A Planet of Viruses

Explores the hidden world of viruses, explaining how they profoundly affect human lives and updating the reader in current virus-related issues, such has the frenetic evolution of the HIV virus, which could pose greater dangers in the ...

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226983366

Category: Medical

Page: 109

View: 985

Explores the hidden world of viruses, explaining how they profoundly affect human lives and updating the reader in current virus-related issues, such has the frenetic evolution of the HIV virus, which could pose greater dangers in the future. By the author of Parasite Rex.

A Planet Called Earth

On the other hand , the invading nucleic - acid molecules of the virus want the
proteins of the body cell to change their “ political affiliation ” and to start
producing new viruses . If the invading virus wins the battle , a hundred new
viruses are ...

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 488

A biographical sketch of its past, present, and future, written for the general public.

The Tangled Bank

Used widely in non-majors biology classes, this is the first textbook about evolution intended for the general reader.

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: Roberts & Company

ISBN: 9781936221448

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 706

Used widely in non-majors biology classes, "The Tangled Bank" is the first textbook about evolution intended for the general reader. Zimmer, an award-winning science writer, takes readers on a fascinating journey into the latest discoveries about evolution. In the Canadian Arctic, paleontologists unearth fossils documenting the move of our ancestors from sea to land. In the outback of Australia, a zoologist tracks some of the world's deadliest snakes to decipher the 100-million-year evolution of venom molecules. In Africa, geneticists are gathering DNA to probe the origin of our species. In clear, non-technical language, Zimmer explains the central concepts essential for understanding new advances in evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, and sexual selection. He demonstrates how vital evolution is to all branches of modern biology--from the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the analysis of the human genome. The second edition of The Tangled Bank has been dramatically revised. It includes an entirely new chapter focused on human evolution, for example, as well as discussions of additional concepts in evolution, new illustrations, and descriptions of new research. Richly illustrated with 285 drawings and photographs, "The Tangled Bank" is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of life on Earth.

Viruses

Viruses are big news.

Author: Dorothy H. Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198811713

Category: Medical virology

Page: 158

View: 892

Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this Very Short Introduction, Dorothy Crawford demonstrates from their discovery and the unravelling of their intricate structures, how clever these entities really are.

Life s Edge

“Stories that both dazzle and edify… This book is not just about life, but about discovery itself.

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593182723

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 120

“Carl Zimmer is one of the best science writers we have today.” —Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world—from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses—the harder they find it is to locate life’s edge. Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can’t answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society’s most charged conflicts—whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation that no one but one of the most celebrated science writers of our generation could craft. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to re-create life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and how Coleridge came to believe the whole universe was alive, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers working on engineering life from the ground up.

Prescription for a Planet

Distinguished scientist , teacher and international leader in virology , he has
excelled in the development of laboratory technology which reveals the
complexities of the viral diseases of man and provides mechanisms for their
control . Edwin H ...

Author: Russell E. Train

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ecology

Page: 34

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Examining Viruses and Bacteria

In this volume, readers will venture into the realm of bacteria and viruses to explore these constantly changing agents and the roles they play in nature, medicine, and disease.

Author: Louise Eaton

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1538300044

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 147

Bacteria and viruses are among the oldest agents on Earth and reveal much about the planet's past and evolution. As scientists and doctors make progress in fighting the harmful effects of bacteria and viruses, they also often make discoveries that can lead to life-saving vaccines and antibiotics, making the fields of microbiology and biochemistry more intriguing and challenging than ever. In this volume, readers will venture into the realm of bacteria and viruses to explore these constantly changing agents and the roles they play in nature, medicine, and disease.

Bacteria and Viruses

Discusses bacteria and viruses.

Author: Kara Rogers Senior Editor, Biomedical Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615303065

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 482

Discusses bacteria and viruses.

AT WAR WITH COVID THE MONSTER

The book is written by a nine-year old Nigerian boy and six-year old Nigerian girl.

Author: David Olanrewaju

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1716332397

Category: Medical

Page:

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The book is written by a nine-year old Nigerian boy and six-year old Nigerian girl. It talks about the planet of viruses at war with the human planet. The viruses are seven in number.The viruses emerged one after the other into the human planet but through teamwork and positive actions , humans pushed them out. Covid (Corona virus disease), one of the monster viruses, proved to be tough but humans prevailed over it.

New Scientist

This week Earth - like planet may be first of many Seriously weird stuff another as
seen from Earth , light from the ... To pick out the star some of these events for
another influenza A viruses containing a Earth - like planets are abundant in they
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The Popular Science Monthly

The morning after the transit or inorganic — whether viruses or mineral the sky
was slightly hazy , and the planet substances . The remedies to be employed ,
could not be found . On the day following therefore , are counter - poisons , also ...

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Category: Science

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Viruses Essential Agents of Life

This book exemplifies some astonishing key features of viruses acting as essential agents of life.

Author: Günther Witzany

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940074899X

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 174

A renaissance of virus research is taking centre stage in biology. Empirical data from the last decade indicate the important roles of viruses, both in the evolution of all life and as symbionts of host organisms. There is increasing evidence that all cellular life is colonized by exogenous and/or endogenous viruses in a non-lytic but persistent lifestyle. Viruses and viral parts form the most numerous genetic matter on this planet.

Viruses A Very Short Introduction

Discusses the discovery of viruses, analyzes the threat of viral infections, and considers ways to prevent the emergence of new and devastating viruses.

Author: Dorothy H. Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574855

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 363

Discusses the discovery of viruses, analyzes the threat of viral infections, and considers ways to prevent the emergence of new and devastating viruses.

New Scientist

Even today continuing influxes of cometary debris may bring to the planet viruses
and bacteria responsible for diseases of plants and animals 6 ways British
Airways could be making your company more. Sir Fred Hoyle FRS is an honorary
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Page: 72

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Managing the Planet

conditions must be fulfilled : ( 1 ) predisposition , ( 2 ) presence of the virus
infection factor , and ( 3 ) presence of cocarcinogens . Predisposition consists of a
set of biological phenomena occurring at the molecular level of the genetic
structure .

Author: Peter Albertson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 285


Carnival of Contagion

Illustrated by Marvel and DC Comics artist Bob Hall and including an original essay written by the award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer, Carnival of Contagion presents a unique and fascinating story about one of the world's most ...

Author: Bob Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496205964

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 294

Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. Spread by physical contact or through the air, it is a leading cause of death globally among young children. Carnival of Contagion, an entertaining graphic novel about the dangers of measles, traces the adventures of a group of young adults as they enter a viral fantasy world run by a mysterious and seductive carnival barker. Illustrated by Marvel and DC Comics artist Bob Hall and including an original essay written by the award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer, Carnival of Contagion presents a unique and fascinating story about one of the world's most deadly viruses.

More Brain Cuttings

In 2010, I published Brain Cuttings: Fifteen Journeys Through the Mind. Here are fifteen more journeys. In some pieces, I look at some of the surprising ways in which the brain works.

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781935622291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 418

The brain unfolds like a flower. The more I have explored neuroscience, the more it has rewarded me with new stories. In 2010, I published Brain Cuttings: Fifteen Journeys Through the Mind. Here are fifteen more journeys. In some pieces, I look at some of the surprising ways in which the brain works. In others, I consider some of the many ways the brain goes wrong. And finally, I try to look at the brain as a wholeOCohow the 100 billion neurons add up to a person's life of the mind, and produce consciousness.a OCoCarl Zimmer"

The Price for a Planet

Theories of evolution developed, systematic smallpox vaccination was
introduced, cell chemistry was clarified, and viruses were identified. We
discovered heredity and made progress in understanding how the body works.
We also found new ...

Author: Keith Slater

Publisher: Guelph, Ont. : Questex Consulting

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 213

View: 517


Science Magazine s State of the Planet 2006 2007

Although schistosomiasis is not found in the United States , 200 million people
are infected worldwide . vector - borne diseases , dengue , dengue hemorrhagic
fever , yellow fever , plague , malaria , leishmaniasis , rodent - borne viruses , and
 ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 669

A unique contribution that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current issues.

Evolution

The book also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from conservation biology to medicine.

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: Roberts & Company

ISBN: 9781936221554

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 141

Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have produced a thoroughly revised new edition of their widely praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today's biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution. The book also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from conservation biology to medicine. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.