Life Sciences Library

Library Highlights


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Soil Survey (Washington, D.C.)

Video express on the Life Sciences Library 4th floor is open to Purdue faculty, staff and students. Click here for information and to schedule the video express. Students are welcome to reserve the video express rooms located in the Siegsemund Engineering Library, in the Potter building, Life Sciences Library in Lily Hall, and soon in the Parrish Library in the Krannert building.

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New Books

Quantitiative Genetics front cover Quantitative Genetics and its Connections with Big Data and Sequenced Genomes
"The book gives an overview of developments in Quantitative Genetics and variance component analysis in an era of Big Data and Sequenced Genomes."
Front cover of Essential Soil Physics Essential Soil Physics: an Introduction to Soil Processes, Functions, Structure and Mechanics
"The authors discuss both the origin and dynamics of soil physical properties and functions - volume - mass relations of the solid, water and gas phases, grain and pore size distributions, permeability and storage capacity for water, gases and heat - and finally soil deformation andstrength in relation to mechanical and hydraulic stresses resulting in structural changes through compaction, kneading, slaking and soil crusting."
Front cover of The Cytoskeleton The Cytoskeleton
"This textbook presents a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the cytoskeleton, cataloguing its many different components and explaining how they are functionally integrated in different cellular processes."
Front cover of Mechanisms Linking Aging, Diseases and Biological Age Estimation Mechanisms Linking Aging, Diseases and Biological Age Estimation
"This book focuses on four of the hallmarks of aging: aspartic acid racemization, advanced glycation endproducts, telomere shortening and mitochondrial mutations; describing their role in aging and diseases; and their application to age-at-death estimation in forensic sciences in greater depth along with displaying the interconnecting pathways among these processes."
Front cover of boat book All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing
"Looking across politics, economics, and biology, All the Boats on the Ocean casts a wide net to reveal how the subsidy-driven expansion of fisheries in the Pacific during the Cold War led to the growth of fisheries science and the creation of international fisheries management. "
Front cover of Landscape architecture book Landscape Architecture and Environmental sustainability: Creating Positive Change Through Design
"Landscape Architecture and Environmental sustainability takes a brooad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them."
Front cover of Understanding Built Enviornment Understanding Built Environment Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015
"This book is a comprehensive document visualizing the future of built environment from a multidisciplinary dimension, with special emphasis on the Indian scenario. The multidisciplinary focus would be helpful for the readers to cross-refer and understand others' perspectives. The text also includes case studies substantiating theoretical research. This method of composition helps the book to maintain rational balance among theory, research and its contextual application."

About the Library

The interior of the Life Sciences library.
Map of the location of the Library
Physical Address: 

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Rm. 2400
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Mailing Address: 

Purdue University Libraries - LIFE
504 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 
(765) 494-2910
  • Located in Lilly Hall of Life Sciences (LILY)
  • Access to the libraries resources from nineteen ITaP computers
  • Quiet study and group study areas available
  • Small conference room available by reservation (765-494-2910)
  • Research assistance is available at the information desk and with library faculty by appointment
  • The library offers 3 floors of quiet study and group study space