Natural History of Infectious Disease

Natural History of Infectious Disease

Provides a biological inquiry into the causes and spread of infectious disease and its impact on human survival

Author: Macfarlane Burnet

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052109688X

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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Provides a biological inquiry into the causes and spread of infectious disease and its impact on human survival
Categories: Medical

Cannibalism

Cannibalism

If you’re hungry for a fun, absorbing read about which animals eat their own kind and why, read this book.” —Virginia Morell, New York Times bestselling author of Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel “A deliciously ...

Author: Bill Schutt

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616204624

Category: Science

Page: 352

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“A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world.” —Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, and author of The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies or tabloids sensationalizing the crimes of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism--the role it plays in evolution as well as human history--is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact. In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,zoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism’s role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic. Schutt takes readers from Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, where he wades through ponds full of tadpoles devouring their siblings, to the Sierra Nevadas, where he joins researchers who are shedding new light on what happened to the Donner Party--the most infamous episode of cannibalism in American history. He even meets with an expert on the preparation and consumption of human placenta (and, yes, it goes well with Chianti). Bringing together the latest cutting-edge science, Schutt answers questions such as why some amphibians consume their mother’s skin; why certain insects bite the heads off their partners after sex; why, up until the end of the twentieth century, Europeans regularly ate human body parts as medical curatives; and how cannibalism might be linked to the extinction of the Neanderthals. He takes us into the future as well, investigating whether, as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, we may see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species--including our own. Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence into a vital new context and invites us to explore why it both enthralls and repels us.
Categories: Science

Our Natural History

Our Natural History

In retracing the steps of Lewis and Clark, Botkin reveals what this western landscape actually looked like and how much it's been changed by modern civilization and technology.

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195168297

Category: History

Page: 304

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In retracing the steps of Lewis and Clark, Botkin reveals what this western landscape actually looked like and how much it's been changed by modern civilization and technology.
Categories: History

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes.

Author: Vicky Paterson

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 0565094394

Category: Natural history

Page: 256

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The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty or intriguing story--and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteorite from Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaur Baryonyx; one of the first forms of life on Earth; and some immaculately dressed fleas. The book also includes the magnificent Museum building itself with its many architectural treasures. With intriguing stories behind each entry, this a fascinating insight into the Museum's unrivaled collections. This reduced size edition is chunky yet portable, and retains the lavish finish of the original gift book.
Categories: Natural history

The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited

The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited

In this updated version of his landmark study on alcoholism, George Vaillant returns to the same subjects, but with the perspective gained from fifteen years of further follow-up.

Author: George E. VAILLANT

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674603788

Category: Medical

Page: 446

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In this updated version of his landmark study on alcoholism, George Vaillant returns to the same subjects, but with the perspective gained from fifteen years of further follow-up.
Categories: Medical

San Francisco

San Francisco

The “real” San Francisco lies below the streets, sidewalks, and buildings, hidden from view.

Author: Greg Gaar

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738529877

Category: History

Page: 127

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The “real” San Francisco lies below the streets, sidewalks, and buildings, hidden from view. This famous city is known for its beautiful setting of water, trees, hills, and beaches, but relatively few people know of its true natural state. Before it was built up and paved over, the earth here was a diverse ecosystem of creeks, marshes, sand dunes, estuaries, and densely forested hills. Over this landscape roamed elk, rabbit, bears, bobcat, and mountain lion, and the now-crowded bayfront teemed with mollusks, otters, dolphins, and whales, while huge flocks of birds blocked out the sun overhead. Today, only about two percent of the city's natural areas remain as they were. The “real” San Francisco lies below the streets, sidewalks, and buildings, hidden from view. This famous city is known for its beautiful setting of water, trees, hills, and beaches, but relatively few people know of its true natural state. Before it was built up and paved over, the earth here was a diverse ecosystem of creeks, marshes, sand dunes, estuaries, and densely forested hills. Over this landscape roamed elk, rabbit, bears, bobcat, and mountain lion, and the now-crowded bayfront teemed with mollusks, otters, dolphins, and whales, while huge flocks of birds blocked out the sun overhead. Today, only about two percent of the city's natural areas remain as they were.
Categories: History

Natural History

Natural History

Here readers of NATURAL HISTORY Magazine should feel right at home as they enjoy page upon page of striking photographic reproductions of water lilies and outdoor pools , many in full color . A pool will improve almost any garden ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015000401037

Category: Museums

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Categories: Museums

Magazine of Natural History

Magazine of Natural History

更 In glancing over the Table of Contents of this Third Volume of the Magazine of Natural History , the reader cannot fail to observe the great increase in the number of its contributors . As nine tenths of these are personally ...

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Category: Natural history

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Mannahatta

Mannahatta

Reconstructs the ecological history of Manhattan through period maps, archaeological discoveries, and computational geography to create pictures and descriptions of Manhattan from 1609 to the present day.

Author: Eric W. Sanderson

Publisher: Abrams Books

ISBN: 1419707485

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It's difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan's landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeological records, and applying modern principles of ecology and computer modeling, Sanderson is able to re-create the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. Filled with breathtaking illustrations that show what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago, Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that gives readers not only a window into the past, but inspiration for green cities and wild places of the future.
Categories: Nature

Photography Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

Photography  Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1997, p. 81. Stephen T. Asma, Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums, Oxford University Press ...

Author: Kathleen Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351106870

Category: Photography

Page: 234

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The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable contributors to knowledge and the progress of empire. This book addresses the complex relationship between natural history and photography from the 1850s to the 1880s in Britain and its colonies: Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, India. Coinciding with the rise of the modern museum, photography’s arrival was timely, and it rapidly became an essential technology for recording and publicising rare objects and valuable collections. Also during this period, the medium assumed a more significant role in the professional practices and reputations of naturalists than has been previously recognized, and it figured increasingly within the expanding specialized networks that were central to the production and dissemination of new knowledge. In an interrogation that ranges from the first forays into museum photography and early attempts to document collecting expeditions to the importance of traditional and photographic portraiture for the recognition of scientific discoveries, this book not only recasts the parameters of what we actually identify as natural history photography in the Victorian era but also how we understand the very structure of empire in relation to this genre at that time.
Categories: Photography

Treatise on Mineralogy or the natural history of the mineral kingdom Translated from the German with considerable additions by W Haidinger Plates and explanations

Treatise on Mineralogy  or the natural history of the mineral kingdom     Translated from the German  with considerable additions  by W  Haidinger   Plates and explanations

Hence every natural - historical property is one of those appertaining to a body in its natural state ; but every one of the properties to be met with in a body is not on that sole account also a natural - historical property .

Author: Friedrich MOHS

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ISBN: BL:A0024276021

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Boston journal of natural history

Boston journal of natural history

containing papers and communications read to the Boston Society of Natural History. 15. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Memoires du - par les professeurs de cet établissement . 4to . 4. Paris : 1815 . 16. New York .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10533446

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Magazine of Natural History

Magazine of Natural History

These fooleries have passed away ; but , stranger yet , natural history still abounds with its spectral phantoms of upas irees , serpent fascinations , innate instincts , and numerous others . In Mr. Hawkins's other query , as to ...

Author: John Claudius Loudon

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ISBN: UOM:39015069282047

Category: Natural history

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Categories: Natural history

Natural History of New York

Natural History of New York

Natural History Survey. FAMILY SIPHONIDÆ . Animal little known , with ten or more arms surrounding the mouth . Shell frequently spiral , many - chambered , connected by a siphon or tube external or partially covered by the animal .

Author: New York (State). Natural History Survey

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ISBN: UOM:39015085439050

Category: Natural history

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Wonder the Natural History Museum Poetry Book

Wonder  the Natural History Museum Poetry Book

A beautiful gift hardback collection of poetry with poems inspired by The Natural History Museum.

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1529058996

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Page: 304

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Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Anthology is a beautiful gift hardback collection of poetry with poems inspired by The Natural History Museum. It covers everything from the depths of space to the very centre of the earth - there are poems about the solar system, planet earth, oceans and rivers, birds, dinosaurs, fossils, wildlife, flowers, fungi, insects, explorers and palaeontologists. Each section includes an introduction an some footnotes about particularly interesting species. The museum has a collection of over eighty million objects and behind the scenes of its twenty-eight galleries crowd kilometres of preserved specimens, libraries of rare books and artworks, wonders gathered on some of the most famous voyages in history, rooms packed with pressed plants, warehouses teeming with stuffed animals and freezers full of DNA. As well as a museum, it is a state-of-the-art centre for discovery with over three hundred resident scientists and over ten thousand visiting researchers each year, investigating everything from dinosaurs to life on other planets. The collection is made up of brand new and classic poems and is illustrated with botanical drawings and engravings from the museum's collections. This fantastic collection speaks of the wonder of nature and shows us why we need to look after our incredible planet.
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Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History 1200 1550

Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History  1200 1550

... Ashgate website : http://www.ashgate.com British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History , 1200–1550 . – ( AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology , Science and Art ) 1.

Author: Jean Ann Givens

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754652963

Category: History

Page: 278

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Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550 addresses fundamental questions about the interplay of visual and verbal communication in medieval medicine, pharmacy, and natural history. Analyzing images in works as diverse as herbals, jewellery, surgery manuals, lay health guides, cinquecento paintings, manuscripts of Pliny's Natural History, and Leonardo's notebooks, the essays ask: What counts as medical illustration in the Middle Ages? What purposes and audiences do these illustrations serve? How do images of natural objects, observed phenomena, and theoretical concepts amplify texts and convey complex cultural attitudes? Why do we regard some of these images as medieval productions while other exactly contemporary images strike us as typically early modern in character?
Categories: History

Natural History for Children

Natural History for Children

NATURAL HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS . THEIR GENERAL NATURE . INTRODUCTION . QUADRUPEDS , resembling man in their structure , —having instincts and properties superior to all other parts of Animated Nature , -rendering essential services to ...

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ISBN: BL:A0024307596

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The Natural History of Selborne

The Natural History of Selborne

... I think, fair pretence to challenge some regard and approbation from the lovers of natural history; for, as no man can alone investigate the works of nature, these partial writers may, each in their department, be more accurate in ...

Author: Gilbert White

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732653935

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Reproduction of the original: The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White
Categories: Fiction

The History of Natural History

The History of Natural History

SPECIAL TOPICS 511 MICROSCOPY & MICROBIOLOGY 537 AQUATIC BIOLOGY & UNDERWATER EXPLORATION 544 NATURAL HISTORY EXPLORATION, VOYAGES & TRAVEL 554 NATURAL HISTORY CABINETS & MUSEUMS 581 NATURAL HISTORY EDUCATION & RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS 603 ...

Author: Gavin D. R. Bridson

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ISBN: UOM:39015079333848

Category: Natural history

Page: 1032

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Categories: Natural history