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Biology-General Resources

Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology [electronic resource] / edited by Michael Ruse
This handbook covers the history of philosophy of biology then moves on to evolutionary theory. It continues with discussions of molecular biology and ecology, and covers biology and ethics as well as biology and religion. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xiv, 642 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Walton Beacham, Frank V. Castronova, and Suzanne Sessine, eds. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 3464 pp. 6 vols

Biology
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary

Careers in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology: Genetic Engineering-- Gene Therapy
Careers in biotechnology, molecular biology: genetic engineering-- gene therapy. Publisher: Chicago : Institute for Career Research, c2005. Subject(s): Biotechnology --Vocational guidance. Molecular biology --Vocational guidance. Biology --Vocational guidance. Genetic engineering --Vocational guidance. Gene therapy --Vocational guidance.

Dictionary of Biology
Title: A dictionary of biology [electronic resource]. Concise science dictionary. Concise dictionary of biology. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Dictionary of Scientists
Title: A Dictionary of scientists. [computer file] Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
Encyclopedia of environment and society [electronic resource] / Paul Robbins, general editor. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2007. Description: Computer File Social ecology --Encyclopedias. Human ecology --Social aspects --Encyclopedias. Social change --Environmental aspects --Encyclopedias.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Endangered Species: a Reference Handbook
Title: Endangered species [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Clifford J. Sherry. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998. Description: xiv, 269 p. ; 24 cm. Contents Introduction -- Major protection measures --Endangered and threatened species lists -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- U.S. legislation and international treaties -- U.S. endangered species litigation -- Organizations -- Print and nonprint resources.

Graduate Research: a Guide for Students in the Sciences
Graduate research: a guide for students in the sciences / Robert V. Smith. Edition: 3rd ed., rev. and expanded. Publisher:Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1998. Description: xiii, 193 p. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Research --Methodology.

ION: Index to Organism Names
ION contains millions of animal names, both fossil and recent, at all taxonomic ranks, reported from the scientific literature since 1978, together with plant and virus names. (Bacteria names will be added soon). Complementary access provided by Thomson. Search results include: Basic nomenclatural and hierarchical information; original description reference and related articles from BIOSIS databases with links to citations via ISI Web of KnowledgeSM* Related, evaluated Web resources.

Oxford handbook of bioethics
The aim of this Handbook is to provide an up-to-date picture of the state of the art in bioethics. It makes no attempt to cover every issue in the field. It is a selective representation of some of the most important issues in contemporary bioethics. The chapters are surveys in that they inform the reader of what has been happening recently in each area, through a discussion of the relevant literature. At the same time, they are not neutral, encyclopedia-like articles, but original essays that reflect the particular ‘take’ of their authors. They are not intended for undergraduates or general readers, but rather for those with some knowledge of the field (scholars and graduate students) who want an authoritative and stimulating account of bioethics today.

Science and Technology: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
A broad range of topics covered including aeronautics, geology, invasive species, and transportation are included in this subset of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.

Scientific American Science Desk Reference
Title: The Scientific American science desk reference [electronic resource]. Scientific American. Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1999. xi, 690 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Scientific writing : easy when you know how
Scientific writing [electronic resource] : easy when you know how / Jennifer Peat ... [et al.].Technical writing Handbooks, manuals, etc BMJ Books, 2002. E1475 .S35 2002eb

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
This set offers students and researchers comprehensive and easy-to-use information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Alphabetically arranged entries on land and water biomes range from 35 to 45 pages each and cover climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animaladaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more. UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes. Marlene Weigel, ed. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 521 pp. 3 vols

Botany and Plant Sciences

Armitage’s Garden Perennials
Title: Armitage’s garden perennials [computer file] : a color encyclopedia / Allan M. Armitage. Garden perennials Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2000.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Walton Beacham, Frank V. Castronova, and Suzanne Sessine, eds. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 3464 pp. 6 vols

Careers in Horticulture and Botany
Title: Careers in horticulture and botany [computer file] / Jerry Garner. Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill., USA : VGM Career Horizons, c1997. Description: vi, 119 p. ; 25 cm.

Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Title: A dictionary of plant sciences [computer file] / edited by Michael Allaby. Concise Oxford dictionary of botany. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress
Title: Handbook of plant and crop stress [electronic resource] / edited by Mohammad Pessarakli. Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. Publisher: New York : Dekker, c1999.

ION: Index to Organism Names
ION contains millions of animal names, both fossil and recent, at all taxonomic ranks, reported from the scientific literature since 1978, together with plant and virus names. (Bacteria names will be added soon). Complementary access provided by Thomson. Search results include: Basic nomenclatural and hierarchical information; original description reference and related articles from BIOSIS databases with links to citations via ISI Web of KnowledgeSM* Related, evaluated Web resources.

Maples for Gardens
Title: Maples for gardens [computer file] : a color encyclopedia / C.J. van Gelderen, D.M. van Gelderen. Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c1999.

Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional, and Modern Medicinal Uses
Title: Medicinal plants of the world [computer file] : chemical constituents, traditional, and modern medicinal uses / by Ivan A. Ross. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c1999. Description: xi, 415 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

Myxomycetes: a Handbook of Slime Molds
Myxomycetes [electronic resource] : a handbook of slime molds / Steven L. Stephenson and Henry Stempen."Myxomycetes. Myxomycetes Handbooks, manuals, etc." Timberland Press, c2000, 1994. QK635.A1 .S73 1994eb

New Oxford Book of Food Plants
Title: The new Oxford book of food plants [computer file] / J.G. Vaughan and C. Geissler ; illustrated by B.E. Nicholson ; with additional illustrations by Elisabeth Dowle and Elizabeth Rice. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997. Description: xx, 239 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Taylor’s Dictionary for Gardeners: the Definitive Guide to the Language of Horticulture
Title: Taylor’s dictionary for gardeners [computer file] : the definitive guide to the language of horticulture / Frances Tenenbaum. Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

Genetics

Careers in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology: Genetic Engineering-- Gene Therapy
Careers in biotechnology, molecular biology: genetic engineering-- gene therapy. Publisher: Chicago : Institute for Career Research, c2005. Subject(s): Biotechnology --Vocational guidance. Molecular biology --Vocational guidance. Biology --Vocational guidance. Genetic engineering --Vocational guidance. Gene therapy --Vocational guidance.

Developmental Biology Protocols. Vol. III
Title: Developmental biology protocols. Vol. III [electronic resource] / edited by Rocky S. Tuan and Cecilia W. Lo. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c2000.

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders. 2nd Edt.
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

Genetic Engineering : a Reference Handbook
Genetic engineering [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Harry Le Vine III. Genetic engineering Handbooks, manuals, etc. ABC-CLIO, c1999. TP248.6 .L4 1999eb

Molecular and Microbiology

Careers in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology: Genetic Engineering-- Gene Therapy
Careers in biotechnology, molecular biology: genetic engineering-- gene therapy. Publisher: Chicago : Institute for Career Research, c2005. Subject(s): Biotechnology --Vocational guidance. Molecular biology --Vocational guidance. Biology --Vocational guidance. Genetic engineering --Vocational guidance. Gene therapy --Vocational guidance.

Developmental Biology Protocols. Vol. III
Developmental biology protocols. Vol. III [electronic resource] / edited by Rocky S. Tuan and Cecilia W. Lo. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c2000. Description:Computer File v, 522 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Subject(s): Developmental biology --Laboratory manuals. Molecular biology --Laboratory manuals.

Electron Microscopy Methods and Protocols
Electron microscopy methods and protocols [electronic resource] / edited by M.A. Nasser Hajibagheri. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c1999. Description: Computer File xi, 283 p., 4 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Electron microscopy --Laboratory manuals. Histology --Technique.

Essentials of Molecular Biology
Essentials of molecular biology/ George M. Malacinski, David Freifelder. Edition: 3rd ed. Variant Title: Molecular biology Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c1998. Description: Computer File xxi, 532 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Includes: Computer File Subject(s): Molecular biology.

Forensic DNA Profiling Protocols
Forensic DNA profiling protocols / edited by Patrick J. Lincoln and Jim Thomson. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c1998. Description:Computer File x, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes: Computer File Subject(s): Forensic genetics --Laboratory manuals. DNA fingerprinting --Laboratory manuals. Polymerase chain reaction --Laboratory manuals. DNA --Analysis --Laboratory manuals.

Infectious Diseases in Context
Infectious diseases : in context / Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner, editors. Publisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2008 Description: Book 2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. Contents v. 1. AIDS to Lassa fever -- v. 2. Malaria to Zoonoses. Subject(s): Communicable diseases --Encyclopedias. Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

Microbial foodborne diseases: mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin synthesis
Microbial foodborne diseases: mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin synthesis / edited by Jeffrey W. Cary, John E. Linz, Deepak Bhatnagar. Publisher: Lancaster, Pa. : Technomic Pub. Co., c2000. Description:Computer File xxii, 550 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Foodborne diseases --Pathogenesis. Food --Microbiology. Microbial toxins.

Microbiology Demystified
Microbiology demystified [electronic resource] / Tom Betsy, Jim Keogh. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Microbiology For Water/Wastewater Operators
Microbiology for water/wastewater operators / Frank R. Spellman. Edition: Rev. reprint. Publisher: Lancaster, Pa. : Technomic Pub. Co., c2000. Description: Computer File xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Water --Microbiology.

Microbiology: PreTest self-assessment and review 10th Edt.
Title: Microbiology [electronic resource] : PreTest self-assessment and review / [edited by] Richard C. Tilton. Edition: 10th ed. Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill, c2002. Description:Computer File vii, 264 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Subject(s): Medical microbiology --Examinations, questions, etc.

Molecular Mycobacteriology: Techniques and Clinical Applications
Molecular mycobacteriology: [techniques and clinical applications] / edited by Robert-A. Ollar, Nancy D. Connell. Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, c1999. Description: Computer File x, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Mycobacteria --Research --Methodology. Nocardia --Research --Methodology. Molecular microbiology.

Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Pharmaceutical microbiology / edited by W.B. Hugo and A.D. Russell. Edition: 6th ed. Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 1998. Description:Computer File x, 510 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Pharmaceutical microbiology. Anti-infective agents.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Methods and Protocols
Sexually transmitted diseases [computer file] : methods and protocols / edited by Rosanna W. Peeling and P. Frederick Sparling. Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c1999. Description: Book Computer File x, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Sexually transmitted diseases --Diagnosis --Laboratory manuals. Molecular diagnosis --Laboratory manuals. Molecular microbiology --Laboratory manuals. Sexually transmitted diseases --Molecular aspects --Laboratory manuals.

Web Resources-Biology

BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources
From Choice: This site is an excellent resource for science teacher educators and K-16 teachers and student teachers, providing high-quality, reliable scientific content as well as practical lesson ideas. Ready-to-Go-Lessons offers a series of standards-based, detailed lesson plans on topics such as water cycle and sex chromosomes. These plans are well written and offer excellent ideas, but some are standard and comparable to many teacher resources already accessible online. The most distinctive, useful, and impressive feature is the collection of peer-reviewed, annotated PowerPoint slide sets on topics of interest to science educators.

BiologyBrowser
BiologyBrowser, produced by Thomson Scientific, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.

eNature.com
eNature.com is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.

ION: Index to Organism Names
ION contains millions of animal names, both fossil and recent, at all taxonomic ranks, reported from the scientific literature since 1978, together with plant and virus names. (Bacteria names will be added soon). Complementary access provided by Thomson. Search results include: Basic nomenclatural and hierarchical information; original description reference and related articles from BIOSIS databases with links to citations via ISI Web of KnowledgeSM* Related, evaluated Web resources.

Zoology and Animal Sciences

Animal Rights: a Reference Handbook
Animal rights [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Clifford J. Sherry. "Animal rights United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Animal welfare Law and legislation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1994. HV4764 .S5 1994eb

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Walton Beacham, Frank V. Castronova, and Suzanne Sessine, eds. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 3464 pp. 6 vols

Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names
Title: A dictionary of scientific bird names [electronic resource] / James A. Jobling. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University press, 1991.

Dictionary of Zoology
Title: A dictionary of zoology [computer file] / edited by Michael Allaby. Concise Oxford dictionary of zoology. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care
Title: The encyclopedia of natural pet care [computer file] / C.J. Puotinen ; foreword by Beverly Chappel-King. Publisher: New Canaan, Conn. : Keats Pub., c1998.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 2nd Edt.
A completely revised and updated version of the original zoological work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Michael Hutchins, Arthur V. Evans, Jerome A. Jackson, Devra G. Kleiman, James B. Murphy, Dennis A. Thoney, et al, eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 9609 pp. 17 vols.

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds
Title: International encyclopedia of horse breeds [computer file] / by Bonnie L. Hendricks ; foreword by Anthony A. Dent. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1995.

ION: Index to Organism Names
ION contains millions of animal names, both fossil and recent, at all taxonomic ranks, reported from the scientific literature since 1978, together with plant and virus names. (Bacteria names will be added soon). Complementary access provided by Thomson. Search results include: Basic nomenclatural and hierarchical information; original description reference and related articles from BIOSIS databases with links to citations via ISI Web of KnowledgeSM* Related, evaluated Web resources.

Science and Technology: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
A broad range of topics covered including aeronautics, geology, invasive species, and transportation are included in this subset of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.