting Best Practice (Paperback)
Philip D. Langton
R788 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R168 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Essential Guide to Reading Biomedical Papers: Recognising and Interpreting Best Practice is an indispensable companion to the biomedical literature. This concise, easy-to-follow text gives an insight into core techniques and practices in biomedical research and how, when and why a technique should be used and presented in the literature. Readers are alerted to common failures and misinterpretations that may evade peer review and are equipped with the judgment necessary to be properly critical of the findings claimed by research articles. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for students, technicians and researchers in all areas of biomedicine.

Allows the reader to develop the necessary skills to properly evaluate research articlesCoverage of over 30 commonly-used techniques in the biomedical sciences Global approach and application, with contributions from leading experts in diverse fields

Elektrophorese leicht gemacht - Ein Praxisbuch fur Anwender (German, Hardcover, 2. Auflage): Reiner Westermeier Elektrophorese leicht gemacht - Ein Praxisbuch fur Anwender (German, Hardcover, 2. Auflage)
Reiner Westermeier
R2,166 R1,536 Discovery Miles 15 360 Save R630 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-Based Drug Discovery (Hardcover): Francesco L. Gervasio, Vojtech Spiwok, Raimund Mannhold Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-Based Drug Discovery (Hardcover)
Francesco L. Gervasio, Vojtech Spiwok, Raimund Mannhold; Series edited by Helmut Buschmann, Joerg Holenz
R3,252 R2,281 Discovery Miles 22 810 Save R971 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A guide to applying the power of modern simulation tools to better drug design Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery offers an up-to-date and comprehensive review of modern simulation tools and their applications in real-life drug discovery, for better and quicker results in structure-based drug design. The authors describe common tools used in the biomolecular simulation of drugs and their targets and offer an analysis of the accuracy of the predictions. They also show how to integrate modeling with other experimental data. Filled with numerous case studies from different therapeutic fields, the book helps professionals to quickly adopt these new methods for their current projects. Experts from the pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions present real-life examples for important target classes such as GPCRs, ion channels and amyloids as well as for common challenges in structure-based drug discovery. Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery is an important resource that: -Contains a review of the current generation of biomolecular simulation tools that have the robustness and speed that allows them to be used as routine tools by non-specialists -Includes information on the novel methods and strategies for the modeling of drug-target interactions within the framework of real-life drug discovery and development -Offers numerous illustrative case studies from a wide-range of therapeutic fields -Presents an application-oriented reference that is ideal for those working in the various fields Written for medicinal chemists, professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmaceutical chemists, Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery is a comprehensive resource to modern simulation tools that complement and have the potential to complement or replace laboratory assays for better results in drug design.

Statistics with Applications in Biology and Geology (Paperback): Preben Blaesild, Jorgen Granfeldt Statistics with Applications in Biology and Geology (Paperback)
Preben Blaesild, Jorgen Granfeldt
R1,639 Discovery Miles 16 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The use of statistics is fundamental to many endeavors in biology and geology. For students and professionals in these fields, there is no better way to build a statistical background than to present the concepts and techniques in a context relevant to their interests. Statistics with Applications in Biology and Geology provides a practical introduction to using fundamental parametric statistical models frequently applied to data analysis in biology and geology.

Based on material developed for an introductory statistics course and classroom tested for nearly 10 years, this treatment establishes a firm basis in models, the likelihood method, and numeracy. The models addressed include one sample, two samples, one- and two-way analysis of variance, and linear regression for normal data and similar models for binomial, multinomial, and Poisson data. Building on the familiarity developed with those models, the generalized linear models are introduced, making it possible for readers to handle fairly complicated models for both continuous and discrete data. Models for directional data are treated as well. The emphasis is on parametric models, but the book also includes a chapter on the most important nonparametric tests.

This presentation incorporates the use of the SAS statistical software package, which authors use to illustrate all of the statistical tools described. However, to reinforce understanding of the basic concepts, calculations for the simplest models are also worked through by hand. SAS programs and the data used in the examples and exercises are available on the Internet.

Surface Design: Applications in Bioscience and Nanotechnology (Hardcover): Renate Forch, Holger Schonherr, A.Tobias A. Jenkins Surface Design: Applications in Bioscience and Nanotechnology (Hardcover)
Renate Forch, Holger Schonherr, A.Tobias A. Jenkins
R3,687 R2,586 Discovery Miles 25 860 Save R1,101 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This carefully selected balance of tutorial-like review chapters and advanced research covers hot topics in the field of biointerfaces, biosensing, nanoparticles at interfaces, and functionalized quantum dots. It also includes chapters arising from non-published work with topics such as surface design and their applications, as well as new developments in analytical tools for materials science and life science.
Based on the very close and complementary collaboration of three distinguished leading research groups, this book highlights recent advances in the field ranging from synthesis and fabrication of organic and polymeric materials, surface and interface science to advanced analytical methods. It thus addresses new concepts in micro- and nanofabrication, bio-nanotechnology, biosensors and the necessary compositional and structural analysis. Particular attention is paid throughout to complex hierarchical interface architectures and possible applications of the chemical and physical methodologies discussed, covering bio-diagnostics, novel biosensors and adhesion science.
With its unique combination of expertise from chemistry, physics, biology, surface science and engineering, this is a valuable companion for students, practitioners and established experts.

Components of Variance (Hardcover): D.R. Cox, P.J. Solomon Components of Variance (Hardcover)
D.R. Cox, P.J. Solomon
R2,019 Discovery Miles 20 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Identifying the sources and measuring the impact of haphazard variations are important in any number of research applications, from clinical trials and genetics to industrial design and psychometric testing. Only in very simple situations can such variations be represented effectively by independent, identically distributed random variables or by random sampling from a hypothetical infinite population.

Components of Variance illuminates the complexities of the subject, setting forth its principles with focus on both the development of models for detailed analyses and the statistical techniques themselves. The authors first consider balanced and unbalanced situations, then move to the treatment of non-normal data, beginning with the Poisson and binomial models and followed by extensions to survival data and more general situations. In the final chapter, they discuss ways of extending and assessing various models, including the study of exceedances, the use of nonlinear representations, the study of transformations of the response variable, and the detailed examination of the distributional form of the underlying random variables.

Careful signposting and numerous examples from genetic data analysis, clinical trial design, longitudinal data analysis, industrial design, and meta-analysis make this book accessible - and valuable - not only to statisticians but to all applied research scientists who use statistical methods.

Karrierefuhrer fur Naturwissenschaftlerinnen - Erfolgreich im Berufsleben (German, Paperback): Karin Bodewits, Andrea Hauk,... Karrierefuhrer fur Naturwissenschaftlerinnen - Erfolgreich im Berufsleben (German, Paperback)
Karin Bodewits, Andrea Hauk, Philipp Gramlich
R654 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R105 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cannibalism: a Perfectly Natural History (Paperback): Bill Schutt Cannibalism: a Perfectly Natural History (Paperback)
Bill Schutt
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Surprising. Impressive. Cannibalism restores my faith in humanity." --Sy Montgomery, The New York Times Book Review For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies or tabloids sensationalizing the crimes of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism--the role it plays in evolution as well as human history--is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we've come to accept as fact. In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism's role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic. Schutt takes readers from Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains, where he wades through ponds full of tadpoles devouring their siblings, to the Sierra Nevadas, where he joins researchers who are shedding new light on what happened to the Donner Party--the most infamous episode of cannibalism in American history. He even meets with an expert on the preparation and consumption of human placenta (and, yes, it goes well with Chianti). Bringing together the latest cutting-edge science, Schutt answers questions such as why some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why certain insects bite the heads off their partners after sex; why, up until the end of the twentieth century, Europeans regularly ate human body parts as medical curatives; and how cannibalism might be linked to the extinction of the Neanderthals. He takes us into the future as well, investigating whether, as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, we may see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species--including our own. Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence into a vital new context and invites us to explore why it both enthralls and repels us.

Signal-Switchable Electrochemical Systems - Materials, Methods, and Applications (Hardcover): Evgeny Katz Signal-Switchable Electrochemical Systems - Materials, Methods, and Applications (Hardcover)
Evgeny Katz
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A guide to the biological control over electronic systems that lead the way to wearable electronics and improved drug delivery In recent years, this area of electrochemical systems has developed rapidly and achieved significant progress. Signal-Switchable Electrochemical Systems offers an overview to the wide-variety of switchable electrochemical systems and modified electrodes. The author?a noted researcher and expert on the topic?summarizes research efforts of many groups in a range of universities and countries. The book explores various types of external signals that are able to modify electrode interfaces, for example electrical potential, magnetic field, light, as well as chemical and biochemical inputs. Multifunctional properties of the modified interfaces allow their responses to complex combinations of external signals. These are integrated with unconventional biomolecular computing systems logically processing multiple biochemical signals. This approach allows the biological control over electronic systems. The text explores the applications in different areas, including unconventional computing, biofuel cells and signal-triggered molecular release in electrochemical systems. This important guide: -Provides an overview to the biological control over electronic systems and examines the key applications in biomedicine, electrochemical energy conversion and signal-processing -Offers an important text written by a highly cited researcher and pioneer in the field -Contains a summary of research efforts of an international panel of scholars representing various universities and countries -Presents a groundbreaking book that provides an introduction to this interdisciplinary field Written for scientists working with electrochemical systems and applications with signal-responsive materials, Signal-Switchable Electrochemical Systems presents an overview of the multidisciplinary field of adaptable signal-controlled electrochemical systems and processes and highlights their key aspects and future perspectives.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Practical Teacher's Guide (Paperback, Revised Ed): Mary Jones, Matthew Parkin Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology Practical Teacher's Guide (Paperback, Revised Ed)
Mary Jones, Matthew Parkin
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This teacher's guide complements the practical workbook, helping you include more practical work in your Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology lessons. It contains advice about planning investigations, guidance about safety considerations, as well as differentiated learning suggestions to support students who might be struggling and those who are more able. This guide contains answers to all the questions in the practical workbook and includes sample data to be used when an investigation cannot be carried out.

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