By Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, Michele Friedner
What's existence? what's water? what's sound? In Sounding the boundaries of Life, anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how modern scientists—biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers—are redefining those an important techniques. existence, water, and sound are phenomena right now empirical and summary, fabric and formal, medical and social. within the age of artificial biology, emerging sea degrees, and new applied sciences of listening, those phenomena stretch towards their conceptual snapping issues, breaching the limits among the usual, cultural, and virtual.
Through examinations of the computational lifestyles sciences, marine biology, astrobiology, acoustics, and extra, Helmreich follows scientists to the boundaries of those different types. alongside the best way, he bargains severe debts of such other-than-human entities as electronic lifestyles kinds, microbes, coral reefs, whales, seawater, extraterrestrials, tsunamis, seashells, and bionic cochlea. He develops a brand new suggestion of "sounding"—as investigating, fathoming, listening—to describe the shape of inquiry applicable for monitoring meanings and practices of the organic, aquatic, and sonic in a time of world swap and weather crisis.
Sounding the boundaries of Life indicates that existence, water, and sound now not suggest what they as soon as did, and that what count number as their crucial natures are less than dynamic revision.
By R. F. Ewer (auth.)
By Shulin Li, Jeffry Cutrera, Richard Heller, Justin Teissie
Electroporation gene treatment, or gene electrotransfer, has developed drastically during the last few a long time due to the notable growth in genetic sequencing, gene array research, gene cloning, gene expression detection, DNA manufacture and discovery and synthesis of siRNA. Electroporation Protocols: Preclinical and medical Gene medication, moment Edition presents in-depth wisdom at the supply of bare DNA and small-interfering RNA (siRNA) to the special cells, tissues, and animals for prevention and remedy of illness. It builds at the good fortune of the 1st variation and at the development made in siRNA supply and DNA vaccines for giant animals in addition to discovery of electroporation purposes for the delicate tissues and for inner organs. Written within the profitable Methods in Molecular Biology sequence structure, chapters contain introductions to their respective issues, lists of the mandatory fabrics and reagents, step by step, without difficulty reproducible protocols and notes on troubleshooting and heading off identified pitfalls.
Authoritative and simply accessible,Electroporation Protocols: Preclinical and medical Gene medication, moment Edition goals to supply not just accomplished assurance of the elemental idea and sensible software of electroporation siRNA treatment, gene treatment, and vaccine, but in addition elaborates at the most modern perspectives from the specialists during this box, serving as a useful source for investigators either in and out of doors of this field.
By John Lithgow, Jack E. Davis
If you are a Kangaroo
via and during,
do just what Kangaroos do.
younger Sue rather does not like being a kangaroo, so she is going off to discover anything larger. First she attempts mountain climbing the bushes like a koala, yet that does not paintings. Then she wades into the ocean like a platypus, yet that is no solid both. ultimately, Sue joins up with a few bouncy, jouncy wallabies...and discovers that being a kangaroo isn't really so undesirable, in the end.
utilizing a jaunty waltz rhythm, actor, comic, and best-selling writer John Lithgow reassures young children that they are often proud of who they're.
For listening or making a song alongside, a CD of a John Lithgow functionality of Marsupial Sue and an instrumental model is incorporated with this e-book, as is the ranking of the tune.
By E. Pannese
During the second one half the twentieth century, the advent of a number of new ideas vastly multiplied our wisdom of the constitution of nerve and neuroglial cells and of the association of the anxious process on the mobile point. This new info has, despite the fact that, mostly been scattered in the course of the literature, making it tough for investigators to achieve an total imaginative and prescient of the self-discipline. the writer has marshalled those scattered information to supply a scientific assessment of the sector positioned inside a historic context. He has correlated the key new findings with the classical notions of sunshine microscopy and has built-in them with components of biochemistry and mobilephone body structure. After the e-book of the 1st version, the advent of recent microscopies and particularly the expansion of molecular biology have significantly accelerated our wisdom, particularly at the intercellular conversation within the anxious approach and at the roles of neuroglial cells. those achievements have made a moment version of the booklet important. The absolutely revised and up to date textual content, including designated top of the range illustrations of constructions of the imperative and peripheral apprehensive method, make sure that this new version should be necessary for neuroscientists, relatively these focused on mobile neuropathology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology and molecular neurobiology.
By David E. Brown
No bat so fires our mind's eye and is extra popular than the typical vampire bat of tropical the US. The vampire's singular vitamin of hot blood, its stealthy evening assaults, and its power of transmitting lethal illnesses, all strike us with worry combined with fascination. It comes as no shock that the vampire bat has assumed not just the real-life position, yet got the character of its legendary outdated international counterpart. by means of giving this bat the facility to metamorphose out and in of human shape in numerous horror tales and flicks, now we have bestowed in this small mammal a notoriety unequalled through the other animal in the world. truth and superstition became intertwined. yet there additionally exists an important quantity of trustworthy details at the vampire bat. Zoologist David Brown has accumulated and distilled this wealth of stories, and sifted during the mythology of the assessment: "vampyre" to offer an image of the vampire bat in true-life shape. even if written for the non-biologist, even bat-specialists will have fun with Brown's genuine presentation of the existence tale of the vampire bat. "This is a pleasant booklet. . . . For cavers attracted to studying extra approximately the most interesting creatures that regularly reside in Latin American caves, it really is hugely prompt. For aficionados of the vampyre in movie and literature, it's needs to reading."(--CAVE CRAWLER'S GAZETTE)
By William C. Davis
Monoclonal Antibody Protocols presents researchers in biomedical, agricultural, and organic technology with a collection of targeted, easy-to-follow tools for constructing and utilizing monoclonal antibodies. The protocols emphasize thoughts that optimize the outgrowth of hybridomas from fundamental cultures of fused cells and using another, electric-field-mediated telephone fusion strategy to bring up the yield of hybridomas. The e-book stresses antibodies produced in mice, yet comprises tools of manufacturing xenogeneic hybrids that yield human, bovine, equine, and porcine monoclonal antibodies. With its special directions, its reviews on tips on how to adjust a number of the steps of a protocol in an effort to accommodate diversified fabrics, and its tricks and assistance that regularly make the adaptation among good fortune and failure, Monoclonal Antibody Protocols offers you a prepared and crucial resource of knowledge for getting ready and utilizing monoclonal antibodies effectively on your laboratory.
By Serge A. Wich, S. Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia, Carel P. van Schaik
This booklet describes certainly one of our closest kin, the orangutan, and the one extant nice ape in Asia. it truly is more and more transparent that orangutan populations express huge version in behavioral ecology, morphology, existence heritage, and genes. certainly, at the power of the newest genetic and morphological proof, it's been proposed that orangutans truly represent species which diverged greater than 1000000 years in the past - one at the island of Sumatra the opposite on Borneo, with the latter comprising 3 subspecies. This ebook has major goals. the 1st is to rigorously examine info from each orangutan study website, reading the diversities and similarities among orangutan species, subspecies and populations. the second one is to increase a theoretical framework within which those ameliorations and similarities could be defined. to accomplish those objectives the editors have assembled the world's prime orangutan specialists to scrupulously synthesize and evaluate the information, quantify the similarities or alterations, and search to give an explanation for them. Orangutans is the 1st synthesis of orangutan biology to undertake this novel, comparative technique. It analyses and compares the newest information, constructing a theoretical framework to provide an explanation for morphological, existence historical past, and behavioral version. Intriguingly, now not all behavioral alterations will be attributed to ecological version among and in the islands; relative charges of social studying additionally seem to have been influential. The publication additionally emphasizes the an important influence of human cost on orangutans and appears forward to the long run clients for the survival of severely endangered average populations.
By Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.
By Michael Hutchins
V. 1. decrease metazoans and lesser deuterostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 2. Protostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. three. bugs / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 4-5. Fishes I-II / Neil Schlager -- v. 6. Amphibians / Neil Schlager, editor -- Reptiles / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 8-11. Birds I-IV / Donna Olendorf, venture editor -- v. 12-16. Mammals I-V -- v. 17. Cumulative index.; ''This is a revised and up-to-date version of 1 of the main authoritative and entire assets at the world's animals. just like the 1st version written by means of famous zoologist Bernard Grzimek and released in 1972, the second one version covers all kinds of animals in geographic parts world wide. It contains top quality images and illustrations and a complete index to all volumes.''--''The most sensible 20 Reference Titles of the Year,'' American Libraries, may perhaps 2004