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


  • Doppler radar physiological sensing / edited by Olga Boric-Lubecke, Victor M. Lubecke, Amy D. Droitcour, Byung-Kwon Park, Aditya Singh
    QP 113 D67 2016eb

    Presents a comprehensive description of the theory and practical implementation of Doppler radar-based physiological monitoring

    This book includes an overview of current physiological monitoring techniques and explains the fundamental technology used in remote non-contact monitoring methods.  Basic radio wave propagation and radar principles are introduced along with the fundamentals of physiological motion and measurement. Specific design and implementation considerations for physiological monitoring radar systems are then discussed in detail. The authors address current research and commercial development of Doppler radar based physiological monitoring for healthcare and other applications.

    Explains pros and cons of different Doppler radar architectures, including CW, FMCW, and pulsed Doppler radar Discusses nonlinear demodulation methods, explaining dc offset, dc information, center tracking, and demodulation enabled by dc cancellation Reviews advanced system architectures that address issues of dc offset, spectrum folding, motion interference, and range resolution Covers Doppler radar physiological measurements demonstrated to date, from basic cardiopulmonary rate extractions to more involved volume assessments

    Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing serves as a fundamental reference for radar, biomedical, and microwave engineers as well as healthcare professionals interested in remote physiological monitoring methods.

    Olga Boric-Lubecke, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an IEEE Fellow.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in microwave radar technologies for non-contact cardiopulmonary monitoring, and in the design of integrated circuits for biomedical applications.

    Victor M. Lubecke, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is an emeritus IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer and has over 25 years of experience in research and development of devices and methods for radio-based remote sensing systems.

    Amy Droitcour, PhD, has spent ten years developing radar-based vital signs measurement technology through her dissertation research and leading product development as CTO of Kai Medical. She currently serves as Senior Vice President of R&D at Wave 80 Biosciences.

    Byung-Kwon-Park, PhD, is a senior research engineer at the Mechatronics R&D Center in Korea.

    Aditya Singh, PhD, is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Neuroscience and MRI research Program.


  • Records of changes in color among fishes, by Charles Haskins Townsend ..
    QL 639 T64 1929

  • Understanding host-microbiome interactions -- an omics approach omics of host-microbiome association / Ravindra Pal Singh, Ramesh Kothari, Prakash G. Koringa, Satya Prakash Singh, editors
    QL 757 U53 2017eb

  • Plant-microbe interactions in agro-ecological perspectives. Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Harikesh Bahadur Singh, Ratna Prabha, editors
    QR351

  • Calcium signaling : from physiology to diseases / Senthilkumar Rajagopal, Murugavel Ponnusamy
    QP535.C2

  • The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Javier Loidi, editor
    QK328

  • Railway ecology / Luís Borda-de-Água, Rafael Barrientos, Pedro Beja, Henrique Miguel Pereira, editors
    QH541

  • Biocommunication of Archaea Guenther Witzany, editor
    QR82.A69

  • Deep-sea ecosystems off Mauritania research of marine biodiversity and habitats in the Northwest African Margin / Ana Ramos, Fran Ramil, José Luis Sanz, editors
    QH541.5.D35

    This book compiles the main findings of the multidisciplinary long-term research program developed in the continental margin of one of the more productive and unknown areas of the world oceans, Northwest Africa. The more than 25,000 preserved fishes and benthic invertebrates and quantitative data collected in 342 trawling stations, the 267 oceanographic profiles, the 211 sediment samples and the 28,122 km2 prospected by multi˗beam echo sounding allowed to obtain an overview of the amazing biodiversity of the demersal and benthic fauna inhabiting soft- and hard-bottom habitats, as well as the fascinating geomorphology and oceanography, hidden in the Mauritanian slope.


  • The biophysics of cell membranes biological consequences / Richard M. Epand, Jean-Marie Ruysschaert, editors
    QH601

  • Probiotics in agroecosystem Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shivesh Sharma, Ram Prasad, editors
    QR51

  • Phosphodiesterases CNS functions and diseases / Han-Ting Zhang, Ying Xu, James M. O'Donnell, editors
    QP609.P53

  • The Brazilian microbiome current status and perspectives / Victor Pylro, Luiz Roesch, editors
    QR41.2

  • Rhizobium biology and biotechnology Alexander P. Hansen...[et al.], editors
    QR113

  • Photoaffinity labeling for structural probing within protein Yasumaru Hatanaka, Makoto Hashimoto, editors
    QP519.9.P48

  • Protein deimination in human health and disease / Anthony P. Nicholas, Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, Paul R. Thompson, editors
    QP551

  • Diversity and evolution of butterfly wing patterns : an integrative approach / Toshio Sekimura, H. Frederik Nijhout, editors
    QL541

  • Comparative genomics : 15th International Workshop, RECOMB CG 2017, Barcelona, Spain, October 4-6, 2017, Proceedings / Joao Meidanis, Luay Nakhleh (eds.)
    QH447

  • Rotifers aquaculture, ecology, gerontology, and ecotoxicology / Atsushi Hagiwara, Tatsuki Yoshinaga, editors
    QL391.R8

  • Functional importance of the plant microbiome implications for agriculture, forestry and bioenergy / Sharon Lafferty Doty, editor
    QK604.2.E53

  • Genome editing in neurosciences / Rudolf Jaenisch, Feng Zhang, Fred Gage, editors
    QP356.22

  • Heart rate variability analysis with the R package RHRV / Constantino Antonio Garcia Martinez [and six others]
    QP113

  • Algorithms for next-generation sequencing data : techniques, approaches, and applications / Mourad Elloumi, editor
    QP625.N89

  • Regulation of inflammatory signaling in health and disease / Dakang Xu, editor
    QR185.2

  • Agriculturally important microbes for sustainable agriculture. Vijay Singh Meena, Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Jaideep Kumar Bisht, Arunava Pattanayak, editors
    QR51

  • Computational methods in systems biology : 15th International Conference, CMSB 2017, Darmstadt, Germany, September 27-29, 2017, Proceedings / Jérôme Feret, Heinz Koeppl (eds.)
    QH324.2

  • The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Javier Loidi, editor
    QK328

  • Agriculturally important microbes for sustainable agriculture. Vijay Singh Meena, Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Jaideep Kumar Bisht, Arunava Pattanayak, editors
    QR51

  • Protocols in semen biology (comparing assays) / N. Srivastava, Megha Pande, editors
    QP255

  • Modeling life : the mathematics of biological systems / Alan Garfinkel, Jane Shevtsov, Yina Guo
    QH323.5

  • Ecology of Central European forests : vegetation ecology of Central Europe. Christoph Leuschner, Heinz Ellenberg ; revised and extended version of the 6th German edition ; translated by Laura Sutcliffe
    QK281
    This handbook in two volumes synthesises our knowledge about the ecology of Central Europe's plant cover with its 7000-yr history of human impact, covering Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and nearly 1000 figures and tables, the two books review in 26 chapters all major natural and man-made vegetation types with their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiology of important plant species, and key aspects of ecosystem functioning. Volume I deals with forests and scrub vegetation and analyses the ecology of Central Europe's tree flora, whilst Volume II is dedicated to the non-forest vegetation covering mires, grasslands, heaths, alpine habitats and urban vegetation. The consequences of over-use, pollution and recent climate change over the last century are explored and conservation issues addressed.     

  • Biomechanics of the human stomach Roustem N. Miftahof
    QP151

  • Proteases in physiology and pathology Sajal Chakraborti, Naranjan S. Dhalla, editors
    QP609.P78

  • Store-operated Ca²⁺ entry (SOCE) pathways : emerging signaling concepts in human (patho)physiology / Klaus Groschner, Wolfgang F. Graier, Christoph Romanin, editors
    QP535.C2

  • Vegetation ecology of Central Europe. coastal to alpine, natural to man-made habitats / Christoph Leuschner, Heinz Ellenberg
    QK281
    This handbook in two volumes synthesises our knowledge about the ecology of Central Europe's plant cover with its 7000-yr history of human impact, covering Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and nearly 1000 figures and tables, the two books review in 26 chapters all major natural and man-made vegetation types with their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiology of important plant species, and key aspects of ecosystem functioning. Volume I deals with forests and scrub vegetation and analyses the ecology of Central Europe's tree flora, whilst Volume II is dedicated to the non-forest vegetation covering mires, grasslands, heaths, alpine habitats and urban vegetation. The consequences of over-use, pollution and recent climate change over the last century are explored and conservation issues addressed.     

  • Brain function assessment in learning : first International Conference, BFAL 2017, Patras, Greece, September 24-25, 2017, proceedings / Claude Frasson, George Kostopoulos (eds.)
    QP385

  • Genetic data analysis for plant and animal breeding / Fikret Isik, James Holland, Christian Maltecca
    QH430

  • Introduction to biomolecular structure and biophysics basics of biophysics / Gauri Misra, editor
    QH505

  • Advanced computational methods in life system modeling and simulation : International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2017 and International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, ICSEE 2017, Nanjing, China, September 22-24, 2017, Proceedings. Minrui Fei, Shiwei Ma, Xin Li, Xin Sun, Li Jia, Zhou Su (eds.)
    QH324.2

  • Medicinal and aromatic plants of the world. Mohamed Neffati, Hanen Najjaa, Ákos Máthé, editors
    QK99.A35

  • Compendium of histology : a theoretical and practical guide / Anders Rehfeld, Malin Nylander, Kirstine Karnov
    QM551

    This book has been designed to help medical students succeed with their histology classes, while using less time on studying the curriculum. The text is intended as a supplement to the classical full-curriculum textbooks normally used by the students for their histology classes. Covering the same curriculum as the classical textbooks, from basic tissue histology to the histology of specific organs, this book is formatted and organized in a much simpler and intuitive way. Almost all text is formatted in bullets or put into structured tables. This makes it quick and easy to digest, helping the student get a good overview of the curriculum. It is easy to locate specific information in the text, such as the size of cellular structures etc. Additionally, each chapter includes simplified illustrations of various histological features. The aim of the book is to be used to quickly brush up on the curriculum, e.g. before a class or an exam. Additionally, the book includes guides to distinguish between the different histological tissues and organs that can be presented to students microscopically, e.g. during a histology spot test. This guide lists the specific characteristics of the different histological specimens and also describes how to distinguish a specimen from other similar specimens. For each histological specimen, a simplified drawing and a photomicrograph of the specimen, is presented to help the student recognize the important characteristics in the microscope. Lastly, the book contains multiple "memo boxes" in which parts of the curriculum are presented as easy-to-remember mnemonics.  


  • Evolution of the brain, cognition, and emotion in vertebrates Shigeru Watanabe, Michel A. Hofman, Toru Shimizu, editors
    QP376

  • Immune metabolism in health and tumor / Bin Li, Fan Pan, editors
    QR182

  • Practical handbook of the biology and molecular diversity of Trichoderma species from Tropical regions / Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    QK625.M7

  • Primate hearing and communication / Rolf M. Quam, Marissa A. Ramsier, Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper, editors
    QP461

  • Discriminative pattern discovery on biological networks / Fabio Fassetti, Simona E. Rombo, Cristina Serrao
    QH324.2

  • Visualising the charge and Cooper-pair density waves in cuprates / Stephen Edkins
    QH212.S35

  • Endocrinology of the testis and male reproduction Manuela Simoni, Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi, editors
    QP252

  • Drebrin : from structure and function to physiological and pathological roles / Tomoaki Shirao, Yuko Sekino, editors
    QP624.75.P74

  • Periconception in physiology and medicine / Alireza Fazeli, William V. Holt, editors
    QH485

  • The reality for agricultural economics within the European Union : stressing the efficiency indicators across the representative farms / Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho
    QH705

  • Communicating genetics visualisations and representations / Han Yu
    QH 438.4 M6 Y8 2017eb

  • Bioethics beyond altruism : donating and transforming human biological materials / Rhonda M. Shaw, editor
    QH332

  • Some critical questions in biological physics : a guided tour around the bugbears / Thomas Andrew Waigh
    QH 505 W357 2017eb
    Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics discusses eighteen key questions in biological physics, each forming independent chapters that will, by presenting the research in terms of key, unsolved problems, encourage interest in the field. It also provides useful reading for undergraduate physical scientists considering a career in this area.

  • Confocal microscopy / Jian Liu and Jiubin Tan
    QH 224 L583 2016eb
    The confocal microscope is appropriate for imaging cells or the measurement of industrial artefacts. However, junior researchers and instrument users sometimes misuse imaging concepts and metrological characteristics, such as position resolution in industrial metrology and scale resolution in bio-imaging. And, metrological characteristics or influence factors in 3D measurement such as height assessment error caused by 3D coupling effect are so far not yet identified. In this book, the authors outline their practices by the working experiences on standardization and system design. This book assumes little previous knowledge of optics, but rich experience in engineering of industrial measurements, in particular with profile metrology or areal surface topography will be very helpful to understand the theoretical concerns and value of the technological advances. It should be useful for graduate students or researchers as extended reading material, as well as microscope users alongside their handbook.

  • Ahead of the curve : hidden breakthroughs in the biosciences / Michael Levin, Dany Spencer Adams
    QH 305 L483 2016eb
    This unique book is a compendium of carefully curated published papers in the biosciences, which have (or will) precipitate a profound change in prevailing paradigms and research programs. A mix of new and classic papers, it shows the limitations of current thought or identifies novel vistas for investigations that have not yet been explored. The purpose of the book is to highlight scientific gems, most unrecognized, that suggest revisions to key pillars of thought in the biological sciences and further the education of young scientists. This will be achieved by including reprints of papers that demonstrate counter-paradigm, novel directions for future research featuring commentary from current, notable researchers in a variety of areas.

  • Biophysics of the senses / Tennille D. Presley
    QP 431 P743 2016eb
    Biophysics of the Senses connects fundamental properties of physics to biological systems, relating them directly to the human body. It includes discussions of the role of charges and free radicals in disease and homeostasis, how aspects of mechanics impact normal body functions, human bioelectricity and circuitry, forces within the body, and biophysical sensory mechanisms. This is an exciting view of how sensory aspects of biophysics are utilized in everyday life for students who are curious but struggle with the connection between biology and physics.

  • Selective photonic disinfection : a ray of hope in the war against pathogens / Shaw-Wei D. Tsen, Kong-Thon Tsen
    QR 175 T847 2016eb

    Pathogens such as viruses and bacteria are among the greatest threats to human health worldwide. In today's era of population growth and international travel, new technologies are desperately needed to combat the spread of known and emerging pathogens.

    This book presents a new concept for pathogen inactivation called selective photonic disinfection (SEPHODIS). The SEPHODIS technology inactivates pathogens by mechanical means, a total paradigm shift from traditional chemical and physical methods. The unique strength of SEPHODIS resides in its capability to inactivate pathogens while preserving desirable materials such as human cells and proteins. The technology also avoids the need to use chemicals, drastically reducing the risk of side effects. These properties make SEPHODIS ideal for important biomedical applications such as safeguarding blood products and therapeutics against pathogens, as well as producing effective and safe vaccines to combat infectious disease.

    Written in a style that is both technically informative and easy to comprehend for the layman reader, this book illustrates the story of SEPHODIS from its initial discovery and bench studies to its real-world applications.


  • Single molecule biophysics and poisson process approach to statistical mechanics / Susanta K. Sarkar
    QH 505 S375 2016eb
    This is an overview of single molecule physics, the study of both equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties at the single molecule level. It begins with an introduction to this fascinating science and includes a chapter on how to build the most popular instrument for single molecule biophysics, the total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope. It concludes with the Poisson process approach to statistical mechanics, explaining how to relate the process to diverse areas and see how data analysis and error bars are integral parts of science.

  • Networks on networks : the physics of geobiology and geochemistry / Allen G. Hunt, Stefano Manzoni
    QH 343.4 H866 2015eb
    Order from chaos is simultaneously a mantra of physics and a reality in biology. Physicist Norman Packard suggested that life developed and thrives at the edge of chaos. Questions remain, however, as to how much practical knowledge of biology can be traced to existing physical principles, and how much physics has to change in order to address the complexity of biology. Phil Anderson, a physics Nobel laureate, contributed to popularizing a new notion of the end of "reductionism." In this view, it is necessary to abandon the quest of reducing complex behavior to known physical results, and to identify emergent behaviors and principles. In the present book, however, we have sought physical rules that can underlie the behavior of biota as well as the geochemistry of soil development. We looked for fundamental principles, such as the dominance of water flow paths with the least cumulative resistance, that could maintain their relevance across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, together with the appropriate description of solute transport associated with such flow paths. Thus, ultimately, we address both nutrient and water transport limitations of processes from chemical weathering to vascular plant growth. The physical principles guiding our effort are established in different, but related concepts and fields of research, so that in fact our book applies reductionist techniques guided by analogy. The fact that fundamental traits extend across biotic and abiotic processes, i.e., the same fluid flow rate is relevant to both, but that distinctions in topology of the connected paths lead to dramatic differences in growth rates, helps unite the study of these nominally different disciplines of geochemistry and geobiology within the same framework. It has been our goal in writing this book to share the excitement of learning, and one of the most exciting portions to us has been the ability to bring some order to the question of the extent to which soils can facilitate plant growth, and what limitations on plant sizes, metabolism, occurrence, and correlations can be formulated thereby. While we bring order to the soil constraints on growth, we also generate some uncertainties in the scaling relationships of plant growth and metabolism. Although we have made an first attempt to incorporate edaphic constraints into allometric scaling, this is but an initial foray into the forest.

  • Evolutionary dynamics : the mathematics of genes and traits / Hugo van den Berg
    QH 371.3 M37B474 2015eb

    This beautifully illustrated and stimulating book develops an understanding of the gene-to-trait problem in the context of evolutionary dynamics, from the modern perspective of integrative biology. This gene-to-trait problem lies at the heart of a great many questions in biology, evolutionary or otherwise. The author presents both elementary and advanced material in a way that brings out how the gene-to-trait problem is related to both bioinformatics and mathematical models of biological systems.
    Key ideas and techniques that underlie some of the most widely-used bioinformatics methods are discussed in this integrative context. A range of examples of biomathematical models is developed in an evolutionary framework. The book covers the standard theories of evolutionary genetics and adaptive dynamics. Bioinformatics techniques are discussed from the perspective of sequence analysis (alignment, hidden-Markov models, tree inference, and sequence-to-function mapping) and quantitative trait analysis. The two strands of evolutionary dynamics and bioinformatics are then brought together in a chapter on the evolutionary dynamics of quantitative traits, which leads to a number of insights that become the basis for a general definition of fitness, discussed in the context of the question whether it is valid to argue from optimality criteria in an evolutionary context.
    Written for researchers and postgraduate students with a background in physics or applied mathematics and a desire to apply their skills to problems in the life sciences, the book includes a number of introductory chapters on genetics and cell biology, phylogeny and development, mathematical probability, and inferential statistics. In addition, appendices summarise background material on speciation and systematics, controversies surrounding evolutionary thinking, dynamical systems, optimality arguments, as well as statistical and thermal physics.


  • The human body / Jon Richards and Ed Simkins
    QP 37 R49 2013
    Discover what goes into every drop of your blood, compare the size of your lungs to the surface area of a tennis court, find out how many pencils the carbon in your body would fill, and more! From bone structure and muscles to the senses, our central nervous systems, and reproduction, this book explores the human body using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.

  • Growing up, inside and out / written by Kira Vermond ; illustrations by Carl Chin
    QP 84.4 V47 2013
    Puberty is something humans have gone through, quite literally, forever. But that doesn't mean the experience has stayed the same or that there's nothing new to say about the topic. Statistically, kids are hitting puberty earlier than ever. Current attitudes toward sexual behavior or orientation, body image, bullying, mental health, and a host of other related subjects are linked to the changes going on in kids' heads, hearts, and bodies.

    While bodily changes are the most obvious signs that a kid is growing up, they're not always the first (or most stressful) signs. Why does it feel so weird to cry now? How can you tell if someone is really your friend? Is it okay to have a crush on someone who's the same sex as you? These kinds of questions (and answers) are what separates Growing Up, Inside and Out from other books -- it tackles how boys' and girls' emotions change during puberty rather than just what happens to body parts (although that's in here, too).

    And though puberty can often look different for boys and girls (growing facial hair versus getting a period), kids may be surprised by what all their classmates have in common: crushes, acne, anxiety, getting mad at their parents. Not only does Growing Up, Inside and Out break with the tradition of having separate books for separate sexes, it unites kids by showing them that there are things that everyone goes through.

  • Branching out : how trees are part of our world / by Joan Marie Galat
    QK 475.8 G34 2014
    Trees have been around for nearly 400 million years, and today about 25,000 species of trees have been identified. We've relied on trees for everything from fuel, food, and medicine to building railways. Today, trees still touch our lives incountless ways. But what do we really know about them?

    Branching Out takes an in-depth look at these incredible plants, introducing the basics of tree biology and profiling 11 different trees from around the world, including familiar ones such as the red maple as well as lesser-known trees, like the tall-stilted mangrove. It showcases the inextricable ways trees are part of our society, culture, and economy. It also outlines how animals need trees - and sometimes even help trees survive through symbiosis. Full of useful facts and rounded out with a section on conservation, Branching Out is an essential primer that will leave young readers wanting to treat trees as well as they have treated us.

  • The science of sleep : what it is, how it works, and why it matters / Wallace B. Mendelson
    QP 425 M46 2017
    We often hear that humans spend one third of their lives sleeping--and most of us would up that fraction if we could. Whether we're curling up for a brief lunchtime catnap, catching a doze on a sunny afternoon, or clocking our solid eight hours at night, sleeping is normally a reliable way to rest our heads and recharge our minds. And our bodies demand it: without sufficient sleep, we experience changes in mood, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. Symptoms of sleep deprivation can be severe, and we know that sleep is essential for restoring and rejuvenating muscles, tissue, and energy. And yet, although science is making remarkable inroads into the workings and functions of sleep, many aspects still remain a mystery.

    In The Science of Sleep , sleep expert Wallace B. Mendelson explains the elements of human sleep states and explores the variety of sleep disorders afflicting thousands of people worldwide. Mendelson lays out the various treatments that are available today and provides a helpful guide for one of life's most important activities. By offering the first scientific yet accessible account of sleep science, Mendelson allows readers to assess their personal relationships with sleep and craft their own individual approaches to a comfortable and effective night's rest.

    Addressing one of the major public health issues of the day with cutting-edge research and empathetic understanding, The Science of Sleep is the definitive illustrated reference guide to sleep science.

  • Deep thinkers : inside the minds of whales, dolphins, and porpoises / edited by Janet Mann [and 9 others]
    QL 737 C4 D398 2017
    Humans aside, dolphins, whales, and porpoises are often considered to be the smartest creatures on Earth. Science and nature buffs are drawn to stories of their use of tools, their self-recognition, their beautiful and complex songs, and their intricate societies. But how do we know what we know, and what does it mean? In Deep Thinkers , renowned cetacean biologist Janet Mann gathers a gam of the world's leading whale and dolphin researchers--including Luke Rendell, Hal Whitehead, and many more--to illuminate these vital questions, exploring the astounding capacities of cetacean brains.

    Diving into our current understanding of and dynamic research on dolphin and whale cognition, communication, and culture, Deep Thinkers reveals how incredibly sophisticated these mammals are--and how much we can learn about other animal minds by studying cetacean behavior. Through a combination of fascinating text and more than 150 beautiful and informative illustrations, chapters compare the intelligence markers of cetaceans with those of birds, bats, and primates, asking how we might properly define intelligence in nonhumans. As all-encompassing and profound as the seas in which these deep cetacean cultures have evolved, Deep Thinkers is an awesome and inspiring journey into the fathoms--a reminder of what we gain through their close study, and of what we lose when the great minds of the sea disappear.

  • Walking : connecting sustainable transport with health / edited by Corinne Mulley, Klaus Gebel, Ding Ding
    QP 310 W3 W35 2017eb
    This book combines core chapters on different aspects of sustainable transport and health, together with case studies of particular approaches to synthesise walking and health in cities around the globe. Walking as a research area is multifaceted and this book presents chapters which synthesise the current state of research and practice, which will be of interest to readers, both academic and professional, and point to areas that will feature prominently in future research domains.Although the links between transport and health have long been recognised in the transport and health disciplines separately, it is a fairly recent phenomenon that they have been seen as a legitimate inter- and multi-disciplinary area. The areas of intersection have become more obvious with better understanding between the different disciplines with mutual and explicit understanding that great benefits come from recognising synergies between disciplinary approaches to similar problems. The connections between walking and health have benefited from a better understanding of the contributions of different disciplines.This book exploits this multidisciplinary approach.

  • G-protein-coupled receptor dimers / Katharine Herrick-Davis, Graeme Milligan, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, editors
    QP552.G16

  • Edible wild plants an alternative approach to food security / Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Nidaa Haroon
    QK98.5.A1

  • Understanding the cochlea Geoffrey A. Manley, Anthony W. Gummer, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors
    QP461

  • Mathematical grammar of biology Michel Eduardo Beleza Yamagishi
    QH323.5

  • Women in mathematical biology : research collaboration workshop, Nimbios, Knoxville, June 2015 / Anita T. Layton, Laura A. Miller, editors
    QH323.5

  • Prokaryotic chaperonins multiple copies and multitude functions / C.M. Santosh Kumar, Shekhar C. Mande, editors
    QP552.M64

  • Beavers : boreal ecosystem engineers / Carol A. Johnston
    QL737.R632

  • Handbook of electroporation / Damijan Miklavčič, editor
    QH585.5.E48

  • Biochemical basis and therapeutic implications of angiogenesis Jawahar L. Mehta, Pankaj Mathur, Naranjan S. Dhalla, editors
    QP 106.6 B56 2017eb

  • Viruses, genes, and cancer Eric Hunter, Klaus Bister, editors
    QR357

  • Taurine 10 / Dong-Hee Lee, Stephen W. Schaffer, Eunkyue Park, Ha Won Kim, editors
    QP801.T3

  • Centromeres and kinetochores : discovering the molecular mechanisms underlying chromosome inheritance / Ben E. Black, editor
    QH600.2

  • Glial amino acid transporters Arturo Ortega, Arne Schouboe, editors
    QP563.G32
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