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Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats


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  • Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats available on July 29 2018 from Amazon for 22.20
  • Evolution in a Toxic World : How Life Responds to Chemical Threats available on April 21 2015 from ECampus for 34.13
  • Evolution In A Toxic World: How Life Responds To Chemical Threats available on February 16 2015 from Indigo for 35.0
  • ISBN bar code 9781597269766 ξ2 registered July 29 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9781597269766 ξ1 registered September 24 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9781597269766 ξ3 registered July 21 2013
  • ISBN bar code 9781597269766 ξ4 registered February 16 2015
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by Island Press

  • # 9781597269766N
  • # 978159726976

  • Product weight is 1 lbs.
With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's atmosphere, it threatened the very existence of life: now we literally can't live without it. According to Monosson, examining how life adapted to such early threats can teach us a great deal about today's (and tomorrow's) most dangerous contaminants. While the study of evolution has advanced many other sciences, from conservation biology to medicine, the field of toxicology has yet to embrace this critical approach.In Evolution in a Toxic World, Monosson seeks to change that. She traces the development of life's defense systems—the mechanisms that transform, excrete, and stow away potentially harmful chemicals—from more than three billion years ago to today. Beginning with our earliest ancestors' response to ultraviolet radiation, Monosson explores the evolution of chemical defenses such as antioxidants, metal binding proteins, detoxification, and cell death.    As we alter the world's chemistry, these defenses often become overwhelmed faster than our bodies can adapt. But studying how our complex internal defense network currently operates, and how it came to be that way, may allow us to predict how it will react to novel and existing chemicals. This understanding could lead to not only better management and preventative measures, but possibly treatment of current diseases. Development of that knowledge starts with this pioneering book.

References
    ^ (2012). Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats (revised Sep 2015)
    ^ Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats, Island Press. Amazon. (revised Jul 2018)
    ^ (2013). Evolution in a Toxic World : How Life Responds to Chemical Threats ECampus. (revised Apr 2015)
    ^ Evolution In A Toxic World: How Life Responds To Chemical Threats Indigo. (revised Feb 2015)

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