Henderson s Dictionary of Biological Terms

Author: Eleanor Lawrence
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
ISBN: 9780470235072
Format: PDF, ePub
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This dictionary contains 23,000 headwords having to do with many biological sciences including zoology, botany, ecology, environmental, biochemistry and medicine, as well as exciting new areas such as genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Henderson s Dictionary of Biology

Author: Eleanor Lawrence
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292086092
Format: PDF
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With over 22,000 entries, Henderson’s Dictionary of Biology is the most comprehensive on the market. It continues to be an essential reference for students, teachers and researchers within any of the biological sciences.

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

Author: Caspar Henderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604470X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change. A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.

Leading Sustainable Change

Author: Rebecca Henderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198704070
Format: PDF
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The business case for environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly compelling - but persuading well-established organizations to act in new ways is never easy. This book is designed to support business leaders and organisational scholars who are grappling with this challenge by pulling together leading-edge insights from some of the world's best researchers as to how organisational change in general - and sustainable change in particular - can be most effectively managed.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Robert Hine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191059447
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years

Author: Robyn Henderson
Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand
ISBN: 9780195575323
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years addresses a 'hot topic' in education - the teaching of literacy - in relation to the middle years of schooling. It provides the foundations for understanding some of the issues and challenges in working with middle years' students in the current Australian context. All chapters are theoretically grounded in a socio-cultural perspective of literacy.

Longman Dictionary of Environmental Science

Author: Andrew R. W. Jackson
Publisher: Longman Sc & Tech
ISBN: 9780582253568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Containing over 12,700 definitions, this volume covers those terms pertinent to key environmental issues and themes, together with definitions drawn from disciplines that contribute to environmental science, including: ecology; geology; climatology; agriculture; and environmental management.

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science

Author: Rob Reed
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9781292100739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you are studying the biomolecular sciences - including biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology - then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout the whole of your degree programme. It provides effective explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. This book also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills, which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success.