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Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Julia Simner

9780198749219
Paperback
March 2019

Very Short Introductions

Synaethesia is a neurological condition that gives rise to a 'merging of the senses': those with the condition might experience certain numbers as a specific colour, or certain words as a taste. Simner describes synaesthesia's many forms, discusses its links with artistic creativity and lateral thinking, and delves into the underlying neuroscience.

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

£10.99

Y. W. Loke

9780199694525
Paperback
May 2018

How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this to happen; but this remarkable feat of evolution is only just being fully appreciated by science. Y.W. Loke explores the fascinating nature of the placenta and what it can tell us about evolution, development, and genetics.

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Neuroscience

Fifth Edition

£54.99

Dale Purves, George J. Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, William C. Hall, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Leonard E. White

9781605357416
Paperback
April 2018

A comprehensive, clearly written textbook that introduces the field of neuroscience from the abstract to the everyday.

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Human Physiology

Fifth Edition

£49.99

Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, David A. Richards

9780198737223
Paperback
December 2017

The most complete introduction to human physiology, providing all the necessary detail in a clear and accessible style.

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The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Paul Klenerman

9780198753902
Paperback
November 2017

Very Short Introductions

The immune system is essential to human health. When it fails to work correctly the consequences can be severe, from serious infections to over-exaggerated immune responses. This book considers how the immune system evolved and the components involved; the medical breakthroughs in our understanding of it; and the major health threats our immune systems face.

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Foundations of Neural Development

£75.00

S. Marc Breedlove

9781605355795
Hardback
February 2017

Helps students understand how a single microscopic cell, a human zygote, can develop into the most complex machine on Earth: the brain. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI reveals what really goes on in our minds

£16.99

Barbara J. Sahakian, Julia Gottwald

9780198752882
Hardback
January 2017

The potential of fMRI is extraordinary. It allows us to observe brain activity in real time, build an understanding of thoughts and motivations, and discern unconscious biases. In a limited but real way we can now 'read minds'. Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald explain the science, and consider the ethical implications of using these techniques.

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Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Nancy A. Pachana

9780198725329
Paperback
November 2016

Very Short Introductions

Ageing entails lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. While such changes in later adulthood were somewhat neglected by scientists in the past, recent decades have seen a marked increase in research in this area. Nancy A. Pachana examines the impact of rising numbers of older people worldwide.

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Blood: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Chris Cooper

9780199581450
Paperback
September 2016

Very Short Introductions

Blood is a vital component of the bodies of most multicellular animals. Chris Cooper discusses blood's critical role in both biology and in human society, ranging from its place in religious rituals to its uses in modern medicine.

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Cell Structure & Function

£35.99

Guy Orchard, Brian Nation

9780199652471
Paperback
September 2014

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Places the theory of cell structure and function in the context of biomedical science practice.

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The Physiology of Training for High Performance

£39.99

Duncan MacDougall, Digby Sale

9780199650644
Paperback
August 2014

Provides a thorough, evidence-based understanding of the physiological bases of training for high performance sport.

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Computational Biomedicine

£46.99

Peter Coveney, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini, Peter Hunter, Marco Viceconti

9780199658183
Paperback
June 2014

Computational Biomedicine unifies the different strands of a broad-ranging subject to demonstrate the power of a tool that has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the human body, and the therapeutic strategies available to maintain and protect it.

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Thrive in Human Physiology

£19.99

Ian Kay, Gethin Evans

9780199662487
Paperback
May 2014

Thrive In Bioscience Revision Guides

The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. They communicate all the key concepts in a succinct, easy-to-digest way, using features and tools - both in the book and in digital form - to make learning even more effective.

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Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second Edition

£29.99

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson, David Meredith

9780199588442
Flexicover
September 2011

Oxford Medical Handbooks

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to disseminate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry, and an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine.

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