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The Tangled Tree

The Tangled Tree Book
Author : David Quammen
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 1476776636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field—the study of life’s diversity and relatedness at the molecular level—is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. It turns out that HGT has been widespread and important; we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived sideways by viral infection—a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree, “the grandest tale in biology….David Quammen presents the science—and the scientists involved—with patience, candor, and flair” (Nature). We learn about the major players, such as Carl Woese, the most important little-known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis, the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about “mosaic” creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe, who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer, bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health. “David Quammen proves to be an immensely well-informed guide to a complex story” (The Wall Street Journal). In The Tangled Tree, he explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of life—including where we humans fit upon it. Thanks to new technologies, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition—through sideways insertions, as nature has long been doing. “The Tangled Tree is a source of wonder….Quammen has written a deep and daring intellectual adventure” (The Boston Globe).

The Tangled Tree

The Tangled Tree Book
Author : Oscar Dean Beisert,Patricia Rackel Lambert,Jessie Beisert Knight
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary Study Guide The Tangled Tree

Summary   Study Guide     The Tangled Tree Book
Author : Lee Tang
Publisher : LMT Press
Release : 2019-11-01
ISBN : 1988970296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the story of some of biology’s most incredible discoveries. This book is a summary of “The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life,” by David Quammen. One of the central insights in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was that life branched like a tree. Over a century later, scientists used DNA sequences to reexamine the history of life and found that the tree of life was tangled. Humans are likely descended from single-cell organisms which we didn’t know existed fifty years ago. Genes don’t just move vertically. They also pass laterally across species lines. Eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance, but sideways through viral infections. The Tangled Tree chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them. It explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognition about the tangled tree of life. Read this book to get a new understanding of evolution and the history of life. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

A Tangled Tree

A Tangled Tree Book
Author : Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9780996639422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literary Nonfiction. Jewish Studies. A TANGLED TREE: MY FATHER'S PATH TO IMMORTALITY begins in the summertime, as Aiyanna follows her father Moshe on their big adventures—living on a nude beach on Kauai, chasing the Grateful Dead in an old milk truck, offering prayers to the Wailing Wall, lighting candles in the Shabbas House in Massachusetts, which is always their base. Twelve years later and after years of distance, Moshe arrives at her door, barefoot, with a beard to his chest, a sage of Judah adorned in fine Indian silk. They have reunited with a shared vision: To record his life story and memoir. Born as a Polish Jew on the run from the Nazi invasion launching World War II, Moshe and his family barely escape the oncoming Holocaust. They find refuge on a kolhoz in Russia, return to Poland to encounter their deepest grief, move to a settlement in Israel, and eventually immigrate to Toronto. Despite his poverty and against the odds, Moshe becomes an academic, a Harvard professor, psychologist and rabbi. But by the age of 30, something inside him shifts, and he reaches for more. During the psychedelic intrigue of the '70s, he turns to a healer named Salvador, a man who gives him his first taste of LSD in a cathartic ritual. He travels to India, where a mystic named Osho introduces him to the love that heals. Across the world he seeks healing, traveling on an ever-morphing spiritual journey. Moshe fathers six children with five women. Aiyanna is his fourth, born out of wedlock to an astrologer with many names. Moshe's epic personality, wisdom, stories, and memories suddenly collide into Aiyanna's life, filling her one- bedroom apartment, where they record together for a month, fighting, laughing, cooking dinners, ultimately rebuilding their lost relationship. When Moshe leaves, Aiyanna is left with a lifetime of pages to be written. But the book she writes is far from the reflection Moshe expected. Aiyanna's life experiences stand beside his; she writes of her siblings, their mothers, and the tangled nest of contention, love and disconnection between them all. From this portrayal, Moshe feels both betrayed and deeply wounded, confirmed that all women are only destined to hurt him. A TANGLED TREE is more than a memoir. It tells two conflicting but inseparable truths, painting a dynamic portrait of a man, of his parents' miraculous escape, of the six children he fathered, and of a daughter determined to tell their story, and carry it forward until the end.

Summary Analysis of The Tangled Tree

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Author : ZIP Reads
Publisher : ZIP Reads
Release : 2021-05-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2NnyOvS The Tangled Tree is David Quammen's detailed, fascinating, and artful look into the history of evolutionary biology and the brilliant minds behind it, as well as the answers to those eternal questions: who are we and where did we come from? What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookDetailed history of evolutionary biology from Darwin to todayA guide to the science of geneticsKey scientific milestones of the past 200 yearsDetailed stories from Quammen's extensive researchAn in-depth editorial reviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: The Tangled Tree is so much more than a book about evolution. Quammen covers every facet of this incredible story from the personal history of Charles Darwin to the technological hurdles facing scientists today. Understand the development of our human knowledge over time, how we built upon Darwinian evolution, and what questions are left to answer next. The writing is artful and compelling, and Quammen makes the complicated genetic science easy to understand. If you have ever wondered where humans came from or how we study and learn about our ancient past, this book is a must-read. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2NnyOvS to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Tree

Tree Book
Author : David Suzuki,Wayne Grady,Peter Wohlleben
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2018-08-29
ISBN : 1760637769
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A story that fills us with wonder: the tree keeps its soul and steals our hearts' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees All across the planet, trees literally hold the world together. This is the awe-inspiring biography of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending. David Suzuki and Wayne Grady describe in lyrical detail the dramatic origins of a Douglas fir, which begins its life with a burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. They uncover its amazing resilience, and also its vulnerability across its long life in the forest. The tree's pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it--including human beings--is lovingly explored. 'Read Tree. It will fill you with wonder, magic and awe.' Globe and Mail 'From the tiny seed of a single Douglas-fir, David Suzuki and Wayne Grady have grown a wonderful book, learned but lovely, thorough but terse. It's as big as all life.' David Quammen, author of The Tangled Tree

The Fern World by Francis George Heath

The Fern World by Francis George Heath Book
Author : Francis George Heath
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1879
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tangled Trees

Tangled Trees Book
Author : Roderic D. M. Page
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780226644677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, the use of molecular data to build phylogenetic trees and sophisticated computer-aided techniques to analyze them have led to a revolution in the study of cospeciation. Tangled Trees provides an up-to-date review and synthesis of current knowledge about phylogeny, cospeciation, and coevolution. The opening chapters present various methodological and theoretical approaches, ranging from the well-known parsimony approach to "jungles" and Bayesian statistical models. Then a series of empirical chapters discusses detailed studies of cospeciation involving vertebrate hosts and their parasites, including nematodes, viruses, and lice. Tangled Trees will be welcomed by researchers in a wide variety of fields, from parasitology and ecology to systematics and evolutionary biology. Contributors: Sarah Al-Tamimi, Michael A. Charleston, Dale H. Clayton, James W. Demastes, Russell D. Gray, Mark S. Hafner, John P. Huelsenbeck, J.-P. Hugot, Kevin P. Johnson, Peter Kabat, Bret Larget, Joanne Martin, Yannis Michalakis, Roderic D. M. Page, Ricardo L. Palma, Adrian M. Paterson, Susan L. Perkins, Andy Purvis, Bruce Rannala, David L. Reed, Fredrik Ronquist, Theresa A. Spradling, Jason Taylor, Michael Tristem

The Living Age

The Living Age     Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1873
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Tangled Bank

The Tangled Bank Book
Author : Carl Zimmer
Publisher : Roberts & Company
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Tangled Bank is the first textbook about evolution intended for the general reader. Zimmer, an award-winning science writer, takes readers on a fascinating journey into the latest discoveries about evolution. In the Canadian Arctic, paleontologists unearth fossils documenting the move of our ancestors from sea to land. In the outback of Australia, a zoologist tracks some of the world's deadliest snakes to decipher the 100-million-year evolution of venom molecules. In Africa, geneticists are gathering DNA to probe the origin of our species. In clear, non-technical language, Zimmer explains the central concepts essential for understanding new advances in evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, and sexual selection. He demonstrates how vital evolution is to all branches of modern biology--from the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the analysis of the human genome. Richly illustrated with 285 illustrations and photographs, The Tangled Bank is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of life on Earth.

A Journey in Brazil

A Journey in Brazil Book
Author : Louis Agassiz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Two Jungle Books

The Two Jungle Books Book
Author : Rudyard Kipling
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Second Jungle Book

The Second Jungle Book Book
Author : Rudyard Kipling
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia Book
Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Trees of Wisconsin

Trees of Wisconsin Book
Author : Sergius Alexander Wilde
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1953
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Golding

William Golding Book
Author : Virginia Tiger
Publisher : Marion Boyars Publishers
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inside Britain's most darkly resonant literary mind.

The Art of Computer Programming

The Art of Computer Programming Book
Author : Donald Ervin Knuth
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780201896855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Donald Knuth is Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, and is well-known worldwide as the creator of the Tex typesetting language. Here he presents the third volume of his guide to computer programming.

Amateur Gardening

Amateur Gardening Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Northern Logger and Timber Processor

The Northern Logger and Timber Processor Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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