The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules made me think differently about what we biologists do. This is a book that needs to be shouted from the rooftops."--Andrew F. Read, Pennsylvania State University "Masterful and compelling.

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691175683

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Now the subject of a feature film that the New York Times calls "spellbinding" How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions, and shows how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of the planet we depend upon. One of the most important revelations about the natural world is that everything is regulated—there are rules that regulate the amount of every molecule in our bodies and rules that govern the numbers of every animal and plant in the wild. And the most surprising revelation about the rules that regulate life at such different scales is that they are remarkably similar—there is a common underlying logic of life. Carroll recounts how our deep knowledge of the rules and logic of the human body has spurred the advent of revolutionary life-saving medicines, and makes the compelling case that it is now time to use the Serengeti Rules to heal our ailing planet. A bold and inspiring synthesis by one of our most accomplished biologists and gifted storytellers, The Serengeti Rules is the first book to illuminate how life works at vastly different scales. Read it and you will never look at the world the same way again.
Categories: Nature

What is it like to be a Bat Wie ist es eine Fledermaus zu sein

What is it like to be a Bat    Wie ist es  eine Fledermaus zu sein

Letztendlich zeigt Nagel damit dem Menschen in seiner Fähigkeit zu erkennen und mitzuempfinden seine Grenzen auf. Ulrich Diehl erklärt in einem Nachwort die besondere Bedeutung und spannende Wirkungsgeschichte des Textes.

Author: Thomas Nagel

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159609997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 72

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Radikal, provokativ und erhellend zugleich: Nagels berühmter Essay von 1974 ist einer der am häufigsten zitierten philosophischen Aufsätze des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kann ein Mensch wirklich verstehen, wie es ist, eine Fledermaus zu sein? Natürlich nicht. Er kann sich nur vorstellen, wie es sich anfühlen könnte. Doch die spezifischen Empfindungen und Erlebnisse von Fledermäusen haben einen so anderen Charakter, dass der uns grundsätzlich verborgen bleibt. Letztendlich zeigt Nagel damit dem Menschen in seiner Fähigkeit zu erkennen und mitzuempfinden seine Grenzen auf. Ulrich Diehl erklärt in einem Nachwort die besondere Bedeutung und spannende Wirkungsgeschichte des Textes.
Categories: Philosophy

A Series of Fortunate Events

A Series of Fortunate Events

The Serengeti Rules is a visionary book, which celebrates the new wisdom and
the men and women who have brought the vision to pass.” —The Guardian “A
compelling read filled with big, bold ideas.” —naTure “The Serengeti Rules is ...

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691201757

Category: Science

Page: 224

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"Fascinating and exhilarating—Sean B. Carroll at his very best."—Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things—any of which might never have occurred—had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life.
Categories: Science

Soils of the Serengeti Woodlands Tanzania

Soils of the Serengeti Woodlands  Tanzania

( NPV Rule 2 ) . Note that a positive NPV was not sufficient for adoption of a
criterion . This simply implied positive milk returns over feed cost or positive
returns to management . NPV depended on factors other than the culling guide .
The guide ...



ISBN: WISC:89037147121

Category: Agriculture

Page: 239

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Categories: Agriculture

Beyond the Serengeti Plains

Beyond the Serengeti Plains

Mango flies lay their eggs on clothes drying in the open ; a hot iron kills these
eggs , and we made it a strict rule that all our ... To keep well in camp we adhered
to a few simple health rules such as taking anti - malarial drugs , wearing a hat in

Author: Betty Gray


ISBN: UOM:39015001689614

Category: Bantu-speaking peoples

Page: 197

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Categories: Bantu-speaking peoples

Serengeti Tanzania

Serengeti  Tanzania

The Serengeti Centre A management plan regulates all development in the park
and at the heart of this is a zoning scheme which identifies different zones based
on resource sensitivity ... Each has its own policies , rules and restrictions .

Author: David Martin

Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000060932393

Category: Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

Page: 96

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The wildebeest migration, like a discernible thread, embraces and connects the Serengeti's ecosystem much as it has done for at least two million years. Upon the migration u and the rains u almost all things depend. Every year, with some seasonally dictated variations in timing and scale, over one million wildebeest leave the southern Serengeti's short grass plains in search of the grass and water they need to survive. During their annual pilgrimage they will travel some 2,000 miles devouring 4,000 tonnes of grass a day. A quarter of a million will be born; many will die. To the outsider it may appear to be a senseless exercise. Flooded rivers will be crossed with many wildebeest drowning. Calves will die u or be lost u crossing rain-swollen rivers and lakes. Diseases, poachers and predators will contribute to thinning the herds.
Categories: Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

Session Laws

    Session Laws

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that the pying the area tian di tempat or for a 2011 for the IN IS THE Serengeti
question is pending ; but a motion to adjourn to a time certain is not equivalent to
a ...

Author: Kansas


ISBN: UCAL:B4375205

Category: Law


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Categories: Law



He is very strict with his flock and, we suspect, makes up rules which are not
included in the Koran. Last year the Aga Khan visited us and received his
followers; a kindly act typical of him and one which will never be forgotten. No
description of ...

Author: Audrey Milton Moore


ISBN: UCAL:$B33549

Category: Poaching

Page: 265

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Categories: Poaching

New Scientist

New Scientist

Notwithstanding rules circularised by a few bodies including the National Society
for Medical Research , requiring that ... It features Jane Goodall among nomadic
wild hunting dogs in Africa , following a pack across the Serengeti Plains of ...



ISBN: CHI:18391603

Category: Science


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Categories: Science

Environment and Planning C Government Policy

Environment and Planning  C  Government   Policy

For this to work, entitlements over biological diversity need to be based on
property or liability rules. For the case of the Maasai and the Serengeti, the
appropriate level of payment of opportunity costs would require ownership of the
Serengeti ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106016920511

Category: Policy sciences


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Categories: Policy sciences

Newton Rules Biology

Newton Rules Biology

7.4 Local human biomass densities 99 than in the Serengeti, but elephants are
bigger than wildebeest, and so can maintain a similar biomass density on a
smaller food supply (Section 6.9). Brown and Flavin (1988) estimate the world's
human ...

Author: Colin J. Pennycuick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSD:31822016280117

Category: Science

Page: 111

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This book is an invitation to biologists to dust off their elementary physics and think about biological processes in Newtonian terms. In his clear, straightforward text, Colin Pennycuick demonstrates how physical laws operate at all levels, from cells to ecosystems, and shows how to applythem with precision. Rediscovering the nature of physical properties can lead to new insights and understanding.Pennycuick writes in a clear, accessible style, with many examples taken from the familiar world of zoology. One chapter deals with fractal geometry, a new way of measuring size, shape, and scale. A new feature of Pennycuick's work is the extension of the biomechanical approach to ecosystemdynamics, the subject of the last two chapters. Students of animal behaviour, ecology, and applied physics will enjoy working through the ideas in this stimulating volume.
Categories: Science

Tanzania Notes and Records

Tanzania Notes and Records

Subsequently , it was presenthatibation . ed at the United Nations Environment
Programme 5 . Ngorongoro Conservation Area Rules of 1971 . These
Conference , held in Nairobi in late 1974 , and had a rules legalized fees which
had been in ...



ISBN: IND:30000125496558

Category: Tanzania


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Categories: Tanzania

Don t Just Relate Advocate

Don t Just Relate   Advocate

RULES OF MARKETING BASED ON THEORY A Just as the rules of Theory P or
traditional push / pull marketing are driven by its assumptions ... It showed a small
girl walking out on the Serengeti Plane as a rhinoceros charged directly at her .

Author: Glen L. Urban

Publisher: Wharton School Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000101576738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Traditional "push/pull" marketing no longer works. Even highly-touted customer relationship initiatives are failing. Smart companies are pioneering an entirely new route to higher margins and sustainable competitive advantage: customer advocacy. This book reveals how it works, why it works, and how to make it work for your company.
Categories: Business & Economics

IUCN Publications

IUCN Publications

412 of the Laws ) , enacted on 24 June 1959 , under which administration of the
Parks is entrusted to a National Board of ... has meen concentrated on the
Serengeti area , where a big research programme is based on the Serengeti
Research ...



ISBN: MINN:31951T002441401

Category: Conservation of natural resources


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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Liste Des Nations Unies Des Parcs Nationaux Et R serves Analogues

Liste Des Nations Unies Des Parcs Nationaux Et R  serves Analogues

412 of the Laws ) , enacted on 24 June 1959 , under which administration of the
Parks is entrusted to a National Board of ... Research : in recent years the main
effort has meen concentrated on the Serengeti area , where a big research ...



ISBN: MINN:319510001953152

Category: National parks and reserves


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Categories: National parks and reserves

Environmental Law Handbook for Businesses in Tanzania

Environmental Law Handbook for Businesses in Tanzania

... Park amendment Ruaha National Park Amendment Serengeti National Park
Amendment Lake Manyara National Park ... National Park Regulations Erratum
Declaration of Gombe National Park Declaration of the Boundaries of Serengeti ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105111127788

Category: Environmental law

Page: 119

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Categories: Environmental law

Ecosystems and Human Well Being

Ecosystems and Human Well Being

At the same result by differentiating between land cover change and its drivers
time , however , even present day regulation of ecosystem func - in the Kenyan
and Tanzanian parts of the Serengeti ecosystem . tions is distorted by other ...

Author: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Publisher: Millennium Ecosystem Assessmen

ISBN: UOM:39015063687548

Category: Reference

Page: 621

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With the knowledge of possible outcomes, what kind of actions should we take? The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment scored 74 response options for dealing with declines in ecosystem services and biodiversity, and managing drivers such as climate change and nutrient loading. This third volume in the MA series analyzes the track record of past policies and the potential of new ones. The challenge of reversing the degradation of ecosystems while meeting increasing demands for their services can be met only with significant policy and institutional changes. However, a difficult set of obstacles stand in the way. Policy makers must keep in mind that there are both trade-offs and synergies between human well-being, ecosystems, and ecosystem services, and that decisions regarding these tradeoffs are difficult and often contentious. The Responses volume ultimately establishes which policy options have the greatest chance to overcome the obstacles and generate positive outcomes. It will serve as an invaluable guide to the creation of stronger policy frameworks for the future.
Categories: Reference

O Leary Series Microsoft Office 2003 Volume I

O Leary Series  Microsoft Office 2003 Volume I

... 75 million years agc Serengeti Plain to the westem edge of the Ngorongoro
Conservation Area is the Serengeti Plain Its Footnote and Endnote pproximately
3 . 700 square rules , and its central savanna supports many grazıng animals
htful ...

Author: Timothy O'Leary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 0072835265

Category: Computers

Page: 1304

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Tim and Linda O'Leary are the well-known husband and wife author team behind Microsoft Office 2003 Applications . Their goal is to give students a basic understanding of computing concepts and to build the skills necessary to ensure that information technology is an advantage in whatever career they choose in life. The O'Leary Office XP and Office 2003 texts are crafted to be the true step-by-step way for students to develop Microsoft Office application skills. The text design emphasizes step-by-step instructions with full screen captures that illustrate the results of each step performed. Each Tutorial (chapter) combines conceptual coverage with detailed software-specific instructions. A running case that is featured in each tutorial highlights the real-world applications of each software program and leads students step-by-step from problem to solution.
Categories: Computers

Saturday Review

Saturday Review

... so that an atmosphere of the confessional, of rules and inhibitions, of traditional
expectations, envelops almost every story. ... -CELIA BETSKY The Last Place on
Earth by Harold T. P. Hayes Stein & Day, 288 pp., $10 The Serengeti National ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105006732882



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