x, 514 pages ; 23 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • PART I: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE AND ITS CHEMICAL BASIS 1. Studying Life 2. Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life 3. Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids 4. Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life PART II: CELLS 5. Cells: The Working Units of Life 6. Cell Membranes 7. Cell Communication and Multicellularity PART III: CELLS AND ENERGY 8. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism 9. Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy 10. Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight PART IV: GENES AND HEREDITY 11. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division 12. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes 13. DNA and Its Role in Heredity 14. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression 15. Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine 16. Regulation of Gene Expression PART V: GENOMES 17. Genomes 18. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology 19. Differential Gene Expression in Development 20. Development and Evolutionary Change PART VI: THE PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF EVOLUTION 21. Mechanisms of Evolution 22. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies 23. Speciation 24. Evolution of Genes and Genomes 25. The History of Life on Earth PART VII: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY 26. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses 27. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 28. Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land 29. The Evolution of Seed Plants 30. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi 31. Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans 32. Protostome Animals 33. Deuterostome Animals PART VIII: FLOWERING PLANTS: FORM AND FUNCTION 34. The Plant Body 35. Transport in Plants 36. Plant Nutrition 37. Regulation of Plant Growth 38. Reproduction in Flowering Plants 39. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges PART IX: ANIMALS: FORM AND FUNCTION 40. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation 41. Animal Hormones 42. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems 43. Animal Reproduction 44. Animal Development: From Genes to Organisms 45. Neurons, Glia, and Nervous Systems 46. Sensory Systems 47. The Mammalian Nervous System 48. Musculoskeletal Systems 49. Gas Exchange 50. Circulatory Systems 51. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption 52. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion 53. Animal Behavior PART X: ECOLOGY 54. Ecology and the Distribution of Life 55. Population Ecology 56. Species Interactions and Coevolution 57. Community Ecology 58. Ecosystems and Global Ecology 59. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464136399 20160612
The new tenth edition of Life maintains the balanced experimental coverage of previous editions and has been updated with the latest scientific research, a new contemporary design and cutting-edge teaching and learning support including images, videos, and animations that engage, encourage and support learning and revision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464136399 20160612
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
HUMBIO-4A-01, HUMBIO-4A-01, BIO-43-01
xi, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Agassiz at Rest
  • The Ice King
  • Humboldt's Gift
  • Darwin's Barnacles, Agassiz's Jellyfish
  • Mr. Clark's Headache
  • A Pint of Ink
  • A Delicate Balance
  • A Galapagos Picnic
  • Epilogue
  • Chronology.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal-and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393071955 20160615
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxv, 284 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Despite the billions of dollars we've poured into foreign wars, homeland security, and disaster response, we are fundamentally no better prepared for the next terrorist attack or unprecedented flood than we were in 2001. Our response to catastrophe remains unchanged: add another step to airport security, another meter to the levee wall. This approach has proved totally ineffective: reacting to past threats and trying to predict future risks will only waste resources in our increasingly unpredictable world. In Learning from the Octopus, ecologist and security expert Rafe Sagarin rethinks the seemingly intractable problem of security by drawing inspiration from a surprising source: nature. Biological organisms have been living-and thriving-on a risk-filled planet for billions of years. Remarkably, they have done it without planning, predicting, or trying to perfect their responses to complex threats. Rather, they simply adapt to solve the challenges they continually face. Military leaders, public health officials, and business professionals would all like to be more adaptable, but few have figured out how. Sagarinargues that we can learn from observing how nature is organized, how organisms learn, how they create partnerships, and how life continually diversifies on this unpredictable planet. As soon as we dip our toes into a cold Pacific tidepool and watch what we thought was a rock turn into an octopus, jetting away in a cloud of ink, we can begin to see the how human adaptability can mimic natural adaptation. The same mechanisms that enabled the octopus's escape also allow our immune system to ward off new infectious diseases, helped soldiers in Iraq to recognize the threat of IEDs, and aided Google in developing faster ways to detect flu outbreaks. While we will never be able to predict the next earthquake, terrorist attack, or market fluctuation, nature can guide us in developing security systems that are not purely reactive but proactive, holistic, and adaptable. From the tidepools of Monterey to the mountains of Kazakhstan, Sagarin takes us on an eye-opening tour of the security challenges we face, and shows us how we might learn to respond more effectively to the unknown threats lurking in our future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465029815 20160607
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 378 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: the historic ocean
  • Depleted European seas and the discovery of America
  • Plucking the low-hanging fruit
  • The sea serpent and the mackerel jig
  • Making the case for caution
  • Waves in a troubled sea
  • An avalanche of cheap fish
  • Epilogue: changes in the sea
  • Appendix: figures
  • Abbreviations.
Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner's art into an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic's legendary fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than five hundred years. Bolster follows the effects of this siren's song from its medieval European origins to the advent of industrialized fishing in American waters at the beginning of the twentieth century. Blending marine biology, ecological insight, and a remarkable cast of characters, from notable explorers to scientists to an army of unknown fishermen, Bolster tells a story that is both ecological and human: the prelude to an environmental disaster. Over generations, harvesters created a quiet catastrophe as the sea could no longer renew itself. Bolster writes in the hope that the intimate relationship humans have long had with the ocean, and the species that live within it, can be restored for future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047655 20160609
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
496 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Miss Carson's Book
  • Bright as the Mid-day Sun
  • Biologizing
  • The English Connection and the Ocean Deep
  • This Beautiful and Sublime World
  • Author Triumphant
  • Dorothy
  • The Enduring Sea
  • Earth on Fire
  • Collateral Damage
  • High Tides and Low.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 329 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgments Part I: Becoming a Naturalist 1. Space-Time-- 2. Layers of the Past-- 3. An Age of Dinosaurs-- 4. A School a Minute-- 5. In the Natural World-- 6. Transformations-- 7. Going South-- 8. Learning to Love the Bomb-- 9. On the Road to Chiapas-- 10. The Masked Messenger Part II: Finding Evolution, Founding Evo-Devo 11. Evolution as Science-- 12. Dining with Darwin-- 13. Life with Sea Urchins-- 14. Embryos Evolving-- 15. Evolution in the Tasman Sea-- 16. An Alternate Present-- 17. Biology Meets Fossils Part III: Strange New World 18. Darwin's Day in Court-- 19. Creationist Makeovers-- 20. Evolution Matters Selected Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253002358 20160608
In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both suspicious of science and hostile to scientific ways of thinking. Noting that science has too often been the object of controversy in school curriculums and debates on public policy issues ranging from energy and conservation to stem-cell research and climate change, Raff argues that when the public is confused or ill-informed, these issues tend to be decided on religious, economic, and political grounds that disregard the realities of the natural world. Speaking up for science and scientific literacy, Raff tells how and why he became an evolutionary biologist and describes some of the vibrant and living science of evolution. Once We All Had Gills is also the story of evolution writ large: its history, how it is studied, what it means, and why it has become a useful target in a cultural war against rational thought and the idea of a secular, religiously tolerant nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253002358 20160608
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 507 leaves, bound.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
3 v. (various pagings) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • v. 1. The cell and heredity
  • v. 2. Evolution, diversity, and ecology
  • v. 3. Plants and animals.
This volume of the main Life text is perfect for shorter courses which focus on plants and animals. Life is simply the textbook for showing students how biology works, offering an engaging and coherent presentation of the fundamentals through the landmark experiments that revealed them. This 9th edition also introduces several innovations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429246477 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 464 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This is the story of the adventurers who risked death to discover strange life forms in the farthest corners of Earth. Beginning with Linnaeus, a colourful band of explorers made it their mission to travel and bring back astonishing new life forms. Acclaimed science writer Richard Conniff brings these daredevil "species seekers" to life. Alongside their globe-spanning tales of adventure, he recounts some of the most dramatic shifts in the history of human thought. At the start, everyone accepted that the Earth had been created for our benefit. People weren't sure where vegetable ended and animal began, they couldn't classify species and didn't understand the causes of disease. But all that changed as the species seekers introduced us to the pantheon of life on Earth-and our place within it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393068542 20160604
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • 1: Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology 2: Chemical Composition of the Body 3: Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism 4: Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes 5: Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers 6: Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System 7: Sensory Physiology 8: Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior 9: Muscle 10: Control of Body Movement 11: The Endocrine System 12: Cardiovascular Physiology 13: Respiratory Physiology 14: The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions 15: The Digestion and Absorption of Food 16: Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance 17: Reproduction 18: Defense Mechanisms of the Body 19: Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071222150 20160604
  • Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology Chemical Composition of the Body Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System Sensory Physiology Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior Muscle Control of Body Movement The Endocrine System Cardiovascular Physiology Respiratory Physiology The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions The Digestion and Absorption of Food Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance Reproduction Defense Mechanisms of the Body Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780077350017 20160604
"Vander's Human Physiology, Twelfth Edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The twelfth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Chapter 19 was new for the eleventh edition, with three complete case studies. The twelfth edition will contain an additional new case study. Additional Physiology Inquiries have been added to many figures throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071222150 20160604
Eric Widmaier (Boston University), Hershel Raff (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Kevin Strang (University of Wisconsin) have taken on the challenge of maintaining the strengths and reputation of Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. Moving beyond the listing of mere facts, it stresses the causal chains of events that constitute the mechanisms of body function. The fundamental purpose of this textbook is to present the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study. Vander's Human Physiology, twelfth edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The twelfth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Chapter 19 was new for the eleventh edition, with three complete case studies. The twelfth edition will contain an additional new case study. Additional Physiology Inquiries have been added to many figures throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780077350017 20160604
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiv, 338 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
59 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
416 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Background
  • Beginnings of the American whaling industry
  • Heyday of American whaling, 1835-1860
  • Decline of American whaling, 1860-1900
  • End of American pelagic whaling, 1900-1927
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 274 p. ; 19 cm.
  • *An Invitation to Researchers *Know Your Audience *The Landscape of Journalism *Covering Science *The Problem of Objectivity *The Scientist as Source *Public Relations *Telling Stories on Radio and TV *Telling Science Stories Online *Writing about Science and Technology *The Editorial and Op-Ed Pages *Writing Books *On the Witness Stand *Making Policy *Other Venues *Conclusion *Notes *Acknowledgments *Suggested Reading *Bibliography *Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674036352 20160528
What we don't know can hurt us - and does so every day. Climate change, health care policy, weapons of mass destruction, an aging infrastructure, stem cell research, endangered species, space exploration - all affect our lives as citizens and human beings in practical and profound ways. But unless we understand the science behind these issues, we cannot make reasonable decisions - and worse, we are susceptible to propaganda cloaked in scientific rhetoric. To convey the facts, this book suggests, scientists must take a more active role in making their work accessible to the media, and thus to the public. In "Am I Making Myself Clear?", Cornelia Dean, a distinguished science editor and reporter, urges scientists to overcome their institutional reticence and let their voices be heard beyond the forum of scholarly publication. By offering useful hints for improving their interactions with policymakers, the public, and her fellow journalists, Dean aims to change the attitude of scientists who scorn the mass media as an arena where important work is too often misrepresented or hyped. Even more important, she seeks to convince them of the value and urgency of communicating to the public. "Am I Making Myself Clear?" shows scientists how to speak to the public, handle the media, and describe their work to a lay audience on paper, online, and over the airwaves. It is a book that will improve the tone and content of debate over critical issues and will serve the interests of science and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674036352 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
An estimated 4.1 million people in the United States participate in recreational sailing. Yet the large library of sailing literature leaves many of them high and dry. On one side are highly technical guides for America's Cup boat-builders; on the other, super-simplistic books for weekend sailors with little interest in science. In "Float Your Boat!", professional and amateur boaters alike will find intelligent and understandable answers to such questions as: What were the key innovations that made sailboats more efficient? How do you increase the speed of a boat? How do sailboats travel into the wind? Why are so many explanations of sailing so wrong?Sailing enthusiast and physicist Mark Denny first traces the evolution of the sailing craft, from prehistoric coracles made of animal skins and antlers to the sailboat's reinvention as a pleasure craft during the Industrial Revolution. He then identifies specific sailing phenomena - how wind drives modern Bermuda sloops, how torque determines stability, why hull speed exists - and provides the key physics principles behind them.Whether you are an inquisitive landlubber who has never set foot in a boat, a casual weekend sailor, or an old salt who lives for the sea, "Float Your Boat! " is an accessible guide to the physics of sailing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801890093 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiii, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface ix Part One: Forms and Numbers Chapter 1: Unity in Diversity 3 Two Skeletons 3 Clashes at the Museum 5 Squid and Vertebrate 7 Topsy-turvy 9 Chapter 2: Archetypes 11 The Primeval Plant 11 A Skeleton for Everyone 14 An Exemplary Crayfi sh 16 Chapter 3: Easy Numbers, Forbidden Numbers 18 The Scolopendra's Legs 18 The Nonexistent Variant 22 The Leech's Segments 23 Unexpected Arithmetic 24 The Giraffe's Neck 28 Indirect Effects 29 On the Fingers of One Hand 32 Number and Position 35 Chapter 4: Privileged Genes 38 Unity of Body Plan 38 The Universal Appendage 42 The Zootype 45 Position and Structure 48 "Master Control Genes" 50 Networks 53 Part Two: Constructing Form Chapter 5: Evolution and Development 59 Genes and Determinism 59 Possible Butterfl ies, Real Butterflies 63 Evo-devo 65 Chapter 6: The Logic of Development 68 From Mechanics to Molecules 68 The Lawfulness of "Monsters" 70 A Worm Enters the Scene 72 A Mosaic, or Perhaps Not 75 One Model, Several Models 76 The Adult's Questionable Uniqueness 77 Boxed Generations 78 According to Program 80 Cuticle, Cuticles 81 Cilia and Mitosis 86 Taking Development Seriously 89 Ontogeny and Phylogeny 90 Chapter 7: Paradigm Shifts 94 Science and Language 94 Gene, Genes 95 Busillis 97 Tissues 99 More on Segments 101 Origin, Form, and Function 103 Parallel Worksites 105 What Do We Start From? 107 Which Adult? 109 Siamese Twins and Corals 111 Spare Parts 113 Chapter 8: Comparisons 117 Horns and Antlers 117 Homology 119 One Gene, Several Effects 121 Ars Combinatoria 123 The Limits of Hierarchies 125 Organs, Only When All Is Done 127 Structures, Processes, and Developmental Stages 129 Chapter 9: The Body's Syntax 132 From Tip to Toe 132 The Dual Animal 134 The Sea Urchin 136 The Tapeworm 137 Part Three: Origins Chapter 10: Competition or Cooperation? 145 Apologues and Metaphors 145 The Species: From Inside and from Outside 146 Butterfl ies and Sea Urchins 148 Parasitoids 150 Throw-Away Larvae 150 Competition between Equals, or Not Quite 154 Germ and Soma 158 Authorized Competition among Equals 161 A Virtual Mouth 163 Embryonic Leafl ets 165 Who Is Winning? 167 One Egg, Several Embryos 169 Two Twins, or Rather One 170 Identical Twins, or Maybe Not 171 The Pupa's Balance Sheet 175 Competition and Cooperation: Two Sides of the Same Coin 177 Everything Small 178 Development in Stages 180 Chapter 11: Making and Remaking 183 Many and All Equal, or Few and Different 183 A Product of Factors 186 Calculations without Error 189 Broken Chains 194 Co-option 196 Buds and Appendages 197 Chapter 12: Innovations without Plans 201 Regularity without a Program 201 Inexpensive Symmetry 201 Breaks in Symmetry 204 The Origin of Evolutionary Novelties 205 Modules 208 A Glance at the Clock 209 Epilogue 211 Recommended Readings 215 Index 221.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691135687 20160528
What comes first, form or function? Trumpeted as the future of biological science, evolutionary developmental biology (or 'evo-devo') answers this fundamental question by showing how evolution controls the development of organisms. In "Forms of Becoming", Alessandro Minelli, a leading international figure in the field, takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at the history and key issues of evo-devo. Spirited and insightful, this book focuses on the innovative ways animal organisms evolve through competition and cooperation. Minelli provides a complete overview of conceptual developments - from the fierce nineteenth-century debates between the French biologists Geoffroy and Cuvier, who fought over questions of form versus function - to modern theories of how genes dictate body formation. The book's wide-ranging topics include expression patterns of genes, developmental bias, the role of developmental genes, and genetic determinism. Drawing from diverse examples, such as the anatomy of butterflies, giraffes, Siamese twins, and corals, Minelli extends and reformulates important concepts from development, evolution, and the interplay between the two. Presenting the accessible and cutting-edge ideas of evolutionary developmental biology, "Forms of Becoming" is fascinating reading for anyone interested in genetics and the animal form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691135687 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Nature, science, and sympathy in the progressive era
  • "Nature study is an American habit" : nature study, science, and spirit
  • "A living sympathy with everything that is" : nature study and the roots of progressive education
  • "The child is born a naturalist" : nature study, Woodcraft Indians, and the theory of recapitulation
  • Bird day for kids : progressive conservation in theory
  • Sticking a finger into nature's pie : the garden in nature study and conservation
  • The art of life : nature study, photography, and conservation in the Progressive Era
  • The science and poetry of the soil : nature study and country life
  • Conclusion: The decline and rebirth of nature study.
Beginning in the late nineteenth century, thousands of Americans turned to an unexpected pastime that had been theirs to take up all along: the study of nature. Armed with cameras and collecting jars, everyday citizens wandered the country's forests, prairies, and mountains to gain an appreciation of local flora and fauna and to escape the increasingly industrialized world as well. Kevin Armitage presents the first comprehensive history of the nature study movement, demonstrating its significance to American environmental thought and politics. He shows how nature study, as both a pedagogic and popular idea, has had a lasting effect on American culture and society, and his reevaluation of the movement has much to tell us about the American relationship with the nonhuman world. Armitage explains that the ways in which nature study advocates tried to reconcile science with spirit were surprising, incomplete, and sometimes contradictory. As Progressive Era Americans embraced scientific modernity, they became increasingly uneasy about the dispassionate character of social and economic life, turning to nature for unmediated experiences that might enhance the joy of living. By examining the complex ways American culture struggled with science and its application to the natural world, Armitage shows how the development of nature study reflected the social dynamics of an emerging industrial society - and exerted a decisive influence on some of the great conservationists of the twentieth century, including Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, both of whom were encouraged to study nature at an early age. Armitage reveals how nature study advocates, notably progressive educators, devoted themselves to inculcating an appreciation of nature among children through direct contact with the natural world. Indeed, by 1907 "Nature Study" had been incorporated into a great many school curricula. He also tells how educators like John Dewey and Booker T. Washington contributed to conservationist thought and includes biographical sketches of some of the major, if often overlooked, nature study conservationists: Anna Botsford Comstock, Ernest Thompson Seton, Mabel Osgood Wright, Gene Stratton Porter, and Liberty Hyde Bailey. The nature study movement left a rich legacy that has been too long overlooked. Armitage shows that the personal study of nature remains central to modern environmentalism - and that in nature study one finds much that is universal to modern America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700616732 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii Prologue 1 The Classical Era: Science by Division 9 The Medieval Bridge 35 Species and the Birth of Modern Science 47 The Early Nineteenth Century: A Period of Change 97 Darwin and the Darwinians 129 The Species Problem Arises 165 The Synthesis and Species 181 Modern Debates 197 Reproductive Isolation Concepts 197 Evolutionary Species Concepts 201 Phylogenetic Species Concepts 205 Other Species Concepts 216 Historical Summary and Conclusions 227 Notes 235 References 251 Index 289 About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520260856 20160528
The complex idea of 'species' has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. John S. Wilkins explores the essentialist view, a staple of logic from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages to fairly recent times, and considers the idea of species in natural history - a concept often connected to reproduction. Tracing 'generative conceptions' of species back through Darwin to Epicurus, Wilkins provides a new perspective on the relationship between philosophical and biological approaches to this concept. He also reviews the array of current definitions. "Species" is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental to the past, present, and future of the natural sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520260856 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)