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The Resource The evolution explosion : how humans cause rapid evolutionary change, Stephen R. Palumbi

The evolution explosion : how humans cause rapid evolutionary change, Stephen R. Palumbi

Label
The evolution explosion : how humans cause rapid evolutionary change
Title
The evolution explosion
Title remainder
how humans cause rapid evolutionary change
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Palumbi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evolution is not just the slow process that ruled the rise and fall of the dinosaurs over hundreds of millions of years. It happens quickly too, so quickly and so frequently that it changes how all of us live our lives. Drugs that suddenly fail because diseases evolve, insects that overcome the most powerful pesticides, HIV we can treat only for months before it evolves resistance to the newest drugs - all of these changes happen right before our eyes, driven by the intensity of human medicine, industry, and agriculture." "This fast evolution is evolution with teeth, and it impacts our society, our technology, and, very importantly, our wallets. Evolution adds approximately $30 billion a year to U.S. medical bills and makes some diseases economically incurable except in the richest countries. In addition, U.S. farmers pay an extra $2 billion annually to combat insects that have evolved to tolerate pesticides so powerful that a teaspoon would kill a person."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palumbi, Stephen R
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH371
LC item number
.P25 2001
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH371
NAL item number
.P25 2001
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 I-373
  • QH 371
NLM item number
P184e 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Pesticide resistance
  • Breeding
  • Biological Evolution
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Homme
  • Micro-organismes
  • Résistance aux pesticides
  • Élevage
  • Breeding
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Pesticide resistance
  • Adaptatie (fysiologie, biologie)
  • Organismen
  • Resistentie
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Economische aspecten
  • Mikroorganismus
  • Resistenz
  • Evolution
  • Anthropogener Einfluss
Label
The evolution explosion : how humans cause rapid evolutionary change, Stephen R. Palumbi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (p. 255-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the mountains to the sea -- Right before your eyes -- The engine of evolution -- Temporary miracles : the evolution of antibiotic resistance -- The evolution of HIV -- Poisoning insects, and what they can do about it -- Biotechnology and the chemical plow -- Evolution all at sea -- Are humans still evolving? -- The ecology and evolution of Aloha
Control code
ocm45830243
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 p.
Isbn
9780393020113
Lccn
00067004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45830243
  • (OCoLC)45830243
Label
The evolution explosion : how humans cause rapid evolutionary change, Stephen R. Palumbi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (p. 255-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the mountains to the sea -- Right before your eyes -- The engine of evolution -- Temporary miracles : the evolution of antibiotic resistance -- The evolution of HIV -- Poisoning insects, and what they can do about it -- Biotechnology and the chemical plow -- Evolution all at sea -- Are humans still evolving? -- The ecology and evolution of Aloha
Control code
ocm45830243
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 p.
Isbn
9780393020113
Lccn
00067004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45830243
  • (OCoLC)45830243

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