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: 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: 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.
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: 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: Robert E. Shadwick Название: Fish Physiology: Fish Biomechanics,23 ISBN: 0123504473 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780123504470 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 10285 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Integrates physiological and biomechanical studies of fish locomotion, feeding and breathing. This book reviews developments in research on fish biomechanics, with particular emphasis on experimental results derived from the application of innovative technologies to this area of research.
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.
Описание: The book is written by leading experts in the field presenting an up-to-date view of the subject matter in a didactically sound manner. It presents a review of the current knowledge of the behaviour of soft tissues in the cardiovascular system under mechanical loads, and the importance of constitutive laws in understanding the underlying mechanics is highlighted. Cells are also described together with arteries, tendons and ligaments, heart, and other biological tissues of current research interest in biomechanics. This includes experimental, continuum mechanical and computational perspectives, with the emphasis on nonlinear behaviour, and the simulation of mechanical procedures such as balloon angioplasty.
Описание: Designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students, Introduction to Biomechanics takes the fresh approach of combining the viewpoints of both a well-respected teacher and a successful student. With an eye toward practicality without loss of depth of instruction, this book seeks to explain the fundamental concepts of biomechanics. With the accompanying web site providing models, sample problems, review questions and more, Introduction to Biomechanics provides students with the full range of instructional material for this complex and dynamic field.
Автор: Lucas Название: A Primer of Biomechanics ISBN: 0387984569 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387984568 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 12154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents the principles of biomechanics with a clinical orientation. This work is useful for orthopaedic residents and practitioners.
Описание: This book is essential reading for those interested in understanding current research trends in biomechanics at micro- and nanoscale levels. It details the
research carried out to date in this field by fourteen prominent researchers as part of a four-year government supported project which commenced in 2003. The coverage includes four
broad areas: cell mechanics, cell response to mechanical stimulation, tissue engineering, and computational biomechanics.
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