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In this harrowing novel, the world's cities have been reduced to cinder and ash and alien plants have overtaken the earth. The plants, able to grow the size of maples in only a month and eventually reach six hundred feet, have commandeered the world's soil and are sucking even the Great Lakes dry. In northern Minnesota, Anderson, an aging farmer armed with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, desperately leads the reduced citizenry of a small town in a daily struggle for meager existence. Throw into this fray Jeremiah Orville, a marauding outsider bent on a bizarre and private revenge, and the fight to live becomes a daunting task.
The human genome, the complete set of genes housed in twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, is nothing less than an autobiography of our species.
Genome: The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time - The Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human Bodyby Jerry E. Bishop Michael Waldholz
By far the best popular work written about the impact of molecular biology on science. An incisive, thoughtful and thorough work that educates and entertains.
Biologist Craig Venter founded the company Celera in an effort to decode the human genome before the U. S. government's Human Genome Project, expecting to get very rich in the process. This book chronicles the company's work in the 1990s, looking at the economic, political, scientific, and institutional rivalries and competitions that eventually led to the company's eventual implosion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
"Genomes and What to Make of Them" opens with a brief history of the science of genetics and genomics, from Mendel to Watson and Crick and all the way up to Craig Venter. From there the authors delve into the use of genomics in determining evolutionary paths -- and what it can tell us, for example, about how far we really have come from our ape ancestors. Barnes and Dupré then consider both the power and risks of genetics, from the economic potential of plant genomes to overblown claims that certain human genes can be directly tied to such traits as intelligence or homosexuality. Ultimately, the authors argue, we are now living with a new knowledge as powerful in its way as nuclear physics, and the stark choices that face us -- between biological warfare and gene therapy, a new eugenics or a new agricultural revolution -- will demand the full engagement of both scientists and citizens.
The completion of a consensus draft sequence for the human genome was the starting point for more thorough investigations of individual genome variation. The development of array-based strategies made it possible to look at our genome in new ways and for new types of variation to be discovered and characterized. Characterization of copy number variation and other forms of structural genetic variation has highlighted the complexity of human genetic variation and also provided significant insight into the evolution and dynamic nature of our genome. Genomic Structural Variants: Methods and Protocols provides an in-depth description of the developments in our understanding of structural genetic variation and its implications for human disease, from the introduction of microarrays up to current state-of-the-art sequencing strategies. It covers the major technologies used for research and diagnostics as well as web-based resources for variation data, and it then goes into depth regarding specific regions of the genome that differ in variation content. Specific patient groups where copy number variation has been shown to be of great importance are highlighted, and implications for both pre-natal and standard diagnostics are described. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and accessible, Genomic Structural Variants: Methods and Protocols provides complete comprehensive coverage of this burgeoning field.
With the arrival of genomics and genome sequencing projects, biology has been transformed into an incredibly data-rich science. The vast amount of information generated has made computational analysis critical and has increased demand for skilled bioinformaticians. Designed for biologists without previous programming experience, this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to Unix, Perl and other tools used in sequence bioinformatics. Relevant biological topics are used throughout the book and are combined with practical bioinformatics examples, leading students through the process from biological problem to computational solution. All of the Perl scripts, sequence and database files used in the book are available for download at the accompanying website, allowing the reader to easily follow each example using their own computer. Programming examples are kept at an introductory level, avoiding complex mathematics that students often find daunting. The book demonstrates that even simple programs can provide powerful solutions to many complex bioinformatics problems.
This book evolved from the editors strong belief that the information and new developments that were evolving from the rapidly growing field of genomics and that are happening primarily in the developed world have not happened at a parallel rate in the developing world. One would have hoped that by now the technologies and approaches would have been adapted on a far greater scale. In addition to this, the associated information is not always easily accessible, and is not disseminated in a format that can become a useful reference for scientists, students and others who reside in developing countries.
This newest volume of Advances in Neurobiology discusses the utilization of genomic and proteomic technologies, to address facets of neurobiology including development and epigenetic regulation, functions in learning and memory, and changes associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Expert researchers from academia, industry, and leading genome centers provide a comprehensive generic set of protocols for gene hunting and genome analysis. Drawing on emerging technologies in the fields of bioinformatics and proteomics, these protocols cover not only those traditionally recognized as genomics, but also early therapeutic approaches exploiting the potential of gene therapy. Highlights include methods for the analysis of differential gene expression, SNP detection, comparative genomic hybridization, and the functional analysis of genes, as well as the use of bioinformatics for gene identification and the prediction of protein function.
It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying both ancient and modern genre theory, he argues that the best genre parallel for the Acts of the Apostles is in fact collected biography. Offering a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of genre theory, along with an insightful argument regarding the composition and purpose of Acts, this book will be of interest to those studying the New Testament, Acts, genre theory and ancient literature.
The nine essays are: Young Sammy's first wild oats, The genteel tradition in American philosophy, Shakespeare: made in America, Genteel American poetry, The moral background, Philosophical opinion in America, Materialism and idealism in America, Marginal notes on civilization in the United States, and The genteel tradition at bay. Includes bibliographical references and index.
A fictionalized biography of Anna Blair Ethridge, a Union Army nurse.
Believe it or not, birth resulting from a normal pregnancy needn't take place in a hospital. Harper explains why birthing centers and home births, along with other "gentle birth choices," are beneficial to both mother and baby. With a foreword by Robbie Davis Floyd, who wrote Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992), Gentle Birth Choices also features a history of how childbirth came to be so technological and blasts myths such as why fetal monitors save babies (they don't, very often). Harper also discusses giving birth in water and explores the connection of mind and body during labor and birth. It also contains resources for finding midwives, questions to ask midwives or doctors and other resources in the appendices.
The Gentle Falcon is a historical novel by Hilda Lewis, based on the story of King Richard and his child bride, Isabella, written in first person from the point of view of a close companion of the Queen
Duty demands that Sheena, the beautiful jewel of the Fergusson clan, wed to end the violent feud that has devastated her family. But never could she give herself completely to the handsome and dangerous laird Jamie MacKinnion - the most feared man in the Scottish highlands. The captive prize of Jamie's sword, Sheena struggles in vain to escape the desire awakened by his touch. And though pride insists she hate her dashing enemy, Sheena's heart begs her to yield...and to surrender to Jamie's passionate love.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Tiny Crumble was nothing like his name. He was big, real big and strong as an ox. Yet, in spite of his great size and powerful muscles, Tiny was of a trusting and gentle nature, at least, that's how he seemed to the boys of the Floating Outfit. Then a robbery took place, one that could only have been committed by a man of exceptional strength. As Dusty Fog, Mark Counter and the Ysabel Kid looked down at the shattered skull of the victim, they began to wonder if the "Gentle Giant" was really as gentle as he seemed.
A New York Times extended list bestselling author, Dorothy Garlock has won acclaim and awards for her unique ability to convey both the romance and reality of frontier America. Here she presents one of her most beloved stories, a tale of two outcasts who must learn to take a leap of faith--and take a chance on love. She had narrowly escaped the lynch mob that unjustly hanged her foster father. Now lonely Willa Hammer has nothing left--except her dog Buddy, her faith in herself, and the protection of a strange, secretive family. She joins their wagon train, headed west . . . never realizing that she is traveling to the wilds of the Big Horn Mountains, where a run-down, intrigue-ridden ranch and the arms of an untamed, hardened cowboy await her. Haunted by his past, Smith Bowman has the power to infuriate Willa and hurt her. But a love greater than the Big Horn can be theirs if they can surrender to the gentle giving of their hearts.
Give your child the gift of natural health When your children are sick or injured, you want them to feel better -- fast. Although in some cases there is no substitute for traditional medical care, prescription drugs are not always the best answer. Countless parents are discovering that natural, health-promoting substances can often be both safer and more effective. Now, a master herbalist with more than twenty-five years of experience who is also a mother of two shares her natural approach to wellness. Inside you'll find easy holistic therapies for common childhood injuries and ailments, and learn: how a banana can remove a splinter which herbs help reduce fever how an onion helps both bruises and earaches why garlic is nature's antibiotic how a spritz of rosemary hair juice prevents lice why peppermint tea relieves both headaches and stomachaches how gargling with lemon juice and table salt can ease a sore throat why ginger root can ease motion sickness and many other intelligent uses of foods and therapeutic plants -- nature's own medicine -- to alleviate discomforts. Best of all, this invaluable reference stresses and approach that helps you teach you children the benefits of proventing illness -- not just treating it.
Every woman who has an adolescent daughter recognizes her own forgotten questions and insecurities mirrored in those bright young eyes. How can she let her know that she understands these changes, too strange and intimate for her daughter to mention? How can she make the passage into womanhood not a shameful, unpleasant experience but a harmonious and joyful one -- an invitation to a treasured role in God's eyes? Robin Jones Gunn shares stories of how this uncertain transition can become the loveliest time in the life of a mother and daughter, inspiring women with special traditions to carry on for generations to come.
CAN SHE DRAG HIM OUT OF PARADISE? Landing reclusive marketing genius Dane Montgomery would be the coup of Ophelia Reid's executive recruiting career-and her ticket to her dream job in Paris. It would also be practically impossible. With Dane firmly entrenched in his idyllic Hawaiian coffee plantation, and his intolerance of headhunters, luring him back to the New York rat race is a long shot. If Ophelia fails, she sacrifices her dream. And if she succeeds, Dane sacrifices his. Neither can afford to give in-or give up. But spending a week with Dane, exploring the island...and their growing attraction...may weaken Ophelia's resolve. And Dane's starting to see that New York has one thing Hawaii doesn't-Ophelia Reid. Too bad she's moving to Paris!
The Gentle Rebel brings the dynamic saga of the Winslow family into the American Revolution. Starting with the first Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth, The House of Winslow novels have vividly described the forces that shaped early American history and its people. Book 3, The Indentured Heart, brought the story to pre-Revolution days. Nathan Winslow, the son of Adam and Molly, was at first opposed to the idea of revolution against the British Crown, but eventually he becomes an American patriot. His love for the beautiful Abigail Howland, a proud and spoiled Tory, lies in direct conflict with his mission to help free his land. From the hotbed of patriotic activity in Boston to the green fields of Lexington, from Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill to the deadly overland winter trip toward Fort Ticonderoga- Winslow carries the banner of his family heritage and faith. Faith and courage-confirmed or denied?
After finding out that her fiance deserted her, she poses as a cabin boy for passage home. But the captain recognizes her as a woman that he met at a tavern and decides to seduce her.
Gentle Shepherding offers a rare balance in an introduction to pastoral ethics, one that identifies deeply with the pastoral vocation and brings it into conversation with a developed body of ethical theory.
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