The Triumph of Sociobiology Book

The Triumph of Sociobiology

  • Author : John Alcock
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195143836

The Triumph of Sociobiology Excerpt :

In The Triumph of Sociobiology, John Alcock reviews the controversy that has surrounded evolutionary studies of human social behavior following the 1975 publication of E.O. Wilson's classic, Sociobiology, The New Synthesis. Denounced vehemently as an ideology that has justified social evils and inequalities, sociobiology has survived the assault. Twenty-five years after the field was named by Wilson, the approach he championed has successfully demonstrated its value in the study of animal behavior, including the behavior of our own species. Yet, misconceptions remain--to our disadvantage. In this straight-forward, objective approach to the sociobiology debate, noted animal behaviorist John Alcock illuminates how sociobiologists study behavior in all species. He confronts the chief scientific and ideological objections head on, with a compelling analysis of case histories that involve such topics as sexual jealousy, beauty, gender difference, parent-offspring relations, and rape. In so doing, he shows that sociobiology provides the most satisfactory scientific analysis of social behavior available today. Alcock challenges the notion that sociobiology depends on genetic determinism while showing the shortcoming of competing approaches that rely on cultural or environmental determinism. He also presents the practical applications of sociobiology and the progress sociobiological research has made in the search for a more complete understanding of human activities. His reminder that natural behavior is not moral behavior should quiet opponents fearing misapplication of evolutionary theory to our species. The key misconceptions about this evolutionary field are dissected one by one as the author shows why sociobiologists have had so much success in explaining the puzzling and fascinating social behavior of nonhuman animals and humans alike.

Acute Pain Management Book

Acute Pain Management

  • Author : Pamela E. Macintyre
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Analgesia
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : 0977517446

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Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists  E Book Book

Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists E Book

  • Author : Catherine C. Goodman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2017-04-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323478489

Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists E Book Excerpt :

Learn how to screen for red flags and when to refer clients to a medical specialist! Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral, 6th Edition provides a step-by-step approach to screening for systemic disease and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. It describes both red flags and yellow flags, so you can recognize the signs and symptoms for conditions outside the scope of physical therapy practice. This edition includes new information on women’s health issues. Written by experienced PT practitioner Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, this book helps you determine whether a client’s symptoms require physical therapy or physician referral! UNIQUE! Five-step screening model is systems- and symptoms-based, and follows the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association, covering past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms. UNIQUE! Case studies are based on clinical experience and give real-world examples of how to integrate screening information into the diagnostic process and when to treat or refer. Evidence for the screening process is based on peer-reviewed literature, reporting on the sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios of yellow (cautionary) and red (warning) flags. Key Points to Remember boxes at the end of each chapter provide quick, bulleted summaries of critical information. Quick-reference summaries include tables, boxes, follow-up questions, clinical signs and symptoms, and case examples. Screening tools and checklists are found in the book and on the Evolve website, and are downloadable and printable for use in the clinic. Quick response (QR) codes that can be scanned on a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device provide links to valuable screening tools such as lists of questions for screening specific problems, checklists, intake forms, and assessment tests New cont

Textbook of Natural Medicine   E Book Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Textbook of Natural Medicine E Book

  • Author : Joseph E. Pizzorno
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1944
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323523806

Textbook of Natural Medicine E Book Excerpt :

Textbook of Natural Medicine - E-Book

Voluntaries for Organ Book

Voluntaries for Organ

  • Author : Carl Czerny
  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Organ music
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 0895797097

Voluntaries for Organ Excerpt :

Book URL: The introductory essay sheds particular light on the relationship between Czerny and his English publisher, Robert Cocks and Co., and the reception of Czerny¿s organ works in England. The essay further discusses the English attraction to the Germanic style during the Victorian age, the development of the organ in mid-nineteenth-century England, and the ability of Czerny and Cocks¿s to appeal to a musical society rapt with the "king of instruments."

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research Book

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309165488

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research Excerpt :

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research examines current interdisciplinary research efforts and recommends ways to stimulate and support such research. Advances in science and engineering increasingly require the collaboration of scholars from various fields. This shift is driven by the need to address complex problems that cut across traditional disciplines, and the capacity of new technologies to both transform existing disciplines and generate new ones. At the same time, however, interdisciplinary research can be impeded by policies on hiring, promotion, tenure, proposal review, and resource allocation that favor traditional disciplines. This report identifies steps that researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects. Throughout the report key concepts are illustrated with case studies and results of the committee's surveys of individual researchers and university provosts.

Entangled Book


  • Author : Ian Hodder
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470672112

Entangled Excerpt :

A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialism Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity over time Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theories in archaeology and related natural and biological sciences Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporary perspectives from materiality, material culture studies and phenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology, cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor Network Theory and complexity theory

Biology of Kundalini Book

Biology of Kundalini

  • Author : Jana Dixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1733666427

Biology of Kundalini Excerpt :

2nd Edition: A manual for those going through spiritual journeys and kundalini awakenings. Listing symptoms, practices and health suggestions to reassure the reader that transmutation and the evolutionary process of metamorphosis is both normal and essential to the "deeper" experience of being human. Evolutionary biologists and neurologists may find some clues in this book to aid their research.

Coronavirus Politics Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Coronavirus Politics

  • Author : Scott L Greer
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472902460

Coronavirus Politics Excerpt :

COVID-19 is the most significant global crisis of any of our lifetimes. The numbers have been stupefying, whether of infection and mortality, the scale of public health measures, or the economic consequences of shutdown. Coronavirus Politics identifies key threads in the global comparative discussion that continue to shed light on COVID-19 and shape debates about what it means for scholarship in health and comparative politics. Editors Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, and André Peralta-Santos bring together over 30 authors versed in politics and the health issues in order to understand the health policy decisions, the public health interventions, the social policy decisions, their interactions, and the reasons. The book’s coverage is global, with a wide range of key and exemplary countries, and contains a mixture of comparative, thematic, and templated country studies. All go beyond reporting and monitoring to develop explanations that draw on the authors' expertise while engaging in structured conversations across the book.

Principles of Animal Behavior  4th Edition Book

Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition

  • Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 022644838X

Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition Excerpt :

Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Book

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

  • Author : Christopher B. Field
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107380103

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Excerpt :

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Consilience Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings


  • Author : E. O. Wilson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804154062

Consilience Excerpt :

"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.

Metals Reference Book Book

Metals Reference Book

  • Author : Colin James Smithells
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Metallurgy
  • Pages : 1147
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015006087947

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Evidence Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor Book

Evidence Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor

  • Author : Kari Bo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702060731

Evidence Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor Excerpt :

Bridging the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice, Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor has become an invaluable resource to practitioners treating patients with disorders of the pelvic floor. The second edition is now presented in a full colour, hardback format, encompassing the wealth of new research in this area which has emerged in recent years. Kari Bø and her team focus on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness) to the implications of these for clinical practice, while also covering pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups, including men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnant women and those with neurological diseases. Crucially, recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment are also given with detailed treatment strategies around pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback and electrical stimulation. aligns scientific research with clinical practice detailed treatment strategies innovative practice guidelines supported by a sound evidence base colour illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/ neurophysiology MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor

Addressing the Climate Crisis Book

Addressing the Climate Crisis

  • Author : Candice Howarth
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030797393

Addressing the Climate Crisis Excerpt :

This open access book brings together a collection of cutting-edge insights into how action can and is already being taken against climate change at multiple levels of our societies, amidst growing calls for transformative and inclusive climate action. In an era of increasing recognition regarding climate and ecological breakdown, this book offers hope, inspiration and analyses for multi-level climate action, spanning varied communities, places, spaces, agents and disciplines, demonstrating how the energy and dynamism of local scales are a powerful resource in turning the tide. Interconnected yet conceptually distinct, the book’s three sections span multiple levels of analysis, interrogating diverse perspectives and practices inherent to the vivid tapestry of climate action emerging locally, nationally and internationally. Delivered in collaboration with the UK’s ‘Place-Based Climate Action Network’, chapters are drawn from a wide range of authors with varying backgrounds spread across academia, policy and practice.