Vision and Art by Margaret S. Livingstone; David Hubel (Foreword by)How we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. This book explains how the eye and brain translate different wavelengths of light into the colors and forms of the world around us. The author turns to art in order to delve into the science underlying various phenomena in painting, using example to illustrate her points.
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Call Number: N7430.5 .L54 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-07
Biology by Melissa Sue HillExplains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.
Insect-Plant Biology by Louis M. Schoonhoven; Joop J. A. van Loon; Marcel DickeHalf of all insect species are dependent on living plant tissues, consuming about 10% of plant annual production in natural habitats and an even greater percentage in agricultural systems, despite sophisticated control measures. Plants possess defences that are effective against almost all herbivorous insect species. Host-plant specialization, observed in over 80% of these animals, appears to be an effective adaptation to breach these defence systems.
Publication Date: 2006-02-02
Invasion Biology by Mark A. DavisWith the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other ecological topic. Yet this is the first synthetic, single-authored overview of the field since Williamson's 1996 book. Written fifty years after the publication of Elton's pioneering monograph on the subject, Invasion Biology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the science of biological invasions while also offering new insights and perspectives relating to the processes of introduction, establishment, and spread. The book connects science with application by describing the health, economic, and ecological impacts of invasive species as well as the variety of management strategies developed to mitigate harmful impacts.
Publication Date: 2009-04-15
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