Volkstümliche Namen der Drogen, Heilkräuter, Arzneimittel und Chemikalien: Eine Sammlung der im Volksmund gebräuchlichen Benennungen und Handelsbezeichnungen

By Johannes Arends

Was haben "Prinz Heinrich", "Narrenkappen", der "Milchdieb" und die "Liebesäpfel" gemeinsam? – Diese und weitere Begriffe finden Sie im "Arends".

Das umfassendste und bewährte Nachschlagewerk der im Volksmund gebräuchlichen Namen von Drogen, Heilkräutern, Arzneimitteln und Chemikalien.

Für die 18. Auflage wurde der Inhalt mit aktuellen phytotherapeutischen Werken abgeglichen, und somit sowohl um zahlreiche Begriffe erweitert als auch auf den neuesten Stand gebracht.

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Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World

By Christian Sardet, Mark Ohman

Author note: Prologue by means of Mark Ohman
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Ask someone to photograph a poultry or a fish and a chain of transparent photos will instantly spring to mind. Ask an identical individual to photo plankton and so much could have a difficult time conjuring something past a obscure squiggle or a greyish fleck. This publication will swap that forever.

Viewing those creatures up shut for the 1st time could be a exciting experience—an problematic yet hidden global really opens up sooner than your eyes. via thousands of close-up images, Plankton transports readers into the currents, the place jeweled chains dangle subsequent to phosphorescent chandeliers, spidery claws jut out from sinuous our bodies, and gelatinous barrels guard microscopic hearts. The creatures’ shiny shades pop opposed to the black pages, permitting readers to check each eye and stick to each tentacle. Jellyfish, tadpoles, and micro organism all discover a position within the ebook, representing the vast scope of organisms depending on drifting currents.

Christian Sardet’s enlightening textual content explains the organic underpinnings of every species whereas connecting them to the bigger residing international. He starts off with plankton’s origins and background, then dives into every one team, protecting ctenophores and cnidarians, crustaceans and mollusks, and worms and tadpoles. He additionally demonstrates the undeniable influence of plankton in our lives. Plankton waft via our international normally unseen, but they're different organisms that shape ninety-five percentage of ocean existence. Biologically, they're the root of the aquatic nutrients internet and eat as a lot carbon dioxide as land-based vegetation. Culturally, they've got pushed new industries and captured artists’ imaginations.

whereas scientists and marketers are only beginning to faucet the opportunity of this undersea wooded area, for many humans those pages will signify uncharted waters. Plankton is a mind-blowing trip that may depart readers seeing the sea in methods they by no means imagined.

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On the Origin of Autonomy: A New Look at the Major Transitions in Evolution (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)

By Bernd Rosslenbroich

This quantity describes gains of autonomy and integrates them into the new dialogue of things in evolution. in recent times rules approximately significant transitions in evolution are present process a innovative swap. They contain questions on the beginning of evolutionary innovation, their genetic and epigenetic heritage, the function of the phenotype and of adjustments in ontogenetic pathways. within the current booklet, it really is argued that it's likewise essential to query the homes of those thoughts and what used to be qualitatively generated through the macroevolutionary transitions.

The writer states ordinary vital element of macroevolutionary techniques is a rise in person organismal autonomy wherein it really is emancipated from the surroundings with adjustments in its capability for flexibility, self-regulation and strength of will of behavior.

The first chapters outline the concept that of autonomy and think about its heritage and its epistemological context. Later chapters show how adjustments in autonomy came about in the course of the significant evolutionary transitions and examine the iteration of organs and physiological platforms. They synthesize fabric from a variety of disciplines together with zoology, comparative body structure, morphology, molecular biology, neurobiology and ethology. it truly is argued that the concept that is additionally proper for realizing the relation of the organic evolution of guy to his cultural abilities.

Finally the relation of autonomy to edition, area of interest development, phenotypic plasticity and different components and styles in evolution is mentioned. The textual content has a transparent point of view from the context of structures biology, arguing that the new release of organic autonomy needs to be interpreted inside of an integrative platforms approach.

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Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

The Handbook of Venoms and pollutants of Reptiles deals "one-stop buying" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and proficient laypersons attracted to the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the results and therapy of human envenomation. This e-book examines the subject usually, presents an outline of the present taxonomy of those reptiles, explains the similarities and alterations within the venom supply equipment in numerous teams of reptiles, experiences cutting-edge wisdom approximately particular venom parts and their motion, and summarizes results of envenomation and therapy in people on assorted continents.

Produced through prime toxinologists, biologists, biochemists, and physicians from 12 nations, the booklet offers a vast, overseas standpoint that bridges divergent components in sleek biology. A synthesis of present wisdom approximately venoms and venomous reptiles, it features a wealth of illustrations, together with an 8-page colour insert, that current a view of reptile toxinology from the complete animal to the glands generating venoms to the molecular versions and the mechanisms of activities of the pollution themselves.

The publication offers a context for figuring out the diversity of actions found in venoms and provides designated details on many enzymes and pollutants present in them, bringing into concentration the global quantity of the prevalence and complexity of human envenomations through reptiles. It explores the original and engaging effects produced via collaborations among experts from very diversified fields and the way they could stimulate new and endured curiosity in study on venoms and the animals that produce them.

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Proteins: Analysis and Design

Proteins: research and Design focuses exclusively on person experimental methods, instead of on particular sessions of proteins. The e-book presents perception into the $64000 concerns in protein technological know-how and the way one could do something about them. those comprise all concerns which discover the exact dating of protein constitution to operate.

Key Features:
* offers difficulties and technical solutions
* contains posttranslational modifications
* makes use of man made peptides as organic models
* info mutagenesis and protein engineering
* Covers layout of protein constitution and serve as

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The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

By Colin Tudge, Josh Young

For greater than a century, scientists have raced to resolve the human genealogy and feature grappled with its issues. Now, with an brilliant new discovery, every little thing we notion we knew approximately primate origins may well swap. mendacity inside of a high-security vault, deep in the middle of 1 of the world’s prime typical background museums, is the medical locate of a life-time — a superbly fossilized early primate, older than the formerly most famed primate fossil, Lucy, by way of forty-four million years. A mystery previously, the fossil — “Ida” to the researchers who've painstakingly tested her provenance — is the main entire primate fossil ever chanced on. Forty-seven million years previous, Ida rewrites what we’ve assumed concerning the earliest primate origins. Her completeness is unheard of — quite a bit of what we comprehend approximately evolution comes from partial fossils or even unmarried bones, yet Ida’s fossilization deals even more than that, from a haunting “skin shadow” to her abdominal contents. And, remarkably, wisdom of her discovery and lifestyles nearly by no means observed the sunshine of day. With specific entry to the 1st scientists to check her, the award-winning technology author Colin Tudge tells the heritage of Ida and her position on the earth. a powerful, state of the art clinical detective tale her discovery, and The hyperlink deals a wide-ranging research into Ida and our earliest origins. whilst, it opens a stunningly evocative window into our earlier and adjustments what we all know approximately primate evolution and, finally, our personal.

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Biology: The Core

By Eric J. Simon

Eric Simon’s Biology: The middle combines a 12-chapter textbook and strong content material in MasteringBiology® to provide a versatile new educating and studying package deal that engages you with concise writing, appealing and potent visuals, and impressive interactive electronic assets.

This software deals an cutting edge educating and studying adventure through supporting teachers and scholars:

Revolutionize educating out and in of the study room: the original hybrid integration of the ebook with MasteringBiology permits your teacher the flexibleness to educate the direction simply the way in which they need through a medium that caters to how you learn.

Emphasize the massive photo: The Core’s concise modules concentration your realization at the most vital innovations and inspire you to determine the relevance of biology to way of life. every one module offers barely enough info that can assist you comprehend the subject.

Achieve a simple knowing of biology: The center combines dynamic figures and illustrations with helping narrative because the basic resource of guideline to create a extra enticing and obtainable studying adventure. enticing and powerful actions in MasteringBiology assist you extra visualize and comprehend advanced organic procedures.

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The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change

Civilization as we all know it's at a crossroads. For the prior 10,000 years, now we have grew to become a starting to be figuring out of physics, chemistry and biology to our virtue in generating extra power and extra foodstuff and as a outcome have produced exponential inhabitants surges, source depletion, ocean acidification, desertification and weather change.

The direction we're following begun with long-ago discoveries in agriculture, however it divided into branches, approximately 8,000 years in the past. The department we've been following for the main half is traditional farming -- irrigation, tilling the soil, and elimination weeds and pests. That department has degraded soil carbon degrees via up to eighty percentage in many of the world's breadbaskets, sending all that carbon skyward with every one move of the plow.

The different department disappeared from our view a few 500 years in the past, even though archaeologists are beginning to choose up its path now. At one time it completed good fortune as nice because the agriculture that we understand, generating exponential inhabitants surges and nice towns, yet all that used to be misplaced in a fluke ancient occasion borne of a unmarried genetic quirk.

It vanished whilst eu and Asian ailments arrived within the Americas.

From excavations at the banks of the Amazon river, clearings of the savanna/gallery forests within the higher Xingu, and ethnographic reviews of Mesoamerican milpas, technology has now re-traced the trail of the second one nice agriculture, and, to its astonishment, came across it extra sustainable and effective that what we're at present pursuing.

While traditional agriculture ends up in deserts, blowing parched airborne dirt and dust around the globe and melting ice caps, this different, older variety, brings fertile soils, plant and animal range and birdsong. whereas the agriculture we use has been moving Earth's carbon stability from soil and residing plants to surroundings and ocean, the agriculture that used to be approximately misplaced strikes carbon from sky to soil and plants. The wanted shift, as soon as embarked upon, will be profound and rapid. lets once again turn into a backyard planet, with deep black earths and forests of fruit and nuts the place deserts now stand. we will be able to heal our surroundings and oceans.

Come alongside in this trip of rediscovery with The Biochar answer: Carbon Farming and weather swap.

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Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

By Irene Pepperberg

On September 6, 2007, an African gray parrot named Alex died upfront at age thirty-one. His final phrases to his proprietor, Irene Pepperberg, have been "You be strong. i admire you."

What would routinely be a quiet, very deepest occasion used to be, in Alex's case, headline information. Over the thirty years they'd labored jointly, Alex and Irene had turn into famous-two pioneers who opened an remarkable window into the hidden but titanic global of animal minds. Alex's mind used to be the dimensions of a shelled walnut, and whilst Irene and Alex first met, birds weren't believed to own any power for language, recognition, or something remotely such as human intelligence. but, through the years, Alex proved many stuff. He may upload. He may possibly sound out phrases. He understood innovations like larger, smaller, extra, fewer, and none. He used to be able to proposal and goal. jointly, Alex and Irene exposed a startling truth: we are living in a global populated through considering, awake creatures.

The status that resulted used to be impressive. but there has been an aspect to their dating that by no means made the papers. They have been emotionally attached to each other. They shared a deep bond a ways past technological know-how. Alex ignored Irene while she used to be away. He used to be jealous whilst she paid awareness to different parrots, or maybe humans. He beloved to teach her who was once boss. He enjoyed to bounce. He occasionally turned bored via the repetition of his assessments, and performed jokes on her. occasionally they sniped at one another. but approximately each day, they each one stated, "I love you."

Alex and Irene stayed jointly via thick and thin-despite sneers from specialists, awesome monetary sacrifices, and a nomadic lifestyles from one univer­sity to a different. the tale in their thirty-year experience is both a landmark of medical fulfillment and of an unforgettable human-animal bond.

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