But these don't sell the same way Serengeti does: they do not connote the primitive splendor that is associated with that mythical place called Africa. »Publishers Weekly«Una lectura apasionante repleta de grandes y ambiciosas ideas. ¿Cómo logra la naturaleza producir la cantidad adecuada de cebras y leones en la sabana africana, o de peces en el mar? Armed with this knowledge, we may then be able to improve the workings of nature. A look at the Serengeti. I can criticize and applaud Carroll's use of textbook examples in his own book. In telling the stories of the scientists who were the first to illuminate the principles that regulate populations, the author connects systems within living things--enzymes, homeostasis, etc.
Chapter 9: The study of lakes limnology began at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1875. Carroll made me feel like I was sitting in front of him talking to him, not just reading his words. Not only did Monod spend time measuring bacterial growth rates, he was also a senior officer in the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur, and as such, had to stop working in a lab and stay in safe houses. En Las leyes del Serengeti el premiado biólogo Sean B. Wilson, Universidad de Harvard«Original, provocador y bellamente escrito, el libro de Carroll permite vislumbrar las leyes profundas de la biología que gobiernan el planeta.
The most fascinating story is that of the Serengeti nature reserve. What rule or rules of regulation have been broken that enabled these organisms to explode in numbers? There is no doubt much of the Earth's biodiversity is already in the cross hairs of extinction-- this book is special. Carroll ilustra magistralmente los principios biológicos y ofrece enseñanzas importantes. Perhaps for this reason, it took quite a while for biologists to figure out what was going on here. A small predatory snail increased in number. Thus, the normal and often quite chaotic, in the mathematical sense variation of a given species population can get moderated, by things such as a reduction in prey leading to a reduction in predator numbers, or a shift by them to an alternate food source.
There are some very human stories that grabbed my attention. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied. I had read Endless Forms Most Beautiful, which was enjoyable, but more convoluted and challenging to read. . The job of medicine, therefore, was to find ways to correct abnormal regulation in sick humans. Profesor de biología molecular y genética y miembro de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias, Sean B. The question Carroll raises is why did the number of buffalo increase from 16,000 to 37,000 from 1961 to 1965, and then to 54,000 in 1969? In a popular science book, one could skip that, I guess, but the biology, too, is overly simple.
Y la revelación más sorprendente acerca de las leyes que regulan la vida a escalas tan distintas es que son muy similares; la vida tiene una lógica común subyacente. En la primera parte el autor nos muestra diversas situaciones en las que se observa una lógica de regulación en el cuerpo humano y a la vez una regulación en el comportamiento de la Naturaleza. For students seeking to connect the material, this book is a fitting guide. This is because by reading this book, I've learn new things, and new rules. Seuss even agreed to remove its mention from later editions of The Lorax.
On the surface, it feels like he simply scanned my undergraduate textbook for inspiration, but I appreciate how he humanizes the scientists. How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? » Nature «Un estimulante desafío a los preceptos establecidos. Carroll ilustra magistralmente los principios biológicos y ofrece enseñanzas importantes. A lot of interesting findings throughout the book. This is because by reading this book, I've learn new things, and new rules.
¿Cómo produce nuestro cuerpo el número adecuado de células para nuestros órganos? You're forced not just to consider the most obvious explanations for things but to consider all explanations and the relationships between all the connected parts and how they might interact. What the hapless colonists didn't realize was the the Grendels ate their own young--an intermediary form that looked like a big fish--in such large numbers that only a relatively few Grendels ever grew to maturity I guess there is some carnivorous African frog that actually does that. Thi The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters by Sean B. Chapter 5 deals with Janet Davison Rowley, a pioneer in cancer research. Desde las moléculas hasta los ecosistemas, explica con autoridad y elegancia porqué la biología moderna es fundamental no solo para la vida humana sino para el propio planeta. Después de leerlo, nunca verás el mundo de la misma manera. Carroll takes the reader on adventure of amazing people who took on great challenges and accomplished extraordinary things.
In particular, hearing about how even these great minds struggled and stalled for a time on the way to their eventual breakthrough is always more interesting than presenting them as having the right idea from the get-go and just confirming it with an experiment. Carroll first saw Lake Mendota in 1987; he was at the University of Wisconsin—Madison 1987—2018. Una mirada al descubrimiento del vínculo entre la enfermedad cardíaca y los niveles de colesterol en suero. Y la revelación más sorprendente acerca de las leyes que regulan la vida a escalas tan distintas es que son muy similares; la vida tiene una lógica común subyacente. La fascinante resurrección del Parque Nacional Gorongosa. Yes, I'm watching baseball as I review this. History cannot take over in such a way that is obfuscates the present advances.
Carroll cuenta la historia de los pioneros científicos que buscaron la respuesta a estas pregun ¿Cómo funciona la vida? Críticas:«Las leyes del Serengeti es un libro maravilloso escrito por un científico de primera clase. The answer appears to be that East African domesticated cattle were vaccinated in those years against the rinderpest virus. Even the name, he admitted, was chosen more for its evocativeness than it epitomizing the argument. ¿Cómo logra la naturaleza producir la cantidad adecuada de cebras y leones en la sabana africana, o de peces en el mar? Carroll is a gifted writer. He discovered the population periodicities between various predator-prey pairs. » Nature «Un estimulante desafío a los preceptos establecidos. En Las leyes del Serengeti el premiado biólogo Sean B.
He does a great job describing the ways that double negative feedback loops contribute to everything from the growth of tumors to herd sizes. Explica las reglas de Serengeti. Las leyes del Serengeti es el primer libro que expone cómo funciona la vida a escalas tan diferentes. I stopped doing all of those things, because I became so engrossed in this book that I forgot to take notes and update my status as I went. A blindness to issues of cultural imperialism white man comes to save African big game. She took the same approach: find how the rules of regulation have been broken.