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Adaptation To Life


Author : George E. Vaillant
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2012-08-01

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Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle. George Vaillant, director of this study, took the measure of the Grant Study men. The result was the compelling, provocative classic, Adaptation to Life, which poses fundamental questions about the individual differences in confronting life's stresses.

Adaptation To Life At High Salt Concentrations In Archaea Bacteria And Eukarya


Author : Nina Gunde-Cimerman
language : en
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2006-01-27

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Salt is an essential requirement of life. Already from ancient times (e. g. , see the books of the Bible) its importance in human life has been known. For example, salt symbolizes destruction (as in Sodom and Gomorra), but on the other hand it has been an ingredient of every sacrifice during the Holy Temple periods. Microbial life in concentrated salt solutions has fascinated scientists since its discovery. Recently there have been several international meetings and books devoted entirely to halophiles. This book includes the proceedings of the “Halophiles 2004” conference held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September 2004 (www. u- lj. si/~bfbhaloph/index. html). This meeting was attended by 120 participants from 25 countries. The editors have selected presentations given at the meeting for this volume, and have also invited a number of contributions from experts who had not been present in Ljubljana. This book complements “Halophilic Microorganisms”, edited by A. Ventosa and published by Springer-Verlag (2004), “Halophilic Microorganism and their Environments” by A. Oren (2002), published by Kluwer Academic Publishers as volume 5 of “Cellular Origins, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology” (COLE), and “Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments” edited by A. Oren, and published by CRC Press, Boca Raton (1999). Salt-loving (halophilic) microorganisms grow in salt solutions above seawater salinity (~3. 5% salt) up to saturation ranges (i. e. , around 35% salt). High concentrations of salt occur in natural environments (e. g.

Social Values And Social Change


Author : Lynn R. Kahle
language : en
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Release Date : 1983

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Profile Of Adaptation To Life


Author : Robert B. Ellsworth
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1978

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Based on the premise that there is an interrelationship between body, mind, and spirit, the scale measures 7 areas of adjustment and functioning and 4 lifestyle areas, creating a profile which can be compared with that of a norm group.

Arctic Animals And Their Adaptations To Life On The Edge


Author : Arnoldus Schytte Blix
language : en
Publisher: Tapir Academic Press
Release Date : 2005

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Where and what is the Arctic? What animals live there, and how are they distributed? How do they cope with cold in their austere environment, and how can Arctic mammals survive birth when it is 40 degrees below freezing. How can seals dive to a depth of 1000 metres and stay submerged for more than an hour, and how does complete darkness in winter affect the inhabitants of the high Arctic? This book answers these questions and also gives an introduction to the Arctic. It is based on the author's 40 years of experience in the Arctic, its environment and animal life. As this book contains almost 200 illustrations and deals with the entire Arctic animal kingdom, it will be suitable as a textbook for courses in Arctic biology, and also serve specialists in the field. It is a reference book and a source of information about published original literature.

Monsters Of The Deep


Author : Kelly Regan Barnhill
language : en
Publisher: Capstone
Release Date : 2008-01-01

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"Describes adaptations that occur in the deep sea environment, including general adaptations and examples"--Provided by publisher.

Technological Nature


Author : Peter H. Kahn
language : en
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date : 2011

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Why it matters that our relationship with nature is increasingly mediated and augmented by technology.