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

The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules

—National Science Teachers Association Recommends “[The Serengeti Rules] successfully conveys a powerful message: although biology is infinitely complex and diverse, simple sets of rules of regulation that apply across scales, ...

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400885541

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 619

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: Science

I Am a Piranha

I Am a Piranha

This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the planet."--Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" "This is a rattling good read by one of the leading scientists of our time.

Author: John Willis

Publisher: I Am

ISBN: 148964122X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 437

Did you know that piranhas eat plants as well as meat? Piranhas also stay safe by swimming in groups. Find out these and more exciting facts in I am a piranha.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Series of Fortunate Events

A 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.

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691209548

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 462

"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

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

View: 346

"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

The LIVING Supply Chain

The LIVING Supply Chain

And this leads again to the idea of the trophic cascade in the Serengeti Rules. Perhaps the closest equivalent to a trophic cascade in the supply chain sphere is the economic concept laid out by one of the earliest visionaries of our ...

Author: Robert Handfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119307198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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div style="text-align: left;" align="center" Creates a managerial compass for entering into the LIVING (Live, Intelligent, Velocity, Interactive, Networked, and Good) era of supply chain management and defines the imperative for creating Velocity and Visibility as the focal point for exploiting new digital, mobile, and cloud-based technologies Written by well-known researchers in the field, this book addresses the changes that have occurred and are still unfolding at various organizations that are involved in building real-time supply chains. The authors draw on their experiences with multiple companies, along with references to the natural evolution of ecosystems throughout to help identify the “new rules of supply chain management." The LIVING principles associated with the rapid digitization and technology changes occurring in the global economy are discussed, along with the push to become more sustainable and responsive to customer needs. “ Handfield and Linton reveal the “secret ingredient” to leveraging the power of a well managed supply chain....will revolutionize the way companies approach supply chain management.” Frank Crespo, Vice President, Global Supply Network Division (CPO/Logistics/IoT Analytics), Caterpillar Inc. “ The LIVING supply chain is a wake up call to any enterprise that depends on suppliers and contractors. Be fast, be nimble and make supply chain transparency the nucleus of your operations or become endangered.” Paul Massih, Vice President, BP PSCM “ ...a fascinating journey through the future of supply chain management ... a must read for every supplychain professional.” Yossi Sheffi, Professor, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics “ ... a great “living” reading on how to bring supply chains to a powerful living state. The idea of Live-Interactive-Velocity–Intelligent–Networked-Good is the foundation of how supply chains can be agile, adaptive and aligned. ...of value to every supply chain executive and practitioner.” Hau Lee, Professor, Stanford University “ Successful businesses are those that support the success of their customers. This book captures the essence of our volatile, uncertain world and the opportunities that exist for the commercially astute, organizationally integrated business. More important, it offers insight to the recipe for 21st century operations and the management of complex supply ecosystems.” Tim Cummins, CEO, International Association of Commercial and Contract Management “ A LIVING supply chain requires a living company. The authors make a great case for how Flex is creating a living company to thrive in the living supply chain.” Tom Choi, Harold E. Fear on Eminent Scholar Chair of Purchasing Management, Arizona State University, Executive Director, CAPS Research “ To survive we need to have an adaptive supply chain and capability to both optimize and adapt simultaneously. This book begins to describe the ability to shift from functional silos to E2E Frictionless flow with the maturity to make E2E tradeoff decisions as a key enabler for success.” Wayne Rothman, Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Johnson & Johnson “A fantastic read and excellent stories from Dr. Handfield and Tom.” Joanne E. Wright, Vice President, IBM Supply Chain ROBERT HANDFIELD, PhD, is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State University. The author of four books and over 150 journal articles, Dr. Handfield received his PhD in Opera
Categories: Business & Economics

The Quantum University

The Quantum University

Sean B. Carroll, The Serengeti Rules (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016). “The Serengeti Rules.” Nature. Video of the Public Broadcasting System. Edited by Benedict Jackson. Executive Producer: David Guy Elisco, ...

Author: Perry R Rettig

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781475859157

Category:

Page: 144

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American universities were not designed to be nimble and responsive to the changes necessary to meet today's challenges. The Quantum University describes lessons learned from the contemporary sciences which can then serve as guide posts to help our university leaders meet these challenges.
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Resolving Environmental Conflicts

Resolving Environmental Conflicts

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2016. 263 pp.; (3) Deepak Chopra. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your ...

Author: Chris Maser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429575969

Category: Law

Page: 234

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Resolving a conflict is based on the art of helping people, with disparate points of view, find enough common ground to ease their fears, sheath their weapons, and listen to one another for their common good, which ultimately translates into social-environmental sustainability for all generations. Written in a clear, concise style, Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts, Third Edition is a valuable, solution-oriented contribution that explains environmental conflict management. This book provides an overview of environmental conflicts, collaborative skills, and universal principles to assist in re-thinking and acting toward the common good, integrates a variety of new real-world conflicts as a foundation for building trust, skills, consensus, and capacity, and explains pathways to collectively construct a relationship-centric future, fostering healthier interactions with one another and the planet. The new edition illustrates how to successfully mediate actual environmental disputes and how to teach conflict resolution at any level for a wide variety of social-environmental situations. It adds a new chapter on water conflicts and resolutions, providing avenues to healthy, sustainable, and effective outcomes and provides new examples of conflicts caused by climate change with discussion questions for clear understanding. Land-use planners, urban planners, field biologists, and leaders and participants in collaborative environmental projects and initiatives will find this book to be an invaluable resource. University students in related courses will also benefit, as will anyone interested in achieving greater social-environmental sustainability and a more responsible use of our common natural resources for themselves and their children.
Categories: Law

Selling the Serengeti

Selling the Serengeti

A British tourism consultant promoting high-end wilderness travel to Africa describes the appeal of Loliondo to potential travelers: Loliondo could perhaps be described as the Serengeti with fewer rules, offering as it does excellent ...

Author: Benjamin Gardner

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820348186

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Situating safari tourism within the discourses and practices of development, Selling the Serengeti examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game-hunting companies. It looks at two major discourses and policies surrounding biodiversity conservation, the championing of community-based conservation and the neoliberal focus on private investment in tourism, and their profound effect on Maasai culture and livelihoods. This ethnographic study explores how these changing social and economic relationships and forces remake the terms through which state institutions and local people engage with foreign investors, communities, and their own territories. The book highlights how these new tourism arrangements change the shape and meaning of the nation-state and the village and in the process remake cultural belonging and citizenship. Benjamin Gardner’s experiences in Tanzania began during a study abroad trip in 1991. His stay led to a relationship with the nation and the Maasai people in Loliondo lasting almost twenty years; it also marked the beginning of his analysis and ethnographic research into social movements, market-led conservation, and neoliberal development around the Serengeti.
Categories: Social Science

Open Ecosystems

Open Ecosystems

Stephen Carroll, in his highly readable account of the 'Serengeti rules' (Carroll 2016), notes the importance of detecting and understanding regulation of key processes. He discusses regulation, and the consequences of its breakdown, ...

Author: William J. Bond

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192540706

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of 'open ecosystems', which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and often form mosaics with forest patches. With the aid of remote sensing, it is now clear that open ecosystems are a global phenomenon and occur over vast areas in climates that could also support forests. This book goes beyond regional narratives and seeks general explanations for their existence. It develops the theme of open ecosystems as being widespread and ancient, with a distinct biota from that of closed forests. It examines hypotheses for their maintenance in climate zones favouring the development of forests, including fire, vertebrate herbivory, and soils hostile for tree growth. Open Ecosystems: Ecology and Evolution Beyond the Forest Edge provides an accessible introduction for graduate students and researchers of open (non-forested) ecosystem ecology in departments of ecology, geography, and environmental science. It will also be of relevance and use to professional ecologists, biogeographers, and global change biologists requiring a concise, authoritative overview of the topic
Categories: Science

A Place like No Other

A Place like No Other

Discovering the Secrets of Serengeti Anthony R. E. Sinclair ... I have greatly appreciated the comradeship of my fellow scientists featured in the book The Serengeti Rules and the film of the same name: the narrator, Sean Carroll, ...

Author: Anthony R. E. Sinclair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691222349

Category: Science

Page: 304

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From famed zoologist Anthony Sinclair, an account of his decades-long quest to understand one of Earth's most spectacular ecosystems With its rich biodiversity, astounding wildlife, and breathtaking animal migrations, Serengeti is like no other ecosystem on the planet. A Place like No Other is Anthony Sinclair's firsthand account of how he and other scientists discovered the biological principles that regulate life in Serengeti and how they rule all of the natural world. When Sinclair first began studying this spectacular ecosystem in 1965, a host of questions confronted him. What environmental features make its annual migration possible? What determines the size of animal populations and the stunning diversity of species? What factors enable Serengeti to endure over time? In the five decades that followed, Sinclair and others sought answers. What they learned is that seven principles of regulation govern all natural processes in the Serengeti ecosystem. Sinclair shows how these principles can help us to understand and overcome the challenges facing Serengeti today, and how they can be used to repair damaged habitats throughout the world. Blending vivid storytelling with invaluable scientific insights from Sinclair's pioneering fieldwork in Africa, A Place like No Other reveals how Serengeti holds timely lessons for the restoration and conservation of our vital ecosystems.
Categories: Science

Mathematics for Sustainability

Mathematics for Sustainability

(b) Calculate the clustering coefficient for nodes A, B, and G. A B D F C E G 10. One way of defining the notion of “bridge” in. Figure 39: Network for Exercise 8 and Exercise 25 on page 178 9. According to the book The Serengeti Rules ...

Author: John Roe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319766607

Category: Mathematics

Page: 523

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Designed for the 21st century classroom, this textbook poses, refines, and analyzes questions of sustainability in a quantitative environment. Building mathematical knowledge in the context of issues relevant to every global citizen today, this text takes an approach that empowers students of all disciplines to understand and reason with quantitative information. Whatever conclusions may be reached on a given topic, this book will prepare the reader to think critically about their own and other people’s arguments and to support them with careful, mathematical reasoning. Topics are grouped in themes of measurement, flow, connectivity, change, risk, and decision-making. Mathematical thinking is at the fore throughout, as students learn to model sustainability on local, regional, and global scales. Exercises emphasize concepts, while projects build and challenge communication skills. With no prerequisites beyond high school algebra, instructors will find this book a rich resource for engaging all majors in the mathematics classroom. From the Foreword No longer will you be just a spectator when people give you quantitative information—you will become an active participant who can engage and contribute new insights to any discussion.[...] There are many math books that will feed you knowledge, but it is rare to see a book like this one that will help you cultivate wisdom.[...] As the authors illustrate, mathematics that pays attention to human considerations can help you look at the world with a new lens, help you frame important questions, and help you make wise decisions. Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
Categories: Mathematics

Amazing Racers

Amazing Racers

ecosystem in the world,” states Sean B. Carroll, author of The Serengeti Rules. Serengeti was how Fayetteville runners spoke, thought, and imagined. Serengeti was the spirit driving a two-mile time trial with Gruenewald leading in 9:36.

Author: Marc Bloom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643131771

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 295

What would one call taking teens with no evident running talent and putting them through breakneck training combined with mantras from the rock n' roll, techniques from Kenya, philosophy from Australia and turning them champions? Is it revolutionary? Or just plain crazy?Bill Aris has heard both, but one thing is indisputable. Everything Aris does with his runners—male and female—is new and extraordinary, and he has created a new American running dynasty. The runners of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, or F-M, have won the last nine out of ten national championships and have the best cumulative record in cross country history. F-M's domination has shocked the sport for its defiance of accepted running principles and limitations. One year, the girls defeated the 2nd-place team in the country by an average of 59 seconds per girl in a 5k race. Another year, the F-M girls’ ran faster than their Kenyan counterparts, who had come to Oregon as a showcase. Across the country, top coaches all whisper, “How do they do it?”From adopting long-forgotten Spartan creeds to focusing on teenaged developmental psychology and gender-blindness in training, The Running Revolutionaries is a a must read for millions of runners and the millions more who strive for better performance.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Computational Thinking for Problem Solving and Managerial Mindset Training

Computational Thinking for Problem Solving and Managerial Mindset Training

The game is a study in the Serengeti Rules (Christakis, 2016). “Serengeti” means “endless plains” in the Maasai language (Attenborough, 2020). The intent of the game is to make the real grasslands and forest of the Earth again endless.

Author: Dall'Acqua, Luisa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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The cultural, social, and economic history of mankind is characterized by a succession of needs and problems that have stimulated the invention of operational and conceptual tools to facilitate their solution. The continuous presentation of new needs, an attempt to improve partial solutions to old problems, curiosity, and the disinterested search for knowledge then constituted the fundamental push for scientific, cultural, economic, and social progress. In an increasingly digital society, where software technological tools permeate daily life and, consequently, change the management of reality, mastering of transversal skills is crucial for success. Computational thinking is a set of transversal skills related to the foundations of computer science as a scientific discipline and means a mastering to the process of solving problems. The goal of computational thinking is to acquire interpretative perspectives of reality, which allows one to read the digital experience competently and responsibly. Computational Thinking for Problem Solving and Managerial Mindset Training explores how individuals can be trained into managerial mindsets through computational thinking and computer science. It explores how computer science can be used as a valid guideline to develop skills such as effective soft skills, communication skills, and collaboration. Further, the chapters explore the adoption of computational thinking for individuals to gain managerial mindsets and successfully solve questions and problems in their domain of interest. This will include artificial intelligence applications, strategic thinking, management training, ethics, emergency managerial mindsets, and more. This book is valuable for managers, professionals, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in how computational thinking can be applied for the training of managerial mindsets.
Categories: Business & Economics

Wilding

Wilding

The Butterflies of Sussex (Pisces Publications, 2017) Bosworth-Smith, R. Bird Life & Bird Law (John Murray, ... The Eurasian Beaver Handbook (Pelagic Publishing, 2016) Carroll, Sean B. The Serengeti Rules – the quest to discover how ...

Author: Isabella Tree

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681373720

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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An inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring. For years Charlie Burrell and his wife, Isabella Tree, farmed Knepp Castle Estate and struggled to turn a profit. By 2000, with the farm facing bankruptcy, they decided to try something radical. They would restore Knepp’s 3,500 acres to the wild. Using herds of free-roaming animals to mimic the actions of the megafauna of the past, they hoped to bring nature back to their depleted land. But what would the neighbors say, in the manicured countryside of modern England where a blade of grass out of place is considered an affront? In the face of considerable opposition the couple persisted with their experiment and soon witnessed an extraordinary change. New life flooded into Knepp, now a breeding hotspot for rare and threatened species like turtle doves, peregrine falcons, and purple emperor butterflies. The fabled English nightingale sings again. At a time of looming environmental disaster, Wilding is an inspiring story of a farm, a couple, and a community transformed. Isabella Tree’s wonderful book brings together science, natural history, a fair bit of drama, and—ultimately—hope.
Categories: Nature

Decoding Human Psyche

Decoding Human Psyche

In his book “The Serengeti Rules”, Author Sean Carroll describes many such examples of how various species, in the process of living their lives positively or negatively affect other species ...

Author: Dr Rohit Kale

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781636337562

Category: Psychology

Page: 606

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Have you ever wondered: Why you keep opening your phone for updates? Why it’s easy to be a couch potato in front of the TV but is extremely difficult to do early morning exercise? Why New Year resolutions fail? Why you hate your boss? Why your wife goes shopping? Why people take selfies? Why children won’t listen? Why parents shout at them? Why some people are climate change deniers while others deny biodiversity crisis or extinction crisis? Why there is no consensus yet on what to do for them? Why some people are Republicans/Democrats? Why some support Modi while others are Left-liberals? Why people hate or have become intolerant to ideologies that oppose their core beliefs? Why people troll on Twitter? Why people follow some people while blocking others? How beliefs form? How they evolve? How they make our mind biased into thinking in one direction and making wrong choices? Why it is difficult to think out of the box? Why different people perceive the same things differently? How people get disillusioned into believing any nonsense? When repeated often, why it forms an illusion of reality in their mind? Decoding Human Psyche aims to answer many such questions related to human psychology. It aims to help you understand why people believe what they believe and behave the way they behave – to master the art of understanding people and relations and making sense of the world around us and make better choices. The book also looks at “how this psychological crisis (delusional tendency) is at the core of causation of all the crises like climate change that humanity is facing.”
Categories: Psychology

Rewilding

Rewilding

This insight was a key theme of Shaun Carroll's book and award-winning film The Serengeti Rules. By complicating the traditional pyramidal representation of trophic hierarchy, scientists have given form to the idea of interacting ...

Author: Paul Jepson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785786280

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 757

‘A hugely useful and fascinating resume of rewilding – what it means, where it came from, why it's important and where it's going. Jepson and Blythe have done a masterly job, explaining the science behind rewilding in an accessible, honest and compelling way. It deserves to be widely read and become a book of great influence.’ Isabella Tree, author of Wilding 'Compelling ... [a] succinct and objective account' Financial Times Rewilding is the first popular book on the ground-breaking science behind the restoration of wild nature. As ecologists Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe show, rewilding is a new and progressive approach to conservation, blending radical scientific insights with practical innovations to revive ecological processes, benefiting people as well as nature. Its goal is to restore lost interactions between animals, plants and natural disturbance that are the essence of thriving ecosystems. With its sense of hope and purpose, rewilding is breathing new life into the conservation movement, and enabling a growing number of people – even urban-dwellers – to enjoy thrilling wildlife experiences previously accessible only in remote wilderness reserves. ‘De-domesticated’ horses galloping across a Dutch ‘Serengeti’; beavers creating wetlands in the British countryside; giant tortoises restoring the wildlife of the Mauritian islands; perhaps one day even rhinos roaming the Australian outback – rewilding is full of exciting and inspirational possibilities.
Categories: Nature

Go from Stressed to Strong

Go from Stressed to Strong

He's currently reading The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters by Sean B. Carroll) and says that reading may be helpful for people having trouble falling asleep.

Author: Laurie A. Watkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510716544

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Go From Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24-7 world. Prompted by Watkins’s own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-performing, stressful working environments, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out the other side. Bestselling author and TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” 2016 CrossFit Games competitor and RN Christy Adkins, professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins, restaurateur Jamie Leeds, two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés, and former White House staffer Phil Larson are some of the many voices featured. Go From Stressed to Strong is for everyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today in order to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Applications of Quantum Mechanical Techniques to Areas Outside of Quantum Mechanics 2nd Edition

Applications of Quantum Mechanical Techniques to Areas Outside of Quantum Mechanics  2nd Edition

The Serengeti Rules. The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (2016). 34. Cohen J. Human nature sinks HIV prevention trial. Science (2013) 351:1160.

Author: Emmanuel Haven

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889631506

Category:

Page: 163

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This book deals with applications of quantum mechanical techniques to areas outside of quantum mechanics, so-called quantum-like modeling. Research in this area has grown over the last 15 years. But even already more than 50 years ago, the interaction between Physics Nobelist Pauli and the psychologist Carl Jung in the 1950’s on seeking to find analogous uses of the complementarity principle from quantum mechanics in psychology needs noting. This book does NOT want to advance that society is quantum mechanical! The macroscopic world is manifestly not quantum mechanical. But this rules not out that one can use concepts and the mathematical apparatus from quantum physics in a macroscopic environment. A mainstay ingredient of quantum mechanics, is ‘quantum probability’ and this tool has been proven to be useful in the mathematical modelling of decision making. In the most basic experiment of quantum physics, the double slit experiment, it is known (from the works of A. Khrennikov) that the law of total probability is violated. It is now well documented that several decision making paradoxes in psychology and economics (such as the Ellsberg paradox) do exhibit this violation of the law of total probability. When data is collected with experiments which test ‘non-rational’ decision making behaviour, one can observe that such data often exhibits a complex non-commutative structure, which may be even more complex than if one considers the structure allied to the basic two slit experiment. The community exploring quantum-like models has tried to address how quantum probability can help in better explaining those paradoxes. Research has now been published in very high standing journals on resolving some of the paradoxes with the mathematics of quantum physics. The aim of this book is to collect the contributions of world’s leading experts in quantum like modeling in decision making, psychology, cognition, economics, and finance.
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