Tag: Evolutionary

Evolutionary Psychiatry


Evolutionary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives on Evolution and Mental Health
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1316516563 | 339 Pages | PDF | 4.42 MB
Evolutionary psychiatry attempts to explain and examine the development and prevalence of psychiatric disorders through the lens of evolutionary and adaptationist theories. In this edited volume, leading international evolutionary scholars present a variety of Darwinian perspectives that will encourage readers to consider ‘why’ as well as ‘how’ mental disorders arise. Using insights from comparative animal evolution, ethology, anthropology, culture, philosophy and other humanities, evolutionary thinking helps us to re-evaluate psychiatric epidemiology, genetics, biochemistry and psychology. It seeks explanations for persistent heritable traits shaped by selection and other evolutionary processes, and reviews traits and disorders using phylogenetic history and insights from the neurosciences as well as the effects of the modern environment. By bridging the gap between social and biological approaches to psychiatry, and encouraging bringing the evolutionary perspective into mainstream psychiatry, this book will help to inspire new avenues of research into the causation and treatment of mental disorders.

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Evolutionary Optimization and Game Strategies for Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Design


Evolutionary Optimization and Game Strategies for Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Design: Applications to Aeronautics and UAV Design by Jacques Periaux, Felipe Gonzalez, Dong Seop Chris Lee
English | PDF | 2015 | 323 Pages | ISBN : 9401795193 | 28 MB
Many complex aeronautical design problems can be formulated with efficient multi-objective evolutionary optimization methods and game strategies.

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The Origin and Early Evolutionary History of Snakes


The Origin and Early Evolutionary History of Snakes
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1108837344 | 489 Pages | PDF | 27 MB
Snakes comprise nearly 4,000 extant species found on all major continents except Antarctica. Morphologically and ecologically diverse, they include burrowing, arboreal, and marine forms, feeding on prey ranging from insects to large mammals. Snakes are strikingly different from their closest lizard relatives, and their origins and early diversification have long challenged and enthused evolutionary biologists. The origin and early evolution of snakes is a broad, interdisciplinary topic for which experts in palaeontology, ecology, physiology, embryology, phylogenetics, and molecular biology have made important contributions. The last 25 years has seen a surge of interest, resulting partly from new fossil material, but also from new techniques in molecular and systematic biology. This volume summarises and discusses the state of our knowledge, approaches, data, and ongoing debates. It provides reviews, syntheses, new data and perspectives on a wide range of topics relevant to students and researchers in evolutionary biology, neontology, and palaeontology.

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Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine An Integrated Approach


English | 2022 | ISBN: 0198849710, 978-0198849728 | 385 pages | True PDF | 26.84 MB
Evolutionary medicine has been steadily gaining recognition, not only in modern clinical research and practice, but also in bioarchaeology (the study of archaeological human remains) and especially its sub-discipline, palaeopathology. To date, however, palaeopathology has note been necessarily recognised as particularly useful to the field and most key texts in evolutionary medicine have tended to overlook it.
This novel text is the first to highlight the benefits of using palaeopathological research to answer questions about the evolution of disease and its application to current health problems, as well as the benefits of using evolutionary thinking in medicine to help interpret historical disease processes. It presents hypothesis-driven research by experts in biological anthropology (including palaeopathology), medicine, health sciences, and evolutionary medicine through a series of unique case studies that address specific research questions. Each chapter has been co-authored by two or more researchers with different disciplinary perspectives in order to provide original, insightful, and interdisciplinary contributions that will provide new insights for both palaeopathology and evolutionary medicine.

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Data-Driven Evolutionary Modeling in Materials Technology


Data-Driven Evolutionary Modeling in Materials Technology
English | 2022 | ISBN: 9781003201045 | 319 pages | True PDF | 41.36 MB
Due to efficacy and optimization potential of genetic and evolutionary algorithms, they are used in learning and modeling especially with the advent of big data related problems. This book presents the algorithms and strategies specifically associated with pertinent issues in materials science domain. It discusses the procedures for evolutionary multi-objective optimization of objective functions created through these procedures and introduces available codes. Recent applications ranging from primary metal production to materials design are covered. It also describes hybrid modeling strategy, and other common modeling and simulation strategies like molecular dynamics, cellular automata etc.

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Advances in Evolutionary Computing Theory and Applications


Advances in Evolutionary Computing: Theory and Applications by Ashish Ghosh
English | PDF | 2003 | 1001 Pages | ISBN : 3540433309 | 101.59 MB
The term evolutionary computing (EC) refers to the study of the foundations and applications of certain heuristic techniques based on the principles of natural evolution, and thus the aim when designing evolutionary algorithms (EAs) is to mimic some of the processes taking place in natural evolution.

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The Evolutionary Strategies that Shape Ecosystems


The Evolutionary Strategies that Shape Ecosystems By J. Philip Grime, Simon Pierce(auth.)
2012 | 263 Pages | ISBN: 0470674814 | PDF | 3 MB
In 1837 a young Charles Darwin took his notebook, wrote "I think" and then sketched a rudimentary, stick-like tree. Each branch of Darwin’s tree of life told a story of survival and adaptation – adaptation of animals and plants not just to the environment but also to life with other living things. However, more than 150 years since Darwin published his singular idea of natural selection, the science of ecology has yet to account for how contrasting evolutionary outcomes affect the ability of organisms to coexist in communities and to regulate ecosystem functioning. In this book Philip Grime and Simon Pierce explain how evidence from across the world is revealing that, beneath the wealth of apparently limitless and bewildering variation in detailed structure and functioning, the essential biology of all organisms is subject to the same set of basic interacting constraints on life-history and physiology. The inescapable resulting predicament during the evolution of every species is that, according to habitat, each must adopt a predictable compromise with regard to how they use the resources at their disposal in order to survive. The compromise involves the investment of resources in either the effort to acquire more resources, the tolerance of factors that reduce metabolic performance, or reproduction. This three-way trade-off is the irreducible core of the universal adaptive strategy theory which Grime and Pierce use to investigate how two environmental filters selecting, respectively, for convergence and divergence in organism function determine the identity of organisms in communities, and ultimately how different evolutionary strategies affect the functioning of ecosystems. This book reflects an historic phase in which evolutionary processes are finally moving centre stage in the effort to unify ecological theory, and animal, plant and microbial ecology have begun to find a common theoretical framework. Visit www.wiley.com/go/grime/evolutionarystrategies to access the artwork from the book.Content: Chapter 1 Evolution and Ecology: A Janus Perspective? (pages 3-7): Chapter 2 Primary Strategies: The Ideas (pages 8-24): Chapter 3 Primary Adaptive Strategies in Plants (pages 25-39): Chapter 4 Primary Adaptive Strategies in Organisms Other Than Plants (pages 40-104): Chapter 5 From Adaptive Strategies to Communities (pages 105-162): Chapter 6 From Strategies to Ecosystems (pages 163-193): Chapter 7 The Path from Evolution to Ecology (pages 194-201):

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Monolith to Microservices Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith [Audiobook]


English | February 27, 2021 | ASIN: B08X7DX23V | MP3 | M4B | 6h 45m | 368 MB
Author: Sam Newman | Narrator: Mitchell Dorian
How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman’s extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.

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