By Oliver Sacks
Two weeks earlier than his dying, Oliver Sacks defined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the final e-book he may oversee. The best-selling writer of On the movement, Musicophilia, and the guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Sacks is understood for his illuminating case histories approximately humans dwelling with neurological stipulations on the a long way borderlands of human event. yet his clutch of technological know-how used to be no longer limited to neuroscience or drugs; he used to be occupied with the problems, rules, and questions of all of the sciences. That wide-ranging services and fervour informs the point of view of this e-book, during which he interrogates the character not just of human event yet of all life.
In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, drugs, neuroscience, and the humanities, and calls upon his nice medical and artistic heroes—above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, those thinkers have been consistent partners from an early age; the questions they explored—the which means of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the character of consciousness—lie on the center of technology and of this publication.
The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks’s unprecedented skill to make unforeseen connections, his sheer pleasure in wisdom, and his unceasing, undying pastime to appreciate what makes us human.
By Bernard B. Brodie,R. Bressler
Comprised of 34 chapters, this quantity starts with a dialogue on Na,K-ATPase, by way of an research of the functionality and association of the chromaffin vesicles of the adrenal medulla. next chapters specialize in the nerve development issue and the acetylcholine receptor; sympathetic rules of thyroid hormone secretion; the function of cyclic AMP within the motion of antidiuretic hormone at the kidney; and neurochemical correlates of synaptically energetic amino acids. The function of calcium within the relevant results of biogenic amines is additionally tested, in addition to the mind mechanisms underlying motor keep watch over, molecular coding of reminiscence, and opiate receptors.
This e-book can be of price to academics, researchers, and students.
By Alan Kennedy
By Victor P. Eroschenko
This new version features:
Expanded creation on simple histology strategies and marking in addition to a extra accomplished checklist of stains that scholars might come upon of their histology course
· New bankruptcy on mobile biology observed through either drawings and consultant photomicrographs of the most levels within the telephone cycle in the course of mitosis
· Contents reorganized into 4 elements, progressing logically from equipment and Microscopy via Tissues and Systems
Improved paintings software with digitally more suitable photos to supply elevated detail
More than forty new photomicrograph photos, together with gentle and transmission electron micrographs
By R.T. Mason,Michael P. Lemaster,Dietland Müller-Schwarze
By Fathi Zereini,Clare L.S. Wiseman
This edited quantity offers new information and insights from the main across the world revered PGE specialists, representing various disciplines starting from chemistry, geochemistry, biology, environmental technology to toxicology and environmental future health. It builds upon 3 past co-edited books released by means of Springer, Zereini and Alt (Eds.) (1999, 2000 and 2006), incorporating the latest advances at the subject. The booklet covers the next topical components relating to PGE: assets and purposes, analytical tools, environmental destiny, bioavailability and chemical behaviour, use of bioindicators and human exposures and healthiness danger potential.
Highly interdisciplinary in orientation, this publication is a entire advisor to lecturers, scholars and execs operating in a few various medical fields, who're attracted to subject matters on the topic of platinum steel emissions within the environment.
By William C. Wood,Charles Staley,John E. Skandalakis,Sean Moore
Modern organic realizing is the root for a multimodality therapy of a tumor. 'Anatomic foundation of Tumor surgical procedure' is the single publication that offers an anatomic foundation and outline of tumor surgical procedure in line with an knowing of either the anatomy and biology of tumor development. It provides the local anatomy to permit tailoring of the operation as demanded.
By A. J. Marshall
The choice first deals details at the principal anxious procedure and sensory organ of birds, in addition to cerebralization and comparable difficulties, mind, spinal twine, pores and skin, style, and olfaction. The ebook then ponders on equilibration, imaginative and prescient, and listening to of birds. themes contain rules of somatic musculature, sensory constructions and their nerves, retina, colour imaginative and prescient, and constitution of the ear.
The ebook examines endocrine glands, thymus, and pineal physique and intercourse and secondary sexual characters, together with genetic intercourse and intercourse differentiation, adrenal and parathyroid glands, and pituitary or hypophysis. The textual content additionally takes a glance at strength metabolism, thermoregulation, physique temperature, copy, breeding seasons and migration, and flight of birds.
The choice is an important resource of knowledge for readers drawn to the body structure of birds.
By Anuradha Mudipalli,Judith T. Zelikoff
This publication goals to provide present country of figuring out of the function of metals in human health and wellbeing and illness. because it may be tricky to hide the entire metals, approximately ratings of them, the authors will as a substitute supply a close research of a decide upon set of crucial (Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Iron, copper and Zinc) and non-essential metals (Nickel, Chromium, Cadmium and Arsenic, Tungsten and Asbestos). every one bankruptcy can have a devoted part concentrating on the binary position that a few of these metals play, their carcinogenic and melanoma therapeutics, by means of integrating epidemiological, experimental proof with distinctive emphasis and concentrate on molecular mechanisms concerned with those approaches. The organic research also will contain rising strains of facts equivalent to micro RNAS, kinase households, receptors, endoplasmic, mitochondrial avid gamers and epigenetics. As a part of integrating the human, experimental and mechanistic information, in addition to a close research into the modes of motion for various melanoma results can be mentioned in every one bankruptcy anyplace deemed possible. those techniques are ones during which no different publication during this zone has tried to do.
By H. Olivecrona,J. Ladenheim