Sexual reproduction in animals has been recognized since ancient times and used in the breeding of domesticated animals for more than 10,000 years. For most of that time, however, there was no intentional breeding of crop plants because people didn't think plants had sex. A new book, 'Flora Unveiled,' offers a deep history of perceptions about plant gender and sexuality, from the Paleolithic to the 19th century.
SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. Unlike traditional war encyclopedias that focus on military science and history, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives also covers the effect of wars on culture, trade, societies, and more.
During the Renaissance, the Europeans began to supplant the Arabic roots of their culture: this is the gist of Dag Nikolaus Hasse's new book (Harvard University Press). Hasse is a professor of philosophy at the University of Würzburg.
There is only one geriatric psychiatrist for every 23,000 older Americans. How is health care system expected to meet mental health needs of older adults? The new DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health ensures information -- critical to the diagnosis and treatment of older adult -- is accessible to everyone (including family caregivers) who is involved in caring for an older adult--not just to those with geriatrics training.
Mass livestock production is driving molecular changes in diseases that could lead to human pandemics, according to an expert from the University of Exeter.
Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert in drug research and development Michael Kinch walk you through pharma 'Valley of Death.'
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an empirical model of global climate, which they have used to comprehensively analyze the Paris Climate Agreement. In a new book titled Paris Climate Agreement: Beacon of Hope, the authors suggest that if signatory countries achieve the greenhouse gas reductions pledged during the Paris meeting, there is a good chance that the world will be able to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.
When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg has an idea.
The United Arab Emirates has become deeply embedded in the contemporary system of international power, politics and policymaking, according to a new book by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Selected publications by Samuel Hellman, M.D., former physician-in-chief at the nation's top cancer center, former chair of radiation therapy at the Harvard Medical School and past president of two of the most influential cancer organizations, collected in a new book from Oxford Press.