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            Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction
              

            Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Wolpert, Lewis

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            The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of, and explo...res, one of the liveliest areas of scientific research.
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            ISBN 9780199601196
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            An Epidemic of Absence
              

            An Epidemic of Absence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Velasquez-Manoff, Moises

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            ISBN 9781439199398
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Fish Defenses Vol. 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators
             

            Fish Defenses Vol. 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Zaccone, Giacomo

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            Dramatic changes in the environment, including habitat degradation and climate change, have focused attention on how individuals and populations respond to a shifting biotic and abiotic landscape. A critical step toward meeting this goal is a clear understanding of the capacity o...f individuals to defend themselves against threats. Changes in water quality and temperature have direct and indirect effects on fishes. Defensive responses can occur at many levels, from cellular to behavioral actions. The authors in this volume have attempted to provide a general view of the current state of knowledge of fish defenses with respect to pathogens, parasites, and predators, and to point out gaps where further study is needed.
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            ISBN 9781138113534
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field
             

            Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field (Hardback)

            Edited by Mascie-Taylor, C. G. Nicholas; Yasukouchi, Akira; Ulijaszek, Stanley

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            Intends to build our understanding of human variation by employing both laboratory and field perspectives. This book reviews the way we examine and analyze human variation with reference to genetics, growth and development, and physiology.

            ISBN 9781420084719
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2010
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Society for the Study of Human Biology
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            Milestones in the Evolving Theory of Evolution
             

            Milestones in the Evolving Theory of Evolution (Hardback)

            By Wool, David

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            The book illustrates how Darwin's theory has evolved, about the development of the biological world before Darwin, and great changes that took place with the incorporation of statistics, and after Darwin's death of genetics and mathematics. The formation of 'Modern Synthesis', pr...otein electrophoresis, Discovery of DNA opened new avenues for the study of evolution --
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            ISBN 9780367903336
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Selected Works of C. H. Waddington (7 vols)
             

            The Selected Works of C. H. Waddington (7 vols) (Hardback, Contains 7 hardbacks)

            By Waddington, C. H.

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            The Selected Works of C. H. Waddington reissues seven titles from Waddington's impressive oeuvre. The titles in question cover a range of topics, from genetics and embryology to ethics in science and contemporary biological thought.

            ISBN 9781138959484
            Released NZ 11 Apr 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals: Selected Works of C. H. Waddington
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            The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship between Natural Selection and Reproduction
             

            The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship between Natural Selection and Reproduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rothman, Stephen; Rothman, S. S.

            This book examines a little-noted contradiction inherent in the two essential elements of Darwin's theory of biological evolution--natural selection and reproduction. Physiologist Stephen Rothman makes the revolutionary claim that the evolution of life's complex and diverse repro...ductive mechanisms is not the consequence of natural selection. In so doing, he exposes the deepest question possible about life's nature--its reason for being. In meticulously detailed but accessible terms he lays out the crux of the paradox and offers an intriguing solution within a naturalistic framework. In an ostensibly purposeless universe, somehow purposeful life has evolved. For all living things there are two overarching purposes: survival and the creation of new life. Natural selection is about the survival of existing life, but has no interest in life's future, about whether it persists or perishes. By contrast, reproduction is only about the future of life, and has no interest in existing life except as a means to that end. Where do these purposes come from? As Rothman demonstrates, at every level life is wired to react to danger. Counterintuitively, without the danger to its existence, life would not have come into being. As for reproduction, nature's destructive forces drive the creation of new life. Written with great clarity and informed by deep learning, this elegant, thoughtful work tackles some of the most challenging questions raised by the theory of evolution, while calling to mind Darwin's famous words from the conclusion of On the Origin of Species There is a grandeur in this view of life.
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            ISBN 9781633880726
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
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            Gap Junction Channels and Hemichannels

            Gap Junction Channels and Hemichannels (Paperback)

            Edited by Bai, Donglin; Saez, Juan C.

            • RRP: $102.00
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            Gap junction channels are a group of intercellular channels expressed in tissues and organs to synchronize many physiological processes. Pannexin channels are a family of closely related large-pore channels virtually unknown a decade ago. The field of connexin and pannexin resear...ch has recently exploded and became one of the most active areas of
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            ISBN 9780367658441
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            So Simple a Beginning: How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World
             

            So Simple a Beginning: How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World (Hardback)

            By Parthasarathy, Raghuveer

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              29 Mar 22

            A biophysicist reveals the hidden unity behind nature's breathtaking complexity The form and function of a sprinting cheetah are quite unlike those of a rooted tree. A human being is very different from a bacterium or a zebra. The living world is a realm of dazzling variety, yet ...a shared set of physical principles shapes the forms and behaviors of every creature in it. So Simple a Beginning shows how the emerging new science of biophysics is transforming our understanding of life on Earth while helping enable potentially lifesaving but controversial technologies such as gene editing, artificial organ growth, and ecosystem engineering. Raghuveer Parthasarathy explains how four basic principles-self-assembly, regulatory circuits, predictable randomness, and scaling-shape the machinery of life on scales ranging from microscopic molecules to gigantic elephants. He describes how biophysics is helping to unlock the secrets of a host of natural phenomena, such as how your limbs know to form at the proper places, and why humans need lungs but ants do not. Parthasarathy explores how the cutting-edge biotechnologies of tomorrow could enable us to alter living things in ways both subtle and profound. Featuring dozens of original watercolors and drawings by the author, this sweeping tour of biophysics offers astonishing new perspectives on how the wonders of life can arise from so simple a beginning.
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            ISBN 9780691200408
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Frontiers in Developmental Biology

            Frontiers in Developmental Biology (Hardback)

            Edited by Meyers, Robert A.

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            This topical volume in the respected Encyclopedia series is the first in many years to bring together all important aspects of developmental biology in one source, from morphogenesis and organogenesis, via epigenetic regulation of gene expression to evolutionary developmental bio...logy.
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            ISBN 9783527338214
            Released NZ 27 Mar 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Current Topics from the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
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