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A Dictionary of Biology

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

January 2008; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: biological sciences. 5492 pages.312715 words.

Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, as well as key terms from medicine and...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

January 2001; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: biological sciences. 1030 pages.938329 words.

The Oxford Companion to the Body is a fascinating and authoritative guide to every aspect of the body. It provides concise and readable accounts of the structure and function...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

January 2006; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: biochemistry. 20988 pages.768696 words.

‘the book is almost an encyclopedia. It is comprehensive, thorough, clear, and accurate’ - TIBS

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Avian Invasions

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood and Phillip Cassey.

June 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: vertebrates. 320 pages.

As people have spread around the world, they have taken with them a broad range of other species to satisfy a variety of human needs. Some of these species went on to establish wild...

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The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

Edited by Tim Halliday and Kraig Adler.

January 2002; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 11 pages.117266 words.

‘Highly recommended…very attractive…Excellent accounts of the biology are given, each written by experts in the field’ - BBC Wildlife

There has been a huge...

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Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Edited by Rama S. Singh, Jianping Xu and Rob J. Kulathinal.

June 2012; published online December 2013.

Book. Subjects: evolutionary biology. 312 pages.

Ever since the pioneering work of Darwin and Wallace, evolutionary biologists have attempted to understand the evolutionary dynamics of genetic systems. A range of theories on evolutionary...

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Exploring Personal Genomics

Joel T. Dudley and Konrad J. Karczewski.

January 2013; published online December 2013.

Book. Subjects: evolutionary biology. 256 pages.

This book provides a novel, inquiry-based approach to the understanding and interpretation of the practical, medical, physiological, and societal aspects of personal genomic information....

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American rain forest

Overview page. Subjects: ecology and conservation.

Like the other three regions of the rain forest, the American region is distinctive not by virtue of its physiognomic characteristics, but because of its floristic composition. For...

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Ameridelphia

Overview page. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences.

One of the two cohorts into which the Metatheria (marsupials) are generally divided in modern classifications. There are three orders, all occurring in Central and S. America:...

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Amersfoort

Overview page. Subjects: earth sciences and geography — ecology and conservation.

An interstadial during the last glaciation of the Netherlands (somewhere between 60 000 and 70 000 years ago). The July temperature (based on floral evidence) was perhaps 15–20°C.

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