Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology
Author: James Hicks,Tobias Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN 10: 012817367X
ISBN 13: 9780128173671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Physiology focuses on milestones and research achievements in comparative animal physiology. The book looks at the future of the field, illustrating how advances in technology continue to help us understand how animals work and adapt to their environments. Written by a leading expert in comparative physiology, the book follows the chronological order of discoveries and developments in the field. It covers the origins of comparative physiology in the 16th century, moving on to describe new topics such as developmental, diving and renal physiology. In addition, it examines new developments in ecological physiology and the birth of evolutionary physiology. This is an essential resource for undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in physiology with its comprehensive synopsis on the field’s foundational history and significant advances. Provides a single-source, historical overview of the field Examines more than 70 significant achievements in the history of comparative animal physiology Written in a comprehensive and easy-to-read format

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior
Author: Michael D. Breed
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 0128095458
ISBN 13: 9780128095454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, through concise summaries, the most important discoveries and scientific revolutions in animal behavior. These are assessed for their relative impact on the field and their significance to the forward motion of the science of animal behavior. Eighty short essays capture the moment when a new concept emerged or a publication signaled a paradigm shift. How the new understanding came about is explained, and any continuing controversy or scientific conversation on the issue is highlighted. Behavior is a rich and varied field, drawing on genetics, evolution, physiology, and ecology to inform its principles, and this book embraces the wealth of knowledge that comes from the unification of these fields around the study of animals in motion. The chronological organization of the essays makes this an excellent overview of the history of animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. The work includes such topics as Darwin’s role in shaping the study of animal behavior, the logic of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct accounts of new revelations about behavior through scientific investigation and scrutiny reveal the fascinating story of this field. Similar to Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the work is structured into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and assess the impact of the conceptual change, with a score, which ranges from 1-10, providing an assessment of the impact of the new findings on contemporary science. Features a lively, brisk writing style and brief entries to enable easy, enjoyable access to this essential information Includes topics that cover the range of behavioral biology from mechanism to behavioral ecology Can also be used as supplemental material for an undergraduate animal behavior course, or as the foundational text for an upper level or graduate discussion course in advanced animal behavior

Analytical Techniques

Analytical Techniques
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 008093322X
ISBN 13: 9780080933221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Techniques Book Review:

This third volume in the series covers such topics as anaesthetics, cannulation and injection techniques, and surgery. The book will be invaluable to fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists; it will provide researchers and students with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080934285
ISBN 13: 9780080934280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives Book Review:

This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own. Because of funding and experimental availability restrictions, most research in the field has dealt with fish and insects. Within the insect field, comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology have proceeded along independent paths as opposed to the piscine field, where the tendency has been for the latter to envelop the former. This volume sets out to make comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology independent of each other within the piscine setting, another important rationale for this review series as well as detailing the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. The goal of the series is to provide researchers and students with an appropriate balance between experimental results and theoretical concepts.

Biochemical Adaptation

Biochemical Adaptation
Author: Pater W. Hochachka,George N. Somero
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400855411
ISBN 13: 9781400855414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemical Adaptation Book Review:

This book discusses biochemical adaptation to environments from freezing polar oceans to boiling hot springs, and under hydrostatic pressures up to 1,000 times that at sea level. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Molecular Biology Frontiers

Molecular Biology Frontiers
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1993-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780444816634
ISBN 13: 0444816631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology Frontiers Book Review:

This second volume in the series covers such topics as DNA fingerprinting of fishes, the cytochromes P450 in fish, the molecular biology of bacterial fish diseases, and new insights into the origins of the diversity and distribution of fish antifreeze proteins. The book will be of great value to fisheries scientists, animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists, and aquaculturists. It will provide researchers and students alike with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.

Development and Evolution of Brain Size

Development and Evolution of Brain Size
Author: Martine Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323151531
ISBN 13: 9780323151535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development and Evolution of Brain Size Book Review:

Development and Evolution of Brain Size: Behavioral Implications contains the proceedings of a symposium entitled ""Development and Evolution of Brain Size: Behavioral Implications,"" held at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, in April 1978. The papers explore the relationship between evolution and development and its implications for brain size and behavior. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an overview of the brain-behavior relationship, with emphasis on the importance of brain size for behavior; the effects of genetic selection for brain size on brain substructures and behavior; and whether genetic and environmental manipulations of brain size have similar consequences. The next two chapters explain evolutionary theory and the evolution of the human brain as well as diversity in brain size. A general model for brain evolution that offers some synthetic possibilities for approaching the questions of brain evolution, size, allometry, and reorganization is then described. The correlation between cerebral indices and behavioral differences is also discussed, along with biochemical correlates of selective breeding for brain size. The results of an experiment that assessed the effects of early undernutrition on brain and behavior of developing mice are presented. This monograph should be of interest to students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology and clinical psychology.

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry
Author: Peter W. Hochachka,T. P. Mommsen
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822023312325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry Book Review:

Hardbound. This fifth volume in this established series deals with the biochemical responses of fish to different environmental/ecological factors. Topics covered include oxygen availability, effects of temperature and pressure, adverse effects of metabolites, effects of stress and many more.The book should be of interest to fish biochemists and physiologists, aquaculturists and many other fisheries and animal scientists.

Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary

Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary
Author: Natasha V. Raikhel
Publsiher: Amer Society of Plant physiologists
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89077299824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
Author: National Academy of Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Working Group on Teaching Evolution
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1998-05-06
ISBN 10: 0309063647
ISBN 13: 9780309063647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science Book Review:

Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution. The book includes sample activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science. For example, the book includes activities that investigate fossil footprints and population growth that teachers of science can use to introduce principles of evolution. Background information, materials, and step-by-step presentations are provided for each activity. In addition, this volume: Presents the evidence for evolution, including how evolution can be observed today. Explains the nature of science through a variety of examples. Describes how science differs from other human endeavors and why evolution is one of the best avenues for helping students understand this distinction. Answers frequently asked questions about evolution. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science builds on the 1996 National Science Education Standards released by the National Research Council--and offers detailed guidance on how to evaluate and choose instructional materials that support the standards. Comprehensive and practical, this book brings one of today's educational challenges into focus in a balanced and reasoned discussion. It will be of special interest to teachers of science, school administrators, and interested members of the community.

Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology
Author: Richard W. Hill,Daniel Cavanaugh,Margaret Anderson
Publsiher: Sinauer Associates
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10
ISBN 10: 9780197553619
ISBN 13: 0197553613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Physiology Book Review:

"Comprehensive, contemporary, and engaging, Animal Physiology provides evolutionary and ecological context to help students make connections across all levels of physiological scale"--

The Journal of Experimental Biology

The Journal of Experimental Biology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35558005641614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology

A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology
Author: Scott F. Gilbert
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1461568234
ISBN 13: 9781461568230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology Book Review:

"Glory to the science of embryology!" So Johannes Holtfreter closed his letter to this editor when he granted permission to publish his article in this volume. And glory there is: glory in the phenomenon of animals developing their complex morphologies from fertilized eggs, and glory in the efforts of a relatively small group of scientists to understand these wonderful events. Embryology is unique among the biological disciplines, for it denies the hegemony of the adult and sees value (indeed, more value) in the stages that lead up to the fully developed organism. It seeks the origin, and not merely the maintenance, of the body. And if embryology is the study of the embryo as seen over time, the history of embryology is a second-order derivative, seeing how the study of embryos changes over time. As Jane Oppenheimer pointed out, "Sci ence, like life itself, indeed like history, itself, is a historical phenomenon. It can build itself only out of its past. " Thus, there are several ways in which embryology and the history of embryology are similar. Each takes a current stage of a developing entity and seeks to explain the paths that brought it to its present condition. Indeed, embryology used to be called Entwicklungsgeschichte, the developmental history of the organism. Both embryology and its history interpret the interplay between internal factors and external agents in the causation of new processes and events.

This Is Biology

This Is Biology
Author: Ernst Mayr
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1998-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780674884694
ISBN 13: 0674884698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Biology Book Review:

"(A) lively book . . . on how biologists study living things. . . . Its range is enormous. . . . This is an old-fashioned book, to be read slowly, more than once, and to be thought about afterward".--Ann Finkbeiner, "The New York Times Book Review". Chart.

A New Biology for the 21st Century

A New Biology for the 21st Century
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-11-20
ISBN 10: 9780309147866
ISBN 13: 0309147867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Biology for the 21st Century Book Review:

Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the United States and the world. A New Biology for the 21st Century recommends that a "New Biology" approach--one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuel production, and improvement in human health. The approach calls for a coordinated effort to leverage resources across the federal, private, and academic sectors to help meet challenges and improve the return on life science research in general.

Canadian Journal of Zoology

Canadian Journal of Zoology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89033738162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Journal of Zoology Book Review:

Animal Behaviour Abstracts

Animal Behaviour Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053937218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences

Globalization  Biosecurity  and the Future of the Life Sciences
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780309164757
ISBN 13: 0309164753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences Book Review:

Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.

The Evolution of Molecular Biology

The Evolution of Molecular Biology
Author: Kensal Van Holde,Jordanka Zlatanova
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0128129182
ISBN 13: 9780128129180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Molecular Biology Book Review:

The Evolution of Molecular Biology: The Search for the Secrets of Life provides the historical knowledge behind techniques founded in molecular biology, also presenting an appreciation of how, and by whom, these discoveries were made. It deals with the evolution of intellectual concepts in the context of active research in an approachable language that accommodates readers from a variety of backgrounds. Each chapter contains a prologue and epilogue to create continuity and provide a complete framework of molecular biology. This foundational work also functions as a historical and conceptual supplement to many related courses in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics and history of science. In addition, the book demonstrates how the roots of discovery and advances–and an individual’s own research–have grown out of the history of the field, presenting a more complete understanding and context for scientific discovery. Expands on the development of molecular biology from the convergence of two independent disciplines, biochemistry and genetics Discusses the value of molecular biology in a variety of applications Includes research ethics and the societal implications of research Emphasizes the human aspects of research and the consequences of such advances to society

Bacterial Physiology

Bacterial Physiology
Author: C. H. Werkman,P. W. Wilson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483274853
ISBN 13: 9781483274850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacterial Physiology Book Review:

Bacterial Physiology focuses on the physiology and chemistry of microorganisms and the value of bacterial physiology in the other fields of biology. The selection first underscores the chemistry and structure of bacterial cells, including the chemical composition of cells, direct and indirect methods of cytology, vegetative multiplication, spores of bacteria, and cell structure. The text then elaborates on inheritance, variation, and adaptation and growth of bacteria. The publication reviews the physical and chemical factors affecting growth and death. Topics include hydrogen ion concentration and osmotic pressure; surface and other forces determining the distribution of bacteria in their environment; dynamics of disinfection and bacteriostasis; bacterial resistance; and types of antibacterial agents. The text also ponders on the anaerobic dissimilation of carbohydrates, bacterial oxidations, and autotrophic assimilation of carbon dioxide. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in bacterial physiology.