xix, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In 1905, eight men from the California Academy of Sciences set sail from San Francisco for a scientific collection expedition in the Galapagos Islands, and by the time they were finished in 1906, they had completed one of the most important expeditions in the history of both evolutionary and conservation science. These scientists collected over 78,000 species during their time on the islands, validating the work of Charles Darwin and laying the groundwork for foundational evolution texts like Darwin's Finches. Despite its significance, almost nothing has been written on this voyage, lost amongst discussion of Darwin's trip on the Beagle and the writing of David Lack. In Collecting Evolution, Matthew James finally tells the story of the 1905 Galapagos expedition. James follows these eight young men aboard the Academy to the Galapagos and back, and reveals why they were able to have the groundbreaking success they had. A current Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, James uses his access to unpublished writings and photographs to provide unprecedented insight into the expedition. We learn the voyagers' personal stories, and how, for all the scientific progress that was made, just as much intense personal drama unfolded on the trip. This is a watershed moment in scientific history, crossed with a maritime adventure: there are suicides, controversies over credit and fame, and the tragic killing of now-extinct species. The book discusses how these men thought of themselves as "collectors" before they thought of themselves as scientists, and the implications this had on their approach and their results. In the end, the voyage of the Academy proved to be crucial in the development of evolutionary science as we know it. It is the longest expedition in Galapagos history, and played a critical role in cementing Darwin's legacy. Collecting Evolution brings this extraordinary story to light, bringing its scientists and their journey to life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199354597 20170530
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
x, 514 pages ; 23 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xix, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Part 1. Departure: Emerging ideas. Beginnings
  • Imagination and nature: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt
  • In search of a destination.
  • Part 2. Arrival: Collecting ideas. South America
  • The Llanos and the Orinoco
  • Across the Andes
  • Chimborazo
  • Politics and nature: Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt.
  • Part 3. Return: Sorting ideas. Europe
  • Berlin
  • Paris
  • Revolutions and nature: Simon Bolivar and Humboldt
  • London
  • Going in circles: Maladie Centrifuge
  • Part 4. Influence: Spreading ideas. Return to Berlin
  • Russia
  • Evolution and nature: Charles Darwin and Humboldt
  • Humbolt's Cosmos
  • Poetry, science and nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt
  • Part 5. New worlds: Evolving ideas. The greatest man since the deluge
  • Man and nature: George Perkins Marsh and Humboldt
  • Art, ecology and nature: Ernst Haeckel and Humboldt
  • Preservation and nature: John Muir and Humboldt.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • PART I: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE AND ITS CHEMICAL BASIS 1. Studying Life 2. Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life 3. Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids 4. Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life PART II: CELLS 5. Cells: The Working Units of Life 6. Cell Membranes 7. Cell Communication and Multicellularity PART III: CELLS AND ENERGY 8. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism 9. Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy 10. Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight PART IV: GENES AND HEREDITY 11. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division 12. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes 13. DNA and Its Role in Heredity 14. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression 15. Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine 16. Regulation of Gene Expression PART V: GENOMES 17. Genomes 18. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology 19. Differential Gene Expression in Development 20. Development and Evolutionary Change PART VI: THE PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF EVOLUTION 21. Mechanisms of Evolution 22. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies 23. Speciation 24. Evolution of Genes and Genomes 25. The History of Life on Earth PART VII: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY 26. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses 27. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 28. Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land 29. The Evolution of Seed Plants 30. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi 31. Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans 32. Protostome Animals 33. Deuterostome Animals PART VIII: FLOWERING PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION 34. The Plant Body 35. Transport in Plants 36. Plant Nutrition 37. Regulation of Plant Growth 38. Reproduction in Flowering Plants 39. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges PART IX: ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION 40. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation 41. Animal Hormones 42. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems 43. Animal Reproduction 44. Animal Development: From Genes to Organisms 45. Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems 46. Sensory Systems 47. The Mammalian Nervous System 48. Musculoskeletal Systems 49. Gas Exchange 50. Circulatory Systems 51. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption 52. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion 53. Animal Behavior PART X: ECOLOGY 54. Ecology and the Distribution of Life 55. Population Ecology 56. Species Interactions and Coevolution 57. Community Ecology 58. Ecosystems and Global Ecology 59. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464136399 20160612
The new tenth edition of Life maintains the balanced experimental coverage of previous editions and has been updated with the latest scientific research, a new contemporary design and cutting-edge teaching and learning support including images, videos, and animations that engage, encourage and support learning and revision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464136399 20160612
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xi, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Agassiz at Rest
  • The Ice King
  • Humboldt's Gift
  • Darwin's Barnacles, Agassiz's Jellyfish
  • Mr. Clark's Headache
  • A Pint of Ink
  • A Delicate Balance
  • A Galapagos Picnic
  • Epilogue
  • Chronology.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal-and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393071955 20160615
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvii, 364 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • A deeper look at the energy picture. Introduction : energy literacy
  • The predicament. Introduction : energy, nature, and the eco-social crisis ; Five carbon pools / Wes Jackson ; Faustian economics : hell hath no limits / Wendell Berry ; Life-affirming beauty / Sandra B. Lubarsky ; Our global Ponzi economy / Lester R. Brown ; Coal : the greatest threat to civilization / James Hansen ; The view from oil's peak / Richard Heinberg ; Energy return on investment / Charles A.S. Hall ; Alternative energy challenges / David Fridley ; When risk assessment is risky : predicting the effects of technology / David Ehrenfeld ; Malevolent and malignant threats / R. James Woolsey ; Progress vs. apocalypse : the stories we tell ourselves / John Michael Greer
  • The landscape of energy. Introduction : a tour of the energy terrain / David Murphy ; The landscape of energy
  • False solutions. Introduction : false solutions to the energy challenge ; Drill baby drill : why it won't work for long-term energy sustainability / David Hughes ; Nuclear power and the earth / Richard Bell ; The false promise of "clean" coal / Jeff Goodell ; The whole fracking enchilada / Sandra Steingraber ; River killers : the false solution of megadams / Juan Pablo Orrego ; Bioenergy : a disaster for biodiversity, health, and human rights / Rachel Smolker ; Oil shale development : looming threat to western wildlands / George Wuerthner ; Gas hydrates : a dangerously large source of unconventional hydrocarbons / George Wuerthner ; Regulatory illusion / Brian L. Horejsi ; Retooling the planet : the false promise of geoengineering / ETC Group
  • Under attack. Introduction : onslaught of the energy machine ; Will drilling spell the end of a quintessential American landscape? / Erik Molvar ; Backing the front : fighting oil and gas development in Montana's Rocky Mountain front / Gloria Flora ; Tar sands, pipelines, and the threat to first nations / Winona LaDuke, with Martin Curry ; Sweet and sour : the curse of oil in the Niger Delta / Michael Watts ; Outsourcing pollution and energy-intensive production / Vandana Shiva
  • Depowering destruction. Introduction : toward an energy economy as if nature mattered ; The case for conservation / Richard Heinberg ; Reinventing fire / Amory B. Lovins ; Cap the grid / Robert E. King ; Protected areas : foundation of a better future relationship with energy / Harvey Locke ; Three steps to establish a politics of global warming / Bill McKibben ; Distributed renewable generation : why it should be the centerpiece of U.S. energy policy / Sheila Bowers and Bill Powers ; No ecological sustainability without limits to growth / Philip Cafaro
  • What we're for
  • Places where the wind carries the ashes of ancestors.
The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy--including supposedly "clean" renewable sources. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants, virtually every region of the globe is now experiencing the consequences of out-of-control energy development. Essentially no place is sacred, no landscape safe from the relentless search for energy resources to continue powering a culture based on perpetual growth. Precious wildlands, fragile ecosystems, even our own communities and children's health are at risk. Featuring essays by more than thirty of the most brilliant minds in the fields of energy, society, and ecology, The Energy Reader lifts the veil on the harsh realities of our pursuit of energy at any price, revealing the true costs, benefits, and limitations of all our energy options. Contributors include Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Richard Heinberg, Philip Cafaro, Wendell Berry, Juan Pablo Orrego. Collectively, they offer a wake-up call about the future of energy and what each of us can do to change course. Ultimately, the book offers not only a deep critique of the current system that is toxic to nature and people, but also a hopeful vision for a future energy economy--in which resilience, health, beauty, biodiversity, and durability, not incessant growth, are the organizing principles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780970950093 20160612
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 378 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: the historic ocean
  • Depleted European seas and the discovery of America
  • Plucking the low-hanging fruit
  • The sea serpent and the mackerel jig
  • Making the case for caution
  • Waves in a troubled sea
  • An avalanche of cheap fish
  • Epilogue: changes in the sea
  • Appendix: figures
  • Abbreviations.
Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner's art into an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic's legendary fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than five hundred years. Bolster follows the effects of this siren's song from its medieval European origins to the advent of industrialized fishing in American waters at the beginning of the twentieth century. Blending marine biology, ecological insight, and a remarkable cast of characters, from notable explorers to scientists to an army of unknown fishermen, Bolster tells a story that is both ecological and human: the prelude to an environmental disaster. Over generations, harvesters created a quiet catastrophe as the sea could no longer renew itself. Bolster writes in the hope that the intimate relationship humans have long had with the ocean, and the species that live within it, can be restored for future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047655 20160609
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
496 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Miss Carson's Book
  • Bright as the Mid-day Sun
  • Biologizing
  • The English Connection and the Ocean Deep
  • This Beautiful and Sublime World
  • Author Triumphant
  • Dorothy
  • The Enduring Sea
  • Earth on Fire
  • Collateral Damage
  • High Tides and Low.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 329 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgments Part I: Becoming a Naturalist 1. Space-Time-- 2. Layers of the Past-- 3. An Age of Dinosaurs-- 4. A School a Minute-- 5. In the Natural World-- 6. Transformations-- 7. Going South-- 8. Learning to Love the Bomb-- 9. On the Road to Chiapas-- 10. The Masked Messenger Part II: Finding Evolution, Founding Evo-Devo 11. Evolution as Science-- 12. Dining with Darwin-- 13. Life with Sea Urchins-- 14. Embryos Evolving-- 15. Evolution in the Tasman Sea-- 16. An Alternate Present-- 17. Biology Meets Fossils Part III: Strange New World 18. Darwin's Day in Court-- 19. Creationist Makeovers-- 20. Evolution Matters Selected Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253002358 20160608
In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both suspicious of science and hostile to scientific ways of thinking. Noting that science has too often been the object of controversy in school curriculums and debates on public policy issues ranging from energy and conservation to stem-cell research and climate change, Raff argues that when the public is confused or ill-informed, these issues tend to be decided on religious, economic, and political grounds that disregard the realities of the natural world. Speaking up for science and scientific literacy, Raff tells how and why he became an evolutionary biologist and describes some of the vibrant and living science of evolution. Once We All Had Gills is also the story of evolution writ large: its history, how it is studied, what it means, and why it has become a useful target in a cultural war against rational thought and the idea of a secular, religiously tolerant nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253002358 20160608
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 507 leaves, bound.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
3 v. (various pagings) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • v. 1. The cell and heredity
  • v. 2. Evolution, diversity, and ecology
  • v. 3. Plants and animals.
This volume of the main Life text is perfect for shorter courses which focus on plants and animals. Life is simply the textbook for showing students how biology works, offering an engaging and coherent presentation of the fundamentals through the landmark experiments that revealed them. This 9th edition also introduces several innovations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429246477 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 464 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This is the story of the adventurers who risked death to discover strange life forms in the farthest corners of Earth. Beginning with Linnaeus, a colourful band of explorers made it their mission to travel and bring back astonishing new life forms. Acclaimed science writer Richard Conniff brings these daredevil "species seekers" to life. Alongside their globe-spanning tales of adventure, he recounts some of the most dramatic shifts in the history of human thought. At the start, everyone accepted that the Earth had been created for our benefit. People weren't sure where vegetable ended and animal began, they couldn't classify species and didn't understand the causes of disease. But all that changed as the species seekers introduced us to the pantheon of life on Earth-and our place within it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393068542 20160604
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • 1: Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology 2: Chemical Composition of the Body 3: Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism 4: Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes 5: Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers 6: Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System 7: Sensory Physiology 8: Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior 9: Muscle 10: Control of Body Movement 11: The Endocrine System 12: Cardiovascular Physiology 13: Respiratory Physiology 14: The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions 15: The Digestion and Absorption of Food 16: Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance 17: Reproduction 18: Defense Mechanisms of the Body 19: Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071222150 20160604
  • Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology Chemical Composition of the Body Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System Sensory Physiology Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior Muscle Control of Body Movement The Endocrine System Cardiovascular Physiology Respiratory Physiology The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions The Digestion and Absorption of Food Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance Reproduction Defense Mechanisms of the Body Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780077350017 20160604
"Vander's Human Physiology, Twelfth Edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The twelfth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Chapter 19 was new for the eleventh edition, with three complete case studies. The twelfth edition will contain an additional new case study. Additional Physiology Inquiries have been added to many figures throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071222150 20160604
Eric Widmaier (Boston University), Hershel Raff (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Kevin Strang (University of Wisconsin) have taken on the challenge of maintaining the strengths and reputation of Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. Moving beyond the listing of mere facts, it stresses the causal chains of events that constitute the mechanisms of body function. The fundamental purpose of this textbook is to present the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study. Vander's Human Physiology, twelfth edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The twelfth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Chapter 19 was new for the eleventh edition, with three complete case studies. The twelfth edition will contain an additional new case study. Additional Physiology Inquiries have been added to many figures throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780077350017 20160604
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiv, 338 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
59 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
416 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Background
  • Beginnings of the American whaling industry
  • Heyday of American whaling, 1835-1860
  • Decline of American whaling, 1860-1900
  • End of American pelagic whaling, 1900-1927
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 274 p. ; 19 cm.
  • *An Invitation to Researchers *Know Your Audience *The Landscape of Journalism *Covering Science *The Problem of Objectivity *The Scientist as Source *Public Relations *Telling Stories on Radio and TV *Telling Science Stories Online *Writing about Science and Technology *The Editorial and Op-Ed Pages *Writing Books *On the Witness Stand *Making Policy *Other Venues *Conclusion *Notes *Acknowledgments *Suggested Reading *Bibliography *Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674036352 20160528
What we don't know can hurt us - and does so every day. Climate change, health care policy, weapons of mass destruction, an aging infrastructure, stem cell research, endangered species, space exploration - all affect our lives as citizens and human beings in practical and profound ways. But unless we understand the science behind these issues, we cannot make reasonable decisions - and worse, we are susceptible to propaganda cloaked in scientific rhetoric. To convey the facts, this book suggests, scientists must take a more active role in making their work accessible to the media, and thus to the public. In "Am I Making Myself Clear?", Cornelia Dean, a distinguished science editor and reporter, urges scientists to overcome their institutional reticence and let their voices be heard beyond the forum of scholarly publication. By offering useful hints for improving their interactions with policymakers, the public, and her fellow journalists, Dean aims to change the attitude of scientists who scorn the mass media as an arena where important work is too often misrepresented or hyped. Even more important, she seeks to convince them of the value and urgency of communicating to the public. "Am I Making Myself Clear?" shows scientists how to speak to the public, handle the media, and describe their work to a lay audience on paper, online, and over the airwaves. It is a book that will improve the tone and content of debate over critical issues and will serve the interests of science and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674036352 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
An estimated 4.1 million people in the United States participate in recreational sailing. Yet the large library of sailing literature leaves many of them high and dry. On one side are highly technical guides for America's Cup boat-builders; on the other, super-simplistic books for weekend sailors with little interest in science. In "Float Your Boat!", professional and amateur boaters alike will find intelligent and understandable answers to such questions as: What were the key innovations that made sailboats more efficient? How do you increase the speed of a boat? How do sailboats travel into the wind? Why are so many explanations of sailing so wrong?Sailing enthusiast and physicist Mark Denny first traces the evolution of the sailing craft, from prehistoric coracles made of animal skins and antlers to the sailboat's reinvention as a pleasure craft during the Industrial Revolution. He then identifies specific sailing phenomena - how wind drives modern Bermuda sloops, how torque determines stability, why hull speed exists - and provides the key physics principles behind them.Whether you are an inquisitive landlubber who has never set foot in a boat, a casual weekend sailor, or an old salt who lives for the sea, "Float Your Boat! " is an accessible guide to the physics of sailing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801890093 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)