The Shape Of Life

Author by : Rudolf A. Raff
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Rudolf Raff is recognized as a pioneer in evolutionary developmental biology. In their 1983 book, Embryos, Genes, and Evolution, Raff and co-author Thomas Kaufman proposed a synthesis of developmental and evolutionary biology. In The Shape of Life, Raff analyzes the rise of this new experimental discipline and lays out new research questions, hypotheses, and approaches to guide its development. Raff uses the evolution of animal body plans to exemplify the interplay between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary patterns. Animal body plans emerged half a billion years ago. Evolution within these body plans during this span of time has resulted in the tremendous diversity of living animal forms. Raff argues for an integrated approach to the study of the intertwined roles of development and evolution involving phylogenetic, comparative, and functional biology. This new synthesis will interest not only scientists working in these areas, but also paleontologists, zoologists, morphologists, molecular biologists, and geneticists.


The Shape Of A Life

Author by : Shing-Tung Yau
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : A Fields medalist recounts his lifelong transnational effort to uncover the geometric shape—the Calabi-Yau manifold—that may store the hidden dimensions of our universe. Harvard geometer and Fields medalist Shing-Tung Yau has provided a mathematical foundation for string theory, offered new insights into black holes, and mathematically demonstrated the stability of our universe. In this autobiography, Yau reflects on his improbable journey to becoming one of the world’s most distinguished mathematicians. Beginning with an impoverished childhood in China and Hong Kong, Yau takes readers through his doctoral studies at Berkeley during the height of the Vietnam War protests, his Fields Medal–winning proof of the Calabi conjecture, his return to China, and his pioneering work in geometric analysis. This new branch of geometry, which Yau built up with his friends and colleagues, has paved the way for solutions to several important and previously intransigent problems. With complicated ideas explained for a broad audience, this book offers readers not only insights into the life of an eminent mathematician, but also an accessible way to understand advanced and highly abstract concepts in mathematics and theoretical physics.


Surprised By Joy

Author by : Clive Staples Lewis
Languange : en
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Description : Surprised By Joy is C.S. Lewis'' autobiograph y, beginning with an account of his early years and then foc using on the spiritual crisis which was crucial to his later life. '


Bernard Of Clairvaux And The Shape Of Monastic Thought

Author by : M. B. Pranger
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This book examines the way Bernard of Clairvaux, in his writings, shapes the monastic existence as a subtle blend of biblical and liturgical texts and scenes on the one hand and uncontrollable events and emotions on the other.


Earth Time And Life

Author by : Charles W. Barnes
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Description : This revision of the successful physical/historical geology text offers complete coverage of the basic principles underlying each specialty. While devoting separate sections to the physical and historical aspects of geology, historical perspectives are skillfully integrated throughout the text to enhance and deepen student understanding of historical geological developments while demonstrating the link between the two branches of the field. This edition has been updated and revised to include a new chapter on structural geology, an expanded discussion of energy, and separate treatments of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Discussions of physical geology emphasize internal processes and products in order to expose students to the dynamics of earthquakes and plate tectonics. In addition, this edition features more illustrations designed to emphasize what students would actually see in the field. Each chapter includes a listing of key terms, a summary of major ideas discussed, numerous exercises, and suggested readings. Also provides a glossary and appendixes, including rock identification charts, topographic and geologic maps, and a measurement conversion table.


The Shape Of Things To Come

Author by : H. G. Wells
Languange : en
Publisher by : Read Books Ltd
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Description : First published in 1933, “The Shape of Things to Come” is science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. Within it, world events between 1933 and 2106 are speculated with a single superstate representing the solution to all humanity's problems. A classic example of Wellsian prophesy, this volume is highly recommended for fans of his work and of the science fiction genre. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.


The Apocalypse And The Shape Of Things To Come

Author by : Frances Carey
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : The Book of Revelation's legacy of visual imagery is evaluated here, from the 11th century to the end of World War 2 illuminated manuscripts, books, prints and drawings of apocalyptic phases are examined.


The Shape Of Hawthorne S Career

Author by : Nina Baym
Languange : en
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Lose Weight Stay In Shape Lead A Healthy Life

Author by : Valentin Matcas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Valentin Leonard Matcas
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Total Read : 29
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Description : How can you eat as much as you desire while remaining slim and attractive for life, enjoying a good health and a youthful vitality? How can you regain and maintain your health indefinitely? How can you prolong your life as much as you desire? These are essential questions and you should prioritize them in life always! You may easily lose weight and achieve your good health throughout life, since your body and mind stay slim and healthy as long as they are never harmed or unbalanced. You may always learn more about your subconscious mind and your physical body in order to achieve harmony, and this is what this book studies. You may learn how to cooperate and live in harmony with them in order to achieve your common goals throughout life: sustained happiness, health and vitality, homeostasis, proper bodily weight, continuous health, among many others. This book teaches you everything about health, nutrition, and fitness to help you remain slim, healthy, vigorous, happy, vibrant, and attractive throughout life. You may find here the truth about all problems and illnesses in health and nutrition, and how to avoid them. Now you may understand how medicine, drugs, and food additives affect you in life positively and negatively, and how they switch your body from one mode of life to another with or without your consent. If you are searching for the perfect program and lifestyle offering you health, good looks, fitness, youth, and vitality, this book is for you. p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }


Mathematics In Life

Author by : Raleigh Schorling
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description :