Visit Armand Marie Leroi on the web: Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it—a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity. This elegant, humane, and engaging book “captures what we know of the development of what makes us human” (Nature).
This volume considers the genetic variability of human populations, particularly in the tropics: its origins and maintenance, and its contribution to the phenotypic variability of complex characters. The first section deals with the ways of analysing genetic variation and provides a valuable review of relevant developments in molecular biology. The origin and maintenance of genetic diversity is considered in the second section with data presented for Pacific, African, Asian and Central American populations. The final section concerns characters in which the genetic contribution to variability is complex and shows how such characters may be used to elucidate biological problems of affinity and differentiation, of adaptation and survival. Published as part of the Decade of the Tropics research programme of the International Union of Biological Sciences, this volume will be of particular interest to human geneticists, physical and biological anthropologists.
Explore evolution and prehistory through photos, examples, and anthropologists' studies with Haviland et al's EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY. The authors' goal in writing this book is to provide you with a vivid, accessible text that shows how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. With Haviland et al, you will have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, learn about the connection between biology and culture in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and see the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Faith in the Unseen is challenging (in the intellectual sense, not the stylistically abrasive sense) and fascinating. An intriguing contribution to the debate on science and religion, it provides a remarkable insight into scriptural close reading and the "rationalization" of religious faith.
No one explains A&P more clearly! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7th Edition makes it easier to understand how the body works, both in normal conditions and when things go wrong. Its easy-to-read writing style, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies keep you focused on the principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. New to this edition are Connect It! features with bonus online content and concept maps with flow charts to simplify complex topics. From noted educators Kevin Patton and Gary Thibodeau, this book presents A&P in a way that lets you know and understand what is important. More than 545 full-color photographs and drawings bring difficult A&P concepts to life and illustrate the most current scientific knowledge. Clear, conversational writing style breaks down information into brief ‘chunks,’ making principles easier to understand. UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body transparencies allow you to peel back the layers of the body, with a 22-page, full-color insert showing the male and female human body along several planes. Over 50 Animation Direct 3-D animations provide dynamic visual explanations for key concepts, with callouts in the text directing you to these animations on the Evolve companion website. Language of Science/Language of Medicine presents lists of medical terms, pronunciations, and word parts to help you become familiar with A&P terminology and the meanings of individual word parts. Useful learning features include study tips, chapter objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, summary boxes, review questions, and chapter tests. A study guide reinforces your understanding of anatomy and physiology with a variety of practical exercises to help you review and apply key A&P concepts. Sold separately. NEW and UNIQUE! Connect It! articles on the Evolve companion website provide bonus information for you to explore, and are called out in the text. NEW and UNIQUE! Active Concept Maps on Evolve utilize animated and narrated flow charts to explain complex topics, and are also called out in the text. NEW! Chapter objectives and Active Learning sections more closely tie objectives to the end-of-chapter material. UPDATED! Genetics chapter includes the latest and most important advances.
The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
This fourth edition of the best-selling textbook, HumanGenetics and Genomics, clearly explains the key principlesneeded by medical and health sciences students, from the basis ofmolecular genetics, to clinical applications used in the treatmentof both rare and common conditions. A newly expanded Part 1, Basic Principles of Human Genetics,focuses on introducing the reader to key concepts such as Mendelianprinciples, DNA replication and gene expression. Part 2,Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice, uses case scenarios tohelp you engage with current genetic practice. Now featuring full-color diagrams, Human Genetics andGenomics has been rigorously updated to reflect today’sgenetics teaching, and includes updated discussion of genetic riskassessment, “single gene” disorders andtherapeutics. Key learning features include: Clinical snapshots to help relate science to practice ‘Hot topics’ boxes that focus on the latestdevelopments in testing, assessment and treatment ‘Ethical issues’ boxes to prompt further thoughtand discussion on the implications of genetic developments ‘Sources of information’ boxes to assist with thepracticalities of clinical research and information provision Self-assessment review questions in each chapter Accompanied by the Wiley E-Text digital edition (includedin the price of the book), Human Genetics and Genomics isalso fully supported by a suite of online resources at ahref="",including: Factsheets on 100 genetic disorders, ideal for study and exampreparation Interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with feedback onall answers Links to online resources for further study Figures from the book available as PowerPoint slides, ideal forteaching purposes The perfect companion to the genetics component of bothproblem-based learning and integrated medical courses, HumanGenetics and Genomics presents the ideal balance between thebio-molecular basis of genetics and clinical cases, and provides aninvaluable overview for anyone wishing to engage with thisfast-moving discipline.
The most authoritative account published to date on the history, spread, and chilling repercussions of one of the deadliest pandemics the world has ever seen. * A comprehensive chronology examines scientific discovery, government and nongovernment responses to the epidemic, and access to care and antiretroviral drugs * An entire chapter of illustrations and charts visually supports discussions of cutting-edge medicine, surveillance, impact, and prevention
The revised edition of the highly successful Nelson Advanced Science Biology series for A Level Biology and Human Biology - Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity provides full content coverage of Unit 5 of the AS and A2 specifications.