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Vegetation, Water, Humans and the Climate

Vegetation, Water, Humans and the Climate
A New Perspective on an Internactive System

by P. Kabat,Martin Claussen,Paul A. Dirmeyer,John H. C. Gash,Lelys Bravo de Guenni,Michel Meybeck,Ronald W. A. Hutjes,Roger A. Pielke, Sr.,Charles J. Vorosmarty,Sabine Lütkemeier

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN : 9783540424000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Resulting from an international research project, this volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of the influence of terrestrial vegetation and soils within the Earth system. It deals especially with interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere via the hydrological cycle and their interlinkage with anthropogenic activities. Specific recent observations are complemented by modelling studies, including regional models that simulate flows and transport in river catchments, coupled land-cover and regional climate systems, and Earth-system and global circulation models. Water, nutrient and sediment fluxes in river basins are shown to be highly impacted and regulated by humans through land use, pollution and river engineering. Finally, the book discusses environmental vulnerability and methodologies for assessing the risks associated with regional and global climatic and environmental variability and change.

Early Humans and Their World

Early Humans and Their World
A Book

by Bo Gräslund

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780415353458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The issues of early human origins and evolution can be daunting for students and the general reader alike. Translated and updated from the Swedish original (published 2001), Early Humans and Their World is a highly readable introduction to the concepts, theories, terminology and evidence for the development of early hominids.

Question Reality: an Investigation of Self-Humans-Environment / PART 1 Global Distribution

Question Reality: an Investigation of Self-Humans-Environment / PART 1 Global Distribution
A Book

by Victoria Minnich

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 143572058X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Question Reality is an arduous journey of re-organization of the mind of an anorexic, academic female in fight for her own physical and mental survival. In the process, she re-invents the wheel of ecology and science, in consideration of human interactions with the environment. Written in a synergistic, humorous dialogue between two graduate students--Terra the Biogeek and Buz the Geobum--who venture on a fictional road trip up the California Coastline. Part 1 of a two-part edition.

Virtual Humans

Virtual Humans
Today and Tomorrow

by David Burden,Maggi Savin-Baden

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2019-01-24
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1351365266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Virtual Humans provides a much-needed definition of what constitutes a ‘virtual human’ and places virtual humans within the wider context of Artificial Intelligence development. It explores the technical approaches to creating a virtual human, as well as emergent issues such as embodiment, identity, agency and digital immortality, and the resulting ethical challenges. The book presents an overview of current research and practice in this area, and outlines the major challenges faced by today’s developers and researchers. The book examines the possibility for using virtual humans in a variety of roles, from personal assistants to teaching, coaching and knowledge management, and the book situates these discussions around familiar applications (e.g. Siri, Cortana, Alexa) and the portrayal of virtual humans within Science Fiction. Features Presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field Provides an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert practitioners and researchers from around the globe in how to create the avatar body, mind, senses and ability to communicate Intends to be broad in scope yet practical in approach, so that it can serve the needs of several different audiences, including researchers, teachers, developers and anyone with an interest in where these technologies might take us Covers a wide variety of issues which have been neglected in other research texts; for example, definitions and taxonomies, the ethical challenges of virtual humans and issues around digital immortality Includes numerous examples and extensive references

The Origins of Modern Humans

The Origins of Modern Humans
Biology Reconsidered

by Fred H. Smith,James C. Ahern

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1118659902
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This update to the award-winning The Origins of ModernHumans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the mostaccepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homosapiens—adding fresh insight from top young scholars onthe key new discoveries of the past 25 years. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered allowsfield leaders to discuss and assess the assemblage of hominidfossil material in each region of the world during the Pleistoceneepoch. It features new fossil and molecular evidence, such as theevolutionary inferences drawn from assessments of modern humans andlarge segments of the Neandertal genome. It also addresses theimpact of digital imagery and the more sophisticated morphometricsthat have entered the analytical fray since 1984. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction by the authors onmodern human origins, the book offers such insightful chaptercontributions as: Africa: The Cradle of Modern People Crossroads of the Old World: Late Hominin Evolution in WesternAsia A River Runs through It: Modern Human Origins in East Asia Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Australians Modern Human Origins in Central Europe The Makers of the Early Upper Paleolithic in WesternEurasia Neandertal Craniofacial Growth and Development and ItsRelevance for Modern Human Origins Energetics and the Origin of Modern Humans Understanding Human Cranial Variation in Light of Modern HumanOrigins The Relevance of Archaic Genomes to Modern Human Origins The Process of Modern Human Origins: The Evolutionary andDemographic Changes Giving Rise to Modern Humans The Paleobiology of Modern Human Emergence Elegant and thought provoking, The Origins of Modern Humans:Biology Reconsidered is an ideal read for students, gradstudents, and professionals in human evolution andpaleoanthropology.

Exploration in Animals and Humans

Exploration in Animals and Humans
A Book

by John Archer,Lynda I. A. Birke

  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold (UK) Company Limited
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biological Anomalies--humans

Biological Anomalies--humans
A Catalog of Biological Anomalies

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nasty Girls, Thugs, and Humans Like Us

Nasty Girls, Thugs, and Humans Like Us
Social Relations Between Severely Disabled and Nondisabled Students in High School

by Carola Murray-Seegert

  • Publisher : Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Humans

Humans
A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

by Tom Phillips

  • Publisher : Wildfire
  • Release : 2019-04-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781472259059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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***THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*** 'This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant' Jeremy Clarkson 'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORY In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f*ck things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the American Dustbowl; from the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President... it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. So, next time you think you've really f*cked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse... FURTHER PRAISE FOR HUMANS: 'Very funny' Mark Watson 'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' The Telegraph 'Chronicles humanity's myriad follies down the ages with malicious glee and much wit ... a rib-tickling page-turner' Business Standard 'A timely, irreverent gallop through thousands of years of human stupidity' Nicholas Griffin, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Humans on Earth

Humans on Earth
From Origins to Possible Futures

by Filipe Duarte Santos

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-11-27
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9783642271267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a wide-ranging and persuasive book written by an undisputed expert. Beginning with a broad history of the Universe, Earth, Life, and Man, it considers the origins and rise of science and technology, before moving on to discuss the present state of the world and its/our possible futures. Humans on Earth then addresses the main challenges for social and economic development in the 21st century in the context of global change. It presents a detailed but non-technical analysis of questions relating to climate change, our dependence on fossil fuels, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, desertification, and air, water, soil, and ocean pollution, as well as problems related to overpopulation, poverty, social and economic inequalities, and conflict potential. The three main, but largely mutually exclusive, discourses on human development and the environment are described and discussed. The main emphasis is on the risks and uncertainties of the short-term future – the next 50 to 100 years – with regard to environmental degradation and the sustainability of our growth paradigm. "... a sweeping, thoughtful view of the role of humans in shaping our modern world." Paul Epstein, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

Non-humans in Social Science

Non-humans in Social Science
Ontologies, Theories and Case Studies

by Karolína Pauknerová,Marco Stella,Petr Gibas

  • Publisher : Pavel Mervart
  • Release : 2014-12-01
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 8074651223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book explores the issue of non-humans and their role and position within contemporary social sciences. Inspired by current trends of bridging the dichotomy of nature and culture, the authors use the “non-human“ as a prism that offers a different perspective of the world, society, culture, and last but not least, being(s). To start paying attention to non-humans has the potential to hybridize social sciences and in turn enrich them as well as to offer social scientists novel perspectives and tools to approach social phenomena. Such an attitude might in turn lead to a reassessment of understanding of the relationship between the world and being, and of the categories of being and subject. Hence the potential of non-humans to stimulate an ontological shift within social sciences. The view of the “human” and “non-human” as oppositional categories is a remnant of essentially modernist thinking. This book represents a response in terms of an attempt to think about humans and non-humans outside of the binary division. The authors thus want to contribute to the hybridization of social sciences and throughout the book they deal with ontological, epistemological and thematical shifts stemming from the hybridization. If the non-human does not exist as a negation, the boundary between the two becomes unclear and overlapping. It is with this hybridization, the blurring of the boundaries, that we are able to come closer to those who inhabit the world: non-humans and humans alike.

Hard Ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) Parasitizing Humans

Hard Ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) Parasitizing Humans
A Global Overview

by Alberto A. Guglielmone,Richard G. Robbins

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-09-28
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9783319955513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ticks of the family Ixodidae, commonly known as hard ticks, occur worldwide and are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of agents pathogenic to humans. Of the 729 currently recognized hard tick species, 283 (39%) have been implicated as human parasites, but the literature on these species is both immense and scattered, with the result that health professionals are often unable to determine whether a particular tick specimen, once identified, represents a species that is an actual or potential threat to its human host. In this book, two leading tick specialists provide a list of the species of Ixodidae that have been reported to feed on humans, with emphasis on their geographical distribution, principal hosts, and the tick life history stages associated with human parasitism. Also included is a discussion of 21 ixodid species that, while having been found on humans, are either not known to have actually fed or may have been misidentified. Additionally, 107 tick names that have appeared in papers on tick parasitism of humans, and that might easily confuse non-taxonomists, are shown to be invalid under the rules of zoological nomenclature. Although the species of ticks that attack humans have long attracted the attention of researchers, few comprehensive studies of these species have been attempted. By gleaning and analyzing the results of over 1,100 scientific papers published worldwide, the authors have provided an invaluable survey of hard tick parasitism that is unprecedented in its scope and detail.

Spontaneous Animal Models of Human Disease

Spontaneous Animal Models of Human Disease
A Book

by Edwin J. Andrews,Billy C. Ward,Norman H. Altman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This two-volume work gathers together the diverse information presently available on spontaneous animal models of human disease. In addition to providing a comprehensive review of existing models, the book presents many previous unpublished new models. The scope of this work is limited to spontaneous models. Neoplasia, infectious diseases including parasitism, and nutritionally induced or other types of experimental models have not been included. The sixteen parts of the book are alphabetically arranged according to organ system with over 230 authors contributing to the overall effort. In addition to many illustrations, the book features an extensive bibliography.

A Model of Human Occupation

A Model of Human Occupation
Theory and Application

by Gary Kielhofner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presenting the new edition of the text that delivers the most widely-used and developed conceptual model in occupational therapy. Beautifully redesigned and fully revised, the Third Edition of A Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) delivers the latest in human occupation research and application to practice. New to this edition: a reader-friendly format with second color and additional illustrations and anecdotes; more case examples for integrating the model into practice; a discussion of the therapy process and how change occurs; language linked to UT and ICIDH-2 terminology; a research chapter; and numerous research references highlighting the growing body of evidence supporting MOHO.

Human/nature

Human/nature
Biology, Culture, and Environmental History

by John P. Herron,Andrew G. Kirk

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This essay collection explores the concept of human nature and how it influences human perceptions of nature or the environment. Historians and other writers have tended to assume that all humans share specific basic responses to the natural environment. Over time, interpretations of human nature have ranged from rigid biological determinism to subtle and fluid evolutionary ecology. The authors open interpretive doors into how biology, sociobiology, gender, race, culture, society, and other variables shape human discourse on nature and the environment. These essays were first delivered at the New Mexico Environmental Symposium held at the University of New Mexico in April 1996. In addition to the volume editors, contributors are Dan Flores, Virginia Scharff, Vera Norwood, Max Oelschlaeger, William deBuys, and Paul Hirt. Carolyn Merchant and Timothy Moy have penned respectively the foreword and afterword.

Experimenting with Humans and Animals

Experimenting with Humans and Animals
From Galen to Animal Rights

by Anita Guerrini

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2003-07-02
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780801871979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon, but the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. Here, Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy.--From publisher description.

Human Nature Under Fire

Human Nature Under Fire
The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

by Gordon J. Tolle

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Animal Rights Debate

The Animal Rights Debate
A Book

by Carl Cohen,Tom Regan

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here, for the first time, the world's two leading authorities--Tom Regan, who argues for animal rights, and Carl Cohen, who argues against them--make their respective case before the public at large. The very terms of the debate will never be the same. This seminal moment in the history of the controversy over animal rights will influence the direction of this debate throughout the rest of the century. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Humans of New York

Humans of New York
A Book

by Brandon Stanton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781447294252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was Humans of New York, a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred colour photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket it is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city.

Entangled

Entangled
An Archaeology of the Relationships Between Humans and Things

by Ian Hodder

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0470672110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialism Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity over time Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theories in archaeology and related natural and biological sciences Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporary perspectives from materiality, material culture studies and phenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology, cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor Network Theory and complexity theory