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The full list of CRC Press Life Science titles, including wildlife science, molecular biology, botany, marine science and more, reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Cells in Evolutionary Biology

    Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes - Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody

    This book is the first in a projected series on Evolutionary Cell Biology, the intent of which is to demonstrate the essential role of cellular mechanisms in transforming the genotype into the phenotype by transforming gene activity into evolutionary change in morphology. This book —Cells in…

    Hardback – 2018-06-12
    CRC Press
    Evolutionary Cell Biology

  • Big Data in the Arts and Humanities

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Giovanni Schiuma, Daniela Carlucci

    As digital technologies occupy a more central role in working and everyday human life, individual and social realities are increasingly constructed and communicated through digital objects, which are progressively replacing and representing physical objects. They are even shaping new forms of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08
    Auerbach Publications
    Data Analytics Applications

  • Species

    The Evolution of the Idea, Second Edition, 1st Edition

    By John S. Wilkins

    Over time the complex idea of "species" has evolved, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work is a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • History of Plant Breeding

    1st Edition

    By Rolf H. J. Schlegel

    While there has been great progress in the development of plant breeding over the last decade, the selection of suitable plants for human consumption began over 13,000 years ago. Since the Neolithic era, the cultivation of plants has progressed in Asia Minor, Asia, Europe, and ancient America, each…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26
    CRC Press

  • Extremophiles

    From Biology to Biotechnology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ravi V. Durvasula, D. V. Subba Rao

    Highly recommended by CHOICE, Oct 2018 Key features: Couples studies of marine extremophile biology/genomics and extremophile culture for biotechnological applications with the latest advances in bio-prospecting and bio-product development Includes practical experiments that a laboratory can…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    CRC Press

  • Food Toxicology

    Current Advances and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ashish Sachan, Suzanne Hendrich

    This volume covers a selection of important research in the multifaceted field of food toxicology. With more than seven billion people in the world today and counting, advances in food toxicology have a direct bearing on food safety issues that are of concern to all humanity for the foreseeable…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13
    Apple Academic Press

  • Reproduction and Development in Mollusca

    1st Edition

    By T. J. Pandian

    This book is perhaps the first attempt to comprehensively project the uniqueness of molluscs, covering almost all aspects of reproduction and development from aplacophorans to vampyromorphic cephalopods. Molluscs are unique for the presence of protective external shell, defensive inking, geographic…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04
    CRC Press
    Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates

  • Grandparents in Cultural Context

    1st Edition

    Edited by David W. Shwalb, Ziarat Hossain

    Grandparents in Cultural Context gives a long overdue global view of the changing roles of grandparents. The eleven main chapters are by experts in the Americas, Europe and Russia, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East, and the editors integrate their chapters with previous writings on…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13

  • Skills for a Scientific Life

    1st Edition

    By John R. Helliwell

    Being, or wanting to become, a scientist requires academic training in the science subjects. To succeed as a research scientist and educator requires specific as well as general skills. Skills for a Scientific Life provides insight into how to be successful. This career book is intended for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    CRC Press

  • Cannabis

    A Complete Guide, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Small

    Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    CRC Press

  • Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry M. Streby, David E. Andersen, David Buehler

    Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are migratory songbirds that breed in temperate North America, primarily in the Great Lakes region with remnant populations throughout the Appalachian Mountains, and winter in Central and northern South America. Their breeding range has contracted…

    Hardback – 2016-10-21
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emil Olafsson

    Marine macrophytes (macroalgae, seagrasses, and mangroves) comprise thousands of species distributed in shallow water areas along the world’s coastlines. They play a key role in marine ecosystems regarding biodiversity and energy flow. A large proportion of macrophyte species can be characterised…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07
    CRC Press

  • Integrated Molecular Evolution

    2nd Edition

    By Scott Orland Rogers

    Evolutionary biology has increasingly relied upon tools developed in molecular biology that allow for the structure and function of macromolecules to be used as data for exploring the patterns and processes of evolutionary change. Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition is a textbook…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24
    CRC Press

  • Green Organic Chemistry and its Interdisciplinary Applications

    1st Edition

    By Vera M. Kolb

    Green Organic Chemistry and Its Interdisciplinary Applications covers key developments in green chemistry and demonstrates to students that the developments were most often the result of innovative thinking. Using a set of selected experiments, all of which have been performed in the laboratory…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    CRC Press

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

    Gene Regulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ka-Chun Wong

    The advances in biotechnology such as the next generation sequencing technologies are occurring at breathtaking speed. Advances and breakthroughs give competitive advantages to those who are prepared. However, the driving force behind the positive competition is not only limited to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
    CRC Press

  • Biology and Ecology of Crayfish

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matt Longshaw, Paul Stebbing

    Written by world experts in astacology, this book covers a range of aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater crayfish. With a strong focus on wild crayfish, the book studies the taxonomy and genetics of this interesting group of animals. Under examination also are crayfish growth and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
    CRC Press

  • Reproduction and Development in Crustacea

    1st Edition

    By T. J. Pandian

    Dating back to the early Cambrian period, crustaceans had ample time to undertake endless experimentation with form and function. Today, no other group of plants or animals on the planet exhibit the range of morphological diversity seen among extant Crustacea. With more than 52,000 species, they…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    CRC Press
    Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates

  • An Introduction to Fish Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pedro Morais, Francoise Daverat

    Since the publication of The Migrations of Fish by Prof. Alexander Meek in 1916, a number of books have been published on this subject. However, most of these books only cover one type of migratory mechanisms. This book aims to overcome this drawback by presenting a comprehensive coverage of all…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
    CRC Press

  • Plants with Anti-Diabetes Mellitus Properties

    1st Edition

    By Appian Subramoniam

    The incidence and severity of diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide, presenting a significant burden to society both in economic terms and overall well-being. Fortunately, time-tested anti-diabetes mellitus plant foods exist that are safe and could be effective in addressing this condition when…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    CRC Press

  • Urban Wildlife Management

    3rd Edition

    By Clark E. Adams

    Winner of the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the authored book category Urban development is one of the leading worldwide threats to conserving biodiversity. In the near future, wildlife management in urban landscapes will be a prominent issue for wildlife professionals. This new edition…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    CRC Press

  • Foodborne Diseases

    Case Studies of Outbreaks in the Agri-Food Industries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Mei Soon, Louise Manning, Carol A. Wallace

    Foodborne Diseases: Case Studies of Outbreaks in the Agri-Food Industries defines the context of foodborne disease across a range of food sectors. It provides insight into the causes and management of outbreaks along with practical lessons about foodborne disease prevention strategies relevant to…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09
    CRC Press

  • Fungi in Ecosystem Processes

    2nd Edition

    By John Dighton

    This new edition of Fungi in Ecosystem Processes continues the unique approach of examining the roles of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions. It explores how fungi have adapted to survive within particular constraints, how they help to maintain homeostasis in ecosystems, how they…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08
    CRC Press

  • Biology and Ecology of Aphids

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Vilcinskas

    Most people know of aphids as garden pests, infesting the soft green tissues of plants in vast numbers and killing them by sucking out the sap. Indeed, among the 4000 or so known species of aphids about 250 are pests, and in temperate regions several are economically important agricultural pests…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    CRC Press

  • Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

    1st Edition

    Edited by David A. Haukos, Clint Boal

    Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category Lesser Prairie-Chickens have experienced substantial declines in terms of population and the extent of area that they occupy. While they are an elusive species, making it difficult at times to monitor them, current…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Botanical Miracles

    Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World, 1st Edition

    By Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Deakin

    As the shortcomings of purely synthetic approaches to biochemical discovery and development are becoming more apparent, a renaissance of interest in the chemistry of natural products as sources for new compounds is occurring. A unique approach to natural products chemistry, Botanical Miracles:…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    CRC Press

  • Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick D. Keyser, Todd Fearer, Craig A. Harper

    If you are responsible for oak management, Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States is for you. It is the definitive practical guide for anyone interested in improving stewardship of eastern oak forests. Organized into three sections, the first section, "Background and Biology: Setting…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    CRC Press

  • Edible Seaweeds of the World

    1st Edition

    By Leonel Pereira

    Seaweed is used in many countries for very different purposes - directly as food, especially in sushi, as a source of phycocolloids, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial or antitumor activity and as biofertilizers. About four million tons of seaweed are harvested annually worldwide…

    Hardback – 2016-01-22
    CRC Press

  • Urban Horticulture

    1st Edition

    By Tina Marie Waliczek, Jayne M. Zajicek

    In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15
    CRC Press

  • Marine Mammal Physiology

    Requisites for Ocean Living, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael A. Castellini, Jo-Ann Mellish

    Suppose you were designing a marine mammal. What would you need to think about to allow it to live in the ocean? How would you keep it warm? What would you design to allow it to dive for very long periods to extreme depths? Where would it find water to drink? How would you minimize the cost of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    CRC Press
    CRC Marine Biology Series

  • Agroecology

    A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman

    Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02
    CRC Press
    Advances in Agroecology

  • Avian Cognition

    Exploring the Intelligence, Behavior, and Individuality of Birds, 1st Edition

    By Debra S. Herrmann

    Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    CRC Press

  • Antimicrobials

    Synthetic and Natural Compounds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, Nooruddin Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam

    Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds summarizes the latest research regarding the possibilities of the most important natural antimicrobial compounds derived from various plant sources containing a wide variety of secondary metabolites. With collected contributions from international…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    CRC Press

  • Marine Biomedicine

    From Beach to Bedside, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bill J. Baker

    Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside assesses current efforts in marine biomedicine and evaluates the implications of recent advances on the future of the field. Richly illustrated in full color to enhance reader comprehension, the book covers four sections. The first one addresses the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-06
    CRC Press

  • Annual Fishes

    Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nibia Berois, Graciela García, Rafael O. de Sá

    Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution is the first comprehensive reference on current knowledge of diverse species that exhibit unique survival strategies and provide important models for basic and applied research. This work fills a void, covering the life cycle,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-06
    CRC Press

  • Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology

    6th Edition

    Edited by Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, Andreas Kappler

    Advances in geomicrobiology have progressed at an accelerated pace in recent years. Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition surveys various aspects of the field, including the microbial role in elemental cycling and in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels. Unlike the fifth…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    CRC Press

  • Diseases of Edible Oilseed Crops

    1st Edition

    By Chirantan Chattopadhyay, S. J. Kolte, Farid Waliyar

    Diseases of Edible Oilseed Crops presents an unprecedentedly thorough collection of information on the diseases of cultivated annual oilseed crops, including peanut, rapeseed-mustard, sesame, soybean, sunflower, and safflower. Written by internationally recognized researchers, this book covers and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    CRC Press

  • Plants and People

    Origin and Development of Human--Plant Science Relationships, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Cumo

    An exploration of the relationship between plants and people from early agriculture to modern-day applications of biotechnology in crop production, Plants and People: Origin and Development of Human–Plant Science Relationships covers the development of agricultural sciences from Roman times through…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    CRC Press

  • Wildlife Habitat Management

    Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Brenda C. McComb

    Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the authored book category In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity…

    Hardback – 2015-08-11
    CRC Press

  • Insect Physiology and Biochemistry

    3rd Edition

    By James L. Nation, Sr.

    Employing the clear, student-friendly style that made previous editions so popular, Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Third Edition presents an engaging and authoritative guide to the latest findings in the dynamic field of insect physiology. The book supplies a comprehensive picture of the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    CRC Press

  • Vultures

    Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, 1st Edition

    By Michael O'Neal Campbell

    This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, colorizations, and conservation questions. Extinct species of both…

    Hardback – 2015-06-26
    CRC Press

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