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Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (610 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"This book represents the results of 45 years of research on a wide range of topics, including atomic physics, single-molecule enzymology, whole-cell metabolism, physiology, pharmacology, linguistics, semiotics, and cosmology. It describes the first comprehensive molecular theory of the genotype-phenotype coupling based on two key theoretical concepts: (i) the conformon, the conformational wave packet in biopolymers carrying both the free energy and genetic information; and (ii) the intracellular dissipative structures, the chemical concentration waves inside the cell that serve as the immediate drivers of all cell functions. Conformons provide the driving forces for all molecular machines in the cell, and intracellular dissipative structures coordinate intra- and intercellular processes such as gene expression and cell-cell communications. One of the predictions made by the cell language theory (CLT) is that there are two forms of genetic information — the Watson–Crick genes transmitting information in time (identified with DNA), and the Prigoginian genes transmitting information in space (identified with RNA expression profiles). The former is analogous to sheet music or written language and the latter is akin to audio music or spoken language, both being coupled by conformons acting as the analog of the pianist. The new theory of DNA structure and function constructed on the basis of CLT can rationally account for most of the puzzling findings recently unearthed by the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project. The Cell Language Theory has important applications in biomedical sciences including drug discovery research and personalized medicine on the one hand and in the mind-body research and consciousness studies on the other."-- Provided by publisher.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (649 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
"The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2018 is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB 2018 will be held on January 3 – 7, 2018 in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. PSB 2018 will bring together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations, and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. It is a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling, and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. The PSB has been designed to be responsive to the need for critical mass in sub-disciplines within biocomputing. For that reason, it is the only meeting whose sessions are defined dynamically each year in response to specific proposals. PSB sessions are organized by leaders of research in biocomputing's "hot topics." In this way, the meeting provides an early forum for serious examination of emerging methods and approaches in this rapidly changing field."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (541 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"This unique story offers an introductory conversation to genetics, embryology and evolution, taking us on a historical journey of biology through the ages. Using a series of dialogues between the Greek philosopher Democritus and his disciple Alkimus, we travel through time visiting eminent scientists throughout the centuries, from Lazzaro Spallanzani and Theodor Boveri to Francis Crick, Max Perutz and Christiane Nüsslein–Volhard. We find ourselves at the intersection of competing theories in biology and witness the progression from the debunking the theory of spontaneous generation to the mapping of the genome. Attention is given not only to the great successes in the field but also to the equally important and exciting failures. Originally published in Hungarian, The Story of Genetics, Development and Evolution provides a historical background to the life sciences, with complex scientific concepts stripped down and explained carefully for academics and anyone interested in going back to the roots and philosophies of scientific progress."-- Provided by publisher.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (701 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"All coordination between cells, organs, and organisms depends on successful biocommunicative processes. There are abundant cases of communication in the biological world, both within (intraspecific) and between (interspecific) single-cell and multicellular microorganisms and higher animal forms. Split into two parts, this book first looks at the history, development and progress within the field of biocommunication. The second part presents real-life case studies and investigation into examples of biocommunication in the biological world. Among the organisms covered are bacteria, fungi, plants, terrestrial and marine animals, including bonobos, chimpanzees and dolphins, as well as a new theory of communication between parts in developing embryos (cybernetic embryos). Contributions from international experts in the field provide up-to-date research and results, while in depth analysis expands on these findings to pave the way for future discoveries. As the first comprehensive review of its kind, it is perfect for undergraduates, graduates, professionals and researchers in the field of life sciences."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (500 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"The scope of this extraordinary selection of essays, distilled from nearly a thousand works that the author has written, is literally the entire universe and universe of knowledge. It charts the author's quest for the meaning of life faced with a dominant knowledge system she regards as incoherent, meaningless, and often acting against people and planet. She shows how contemporary scientific findings across all disciplines already provide an authentic knowledge system that's coherent with life and the universe. The aim is to transform science thoroughly from inspiration to research to applications that work for people and planet. This book is simply unique in its scope and content. There is no equivalent. The author surveys and explains contemporary science in depth ranging over philosophy, anthropology, quantum physics and chemistry, neurobiology, psychology, genetics and epigenetics, cosmology, art, humanities, and mathematics. It presents a truly holistic view of nature, with profound implications for life in the social, political, and personal realm."--Publisher's website.
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (56 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
"Ecological Models and Dynamics" uses mathematical models and computer simulations to study the dynamics of ecosystems, both natural and in response to disturbances. As an electronic 'pop-up' textbook, it features functional software programs deliberately placed to enhance learning. Links throughout the text jump to relevant parts of the book and to files in Microsoft Excel[registered], Mathcad[registered], Adobe Acrobat[registered], and LabVIEW . Students can run simulations and models in immediate proximity to the concepts being explained and can work through exercises, cross reference concepts, read data tables in adjoining windows, and navigate the text instantaneously. The text starts with basic concepts and from there builds in complexity.Instructors can integrate additional research and data into the interactive examples and narrative, thereby customizing the coverage to suit their course needs. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter and hyperlinked to relevant concepts in the text. The book is written for advanced undergraduates and early graduate students in ecology, evolutionary biology, chemistry, and engineering; the book can also be used for graduate students in biology and as a self-tutorial. Solutions to all exercises throughout the book will be provided to qualified adopters of the text. Entries to the book's subject index will be hyperlinked to relevant chapters. The textbook is accompanied by a booklet containing the prologue, introduction, conceptual table of contents, subject index, and instructions for Mathcad and navigation throughout the book.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
Software/Multimedia
3 CD-ROMs : 4 3/4 in.
Software containing lesson plans, a test generator, customizable labs and materials, lecture notes, etc.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : ill. ; 4 3/4 in.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • From Somites to Thalidomide-- J. Lash - Chimeric Grafts: Following the Pathways of Migrating Cells-- N. Le Douarin - Primary Induction: The Double-Gradient Hypothesis-- L. Saxen - Homeosis in the Fly-- W. Gehring - Growth and Pattern in the Vertebrate Limb-- J.W Saunders Jr - Life Cycles: Lessons from the Cellular Slime Mold, Dictyostelium discoideum-- J. Tyler Bonner -.
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"Differential Expressions: Key Experiments in Developmental Biology" is a CD-ROM that illustrates the lives and work of six influential scientists in the field. Each ten to 12 minute segment depicts a seminal experiment in developmental biology, combining extensive illustrations and original experimental video with a videotaped interview of the scientist who performed it. Hearing these biologists talk informally about their work, students come away with a sense of the warmth and humanity of these great names who, despite personal or historical circumstances, had the courage to see what others had not. The CD-ROM is augmented, through an internet connection, by additional information about each scientist.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Observation data sets, maps, documents, on bioclimatology.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Figures are presented in two formats: as a PowerPoint presentation and as jpeg files; the panels from the book are given in PDF format.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Software/Multimedia
2 computer optical discs ; 4 3/4 in.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes over 50 spatial data sets reflecting physical, environmental and socioeconomic variables for Southeast Asia as well as results from the modeling of human pressure on coral reefs for the region.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Twenty-one distinct benthic habitat types within 8 zones mapped directly into a GIS. CD shows how data was collected and helps users replicate it for comparative purposes at a later date.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
3 CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide (insert)
Collection of multimedia presentations designed to tutor users in basic biology.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Genes, variation & human history
  • The future of research & medicine
  • How to sequence a genome
  • ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic knowledge)
  • Glossary.
This multimedia CD-ROM provides high school students and the interested public with information on the Human Genome Project. It includes a dynamic timeline, a quick search feature, and learning activities.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Digital source of important information to understand and conserve unique character of Kachemak Bay, Lower Cook Inlet, and Kachemak Bay Watershed, south central Alaska.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide.
  • Introduction
  • Global biodiversity
  • Diversity of life
  • Biodiversity over time
  • Threats to biodiversity
  • Conservation practice
  • Social issues
  • Learning more.
Assists students in understanding the biological, social, political, and economic elements of conservation biology. Features video clips, photographs, maps, interactive models, essays, and case studies.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

20. Indian Ocean [2000]

Software/Multimedia
1 computer disc : CD-ROM, HTML, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This CD contains results of the INTAS Project UA-95-80 including project Database and full functioning OceanBase system (version 2.02). Contains papers on plankton and squid; data on water chemistry, biology, transparency, etc.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)