ABC adds 6 books to e-store

ABC adds 6 books to e-store

ABC members get 10 percent off the retail price if they log in before ordering.

The American Botanical Council is excited to announce the availability of new items in its online e-store. We think our members and registered users will find these books especially useful and interesting. Remember that ABC members get 10 percent off the retail price if they log in before they order. Book cover images are links to the books in the Domestic e-store. (If you are outside the U.S., please visit the International e-store.)

Anticancer Agents from Natural Products, 2nd ed. by Gordon M. Cragg, David G.I. Kingston and David J. Newman, 2011
The approach to drug discovery from natural sources has yielded many important new pharmaceuticals inaccessible by other routes. In many cases the isolated natural product may not be an effective drug for any of several reasons, but it nevertheless may become a drug through chemical modification or have a novel pharmacophore for future drug design. In summarizing the status of natural products as cancer chemotherapeutics, this book covers current drugs in advanced preclinical and clinical development; addresses the applications of synthetic and medicinal chemistry to the preparation of analogs with enhanced activities; focuses on the development of effective drugs through antibody-directed targeted delivery of potent cytotoxins to tumor cells; and discusses novel drug discovery through combinatorial biosynthesis and genome mining. Hardcover, 767 pages. $189.95 (ABC Member Price $170.96)

Dietary Supplements, 4th ed. by Pamela Mason, 2011
A monograph-based guide to the most commonly used vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements containing 108 consistently structured monographs with information on uses, action, safety (adverse effects, pregnancy, interactions), efficacy, and dosage. It also contains useful appendices including a summary of interactions with conventional medicines. Fully revised and updated with recent literature on common supplements such as antioxidants, calcium, fish oils, folic acid, glucosamine, isoflavones, probiotics, and Vitamin D. Hardcover, 600 pages. $85.00 (ABC Member Price $76.50)

Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine by John Andrew Morrow, 2011
An authoritative reference work for anyone interested in herbal medicine, this book provides unprecedented insight into Prophetic phytotherapy, a branch of herbal medicine which relies exclusively on the herbal prescriptions of the prophet Muhammad and is little known outside of the Muslim world. Combining classical Arabic primary sources with an exhaustive survey of modern scientific studies, this encyclopedia features a multidisciplinary approach which should prove useful for both practitioners and followers of herbal medicine. Entries include each herb's botanical and alternate names, a summary of its "prophetic prescription," its properties and uses, and a guide to related contemporary scientific studies. Softcover, 235 pages. $55.00 (ABC Member Price $49.50)

Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products by Nava Dayan and Lambros Kromidas, eds., 2011
Designed to provide industry professionals and natural product development experts with the essential perspective and market information needed to develop truly "green" cosmetics, the book covers timely issues like biodegradable packaging and the potential microbial risks they present, the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to identify biomarkers, and chromatographic methods of analyzing natural products. Also provides the reader with basic tools and concepts to develop naturally derived formulas, as well as addressing what terms like "green" and "organic" really mean. Hardcover, 444 pages. $125.00 (ABC Member Price $112.50)

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention by Gopinadhan Paliyath, PhD, Marica Bakovic, and Kalidas Shetty, eds., 2011
A compilation of functional foods and nutraceuticals focusing on their mechanism of action in the human body leading to disease prevention. Numerous chapters deal with different functional foods in terms of their efficacy, highlighting the mechanism of action of their ingredients. The book focuses on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the disease prevention process rather than simply compiling the benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Hardcover, 424 pages. $199.95 (ABC Member Price $179.96)

Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications by K. Husnu Can Baser and Gerhard Buchbauer, 2009
Addresses the chemical diversity in essential oils and the techniques used to analyze them. Explores the biotransformations of essential oil constituents. Discusses the use of essential oils in perfumery, cosmetics, feed, food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industries. Includes a rare compilation of information on applications of essential oils as feed additives and for treating disease in pets and farm animals. Contains coverage of up-to-date regulations and legislative procedures. Hardcover, 991 pages. $249.95 (ABC Member Price $224.96)

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