The Living Clock: The Orchestrator of Biological Rhythms by John D. Palmer

By John D. Palmer

From one-celled paramecium to massive blue whales, all of us have inner clocks that keep an eye on the rhythms we are living by means of. within the residing Clock, John Palmer, one of many world's major specialists on those rhythms, takes us on a travel of this wide and multifaceted topic, interpreting every thing from sparkling fruit flies to the simplest remedies for jet lag. Palmer has a superb humorousness and a mind for the startling truth. We examine that fiddler crabs--in a lab the place there aren't any time nor tide cues--remain energetic whilst low tide could take place and immobile in the course of excessive tide, an identical trend they keep on with of their common habitat. (In truth, you could get rid of a crab's leg and the leg will preserve a tidal rhythm so long as it is saved alive.) additionally, people are topic to a couple of hundred organic rhythms. psychological acuity peaks within the afternoon, for example, and our blood strain peaks at seven within the morning (when so much middle assaults occur). The time of day you are taking drugs can have an effect on how good it really works. And Palmer indicates that after our clocks are thrown off kilter, difficulty follows, specifically for rotating shift workers--the Bhopal spill, the Chernobyl reactor explosion, and the 3 Mile Island twist of fate all occurred whilst new crews started early-hour shifts. nobody has stumbled on precisely how our inner clocks work--Palmer says a Nobel Prize awaits that fortunate scientist--but they're no much less interesting for his or her inexplicable nature. usually fun and constantly eye-opening, The residing Clock is a deal with for everybody thinking about the character of lifestyles in addition to somebody making plans a protracted jet flight.

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The Healthy Jew: The Symbiosis of Judaism and Modern by Mitchell B. Hart

By Mitchell B. Hart

The fit Jew strains the culturally revealing tale of ways Moses, the rabbis, and different Jewish thinkers got here to be understood as scientific professionals within the 19th and 20th centuries. one of these considerably varied interpretation, via students and renowned writers alike, led to new, frequent perspectives at the salubrious results of, for instance, circumcision, Jewish sexual purity legislation, and kosher meals. The fit Jew explores this interpretative culture within the gentle of a couple of broader debates over 'civilization' and 'culture,' Orientalism, faith and technology (in the wake of Darwin), anti-Semitism and Jewish apologetics, and the clinical and clinical discoveries and debates that revolutionized the fields of bacteriology, preventive drugs, and genetics/eugenics.

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Erythropoietins and Erythropoiesis: Molecular, Cellular, by Graham Molineux (Editor), Mary A. Foote (Editor), Steven

By Graham Molineux (Editor), Mary A. Foote (Editor), Steven Elliott (Editor)

A accomplished one-source advisor to the most up-tp-date details on crimson blood mobilephone formation and the motion of recombinant human erythropoietins. subject matters lined comprise: erythropoiesis, recombinant protein discovery and creation, and therapy of sufferers with anemia. the most recent theories in erythropoiesis (receptors, signaling), production, new formulations, and medical learn are mentioned. The textual content is perfect for researchers and scientific investigators in academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical businesses, in addition to medical learn affiliates, medical screens, and medical professional investigators. This softcover quantity is an unchanged moment printing of the hardcover variation released in 2003.

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Shallow Lakes in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 5th by Ramesh D. Gulati, Eddy Lammens, Niels DePauw, Ellen Van Donk

By Ramesh D. Gulati, Eddy Lammens, Niels DePauw, Ellen Van Donk

Because the overdue Eighties, shallow lakes in Europe and North the USA were receiving concerted recognition from limnologists, fishery biologists and lake managers. those advancements relate to deterioration of water caliber within the lakes because of toxins and speeded up eutrophication, because of elevated urbanization and agriculture within the lake catchments, overexploitation of fish and better water point fluctuations. The water-quality and administration difficulties of lakes have ended in a better desire for primary researches on shallow lakes so that it will achieve a deeper perception into the constitution and functioning of the nutrition internet in those waters. New wisdom when it comes to littoral pelagial interactions and the sediment water interface has facilitated the advance of latest lake recovery ideas. This quantity, with forty-one peer-reviewed papers, includes the lawsuits of the fifth foreign Symposium on Shallow Lakes, which used to be held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, on five nine June 2005. It has the subject matter Shallow Lakes in a altering global and bargains with water-quality matters, akin to alterations in lake limnology, particularly these pushed through eutrophication and pollutants, elevated nutrient loading and productiveness, perennial blooms of cyanobacteria and lack of biodiversity. the final consensus is that the lakes below recovery reply by way of displaying a rise in water readability via a rise in macrophyte insurance and biomass. as a result, there's now floor for theoretical speculations at the so-called exchange sturdy states saw in lots of such lakes below recovery.

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The Salton Sea Centennial Symposium: Proceedings of a by Stuart H. Hurlbert

By Stuart H. Hurlbert

This quantity offers with many facets of the actual and chemical limnology of the Salton Sea, California’s biggest lake and a lake which could quickly to be the thing of a multi-billion greenback recovery venture. shaped in 1905 via an unintentional breaching of outtake constructions at the Colorado River, and maintained in view that then by way of huge and regular inflows of agricultural wastewaters, it has lengthy served as a big habitat for fish and waterbirds and as an important leisure quarter for individuals. Highlly eutrophic and with a salinity that's gradually emerging and now approximately 50 g/L, it's a lake in nice difficulty. such a lot fish species have disappeared, and big fish and poultry dieoffs were universal in fresh many years. the various papers during this quantity characterize stories undertaken with the purpose of informing the re-engineering of this environment in order that its worth to flora and fauna and guy could be restored or more advantageous.

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Making Fisheries Management Work: Implementation of Policies by Stig S. Gezelius

By Stig S. Gezelius

The country of the Northeast Atlantic fisheries in recent times has highlighted implementation because the Achilles heel of recent fisheries administration: discards, unreported or misreported landings are in lots of circumstances known to successfully subvert sound conservation targets. Implementation is hence a key consider warding off fisheries crises. whereas social technological know-how literature on fisheries administration has tended to treat the implementation of source conservation rules as a question of powerful enforcement, this publication seeks to widen the viewpoint taken on implementation in fisheries administration. The situations offered during this quantity addresses criminal, administrative, and political demanding situations relating to implementation of source conservation guidelines. The e-book addresses difficulties on the subject of target fulfillment, but additionally reasons of planned switch of political targets in the course of implementation. Fisheries administration structures are embedded in inert social constructions and traditional stipulations that modify between various states. for this reason, the e-book takes a old and comparative method, describing the ancient advancements of nationwide implementation platforms and the stipulations that formed their improvement. It therefore seeks to provide an explanation for why nationwide fisheries administration platforms have advanced another way, targeting Norwegian, Faeroese, and EU/Danish administration structures. The descriptive and explanatory outlines are followed by way of qualitative exams of the structures effectiveness as instruments for collective motion.

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Alexander Romanovich Luria: A Scientific Biography (Plenum by Evgenia D. Homskaya, David E. Tupper

By Evgenia D. Homskaya, David E. Tupper

Alexander Romanovitch Luria is well known as considered one of the main favourite neuropsychologists of the 20th century. This booklet - written by means of his long-standing colleague and released in Russian through Moscow collage Press in 1992, fifteen years after his loss of life - is the 1st severe quantity from outdoor the Luria kin dedicated to his lifestyles and paintings and comprises the main finished bibliography on hand wherever of Luria's writings.

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