The Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology

Author: Edited by John O. E. Clark and William Hemsley




Page: 272

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Biology students will find this comprehensive and approachable dictionary invaluable for its definitions of the words that are a required part of this field. Students in related disciplines, such as biochemistry and medicine, will also use it as a handy r.

Rosen Comprehensive Student Dictionaries

Author: John Owen Edward Clark



Category: Biology

Page: 271

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This dictionary, an up-to-date reference source for a wide range of people, contains definitions of biological terms.

Technology Transfer

Author: Cynthia A. Steinke

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Science

Page: 172

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Technology transfer: the role of the sci-tech librarian; New reference works in science and technology; Developing information systems for technology transfer; Emerging roles for academic librarians in the technology transfer process; American libraries and domestic technology transfer.
Social Science

Ivan Illich

Author: David Cayley

Publisher: Penn State Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 861

In the eighteen years since Ivan Illich’s death, David Cayley has been reflecting on the meaning of his friend and teacher’s life and work. Now, in Ivan Illich: An Intellectual Journey, he presents Illich’s body of thought, locating it in its own time and retrieving its relevance for ours. Ivan Illich (1926–2002) was a revolutionary figure in the Roman Catholic Church and in the wider field of cultural criticism that began to take shape in the 1960s. His advocacy of a new, de-clericalized church and his opposition to American missionary programs in Latin America, which he saw as reactionary and imperialist, brought him into conflict with the Vatican and led him to withdraw from direct service to the church in 1969. His institutional critiques of the 1970s, from Deschooling Society to Medical Nemesis, promoted what he called institutional or cultural revolution. The last twenty years of his life were occupied with developing his theory of modernity as an extension of church history. Ranging over every phase of Illich’s career and meditating on each of his books, Cayley finds Illich to be as relevant today as ever and more likely to be understood, now that the many convergent crises he foresaw are in full public view and the church that rejected him is paralyzed in its “folkloric” shell. Not a conventional biography, though attentive to how Illich lived, Cayley’s book is “continuing a conversation” with Illich that will engage anyone who is interested in theology, philosophy, history, and the Catholic Church.

Towards a Semiotic Biology

Author: Claus Emmeche

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Science

Page: 304

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This book presents programmatic texts on biosemiotics, written collectively by world leading scholars in the field (Deacon, Emmeche, Favareau, Hoffmeyer, Kull, Markoš, Pattee, Stjernfelt). In addition, the book includes chapters which focus closely on semiotic case studies (Bruni, Kotov, Maran, Neuman, Turovski). According to the central thesis of biosemiotics, sign processes characterise all living systems and the very nature of life, and their diverse phenomena can be best explained via the dynamics and typology of sign relations. The authors are therefore presenting a deeper view on biological evolution, intentionality of organisms, the role of communication in the living world and the nature of sign systems - all topics which are described in this volume. This has important consequences on the methodology and epistemology of biology and study of life phenomena in general, which the authors aim to help the reader better understand.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History

Author: A. Iriye

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 1284

View: 797

Written and edited by many of the world's foremost scholars of transnational history, this Dictionary challenges readers to look at the contemporary world in a new light. Contains over 400 entries on transnational subjects such as food, migration and religion, as well as traditional topics such as nationalism and war.

Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)



Category: Medicine


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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Evolutionary Systems

Author: G. Vijver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Philosophy

Page: 438

View: 689

The three well known revolutions of the past centuries - the Copernican, the Darwinian and the Freudian - each in their own way had a deflating and mechanizing effect on the position of humans in nature. They opened up a richness of disillusion: earth acquired a more modest place in the universe, the human body and mind became products of a long material evolutionary history, and human reason, instead of being the central, immaterial, locus of understanding, was admitted into the theater of discourse only as a materialized and frequently out-of-control actor. Is there something objectionable to this picture? Formulated as such, probably not. Why should we resist the idea that we are in certain ways, and to some degree, physically, biologically or psychically determined? Why refuse to acknowledge the fact that we are materially situated in an ever evolving world? Why deny that the ways of inscription (traces of past events and processes) are co-determinative of further "evolutionary pathways"? Why minimize the idea that each intervention, of each natural being, is temporally and materially situated, and has, as such, the inevitable consequence of changing the world? The point is, however, that there are many, more or less radically different, ways to consider the "mechanization" of man and nature. There are, in particular, many ways to get the message of "material and evolutionary determination", as well as many levels at which this determination can be thought of as relevant or irrelevant.

Global Change Biology UPDF

Author: Erica Bree Rosenblum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Page: 432

View: 647

Bree Rosenblum's Global Change Biology provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Global Change Biology and will be a roadmap for structuring Global Change Biology courses, a burgeoning field of biological study. The first of its kind, Rosenblum goes beyond the narrow focus of existing texts, which tend to focus on climate only, by offering broader coverage and focusing on how humans have affected the planet though mechanisms such as infectious disease, habitat loss, biogeochemistry, and the water cycle. The textbook will encourage students to think about change across spatial and temporal scales and fills a unique niche of integrating ecological and evolutionary perspectives consistently. The conceptual arc of the textbook is organized around three fundamental learning objectives: The Past, The Present, and The Future of global change, with respective study of evolution and history of global change thought, contemporary issues in the Anthropocene era, and future responses to current crises in ecosystems and organismal behavior. Enrichment features include "Core concepts" boxes reviewing foundational biological concepts, "Meet the Data" boxes providing direct experience interpreting Global change data, and "Integrative Case Studies," which provide an opportunity to evaluate multifaceted organismal responses in complex systems. Pre- and post- assessment tools like "The Blank Page," a chapter-opener feature in the mold of the National Science Foundation's "Picturing to Learn" initiative, encourage students to reflect and self-assess and deepen involvement. The primary intended audience for Global Change Biology is upper division undergraduate students in any biology major. Upper division students will be ready to apply key concepts in ecology and evolution to the Global Change Biology theme area and develop a more analytical and integrative skill set as scientists.
Index medicus

Medical Subject Headings

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)



Category: Index medicus


View: 532


Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Medical

Page: 3284

View: 147

Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: ABC of Bioinformatics combines elements of computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics and biotechnology, providing the methodology and in silico solutions to mine biological data and processes. The book covers Theory, Topics and Applications, with a special focus on Integrative –omics and Systems Biology. The theoretical, methodological underpinnings of BCB, including phylogeny are covered, as are more current areas of focus, such as translational bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and environmental informatics. Finally, Applications provide guidance for commonly asked questions. This major reference work spans basic and cutting-edge methodologies authored by leaders in the field, providing an invaluable resource for students, scientists, professionals in research institutes, and a broad swath of researchers in biotechnology and the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Brings together information from computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics and biotechnology Written and reviewed by leading experts in the field, providing a unique and authoritative resource Focuses on the main theoretical and methodological concepts before expanding on specific topics and applications Includes interactive images, multimedia tools and crosslinking to further resources and databases