Vital Forces

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Author: Graeme K. Hunter
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123618115
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Vital Forces by Graeme K. Hunter

Original Title: Vital Forces

Combining science and biography into a seamless chronological narrative, the author of Vital Forces brings to life the successes and failures, collaborations and feuds, and errors and insights that produced the revolution in biology. The story is told in a clear, engaging, and absorbing manner. This delightful work relates the fascinating and staggering advances in concepts and theories over the last 200 years and introduces the major figures of the times. Vividly describes dramatic scientific discoveries, personalities, feuds and rivalries Answers a general readers quest to understand the nature of life, and the relevance of biochemistry/molecular biology to modern medicine, industry and agriculture

Vital Forces Teleology And Organization

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Author: Andrea Gambarotto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319654152
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Vital Forces Teleology And Organization by Andrea Gambarotto

Original Title: Vital Forces Teleology And Organization

This book offers a comprehensive account of vitalism and the Romantic philosophy of nature. The author explores the rise of biology as a unified science in Germany by reconstructing the history of the notion of “vital force,” starting from the mid-eighteenth through the early nineteenth century. Further, he argues that Romantic Naturphilosophie played a crucial role in the rise of biology in Germany, especially thanks to its treatment of teleology. In fact, both post-Kantian philosophers and naturalists were guided by teleological principles in defining the object of biological research. The book begins by considering the problem of generation, focusing on the debate over the notion of “formative force.” Readers are invited to engage with the epistemological status of this formative force, i.e. the question of the principle behind organization. The second chapter provides a reconstruction of the physiology of vital forces as it was elaborated in the mid- to late-eighteenth century by the group of physicians and naturalists known as the “Göttingen School.” Readers are shown how these authors developed an understanding of the animal kingdom as a graded series of organisms with increasing functional complexity. Chapter three tracks the development of such framework in Romantic Naturphilosophie. The author introduces the reader to the problem of classification, showing how Romantic philosophers of nature regarded classification as articulated by a unified plan that connects all living forms with one another, relying on the idea of living nature as a universal organism. In the closing chapter, this analysis shows how the three instances of pre-biological discourse on living beings – theory of generation, physiology and natural history – converged to form the consolidated disciplinary matrix of a general biology. The book offers an insightful read for all scholars interested in classical German philosophy, especially those researching the philosophy of nature, as well as the history and philosophy of biology.

Vital Forces Of The Early Churches

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Author: H. A. A. Kennedy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532618832
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Vital Forces Of The Early Churches by H. A. A. Kennedy

Original Title: Vital Forces Of The Early Churches

"No more fitting summary of the account given in Acts of the Early Christian movement could be found than the words of chap. xix. 20: 'So mightily did the message of the Lord grow and prevail.' The book intends to be a narrative of the victorious progress of the good news of Christ. Even those elements in it which fail to appeal to us were influential at the close of the first century A.D. This was what Christianity had achieved. It had come to occupy successfully the chief centers of the ancient world. It had spread from Jerusalem to Rome." -- From Chapter 1

Full Range Leadership Development

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Author: Bruce J. Avolio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974755
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Full Range Leadership Development by Bruce J. Avolio

Original Title: Full Range Leadership Development

Conversational and accessible, this Second Edition of Bruce J. Avolio's groundbreaking book uses the full range leadership development model as an organizing framework and shows how it can be directly applied to improving leadership at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Filled with examples that show how the full range model comes to life in today's global world, Full Range Leadership Development, Second Edition, demonstrates how people, timing, resources, the context of interaction, and expected results in performance and motivation all contribute to effective leadership. Over the last decade, the full range model has become the most researched model in the leadership literature—and the most validated—and has been proven to be an accurate guide for developing exemplary leadership in diverse cultures, organizations, and leadership positions. The new edition shows how the process of leadership development is linked to validation and how the process of validation informs accelerated leadership development.

Vital Force

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Author: Trevor Scott
Publisher: Salvo Press
ISBN: 1930486596
Size: 57.88 MB
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Vital Force by Trevor Scott

Original Title: Vital Force

When a Cold Warrior from Russia asks Jake to observe the launch of their newest ICBM, Jake finds himself in the taiga of the Russian Far East. But something goes terribly wrong with the missile, and the Russians discover an American plane has shot down the missile with their new Airborne Laser system. This event sets into motion actions and reactions that span from the U.S. capitol to California to the Pacific Northwest, to a remote Aleutian Island, and across the Pacific to China. Jake is recruited back into Network service undercover in China, where he battles with agents, the Chinese Army, and even the elements, as he struggles to discover his enemies. Everyone wants this new laser system, but Jake must ensure it doesn't get into the wrong hands.

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