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ANNOUNCEMENTS OF NEW BOOKS biochemistry Bioenergetics. By Albert L. Lehninger. New York: W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1965. Pp. 160. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $8.00 (cloth); $3.95 (paper). One of an introductory molecular biology series, this text-monograph presents in a stimulating fashion the chemical and physical problems posed by energy transformations of the living cell. It is intended for beginning biology students but will also prove an invaluable reference to more advanced biologists, medical students, and chemists. The Biosynthesis ofMacromolecules. By Vernon M. Ingram. New York: W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1965. Pp. 238. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $8.00 (cloth); $3.95 (paper). This brieftext provides an up-to-date account ofthe part ofbiochemistry that deals with the mechanisms of biosynthesis of the fundamental biological macromolecules: DNA, RNA, proteins, and polysaccharides. It is intended as a supplement to more comprehensive biochemistry texts which do not treat this subject in depth. Control of Macromolecular Synthesis. By Ole Maaljííe and Neils O. Kjeldgaard. New York: W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1966. Pp. xi+284. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $12.50. This graduate monograph describes the protein and nucleic acid synthesis in bacteria and discusses the rules that govern these syntheses in intact growing cells. The contents of the book are arranged to emphasize the necessity of balancing theresults of in vitro experiments against in vivo studies ofthe mechanisms as they operate in the living cell. Hyaluronidase: An Annotated Bibliography (1940-1955). By Myer M. Fishman. River Edge, NJ.: Technical Service Laboratories, 1965. Pp. 79. Bibliog. $5.00. Comprehensive guide to the hyaluronidase literature, covering chemistry, biology, and medicine. Includes sections on preparation, properties, kinetics, and assay ofthe enzyme; and also sections on bacterial hyaluronidase, infection, spreading and permeability, absorption, hormones, fertilization, cancer, clinical use, blood, and ophthalmology. Procedures in Nucleic Acid Research. Edited by G. L. Cantoni and David R. Davies. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Pp. 667. lUus. Index. $25.00. Collection of articles on nucleic acid chemistry. Contains methods for the isolation and characterization of enzymes ofnucleic acid metabolism and degradation and techniques for the isolation and preparation ofrepresentative nucleic acids. Usually it includes only enzyme preparations which have been obtained in highly purified form, although some are important enough to be described while work is now going on. Announcements ofNew Books · Advertising Perspectives in Biology and Medicine · Spring 1966 BIOLOGY The Annals ofApplied Biology: Index to Volumes 1-50. Compiled by D. Akenhead. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1966. Pp. xii+228. $6.00. The first index to The Annals ofApplied Biology is a subject and author guide to more than twenty-five hundred papers published in The Annals over a period of fifty years (1914-62). Biological Techniques: Collecting, Preserving, and Illustrating Plants. By Jens W. Knudsen. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Pp. 525. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $12.00. Complete methods for locating, collecting, and preserving plant and animal specimens with a discussion of problems involved with each. Diagrams and instructions provided for constructing the equipment needed; includes study of problems in publication and thesis work, layout, and rendering; appendixes supply information on display and slidemaking techniques and on chemicals and reagents required for preservation. Biology, Its Principles and Implications. By Garrett Hardin. 2d ed. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman & Co., April, 1966. Illus. Bibliog. Index. The two principal influences that affected the revision of this widely used introductory text are the rapid development ofmolecular biology and the increased interest of biologists in a policy of total ecological accounting, with emphasis on the consequences of human interference in the world ofnature. Biology—or Oblivion: Lessonsfrom the Ultimate Science. By Brian Hocking. Cambridge, Mass.: Schenkman Publishing Co., Inc., 1965. Pp. 128. Illus. Bibliog. $2.95 (cloth); $1.25 (paper). "Biology—or Oblivion should be read by all college freshmen and seniors and most certainly by their teachers," writes Clark Read, Rice University. "The author poses many wise and embarrassing questions concerning man the organism and demonstrates the central role which biology can play in understanding the state ofhumanness." Ecology and Field Biology. By Robert L. Smith. New York: Harper & Row, April, 1966. Pp. 686. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $12.75. Bridges the barrier between ecology and evolution. Functional ecology is stressed; a study ofconcepts ofthe...

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1529-8795
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pp. I-VI
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2015-01-07
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