Genome

Author: A. G. Riddle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788541312

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Page: 464

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The X1 pandemic ravaged the world. Billions were infected, 30 million died. It was not an act of nature. X1 was man-made, a deadly plague deliberately released for one reason only: to force people to take the cure. But the cure is worse than the disease, a sophisticated nanotechnology that has the potential to enslave all humanity unless Dr Peyton Shaw can stop it. Dr Shaw's search for the culprits and a countermeasure starts at the ends of the Earth, on a sunken submarine beneath the Arctic ice. It will take her deep into humanity's past, towards an ancient secret encoded in our DNA, and a revelation that will rewrite history... The final thrilling installment of the Extinction Files will change your very understanding of what it means to be human, blending meticulous scientific research with the heart-pounding fiction that has made A.G. RIDDLE a global phenomenon.
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The Book of Frogs

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Author: Tim Halliday

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618479X

Category: Science

Page: 656

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With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the Golden Poison Frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin’s Frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into the world. The Wood Frogs of North America freeze every winter, reanimating in the spring from the glucose and urea that prevent cell collapse. The Book of Frogs commemorates the diversity and magnificence of all of these creatures, and many more. Six hundred of nature’s most fascinating frog species are displayed, with each entry including a distribution map, sketches of the frogs, species identification, natural history, and conservation status. Life-size color photos show the frogs at their actual size—including the colossal seven-pound Goliath Frog. Accessibly written by expert Tim Halliday and containing the most up-to-date information, The Book of Frogs will captivate both veteran researchers and amateur herpetologists. As frogs increasingly make headlines for their troubling worldwide decline, the importance of these fascinating creatures to their ecosystems remains underappreciated. The Book of Frogs brings readers face to face with six hundred astonishingly unique and irreplaceable species that display a diverse array of adaptations to habitats that are under threat of destruction throughout the world.
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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440858489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
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The Resilience Machine

Author: Jim Bohland,Simin Davoudi,Jennifer L. Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351211161

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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We live in a time where environmental pressures, social inequities and political derision are the backdrop of everyday life, and where resilience has become a routine prescription for coping with the conditions of modern existence. Drawing an analogy to Harvey Molotch’s urban growth machine, this book explores different narratives of resilience and their policy and practice manifestations for cities, citizens and communities. It expands on the metaphor of the machine to show how resilience can be better understood as an assemblage. Bringing together authors from multiple disciplines and different parts of the world, the book unmasks the often invisible effects of resilience strategies by examining ways in which neoliberal mentalities are fed through the rhetoric of resilience practices, policies and development projects. The contributing essays provide provocative accounts of several areas of inquiry, including biopolitics and smart bodies, resilient cities and communities, urban planning and disaster management, justice and vulnerability, and resistance to resilience. Holding out hope for critical potentials in ‘resilience,’ The Resilience Machine proposes to move beyond mechanisms of adaptation and into imagining what resilient life could look like in a more just, equitable and democratic world. The Resilience Machine is a current, vital addition to resilience, community and urban scholarship.
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Polar Bears on the Edge

Heading for Extinction while Management Fails

Author: Morten Jørgensen

Publisher: Spitsbergen-Svalbard.com

ISBN: 3937903232

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Page: N.A

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Do you like polar bears? Do you want polar bears to be around in 50 years? Do you think that climate change is the only major threat to polar bear survival? Do you believe that polar bears are adequately protected today? Would you like to contribute to saving polar bears today and in the future? If your answer to any of those questions is yes, you need to read this book. "This book is an eye-opener and should kick off extensive debates."Dr. Thor S. Larsen, professor emeritus, Member of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group 1968-1985. "In this impassioned book Morten raises very important, provocative questions that are not being addressed by the international environmental groups." Art Wolfe, Award-winning conservation photographer. In this book, the author analyses the current status of the polar bear. And he punctures the myth that polar bears are well protected and managed today. While most people think that global warming is the overhanging threat to polar bear survival, the author documents that it is actually the continuation of an unsustainable hunting pressure that is driving the species towards extinction. Across 228 pages, interspersed with beautiful photographs, Morten Joergensen demonstrates how there are probably fewer polar bears than most authorities claim, how hunting is the greatest manageable threat to the species, how current protection measures are insufficient, how the animal has been commercialized and how lack of courage and honesty is allowing this scenario to continue. The book also contains a long string of realistic and very urgent recommendations for action - to save polar bears before they are gone forever.
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Animal Genomics

Synthesis of Past, Present and Future Directions : Conference Abstract Book : 27th International Conference on Animal Genetics, July 22-26, 2000

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal genetics

Page: 121

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The Theory of Evolution and Its Impact

Author: Aldo Fasolo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847019744

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Year 2009 was the triumph of Darwin as a global superstar, spinning from the pop icon to the actual understanding to what make him a great innovator, able to give a turn to whole modern culture. Does all this activity mean evolution has lost its ability to excite fear and opposition? After such a deluge of books, conferences, reviews, gadgets, what is today our vision on theory of Evolution and its Impact? These are the questions asked at an inter-academy conference held in Torino (May 27-29, 2010) among the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. The present book collects the contributions from the meeting, mixing styles, arguments, topics, history and philosophy of science, modern biology and epistemology . This kind of inter-disciplinary approach may appear erratic, but it conveys flashes of lights on the changing scene where the theory of evolution plays. This is in line with the idea to reopen the file of the Two Cultures, looking at shared problems, which are not yet really the Third Culture invoked by Charles Percy Snow half a century ago, but they can foster it, at least in such a pivotal domain as evolution. According to the philosopher Michael Ruse, the conclusion is “that in fifty years or a hundred years we will still have the theory of the Origin around. Great, precisely because it does not stand still, but remakes itself and grows and changes by virtue of the fact that it gives such a terrific foundation. Is Darwinism past its sell-by date? Not by a long chalk yet!”
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The Biotic Message

Evolution Versus Message Theory

Author: Walter James ReMine

Publisher: Saint Paul Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 538

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