Books of the Day

Life Sciences and Biomedicine


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May 24

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure by Wolfram Saenger

"A true "golden oldie". Used to be one of Springer's Bestsellers in the 1980s, and is still highly downloaded today. A new edition is planned for 2017/18!“

Sabine Schwarz, Exec. Editor Biomedicine

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June 3

The Forgotten Cure by Kuchment

"A captivating account of phage therapy, which was abandoned upon the discovery of penicillin, but is now of relevance again in this age of increasing antimicrobial resistance, it was written by a talented contributor to Scientific American.“

Rita Beck, Editor, Biomedicine

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June 6

Tanzsprache und Orientierung der Bienen by Karl von Frisch

"A masterpiece on animal behaviour!“

Lars Koerner, Editor

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June 11

Aus dem Leben der Bienen by Karl von Frisch

"Karl von Frisch was one of the first scientists to unravel the meaning of the bee dance ("waggle dance"). This theory is part of the book "Aus dem Leben der Bienen", which was published by Springer in 1927.“

Lars Koerner, Editor

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July 13

The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future by Goffredo and Dubinsky

"This book has a subtitle that says it all: The world of Medusa and her sisters. If you like the family of jellyfish and corals, this book is for you!“

Alexandrine Cheronet, Executive Editor

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July 16

Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions by Prof. Ben Lugtenberg

"An excellent publication by a pioneer in his field.“

Melanie van Overbeek,

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July 20

Artemisia annua - Pharmacology and Biotechnology by Aftab, T., Ferreira, J.F.S., Khan, M.M.A., Naeem, M. (Eds.)

"In 2015 the work on this plant won the Nobel prize for Tu Youyou, the first female from China to win this award. „

Kenneth Teng,

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July 28

Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology by Amendt, J., Goff, M.L., Campobasso, C.P., Grassberger, M.

"An exciting book! One of the Editors, Prof M Lee Goff, serves as a consultant for the television crime dramas CSI and Bones!“

Zuzana Bernhart, Executive Editor

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August 15

Lake Pavin by Telesphore Sime-Ngando et al.

"This book involved collaborations from multidisciplinary fields creating a lot of enthusiasm among the editors. The lake is iconic for the region as well as European history and explains superstitions like dragons, fairies, miracles and nature worship among locals living around this type of lake in Europe.“

Alexandrine Cheronet, Executive Editor

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August 18

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants by Nelson, Lewis S., Shih, Richard D., Balick, Michael J.

"With its thorough references and full-colour photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and harmful plants inside and outside the home, anyone who has an interest in plants will find this book useful, whether in their garden or out in the wild. „

Tanja Rossberg, Marketing Manager

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September 16

Smiths' Sea Fishes by Margaret M. Smith, Philip C. Heemstra

"A beautifully made Springer Handbook identifying more than 2,200 species of fishes in the seas of Southern Africa. Contains an incredible amount of beautiful drawings and pictures. I received this book from Dieter Czeschlik when I passed the exam for my German fishing licence!“

Stefanie Dether, Assistant Editor

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September 20

Plant Responses to Air Pollution by Umesh Kulshrestha and Pallavi Saxena

"In the first year of my career with Springer, this book was my first independently solicited acquisition. It also addresses a field of research that I have always been interested in.“

Aakanksha Tyagi, Editor, Life Sciences

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October 8

LED Lighting for Urban Agriculture by Toyoki Kozai, Kazuhiro Fujiwara, Erik S. Runkle

"The first book and a comprehensive English-language package on LED lighting for urban agriculture, particularly highlighting plant factories.“

Mei Hann Lee, Associate Editor

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October 11

Learning Landscape Ecology by Gergel, Sarah E., Turner, Monica G.

"One of our bestselling textbooks in ecology and at our conference booths, now available in its 2nd edition!“

Tanja Rossberg, Marketing Manager

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October 24

Botany Illustrated by Glimn-Lacy, Janice, Kaufman, Peter B.

"The illustration pages are composed of scientifically accurate line drawings with the true sizes of the plants indicated. Using coloured pencils and the authors’ instructions, you can colour the various plant structures to make them stand out in vivid clarity. „

Tanja Rossberg, Marketing Manager

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October 28

The Evolution of the Eye by Glaeser, Georg, Paulus, Hannes F.

"A true work of art, richly illustrated with aesthetically pleasing images, accompanied by clear and incisive descriptive texts.“

Lars Koerner, Editor

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October 31

The Buzz about Bees by Tautz, Jürgen

"The author, Jürgen Tautz, is a world-leading researcher in his field and a gifted communicator of science.“

Lars Koerner, Editor