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POURQUOI L'AMOUR EST UN PLAISIR: Résumé en Français (French Ed...
by Sébastien TISSIER

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French

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Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Découvrez mon résumé en 3000 mots environ de Pourquoi l'Amour est un Plaisir de Jared Diamond<br /><br />Extrait : Comme l’a dit Marilyn Monroe, “le sexe fait partie de la nature. Je ne fais que suivre la nature”. Marilyn Monroe savait de quoi elle parlait... Nous ne parlerons pas de sa vie sexuelle privée, mais plutôt de son point de vue sur le sexe et la nature, qui est particulièrement bien vu. Parce que le sexe n’est pas seulement le comportement physique le plus intense que peuvent avoir les humains, c’est aussi indiscutablement le plus important. Sans sexe, notre espèce n’aurait aucune chance de <br />survie (nous ne parlons pas là de théorie du complot à propos de Marilyn Monroe, ça c’est une autre histoire!
Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signa...
by , F. Stephen Dobson

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English

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332

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September 15, 2017

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<p><i>Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals</i> is a comprehensive and condensed review of several hundred publications on the evolution of penguin behaviors, particularly signaling, linking genetics and ecology via such behavioral adaptations as nuptial displays. This exciting work has developed from the authors’ many years researching on the behavioral strategies of penguins, such as the unique vocal signatures for individual recognition. Studies of penguins on islands surrounding Antarctica are presented, fully showcasing the behavioral significance of visual ornaments (mating displays) and how and why penguins behave via adaptive evolutionary explanations. </p> <p>Through this evolutionary lens, the authors address several questions involving their identification and taxonomy, habitat and location, breeding, and differences between penguins and other seabirds. Each species occupies a unique ecological niche, and behaviors permit separating the species through mutual display. </p> <p>Although model organisms in science are diverse and specialized, we see the entire integration in penguins, from acoustical and optical physics, to behavioral display and speciation. This work highlights the adaptive significance of their behavior through an evolutionary point- of-view.</p><ul><li>Provides a focused view on visual and vocal communication behavior, also presenting the family of penguins as a model for acoustical studies</li><li>Considers the role of ecological and social environments on the evolution of communication in penguins</li><li>Spans the gap between the scientific community and an interested lay audience, featuring a readable style for students, professional researchers in biology, ornithologists, ethologists and penguin enthusiasts alike</li><li>Ideal resource for graduate seminar courses on evolution of behavior, marine ecology, polar biology and ornithology</li></ul>
稀奇古怪的物种
by 喜臣 赵

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English

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155

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May 01, 2014

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<p>世界地理是我们全面认识地球的一个重要窗口。地球是我们人类赖以生存的摇篮,为我们创造了许许多多的绝妙景色,可谓美不胜收,那么我们从哪里着眼看起呢?怎样才能看得更加全面和认识得更加深刻呢?</p>
基因多奇妙
by 《传奇》栏目编译...

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English

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199

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January 11, 2009

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<p>本套《好“奇”就看》科普丛书在向小读者们传授知识的同时,注重运用设疑法和启发式的语官,带动大家积极思考一些问题,努力训练创新思维,让知识活起来。而且,我们对百科门类进行梳理,挑选出与广大小读者密切相关,实用性,趣味性强的选题精心编写成书,力求让大家用最短的时闻获得实实在在能够“改变命运”的知识。其中有些知识点是将会伴随你终生,却又从来没有人系统地向你介绍过的,比如男女性别差异和儿童心理学方面的知识。我们真诚希望这套丛书能够给你的学习带来帮助,让你的生活充满快乐!</p>
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 25, 1877
by Charles Darwin

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English

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October 12, 2017

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This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world, and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: volume 25 includes letters from 1877, the year in which Darwin published Forms of Flowers and with his son Francis carried out experiments on plant movement and bloom on plants. Darwin was awarded an honorary LL.D. by Cambridge University, and appeared in person to receive it. The volume contains a number of appendixes, including two on the albums of photograph sent to Darwin by his Dutch, German, and Austrian admirers.
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
by James C. Scott

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<DIV><B>An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative</B><BR /><BR /> Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family—all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction.<BR /><BR /> Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the “barbarians” who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.</DIV>
Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing ...
by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

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English

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304

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March 11, 2008

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"Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.” <br />–Mehmet Oz, M.D.<br /><br />Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them. Renowned surgeon and founder of Gundry MD, Dr. Steven Gundry’s revolutionary book shares the health secrets other doctors won’t tell you:<br /><br />• Why plants are “good” for you because they’re “bad” for you, and meat is “bad” because it’s “good” for you<br />• Why plateauing on this diet is actually a sign that you’re on the right track<br />• Why artificial sweeteners have the same effects as sugar on your health and your waistline<br />• Why taking antacids, statins, and drugs for high blood pressure and arthritis masks health issues instead of addressing them<br /><br />Along with the meal planner, 70 delicious recipes, and inspirational stories, Dr. Gundry’s easy-to-memorize tips will keep you healthy and on course.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

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English

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469

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February 10, 2015

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg </strong></p><p>From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”</p><p>One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?</p><p>Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, <em>Sapiens</em> integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.</p><p>Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?</p><p>Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.</p>
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
by Yuval Noah Harari

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English

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450

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February 21, 2017

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER </strong></p><p>Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and international phenomenon <em>Sapiens</em>, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.</p><strong></strong><p>Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.</p><p>What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake?<em> Homo Deus</em> explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.</p><p>With the same insight and clarity that made <em>Sapiens</em> an international hit and a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, Harari maps out our future. </p>
Human by Design: From Evolution by Chance to Transformation by Ch...
by Gregg Braden

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English

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320

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October 10, 2017

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<p><i><b>Human by Design</b> invites you on a journey beyond Darwin’s theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world, than scientists have believed possible.</i></p><p>In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. These discoveries reveal the following facts:<ul><li><b>Fact 1. Our origin</b>—Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life <i>already developed</i>, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long periods of time.<li><b>Fact 2. Missing physical evidence</b>—The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree.<li><b>Fact 3. New DNA evidence</b>—The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us that <i>we did not</i> descend from the Neanderthals.<li><b>Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion</b>—Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests something <i>beyond</i> evolution made our humanness possible.<li><b>Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities</b>—We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion—and to do each of these on demand.</ul></p><p>In this book, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author and 2017 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence—<i>Who are we?</i>—and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing, and much more! Beyond any reasonable doubt, <i>Human by Design</i> reveals that we’re not what we’ve been told, and much more than we’ve ever imagined.</p>

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