Archive For The “Biology” Category
By Claudio Stampi
People (and another mammals) are special of their monophasic sleep styles - so much different animals sleep a number of occasions an afternoon. yet many people additionally nap or in short "nod off" in the course of the waking hours, and likely paintings and existence types require "polyphasic" sleep styles of interspersed sessions of sleep and wakefulness. just recently have the underlying bases of polyphasic sleep and its results on human habit been studied, and this quantity by means of overseas specialists within the fields of sleep study, circadian rhythms, and human functionality (neuroscientists, physiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, chronobiologists) brings jointly the most recent findings and reports significant features of this crucial and engaging new box. Readers will comprise sleep researchers and neuroscientists drawn to learn on states of recognition, and in addition business psychologists, ergonomists, and execs who want info on effective programming of work-rest schedules.
By Ernst Mayr
Cacti plant family members, seriously illustrated with descriptions
By Jane Jacobs
From the respected writer of the vintage The demise and lifetime of nice American Cities comes a brand new e-book that would revolutionize the best way we expect in regards to the economy.
Starting from the basis that people "exist utterly inside of nature as a part of common order in each respect," Jane Jacobs has targeted her singular eye at the wildlife so that it will realize the basic types for a colourful economic climate. the teachings she discloses come from fields as various as ecology, evolution, and phone biology. Written within the type of a Platonic discussion between 5 fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly available and transparent because it is irrepressibly awesome and wise–a groundbreaking but humane examine destined to develop into one other world-altering vintage.
By Edward O. Wilson
Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's such a lot own e-book, an evocation of his personal reaction to nature and an eloquent assertion of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our ordinary affinity for life–biophilia–is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all different residing issues.
By Troy Day
The executive aim during this textbook is to teach scholars how calculus pertains to biology, with a method that keeps rigor with no being overly formal. The textual content motivates and illustrates the themes of calculus with examples drawn from many components of biology, together with genetics, biomechanics, drugs, pharmacology, body structure, ecology, epidemiology, and evolution, to call a couple of. specific awareness has been paid to making sure that each one functions of the math are real, and references to the first organic literature for plenty of of those has been supplied in order that scholars and teachers can discover the functions in better intensity. even though the focal point is at the interface among arithmetic and the lifestyles sciences, the logical constitution of the publication is prompted by way of the mathematical fabric. scholars will come clear of a direction in keeping with this booklet with a valid wisdom of arithmetic and an realizing of the significance of mathematical arguments. both very important, they'll additionally come away with a transparent figuring out of the way those mathematical recommendations and methods are principal within the lifestyles sciences.
By Luke Dixon
Keeping Bees in cities and Cities beneficial properties every thing an urbanite must understand to begin retaining bees: find out how to pick out the ideal hive, how you can purchase bees, tips to deal with a colony, how you can harvest honey, and what to do within the wintry weather. city beekeeping has specific demanding situations and desires, and this publication highlights the demanding situations and provides practices which are secure, felony, and neighbor-friendly.
The textual content is rounded out with profiles of city beekeepers from around the globe, together with public hives on the Maryland heart for Horticulture, beekeeping on an place of work balcony in Melbourne, Australia, and a poolside hive at a resort in Vancouver, British Columbia.
• PEDAGOGICALLY, with gains that fit the best way scholars study at the present time, together with bankruptcy beginning tales, artwork with balloon captions, and new studying Objectives
• SCIENTIFICALLY, with a wealth of significant new study all through (see desk of Contents for highlights)
• TECHNOLOGICALLY, with rapid entry QR codes revealed within the textual content, new interactive good points (media clips, bankruptcy summaries, a flashcard app), and a dramatically better BioPortal, with the adaptive quizzing approach, LearningCurve
• QUANTIFIABLY, with thoroughly revised evaluation assets and new methods of measuring scholars' progress
Also avalable, quantity Splits:—paperbound in complete color!
Volume 1: The mobile and Heredity (Chapters 1-20)
Volume 2: Evolution, range, and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59)
Volume 3: crops and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53)
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By Richard J. King
Behold the cormorant: silent, nonetheless, cruciform, and brooding; flashing, hovering, quickly as a snake. Evolution has crafted the one creature in the world which could migrate the size of a continent, dive and hunt deep underwater, perch conveniently on a department or a twine, stroll on land, climb up cliff faces, feed on hundreds of thousands of alternative species, and reside beside either clean and salt water in an unlimited international diversity of temperatures and altitudes, frequently in shut proximity to guy. lengthy a logo of gluttony, greed, undesirable success, and evil, the cormorant has led a bothered lifestyles in human historical past, delusion, and literature. The birds were prized as a resource of mineral wealth in Peru, hunted to extinction within the Arctic, educated through the japanese to trap fish, demonized through Milton in Paradise misplaced, and reviled, despised, and exterminated through game and advertisement fishermen from Israel to Indianapolis, Toronto to Tierra del Fuego. within the Devil’s Cormorant, Richard King takes us again in time and all over the world to teach us the background, nature, ecology, and financial system of the world’s so much misunderstood waterfowl.
By Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawins, autor del controvertido libro El espejismo de Dios, presenta en esta ocasión una "evidencia empírica de l. a. evolución"; y lo hace en el año en que se conmemora el a hundred and fifty aniversario de l. a. aparición de El origen de las especies, de Darwin, en un momento en que las rules del padre de los angeles evolución están siendo cues tionadas por parte de los defensores de los angeles hipótesis de un "diseño inteligente". Con una intención eminentemente divulgativa, el autor pretende llegar a un público amplio y suscitar un debate en todos aquellos que están de acuerdo en considerar los angeles ciencia como algo vivo, estrechamente vinculado a los angeles sociedad real. Dawkins se enfrenta a cuantos sostienen l. a. suggestion de un creacionismo revisado opuesto a l. a. evolución.