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Biochemistry / Chemistry / Biology From Riley Books


Megabugs - the Natural History Museum Book of Insects

By Miranda MacQuitty with Laurence Mound

The Natural History Museum, 1994 128 clean pages. Colour illustrations throughout. No creases to the spine or to the covers. Very small corner turn to the front bottom corner tip.


The Technology of Aluminium and Its Light Alloys

By Dr. Ing. Alfred Von Zeerleder

U K: High Duty Alloys Ltd, 1948 A beautifully bound book in a clean, crisp condition. Grey textured boards with impressed black titles to the cover and to the spine.451 very clean pages inc. index. The cream jacket is clean with a little edgewear.


Insect Watching - the Usborne Nature Trail Book of Nature Watching

By Ruth Thomson and Margaret Stephens

U K: Usborne, 1993 An excellent copy of this book. Bright clean pages. Would be 'fine' but a couple of words have been indented into the laminate cover (someone has used this book to 'rest' on while writing) - not visable except when the book catches the light. Beautiful full colour illustrations.


The Shell Guide to Britain's Threatened Wildlife

By Nigel Sitwell

U. K.: Collins, 1984 A very good copy of this book. 208 very clean and bright pages. The jacket is also in very good condition. One very small sign of wear to the top back of the spine. Wonderfully illustrated throughout.


Predators and Predation - the Struggle for Life in the Animal World

By Pierre Pfeffer

U. K.: Facts on File, 1989 An excellent copy of this book. 419 very clean pages. The jacket is also in excellent condition. Small 'p' stamped to the underside closed page edge. Small 'dusty' mark to bottom underside corner. - This book presents an unparalleled survey of one of nature's most remarkable phenomena; the way in which species preserve themselves and each other by feeding off each other. Comprising alphabetically arranged entries on more than 500 predators - from amoebas to sperm whales - this encyclopedic reference work provides clear, detailed answers to such intriguing questions as - Which animals are predators? How do they trap their prey? Are they generalists, who can choose from a variety of prey, or specialists, limited in their selection? How do they kill and ingest? Do they in turn become the prey of other predators? - This is an indespensable reference book for both amateur and professional naturalists and ecologists. It offers new insights into the essential role predation plays in the ecosystem, showing how it ensures the survival not only of the hunters but of the hunted as well. Whether you approach this fascinating book as an experienced researcher or as a casual browser, it is likely to dispel any prejudices you hold about the cruelty and arbitrariness of nature, and to impart a lasting appreciation of the justice of natural law. - complied by a team of scientists. Priced to include any extra postage needed UK or surface


Biology - the Study of Living Organisms - a Complete Course with 900 Questions and Answers.
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Biology - the Study of Living Organisms - a Complete Course with 900 Questions and Answers.

By George H. Fried

USA: Schaum's Outline Series, 1995 A very good copy of this book. 444 clean, well illustrated pages inc. index. No creases to the spine or to the covers. - since the era of molecular biology was inaugurated in the 1950s, the contents and teaching of biology have changed dramatically. The more descriptive aspects of the field, long associated with the older idea of biology as natural history, have been complimented and even overshadowed by the wealth of knowledge revealed by the penetrating probes of molecular biology. To cover the descriptive and historical aspects of biology while explaining the biochemical and molecular approaches of recent years imposes a daunting challege. This, however, has been the aim of this book, and understanding and appreciation of contemporary biology. In an outline format, each chapter independantly summarizes the material of its major themes and is followed by a series of questions and answers which provide both greater depth and an opportunity to clarify material which the reader may not have fully understood.


The Sea

By Cecilia Fitzsimons

U. K.: Sainsbury, 1991 Glossy card covers. Bright clean and colourful pages. -- a comprehensive book for children with wonderful pictures and text of all marine life. From shells to marine giants. - 'home learning' - written to inner cover.


The World Beneath the Sea

By Menico Torchio

London: Orbis, 1972 An ex-library copy of this book. ffep missing. one neat stamp. Neat strenghening clear tape to inner hinge.One 'dusty' mark to title page. The jacket which has been covered by the library has some wear to the corners and some edge wear. 127 bright pages packed with wonderful colour photographs. Sold as a study/reading copy.


Plastics as Metal Replacements

By Paul I Smith

U. K.: Scientific Publications (Great Britain) Ltd., 1968 An excellent copy of this book.282 very clean, bright and tight pages including the index. Buff coloured boards with red title to cover and to the spine. The jacket is also in very good condition with the smallest sign of edge wear to the base of the spine and the tip of the bottom front corner. - illustrated throughout.--- In this book the properties of plastics are critically examined alongside their applications in metal replacement fields and the weaknesses of synthetic materials are exposed as well as their strength so as to provide a reliable and objective picture for the engineer and industrial designer.


The People Shapers

By Vance Packard

London: Macdonald and Janes, 1978 Grey boards. 398 very clean pages. ffep missing but no library stamps.Small price blanked out by pen to ffep. The jacket is price clipped, and has some edge wear. Small mended tear to base of the spine. --- In this book the author investigates the revolutionary enthusiasm among many geneticists, behavioural psychologists, psychosurgeons, as well as politicians, technologists and marketing professionals to broaden startling techniques to change mankind. Some of their projects are intriguing, many are disturbing and others will make your skin crawl.


Climate, Soils and Vegetation

By D. C. Money

U. K.: University Tutorial Press, 1970 Red boards with some wear to the base and top of the spine and to the tips of the corners. Ex school library. Small ink stain to the closed page edges. 272 clean pages including index. No jacket. Reading / study copy only.


On the Graphical Presentation of Quantitative Data - Reprinted from Field Studies

By J. H. Crothers

London: FSC Publications M6 - Field Studies Council, 1981 A 26 page booklet - all pages being clean and bright. Glossy card covers with a little shelf wear. No creases. -- Selected papers from ' Field Studies ' - the journal of the Field Studies Council, which publishes papers across the whole range of environmental subjects studied at the Council's 10 Field Centres. - This is a review of the various graphical techniques used in field studies.


Ecological Energetics - the Institute of Biology's Studies in Biology No 1

By John Phillipson

U. K.: Edward Arnold, 1972 57 clean pages. The cover has a neat clear book covering which has been cellotaped down. The tape has left light marks to the first and last inner pages, otherwise all the pages are bright and unmarked.


The Diversity of Green Plants - Contemporary Biology

By Peter Bell and Christopher Woodcock

U. K.: Edward Arnold, 1978 An excellent copy of this book. 374 tight, bright and clean pages. No creases to the spine or to the covers. -- This edition has additional illustrations and the section on algae (Cyanophyta and Chlorophyta), mosses and liverworts (Bryophyta), conifers (Gymnospermae) and flowering plants (Angiospermae) have been considerably revised.


What is Ecology - New Edition

By D. F. Owen

U. K.: Oxford University Press, 1980 A very good copy of this book. 234 clean tight pages including index plus ' other readings'. No creases to the spine or to the covers. -- An 'OPUS' book.


The Loch Ness Story
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The Loch Ness Story

By Nicholas Witchell

U. K.: Penguin Books, 1975 156 pages - browning to the edges. Two creases to the spine and a little rubbing along the spine edge. Very light corner crease to the top of the front cover. Illustrated. with excellent photographs.


Biochemistry - a Functional Approach

By McGilvery Goldstein

London: W. B. Saunders & Co International / igaku-Shoin, 1983 This is a used study guide. Some rubbing to the spine edges.Edge wear to the bottom front corner. Pen #doodle' to closed page edge underneath. Neat inked Christian name to 4th page. Rubbed out name in pencil. Grey soft cover. 909 clean pages. This book has the look of a used book , but the contents are very clean and firm. A very good reading copy.