Humans

Humans
Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780415919852
ISBN 13: 0415919851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Book Review:

Humans presents the breadth of anthropology in a concise textbook planned for use with supplementary ethnographies. Designed for either an introductory four-field or cultural anthropology course, it covers the basic concepts of linguistics, archaeology, physical and cultural anthropology in a readable style with well-chosen illustrative examples. Instructors have found ethnographies most effective for teaching anthropological understanding; this text's brevity permits the instructor to assign several full-length case studies, without skimping the foundation for a holistic approach. The text covers the discipline and its major sub-fields, with a minimal use of technical terms. Both photo-essays drawn from the author's own fieldwork and examples taken from popular culture work to engage students, prompting them to question how it is we know what we know. A solid foundational text, Humans will suit any program.

Humans

Humans
Author: Brandon Stanton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1250114306
ISBN 13: 9781250114303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Book Review:

Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans—his most moving and compelling book to date—shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe—providing a portrait of our shared experience.

Being Humans

Being Humans
Author: Neil Roughley
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9783110169744
ISBN 13: 3110169746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Humans Book Review:

Kant claimed that the principal topics of philosophy all converge on one question: Was ist der Mensch? Starting with the main claim that conceptions of the human play a significant structuring role in theory construction, the contributors in this volume(renowned scholars from various disciplines - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary studies) investigate the roles that conceptions of the human play both in philosophy and in other human and social sciences.

Altruism in Humans

Altruism in Humans
Author: Charles Daniel Batson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780195341065
ISBN 13: 0195341066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Altruism in Humans Book Review:

Authored by the world's leading scholar on altruism, and based on decades of research, this landmark work is an authoritative scholarly resource on the theory surrounding altruism and its potential contribution to better interpersonal relations and a greater society. --Book Jacket.

Humans

Humans
Author: Tom Phillips
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 1472259033
ISBN 13: 9781472259035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Book Review:

'This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant' Jeremy Clarkson 'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORY In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f*ck things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the American Dustbowl; from the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President... it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. So, next time you think you've really f*cked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse... FURTHER PRAISE FOR HUMANS: 'Very funny' Mark Watson 'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' The Telegraph 'Chronicles humanity's myriad follies down the ages with malicious glee and much wit ... a rib-tickling page-turner' Business Standard 'A timely, irreverent gallop through thousands of years of human stupidity' Nicholas Griffin, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Anthrax in Humans and Animals

Anthrax in Humans and Animals
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9241547537
ISBN 13: 9789241547536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthrax in Humans and Animals Book Review:

This fourth edition of the anthrax guidelines encompasses a systematic review of the extensive new scientific literature and relevant publications up to end 2007 including all the new information that emerged in the 3-4 years after the anthrax letter events. This updated edition provides information on the disease and its importance, its etiology and ecology, and offers guidance on the detection, diagnostic, epidemiology, disinfection and decontamination, treatment and prophylaxis procedures, as well as control and surveillance processes for anthrax in humans and animals. With two rounds of a rigorous peer-review process, it is a relevant source of information for the management of anthrax in humans and animals.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Author: Melanie Mitchell
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0374715238
ISBN 13: 9780374715236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

Melanie Mitchell separates science fact from science fiction in this sweeping examination of the current state of AI and how it is remaking our world No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. The award-winning author Melanie Mitchell, a leading computer scientist, now reveals AI’s turbulent history and the recent spate of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears surrounding it. In Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell turns to the most urgent questions concerning AI today: How intelligent—really—are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and when do they fail? How humanlike do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us? Along the way, she introduces the dominant models of modern AI and machine learning, describing cutting-edge AI programs, their human inventors, and the historical lines of thought underpinning recent achievements. She meets with fellow experts such as Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive scientist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the modern classic Gödel, Escher, Bach, who explains why he is “terrified” about the future of AI. She explores the profound disconnect between the hype and the actual achievements in AI, providing a clear sense of what the field has accomplished and how much further it has to go. Interweaving stories about the science of AI and the people behind it, Artificial Intelligence brims with clear-sighted, captivating, and accessible accounts of the most interesting and provocative modern work in the field, flavored with Mitchell’s humor and personal observations. This frank, lively book is an indispensable guide to understanding today’s AI, its quest for “human-level” intelligence, and its impact on the future for us all.

How Humans Relate

How Humans Relate
Author: John Birtchnell
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780863774324
ISBN 13: 0863774326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Humans Relate Book Review:

In this book, John Birtchnell offers a new theory as the basis for a science of relating. While links can be made between it and classical interpersonal theory, it has many new and original features.; The theory states that the relating of humans must have evolved out of, and be in continuity with, the relating of all other animals. The fundamental relating objective of both humans and animals can most easily be defined Identifying That Basic Framework Of Motives Which Is Common To Both.; Birtchnell proposes that such a framework is best constructed around two major axes, a horizontal one concerning the degree to which we need to become involved with or separated from others, and a vertical one concerning the degree to which we choose to exercise power over others or permit others to exercise their power over us. We differ from other animals in the horizontal axis in the extent to which we have expanded our proclivity for close involvement, and on the vertical axis in the extent to which we have become prepared to utilize such forms of power as we have, or have acquired, for the benefit of others. As a consequence of our greater involvement, we are capable of being concerned about and respectful of the needs of others, and trusting of those who are prepared to utilize their power for our benefit, though we remain capable of being disrespectful and non-trusting.; The four objectives derived from the proposed framework are called closeness, distance, upperness and lowerness, and a large part of the book is devoted to describing their characteristics. The book also explores the use of the framework as a means of classifying personality disorders and mental illness.; This book shoud be of interest to professionals and students interested in human relationsships, including psychiatrists, clinical and social psychologists, and psychotherapists.

Evolution and Human Behavior

Evolution and Human Behavior
Author: John Cartwright
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780262531702
ISBN 13: 0262531704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Human Behavior Book Review:

The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size and the origins of language, the modular mind, and the relationship between genes and culture.

Microbial Inhabitants of Humans

Microbial Inhabitants of Humans
Author: Michael Wilson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780521841580
ISBN 13: 0521841585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Inhabitants of Humans Book Review:

This advanced textbook provides a unique overview of the microbial communities (normal indigenous microbiota) inhabiting those regions of the human body that are exposed to the external environment, including the skin, eyes, oral cavity and the respiratory, urinary, reproductive and gastrointestinal tracts. In order to understand why particular organisms are able to colonise an anatomical region and why the resulting microbial community has a particular composition, an ecological approach is essential. Consequently, the key anatomical and physiological characteristics of each body site are described throughout the book. The crucial roles of the indigenous microbiota in protecting against exogenous pathogens, regulating the development of our immune system and mucosae, and providing nutrients are also discussed. The involvement of these organisms in infections of healthy and debilitated individuals are discussed throughout and methods of manipulating the composition of the indigenous microbiota for the benefit of human health are also described.

Simulating Humans

Simulating Humans
Author: Norman I. Badler,Cary B. Phillips,Bonnie Lynn Webber
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1993-06-17
ISBN 10: 9780195360868
ISBN 13: 0195360869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simulating Humans Book Review:

During the past decade, high-performance computer graphics have found application in an exciting and expanding range of new domains. Among the most dramatic developments has been the incorporation of real-time interactive manipulation and display for human figures. Though actively pursued by several research groups, the problem of providing a synthetic or surrogate human for engineers and designers already familiar with computer-aided design techniques was most comprehensively solved by Norman Badler's computer graphics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. The breadth of that effort as well as the details of its methodology and software environment are presented in this volume. The book is intended for human factors engineers interested in understanding how a computer-graphics surrogate human can augment their analyses of designed environments. It will also inform design engineers of the state of the art in human figure modeling, and hence of the human-centered design central to the emergent concept of concurrent engineering. In fulfilling these goals, the book additionally documents for the entire computer graphics community a major research effort in the interactive control of articulated human figures.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Stephen Karam
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN 10: 0822235277
ISBN 13: 9780822235279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Book Review:

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories
Author: Brandon Stanton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1250277558
ISBN 13: 9781250277558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans of New York: Stories Book Review:

Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller! In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over eighteen million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks. Now, Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he's photographed astonish you all over again.

Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills

Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills
Author: William Hillix,Duane Rumbaugh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780306477393
ISBN 13: 0306477394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills Book Review:

Several books chronicle attempts, most of them during the last 40 years, to teach animals to communicate with people in a human-designed language. These books have typically treated only one or two species, or even one or a few research projects. We have provided a more encompassing view of this field. We also want to reinforce what other authors, for example Jane Goodall, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Penny Patterson, Birute Galdikas, and Roger and Deborah Fouts, so passionately convey about our responsibility for our closest animal kin. This book surveys what was known, or believed about animal language throughout history and prehistory, and summarizes current knowledge and the controversy around it. The authors identify and attempt to settle most of the problems in interpreting the animal behaviours that have been observed in studies of animal language ability.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1476727929
ISBN 13: 9781476727929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Book Review:

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

The Singularity is Near

The Singularity is Near
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780670033843
ISBN 13: 0670033847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singularity is Near Book Review:

A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging.

Human Birth

Human Birth
Author: Wenda Trevathan
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780202366579
ISBN 13: 020236657X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Birth Book Review:

"A highly readable and scholarly integrative overview of anthropological understandings of human birth." --American Anthropologist This unique study provides a comparative analysis of the birth process and mother-infant interaction in an evolutionary perspective. The author includes data collected during her study of more than 100 out-of-hospital deliveries.

Doctors from Hell

Doctors from Hell
Author: Vivien Spitz
Publsiher: Sentient Publications
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1591810329
ISBN 13: 9781591810322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctors from Hell Book Review:

Provides a chilling account of the experiments and scientific research performed on human subjects, primarily concentration camp inmates, by Nazi physicians, based on previously unpublished photographs and documents used during the Nuremberg trials.

Human Biodiversity

Human Biodiversity
Author: Jonathan M. Marks
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780202366562
ISBN 13: 0202366561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biodiversity Book Review:

Are humans unique? This simple question, at the very heart of the hybrid field of biological anthropology, poses one of the false of dichotomies--with a stereotypical humanist answering in the affirmative and a stereotypical scientist answering in the negative. The "study "of human biology is different from the study of the biology of other species. In the simplest terms, people's lives and welfare may depend upon it, in a sense that they may not depend on the study of other scientific subjects. Where science is used to validate ideas--four out of five scientists preferring a brand of cigarettes or toothpaste--there is a tendency to accept the judgment as authoritative without asking the kinds of questions we might ask of other citizens' pronouncements. In "Human Biodiversity, "Marks has attempted to distill from a centuries-long debate what has been learned and remains to be learned about the biological differences within and among human groups. His is the first such attempt by an anthropologist in years, for genetics has undermined the fundamental assumptions of racial taxonomy. The history of those assumptions from Linnaeus to the recent past--the history of other, more useful assumptions that derive from Buffon and have reemerged to account for genetic variation--are the poles of Marks's exploration.

Population Cytogenetics

Population Cytogenetics
Author: Ernest B. Hook,Ian H. Porter
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003774802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Cytogenetics Book Review: