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Barron's Anatomy Flash Cards (Cards, 3rd ed.): Ken Ashwell Barron's Anatomy Flash Cards (Cards, 3rd ed.)
Ken Ashwell
R594 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R117 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Darwin's hunch - Science, race, and the search for human origins (Paperback): Christa Kuljian Darwin's hunch - Science, race, and the search for human origins (Paperback)
Christa Kuljian
R330 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

There is, broad agreement in the scientific world today that all humans share common origins in Africa, but when Charles Darwin first suggested it in 1871, few European scientists took his theory seriously. When the Taung child skull was found in South Africa in 1924, Raymond Dart supported Darwin’s theory, but it did little to shift scientific opinion. In the 1980s, when genetics research concluded that all living humans can trace their maternal ancestry back to Africa 200 000 years ago, many international scientists were slow to accept this claim. Scientists, and their research, are often shaped by the prevailing social and political context at the time. Kuljian explores this trend in South Africa and provides fresh insight on the search for human origins – in the fields of palaeoanthropology and genetics – over the past century. The book follows the colonial practice in Europe, the US and South Africa of collecting human skeletons and cataloguing them into racial types, in the hope that they would provide clues to human evolution. Kuljian sheds light on how, during apartheid, the concept of racial classification mirrored the way in which many scientists thought about race and human evolution. In more recent years, the field has been shaped by a more open and diverse approach, and more women and African scientists are entering the field. Research continues and new information is gathered all the time. Darwin’s Hunch also examines current developments in the search for human origins, and uncovers stories that shed new light on the past.

Debating Procreation - Is It Wrong to Reproduce? (Paperback): David Benatar, David Wasserman Debating Procreation - Is It Wrong to Reproduce? (Paperback)
David Benatar, David Wasserman
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While procreation is ubiquitous, attention to the ethical issues involved in creating children is relatively rare. In Debating Procreation, David Benatar and David Wasserman take opposing views on this important question. David Benatar argues for the anti-natalist view that it is always wrong to bring new people into existence. He argues that coming into existence is always a serious harm and that even if it were not always so, the risk of serious harm is sufficiently great to make procreation wrong. In addition to these "philanthropic" arguments, he advances the "misanthropic" one that because humans are so defective and cause vast amounts of harm, it is wrong to create more of them. David Wasserman defends procreation against the anti-natalist challenge. He outlines a variety of moderate pro-natalist positions, which all see procreation as often permissible but never required. After criticizing the main anti-natalist arguments, he reviews those pronatalist positions. He argues that constraints on procreation are best understood in terms of the role morality of prospective parents, considers different views of that role morality, and argues for one that imposes only limited constraints based on the well-being of the future child. He then argues that the expected good of a future child and of the parent-child relationship can provide a strong justification for procreation in the face of expected adversities without giving individuals any moral reason to procreate

Ecological Bulletins - The Use of Population Viability Analyses in Conservation Planning (Hardcover, Bulletin 48): P Sjogren... Ecological Bulletins - The Use of Population Viability Analyses in Conservation Planning (Hardcover, Bulletin 48)
P Sjogren Gulve, T Ebenhard
R1,243 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R118 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The scope of this volume is intentionally broad. We review applications of spatially realistic occupancy models and age- or stage-structured demographic models as well as individual-based demographic models. These three main Population Viability Analysis (PVA) approaches initially are compared with other conservation assessment tools in an overview by Akcakaya, Lacy and Sjogren-Gulve and Hanski, with a special chapter on plant PVAs by Menges, all using illustrative examples. Fleishman et al. subsequently outline how nested subsets analyses can help discern focal species, taxa whose habitat requirements may encompass those of larger species groups and can be subjected to PVAs. Kindvall then compares the predictive accuracy of simpler occupancy models versus a democratic model for predicting local extinctions and colonizations in a bush-cricket metapopulation. Thereafter, four case studies which use the three model categories are presented (papers by Berglind, Ebenhard, Lennartsson, and Vos et al.). The volume concludes with Gardenfors' paper on the use of PVAs in the classification of threatened species, and Lacy's presentation of the structure and logic of VORTEX, a widely used demographic and genetic PVA model.

Human Evolution - A Pelican Introduction (Paperback): Robin Dunbar Human Evolution - A Pelican Introduction (Paperback)
Robin Dunbar
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What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? The past 12,000 years represent the only time in the sweep of human history when there has been only one human species. How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? And why did we emerge such intellectual giants? The tale of our origins has inevitably been told through the 'stones and bones' of the archaeological record, yet Robin Dunbar shows it was our social and cognitive changes rather than our physical development which truly made us distinct from other species.

Das Mosaik Der Menschwerdung - Vom Aufrechten Gang Zur Eroberung Der Erde: Humanevolution Im Uberblick (Mixed media product):... Das Mosaik Der Menschwerdung - Vom Aufrechten Gang Zur Eroberung Der Erde: Humanevolution Im Uberblick (Mixed media product)
Dierk Suhr
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mathematical Learning and Cognition in Early Childhood - Integrating Interdisciplinary Research into Practice (Hardcover, 1st... Mathematical Learning and Cognition in Early Childhood - Integrating Interdisciplinary Research into Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Katherine M. Robinson, Helena P. Osana, Donna Kotsopoulos
R2,221 R1,986 Discovery Miles 19 860 Save R235 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores mathematical learning and cognition in early childhood from interdisciplinary perspectives, including developmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and education. It examines how infants and young children develop numerical and mathematical skills, why some children struggle to acquire basic abilities, and how parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators can promote early mathematical development. The first section of the book focuses on infancy and toddlerhood with a particular emphasis on the home environment and how parents can foster early mathematical skills to prepare their children for formal schooling. The second section examines topics in preschool and kindergarten, such as the development of counting procedures and principles, the use of mathematics manipulatives in instruction, and the impacts of early intervention. The final part of the book focuses on particular instructional approaches in the elementary school years, such as different additive concepts, schema-based instruction, and methods of division. Chapters analyze the ways children learn to think about, work with, and master the language of mathematical concepts, as well as provide effective approaches to screening and intervention. Included among the topics: The relationship between early gender differences and future mathematical learning and participation. The connection between mathematical and computational thinking. Patterning abilities in young children. Supporting children with learning difficulties and intellectual disabilities. The effectiveness of tablets as elementary mathematics education tools. Mathematical Learning and Cognition in Early Childhood is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in infancy and early childhood development, child and school psychology, neuroscience, mathematics education, educational psychology, and social work.

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture (Hardcover): Bennett Zon Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture (Hardcover)
Bennett Zon
R2,129 R1,964 Discovery Miles 19 640 Save R165 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This engaging book explores the dynamic relationship between evolutionary science and musical culture in Victorian Britain, drawing upon a wealth of popular scientific and musical literature to contextualize evolutionary theories of the Darwinian and non-Darwinian revolutions. Bennett Zon uses musical culture to question the hegemonic role ascribed to Darwin by later thinkers, and interrogates the conceptual premise of modern debates in evolutionary musicology. Structured around the Great Chain of Being, chapters are organized by discipline in successively ascending order according to their object of study, from zoology and the study of animal music to theology and the music of God. Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture takes a non-Darwinian approach to the interpretation of Victorian scientific and musical interrelationships, debunking the idea that the arts had little influence on contemporary scientific ideas and, by probing the origins of musical interdisciplinarity, the volume shows how music helped ideas about evolution to evolve.

The Human Advantage - How Our Brains Became Remarkable (Paperback): Suzana Herculano-Houzel The Human Advantage - How Our Brains Became Remarkable (Paperback)
Suzana Herculano-Houzel
R312 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why our human brains are awesome, and how we left our cousins, the great apes, behind: a tale of neurons and calories, and cooking. Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great apes, behind. So the human brain is special, right? Wrong, according to Suzana Herculano-Houzel. Humans have developed cognitive abilities that outstrip those of all other animals, but not because we are evolutionary outliers. The human brain was not singled out to become amazing in its own exclusive way, and it never stopped being a primate brain. If we are not an exception to the rules of evolution, then what is the source of the human advantage? Herculano-Houzel shows that it is not the size of our brain that matters but the fact that we have more neurons in the cerebral cortex than any other animal, thanks to our ancestors' invention, some 1.5 million years ago, of a more efficient way to obtain calories: cooking. Because we are primates, ingesting more calories in less time made possible the rapid acquisition of a huge number of neurons in the still fairly small cerebral cortex-the part of the brain responsible for finding patterns, reasoning, developing technology, and passing it on through culture. Herculano-Houzel shows us how she came to these conclusions-making "brain soup" to determine the number of neurons in the brain, for example, and bringing animal brains in a suitcase through customs. The Human Advantage is an engaging and original look at how we became remarkable without ever being special.

Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Addiction (Paperback): Francesca Mapua Filbey Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology - The Neuroscience of Addiction (Paperback)
Francesca Mapua Filbey
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses a growing need for accessible information on the neuroscience of addiction. In the past decade, neuroscientific research has greatly advanced our understanding of the brain mechanisms of addiction. However this information still remains largely confined to scientific outlets. As legislation continues to evolve and the stigma surrounding addiction persists, new findings on the impact of substances on the brain are an important public health issue. Francesca Mapua Filbey gives readers an overview of research on addiction including classic theories as well as current neuroscientific studies. A variety of textual supports - including a glossary, learning objectives and review questions - help students better reinforce their reading and make the text a ready-made complement to undergraduate and graduate courses on addiction.

The Garter Snakes - Evolution and Ecology (Hardcover, New): Douglas A. Rossman, Etc, Neil B. Ford, Richard A Seigel The Garter Snakes - Evolution and Ecology (Hardcover, New)
Douglas A. Rossman, Etc, Neil B. Ford, Richard A Seigel
R1,421 Discovery Miles 14 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology" includes color plates of all species (many never previously figured in color); extensive discussion of ecology, behavior, and captive care; and a modern key to all species-as well as species-by-species summaries of the systematics and natural history of the thirty different garter snakes now recognized. Of particular interest are the descriptions of lesser-known species in Mexico.

Because interest in reptiles has grown dramatically in recent years, this comprehensive guide is designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible-to both the professional herpetologist interested in the biology of Thamnophis and the hobbyist who wants to know more about these diverse and widespread snakes, both in the home aquarium and in the wild.

Purves Biologie (German, Hardcover, 10th 10. Aufl. 2019 ed.): Andreas Held Purves Biologie (German, Hardcover, 10th 10. Aufl. 2019 ed.)
Andreas Held; David Sadava; Edited by Jurgen Markl; Translated by Birgit Jarosch; David M. Hillis, …
R1,866 R1,683 Discovery Miles 16 830 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Das didaktisch ausgefeilte und umfassende Lehrbuch mit dem sympathischen Frosch: der neue und moderne Purves! Dieses die gesamte Biologie mit all ihren Teildisziplinen darstellende Werk richtet sich an: den Studienanf nger in der Biologie, der einen guten Einstieg in das Studium brauch den Studierenden der Biologie, sei es Diplom, Bachelor oder Master, auch von Biologie als Nebenfach, der einen verl sslichen Begleiter an der Universit t braucht den Universit tsdozenten, der in seinem Unterricht Wert auf herausragende Didaktik und pr fungsrelevantes Wissen legt den Lehrer, dem die Schulb cher f r den Unterricht unzureichend erscheinen und der sich v.a. einen pr gnanten und originellen Einstieg in seine Unterrichtsstunden w nscht den Staatsexamenskandidaten und den Referendar, f r den eine gute Pr sentation von Lehrstoff in der Biologie berufsentscheidend ist den Sch ler in der Sek II/Oberstufe, der ber seinen Tellerrand hinausschauen m chte den Medizinstudenten, der Lebenswissenschaften nicht nur in Multiple-Choice-Fragen verstehen m chte den interessierte Leser, der sich mit kurzen Informationsh ppchen nicht zufrieden geben m chte Die St rken dieses Lehrbuches sind: didaktisch ausgezeichnete Visualisierung selbst schwieriger Sachverhalte Lernen nicht nur von Fakten, sondern von Zusammenh ngen moderne Methoden und neue Forschungsans tze sind integriert und leiten damit zu eigenen Untersuchungen an Visuelles Lernen wird erleichtert, u.a. durch Grafiken mit Sprechblasen, die Vorg nge erkl ren 10 Teile untergliedern die Biologie entsprechend der Curricula an Universit ten jedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer anschaulichen Geschichte zum Thema eigene kostenfreie und ausgezeichnet visualisierte Website auf Englisch www.thelifewire.com mit bungen und multimedialen Lernmodulen im Studienalltag erprobt Neu in der Neuauflage: Kapitel ber Evolution erheblich erweitert Zoologie-Kapitel und -Glossar (neu!) durch Mitarbeit von Mary Berenbaum verbessert Web-Links "Animated Tutorial" und "Web Activity" verweisen auf kostenfreie, englischsprachige Lernbereiche die Anzahl der Boxen "Experiment" mit Labor- und Feldmethoden sind deutlich erweitert und zeigen didaktisch verbessert auf, wie man wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse gewinnt; sie ermutigen zum eigenst ndigen Nachdenken und Forschen Strukturierung erheblich verbessert durch Schl ssels tze, Boxen zur "Wiederholung," Kurzfassung der Kapitelinhalte in "Kapitel berblick" und "Kapitel-Zusammenfassung" sowie Fragen zur Selbstkontrolle 70% neue Kapitel-Er ffnungen alle Texte in der Neuauflage von Biologie-Dozenten kritisch durchgesehen

The Digital Mind - How Science Is Redefining Humanity (Hardcover): Arlindo L. Oliveira The Digital Mind - How Science Is Redefining Humanity (Hardcover)
Arlindo L. Oliveira
R563 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How developments in science and technology may enable the emergence of purely digital minds-intelligent machines equal to or greater in power than the human brain. What do computers, cells, and brains have in common? Computers are electronic devices designed by humans; cells are biological entities crafted by evolution; brains are the containers and creators of our minds. But all are, in one way or another, information-processing devices. The power of the human brain is, so far, unequaled by any existing machine or known living being. Over eons of evolution, the brain has enabled us to develop tools and technology to make our lives easier. Our brains have even allowed us to develop computers that are almost as powerful as the human brain itself. In this book, Arlindo Oliveira describes how advances in science and technology could enable us to create digital minds. Exponential growth is a pattern built deep into the scheme of life, but technological change now promises to outstrip even evolutionary change. Oliveira describes technological and scientific advances that range from the discovery of laws that control the behavior of the electromagnetic fields to the development of computers. He calls natural selection the ultimate algorithm, discusses genetics and the evolution of the central nervous system, and describes the role that computer imaging has played in understanding and modeling the brain. Having considered the behavior of the unique system that creates a mind, he turns to an unavoidable question: Is the human brain the only system that can host a mind? If digital minds come into existence-and, Oliveira says, it is difficult to argue that they will not-what are the social, legal, and ethical implications? Will digital minds be our partners, or our rivals?

Quantitative Genetics And Its Connections With Big Data And Sequenced Genomes (Hardcover): Charles J. Mode Quantitative Genetics And Its Connections With Big Data And Sequenced Genomes (Hardcover)
Charles J. Mode
R1,457 R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Save R369 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book gives an overview of developments in Quantitative Genetics and variance component analysis in an era of Big Data and Sequenced Genomes. It provides a detailed description of a direct method of estimation that will be a useful means of extracting information from a large set of data that was inconceivable 10 to 20 years ago.The book is a combination of a history of variance component analysis and a forward looking view as to how direct methods of estimation arise from the availability of big data sets and sequenced genomes of each individual in the sample.Many papers and books on quantitative genetics versions of the general linear model from statistics are useful for analyzing the data, using relatively small sets of data. In this book, new methods of direct estimation are introduced and analyzed that are appropriate for an era of big sets of data and sequences genomes. These direct methods of estimation are based on taking conditional expectations rather the methods of least squares that characterize many applications of the general linear model of statistics.

Quantitative Genetics And Its Connections With Big Data And Sequenced Genomes (Paperback): Charles J. Mode Quantitative Genetics And Its Connections With Big Data And Sequenced Genomes (Paperback)
Charles J. Mode
R788 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R171 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book gives an overview of developments in Quantitative Genetics and variance component analysis in an era of Big Data and Sequenced Genomes. It provides a detailed description of a direct method of estimation that will be a useful means of extracting information from a large set of data that was inconceivable 10 to 20 years ago.The book is a combination of a history of variance component analysis and a forward looking view as to how direct methods of estimation arise from the availability of big data sets and sequenced genomes of each individual in the sample.Many papers and books on quantitative genetics versions of the general linear model from statistics are useful for analyzing the data, using relatively small sets of data. In this book, new methods of direct estimation are introduced and analyzed that are appropriate for an era of big sets of data and sequences genomes. These direct methods of estimation are based on taking conditional expectations rather the methods of least squares that characterize many applications of the general linear model of statistics.

Toward a Unified Ecology (Paperback, second edition): Timothy Allen, Thomas Hoekstra Toward a Unified Ecology (Paperback, second edition)
Timothy Allen, Thomas Hoekstra
R927 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R221 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first edition of Toward a Unified Ecology was ahead of its time. For the second edition, the authors present a new synthesis of their core ideas on evaluating communities, organisms, populations, biomes, models, and management. The book now places greater emphasis on post-normal critiques, cognizant of ever-present observer values in the system. The problem it addresses is how to work holistically on complex things that cannot be defined, and this book continues to build an approach to the problem of scaling in ecosystems. Provoked by complexity theory, the authors add a whole new chapter on the central role of narrative in science and how models improve them. The book takes data and modeling seriously, with a sophisticated philosophy of science.

Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Byung Hong Kim, Geoffrey Michael Gadd Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Byung Hong Kim, Geoffrey Michael Gadd
R2,915 R2,717 Discovery Miles 27 170 Save R198 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vast numbers of different prokaryotic microorganisms shape the biosphere, with diverse metabolic capabilities. Determination of genome sequences for a wide range of bacteria and archaea now requires an in-depth knowledge of prokaryotic metabolic function to give biochemical, physiological and ecological meaning to the genomic information. This new edition describes up-to-date knowledge of the key metabolic processes that occur under different conditions, and the cellular processes that determine prokaryotic roles in the environment, biotechnology and human health. Essential for students of microbiology, applied microbiology, biotechnology, genomics and systems biology, this advanced textbook covers prokaryotic structure, composition, nutrient transport, biosynthesis and growth. Newly characterised metabolic pathways are included, as well as the latest understanding of metabolic regulation and stress responses. Additionally, the link between energetics, growth and survival is discussed as well as the maintenance of genetic integrity by the bacterial immune system.

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): John M. Archibald Genomics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
John M. Archibald
R117 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R13 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it. Its most celebrated achievement was the Human Genome Project, a technologically challenging endeavor that took thousands of scientists around the world 13 years and over 3 billion US dollars to complete. In this Very Short Introduction John Archibald explores the science of genomics and its rapidly expanding toolbox. Sequencing a human genome now takes only a few days and costs as little as $1,000. The genomes of simple bacteria and viruses can be sequenced in a matter of hours on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The resulting sequences can be used to better understand our biology in health and disease and to 'personalize' medicine. Archibald shows how the field of genomics is on the cusp of another quantum leap; the implications for science and society are profound. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Evolution, Literature, and Film - A Reader (Paperback): Brian Boyd, Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall Evolution, Literature, and Film - A Reader (Paperback)
Brian Boyd, Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall
R659 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R147 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring thirty-nine essential essays by pioneering scholars, scientists, and critics, "Evolution, Literature, and Film" opens with an introduction to the principles of evolution, with essays from Charles Darwin on the logic of natural selection, Richard Dawkins on the genetic revolution of modern evolutionary theory, Edward O. Wilson on the unity of knowledge, Steven Pinker on the transformation of psychology into an explanatory science, and David Sloan Wilson on the integration of evolutionary theory into cultural critique. Later sections include essays on the adaptive function of the arts, discussions of evolutionary literary theory and film theory, interpretive commentaries on specific works of literature and film, and analyses using empirical methods to explore literary problems. Texts under the microscope include folk- and fairy tales; Homer's "Iliad"; Shakespeare's plays; works by William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, Emily Bront?, and Zora Neale Hurston; narratives in sci-fi, comics, and slash fiction; and films from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Each essay explains the contribution of evolution to a study of the human mind, human behavior, culture, and art.

Evolving Enactivism - Basic Minds Meet Content (Hardcover): Daniel D. Hutto, Erik Myin Evolving Enactivism - Basic Minds Meet Content (Hardcover)
Daniel D. Hutto, Erik Myin
R641 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R162 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An extended argument that cognitive phenomena-perceiving, imagining, remembering-can be best explained in terms of an interface between contentless and content-involving forms of cognition. Evolving Enactivism argues that cognitive phenomena-perceiving, imagining, remembering-can be best explained in terms of an interface between contentless and content-involving forms of cognition. Building on their earlier book Radicalizing Enactivism, which proposes that there can be forms of cognition without content, Daniel Hutto and Erik Myin demonstrate the unique explanatory advantages of recognizing that only some forms of cognition have content while others-the most elementary ones-do not. They offer an account of the mind in duplex terms, proposing a complex vision of mentality in which these basic contentless forms of cognition interact with content-involving ones. Hutto and Myin argue that the most basic forms of cognition do not, contrary to a currently popular account of cognition, involve picking up and processing information that is then used, reused, stored, and represented in the brain. Rather, basic cognition is contentless-fundamentally interactive, dynamic, and relational. In advancing the case for a radically enactive account of cognition, Hutto and Myin propose crucial adjustments to our concept of cognition and offer theoretical support for their revolutionary rethinking, emphasizing its capacity to explain basic minds in naturalistic terms. They demonstrate the explanatory power of the duplex vision of cognition, showing how it offers powerful means for understanding quintessential cognitive phenomena without introducing scientifically intractable mysteries into the mix.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - Volume 5: The Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2012): William B Whitman,... Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - Volume 5: The Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2012)
William B Whitman, Michael Goodfellow, Peter Kampfer, Hans-Jurgen Busse, Martha E. Trujillo, …
R5,800 R4,985 Discovery Miles 49 850 Save R815 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This updated final volume in the best-selling series of reference works features descriptions of more than 200 genera in 49 families and includes a revised taxonomic outline for the Actinobacteria as well as many medically and industrially important taxa.

Genetics For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Tara Rodden Robinson Genetics For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Tara Rodden Robinson
R362 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats. * Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner * Includes coverage of stem cell research, molecular genetics, behavioral genetics, genetic engineering, and more * Explores ethical issues as they pertain to the study of genetics Whether you re currently enrolled in a genetics course or are just looking for a refresher, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow information on this fascinating subject.

Your Brain Is a Time Machine - The Neuroscience and Physics of Time (Paperback): Dean Buonomano Your Brain Is a Time Machine - The Neuroscience and Physics of Time (Paperback)
Dean Buonomano
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"Time" is the most common noun in the English language yet philosophers and scientists don't agree about what time actually is or how to define it. Perhaps this is because the brain tells, represents and perceives time in multiple ways. Dean Buonomano investigates the relationship between the brain and time, looking at what time is, why it seems to speed up or slow down and whether our sense that time flows is an illusion. Buonomano presents his theory of how the brain tells time, and illuminates such concepts as free will, consciousness, space-time and relativity from the perspective of a neuroscientist. Drawing on physics, evolutionary biology and philosophy, he reveals that the brain's ultimate purpose may be to predict the future-and thus that your brain is a time machine.

The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates: Compact (Spiral bound, 7th edition): The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates: Compact (Spiral bound, 7th edition)
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The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates Compact, Seventh Edition is a smaller sized (8.5 x 11inch), abridged version of the most referenced work in neuroscience (over 35,000 citations). The compact edition provides the coronal plates and diagrams of the current seventh edition in a smaller, more convenient spiral format and at a student friendly price. This book includes an introduction on current concepts in neuroanatomy, such as neuromeres and brain development. Students and seasoned researchers will find the first major unified nomenclature ontology tree based on development that features coronal photographic plates and juxtaposed diagrams.

The Theory That Changed Everything - "On the Origin of Species" as a Work in Progress (Paperback): Philip Lieberman The Theory That Changed Everything - "On the Origin of Species" as a Work in Progress (Paperback)
Philip Lieberman
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Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world's living--and still evolving--things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin's transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman's own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors' grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin's time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question.

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