The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation
By Jay Harman
By Jay Harman
By Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum
An impassioned name to fingers, Unscientific America exhorts american citizens to reintegrate technology into public discourse—before it truly is too late.
By Hein van den Berg
This book provides a unique remedy of Immanuel Kant’s perspectives on right traditional technology and biology. The prestige of biology in Kant’s method of technological know-how is frequently taken to be frustrating. through interpreting Kant’s philosophy of biology in terms of his perception of right technology, the current e-book determines Kant’s perspectives at the clinical prestige of biology. Combining a huge ideengeschichtlich procedure with a close historic reconstruction of philosophical and medical texts, the ebook establishes very important interconnections among Kant’s philosophy of technological know-how, his perspectives on biology, and his reception of overdue 18th century organic theories. It discusses Kant’s perspectives on technology and biology as articulated in his released writings and within the Opus postumum. The e-book exhibits that even though biology is a non-mathematical technology and the relation among biology and different typical sciences isn't really detailed, Kant did permit for the potential of supplying clinical motives in biology and assigned biology a particular area of research.
“Simultaneously sobering and exhilarating, Michael Tennesen’s wide-ranging survey of failures highlights either life’s fragility and its metamorphosing endurance” (Booklist) and describes what lifestyles on the earth might appear like after the following mass extinction.
A becoming variety of scientists agree we're headed towards a mass extinction, maybe in as low as three hundred years. Already there were 5 mass extinctions within the final six hundred million years, together with the Cretaceous Extinction, within which an asteroid knocked out the dinosaurs. notwithstanding those occasions have been at the start harmful, they have been additionally leading movers of evolutionary swap in nature. And we will see a number of the indications of one other extinction occasion coming, as our oceans lose either fish and oxygen, and our lands lose either predators and prey. In The subsequent Species, Michael Tennesen questions what lifestyles should be like after it happens.
In considerate, provocative methods, Tennesen discusses the way forward for nature and no matter if people will make it throughout the bottleneck of extinction. may perhaps lifestyles all at once get very large because it did earlier than the arriving of people? might the conquest of Mars result in one other type of human? may possibly we add our minds right into a laptop and stay in a digital truth? How could we realize the following people? Are they with us now?
Tennesen delves into the background of the planet and travels to rainforests, canyons, craters, and caves world wide to discover the aptitude winners and losers of the following period of evolution. His predictions, in response to stories and interviews with most sensible scientists, have important implications for all times on the earth this present day. The subsequent Species is “an engrossing heritage of lifestyles, the dismal adjustments wrought through guy, and a forecast of lifestyles after the 6th mass extinction” (Kirkus Reviews).
By Stanley Zaslau
Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A evaluation of Pharmacology deals up to date, clinically correct board-style questions—perfect for path overview and board prep. 1,000 multiple-choice questions with exact resolution reasons hide usually established subject matters in pharmacology, together with questions relating to medical issues and divided by means of physique platforms. The booklet good points full-color illustrations and provides versatile examine strategies with on-line entry to the questions and solutions on a spouse website.
By Steve Jones
Introducing Genetics takes readers on a trip via this new technological know-how to the invention of DNA and the guts of the human gene map. In way of life, many folks more and more need to make ethical judgements the place genetics performs an element. This ebook provides us the knowledge to do so.
One of the foremost works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technology and Scripture
Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological country of the fashionable Earth by way of contemplating the long term results of observable traditional phenomena. Written with readability and a stunning highbrow ardour, it's either a seminal paintings of contemporary geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the facts for radical adjustments in weather and geography around the a long time and speculating at the revolutionary improvement of existence. A profound effect on Darwin, Principles of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries similar to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, remodeling technological know-how with its depiction of the strong forces that form the usual world.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
This identify strains the historical past of the guarantees of scientific genetics and of the scientific size of eugenics. The e-book additionally considers social and moral matters that solid frustrating shadows over those fields.
By Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
A collaboration among one of many youngest professors within the uk and a unusual renowned physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is among the most fun and obtainable motives of the speculation of relativity.
By Christopher G. Goetz
Prepared to process sufferer difficulties how you do, this best-selling textual content courses you thru the assessment of neurologic signs, is helping you decide the main acceptable assessments and interpret the findings, and assists you in successfully dealing with the underlying reasons. Its functional procedure makes it a fantastic reference for scientific practice.* contains functional, evidence-based methods from an across the world well known staff of authors.
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