David Lack's classic work on the finches of the Galapagos Islands (Darwin's Finches) was first published in 1947; few books have had such a great impact on evolutionary biology, indeed it is still one of the most succinct and fascinating treatises ever written about the origin of new species. The 1947 version is reproduced with facsimile pages of the original text, tables and line illustrations. The major feature of this reprint is the additional material supplied by Dr Peter Boag and Dr Laurene Ratcliffe who have both completed studies on the Galapagos. The readership will comprise students of evolution and ecology and those interested in the history of evolutionary thought. Amateur ornithologists and tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands will find this account fascinating.
Prostanoids are a group of fat-soluble compounds synthesised by almost every cell in the human body, and they are essential to the proper functioning of the organs. Interruption to the constant rate of formation and release of prostanoids may cause life-threatening conditions to develop, for example a deficiency may exacerbate or cause strokes, heart disease, diabetes and an excess is implicated in arthritis. The interest in the structure and functions of prostanoids is great and much research effort has been spent on elucidating facts about them. This book makes explicit the present knowledge on the subject, and emphasises the pharmacology, physiology and relevance to clinical conditions. It offers those studying pharmacology and physiology, particularly in preclinical medical courses, an up-to-date summary of this exciting group of substances.
This book is a complete translation of Marx's critical commentary on paragraphs 261-313 of Hegel's major work in political theory. In this text Marx subjects Hegel's doctrine on the internal constitution of the state to a lengthy analysis. It was Marx's first attempt to expose and criticize Hegel's philosophy in general and his political philosophy in particular. It also represents his early efforts to criticize existing political institutions and to clarify the relations between the political and economic aspects of society. The Critique provides textual evidence in support of the argument that Marx's early writings do not exhibit radically different doctrinal principles and theoretical and practical concerns from his later work. This edition also includes a translation of the introduction Marx wrote for his proposed revised version of the Critique which he never completed. In a substantial introduction, Professor O'Malley provides valuable information on Marx's intellectual development.