Archive For The “Biology” Category
By Tyler Volk, Dorion Sagan
On dying . . .
What is shared by means of spawning Pacific salmon, towering bushes, and suicidal micro organism? In his lucid and concise exploration of the way and why issues die, Tyler Volk explains the exciting methods creatures-including ourselves-use dying to truly improve existence. dying isn't easily the tip of the residing, notwithstanding even in that point the awful Reaper has lengthy been necessary to normal choice. certainly, the beautiful schemes and forms of demise that experience emerged from evolution were necessary to the nice tale from life's beginnings in tiny micro organism approximately 4 thousand million years in the past to historic human rituals surrounding loss of life and carrying on with to the existential matters of human tradition and cognizance this present day. Volk weaves jointly autobiography, biology, Earth heritage, and result of interesting stories that convey how recommendations of our personal mortality have an effect on our daily lives, to end up how an knowing of what a few have referred to as the final word taboo can improve the social gathering of life.
. . . and intercourse
In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes a pleasant, irreverent, and informative romp in the course of the technology, philosophy, and literature of humanity's so much obsessive topic. have you questioned what the anatomy and promiscuous behaviors of chimpanzees and the sexual bullying of gorillas let us know approximately ourselves? Why we misplaced our hair? What amoebas need to do with wish? Linking evolutionary biology to salacious readings of the lives and suggestions of such notables because the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, and discussing works as diversified as The tale of O and Silence of the Lambs, Sex touches on a potpourri of interrelated themes starting from animal genitalia to sperm festival, the adaptation among nakedness and nudity, jealousy's prestige as an aphrodisiac and the origins of language, Casanova and song, ovulation and garments, partner's mother jokes and alpha women, love and loneliness. a short, splendidly interesting, hugely literate foray into the origins and evolution of sex.
Two books in a single disguise, Death & Sex resolve and resolution a few of life's so much basic questions.
By Mara Grunbaum
We all have our off days. Why may still Evolution be any diversified? possibly Evolution bought over excited with an idea that used to be a bit too crazy―like having the Regal Horned Lizard guard itself via taking pictures three-foot streams of blood from its eyes. or even Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin feels like a prototype that are meant to were left at the drawing board). or even Evolution was once feeling cheeky―a fish with arms? Joke’s on you, purple Handfish! or even Evolution easily goofed up: How else to provide an explanation for the overgrown enamel of the babirusas that curl backward over their face? Oops.
Mara Grunbaum is a truly shrewdpermanent, very humorous technology author who celebrates the best―or, particularly, the worst―of Evolution’s mistakes. listed here are greater than a hundred outlandish mammals, reptiles, bugs, fish, birds, and different creatures whose very lifestyles leaves us shaking our heads and muttering WTF?! Ms. Grunbaum’s particularly superb stroke is to personify Evolution as a well-meaning yet just a little oblivious experimenter whose conversations with a skeptical narrator are hilarious.
for nearly four billion years, Evolution has produced a nonstop parade of inflatable noses, extraordinary genitalia, and heavily awkward necks. What a comedian!
By Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
The realm of vegetation and its relation to mankind as published by means of the newest clinical discoveries. "Plenty of difficult proof and dazzling medical and useful lore."--Newsweek
The striking yet overlooked tale of Aristotle’s founding position within the clinical examine of nature
either a travelogue and a examine of the origins of technological know-how, The Lagoon indicates how an historical philosopher nonetheless has a lot to coach us at the present time. Aristotle’s philosophy looms huge over the historical past of Western notion, however the topic he so much enjoyed used to be biology. He wrote gigantic treatises on animals, dissecting them, classifying them, recording how they lived, fed, and bred. He based a technology. it could actually also be stated that he based technology itself.
In this luminous publication, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle’s technology. He explores Aristotle’s observations, his deep rules, his encouraged guesses—and the issues he received wildly fallacious. Leroi visits the Aegean island the place Aristotle plumbed the secrets and techniques of the dwelling international in all its good looks. sleek technology nonetheless bears the stamp of its founder. The Lagoon finds that Aristotle was once not just the 1st biologist, but additionally one of many maximum.
By Christian Sardet, Mark Ohman
Author note: Prologue through Mark Ohman
Ask an individual to photo a poultry or a fish and a sequence of transparent pictures will instantly are evoked. Ask an analogous individual to photograph plankton and such a lot could have a troublesome time conjuring whatever past a obscure squiggle or a greyish fleck. This ebook will swap that forever.
Viewing those creatures up shut for the 1st time could be a exciting experience—an difficult yet hidden global actually opens up sooner than your eyes. via thousands of close-up photos, Plankton transports readers into the currents, the place jeweled chains dangle subsequent to phosphorescent chandeliers, spidery claws jut out from sinuous our bodies, and gelatinous barrels guard microscopic hearts. The creatures’ bright colours pop opposed to the black pages, permitting readers to check each eye and stick with each tentacle. Jellyfish, tadpoles, and micro organism all discover a position within the e-book, representing the extensive scope of organisms depending on drifting currents.
Christian Sardet’s enlightening textual content explains the organic underpinnings of every species whereas connecting them to the bigger residing global. He starts off with plankton’s origins and heritage, then dives into each one team, protecting ctenophores and cnidarians, crustaceans and mollusks, and worms and tadpoles. He additionally demonstrates the undeniable influence of plankton in our lives. Plankton go with the flow via our global generally unseen, but they're different organisms that shape ninety-five percentage of ocean lifestyles. Biologically, they're the basis of the aquatic nutrients net and eat as a lot carbon dioxide as land-based crops. Culturally, they've got pushed new industries and captured artists’ imaginations.
whereas scientists and marketers are only beginning to faucet the opportunity of this undersea woodland, for many humans those pages will characterize uncharted waters. Plankton is a stunning trip that may go away readers seeing the sea in methods they by no means imagined.
By Carolyn Miller
The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence is designed to supply a overview of the goals and vocabulary coated through many teachers. This sequence is in note-like structure to complement any scholar examine advisor and gives a self try on the finish of every textual content to assist with fabric evaluate of the subject coated. The Biology and A&P is helping sequence is meant as an relief for examine initiatives, complex homeschoolers, AP highschool scholars and faculty scholars in nursing, pre-med, pre-vet, biology, zoology and biochemistry.
The books within the Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence are designed to behave as a lesson vitamins. those texts are usually not meant to supply a complete evaluate of the fabrics coated with no complete Biology or Anatomy & body structure curriculum to again it up.
The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence additionally presents observe taking information as an relief to extra boost lecture room and research skills.
This quantity covers the Heart
Table of contents:
Note Taking Helps
Coverings of the Heart
The 4 Chambers
The Cardiac Cycle
Regulation of Cardiac Output
Resources and References
About the writer
The 3rd version of this leading edge paintings back presents a different point of view at the scientific discovery strategy by way of delivering enter from specialists in the NIH at the ideas and perform of scientific learn. Molecular drugs, genomics, and proteomics have opened big possibilities for translation of uncomplicated technological know-how observations to the bedside via scientific study. As an introductory reference it provides medical investigators in all fields an understanding of the instruments required to make sure learn protocols are good designed and conform to the rigorous regulatory specifications essential to maximize the security of analysis matters. whole with sections at the background of scientific learn and ethics, copious figures and charts, and pattern files it serves as a good spouse textual content for any path on scientific examine and as vital reference for pro researchers.
- Incorporates new chapters on dealing with Conflicts of curiosity in Human topics study, scientific examine from the Patient's point of view, The scientific Researcher and the Media, info administration in medical examine, review of a Protocol price range, medical learn from the viewpoint, and Genetics in medical Research
- Addresses the large possibilities for translation of easy technology observations to the bedside via scientific research
- Delves into information administration and addresses the right way to acquire facts and use it for discovery
- Contains necessary, updated details on tips on how to receive investment from the government
By Daniel Lieberman
During this landmark publication of well known technological know-how, Daniel E. Lieberman provides us a lucid and fascinating account of ways the human physique advanced over thousands of years. He illuminates the foremost ameliorations that contributed to key variations to the physique: the increase of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based nutrition; the appearance of searching and accumulating; and the way cultural alterations just like the Agricultural and business Revolutions have impacted us bodily. He exhibits how the expanding disparity among the jumble of variations in our Stone Age our bodies and developments within the glossy international is occasioning a paradox: larger durability yet elevated power disorder. And finally—provocatively—he advocates using evolutionary details to assist nudge, push, and infrequently even compel us to create a extra salubrious atmosphere and pursue higher lifestyles.
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By Robert Lanza, Bob Berman
Every every now and then an easy but radical proposal shakes the very foundations of information. The startling discovery that the realm was once now not flat challenged and eventually replaced the best way humans perceived themselves and their dating with the area. for many people of the fifteenth century, the thought of Earth as ball of rock used to be nonsense. the full of Western, common philosophy is present process a sea swap back, more and more being pressured upon us by way of the experimental findings of quantum idea, and even as, in the direction of doubt and uncertainty within the actual reasons of the universe’s genesis and constitution. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet the other way up back with the innovative view that existence creates the universe rather than the wrong way around.
In this paradigm, existence isn't an unintended byproduct of the legislation of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a possible inconceivable yet finally inescapable trip via a international universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a number one astronomer. Switching point of view from physics to biology unlocks the cages within which Western technological know-how has unwittingly controlled to restrict itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s principles of life—time and area, or even dying. whilst it is going to liberate us from the uninteresting worldview of existence being purely the task of an admixture of carbon and some different parts; it indicates the exhilarating risk that lifestyles is essentially immortal.
The twenty first century is expected to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the former century ruled through physics. it kind of feels becoming, then, to start the century by way of turning the universe outside-in and unifying the principles of technological know-how with an easy notion came upon through one of many prime life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a brand new feel of threat, and is stuffed with such a lot of stunning new views that the reader won't ever see fact a similar manner again.