Автор: Roberts, S. Craig Название: Applied Evolutionary Psychology ISBN: 0199586071 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199586073 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5203 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Evolutionary psychology aims to understand and describe human behaviour in the light of past and continuing selection and adaption. Though a young and developing discipline, the past couple of decades has seen enormous progress. As the science matures, its scope will inevitably begin to broaden towards tackling contemporary issues in human society. Applied Evolutionary Psychology is the first book to overtly consider how basic evolutionary thinking is being applied to a wide range of special social, economic, and technical problems. It draws together a collection of renowned academics from a very disparate set of fields, whose common interest lies in using evolutionary thinking to inform their research.
Описание: This unique anthology brings together a marvelous collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings, providing the most fully rounded picture of his ideas to be found in a single volume. This marvelous book presents readers with the key chapters of his most important books, including excerpts from the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), and the Descent of Man (1871), along with the full, authoritative text of Darwin's delightful autobiography Recollections. These writings are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers, providing a keen sense of the original controversy sparked by his ideas. The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. The book also includes a map of the Beagle's voyage, a biographical appendix identifying everyone mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and an index. This generous collection of Darwin's finest writings will make a superb introduction to ideas that truly changed the world.
Автор: Wagner Geunter P., Wagner Gunter P. Название: Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation ISBN: 0691156468 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691156460 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4384 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Homology - a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal`s fin and a bird`s wing - is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This book provides a mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution.
Автор: Taylor Adrian Название: Evolutionary Biomechanics ISBN: 0198566379 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198566373 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6505 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Recent research in biomechanics is increasingly revealing a set of special cases where universal physical laws constrain the trajectories and, more controversially, even the endpoints of the evolutionary process. For the first time this book brings together a broad range of examples from the latest research in evolutionary biomechanics to examine this phenomenon.
Автор: Bilston Название: Neural Tissue Biomechanics ISBN: 3642138896 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783642138898 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 14854 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Damage to the central nervous system resulting from pathological mechanical loading can occur as a result of trauma or disease. Such injuries lead to significant disability and mortality. The peripheral nervous system, while also subject to injury from trauma and disease, also transduces physiological loading to give rise to sensation, and mechanotransduction is also thought to play a role in neural development and growth. This book gives a complete and quantitative description of the fundamental mechanical properties of neural tissues, and their responses to both physiological and pathological loading. This book reviews the methods used to characterize the nonlinear viscoelastic properties of central and peripheral neural tissues, and the mathematical and sophisticated computational models used to describe this behaviour. Mechanisms and models of neural injury from both trauma and disease are reviewed from the molecular to macroscopic scale. The book provides a comprehensive picture of the mechanical and biological response of neural tissues to the full spectrum of mechanical loading to which they are exposed. This book provides a comprehensive reference for professionals involved in pre prevention of injury to the nervous system, whether this arises from trauma or disease.
Автор: McCaw Steve Название: Biomechanics for Dummies ISBN: 1118674693 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118674697 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1671 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds.
Автор: Vogel, Steven Название: Comparative biomechanics ISBN: 0691112975 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691112978 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5748 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Why do you shift from walking to running at a particular speed? This explains how biomechanics makes use of models and methods drawn from physics and mechanical engineering to investigate a range of general questions - from how animals swim and fly and the modes of terrestrial locomotion to the way organisms respond to wind and water currents.
Автор: Atsushi Ikai Название: The World of Nano-Biomechanics, ISBN: 044452777X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780444527776 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 12810 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: By using nanotechnological methods, we can now poke around protein molecules, genes, membranes, cells and more. Observation of such entities through optical and electron microscopes tempt us to touch and manipulate them. It is now possible to do so, and scientists around the world have started pulling, pushing and cutting small structures at the base of life processes to understand the effect of our hand work.The book describes the physical properties of such life supporting structures from the molecular level with a special emphasis on their designs based on the mechanical strength and flexibility, membrane and other biological nanostructures.
Автор: Vogel Steven Название: Comparative Biomechanics ISBN: 0691155666 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691155661 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 7310 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Why do you switch from walking to running at a specific speed? Why do tall trees rarely blow over in high winds? And why does a spore ejected into air at seventy miles per hour travel only a fraction of an inch? "Comparative Biomechanics" is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life--covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids. An ideal entry point into the ways living creatures interact with their immediate physical world, this revised and updated edition examines how the forms and activities of animals and plants reflect the materials available to nature, considers rules for fluid flow and structural design, and explores how organisms contend with environmental forces.
Drawing on physics and mechanical engineering, Steven Vogel looks at how animals swim and fly, modes of terrestrial locomotion, organism responses to winds and water currents, circulatory and suspension-feeding systems, and the relationship between size and mechanical design. He also investigates links between the properties of biological materials--such as spider silk, jellyfish jelly, and muscle--and their structural and functional roles. Early chapters and appendices introduce relevant physical variables for quantification, and problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter. "Comparative Biomechanics" is useful for physical scientists and engineers seeking a guide to state-of-the-art biomechanics. For a wider audience, the textbook establishes the basic biological context for applied areas--including ergonomics, orthopedics, mechanical prosthetics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and biomimetics--and provides materials for exhibit designers at science museums. Problem sets at the ends of chapters Appendices cover basic background information Updated and expanded documentation and materials Revised figures and text Increased coverage of friction, viscoelastic materials, surface tension, diverse modes of locomotion, and biomimetics
Автор: Ikai Atsushi Название: World of Nano-Biomechanics ISBN: 0444636862 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780444636867 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 13090 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The World of Nano-Biomechanics, Second Edition, focuses on the remarkable progress in the application of force spectroscopy to molecular and cellular biology that has occurred since the book's first edition in 2008. The initial excitement of seeing and touching a single molecule of protein/DNA is now culminating in the development of various ways to manipulate molecules and cells almost at our fingertips, enabling live cell operations. . Topics include the development of molecular biosensors, mechanical diagnosis, cellular-level wound healing, and a look into the advances that have been made in our understanding of the significance of mechanical rigidity/flexibility of protein/DNA structure for the manifestation of biological activities. . The book begins with a summary of the results of basic mechanics to help readers who are unfamiliar with engineering mechanics. Then, representative results obtained on biological macromolecules and structures, such as proteins, DNA, RNA, polysaccharides, lipid membranes, subcellular organelles, and live cells are discussed. New to this second edition are recent developments in three important applications, i.e., advanced AFM-data analysis, high-resolution mechanical biosensing, and the use of cell mechanics for medical diagnosis.
Описание: Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward.
Описание: It comprises 21 chapters, which are organized into the following three categories:* Evolutionary Biology Concepts * Genome/Molecular Evolution* Morphological Evolution/SpeciationThis book offers an up-to-date overview of evolutionary biology concepts and their use in the biology of the 21st century.
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