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DeSalle, Rob

Works: 60 works in 222 publications in 6 languages and 12,470 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  History  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QH437, 611.01816
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rob DeSalle
The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs by Rob DeSalle( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this book the authors present a step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system. Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, the authors explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history, an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags, that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product
Welcome to the genome : a user's guide to the genetic past, present, and future by Rob DeSalle( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to the Genome takes you right into the thick of today's most cutting-edge science and its far-reaching implications. Authors Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell have written a book which clearly explains the ongoing saga of our attempts to understand the mystery of biology's Rosetta Stone and use its code to better our lives." "This book employs an understandable style and full-color illustrations to provide insights into the complex science involved. It delves into the past discoveries that led to the sequencing of the human genome; it presents the challenges facing today's scientists and society and culture in general; and it considers the future possibilities of the developing genome era. Social issues, particularly questions of ethics, receive special attention, covering an important area too often overshadowed by science and technology."--Jacket
The science of Jurassic Park and the lost world, or, How to build a dinosaur by Rob DeSalle( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the motion picture Jurassic Park as a starting point, DeSalle and Lindley discuss how possible it would actually be to clone dinosaurs from DNA found in prehistoric blood and what problems might be encountered in creating a complete genetic blueprint, an egg, and a suitable habitat
Epidemic! : the world of infectious diseases( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the world of infectious disease with essays by Nobel Prize-winning experts, profiles of scientists and researchers, and case studies."--Cover
The genomic revolution : unveiling the unity of life( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human origins : what bones and genomes tell us about ourselves by Rob DeSalle( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the microbiome : getting to know the trillions of bacteria and other microbes in, on, and around you by Rob DeSalle( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This intriguing up-to-the-minute book for scientists and non-scientists alike explains what researchers are discovering about the microbe world and what the implications are for modern science and medicine. DeSalle and Perkins illuminate the long, intertwined evolution of humans and microbes. They discuss how novel DNA sequencing has shed entirely new light on the complexity of microbe-human interactions, and they examine the potential benefits to human health: amazing possibilities for pinpoint treatment of infections and other illnesses without upsetting the vital balance of an individual microbiome." -- dust jacket
Race? : debunking a scientific myth by Ian Tattersall( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions of race, clear boundaries among "races" remain highly elusive from a purely biological standpoint. Differences among human populations that people intuitively view as "racial" are not only superficial but are also of astonishingly recent origin. In this intriguing and highly accessible book, physical anthropologist Ian Tattersall and geneticist Rob DeSalle, both senior scholars from the American Museum of Natural History, explain what human races actually are--and are not--and place them within the wider perspective of natural diversity. They explain that the relative isolation of local populations of the newly evolved human species during the last Ice Age--when Homo sapiens was spreading across the world from an African point of origin--has now begun to reverse itself, as differentiated human populations come back into contact and interbreed. Indeed, the authors suggest that all of the variety seen outside of Africa seems to have both accumulated and started reintegrating within only the last 50,000 or 60,000 years--the blink of an eye, from an evolutionary perspective. The overarching message of Race? Debunking a Scientific Myth is that scientifically speaking, there is nothing special about racial variation within the human species. These distinctions result from the working of entirely mundane evolutionary processes, such as those encountered in other organisms
Bones, brains and DNA : the human genome and human evolution by Ian Tattersall( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the tools and methods used to study human origins and discusses milestones in human evolution, human movement across the planet, and the beginnings of being human through language, music, art, and technology
Molecular systematics and evolution : theory and practice by Rob DeSalle( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheeler, Ward, Investigator, Non-NASA Center: Am Mus Natl Hist, New York, NY
Techniques in molecular systematics and evolution by Ward Wheeler( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amount of information that can be obtained by using molecular techniques in evolution, systematics and ecology has increased exponentially over the last ten years. The need for more rapid and efficient methods of data acquisition and analysis is growing accordingly. This manual presents some of the most important techniques for data acquisition developed over the last years. The choice and justification of data analysis techniques is also an important and critical aspect of modern phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis and so a considerable part of this volume addresses this important subject. The book is mainly written for students and researchers from evolutionary biology in search for methods to acquire data, but also from molecular biology who might be looking for information on how data are analyzed in an evolutionary context. To aid the user, information on web-located sites is included wherever possible. Approaches that will push the amount of information which systematics will gather in the
A natural history of wine by Ian Tattersall( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest."--
Phylogenomics : a primer by Rob DeSalle( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phylogenomics: A Primer is for advanced undergraduate and graduate biology students studying molecular biology, comparative biology, evolution, genomics, and biodiversity. It explores the origins of organic life on the planet, examines the use of scientific databases to understand the function of proteins within organisms, and provides insight into the interpretation of linear sequence information in the context of organismal change. This book explains the essential concepts underlying the storage and manipulation of genomics level data, construction of phylogenetic trees, population genetics, natural selection, the tree of life, DNA barcoding, and metagenomics. The inclusion of problem-solving exercises in each chapter provides students with a solid grasp of the important molecular and evolutionary questions facing modern biologists as well as the tools needed to answer them. Online exercises are also available to assist students in working with the programs and databases used to analyze phylogenomic data."--Publisher's website
Key transitions in animal evolution( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The origin of multicellular animals and how multicellularity evolved is one of those difficult and delicate biological problems that has been pondered over for centuries. This book attempts to summarize some of the more recent results in phylogenetics and developmental biology that address the evolution of key innovations in metazoans. The book has three main sections. The first section contains five chapters that address the phylogenetic issues involving this part of the tree of life. Even though modern genome technology has made it possible to study these issues using a vast information database the elucidation of the relationships in this part of the tree of life continues to be elusive. The second section of the book addresses some of the more prominent questions concerning the developmental biology of metazoan evolution. The topics in this section focus on nervous system development, sensory organ development and developmental systems. The third section of the book focuses on the evolution of pattern and process in the incredible forms of life that we call Metazoa. The topics covered in this part of the book include the evolution of life histories, ecological associations and the evolution of biogeochmical aspects of metazoa. The book has over 40 illustrations and an up to date bibliography of over 500 references. Each chapter concludes with a set of questions for study and discussion to assist instructors and students in delving more deeply into the topics covered by the seventeen chapters in the book"--
Your 21st century brain : amazing science games to play with your mind by Michael A Dispezio( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the brain using activities, including experiments, puzzles, and quizzes, to show how the brain, nerves, and senses work
The science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World by Rob DeSalle( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob DeSalle, associate curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and David Lindley, a physicist and editor at Science News Magazine, demystify the world of cloning and recombinant DNA in this engaging and educational audio version of their book
Brain : a 21st century look at a 400-million-year-old organ by Rob DeSalle( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace and Darwin, the museum mice, explain how the brain works in humans as well as in animals and insects.--
The great human journey : around the world in 22 million days by Ian Tattersall( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace and Darwin, the Museum Mice from the Halls of the American Museum of Natural History, are off on another adventure! It's amazing what you can find in a museum and how far you can travel in a small time machine made from a yoghurt cup! Have you ever wondered where we humans all came from and how there came to be so many of us? The answers, as our two mice will show you, lie everywhere including in our own DNA. So there is the Big Picture of The Great Human Journey from the middle of Africa to Australia, America and Asia and then there's the Tiny (really tiny) Picture too of molecules an
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Welcome to the genome : a user's guide to the genetic past, present, and future
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De Salle, Rob 1954-

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The science of Jurassic Park and the lost world, or, How to build a dinosaurEpidemic! : the world of infectious diseasesThe genomic revolution : unveiling the unity of lifeHuman origins : what bones and genomes tell us about ourselvesRace? : debunking a scientific mythBones, brains and DNA : the human genome and human evolutionMolecular systematics and evolution : theory and practiceTechniques in molecular systematics and evolution