In Biocode, Dawn Field and Neil Davies capture the scale and excitement of the rapidly growing field of genomics. From automatic DNA sequencing of newborns to synthetic life, and the sequencing of whole ecosystems, genomics is set to revolutionize our understanding of life on Earth and affect us all.
Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity are increasing and represent serious obstacles to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. By bringing together experts from different academic disciplines, policy makers and practitioners, this volume offers many new insights for dealing with conflict. A must-read for students, researchers, academics and professionals.
When we speak, we configure the vocal tract which shapes the visible motions of the face and the patterning of the audible speech acoustics. This book showcases a broad range of research investigating how these two types of signals are used in spoken communication.
Graphs, networks and agent-based modeling are the most thriving and attracting sciences used in ecology and environmental sciences. This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the subject in the areas of ecology and environmental sciences. It also includes Java codes and a standalone software package.
This accessible introduction clearly explains bioethical issues and their philosophical foundations to science students, providing them with the confidence needed to debate important issues in the ethics of biotechnology. Written informally, including over 200 activities, detailed case studies and explanatory podcasts, it encourages students to formulate and evaluate their own arguments.
Builds an argument for evolutionary adaptation as the force behind all life on earth. Regarding evolution's complex achievements as peaks on a metaphorical mountain, this book reveals the ways in which the theory of natural selection can precisely explain the beautiful, bizarre and seemingly 'designed' complexity of living things.
For those with a limited background in genetic studies, this entry level text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and a glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support.
The fourth edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of ecology available. Written in a clear, accessible style, it contains over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines, and is fully weblinked.