Chemical Process Equipment Design

Chemical Process Equipment Design

Why write a book entitled Chemical Process Equipment Design when there are many good books on the market that cover this topic, often in much greater detail than in this text? The purpose of this book is not to repeat what others have written but rather to present material to undergraduate students in such a […]

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Plant Physiology, Fifth Edition

Plant Physiology, Fifth Edition

THE TERM CELL IS DERIVED from the Latin cella, meaning storeroom or chamber. It was first used in biology in 1665 by the English botanist Robert Hooke to describe the individual units of the honeycomb-like structure he observed in cork under a compound microscope. The “cells” Hooke observed were actually the empty lumens of dead […]

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The Cell: A Molecular Approach, Fourth Edition

The Cell A Molecular Approach, Fourth Edition

The three years since publication of the Third Edition of The Cell in 2003 have been marked not only by rapid progress in many areas of cell biology, but also by revolutionary changes in some of the ways that molecular and cellular biologists are approaching their science. The human genome project introduced large scale experimentation […]

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Developmental Biology, Ninth Edition

Developmental Biology, Ninth Edition

It has become increasingly embarrassing for me to ask students to read the Eighth Edition of this textbook. It’s so, well, 2006. Developmental biology has progressed so rapidly in the past four years that my lectures have fundamentally diverged from their reading. My “big” lecture on transcription now focuses on the ability of transcription factors […]

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Essentials of Economics, 7th ed

Essentials of Economics, 7th ed

Whether you are planning to study economics beyond this level, or whether this will be your only exposure to this fascinating subject, we hope that you will find the book enjoyable and that it will give you some insight into the economy in which you live and the economic forces that shape all our lives. […]

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Essentials of Economics – Standalone book 10th Edition

Essentials of Economics - Standalone book 10th Edition

Election campaigns bring out the best and the worst economic ideas. Virtually every candidate promises a “chicken in every pot,” without regard to the supply of chickens. They will clean up the environment, fix our schools, put more police on the streets, build more affordable housing, and, of course, guarantee every American access to quality […]

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Discrete Structures, Logic, And Computability 4th Edition

Discrete Structures, Logic, And Computability 4th Edition

This book is written for the prospective computer scientist, computer engineer, or applied mathematician who wants to learn the ideas that underlie computer science. The topics come from the fields of mathematics, logic, and computer science itself. I have attempted to give elementary introductions to those ideas and techniques that are necessary to understand and […]

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An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 5th Edition

An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 5th Edition

The medicinal chemist attempts to design and synthesize a pharmaceutical agent that has a desired biological effect on the human body or some other living system. Such a compound could also be called a ‘drug’, but this is a word that many scientists dislike because society views the term with suspicion. With media headlines such […]

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Case Files Microbiology, Third Edition

Case Files Microbiology, Third Edition

Case Files® Microbiology, Third Edition We appreciate all the kind remarks and suggestions from the many medical students over the past 5 years. Your positive reception has been an incredible encouragement, especially in light of the short life of the Case Files series. In this third edition of Case Files: Microbiology, the basic format of […]

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Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment is a generic book aimed at analysing and discussing the symbiotic relationship between microbiology and materials through an interdisciplinary approach. Minerals, metals and all other materials exhibit a close interlinking with different environmental microbes in different ways. For example, biogenesis and biomineralisation are now established to explain […]

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Biology, 8th Edition

Biology, 8th Edition

Much has changed in the world since the completion of the previous edition of BIOLOGY. In the realm of the biological sciences, the sequencing of the genomes of many more species has had deep ramifications in diverse areas of research, providing new insights, for example, into the evolutionary histories of numerous species. There has been […]

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Food Microbiology: An Introduction 3rd Edition

Food Microbiology An Introduction 3rd Edition

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY is a dynamic area of study that reaches into every home and supports a multibillion-dollar food industry. This book provides a taste of its complexity and challenge. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect our newest understanding of the field. The safety of food requires more than mere memorization […]

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