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1. Biology [2019]

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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Preface. To the Student. Part I: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE. 1. A View of Life. 2. Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life. 3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds. 4. Organization of the Cell. 5. Biological Membranes. 6. Cell Communication. Part II: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy. Part III: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS. 10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis. 11. The Basic Principles of Heredity. 12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information. 13. Gene Expression. 14. Gene Regulation. 15. DNA Technology and Genomics. 16. Human Genetics and the Human Genome. 17. Developmental Genetics. Part IV: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION. 18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution. 19. Evolutionary Change in Populations. 20. Speciation and Macroevolution. 21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life. 22. The Evolution of Primates. Part V: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses and Subviral Agents. 25. Bacteria and Archaea. 26. Protists. 27. Seedless Plants. 28. Seed Plants. 29. The Fungi. 30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes. 32. The Deuterostomes. Part VI: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS. 33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development. 34. Leaf Structure and Function. 35. Stem Structure and Transport. 36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals. Part VII: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction. 40. Protection, Support, and Movement. 41. Neural Signaling. 42. Neural Regulation. 43. Sensory Systems. 44. Internal Transport. 45. The Immune System: Internal Defense. 46. Gas Exchange. 47. Processing Food and Nutrition. 48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes. 49. Endocrine Regulation. 50. Reproduction. 51. Animal Development. 52. Animal Behavior. Part VIII: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 54. Community Ecology. 55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 56. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology. APPENDICES (Available online in MindTap and as PDFs on request). A: Periodic Table of the Elements. B: Classification of Organisms. C: Understanding Biological Terms. D: Abbreviations. E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions. Glossary. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Solomon, Martin, Martin and Berg's BIOLOGY--often described as the best majors' text for learning Biology--is also a complete teaching program. The integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter, starting with key concepts at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives for each section. End-of-section Checkpoint questions encourage students to review key points before moving on. A chapter summary further reinforces learning objectives, followed by an opportunity for students to test their understanding. The eleventh edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of Biology--the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems and the inter-relationship of structure and function. Available with MindTap Biology, the platform that gives instructors complete control of their course and powers students from memorization to mastery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxx, 865 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • 1. Invitation to Biology. UNIT 1: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where it Starts: Photosynthesis. 7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. UNIT II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Control of Gene Expression. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance. 15. Studying and Manipulating Genomes. UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Organizing Information about Species. 19. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 20. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 21. Protists: The Simplest Eukaryotes. 22. The Land Plants. 23. Fungi. 24. Animal Evolution: The Invertebrates. 25. Animal Evolution: The Chordates. 26. Human Evolution. UNIT V: HOW PLANTS WORK. 27. Plant Tissues. 28. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 29. Life Cycles of Flowering Plants. 30. Communication Strategies in Plants. UNIT VI: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 31. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 32. Neural Control. 33. Sensory Perception. 34. Endocrine Control. 35. Structural Support and Movement. 36. Circulation. 37. Immunity. 38. Respiration. 39. Digestion and Nutrition. 40. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 41. Animal Reproductive System. 42. Animal Development. 43. Animal Behavior. UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 44. Population Ecology. 45. Community Ecology. 46. Ecosystems. 47. The Biosphere. 48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 15th Edition, reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Its multitude of eye-catching photos and images will keep you fascinated, while helpful text features help you master the material. Chapter-opening Core Concepts enable you to focus on the topics that matter most in every chapter. Each section within a chapter begins with clear Learning Objectives, and section-ending Take Home Messages reinforce these key concepts. Other invaluable features include a running glossary, case studies, self-test questions and data-analysis problems. Available with MindTap Biology, the online program that powers you from memorization to mastery. BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE puts the living world of biology under a microscope for you to analyze, understand and enjoy!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource.
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxxviii, 723 pages, 98 variously numbered pages ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • The molecular basis of heredity, variation, and evolution
  • Transmission genetics
  • Cell division and chromosome heredity
  • Gene interaction
  • Genetic linkage and mapping in eukaryotes
  • Genetic analysis and mapping in bacteria and bacteriophages
  • DNA structure and replication
  • Molecular biology of transcription and RNA processing
  • The molecular biology of translation
  • Eukaryotic -chromosome abnormalities and molecular organization
  • Gene mutation, DNA repair, and homologous recombination
  • Regulation of gene expression in bacteria and bacteriophage
  • Regulation of gene -expression in eukaryotes
  • Analysis of gene function by forward genetics and reverse genetics
  • Recombinant DNA technology and its applications
  • Genomics : genetics from a whole-genome perspective
  • Organellar inheritance and the evolution of organellar genomes
  • Developmental genetics
  • Genetic analysis of -quantitative traits
  • Population genetics and evolution at the population, species, and molecular levels.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxxl, 829 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides the user the context to then understand its Mendelian history. Genetics continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. A new unit structure with self-contained chapters provides the flexibility to fit any course design, whether it be Mendel-early, Chromosome-early, or a Genome-first approach. The dynamism of genetics is also perfectly captured, as coverage of technological advances is woven together with ethical controversies. Problem-solving is a core element to this experimental discipline, and the ninth edition of Genetics is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this fascinating subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn by using the clearly-presented mathematical concepts and exercises and chapter problems that encourage students to analyze and apply new skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284122930 20180129
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The Paracellular Channel: Biology, Physiology and Disease serves as the first volume to offer a cohesive and unifying picture of the critical functions of paracellular channels (tight junctions) in different tissues. This new class of ion channel utilizes a completely different mechanism to create ion passage pathways across the cell junction. This volume outlines common principles that govern the organization and regulation of these diverse cellular structures, describes the methodology of study, and highlights the pathophysiologic consequence of abnormal structure and functions of the paracellular channels in human diseases. Coverage includes biochemical, biophysical, structural, physiologic analyses of the paracellular channel, and new technologies for recording and characterization.
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xviii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Third Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences or as reference guide in laboratories, this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190852191 20180828
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1 online resource.
  • Intro; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION. WHAT IS EPIGENETICS?; 1. HOW EPIGENETICS DEALS WITH BIOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY; 2. CHALLENGES OF EPIGENETICS IN LIGHT OF THE EXTENDED EVOLUTIONARY SYNTHESIS; 3. CAUSAL EXPLANATION; 4. MECHANISTIC EXPLANATION; 5. ASSESSING THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF EPIGENETICS; CONCLUSION. A PHILOSOPHY OF EPIGENETICS; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
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online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Food Webs: Complexity and Stability
  • 1. Food webs versus interaction networks: principles, pitfalls, and persepectives
  • 2. What kind of interaction- type diversity matters for community stability
  • 3. Symmetry, asymmetry, and beyond: the crucial role of interaction strength in the complexity-stability debate
  • 4. Ecologically effective population sizes and functional extinction of species in ecosystems
  • 5. Merging antagonistic and mutualistic bipartite webs: a first step to integrate interaction diversity into network approaches
  • 6. Toward multiplex ecological networks: accounting for multiple interaction types to understand community structure and dynamics
  • 7. Unpacking resilience in food webs: an emergent property or a sum of the parts?
  • Part II. Food Webs: From Traits to Ecosystem Functioning
  • 8. Integrating food-web and trait-based ecology to investigate biomass-trait feedbacks
  • 9. Including the life cycle in food webs
  • 10. Importance of trait-related flexibility for food-web dynamics and the maintenance of biodiversity
  • 11. Ecological succession investigated through food-web flow networks
  • 12. Statistical approaches for inferring and predicting food-web architecture
  • 13. Global metawebs of spide predation highlight consequences of land-use change for terrestrial predator-prey networks
  • 14. Ecological networks in managed ecosystems: connecting structure to services
  • 15. Trait-based and process-oriented modeling in ecological network dynamics
  • 16. Empirical methods of identifying and quantifying trophic interactions for constructing soil food-web models
  • Part III. Food Webs and Environmental Sustainability
  • 17. Integrating species interaction networks and biogeography
  • 18. Food-web dynamics when divergent life-history strategies respond to environmental variation differently: a fisheries ecology perspective
  • 19. Rare but important: perturbations to uncommon species can have a large impact on the structure of ecological communities
  • 20. Food-web simulations: stochastic variability and systems-based conservation
  • 21. An individual-based simulation model to link population, community, and metacommunity dynamics
  • 22. Structural instability of food webs and food-web models and their implications for management
  • 23. Linking ecology and epidemiology: the case of infected resource
  • Index.
Medical Library (Lane)
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1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Isolation and flow cytometric analysis of the stromal vascular fraction isolated from mouse adipose tissue / Annie C. Bowles, Alan Tucker, and Bruce A. Bunnell
  • Method for isolation of stromal vascular fraction cells in a clinically relevant time frame / Joel A. Aronowitz, Ryan A. Lockhart, and Cloe S. Hakakian
  • Scaffold-free, size-controlled three-dimensional culture of rabbit adipose-derived stem cells / Christina L. Rettinger, Kai P. Leung, and Rodney K. Chan
  • Differentiation of brown adipocyte progenitors derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells / Anne-Laure Hafner, Tala Mohsen-Kanson, and Christian Dani
  • Methylcellulose based thermally reversible hydrogels / Anoosha Forghani and Ram Devireddy
  • Decellularized adipose tissue scaffolds for soft tissue regeneration and adipose-derived stem/stromal cell delivery / Pascal Morissette Martin, Arthi Shridhar, Claire Yu, Cody Brown, and Lauren E. Flynn
  • Induction of skin allograft transplantation tolerance in mice using human adipose derived stromal cells / Anthony D. Foster, Nicholas Clark, and Thomas A. Davis
  • High definition confocal imaging modalities for the characterization of tissue-engineered substitutes / Dominique Mayrand and Julie Fradette
  • Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction cells and platelet-rich plasma : basic and clinical implications for tissue engineering therapies in regenerative surgery / Pietro Gentile and Valerio Cervelli
  • Myogenic differentiation of ASCs using biochemical and biophysical induction / Pinar Yilgor Huri, Justin Morrissette-McAlmon, and Warren L. Grayson
  • Isolation of murine adipose-derived stromal/stem cells for adipogenic differentiation or flow cytometry-based analysis / Gail Kilroy, Marilyn Dietrich, Xiying Wu, Jeffrey M. Gimble, and Z. Elizabeth Floyd
  • Three-dimensional magnetic levitation culture system simulating white adipose tissue / Hubert Tseng, Alexes C. Daquinag, Glauco R. Souza, and Mikhail G. Kolonin
  • Isolation of human adipose-derived stem cells from lipoaspirates / Jie Li, J. Lowry Curley, Z. Elizabeth Floyd, Xiying Wu, Yuan Di C. Halvorsen, and Jeffrey M. Gimble
  • Isolation of murine adipose-derived stromal/stem cells using an explant culture method / Jie Li, Hui Li, and Weidong Tian
  • Feline adult adipose tissue-derived multipotent stromal cell isolation and Differentiation / Carmel Fargason, Nan Zhang, and Mandi J. Lopez
  • Canine adult adipose tissue-derived multipotent stromal cell isolation and characterization / Wei Duan and Mandi J. Lopez
  • Soft tissue reconstruction / Francesco Egro and Kacey G. Marra
  • Mechanical stimulation of adipose-derived stem cells for functional tissue engineering of the musculoskeletal system via cyclic hydrostatic pressure, simulated microgravity, and cyclic tensile strain / Rachel C. Nordberg, Josie C. Bodle, and Elizabeth G. Loboa
  • Cryopreservation protocols for human adipose tissue derived adult stem cells / Shahensha Shaik and Ram Devireddy
  • Bone regeneration with a combination of adipose-derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma / Satoshi Tajima, Morikuni Tobita, and Hiroshi Mizuno
  • Isolation and differentiation of murine primary brown/beige preadipocytes / Hui Yu, Margo Emont, Heejin Jun, and Jun Wu.
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1 online resource.
  • DNA Manipulative and Ingratiative Techniques. Regulative Techniques. Recombinant Techniques. Nanobiotechnology & Metabolome Profiling.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815370758 20180702
Molecular genetics aims to comprehend biological activity at the gene sub-level. Scientists from different areas of research and applied science can use the standard techniques optimized by molecular biologists.This book serves as a guide that introduces classic molecular biology techniques and advances in molecular and genetic engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815370758 20180702
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xv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Rethinking the Boundaries of Conservation NGOs2. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Dirty Harrys of Conservation": Revisiting the Anthropology of Conservation NGOs3. Anthropology of Conservation NGOs: Learning from a Sectoral Approach to the Study of NGOs4. Business, Biodiversity and New "Fields" of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organisational Order5. The Strategies and Effectiveness of Conservation NGOs in the Global Voluntary Standards: The Case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm-oil6. Investigating Consistency of a Pro-Market Perspective Amongst Conservationists7. Conservation Jujutsu, or How Conservation NGOs Use Market Forces to Save Nature from Markets in Southern Chile8. Strength and Limitations of Conservation NGOs in Meeting Local Needs: The Case of REDD+ in Nigeria9. Misreading the Conservation Landscape.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
This book explores how NGOs have been influential in shaping global biodiversity, conservation policy, and practice. It encapsulates a growing body of literature that has questioned the mandates, roles, and effectiveness of these organizations-and the critique of these critics. This volume seeks to nurture an open conversation about contemporary NGO practices through analysis and engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
Green Library
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xv, 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • The Biological Foundations of Bioinformatics.- Biological databases.- Sequence Comparisons and Sequence-Based Database Searches.- The decoding of eukaryotic genomes.- Protein Structures and Structure-Based Rational Drug Design.- The Functional Analysis of Genomes.- Comparative genome analyses.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682990 20181022
This book introduces readers to the basic principles of bioinformatics and the practical application and utilization of computational tools, without assuming any prior background in programming or informatics. It provides a coherent overview of the complex field and focuses on the implementation of online tools, genome databases and software that can benefit scientists and students in the life sciences. Training tutorials with practical bioinformatics exercises and solutions facilitate the understanding and application of such tools and interpretation of results. In addition, a glossary explains terminology that is widely used in the field. This straightforward introduction to applied bioinformatics offers an essential resource for students, as well as scientists seeking to understand the basis of sequencing analysis, functional genomics and protein structure predictions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682990 20181022
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xiii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Cloning and identification of recombinant argonaute-bound small RNAs using next-generation sequencing / Pooja Gangras, Daniel M. Dayeh, Justin W. Mabin, Kotaro Nakanishi, and Guramrit Singh
  • Quantification of miRNAs co-immunoprecipitated with argonaute proteins using SYBR green-based qRT-PCR / Hong-Duc Phan, Junan Li, Ming Poi, and Kotaro Nakanishi
  • Gateway to understanding argonaute loading of single-stranded RNAs : preparation of deep sequencing libraries with in vitro loading samples / Eling Goh and Katsutomo Okamura
  • Dumbbell-PCR for discriminative quantification of a small RNA variant / Megumi Shigematsu, Shozo Honda, and Yohei Kirino
  • MicroRNA detection by whole-mount in situ hybridization in C. elegans / Yoshiki Andachi and Yuji Kohara
  • cCLIP-seq : retrieval of chimeric reads from HITS-CLIP (CLIP-Seq) libraries / Panagiotis Alexiou, Manolis Maragkakis, Zissimos Mourelatos, and Anastassios Vourekas
  • Kinetic analysis of small silencing RNA production by human and drosophila dicer enzymes in vitro / Susan E. Liao and Ryuya Fukunaga
  • Nucleic acid-binding assay of argonaute protein using fluorescence polarization / Tomohiro Miyoshi
  • Reconstitution of RNA interference machinery / Shintaro Iwasaki and Yukihide Tomari
  • Single-molecule analysis for RISC assembly and target cleavage / Hiroshi M. Sasaki, Hisashi Tadakuma, and Yukihide Tomari
  • Profiling open chromatin structure in the ovarian somatic cells using ATAC-seq / Kensaku Murano, Yuka W. Iwasaki, and Haruhiko Siomi
  • Assessing miR-451 activity and its role in erythropoiesis / Dmitry A. Kretov, Andrew M. Shafik, and Daniel Cifuentes
  • Functional analysis of microRNAs in neurogenesis during mouse cortical development / Wei Zhang, Xiaoxia Zeng, and Li Zeng
  • Cellular approaches in investigating argonaute2-dependent RNA silencing / Cai Zhang, Joonbae Seo, and Takahisa Nakamura
  • Genomic tagging of AGO1 using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homologous recombination / Sanjay Ghosh and Ji-Long Liu
  • Accurate profiling and quantification of tRNA fragments from RNA-Seq data : a Vade Mecum for MINTmap / Phillipe Loher, Aristeidis G. Telonis, and Isidore Rigoutsos.
This volume covers methods that analyze various Argonaute proteins from a variety of organisms to help researchers better understand their properties ranging from a molecular level to an organismal level. The chapters in this book explore the following topics: identification and expression analysis of guide nucleic acids and their targets; analysis of biochemical properties of Argonautes; biological functions of Argonautes; and obtaining materials and setting up analysis platforms. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and authoritative, Argonaute Proteins: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for researchers and scientists looking to expand their knowledge of Argonaute proteins and their functions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493973385 20180219
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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ix, 260 pages ; 23 cm
There are two great traditions of natural-kinds realism: the modern, instituted by Mill and elaborated by Venn, Peirce, Kripke, Putnam, Boyd, and others; and the ancient, instituted by Aristotle, elaborated by the "medieval" Aristotelians, and eventually overthrown by Galilean and Newtonian physicists, by Locke, Leibniz, and Kant, and by Darwin. Whereas the former tradition has lately received the close attention it deserves, the latter has not. The Aristotelian Tradition of Natural Kinds and its Demise is meant to fill this gap. The volume's theme is the emergence of Aristotle's account of species, what Schoolmen such as Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham did with this account, and the tacit if not explicit rejection of all such accounts in modern scientific theory. By tracing this history Stewart Umphrey shows that there have been not one but two relevant "scientific revolutions" or "paradigm shifts" in the history of natural philosophy. The first, brought about by Aristotle, may be viewed as a renewal of Presocratic natural philosophy in the light of Socrates's "second sailing" and his insistence that we attend to what is first for us. It features an eido-centric conception of living organisms and other enduring things, and strongly resists any reduction of physics to mathematics. The second revolution, brought about by seventeenth-century physics, features a nomo-centric view according to which what is fundamental in nature are not enduring individuals and their kinds, as we commonly suppose, but rather certain mathematizable relations among varying physical quantities. Umphrey examines and compares these two very different ways of understanding the natural order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813230412 20180924
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19. The art of naming [2018]

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xiii, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: The beauty of names
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on the images
  • 1. Hitler and the Fledermaus
  • 2. How species get their names
  • 3. Words, proper names, individuals
  • 4. Types and the materiality of names
  • 5. The curio collection of animal names
  • 6. "I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife ..."
  • 7. "A new species a day"
  • 8. Who counts the species, names the names?
  • 9. Naming nothing
  • Epilogue: On labeling.
From Tyrannosaurus rex to Heteropoda davidbowie: scientific naming as a joyful and creative act. Tyrannosaurus rex. Homo sapiens. Heteropoda davidbowie. Behind each act of scientific naming is a story. In this entertaining and illuminating book, Michael Ohl considers scientific naming as a joyful and creative act. There are about 1.8 million discovered and named plant and animal species, and millions more still to be discovered. Naming is the necessary next step after discovery; it is through the naming of species that we perceive and understand nature. Ohl explains the process, with examples, anecdotes, and a wildly varied cast of characters. He describes the rules for scientific naming; the vernacular isn't adequate. These rules-in standard binomial nomenclature, the generic name followed by specific name-go back to Linnaeus; but they are open to idiosyncrasy and individual expression. A lizard is designated Barbaturex morrisoni (in honor of the Doors' Jim Morrison, the Lizard King); a member of the horsefly family Scaptia beyonceae. Ohl, a specialist in "winged things that sting, " confesses that among the many wasp species he has named is Ampulex dementor, after the dementors in the Harry Potter novels. Scientific names have also been deployed by scientists to insult other scientists, to make political statements, and as expressions of romantic love: "I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife." The Art of Naming takes us on a surprising and fascinating journey, in the footsteps of the discoverers of species and the authors of names, into the nooks and crannies and drawers and cabinets of museums, and through the natural world of named and not-yet-named species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262037761 20180521
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1 online resource.