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ANNOUNCEMENTS OF NEW BOOKS BIOLOGY An Atlas of Primate Gross Anatomy: Baboon, Chimpanzee, and Man. By Daris R. Swindler and Charles D. Wood. Seattle, Washington 98195: University of Washington Press, August 1973. Pp. 384. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $30.00. This comparative anatomy depicts the significant morphological similarities and differences, region by region, from superficial to deep. This is the first atlas to show in comparative chart form the origin, insertion, and innervation of all the appendicular musculature of the primates, and a comparison of the appendicular osteology with all their respective musculature attachments delineated . Represents a review of the gross anatomical literature for the three primates spanning 100 years. Over 400 drawings, labeleled according to the international nomenclature, Nomina anatomica, 1966 Biometrical Interpretation. By Neil E. Gilbert. New York, London, and Toronto: Oxford University Press, May 1973. Pp. 134. Illus. $11.50 (cloth); $4.95 (paper). Unlike many elementary statistical textbooks for biologists, this volume is concerned with the underlying ideas behind the discipline—how to choose the right method for the right problem, and how to avoid the common pitfalls. Designed for those who are already familiar with the elements of statistics, the text concentrates on the kind of questions that biologists often ask, but which are rarely found in textbooks. Bionomics and Embryology of the Inland Floodwater Mosquito, "Aedes Vexans." By William R. Horsfall, Harland W. Fowler, Jr., Louis J. Moretti, and Joseph R. Larsen. Urbana, Illinois 61801: University of Illinois Press, August 1973. Pp. 224. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $10.00. For the first time, information on the habits and life history of the most important inland migratory, floodwater mosquito that plagues urban man is brought together in one volume. The authors present the results of over two decades of laboratory work on the bionomics and embryology of Aedes vexans. Blepharisma: The Biology of a Light-sensitive Protozoan. By Arthur C. Giese. Stanford, California 94305: Stanford University Press, February 1973. Pp. xii-f 370. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $17.50. A comprehensive, heavily illustrated summary of all available data on the cibate protozoan genus Blepharisma. Topics include general morphology; nuAnnouncements of New Books clear behavior; fine structure; biochemistry of regeneration; encystment; classification, evolution, and distribution. Illustrated with 85 line drawings, 75 graphs, 30 photographs, 45 electron micrographs, seven color photographs. Notes on laboratory techniques. Cellular Modification and Genetic Transformation by Exogenous Nucleic Acids. Edited by Roland F. Beers and R. Carmichael Tilghman. Baltimore, Maryland 21218 and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, July 1973. Pp. 352. Illus. $17.50. One of the prime concerns in recent research on the etiology of cancer has been to determine how cells are transformed through changes in the genetic apparatus of the cell nucleus or cytoplasm. These papers are divided into four categories: replication of nucleic acids and gene transfer by pseudovirions, the biology of R- and sex-factors in bacteria, reverse transcription, and human oncogenic viruses. Each of these four areas is considered in terms of the biochemical events which follow the introduction of new material, and the behavioral characteristics of the transformed cells. A Dictionary of Biology, 6th ed. By M. Abercrombie, C. J. Hickman, and M. L. Johnson. Baltimore, Maryland: Penguin Books, Inc., July 1973. Pp. 320. Illus. $1.95. This valuable dictionary—newly revised and updated—covers the whole range of biological terminology. The authors—all eminent biologists—have aimed to explain terms that a layman might encounter in scientific literature; to define words that a student of biology has to master; and to provide a reminder for the professional reading outside his own specialty. The "Eragrostis Pectinacea-Pilosa" Complex in North and Central America, Gramineae (Eragrostoideae) . By Stephen D. Koch. Urbana, Illinois 61801: University of Illinois Press, December 1973. Pp. 96. Illus. Bibliog. Index. $5.95 (paper). Using traditional taxonomic methods, supplemented with uniform culture experiments , a statistical analysis of variation, and the chromosome data, Koch shows that the complex consists of only seven taxa and six species, one of which consists of two varieties. He provides a new key to the taxa, synonomies, complete descriptions, and up to-date distribution maps. The Evolution of Melanism: The Study of a Recurring Necessity. By Bernard Kettlewell. New York and...

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ISSN
1529-8795
Print ISSN
0031-5982
Pages
pp. I-VI
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-07
Open Access
No
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