Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?: Torrid Diseases in a Temperate World

By Robert S. Desowitz

An instructive, usually funny, chronicle of the way the worms and germs of the tropical global have made and are making their approach north. we are living in a fool's paradise, comforted, regardless of all facts on the contrary, that we're insulated from the scourging microbial and parasitic ailments of the tropics. but previous and current heritage finds that the various "classic" tropical ailments are, actually, temperate too yellow fever in Philadelphia, the Ebola virus in Maryland and Virginia, and the Mexican pig tapeworm in Brooklyn. Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria? strains the foundation of those remarkable, yet under no circumstances remoted, situations. Did the group of the Santa Maria carry syphilis (Pinta) again from the recent global? Did Charles Darwin undergo a chronic disorder and at last die from the chew of an murderer trojan horse whereas touring via Argentina? Writing with enthusiasm and from vast scientific adventure, Dr. Robert Desowitz is a veritable Sherlock Holmes of parasites and pathogens. Spanning a human heritage of over 50,000 years, Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria? additionally seems forward to the consistent risks of microbial ailments of exceptional savagery"Doomsday insects" creeping into the industrialized international.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

By James C. Kaufman

The Cambridge instruction manual of Creativity is a entire scholarly guide on creativity from the main revered psychologists, researchers, and educators. This instruction manual serves either as an intensive creation to the sphere of creativity and as a useful reference and present resource of significant info. It covers such varied issues because the mind, schooling, company, and international cultures. the 1st part, "Basic Concepts," is designed to introduce readers to either the heritage of and key options within the box of creativity. the following part, "Diverse views of Creativity," comprises chapters at the some ways of drawing close creativity. numerous of those techniques, similar to the sensible, evolutionary, and neuroscientific techniques, were invented or vastly reconceptualized within the final decade. The 3rd part, "Contemporary Debates," highlights ongoing themes that also motivate dialogue. eventually, the editors summarize and speak about very important techniques from the publication and glance to what lies forward.

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Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology

A middle reference for citizens and practitioners for over forty years, Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology is now in its 10th Edition—thoroughly revised and reorganized to supply entire, authoritative insurance of the fashionable medical perform of obstetrics and gynecology. This variation has a brand new co-editor, Ingrid Nygaard, MD, a urogynecologist. a brand new urogynecology part comprises chapters on urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder. different new chapters hide stillbirth and mental problems of being pregnant and the postpartum. This variation additionally contains a smooth two-color layout, challenge circumstances, boxed pearls and pitfalls, key issues first and foremost of every bankruptcy, and extra algorithms, tables, and bulleted lists.

A significant other site deals the absolutely searchable textual content and a picture financial institution which now permits any clinician, both in education or perform, to have in a single position what they should know.

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Animals and Science: A Guide to the Debates (Controversies in Science)

By Niall Shanks

Animals and Science examines the debates, from the Renaissance to the current, surrounding problems with animal rights, attention, and self-awareness.

• 12 thought-provoking essays hint the evolution of our rules approximately animals and their impression on technological know-how, medication, and society

• The publication contains an intensive selection of basic resource files, starting from Thomas Aquinas' Summa contra Gentiles to Peter Singer's Animal Liberation

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The Source Field Investigations: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies

By David Wilcock

“Prepare your self for a guided travel throughout the such a lot great medical mysteries of the world”

More than million humans have visible David Wilcock’s exceptional journey of the 2012 prophecies in his web documentary, The 2012 Enigma., and his visual appeal at the historical past Channel convey Ancient extraterrestrial beings has been memorable. Now, he expands his imaginative and prescient with a state of the art research into replacement sciences with deep insights into what's coming in our speedy destiny. a beautiful synthesis of hidden technological know-how and misplaced prophecies, The resource box Investigations exposes DNA transformation, wormholes, historic conspiracies, the Maya calendar, and a brand new version of galactic power fields triggering psychological, organic, and non secular evolution. in contrast to the apocalyptic viewpoints depicted in big-budget catastrophe motion pictures, Wilcock believes that 2012 may be a watermark for common attractiveness of a better reality—and the following, he lays out the blueprints for this sort of Golden Age.

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30-Second Elements: The 50 most significant elements, each explained in half a minute

By Eric Scerri

While used to be radium chanced on? who're Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who stumbled on uranium’s radioactivity? Which aspect turns out to be useful for relationship the age of Earth? And why doesn’t gold have a systematic identify? 30-Second components provides you with the very foundations of chemical wisdom, explaining concisely the 50 most important chemical parts. This ebook makes use of important glossaries and tables to quick tune your wisdom of the opposite sixty eight components and the relationships among them all.

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Microbiology: A Human Perspective

Acceptable for the non-major/allied well-being pupil, this authoritative textual content conscientiously explains the basics, supplying a basic evaluate of the rules, via extra distinctive motives. With its easy-to-read writing sort, "Microbiology: A Human point of view" bargains sleek insurance on such subject matters as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A physique structures method is utilized in the insurance of ailments.

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Thinking about Thinking: Cognition, Science, and Psychotherapy

This e-book examines cognition with a extensive and entire procedure. Drawing upon the paintings of many researchers, McDowell applies present medical considering to augment the certainty of psychotherapy and different modern issues, together with economics and healthcare. by utilizing useful examples, his research is obtainable to a variety of readers. specifically, clinicians, physicians, and psychological well-being execs will research extra in regards to the proposal techniques during which they and their sufferers investigate information.

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A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science

By Peter J. Feibelman

Despite your graduate schooling, brainpower, and technical prowess, your profession in medical examine is way from guaranteed. everlasting positions are scarce, technology survival isn't a part of formal graduate education, and a superb mentor is difficult to find.

In A Ph.D. isn't Enough!, physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational route to a satisfying long term study profession. He bargains sound recommendation on picking out a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; deciding upon between learn jobs in academia, executive laboratories, and undefined; getting ready for an employment interview; and defining a examine software. The tips provided in A Ph.D. isn't really Enough! can assist you're making your oral displays more beneficial, your magazine articles extra compelling, and your supply proposals extra successful.

A vintage advisor for fresh and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. isn't Enough! is still required analyzing for someone at the threshold of a occupation in technology. This new version contains new chapters and is revised and up to date all through to mirror how the revolution in digital conversation has remodeled the field.

 

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The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus

By Owen Gingerich

In the spring of 1543 because the celebrated astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, lay on his loss of life mattress, his fellow clerics introduced him a long-awaited package deal: the ultimate published pages of the ebook he had labored on for a few years: De revolutionibus (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres). notwithstanding Copernicus wouldn't stay to listen to of its outstanding effect, his booklet, which first advised that the sunlight, no longer the Earth, used to be the heart of the universe, is at the present time famous as some of the most influential clinical works of all time?thanks partially to astrophysicist Owen Gingerich.

Four and a part centuries after its preliminary ebook, Gingerich launched into an epic quest to determine in individual all extant copies of the 1st and moment versions of De revolutionibus. He used to be encouraged by means of contradictory items of knowledge: Arthur Koestler's declare, in his bookThe Sleepwalkers, that no-one had learn Copernicus's booklet whilst it used to be released; and Gingerich's discovery, in Edinburgh, of a primary variation richly annotated within the margins through the top instructor of astronomy in Europe within the 1540s. If one reproduction have been so speedy favored, Gingerich reasoned, maybe others have been as well?and possibly they can throw new mild on a hinge aspect within the heritage of astronomy.

After 3 a long time of research, and after touring thousands of miles around the globe?from Melbourne to Moscow, Boston to Beijing?Gingerich has written an completely unique e-book outfitted on his event and the notable insights gleaned from reading a few six hundred copies of De revolutionibus. He came upon the books owned and annotated by way of Galileo, Kepler and plenty of different lesser-known astronomers whom he brings again to lifestyles, which remove darkness from the lengthy, reluctant strategy of accepting the Sun-centered cosmos and spotlight the ancient tensions among technological know-how and the Catholic Church. He traced the possession of person copies during the fingers of saints, heretics, scalawags, and bibliomaniacs. He used to be referred to as because the specialist witness within the robbery of 1 reproduction, witnessed the dramatic public sale of one other, and proves conclusively that De revolutionibus used to be as inspirational because it used to be revolutionary.

Part biography of a e-book, half clinical exploration, half bibliographic detective tale, The booklet not anyone Read recolors the heritage of cosmology and gives new appreciation of the iconic energy of a unprecedented booklet and its ideas.

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