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Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols, Volume 2: Molecular and Applied Aspects (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols, Volume 2: Molecular and Applied Aspects (Methods in Molecular Biology) Lowest new price: $130.00
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Ranging from the evolution of pathogenicity to oceanic carbon cycling, the many and varied roles that bacteriophages play in microbial ecology and evolution have inspired increased interest within the scientific community. Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols pulls together the vast body of knowledge and expertise from top international bacteriophage researchers to provide both classical and state-of-the-art molecular techniques. With its well-organized modular design, Volume 2: Molecular and Applied Aspects examines a multitude of topics, including the bacteriophage genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, along with applied bacteriophage biology. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters consist of brief introductions to the subject, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and a Notes section which details tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Thorough and cutting-edge, Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols is a valuable reference for experienced bacteriophage researchers as well as an easily accessible introduction for newcomers to the subject.

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Mushrooms of North America

Mushrooms of North America Lowest new price: $38.75
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Author: Orson K. Miller
Brand: Plume

Here, for the first time in a special, flexible field guide edition, is the most comprehensive full-color guide to American fungi - called by the New York Times "Anybody's basic mushroom book....I can't find any fault with it at all. The color photographs are the best I've seen." Includes: how, when and where to collect mushrooms; a simplified pictorial key to the major groups; a key to determine in which major group a mushroom belongs and 72 other keys to determine the exact species; a special section on mushroom toxins; a bibliography; an index to all the species (680) and all the genera described or mentioned.

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The Fermented Vegetables Manual: Enjoy Krauts, Pickles, and Kimchis to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness

The Fermented Vegetables Manual: Enjoy Krauts, Pickles, and Kimchis to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness Lowest new price: $12.92
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Author: Tracy Huang

Discover How to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness with a Science-Based Approach to Enjoying Fermented Vegetables the Right Way

Are you currently suffering from gastrointestinal issues, depression, lack of energy, poor immunity, weight gain, or skin problems? Did you know that fermented foods can actually help you address these problems and improve your overall health? Would you like scientific proof that reveals the incredible health benefits of fermented foods? Wouldn’t it be nice that you can look and feel better simply by adding these easy-to-make foods into your diet?

This book, The Fermented Vegetables Manual, gives you the science and big picture to help you understand the relationship between fermentation and your health; it also gives you a complete and detailed guide to properly and quickly make your first batch of fermented vegetables with easy-to-follow recipes and instructions. You can have your first batch ready in as little as three days. The book also shares tips on how to enjoy your fermented vegetables in fun and creative ways.

You Will Discover:
  • Why eating fermented foods can lift up your mood.
  • What fermented foods to eat to lose weight, renew energy, and heal acne.
  • How to drastically improve your overall health by healing your gut.
  • How I debunk myths regarding your concerns with fermentation.
  • A fast lane to mastering vegetable fermentation even with zero experience.
  • How to make your first batch in five minutes and start enjoying them in three days.
  • Common mistakes to avoid to guarantee success.
  • Secrets of making flavorful, crunchy, and juicy fermented vegetables.
  • Quick and easy foolproof recipes.
  • Fun ideas to introduce fermented vegetables into your daily life.
You Will Also Learn:
  • Why bacteria are your friends and allies that make sure you look good and feel great.
  • Why improving your gut health is a must for preventing diseases.
  • How to improve digestion and strengthen immunity by cultivating two types of microbial communities.
  • The importance of combining nutritional science and traditional food wisdom for optimal health.
Who Should Read This Book?
  • The cautious: if you are curious but skeptical about vegetable fermentation and want science and proof to justify this practice, this book will give you reassurance.
  • The pragmatic: if you look to natural food to get healthy, look good, and feel great, this book shows you why fermented foods can help improve your health, skin, and happiness.
  • The busy: if you want to live healthy but don’t’ have a lot of time to cook or don’t know how to get started, you will receive time-saving tips in the book.
  • The health-conscious: if you are already making healthy choices and always look for more to add to your life, this book will teach you how to have more fun with vegetables.
  • The GAPS diet community: if you are currently learning about or following the GAPS diet, this book will further your understanding of why you should eat fermented foods.
Supporting Resources:
  • Trusted science-backed sources to ferment vegetables properly (expert interviews included)
  • A spreadsheet to take control of your progress
  • Chapter summaries to save your time
  • Homework to help you reflect and take actions
  • Downloadable checklists to keep handy
  • Step-by-step visual instructions on making all kinds of fermented vegetables
  • FAQs
  • Convenient access to recommended fermentation starter kit
  • A list of 20 (and counting) other resources on food safety, creative and fun recipes, promoting health, and more
  • Ongoing support
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Bacterial Cell Culture: Essential Data

Bacterial Cell Culture: Essential Data Lowest new price: $296.31
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Author: A. S. Ball
Brand: Brand: Wiley

Bacterial cell culture is an essential first step for many biologists involved in unravelling life?s processes. This book provides essential information to help the researcher in the successful culturing of a wide range of bacteria. It includes guidance on the isolation, microscopic examination, characterization and identification of bacteria. The Essential Data series provides rapid access to the core data required by researchers on a daily basis, in convenient pocket-sized volumes.

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Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA Lowest new price: $3.28
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Author: Maryn McKenna

Deeply researched revelation of escalating danger of drug-resistant bacteria, MSRA.

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A Brief History of Bacteria: The Everlasting Game Between Humans and Bacteria

A Brief History of Bacteria: The Everlasting Game Between Humans and Bacteria Lowest new price: $70.10
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Author: Daijie Chen

 

This book explains how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, how the human immune system launches timely and effective defense mechanisms against bacterial infection, why the discovery and application of penicillin and streptomycin are so important, how scientists have created medicines to defeat bacteria, and why these bacteria might outsmart modern medicine.

On the other hand, bacteria can be beneficial to humans: some bacteria live in harmony with the human body, and they are indispensable to our health. They also help in refining biological energy in the post-fossil fuel era, and in producing fermented food.

With accessible language, illustrations and comics, this book tells the story of our tumultuous relationship with bacteria and how it has shaped history.


Mushrooms of the Great Lakes Region

Mushrooms of the Great Lakes Region Lowest new price: $51.01
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Author: Verne Ovid Graham
Brand: Dover Publications

Octavo, 1970, PP.390 Plus 49 B & W Plates, The Fleshy, Leathery, And Woody Fungi Of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio And the Southern Half Of Wisconsin And Of Michigan


A Field Guide to Mushrooms North America (Peterson Field Guides)

A Field Guide to Mushrooms North America (Peterson Field Guides) Lowest new price: $33.00
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Author: Kent H. McKnight

Over 500 species are described and illustrated in this authoritative guide to mycology that uses the famous Peterson Identification System and contains recipes for delicious wild mushroom dishes.

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The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing

The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing Lowest new price: $46.98
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Author: Dr. Frank T. Vertosick Jr.

Can bacteria be as smart as we are? Can ants think? And fish? Yes, says Frank Vertosick, a neurosurgeon who combats our elitism about intelligence in this brilliant book.
A gifted writer and author of the widely praised Why We Hurt, Vertosick shows us that intelligence--the ability to react to the outside world, to change behavior, and survive-can be found wherever life exists. He demonstrates the keen intelligence of our immune system, how lowly bacteria mutate and outwit antibiotics, and how canny cancer cells elude our natural defenses.
A fascinating journey through worlds of unknown science and an unsettling argument against our valuing of brain intelligence above all else, The Genius Within tells a fascinating scientific story, one that could shake our ethical foundation to its core.

If we're so smart, why are we still at the mercy of treacherous microorganisms? The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing asks readers to let go of brain worship and look at the incredible problem-solving skills of viruses, ants, and other lowly creatures. Neurosurgeon Frank T. Vertosick Jr. seems an unlikely candidate to write a book celebrating noncerebral intelligence, but his knowledge helps him draw comparisons that others might miss. The fast-moving genetic intelligence of bacteria and immune systems might not match the precision of digital computers, but they have devised arms races much more complex--and deadly--than our comparatively paltry efforts. Vertosick's grasp of what it means to behave intelligently comes through clearly, even if he is as stumped as anyone trying to define the I word. Exploring parallels between neural networks, insect colonies, and our own brains, he finds common ground and shows that, as far as evolution is concerned, we're not so bright. It's not all bad, though: we're very good at what we do, and Vertosick hopes that we can learn to use our intelligence more wisely. --Rob Lightner

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How to Overcome the Antibiotic Crisis: Facts, Challenges, Technologies and Future Perspectives (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology)

How to Overcome the Antibiotic Crisis: Facts, Challenges, Technologies and Future Perspectives (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology) Lowest new price: $165.14
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This volume focuses on antibiotics research, a field of topical significance for human health due to the worrying increase of nosocomial infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria. It covers several basic aspects, such as the evolution of antibiotic resistance and the influence of antibiotics on the gut microbiota, and addresses the search for novel pathogenicity blockers as well as historical aspects of antibiotics. Further topics include applied aspects, such as drug discovery based on biodiversity and genome mining, optimization of lead structures by medicinal chemistry, total synthesis and drug delivery technologies. Moreover, the development of vaccines as a valid alternative therapeutic approach is outlined, while the importance of epidemiological studies on important bacterial pathogens, the problems arising from the excessive use of antibiotics in animal breeding, and the development of innovative technologies for diagnosing the “bad bugs” are discussed in detail. Accordingly, the book will appeal to researchers and clinicians alike.


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