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This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Michael J. Lannoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The golden age of field biology in North America lasted from the last half of the nineteenth century until perhaps just after the Second World War. During this time, natural history surveys were ... More


Yellow Bodies, Black Sweat: Yao Ming, Ichiro Suzuki, and Global Sport

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Asian and Black athletes, global multiculturalism, and capitalism. Ichiro Suzuki and Yao Ming represent in clear ways the figuration of the Asian male ... More


Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More


Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Patrick Beauchesne and Sabrina C. Agarwal (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

In recent years, interest in the lives of children in antiquity has flourished, creating many exciting new research opportunities for bioarchaeologists. In this book, the exploration of children’s ... More


The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy

Martin Shubik and Eric Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034630
eISBN:
9780262337540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034630.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book is devoted to the study of the guidance, control and coordination problems of an enterprise economy. Our basic approach requires an understanding of the roles of money and financial ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This overview outlines the tasks performed by field biologists, which include discovering what’s out there (natural history), describing how it fits together (ecology), determining how to save the ... More


Symbiogenesis in Russia

Victor Fet

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces early contributions to the science of symbiogenesis. It describes the historical contributions of Boris Kozo-Polyansky and Konstantin Sergeyevich Mereschkovsky to the great ... More


Nonparametric Bayesian Networks *

Katja Ickstadt, Bjöorn Bornkamp, Marco Grzegorczyk, Jakob Wieczorek, Malik R. Sheriff, Hernáan E. Grecco, and Eli Zamir

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

A convenient way of modelling complex interactions is by employing graphs or networks which correspond to conditional independence structures in an underlying statistical model. One main class of ... More


Life: A Modern Invention

Davide Tarizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The word “biology” was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. ... More


Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Carsten Strathausen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bio-Aesthetics. A Critique examines the rising influence of evolutionary theory across academic disciplines today. Empowered by neo-Darwinian theory and recent advances in neuroscientific research, ... More


Greece, India, and Race among the Victorians

Partha Mitter

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The paper traces the process leading to the repudiation of the Afroasiatic roots of Greek civilization in the 19th century. Comparative philology, physical anthropology and biology melded language, ... More


Software Infrastructure for Effective Communication and Reuse of Computational Models

Andrew Finney, Michael Hucka, Benjamin J. Bornstein, Sarah M. Keating, Bruce E. Shapiro, Joanne Matthews, Ben L. Kovitz, Maria J. Schilstra, Akira Funahashi, John Doyle, and Hiroaki Kitano

in System Modeling in Cellular Biology: From Concepts to Nuts and Bolts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195485
eISBN:
9780262257060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195485.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter describes Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), a format for representing models in a way that can be used by different software systems to communicate and exchange those models. By ... More


The Concept of Sport

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Shows the context for understanding sport, breathing, given our capabilities and our cultural evolution; sport lies in the continuous fluidity between biology and culture.


Genetics, Epigenetics, and Talent

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Looks at genes and their expression in athletic capability. There is no athletic gene; there is a general confluence of specific and general capabilities that converge on athletic expression. Such ... More


The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Emanuela Bianchi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The Feminine Symptom is a deconstructive, psychoanalytic, continental feminist study of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. It proposes that Aristotle’s theory of sexual reproduction is key to ... More


The Medical School Goes to War

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the difficulty faced by the search committee in identifying a candidate to whom it could unhesitatingly commit the school's destinies after Alan Gregg declined the offer to ... More


Biology and Theology in Malebranche’s Theory of Organic Generation

Karen Detlefsen

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this paper, I canvas several reasons – theological, other metaphysical, and scientific reasons – why early modern philosophers embraced the theory of generation by pre-existence. Investigating ... More


The Strain in the Skull: Biopoetics and the Biology of Consciousness

George Hart

in Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254897
eISBN:
9780823261017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254897.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Jeffers’s first full-scale attempts at comprehending the material basis of consciousness in the brain. During his most fertile period, roughly 1924 through 1928, Jeffers ... More


Consolidating the Race Concept in Biology

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins by discussing the US Supreme Court's decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case, which was influenced by Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern ... More


Introduction

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1, "Introduction," is a short opening on the thematic field of the book, providing the initial ideas on the relevance of and shift towards biology as the central discipline for scientific, ... More


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