USA Most Popular Books on Climate Plant Genetics from Amazon USA
|The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World|
The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America
Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?
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|By: Random House Trade Paperbacks. 2002-05-28|
|Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition (Science for Gardeners)|
A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.
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|By: Timber Press. 2010-05-21|
|The Cannabis Breeder's Bible: The Definitive Guide to Marijuana Genetics, Cannabis Botany and Creating Strains for the Seed Market|
The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible sets a new standard of excellence for cannabis cultivation and breeding manuals and gives readers the tools they need to grow the most popular and potent marijuana varieties and strains in the world. Readers of this complete guide to expert breeding techniques will learn about the new age cultivars, trendy cannabis hybrids, and how to develop them for the lucrative international seed market.
The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible offers real-world, professional techniques for breeding superior marijuana. Expanding on the advanced cultivation methods presented in Greg Green’s popular Cannabis Grow Bible, The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible delves deeper into topics such as advanced pollination, seed collection, and storage; feminizing plants; increasing potency; and enhancing calyx development. Readers will discover more about primordial cannabis, landrace and lost strains, breeding compatibility, growth hormones, cannabinoids, plant cells, common mutations, and advanced floral traits. The wealth of technical insights shared in The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible is also supported by stunning photographs, instructive illustrations, and in-depth interviews with marijuana breeders and seed bank professionals.
The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible is an advanced, specialized marijuana grow book designed for practical use by new and experienced breeders alike.
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|By: Green Candy Press. 2005-04-15|
|Microbiology For Dummies|
Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle
Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world.
Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale.
You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.
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|By: For Dummies. 2014-11-17|
|Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet|
Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us.
In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers.
Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system?
Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate—scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be “sustainable.” The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal.
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|By: Avery. 2017-01-24|
|The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation|
1500 orchid species are profiled in this authoritative, detailed, and carefully researched encyclopedia. Infinitely varied and hugely interesting, these strikingly beautiful plants are sumptuously illustrated with over 1000 photographs in a reference that no orchid lover can afford to be without. Isobyl la Croix is a scientist, plant hunter, and horticulturalist; her deep passion for orchids informs the plant selection and adds depth to the plant descriptions. The cultivation advice includes information about the orchid's native habitat—including elevation, geography, and climate. Recent developments in DNA analysis have led to some surprising findings with regard to the relationships between orchids, and the author has undertaken an extensive effort to bring all orchid names up-to-date to reflect the latest scientific thinking and taxonomy. From Acampe to Zygostates, no other serious reference approaches the depth and authority of this remarkable book.
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|By: Timber Press. 2008-08-21|
|High School Biology Unlocked: Your Key to Understanding and Mastering Complex Biology Concepts (High School Subject Review)|
UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF BIOLOGY with THE PRINCETON REVIEW.
High School Biology Unlocked focuses on giving you a wide range of lessons to help increase your understanding of biology. With this book, you'll move from foundational concepts to a look at the way biology affects your life every day. End-of-chapter drills will help test your comprehension of each facet of biology, from molecules to mammals. Don't feel locked out!
Everything You Need to Know About Biology.
• Complex concepts explained in straightforward ways
• Walk-throughs of the ins and outs of key biology topics
• Clear goals and self-assessments to help you pinpoint areas for further review
• Guided examples of how to solve problems for common topics
Practice Your Way to Excellence.
• 100+ hands-on practice questions, seeded throughout the chapters and online
• Complete answer explanations to boost understanding
• Bonus online questions similar to those you'll find on the AP Biology Exam and the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test
High School Biology Unlocked covers:
• The Nature of Science
• Biomolecules and Processing the Genome
• Cells and Cellular Energy
• The Human Body
• Biological Evolution
... and more!
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|By: Princeton Review. 2016-10-18|
|Plants from Test Tubes: An Introduction to Micropropogation, 4th Edition|
Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte’s Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic.
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|By: Timber Press. 2013-08-13|
|Marijuana Chemistry: Genetics, Processing, Potency|
Describes the psychoactive constituents of cannabis and the effects on potency of growth conditions, genetics, harvesting techniques, and processing. Includes variations in THC and CBD content, species differentiation, seeds, grafting, cloning, bonsai marijuana, growing techniques, extraction of THC, preparation of hashish and hash oil, smoking vs eating, testing for THC and CBD, as well as legal concerns. Illustrated.
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|By: Ronin Publishing. 1993-03-17|
|Antibodies A Laboratory Manual, Second edition|
It has been 25 years since the now-classic Antibodies by Ed Harlow and David Lane appeared. While some things remain the same, many have changed. This second edition of Antibodies, edited by Edward A. Greenfield of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute builds on the core strengths of the first edition, presenting clear and authoritative protocols with extensive background information and troubleshooting advice. The original introductory chapters have been recast and updated to take into account our current understanding of the immune system. The critical chapters on generating monoclonal antibodies and growing hybridomas, which demystified hybridoma generation, have been greatly expanded and updated to make these procedures easy to follow and adaptable to current research needs. The remaining chapters contain all new protocols and topics and reflect the progress in how antibodies are studied and used since the appearance of the original edition. These include:
· antibody purification and storage
· engineering antibodies, including use of degenerate oligonucleotides, 5'-RACE, phage display, and mutagenesis
· extensive labeling techniques
· new immunoblotting protocols
· the latest screening and labeling techniques
As Dr. Greenfield notes in his preface to this second edition:
"The Antibodies manual provided our laboratory with guidance in the form of protocols and recommendations for setting up a hybridoma facility. Everything we needed to know to make a monoclonal antibody was all there, neatly packaged in an easy-to-understand book...the second edition is intended to provide the necessary information and protocols to assist investigators with their first monoclonal antibody effort as well as to provide guidance for more experiences antibody makers who are having some difficulties with a particular project."
I have the first edition. Why should I buy the second edition?
While the core of the first edition appears in updated and recast form in the second edition, more than half of the second edition contains entirely new information and protocols to reflect the changes in the field since the first edition.
To whom is this edition addressed? Is this a book for immunologists?
As with the first edition, the second edition provides information and protocols for both the neophyte and the experienced investigator. It dissects the mysteries of producing the antibodies and reagents you need for your experiments with the needs of molecular biologists in mind. It is the perfect book for new members of your lab as it has sufficient background information to provide context as well as clear, step-by-step instructions for performing the needed experiments-both the why and the how for these techniques. And if things go wrong, there is extensive troubleshooting to diagnose the problem.
Are the protocols in this book better than those available for download on the Web?
Many of the protocols available on the Web are perfectly good, but there are many that are not. Reagents are expensive and deadlines are tight. CSHL Press manuals provide protocols that have been formulated and tested in the labs of leading investigators in the field. They are reliable and they work. And they include the context and troubleshooting information that many online protocols do not have.
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|By: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 2013-09-30|