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Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Call Number: QH332 .E52 1995
Publication Date: 1995
This 5 volume set provides balanced, informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science and technology.
Encyclopedia of the Human Genome
Publication Date: 2003
Presenting a comprehensive and rigorously detailed overview of current research and its groundbreaking applications, this major reference work examines many peripheral topics surrounding the field such as law, ethics, medicine and public health, history, religion and industry.
The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
Publication Date: 2005
Packed with descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, covers a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology, and zoology.
The Princeton Guide to Ecology
Publication Date: 2012
A concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts.
Biochemistry for the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Call Number: QU 34 W66 2012
Publication Date: 2012
A concise, practical resource for pharmacy students to apply and expand their understanding of biochemistry as it relates to pharmacy practice.
- Adaptation (Biology): Topic Page
A trait of an organism that increases its chances of success in its environment. Animals and plants adapt to changes in their environment through variations in structure, reproduction or organisation within communities.
- Amino Acids: Topic Page
The building blocks of proteins are amino acids (AAs), and the human body must have some 20 in the right amounts to function properly.
- Biochemistry: Topic Page
Science concerned chiefly with the chemistry of biological processes; it attempts to utilize the tools and concepts of chemistry, particularly organic and physical chemistry, for elucidation of the living system.
- Biodiversity: Topic Page
Used to refer to all aspects of variability evident within the living world, including diversity within and between individuals, populations, species, communities, and ecosystems
- Biological Warfare: Topic Page
Employment in war of microorganisms to injure or destroy people, animals, or crops; also called germ or bacteriological warfare.
- Cells: Topic Page
Basic biological unit of which all plant and animal tissues are composed.
- Competition (Biology): Topic Page
In ecology, the interaction between two or more organisms, or groups of organisms, that use a common resource in short supply.
- Ecology: Topic Page
Ecology is possibly one of the most ancient disciplines. Its evolution has been gradual, and it will continue to evolve with humankind's ability to comprehend and understand his own surroundings and the interaction of its components.
- Evolution: Topic Page
Concept that embodies the belief that existing animals and plants developed by a process of gradual, continuous change from previously existing forms.
- Genetics: Topic Page
The branch of biology that studies heredity.
- Mutation: Topic Page
A sudden, random change in a gene, or unit of hereditary material, that can alter an inheritable characteristic.