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- University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00
Whether referring to a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Yet two contrasting ideas about wild nature permeate contemporary discussions: either that nature is most wild in the absence of a defiling human presence, or that nature is completely humanized... more...
- Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 210.00
There are many shared pathways that govern development and also can contribute to disease. Zebrafish have traditionally been used to study vertebrate development, and from decades of work in this system, we have learned details about developmental processes, genes and pathways that are implicated in disease. In each chapter of this book, we interweave... more...
- OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99
This Very Short Introduction explains how organisms can 'know' the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes. Covering variables such as light, the metabolism, human health, and the seasons, Foster and Kreitzman illustrate how jet lag and shift work can impact on human well-being. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 16.20
When you feel anxious, angry, happy, or surprised, what's really going on inside you? Most scientists would agree that emotions come from specific parts of the brain, and that we feel them whenever they're triggered by the world around us. The thrill of seeing an old friend, the sadness of a tear-jerker movie, the fear of losing someone you love ... more...
- Transworld 2017; US$ 12.68
You don't have to be a dedicated birdwatcher to be a bird lover. Millions of us love the sight and sound of them. And yet most of us know very little about their remarkable behaviour, incredible diversity and the story of their evolution. How do migrating birds know where to go? Are birds really descended from dinosaurs? How do birds have sex? ... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 24.95
Master clinician Dr. Stuart Mushlin has cracked his share of medical mysteries. Recounting some of his most puzzling and illuminating cases, he reveals the challenges he?s faced in a suspenseful page-turner, filled with real-life enigmas you?ll have to read to believe. Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved is a heartfelt reflection... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99
A tribute to the parts we can live without... or can we? This book sheds light on human body parts once considered extraneous but now with modern medicine and modern medical paraphernalia shown to play an important role in our healthful survival. With wit and research-honed wisdom, health writer Carol Ann Rinzler explains in layman's language why... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2017; US$ 93.96
This book contributes to the current discussion on climate change by presenting selected studies on the ways in which past human groups responded to climatic and environmental change. In particular, the chapters show how these responses are seen in the animal remains that people left behind in their occupation sites. Many of these bones represent... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 97.20
This volume conveys some of the surprises, puzzles and success stories in high-dimensional and complex data analysis and related fields. Its peer-reviewed contributions showcase recent advances in variable selection, estimation and prediction strategies for a host of useful models, as well as essential new developments in the field. The continued... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 26.99
This book explores cultural evolution and the meaning of the word 'natural'. We are at the crossroads of a major transformation. Why is our current time so important in the history of man? We are at a point where we may be the last generation that is not partially or fully bionic. The last natural man: natural in what way? What... more...