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Library of Congress call numbers
Use these calls numbers to browse books on the shelves in the general collection and the reference collection.
Call number ranges
|Q -- General Science
|QH -- Biology; Natural History
QH1-200 Natural History
QH301-358 General Biology: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
QH359-425 Evolution (see also QE701-999)
QH506 Molecular Biology
QH573-671 Cell biology (cytology)
QH705-705.5 Economic biology
|QK -- Botany
|QK1-474.5 General: dictionaries; geographical distribution
QK474.8-(638) Specific taxa of plants
QK710-899 Plant physiology (including plant biochemistry, i.e. phytochemistry)
|QL -- Zoology
|QL1-355 General, including geographical distribution
QL360-739.8 Specific taxa from "lower\" to "higher\" organisms
QL750-795 Animal Behavior
QL799-991 Morphology, Anatomy, Embryology
|QM -- Human Anatomy
QM531-549 Regional anatomy
QM550-577.8 Human and comparative histology
QM601-695 Human embryology
|QP -- Physiology
QP351-495 Neurophysiology (neuroscience)
QP501-801 Animal Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (see also QD415-436)
|QR -- Microbiology
QR100-130 Microbial ecology
QR171 Microorganisms in the animal body
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Biology : Concepts and Applications by Should there be warning labels on fast foods? Should employers be allowed to require drug testing? This introductory text teaches you basic concepts of biology in context of critical issues. The Tenth Edition of BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, known for its eye-opening photography and legacy of inspiring people. The result is a text that combines clear explanations with unparalleled visuals to introduce the process of science and core concepts of biology. "Engage" boxes help you see chapter concepts being put to work in the real world; "Learning Objectives" help focus your studying; "Applications" bring chapter content to real life; "Figure It Out" questions help you check understanding; and "Data Analysis" activities strengthen your analytical skills. This book is widely praised for clear and engaging writing, exceptional art, and terrific support from media that all work together to help you "get" biology.
Call Number: QH308.2 .B615 2014
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
The Cell by All living things on Earth are composed of cells. A cell is the simplest unit of a self-contained living organism, and the vast majority of life on Earth consists of single-celled microbes, mostly bacteria. These consist of a simple "prokaryotic" cell, with no nucleus. The bodies of morecomplex plants and animals consist of billions of "eukaryotic" cells, of varying kinds, adapted to fill different roles - red blood cells, muscle cells, branched neurons. Each cell is an astonishingly complex chemical factory, the activities of which we have only begun to unravel in the past fiftyyears or so through modern techniques of microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular biology.In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation from initially highly flexible stem cells, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent oflife, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine.
Call Number: QH582.5 .A45 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
The Animal Kingdom by The animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by molecular biology and the study of evolution and development ("evo-devo"). Moreover, groundbreaking research on genes, and especially key families of genes such as the Homeobox genes which control the development of body plans, has led to radical changes in the classification of animals. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Holland presents a cutting-edge tour of the animal kingdom, providing an authoritative summary of the modern view of animal life, its origins, and the new classification resulting from DNA studies. Beginning with the definition of animals (not obvious in biological terms), Holland takes the reader through the revolutionary new high-level groupings of animals (phyla) based on evolutionary relationships and ancestry. Ranging from corals and sponges to nematodes, sea squirts, and vertebrates, and illuminating many key topics in zoology, this fascinating, brief overview will be of great value to all students of the life sciences as well as providing a concise summary for the interested lay reader.
Call Number: QL49 .H685 2011
Publication Date: 2012-01-15
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A New Biology for the 21st Century by Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the United States and the world. "A New Biology for the 21st Century" recommends that a "New Biology" approach--one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuel production, and improvement in human health. The approach calls for a coordinated effort to leverage resources across the federal, private, and academic sectors to help meet challenges and improve the return on life science research in general.
Publication Date: 2009-11-20
The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love by The central concern of this book is us human beings. The authors' basic question is: 'How is it that we can live in mutual care, have ethical concerns, and at the same time deny all that through the rational justification of aggression?' The authors answer this basic question indirectly by providing a look into the fundaments of our biological constitution, concentrating on what they term emotioning, that is the flow of emotions in daily life that guides the flow of the systemic conservation of a manner of living. Maturana and Verden-Zoller claim that the fundamental emotion that gave rise to humans as sapient languaging beings was love, and that this remains our fundament even when other emotions become socially prevalent.
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Biology for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2017-03-20
The ultimate guide to understanding biology Have you ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work'starting with our own bodies. Wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is. From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of enlightening illustrations, this reference guide covers the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology. It's also complemented with lots of practical, up-to-date examples to bring the information to life. Discover how living things work Think like a biologist and use scientific methods Understand lifecycle processes Whether you're enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, Biology For Dummies will help you unlock the mysteries of how life works.