Summary Book Review The Origin of Music by Waldo S. Pratt:
Download or read book The Origin of Music written by Waldo S. Pratt and published by Editions Le Mono. This book was released on 2016-05-05 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The hypothesis that music had its origin in the amatory sounds made by the male to charm the female, has the support of the popular idea that the singing of birds constitutes a kind of courtship—an idea adopted by Mr. Darwin when he says that "the male pours forth his full volume of song, in rivalry with other males, for the sake of captivating the female."...
Summary Book Review The Origin of Stars by Michael D Smith:
Download or read book The Origin of Stars written by Michael D Smith and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2004-10-21 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where do stars come from and how do they form? These are profound questions which link the nature of our Universe to the roots of mankind. Yet, until a recent revolution in understanding, the proposed answers have been raw speculation. Now, accompanying penetrating observations, a new picture has come into prominence. This book presents the latest astounding observations and scientific ideas covering star formation, star birth and early development. It encompasses all aspects, from the dramatic stories of individual objects, to the collective influence of entire stellar systems. The very first stars to come into existence and the nurturing of planets are discussed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview. Presenting background information with only the essential mathematics, this book will appeal to scientists wishing to expand their horizons, students seeking solid foundations, and general readers with enquiring minds. Contents:The Physics and ChemistryThe CloudsCloud Formation, Evolution and DestructionTurbulenceThe CollapseThe Magnetic MediationThe BirthThe Young StarsJets and OutflowsMassive StarsThe DistributionsCosmological Star Formation Readership: Students, instructors, researchers and general readers with an interest in astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology. Key Features:Presents in concise and readable form the story of star formation, and the revelations that have shaken the foundations of the subjectProvides the knowledge essential for an understanding of the construction of stars of all typesIncludes introductions and summaries that will make the subject accessible to a broad audienceKeywords:Stars;Stellar Evolution;The Universe;Clusters;Protostars;Galaxies;Starbursts;Magnetic Field;Complex Systems;Fluid DynamicsReviews:“This book has a readable style … it should be accessible to readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds, and to advanced undergraduates. It will be particularly useful as an introduction to the subject for first year research students in astrophysics. The book is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the subject.”Professor David Williams University College London “Overall, this is a good read, and as clear a picture of the field as his target readership is likely to get at the moment. I recommend it as ancillary reading in first- and second-year courses, or as an introduction for a junior-honours course.”The Observatory Magazine
Summary Book Review The Origin of Chirality in the Molecules of Life by Albert Guijarro:
Download or read book The Origin of Chirality in the Molecules of Life written by Albert Guijarro and published by Royal Society of Chemistry. This book was released on 2022-06-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an interdisciplinary review of one of the great unsolved mysteries that has fascinated scientists for over 150 years: the origin of chirality in biomolecules. Current advances in fields as diverse as space exploration, prebiotic chemistry and high-energy physics may help to provide an answer. Important pieces of information will come from observations at the two frontiers of science: outer space and the subatomic world. Observation of distant planets, galaxies, and even actual sampling of celestial objects from beyond the solar system are projects currently underway. At the other end of the spectrum, there are experiments that study the elemental properties of matter, such as symmetry, and interactions with the fundamental forces. Completely revised and updated this new edition once again unifies all the theories of the origin of biomolecular homochirality together in a single source. This complete, interdisciplinary review of an intriguing subject condenses a large and disparate range of contributions from journals in almost every scientific field. The various theories have been organized, interrelated and explained in a unified way. It is fundamental, comprehensive and structured to be accessible for educational purposes.
Summary Book Review The Origin Of Individuals by Jean-jacques Kupiec:
Download or read book The Origin Of Individuals written by Jean-jacques Kupiec and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2009-02-06 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 17th century, Descartes put forth the metaphor of the machine to explain the functioning of living beings. In the 18th century, La Mettrie extended the metaphor to man. The clock was then used as the paradigm of the machine. In the 20th century, this metaphor still held but the clock was replaced by a computer. Nowadays, the organism is viewed as a robot obeying signals emanating from a computer program controlled by genetic information. This book shows that such a conception leads to contradictions not only in the theory of biology but also in its experimental research program, thereby impeding its development. The analysis of this problem is based on the most recent experimental data obtained in molecular biology as well as the history and philosophy of biology. It shows that the machine theory did not succeed in breaking with Aristotle's finalism. The book presents a new approach to biological systems based on cellular Darwinism. Genes are ruled by probabilistic mechanisms allowing cells to differentiate stochastically. Embryo development is not governed by a determinist genetic program but by natural selection occurring among cell populations inside the organism. This theory has considerable philosophical consequences. Man may be a machine but he is a random one.
Summary Book Review The Origin of Sin by David Konstan:
Download or read book The Origin of Sin written by David Konstan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where did the idea of sin arise from? In this meticulously argued book, David Konstan takes a close look at classical Greek and Roman texts, as well as the Bible and early Judaic and Christian writings, and argues that the fundamental idea of "sin" arose in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, although this original meaning was obscured in later Jewish and Christian interpretations. Through close philological examination of the words for "sin," in particular the Hebrew hata' and the Greek hamartia, he traces their uses over the centuries in four chapters, and concludes that the common modern definition of sin as a violation of divine law indeed has antecedents in classical Greco-Roman conceptions, but acquired a wholly different sense in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament.
Summary Book Review The Origin of Life by Raymond Aron:
Download or read book The Origin of Life written by Raymond Aron and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theoretical biology is still in its early stages as an academic discipline. There is even little agreement as to what topics it should deal with or in what manner it should precede; and it is only recently that philosophers felt called upon to notice the relevance of biological topics as evolution or perception to their traditional problems. This work is a publication of the International Union of Biological Sciences, the central organization of all the branches of biology. The main focus here is to explore the possibility of formulating some frame of concepts and methods around which theoretical biology can grow.The intention of this collective effort was that discussions would be concerned, not with the theory of particular biological processes, such as membrane permeability, genetics, and neural activity, but rather with an attempt to discover and formulate general concepts and logical relations characteristic of living as contrasted with inorganic systems. Further, this project is a consideration of implications these might have for general philosophy. Many well-known scientists contributed to this volume, such as J. Maynard Smith, Ernst Mayr, Brian Goodwin, and Renu Thom.The Origin of Life: Toward a Theoretical Biology explores the character of the problems facing any theory of general biology. It contains a series of chapters and exchanges discussing such topics as the origin of life, cellular differentiation, morphogensis, evolution, and indeterminacy in biological and physical systems, the organization of the brain, the statistical mechanics of non-linear oscillators, and many other topics. This is a pioneering volume by recognized leaders in an emerging field the first of four such works.
Author :Werner E.G. Müller Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2012-12-06 ISBN 10 :9783642722363 Pages :185 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (236 users download)
Summary Book Review Molecular Evolution: Towards the Origin of Metazoa by Werner E.G. Müller:
Download or read book Molecular Evolution: Towards the Origin of Metazoa written by Werner E.G. Müller and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recently, new genes and their proteins that revealed striking new insights into the early evolution of multicellular animals have been identified and characterized from members of the lowest metazoan phylum, the porifera (sponges). The unexpected result was that the sequences obtained from sponge displayed high similarity to those found in higher metazoa; in consequence, it was concluded that during the transition from protozoa to metazoa the major structural and regulatory proteins evolved only once. The data gathered are now powerful arguments to establish monophyly of metazoa; in addition, new insights on the evolutionary diversification of metazoa were obtained.
Summary Book Review The Origin of Israelite Zion Theology by Antti Laato:
Download or read book The Origin of Israelite Zion Theology written by Antti Laato and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-08-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this examination of Zion theology and how it arises in the book of Psalms Antti Laato's starting-point is that the Hebrew Bible is the product of the exilic and postexilic times, which nonetheless contains older traditions that have played a significant role in the development of the text. Laato seeks out these older mythical traditions related to Zion using a comparative methodology and looking at Biblical traditions alongside Ugaritic texts and other ancient Near Eastern material. As such Laato provides a historical background for Zion theology which he can apply more broadly to the Psalms. In addition, Laato argues that Zion-related theology in the Psalms is closely related to two events recounted in the Hebrew Bible. First, the architectural details of the Temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6-7), which can be compared with older mythical Zion-related traditions. Second, the religious traditions related to the reigns of David and Solomon such as the Ark Narrative, which ends with David's transfer of the Ark to Jerusalem (2 Sam 6). From this Laato builds an argument for a possible setting in Jerusalem at the time of David and Solomon for the Zion theology that emerges in the Psalms.
Summary Book Review The Origin Of The Universe by John D Barrow:
Download or read book The Origin Of The Universe written by John D Barrow and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-11-25 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a journey to the beginning of time, into a world of temperatures and densities so high that we cannot recreate them in a laboratory. With new insights, Barrow draws us into the latest speculative theories about the nature of time and the "inflationary universe," explains "wormholes," showing how they bear upon the fact of our own existence, and considers whether there was a "singularity" at the inception of the universe. Here is a treatment so up-to-date and intellectually rich, dealing with ideas and speculation at the farthest frontier of science, that neither novice nor expert will want to miss what Barrow has to say. The Origin of the Universe is "In the Beginning" for beginners -- the latest information from a first-rate scientist and science writer.
Summary Book Review The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love by Humberto Maturana Romesín:
Download or read book The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love written by Humberto Maturana Romesín and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2012-02-21 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The central concern of this book is us human beings. The authors’ basic question is: ‘How is it that we can live in mutual care, have ethical concerns, and at the same time deny all that through the rational justification of aggression?’ The authors answer this basic question indirectly by providing a look into the fundaments of our biological constitution, concentrating on what they term emotioning, that is the flow of emotions in daily life that guides the flow of the systemic conservation of a manner of living. Maturana and Verden-Zöller claim that the fundamental emotion that gave rise to humans as sapient languaging beings was love, and that this remains our fundament even when other emotions become socially prevalent.
Summary Book Review Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language by Marcel Danesi:
Download or read book Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language written by Marcel Danesi and published by Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The origin of language is one of the deep mysteries of human existence. Drawing upon the work of the eighteenth-century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico, Marcel Danesi fashions a persuasive, original account of the evolution and development of language. Seeking to reconstruct the primitive mind that generated language and the evolutionary events that must have preceded the advent of speech, he takes Vico's insight that mind, culture, and language evolved from the uniquely human faculty known as fantasia ("the imagination") and sketches a "primal scene" of compelling interest. Danesi identifies metaphor, the feature of mind that transforms iconic, perceptual thinking into conceptual thinking, as the crucial event in the Vichian scenario. The description of this scenario forms the core of Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language. Danesi then evaluates the Vichian reconstruction of the origin of language in light of contemporary research in the cognitive, social, and biological sciences and with competing theories.
Summary Book Review A Study of the Origin and Early Development of CH'AN Buddhism Based on Documents in the CH'IN TING KU CHIN T'U SHU CHI CH'ÊNG and Sources Primarily Relating to Bodhidharma by Dryden Linsley Phelps:
Download or read book A Study of the Origin and Early Development of CH'AN Buddhism Based on Documents in the CH'IN TING KU CHIN T'U SHU CHI CH'ÊNG and Sources Primarily Relating to Bodhidharma written by Dryden Linsley Phelps and published by . This book was released on 1929 with total page 1116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Origin and History of Mathematics by V. Lakshmikantham:
Download or read book The Origin and History of Mathematics written by V. Lakshmikantham and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book on the history of mathematics that attempts to report the immense mathematical activity and contribution of Bharat (greater India) which has been ignored in existing books. This volume also provides the true origin of mathematical knowledge correcting the existing historical distortions and rectifies the chronology of important early mathematicians of India so that priority of discovery can be properly attributed and acknowledged. The authors stress the work of the fourteenth century Indian astronomer and mathematician, Madhava, who discovered the limiting process to infinity before Newton and Leibnitz. In this book the authors introduce a balanced view of the origin and history of mathematics by Incorporating the extensive mathematical knowledge relative to the origin and continuity of mathematical research so as to present the true facts of history.
Summary Book Review The Origin of the Solar System by A.E. Levin:
Download or read book The Origin of the Solar System written by A.E. Levin and published by American Institute of Physics. This book was released on 1995 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout this century, Soviet scientists had strongly influenced Western research on the origin of the solar system. Now this volume offers a comprehensive overview of Soviet research in planetary cosmogony from the last eight decades. It opens with a selection of the seminal papers of Otto Schmidt, some of which were never published in English. The book also includes a compendium of articles illuminating such topics as the protoplanetary cloud, the formation of the Earth and other terrestrial planets, the origin of the moon, as well as asteriods, comets, and meteorites.
Summary Book Review Use of Isotope Techniques to Trace the Origin of Acidic Fluids in Geothermal Systems by International Atomic Energy Agency:
Download or read book Use of Isotope Techniques to Trace the Origin of Acidic Fluids in Geothermal Systems written by International Atomic Energy Agency and published by IAEA. This book was released on 2005 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Natural waters with a pH value lower than five in geothermal areas are called 'acidic fluids', and limited understanding of their origin constrains the development of geothermal resources. This publication sets out the findings of a co-ordinated research project, including research groups from China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the United States, which carried out field and laboratory investigations on geothermal fields, using a variety of isotope techniques, particularly isotopes of sulphur compounds, to study the origin of acidic fluids in geothermal reservoirs.
Summary Book Review The Origin of Man by Carveth Read:
Download or read book The Origin of Man written by Carveth Read and published by Cambridge : University Press. This book was released on 1925 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Origins of Genome Architecture by Michael Lynch:
Download or read book The Origins of Genome Architecture written by Michael Lynch and published by Sinauer. This book was released on 2007-06 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The availability of genomic blueprints for hundreds of species has led to a transformation in biology, encouraging the proliferation of adaptive arguments for the evolution of genomic features. This text explains why the details matter and presents a framework for how the architectural diversity of eukaryotic genomes and genes came to arise.