This book is a provocative and invigorating real-time exploration of the future of human evolution by two of the world´s leading interdisciplinary ecologists - Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison. Steeped in a rich multitude of the sciences and humanities, the book enshrines an elegant narrative that is highly empathetic, personal, scientifically wide-ranging and original. It focuses on the geo-positioning of the human Self and its corresponding species. The book´s overarching viewpoints and poignant through-story examine and powerfully challenge concepts associated historically with assertions of human superiority over all other life forms. Ultimately, The Hypothetical Species: Variables of Human Evolution is a deeply considered treatise on the ecological and psychological state of humanity and her options - both within, and outside the rubrics of evolutionary research - for survival. This important work is beautifully presented with nearly 200 diverse illustrations, and is introduced with a foreword by famed paleobiologist, Dr. Melanie DeVore.
Im beruflichen Kontext von Sozialpädagogen wird heute erwartet, dass sie in der Lage sind, bei Klienten einen Veränderungsprozess zu initiieren, zu begleiten und zu evaluieren. Professionelle Sozialarbeit verlangt deshalb den kompetenten Einsatz effektiver Interventionsformen. Im diesem Band werden empirisch bewährte Basisstrategien aus der Verhaltensorientierten Sozialen Arbeit vorgestellt. Im Einzelnen handelt es sich um: Verhaltensdiagnostik, operante Strategien, Methoden der kognitiven Verhaltensmodifikation, Rollenspiel und Entspannungsverfahren.
Our transformed understanding of dinosaurs following the technological advances of the twenty-first century is taken stock of by an expert palaeontologist. Reveals how in terms of their legacy dinosaurs are still very much a shaping force of the world.
With an introduction and new commentary by the author, subjects range from evolution and Darwinian natural selection to the role of scientist as prophet, whether science is itself a religion, the probability of alien life in other worlds, and the beauties, cruelties and oddities of earthly life in this one.
Arguing that correlation does sometimes imply causation, despite the influence of the contrary idea across the developing scientific thought of the past, ´´The Book Of Why´´ presents what causal thinking can reveal about the contemporary world, and how it can be understood as central to human and artificial intelligence.
Tells the great story of how life on earth evolved. This work describes how the species of the world became diverse, and why the threat to this diversity is beyond the scope of anything we have known before. It also addresses the explosion of the field of conservation biology and takes a look at the work still to be done.
Ever wondered what´s going on inside your head? You are your brain. Everything that makes you you, and all your experiences of the world, are somehow conjured up by 1.4 kilograms of grey matter inside your skull. That might seem impossible, but science has advanced so much that we now understand not just its structures and inner workings but also how it can give rise to perception, consciousness, emotions, memories, intelligence, sleep and more. HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS explores the amazing world inside your head. Discover the evolution and anatomy of the brain. Learn how we can peer inside it and watch it at work, and how the latest technology can allow us to control our minds and those of others. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that´s open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.