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61. Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual
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62. Fundamentals of Queueing Theory
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63. Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring
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64. Genomes 3
65. Concepts of Genetics (7th Edition)
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66. Evolution
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67. iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach
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68. The Statistical Analysis of Failure
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69. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
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70. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry
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71. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles
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72. Essential Genetics: A Genomic
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73. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary
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74. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage
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75. 3D Math Primer for Graphics and
76. Mother Nature: A History of Mothers,
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77. The ELISA Guidebook (Methods in
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78. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
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79. World of the Cell with CD-ROM
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80. Earth: Evolution of a Habitable

61. Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique
by Wiley-Liss
Hardcover (29 July, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Save on Textbook
I purchased this book with a description of like new.I would say this is new.The previous person who used this did not even break in the binder.This is an excellent reference book,I have enjoyed reading the text up to this point.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Basic Book on Tisssue Culture
For many years Freshney's Culture of Animal Cells has been the gold standard of tissue culture reference books.This new edition adds and updates many techniques and continues to be the best book in its area.I use it extensively both for my own research and in teaching classes on tissue culture.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book on cell culture
Freshney's Culture of Animal Cells is a great book. It is writen on an easy style, it is concise and complete at the same time and it does teach you all the basics (and a little bit more) of cell culture. When I was doing my masters I didn't have a lot of help with my cell culture experiments and this book was fundamental for my research. The book covers everything, starting from the biology of cultured cells, equipments, design of the lab and asseptic technique and going all the way to primary culture, cloning and selection, cell separation, characterization, differentiation and more. The book (hard cover) is pretty resistant and it easily stands going to the bench (where you surely will be using it a lot). If you are thinking about spending money on a book about cell culture techniques this is the book! Don't think twice. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Animal Cell Biotechnology    2. Biotechnology    3. Cell Culture    4. Laboratory manuals    5. Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology    6. Life Sciences - Cytology    7. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Tissue culture    11. Biology, Life Sciences    12. Chemistry    13. Science / Cytology   


62. Fundamentals of Queueing Theory (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
by Wiley-Interscience
Hardcover (13 February, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Classic Queueing Theory Text
Fundamentals of Queueing Theory (third edition) by D. Gross and C. Harris is THE classic queueing text book. It is up-to-date, thorough, rigorous, intuitive, and even fun to read (for the mathematically inclined). Thisbook can be read at different levels, none of them easy. It is intended foran audience of graduate students in operations research, industrialengineering, management science, or mathematics. There are other excellentqueueing books out there, but this has to be the overall best seller!Highly recommended. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Game Theory    2. General    3. Mathematics    4. Probability & Statistics - General    5. Queueing Theory    6. Queuing theory    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Mathematical modelling    10. Mathematics / Statistics    11. Postal & telecommunications industries    12. Probability & statistics   


63. Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
by Columbia University Press
Hardcover (09 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best for a nutrionist-chemist-chef- anyone involved in cooking
Excelent book. Written in short (2 pages at most) concrete ideas of the subject but very ilustrative. The writer shows expertise and real practical knowledge of the topics described. A second volumen should be written by the same author. Anyone interested in cooking, after reading this book will be capable of deciphering the why, what and how to cooking...

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I purchased this book to shed some light on some food preparation and storage beliefs and perhaps better understand why some things work together and why others don't.Since the author was a chemist, I was expecting a clearly stated hypothesis and conclusion in each chapter.Instead, each chapter read like a movie review.(Where at the end, you still don't know if the movie was good or bad).It was deep on explanations, but short on clear conclusions to the hypothesis proposed.I am well educated with a technical background, and still found the reading a little challenging.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scientific Fun
The author takes the reader deep into the molecular level of cooking and the principle behind the process. If you ever wanted to know why butter response to heat like it does from room temp to cooking with it -this book is for you. Learned new information on the cooking and the effects on foods. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Flavor    2. Food    3. Food Science    4. Gastronomy    5. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Sensory evaluation    9. Technology & Industrial Arts    10. Cooking / History    11. General cookery   


64. Genomes 3
by Other
Paperback (03 May, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Genome    2. Genomes    3. Life Sciences - Biochemistry    4. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    5. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Genetics (non-medical)    9. Science / Biochemistry   


65. Concepts of Genetics (7th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (25 July, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars decent book - satisfactory genetic text
My class didn't use this text much as part of the course but when i read it i found it helpful - the reviews were well done and outlines helped cover the material.

5-0 out of 5 stars I used this book for my lectures.
OK, let me put it simply.
4-0 out of 5 stars A descent book for beginners
Before making any critics about this book I should stress upon the fact that the authors well deserve a four star rating for this most readable book, both for the writing style and for the contents.Almost everything written is clear, concise and well presented.The captions are of high quality and if you ever buy this book feel sure that you are not wasting your money!I am referring in particular to chapter 16: Genetics of Bacteria and Bacteriophages which in reality is quite tricky but here presented with simple words.You may not have to read it more than once for you will understand it right from the first lecture.For in-depth study though you might need something more advanced!Read more

Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Life Sciences - Biology - General    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Life Sciences - Evolution    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Science / Molecular Biology   


66. Evolution
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 October, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of modern evolutionary thought
I saw the 2 star review and decided I could not let it sit without challenge. I have just received my Phd in psychology and masters in statistics, and have decided to attempt to make a career out of behavioral genetics and evolutionary genetics. Mark Ridley's book was an absolute inspiration to me when I first read it, and it continues to be a must-have reference. The book is noteworthy because it explains the major debates in evolutionary thought in a balanced yet readable way. For example, Ridley gives an excellent introduction into the fundamental question about what maintains genetic variation in the face of selection, an issue that is given only cursory attention in other books of this kind.2-0 out of 5 stars Technical evolutionary biology
The neo-darwinian evolutionary synthesis has been called a genetic takeover. This book testifies to the truth of this dictum. Genes are of the utmost importance. EVOLUTION is not so much about evolution as teaching theoretical evolutionary biology without much feeling for practical evolutionary research or the natural world. As an introductory textbook, Ridley's book will succeed in making students avoid evolutionary biology, as a subject full of theoretical debates with little biological sense

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book, a bit pricey
Ridley does a great job of summarizing the evidence for evolution, highlighting key concepts, and discussing recent research findings. The references cited throughout the book (and nicely listed all together at the end) are a great starting point for a beginning student of evolution. I'm impressed with how many of the cited works were published in 2000 or later. Although written primarily as a textbook for undergraduates in the biological sciences, his clear writing style and insistence on defining all key terms should make it accessible to a much broader audience. For those lecturing on evolution, the Web resources that accompany the text are quite handy, too. If I had one knock against the book (it's the reason for 4, rather than 5, stars), it would be the price: ~ $140 CDN seems a bit steep, and will likely deter many prospective readers. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Evolution (Biology)    2. Life Sciences - Biology - General    3. Life Sciences - Evolution    4. Life Sciences - General    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. EVOLUTION    8. ORIGIN OF SPECIES    9. Science / Evolution   


67. iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach
by Benjamin Cummings
Hardcover (04 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Text Book
I think this is one of my favorite text books that I've encountered to this point.It's wonderfully straight forward and has beautiful diagrams that clearly illustrate the subjects being taught.It's also very nice reading, which is more than I can say about most text books! ... Read more

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


68. The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
by Wiley-Interscience
Hardcover (09 September, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A welcome and well-written update to a classic in the field.
The prior edition of this book has long been used for introductory courses in survival analysis for statistics students, and its treatment of the proportional hazards model and partial likelihood is classic. Contrary to the claims of another reviewer here, notation for the survival function is far from standardized in the field. In fact, both this book and another standard text ("Analysis of Survival Data" by D.R. Cox and D. Oakes) represent this quantity with an "F". An excellent and authoratative introduction for students with some knowledge of theoretical statistics. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biometry    2. Failure time data analysis    3. Game Theory    4. Life Sciences - Biology - General    5. Mathematics    6. Probability & Statistics - General    7. Regression analysis    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Survival analysis (Biometry)    10. Mathematics / Statistics    11. Probability & statistics   


69. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
by Wiley
Hardcover (28 July, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Literature Review
I think that David Buss has assembled a cohesive and thorough overview of evolutionary psychology.This book offers an in depth examination of the standard topics.I believe that this area of psychology will benefit scholars in the social sciences a great deal in the future, as it will lend some substantial connection to the life sciences.I would also recommend Barret,Dunbar, and Lycett. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Physical    2. Developmental - General    3. Developmental Psychology    4. Evolutionary psychology    5. Human Evolution    6. Life Sciences - Evolution - Human    7. Physiological Psychology    8. Psychology    9. Psychology & Psychiatry / Social Psychology   


70. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (21 March, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars good with an adjunct
this is a very nice book with abundant information.there are few topics which are dealt extraordinarily especially centrifugation,HPLC,electrophoresis etcetera.i have been studying this book from my graduation.initially i used to feel some difficulty with this book,so i studied biopysicaland biophysical techniques by Upadhyaya and Upadhyaya.once i got the clear idea regarding the techniques,i shifted to this book.now i feel this book is very helpful.it is highly recommendedto allbiology students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference
This book is an invaluable source of information not only for those studying about various practical techniques but even those engaged in experiments in a lab environment. Written more as an overview, it works to familiarize the reader with the principles of both experimental protocols and the equipment that might be used, for example centrifuges. It's very useful to go back to it from time to time to get a refresher on techniques that I might use on a regular basis but might not remember all the details of. Highly recommended. It's also written quite simply, which unfortunately is not the case for all biology texts.

4-0 out of 5 stars A useful, informative guide to practical biology
This book would be especially useful to science students engaging in a predominantly practical-based biological course. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biochemistry    2. Life Sciences - Biochemistry    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Methodology    5. Molecular biology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Medical / Biochemistry   


71. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA
by ASM Press
Hardcover (March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating material
I used this book for one of my favorite classes in college on biotechnology.It will show you the cool side of science and all of the neat things you can do with biology and DNA.The level is low enough to where you only need a minimal background to understand it, basic biology classes and preferably genetics.After completing the book you should be excited about the future of biotech, and you will have some understanding about how it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good introductory material for the technical
To those who are interested in the functional aspects of the DNA this is the right introductory stuff. It covers areas including basic molecular biology to commercial methods for manipulating the genes. Pretty useful for someone who's more interested in the technology than the biology!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good overview but lacks technical rigor
I am currently using this book for a course in Molecular Biotechnology taught through the chemistry department.Although the book covers a wide range of biotechnology fields, from manipulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes through human gene therapy, it does so in asomewhat shallow and repetitive way.I have also seen clearer and moreconcise diagrams covering similar topics in other biochemistry books, andthere is a paucity of in-depth coverage in any particular area.This isnot necessarily the authors's fault, however, arising from the plethora ofinformation found in the biotechnology field.If someone wants a broadreview of molecular biotechnology, this is a decent book, but if you wantto focus on a specific area within biotechnology, look somewhere else. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biotechnology    2. Genetic Engineering    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    5. Medical    6. Microbiology    7. Molecular Biology    8. Science    9. DNA   


72. Essential Genetics: A Genomic Perspective
by Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Paperback (01 August, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Unclear Explanations, Many Errors in the Problems
As an another student at Harvard, i found this book very unclear at explaning many important concepts in genetics, such as Holliday structure. The authors of this book fail to present approropriate and clear explanations for the conclusions that they make. Also, materials in chapters tend to be seemed unrelated... 5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
As a undergrad at Harvard who took Prof Hartl's intro genetics class (in which we used this textbook), I can tell you that this encompasses all the information we covered in a semester-legnth class. What you miss out on, however, is Prof Hartl's funny, engaging teaching style and graphically complex computer demos. That said I learned (both from class and this book) why female cats' fur can be calico and other interesting applications of genetics. In the age of the Human Genome Project, basic genetics knowledge is crucial, and this book is a great intro to the topic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Genetically Fun
This was a book that I dreaded to read for a college class.I opened it and stared at the cover with dread.However, I was very surprised to find that it was easy to understand and even.....interesting? Yes, I admit, Ifell in love with the subject of genetics by reading this book. It had realworld applications and provided many sample questions.The pictures weregreat and a perfect addition to the entire book.I really enjoyed thisbook. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Genetics    2. Genetics, Medical    3. Genomics    4. Life Sciences - Biochemistry    5. Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Genetics (non-medical)   


73. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach
by Sinauer Associates
Hardcover (August, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars From sea slugs to siblings
There's benefit in starting this book at the final chapter.After all, we consider humans the most important member of the animal kingdom.A quick perusal of Chapter 15, "The Evolution of Human Behavior", introduces you to many issues within that topic.The question that must arise, is "how did we get to be that way?".To answer that question, simply turn to page 1 and start reading.The rewards gained by following John Alcock's presentation are beyond measure.He's an outstanding researcher and analyst.His writing demonstrates the importance of understanding why this book is necessary for both professional and novice.The behavioural traits he explains show the workings of evolution.We are but one of the products of that process.2-0 out of 5 stars Going downhill
I used this book as a student and enjoyed it then. Years later, as a professor, I decided to switch from Krebs and Davies' text to this one for the greater number of examples. However, the lack of theoretical underpinning makes this book more of a fun read than an educational one. My students often thought "wow, thats cool" without understanding the significance. I also found the avoidance of mathematical models troubling. This is a trend I have seen in the most recent Ricklefs' Ecology text as well (which I no longer use). Beautiful photos, easy to read, lots of examples, but much too watered down. I would give this book to my parents to read to understand animal behavior, but I wont use it for a college text again.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ok. I take it back (send it back)
Every time I teach Animal Behaviour I swear that I am going to change texts "the next time" -and every time UNTIL NOW my students have said that they REALLY liked Alcock, well, the latest edition changes all that. As other reviewers have noted (and for reasons that escape me) Alcock has allowed his publisher to "dumb down" the text into a bland "pretty face" that turned students off in droves. As I moved through each chapter I kept thinking "How could someone as smart & interesting as Alcock make so many cool subjects so BORING?" Previous editions convince me that it ain't him, so it must be the publisher. Margins are huge, more and more gratuitous "illustrations" clutter up the text & break one's stream of thought, and by mid-term I essentially threw up my hands, apologized to the class & went to using the original primary sources with the book as a marginal reference for those that got lost. If you have a huge lecture course full of unimaginative students who want to take one & one only Behaviour course so that they can say that they have "done Behaviour" then this text is probably perfect for you, otherwise I would suggest haunting used book shops for past editions or going straight to the literature. the whole thing reminds me of "New Coke" -a marketing scheme that ignored its market. Alcock is an excellent scholar and in the past his book has been a great source of original material which I have encouraged my students to have on their shelves as a reference source,but this is a shame. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Animal Behavior (Ethology)    2. Animal behavior    3. Evolution    4. Life Sciences - Evolution    5. Life Sciences - Zoology - General    6. Organic Evolution    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Animal behaviour   


74. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
by Mariner Books
Paperback (02 September, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Rendezvous with The Origin of Species
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
4-0 out of 5 stars Chaucer and Evolution
This is the first book of Richard Dawkins that I've read although I'm aware of his formidable reputation as an evolutionist.As a writer he's certainly a personality.That is by way of saying that you may find Dawkins' approach to his subject witty and charming, or if you're like me you will find him a bit tiresome -- like an English dinner host who expounds on the art of carving while the roast beef gets cold.
5-0 out of 5 stars matthew in Santa Barbara
Absolutley brilliant science writing as we have come to accept from Dawkins. I am a physicist and i read dawkins to remind myself how to explain difficult ideas to non specialists. A collection of riveting tales. With respect to his religious views; dawkins provides a service, he makes lazy agnostice rationlists like myself get off my butt and say what is glaringly obvious. This is just what the planet needs at this moment ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Evolution (Biology)    2. History    3. Life Sciences - Evolution    4. Philosophy    5. Science    6. Science (General)    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Science / Evolution   


75. 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development
by Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Paperback (15 June, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book for game developers
I'm about 2/3 through this book now, and I've found it very helpful.The explanations are good, and what I particularly like is how he illustrates most of the topics with pictures and graphs, explaining the relevance to rendering graphics in games.Unlike most math books and courses I've taken, I'm not left wondering "what the heck relevance does THIS have?" every time I turn a page.He also does provide C++ code game graphics rendering at the end of most topics.The code is very useful, and well explained.I can definitely see myself using some of it in future projects.
4-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to the Math and Algorithms Behind Rendering
The first time I tried to read this book, I took frequent breaks and only made it to about chapter 10, not really understanding a few of the proofs and algorithms. However, after going through the entire book all at once in about a week, I was able to understand everything. It was definately worth it.
3-0 out of 5 stars Not for Novices or Intermediate
Not an easy read. I thought of myself as being an intermediate level mathematician - leaning slightly towards the novice, but this was beyond my expectations.After the first few chapters on Vectors, getting into Matrices he lost me.Even some of the vector math lost me.Sure, if I want to find the cross product of two 3d vectors I can do it, I'd just go look up his source code,but *why* it works exactly?Don't know.
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Subjects:  1. Advanced    2. Computer Graphics - General    3. Computer games    4. Computer graphics    5. Computer science    6. Computers - Games    7. Discrete Mathematics    8. Game Theory    9. Mathematics    10. Programming    11. Programming - Software Development    12. Science/Mathematics    13. Video & Electronic - General    14. Applied mathematics    15. Computers / General    16. Image processing: graphics (static images)   


76. Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection
by Pantheon
Hardcover (21 September, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must-read for any woman or parent (especially working moms!)
I find myself raving about this book to every woman (and man) I know. This is the most astounding and thought-provoking book I've read in recent years.Professor Hrdy is an emeritus professor of anthropology at UC Davis who puts the behavior of mothers and infants into an evolutionary context, using a comparative approach and drawing from sociobiology, anthropology, and psychology. I enjoyed this book from my perspectives as a student who did doctoral research in behavioral ecology; as a scientist who's tired of the superficial stereotype of instinctive, selfless maternal devotion; and most profoundly as a mother who's trying somehow to balance the equation of doing good for my family, myself, and the world as an ecologist with a conservation group. I appreciated the fact that she did not just rely on her own research on langur monkeys, but extensively reviewed other studies (and pointed out the dearth of studies that challenge societal assumptions that all mothers should care for every infant under any circumstance). She also entertains different hypotheses instead of just staking out a prescription based on an idealized version from one point in human evolutionary history (i.e. romanticizing hunter-gatherer societies), as seen in anthropologist Meredith Small's "Our Babies, Ourselves", which is also a wonderful book, but lacks the breadth of Hrdy's scholarship.
5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for any evolutionary psychologist
So many great little factoids. My favorite topics include family planning (abortion, infanticide), maternal bonding, the adaptiveness of menopause, females in social structure, and lots of other tidbits I wish more authors would cover. The most fascinating thing is that these topics come up in the animal kingdom, not just with us.5-0 out of 5 stars Evolution from a female viewpoint
This is a fascinating look at evolution with particular reference to the female of the species.Packed with fascinating information about female behaviour through the ages. Descriptions of life among hunter-gatherer groups are particularly interesting.Subjects like infanticide, wetnursing, abandonment of infants, etc are gone into in great detail.I learnt a lot from this book.I particularly enjoyed the splendidly bloodthirsty lullabye from the Napoleonic era printed at the end of this book, my children love it.One small complaint, at one point in this book Ms. Hrdy compares housewives to laboratory rats.Now, I am used to the abuse routinely heaped on housewives, but this is really going a little too far.The big difference between a laboratory rat and a housewife is that I, a housewife, can leave my house any time I like (maybe it's different in America, perhaps housewives are kept locked up there, I don't know), and I frequently do.i have alot more freedom of movement than I would if I were, say, stuck in an office all day long.I quite accept Ms. Hardy' point that children do not have to be caredfor full-time by their mothers, but it would be nice if she could refrain from abusing those of us who actually enjoy being full-time carers. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Life Sciences - Evolution - Human    3. Mother and child    4. Motherhood    5. Natural selection    6. Psychological aspects    7. Science    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Women's Studies - General    11. Science / Evolution   


77. The ELISA Guidebook (Methods in Molecular Biology)
by Humana Press
Paperback (August, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. Biochemistry    2. Clinical Chemistry    3. Enzyme-linked immunosorbant as    4. Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay    5. Laboratory Medicine    6. Life Sciences - Biochemistry    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Pathology    9. Science    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Genetics (non-medical)    12. Molecular biology   


78. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition)
by Collins
Paperback (14 August, 1991)
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Isbn: 0062730991
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Having trouble deciphering your genetic code? Do dominant genes make you feel recessive? Let reigning nonfiction cartoonist Larry Gonick and microbiologist Mark Wheelis ease your way through Mendelian genetics, molecular biology, and the basics of genetic engineering. Gonick's drawings range from a moderately detailed look at ribosomes in action to loony pictures of dancing scientists, talking peas, and opinionated fruit flies. Matthew Meselson, co-discoverer of the "one gene-one protein" principle, says, "it puts textbooks to shame"--and he's right. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Nicely Engineered
This is the update edition of "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics" by Larry Gonick and Mark Wheelis.The original edition was published in 1983, and this First Collins edition was published in 2005.This is one of a series of Cartoon Guides which Larry Gonick has co-authored with scientists in the field of choice.Mark Wheelis is the senior lecturer in Microbiology at the University of California at Davis.
5-0 out of 5 stars Splendid, Spectacular Overview
I just finished this book an hour ago and am ready to rave about it (and, more generally, its highly visual and accessible approach).More than any "popular" science book I've ever read, it quickly took me to an unprecedented comfort level with the material.Cellular biology is a three-dimensional domain where pure-text approaches fall short when trying to describe the spatial processes of cellular replication, DNA copying, etc.I think that this writing team has a talent for making information teachable, and that this book (along with the books of its kind in the series) is a great gift to the curious layperson.Thanks again to the authors - wow!

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun stuff.
Larry Gonick, The Cartoon Guide to Genetics, Revised Edition (Harper, 1991)
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79. World of the Cell with CD-ROM (6th Edition)
by Benjamin Cummings
Hardcover (24 March, 2005)
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2-0 out of 5 stars The pictures are its only saving grace
I used this text for pre-med biology course-- I was simulataneously taking Biochemistry as well, but more on that later.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good Cell Book for those who need to know biochem
I think the recent reviews of this book have been unfair.I have looked at the beginning chapters of this recent (6th)revision and I think the book has remained a great quality Cell Biology book.As stated in other reviews, the book is detailed, but most good schools will require you to know at least the level of detail presented in this book and likely more.I found this book to be an excellent preparation for more advanced classes in Cell Biology (which used Alberts) and Biochemistry.The book is organized to make sure the students have the underlying knowledge to successfully understand more complex concepts later.The only major drawback of this book is that Alberts exists and the eloquence and sophistication in Alberts is lacking in Becker's World of the Cell.That said, I still recommend this book for people needing to know and understand all the basics of Cell biology/biochemistry.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very confusion and tough to read
I'm a BIO major and this book must be the worst text I've been required to read. Seems to be a giant collection of facts, somewhat organized into chapters and extremely difficult to read and follow. If you have to read this text, be sure that your instructor explains it clearly or else you're screwed! I'd give it a 1/2 star but 1 is the lowest this system allows. ... Read more

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


80. Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World (Cambridge Atmospheric & Space Science)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (13 October, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars perfect book for reference
If you're looking for a book that is a great read and even a better reference book about the geosciences, this is the one.I refer to it often in my scientific education.The references at the end of each chapter arealso a great way for people to get further information on each subject, ifthey need it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The evolution of our planet from a new perspective
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Subjects:  1. Astronomy - Solar System    2. Earth    3. Earth Sciences - General    4. Earth sciences    5. Environmental sciences    6. Life Sciences - Evolution    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Astronomy, Space & Time    10. Pollution & threats to the environment    11. Science / Earth Sciences   


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