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.

The Serengeti Rules

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691175683

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.

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, from ...

The Serengeti Rules

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088554X

Page: 288

View: 922

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.

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.

I Am a Piranha

Author: John Willis

Publisher: I Am

ISBN: 9781489641229

Page: 24

View: 375

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.

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.

A Series of Fortunate Events

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691201757

Page: 224

View: 820

"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.

Soils of the Serengeti Woodlands Tanzania

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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 ...

Soils of the Serengeti Woodlands  Tanzania

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Session Laws

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question is pending ; but a motion to adjourn to a time certain is not equivalent to
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    Session Laws

Author: Kansas

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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
 ...

Beyond the Serengeti Plains

Author: Betty Gray

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 197

View: 961

Serengeti

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 ...

Serengeti

Author: Audrey Milton Moore

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 265

View: 439

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 ...

Newton Rules Biology

Author: Colin J. Pennycuick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 111

View: 921

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.

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

"--Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. "These two eloquent essays are timely and timeless treasures that remind us why and how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has transformed humanity and human affairs.

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

Author: Abraham Flexner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691174768

Page: 93

View: 353

"Original essay 'The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge' copyright A1939 by Harper's Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduced from the October issue by special permission"--Title page verso.

Photography

Go down to their level Whether you take most of your pictures through the bars of
a rabbit hutch , or out in the Serengeti , the rules are fairly similar . First and
foremost , the majority of the animals you will be photographing are likely to be
much ...

Photography

Author: Ailsa McWhinnie

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780681154841

Page: 336

View: 825

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 .

Don t Just Relate   Advocate

Author: Glen L. Urban

Publisher: Wharton School Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 234

View: 975

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.

Lions of the Serengeti Vol 1 3 Bundle

When Seth reveals himself as a homicidal con artist and dumps her in the heart of the Serengeti during their vacation, she figures that the fairy tales lied. A lot. Cyeon Rarh is an alpha of an ancient shapeshifter pride.

Lions of the Serengeti Vol 1 3 Bundle

Author: Lizzie Lynn Lee

Publisher: Lizzie Lynn Lee

ISBN: 1311868380

Page: 152

View: 190

Lions of the Serengeti Bundle Vol 1-3. Feed your big cat addiction with Lizzie Lynn Lee's high octane erotic romance tales set in the heart of the Serengeti, featuring dangerously curvy heroines and devastatingly hot werelions. #biggurlsrock #lovemesomelion Jennifer’s Lion: Hopelessly romantic, curvaceous schoolteacher Jennifer White had always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding. When her banker fiance Seth proposes to her, Jen thinks that dreams really do come true. When Seth reveals himself as a homicidal con artist and dumps her in the heart of the Serengeti during their vacation, she figures that the fairy tales lied. A lot. Cyeon Rarh is an alpha of an ancient shapeshifter pride. Usually he just gets annoyed when humans carelessly leave stuff in his territory. Cameras, outdoor gear, and occasionally…people. Yeah, don’t they know humans taste terrible? But there’s something intriguing about the sweet Jen with her silky skin, plump breasts and generous hips. His lust burns hot the moment he sees her and claiming her as his own seems to be the most logical thing to do. Once she stops freaking out, of course. Sarah’s Lion: Wildlife photographer Sarah Whitaker has an obsession with lions. When she hears there’s a dangerous, elusive, majestic, man-eating pride living in the heart of the Serengeti, she wastes no time in tracking them down. Funny thing, when she finally finds them, one particular lion seems to love posing for her camera. Keto Rarh is amused when he finds out he has a stalker. Usu Wildlife photographer Sarah Whitaker has an obsession with lions. When she hears there’s a dangerous, elusive, majestic, man-eating pride living in the heart of the Serengeti, she wastes no time in tracking them down. Funny thing, when she finally finds them, one particular lion seems to love posing for her camera. Keto Rarh is amused when he finds out he has a stalker. Usually, he loves toying with humans, chasing and scaring the hell out of them. But this generously-curved black beauty makes him ache in all the bad places. She has a pretty smile, too. Exotic face. And ample flesh he can’t wait to get his hands on to. Maybe it was time for him to settle down with a mate. Sarah’s too busy paparazzing the noble creature to realize the rules of the game have suddenly changed and that the stalker has become the stalked... Caly’s Lion A wounded lion is a dangerous beast... While hiding from vicious militants in a shack she's called "home" the past couple of weeks, Caly Anderson happens upon a wounded lion. Even though the ferocious beast scares the holy hell out of her, the nurse in her wins over, compelling Caly to help the big, suffering cat...just as soon as she's finished freaking the fuck out, that is. Her panic returns when she awakens to find her lion is now a hot hunk of man who's looking at her like she's a scrumptious dessert. Jax Rarh, lion shifter of the Serengeti pride, is hunting clues in Africa for an old friend gone missing. Injured and in hiding, he doesn't expect a beautiful, lush nurse to stumble into his hideout and save him. Her scent drives him crazy, and feasting his eyes on her curvaceous body makes him harder than ever. His every instinct screams at him to claim her as his mate, but Caly, recently divorced, is not only strong-minded, but she also has a fragile heart. Nevertheless, Jax is one determined big cat, and there's no way he's ever letting her go. She just doesn't know it yet.

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 ...

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Imagining Serengeti

The park finally set in place boundaries and rules that imposed a hegemonic
conservationist view onto the Serengeti landscape in ways that made it difficult
for any competing visions to survive . The core spatial images of constriction and
 ...

Imagining Serengeti

Author: Jan Bender Shetler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 378

View: 383

Long before the creation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the people of the western Serengeti had established settlements and interacted with the environment in ways that created a landscape we now misconstrue as natural. Western Serengeti peoples imagine the environment not as a pristine wilderness, but as a differentiated social landscape that embodies their history and identity. Conservationist literature has ignored these now-displaced peoples and relegated them to the margins of modern society. Their oral traditions, however, provide the means for seeing the landscape from a new perspective. Imagining Serengeti allows us to see the Serengeti landscape as a book of memory that preserves the ways in which western Serengeti peoples have actively transformed their environment and their societies. Moreover, it strengthens the case for involving local communities in conservation efforts that will preserve African environments for the future. Using a new methodology to analyze precolonial oral traditions, Jan Shetler identifies core spatial images, which are then recontextualized into historical time periods through the use of archaeological, linguistic, ethnographic, ecological, and archival evidence. Imagining Serengeti reconstructs a socioenvironmental history of landscape memory of the western Serengeti spanning the last eighteen hundred years.

The LIVING Supply Chain

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 ...

The LIVING Supply Chain

Author: Robert Handfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119306256

Page: 224

View: 746

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 Operations Management from The University of North Carolina in 1990. TOM LINTON is Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flex. A recognized industry and functional expert, he has 30 years of international industrial experience in procurement and supply chain management. Tom Linton is also the recipient of the Procurement Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award in May, 2017.