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Organs, Systems, and Surgery


William Fullick, James Fullick

15 June 2023

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19-year-old students, this primer covers the anatomy and physiology of the key organ systems in the human body, as well as common diseases affecting these systems and how surgery can be used to manage them.

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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, Biomedical Edition


Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

08 November 2022

More than any other general biology text, Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, Biomedical Edition encourages students to be active learners. It sets them on a path towards a deeper understanding of the key biological concepts that underpin the study of biomedical science and allied disciplines, and a greater appreciation of biology as a dynamic experimental science.

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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life


Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

29 July 2022

Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, more than any other general biology text, helps students to master the key concepts while viewing biology as a dynamic experimental science. It is the only book to make thinking like a biologist second nature.

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Human Physiology: A Very Short Introduction


Jamie A. Davies

27 May 2021

Very Short Introductions

This book explores the field of human physiology, considering the interplay of physiological mechanisms and principles and how they come together to result in human life being sustained. It also discusses how physiological experiments are undertaken, and covers the medical applications of new discoveries.

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Smell: A Very Short Introduction


Matthew Cobb

28 May 2020

Very Short Introductions

Matthew Cobb explores the sense of smell - its complex evolutionary history, and its many functions in a wide variety of animals, including humans. He describes the latest scientific research into this remarkable faculty, involving the brain as much as the nose, and reveals surprising insights into animal and human life.

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Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction


Julia Simner

27 June 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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Joy Hinson, Peter Raven

20 June 2019

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise, stimulating introduction to the endocrine system and the role of hormones in the context of disease, development, reproduction, and behaviour aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

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Sixth Edition


Dale Purves, George Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, William Hall, Anthony LaMantia, Leonard White, Richard Mooney, Michael Platt

18 October 2018

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

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


Y. W. Loke

24 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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Human Physiology

Fifth Edition


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

07 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


Paul Klenerman

30 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


S. Marc Breedlove

01 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


Barbara J. Sahakian, Julia Gottwald

19 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


Nancy A. Pachana

24 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


Chris Cooper

22 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


Guy Orchard, Brian Nation

04 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


Duncan MacDougall, Digby Sale

07 August 2014

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

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Computational Biomedicine


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

12 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


Ian Kay, Gethin Evans

08 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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Sylvius 4 Online: An Interactive Atlas and Visual Glossary of Human Neuroanatomy


S. Mark Williams, Leonard E. White

01 May 2013

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