Bacteria A Very Short Introduction

Bacteria  A Very Short Introduction PDF
Author: Sebastian G.B. Amyes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199578761
Size: 45.43 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Bacteria A Very Short Introduction

by Sebastian G.B. Amyes, Bacteria A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bacteria A Very Short Introduction books, In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria. As a fundamental branch of life, they inhabit every part of the Earth's surface. Amyes examines their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease, to demonstrate the fundamental role they play in our existence.




Microbiology

Microbiology PDF
Author: Nicholas P. Money
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199681686
Size: 43.43 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 122
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Microbiology

by Nicholas P. Money, Microbiology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Microbiology books, Describes the expansions of microbiology; it's methods, from traditional microscopy and laboratory culture to the latest genomic analysis.




Viruses

Viruses PDF
Author: Dorothy H. Crawford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198811713
Size: 48.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Medical virology
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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Viruses

by Dorothy H. Crawford, Viruses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Viruses books, Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this Very Short Introduction, Dorothy Crawford demonstrates from their discovery and the unravelling of their intricate structures, how clever these entities really are.




Viruses A Very Short Introduction

Viruses  A Very Short Introduction PDF
Author: Dorothy H. Crawford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199574855
Size: 67.82 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Viruses A Very Short Introduction

by Dorothy H. Crawford, Viruses A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Viruses A Very Short Introduction books, Discusses the discovery of viruses, analyzes the threat of viral infections, and considers ways to prevent the emergence of new and devastating viruses.




Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease PDF
Author: Marta Wayne
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199688931
Size: 23.35 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Infectious Disease

by Marta Wayne, Infectious Disease Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Infectious Disease books, As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which disease spread. By taking an approach focused on the general evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease, this Very Short Introduction provides a general conceptual framework for thinking about disease. Ecology and evolution provide the keys to answering the "where", "why", "how", and "what" questions about any particular infectious disease: where did it come from? How is it transmitted from one person to another, and why are some individuals more susceptible than others? What biochemical, ecological, and evolutionary strategies can be used to combat the disease? Is it more effective to block transmission at the population level, or to block infection at the individual level? Through a series of case studies, Benjamin Bolker and Marta L. Wayne introduce the major ideas of infectious disease in a clear and thoughtful way, emphasizing the general principles of infection, the management of outbreaks, and the evolutionary and ecological approaches that are now central to much research about infectious disease. 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.




Drugs

Drugs PDF
Author: Les Iversen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198745796
Size: 33.40 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Drugs

by Les Iversen, Drugs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Drugs books, The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen disscusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform. 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.




Food A Very Short Introduction

Food  A Very Short Introduction PDF
Author: John Krebs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199661081
Size: 57.84 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 130
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Food A Very Short Introduction

by John Krebs, Food A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Food A Very Short Introduction books, A brief examination of the history and science of food chronicles four great transitions including those of cooking, agriculture, processing and preservation to consider the sources of culinary preferences, the disparity between malnutrition and overconsumption and the issues associated with obesity, sustainable agriculture and genetic modification. Original.




Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction

Marine Biology  A Very Short Introduction PDF
Author: Philip V. Mladenov
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695059
Size: 65.70 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction

by Philip V. Mladenov, Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction books, In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a fascinating overview of marine biology. Including a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, he outlines the principles of marine biology whilst demonstrating the fundamental impact humans have on the oceans and their ecology.




Genomics

Genomics PDF
Author: John M. Archibald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198786204
Size: 63.36 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Genomics

by John M. Archibald, Genomics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Genomics books, Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it. Its most celebrated achievement was theHuman Genome Project, a technologically challenging endeavor that took thousands of scientists around the world 13 years and over 3 billion US dollars to complete. In this Very Short Introduction John Archibald explores the science of genomics and its rapidly expanding toolbox. Sequencing a human genome now takes only a few days and costs as little as $1,000. The genomes of simple bacteria and viruses can be sequenced in a matter of hours on a device that fitsin the palm of your hand. The resulting sequences can be used to better understand our biology in health and disease and to 'personalize' medicine. Archibald shows how the field of genomics is on the cusp of another quantum leap; the implications for science and society are profound.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, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.




Genes

Genes PDF
Author: Jonathan Slack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019967650X
Size: 48.34 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Genes

by Jonathan Slack, Genes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Genes books, Explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution and development.