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Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain-- and how it changed the world / by Zimmer, Carl,1966-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-348) and index.
Subjects: Brain.; Brain; Brain;
© 2005., Free Press,
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A planet of viruses / by Zimmer, Carl,1966-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index.Explore the hidden world of viruses, a world that each of us inhabits. Here the author, science writer and author of Discover magazine's blog The Loom, presents the latest research on how viruses hold sway over our lives and our biosphere, how viruses helped give rise to the first life forms, how viruses are producing new diseases, how we can harness viruses for our own ends, and how viruses will continue to control our fate for years to come. In this eye-opening tour through the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life as we know it, we learn that some treatments for the common cold do more harm to us than good; that the world's oceans are home to an astonishing number of viruses; and that the evolution of HIV is now in overdrive, spawning more mutated strains than we care to imagine.
Subjects: Viruses.; Rhinoviruses.; Influenza.; Human papillomavirus (HPV); Bacteriophages.; Marine phages; Retroviruses.; HIV (Viruses); West Nile virus.; SARS (Disease); Ebola virus disease.;
© 2012., University of Chicago Press,
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The tangled bank : an introduction to evolution / by Zimmer, Carl,1966-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-371) and index.1. Evolution: An Introduction -- 2. From Natural Philosophy to Darwin -- 3. What the Rocks Say -- 4. The Tree of Life -- 5. Evolution's Molecules -- 6. The Ways of Change: Mutation, Drift, and Selection -- 7. The History in our Genes -- 8. Adaptation: From Genes to Traits -- 9. The Origin of Species -- 10. Radiations and Extinctions: Biodiversity through the Ages -- 11. Intimate Partnerships: The Evolution of Friends and Enemies -- 12. Sex and Family -- 13. Evolutionary Medicine -- 14. Minds and Microbes: The Evolution of Behavior."The Tangled Bank is the first textbook about evolution intended for the general reader. Zimmer, an award-winning science writer, takes readers on a fascinating journey into the latest discoveries about evolution. In the Canadian Arctic, paleontologists unearth fossils documenting the move of our ancestors from sea to land. In the outback of Australia, a zoologist tracks some of the world's deadliest snakes to decipher the 100-million-year evolution of venom molecules. In Africa, geneticists are gathering DNA to probe the origin of our species. In clear, non-technical language, Zimmer explains the central concepts essential for understanding new advances in evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, and sexual selection. He demonstrates how vital evolution is to all branches of modern biology-from the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the analysis of the human genome. Richly illustrated with 285 illustrations and photographs, The Tangled Bank is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of life on Earth."-- Publisher's description.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© c2010., Roberts and Co. Publishers,
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Extinction and evolution : what fossils reveal about the history of life / by Eldredge, Niles.; Zimmer, Carl,1966-writer of introduction.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-250) and index.Introduction / by Carl Zimmer -- The past as prologue -- Adaptation -- Origin of species -- Human evolution -- Living fossils -- Extinction -- Macroevolution -- Epilogue : Old and new pictures.Eldredge's groundbreaking work is now accepted as the definitive statement of how life as we know it evolved on Earth. This book chronicles how Eldredge made his discoveries and traces the history of life through the lenses of paleontology, geology, ecology, anthropology, biology, genetics, zoology, mammalogy, herpetology, entomology and botany. While rigorously accurate, the text is accessible, engaging and free of jargon.
Subjects: Fossils.; Extinction (Biology); Evolution (Biology); Paleontology.;
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