Leonardo da Vinci on the Human Body by Leonardo da Vinci

By Leonardo da Vinci

"It is a miracle that anybody guy must have saw, learn, and written down loads in one lifetime." — Kenneth Clark
Painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, architect, engineer, inventor . . . might be no different determine so totally embodies the Western perfect of "Renaissance man" as Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was once now not content material, despite the fact that, to grasp a creative strategy or list the mechanics of a tool; he used to be pushed by means of an insatiable interest to appreciate why. His writings, pursuits, and musings are uniformly characterised by means of an incisive, probing, wondering brain. It was once with this piercing highbrow scrutiny and specific medical thoroughness that Leonardo undertook the learn of the human body.
This unprecedented quantity reproduces greater than 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical drawings on 215 sincerely published black-and-white plates. The drawings were prepared in chronological series to reveal Leonardo's improvement and development as an anatomist. Leonardo's textual content, which accompanies the drawings — occasionally explanatory, occasionally autobiographical and anecdotal — has been translated into English via the prestigious clinical professors Drs. O'Malley and Saunders. of their attention-grabbing biographical creation, the authors assessment Leonardo's place within the old improvement of anatomy and anatomical representation. every one plate is followed through explanatory notes and an overview of the person plate and a sign of its dating to the paintings as a whole.
While outstanding for his or her outstanding attractiveness and precision, Leonardo's anatomical drawings have been additionally a ways earlier than all modern paintings and scientifically the equivalent of something that seemed good into the 17th century. not like so much of his predecessors and contemporaries, Leonardo took not anything on belief and had religion simply in his personal observations and experiments. In anatomy, as in his different investigations, Leonardo's nice contrast is the actually clinical nature of his tools. Herein then are over 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical illustrations prepared into 8 significant components of research: Osteological process, Myological procedure, Comparative Anatomy, anxious approach, breathing method, Alimentary method, Genito-Urinary procedure, and Embryology.
Artists, illustrators, physicians, scholars, lecturers, scientists, and appreciators of Leonardo's notable genius will locate in those 1,200 drawings the right union of paintings and technological know-how. conscientiously distinctive and exact of their facts, appealing and colourful of their approach, they continue to be this present day — approximately 5 centuries later — the best anatomical drawings ever made.

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True Truffle (Tuber spp.) in the World: Soil Ecology, by Alessandra Zambonelli, Mirco Iotti, Claude Murat

By Alessandra Zambonelli, Mirco Iotti, Claude Murat

This e-book specializes in the taxonomic range of the genus Tuber as economically vital muffins. In contributions through the world over revered scientists, it examines truffle systematics, interactions with abiotic and biotic environments, innovations for spore dispersal, and molecular procedures in tarts. issues mentioned comprise: evolutionary theories and phylogeny of Tuber species from Asia, Europe and North-America; the impact of weather at the usual distribution of Tuber species and fruiting physique construction, soil features and plants in usual habitats; instruments for tracing muffins in soil, host variety, truffle inhabiting fungi and truffle-associated micro organism; and the relationships of small mammals and wild boars with muffins, in addition to the odor of truffles.This e-book deals a precious reference advisor for all researchers operating within the fields of mycology, ecology and the soil sciences, and also will be priceless for farmers and foresters attracted to truffle cultivation around the world.

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Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

By Hugh Aldersey-Williams

"A fabulous, organ-by-organ trip throughout the physique eclectic. . . impossible to resist [and] impressive."—John J. Ross, Wall highway JournalThe human physique is the main fraught and engaging, talked-about and taboo, detailed but common truth of our lives. it's the suggestion for paintings, the topic of technology, and the resource of a few of the best tales ever advised. In Anatomies, acclaimed writer of Periodic stories Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his exciting mixture of technology, background, and tradition to undergo in this richest of subjects.

In an attractive narrative that levels from historical physique artwork to cosmetic surgery at the present time and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are a few humans left-handed and a few blue-eyed? what's the humorous bone, besides? Why do a little cultures give some thought to the center because the seat of our souls and passions, whereas others position it within the liver?

A journalist with a knack for telling a narrative, Aldersey-Williams takes half in a drawing category, attends the dissection of a human physique, and visits the doctor's place of work and the morgue. yet Anatomies attracts not only on scientific technology and Aldersey-Williams's reporting. It attracts additionally at the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from all through heritage. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage—Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: an area Odyssey—to exhibit how attitudes towards the human physique are as diversified as human background, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more.

From Adam's rib to van Gogh's ear to Einstein's mind, Anatomies is a treasure trove of bizarre proof and tales and a superb embodiment of what Aristotle wrote greater than millennia in the past: "The human physique is greater than the sum of its parts."

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Isolation, Identification and Characterization of by Diego A Sampietro, Cesar A.N. Catalan, Marta A. Vattuone

By Diego A Sampietro, Cesar A.N. Catalan, Marta A. Vattuone

Loads of allelopathy examine has been performed in a number of fields of Agricultural and Plant Sciences. although, there isn't any compilation of assorted study tools used. To make to be had the normal equipment for undertaking allelopathy examine independently, this multi-volume ebook has been deliberate. when you consider that allelopathy is multi-disciplinary zone of analysis, as a result, volumes were deliberate for every self-discipline. This e-book has been written to supply information regarding all points of Allelochemicals/Natural items. The publication is split in three sections � pattern assortment, dealing with and garage; Isolation, id and Structural Elucidation and organic task of common items. This ebook will function prepared reference within the laboratory or classification room to undergraduate and graudate scholars and natural Chemists for Isolation, id and Characterization of Allelochemicals/Natural items. The editors have attempted to supply acceptable strategies to the issues of Isolation, identity and Characterization of Allelochemicals/Natural items. The clients of this publication can decide on appropriate equipment, in line with the on hand amenities.

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Trends in High Pressure Bioscience and Biotechnology, by Rikimaru Hayashi (Eds.)

By Rikimaru Hayashi (Eds.)

An international broad curiosity within the quite a few elements of excessive strain within the box of organic technological know-how ended in the 1st foreign convention on excessive strain Bioscience and Biotechnology in Kyoto, Japan. excessive strain bioscience encompasses the fields of nutrition sciences, pharmacy and scientific fields and a few excessive strain recommendations are utilized in the creation of business items. furthermore, excessive strain is a useful device for the research of normal macromolecules together with biomembranes that are composed, essentially, of lipid and protein. Many intermediate techniques within the pressure-induced protein unfolding were stumbled on, for this reason. This publication covers the total diversity of present excessive strain bioscience and its attainable purposes.

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Dying to Live: How our Bodies Fight Disease by Marion D. Kendall

By Marion D. Kendall

The human physique is a notable computing device that is going via awesome measures to struggle ailment. even though, it has regularly been a problem for the curious basic reader to discover a concise and exciting rationalization of the organic methods that wrestle disorder. demise to dwell addresses this want. Written in a transparent and available kind, this ebook offers an updated account of the interior workings of our immune structures. aimed toward the lay reader, it examines vital parts of scientific technological know-how similar to fever, AIDS and melanoma. The booklet highlights the function of the mum in maintaining the constructing baby in the course of and after being pregnant and attracts our cognizance to the adjustments in our immune approach all through existence. the writer appears at vaccinations and the way pathogens stay away from their results and considers the effect of way of life, tension, workout, nutritional, and hereditary components on our skill to struggle ailment. The topic crucial to the publication, from which the identify derives, is the concept within the warfare opposed to sickness bodies sacrifice hundreds of thousands of cells--antibodies and different really expert components of the immune process. simply through pitting those immune cells opposed to infectious brokers will we proceed to outlive. This present and enlightening ebook will curiosity a person who has ever puzzled what's taking place in bodies once we get sick and the way we get better. a professional on immunology in most cases and the thymus gland specifically, Marion Kendall has edited numerous books and released over a hundred articles on those topics. Dr. Kendall has lectured largely in Europe, Canada, and the USA.

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Oxidants and Antioxidants Part B by Lester Packer (Eds.)

By Lester Packer (Eds.)

General Description of the Series:
The seriously acclaimed laboratory commonplace for greater than 40 years, Methods in Enzymology is without doubt one of the such a lot hugely revered guides within the box of biochemistry. when you consider that 1955, every one quantity has been eagerly awaited, usually consulted, and praised by means of researchers and reviewers alike. Now with greater than three hundred volumes (all of them nonetheless in print), the sequence includes a lot fabric nonetheless suitable today--truly a vital book for researchers in all fields of lifestyles sciences.

Key Features
* Oxidative harm to Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids
* Antioxidant Assays in Cells, physique Fluids, and Tissues
* Oxidant and Redox delicate Steps in sign Transduction and Gene Expression
* Noninvasive equipment

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Maedi-Visna and Related Diseases by G. Pétursson, R. Hoff-Jørgensen

By G. Pétursson, R. Hoff-Jørgensen

G. Petursson and Rikke Hoff-J0rgensen the concept that of gradual viral infections used to be first recommend in 1954 by way of Dr. Bjorn Sigurdsson, an Icelandic health care provider who were learning a few sheep illnesses which have been brought into Iceland with the importation of a overseas breed of sheep in 1933. Sigurdsson's major standards for outlining sluggish infec­ tions have been a really lengthy preliminary interval with no scientific symptoms lasting months or perhaps years following an infection and a slightly average protracted, progres­ sive path, as soon as scientific indicators had seemed, frequently finishing in critical illness or loss of life. Sigurdsson integrated during this record of gradual infections maedi -visna, infectious adenomatosis of sheep, scrapie in sheep, Bittner's mam­ mary carcinoma and Gross' leukemia in mice. All of those ailments, other than scrapie, are attributable to retroviruses. The features of sluggish infections as defined above are of prac­ tical significance for epidemiology, analysis and keep an eye on of those ailments. for a few years the gradual infections remained essentially a veterinary challenge, generally affecting sheep and goats in sure nations. lately, how­ ever, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) inflicting bought immunodefici­ ency syndrome (AIDS), has by surprise seemed in lots of nations of the area and taken the sluggish an infection notion forcefully to the eye of the scientific career. The illness difficulties and the industrial results of gradual infections of sheep and goats are more and more famous in a variety of coun­ attempts. For the explanations said above we consider that this ebook might be valuable for veterinarians and physicians alike.

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Is Stem Cell Research Necessary? by Lauri S Friedman

By Lauri S Friedman

The Obama management has repealed regulations on federal investment for stem mobile study, which has been characterised as either a astounding improvement that may remedy melanoma and different illnesses and as an immoral expertise that threatens the very essence of what it potential to be human. via target dialogue, various direct rates, and full-color illustrations this name examines What Are the Origins of the Stem mobile Controversy? What merits may Stem cellphone learn provide? Is Stem phone study ethical? Are There potent possible choices to Embryonic Stem telephone examine? should still the govt. aid Stem mobilephone study?

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Plant Development by Marja C.P. Timmermans (Eds.)

By Marja C.P. Timmermans (Eds.)

A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an enormous position within the developmental approaches of numerous multicellular organisms, Hox genes were proven to play a severe position in vertebrate development formation. Hox genes will be considered normal function keep an eye on genes-that is, they're comparable in lots of organisms and direct an analogous approaches in various organisms, from mouse, to fly, to human. * presents researchers an summary and synthesis of the most recent examine findings and modern inspiration within the area.* Inclusion of chapters that debate the evolutionary improvement of a large choice of organisms.* provides researchers and clinicians perception into how faulty Hox genes set off developmental abnormalities in embryos.

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