Techno Sapiens in a Networked Era

Techno Sapiens in a Networked Era
Author: Ryan K. Bolger,Kutter Callaway
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 172528054X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techno Sapiens in a Networked Era Book Excerpt:

Techno-Sapiens gathers together leading scholars of technology, theology, and religion in order to explore the ways in which modern technology is neither solely a dehumanizing force in the world nor a mere instrument for evangelizing the world, but rather the very means by which incarnation happens--the media in and through which humans love the (digital) other. The essays explore the question of how technology encourages and/or inhibits the human capacity to love our neighbor through asking the following questions: Who is my (digital) neighbor? How does social media in particular allow us to love our (digital) neighbor? How does one become a (digital) neighbor?

Wakan Tanka

Wakan Tanka
Author: John Bennett
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 152557695X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wakan Tanka Book Excerpt:

Where did we come from? Why are we here? Is there a god? In our modern world, many people yearn for answers to these most fundamental of life's questions, having become disillusioned with trite explanations and troubled by narratives that deny their intuitive spirituality. Beginning with some of our most ancient ancestors, Wakan Tanka traces the evolution of humanity through the ages. Citing paleontological and archaeological discoveries, along with recent genetic evidence, it recounts how mankind evolved from the earliest mammals into anatomically and behaviourally modern humans. Wakan Tanka describes how human culture and spirituality evolved in concert with anatomy. Showing how humankind has, since very ancient times, had an instinctual, moral sense, it discusses how our spirituality has given us an appreciation for both the aesthetic and divine aspects of life as reflected in our cultures and artistic endeavours. By comparing philosophical and religious views of creation with modern scientific theory, Wakan Tanka reaches the conclusion that, rather than conflicting, these views are remarkably similar and equally valid ways of describing the same reality. Indeed, our scientific knowledge and spiritual beliefs can be harmonized, providing us with a deeper understanding of ourselves, of creation and of life's purpose.

An Introduction to Anthropology

An Introduction to Anthropology
Author: Ralaph Leon Beals
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 824
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anthropology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure
Author: Stephen Neidle,Mark Sanderson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2021-10-29
ISBN: 0128196785
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure Book Excerpt:

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure, Second Edition, provides the most complete and concise summary of underlying principles and approaches to studying nucleic acid structure, including discussions of X-ray crystallography, NMR, molecular modelling and databases. The book's focus is on a survey of structures that are especially important for biomedical research and pharmacological applications. This updated edition includes the latest advances relevant to recognition of DNA and RNA by small molecules and proteins, including sections on RNA folding, ribosome structure and antibiotic interactions, DNA quadruplexes, DNA and RNA protein complexes and short interfering RNA (siRNA). This reference is a must-have for those seeking an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date source on all aspects of nucleic acid structure, from basic first principles to details of recent research results. • Completely updated, with an expanded section on protein-nucleic acid interactions that reflects major increases in our knowledge • Defines technical terms for novices • Includes a complete list of resources, including relevant online databases and software, as well as useful websites

Urolithiasis

Urolithiasis
Author: Michael E. Moran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1461481961
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urolithiasis Book Excerpt:

Urolithiasis: A Comprehensive History provides a historical sojourn into the varied manifestations of kidney stone disease. Utilizing historical sources and integrating classic material with new concepts, this new volume provides depth and details on stone disease not found in modern overviews on the topic. This volume serves as a very useful tool for physicians and researchers dealing with kidney stone disease. Written by a renowned expert in the field, Urolithiasis: A Comprehensive History is an in depth resource that heightens our medical understanding of this ancient disease and is of great value to urologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists interested in stone disease.

Time Progress Growth and Technology

Time  Progress  Growth and Technology
Author: Filipe Duarte Santos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 3030553345
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Progress Growth and Technology Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the current challenges of sustainable development, including its social, economic and environmental components. The author argues that we need to develop a new concept of time based on inter-generational solidarity, which focuses both on the long- and the short term. The evolution of man's notions of time are analyzed from prehistory to modern times, showing how these concepts shape our worldviews, our ecological paradigms and our equilibrium with our planet. Practical approaches to dealing with the major medium- and long term sustainability challenges of the 21st century are presented and discussed. This is a thought provoking and timely book that addresses the main global socioeconomic and environmental challenges facing the current and future generations, using science-based analysis and perspectives. It presents an historical narrative of the advent of progress, economic growth and technology, and discusses the structural changes needed to co-create sustainable pathways. It provides hope for our future on Earth, mankind’s common home. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations This is an amazing, almost mind-boggling book. The author takes a look at the true whole, i.e., the development of the human enterprise since its very beginning. This enterprise is evidently a possibility under the boundary conditions of cosmological dynamics and natural evolution, but evidently also a highly improbable one. It is all but a miracle that the Earth system in its present form exists and happens to support a technical civilization. Will this civilization last long, will it transform itself into something even more exceptional, or will it perish in disgrace? Santos dares to address these grandest of all questions, equipped with a unique transdisciplinary wisdom drawing on physics, cybernetics, geology, biology, economics, anthropology, history, and philosophy. And he dares to dive into the deepest abysses of thinking, where categorial monsters like time and progress lurk. Thereby, he takes us on fascinating journey, during which we perceive and grasp things we have never seen and understood before. One of the best essays I have ever read. John Schellnhuber, founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and former chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change

Data Processing Methods Used in Kabul for the National Survey of the Settled Population

Data Processing Methods Used in Kabul for the National Survey of the Settled Population
Author: Robert Foley
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1990-12-20
ISBN: 004445015X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Processing Methods Used in Kabul for the National Survey of the Settled Population Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research
Author: Geoffrey A. Clark,Catherine M. Willermet
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 508
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780202365022
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research Book Excerpt:

While those who study human origins now agree that the evolution of modern human form extends back much further in time than the evolution of modern human behavior, they disagree sharply as to how to interpret the substantive data. Two fundamentally incommensurate interpretations of our origins, the "Replacement" camp and the "Continuity" camp, have now emerged out of pre-existing models and theories that go back to the last quarter of the 19th century. This book contends that these positions are based on radically different biases and assumptions about what the remote human past was like. The purpose of this volume is to examine those conceptual differences, not to arrive at a consensus, but rather to explore the reasons why a consensus might never be possible.

now and then 2

now and then 2
Author: Bob Maddison
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1300165464
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of the World

History of the World
Author: Dr Malti Malik
Publsiher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9350419386
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the World Book Excerpt:

History Book

Animal Genomics

Animal Genomics
Author: Bhanu P. Chowdhary
Publsiher: S Karger Ag
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Genomics Book Excerpt:

This publication provides an update on the current status of gene maps in different livestock and pet/companion animal species. The findings summarized in species specific commentaries and original articles testify the rapid advances made in the field of animal genomics. Of significant interest is the fact that current investigations are providing headways for two important and exciting research fronts: targeted high-resolution mapping leading to the application of genomic information in addressing questions of economic and biological significance in animals, and the initiation of whole genome sequencing projects for some of the animal species. Like in humans and mice, this will set the stage for a new level of research and real time complex analysis of the genomes of these species. Animal Genomics signifies the beginning of a new era in this field and celebrates the achievements of the past 20 years of genomics research. It will be of special interest to researchers involved in genome analysis - both gross chromosomal as well as molecular - in various animal species, and to comparative and evolutionary geneticists.

Fatal Invention

Fatal Invention
Author: Dorothy Roberts
Publsiher: New Press/ORIM
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN: 1595586911
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatal Invention Book Excerpt:

An incisive, groundbreaking book that examines how a biological concept of race is a myth that promotes inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era. Though the Human Genome Project proved that human beings are not naturally divided by race, the emerging fields of personalized medicine, reproductive technologies, genetic genealogy, and DNA databanks are attempting to resuscitate race as a biological category written in our genes. This groundbreaking book by legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of race as a biological concept—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era. Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by AFRO.com, Fatal Invention offers a timely and “provocative analysis” (Nature) of race, science, and politics that “is consistently lucid . . . alarming but not alarmist, controversial but evidential, impassioned but rational” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “Everyone concerned about social justice in America should read this powerful book.” —Anthony D. Romero, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union “A terribly important book on how the ‘fatal invention’ has terrifying effects in the post-genomic, ‘post-racial’ era.” —Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of sociology, Duke University, and author of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States “Fatal Invention is a triumph! Race has always been an ill-defined amalgam of medical and cultural bias, thinly overlaid with the trappings of contemporary scientific thought. And no one has peeled back the layers of assumption and deception as lucidly as Dorothy Roberts.” —Harriet A. Washington, author of and Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself

World History

World History
Author: Philip Parker
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 1405352574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History Book Excerpt:

The full story of human endeavour - complete with its dramas, wars, schemes, discoveries, and personalities - is laid out before you in this illustrated guide to the history of our world. Who were the Mongols, the Maya, or Isis? How far did the Roman or the British empire stretch? Why did apartheid or Communism begin, and what were the issues in the Vietnam War? World History is your convenient reference, answering all your questions. But it also tells you why events happen and explains key issues. Its timelines trace events as they happen, from the appearance of the first humans in Africa to first civilisations and then on to recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the space race. It succinctly explains how one event led to another, and sums up topics that include ancient Egypt, the Romans, the Renaissance, World Wars I and II, slavery and empire, and Communist China. Dotted throughout this comprehensive volume are sumptous images that reveal historical world treasures, such as the 16,000-year old cave paintings at Lascaux, Machu Picchu, and the Taj Mahal. With wide coverage of the world's civilisations, events, ideas, and discoveries, World History is both an essential reference and a fascinating read.

The Swanscombe Skull

The Swanscombe Skull
Author: Cameron D. Ovey
Publsiher: London, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Craniology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evolution

Evolution
Author: Alice Roberts
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN: 0241365805
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution Book Excerpt:

Travel back in time eight million years to explore the roots of the human family tree. Interweaving latest discoveries, maps, and incredible illustrations, Evolution tells the story of our origins and helps us better understand our species, from tree-dwelling primates to modern 21st-century humans. Renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers bring our ancestors to life with their beautiful, accurate reconstructions that visually trace each step in our evolutionary history. Combined with clear prose, this comprehensive yet accessible book provides a rich history of each stage of human evolution, from human anatomy and behaviour to the environment we live in. It also explains how Homo sapiens originated, evolved, and then migrated and colonized the entire planet. Written and authenticated by a team of experts and with a foreword by Dr Alice Roberts, Evolution is a sweeping account of humans and our place in it.

The Initiation of DNA Replication in Eukaryotes

The Initiation of DNA Replication in Eukaryotes
Author: Daniel L. Kaplan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN: 3319246968
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Initiation of DNA Replication in Eukaryotes Book Excerpt:

​Every time a cell divides, a copy of its genomic DNA has to be faithfully copied to generate new genomic DNA for the daughter cells. The process of DNA replication needs to be precisely regulated to ensure that replication of the genome is complete and accurate, but that re-replication does not occur. Errors in DNA replication can lead to genome instability and cancer. The process of replication initiation is of paramount importance, because once the cell is committed to replicate DNA, it must finish this process. A great deal of progress has been made in understanding how DNA replication is initiated in eukaryotic cells in the past ten years, but this is the first one-source book on these findings. The Initiation of DNA Replication in Eukaryotes will focus on how DNA replication is initiated in eukaryotic cells. While the concept of replication initiation is simple, its elaborate regulation and integration with other cell processes results in a high level of complexity. This book will cover how the position of replication initiation is chosen, how replication initiation is integrated with the phases of the cell cycle, and how it is regulated in the case of damage to DNA. It is the cellular protein machinery that enables replication initiation to be activated and regulated. We now have an in-depth understanding of how cellular proteins work together to start DNA replication, and this new resource will reveal a mechanistic description of DNA replication initiation as well.

Human Variation

Human Variation
Author: Stephen Molnar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN: 1317347722
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Variation Book Excerpt:

Basic text for the sophomore/junior level course in Human Variation or Human Diversity taught anthropology or biology departments. This classic introduction to human variation, has been thoroughly updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Paul Bahn
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1588345912
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Book Excerpt:

Identification and Expression of G Protein Coupled Receptors

Identification and Expression of G Protein Coupled Receptors
Author: Kevin R. Lynch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1999-05-10
ISBN: 9780471194934
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identification and Expression of G Protein Coupled Receptors Book Excerpt:

The past decade has seen tremendous advances in the study of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), including the molecular cloning and identification of more than 100 hundred GPCR genes. But while GPCRs serve as targets for more than 300 medicines in the modern pharmacopoeia, the shrinking pool of known ligands and the continuing discovery of orphan GPCR genes have underscored the need for new approaches to ligand identification. Identification and Expression of G Protein-Coupled Receptors addresses this new direction in GPCR biochemistry-offering a definitive laboratory bench manual that emphasizes expression over primary cloning strategies. In a series of expert contributions by well-known researchers, this book provides detailed protocols for various expression systems-from bacteria to mammalian cells-as well as straightforward opinions on the advantages and shortcomings of each approach. Topics covered include: * Homology screening and the polymerase chain reaction in the cloning of GPCR genes * Cloning of GPCRs using mammalian cell expression * GPCR informatics and the orphan problem * The use of Xenopus laevis oocytes for the study of GPCRs * Stable expression of GPCRs in mammalian cells * Heterologous expression in primary cell cultures * Expression of GPCR in Escherichia coli * Large scale expression and purification of GPCRs in mammalian cells * High-level expression of GPCRs in the Baculovirus/Sf9 cell expression system * Expression of GPCRs in Drosophila Schneider 2 cells * Methods for genetic analysis and ligand identification using heterologous GPCRs expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Supplemented with numerous photographs and illustrations, Identification and Expression of G Protein-Coupled Receptors is important reading for biochemists, pharmacologists, neuroscientists, structural biologists, and anyone involved in GPCR-based research. It delivers a wealth of useful advice, practical tips, and invaluable insight into trends at the cutting-edge of current research.