How We Live and Why We Die

Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571250851
Release Date: 2009-04-02
Genre: Science

How do we move, think and remember? Why do we get ill, age and die? Distinguished biologist Lewis Wolpert explains how cells provide the answers to the fundamental questions about our lives. Cells are the basis of all life in the universe. Our bodies are made up of billions of them: an incredibly complex society that governs everything, from movement to memory and imagination. When we age, it is because our cells slow down; when we get ill, it is because our cells mutate or stop working. In How We Live and Why We Die, Wolpert provides a clear explanation of the science that underpins our lives. He explains how our bodies function and how we derive from a single cell - the egg. He examines the science behind the topics that are much discussed but rarely understood - stem-cell research, cloning, DNA - and explains how all life evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, How We Live and Why We Die is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and, essentially, life itself.

Developmental Biology A Very Short Introduction

Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199601196
Release Date: 2011-08-25
Genre: Science

"A concise account of what we know about development discusses the first vital steps of growth and explores one of the liveliest areas of scientific research."--P. [2] of cover.

The Cell A Very Short Introduction

Author: Terence Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199578757
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Science

Introduces cells, discussing their structure, life cycle, and what they can do.

Writing With Skill Level 1 Student Workbook

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 9781942968221
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Education

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: • One- and two-level outlining • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry • Researching and documenting source material • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction • All source material for assignments is provided—no other books are needed • This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student • Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

How We Die

Author: Sherwin B Nuland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407074689
Release Date: 2010-11-16
Genre: Social Science

There are many books intended to help people deal with the trauma of bereavement, but few which explore the reality of death itself. How We Die sets out to explain exactly what happens to each of us when we die. Sherwin B. Nuland - with over 30 years' experience as a surgeon - explains in detail the processes which take place in the body and strips away many illusions about death. The result is a unique and compelling book, addressing the one final fact that all of us must confront. 'It's impossible to read How We Die without realising how earnestly we have avoided this most unavoidable of subjects, how we have protected ourselves by building a cultural wall of myths and lies. I don't know of any writer or scientist who has shown us the face of death as clearly, honestly and compassionately as Sherwin Nuland does here' James Gleick

The Secret Life of Germs

Author: Philip M. Tierno
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743421884
Release Date: 2004-01-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

Secret Chambers

Author: Martin Brasier
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191633744
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Science

In the follow up to Darwin's Lost World, Martin Brasier introduces the quest for the missing history of life and the cell. Through a series of journeys it emerges that the modern plant cell is one of the most deeply puzzling and unlikely steps in the whole history of life. Decoding this puzzle is a great adventure that has mainly taken place over the last half century. Brasier puts the big questions into context through lively descriptions of his explorations around the world, from the Caribbean Sea and the Egyptian pyramids, to the shores of the great lakes in Canada, and to the reefs and deserts of Australia. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago - a period he once dubbed 'the boring billion' - he demonstrates how it in fact involved great evolutionary potential with the formation of the complex (eukaryotic) cell. Without this cell there would be nothing on Earth today except bacteria, and the formation of this cell was a fundamental turning point in the history of life on Earth. Weaving together several threads, Brasier emphasizes the importance of single-celled forms to marine ecosystems; symbiosis and coral reefs; and the architecture and beauty of single-celled Foraminifera and what they tell us about evolution. From a master storyteller comes a vivid description of the earliest biological forms and a set of fascinating tales of travels and research.

The Score

Author: Faye Flam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440638101
Release Date: 2008-06-12
Genre: Science

A smart, witty, and fresh look at the male side of the male-female relationship from a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. In The Score, Faye Flam examines how the desire to "score" has profoundly shaped males over millions of years. Sweeping from the origin of the sexes to the sexual foibles of twenty-first-century humans, Flam, a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer, shows how a small difference in the size of the first sperm and eggs resulted in an evolutionary tradeoff that has affected both males and females. Because males of most species invest less in reproduction than females, they have to invest more up front to get sex-whether by jumping through hoops to prove that they'll be a good father, fighting to near death with rivals, or paying a couple thousand dollars for a class on how to pick up chicks à la the pickup artists in Neil Strauss's The Game. Within this tug-of-war context, Flam explores a wide range of male behaviors and courtship strategies and ultimately reveals that males have been shaped by competing for the preferences of the female sex. But after all this sex-propelled evolution, we're still stuck in a troublesome suspension between monogamy and promiscuity-and it's this tension that explains the contradictions of the modern man.

The Heart s Note

Author: Stewart Pearce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781844093786
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A powerful and inspirational treatise, this study examines the heart as the seat of the soul and shows how, with a daily application of love, humanity can access its wisdom to find answers and create change. Drawn from research of indigenous tribes, ancient rituals, and Christian mystics, this resource teaches that heart consciousness—the idea of the heart as the ultimate truth of creation and the way in which people connect with each other—will enable harmony, peace, and satisfaction. Also illustrating that there is something crucially lacking in today’s society because of the disconnect to the heart, this important investigation encourages readers to be open to love, the fundamental physiological aspect through which true inner peace, normally lost in childhood, can be rediscovered.

Secret of Longevity

Author: Bi Dri Seraphin Kouassi
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468581805
Release Date: 2012-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Stop the Clock of Disease or Illness and Increase Your Life Span We live in a toxic and stressful world. This book talks about the guidelines that we must follow to reverse the devastation of diseases or illnesses, maintain good health and overall well-being. These guidelines are related to the strict respect of nature's laws, which comprises of the following elements: pure water, fresh air, sunlight, exercise, supplements, and health-enhancing food, and regular body system detoxification. Certain foods are bad for our body system because the body is unable to use them for its functioning. These we call death foods or death water. The consumption of these lead to the accumulation of toxins within the body system, making it weak and unable to defend or heal itself. It is better to prevent than cure diseases or illnesses. Do not join the camp of the foolish who say "life is short" or "man must die from something," but instead, you must carefully select all foods that you eat and cosmetic products that you use. Have a regular exercise and body system detoxification. Those things constitute the secret of longevity with full vitality, fitness, beauty, and energy. You must remember that our skin is the first body system defense, so it is very important that we treat our skin with respect and caution using natural cosmetic products. This book also talks about skin care, weight loss, and the use of natural remedies to cure over fifty diseases and illnesses. Mr. Bi Dri Seraphin Kouassi studied in College of Naturopathic Medicine and University of Greenwich. He holds BSc (Hons) in biomedical science and is the founder of the Nutri Health House, whose primary goal is to help people of all background to understand the importance of the use of natural and raw organic products in our daily life.

Men At Risk

Author: Ronald E. Wheeler, M.D.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468548020
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Medical

Dr. Ronald E. Wheeler is unique in the medical world and the practice if Urology. Dr. Wheeler is one of the world’s leading diagnostic and treating Prostrate Cancer Specialists based upon a very sophisticated skill set. Dr. Wheeler diagnoses and treats only prostate disease in a full time clinical practice in Sarasota, Florida. Less than a handful of Urologists form around the world can make claim to specializing in prostate related issues only. Dr. Wheeler’s clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer has superseded the credentialing process. In fact, Dr. Wheeler intends to establish credentialing guidelines for physicians relevant to prostate specific diagnostic and treatment modalities. Dr. Wheeler is a world expert in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), having diagnosed and treated more patients for prostate cancer from more countries than any other treating doctor in the world. HIFU worldwide is a viable treatment option for prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Uterine fibroids in women. Dr. Wheeler is arguable the world’s most acclaimed Urologist in the application of prostate imaging through ultrasound and 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (with or without spectroscopy) while improving excellence in outcome data compared to doctors who rely on random ultrasound guided biopsies as a questionable standard care. The fact that 40-60% of men fail to be cured from prostate cancer by 7-10 years following radiation or radical prostatectomy (including the Da Vince robot) speaks to the inability of ultrasound to identify cancer accurately and further supports the need for other Urologists to follow the path Dr. Wheeler has chosen. Beyond this, Dr. Wheeler is the Medical Director for a Tampa, Florida based company that has developed an oncolytic virus that expects to alter the landscape of some of the most unpredictable diseases men and woman face including prostate and breast cancer. Because of Dr. Wheeler’s passion and expertise, patients seek his leadership in disease assessment from all over the world!

Poland My Love

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781434966605
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Fiction

This story is about the Vonuvask family, who lives in Congress Poland, which is then under the rule of the Russian Empire after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Alotovisk Vonuvask has a new born son, Zoga, with his mistress, Rozalina, about the same time his wife, Peresha, has given birth to their son, Rode. However, Rozalina dies at the childbirth, and so Alotovisk takes Zoga to his family Peresha does not forgive Rozalina and refuses to bring up Zoga, who is later put under the care of a maid. When Zoga grows up, he joins the Underground Society to rebel against the Czar. He invites Rode to join the Society as well. However, both of them fall in love with the same girl they've met there. Then in a mission, Rode is killed. The story describes the changes in the life of the Vonuvask family as it goes through the years of prosperity and the years of dwindling vigor. It depicts the historical period when there is anti-Semitism as well as social inequalities in Congress Poland under the aristocracy of the country and the Czarist rule. This story is also about love and eternal hope.

The Uses of Juices

Author: C. E. Clinkard
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 0787301787
Release Date: 1993-05

1960 Juices extracted from raw fruits & vegetables. Contents include: Choosing Your Vegetables, Cleaning Vegetables, What Fruit to Use, Quantity of Juice to be Taken, the Vital Properties of Juices, Incompatible Juices, etc.