Kingdoms and Domains

Kingdoms and Domains
Author: Lynn Margulis,Michael J Chapman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780080920146
ISBN 13: 0080920144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdoms and Domains Book Review:

Now published by Academic Press and revised from the author's previous Five Kingdoms 3rd edition, this extraordinary, all inclusive catalogue of the world’s living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups, or phyla, of nature’s most inclusive taxa. Developed after consultation with specialists, this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and with recent molecular, morphological and metabolic data. Generously illustrated, now in full color, Kingdoms and Domains is remarkably easy to read. It accesses the full range of life forms that still inhabit our planet and logically and explicitly classifies them according to their evolutionary relationships. Definitive characteristics of each phylum are professionally described in ways that, unlike most scientific literature, profoundly respect the needs of educators, students and nature lovers. This work is meant to be of interest to all evolutionists as well as to conservationists, ecologists, genomicists, geographers, microbiologists, museum curators, oceanographers, paleontologists and especially nature lovers whether artists, gardeners or environmental activists. Kingdoms and Domains is a unique and indispensable reference for anyone intrigued by a planetary phenomenon: the spectacular diversity of life, both microscopic and macroscopic, as we know it only on Earth today. • New Foreword by Edward O. Wilson • The latest concepts of molecular systematics, symbiogenesis, and the evolutionary importance of microbes • Newly expanded chapter openings that define each kingdom and place its members in context in geological time and ecological space • Definitions of terms in the glossary and throughout the book • Ecostrips, illustrations that place organisms in their most likely environments such as deep sea vents, tropical forests, deserts or hot sulfur springs • A new table that compares features of the most inclusive taxa • Application of a logical, authoritative, inclusive and coherent overall classification scheme based on evolutionary principles

Five Kingdoms

Five Kingdoms
Author: Lynn Margulis,Karlene V. Schwartz
Publsiher: Henry Holt
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780716730279
ISBN 13: 0716730278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Kingdoms Book Review:

An all-inclusive catalogue of the world's living diversity, Five Kingdoms defines and describes the major divisions, or phyla, of nature's five great kingdoms - bacteria, protoctists, animals, fungi, and plants - using a modern classification scheme that is consistent with both the fossil record and molecular data. Generously illustrated and remarkably easy to follow, it not only allows readers to sample the full range of life forms inhabiting our planet but to familiarize themselves with the taxonomic theories by which all organisms' origins and distinctive characteristics are traced and classified.

Helicases from All Domains of Life

Helicases from All Domains of Life
Author: Renu Tuteja
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-09-21
ISBN 10: 0128146869
ISBN 13: 9780128146866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helicases from All Domains of Life Book Review:

Helicases from All Domains of Life is the first book to compile information about helicases from many different organisms in a single volume. Research in the helicase field has been going on for a long time now, but the completion of so many genomes of these ubiquitous enzymes has made it difficult to keep up with new discoveries. As the huge number of identified DNA and RNA helicases, along with the structural and functional differences among them, make it difficult for the interested scholar to grasp a comprehensive view of the field, this book helps fill in the gaps. Presents updates on the functions and features of helicases across the different kingdoms Begins with a chapter on the evolutionary history of helicases Contains specific chapters on selected helicases of great importance from a biological/applicative point-of-view

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
Author: Ricardo Amils,Muriel Gargaud,José Cernicharo Quintanilla,Henderson James Cleaves,William M. Irvine,Daniele Pinti,Michel Viso
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1853
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN 10: 9783642278334
ISBN 13: 3642278337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology Book Review:

The interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology constitutes a joint arena where provocative discoveries are coalescing concerning, e.g. the prevalence of exoplanets, the diversity and hardiness of life, and its increasingly likely chances for its emergence. Biologists, astrophysicists, biochemists, geoscientists and space scientists share this exciting mission of revealing the origin and commonality of life in the Universe. The members of the different disciplines are used to their own terminology and technical language. In the interdisciplinary environment many terms either have redundant meanings or are completely unfamiliar to members of other disciplines. The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology serves as the key to a common understanding. Each new or experienced researcher and graduate student in adjacent fields of astrobiology will appreciate this reference work in the quest to understand the big picture. The carefully selected group of active researchers contributing to this work and the expert field editors intend for their contributions, from an internationally comprehensive perspective, to accelerate the interdisciplinary advance of astrobiology.

Fundamentals of Microbiology

Fundamentals of Microbiology
Author: Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 845
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1449647960
ISBN 13: 9781449647964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Microbiology Book Review:

Every new copy of the print book includes access code to Student Companion Website!The Tenth Edition of Jeffrey Pommerville's best-selling, award-winning classic text Fundamentals of Microbiology provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology. Updated to reflect the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society of Microbiology, the fully revised tenth edition includes all-new pedagogical features and the most current research data. This edition incorporates updates on infectious disease and the human microbiome, a revised discussion of the immune system, and an expanded Learning Design Concept feature that challenges students to develop critical-thinking skills.Accesible enough for introductory students and comprehensive enough for more advanced learners, Fundamentals of Microbiology encourages students to synthesize information, think deeply, and develop a broad toolset for analysis and research. Real-life examples, actual published experiments, and engaging figures and tables ensure student success. The texts's design allows students to self-evaluate and build a solid platform of investigative skills. Enjoyable, lively, and challenging, Fundamentals of Microbiology is an essential text for students in the health sciences.New to the fully revised and updated Tenth Edition:-New Investigating the Microbial World feature in each chapter encourages students to participate in the scientific investigation process and challenges them to apply the process of science and quantitative reasoning through related actual experiments.-All-new or updated discussions of the human microbiome, infectious diseases, the immune system, and evolution-Redesigned and updated figures and tables increase clarity and student understanding-Includes new and revised critical thinking exercises included in the end-of-chapter material-Incorporates updated and new MicroFocus and MicroInquiry boxes, and Textbook Cases-The Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools, including new interactive animations**Companion Website access is not included with ebook offerings.

Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology
Author: Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-01-07
ISBN 10: 9789888407453
ISBN 13: 9888407457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts of Biology Book Review:

Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.

The Third Domain

The Third Domain
Author: Tim Friend
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007-08-12
ISBN 10: 0309102375
ISBN 13: 9780309102377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Third Domain Book Review:

The Third Domain is the untold story of how the discovery of a new form of life -- first ridiculed, then ignored for the past thirty years by mainstream scientists -- is revolutionizing science, industry, and even our search for extraterrestrial life. Classification is a serious issue for science: if you don't know what you're looking at, how can you interpret what you see? Starting with Carolus Linnaeus in the 17th century, scientists have long struggled to order and categorize the many forms of life on Earth. But by the early 20th century the tree of life seemed to have stabilized, with two main domains of life at its roots: single-celled and multi-celled organisms. All creatures fit into one of these two groups. Or so we thought. But in 1977, a lone scientist named Carl Woese determined that archaea -- biochemically and genetically unique organisms that live and thrive in some of the most inhospitable environments on Earth -- were a distinct form of life, unlike anything seen on Earth before. This shocking discovery was entirely incompatible with the long-standing classification of life as we know it. But as it turned out, archaea were not life as we know it, and the tree of life had to be uprooted once again. Now, archaea are being hailed as one of the most important scientific revelations of the 20th century. The Third Domain tells the story of their strange potential and investigates their incredible history to provide a riveting account of an astonishing discovery.

The Classification of Lower Organisms

The Classification of Lower Organisms
Author: Herbert Faulkner Copeland
Publsiher: Pacific Book Pub
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1956
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015006849197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH3W9J
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058180681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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21st Century Guidebook to Fungi with CD

21st Century Guidebook to Fungi with CD
Author: David Moore,Geoffrey D. Robson,Anthony P. J. Trinci
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 1107006767
ISBN 13: 9781107006768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Guidebook to Fungi with CD Book Review:

Uniquely modern textbook providing a broad, all-round understanding of fungal biology and the biological systems to which fungi contribute.

Five Kingdoms Sky Raiders

Five Kingdoms  Sky Raiders
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1471121895
ISBN 13: 9781471121890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Kingdoms Sky Raiders Book Review:

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when he and his friends break into a spooky house with the scariest rep in town, it turns out to be the start of an adventure on a whole different level! As his friends are mysteriously sucked away into another realm, Cole dives in after them and finds himself in a magical place called The Outskirts. Made up of five kingdoms, The Outskirts lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, between life and death. It's an in-between place. And once you find your way to the Outskirts, it's very hard to leave…

Naming Nature The Clash Between Instinct and Science

Naming Nature  The Clash Between Instinct and Science
Author: Carol Kaesuk Yoon
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-08-02
ISBN 10: 0393338711
ISBN 13: 9780393338713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naming Nature The Clash Between Instinct and Science Book Review:

Traces the human drive and cognitive capacity for naming the living world, evaluating the contributions of such figures as Linnaeus and Darwin while exploring the human preference for familiar, rather than scientific, names.

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2011-12-05
ISBN 10: 0123877539
ISBN 13: 9780123877536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes Book Review:

Taxonomy of Prokaryotes, edited by two leading experts in the field, presents the most appropriate up-to-date experimental approaches in the detail required for modern microbiological research. Focusing on the methods most useful for the microbiologist interested in this specialty, this volume will be essential reading for all researchers working in microbiology, immunology, virology, mycology and parasitology. Methods in Microbiology is the most prestigious series devoted to techniques and methodology in the field. Established for over 30 years, Methods in Microbiology will continue to provide you with tried and tested, cutting-edge protocols to directly benefit your research.

The Animal Kingdom A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Peter Holland
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN 10: 0191620491
ISBN 13: 9780191620492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Animal Kingdom A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by analysis of DNA and the study of evolution and development ('evo-devo'). In this Very Short Introduction Peter Holland presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals (not obvious in biological terms), he takes the reader through the high-level groupings of animals (phyla) and new views on their evolutionary relationships based on molecular data, together with an overview of the biology of each group of animals. The phylogenetic view is central to zoology today and the volume will be of great value to all students of the life sciences, as well as providing a concise summary for the interested general reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Horizontal Gene Transfer

Horizontal Gene Transfer
Author: Tomás G. Villa,Miguel Viñas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 3030218627
ISBN 13: 9783030218621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horizontal Gene Transfer Book Review:

The book focuses on the evolutionary impact of horizontal gene transfer processes on pathogenicity, environmental adaptation and biological speciation. Newly acquired genetic material has been considered as a driving force in evolution for prokaryotic genomes for many years, with recent technical developments advancing this field further. However, the extent and implications of gene transfer between prokaryotes and eukaryotes still raise controversies. This multi-authored volume introduces various means by which DNA can be exchanged, covers gene transfer between prokaryotes and their viruses as well as between bacteria and eukaryotes, such as fungi, plants and animals, and addresses the role of horizontal gene transfer in human diseases. Aspects discussed also include the relevance for virulence and drug resistance development on one hand, and for the occurrence of naturally derived antibiotics and other secondary metabolites on the other hand. This book offers new insights to anyone interested in genome evolution and the exchange of DNA between the different domains of life, the genetic toolkit for adaptation and the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria.

The Surprising Archaea

The Surprising Archaea
Author: John L. Howland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0195111834
ISBN 13: 9780195111835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Surprising Archaea Book Review:

Although they comprise one of the three fundamental branches of life, the Archaea were only recognized as a group about twenty years ago. This recognition was based on similarities between their RNA sequences, similarities all the more striking because of the diversity of archaeal lifestyles. They include microorganisms that live in boiling water, within the guts of animals, or in concentration brines. It is also evident that the Archaea diverged early in the history of life, and are of great evolutionary interest as a result. This book tells their emerging story, from their toughness in the face of forbidding environments to their unique place in evolution and in the world ecosystem.

Crystal Keepers

Crystal Keepers
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1442497084
ISBN 13: 9781442497085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crystal Keepers Book Review:

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of this New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole Randolph still can’t believe the way his life has been turned inside out. Stuck in a strange land far from home, he found his friend Dalton and has survived the first two kingdoms of the Outskirts. But none of that has prepared him for the magnetic highways and robotic bounty hunters of Zeropolis. Ruled by Abram Trench, the one Grand Shaper who stayed loyal to the evil High King, the government of Zeropolis uses advanced technologies to keep tight control. Luckily, the resistance in Zeropolis is anchored by the Crystal Keepers—a group of young rebels with unique weapons. On the run from the High King’s secret police, Cole and Dalton venture to find more of their lost friends—and help their new friend, Mira, locate her sister Constance. But as their enemies ruthlessly dismantle the resistance, time is running out for Cole to uncover the secrets behind the Zeropolitan government and unravel the mystery of who helped the High King steal his daughters’ powers. Will Cole be able to fix what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

The Kingdom of Little Wounds
Author: Susann Cokal
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0763669075
ISBN 13: 9780763669072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Review:

A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion. Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.

Cracking the SAT Biology E M Subject Test 15th Edition

Cracking the SAT Biology E M Subject Test  15th Edition
Author: Princeton Review
Publsiher: Princeton Review
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0804125635
ISBN 13: 9780804125635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cracking the SAT Biology E M Subject Test 15th Edition Book Review:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Biology Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough reviews of key biology topics, and targeted strategies for every question type. This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Bio can be a tough subject to get a good handle on—and scoring well on the SAT Subject Test isn't easy to do. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test arms you to take on the exam with all the help you need to get the score you want. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Biology Subject Test • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Knowledge-deepening quizzes throughout each content chapter • More than a hundred helpful diagrams and tables