Category: Biology

Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi

By Matt Trappe

The second one costliest nutrition on the earth after saffron, cakes are precious, coveted, and savored for his or her mysterious and unique style. this entire box advisor indicates cooks and fungi aficionados how one can forage for and establish the big variety of muffins that develop in temperate forests all through North the United States. Written via specialist horticulturalists who've studied, categorized, and loved muffins for many years, the sector consultant TO NORTH AMERICAN muffins makes those celebrated underground jewels obtainable to all.

  • The first full-color illustrated consultant to choosing North American brownies via their key positive aspects, together with profiles of greater than eighty species of cakes.
  • Includes greater than eighty pictures of infrequent and hard-to-find truffle species.
  • Features taste profiles, delectability index, and culinary suggestions for every species.
  • Perfect dimension for sporting in a pocket or daypack.

Reviews"It'¬?s the 1st e-book of its sort, whole with pictures, cross-sectional perspectives of indigenous truffle types, publications to seasonal availability, and foraging assistance for thousands of varieties of muffins (both the fit for human consumption and inedible kinds), in addition to tasting notes and cooking tips."-Saveur

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Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical

Groundbreaking mathematician Gregory Chaitin provides us the 1st ebook to posit that we will end up how Darwin’s idea of evolution works on a mathematical level.
For years it's been bought knowledge between such a lot scientists that, simply as Darwin claimed, all the Earth’s life-forms advanced by means of blind probability. yet does Darwin’s idea functionality on a in basic terms mathematical point? Has there been adequate time for evolution to supply the outstanding organic range we see round us? It’s a question nobody has but answered—in truth, not anyone has tried to reply to it in the past. during this illuminating and provocative booklet, Gregory Chaitin elucidates the mathematical scheme he’s constructed that could clarify existence itself, and examines the works of mathematical pioneers John von Neumann and Alan Turing in the course of the lens of biology. attention-grabbing and thought-provoking, Proving Darwin makes transparent how biology can have discovered its maximum best friend in mathematics.

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Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)

By Roberta L. Millstein

This quantity addresses primary concerns within the philosophy of technological know-how within the context of 2 such a lot interesting fields: biology and economics. Written by means of professionals and specialists within the philosophy of biology and economics, Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics offers a dependent research of the strategies of mechanism and causality in those disciplines and attracts cautious juxtapositions among philosophical gear and medical perform. by way of exploring the problems which are so much salient to the modern philosophies of biology and economics and by way of proposing comparative analyses, the publication serves as a platform not just for gaining mutual knowing among scientists and philosophers of the existence sciences and people of the social sciences, but additionally for sharing interdisciplinary study that mixes either philosophical suggestions in either fields.

The booklet starts off by means of defining the innovations of mechanism and causality in biology and economics, respectively. the second one and 3rd elements examine philosophical views of varied causal and mechanistic concerns in medical perform within the fields. those sections comprise chapters on causal concerns within the conception of evolution; experiments and clinical discovery; illustration of causal family members and mechanism through versions in economics. The concluding part provides interdisciplinary reports of varied themes referring to extrapolation of existence sciences and social sciences, together with chapters at the philosophical research of conjoining organic and monetary analyses with, respectively, demography, medication and sociology.

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Analysing Ecological Data (Statistics for Biology and Health)

By Alain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno, Graham M. Smith

This ebook offers a pragmatic advent to analysing ecological info utilizing actual information units gathered as a part of postgraduate ecological experiences or learn projects.

The first a part of the e-book provides a mostly non-mathematical creation to info exploration, univariate tools (including GAM and combined modelling techniques), multivariate research, time sequence research (e.g. universal tendencies) and spatial information. the second one half offers 17 case experiences, often written including biologists who attended classes given by way of the 1st authors. The case stories comprise themes starting from terrestrial ecology to marine biology. The case reports can be utilized as a template in your personal information research; simply attempt to discover a case learn that fits your individual ecological questions and information constitution, and use this as start line for you personal research. facts from all case stories can be found from tips on software program is equipped in bankruptcy 2.

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Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions: From Plants to Humans (Advances in Genetics)

Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions: From crops to Humans is the 1st try and interpret the better social capabilities of organisms. This quantity covers a very wide selection of organic study and offers a unique framework for figuring out human-specific mind functions.

  • Covers a very wide variety of organic research
  • Provides a unique framework for figuring out human-specific mind capabilities.

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The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators: 1 (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)

By Kostas Kampourakis

This publication brings jointly for the 1st time philosophers of biology to jot down approximately the most imperative options and concerns of their box from the point of view of biology schooling. The chapters of the publication disguise a number of themes starting from conventional ones, similar to organic rationalization, biology and faith or biology and ethics, to modern ones, corresponding to genomics, platforms biology or evolutionary developmental biology. all the 30 chapters covers the respective philosophical literature intimately and makes particular feedback for biology education.

The objective of this e-book is to notify biology educators, undergraduate and graduate scholars in biology and similar fields, scholars in instructor education courses, and curriculum builders concerning the present country of dialogue at the significant subject matters in the philosophy of biology and its implications for instructing biology. furthermore, the booklet should be necessary to philosophers of biology as an introductory textual content in undergraduate and graduate classes.

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Life Unfolding: How the human body creates itself

By Jamie A. Davies

The place did I come from? Why do i've got hands yet only one head? How is my left leg a similar dimension as my correct one? Why are the fingerprints of exact twins no longer exact? How did my mind discover ways to examine? Why needs to I die?

Questions like those stay biology's inner most and so much old demanding situations. They strength us to confront a basic organic challenge: how can anything as huge and complicated as a human physique set up itself from the simplicity of a fertilized egg? A convergence of rules from embryology, genetics, physics, networks, and regulate concept has started to supply genuine solutions. in keeping with the primary precept of 'adaptive self-organization', it explains how the interactions of many cells, and of the tiny
molecular machines that run them, can arrange tissue buildings enormously higher than themselves, correcting blunders as they pass alongside and growing new layers of complexity the place there have been none sooner than.

Life Unfolding tells the tale of human improvement from egg to grownup, from this angle, displaying how our complete knowing of ways we turn out to be has been remodeled lately. Highlighting how embryological wisdom is getting used to appreciate why our bodies age and fail, Jamie A. Davies explores the profound and interesting affects of our newfound wisdom.

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Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid

By Wendy Williams

Kraken is the conventional identify for giant sea monsters, and this ebook introduces some of the most charismatic, enigmatic, and curious population of the ocean: the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative journey throughout the international of squid technology and event, alongside the best way addressing a few riddles approximately what intelligence is, and what monsters lie within the deep. as well as squid, either substantial and in a different way, Kraken examines different both captivating cephalopods, together with the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly skills, corresponding to camouflage and bioluminescence. available and enjoyable, Kraken can be the 1st vast quantity at the topic in additional than a decade and a needs to for fanatics of well known science.

Praise for KRAKEN: The Curious, interesting, and a bit worrying technological know-how of Squid 

"Williams writes with a deft, supple hand as she surveys those spindly, amazing beasts and their international. She reminds us that the recognized global can be significantly higher than within the days of the bestiary-makers, yet there's nonetheless room for ask yourself and strangeness."
-Los Angeles

"Williams's account of squid, octopuses, and different cephalopods abounds with either old legend and smooth science." 

"[Exposes squid's] eerie similarities to the human species, all the way down to eye constitution and the all-important mind mobile, the neuron." 
-New York Post 

"just the correct mix of historical past and science" 
-ForeWord Reviews

"Kraken is a fascinating and expansive biography of a creature that sparks our mind's eye and stimulates our interest. it is a excellent combination of storytelling and science." 
-Vincent Pieribone, writer of Aglow within the Dark

KRAKEN extracts natural pleasure, highbrow pleasure, and deep ask yourself from the main not likely of places--squid. it truly is demanding to learn Wendy Williams's luminous account and never believe the joys of discovery of the definitely profound connections we proportion with squid and all different dwelling issues on this planet. With wit, ardour, and talent as a storyteller, Williams has given us a stunning window into our global and ourselves. --Neil Shubin, writer of the nationwide bestseller "Your internal Fish

Wendy William's KRAKEN weaves vignettes of reports approximately ancient encounters with squid and octopus, with tales of state-of-the-art scientists who're captivated by means of those animals. Her compelling e-book has the ability to alter your world-view approximately those creatures of the ocean, whereas telling the gripping, totally understandable tale of the ways that those animals have replaced human scientific historical past. --Mark J. Spalding, President, the sea Foundation

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Human Biology

Transparent, attractive, and visible, Starr and McMillan's HUMAN BIOLOGY teaches you the center strategies of human biology and prepares you to make well-informed judgements on your lifestyles. every one bankruptcy opens with an software that highlights the relevance of biology and motivates the research of the subject. then you study the elemental innovations which assist you imagine severely approximately those concerns. invaluable pedagogy resembling part finishing "Take-Home Messages" and a working word list assist you comprehend key techniques. on the finish of the bankruptcy, "Your destiny" and "Explore by yourself" sections reveal the effect and private relevance of the content material. to be had with InfoTrac pupil Collections

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Sabertooth (Life of the Past)

By Mauricio Antón

With their spectacularly enlarged canine, sabertooth cats are one of the preferred of prehistoric animals, but it truly is awesome how little information regarding them is accessible for the curious layperson. What’s extra, there have been different sabertooths that weren't cats, animals with unique names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. a few have been no taller than a family cat, others have been higher than a lion, and a few have been as bizarre as their names recommend. Sabertooths proceed to pose questions even for experts. What did they seem like? How did they use their fantastic dogs enamel? And why did they ultimately pass extinct? during this visible and highbrow deal with of a ebook, Mauricio Antón tells their tale in phrases and images, all scrupulously in line with the most recent medical examine. The publication is an excellent marriage ceremony of technological know-how and paintings that celebrates the impressive range of the lifetime of the not-so-distant past.

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