The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms
  • Author : Michael Hickey,Clive King
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781107079403

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.

Consilience

Consilience
  • Author : E. O. Wilson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-11-26
  • ISBN : 9780804154062

Consilience Book Review:

"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750

Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750
  • Author : Lorraine Daston,Katharine Park
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 511
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106017093144

Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 Book Review:

A rich exploration of how European naturalists used wonder and wonders (oddities and marvels) to envision and explain the natural world.

The Hypothetical Species

The Hypothetical Species
  • Author : Michael Charles Tobias,Jane Gray Morrison
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2019-03-28
  • ISBN : 9783030113193

The Hypothetical Species Book Review:

This book is a provocative and invigorating real-time exploration of the future of human evolution by two of the world’s leading interdisciplinary ecologists – Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison. Steeped in a rich multitude of the sciences and humanities, the book enshrines an elegant narrative that is highly empathetic, personal, scientifically wide-ranging and original. It focuses on the geo-positioning of the human Self and its corresponding species. The book's overarching viewpoints and poignant through-story examine and powerfully challenge concepts associated historically with assertions of human superiority over all other life forms. Ultimately, The Hypothetical Species: Variables of Human Evolution is a deeply considered treatise on the ecological and psychological state of humanity and her options – both within, and outside the rubrics of evolutionary research – for survival. This important work is beautifully presented with nearly 200 diverse illustrations, and is introduced with a foreword by famed paleobiologist, Dr. Melanie DeVore.

The Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette

The Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1860
  • ISBN : OSU:32435066455247

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Moore's Rural New-Yorker

Moore's Rural New-Yorker
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1897
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112072702431

Moore's Rural New-Yorker Book Review:

And One Hand on the Bench

And One Hand on the Bench
  • Author : John H. Andrews
  • Publisher : Board of Regents of University of Wisconsin System
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : WISC:89100205210

And One Hand on the Bench Book Review:

Accompanied by CD with pdf text of this volume and text of With one foot in the furrow: a history of the first seventy-five years of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, edited by Paul H. Williams, Melissa Marosy.

States of Inquiry

States of Inquiry
  • Author : Oz Frankel
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2006-07-21
  • ISBN : 0801883407

States of Inquiry Book Review:

Oz Frankel explores the nineteenth-century roots of the modern "information state," especially the roles of investigative projects and official reports in embedding the state in print culture and refashioning the politics of representation.

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 844
  • Relase : 1824
  • ISBN : SRLF:D0006709224

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The Making of the English Gardener

The Making of the English Gardener
  • Author : Margaret Willes
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2011-11-29
  • ISBN : 9780300165333

The Making of the English Gardener Book Review:

In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England, making it a leading player in the European horticultural game. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, scholars, and courtiers, and the burgeoning vernacular book trade spread this new knowledge still further--reaching even the growing number of gardeners furnishing their more modest plots across the verdant nation and its young colonies in the Americas.Margaret Willes introduces a plethora of garden enthusiasts, from the renowned to the legions of anonymous workers who created and tended the great estates. Packed with illustrations from the herbals, design treatises, and practical manuals that inspired these men--and occasionally women--Willes's book enthrallingly charts how England's garden grew.

The Gastro-Archeologist

The Gastro-Archeologist
  • Author : Jeremy Woodward
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2021-02-03
  • ISBN : 9783030626211

The Gastro-Archeologist Book Review:

In order to understand common conditions such as coeliac disease and Crohn’s disease, one must view the gut in its evolutionary context. This is the novel approach to the gut and its diseases that is adopted in this book. The first part tells the story of the evolution of the gut itself – why it came about and how it has influenced the evolution of animals ever since. The second part focuses on the evolution of immunity and how the layers of immune mechanisms are retained in the gut, resembling the strata revealed in an archeological dig. The final part, ‘The Gastro-Archeologist’, ties the first two together and highlights how understanding the gut and immune system in their evolutionary context can help us understand diseases affecting them. Ambitious in its scope but telling a unique story from a refreshingly novel perspective, the book offers an informative and enjoyable read. As the story of the gut, immunity and disease unfolds, the author aims to endow readers with the same sense of awe and excitement that the subject evokes in him. Difficult concepts are illustrated using simple and colourful analogies, and the main content is supplemented with anecdotes and unusual and amusing facts throughout the book. The book is intended for anyone with an interest in the gut, its immunity and diseases, ranging from school and college biology and biomedical students, to professionals working in the field, and to patients suffering from intestinal diseases who want to understand more about their conditions.

The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution

The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution
  • Author : Benson John Lossing
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 606
  • Relase : 1851
  • ISBN : UOM:39015002203290

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The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1824
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101076425345

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The Story of a Living Temple

The Story of a Living Temple
  • Author : Frederick Magee Rossiter,Mary Henry Rossiter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 1903
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037513358

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to European History, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to European History, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Nathan Barber
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 605
  • Relase : 2011-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781101558560

The Complete Idiot's Guide to European History, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Fascinating, fact-filled writing that delivers hundreds of years in the life of the European continent. Terrific supplementary reading for AP History students.

The Little Red Writing Book

The Little Red Writing Book
  • Author : Mark Tredinnick
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2006-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781742240268

The Little Red Writing Book Book Review:

A book on technique, style, craft and manners for everyone who writes and wants to do it better. It is a manual of good diction, composition, sentence craft, paragraph design, structure and planning. Enriched by examples of fine prose from great writers including Tim Winton; flush with exercises informed by the author's expertise in both creative writing and functional prose; and written with flair, The Little Red Writing Book is a lively and readable guide to lively and readable writing.

The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine
  • Author : Roy Porter
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2006-06-05
  • ISBN : 9780521864268

The Cambridge History of Medicine Book Review:

The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.

Shattering

Shattering
  • Author : Cary Fowler,Patrick R. Mooney
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0816511810

Shattering Book Review:

It was through control of the shattering of wild seeds that humans first domesticated plants. Now control over those very plants threatens to shatter the world's food supply, as loss of genetic diversity sets the stage for widespread hunger. Large-scale agriculture has come to favor uniformity in food crops. More than 7,000 U.S. apple varieties once grew in American orchards; 6,000 of them are no longer available. Every broccoli variety offered through seed catalogs in 1900 has now disappeared. As the international genetics supply industry absorbs seed companies—with nearly one thousand takeovers since 1970—this trend toward uniformity seems likely to continue; and as third world agriculture is brought in line with international business interests, the gene pools of humanity's most basic foods are threatened. The consequences are more than culinary. Without the genetic diversity from which farmers traditionally breed for resistance to diseases, crops are more susceptible to the spread of pestilence. Tragedies like the Irish Potato Famine may be thought of today as ancient history; yet the U.S. corn blight of 1970 shows that technologically based agribusiness is a breeding ground for disaster. Shattering reviews the development of genetic diversity over 10,000 years of human agriculture, then exposes its loss in our lifetime at the hands of political and economic forces. The possibility of crisis is real; this book shows that it may not be too late to avert it.

Science and Anti-science

Science and Anti-science
  • Author : Gerald James Holton,Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Research Professor of History of Science Gerald Holton
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 067479298X

Science and Anti-science Book Review:

What is good science? What goal--if any--is the proper end of scientific activity? Is there a legitimating authority that scientists mayclaim? Howserious athreat are the anti-science movements? These questions have long been debated but, as Gerald Holton points out, every era must offer its own responses. This book examines these questions not in the abstract but shows their historic roots and the answers emerging from the scientific and political controversies of this century. Employing the case-study method and the concept of scientific thematathat he has pioneered, Holton displays the broad scope of his insight into the workings of science: from the influence of Ernst Mach on twentiethcentury physicists, biologists, psychologists, and other thinkers to the rhetorical strategies used in the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and others; from the bickering between Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress over the proper form of federal sponsorship of scientific research to philosophical debates since Oswald Spengier over whether our scientific knowledge will ever be "complete." In a masterful final chapter, Holton scrutinizes the "anti-science phenomenon," the increasingly common opposition to science as practiced today. He approaches this contentious issue by examining the world views and political ambitions of the proponents of science as well as those of its opponents-the critics of "establishment science" (including even those who fear that science threatens to overwhelm the individual in the postmodern world) and the adherents of "alternative science" (Creationists, New Age "healers," astrologers). Through it all runs the thread of the author's deep historical knowledge and his humanistic understanding of science in modern culture. Science and Anti-Science will be of great interest not only to scientists and scholars in the field of science studies but also to educators, policymalcers, and all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of challenges to and doubts about the role of science in our lives today.

Writing the New World

Writing the New World
  • Author : Mauro José Caraccioli
  • Publisher : University of Florida Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 1683401700

Writing the New World Book Review:

In this volume, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political thought.