History of Life

Author: Richard Cowen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510933

Category: Science

Page: 312

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This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continually presenting organisms with challenges. Changing geography, climate, atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in which organisms interact with their environments and one another, with evolutionary change an inevitable result. The organisms themselves in turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere is all produced by photosynthesis, for example. The interplay between a changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying theme of the book. The book has a dedicated website which explores additional enriching information and discussion, and provides or points to the art for the book and many other images useful for teaching. See: www.wiley.com/go/cowen/historyoflife.
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The History of Mr. Polly

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775410536

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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H. G. Wells' comic 1910 novel, The History of Mr. Polly, stars Alfred Polly, a timid man who is more successful at daydreaming than working in the local draper's shops. He marries a woman he's not really in love with, despite being in love with another, and together they attempt to create a success of their own shop while slowly making one another miserable. But on the night of a fire everything changes in Mr. Polly's life.
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The History of the Life of King Henry the Second

And the Age in which He Lived, in Five Books: to which is Prefixed a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second...

Author: George Lyttelton Baron Lyttelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark

Author: Michael L. Domeier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439848408

Category: Nature

Page: 567

View: 2677

Inspired by the International White Shark Symposium in 2010, Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark incorporates the most important contemporary research findings into a single peer-reviewed book. This beautifully illustrated reference represents a historic change in the context of White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) research. Once considered one of the most poorly understood and difficult sharks to study, this timely book recognizes a new sophisticated focus on the White Shark, raising its status from obscurity to enlightenment. The Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark celebrates the White Shark as the most studied shark in the sea. Within the chapters one can find new insights into a vast range of topics, such as behavior, physiology, migration patterns, habitat preferences, daily activity patterns, molecular genetics, reproductive biology and new research methods. The book also delves into population monitoring and policy options for managers and researchers.
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High Altitude Medicine and Physiology 5E

Author: John B. West,Robert B. Schoene,Andrew M. Luks,James S. Milledge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444154338

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 711

A comprehensive update to this preeminent and accessible text, this fifth edition of a bestseller was developed as a response to man's attempts to climb unaided to higher altitudes and to spend more time in these conditions for both work and recreation. It describes the ever-expanding challenges that doctors face in dealing with the changes in human physiology and particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to altitude and cold. The highly respected authors of this fifth edition are internationally recognized for their academic research in the field, and are all experienced mountaineering physicians who have dealt with illness and accidents in high places. They continue to provide a text that will help physicians to improve the health and safety of all people who visit, live, or work in cold and thin air conditions experienced in high mountains. High Altitude Medicine and Physiology is invaluable for any doctor accompanying an expedition or advising patients on a visit to high altitudes, physicians specializing in illness and accidents in high places, and physiologists who study our dependence on oxygen and the adaptation of the body to altitude.
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Life at the Dakota

New York's Most Unusual Address

Author: Stephen Birmingham

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603382

Category: History

Page: 243

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This social history describes the lives of the rich and trendy who have lived at the Dakota, a New York apartment house daringly erected in 1884, too far up and on the wrong side of town. The book covers tenants such as the Gustav Schirmers, Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday and Lauren Bacall.
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The history of man

or, the wonders of human nature, in relation to the virtues, vices, and defects of both sexes ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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A Short History of South-East Asia

Author: Peter Church

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119062497

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6174

"This book will aid readers' knowledge of this region by addressing its historical past and political future. It is based around a prophetic observation of Lee Kuan Yew, the legendary former Prime Minister of Singapore, that "to understand the present and to anticipate the future, one must know enough of the past, enough to have a sense of the history of a people"--
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History of Roanoke County

Author: G.S. Jack

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876513849

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The History of Popish Transubstantiation

Author: John Cosin,John Sherren Brewer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transubstantiation

Page: 263

View: 9677

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Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Author: W. F. Bynum,Roy Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136110445

Category: History

Page: 1816

View: 4693

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes coverage of non-Western as well as Western medicine * Up-to-date: incorporates the very latest in historical research and interpretation * User-friendly: clearly laid out and readable, with a full index of Topics and People * Indispensable: essential information for study and research, including bibliographic notes and cross-referencing between articles.
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