Our Animal Connection: What Sapiens Can Learn From Other Species, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Our Animal Connection

What Sapiens Can Learn From Other Species, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Hehenberger, Zhi Xia

Pan Stanford

250 pages

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Hardback: 9789814800488
pub: 2019-06-30
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The book covers the many ways humans benefit from interactions with other living species. By studying animals of all kinds and sizes, from microbial organisms to elephants and whales, we can learn about their adaptations to extreme conditions on planet Earth, about the evolutionary development of specialized capabilities, and about their ways to defend themselves against predators and diseases. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Homo Sapiens, and how the study of animals can make us stronger and healthier. To increase our knowledge of genetics, molecular and cell biology, physiology and medicine, we need to study model organisms. To cure human disease, we can learn from animals how they have evolved ways to protect themselves. To improve our human performance, we can study the animal kingdom’s top performers and possibly learn from their successes. Finally, we review genetic engineering techniques that can translate our existing and future animal connections into benefits for human health and performance.

Table of Contents

Our Animal Connection

About the Editors

Dr. Hehenberger is founder and partner of HM NanoMed LLC, Connecticut, USA. He retired after a long career with IBM in the end of 2013. He earned a Dipl. Ing. in physics from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and obtained his Ph.D. and Dr. Sc. degrees in quantum chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Zhi Xia is deputy secretary of the China Science Writers Association, the project manager of the National High Technology Research and Development Program("863" Program) of China, and core member of the Guangdong Provincial Innovation Team.

Huanming(Henry) Yang is the co-founder and Chairman of Board, BGI, one of the major genomics centers in the world.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI029000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCI100000
SCIENCE / Natural History
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical