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Mathematics And 21st Century Biology

Author : Committee on Mathematical Sciences Research for DOE's Computational Biology
ISBN : 0309165067
Genre : Science
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The exponentially increasing amounts of biological data along with comparable advances in computing power are making possible the construction of quantitative, predictive biological systems models. This development could revolutionize those biology-based fields of science. To assist this transformation, the U.S. Department of Energy asked the National Research Council to recommend mathematical research activities to enable more effective use of the large amounts of existing genomic information and the structural and functional genomic information being created. The resulting study is a broad, scientifically based view of the opportunities lying at the mathematical science and biology interface. The book provides a review of past successes, an examination of opportunities at the various levels of biological systemsâ€" from molecules to ecosystemsâ€"an analysis of cross-cutting themes, and a set of recommendations to advance the mathematics-biology connection that are applicable to all agencies funding research in this area.

Bioarchaeology Of Native American Adaptation In The Spanish Borderlands

Author : Brenda J. Baker
ISBN : 0813014646
Genre : History
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“An important addition to the growing literature on American Indian-Eropean contact in North America, offering fresh perspectives on the variability of native societies' responses to contact.” –from the Foreword, by Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Museum of Natural History “The only recent volume that explicitly concentrates on biocultural contact effects based on bioarchaeology, paleopathology, and ethnohistory…and [the only one] to stress so strongly that more than disease effects were involved in the depopulation of Native Americans.” –Rebecca Storey, University of Houston Most researchers of the European settlement of North America assume that Native American populations were decimated solely and uniformly by introduced disease. These authors challenge that assumption, demonstrating that Native American societies responded to European encroachment in complex and varied ways. They draw on data from population case studies in what is now the southern United States to establish convincingly that archaeological and bioanthropological research are powerful tools for cultural interpretation.

Indian Captivity In Spanish America

Author : Fernando Operé
ISBN : 0813925878
Genre : History
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Even before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the practice of taking captives was widespread among Native Americans. Indians took captives for many reasons: to replace—by adoption—tribal members who had been lost in battle, to use as barter for needed material goods, to use as slaves, or to use for reproductive purposes. From the legendary story of John Smith's captivity in the Virginia Colony to the wildly successful narratives of New England colonists taken captive by local Indians, the genre of the captivity narrative is well known among historians and students of early American literature. Not so for Hispanic America. Fernando Operé redresses this oversight, offering the first comprehensive historical and literary account of Indian captivity in Spanish-controlled territory from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Originally published in Spanish in 2001 as Historias de la frontera: El cautiverio en la América hispánica, this newly translated work reveals key insights into Native American culture in the New World’s most remote regions. From the "happy captivity" of the Spanish military captain Francisco Nuñez de Pineda y Bascuñán, who in 1628 spent six congenial months with the Araucanian Indians on the Chilean frontier, to the harrowing nineteenth-century adventures of foreigners taken captive in the Argentine Pampas and Patagonia; from the declaraciones of the many captives rescued in the Rio de la Plata region of Argentina in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to the riveting story of Helena Valero, who spent twenty-four years among the Yanomamö in Venezuela during the mid-twentieth century, Operé's vibrant history spans the entire gamut of Spain’s far-flung frontiers. Eventually focusing on the role of captivity in Latin American literature, Operé convincingly shows how the captivity genre evolved over time, first to promote territorial expansion and deny intercultural connections during the colonial era, and later to romanticize the frontier in the service of nationalism after independence. This important book is thus multidisciplinary in its concept, providing ethnographic, historical, and literary insights into the lives and customs of Native Americans and their captives in the New World.

Capturing The Landscape Of New Spain

Author : Rebecca A Carte
ISBN : 9780816531424
Genre : History
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"This monograph sheds new light on Spanish exploration and expansion in the regions of present-day Durango, Sonora, Chihuahua, Arizona, and New Mexico in the sixteenth century by providing a detailed analysis of an important yet woefully understudied text"--Provided by publisher.

Viajes Y Viajeros En La Europa Medieval

Author : Joaquín M. Córdoba Zoilo
ISBN : 8400085493
Genre : Europe
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Europe Observed

Author : Kumkum Chatterjee
ISBN : 0838756948
Genre : History
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This interdisciplinary Work engages with the issue of how Europe and Europeans were perceived by observers from various parts of the world during the early modern period. It seeks thereby to redress the asymmetry in scholarship whereby European views of its "others" are given importance, but a near-total silence prevails about the reverse scenario. This volume contains nine dazzling contributions by distinguished scholars such as Suzanne Preston Blier, Vincent Carretta, Michael Fisher, Ronnie Po-chia Hsia, Hans-Juergen Luesbrink, Nabil Matar, Nancy Shoemaker, Irene Silverblatt, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam. These essays represent sophisticated and rigorous scholarship that is historically aware and highly nuanced. The findings suggest that early modern perceptions about Europe and Europeans were shaped by complex, contingent factors and cannot be reduced to a simple, single paradigm.

Historical Companion To Postcolonial Literatures Continental Europe And Its Empires

Author : Prem Poddar
ISBN : 9780748630271
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo D'haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell. Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires. Written by expert scholars in the fields of postcolonial studies, the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. The entries range from the first European overseas the first explorations, settlements and colonies right up to decolonisation. They highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the companion unlocks contemporary debates about race, colonialism & neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language.

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