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  • Science Into Policy - Global Lessons From...

    BERKMAN
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    Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica reveals a unique model for integrating Earth system science with environmental and resource policies to balance economic, governmental, and societal interests. Since the International Geophysical...

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  • Engenharia Genética e Biotecnologias

    Yves Tourte
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    No plano das pesquisas fundamentais, só se pode prever um forte desenvolvimento das biotecnologias. A abordagem genómica duma questão ou dum problema é, hoje, incontornável e vimos todas as disciplinas tradicionais, como a bioquímica, a biologia...

  • A Revolução de uma Palha - Uma Introdução À...

    Masanobu Fukuoka
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    “Com uma simples palha é possível iniciar-se uma revolução planetária, relegar o Homem à Natureza e recuperar o equilíbrio (há muito) perdido. Soa a utopia? Talvez não o seja.” Gabriela Araújo “O agricultor tornou-se atarefado demais quando começámos...

  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful

    Carroll, Sean B.
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    An introduction to evolutionary developmental biology demonstrates how the many forms of animals evolved and came into being, documenting how the Evo Devo branch of science proved that all animal organs and appendages, from arms and legs to wings and...

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  • The Hidden Life Of Trees

    Wohlleben,Peter
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    In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children,...

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  • RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia

    Dk
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    RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site. Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with...

  • The Human Advantage - How Our Brains Became...

    Herculano-houzel, Suzana
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    Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution,...

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  • The Grand Design

    Hawking, Stephen; Mlodinow,Leonard
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    Stephen Hawking's new book, 'The Grand Design' (written together with Leonard Mlodinow), is his first popular science book for about ten years. It seems to have created quite a stir in the non-scientific press, although in reality the book is very...

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  • The Singularity Is Near

    Kurzweil, Ray
    (2017112)

    A controversial scientific vision by the author of The Age of Spiritual Machines 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...

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  • The Bee Book

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    Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. The Bee Book is a great introduction to bees and beekeepingandcelebrates the wonder of bees in nature, in our gardens and in the hive . A honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet...

  • Global Environmental Assessments -...

    Mitchell, Ronald B
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    Knowledge about environmental problems has expanded rapidly in recent decades, as have the number and variety of processes for making large-scale scientific assessments of those problems and their possible solutions. Yet too often scientific...

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  • Evolution - The Extended Synthesis

    Pigliucci, Massimo
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    Prominent evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science survey recent work that expands the core theoretical framework underlying the biological sciences.In the six decades since the publication of Julian Huxley's Evolution: The Modern...

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  • Multicellularity - Origins And Evolution

    Niklas, Karl J
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    Scholars consider the origins and consequences of the evolution of multicellularity, addressing a range of organisms, experimental protocols, theoretical concepts, and philosophical issues.The evolution of multicellularity raises questions regarding...

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  • Sleepyhead

    Nicholls, Henry
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    When Henry Nicholls was twenty-one, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy: a medical disorder causing him to fall asleep with no warning. For the healthy but overworked majority, this might sound like an enviable condition, but for Henry, the inability to...

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  • Beyond The Self - Conversations Between...

    Ricard, Matthieu
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    Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics.Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia,...

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  • Principles Of Neural Design

    STERLING, PETER
    (9921970)

    Two distinguished neuroscientists distil general principles from more than a century of scientific study, 'reverse engineering' the brain to understand its design.Neuroscience research has exploded, with more than fifty thousand neuroscientists...

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  • Prehension - The Hand And The Emergence Of...

    Mcginn, Colin
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    In praise of the hand: A philosopher considers the crucial role of the hand in human evolution, particularly with respect to language. 'McGinn is an ingenious philosopher who thinks like a laser and writes like a dream.'--Steven PinkerThis book is a...

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  • Evolution And Human Behavior - Darwinian...

    Cartwright, John
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    Evolutionary psychology occupies an important place in the drive to understand and explain human behavior. Darwinian ideas provide powerful tools to illuminate how fundamental aspects of the way humans think, feel, and interact derive from...

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  • Evolution: The Modern Synthesis - The...

    Huxley, Julian
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    The definitive edition of one of the most important scientific books of the twentieth century, setting out the conceptual structure underlying evolutionary biology.This classic work by Julian Huxley, first published in 1942, captured and synthesized...

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  • Design And Destiny - Jewish And Christian...

    Cole-Turner,Ronald
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    Scholars discuss the genetic modification of embryonic cells from the viewpoints of traditional Jewish and Christian teaching, considering both the possible therapeutic benefits of this technology and moral concerns about its implementation.We are...

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  • Institutions And Environmental Change -...

    Young, Oran R
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    This overview of recent research on how institutions matter in tackling environmental problems reports the findings and policy implications of a decade-long international research project.Studies show that institutions play a role both in causing and...

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  • Life In The Universe

    Billingham, John
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    Life in the Universe documents the largest gathering to date of experts in the exciting new field of exobiology. In 29 chapters, the book explores the whole question of the nature and distribution of life in the universe -- from the formation of...

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  • Design And Destiny - Jewish And Christian...

    Cole-Turner, Ronald
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    Scholars discuss the genetic modification of embryonic cells from the viewpoints of traditional Jewish and Christian teaching, considering both the possible therapeutic benefits of this technology and moral concerns about its implementation.We are...

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  • Companions In Wonder - Children And Adults...

    Dunlap, Julie
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    An anthology of adventures with children in the natural world, from capturing fireflies to encountering a grizzly bear.Rachel Carson's classic 1956 essay 'Help Your Child to Wonder' urged adults to help children experience the 'sense of wonder' that...

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  • Conceptual Issues In Evolutionary Biology

    Sober, Elliott
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    These essays by leading scientists and philosophers address conceptual issues that arise in the theory and practice of evolutionary biology. The third edition of this widely used anthology has been substantially revised and updated. Four new sections...

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  • Being Ecological

    Morton, Timothy
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    A book about ecology without information dumping, guilt inducing, or preaching to the choir.Don't care about ecology? You think you don't, but you might all the same. Don't read ecology books? This book is for you. Ecology books can be confusing...

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  • From Neuron To Cognition Via Computational...

    Arbib, Michael A
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    A comprehensive, integrated, and accessible textbook presenting core neuroscientific topics from a computational perspective, tracing a path from cells and circuits to behavior and cognition.This textbook presents a wide range of subjects in...

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  • The Metamorphosis Of Plants

    Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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    Goethe's influential text, newly illustrated with stunning color photographs. The Metamorphosis of Plants, published in 1790, was Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he called in a letter to a friend 'the truth about the how of the...

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  • Beyond Resource Wars - Scarcity,...

    Dinar, Shlomi
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    An argument that resource scarcity and environmental degradation can provide an impetus for cooperation among countries.Common wisdom holds that the earth's dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to...

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  • Transparency In Global Environmental...

    Gupta, Aarti
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    A critical assessment of whether transparency is a broadly transformative force in global environmental governance or plays a more limited role.Transparency -- openness, secured through greater availability of information -- is increasingly seen as...

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  • The Human Advantage - A New Understanding Of...

    Herculano-houzel, Suzana
    (9922451)

    Why our human brains are awesome, and how we left our cousins, the great apes, behind: a tale of neurons and calories, and cooking.Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The...

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  • Water - Alphabet City Magazine 14

    Knechtel, John
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    Writers and artists offer new perspectives on water, with writings and projects that touch on subjects ranging from new water infrastructures to the bliss of bathing.Water is the chemical matrix required for life, the molecular chain that connects...

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  • Energy And Social Change

    O'toole, James
    (9921647)

    A realistic analysis of long-term and short-term energy policy options. Energy and Social Change results from the Twenty Year Forecast Project, directed by the author and conducted trhough the University of Southern California Center for Futures...

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  • Conceptual Issues In Evolutionary Biology, 3e

    Sober, Elliott
    (9922895)

    These essays by leading scientists and philosophers address conceptual issues that arise in the theory and practice of evolutionary biology. The third edition of this widely used anthology has been substantially revised and updated. Four new sections...

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  • Transparency In Global Environmental...

    Gupta, Aarti
    (9922588)

    A critical assessment of whether transparency is a broadly transformative force in global environmental governance or plays a more limited role.Transparency -- openness, secured through greater availability of information -- is increasingly seen as...

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  • Sensory Communication - Contributions To The...

    Rosenblith, Walter A
    (9921931)

    Available again: a landmark collection on sensation and perception that remains influential. This landmark volume, which remains influential today, is the result of an interdisciplinary, two-week international symposium on principles of sensory...

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  • Paths To A Green World - The Political...

    Clapp, Jennifer
    (9921939)

    A new edition of a book that takes a comprehensive look at the ways economic processes affect global environmental outcomes. This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing...

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  • Institutions And Environmental Change -...

    Young, Oran R
    (9921800)

    This overview of recent research on how institutions matter in tackling environmental problems reports the findings and policy implications of a decade-long international research project.Studies show that institutions play a role both in causing and...

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  • Protocells - Bridging Nonliving And Living...

    RASMUSSEN, STEEN
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    The first comprehensive general resource on state-of-the-art protocell research, describing current approaches to making new forms of life from scratch in the laboratory. Protocells offers a comprehensive resource on current attempts to create...

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  • Political Economy And Instruments Of...

    Schneider, Friedrich
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    Conceptual, empirical, and theoretical analyses of the effectiveness of market-based policy instruments in achieving environmental goals. Economists argue that such market-based policy instruments as environmental taxes and emission trading systems...

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  • Shapeshifters

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    Our minds and bodies change constantly - we dream and laugh, wax and wane, distort and repair, grow taller and shrink, flourish and decay as we make our way through life.Some of these changes we have little choice about - we can't avoid puberty, the...

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  • Representation In Scientific Practice

    LYNCH, MICHAEL E
    (9921852)

    The essays in this book provide an excellent introduction to the means by which scientists convey their ideas. While diverse in their subject matter, the essays are unified in asserting that scientists compose and use particular representations in...

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  • A Sense Of The Future - Essays In Natural...

    Bronowski, Jacob
    (9921929)

    Jacob Bronowski truly educated an enormous number of members of that diffuse population usually referred to, with a hint of condescension, as educated laymen through his widely shared television series on the concepts of science and through such...

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  • Consciousness - Confessions Of A Romantic...

    Koch, Christof
    (9921615)

    In which a scientist searches for an empirical explanation for phenomenal experience, spurred by his instinctual belief that life is meaningful.What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How...

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