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21. The Singularity Is Near: When
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22. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the
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23. The Regulatory Genome: Gene Regulatory
24. Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical
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25. Genetics:From Genes to Genomes
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26. Molecular Biology of the Cell
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27. The Making of the Fittest: DNA
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28. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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29. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates:
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30. Molecular Cell Biology
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31. Hereditary Hearing Loss and Its
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35. Pathology And Genetics of Skin
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36. God's Universe
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37. Biochemical Pathways: An Atlas
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38. The Double Helix: A Personal Account
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39. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome
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21. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (26 September, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Take care of yourself - immortality is near!

5-0 out of 5 stars Caution, Maestro at Work
Ray Kurzweil is utterly relentless, merciless, and authoritative as he hammers home his vision of the future.He doesn't just make this stuff up, but opens his book with about fifty graphs depicting the exponential trends in current technology.Graphs depict the increase in computer power, its reduction in cost, the nanotechnological patents applied for, the size of chips, and so on. Dr. Kurzweil doesn't so much indicate trends, as prove that they are inevitable.
5-0 out of 5 stars Theoretical Science Masterpiece
Kurzwell's vision isn't perfect.But part of the point of this book is that no one single person will comprise the evolutionary singularity, it will take every single part of humanity to plug into our world for that to happen.He's doing a relatively noble thing, standing on the edge of reality, and sending out a jolting vision of the future that is one of a kind.There's no need to worship Kurzwell, it's simply that people ought to pay attention to this theoretical science masterpiece and heed it's alarming beautiful call to arms against pessimism and backward oriented thought.Awesome. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biotechnology    2. Future Studies    3. General    4. Human Evolution    5. Life Sciences - Evolution    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Social Aspects    10. Social Science / Future Studies   


22. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
by W. W. Norton
Paperback (19 September, 1996)
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Richard Dawkins is not a shy man. Edward Larson's research shows that most scientists today are not formally religious, but Dawkins is an in-your-face atheist in the witty British style:Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Only for intelligently-designed readers! (Tee hee!)
What is very entertaining about this book is reading the very silly and scientifically-baseless reviews that gave the book one star.
2-0 out of 5 stars fatih for faith
I tried hard to read this book as an intelligent challenge to my faith - only to find that Dawkin's arguements require a leap of faith also- something about how irrational he is about religion - seems to dump his scientific mind and operate on raw emotion - sometimes something more like hate at times.
4-0 out of 5 stars The Leading Author makes Sense
"Dawkins is the leading author about evolution for the general public. His explanations work and make sense." ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Evolution    2. Evolution (Biology)    3. Life Sciences - Evolution    4. Natural selection    5. Organic Evolution    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Science / Evolution   


23. The Regulatory Genome: Gene Regulatory Networks In Development And Evolution
by Academic Press
Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology    3. Life Sciences - Cytology    4. Life Sciences - Ecology    5. Life Sciences - Evolution    6. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    7. Medical    8. Science    9. Evolution    10. Genetics (non-medical)    11. Science / Developmental Biology   


24. Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Chemistry & Biology
by Garland
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good enough to be self-study book
This book is really amazing, gives good examples and alot of questions. It is easy to follow, but it hasn't the whole math of many derivations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Want to understand the physics if life?Need to read this!
The topic of this book, the physical chemistry of molecules, especially those relevant to biology, is one of the mostchallenging courses to a college student in chemist.But these authors have tried to make it easy for you - and they succeed.They used figures, pictures and analogies to help you to understand some of the most sophisticated concepts in science.For example entropy.The authors are leading researchers in the field and they brought a unique perspective to the subject; the writing is very lucid. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Chemistry - Analytic    2. Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Mechanics - Dynamics - Thermodynamics    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Statistical thermodynamics    8. Molecular biology    9. Science / Microbiology    10. Thermochemistry & chemical thermodynamics   


25. Genetics:From Genes to Genomes with PowerWeb(OLC Bindin Card)
by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Hardcover (04 March, 2003)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Genetics: From Genes to Genomes
Great figures to go with the text. Not a quick read, but it is a great genetics resource.

2-0 out of 5 stars Genetics:From Genes to Genomes
I found this book extremely verbose and unorganized.It would serve as a great reference book for a lab researcher or grad student.But it's way too technical and dense for an introductory genetics class.The authors do a poor job presenting the material in a comprehensible way to an undergraduate genetics student.Not recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great general Genetics textbook
I think this is a great text book for General Genetics class! In fact, this is the text we have been using at UC Berkeley.
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Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Life Sciences - Evolution    3. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Biology, Life Sciences    7. Science / Genetics   


26. Molecular Biology of the Cell
by Garland
Hardcover (March, 1994)
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2-0 out of 5 stars what you want is the fourth edition
I'm sure this book was great in the 90s, but this is the 21st century, when you can buy the fourth edition.There has been a ton of advancement between 1994 and 2002.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT textbook
This book made studying and preparing for tests easy and enjoyable. Highly recommended, especially for those who are going to take the GRE Subject test. At later stages of your career, textbooks even the greatest ones will be largely irrelevant, as you will have to search for up-to-date articles and reviews.

4-0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction to the subject
I will say that I had no trouble in reading and understanding this book. All subjects are nicely elaborated and picturized with detailed schematics or with electron microscopy pictures. Scanning electron pictures are the best but very minimal.All basic concepts are covered structure of cell, protein synthesis, DANA , cell structures,nerve cells, atp, etc. You may want to skip better books when it comes to biochemistry or developmental biology but this book gives smooth introduction all subjects and than you make your direction. Compared to book written by Karp, I prefer this one for wider coverage but Karp has some sections called "experimental pathways" that open your vision to latest developments. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cells    2. Cytology    3. General    4. Life Sciences - Biology - General    5. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    6. Life Sciences - Cytology    7. Molecular Biology    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Cellular biology    11. Science / Biology   


27. The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (09 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Primer of Evolutionary Theory for Beginners
Richard Dawkins wrote a very enjoyable book titled The Ancestors Tale.It traces our evolution backwards, from humans, through apes and monkeys and so on, back to simple one-celled organisms.It tells the who of evolution: which species were descended from which.The Making of the Fittest tells the how and why: how variations appear in organisms and why they survive, or don't.This is the story of natural selection.Darwin told the story, but a lot more has been learned since then, especially in recent decades, and Sean B. Carroll has been one of the discoverers.But, unlike many researchers, he can write a readable book for beginners.
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28. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (24 May, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Plant Biol. book out there
I am a PhD candidate in Plant Sciences and I work with both applied and basic researchers who work on all aspects of plant biology/agriculture etc.Everyone I work with and myself included feel that this is the best single plant biology text. It is a few years old now so some of the mol. biology will be outdated, and a couple of examples have since been proven to be different than described in the book, but this is minor. This is for the adv. undergrad or graduate student and if you are a graduate student in plant biology you should have this book-it is very expensive, but nearly every post-doc/grad student I know has a copy. Get the hardcover it will hold up better.

3-0 out of 5 stars Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
Mr. !!!3-0 out of 5 stars Explanations not very comprehensive
The text covers a wide variety of plant molecular biology which is convienent. However the explanations are often very vague and do not connect with each other. When reading a paragraph you are often left with unanswered questions and the next paragraph may not connect with the previous paragraph at all. Not at all recommended for the beginner or undergraduate. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Life Sciences - Botany    2. Science    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Genetics (non-medical)    5. Plant physiology    6. Science / Botany   


29. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective
by Brooks Cole
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Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Anatomy, Comparative    3. Evolution    4. Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology    5. Life Sciences - Zoology - General    6. Medical    7. Orthopedics    8. Science    9. Vertebrates    10. Science / Zoology   


30. Molecular Cell Biology
by W.H. Freeman & Company
Hardcover (August, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars review on STUDY GUIDE
after being utterly discusted with this poor excuse of a study guide, i thought i would read some horrible reviews on the guide to make me feel better. to my dismay, people can't read and they only posted reviews for the text book, which is actually good but those reviews should be posted elsewhere.
1-0 out of 5 stars Inferior in every way
The Alberts text (Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fourth Edition) is superior to this text in every way. It is clearer, more precise, and contains more information. This one manages to make simple concepts become quite difficult.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but starting to get outdated
Excellent.Hands down the best book out there for cell biology.Gives a thorough look at the exciting unraveling of the cell.Figures are exceptional.However, being now ~3 years old and due to the intense output and growth of scientific literature this book is starting to get outdated.There have been several advances in a number of transport systems (i.e. Nuclear transport and regulation of gene expression).A new edition in the next year or so would hopefully address these issues. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Science    2. Molecular biology    3. Life Sciences - Cytology    4. Cytology    5. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    6. Cellular biology    7. Genetics (non-medical)    8. Science/Mathematics   


31. Hereditary Hearing Loss and Its Syndromes (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (19 February, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book
It is the best book that exists for consultation on genetic syndromic hearing loss, since in very organized form it treats the audiologic aspectsperfectly and genetic ofthese syndromes.It is my favorite book and I recommend it to you ifyou are geneticist or audiologist. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Abnormalities, Multiple    2. Audiology & Speech Pathology    3. Deafness    4. Genetic aspects    5. Genetics    6. Hearing Disorders    7. Medical    8. Medical / Nursing    9. Otolaryngology    10. Audiology & otology    11. Medical / Otorhinolaryngology    12. Medical genetics    13. Medicine | Otolaryngology & Audiology   


32. Human Molecular Genetics, Third Edition
by Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group
Hardcover (21 November, 2003)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not the best genetics book out there
This book is ok, but you need a decent understanding of genetics to follow many of the chapters. The authors are very effective at overcomplicating very straight forward concepts, which is frustrating if you're simply trying to review, and even worse if you're trying to learn the info for the first time. Definitely NOT for the genetics beginner. I think you can get a better genetics book for the money.
5-0 out of 5 stars Get up to speed fast by reading this book
Though I have been interested in molecular genetics for decades, I have been out-of-touch with the excitement in genetics that is percolating out of the huge amount of data coming from various genome sequencing projects.Want to know why there is so much excitement?Then I suggest you read this book.
5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best and most comprehensive books available on the subject
This book offers an up-to-date view of molecular genetics and the functional laboratroy tools and theories used to address various inherited disorders. The language is very approachable and the book is wonderfully cross-referenced. New developments in various computational fields are addressed and key websites are given for data analysis so that the interested reader can familiarize himself with these tools. I found this book very helpful for both an introduction and subsequent in depth analysis of various topics. The referenced articles are seminal papers and are a wonderful addition to yoour library. Highly recommended and essential for beginners in health professions, graduate students, and biomedical researchers. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Human molecular genetics    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    5. Medical    6. Microbiology    7. Science    8. Genetics (non-medical)    9. Human biology & related topics    10. Medical / Genetics    11. Medical genetics    12. Molecular biology   


33. The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates, 3 Volume Cased Set With Poster Book
by Springer
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Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Anatomy, Comparative    3. Animal Anatomy    4. Anthropology - Physical    5. Central nervous system    6. Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology    7. Life Sciences - Zoology - General    8. Neuroanatomy    9. Neurology - General    10. Science    11. Science/Mathematics    12. Vertebrates    13. Evolution    14. Gehirn    15. Medical / Neuroscience    16. Neurosciences    17. Vergleichende Anatomie    18. Wirbeltiere    19. Zentralnervensystem    20. brain    21. comparative anatomy   


34. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition (Biomedical Engineering)
by Academic Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive introduction to the field
This text is the best introductory book available, it is comprehensive and will serve the reader as a reference throughout his/her career.The authors have made a significant contribution to the field with this text and will help many biomedical engineering programs and their students.

3-0 out of 5 stars Errors make it hard to learn
I've used this book now in 2 classes (including one taught by an author of one of the chapters) and have both times found the book hard to use.It is full of so many small errors you can never be sure whether the problems you are having are because you don't understand the material, or if there is another mistake in that section.Very frustrating.The problems are not limited to explicit errors either, there are issues with the presentation that makes me think it was poorly edited as well.Style, order, and omission of important points are among the sins.Some sections are pretty good, though.1-0 out of 5 stars review of biomedical engineering handbook
subjects are old and out of date.For example, modeling of the eye, (...).This books seems like an attempt to introduce you to the research of a few professors who are trying to recruit graduate students.I found little educational value in it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biomedical Engineering    2. Biotechnology    3. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    4. Engineering - General    5. Life Sciences - Biophysics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Medical equipment & techniques    9. Science / Biotechnology   


35. Pathology And Genetics of Skin Tumours (World Health Organization Classification of Tumours)
by World Health Organization
Paperback (01 January, 2006)
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1-0 out of 5 stars 1-3 weeks??
This book has been on backorder FOREVER, since march; first "1 to 3 weeks" then 10 to 15 days, and now back to 1 to 3 weeks"!! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Medical    3. Dermatology    4. Medical genetics    5. Oncology    6. Pathology   


36. God's Universe
by Belknap Press
Hardcover (30 September, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good reading
This is a book by a respected astronomer on his view of the creation. He believes there is "purpose and intention" behind this creation. And he seeks God's hand, albeit in a subtle way, behind all those serrendipitious phenomena which encourage people to invoke an anthropocentric worldview. Well majority of the scientists will not agree with his view. But this book provides glimpses of the 'other view'. Although not very penetrating thoughts, this book summarizes some thoughts of the author's apologetics in a very concise way. One may want to read this book to learn what may be a believing scientist's view of nature.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Broad-Based, Integrated Approach to "Veritas"
Owen Gingerich is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard's Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.In this concise and readable work, he advocates a broad framework for integrating science and religion -- one that does not artificially mandate a secular explanation for every facet of the universe.
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Subjects:  1. General    2. History    3. Philosophy & Social Aspects    4. Physics    5. Religion    6. Religion & Science    7. Religion - Socialissues    8. Spirituality - General    9. Evolution    10. Philosophy of religion    11. Religion / General   


37. Biochemical Pathways: An Atlas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
by Wiley-Spektrum
Hardcover (14 December, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent.A MUST for anyone in biochemistry and endocrine
This is by far the best written and illustrated book for pathways I have ever seen.If I was teaching a course, it would be absolutely required.

2-0 out of 5 stars "Bichemical Pathways"...Great content, Poor Presentation
Comprehensive references of bochemical pathways are not common, especially with well described cofactors, modulators, and interactions with disparate pathways.This book could provide such a useful reference, unfortunately,the quality of the layout is so poor as to make it very difficult to read. Poor graphic quality, exceptionally small fonts, and poor color choicesrender what should be a most useful reference into a visually challengingdocument.At the price, the book is a disappointment, although the contentis great. Onewishes that the editors would rerelease it after completelyrevising the graphics and production quality, as the content is indeed veryuseful.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Biochemical Pathways..." - An excellent reference guide
The book "Biochemical Pathways..." is the book of choice if you quickly need information on a particular biochemical reaction, substrate or enzyme and serves well as an excellent reference guide. It is acomprehensive book version of the well-known Boehringer Mannheim wallchart"Biochemical Pathways" that can surely be found in almost everylaboratory on the world. The book is color-coded and in addition to theenormous biochemical wallchart data gives a large body of overviewinformation about fundamental aspects concerning enzyme structure, virusesand even the immune system. ... Read more

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38. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
by Touchstone
Paperback (12 June, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars enough to fire your enthusiasm
I read this book as a new science teacher, and it made me realise that all research and teaching can be enlivened by the characters that populate the scientific world. It certainly is not just for academics.I recommend this to everybody - I loved every page.Both Watson and Crick were insufferably arrogant, loud, ostentatious, obnoxious - but it allows the reader to see that enthusiasm and shear pushiness gets places.One sees the boundries set in academic research, and understands also the content of their work.A MUST read.As relevent today as in 1968.

4-0 out of 5 stars a favorite.
this is easily one of my favorite books. some dislike it for watson's dramatization of certain social elements in the story, and for the way in which crick and watson made their discovery. but i think the book should be appreciated as a text which makes science more accessible to the general public. and perhaps most impressive is how watson does manage to include some science in a way which i think will not distract the lay reader, or bore him.

4-0 out of 5 stars take it with a grain of salt
While James Watson is not on the list of authors I'd generally recommend reading, this book is an exception.Those interested in the history of molecular biology should definitely read this book.Given the nature of the topic, it is light and enjoyable reading.Certainly this account is biased to some extent, which makes it necessary to read other books on the topic as well.Further reading on Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin, among other personalities mentioned in the Double Helix, are highly recommended, and necessary for fair balance. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Dna (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)    2. General    3. History    4. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Genetics (non-medical)    8. History of science    9. Popular science    10. Science / Genetics   


39. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis
by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Paperback (July, 2004)
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2-0 out of 5 stars more challenging than trying to unravel the human genome.
I used this book to teach a bioinformatics course in a foreign language because it was only one of two available in both english and chinese.I'm not sure it wouldn't have been less confusing to simply use a english textbook and let the students translate the text for themselves.To give the author credit, he has compiled an enormous quantity of information and made it available in a single location and that is no mean feat.At the very least, it is a valuable starting point to find both useful references to better explanations and software appropriate to almost any analysis you might want to do.On the downside, the prose is a tangled mess and is beyond comprehension in places.there are points where, even though i understand the underlying theories used throughout the book, i still couldn't figure out some of the examples used to illustrate particular methods.For example, there are some figures which have captions which run for a page and a half.Finally, in the majority of cases, the figures are taken directly from key papers on each topic, and associated explanations consist of sentences copied verbatim from the text. I may be doing the author a gross injustice here, but in many of the explanations, i was left with the same impression i get when reading students papers when they have copied something out of a textbook, without really understanding what is going on.Having said all of the above, i would still recommend taking a look at this book, but be ready to access the excellent list of references if you want a more insightful understanding of many of the methods described throughout.

2-0 out of 5 stars Leaves something to be desired
I took Dr. Mount's class at the U. or Arizona, and he's a really smart guy, but the man can't explain anything. It's not just his book either; his lectures are just as cryptic. I went to class thinking I understood the concepts, but then I got totally confused when he lectured. I would try to clarify things with the book, and again, I'd get even more confused. Someone who reviewed this book earlier said that he tends to use 10 words where he should use 1; I couldn't agree more. The figures in this book also need a major overhaul, and he should definitely include more examples of the many complex concepts he talks about. While I have no doubt that there is plenty of useful information in there, getting anything out of it is a chore. I would only recommend this book to someone who already had a strong knowledge of bioinformatics concepts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis by David W. Mount [Paperback]
Book is a good reference textbook for Bioinformatics.Of course the material covered is technical and dense, but that is unavoidable for the subject matter that the book covers. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Amino acid sequence    2. Bioinformatics    3. Data processing    4. Genetics    5. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    6. Nucleotide sequence    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Genetics (non-medical)   


40. From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books (Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals)
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (07 November, 2005)
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Isbn: 0393061345
Sales Rank: 953
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books (Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, T
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4-0 out of 5 stars Darwin's fine writing is not entirely well served here
Darwin was not just a top-notch scientist but also a gifted author.He had a very lively mind, and he read everything, which means he had a gift for finding just the right example to illustrate his point.And he always tries to make his case with modesty and thoughtfulness, the best way to convince a skeptic.
5-0 out of 5 stars Four pioneering studies under one cover.
It's a rare treat to be able to locate all four of evolutionist pioneer Charles Darwin's books in one library - and so it's a special treat to have them handily published under one cover and slipboxed for added durability and attraction. Here are THE VOYAGE OF THE BEATLE, ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, THE DESCENT OF MAN and THE EXPRESSIONS OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS, representing Darwin's evolving theories. His texts are taken directly from facsimiles of his original first editions, are tied together by six original essays and introductions by Edward O. Wilson, and make for an excellent gathering paired with nearly two hundred illustrations scanned from originals - many by Darwin himself. If only one definitive Darwin title were to be included in a college-level holding, it should be this one.
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Subjects:  1. Evolution (Biology)    2. History    3. Human beings    4. Life Sciences - Evolution    5. Natural selection    6. Origin    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Evolution    10. Popular science    11. Science / Evolution   


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