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New in January 2024

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

The foundations of population genetics (The MIT Press 2023)

By Daniel M. Weinreich

Population genetics is the branch of evolutionary biology concerned with understanding how and why populations’ genetic compositions change over time—rests on a well-developed theoretical foundation that draws on genetics, mathematics, and computer science. This book illustrates the conceptual framework, terminology, and methods of mathematical modeling. It progressively introduces concepts from genetics as needed, while emphasizing biological implications throughout.

Mechanics of cells and tissues in diseases : biomedical methods ( De Gruyter 2022)

Edited by Malgorzata Lekka et al.

This book presents a comprehensive description of the basic concepts of soft matter mechanics and of the nano- and microscale biomedical methods that allow characterizing the mechanical properties of cells and tissues. Introduces the basics of physics and biology of the cell before delving into the mechanics of diseases.

RNA-based mechanisms in cancer (World Scientific Publishing 2023)

Edited by Gary Brewer and Gerald M Wilson

This book presents our current understanding of selected posttranscriptional control mechanisms and the RNAs that they regulate. Each chapter provides an overview of a specific RNA-directed regulatory system and the RNA/protein factors involved, then discusses major findings in the field and their relationships to the development and/or treatment of cancer and associated diseases.

Coaching and mentoring for academic development (Emerald Publishing 2021)

By Kay Guccione and Steve Hutchinson

Written for all who mentor or coach in universities, this book addresses a critical question: how can mentoring and coaching conversations be effective and accessible ways to support researcher and academic development? Including bite-sized chapters packed full of applied solutions, the authors help you to design, re-design, or troubleshoot your mentoring or coaching approach, and offer up go-to guidance for building and enhancing a culture of developmental dialogue at the individual, programme and organisational level.

Polluting textiles : the problem with microfibres (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2022)

Edited by Judith S. Weis, Francesca De Falco and Mariacristina Cocca

This book examines the critical issue of environmental pollutants produced by the textiles industry. Compromised of contributions from environmental scientists and materials and textiles scientists, this edited volume addresses the environmental impact of microplastics, with a particular focus on microfibres released by textiles into marine and water environments.

Brock biology of microorganisms (Pearson 2022)

By Michael T. Madigan et al.

The 16th edition of Brock Biology of Microorganisms sets the standard for accuracy, impeccable scholarship, a visually stunning art program, and the use of cutting-edge research to illustrate basic concepts. The text guides students through the six major themes of microbiology ― Evolution, Cell Structure and Function, Metabolic Pathways, Information Flow and Genetics, Microbial Systems, and the Impact of Microorganisms.

Covid chaos : what happened and why (World Scientific Publishing 2023)

By Robert J. Sherertz and Jon S. Abramson

COVID Chaos is a book about the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic that was written real time, spanning the time from March 31, 2020 through December 31, 2021, by two Emeritus Professors of Infectious Diseases. The book attempts to understand the broad spectrum of COVID-19 disease, both clinically and pathophysiologically, as well as its global collateral damage. It explores in depth SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development, testing and the geopolitical problems with vaccine deployment, and attempts to understand the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and its place in the pantheon of other organisms causing pandemics.

Understanding light microscopy (John Wiley & Sons 2018)

By Jeremy Sanderson

This informative, practical, full-colour guide fills the gap between specialised edited texts on detailed research topics, and introductory books, which concentrate on an optical approach to the light microscope. Chapters provide in-depth coverage of basic microscope optics and design; ergonomics; illumination; diffraction and image formation; reflected-light, polarised-light, and fluorescence microscopy; deconvolution; TIRF microscopy; FRAP & FRET; super-resolution techniques; biological and materials specimen preparation; and more.

The stress of life (The McGraw-Hill Companies 1978)

By Hans Selye

A reprint of the famous classic, in which Dr. Selye explains how to overcome harmful effects of stress and how to use stress to your own advantage. He explores both biochemical and environmental facets of stress, stress and interpersonal relations, and offers readers a better understanding of their own bodies.

Listening to people : a practical guide to interviewing, participant observation, data analysis, and writing it all up (The University of Chicago Press 2021)

By Annette Lareau

Sociologist of education Annette Lareau covers from formulating a topic and honing it down to a good research question, obtaining IRB approval, finding a site and making introductions, conducting high-quality interviews and participant–observation, taking good notes and writing them up later, analyzing the data, and best of all, making clear how much the data analysis and the writing are part of the same process.