Heredity is redefined in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society—a force set to shape our future even more radically.“Extraordinary”—New York Times Book Review "Magisterial"—The Atlantic"Engrossing"—Wired"Leading contender as the most outstanding nonfiction work of the year"—Minneapolis Star-TribuneAward-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities...But, Zimmer writes, “Each of us carries an amalgam of fragments of DNA, stitched together from some of our many ancestors. Each piece has its own ancestry, traveling a different path back through human history. A particular fragment may sometimes be cause for worry, but most of our DNA influences who we are—our appearance, our height, our penchants—in inconceivably subtle ways.” Heredity isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors—using a word that once referred to kingdoms and estates—but we inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer’s lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it. Weaving historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and the kind of original reporting expected of one of the world’s best science journalists, Zimmer ultimately unpacks urgent bioethical quandaries arising from new biomedical technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what we can pass on to future generations.
Hans Zimmer is one of the most successful film music composers working today. His multi-award winning career reaches back to the mid-eighties and he has developed close working relationships with renowned directors such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski, and Christopher Nolan. His credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time along with acclaimed TV series such as The Crown and Planet Earth II. This concert was filmed on May 7th, 2016 in Prague during Hans Zimmer's hugely successful European concert tour. Hans was accompanied by a band, orchestra and choir, 72 musicians in total, including guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths. The staging was spectacular with a ground breaking light show, stunning visuals, and a state of the art sound system. Hans Zimmer performs on multiple instruments and gives introductory insights to many of the pieces during the concert. This show is a treat for lovers of both great music and great movies.Blu-ray Track Listing1. Medley: Driving (Driving Miss Daisy) / Discombobulate (Sherlock Holmes) / Zoosters Breakout (Madagascar) 2. Medley: Crimson Tide / 160 BPM (Angels And Demons) 3. Gladiator Medley: The Wheat / The Battle / Elysium / Now We Are Free 4. Chevaliers De Sangreal (The Da Vinci Code) 5. The Lion King Medley: Circle Of Life (Prelude) / King Of Pride Rock (reprise)6. Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley: Captain Jack Sparrow / One Day / Up Is Down / He's A Pirate 7. You're So Cool (True Romance) 8. Rain Man: Main Theme 9. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World (Man Of Steel) 10. Journey To The Line (The Thin Red Line) 11. The Electro Suite (themes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2) 12. The Dark Knight Trilogy Medley: Why So Serious? / Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Why Do We Fall? / Introduce A Little Anarchy / The Fire Rises 13. Aurora 14. Interstellar Medley: Day One / Cornfield Chase / No Time For Caution / Stay 15. Inception Medley: Half Remembered Dream / Dream Is Collapsing / Mombasa / Time
Zimmer Folding Stool (Set of 2) Portable Plastic Chair with Durable Steel Frame Legs for 220 Pound Capacity, Easy Carry Handle, Weather and Impact Resistant for Indoor/Outdoor Use, 18-Inch, Black
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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
IN THIS REISSUED PAPERBACK EDITION WITH A NEW EPILOGUE, CARL ZIMMER REVEALS THE POWER, DANGER, AND BEAUTY OF PARASITES. For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and the darkest shadows of science. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes readers on a fantastic voyage into the secret universe of these extraordinary life-forms—which are not only among the most highly evolved on Earth, but make up the majority of life’s diversity. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled war zone of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of amazing creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from within, and control their behavior. He also vividly describes parasites that can change DNA, rewire the brain, make men more distrustful and women more outgoing, and turn hosts into the living dead. This comprehensive, gracefully written book brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they can teach us all about the most fundamental survival tactics in the universe—the laws of Parasite Rex.
The past year has been one of viral panic—panic about viruses, that is. Through headlines, public health warnings, and at least one homemade hazmat suit, we were reminded of the powerful force of viruses. They are the smallest living things known to science, yet they can hold the entire planet in their sway.A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening look at the hidden world of viruses. Zimmer, the popular science writer and author of National Geographic’s award-winning blog The Loom, has updated this edition to include the stories of new outbreaks, such as Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new scientific discoveries, such as a hundred-million-year-old virus that infected the common ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and humans; and new findings that show why climate change may lead to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid explanations and fascinating stories demonstrate how deeply humans and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped give rise to the first life-forms, are responsible for many of our most devastating diseases, and will continue to control our fate for centuries. Thoroughly readable, and as reassuring as it is frightening, A Planet of Viruses is a fascinating tour of a formidable hidden world.
Zimmer Folding Stool (Set of 2) Portable Plastic Chair with Durable Steel Frame Legs for 220 Pound Capacity, Easy Carry Handle, Weather and Impact Resistant for Indoor/Outdoor Use, 18-Inch, White
Zimmer folding stools is made for outdoor camping etc. usage Zimmer plastic camp stools set of 2 are commercial grade for indoor and outdoor use. Use the plastic folding stool for picnic outings, crafting, camping, and other recreational events. Our collapsible stool’s legs are made of heavy-gauge, sturdy 1" steel tubes with a charcoal gray powder-coated finish for ultimate durability. The folding plastic stool foot caps keep the legs from scraping delicate floors. The folding stools are made of UV protected high-density polyethylene plastic and has the capacity to hold up to 220 lbs. in weight. The folding portable stool is scratch, stain, impact, and weather resistant.
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