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Biology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QH - QR (Biology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet / Erik Mueggler
    QK 355 M844 2011eb

  • Nature's body : gender in the making of modern science / Londa Schiebinger
    QP 81.5 S354 2013eb

  • Mathematical biology : modeling and analysis / Avner Friedman
    QH 323.5 F75 2018
    The fast growing field of mathematical biology addresses biological questions using mathematical models from areas such as dynamical systems, probability, statistics, and discrete mathematics. This book considers models that are described by systems of partial differential equations, and it focuses on modeling, rather than on numerical methods and simulations. The models studied are concerned with population dynamics, cancer, risk of plaque growth associated with high cholesterol, and wound healing. A rich variety of open problems demonstrates the exciting challenges and opportunities for research at the interface of mathematics and biology. This book primarily addresses students and researchers in mathematics who do not necessarily have any background in biology and who may have had little exposure to PDEs.

  • Memory and the computational brain : why cognitive science will transform neuroscience / C.R. Gallistel and Adam Philip King
    QP 360.5 G35 2009
    Memory and the Computational Brain offers a provocativeargument that goes to the heart of neuroscience, proposing that thefield can and should benefit from the recent advances of cognitivescience and the development of information theory over the courseof the last several decades. A provocative argument that impacts across the fields oflinguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience, suggesting newperspectives on learning mechanisms in the brain Proposes that the field of neuroscience can and should benefitfrom the recent advances of cognitive science and the developmentof information theory Suggests that the architecture of the brain is structuredprecisely for learning and for memory, and integrates the conceptof an addressable read/write memory mechanism into the foundationsof neuroscience Based on lectures in the prestigious Blackwell-MarylandLectures in Language and Cognition, and now significantly reworkedand expanded to make it ideal for students and faculty

  • Animal behavior / Dustin R. Rubenstein, Columbia University, John Alcock, Arizona State University
    QL 751 R83 2019
    This text provides a comprehensive overview of how and why animals as diverse as insects and humans behave the way that they do, linking behaviours to the brain, genes, and hormones, as well as to the surrounding ecological and social environments.

  • The Aristotelian Tradition of Natural Kinds and Its Demise / Stewart Umphrey
    QH 380 U47 2018eb

  • The Uses of the Dead : The Early Modern Developmkent of Cy-Près Doctrine / Holly Menino
    QL 737 C22 M47 2008eb

  • Human Embryos, Human Beings : A Scientific and Philosophical Approach / Samuel B. Condic and Maureen L. Condic
    QM 608 C66 2018eb

  • Above the Gene, Beyond Biology : Toward a Philosophy of Epigenetics / Jan Baedke
    QH 450 B34 2018eb

  • Braintrust : What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality / Patricia S. Churchland
    QP 430 C58 2011eb

    What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust , neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the "neurobiological platform of bonding" that, modified by evolutionary pressures and cultural values, has led to human styles of moral behavior. The result is a provocative genealogy of morals that asks us to reevaluate the priority given to religion, absolute rules, and pure reason in accounting for the basis of morality.

    Moral values, Churchland argues, are rooted in a behavior common to all mammals--the caring for offspring. The evolved structure, processes, and chemistry of the brain incline humans to strive not only for self-preservation but for the well-being of allied selves--first offspring, then mates, kin, and so on, in wider and wider "caring" circles. Separation and exclusion cause pain, and the company of loved ones causes pleasure; responding to feelings of social pain and pleasure, brains adjust their circuitry to local customs. In this way, caring is apportioned, conscience molded, and moral intuitions instilled. A key part of the story is oxytocin, an ancient body-and-brain molecule that, by decreasing the stress response, allows humans to develop the trust in one another necessary for the development of close-knit ties, social institutions, and morality.

    A major new account of what really makes us moral, Braintrust challenges us to reconsider the origins of some of our most cherished values.

  • Nature's Prophet : Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology / Michael A. Flannery
    QH 375 F57 2018eb

  • Lessons from the Lobster : Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience / Charlotte Nassim
    QL 444 M33 N37 2018eb

    How forty years of research on thirty neurons in the stomach of a lobster has yielded valuable insights for the study of the human brain.

    Neuroscientist Eve Marder has spent forty years studying thirty neurons on the stomach of a lobster. Her focus on this tiny network of cells has yielded valuable insights into the much more complex workings of the human brain; she has become a leading voice in neuroscience. In L essons from the Lobster , Charlotte Nassim describes Marder's work and its significance accessibly and engagingly, tracing the evolution of a supremely gifted scientist's ideas.

    From the lobster's digestion to human thought is very big leap indeed. Our brains selectively recruit networks from about ninety billion available neurons; the connections are extremely complex. Nevertheless, as Nassim explains, Marder's study of a microscopic knot of stomatogastric neurons in lobsters and crabs, a small network with a countable number of neurons, has laid vital foundations for current brain research projects.

    Marder's approach is as intuitive as it is analytic, but always firmly anchored to data. Every scrap of information is a pointer for Marder; her discoveries depend on her own creative thinking as much as her laboratory's findings. Nassim describes Marder's important findings on neuromodulation, the secrets of neuronal networks, and homeostasis. Her recognition of the importance of animal-to-animal variability has influenced research methods everywhere.

    Marder has run her laboratory at Brandeis University since 1978. She was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008 and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Kavli Award in Neuroscience and the 2013 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience. Research that reaches the headlines often depends on technical fireworks, and especially on spectacular images. Marder's work seldom fits that pattern, but this book demonstrates that a brilliant scientist working carefully and thoughtfully can produce groundbreaking results.

  • Global Transformations in the Life Sciences, 1945–1980 / edited by Patrick Manning & Mat Savelli
    QH 305 G658 2018eb

  • William Stimpson and the Golden Age of American Natural History / Ronald Scott Vasile
    QH 31 S659 V378 2018eb

  • The Whale and His Captors; or, The Whaleman's Adventures / Henry T. Cheever ; edited and with an introduction by Robert D. Madison ; afterword by Mark Bousquet
    QL 737 C4 C4 2018eb
    The Whale and His Captors is an important firsthand account of the golden age of American whaling, chronicling both its lore and science as practiced from the inception of the fishery to the mid-1800s.

    Late in the composition of Moby-Dick, Herman Melville found inspiration in Cheever and his writings that would provide the final flourishes for one of America's classic novels. After exhausting other whaling sources--Beale, Scoresby, Bennett, and Browne--Melville turned to Cheever for chapter titles and organization as well as passages that helped shape, define, and elucidate his great work.

    This is the first scholarly edition of The Whale and His Captors, accompanied by an introduction and apparatus that clearly elucidates Cheever's treatise on whaling and demonstrates how his writings contributed both to the course of American literature and to our burgeoning understanding of literature's engagement with the natural world.

  • Critical Theory and the Anthropology of Heritage Landscapes / Melissa F. Baird ; foreword by Paul A. Shackel
    QH 75 B2647 2017eb

    This book explores the sociopolitical contexts of heritage landscapes and the many issues that emerge when different interest groups attempt to gain control over them. Based on career-spanning case studies undertaken by the author, this book looks at sites with deep indigenous histories. Melissa Baird pays special attention to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Burrup Peninsula along the Pilbara Coast in Australia, the Altai Mountains of northwestern Mongolia, and Prince William Sound in Alaska. For many communities, landscapes such as these have long been associated with cultural identity and memories of important and difficult events, as well as with political struggles related to nation-state boundaries, sovereignty, and knowledge claims.

    Drawing on the emerging field of critical heritage theory and the concept of "resource frontiers," Baird shows how these landscapes are sites of power and control and are increasingly used to promote development and extractive agendas. As a result, heritage landscapes face social and ecological crises such as environmental degradation, ecological disasters, and structural violence. She describes how heritage experts, industries, government representatives, and descendant groups negotiate the contours and boundaries of these contested sites and recommends ways such conversations can better incorporate a critical engagement with indigenous knowledge and agency.

    A volume in the series Cultural Heritage Studies, edited by Paul A. Shackel

  • Waterfowl populations in the Upper Chesapeake region / Robert E. Stewart
    QL 683 C48 S84 1962

  • Quick cattle and dying wishes : people and their animals in early modern England / Erica Fudge
    QL 85 F83 2018

    What was the life of a cow in early modern England like? What would it be like to milk that same cow, day-in, day-out, for over a decade? How did people feel about and toward the animals that they worked with, tended, and often killed? With these questions, Erica Fudge begins her investigation into a lost aspect of early modern life: the importance of the day-to-day relationships between humans and the animals with whom they worked. Such animals are and always have been, Fudge reminds us, more than simply stock; they are sentient beings with whom one must negotiate. It is the nature, meaning, and value of these negotiations that this study attempts to recover.

    By focusing on interactions between people and their livestock, Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes restores animals to the central place they once had in the domestic worlds of early modern England. In addition, the book uses human relationships with animals--as revealed through agricultural manuals, literary sources, and a unique dataset of over four thousand wills--to rethink what quick cattle meant to a predominantly rural population and how relationships with them changed as more and more people moved to the city. Offering a fuller understanding of both human and animal life in this period, Fudge innovatively expands the scope of early modern studies and how we think about the role that animals played in past cultures more broadly.

  • Behavioral neuroscience / S. Marc Breedlove, Michigan State University, Neil V. Watson, Simon Fraser University
    QP 360 B727 2017
    This lively survey of the field offers a broad perspective, encompassing cutting-edge neuroscience, lucid descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary and developmental perspectives, and clinical applications of research.Note: Each new book includes 180-day access to the book's Companion Website.For 20 years, instructors relied on the textbook Biological Psychology for a definitive and comprehensive survey of the neuroscience of behaviour. Thanks to the explosion of work in the neurosciences, each of the seven editions included more neural details than the one before. Thus the time has come to revise the title to reflect the evolution of both the book and the field: Behavioral Neuroscience. Despite a comprehensive range of material, the authors have striven in the latest revision to lay bare the neuroscience concepts underlying behaviour with concision and clarity.New to This Edition Reorganisation of several chapters: Chapter 4, The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and Neuropharmacology; Chapter 11, Motor Control and Plasticity; Chapter 17, Learning and Memory; and Chapter 19, Language and Lateralization.Significant shortening of Chapter 7, Life-Span Development of the Brain and Behavior and Chapter 10, Vision: From Eye to Brain.New chapter-opening vignettes on: a woman who must take hormones to compensate for the loss of her pituitary (Chapter 5); "Bella," born with cloacal extrophy (Chapter 12); long-term metabolic change in obesity weight loss (Chapter 13); and fearlessness (Chapter 15).New "Cutting Edge" elements on: DREDDs, Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (Chapter 5), and the coevolution of toxins in scorpions and the pain channels of the grasshopper mice who prey upon them (Chapter 8).Over 500 new citations that keep the text current and an excellent resource.

  • Sensation and perception / E. Bruce Goldstein and James R. Brockmole
    QP 431 G64 2017
    This book tells the amazing story of perception -- how experiences are created by your senses and how you use these experiences to interact with the environment. You might be surprised to know that although perception is easy -- we see, hear, feel touch, and experience taste and smell without much effort -- the mechanisms that create perceptions are both extremely complex and hidden from our view. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION unravels these complexities by taking you on a journey that describes perceptual research in a clear easy-to-understand way, and by linking the results of this research to your everyday experience. The text is supported by beautiful color illustrations, a media program that makes perception come alive (in the MindTap digital learning solution), and learning aids to help you understand and remember what you have read.

  • What is life? : a guide to biology with physiology / Jay Phelan
    QH 501 P48 2018

  • Cognitive neuroscience / Marie T. Banich, University of Colorado Boulder, Rebecca J. Compton, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
    QP 360.5 B359 2018
    Updated fully, this accessible and comprehensive text highlights the most important theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced teachers, the consistent narrative ensures that students link concepts across chapters, and the careful selection of topics enables them to grasp the big picture without getting distracted by details. Clinical applications such as developmental disorders, brain injuries and dementias are highlighted. In addition, analogies and examples within the text, opening case studies, and 'In Focus' boxes engage students and demonstrate the relevance of the material to real-world concerns. Students are encouraged to develop the critical thinking skills that will enable them to evaluate future developments in this fast-moving field. A new chapter on Neuroscience and Society considers how cognitive neuroscience issues relate to the law, education, and ethics, highlighting the clinical and real-world relevance. An expanded online package includes a test bank.

  • Critical population and error threshold on the sharp peak landscape for a Moran model / Raphael Cerf
    QP 517 M65C47 2014eb

  • A mutation-selection model with recombination for general genotypes / Steven N. Evans, David Steinsaltz, Kenneth W. Wachter
    QH 390 E92 2013eb

  • Polar bear / by William Flaherty ; illustrated by Danny Christopher
    QL 737 C27 F53 2016

    Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.
    Kids will learn how polar bears raise their babies, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin!

  • Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power edited by Rajesh K. Sani, Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam

  • The gut microbiome in health and disease Dirk Haller, editor

  • Molecular mechanisms of autonomy in biological systems : relativity of code, energy and mass? / by Tara Karimi

  • Nuclear-cytoplasmic transport / Weidong Yang, editor

  • Zoogeography of Arachnida / Petar Beron

  • Textbook of energy balance, neuropeptide hormones, and neuroendocrine function / Eduardo A. Nillni, editor

  • Extremophiles in Eurasian Ecosystems : Ecology, Diversity, and Applications / Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Nils-Kare Birkeland, Hovik Panosyan, Wen-Jun Li, editors

  • Island of Reil (Insula) in the Human Brain Anatomical, Functional, Clinical and Surgical Aspects / Mehmet Turgut, Canan Yurttaş, R. Shane Tubbs, editors

  • Vegetation of the Canary Islands / Marcelino J. del Arco Aguilar, Octavio Rodríguez Delgado

  • Pathological brain detection / Shui-Hua Wang, Yu-Dong Zhang, Zhengchao Dong, Preetha Phillips

  • Gravitational Biology I : Gravity Sensing and Graviorientation in Microorganisms and Plants / Markus Braun [and 4 others]

  • Molecular mechanisms of notch signaling / Tilman Borggrefe, Benedetto Daniele Giaimo, editors

  • Functional nucleic acid based biosensors for food safety detection / Yunbo Luo

  • Current trends in bioinformatics : an insight / Gulshan Wadhwa, P. Shanmughavel, Atul Kumar Singh, Jayesh R. Bellare, editors

  • Behavioral pharmacology of neuropeptides : oxytocin / Rene Hurlemann, Valery Grinevich, editors

  • Anatomy, age and ecology of high mountain plants in Ladakh, the Western Himalaya by Ji?? Dole?al, Miroslav Dvorský, Annett Börner, Jan Wild, Fritz Hans Schweingruber

  • Bioinformatics and the cell : modern computational approaches in genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics / Xuhua Xia
    QH 324.2 X53 2018

  • Exploring animal encounters : philosophical, cultural, and historical perspectives / Dominik Ohrem, Matthew Calarco, editors

  • Birds of prey : biology and conservation in the XXI century / José Hernán Sarasola, Juan Manuel Grande, Juan José Negro, editors

  • Atlas of non-gynecologic cytology / Xin Jing, Momin T. Siddiqui, Qing Kay Li, editors

  • Advances in membrane proteins. Yu Cao, editor

  • Advances in cognitive neurodynamics (VI) : proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics -- 2017 / José M. Delgado-García, Xiaochuan Pan, Raudel Sánchez-Campusano, Rubin Wang, editors

  • Chromosome translocation / Yu Zhang, editor

  • Biology of chlamydia / Georg Häcker, editor

  • Gastrointestinal physiology : development, principles and mechanisms of regulation / Menizibeya Osain Welcome

  • Methane biocatalysis : paving the way to sustainability / Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya, Xin-Hui Xing, editors

  • Targeting protein-protein interactions by small molecules / Chunquan Sheng, Gunda I. Georg, editors

  • HSP70 in human diseases and disorders / Alexzander A. A. Asea, Punit Kaur, editors

  • Endophytes of forest trees : biology and applications / Anna Maria Pirttilä, A. Carolin Frank, editors

  • Theoretical and applied aspects of systems biology / Fabricio Alves Barbosa da Silva, Nicolas Carels, Floriano Paes Silva Junior, editors

  • Algorithms for computational biology : 5th International Conference, AlCoB 2018, Hong Kong, China, June 25-26, 2018, Proceedings / Jesper Jansson, Carlos Martín-Vide, Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (eds.)

  • Copper and bacteria : evolution, homeostasis and toxicity / Marc Solioz

  • Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and their Extracts. A.N.M. Alamgir

  • Salinity responses and tolerance in plants. Vinay Kumar, Shabir Hussain Wani, Penna Suprasanna, Lam-Son Phan Tran, editors

  • Practical biostatistics in translational healthcare / Allen M. Khakshooy, Francesco Chiappelli

  • Foundations of biostatistics / M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha

  • Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals / Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, G. Sybren de Hoog, Jacques Guillot, Paul E. Verweij, editors
    QR 46 E44 2018

  • Membrane Proteins in Aqueous Solutions From Detergents to Amphipols / by Jean-Luc Popot

  • RNA Metabolism in Mitochondria / Jorge Cruz-Reyes, Michael W. Gray, editors

  • Transcriptome Analysis Introduction and Examples from the Neurosciences / by Alessandro Cellerino, Michele Sanguanini

  • Darwinian Evolution of Molecules Physical and Earth-Historical Perspective of the Origin of Life / by Hiromoto Nakazawa

  • Nicolaus Steno : Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist / by Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
    QM 16 S74 N53 2018eb

  • Human herpesviruses / edited by Yasushi Kawaguchi, Yasuko Mori, Hiroshi Kimura

  • Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability Volume 2 / edited by Ram Prasad

  • Mathematical Immunology of Virus Infections by Gennady Bocharov, Vitaly Volpert, Burkhard Ludewig, Andreas Meyerhans

  • Virus protein and nucleoprotein complexes / J. Robin Harris, David Bhella, editors
    QR 460 V57 2018eb

  • The Plant Stem A Microscopic Aspect / by Fritz H. Schweingruber, Annett Börner

  • Genomic approach to asthma / Xiangdong Wang, Zhihong Chen editors

  • The genomes of rosaceous berries and their wild relatives / Timo Hytönen, Julie Graham, Richard Harrison, editors

  • Sound analysis and synthesis with R / Jérôme Sueur

  • Cochlear anatomy via microdissection with clinical implications : an atlas / Charles G. Wright, Peter S. Roland

  • Reproductive and developmental strategies : the continuity of life / Kazuya Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano, Yasuhiro Iwao, Mariko Kondo, editors

  • Plant nutrients and abiotic stress tolerance / Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, Kamrun Nahar, Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak, editors

  • Zoological Collections of Germany : the Animal Kingdom in its Amazing Plenty at Museums and Universities / edited by Lothar A. Beck

  • Global Education in Bioethics edited by Henk ten Have
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