Think Harmony with Horses: An In-depth Study of Horse-Man Relationship by Ray Hunt free download

Think Harmony with Horses: An In-depth Study of Horse-Man Relationship by Ray Hunt free download

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“When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea… he wants to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. ” These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between horse and man. That philosophy is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk. It is persuasive talk – gently persuasive; this man’s ideas make a lot of sense, and the success he has achieved with those ideas is impressive. Ray Hunt traveled around the country working with groups of riders who were interested in his philosophy of harmony with horses. As Gene Lewis says in his forward to the book, Ray’s theory is “to unite the horse and rider into one working unit of both mind and body. He has developed a language and has become a wonderful teacher and demonstrator.” Included in this book is an interpretation of the “Ray Hunt method of schooling a horse” written by Vincent W. Carpenter, who attended one of Ray’s clinics. He tells amazing stories that Ray might not tell about himself and summarizes the whole philosophy in a clear and objective way. Also included is a question and answer section, in which a number of the most commonly asked questions are answered in detail. And throughout the entire book runs the simple, basic idea: think harmony.

Exellent book for those who understand the simplicity of dealing with horses in this way. Having a friendship and clear communication on the smallest level applies to everything…

 

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong free download

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong free download

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New York Times Bestseller

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.

The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.

Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

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“Offer[s] engrossing-and gross-details about how an invisible world shapes our species…Mr. Yong’s book lives up to its title, containing multitudes of facts presented in graceful, accessible prose….The author wonderfully turns to the humanities again and again to enrich the book’s scientific detail…And he’s funny.” (Wall Street Journal)

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Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level by Donald Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt, Judith G. Voet pdf free download

Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level by Donald Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt, Judith G. Voet pdf free download

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Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level by Donald Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt, Judith G. Voet pdf free download.

Voet and Pratt’s 4th Edition of Principles of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level, challenges readers to better understand the chemistry behind the biological structure and reactions occurring in living systems. The latest edition continues this tradition, and additionally incorporates coverage of recent research and an expanded focus on preparing and supporting students throughout the course. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

About the Cover

The molecular details of life tell a story that starts with the information in DNA and proceeds through many steps to protein function, such as ATP synthesis. We want students to become familiar with this story by delving into the chemical details of cellular structure and metabolic function, by learning how to explore molecular images such as those shown on the cover, and by seeing the relationships—sometimes circular—that link one topic to another. Throughout FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY, FOURTH EDITION, you’ll find guidance—specific features that enhance student learning—to help you find your way through the biochemical details and enjoy the story.

The images arranged in a circle on the cover of this textbook are part of that story, symbolizing the pathway through which hereditary information is expressed. Clockwise from twelve o’clock: DNA; the nucleosome; DNA polymerase I in complex with DNA; RNase P in complex with tRNA; the ribosome in complex with three tRNAs; and F1–ATPase. These images are based on X-ray structures that were respectively determined by Richard Dickerson and Horace Drew, Caltech; Gerard Bunick, University of Tennessee; Thomas Steitz, Yale University; Alfonso Mondragón, Northwestern University; Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.; and Andrew Leslie and John Walker, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K. –This text refers to the Loose Leaf edition.

 

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Biochemistry: A Short Course by John L. Tymoczko, Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer pdf free download

Biochemistry: A Short Course by John L. Tymoczko, Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer pdf free download

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Biochemistry: A Short Course by John L. Tymoczko, Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer pdf free download.

Derived from the classic text originated by Lubert Stryer and continued by John Tymoczko and Jeremy Berg, Biochemistry: A Short Course focuses on the major topics taught in a one-semester biochemistry course. With its short chapters and relevant examples, it’s uniquely effective in helping students see the connections between the biochemistry they’re studying and their own lives.

This new edition takes into account recent discoveries and advances that have changed how we think about the fundamental concepts in biochemistry and human health. A number of new interactive features are designed to help instructors create a more active environment in the classroom.

SECTION 1: Biochemistry
Chapter 1: Biochemistry and the Unity of Life
Chapter 2: Water, Weak Bonds and Order Out of Chaos

SECTION 2: Protein Composition and Structure
Chapter 3: Amino Acids
Chapter 4: Protein Three-Dimensional Structure
Chapter 5: Techniques in Protein Biochemistry

SECTION 3: Basic Concepts and Kinetics of Enzymes
Chapter 6: Basic Concepts of Enzyme Action
Chapter 7: Kinetics and Regulation
Chapter 8: Mechanisms and Inhibitors
Chapter 9: Hemoglobin, An Allosteric Protein

SECTION 4: Carbohydrates and Lipids
Chapter 10: Carbohydrates
Chapter 11: Lipids

SECTION 5: Cell Membranes, Channels, Pumps and Receptors
Chapter 12: Membrane Structure and Function
Chapter 13: Signal Transduction Pathways

PART II: TRANSDUCING AND STORING ENERGY

SECTION 6: Basic Concepts and Design of Metabolism
Chapter 14: Digestion: Turning a Meal into Cellular Biochemicals
Chapter 15: Metabolism: Basic Concepts and Design

SECTION 7: Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis
Chapter 16: Glycolysis
Chapter 17: Gluconeogenesis

SECTION 8: The Citric Acid Cycle
Chapter 18: Preparation for the cycle
Chapter 19: Harvesting electrons from the cycle

SECTION 9: Oxidative Phosphorylation
Chapter 20: The Electron Transport Chain
Chapter 21: The Proton-motive Force

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Genetics: From Genes to Genomes pdf free download by Leland Hartwell, Leroy Hood, Michael Goldberg, Ann Reynolds, Lee Silver

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes pdf free download by Leland Hartwell, Leroy Hood, Michael Goldberg, Ann Reynolds, Lee Silver

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Genetics: From Genes to Genomes pdf free download by Leland Hartwell, Leroy Hood, Michael Goldberg, Ann Reynolds, Lee Silver.

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes is a cutting-edge, introductory genetics text authored by an unparalleled author team, including Nobel Prize winner, Leland Hartwell. The 5th edition continues to build upon the integration of Mendelian and molecular principles, providing students with the links between the early understanding of genetics and the new molecular discoveries that have changed the way the field of genetics is viewed.
Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook as well as SmartBook.

Compared to the previous edition of Hartwell Genetics, this version is leaps and bounds of improvement. About 3 years ago I took a course using the old edition and felt like there was a rigid change in the material from Mendelian genetics to the molecular details of the field. Practical details about lab techniques often seemed like sidenotes rather than keys to the text. Also, chapters were disjoint as they jumped from historical perspective to modern techniques. In this new edition, I can see how much the readability of the text has improved! The organized layout of chapters has a clear ebb and flow to it. Starting with a short overview of the field in chapter 1, this textbook lets students know the scope of the field of genetics before delving into the text. From evolutionary biology to clinical applications, this book is chock-full of examples that detail the practical benefits of the field. Each chapter is laid out in a clear format with great illustrations and examples. The practice questions are challenging (not impossible) and endow the student with a perspective about the greater context of the field. Each chapter prepares you for the end-of-chapter questions, but puts the general tenants of the chapter in a variety of contexts, promoting learning. This edition does a much better job of integrating the history of Darwinian, Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics ideas (i.e. Sewall Wright) with practical techniques like pedigree analysis, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and cloning. Overall, I would say this text is a great introductory genetics text that has vastly improved from the previous edition.

 

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Biochemistry by Jeremy M.Berg, John L.Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer pdf free download

Biochemistry by Jeremy M.Berg, John L.Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer pdf free download

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Biochemistry by Jeremy M.Berg, John L.Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer pdf free download.

For four decades, this extraordinary textbook played an pivotal role in the way biochemistry is taught, offering exceptionally clear writing, innovative graphics, coverage of the latest research techniques and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and medical relevance. Those defining features are at the heart of this edition.

About the Author

JEREMY M. BERG received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Stanford (where he did research with Keith Hodgson and Lubert Stryer) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard with Richard Holm. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Carl Pabo in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins from 1986 to 1990. He then moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as Professor and Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, where he remained until 2003. He then became Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. In 2011, he moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he is now Professor of Computational and Systems Biology and Pittsburgh Foundation Chair and Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine. He served as President of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 2011-2013. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry (1994) and the Eli Lilly Award for Fundamental Research in Biological Chemistry (1995), was named Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist of the Year (1995), received the Harrison Howe Award (1997), and received public service awards from the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society for Cell Biology. He also received numerous teaching awards, including the W. Barry Wood Teaching Award (selected by medical students), the Graduate Student Teaching Award, and the Professor’s Teaching Award for the Preclinical Sciences. He is coauthor, with Stephen J. Lippard, of the textbook Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

John L. Tymoczko is Towsley Professor of Biology at Carleton College, where he has taught since 1976. He currently teaches Biochemistry, the Metabolic Basis
of Human Disease, Oncogenes and the Molecular Biology of Cancer, and Exercise Biochemistry and co-teaches an introductory course, Energy Flow in Biological
Systems. Professor Tymoczko received his B.A. from the University in Chicago in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago with
Shutsung Liao at the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research in 1973. He then held a postdoctoral position with Hewson Swift of the Department of Biology at
the University of Chicago. The focus of his research has been on steroid receptors, ribonucleoprotein particles, and proteolytic processing enzymes. Gregory J. Gatto, Jr., received his A.B. degree in chemistry from Princeton University, where he worked with Martin F. Semmelhack and was awarded the Everett S. Wallis Prize in Organic Chemistry. In 2003, he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studied the structural biology of peroxisomal targeting signal recognition with Jeremy M. Berg and received the Michael A. Shanoff Young Investigator Research Award. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2006 with Christopher T. Walsh at Harvard Medical School, where he studied the biosynthesis of the macrolide immunosuppressants. He is currently a Senior Scientific Investigator in the Heart Failure Discovery Performance Unit at GlaxoSmithKline.

 

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Molecular Biology of the Cell pdf free download by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter

Molecular Biology of the Cell pdf free download by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter

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Molecular Biology of the Cell pdf free download by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter.

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning.

The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Review

“Throughout the book, emphasis is placed not just on what ‘we know’ but also on ‘how we know’ and ‘what remains to be discovered’- important for engaging and enthusing students….A quarter of a century after the first edition revolutionised cell biology textbooks, the new edition is as fresh, comprehensive and above all, as readable as ever….Like its predecessors, this is a superb textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.”

-British Society for Developmental Biology Newsletter, Summer 2008, Vol. 29, No. 1

“Professors, lecturers, and instructors will find the fifth edition of the book Molecular Biology of the Cell and its accompanying Problems Book to be an excellent choice for guiding their students through the maze of the cell’s molecular structures and biochemical processes….With countless colorful illustrations and a large number of photographs and tables, reading the text becomes not only an educational experience, but also a highly enjoyable one for those students who wish to discover the inner workings of the magnificent cellular machine….Educators will also find the DVD-ROM to be a rich electronic resource when compiling their lectures….No less important is the Problems Book, which contains numerous exercises and questions that are an integral part of the learning process, and that teachers, instructors, and students are sure to appreciate.”

 

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Human Biology by Sylvia S. Mader, Michael Windelspecht pdf free download

Human Biology by Sylvia S. Mader, Michael Windelspecht pdf free download

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Human Biology by Sylvia S. Mader, Michael Windelspecht pdf free download.

THE MADER/WINDELSPECHT STORY…
The twelfth edition of Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from Cell Structure and Function to the Conservation of Biodiversity. The book, which centers on the evolution and diversity of organisms, is appropriate for any one- or two-semester biology course.
Biology, 12th Edition is the epitome of Sylvia Mader’s expertise. Its concise, precise writing-style employs lucid language to present the material as succinctly as possible, enabling students―even non-majors―to master the foundational concepts before coming to class. “Before You Begin”, “Following the Themes”, and “Thematic Feature Readings” piece together the three major themes of the text―evolution, nature of science, and biological systems. Students are consistently engaged in these themes, revealing the interconnectedness of the major topics in biology.
Sylvia Mader typifies an icon of science education. Her dedication to her students, coupled with her clear, concise writing-style has benefited the education of thousands of students over the past three decades.
The integration of the text and digital world has been achieved with the addition of Dr. Michael Windelspecht’s facility for the development of digital learning assets. For over ten years, Michael served as the Introductory Biology Coordinator at Appalachian State University―a program that enrolls over 4,500 non-science majors annually. Michael is the lead architect in the design of McGraw-Hill’s Connect Plus and LearnSmart media content for the Mader series. These assets allow instructors to easily design interactive tutorial materials, enhance presentations in both online and traditional environments, and assess the learning objectives and outcomes of the course.

Best written biology book I have read. My freshman biology course was in 1972 and a career in health sciences made my focus narrow to human biology. This is a great way to get caught up on general biology. It’s a beautiful, stimulating, and well-written book with timely reviews in each chapter to consolidate what students of Biology wish to know. Only reading a few chapter per week to make the book last. Why hurry through a gourmet meal? Wish we had books like this back then instead of walls of text. Happy that teaching sciences have progressed along with technological sciences. Congratulations to all the contributors.

 

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren pdf free download

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren pdf free download

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren pdf free download.

National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.

Lab Girl
is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.

Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be.

 

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert pdf free download

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert pdf free download

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert pdf free download.

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW‘S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes

Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

Review

“Riveting . . . It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kolbert’s book.” ―San Francisco Chronicle

“Arresting . . . Ms. Kolbert shows in these pages that she can write with elegiac poetry about the vanishing creatures of this planet, but the real power of her book resides in the hard science and historical context she delivers here, documenting the mounting losses that human beings are leaving in their wake.” ―The New York Times

“Surprisingly breezy, entirely engrossing, and frequently entertaining . . . Kolbert is a masterful, thought-provoking reporter.” ―The Boston Globe

“Your view of the world will be fundamentally changed. . . . Kolbert is an astute observer, excellent explainer, and superb synthesizer, and even manages to find humor in her subject matter.” ―The Seattle Times

“Powerful . . . An invaluable contribution to our understanding.” ―Al Gore, The New York Times Book Review

“Natural scientists posit that there have been five extinction events in the Earth’s history (think of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs), and Kolbert makes a compelling case that human activity is leading to the sixth.” ―Bill Gates

“[Kolbert] makes a page-turner out of even the most sober and scientifically demanding aspects of extinction.” ―New York Magazine

“Ms. Kolbert’s lively account is thought-provoking.” ―The Wall Street Journal

 

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