Автор: Agusti, Jordi Anton, Mauricio Название: Mammoths, sabertooths and hominids ISBN: 0231116403 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231116404 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 11550 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Since 1947 the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. In this book, Sumit Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Describes the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs and the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch. This book also describes the rain forests of the Paleocene and the Eocene, with their lemur-like primates, and the harsh landscape of the Pleistocene Steppes, home to the woolly mammoth. It traces the processes of mammalian evolution.
Описание: Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease, Third Edition, is an adjunct approach to health practice that seeks to deal with the more complex modern determinants of chronic diseases—primarily lifestyle and the environments driving such lifestyles—in contrast to the microbial ‘causes’ of infectious disease. . Our lifestyle choices have a profound effect on our health. As we live longer, one thing is clear: many of us will spend time living with injury and chronic illness due to our own choices. Changes in health patterns typically follow shifts in living conditions. Disease patterns have changed worldwide, from infectious to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This change has been so emphatic—nearly 70% of all presentations to a doctor in modern western societies are now chronic disease related—that medical services are being forced to change to accommodate this. New chapters in this third edition explain the link between energy intake and expenditure; consider how modern technology are determinants of chronic disease; show how environmental influences, such as endocrine disruptors, influence our health; and summarize recent research on early childhood experiences and chronic disease.
Автор: Agusti, Jordi Anton, Mauricio Название: Mammoths, sabertooths, and hominids ISBN: 0231116411 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231116411 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3465 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book covers mammalian evolution from the aftermath of the dinosaur extinction to the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch, from early lemur-like primates to giant cold-climate adapted mega-mammals, such as the woolly mammoth or mastodon.
Описание: The aim of this textbook is to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to the basic theoretical models of computability, and to develop some of the model's rich and varied structure. Students who have already some experience with elementary discrete mathematics will find this a well-paced first course, and a number of supplementary chapters introduce more advanced concepts. The first part of the book is devoted to finite automata and their properties. Pushdown automata provide a broader class of models and enable the analysis of context-free languages. In the remaining chapters, Turing machines are introduced and the book culminates in discussions of effective computability, decidability, and GГ¶del's incompleteness theorems. Plenty of exercises are provided, ranging from the easy to the challenging. As a result, this text will make an ideal first course for students of computer science.
Автор: Agusti, Jordi Anton, Mauricio Название: Mammoths, sabertooths, and hominids ISBN: 0231105894 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231105897 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4043 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. "In How to Clone a Mammoth," Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal?
Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem.
Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, "How to Clone a Mammoth" demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future."
Описание: Leading neuroscience researchers offer a fresh perspective on neuronal function by examining all its many components-including their pertubation during major disease states-and relate each element to neuronal demands. Topics range from the dependency of neurons on metabolic supply, as well as on both ion and transmitter homeostasis, to their close interaction with the myelin sheath. Also addressed are the astrocytic signaling system that controls synaptic transmission, the extracellular matrix and space as communication systems, the role of blood flow regulation in neuronal demand and in blood-brain barrier function, and inflammation and the neuroimmune system. Insightful and integrative, The Neuronal Environment: Brain Homeostasis in Health and Disease demonstrates a clear new understanding that neurons do not work in isolation, that they need constant interactions with other brain components to process information, and that they are not the only information processing system in the brain.
Автор: Wolanski Название: The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours ISBN: 140203654X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781402036545 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 22989 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Eric Wolanski's book has received a UN award for excellence. It received the award as being exceptional in the UN Oceans Atlas!The dominant scientific approach that will be demonstrated is understanding and quantifying how the impacted estuarine and coastal waters work by focusing on the links between physical and biological processes, and between science and engineering. In turn these are linked to economic and social issues.The lessons from this book about the Asia Pacific Region find applications worldwide wherever coastal urbanization and the growth of mega-harbours occur.
Автор: Mohan K. Wali, Faith Evrendilek and David A. Culve Название: The Environment ISBN: 0849373875 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780849373879 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 10971 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a building block approach that introduces the principles of ecology. This book examines the effects of technology use and the unprecedented economic growth and development that has tipped the natural balance of the environment, resulting in serious local, regional, and global environmental problems.
Описание: A study of the relationship between the inanimate environment and living organisms. It describes how the evolution of both has been interdependent, and explains this in terms of the chemical elements and their compounds. Kinetic and thermodynamic principles are given to support the analysis.
Описание: This comprehensive text focuses on the increasingly important issues of urban geochemical mapping with key coverage of the distribution and behaviour of chemicals and compounds in the urban environment.
Название: Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis ISBN: 9814669636 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789814669634 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12705 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first book dealing with the theme of gene–environment (G?E) interaction analysis. G?E interaction analysis is a statistical method for clarifying G?E interactions applicable to a phenotype or a disease that is the result of interactions between genes and the environment. The book compiles and details cutting-edge research in bioinformatics and computational biology. Edited by Sumiko Anno, this book will appeal to anyone involved in bioinformatics and computational biology.
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