Dana Biomedical Library Acquisitions during November 2018

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Life concepts from Aristotle to Darwin : on vegetable souls
Mix, Lucas John, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Chapter 1. Vegetable Souls? -- Goals for the Book -- Recurrent Themes -- Composition -- Causal Processes -- Activity and Agency -- Individuality -- Purpose -- Platonic and Aristotelian Approaches -- References. Part I Birth -- Chapter 2: Greek Life: Psyche and Early Life-Concepts -- Shades of Homer-- Life Before Plato -- Returning from the Dead -- Common Life -- Multiple Souls -- The Stuff of Life -- Soul Particles -- Cosmic Sou l-- References. Chapter 3. Strangely Moved: Appetitive Souls in Plato -- Forms and Particulars -- Lasting Souls -- Ruling Souls -- A Continuum of Souls -- Achieving Harmony -- World Order.
Dana BD431 .M59 2018

Fire in California's ecosystems
edited by Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens, Andrea E. Thode, Kevin E. Shaffer, and JoAnn Fites-Kaufman
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Foreword / James K. Agee -- Preface -- Introduction: Fire and California vegetation / Neil G. Sugihara, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Michael G. Barbour -- Introduction to Fire Ecology. California fire climate / Richard A. Minnich -- Fire weather principals / Brenda L. Belongia and Richard A. Minnich -- Fire as a physical process / Jan W. van Wagtendonk -- Fire as an ecological process / Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman -- Characterizing fire regimes / Brandon M. Collins, Jay D. Miller, Jeffrey M. Kane, Danny L. Fry, and Andrea E. Thode -- Fire and physical environment interactions : soil, water, and air / Peter M. Wohlgemuth, Ken R. Hubbert, Trent Proctor, and Suraj Ahuja -- Fire and plant interactions / Amy G. Merrill, Andrea E. Thode, Alexandra M. Weill, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Anne F. Bradley, and Tadashi J. Moody -- Fire and animal interactions / Kevin E. Shaffer, Shaula J. Hedwall, and William F. Laudenslayer, Jr. -- The History and Ecology of Fire in California's Bioregions. North Coast Bioregion / Scott L. Stephens, Jeffrey M. Kane, and John D. Stuart -- Klamath Mountain Bioregion / Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, James K. Agee, Christy E. Briles, and Cathy L. Whitlock -- Southern Cascades Bioregion / Carl N. Skinner and Alan H. Taylor -- Northeastern Plateaus Bioregion / Gregg M. Riegel, Richard F. Miller, Carl N. Skinner, Sydney E. Smith, Calvin A. Farris, and Kyle E. Merriam -- Sierra Nevada Bioregion / Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Hugh D. Safford, Malcolm P. North, and Brandon M. Collins -- Central Valley Bioregion / Robin Wills -- Central Coast Bioregion / Mark I. Borchert and Frank W. Davis -- South Coast Bioregion / Jon E. Keeley and Alexandrea D. Syphard -- Southeastern Deserts Bioregion / Matthew L. Brooks, Richard A. Minnich, and John R. Matchett -- Fire Management Issues in California's Ecosystems. The use of fire by Native Americans in California / M. Kat Anderson -- Fire management and policy since European settlement / Scott L. Stephens and Neil G. Sugihara -- Fire and fuel management / Scott L. Stephens, Sue J. Husari, H. Tom Nichols, Neil G. Sugihara, and Brandon M. Collins -- Fire, watershed resources, and aquatic ecosystems / Jan L. Beyers, Andrea E. Thode, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Ken B. Roby, and Lynn M. Decker -- Fire, air qualiy, and greenhouse gases / Suraj Ahuja and Trent Proctor -- Fire and invasive plants / Robert C. Klinger, Matthew L. Brooks, and John M. Randall -- Fire and at-risk species / Kevin E. Shaffer and Shaula J. Hedwall -- Fire and climate change / Christina M. Restaino and Huge G. Safford -- Social dynamics of wildland fire in California / Sara M. McCaffrey, Guy L. Duffner, and Lynn M. Decker -- The future of fire in California's ecosystems / Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Scott L. Stephens, Kevin E. Shaffer, Andrea E. Thode, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman.

"Fire in California's Ecosystems describes fire in detail both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the foremost synthesis of knowledge on the science, ecology, and management of fire in California. Part I introduces the basics of fire ecology, including overviews of historical fire, vegetation, weather, climate, fire as a physical and ecological process, and reviews the interactions between fire and the physical, plant, and animal components of the environment. Part II explores the history and ecology of fire in each of California's nine bioregions. Part III examines fire management in California, including Native American and post-European settlement, current issues related to fire policy such climate change, air quality, watershed management, invasive plant species, native species, and fuel management, and considers the future of fire management. This edition includes critical scientific and management updates and two new chapters on climate change"--Provided by publisher.
Dana QH105.C2 F57 2018

Pulmonary physiology
Levitzky, Michael G., author
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2018]
Function & structure of the respiratory system -- Mechanics of breathing -- Alveolar ventilation -- Blood flow to the lung -- Ventilation-perfusion relationships -- Diffusion of gases and interpretation of pulmonary function tests -- Transport of oxygen & carbon dioxide in the blood -- Acid-base balance -- Control of breathing -- Nonrespiratory functions of the lung -- The respiratory system under stress -- Clinical problem answers -- Appendix -- Index.

For more than three decades, Michael Levitzky has provided medical students and residents with a solid background in the areas of pulmonary physiology essential for a thorough understanding of clinical medicine. This 8th teaches you how and why the human respiratory system works--in a style and presentation that makes it easy to absorb and integrate with your knowledge of other body systems.
Dana QP121 .L46 2018

Cephalopod behaviour
Hanlon, Roger T., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Introduction -- Senses, effectors and the brain -- Body patterning and colour change -- Feeding and foraging -- Defence -- Reproductive behaviour -- Communication -- The development of behaviour, learning and cognition -- Ecological aspects of behaviour -- Nautilus -- Synthesis : brains, behaviour and the future.
Dana QL430.2 .H37 2018

Occupancy estimation and modeling : inferring patterns and dynamics of species occurrence
MacKenzie, Darryl I., author
London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
Part I. background and concepts. 1. Introduction ; 2. Occupancy applications ; 3. Fundamental principles of statistical inference -- Part II. Single-species, single-season occupancy models. 4. Basic presence/absence situation ; 5. Beyond two occupancy states ; 6. Extensions to basic approaches ; 7. Modeling heterogeneous detection probabilities -- Part III. Single-species, multiple-season occupancy. 8. Basic presence/absence situation ; 9. More than two occupancy states ; 10. Further topics -- Part IV. Study design. 11. Design of single-season occupancy studies ; 12. Multiple-season study design -- Part V. Advanced topics. 13. Integrated modeling of habitat and occupancy dynamics ; 14. Species co-occurrence ; 15. Occupancy in community-level studies ; 16. Final comments.
Dana QL752 .O23 2018

Wilson and Walker's principles and techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology
edited by Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Biochemical and molecular biological methods in life sciences studies -- Basic principles -- Cell culture techniques -- Recombinant DNA techniques and molecular cloning -- Preparative protein biochemistry -- Electrophoretic techniques -- Immunochemical techniques -- Flow cytometry -- Radioisotope techniques -- Principles of clinical biochemistry -- Microscopy -- Centrifugation and ultracentrifugation -- Spectroscopic techniques -- Basic techniques probing molecular structure and interactions -- Mass spectrometric techniques -- Fundamentals of bioinformatics -- Fundamentals of chemoinformatics -- The python programming language -- Data analysis -- Fundamentals of genome sequencing and annotation -- Fundamentals of proteomics -- Fundamentals of metabolomics -- Enzymes and receptors -- Drug discovery and development.
Dana QP519.7 .P75 2018

Mastering academic writing in the sciences : a step-by-step guide
Aliotta, Marialuisa, author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Introduction -- Before you begin -- Pre-writing step -- The drafting step -- The revising step -- The editing step -- The proofreading step -- The technical stuff -- Worked-out examples -- Section templates -- Elements of English grammar.
Dana Q223 .A37 2018

Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria
Hall, William (Author of Superbugs), author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Foreword / Sally Davies -- Introduction -- Part I. The problem of drug resistance. When a scratch could kill -- The rise of resistance -- Failures in tackling drug-resistant infections -- Part II. Solutions to counter antimicrobial resistance. Incentives for new drug development -- Prevention is better than cure -- Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in humans -- Agriculture and the environment -- Next steps.

Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Superbugs describes this growing global threat, the systematic failures that have led to it, and solutions that governments, industries, and public health specialists can adopt.--
Dana QR177 .H35 2018

Biodiversity and evolution
edited by Philippe Grandcolas, Marie-Christine Maurel
London : ISTE Press ; 2018
Dana QH325 .B56 2018

Still waters : the secret world of lakes
Stager, Curt, author
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]
Walden -- Waters of life, waters of death -- Lakes through the looking glass -- The Great Rift -- Galilee -- Sky water -- Heritage lakes.

"A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea. More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau's cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee. Through decades of firsthand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world's most iconic inland waters. Along the way he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life. Beautifully observed and eloquently written, Stager's narrative is filled with strange and enchanting details about these submerged worlds--diving insects chirping underwater like crickets, African crater lakes that explode, and the growing threats to some of our most precious bodies of water. Modern science has demonstrated that humanity is an integral part of nature on this planet, so intertwined with it that we have also become an increasingly powerful force of nature in our own right. Still Waters reminds us how beautiful, complex, and vulnerable our lakes are, and how, more than ever, it is essential to protect them."--Jacket.
Dana GB1603.2 .S7 2018

Field and laboratory methods in animal cognition : a comparative guide
edited by Nereida Bueno-Guerra, Federica Amici
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Ants-individual and social cognition / Zhanna Reznikova -- Bats-using sound to reveal cognition / Yossi Yovel and Stefan Greif -- Bees-the experimental umwelt of Honeybees / Randolf Menzel -- Carib Brackles-field and lab work on a tame, opportunistic island icterid / Simon Ducatez, Sarah E. Overington, Jean-Nicolas Audet, Marine Battesti and Louis Lefebvre -- Chicken-cognition in the poultry yard / Cinzia Chiandetti and Giorgio Vallortigara -- Chimpanzees-investigating cognition in the wild / Roman M. Wittig and Catherine Crockford -- Dolphins and whales-taking cognitive research out of the tanks and into the wild / Volker B. Deecke -- Elephants-studying cognition in the African Savannah / Lucy A. Bates -- Fish-how to ask them the right questions / Catarina Vila Pouca and Culum Brown -- Hermit Crabs-information gathering by the Hermit Crab, Pagurus bernhardus / Robert W. Elwood -- Hyenas-testing cognition in the umwelt of the Spotted Hyena / Lily Johnson-Ulrich, Kenna D.S. Lehman, Julie W. Turner and Kay E. Holekamp -- Lizards-measuring cognition: practical challenges and the influence of ecology and social behaviour / Martin J. Whiting and Daniel W.A. Noble -- Meerkats- identifying cognitive mechanisms underlying meerkat coordination and communication: experimental designs in their natural habitat / Marta Manser -- Octopuses-mind in the waters / Jennifer A. Mather and Michael J. Kuba -- Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus)-cognitive and communicative abilities / Irene M. Pepperberg -- Sharks-elasmobranch cognition / Tristan L. Guttridge, Kara E. Yopak and Vera Schluessel -- Spiders-hints for testing cognition and learning in Jumping Spiders / Elizabeth M. Jakob, Skye M. Long and Margaret Bruce -- Tortoises-cold-blooded cognition: how to get a tortoise out of its shell / Anna Wilkinson and Ewen Glass.
Dana QL785 .F49 2018

Genetics : analysis of genes and genomes
Hartl, Daniel L., author
Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2019]
Genes, genomes and genetic analysis -- DNA structure and genetic variation -- Transmission genetics : the principle of segregation -- The chromosomal basis of inheritance -- Genetic linkage and chromosome mapping -- Human karyotypes and chromosome behavior -- The genetics of complex characters -- Genetics of the bacteria and their viruses -- Molecular organization of chromosomes and genomes -- DNA replication and sequencing -- Mutation, repair, and recombination -- Molecular biology of gene expression -- Molecular mechanisms of gene regulation -- Manipulating genes and genomes -- Genetic control of development -- The genetics of cancer -- Extranuclear inheritance -- Genetics of populations -- Human evolution.

Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides the user the context to then understand its Mendelian history. Genetics continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. A new unit structure with self-contained chapters provides the flexibility to fit any course design, whether it be Mendel-early, Chromosome-early, or a Genome-first approach. The dynamism of genetics is also perfectly captured, as coverage of technological advances is woven together with ethical controversies. Problem-solving is a core element to this experimental discipline, and the ninth edition of Genetics is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this fascinating subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn by using the clearly-presented mathematical concepts and exercises and chapter problems that encourage students to analyze and apply new skills.
Dana QH430 .H3732 2019

Life at vents and seeps
Jens Kallmeyer (ed.)
Berlin ; Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2017]
Dana QH541.5.D35 L54 2017

A theory of global biodiversity
Worm, B. 1969- author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
1. Introduction -- 2. Observed patterns of global biodiversity -- 3. Drivers and predictors of global biodiversity -- 4. Developing a theory of global biodiversity -- 5. Predicting global biodiversity patterns from theory -- 6. Conservation applications -- 7. Conclusions.

"The number of species found at a given point on the planet varies by orders of magnitude, yet large-scale gradients in biodiversity appear to follow some very general patterns. Little mechanistic theory has been formulated to explain the emergence of observed gradients of biodiversity both on land and in the oceans. Based on a comprehensive empirical synthesis of global patterns of species diversity and their drivers, 'A theory of global biodiversity' develops and applies a new theory that can predict such patterns from few underlying processes. The authors show that global patterns of biodiversity fall into four consistent categories, according to where species live: on land or in coastal, pelagic, and deep ocean habitats. The fact that most species groups, from bacteria to whales, appear to follow similar biogeographic patterns of richness within these habitats points toward some underlying structuring principles. Based on empirical analyses of environmental correlates across these habitats, the authors combine aspects of neutral, metabolic, and niche theory into one unifying framework. Applying it to model terrestrial and marine realms, the authors demonstrate that a relatively simple theory that incorporates temperature and community size as driving variables is able to explain divergent patterns of species richness at a global scale. Integrating ecological and evolutionary perspectives, 'A theory of global biodiversity' yields surprising insights into the fundamental mechanisms that shape the distribution of life on our planet." --
Dana QH541.15.B56 W67 2018

The biology of plant-insect interactions : a compendium for the plant biotechnologist
editor, Chandrakanth Emani, Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University--Owensboro, Owensboro, KY, USA
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Dana SB993 .B56 2018