Mind in Life – Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind
Owls of the United States and Canada – A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
Species of Mind – The Philosophy & Biology of Cognitive Ethology (Paper)
Species of Mind – The Philosophy & Biology of Cognitive Ethology
Cognitive Neuroscience – The Biology of the Mind 2e
Combining leading theories of psychology and behavior with case studies, personality quizzes, and practical advice, National Geographic Mind explores the question we all enjoy asking: Who am I? Chapters start with the anatomy, evolution, and development of the human brain, then move into such interesting areas as intuition, creativity, motivation, faith, and ethics--all facets of a unique personality. Quirky, often funny, always thought-provoking photographs, cartoons, and illustrations bring the message home on every page. Interesting scenarios of mental health and mental deviance make for a lively, readable narrative that combines today's leading theories in the science of the mind and personality with life-enhancing questions, quizzes, practices, and tools for self-discovery. An entertaining book about science, National Geographic Mind connects with the reader in a very personal and ultimately helpful way.
In post examination analysis, the Kenya National Examinations Council perennially reports dismal scores in biology and specifically in the topic of ecology. Efforts by the government to improve the pedagogical approaches in biology through in-service courses has yielded less results. Ecology as a topic does not only enable students to pass biology examination well, but also help them maintain a healthier and more productive biosphere for both humans and other living organisms. Despite knowledge of the importance of ecology, a high number of misconceptions are reported among both teachers and students. This book provides insight on the effect the mind mapping technique on learning of ecology concepts. Mind Maps effectively manages knowledge by fine tuning the learning and evaluation process that invokes high thinking order of the student. This subsequently enhances achievement. The book should be useful to teachers of biology and biology teacher trainers in diversifying pedagogical approaches to the teaching/learning process. It may also be found useful by teacher trainers and teachers of other science subjects.
Cognitive Neuroscience Instructors Support Package – The Biology of the Mind 3e DVD
The present study was undertaken to gather baseline information on the ecology and behavior of Indian peafowl in an agro-ecosystem. The data were collected on the following aspects: habitat utilization pattern, vocalization and courtship behavior and food and feeding habits.The study was conducted in the outskirts of Aligarh town (27° 30' N, 79° 40'E).Four distinct types of habitat could be distinguished on the basis of differences in the vegetation.The habitats were preferred in the following order: scrub>open barren land> crop fields>plantation.Among the roosting trees, Albizzia lebbeck and Dalbergia sissoo were the preferred tree species. Vocalization pattern showed seasonal variation and the variation seems to be related to breeding activity. They preffered to eat the following wild herbs :Dichanthium annulatum, Pluchea lanceolata, Achyranthes aspera and Panicum antidotale. The limiting factor for the population under study was probably the availability of nesting cover.
Roald Dahl meets The Penderwicks in this quirky, humorous, whimsical, and heartwarming middle grade debut about two siblings who run away from home to escape working in the family coffin business. John Coggin is no ordinary boy. He is devising an invention that nobody has ever seen before, something that just might change the world, or at least make life a little bit better for him and his little sister, Page. But that’s only when he can sneak a break from his loathsome job—building coffins for the family business under the beady gaze of his cruel Great-Aunt Beauregard. When Great-Aunt Beauregard informs John that she’s going to make him a permanent partner in Coggin Family Coffins—and train Page to be an undertaker—John and Page hit the road. Before long, they’ve fallen in with a host of colorful characters, all of whom, like John and Page, are in search of a place they can call home. But home isn’t something you find so much as something you fight for, and John soon realizes that he and Page are in for the fight of their lives.
How the Mind Explains Behavior – Folk Explanations, Meaning and Social Interaction
The main problem behind the study undertaken is to measure the appropriate data of customers’ buying behavior pattern of insurance policies. Another is to find out what are the factors and the reasons that the customer (salaried person) looks upon, during the purchase of an insurance policy and what is the image of private insurance companies in their mind, through direct interaction with the customer
Traditionally, we explain human behavior in terms of “mental activity”. We believe that our actions are the result of emotions, attitudes, conscious thinking and personality. Subsequently, the brain has been regarded as a “Swiss penknife”, each anatomical part being a specialized tool for a certain faculty, the same faculties we found in the psychology textbooks. But what is the nature of this taxonomy, how was it established and how sure of its validity are we? This theoretical scheme is known to be grounded in the philosophical heritage of Ancient Greece. Now, 2000 years after Plato and Aristotle, various authors argue that the use of concepts extracted from traditional psychology hinders the understanding of brain functions and instead of trying to match the brain activity with psychology textbooks we should rather try to understand the actual function of different brain networks, the representations they entail and the processes they employ. The objective of this book is to uncover the actual basis of behavior and what we traditionally call “mental activity”, the way in which they develop whilst interacting with the environment and how they have evolved.
A victim of debilitating injuries, Moshe Feldenkrais was intimately aware of the link between bodily suffering and mental health. Through healing himself, he made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name. In an intellectually rich and eloquent style, Feldenkrais delves into neurology, prehistory, child development, gravity and anti-gravity, reflexive versus learned behavior, the effects of emotion, especially anxiety, on posture, and most importantly, the inseparability of body and mind.
Written for teenagers, English in Mind creates an inspiring learning experience for secondary students. Everything, from the choice of imaginative topics, texts and exercises to the attractive design is perfectly matched to students' interests, age and ability. It provides a solid basis for effective language learning through a strong focus on grammar and vocabulary. Each level of the course provides 80-90 hours of work with the possibility of extension. It can be used with mixed-ability classes. The Starter level is for complete beginners and Level 1 is for elementary students and contains a 16-page starter section to revise key language. Levels 2 to 5 take students from pre-intermediate to advanced level.
Bring Disney-level customer experience to your organization with insider guidance The Experience is a unique guide to mastering the art of customer service and service relationships, based on the principles employed at the renowned leader in customer experience – the Walt Disney Company. Co-Author Bruce Loeffler spent ten years at Disney World overseeing service excellence, and has partnered with Brian T. Church in this book, to show you how to bring that same level of care and value to your own organization. Based on the I. C.A.R.E. model, the five principles – Impression, Connection, Attitude, Response, and Exceptionals – give you a solid framework upon which to raise the level of your customer experience. You will learn how to identify your customer service issues and what level of Experience you are currently offering. You can then determine exactly what the «customer experience» should be for your company, and the changes required to make it happen. The Walt Disney Company is the most recognized name in the world for customer service. The «Disney Experience» draws customers from all around the world,. This book describes what it takes to achieve that level of Experience, and how any organization can do it with the right strategy and attention to detail. When the Experience is enhanced, the opportunity arises to convert customers to ambassadors who will share their Experience with others. Find «the experience» and what it means to the Organization Learn the five levels of experience, and why most companies fail at it Identify service problems that face every company in the marketplace Utilize the Experience Quotient and apply the I. C.A.R.E. principles Learn how to convert customers to ambassadors who share their story with others Customers are the lifeblood of business. A great product offering isn't enough in today's marketplace, where everyone's looking for an "experience.” Imagine the kind of value a Disney-level customer experience could bring to your organization. The Experience is a guide to getting there, from an insider's perspective.
The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988 when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done.Tigers of the World, 2nd Edition fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the worlda??s leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story, and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policy makers, and most importantly the caring public.It is through broad public understanding and support a?? in Asia, North America, and Europe a?? that will have the greatest impact on tigers over the long term. With this in mind, the book is novel in its presentation of information using images, indigenous art and poetry, anecdotes, maps and other images to engage and inform. Side bars and text boxes focus on important concepts and debates and help to balance different perspectives and opinions. There is no other book which equally benefits both the scientific and general audiences. *Comprehensive look at the past twenty years from the world's leading tiger experts on the biology, politics, and conservation of this species.*Discusses that latest and vast methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species.*Excellent opportunity for upper-level and graduate courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs.*The world's leading tiger experts review recent advances and debates in tiger genetics and ecology, research methods, management and policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, conservation, and the status of Asia's last wild tigers.
Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title-pages printed in England from the early modern era to the nineteenth century, exploring their place in the History of the Book for the first time. He illuminates key features of title-page design and presents 16 illustrations of significant title-pages with commentaries, from Chaucer to Dickens.
The present study aimed to describe the length-weight(LWR), length-length(LLR) relationships, condition factors and feeding behavior for critically endangered catfish of Padma River, north-western Bangladesh, namely Rita rita (Hamilton, 1822). A total of 220 specimens, used for this study were caught by traditional fishing gear from May, 2010 to Oct, 2010. A linear relationship is shown among Total length(TL), Standard length(SL), Fork length(FL), Head length(HL), Snout length(SnL), Pre-dorsal length(PrDL), Post-dorsal length(PoDL), Anal length(AnL) and Anus length(AnsL) and Total body weight(TBW). The sample presented in thesis were large and covered reasonable size ranged from 12.9 cm to 31.9 cm. Most relationships were highly significant with ‘r’ values greater than 0.919. From the length-length relationship equations, it is observed that all length increases with increase of TL which is the expected linear relationship. The allometric co-efficient ‘b’ of the LWR was close to the negative allometric in Rita rita. Their diet consisted of a broad spectrum of food types but crustaceans were dominant, with copepodes constituting 20.7%, other non-copepode crustaceans constituted 12%.