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A Physicochemical Theory of Tip Growth

A Physicochemical Theory of Tip Growth presents the latest information on experimental observations on living organisms, including unicellular algae, hyphae and neurons. These theories are analogous to the ones developed for the growth of nonliving matter, as already exposed by the author in the book.

  • Presents the theory of growth and form of nonliving matter
  • Provides discussions on simple, unstable flat or spherical shapes which restabilize in more robust pointed shapes
  • Includes characteristics that are typical of the morphogenesis of living matter
R 2 208,10

A Guide to the Scientific Career

A concise, easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for writing research papers and career management

In order to be truly successful in the biomedical professions, one must have excellent communication skills and networking abilities. Of equal importance is the possession of sufficient clinical knowledge, as well as a proficiency in conducting research and writing scientific papers. This unique and important book provides medical students and residents with the most commonly encountered topics in the academic and professional lifestyle, teaching them all of the practical nuances that are often only learned through experience.

Written by a team of experienced professionals to help guide younger researchers, A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing features ten sections composed of seventy-four chapters that cover: qualities of research scientists; career satisfaction and its determinants; publishing in academic medicine; assessing a researcher’s scientific productivity and scholarly impact; manners in academics; communication skills; essence of collaborative research; dealing with manipulative people; writing and scientific misconduct: ethical and legal aspects; plagiarism; research regulations, proposals, grants, and practice; publication and resources; tips on writing every type of paper and report; and much more.

  • An easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for scientific research
  • Emphasizes good communication skills, sound clinical judgment, knowledge of research methodology, and good writing skills
  • Offers comprehensive guidelines that address every aspect of the medical student/resident academic and professional lifestyle
  • Combines elements of a career-management guide and publication guide in one comprehensive reference source
  • Includes selected personal stories by great researchers, fascinating writers, inspiring mentors, and extraordinary clinicians/scientists

A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing is an excellent interdisciplinary text that will appeal to all medical students and scientists who seek to improve their writing and communication skills in order to make the most of their chosen career.

R 1 091,06

3D and 4D Printing in Biomedical Applications

A professional guide to 3D and 4D printing technology in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields

3D and 4D Printing in Biomedical Applications offers an authoritative guide to 3D and 4D printing technology in the biomedical and pharmaceutical arenas. With contributions from an international panel of academic scholars and industry experts, this book contains an overview of the topic and the most current research and innovations in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. This important volume explores the process optimization, innovation process, engineering, and platform technology behind printed medicine.
In addition, information on biomedical developments include topics such as on shape memory polymers, 4D bio-fabrications and bone printing.

The book covers a wealth of relevant topics including information on the potential of 3D printing for pharmaceutical drug delivery, examines a new fabrication process, bio-scaffolding, and reviews the most current trends and challenges in biofabrication for 3D and 4D bioprinting. This vital resource:

-Offers a comprehensive guide to 3D and 4D printing technology in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields
-Includes information on the first 3D printing platform to get FDA approval for a pharmaceutical product
-Contains a review of the current 3D printed pharmaceutical products
-Presents recent advances of novel materials for 3D/4D printing and biomedical applications

Written for pharmaceutical chemists, medicinal chemists, biotechnologists, pharma engineers, 3D and 4D Printing in Biomedical Applications explores the key aspects of the printing of medical and pharmaceutical products and the challenges and advances associated with their development.
R 2 400,66

A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 and AS

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through their course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. It develops true subject knowledge while also developing essential exam skills.
R 509,49

A Level Biology for OCR A

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students throughout their course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. It develops real subject knowledge as well as essential exam skills.
R 748,42

A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 2

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students throughout their course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. It develops real subject knowledge as well as essential exam skills.
R 509,49

A Level Advancing Biology for OCR B: Year 2

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Level and beyond. It develops true subject knowledge while also developing essential exam skills.
R 571,87

A Century of Parasitology

Reviews key areas in ecological, medical and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from some of the world's leading parasitologists

 

  • Each topic is set in context by featuring a key paper from the Journal of Paraistology over the past 100 years
R 1 815,05

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include:

An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species]
Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time]
The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum
Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today]
The shotgun
The book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White [1789]
HMS Beagle [the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries]
Aluminium bird rings [used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species]
along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.
R 458,31

A History of Childhood

In this lively and accessible book, Colin Heywood explores the changing experiences and perceptions of childhood from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century. Heywood examines the different ways in which people have thought about childhood as a stage of life, the relationships of children with their families and peers, and the experiences of young people at work, in school and at the hands of various welfare institutions. The aim is to place the history of children and childhood firmly in its social and cultural context, without losing sight of the many individual experiences that have come down to us in diaries, autobiographies and oral testimonies.

Heywood argues that there is a cruel paradox at the heart of childhood in the past. On the one hand, material conditions for children have generally improved in the West, however belatedly and unevenly, and they are now more valued than in the past. On the other hand, the business of preparing for adulthood has become more complicated in urban and industrial societies, as the young face a bewildering array of choices and expectations.

A History of Childhood will be an essential introduction to the subject for students of history, the social sciences and cultural studies.

R 1 221,44

A Heart Bent Out of Shape

A snow-filled paradise is the scene for A Heart Bent Out of Shape from Emylia Hall, author of the Richard and Judy book club pick The Book of Summers. Readers of Patrick Gale and Esther Freud will adore this moving and evocative story of a first love, a terrible tragedy and a year that will never be forgotten.

For Hadley Dunn, life so far has been uneventful - no great loves, no searing losses. But that's before she decides to spend a year studying in the glittering Swiss city of Lausanne, a place that feels alive with promise. Here Hadley meets Kristina, a beautiful but elusive Danish girl, and the two quickly form the strongest of bonds. Yet one November night, as the first snows of winter arrive, tragedy strikes.

Hadley, left reeling and guilt-stricken, beings to lean on the only other person to whom she feels close, her American Literature professor Joel Wilson. But as the pair try to uncover the truth of what happened that night, their tentative friendship heads into forbidden territory. And before long a line is irrevocably crossed, everything changes, and two already complicated lives take an even more dangerous course...

R 163,05

11th Hour

The 11th Hour Series of revision guides have been designed for quick reference.
The organisation of these books will involve students actively in the learning process and reinforcement of concepts. At the end of each chapter there will be a test including multiple choice questions, true/false questions and short answer questions, every answer will involve an explanation. Each book will contain icons in the text indicating additional support on a dedicated web-page.

Students having difficulties with their courses will find this an excellent way to raise their grades.


  • Clinical correlations or everyday applications include examples from the real world to help students understand key concepts more readily.
  • Dedicated web page, there 24 hours a day, will give extra help, tips, warnings of trouble spots, extra visuals and more.
  • A quick check on what background students will need to apply helps equip them to conquer a topic.
  • The most important information is highlighted and explained, showing the big picture and eliminating the guesswork.
  • After every topic and every chapter, lots of opportunity for drill is provided in every format, multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay.
  • An easy trouble spot identifier demonstrates which areas need to be reinforced and where to find information on them.
  • Practice midterms and finals prep them for the real thing.
R 996,64