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Campbell Biology
Lisa A. Urry - Oct 29, 2016 (first published in 1987)
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both...
The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson - Jun 12, 2001 (first published in 1968)
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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only...
The Song of the Dodo
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction
David Quammen - Apr 14, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we...
The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide
The College Board - Mar 07, 2017
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The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide is the best way to get ready for the SAT Subject Tests in Biology. Created from the makers of the Subject Tests, this guide offers never-been released forms of actual past Biology exams for students to gain real practice. Students will receive:•2 full-length, previously administered tests in Biol...
The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject Tests
The College Board - Apr 26, 2011
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The Official Study Guide for all SAT Subject Tests™: Second Edition is the only source of actual, previously administered tests across all 20 SAT Subject Tests. This enhanced second edition includes all-new, exclusive answer explanations for all the tests and the most up-to-date information from the test maker....
The Biology Coloring Book
Robert D. Griffin - Dec 15, 1986
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Readers experience for themselves how the coloring of a carefully designed picture almost magically creates understanding. Indispensable for every biology student....
Behave
The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Robert M. Sapolsky - Apr 30, 2018
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The New York Times bestseller"It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read." --David P. Barash, The Wall Street Journal "It has my vote for science book of the year." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times"Hands-down one of the best books I've read in years. I loved it." --Dina Temple-Raston, The Washington...
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Bruce Alberts - Nov 17, 2014 (first published in 1983)
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. ...
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Alan Kay
Who We Are and How We Got Here
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
David Reich - Feb 05, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in par...
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Mating Mind
How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Geoffrey Miller - Apr 17, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing-and radical-explanation for how and why the human mind evolved.Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: t...
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Andrew M. Mwenda
Around the World in 80 Trees
(The perfect gift for tree lovers)
Jonathan Drori - May 29, 2018
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Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how tree...
Bees Like Flowers by Rebecca Bielawski
Feral by George Monbiot
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple by Mark Gladwin
Seabird's Cry by Illustrated by Kate Boxer Adam Nicolson
The Evolution of Beauty by Richard O. Prum
The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro
Campbell Biologyby Jane B. Reece by
Buzz by Thor Hanson
The Eighth Day of Creation by Horace Freeland Judson
The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts
Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina
How to Tame a Fox by Lee Alan Dugatkin
Darwin by Adrian Desmond
Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine by Lee Know
The Buzz about Bees by Jürgen Tautz
Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll
Biology by Dan Green
Concepts of Biology by OpenStax by Samantha Fowler
Time, Love, Memory by Jonathan Weiner
Basher Science by Dan Green
Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Michael T. Madigan
The Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark L. Winston
The World Beneath by Dr. Richard Smith
Monarchs and Milkweed by Anurag Agrawal
Preparing for the Biology AP* Exam by Jane B. Reece
Marine Biology by Philip V. Mladenov
Eye of the Shoal by Helen Scales
Biology Experiments for Children by Ethel Hanauer
Prescott's Microbiology by Joanne Willey
Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology by Patricia Tille
Nester's Microbiology by Denise Anderson
Unnatural Selection by Katrina van Grouw
The Handicap Principle by Amotz Zahavi
Mapping the Deep by Robert Kunzig
Biology by Peter Raven
How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls by David Hu
A Fascination for Fish by David C. Powell
SAT Subject Test Biology E/M with Online Tests by Deborah T. Goldberg M.S.
Must Know High School Biology by Kellie Ploeger Cox
The Serengeti Rules by Sean B. Carroll
Histology by Michael H. Ross
A Life Underwater by Charlie Veron
Marine Biology 11th Edition by Michael Peter; Huber Castro
Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology by Gary W. Procop
Marine Biology by James W. Nybakken
A World in a Drop of Water by Alvin Silverstein
Emerald Labyrinth by Eli Greenbaum
Molecular and Cell Biology For Dummies by René Fester Kratz
Biology Coloring Workbook by The Princeton Review
Lessons from the Lobster by Charlotte Nassim
The Lost Species by Christopher Kemp
First in Fly by Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr
District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 1 by Monica Cheesbrough
High-Yield Embryology5thEdition by Dudek PhD, Ronald W. published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins by
The Tangled Wing by Melvin Konner
Resurrecting the Shark by Susan Ewing
SAT Subject Test Biology E/M by Kaplan Test Prep
Basic Medical Microbiology by Patrick R. Murray
Enjoy Your Cells by Fran Balkwill
The Cell by Geoffrey M. Cooper And Robert E. Hausman
Princeton Review SAT Subject Test Biology E/M Prep, 17th Edition by The Princeton Review
Sterling Test Prep SAT Biology E/M Practice Questions by Sterling Test Prep
The Statue Within by Francois Jacob
Second Nature by Ofek
Introduction to Marine Biology by George Karleskint
Fastest Animals Of The World by Speedy Publishing LLC
Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E by Warren Levinson
Darwin's Unfinished Symphony by Kevin N. Laland
BRS Microbiology and Immunology by Louise Hawley MD
Sterling Test Prep SAT Biology E/M Review by Sterling Test Prep
Bioinformatics by
Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections by W. W. C. Topley
The Biology of the Deep Ocean by Peter Herring
Microbiology by Marjorie Kelly Cowan
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris
The Microbiology Coloring Book by I. Edward Alcamo