Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics
Author: John C. Avise
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-01-18
ISBN 10: 0124202373
ISBN 13: 9780124202375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, lively book occupying a special niche—the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics— not inhabited by any other available treatment. Written by a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this work encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics during the century-and-a-half since Darwin and Mendel. The science of evolutionary genetics is central to all of biology, but many students and other practitioners have little knowledge of its historical roots and conceptual developments. This book fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format. This fascinating chronological journey along the many conceptual pathways to our modern understanding of evolutionary and genetic principles is a wonderful springboard for discussions in undergraduate or graduate seminars in evolutionary biology and genetics. But more than that, anyone interested in the history and philosophy of science will find much of value between its covers. Provides a relative ranking of 70 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in the field of evolutionary biology and genetics Modular format permits ready access to each described subject Historical overview of a field whose concepts are central to all of biology and relevant to a broad audience of biologists, science historians, and philosophers of science Extensively cross-referenced with a guide to landmark papers and books for each topic

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology
Author: Laurence Mueller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128160144
ISBN 13: 9780128160145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology Book Review:

Although biologists recognize evolutionary ecology by name, many only have a limited understanding of its conceptual roots and historical development. Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format. Written by a world-renowned evolutionary ecologist, this book embodies a unique blend of expertise in combining theory and experiment, population genetics and ecology. Following an easily-accessible structure, this book encapsulates and chronologizes the history behind evolutionary ecology. It also focuses on the integration of age-structure and density-dependent selection into an understanding of life-history evolution. Covers over 60 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in the field of evolutionary biology and ecology Modular format permits ready access to each described subject Historical overview of a field whose concepts are central to all of biology and relevant to a broad audience of biologists, science historians, and philosophers of science

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

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging
Author: Kenneth R. Arnold,Michael R. Rose
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0128215461
ISBN 13: 9780128215463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging Book Review:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in the Evolutionary Biology of Aging continues the innovative Conceptual Breakthroughs series by providing a comprehensive outline of the major breakthroughs that built the evolutionary biology of aging as a leading scientific field. Following the evolutionary study of aging from its humble origins to the present, the book's chapters treat the field’s breakthroughs one at a time. Users will find a concise and accessible analysis of the science of aging viewed through an evolutionary lens. Building upon widely-cited studies conducted by author Michael Rose, this book covers 30 subsequent years of growth and development within the field. The book highlights key publications for those who are not experts in the field, providing an important resource for researchers. Given the prevailing interest in changing the aging process dramatically, it is a powerful tool for readers who have a vested interest in understanding its causes and future control measures. Reviews cell-molecular theories of aging in the light of evolutionary biology Offers an evolutionary analysis of prospects for mitigating aging not commonly discussed within private and public sectors Provides readers with a radically different perspective on contemporary biological gerontology, specifically through the lens of evolutionary biology

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition SoCPaR 2018

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition  SoCPaR 2018
Author: Ana Maria Madureira,Ajith Abraham,Niketa Gandhi,Catarina Silva,Mário Antunes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 3030170659
ISBN 13: 9783030170653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition SoCPaR 2018 Book Review:

This book highlights recent research on Soft Computing, Pattern Recognition, Information Assurance and Security. It presents 38 selected papers from the 10th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2018) and the 14th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2018) held at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Portugal during December 13–15, 2018. SoCPaR – IAS 2018 is a premier conference and brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners whose work involves soft computing and information assurance and their applications in industry and the real world. Including contributions by authors from over 25 countries, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.

Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Evolutionary Biology of Aging
Author: Michael R. Rose
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 0195095308
ISBN 13: 9780195095302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Biology of Aging Book Review:

In this provocative book on the process of growing old, Michael Rose goes right to the heart of the fundamental "unsolved problem" of biology. Why do we grow old? The proposed theory is that to understand aging we must understand its evolution; only then do its taxonomic distribution and its genetic and physiological mechanisms become intelligible. Evidence is produced from the fields of cell biology, physiology, and gerontology.

The West without Water

The West without Water
Author: B. Lynn Ingram,Frances Malamud-Roam
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0520954807
ISBN 13: 9780520954809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The West without Water Book Review:

The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future. The West without Water merges climate and paleoclimate research from a wide variety of sources as it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets of the region’s climatic past. It demonstrates that extended droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the past two millennia and recounts the most disastrous flood in the history of California and the West, which occurred in 1861–62. The authors show that, while the West may have temporarily buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings by creating artificial environments and human landscapes, our modern civilization may be ill-prepared for the future climate changes that are predicted to beset the region. They warn that it is time to face the realities of the past and prepare for a future in which fresh water may be less reliable.

Eco evolutionary Dynamics

Eco evolutionary Dynamics
Author: Andrew P. Hendry
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0691204179
ISBN 13: 9780691204178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco evolutionary Dynamics Book Review:

In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the 'long lapse of ages' emphasized by Darwin - in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This work provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic environmental and evolutionary change.

Genetics Abstracts

Genetics Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050439754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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.

Evolutionary Genetics

Evolutionary Genetics
Author: Rama S. Singh,Costas B. Krimbas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2000-03-28
ISBN 10: 9780521571234
ISBN 13: 0521571235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Genetics Book Review:

This book brings out the central role of evolutionary genetics in all aspects of its connection to evolutionary biology.

Russian Journal of Developmental Biology

Russian Journal of Developmental Biology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015072608832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sequence Evolution Function

Sequence     Evolution     Function
Author: Eugene V. Koonin,Michael Galperin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475737831
ISBN 13: 9781475737837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sequence Evolution Function Book Review:

Sequence - Evolution - Function is an introduction to the computational approaches that play a critical role in the emerging new branch of biology known as functional genomics. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the principles and approaches of functional genomics and of the potential and limitations of computational and experimental approaches to genome analysis. Sequence - Evolution - Function should help bridge the "digital divide" between biologists and computer scientists, allowing biologists to better grasp the peculiarities of the emerging field of Genome Biology and to learn how to benefit from the enormous amount of sequence data available in the public databases. The book is non-technical with respect to the computer methods for genome analysis and discusses these methods from the user's viewpoint, without addressing mathematical and algorithmic details. Prior practical familiarity with the basic methods for sequence analysis is a major advantage, but a reader without such experience will be able to use the book as an introduction to these methods. This book is perfect for introductory level courses in computational methods for comparative and functional genomics.

Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Immune System

Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Immune System
Author: L. Du Pasquier,G.W. Litman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642596746
ISBN 13: 9783642596742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Immune System Book Review:

The comparative approach to immunology can be traced to the era of Pasteur and Metchnikov in which observations regarding foreign recognition in invertebrates was a factor in the develop ment of the principal concepts that created the foundation of what now is the broad field of immunology. With each major experimental and conceptual breakthrough, the classical, albeit essential, question has been asked "are the immune systems of phylogenetically primitive vertebrates and invertebrates similar to that of mammals?" Somewhat surprisingly for the jawed verte brates, the general answer has been a qualified form of "yes", whereas for agnathans and invertebrate phyla it has been "no" so far. The apparent abruptness in the appearance of the immune system of vertebrates is linked to the introduction of the somatic generation of the diversity of its antigen specific receptors. Therefore the questions regarding the origin and evolution of the specific immune system revolve around this phenomenon. With respect to the origin of the system (aside from the or igin of the rearranging machinery itself, the study of which is still in its infancy) one can ask questions about the cellular and mo lecular contexts in which the mechanism was introduced.

The Evolution of Progress

The Evolution of Progress
Author: C. Owen Paepke
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4386095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Progress Book Review:

A look at the end of economic growth and the coming revolution in human engineering draws on history, economics, science, and literature to trace the rise and fall of material progress. 15,000 first printing.

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: 1998-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780309185417
ISBN 13: 0309185416
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.

Food Nutrition and Evolution

Food  Nutrition  and Evolution
Author: International Organization for the Study of Human Development. International Congress
Publsiher: Year Book Medical Pub
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105039283481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Color Vision

Human Color Vision
Author: Jan Kremers,Rigmor C. Baraas,N. Justin Marshall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 3319449788
ISBN 13: 9783319449784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Color Vision Book Review:

Our understanding of human color vision has advanced tremendously in recent years, helped along by many new discoveries, ideas, and achievements. It is therefore timely that these new developments are brought together in a book, assembled specifically to include new research and insight from the leaders in the field. Although intentionally not exhaustive, many aspects of color vision are discussed in this Springer Series in Vision Research book including: the genetics of the photopigments; the anatomy and physiology of photoreceptors, retinal and cortical pathways; color perception; the effects of disorders; theories on neuronal processes and the evolution of human color vision. Several of the chapters describe new, state-of-the-art methods within genetics, morphology, imaging techniques, electrophysiology, psychophysics, and computational neuroscience. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the different disciplines in human color vision in a way that makes it accessible to specialists and non-specialist scientists alike. About the Series: The Springer Series in Vision Research is a comprehensive update and overview of cutting edge vision research, exploring, in depth, current breakthroughs at a conceptual level. It details the whole visual system, from molecular processes to anatomy, physiology and behavior and covers both invertebrate and vertebrate organisms from terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Each book in the Series is aimed at all individuals with interests in vision including advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, established vision scientists and clinical investigators. The series editors are N. Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia and Shaun P. Collin, Neuroecology Group within the School of Animal Biology and the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia.

A Troublesome Inheritance

A Troublesome Inheritance
Author: Nicholas Wade
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 0698163796
ISBN 13: 9780698163799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Troublesome Inheritance Book Review:

Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in A Troublesome Inheritance, the consensus view cannot be right. And in fact, we know that populations have changed in the past few thousand years—to be lactose tolerant, for example, and to survive at high altitudes. Race is not a bright-line distinction; by definition it means that the more human populations are kept apart, the more they evolve their own distinct traits under the selective pressure known as Darwinian evolution. For many thousands of years, most human populations stayed where they were and grew distinct, not just in outward appearance but in deeper senses as well. Wade, the longtime journalist covering genetic advances for The New York Times, draws widely on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution. The most provocative claims in this book involve the genetic basis of human social habits. What we might call middle-class social traits—thrift, docility, nonviolence—have been slowly but surely inculcated genetically within agrarian societies, Wade argues. These “values” obviously had a strong cultural component, but Wade points to evidence that agrarian societies evolved away from hunter-gatherer societies in some crucial respects. Also controversial are his findings regarding the genetic basis of traits we associate with intelligence, such as literacy and numeracy, in certain ethnic populations, including the Chinese and Ashkenazi Jews. Wade believes deeply in the fundamental equality of all human peoples. He also believes that science is best served by pursuing the truth without fear, and if his mission to arrive at a coherent summa of what the new genetic science does and does not tell us about race and human history leads straight into a minefield, then so be it. This will not be the last word on the subject, but it will begin a powerful and overdue conversation. From the Trade Paperback edition.