New in the collection (01/2023) – Szilárd Library

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New in the collection (01/2023)

An overview of selected new books in Szilárd Library, with a word from their authors, reviewers and publishers

The Tyranny of Metrics (Princeton University Press 2018)

By Jerry Z. Muller

Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts.

Principles of neural science (McGraw Hill 2021)

Edited by Eric R. Kandel, John Koester, Sarah Mack,and Steven Siegelbaum

Fully updated, this sixth edition of the landmark reference reflects the latest research, clinical perspectives, and advances in the field. It offers an unparalleled perspective on the the current state and future of neural science.

The bacterial spore : from molecules to systems (ASM Press 2016)

Edited by Adam Driks and Patrick Eichenberger

Editors Adam Driks and Patrick Eichenberger assembled chapters written by a team of diverse and multidisciplinary experts in biodefense and microbial forensics to produce an overview of topics of spore research, such as spore molecular biology, bioremediation, systems biology, issues in biodefense, and the challenge of food safety that is accessible to any reader, regardless of expertise.

Introduction to genetic analysis (Macmillan Learning 2020)

By Anthony J. F Griffiths, John F. Doebley, Catherine L. Peichel and David A. Wassarman

The 12th edition introduces SaplingPlus, the best online resource to teach students the problem solving skills they need to succeed in genetics. SaplingPlus combines Sapling’s acclaimed automatically graded online homework with an extensive suite of engaging multimedia learning resources.

The tree of knowledge : the bright and the dark sides of science (Springer 2014)

By Claudio Ronchi

Readers are invited to follow an itinerary through the history of science, a voyage which, in the end, enables them to catch a glimpse of two divergent futures: One in which science accelerates the downfall of Homo sapiens, and another in which it helps our species to engage in a new and positive adventure, whose outcome nobody can know.

Biomembrane simulations : computational studies of biological membranes (CRC Press 2020)

Edited by Max L. Berkowitz

Due to recent advancements in the development of numerical algorithms and computational hardware, computer simulations of biological membranes, often requiring use of substantial computational resources, are now reaching a mature stage. Since molecular processes in membranes occur on a multitude of spatial and time scales, molecular simulations of membranes can also serve as a testing ground for use of multi-scale simulation techniques.

Evolution and transitions in complexity : the science of hierarchical organization in nature (Springer 2016)

Edited by Gerard A.J.M Jagers op Akkerhuis

This book discusses several recent theoretic advancements in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary integration in the field of evolution. The object based approach that was used to suggest innovations in the field of Darwinian evolution also allowed for contributions to other topics, such as major evolutionary transitions theory, the definition of life and the relationships between evolution, self-organization and thermodynamics.