Category Archives: Biology

Rain Forest Wisdom: What Gorillas Tell Us About Ourselves

By Andrew Grant

With renewed curiosity in man's primal antecedents, Rain woodland knowledge deals a wealth of examples of the gorilla's habit and what that tells us approximately being human--from low-fat, excessive protein vitamin, to taking good care of the younger to workforce dynamics or even management. Andrew supply, former coping with director of the London Zoo, attracts on learn, interviews and private adventure to light up 1000's of interesting info at the wild mountain gorilla, considered one of our closest relatives--with whom we proportion ninety eight% DNA--and the gentlest of primates. Rain wooded area knowledge

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Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Work

Charles Darwin (1809–82) replaced the realm ceaselessly with the 1859 ebook of at the starting place of Species via typical choice. Charles Darwin: a party of His lifestyles and Legacy is an anthology of severe writings that grew out of a lecture sequence, hosted through Auburn collage, hung on the get together of the two hundredth anniversary of Darwin's start and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the 1st variation of his most famed e-book. principles in at the starting place of Species reordered the organic sciences perpetually, spawned new disciplines together with evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology, turned foundational for contemporary biomedical learn and perform, encouraged new literature and literary feedback, have been misused through 20th-century eugenicists and social Darwinists, traumatized individuals with sure theological perspectives, and proceed to change humankind's view of itself and its position on this planet. The 17 participants to this anthology inform an interdisciplinary tale of Charles Darwin the individual, Darwin's paintings and world-altering rules, and Darwin's legacy. This publication variation additionally comprises dialogue questions for extra research and lecture room use.

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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind

By Richard Fortey

From one of many world’s top traditional scientists and the acclaimed writer of Trilobite!, existence: A normal background of 4 Billion Years of lifestyles on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a desirable chronicle of life’s heritage advised no longer throughout the fossil checklist yet throughout the tales of organisms that experience survived, virtually unchanged, all through time. Evolution, it sort of feels, has now not thoroughly obliterated its tracks as extra complicated organisms have developed; the heritage of lifestyles on the earth is much older—and odder—than many folks notice.
 
Scattered around the globe, those notable crops and animals proceed to mark seminal occasions in geological time. From a moonlit seashore in Delaware, the place the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its method to a frenzy of mass mating simply because it did 450 million years in the past, to the dense rainforests of latest Zealand, the place the elusive, unprepossessing velvet bug has burrowed deep into rotting bushes on the grounds that sooner than the breakup of the traditional supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian sea coast with stromatolite formations that undergo witness to the Precambrian sunrise, the life of those survivors bargains us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal issues in evolutionary heritage. those will not be “living fossils” yet fairly a handful of tenacious creatures of days gone.
 
Written in buoyant, gleaming prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously alluring exploration of the world’s old-timers combining some of the best of technological know-how writing with an explorer’s feel of experience and sweetness.

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CliffsAP Biology, 3rd Edition (CliffsNotes AP)

By Phillip E Pack

Your entire consultant to a better ranking at the AP Biology exam.

Included in publication: A evaluate of the AP examination structure and scoring, confirmed options for answering multiple-choice questions, and tricks for tackling the essay questions.

A checklist of 14 particular must-know rules are covered.

Includes pattern questions and solutions for every subject.

Laboratory evaluation incorporates a concentrated assessment of all 12 AP laboratory exercises.

AP Biology perform checks beneficial properties 2 full-length perform assessments that simulate the particular attempt in addition to solutions and entire explanations.

AP is a registered trademark of the school Board, which used to be no longer keen on the construction of, and doesn't propose, this product.

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Encyclopedia of Life Science, Volumes 1 & 2 (Facts on File Science Library)

By Katherine E Cullen

Meant to counterpoint the cloth ordinarily taught in highschool biology and introductory biology classes, 'Encyclopedia of existence technology' is a brand new, quantity reference set that displays the basic options and rules pointed out by means of the nationwide Committee on technology schooling criteria.

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Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction

By Jena Pincott

** Recipient of starred evaluate from Publishers Weekly ** 

How do the seasons impact your intercourse existence? Is your lover prone to get you pregnant than your husband? Are reliable dancers additionally solid in mattress?
If you have ever puzzled how scientists degree love--or even if males really favor blondes--this clever, horny publication offers genuine solutions to those and lots of different questions on our so much baffling courting and mating behaviors. in line with the most recent learn in biology, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science, Do gents relatively want Blondes? dares to provide an explanation for the technology at the back of sex--and opens a interesting window at the interesting phenomenon of affection and charm. Did you know...

*When a pair first fall in love, their brains are indistinguishable from these of the clinically insane
*You can inform much a few person's sexual chemistry simply by taking a look at his or her hands *Your genes effect whose physique odors you prefer

Viewed throughout the lens of technological know-how and intuition, your love lifestyles may be noticeable in a very varied means. This book provides either an in-depth exploration into our sexual psyches--and clean recommendation for women and men who are looking to detect the secrets and techniques of winning relationships.

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Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life

By Peter Raby

In 1858, Alfred Russel Wallace, elderly thirty-five, susceptible with malaria, remoted within the Spice Islands, wrote to Charles Darwin: he had, he stated excitedly, labored out a conception of usual choice. Darwin used to be aghast--his paintings of a long time used to be approximately to be scooped. inside weeks, his define and Wallace's paper have been provided together in London. A 12 months later, with Wallace nonetheless at the contrary aspect of the globe, Darwin released On the beginning of Species.

This new biography of Wallace lines the improvement of 1 of the main impressive medical tourists, naturalists, and thinkers of the 19th century. With vigour and sensitivity, Peter Raby finds his topic as a brave, unconventional explorer and a guy of remarkable humanity. He attracts extra largely on Wallace's correspondence than has any past biographer and provides a revealing but balanced account of the connection among Wallace and Darwin.

Wallace lacked Darwin's benefits. A mostly self-educated local of Wales, he spent 4 years within the Amazon in his mid-twenties gathering specimens for museums and prosperous consumers, merely to lose his unearths in a shipboard hearth within the mid-Atlantic. He vowed by no means to go back and forth back. but years later he used to be off to the East Indies on an enormous eight-year trek; the following he chanced on numerous species and pointed out the purpose of divide among Asian and Australian fauna, 'Wallace's Line.'

After his go back, he plunged into a number of controversies and released on a regular basis till his demise on the age of 90, in 1913. He penned a vintage quantity on his travels, based the self-discipline of biogeography, promoted normal choice, and produced a particular account of brain and recognition in guy. delicate and self-effacing, he was once an ardent socialist--and spiritualist. Wallace is among the ignored giants of the historical past of technological know-how and ideas. This stirring biography--the first for plenty of years--puts him again at middle degree, the place he belongs.

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Great Myths of the Brain (Great Myths of Psychology)

By Christian Jarrett

Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the sphere of neuroscience through interpreting well known myths in regards to the human brain.

 

  • Explores commonly-held myths of the mind during the lens of clinical study, backing up claims with reports and different proof from the literature
  • Looks at enduring myths reminiscent of “Do we basically use 10% of our brain?”, “Pregnant girls lose their mind”, “Right-brained individuals are extra artistic” and lots of more.
  • Delves into myths on the subject of particular mind issues, together with epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others
  • Written engagingly and accessibly for college students and lay readers alike, delivering a special creation to the learn of the brain
  • Teaches readers tips to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsense claims within the media

 

 

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The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing (Animalibus)

By Rachel Poliquin

From sixteenth-century cupboards of wonders to modern animal artwork, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing examines the cultural and poetic background of protecting animals in vigorous postures. yet why might a person are looking to guard an animal, and what's this animal-thing now? Rachel Poliquin means that taxidermy is entwined with the iconic human longing to discover that means with and in the flora and fauna. Her learn attracts out the longings on the center of taxidermy—the eager for ask yourself, good looks, spectacle, order, narrative, allegory, and remembrance. In so doing, The Breathless Zoo explores the animal spectacles wanted by way of specific groups, human assumptions of superiority, the yearnings for hidden truths inside of animal shape, and the loneliness and longing that hang-out our unusual human life, being either inside of and except nature.

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