Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture: Biology and the Bildungsroman

By Helena Feder

Ecocriticism and the assumption of tradition: Biology and the Bildungsroman attracts on paintings by way of Kinji Imanishi, Frans de Waal, and different biologists to create an interdisciplinary, materialist proposal of tradition for ecocritical research. during this well timed intervention, Feder examines the humanist inspiration of tradition via taking a clean examine the tales it explicitly tells approximately itself. those tales fall into the style of the Bildungsroman, the story of person acculturation that participates within the fable of its entire separation from and competition to nature which, Feder argues, is culture’s personal foundation tale. relocating from Voltaire’s Candide to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando to Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, the booklet dramatizes humanism’s personal wisdom of the fallacy of this foundational binary. within the ultimate chapters, Feder examines the discourse of animality at paintings during this narrative as a humanist myth approximately empathy, one who mockingly excludes different animals from the moral neighborhood to justify the continuing domination of either human and nonhuman others.

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The Statistical Analysis of Recurrent Events (Statistics for Biology and Health)

By Richard J. Cook

This ebook offers versions and statistical equipment for the research of recurrent occasion facts. The authors offer vast, unique assurance of the main techniques to research, whereas emphasizing the modeling assumptions that they're in keeping with. extra common intensity-based types also are thought of, in addition to easier types that concentrate on price or suggest capabilities. Parametric, nonparametric and semiparametric methodologies are all lined, with techniques for estimation, checking out and version checking.

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Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections (7th Edition)

By Jane B. Reece, Martha R. Taylor, Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey

Campbell Biology: innovations & Connections, 7th Edition–always actual, continually present, and constantly the main pedagogically leading edge non-majors biology textual content. This bestselling textual content has gone through an intensive revision to make biology much more approachable with elevated use of analogies, genuine global examples, and extra conversational language. utilizing over two hundred new MasteringBiology actions that have been written by means of the dynamic writer crew, your scholars arrive for sophistication ready. The ebook and MasteringBiology jointly create the school room adventure that you just imagined on your wildest goals.

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Visualizing Human Biology, 4th Edition

Visualizing Human Biology 4th edition comprises many new beneficial properties, additions, and visuals used to coach and clarify. different studying kinds are used via blogs, podcasts, animations and video clips. moreover, field gains spotlight enticing tales that aid keep curiosity within the technological know-how at the back of the tales and fasten what is appropriate this day with how human biology works. a brand new Visualizing Human Biology Lab guide is totally suitable with the textual content, bringing the Visualizing process into the laboratory surroundings.

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Opportunities in Biological Science Careers

By Charles A. Winter, Kathleen Belikoff

Greater than a hundred "opportunities" for college students and task seekers!

The so much complete occupation booklet sequence on hand, possibilities in . . . covers a number of professions, from performing to writing, and encompasses conventional in addition to state of the art careers. each one ebook deals task seekers crucial information regarding various careers inside each one box and contains education and schooling specifications, wage records, and net resources.

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Guide to Standard Floras of the World: An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas (2nd Edition)

By David G. Frodin

Publish 12 months note: First released 1984 moment variation 2001
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This e-book presents a selective annotated bibliography of the critical floras and comparable works of stock for vascular crops.

The second edition has been thoroughly up-to-date and multiplied take into consideration the tremendous literature of the overdue 20th century, and contours a extra totally built overview of the historical past of floristic documentation.

The works lined during this quantity are largely expert guides comparable to floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations, or catalogues. furthermore, a few popularly orientated books also are integrated. The Guide is prepared in ten geographical divisions, with those successively divided into areas and devices, every one of that is prefaced with a historic evaluate of floristic reports.

The booklet additionally comprises normal chapters on botanical bibliography, the heritage of floras, common ideas and present traits, plus an appendix on bibliographic looking out, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and writer and geographical indexes.

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How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes

By Harvey B. Lillywhite

Someone can examine a snake and notice a creature designated unto itself, a reptile with a suite of zoological and organic features which are totally its personal. simply this detailed animal increases many clinical questions. in regards to evolution, how did such an animal emerge as? How does a snake movement, and the way do its feel organs fluctuate from that of different reptiles? How does it devour, and the way does it reproduce? primarily, how does a snake "work"? In How Snakes paintings: The constitution, functionality and behaviour of the World's Snakes, top zoologist Harvey B. Lillywhite has written the definitive medical consultant to the sensible biology of snakes. Written for either herpetologists and a extra normal viewers with an curiosity within the box, How Snakes paintings beneficial properties approximately 200 colour pictures of varied species of snakes, used to supply visible examples of organic gains defined within the text.

Chapter subject matters comprise the evolutionary historical past of the snake, feeding, locomotion, the constitution and serve as of epidermis, movement and breathing, feel organs, sound construction, temperature and thermoregulation, and copy. Containing all of the most modern examine and advances in our organic wisdom of the snake, How Snakes paintings is an crucial asset to specialist zoologists and fans alike.

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Physics of the Human Body (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)

By Irving P. Herman

Richard P. McCall's attention-grabbing publication explains how uncomplicated innovations of physics practice to the elemental actions and responses of the human physique, a veritable physics laboratory.

Blood pumping via our veins is an important instance of Poiseuille circulate; the act of operating calls for friction to propel the runner ahead; and the standard of our eyesight demonstrates how houses of sunshine allow us to right close to- and far-sightedness.

Each bankruptcy discusses a primary physics suggestion and relates it to the anatomy and body structure of acceptable elements of the physique. issues comprise movement, fluids and strain, temperature and warmth, speech and listening to, electric behaviors, optics, organic results of radiation, and drug concentrations. transparent and compelling, with a restricted volume of math, McCall's descriptions enable readers of all degrees to understand the physics of the human physique.

Physics of the Human physique can help curious highschool scholars, undergraduates with clinical aspirations, and practising doctors comprehend extra concerning the underlying physics ideas of the human physique.

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The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture

By Matt Ridley

Armed with impressive new discoveries approximately our genes, acclaimed technological know-how author Matt Ridley turns his realization to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a considerate ebook concerning the roots of human behavior.

Ridley recounts the hundred years' conflict among the partisans of nature and nurture to give an explanation for how this paradoxical creature, the person, may be at the same time free-willed and prompted through intuition and tradition. With the deciphering of the human genome, we now recognize that genes not just predetermine the vast constitution of the mind, in addition they soak up formative stories, react to social cues, or even run reminiscence. they're effects in addition to factors of the will.

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How the Leopard Changed Its Spots : The Evolution of Complexity

By Brian Goodwin

Do genes clarify existence? Can advances in evolutionary and molecular biology account for what we glance like, how we behave, and why we die? during this strong intervention into present organic pondering, Brian Goodwin argues that such genetic reductionism has very important limits.

Drawing at the sciences of complexity, the writer exhibits how an realizing of the self-organizing styles of networks is critical for making experience of nature. Genes are vital, yet simply as a part of a procedure limited through surroundings, actual legislation, and the common developments of advanced adaptive structures. In a brand new preface for this version, Goodwin displays at the advances in either genetics and the sciences of complexity because the book's unique publication.

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