Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth

Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth
Author: Nelson R. Cabej
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0124017290
ISBN 13: 9780124017290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth Book Review:

Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth provides readers with a basic biological education an easy and understandable introduction into a new epigenetic theory of development and evolution. This is a novel theory that describes the epigenetic mechanisms of the development and evolution of animals and explains the colossal evolution and diversification of animals from a new post-genetic perspective. Modern biology has demonstrated the existence of a common genetic toolkit in the animal kingdom, but neither the number of genes nor the evolution of new genes is responsible for the development and evolution of animals. The failure to understand how the same genetic toolkit is used to produce millions of widely different animal forms remains a perplexing conundrum in modern biology. The novel theory shows that the development and evolution of the animal kingdom are functions of epigenetic mechanisms, which are the competent users of the genetic toolkit. Provides a comprehensive view of the epigenetic aspects of reproduction, development, and evolution. Highly rigorous, but simple enough for readers with only a basic knowledge of biology.

Contextuality from Quantum Physics to Psychology

Contextuality from Quantum Physics to Psychology
Author: Ehtibar Dzhafarov,Scott Jordan,Ru Zhang,Victor Cervantes
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN 10: 9814730629
ISBN 13: 9789814730624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contextuality from Quantum Physics to Psychology Book Review:

The book explores the variety of meanings of contextuality across different disciplines, with the emphasis on quantum physics and on psychology. Contents:Conversations on Contextuality (Ehtibar N Dzhafarov & Janne V Kujala)Contextual Semantics (Samson Abransky)From Coupling to Copula (Hans Colonius)Einstein, Bohm, and Leggett-Garg (Guido Bacciagaluppi)It is the Theory Which Decides What We Can Observe (Thomas Filk)Reality, Contextuality, and Probability in Quantum Theory and Beyond (Arkady Plotnitsky)Contextual Emergence (Harald Atmanspacher)Contextuality in Physics and Quantum Cognition (J Acacio de Barros & Gary Oas)End-Directedness and Context in Nonliving Dissipative Systems (James A Dixon, Dilip Kondepudi, Bruce A Kay & Tehran J Davis)Foregrounding the Background (J Scott Jordan, Jiuyang Bai, Vincent Cialdella & Daniel Schloesser)Symmetry-Breaking in Multiagent Coordination (Michael J Richardson & Rachel W Kallen)Probabilistic Contextuality (Janne V Kujala & Ehtibar N Dzhafarov)Quantum Thinking and Counterfactual Reasoning (Louis Narens)Quantum Theory, Active Information and the Mind-Matter Problem (Paavo Pylkkänen)Principles Defining Quantum Mechanics (Gary Oas & J Acacio de Barros)Our (Represented) World: A Quantum-Like Object (Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky & Francois Dubois)Why Would You Want to Borrow from My Discipline? (Emmanuel Haven)Quantum Information Biology (Masanari Asano, Irina Basieva, Andrei Khrennikov, Masanori Ohya, Yoshiharu Tanaka & Ichiro Yamato)Similarity Judgments: From Classical to Complex Vector Psychological Spaces (Albert Barque Duran, Emmanuel M Pothos, James M Yearsley, James A Hampton, Jerome R Busemeyer & Jennifer S Trueblood)A Quantum Bayes Net Approach to Causal Reasoning (Jennifer S Trueblood, Percy K Mistry & Emmanuel M Pothos) Readership: Researchers in quantum physics, mathematical modelling and cognitive science. Key Features:It is historically the first book dedicated entirely to contextualityIt is interdisciplinary, involving quantum physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, analytic philosophers, economists, and psychologistsIts chapters are written by leading specialists in these various fieldsKeywords:Contextuality;Quantum Physics;Psychology

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion
Author: Nelson R. Cabej
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-12
ISBN 10: 0128143126
ISBN 13: 9780128143124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion Book Review:

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion provides readers with a basic biological knowledge and epigenetic explanation of the biological puzzle of the Cambrian explosion, the unprecedented rapid diversification of animals that began 542 million years ago. During an evolutionarily instant of ~10 million years, which represents only 0.3% of the time of existence of life on Earth, or less than 2% of the time of existence of metazoans, all of the 30 extant body plans, major animal groups (phyla) and several extinct groups appeared. The work helps address this phenomena and tries to answer remaining questions for evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and scientific researchers. The book recognizes and presents objective representations of alternative theories for epigenetic evolution in this period, with the author drawing on his epigenetic theory of evolution to explain the causal basis of the Cambrian explosion. Both empirical evidence and theoretical arguments are presented in support of this thought-provoking epigenetic theory. Explains the Cambrian explosion from an entirely epigenetic view Takes a causal rather than descriptive approach to the phenomenon Allows for a broad readership, including those with only a basic biological knowledge, while maintaining scientific rigor

Plants in Contemporary Poetry

Plants in Contemporary Poetry
Author: John Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 131728755X
ISBN 13: 9781317287551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plants in Contemporary Poetry Book Review:

Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution
Author: Nelson Çabej
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0124158315
ISBN 13: 9780124158313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution Book Review:

This is the first and only book, so far, to deal with the causal basis of evolution from an epigenetic view. By revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this book demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic information in generating evolutionary novelties. The author convincingly supports his theory with a host of examples from the most varied fields of biology, by emphasizing changes in developmental pathways as the basic source of evolutionary change in metazoans. Original and thought provoking--a radically new theory that overcomes the present difficulties of the theory of evolution Is the first and only theory that uses epigenetic mechanisms and principles for explaining evolution of metazoans Takes an integrative approach and shows a wide range of learning

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution
Author: Nelson R. Cabej
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 012415851X
ISBN 13: 9780124158511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution Book Review:

This is the first and only book, so far, to deal with the causal basis of evolution from an epigenetic view. By revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this book demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic information in generating evolutionary novelties. The author convincingly supports his theory with a host of examples from the most varied fields of biology, by emphasizing changes in developmental pathways as the basic source of evolutionary change in metazoans. Original and thought provoking--a radically new theory that overcomes the present difficulties of the theory of evolution Is the first and only theory that uses epigenetic mechanisms and principles for explaining evolution of metazoans Takes an integrative approach and shows a wide range of learning

The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution

The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution
Author: Nelson R. Cabej
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 0323851665
ISBN 13: 9780323851664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution Book Review:

The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution provides readers with a substantial biological education on animal nervous systems and their role in the development, adaptation, homeostasis, and evolution of species. The book begins by delving into the embryonic development of the brain and then discusses epigenetic information and neural activity post-birth. It then analyzes the inductive brain’s neural and brain control of such factors like myogenesis, bone development, sensory organs, metamorphosis in vertebrates and invertebrates, and wing development in insects. The book closes with an examination of phenotypic evolution in neural control, mechanisms, and drivers of animal brains. The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution will offer evolutionary biologists, specifically those researching development, adaptation, and evolution of animals, a comprehensive text that covers a variety of valuable topics. Presents the first book devoted to the inductive role of the brain in development, in adaptation, and in the evolution processes in animals Examines the central nervous system (CNS) from embryonic to adult life stages Provides detailed evidence to investigate the role of the CNS in molding animal morphology and life histories

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal Nonelite Groups Without Shrines

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal  Nonelite Groups Without Shrines
Author: William A. Haviland
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 1934536717
ISBN 13: 9781934536711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal Nonelite Groups Without Shrines Book Review:

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal—Nonelite Groups Without Shrines is a two-volume presentation of the excavations carried out in and near small residential structures at Tikal, Guatemala, beginning in 1961. These reports show that Tikal was more than a ceremonial center; in addition to its numerous temples, the great Maya city was home to a large population of people. These volumes look at the residential structures themselves as well as domestic artifacts such as burials, ceramic test pits, chultuns. Tikal Report 20A is a descriptive presentation of the excavation data and includes nearly two hundred illustrations. Together with Tikal Report 20B, which reviews and interprets this data, this report augments the data presented in Tikal Reports 19 and 21.

God vs Alien

God vs Alien
Author: Subhash Chandra
Publsiher: Subhash Chandra
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2021-05-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God vs Alien Book Review:

God V/s Alien is all about finding the hidden meaning in ancient monuments, texts, Vedas and holy books. The hidden signs in our religion and holy books are kept secret from the common people. the truth is not what we see and hear. The lost civilizations of Mayans and Egypt from the past. The concept of time travel and teleportation. How could the modern technology be influenced by the Ancient technology. The presence of human race in entire universe, the future of earth and the incidents of time travel, the way to immorality. And one of the most important question “Are We Alone? Really Alone?” in other words, this book is an initiative to decode the hidden signs of holy books and signs from the human history

An Introduction to the Yucatan

An Introduction to the Yucatan
Author: Vivien Lougheed
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN 10: 1588437329
ISBN 13: 9781588437327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Yucatan Book Review:

This is an extensive introduction to this area of Mexico, extracted from our much larger Adventure Guide to the Yucatan. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise OCo sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. Latest edition of a highly-recommended guidebook to this fascinating corner of Mexico, a region which the authors describe as a big hitch-hiking thumb. Their interest and hard work has paid off in both editions. The book is loaded with hotel and transportation info, great maps and interesting art work. Eco travelers will love this guidebook. The author provides full details on kayaking, hiking, rappelling, and camping in the region. She also features more out-of-the-way attractions such as natural cenotes, ancient ruins and colonial towns. Of special note -- this is the first guidebook to feature a section on colonial era hacienda hotels, including both luxurious hotels and working haciendas where readers can experience authentic Yucatecan living in fine accommodations that are also economically priced. Indigenous artists in Maya villages are also profiled. As if all this weren't enough, the second edition includes a Top 20 feature of things to do and see in the Yucatan. By far, this is the most comprehensive guidebook to the region. -- Planeta.com Journal Comparing your book to Lonely Planet's - your book won hands down on every level. It was AWESOME! -- Erika Holm Profiles 49 Maya destinations, excellent trip planning hints, detailed maps and advice from health precautions to getting around. -- Anton Newspapers Your Yucatan guide is great.....Keep up the good work. -- Bill Bell I am the author of the thriller/adventure A Tourist in the Yucatan and I recently reviewed Adventures Guide to the Yucatan. In my opinion, this is a must have book for the adventure minded traveler! The authors has done an excellent job in putting together the ultimate adventure guide book to the Yucatan. For many travelers, a trip to the Yucatan means mostly sitting on the beach soaking in the sun. The typical tourist only sees a small fraction of what this fascinating section of Mexico has to offer. Inland are ancient Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle and colonial cities that date back to the 1500's. Available activities are diverse from scuba diving on tropical reefs or into cenotes or caves to kayaking, camping, or just getting off the beaten track and meeting the REAL PEOPLE. This book does a great job of outlining all the possibilities available in a straight forward and easy to read style. The introduction section should be very helpful to the first time traveler and there are lots of maps to help you find your way. -- James Brunfeld This book offers tons of recommendations for everything from tour operators to restaurants to hotels in every price budget. All are based on first-hand experience from authors who know the Yucatan intimately. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more."

Proof the Truth About the Existence and Identity of God

Proof  the Truth About the Existence and Identity of God
Author: Daniel N.N
Publsiher: BookCountry
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 146300771X
ISBN 13: 9781463007713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proof the Truth About the Existence and Identity of God Book Review:

In a world filled with many different ideologies of whether God exists or not, or who amongst the thousands of deities that claim to be the sovereign God is indeed the true God, can be confusing. Can all these religious or non-religious groups be telling the truth? Or can there be more than one origin for man as indicated by the existence of all the different religious and non-religious beliefs? Certainly not! The fact is there is only one true origin for man, and as such only one true explanation of how man and the universe came to existence. So who is telling the truth? PROOF: The Truth about the Existence and Identity of God, is dedicated to establishing this very fact; that the universe has one single Creator, and elements within it clearly show that it was intelligently designed and thus it is not a product of some random act as explained by some scientific theories.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: George Thomas Bettany
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 908
Release: 1890
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B361644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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I d Like You More If You Were More like Me

I d Like You More If You Were More like Me
Author: John Ortberg
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1496427599
ISBN 13: 9781496427595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I d Like You More If You Were More like Me Book Review:

I’d Like You More If You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people? We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other. The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore. An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

Molecular Assembly in Natural and Engineered Systems

Molecular Assembly in Natural and Engineered Systems
Author: Stefan Howorka
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0124159060
ISBN 13: 9780124159068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Assembly in Natural and Engineered Systems Book Review:

This volume explores some of the most exciting recent advances in basic research on molecular assembly in natural and engineered systems and how this knowledge is leading to advances in the various fields. This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and idea Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields

Empire of Ancient Egypt

Empire of Ancient Egypt
Author: Wendy Christensen
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 143810314X
ISBN 13: 9781438103143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Ancient Egypt Book Review:

This book opens with an introduction to the world and the geographic area in the years leading up to the empire, followed by a brief summary of the history of the empire. Sorting through the myths of popular culture and contradictory historical evidence, this volume provides a picture of the life and history of the ancient Egyptians.

Mohammedanism and Other Religions of Mediterranean Countries

Mohammedanism and Other Religions of Mediterranean Countries
Author: George Thomas Bettany
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1893
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B247158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters

Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters
Author: Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780123819970
ISBN 13: 0123819970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters Book Review:

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters examines the transformation, flux and cycling of chemical compounds in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, combining aspects of biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, they are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. This derivative text describes biogeochemical cycles of organic and inorganic elements and compounds in freshwater ecosystems.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy
Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 0323239714
ISBN 13: 9780323239714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massage Therapy Book Review:

Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.

Mapping Controversies in Architecture

Mapping Controversies in Architecture
Author: Professor Albena Yaneva
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN 10: 1409482987
ISBN 13: 9781409482987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Controversies in Architecture Book Review:

The book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How can we prevent these abstractions from continuing to blind architectural theory? What is the alternative to critical architecture? Mapping controversies is a research method and teaching philosophy that allows divides to be crossed. It offers a new methodology for following debates surrounding contested urban knowledge. Engaging in explorations of on-going and recent controversies and re-visiting some well-known debates, the analysis foregrounds, traces and maps the changing sets of positions triggered by design: the 2012 Olympics stadium in London, the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, the Heathrow airport runway extension, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower. By mobilizing digital technologies and new computational design techniques we are able to visualize the variety of factors that impinge on design and track actors' trajectories, changing groupings, concerns and modalities of action. The book places architecture at the intersection of the human and the nonhuman, the particular and the general. It allows its networks to be re-established and to run between local and global, social and technical. Mapping controversies can be extrapolated to a wide range of complex phenomena of hybrid nature.

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam
Author: Donald S. Whitcomb
Publsiher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062437739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam Book Review:

This volume addresses the topical interest in Islam, studying the process of its spread throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological approaches in current Islamic Archaeology. These papers are the result of a seminar that attempted a comparative analysis of widely different regions and periods, based on archaeological monuments or artefacts, exploring processes of adaptation or adjustment to local cultural complexes. Islam may be seen as a religion, political system, and cultural complex, a trinity of inseparable aspects. The introduction of these variable characteristics of Islam, during initial contact and afterwards, resulted in changes in identity approached as a sort of "cognitive" archaeology. In each specific case, the author assesses the nature of the pre-Islamic regional tradition, the resulting plurality of cultures as a "multi-cultural" society, and finally a resultant normative condition as a regional or cosmopolitan culture. This exposure to unfamiliar subjects and archaeological perspectives offers a potential for more abstract, comparative modelling in future historical research.