Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History

By Dorothy H. Crawford

Combining stories of devastating epidemics with available technological know-how and interesting historical past, Deadly Companions finds how heavily microbes have developed with us over the millennia, shaping human civilization via an infection, sickness, and lethal pandemic. starting with a dramatic account of the SARS pandemic at first of the twenty first century, Dorothy Crawford takes us again in time to stick to the interlinked historical past of microbes and humanity, supplying an up to date examine historic plagues and epidemics, and opting for key adjustments within the approach people have lived--such as our circulate from hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller--which made us ever extra prone to microbe assault. displaying that how we are living our lives today--with elevated crowding and air travel--puts us once more in danger, Crawford asks no matter if we would ever triumph over microbes thoroughly. one of the attainable solutions, something turns into transparent: that for generations to come back, our lethal partners will proceed to steer our lives.

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

By Sean B. Carroll, Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss

Author note: Jamie W. Carroll (Illustrator), Josh P. Klaiss (Illustrator)
Publish yr note: First released April eleventh 2005
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“A appealing and intensely very important book.”— Lewis Wolpert, American Scientist

Throughout a lot of the animal or even plant kingdoms, virtually a similar historic genes code for nearly an identical proteins. and additional, to everyone's astonishment, the genes fascinated about making the advanced eyes of fruit flies are shut suits to these fascinated about making the very diverse eyes of octopuses and other people. So what results in the nature's "endless varieties such a lot beautiful"?

The key to this secret is being unravelled through "Evo Devo" or the hot technology of evolutionary improvement biology. through taking a look at how a single-celled egg supplies upward push to a fancy, multi-billion celled animal, Evo Devo is illuminating precisely how new species – butterflies and zebras, trilobites and dinosaurs, apes and people – are made and advanced. the main, it seems, is all approximately place and timing... For somebody who has ever contemplated the place did I come from?, never-ending types most lovely explores our historical past, either the adventure now we have all made of egg to grownup, and the lengthy trek from the beginning of lifestyles to the very fresh beginning of our species.

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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 5e

Master the innovations you want to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's transparent reasons supply an easy-to-follow "road map" throughout the most modern medical wisdom, supplying you with a deeper realizing of the major info you want to recognize to your classes, checks, and finally medical practice.

  • Visualize common and irregular development
  • with 1000's of marvelous medical pictures and embryological drawings.

  • Access the totally searchable textual content online, view animations, solution self-assessment questions, and masses extra at www.studentconsult.com.
  • Grasp the molecular foundation of embryology
  • , together with the approaches of branching and folding - crucial wisdom for deciding upon the basis of many abnormalities.

  • Understand the scientific manifestations of developmental abnormalities with medical vignettes and scientific Correlations bins throughout.

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Darwin y las ciencias del comportamiento

Charles Darwin es considerado uno de los científicos más importantes de los angeles historia de l. a. humanidad. Con los angeles publicación de El origen de las especies (1859), los angeles forma en que todos entienden su lugar en el mundo ha pasado de los angeles visión en los angeles que el destino period controlar l. a. naturaleza a una visión integrada en l. a. que el ser humano se ve a sí mismo como parte de una historia que no tiene un destino ultimate y divino, sino causas explicables en forma average. Las ciencias del comportamiento han incorporado las implicaciones del pensamiento evolutivo de forma creciente en el planteamiento de sus problemas y en el conjunto de explicaciones de los fenómenos que estudian. En este libro editado por Germán Gutiérrez y Mauricio Papini, autores de múltiples nacionalidades y diversas disciplinas abordan las implicaciones del trabajo de Darwin para l. a. comprensión del comportamiento animal y humano. Este libro se compone de cuatro partes. los angeles primera, «Contexto biográfico», presenta las circunstancias que dieron origen al desarrollo de las rules evolutivas de Darwin. En los angeles segunda parte, «Legado teórico y áreas de influencia», autores de disciplinas como los angeles psicología, los angeles ecología, los angeles sociología, l. a. economía y l. a. pedagogía muestran las diversas formas en que estas disciplinas han sido impactadas por el pensamiento evolutivo. En los angeles tercera parte, «Conducta, desarrollo y sistema nervioso», se analizan desarrollos clásicos y recientes de procesos psicológicos como el aprendizaje y el condicionamiento, el desarrollo y el funcionamiento del sistema nervioso, entre otros, derivados de los angeles evolución de las especies. los angeles cuarta parte, «Cognición, lenguaje y cultura», presenta las claves para comprender l. a. conducta social en humanos y otras especies animales. Nota: Impreso en papel esmaltado.

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How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind

Since its first ebook greater than twenty-five years in the past, How to construct a liveable Planet has verified a mythical popularity as an obtainable but scientifically impeccable advent to the beginning and evolution of Earth, from the massive Bang throughout the upward push of human civilization. This vintage account of the way our liveable planet was once assembled from the stuff of stars brought readers to planetary, Earth, and weather technology in terms of a desirable narrative. Now this nice e-book has been made even higher. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has labored heavily with the unique writer, Wally Broecker, one of many world's major Earth scientists, to revise and extend the booklet for a brand new iteration of readers for whom lively planetary stewardship is turning into imperative.

Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth's entire tale, from the synthesis of chemical components in stars, to the formation of the sunlight process, to the evolution of a liveable weather in the world, to the beginning of lifestyles and humankind. The booklet additionally addresses the hunt for different liveable worlds within the Milky manner and contemplates no matter if Earth will stay liveable as our impact on international weather grows. It concludes by means of contemplating the ways that humankind can maintain Earth's habitability and maybe even perform extra planetary evolution.

Like no different publication, How to construct a liveable Planet presents an knowing of Earth in its broadest context, in addition to a better appreciation of its in all likelihood infrequent skill to maintain existence over geologic time.

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In Mendel's Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology

By Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher is without doubt one of the major figures within the philosophy of technological know-how this present day. the following he collects, for the 1st time, lots of his released articles at the philosophy of biology, spanning from the mid-1980's to the present.
The book's name refers to Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk who was once one of many first scientists to increase a conception of heredity. Mendel's paintings has been deeply influential to our realizing of our selves and our international, simply because the examine of genetics at the present time may have a profound and long term impression on destiny medical study. Kitcher's articles disguise a vast variety of themes with comparable philosophical and social value: sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, species, race, altruism, genetic determinism, and the rebirth of creationism in clever Design.
Kitcher's paintings at the intersection of biology and the philosophy of technological know-how is either unparalleled and wide-ranging, and should charm not just to philosophers of technology, yet to students and scholars throughout disciplines.

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Bees: Nature's Little Wonders

The bee could have a mind the scale of a grass seed, yet in its short, five-week lifestyles it really works as a brood nurse, wax manufacturer, comb builder, honey maker, domestic protect, and floral forager. Bees: Nature's Little Wonders invitations readers to take a brand new examine creatures which are either favourite and wondrously abnormal. It considers the variety and biology of bees, together with their strange sociosexual preparations (pity the negative drone), their quirky relationships with plant life, and their startling psychological skills: What are we to make of bugs that converse via symbolic dances? The booklet additionally addresses the mysterious syndrome referred to as colony cave in affliction and identifies possibilities for the conservation of pollinators. Enriched with cultural sidebars and complemented through a gorgeous selection of photos, Bees is a must-read for conservationists, gardeners, and everybody else who cares in regards to the international round them.

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Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Kinky Crustaceans, Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep

By Marah J. Hardt

Fail to remember the Kama Sutra. in terms of artistic intercourse acts, simply glance to the ocean. There we discover the flowery mating rituals of armored lobsters; big correct whales accomplishing a full of life threesome while retaining their breath; complete moon intercourse events of groupers and day-by-day mating blitzes via blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid practice inverted 69s, whereas hermaphrodite sea slugs hyperlink up in great intercourse loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the maze-like vaginas of a few whales, Sex within the Sea is a trip in contrast to the other to discover the brilliant methods existence begets existence underneath the waves.

Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic expedition, Sex within the Sea uniquely connects the undying subject of intercourse with the well timed factor of sustainable oceans. via overfishing, weather switch, and ocean toxins we're disrupting the inventive procreation that drives the wild abundance of existence within the ocean. With wit and clinical rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who research the rainy and wild intercourse lives of ocean lifestyles and provide recommendations that advertise instead of hinder, profitable intercourse within the sea. half technology, half erotica, Sex within the Sea discusses how we will be able to shift from a prophylactic to a extra propagative strength for all times within the ocean.

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Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences: Modern Applications Including Bootstrap

By Michael R. Chernick

Available to drugs- and/or public policy-related audiences, in addition to so much statisticians.

  • Emphasis on outliers is mentioned in terms of detection and treatment.
  • Resampling data software program is integrated throughout.
  • Motivating purposes are awarded in gentle of sincere theory.
  • Plentiful workouts are sprinkled throughout.

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Biophysics: An Introduction

By Roland Glaser

Biophysics is the technology of actual ideas underlying all procedures of existence, together with the dynamics and kinetics of organic systems.

This totally revised 2nd English version is an introductory textual content that spans all steps of organic association, from the molecular, to the organism point, in addition to affects of environmental elements. in line with the large development lately made, specifically in theoretical and molecular biophysics, the writer has up to date the textual content, integrating new effects and advancements pertaining to protein folding and dynamics, molecular points of membrane meeting and delivery, noise-enhanced tactics, and photo-biophysics. The advances made in theoretical biology within the final decade demand an absolutely new perception of the corresponding sections. hence, the booklet offers the historical past wanted for basic education in biophysics and, furthermore, deals loads of complex biophysical knowledge.

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