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Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences > Human reproduction, growth & development > Human growth & development > General

Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Paperback): Robert Plomin Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Paperback)
Robert Plomin 1
R257 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R99 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Mind-blowing ... It is a hugely important book ... His story is crucial' Matt Ridley, The Times One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are. Our families, schools and the environment around us are important, but they are not as influential as our genes. This is why, he argues, teachers and parents should accept children for who they are, rather than trying to mould them in certain directions. Even the environments we choose and the signal events that impact our lives, from divorce to addiction, are influenced by our genetic predispositions. Now, thanks to the DNA revolution, it is becoming possible to predict who we will become, at birth, from our DNA alone. As Plomin shows us, these developments have sweeping implications for how we think about parenting, education, and social mobility. A game-changing book by a leader in the field, Blueprint shows how the DNA present in the single cell with which we all begin our lives can impact our behaviour as adults.

Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Hardcover): Robert Plomin Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Hardcover)
Robert Plomin 1
R467 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R151 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A clear and engaging explanation of one of the hottest fields in science' Steven Pinker 'A hugely important book' Matt Ridley, The Times One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are. Our families, schools and the environment around us are important, but they are not as influential as our genes. This is why, he argues, teachers and parents should accept children for who they are, rather than trying to mould them in certain directions. Even the environments we choose and the signal events that impact our lives, from divorce to addiction, are influenced by our genetic predispositions. Now, thanks to the DNA revolution, it is becoming possible to predict who we will become, at birth, from our DNA alone. As Plomin shows us, these developments have sweeping implications for how we think about parenting, education, and social mobility. A game-changing book by a leader in the field, Blueprint shows how the DNA present in the single cell with which we all begin our lives can impact our behaviour as adults.

The Right Life - Human Individuality and its role in our development, health and happiness (Hardcover): Remo H. Largo The Right Life - Human Individuality and its role in our development, health and happiness (Hardcover)
Remo H. Largo 1
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

How do we find the life that's right for each of us? More and more of us are feeling overwhelmed by the everyday struggle to lead the lives to which we aspire. Children are placed under unbearable pressure to achieve; adults fight a constant battle to balance family life with work and economic demands; old people suffer from social isolation and a lack of emotional security. People of every age are feeling increasingly at odds with the world, and less able to live a life that corresponds to their individual needs and talents. At the root of this problem, argues internationally renowned child development expert Remo Largo, is a mistaken idea of what makes us human. A distillation of forty years of research and medical experience, The Right Life sets out a new theory of human thriving. Tracing our development as individuals from the beginnings of evolution to the twenty-first century, he sets out his own theory, the 'Fit Principle', which proposes that every human strives to live in harmony with their fellow humans and their environment. Rather than a ceaseless quest for self-improvement and growth, he argues, our collective goals should be individual self-acceptance, as we embrace the unique matrix of skills, needs and limitations that makes each of us who we are. Not only, Largo suggests, can a true understanding of human thriving help people find their way back to their individuality; it can help us to reshape society and economy in order to live as fully as possible.

Growth and Development Across the Lifespan - A Health Promotion Focus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Gloria Leifer, Eve Fleck Growth and Development Across the Lifespan - A Health Promotion Focus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Gloria Leifer, Eve Fleck
R816 R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Save R59 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives. Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle. Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book. Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development. Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age. Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips. Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access. Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan. Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions. Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information. NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care. Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and terminology at a glance. Bibliography is organized by chapter at the end of the book to facilitate additional research and study.

Placental-Fetal Growth Restriction (Hardcover): Christoph Lees, Gerard H. A. Visser, Kurt Hecher Placental-Fetal Growth Restriction (Hardcover)
Christoph Lees, Gerard H. A. Visser, Kurt Hecher
R1,581 R1,180 Discovery Miles 11 800 Save R401 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Master the effective evaluation, analysis and management of placental-fetal growth restriction (PFGR), developing strategies to reduce the risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity in patients worldwide. Extensively researched by international experts, this manual provides practitioners with a detailed, hands-on approach to the practical 'pearls' for direct patient management. This authoritative volume advises on matters such as the correct evaluation and management of high-risk patients in danger of PFGR through to delivery. Extensive and wide-ranging, this book is an invaluable companion to the developing research interest and clinical applications in PFGR, including developmental outcomes in early childhood. Featuring a critical evaluation of a variety of abnormal conditions, such as fetal hypoxia and extreme prematurity, which are clearly displayed through extensive illustrations, this essential toolkit ensures that practitioners at all levels can effectively limit adverse outcome and reach the correct diagnosis.

Human Development - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): D.A. Louw Human Development - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
D.A. Louw
R765 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R127 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
Life Span Motor Development (Paperback, Seventh Edition): Kathleen Haywood, Nancy Getchell Life Span Motor Development (Paperback, Seventh Edition)
Kathleen Haywood, Nancy Getchell
R2,033 R1,485 Discovery Miles 14 850 Save R548 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Life Span Motor Development, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, is a leading text for helping students examine and understand how interactions of the developing and maturing individual, the environment, and the task being performed bring about changes in a person's movements. This model of constraints approach, combined with an unprecedented collection of video clips marking motor development milestones, facilitates an unmatched learning experience for the study of motor development across the life span. The seventh edition expands the tradition of making the student's experience with motor development an interactive one. An improved web study guide retains more than 100 video clips to sharpen observation techniques, while incorporating additional interactive questions and lab activities to facilitate critical thinking and hands-on application. The text also contains several updates to keep pace with the changing field: Content related to physcial growth and development of the skeletal, muscle, and adipose systems is reorganized chronologically for a more logical progression. New material on developmental motor learning demonstrates the overlap between the disciplines of motor development and motor learning. New insights into motor competence help explain the relationship between skill development and physical fitness. The text helps students understand how maturational age and chronological age are distinct and how functional constraints affect motor skill development and learning. It shows how the four components of physical fitness--cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition--interact to affect a person's movements over the life span, and describes how relevant social, cultural, psychosocial, and cognitive influences can affect a person's movements. This edition comes with 148 illustrations, 60 photos, and 25 tables--all in full color--to help explain concepts and to make the text more engaging for students. It also retains helpful learning aids including chapter objectives, a running glossary, key points, sidebars, and application questions throughout each chapter. The enhancements to the seventh edition don't end with revised content in the text. Instructors adopting the text for use in their course will find an updated ancillary package. The authors have revised the test package, and the instructor guide now includes feedback and answers to lab questions and "Test Your Knowledge" questions that appear throughout the book. In addition, the video clips that students view through the web study guide are available in separate files so they can be uploaded into learning management systems or PowerPoint presentations. Life Span Motor Development, Seventh Edition, embraces an interactive and practical approach to illustrate the most recent research in motor development. Students will come away with a firm understanding of the concepts and how they apply to real-world situations.

Darwin College Lectures, Series Number 29 - Development: Mechanisms of Change (Paperback): Torsten Krude, Sara T. Baker Darwin College Lectures, Series Number 29 - Development: Mechanisms of Change (Paperback)
Torsten Krude, Sara T. Baker
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume collects essays from prominent intellectuals and public figures based on talks given at the 2015 Darwin College Lectures on the theme of 'development'. The writers are world-renowned experts in such diverse fields as architecture, astronomy, biology, climate science, economy, psychology, sports and technology. Development includes contributions from developmental biologist and Nobel laureate John B. Gurdon, Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger, astronomer and cosmologist Richard Ellis, developmental psychologist Bruce Hood, former Met Office Chief Scientist Julia Slingo, architect Michael Pawlyn, development economist Ha-Joon Chang and serial entrepreneur Hermann Hauser. While their perspectives and interpretations of development vary widely, their essays are linked by a common desire to describe and understand how things change, usually in the direction of ever-increasing complexity. Written with the lay reader in mind, this interdisciplinary book is a must-read for anybody interested in the mechanisms underlying the changes we see in the world around us.

Deep Homology? - Uncanny Similarities of Humans and Flies Uncovered by Evo-Devo (Hardcover): Lewis I. Held Deep Homology? - Uncanny Similarities of Humans and Flies Uncovered by Evo-Devo (Hardcover)
Lewis I. Held
R1,420 R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Save R83 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Humans and flies look nothing alike, yet their genetic circuits are remarkably similar. Here, Lewis I. Held, Jr compares the genetics and development of the two to review the evidence for deep homology, the biggest discovery from the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology. Remnants of the operating system of our hypothetical common ancestor 600 million years ago are compared in chapters arranged by region of the body, from the nervous system, limbs and heart, to vision, hearing and smell. Concept maps provide a clear understanding of the complex subjects addressed, while encyclopaedic tables offer comprehensive inventories of genetic information. Written in an engaging style with a reference section listing thousands of relevant publications, this is a vital resource for scientific researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students.

New Perspectives on Human Development (Paperback): Nancy Budwig, Elliot Turiel, Philip David Zelazo New Perspectives on Human Development (Paperback)
Nancy Budwig, Elliot Turiel, Philip David Zelazo
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Developmental theorists have struggled with defining the relations among biology, psychology, and sociocultural context, often reducing psychological functions of a person to either biological functioning or the role of sociocultural context - nature or nurture - and considering each area of human development separately. New Perspectives on Human Development addresses fundamental questions of development with a unified approach. It encompasses theory and research on cognitive, social and moral, and language and communicative development, in various stages of life, and explores interdisciplinary perspectives. New Perspectives on Human Development revisits old questions and applies original empirical findings, offering new directions for future research in the field.

Sustaining High Growth in India (Hardcover): Pradeep Agrawal Sustaining High Growth in India (Hardcover)
Pradeep Agrawal
R2,806 R2,577 Discovery Miles 25 770 Save R229 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The growth rate of the Indian economy has plummeted sharply from 9 per cent in 2010 to below 5 per cent over 2012 14. It is essential to sustain a growth rate of 8 per cent or more over the next 20 years to eliminate poverty and reach a decent standard of living. There is an urgent need for research on the challenges facing India in reviving and sustaining high rates of economic growth, some of which are related to industrial policy, trade policy, infrastructure bottlenecks, inflation and macroeconomic issues, governance issues, demography and human capital. There is also a need for better industrial and human resource policies, higher investment and savings rates, higher exports and foreign investment inflows. This book studies the importance of growth, the role of industrial policy in sustaining it, and other critical issues regarding ways to revive and sustain higher growth in India across various sectors of the economy.

Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes (Multiple copy pack, 2nd Revised edition): John A.H. Wass, Paul M. Stewart,... Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes (Multiple copy pack, 2nd Revised edition)
John A.H. Wass, Paul M. Stewart, Stephanie A. Amiel, Melanie J. Davies
R4,041 Discovery Miles 40 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Completely revised and updated since publication of the highly-valued first edition in 2002, the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes second edition provides an up-to-date, stimulating and comprehensive account of endocrinology and diabetes. Containing first rate, pragmatic advice on diagnosis and clear guidelines for recommended management, it also covers the scientific principles that underlie medical practice. Now available in paperback, this two volume pack presents 254 chapters, organised into 13 sections for easy-access to the relevant information. Each chapter is written by an internationally-acknowledged expert, relates basic science to evidence based guidelines and clinical management, and where appropriate offers an outline of the controversies in the field. The textbook has an international focus, and where possible deals with medical practice in countries without advanced medical resources.

Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Paperback): Robert Plomin Blueprint - How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Paperback)
Robert Plomin 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are. Our families, schools and the environment around us are important, but they are not as influential as our genes. This is why, he argues, teachers and parents should accept children for who they are, rather than trying to mould them in certain directions. Even the environments we choose and the signal events that impact our lives, from divorce to addiction, are influenced by our genetic predispositions. Now, thanks to the DNA revolution, it is becoming possible to predict who we will become, at birth, from our DNA alone. As Plomin shows us, these developments have sweeping implications for how we think about parenting, education, and social mobility. A game-changing book by a leader in the field, Blueprint shows how the DNA present in the single cell with which we all begin our lives can impact our behaviour as adults.

Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics To Developmental Process Modeling (Hardcover): Karl M. Newell, Peter C.M. Molenaar Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics To Developmental Process Modeling (Hardcover)
Karl M. Newell, Peter C.M. Molenaar
R1,663 Discovery Miles 16 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There has been an increasing interest in the application of dynamical systems to the study of development over the last decade. The explosion of the dynamical systems framework in the physical and biological sciences has opened the door to a new Zeitgeist for studying development. This appeal to dynamical systems by developmentalists is natural given the intuitive links between the established fundamental problems of development and the conceptual and operational scope of nonlinear dynamical systems. This promise of a new approach and framework within which to study development has led to some progress in recent years but also a growing appreciation of the difficulty of both fully examining the new metaphor and realizing its potential.
Divided into 4 parts, this book is a result of a recent conference on dynamical systems and development held at Pennsylvania State University. The first 3 parts focus on the content domains of development that have given most theoretical and empirical attention to the potential applications of dynamical systems--physical growth and movement, cognition, and communication. These parts show that a range of nonlinear models have been applied to a host of developmental phenomena. Part 4 highlights two particular methodological issues that hold important implications for the modeling of developmental phenomena with dynamical systems techniques.

Embryos under the Microscope - The Diverging Meanings of Life (Hardcover): Jane Maienschein Embryos under the Microscope - The Diverging Meanings of Life (Hardcover)
Jane Maienschein
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Too tiny to see with the naked eye, the human embryo was just a hypothesis until the microscope made observation of embryonic development possible. This changed forever our view of the minuscule cluster of cells that looms large in questions about the meaning of life. Embryos under the Microscope examines how our scientific understanding of the embryo has evolved from the earliest speculations of natural philosophers to today's biological engineering, with its many prospects for life-enhancing therapies. Jane Maienschein shows that research on embryos has always revealed possibilities that appear promising to some but deeply frightening to others, and she makes a persuasive case that public understanding must be informed by up-to-date scientific findings. Direct observation of embryos greatly expanded knowledge but also led to disagreements over what investigators were seeing. Biologists confirmed that embryos are living organisms undergoing rapid change and are not in any sense functioning persons. They do not feel pain or have any capacity to think until very late stages of fetal development. New information about DNA led to discoveries about embryonic regulation of genetic inheritance, as well as evolutionary relationships among species. Scientists have learned how to manipulate embryos in the lab, taking them apart, reconstructing them, and even synthesizing--practically from scratch--cells, body parts, and maybe someday entire embryos. Showing how we have learned what we now know about the biology of embryos, Maienschein changes our view of what it means to be alive.

Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant (Hardcover): Martha C. Piper, Johanna Darrah Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant (Hardcover)
Martha C. Piper, Johanna Darrah
R1,503 R1,188 Discovery Miles 11 880 Save R315 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Presents theories of infant motor development and discusses the unique challenges involved in the assessment of the motor skills of developing infants as compared to that of adults. Provides step-by-step instruction for using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)--a new scale that measures infant motor development. Features a review of the major theories of motor development, line drawings and photographs of each movement skill, and a percentile graph enabling the user to plot and infant's score and derive a visual estimate of his/her percentile ranking.

Motor Learning and Development 2nd Edition With Web Resource (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Pamela Haibach, Greg Reid, Douglas... Motor Learning and Development 2nd Edition With Web Resource (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Pamela Haibach, Greg Reid, Douglas Collier 1
R2,035 R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Save R523 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Motor Learning and Development, Second Edition With Web Resource, provides a foundation for understanding how humans acquire and continue to hone their movement skills throughout the life span. These fundamentals will give students the tools they need to create, apply, and evaluate motor skill programs for learners and clients at all skill and development levels, from elite athletes to those with severe disabilities. The second edition maintains the unique focus of the original, covering the basics of motor learning and development simultaneously. The text has been revised and updated with current research and examples, and it includes the following enhancements: - Three new chapters, Understanding Movement Control, Infant Motor Development, and Devising a Plan, provide more depth on fundamental topics. - A web resource for students includes videos with guiding questions, lab activities for each chapter, and printable versions of the book's sidebars for use as assignments. - Reorganized content in part I allows for deeper understanding of complex topics. - Parts II and III are reorganized to group content by topic rather than by age group, in order to better infuse the two fields of motor learning and motor development. - Updated What Do You Think? and Try This sidebars engage students in applying concepts, and sample answers in the instructor guide help provide feedback on those applications. Motor Learning and Development, Second Edition, combines these two subdisciplines of motor behavior in an accessible and easy-to-follow manner. Part I provides an outline of the fundamental concepts of both motor learning and motor development. Part II explores movement patterns across the life span, from infancy to older adulthood, with a new chapter focusing on infant motor development. Part III examines the changing individual constraints throughout the life span, including physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors and changes related to age. Finally, part IV prepares students to create and implement developmentally appropriate movement programs, closing with a new chapter, Devising a Plan. Learning aids throughout the book include chapter objectives, glossary terms, and supplemental activities to emphasize the evolution from research to practice. Revised opening vignettes in each chapter demonstrate the breadth of professions that utilize knowledge of and research in motor behavior. The significantly upgraded instructor ancillaries--an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package--are free to course adopters. Motor Learning and Development provides students with the fundamental understanding of movement skills that they need in order to develop, implement, and critically assess motor skill programs.

Developmental Juvenile Osteology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Craig A. Cunningham, Louise Scheuer, Sue Black Developmental Juvenile Osteology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Craig A. Cunningham, Louise Scheuer, Sue Black
R3,348 R2,813 Discovery Miles 28 130 Save R535 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Developmental Juvenile Osteology was created as a core reference text to document the development of the entire human skeleton from early embryonic life to adulthood. In the period since its first publication there has been a resurgence of interest in the developing skeleton, and the second edition of Developmental Juvenile Osteology incorporates much of the key literature that has been published in the intervening time. The main core of the text persists by describing each individual component of the human skeleton from its embryological origin through to its final adult form. This systematic approach has been shown to assist the processes of both identification and age estimation and acts as a core source for the basic understanding of normal human skeletal development. In addition to this core, new sections have been added where there have been significant advances in the field.

Recent Research in Nutrition and Growth - 89th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop, Dubai, March 2017. (Hardcover): J. Colombo,... Recent Research in Nutrition and Growth - 89th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop, Dubai, March 2017. (Hardcover)
J. Colombo, B. Koletzko, M. Lampl
R1,063 R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Save R144 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As nutrition and development are closely intertwined in early childhood, this book brings together scientists, nutritionists, and psychologists to present a multidisciplinary approach. The first part examines how the biological systems of the body may contribute to healthy growth, looking at bones, muscles, and fat tissues and the optimal nutrition required for dynamic function. The second section contains updates on the latest research on dietary interventions in the areas of growth and body composition, looking at both obesity and stunting worldwide. The final part focuses on neurocognitive development in infancy and early childhood and the role of nutrients in supporting brain growth and function. Highlighting key areas of recent research and potential new fields to explore, this book is of interest for scientists, nutritionists, and psychologists alike.

Mammary Gland Development - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Finian Martin, Torsten Stein, Jillian Howlin Mammary Gland Development - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Finian Martin, Torsten Stein, Jillian Howlin
R3,119 R2,832 Discovery Miles 28 320 Save R287 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume provides key molecular biological protocols and experimental strategies currently employed to study the various stages of mammary gland development. Chapters are divided into four parts covering genetically modified mouse models that exhibit prenatal and pubertal mammary gland phenotypes, 2D and 3D-model culture systems, methodologies for mammary stem cell isolation, and translational applications that provide a bridge between experimental studies of mammary gland development and the study of human breast cancer. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Mammary Gland Development: Methods and Protocols will be useful for researchers whose primary interest is in mammary gland development; developmental biologists, epithelial cell biologists, and those with an interest in molecular mechanisms underlying breast cancer.

Settling the Earth - The Archaeology of Deep Human History (Paperback, New): Clive Gamble Settling the Earth - The Archaeology of Deep Human History (Paperback, New)
Clive Gamble
R606 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R131 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this worldwide survey, Clive Gamble explores the evolution of the human imagination, without which we would not have become a global species. He sets out to determine the cognitive and social basis for our imaginative capacity and traces the evidence back into deep human history. He argues that it was the imaginative ability to 'go beyond' and to create societies where people lived apart yet stayed in touch that made us such effective world settlers. To make his case Gamble brings together information from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, archaeology, palaeoanthropology, archaeogenetics, geography, quaternary science and anthropology. He presents a novel deep history that combines the archaeological evidence for fossil hominins with the selective forces of Pleistocene climate change, engages with the archaeogeneticists' models for population dispersal and displacement, and ends with the Europeans' rediscovery of the deep history settlement of the Earth.

Fetal Development - A Psychobiological Perspective (Hardcover, Revised): Jean-Pierre Lecanuet, William P. Fifer, Norman A.... Fetal Development - A Psychobiological Perspective (Hardcover, Revised)
Jean-Pierre Lecanuet, William P. Fifer, Norman A. Krasnegor, William P. Smotherman
R2,470 Discovery Miles 24 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on the presentations given by well-known specialists at a recent multidisciplinary conference of developmental psychobiologists, obstetricians, and physiologists, this book is the first exhaustive attempt to synthesize the present scientific knowledge on fetal behavior. Utilizing a psychobiological analytic approach, it provides the reader with an overview of the perspectives, hypotheses, and experimental results from a group of basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research to elucidate the role of fetal behavior in development. Experimental and clinical as well as human and animal data are explored via comparative developmental analysis. The ontogeny of fetal spontaneous activity -- via the maturation of "behavioral states" -- and of fetal responsiveness to sensory stimulation is studied in detail. Results are provided from studies of embryonic/fetal and newborn behavior in chicks, rats, sheep, primates, and humans. Knowledge of fetal behavior is crucial to the obstetrician, neonatologist, developmental psychologist, and even the future parents, in order to follow and assess the gradual development of spontaneous responsive movements of the fetus. While assessing this important information, this text also examines the neuro-behavioral events taking place during the fetal period as an aid to understanding normal and pathological life span development.

Life Span Motor Development (Mixed media product, 6th edition): Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell Life Span Motor Development (Mixed media product, 6th edition)
Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell
R1,992 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R511 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide," uses the model of constraints in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span, Focusing on assessment more heavily than previous editions, this updated edition encourages students to examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task bring about changes in a person's movements. The principles of motor development are presented in an accessible manner so that even readers with minimal movement science background will comprehend the material.

A key component of the sixth edition is an improved web study guide featuring revised lab activities and better functionality. New to this edition, lab activity record sheets and questions are available as fillable documents so that students can complete and submit them electronically, resulting in increased efficiency and reduced paperwork for instructors. In several labs, guided assessments teach students to observe video and categorize movements accurately. These assessments cue students to look at particular parts of the movement and guide students through questions, answers, and feedback. Then students are provided opportunities for unguided assessments via video clips or live observation, putting into practice what they have learned in the guided assessments. There are also over 100 new video clips in the web study guide, including a comprehensive video diary of the motor development milestones in the first nine months of a baby's life.

"Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition," contains several other updates that are appealing to instructors and students alike:

- A new full-color interior provides for a more engaging presentation of the material.

- Updated research includes Generation R studies and connections to fitness and motor skills.

- An updated presentation package and image bank, plus a test package and chapter quizzes, are included.

- An instructor guide includes recommendations on using the lab activities in the web study guide both in and out of class.

- Multiple learning exercises that were previously part of the web resource have been moved to the book to allow the video-rich lab activities to occupy students' learning time when they are online

As in past editions, students understand how maturational age and chronological age are distinct and how functional constraints affect motor skill development and learning. It also covers normal and abnormal developmental issues across the full life span, especially in the formative years. The text shows how the four components of physical fitness--cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition--interact to affect a person's movements over the life span. It also describes how relevant social, cultural, psychosocial, and cognitive influences can affect a person's movements. Significant updates focus on assessment, including new figures that help to explain in detail the functional constraints approach to assessment.

"Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition," not only provides students with the observational skills necessary for assessing motor development, but it also expertly ties the information to real life. The text continues to emphasize the application of motor development concepts to the real world by beginning each chapter with an example of a common experience and then revisiting that experience at the end of the chapter, allowing readers to apply the material to the example. The book also retains the objectives; running glossary; and key points, sidebars, and application questions throughout each chapter.

"Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition," encompasses the most current research in motor development. It is enhanced with practical online resources for instructors and students, making the concepts of motor development come alive. The text gives students a solid foundation not only for beginning their studies in motor development but also for applying the concepts to real-world situations.

Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Hardcover): Thomas Wynn, Frederick L. Coolidge Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Hardcover)
Thomas Wynn, Frederick L. Coolidge
R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How did human thought evolve into the highly complex process it is today? In the field of evolutionary cognitive archaeology, cognitive science and archaeology intersect to provide a more complete and grounded picture of the mind. With the combination of cognitive theories and archaeological evidence, this burgeoning field is only beginning to tap into the potential for a better understanding of the development of specific cognitive abilities. Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology explores hominin cognitive development by applying formal cognitive models to analyze prehistoric remains from the entire range of the Palaeolithic, from the earliest stone tools 3.3 million years ago to artistic developments that emerged 50,000 years ago. Several different cognitive models are presented, including expert cognition, information processing, material engagement theory, embodied/extended cognition, neuroaesthetics, visual resonance theory, theory of mind, and neuronal recycling. By examining archaeological remains, and thereby past activities and behavior, through the grounded lenses of these models, a mosaic pattern of human cognitive evolution emerges. This volume, authored by many leading authorities in the field of cognitive archaeology, will attract scholars and students of cognitive evolution and paleoanthropology, who will find a new understanding of hominin cognitive evolution and substantive conclusions about our hominin evolution as opportunities for further research.

Decision Making over the Life Span, Volume 1235 (Paperback, New): Gregory Samanez-Larkin Decision Making over the Life Span, Volume 1235 (Paperback, New)
Gregory Samanez-Larkin
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This volume is a unique, multidisciplinary collection of scholarly reviews encompassing contemporary research on decision making and aging, including work on development and aging, and child and adolescent development. Decision Making over the Life Span presents contributions from a range of researchers at the forefront of this exciting new field that spans neuroscience, economics, and psychology.NOTE: "Annals" volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit http: //ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1749-6632&doi=10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to "Annals" online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http: //www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.

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