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Basic Concepts in Environmental Management (Hardcover): Kenneth M. MacKenthun Basic Concepts in Environmental Management (Hardcover)
Kenneth M. MacKenthun
R1,850 Discovery Miles 18 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Environmental professionals are (and will continue to be) under increased pressure to become more knowledgeable of environmental management issues.
Basic Concepts in Environmental Management fulfills the long-standing need for fundamental knowledge-especially concerning government regulations on environmental and natural resource protection.
As a leading environmental professional and consultant since the 1940s, Kenneth M. Mackenthun offers a unique perspective on the breadth, scope, and ever-constant change in environmental legislation at the federal, state, and local levels... and what those guidelines signify for industry and citizens alike.
By maintaining an awareness of existing and forthcoming laws, environmentalists can substantially enhance their career potential-and be in a better position to protect the land, air, and sea. The starting point for that knowledge: Basic Concepts in Environmental Management.

Data Stewardship for Open Science - Implementing Fair Principles (Mixed media product): Barend Mons Data Stewardship for Open Science - Implementing Fair Principles (Mixed media product)
Barend Mons
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Data scientists and data experts in general will play a key role in the sciences in the decades to come. Yet there is not a comprehensive and flexible study book for the 'data steward' of today and the future. This practical book aims to remedy that. This book is written initially from a life-science perspective, but most approaches discussed and linked are of importance for all disciplines. The basic structure follows the so-called data stewardship cycle, from study design to interpretation and long term archiving and availability of data.

Evolution fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Greg Krukonis, Tracy L. Barr Evolution fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Greg Krukonis, Tracy L. Barr; Translated by Susanne Katharina Hemschemeier
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Von Darwin bis DNA Ihr Wegweiser durch die Evolution Von Ihrem Korperbau bis zu Ihrem Verhalten bei der Partnerwahl all Ihre vererbbaren Eigenschaften sind wie bei allen Lebewesen durch die Evolution bestimmt. Aber was ist Evolution uberhaupt? Was treibt sie an? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles, was Sie uber Evolution wissen mussen: Was genetische Variabilitat ist, wie neue Arten entstehen, welchen Evolutionsvorteil soziales Verhalten bringt und vieles, vieles mehr. Greg Krukonis und Tracy Barr nehmen Sie mit auf eine spannende Reise durch die Geschichte der Evolution von Darwins Theorie bis zu den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen.

Sterilization of Drugs and Devices - Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover): Fred M. Nordhauser, Wayne P. Olson Sterilization of Drugs and Devices - Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Fred M. Nordhauser, Wayne P. Olson
R7,029 Discovery Miles 70 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Editors Fred M. Nordhauser and Wayne P. Olson have gathered a team of 18 experts from multi-national and leading edge companies to explore the advantages and disadvantages of current sterilization technologies. They cover the theory behind the technology, the practical concerns of installation from engineering and product development perspectives, the "how to validate" concern, and the pragmatics of implementation in a manner that will satisfy the regulatory agencies. The broad range of in-depth information on numerous technologies will help readers design sterile manufacturing processes cost effectively and efficiently.

Biomedical Calculations - Principles and Practice (Paperback, New): Richard F. Burton Biomedical Calculations - Principles and Practice (Paperback, New)
Richard F. Burton
R955 R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Save R210 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"It is said if you take care of the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves. Richard Burton's excellent book takes this approach to calculations applied to the biomedical sciences...This is certainly interesting and engaging but it avoids being complicated." -Journal of Biological Education, April 2009 Biomedical Calculations: Principles and Practice is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to calculating, applying formulae and solving quantitative problems within these subjects. This book targets a problem area for many students and aims to give them the confidence which they are so often lacking when undertaking scientific calculations. It takes a unique approach to the subject and uses unit analysis as a central theme throughout the book to enhance student understanding. Clearly structured throughout, little basic knowledge of mathematics is assumed, but even the most numerate readers will be interested in the sometimes-novel biological detail. Numerous worked examples, supplementary questions and practice problems are provided and although the book is written to be read in sequence, it will also be a useful reference. The central theme of the book focuses on the value of unit analysis in solving quantitative problems, with explanations on how to avoid errors in calculations and in checking, understanding and deriving formulae and equations. As a background to this, there is extensive treatment of physical units, both individually (e.g. kg, m, mmol) and in combination (e.g. m s ~ , mmol L ~ '), and also of other aspects of quantitative thinking. A variety of topics (mostly from physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry) are used to demonstrate these calculations in practice. Key features: * An accessible, student-friendly introduction for all those hesitant in calculating, applying formulae and solving quantitative problems * An innovative approach to scientific calculations and how to work with unfamiliar formulae for the biomedical and life sciences* Includes modern, up to date definition of pH eliminating the need for logarithms and a discussion of the importance of pH* Clear introduction on how to use the book, guidance on units and unit conversion, and an appendix on basic mathematics and notation * Use of unit analysis as a central theme * Includes numerous worked examples and supplementary questions throughout the text to enhance student understanding

Laboratory Manual for Non-Majors Biology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): David Morton, James Perry, Joy B Perry Laboratory Manual for Non-Majors Biology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
David Morton, James Perry, Joy B Perry
R967 R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Save R145 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Succeed in biology with LABORATORY MANUAL FOR NON-MAJORS BIOLOGY! Through hands-on lab experience, this biology laboratory manual reinforces biology concepts to help you get a better grade. Exercises, pre-lab questions, and post-lab questions enhance your understanding and make lab assignments easy to complete and easy to comprehend.

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists (Paperback): John Townend Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists (Paperback)
John Townend
R657 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R172 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists is a concise, user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics. Starting from basics, this book carefully introduces those statistical methods and techniques that all students and researchers need to know.

Written in an accessible style, the book divides into two parts. The first part covers statistical principles, how to plan and design experiments and surveys, and the presentation of data. The second part introduces a range of statistical tests and methods commonly used in environmental and biological sciences. The limitations and assumptions of each statistical method are clearly described along with numerous relevant examples for the applications of the techniques.

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists:

  • Is an accessible introduction to key statistical techniques used in the environmental and biological sciences.
  • Includes relevant examples throughout the text with references for further reading.
  • Illustrates concepts and methods and the presentation of data through numerous tables and figures.
  • Provides an appendix describing how many of the tests can be carried out using Excel and Minitab
Written for undergraduate students studying within the environmental and biological sciences. Researchers and professionals will also find this an invaluable reference.
A-Level Biology for AQA: Year 1 & 2 Student Book with Online Edition (Paperback): CGP Books A-Level Biology for AQA: Year 1 & 2 Student Book with Online Edition (Paperback)
CGP Books; Edited by CGP Books
R909 R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Save R102 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive CGP student book covers both years AQA A-Level Biology! It contains in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples. To test students' knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book - with complete answers included. There's also detailed guidance on Maths Skills, Practical Investigations and indispensable advice for success in the final exams. An access-code for a free Online Edition is also included, allowing you to read the entire book on a PC, Mac or tablet. If you prefer, separate CGP student books are available for Year 1 (9781782943198) and Year 2 (9781782943242) of AQA A-Level Biology.

Baume Mitteleuropas - Von Aspe bis Zirbelkiefer. Mit den Portrats aller Baume des Jahres von 1989 bis 2010. (German,... Baume Mitteleuropas - Von Aspe bis Zirbelkiefer. Mit den Portrats aller Baume des Jahres von 1989 bis 2010. (German, Hardcover)
Andreas Roloff, Horst Weisgerber, Ulla Lang, Bernd Stimm
R894 R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Save R237 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Handbook of Biophotonics - Vol. 1: Basics and Techniques (Hardcover, Volume 1: Basics and Techniques): Jurgen Popp, Valery V... Handbook of Biophotonics - Vol. 1: Basics and Techniques (Hardcover, Volume 1: Basics and Techniques)
Jurgen Popp, Valery V Tuchin, Arthur Chiou, Stefan H. Heinemann
R6,491 R4,524 Discovery Miles 45 240 Save R1,967 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This new handbook covers the world of biophotonics not only geographically -- with the editors coming from different continents -- but also in terms of content, since the authors come from the whole spectrum of biophotonic basic and applied research. Designed to set the standard for the scientific community, these three volumes break new ground by providing readers with the physics basics as well as the biological and medical background, together with detailed reports on recent technical advances. The Handbook also adopts an application-related approach, starting with the application and then citing the various tools to solve the scientific task, making it of particular value to medical doctors.
Divided into several sections, the first part offers introductory chapters on the different fields of research, with subsequent parts focusing on the applications and techniques in various fields of industry and research. The result is a handy source for scientists seeking the basics in a condensed form, and equally a reference for quickly gathering the knowledge from neighboring disciplines.
Absolutely invaluable for biophotonic scientists in their daily work.

Annual Plant Reviews - Plant Cell Separation and Adhesion (Hardcover, Volume 25): Jeremy A. Roberts, Zinnia Gonzalez-Carranza Annual Plant Reviews - Plant Cell Separation and Adhesion (Hardcover, Volume 25)
Jeremy A. Roberts, Zinnia Gonzalez-Carranza
R3,915 R2,735 Discovery Miles 27 350 Save R1,180 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Cell separation is an important process that occurs throughout the life cycle of a plant. It enables the radicle to emerge from the germinating seed, vascular tissue to differentiate, sculpturing of leaves and flowers to take place, pollen to be shed from the mature anther, fruit to soften, senescent and non-functional organs to be lost, and seeds to be shed. In addition to its intrinsic scientific interest, many of the developmental processes to which it contributes have importance for agriculture and horticulture.


This is the first volume to focus exclusively on these processes and to link improvements in our scientific understanding with methods that may allow us to manipulate cell separation and adhesion to the benefit of the agricultural and horticultural industries. It will therefore be of interest to the experimental scientist and to those who wish to apply these techniques commercially.

WJEC/Eduqas Biology AS/A Level Year 1 Student Guide: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation (Paperback): Dan Foulder WJEC/Eduqas Biology AS/A Level Year 1 Student Guide: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation (Paperback)
Dan Foulder
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: WJEC, Eduqas Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course with clear topic summaries and sample questions and answers to help your students target higher grades. Written by experienced teacher Dan Foulder, our Student Guides are divided into two key sections, content guidance and sample questions and answers. Content guidance will: - Develop students' understanding of key concepts and terminology; this guide covers basic biochemistry and cell organisation. - Consolidate students' knowledge with 'knowledge check questions' at the end of each topic and answers in the back of the book. Sample questions and answers will: - Build students' understanding of the different question types, so they can approach each question with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.

Biomedical Image Analysis Recipes in MATLAB - For Life Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover): Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro Biomedical Image Analysis Recipes in MATLAB - For Life Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover)
Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro
R1,481 R1,060 Discovery Miles 10 600 Save R421 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

As its title suggests, this innovative book has been written for life scientists needing to analyse their data sets, and programmers, wanting a better understanding of the types of experimental images life scientists investigate on a regular basis. Each chapter presents one self-contained biomedical experiment to be analysed. Part I of the book presents its two basic ingredients: essential concepts of image analysis and Matlab. In Part II, algorithms and techniques are shown as series of "recipes" or solved examples that show how specific techniques are applied to a biomedical experiments like Western Blots, Histology, Scratch Wound Assays and Fluoresence. Each recipe begins with simple techniques that gradually advance in complexity. Part III presents some advanced techniques for the generation of publication quality figures. The book does not assume any computational or mathematical expertise. * A practical, clearly-written introduction to biomedical image analysis that provides the tools for life scientists and engineers to use when solving problems in their own laboratories. * Presents the basic concepts of MATLAB software and uses it throughout to show how it can execute flexible and powerful image analysis programs tailored to the specific needs of the problem. * Within the context of four biomedical cases, it shows algorithms and techniques as series of "recipes", or solved examples that show how a particular technique is applied in a specific experiment. * Companion website containing example datasets, MATLAB files and figures from the book.

Optical Tweezers - Principles and Applications (Hardcover): Philip H. Jones, Onofrio M. Marago, Giovanni Volpe Optical Tweezers - Principles and Applications (Hardcover)
Philip H. Jones, Onofrio M. Marago, Giovanni Volpe
R1,279 R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Save R70 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Combining state-of-the-art research with a strong pedagogic approach, this text provides a detailed and complete guide to the theory, practice and applications of optical tweezers. In-depth derivation of the theory of optical trapping and numerical modelling of optical forces are supported by a complete step-by-step design and construction guide for building optical tweezers, with detailed tutorials on collecting and analysing data. Also included are comprehensive reviews of optical tweezers research in fields ranging from cell biology to quantum physics. Featuring numerous exercises and problems throughout, this is an ideal self-contained learning package for advanced lecture and laboratory courses, and an invaluable guide to practitioners wanting to enter the field of optical manipulation. The text is supplemented by www.opticaltweezers.org, a forum for discussion and a source of additional material including free-to-download, customisable research-grade software (OTS) for calculation of optical forces, digital video microscopy, optical tweezers calibration and holographic optical tweezers.

Hormones (Paperback): Joy Hinson, Peter Raven Hormones (Paperback)
Joy Hinson, Peter Raven
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This primer introduces students to key elements of the endocrine system, including the structure and function of the major types of hormones. It explores the role of hormones in disease, in development, in reproduction and in behaviour. Although humans are its main focus, it draws on illuminating examples from a range of other species, including sex changes and aggression in fish, metamorphosis in amphibians, induction of ovulation in different species, and bonding behaviour in birds. The final section of the book looks at ways in which hormones can be used in medicine and agriculture, and can be abused to enhance sporting performance and weight loss. This primer will expand the breadth and depth of student understanding of the endocrine system, its variety, and its huge importance.

Molekularbiologie der Zelle (German, Hardcover, 6. Auflage): Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith... Molekularbiologie der Zelle (German, Hardcover, 6. Auflage)
Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, …
R3,371 R2,400 Discovery Miles 24 000 Save R971 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Molekularbiologie der Zelle" ist das f hrende Lehrbuch der Zellbiologie, international ebenso wie im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum. Studierende in den F chern Molekularbiologie, Genetik, Zellbiologie, Biochemie und Biotechnologie begleitet dieses Buch durch das gesamte Studium, die Pr fungen und dar ber hinaus. Mit erstklassiger und bew hrter Didaktik f hrt die sechste Auflage sowohl in die grundlegenden Konzepte der Zellbiologie als auch in deren faszinierende Anwendungen in Medizin, Gentechnik und Biotechnologie ein. Sie vermittelt neue Erkenntnisse zu intrazellul rer Organisation, Membranstruktur, Dynamik und Transport und stellt hochaktuelle Themen verst ndlich dar, wie Nuclear Reprogramming und neu entdeckte Funktionen der RNA. Der unverwechselbare, zum Lesen verf hrende "Alberts"-Stil wird erg nzt durch ber 1400 Farbabbildungen und 21 gro e Tafeln, die komplexe Vorg nge, klassische Experimente und aktuelle Methoden verdeutlichen. Vertieft wird der Stoff durch das frei zug ngliche Zusatzmaterial auf www.wiley-vch.de/home/MolBioZelle6. Kostenloses Bonusmaterial f r Dozenten ist erh ltlich auf www.wiley-vch.de/textbooks.

Cortical Development - Genes and Genetic Abnormalities (Hardcover): Gregory R. Bock, Jamie A Goode Cortical Development - Genes and Genetic Abnormalities (Hardcover)
Gregory R. Bock, Jamie A Goode
R3,155 R2,930 Discovery Miles 29 300 Save R225 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

To understand the brain and its devastating diseases, we need to reveal the mechanisms that produce it and the ways in which it can constantly change throughout a lifetime. This book features a timely and insightful discussion between developmental neurobiologists and clinicians who deal with disorders of the nervous system.

Chapters in this book deal specifically with cell fate determination, cell migration and disorders of cell migration; current concepts and new ideas about cortical arealisation, and disorders which can arise from incorrect arealisation; genes implicated in the development of cortical connectivity and related pathologies such as schizophrenia and synaesthesia; and susceptibility genes for cognitive disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder.

Renewables-Based Technology - Sustainability Assessment (Hardcover): Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove Renewables-Based Technology - Sustainability Assessment (Hardcover)
Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove
R2,742 R1,928 Discovery Miles 19 280 Save R814 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Sustainability is a key driving force for industries in the chemical, food, packaging, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, and quantitative sustainability indicators are being incorporated into company reports. This is driving the uptake of renewable resources and the adoption of renewables.
Renewables' can either be the substituted raw materials that are used in a given industry, (e.g. the use of biomass for fuel); the use and/or modification of a crop for use in a new industry (e.g. plant cellulose), or the reuse of a waste product (e.g. organic waste for energy production).

This is the first book in the "Wiley Renewable Resources" series that brings together the range of sustainability assessment methods and their uses. Ensuing books in the series will look at individual renewable materials and applications.

AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Student Guide: Topics 1 and 2 (Paperback): Pauline Lowrie AQA AS/A Level Year 1 Biology Student Guide: Topics 1 and 2 (Paperback)
Pauline Lowrie
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: September 2016 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course with clear topic summaries and sample questions and answers to help your students target higher grades. Written by experienced teacher Pauline Lowrie, our Student Guides are divided into two key sections, content guidance and sample questions and answers. Content guidance will: - Develop students' understanding of key concepts and terminology; this guide covers topics 1 and 2: biological molecules; cells. - Consolidate students' knowledge with 'knowledge check questions' at the end of each topic and answers in the back of the book. Sample questions and answers will: - Build students' understanding of the different question types, so they can approach questions from topics 1 and 2 with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.

AQA Biology A Level Student Book (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Glenn Toole, Susan Toole AQA Biology A Level Student Book (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Glenn Toole, Susan Toole
R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Fully revised and updated for the linear qualification, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the course whilst delivering the maths, practical and synoptic skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. The book uses clear straightforward explanations to develop true subject knowledge and allow students to link ideas together while developing essential exam skills.

Statistical Thermodynamics: With Applications To The Life Sciences (Hardcover): Arieh Ben-Naim Statistical Thermodynamics: With Applications To The Life Sciences (Hardcover)
Arieh Ben-Naim
R1,818 R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Save R125 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book presents a clear and unique approach to statistical thermodynamics based on Shannon's measure of information, and provides applications to problems of interest in the life sciences.There is no other book which presents the fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics on Information theory, yet also includes many applications which usually do not feature in such textbooks.

Chemical And Biological Processes In Fluid Flows: A Dynamical Systems Approach (Hardcover): Zoltan Neufeld, Emilio... Chemical And Biological Processes In Fluid Flows: A Dynamical Systems Approach (Hardcover)
Zoltan Neufeld, Emilio Hernandez-Garcia
R2,221 R2,060 Discovery Miles 20 600 Save R161 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Many chemical and biological processes take place in fluid environments in constant motion -- chemical reactions in the atmosphere, biological population dynamics in the ocean, chemical reactors, combustion, and microfluidic devices. Applications of concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamical systems have led to significant progress over the last decade in the theoretical understanding of complex phenomena observed in such systems. This book introduces the theoretical approaches for describing mixing and transport in fluid flows. It reviews the basic concepts of dynamical phenomena arising from the nonlinear interactions in chemical and biological systems. The coverage includes a comprehensive overview of recent results on the effect of mixing on spatial structure and the dynamics of chemically and biologically active components in fluid flows, in particular oceanic plankton dynamics.

Fatty Acid and Lipotoxicity in Obesity and Diabetes (Hardcover): Gregory R. Bock, Jamie A Goode Fatty Acid and Lipotoxicity in Obesity and Diabetes (Hardcover)
Gregory R. Bock, Jamie A Goode
R3,150 R2,924 Discovery Miles 29 240 Save R226 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The potential lipotoxic effect of accumulation of fatty acids in non-adipose tissues is thought to be a major component in the development of insulin resistance. Chronic exposure to high concentrations of free fatty acids in the blood affects pancreatic β cell function, insulin secretion and lipid synthesis in the liver, and storage in adipose tissue. Maintaining the normal levels of fatty acids requires coordinated regulation between the liver, adipose tissue and skeletal muscle.

This book deals with the molecular aspects of fatty acid action in obesity and insulin resistance. The topics include lipid metabolism and adipose tissue biology, and β cell function and insulin resistance. Chapters deal with the molecular genetics and molecular physiology of energy homeostasis.

Genetik - fur Biologen, Biochemiker, Pharmazeuten und Mediziner (German, Paperback): Hugh Fletcher, Ivor Hickey, Claudia... Genetik - fur Biologen, Biochemiker, Pharmazeuten und Mediziner (German, Paperback)
Hugh Fletcher, Ivor Hickey, Claudia Horstmann
R623 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R158 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Kompakt und "verdammt clever" auf den Punkt gebracht vermittelt Genetik das unverzichtbare molekulare Grundwissen sowie alles Wichtige zu den Themen Genome, Mechanismen der Vererbung, Humangenetik, Populationsgenetik und Evolution sowie zu den Anwendungen der modernen Genetik. Das ideale Einsteiger-Buch verstandlicher Text, einpragsame Abbildungen und prazise Kapitelzusammenfassungen sind echte Pluspunkte, wenn es um einen schnellen Start in dieses spannende Fach geht. Das perfekte Kurzlehrbuch! Optimal fur eine Einfuhrung in die molekulare Genetik die wirklich wichtigen Themen werden mit ihren Kernaussagen kurz und knapp behandelt. Verstandliche Darstellung! Jedes Kapitel enthalt eine Zusammenfassung der wesentlichen Fakten und Begriffe, klare und leicht erfassbare Abbildungen illustrieren die Inhalte. Ohne Angst in die Prufung! Der Textaufbau ermoglicht strukturiertes Lernen und schnelles Wiederholen zusatzlich mit uber 70 Fragen und Antworten zum Uben.

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.

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