The Singularity of Nature

The Singularity of Nature

Author: John S Torday

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Published: 2020-11-26

Total Pages: 293

ISBN-13: 1839162252

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Understanding how simple molecules have given rise to the complex biochemical systems and processes of contemporary biology is widely regarded as one of chemistry’s great unsolved questions. There are numerous theories as to the origins of life, the majority of which draw on the idea that DNA and nucleic acids are the central dogma of biology. The Singularity of Nature: A Convergence of Biology, Chemistry and Physics takes a systems-based approach to the origin and evolution of complex life. Readers will gain a novel understanding of physiologic evolution and the limits to our current understanding: why biology remains descriptive and non-predictive, as well as offering new opportunities for understanding relationships between physics and biology in the origins of biological life at the cellular-molecular level.


Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Author: Richard George Botzler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 618

ISBN-13:

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This anthology, edited by a professor of wild-life science and a professor of philosophy, offers the most current and comprehensive collection on the topic of environmental ethics available today. It surveys diverse approaches to environmental ethics by leading writers from a variety of disciplines, and provides an historical survey of thought on our responsibility to the environment. The perspectives are represented by their most articulate spokespersons and are accompanied by appraisals of their respective strengths and weaknesses. Chapter introductions, headnotes, discussion questions, and annotated bibliographies are provided. Twenty eight of the 64 articles are new. The new edition deletes those articles with which students had difficulty because they were hard to read and substitutes newer or better-written articles. All chapter introductions were revised to reflect changes in the field. New topics include biodiversity, ecological restoration, environmental justice, and genetic engineering. A new section in the appendix on conflict resolution was requested by students.


Convergence with Nature

Convergence with Nature

Author: David Edward Cooper

Publisher: Green Books

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780857840233

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David E. Cooper explores our relationship to nature and asks how it can be shaped into an appropriate one which contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. The author explains how a yearning for convergence with nature is rooted in Daoist philosophy and explores the implications for our practical engagement with natural environments.


War, Peace, and Human Nature

War, Peace, and Human Nature

Author: Douglas P. Fry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2015-02

Total Pages: 583

ISBN-13: 0190232463

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"The chapters in this book [posit] that humans clearly have the capacity to make war, but since war is absent in some cultures, it cannot be viewed as a human universal. And counter to frequent presumption, the actual archaeological record reveals the recent emergence of war. It does not typify the ancestral type of human society, the nomadic forager band, and contrary to widespread assumptions, there is little support for the idea that war is ancient or an evolved adaptation. Views of human nature as inherently warlike stem not from the facts but from cultural views embedded in Western thinking"--Amazon.com.


Summable Series and Convergence Factors

Summable Series and Convergence Factors

Author: Charles Napoleon Moore

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Published: 1938-12-31

Total Pages: 114

ISBN-13: 0821846205

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Fairly early in the development of the theory of summability of divergent series, the concept of convergence factors was recognized as of fundamental importance in the subject. One of the pioneers in this field was C. N. Moore, the author of the book under review.... Moore classifies convergence factors into two types. In type I he places the factors which have only the property that they preserve convergence for a convergent series or produce convergence for a summable series. In type II he places the factors which not only maintain or produce convergence but have the additional property that they may be used to obtain the sum or generalized sum of the series. This book gives a generalized systematic treatment of the theory of convergence factors of both types, for simply infinite series and for multiple series, convergent and summable.... --Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society


Convergence

Convergence

Author: Sally-Christine Rodgers (Marine conservationist)

Publisher:

Published: 2014

Total Pages: 139

ISBN-13: 9780986217104

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The Singularity of Nature

The Singularity of Nature

Author: John S. Torday

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Published: 2020-12-08

Total Pages: 293

ISBN-13: 1788017978

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The Singularity of Nature: A Convergence of Biology, Chemistry and Physics takes a systems-based approach to the origin and evolution of complex life. Readers will gain a novel understanding of physiologic evolution and the limits to our current understanding.


Senses of Mystery

Senses of Mystery

Author: David E. Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2017-07-20

Total Pages: 104

ISBN-13: 1351620908

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In this beautifully written book, David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden – the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flutes, the reflection of light in water, the play of shadows among the trees and the presence of strange animals – as an opportunity to reflect on experiences of nature and the mystery of existence. Covering an extensive range of topics, from Daoism to dogs, from gardening to walking, from Zen to Debussy, Cooper succeeds in conveying some deep and difficult philosophical ideas about the meaning of life in an engaging manner, showing how those ideas bear upon the practical question of how we should relate to our world and live our lives. A thought-provoking and compelling book, Senses of Mystery is a triumph of both storytelling and philosophy.


Convergence Mental Health

Convergence Mental Health

Author: Harris A. Eyre

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2021-01-05

Total Pages: 625

ISBN-13: 0197506291

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Modern mental health issues are characterized by their complex, multi-systemic nature and broad societal impact, making them poorly suited to siloed approaches of thinking and innovation. Convergence science integrates knowledge, tools, and thought strategies from various fields and is the focal point where novel insights arise. Convergence Mental Health presents a blueprint for leveraging convergence science within the context of mental health in order to improve patient outcomes and health care systems.