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Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth

Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth
Author : Nelson R. Cabej
Publisher : Newnes
Release Date : 2013-04-01
Category : Science
Total pages :308
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Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth provides readers with a basic biological education an easy and understandable introduction into a new epigenetic theory of development and evolution. This is a novel theory that describes the epigenetic mechanisms of the development and evolution of animals and explains the colossal evolution and diversification of animals from a new post-genetic perspective. Modern biology has demonstrated the existence of a common genetic toolkit in the animal kingdom, but neither the number of genes nor the evolution of new genes is responsible for the development and evolution of animals. The failure to understand how the same genetic toolkit is used to produce millions of widely different animal forms remains a perplexing conundrum in modern biology. The novel theory shows that the development and evolution of the animal kingdom are functions of epigenetic mechanisms, which are the competent users of the genetic toolkit. Provides a comprehensive view of the epigenetic aspects of reproduction, development, and evolution. Highly rigorous, but simple enough for readers with only a basic knowledge of biology.

Rammed Earth Conservation

Rammed Earth Conservation
Author : C. Mileto,F. Vegas,V. Cristini
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2012-05-31
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :734
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Includes a free CD containing the full contents of the book.The rammed earth technique, in all its variants, is widespread all over the world. This enormously prevalent building technique harbours an important richness of varieties both in application and in materials used. Interventions on historical rammed earth buildings have also been carried o

The Greening of Architecture

The Greening of Architecture
Author : Phillip James Tabb,A. Senem Deviren
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-03-02
Category : Architecture
Total pages :216
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Contemporary architecture, and the culture it reflects dependent as it is on fossil fuels, has contributed to the cause and necessity of a burgeoning green process that emerged over the past half century. This text is the first to offer a comprehensive critical history and analysis of the greening of architecture through accumulative reduction of negative environmental effects caused by buildings, urban designs and settlements. Describing the progressive development of green architecture from 1960 to 2010, it illustrates how it is ever evolving and ameliorated through alterations in form, technology, materials and use and it examines different places worldwide that represent a diversity of cultural and climatic contexts. The book is divided into seven chapters: with an overview of the environmental issues and the nature of green architecture in response to them, followed by an historic perspective of the pioneering evolution of green technology and architectural integration over the past five decades, and finally, providing the intransigent and culturally pervasive current examples within a wide range of geographic territories. The greening of architecture is seen as an evolutionary process that is informed by significant world events, climate change, environmental theories, movements in architecture, technological innovations, and seminal works in architecture and planning throughout each decade over the past fifty years. This time period is bounded on one end by the awareness of environmental problems beginning in the 1960's, the influential texts by Rachel Carson, E.F. Schumacher, Buckminster Fuller and Steward Brand, and the impact of the OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973, and on the other end the pervasiveness of the necessary greening of architecture that includes, systemic reforms in architectural and urban design, land use planning, transportation, agriculture, and energy production found in the 2000's. The greening process moves from remediation to holistic models of architecture. Geographical landscapes give a global account of the greening process where some examples are parallel and sympathetic, and others are in clear contrast to one another with very individuated approaches. Certain events, like the Rio Summit in 1992 and Kyoto Protocol in 1997, and themes, such as the Hannover Principles in 2000, provide a dynamic ideological critique as well as a formal and technical discussion of the embodied and accumulative content of greening principles in architecture.

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal--Nonelite Groups Without Shrines

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal--Nonelite Groups Without Shrines
Author : William A. Haviland
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date : 2014-08-14
Category : Social Science
Total pages :720
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Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal—Nonelite Groups Without Shrines is a two-volume presentation of the excavations carried out in and near small residential structures at Tikal, Guatemala, beginning in 1961. These reports show that Tikal was more than a ceremonial center; in addition to its numerous temples, the great Maya city was home to a large population of people. These volumes look at the residential structures themselves as well as domestic artifacts such as burials, ceramic test pits, chultuns. Tikal Report 20A is a descriptive presentation of the excavation data and includes nearly two hundred illustrations. Together with Tikal Report 20B, which reviews and interprets this data, this report augments the data presented in Tikal Reports 19 and 21.

The Universe and Me

The Universe and Me
Author : Bob Murphy
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2009-04-14
Category : Science
Total pages :304
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The Universe and Me is his most ambitious work to date. A tour de force, this book represents a synthesis of at least a dozen separate scientific disciplines, including cosmology, physics, chemistry, microbiology, paleobiology, paleoclimatology, paleontology, botany, optics, mammology, primatology, anthropology and the history of science. All of these skillfully and woven together into a fabric of great charm. This is, literally, the greatest story ever told. It is our story. The story of creation, and in the hands of this story-teller, this great adventure, has never been more understandable and available to all.

Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture
Author : Ronald Rael
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date : 2009
Category : Architecture
Total pages :208
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Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

A Sensible God

A Sensible God
Author : Seán ÓLaoire
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2008-10-03
Category : Religion
Total pages :273
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A SENSIBLE GOD This, the third volume in the series, comes from a Celtic soul, a scientific mind and a poetic heart. It is a book of stories and scriptures, of science and psychology, of theology and wisdom, of poetry and passion. The Big Bang was the sound of God laughing uproariously at the wonder of His latest creation. And since the main difference between fanaticism and passion is a sense of humor, this volume has plenty to make the reader laugh. It comes from the tongue of a story-teller priest who spent his childhood steeped in the mythology of Ireland and another 14 years immersed in the folklore of East Africa.

Earth Sheltered Housing Design

Earth Sheltered Housing Design
Author : John Carmody,University of Minnesota. Underground Space Center
Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Release Date : 1985
Category : Architecture
Total pages :350
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Offers an economical approach to underground housing based on modern techniques, providing plans, details, and photographs

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution
Author : Nelson Çabej
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2012
Category : Science
Total pages :804
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This is the first and only book, so far, to deal with the causal basis of evolution from an epigenetic view. By revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this book demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic information in generating evolutionary novelties. The author convincingly supports his theory with a host of examples from the most varied fields of biology, by emphasizing changes in developmental pathways as the basic source of evolutionary change in metazoans. Original and thought provoking--a radically new theory that overcomes the present difficulties of the theory of evolution Is the first and only theory that uses epigenetic mechanisms and principles for explaining evolution of metazoans Takes an integrative approach and shows a wide range of learning

The Network Challenge (Chapter 7)

The Network Challenge (Chapter 7)
Author : Robert Giegengack,Yvette Bordeaux
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release Date : 2009-05-19
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :24
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What can we learn about networks from ants, honeybees, and other animals with evolved social structures? The impact of information and communications strategies on network dynamics did not arrive with the emergence of computers, cell phones, and the Internet. This chapter describes communication networks selected from among many that have been studied in communities of nonhuman organisms. It explores the extent to which communication linkages have controlled the development of those networks. In some of those networks, developmental histories are manifest as evolved body plans and gender roles not represented in human communities. Many of those networks are founded on efficient exchange of information via pathways of which humans are almost fully oblivious.

Biblical Code Found on the Face of the Great Pyramid Reveals: the Return of Christ in 2040

Biblical Code Found on the Face of the Great Pyramid Reveals: the Return of Christ in 2040
Author : Gary Brannock
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2012-04-24
Category : Religion
Total pages :104
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In Revelation John is given an enigmatic vision which is filled with apocalyptic world events to take place just prior to the return of Christ. Therefore for centuries countless scholars have attempted to interpret the dream and reveal when these future events would come to fruition. But because of its vague and confusing scenarios, they were left perplexed and could only speculate and theorize as to what John was attempting to convey in his prophecy. This writing begins by comparing the stone coffer in the Great Pyramid to the Bibles lost Ark of the Covenant, and in doing so many astounding revelations are brought to light. But when I focus solely on the pyramid itself I stumble across a cryptic clue. And once I unravel its hidden mystery, a 15,000 year old secret is revealed that connects the Great Pyramid to God, the Holy Bible, and Christ, and leads me straight to the book of Revelation in which for the first time ever, Johns vision is revealed. Upon reading this book you will understand that the reason for the ambiguity of Johns vision was because it was not meant to be interpreted until the end of time was at hand. But moreover, you will learn the location of the mysterious city of Babylon; the location of the bottomless pit; when the Antichrist will enter into the world from out of the pit; how and from where he will rise to power; who will crown him as a king; and of his greatest miracle that will deceive many nations into believing he is the risen Christ. But most imperative; you will learn that because Johns vision has been revealed in advance, that at present its a prophecy in the form of a warning, but also, that if this warning is not heeded, it is soon to become one of destiny.

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam
Author : Donald S. Whitcomb
Publisher : Oriental Inst Publications Sales
Release Date : 2004
Category : Social Science
Total pages :101
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This volume addresses the topical interest in Islam, studying the process of its spread throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological approaches in current Islamic Archaeology. These papers are the result of a seminar that attempted a comparative analysis of widely different regions and periods, based on archaeological monuments or artefacts, exploring processes of adaptation or adjustment to local cultural complexes. Islam may be seen as a religion, political system, and cultural complex, a trinity of inseparable aspects. The introduction of these variable characteristics of Islam, during initial contact and afterwards, resulted in changes in identity approached as a sort of "cognitive" archaeology. In each specific case, the author assesses the nature of the pre-Islamic regional tradition, the resulting plurality of cultures as a "multi-cultural" society, and finally a resultant normative condition as a regional or cosmopolitan culture. This exposure to unfamiliar subjects and archaeological perspectives offers a potential for more abstract, comparative modelling in future historical research.

Pause for Transition

Pause for Transition
Author : Bart Landheer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :284
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The idea of the present study is basically a simple one. It attempts to reconcile the concept of social evolution with that of the structural unity of Man, an idea that is becoming increasingly dominant in the exact as well as in the social sciences. The idea of structure as it emerges from the social field is applied to the human mind as the ultimate cause of society. While pragmatism interpreted the mind as reacting as a whole, the concept of structure places the relation of Man versus his Environment in a different light, and attempts to determine the possible limits of social development. These problems are analyzed in a number of introductory chapters while the basic approach is illustrated by an analysis of some aspects of the growth of Western civilization. Some fictitious "case-studies" have been added in order to leave room for an imaginative interpretation which sometimes can bring out points which are more difficult to explain in "objective" language.

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion

Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion
Author : Nelson R. Cabej
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2019-10-12
Category : Science
Total pages :256
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Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion provides readers with a basic biological knowledge and epigenetic explanation of the biological puzzle of the Cambrian explosion, the unprecedented rapid diversification of animals that began 542 million years ago. During an evolutionarily instant of ~10 million years, which represents only 0.3% of the time of existence of life on Earth, or less than 2% of the time of existence of metazoans, all of the 30 extant body plans, major animal groups (phyla) and several extinct groups appeared. The work helps address this phenomena and tries to answer remaining questions for evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and scientific researchers. The book recognizes and presents objective representations of alternative theories for epigenetic evolution in this period, with the author drawing on his epigenetic theory of evolution to explain the causal basis of the Cambrian explosion. Both empirical evidence and theoretical arguments are presented in support of this thought-provoking epigenetic theory. Explains the Cambrian explosion from an entirely epigenetic view Takes a causal rather than descriptive approach to the phenomenon Allows for a broad readership, including those with only a basic biological knowledge, while maintaining scientific rigor

Drapeau

Drapeau
Author : Brian McKenna,Susan Purcell
Publisher : Irwin Pub
Release Date : 1980
Category : Political Science
Total pages :375
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