Eckert Animal Physiology

Author: David Randall
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 0716786303
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Science

Building on their last revision of Roger Eckert's best-selling text, the author team of Randall, Burggren, and French are back and breathing new life into "Animal Physiology." The "Fifth Edition" highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, all the while staying true to the enduring strengths that have made the book a longtime market-leader. With this edition more student help has also been included.

The Role of Calcium and Comparable Cations in Animal Behaviour

Author: Patricia Wilkins
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9781847552136
Release Date: 2007-10-31
Genre: Medical

Calcium and comparable cations are fast being recognised for their role as vital components of animal physiology. When trying to answer questions such as why salmon can adjust to life in fresh water as well as seawater, or why chilli peppers taste hot to humans but evoke little response from chickens, we often find the answers lie in patterns of movement of these ions and their roles in sensing, transmitting and collecting messages. Bringing together scattered literature on calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium in biology, this book examines important biological contributions of these ions including enzyme activation, effects in all types of muscle and biomineralization. Attention is focused on: channel construction and ion movement; calcium as a second messenger and in the construction of solids and ion channelopathies, with the help of personalities such as Agatha Christie, van Gogh and Captain Cook. The Role of Calcium and Comparable Cations in Animal Behaviour will be valued by a wide-range of readers including students of bioinorganic chemistry and animal behavioural studies, teachers and other professionals in academia.

Epidemiologie

Author: Leon Gordis
Publisher:
ISBN: 3932091639
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Epidemiology


Evolution and the Emergent Self

Author: Raymond L. Neubauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231521680
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Science

Evolution and the Emergent Self is an eloquent and evocative new synthesis that explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. Lucidly presenting ideas about the rise of complexity in our genetic, neuronal, ecological, and ultimately cosmological settings, the author takes readers on a provocative tour of modern science's quest to understand our place in nature and in our universe. Readers fascinated with "Big History" and drawn to examine big ideas will be challenged and enthralled by Raymond L. Neubauer's ambitious narrative. How did humans emerge from the cosmos and the pre-biotic Earth, and what mechanisms of biological, chemical, and physical sciences drove this increasingly complex process? Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity of organisms to store information, making learning possible. In key chapters, the author portrays four species with high brain:body ratios—chimpanzees, elephants, ravens, and dolphins—showing how each species shares with humans the capacity for complex communication, elaborate social relationships, flexible behavior, tool use, and powers of abstraction. A large brain can have a hierarchical arrangement of circuits that facilitates higher levels of abstraction. Neubauer describes this constellation of qualities as an emergent self, arguing that self-awareness is nascent in several species besides humans and that potential human characteristics are embedded in the evolutionary process and have emerged repeatedly in a variety of lineages on our planet. He ultimately demonstrates that human culture is not a unique offshoot of a language-specialized primate, but an analogue of fundamental mechanisms that organisms have used since the beginning of life on Earth to gather and process information in order to buffer themselves from fluctuations in the environment. Neubauer also views these developments in a cosmic setting, detailing open thermodynamic systems that grow more complex as the energy flowing through them increases. Similar processes of increasing complexity can be found in the "self-organizing" structures of both living and nonliving forms. Recent evidence from astronomy indicates that planet formation may be nearly as frequent as star formation. Since life makes use of the elements commonly seeded into space by burning and expiring stars, it is reasonable to speculate that the evolution of life and intelligence that happened on our planet may be found across the universe.

Purves Biologie

Author: David Sadava
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 3827426502
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Science

Neu im Purves: Evolution erheblich erweitert Zoologie-Kapitel und -Glossar (neu!) durch Mitarbeit von Mary Berenbaum verbessert Web-Links "Animated Tutorial" und "Web Activity" verweisen auf kostenfreie seite www.thelifewire.com Anzahl der Boxen "Experiment" sind deutlich erweitert Strukturierung erheblich verbessert durch Schlüsselsätze, Boxen zur "Wiederholung", "Kapitelüberblick" und "Kapitel-Zusammenfassung" sowie Fragen zur Selbstkontrolle 70% neue Kapitel-Eröffnungen alle Texte von Biologie-Dozenten kritisch durchgesehen

Bienendemokratie

Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104017167
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Nature

»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times

Taschenatlas Pharmakologie

Author: Lutz Hein
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 9783131516572
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Medical

Wirkt sofort! Dieser Taschenatlas hilft. Beschwerden der Verwirrung und Überforderung werden sofort gemildert und weichen dem Gefühl des Verstehens und Begreifens. Die Wirkstoffe Visualisierung und Kompaktheit sind in großen Mengen aktiv. - Über 170 brillante Infografiken illustrieren die Pharmakologie und erleichtern dir den Zugang zu pharmakologischen Sachverhalten. Die kompakten Lerneinheiten eignen sich als Ergänzung zu einem Lehrbuch, zum Vertiefen und Wiederholen. Alle relevanten Informationen zu Wirkstoffgruppen kannst du rasch und gut verständlich nachlesen. Das sinnvolle arzneimitteltherapeutische Vorgehen bei wichtigen Erkrankungen kompakt und auf dem aktuellen Stand. Arzneimittel-Konvertierungslisten helfen dir auf der Suche nach dem Wirkstoff- oder Handelsnamen. Dank Daumenregister und Farbleitsystem kannst du dich schnell orientieren. Du verstehst Zusammenhänge und schaust über den ein oder anderen Tellerrand.