Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals

By Robert M. Sapolsky

How do imperceptibly small changes within the setting swap one's habit? what's the anatomy of a foul temper? Does tension diminish our brains? What does People magazine's record of America's "50 most lovely humans" educate us approximately nature and nurture? What makes one organism attractive to a different? What makes one orgasm diverse from one other? Who often is the winner within the genetic battle among the sexes?

Welcome to Monkeyluv, a curious and exciting selection of essays concerning the human animal in all its attention-grabbing sort, from Robert M. Sapolsky, America's so much loved neurobiologist/primatologist. geared up into 3 sections, every one tackling a tremendous query in usual technological know-how, Monkeyluv deals a full of life exploration of the impression of genes and the surroundings on habit; the social and political -- and, after all, sexual -- implications of behavioral biology; and society's shaping of the person. From the mating rituals of prairie canines to the perform of faith within the rain woodland, the secretion of pheromones to insects within the mind, Sapolsky brilliantly synthesizes state of the art medical study with wry, erudite observations in regards to the huge, immense complexity of easily being human. considerate, attractive, and infused with pop-cultural insights, this assortment will entice the interior monkey in we all.

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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

Omit the Kama Sutra. in terms of artistic intercourse acts, simply glance to the ocean. There we discover the frilly mating rituals of armored lobsters; mammoth correct whales undertaking a full of life threesome while preserving their breath; complete moon intercourse events of groupers and day-by-day mating blitzes through blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid practice inverted 69s, whereas hermaphrodite sea slugs hyperlink up in huge intercourse loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the maze-like vaginas of a few whales, Sex within the Sea is a trip not like the other to discover the incredible methods lifestyles begets existence underneath the waves.

Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic day trip, Sex within the Sea uniquely connects the undying subject of intercourse with the well timed factor of sustainable oceans. via overfishing, weather swap, and ocean pollutants we're disrupting the artistic procreation that drives the wild abundance of lifestyles within the ocean. With wit and medical rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who examine the rainy and wild intercourse lives of ocean lifestyles and provide options 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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In Pursuit of Early Mammals (Life of the Past)

By Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals offers the heritage of the mammals that lived through the Mesozoic period, the time while dinosaurs governed the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It additionally tells the tale of the writer, a world-renowned expert on those animals, and the opposite admired paleontologists who've studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was once the 1st girl to guide large-scale paleontological expeditions, together with 8 to the Gobi barren region in Mongolia, which introduced again vital collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and different fossils. She stocks the problems and pleasures encountered find infrequent fossils and describes the altering perspectives on early mammals made attainable by means of those discoveries.

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The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases that Jump From Animals to Humans

By David Waltner-Toews

Rising illnesses like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are — for the instant, at the least — way more standard in animals than in people. nonetheless, the information that measles, TB, and smallpox have been at one time “emerging” ailments that finally made an enduring, and really lethal, leap to people supplies epidemiologists pause. This e-book examines some of the teams of animal illnesses, explains what draws them to the human inhabitants — from nutrition to intercourse to dwelling stipulations — and provides feedback for protecting them at bay. It additionally issues out that illnesses has to be checked out from an ecological, cultural, and fiscal standpoint in addition to from a organic perspective. Cooking meat until eventually its good performed and slathering on insect repellent for a hike within the woods are potent preventative measures, yet because the writer notes, it’s extra vital to essentially reconsider humankind’s position on the planet.

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Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine 7/E

By Gary D. Hammer, Stephen J. McPhee

A full-color, case-based assessment of the necessities of pathophysiology--covering all significant organs and systems

The objective of this relied on textual content is to introduce you to medical medication via reviewing the pathophysiologic foundation of a hundred and twenty illnesses (and linked signs) in most cases encountered in scientific perform. The authors, all specialists of their respective fields, have supplied a concise overview of correct common constitution and serve as of every physique process, by way of an outline of the pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie numerous universal ailments regarding that system.

Each bankruptcy of Pathophysiology of Disease concludes with a suite of case stories and questions designed to check your figuring out of the pathophysiology of every scientific entity mentioned. those case stories let you follow your wisdom to precise medical occasions. distinct solutions to every case research query are supplied on the finish of the publication. This special interweaving of physiological and pathological options will placed you at the course towards puzzling over signs when it comes to their pathophysiologic foundation, providing you with an realizing of the "why" at the back of disease and treatment.

Features

  • 120 case reviews (9 new) provide a chance that you should try out your knowing of the pathophysiology of every medical entity mentioned
  • Checkpoint questions supply evaluate and seem in each bankruptcy
  • Updates and revisions all through this new version mirror the most recent study and advancements
  • Numerous tables and diagrams encapsulate very important details
  • Updated references for every bankruptcy topic

Pathophysiology of Disease is a real must-have source for clinical scholars getting ready for the USMLE Step 1 examination, in addition to scholars engaged of their clerkship reviews. residence officials, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and allied overall healthiness practitioners will locate its concise presentation and wide scope a good assist in facilitating their realizing of universal sickness entities.

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The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

By Bo Beolens

Just who was once the Przewalski after whom Przewalski's horse used to be named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose identify is perpetually associated with Geoffroy's cat? This precise reference offers a short examine the true lives at the back of the clinical and vernacular mammal names one encounters in box publications, textbooks, magazine articles, and different scholarly works.

Arranged to reflect common dictionaries, the greater than 1,300 entries integrated right here clarify the origins of over 2,000 mammal species names. every one bio-sketch lists the clinical and common-language names of all species named after the individual, outlines the individual's significant contributions to mammalogy and different branches of zoology, and comprises short information regarding his or her mammalian namesake's distribution. the 2 appendixes checklist clinical and customary names for ease of reference, and, the place acceptable, person entries comprise mammals commonly―but mistakenly―believed to be named after people.

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a hugely readable and informative consultant to the folks whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.

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Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Hydrothermal Systems: TAIGA Concept

This ebook is the excellent quantity of the TAIGA (“a nice river ” in jap) venture. Supported through the japanese executive, the venture tested the speculation that the subseafloor fluid advection approach (subseafloor TAIGA)   could be classified into 4 varieties, TAIGAs of sulfur, hydrogen, carbon (methane), and iron, in response to the main dominant decreasing substance, and the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria/archaea which are inextricably linked to respective forms of TAIGAs that are strongly laid low with their geological heritage resembling surrounding host rocks and tectonic settings. Sub-seafloor ecosystems are sustained by means of hydrothermal circulate or TAIGA that hold chemical power to the chemosynthetic microbes dwelling in an severe environment.  the result of the undertaking were summarized comprehensively in 50 chapters, and this ebook presents an total advent and suitable issues at the mid-ocean ridge process of the Indian Ocean and at the arc-backarc structures of the Southern Mariana Trough and Okinawa Trough.

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Evolution

By Carl T. Bergstrom

Written by way of lively researchers to offer a latest view of the field.

Evolution makes the massive subject matters in evolutionary biology obtainable through introducing them early and integrating them completely. wide, in-depth, present learn examples, an emphasis on challenge fixing, and a beautiful artwork application interact scholars, assisting them to appreciate primary options and methods.

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Neurobiology of Interval Timing (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Volume 829)

The examine of ways the mind methods temporal details is changing into the most very important themes in structures, mobile, computational, and cognitive neuroscience, in addition to within the physiological bases of tune and language. over the past and present decade, period timing has been intensively studied in people and animals utilizing more and more subtle methodological methods. the current booklet will collect the newest info accrued from this interesting region of study, placing designated emphasis at the neural underpinnings of time processing in behaving human and non-human primates. therefore, Neurobiology of period Timing will combine for the 1st time the present wisdom of either animal habit and human cognition of the passage of time in numerous behavioral context, together with the notion and creation of time durations, in addition to rhythmic actions, utilizing varied experimental and theoretical frameworks. The ebook will the composed of chapters written through the major specialists within the fields of psychophysics, sensible imaging, procedure neurophysiology, and musicology. This state of the art medical paintings will combine the present wisdom of the neurobiology of timing habit setting up viewpoint the present speculation of ways the mind quantifies the passage of time throughout a wide selection of severe behaviors.

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Artificial Intelligence and Molecular Biology (American Association for Artificial Intelligence)

The huge, immense quantity of knowledge generated by way of the Human Genome undertaking and different large-scale organic examine has created a wealthy and tough area for learn in synthetic intelligence. those unique contributions offer a present sampling of AI ways to difficulties of organic importance; they're the 1st to regard the computational wishes of the biology group hand-in-hand with applicable advances in synthetic intelligence. concentrating on novel applied sciences and methods, instead of on confirmed functions, they hide genetic series research, protein constitution illustration and prediction, computerized information research aids, and simulation of organic platforms. a quick introductory primer on molecular biology and Al provides laptop scientists adequate historical past to appreciate a lot of the biology mentioned within the book.Lawrence Hunter is Director of the desktop studying undertaking on the nationwide Library of medication, nationwide Institutes of Health.

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