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Evolution in a toxic world : how life responds to chemical threats, Emily Monosson

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Evolution in a toxic world : how life responds to chemical threats
Title
Evolution in a toxic world
Title remainder
how life responds to chemical threats
Statement of responsibility
Emily Monosson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's atmosphere, it threatened the very existence of life: now we literally can't live without it. According to Monosson, examining how life adapted to such early threats can teach us a great deal about today's (and tomorrow's) most dangerous contaminants. While the study of evolution has advanced many other sciences, from conservation biology to medicine, the field of toxicology has yet to embrace this critical approach. In Evolution in a Toxic World, Monosson seeks to change that. She traces the development of life's defense systems-the mechanisms that transform, excrete, and stow away potentially harmful chemicals-from more than three billion years ago to today. Beginning with our earliest ancestors' response to ultraviolet radiation, Monosson explores the evolution of chemical defenses such as antioxidants, metal binding proteins, detoxification, and cell death. As we alter the world's chemistry, these defenses often become overwhelmed faster than our bodies can adapt. But studying how our complex internal defense network currently operates, and how it came to be that way, may allow us to predict how it will react to novel and existing chemicals. This understanding could lead to not only better management and preventative measures, but possibly treatment of current diseases. Development of that knowledge starts with this pioneering book
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monosson, Emily
Dewey number
613/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1226
LC item number
.M66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Chemicals
  • Adaptation (Physiology)
  • Ecophysiology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Adaptation (Physiology)
  • Chemicals
  • Ecophysiology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Electronic books
Label
Evolution in a toxic world : how life responds to chemical threats, Emily Monosson
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2.
  • Plant and Animal
  • It Takes Two (or More) for the Cancer Tango
  • Chemical Warfare
  • Sensing Chemicals
  • Coordinated Defense
  • Part 3.
  • Human
  • Toxic Evolution
  • Toxic Overload?
  • Part 1.
  • An Introduction
  • An Introduction
  • Part 1.
  • Element
  • Shining a Light on Earth's Oldest Toxic Threat?
  • When Life Gives You Oxygen, Respire
  • Metal Planet
  • Shining a light on earth's oldest toxic threat? -- When life gives you oxygen, respire -- Metal planet -- It takes two (or more) for the cancer tango -- Chemical warfare -- Sensing chemicals -- Coordinated defense -- Toxic evolution -- Toxic overload? -- Appendix. Five recent additions to the chemical handbook of life
Control code
ocn780443115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-221-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
86686406-B68F-43FA-855D-5268FD5CD75C
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o780443115
  • (OCoLC)780443115
Label
Evolution in a toxic world : how life responds to chemical threats, Emily Monosson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2.
  • Plant and Animal
  • It Takes Two (or More) for the Cancer Tango
  • Chemical Warfare
  • Sensing Chemicals
  • Coordinated Defense
  • Part 3.
  • Human
  • Toxic Evolution
  • Toxic Overload?
  • Part 1.
  • An Introduction
  • An Introduction
  • Part 1.
  • Element
  • Shining a Light on Earth's Oldest Toxic Threat?
  • When Life Gives You Oxygen, Respire
  • Metal Planet
  • Shining a light on earth's oldest toxic threat? -- When life gives you oxygen, respire -- Metal planet -- It takes two (or more) for the cancer tango -- Chemical warfare -- Sensing chemicals -- Coordinated defense -- Toxic evolution -- Toxic overload? -- Appendix. Five recent additions to the chemical handbook of life
Control code
ocn780443115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-221-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
86686406-B68F-43FA-855D-5268FD5CD75C
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o780443115
  • (OCoLC)780443115

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