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Mutants

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ISBN : 1101562765
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Full Mutants in PDF by Armand Marie Leroi Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-01-25 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Visit Armand Marie Leroi on the web: http://armandleroi.com/index.html Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it—a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity. This elegant, humane, and engaging book “captures what we know of the development of what makes us human” (Nature).


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Mutants

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ISBN : 0006531644
Pages : 468 pages
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Download Full Mutants in PDF by Armand Marie Leroi Full eBook and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2005 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Full of bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, "Mutants" is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises.


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Quirks of Human Anatomy

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ISBN : 0521518482
Pages : 275 pages
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Download Full Quirks of Human Anatomy in PDF by Lewis I. Held, Jr Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-05-29 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces students to basic concepts in evolutionary developmental biology, for undergraduate and graduate courses.


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The Lagoon

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ISBN : 0143127985
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Download Full The Lagoon in PDF by Armand Marie Leroi Full eBook and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2015-12-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The remarkable but neglected story of Aristotle’s founding role in the scientific study of nature Both a travelogue and a study of the origins of science, The Lagoon shows how an ancient thinker still has much to teach us today. Aristotle’s philosophy looms large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast treatises on animals, dissecting them, classifying them, recording how they lived, fed, and bred. He founded a science. It can even be said that he founded science itself. In this luminous book, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle’s science. He explores Aristotle’s observations, his deep ideas, his inspired guesses—and the things he got wildly wrong. Leroi visits the Aegean island where Aristotle plumbed the secrets of the living world in all its beauty. Modern science still bears the stamp of its founder. The Lagoon reveals that Aristotle was not only the first biologist, but also one of the greatest.


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Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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ISBN : 3030254585
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Download Full Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World in PDF by Richard H. Godden Full eBook and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-21 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.


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Encyclopedia of Anthropology

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ISBN : 1506320031
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Download Full Encyclopedia of Anthropology in PDF by H. James Birx Full eBook and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2005-12-08 with total page 3128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.


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Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

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ISBN : 1452265585
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Download Full Encyclopedia of Environment and Society in PDF by Paul Robbins Full eBook and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2007-08-27 with total page 2736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.


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Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Revised Edition

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ISBN : 1438195923
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Download Full Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Revised Edition in PDF by Stanley Rice Full eBook and published by Infobase Holdings, Inc. This book was released on 2020-06-01 with total page 652 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for the previous edition: "...make[s] high-level scientific concepts accessible to secondary students."—Library Journal "...clearly written and well organized..."—School Library Journal "Fulfilling educational benchmarks identified by the National Academy of Sciences, this encyclopedia is an excellent choice for both public and academic libraries. Recommended."—Choice "...a thorough and informative work...provide[s] accessible information...There is simply no other work that compares to this...High-school and public libraries will welcome such a well-researched title..."—Booklist "The text is suitable for high school students but advanced enough for adult readers, too...presents important biodiversity topics...a handy overview for term papers and class presentations."—Library Journal Biodiversity and ecology are founded in evolutionary science. In order to understand why species of organisms occupy different parts of the world, it is important to comprehend how they evolved. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Revised Edition examines this evolutionary framework with the help of more than 150 entries and five essays averaging at least 2,000 words each. High school teachers can use these entries—grouped by topic—to meet many of the science education goals established by the National Academy of Sciences. Written by a leading expert in the field, this comprehensive, full-color encyclopedia makes information about groups of organisms (from bacteria to mammals) and about ecological concepts and processes (such as biogeography and ecological succession) clearly and readily available to students and the general public. Tables at the end of each entry have a consistent structure, allowing readers to see how environmental conditions and biodiversity have changed through evolutionary time. Entries include: Acid rain and fog Biodiversity in the Jurassic period Darwin's finches Galápagos Islands Peter and Rosemary Grant Life in bogs Natural selection Population genetics Seedless plants Tropical rainforests and deforestation Alfred Russel Wallace.


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In the Company of Demons

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 0226501299
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Full In the Company of Demons in PDF by Armando Maggi Full eBook and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-05-12 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who are the familiar spirits of classical culture and what is their relationship to Christian demons? In its interpretation of Latin and Greek culture, Christianity contends that Satan is behind all classical deities, semi-gods, and spiritual creatures, including the gods of the household, the lares and penates.But with In the Company of Demons, the world’s leading demonologist Armando Maggi argues that the great thinkers of the Italian Renaissance had a more nuanced and perhaps less sinister interpretation of these creatures or spiritual bodies. Maggi leads us straight to the heart of what Italian Renaissance culture thought familiar spirits were. Through close readings of Giovan Francesco Pico della Mirandola, Strozzi Cigogna, Pompeo della Barba, Ludovico Sinistrari, and others, we find that these spirits or demons speak through their sudden and striking appearances—their very bodies seen as metaphors to be interpreted. The form of the body, Maggi explains, relies on the spirits’ knowledge of their human interlocutors’ pasts. But their core trait is compassion, and sometimes their odd, eerie arrivals are seen as harbingers or warnings to protect us. It comes as no surprise then that when spiritual beings distort the natural world to communicate, it is vital that we begin to listen.


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Organ Orgasms

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ISBN : 1525562916
Pages : 437 pages
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Download Full Organ Orgasms in PDF by Robert Ian Rollwagen Full eBook and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2020-06-29 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conscious blood flow (CBF) is about enhancing our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing through the pleasurable and mindful exercising of your body’s internal arteries and organs. This is brought about by becoming attuned to your natural abilities to just “be” and by learning to sense your interior body, and then being able to consciously direct and control the flow of your blood. And, one can orgasm many organs, hence the book’s title of Organ Orgasms. Despite the catchy (but true) title, this book is about the mystery and joy of experiencing one’s existence in a unique way (an aspect of being), and about discovering our bodies and nourishing them so we can experience our lives in the healthiest and longest way possible (an aspect of wellbeing). Thus, Organ Orgasms is really about being and wellbeing. It will enable people (no matter what stage they are at in life) to see more clearly into themselves, and then use the book as a guide in developing their own personal plan for living more joyously and healthily. Organ Orgasms is not formulaic or like other self-help books, but it will help people learn how to take care of themselves better and get them re-thinking about their purpose in life and ensure their wellbeing. The book is written for the lay reader and includes over 150 extremely useful illustrations. Yet, it has also been cleverly crafted to meet the needs of the scholarly reader by the use of endnotes and appendices, which provide a stunning amount of scientific evidence for how the body, brain and mind work to make CBF possible.


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The Process of Animal Domestication

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 069121767X
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Full The Process of Animal Domestication in PDF by Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra Full eBook and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-18 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first modern scholarly synthesis of animal domestication Across the globe and at different times in the past millennia, the evolutionary history of domesticated animals has been greatly affected by the myriad, complex, and diverse interactions humans have had with the animals closest to them. The Process of Animal Domestication presents a broad synthesis of this subject, from the rich biology behind the initial stages of domestication to how the creation of breeds reflects cultural and societal transformations that have impacted the biosphere. Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra draws from a wide range of fields, including evolutionary biology, zooarchaeology, ethnology, genetics, developmental biology, and evolutionary morphology to provide a fresh perspective to this classic topic. Relying on various conceptual and technical tools, he examines the natural history of phenotypes and their developmental origins. He presents case studies involving mammals, birds, fish, and insect species, and he highlights the importance of domestication for the comprehension of evolution, anatomy, ontogeny, and dozens of fundamental biological processes. Bringing together the most current developments, The Process of Animal Domestication will interest a wide range of readers, from evolutionary biologists, developmental biologists, and geneticists to anthropologists and archaeologists.


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Spelling Love with an X

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Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN : 9780807072790
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Full Spelling Love with an X in PDF by Clare Dunsford Full eBook and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A memoir in which the author tells how she and her husband learned their son J.P. had fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of mental retardation, discusses how she and other family members reacted to the news that they carried the premutation and had passed it to their children, and describes life with J.P., now a confident, imaginative adult.


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Freak Performances

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN : 0472053914
Pages : 267 pages
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Download Full Freak Performances in PDF by Analola Santana Full eBook and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2018-10-09 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The figure of the freak as perceived by the Western gaze has always been a part of the Latin American imaginary, from the letters that Columbus wrote about his encounters with dog-faced people to Shakespeare's Caliban. The freak acquires greater significance in a globalized, neoliberal world that defines the "abnormal" as one who does not conform mentally, physically, or emotionally and is unable or unwilling to follow the economic and cultural norms of the institutions in power. Freak Performances examines the continuing effects of colonialism on modern Latin American identities, with a particular focus on the way it has constructed the body of the other through performance. Theater questions the representations of these bodies, as it enables the empowerment of the silenced other; the freak as a spectacle of otherness finds in performance an opportunity for re-appropriation by artists resisting the dominant authority. Through an analysis of experimental theater, dance theater, performance art, and gallery-based installation art across eight countries, Analola Santana explores the theoretical issues shaped by the encounters and negotiations between different bodies in the current Latin American landscape.


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Tolerance : Experiments with Freedom in the Netherlands

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ISBN : 3319893467
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Full Tolerance : Experiments with Freedom in the Netherlands in PDF by Cees Maris Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-08-27 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a collection of philosophical essays on freedom and tolerance in the Netherlands. It explores liberal freedom and its limits in areas such as freedom of speech, public reason, sexual morality, euthanasia, drugs policy, and minority rights. The book takes Dutch practices as exemplary test cases for the principled discussions on these subjects from the perspective of political liberalism. Indeed, the Netherlands may be viewed as a social laboratory in human tolerance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, Holland took the lead in a global emancipation process towards a society based on equal freedom. It was the first country to legalize euthanasia, soft drugs and gay marriage. In the final sections, the book examines the question of whether the political murders on the politician Pim Fortuyn and the film director Theo van Gogh, the reactions to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film Submission, as well as the success of the populist politician Geert Wilders are signs of the end of Dutch tolerance. Although it recognizes that the political climate has taken a conservative turn, the book shows that the Netherlands still shows remarkable tolerance.


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The Pelvis

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ISBN : 364240006X
Pages : 558 pages
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Download Full The Pelvis in PDF by Enrico Marani Full eBook and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 558 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a critical review of the pelvic sciences—past, present and future—from an anatomical and physiological perspective and is intended for researchers, medical practitioners and paramedical therapists in the fields of urology, gynecology and obstetrics, proctology, physiotherapy, as well as for patients. The book starts with a “construction plan” of the pelvis and shows its structural consequences. The historical background of pelvic studies proceeds from medieval and early Italian models to the definitive understanding of the pelvic anatomy in the Seventeenth century. During these eras of pelvic research, concepts and approaches developed that are illustrated with examples from comparative anatomy and from mutations, also with regard to the biomechanics of pelvic structures. Perceptions of the pelvis as an important element in sexual arousal and mating conduct are discussed, as well as attitudes to circumcision, castration and other mutilations, in its anthropological, social context. The anatomy and physiology of the pelvic wall and its organs as well as the development of these pelvic organs are covered as a prerequisite to understanding, for example, the spread of pelvic carcinoma and male and female bladder muscle function. Connective pelvic tissue is examined in its reinforcing capacity for pelvic structures, but also as a “hiding place” for infections. Innervations and reflexes relayed through the pelvic nerves are discussed in order to explain incontinence, sphincter function and the control of smooth and striated muscles in the pelvis. Catheters and drugs acting on pelvic function are described, and a critical review of alternative clinical methods for treating pelvic dysfunctions is provided.


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Freaks of Nature

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ISBN : 0199213054
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Full Freaks of Nature in PDF by Mark S. Blumberg Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2009-01-22 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two-legged goats, Siamese twins and Cyclops infants, these 'freaks of nature' have shocked and fascinated people for centuries. This book explores the reasons and the insights they are beginning to provide about the deepest complexities of evolutionary biology, genetics and development.


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The Mechanisms of Genetics

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ISBN : 9781404204027
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Full The Mechanisms of Genetics in PDF by Stephanie Watson Full eBook and published by The Rosen Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects articles chronicling the development of modern genetics, discussing important highlights and breakthroughs that led to current successes and questions.