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BOOKS
BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

1.
Anthony Mayrhofer
Biology for the International Baccalaureate: For Use with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Developed in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate Organization, Oxford’s Course Companions provide extra support for students taking IB Diploma Programme courses. They present a whole-course approach with a wide range of resources, and encourage a deep understanding of each subject by making connections to wider issues and providing opportunites for critical thinking.

2.
Gabriel Bitton
Wastewater Microbiology (3rd edition)

The new edition of a classic reference incorporating the latest findings and discoveries
The Third Edition of this classic reference provides readers with concise, up-to-the-moment coverage of the role of microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment. By providing a solid foundation in microbiology, microbial growth, metabolism, and nutrient cycling, the text gives readers the tools they need to make critical decisions that affect public health, as well as the practical aspects of treatment, disinfection, water distribution, bioremediation, and water and wastewater reuse.
The publication begins a discussion of microbiology principles, followed by a discussion of public health issues and concerns. Next, the core of the text is dedicated to a thorough examination of wastewater and drinking water treatment, biosolids, pollution-control biotechnology, and drinking water distribution. The remainder of the text discusses toxicity testing in wastewater treatment plants, and the public health aspects of wastewater disposal and reuse.
The many advances in wastewater and drinking water microbiology have all been thoroughly integrated into the publication, including:
A new chapter on bioterrorism and drinking water safety
The latest developments in biofilm microbial ecology and biofilm impact on drinking water quality
New, state-of-the-art detection techniques
Expanded and revised treatment of toxicity testing, including new testing methods and studies on endocrine disrupters in wastewater
Alternatives to conventional wastewater treatment
New problem sets, which test readers’ knowledge, as well as a list of Internet resources have been added to each chapter. In addition, the publication’s extensive references have been thoroughly revised for readers who would like to learn more about the latest findings and discoveries on specialized topics. Finally, the color plate section has been expanded and contains many new illustrations and tables.
An authoritative guide for all researchers, administrators, and engineers in the field of microbiology, Wastewater Microbiology, Third Edition is also a valuable reference for civil and environmental engineers, public health officials, and students involved in environmental engineering and science.

3.
Rene Fester Kratz
Botany For Dummies

The easy way to score your highest in botany Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth. Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy–to–follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test. Covers evolution by natural selection Offers plain–English explanations of the structure and function of plants Includes plant identification and botanical phenomenon Tracking a typical course in botany, this hands–on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.

4.
Matthias Dehmer and Frank Emmert-Streib
Statistical Diagnostics for Cancer: Analyzing High-Dimensional Data

This ready reference discusses different methods for statistically analyzing and validating data created with high-throughput methods. As opposed to other titles, this book focusses on systems approaches, meaning that no single gene or protein forms the basis of the analysis but rather a more or less complex biological network. From a methodological point of view, the well balanced contributions describe a variety of modern supervised and unsupervised statistical methods applied to various large-scale datasets from genomics and genetics experiments. Furthermore, since the availability of sufficient computer power in recent years has shifted attention from parametric to nonparametric methods, the methods presented here make use of such computer-intensive approaches as Bootstrap, Markov Chain Monte Carlo or general resampling methods. Finally, due to the large amount of information available in public databases, a chapter on Bayesian methods is included, which also provides a systematic means to integrate this information. A welcome guide for mathematicians and the medical and basic research communities.

5.
Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor, Sheri L. Williamson
Hummingbirds: A Guide to Every Species

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.

This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.

Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs.

Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat.

This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world’s leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.

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