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About Catrin Sian Rutland
Catrin is an Associate Professor, she teaches, lives and researches science. She has authored both non-fiction and fiction books and publications. Her fiction pieces explore the world beyond what is (presently) possible, known, proven or in existence. Writing allows Catrin to explore these ideas and to understand society and the world around us.
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the horse, from prehistory to the present
There are countless books about keeping and riding horses. The Horse is different: it looks not only at the natural history of the horse in the context of its use by humans, but also at its own, independent story, describing the way horses live, think, and behave both alongside people and on their own. Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Horse provides an engaging and accessible introduction to these beloved animals.
Beginning with evolution and development, The Horse tells how horses came into being more than fifty million years ago and were first domesticated more than five thousand years ago, eventually spreading across the globe. Chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior explain equine anatomy and how it has affected the lives and social structure of horses, and outline current scientific thinking on their behavior as individual and herd animals, including information on communication between horses. A chapter on Horses & People provides a thorough overview of the horse’s many important roles in human history and today, from pack animal to sporting champion. Finally, the book ends with an engrossing and visually stunning photographic gallery of some fifty popular breeds of horses and ponies with essential information about each.
Filled with surprising facts and insights, this book will delight anyone who loves horses and wants to understand them better.
- Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the evolution, development, domestication, and behavior of the horse—from life cycle, breeding, coats and colors, and the senses to courtship, parenting, communication, emotions, and learning
- Tells the full story of horses, from their earliest fossil ancestors to the modern-day Equus
- Offers a detailed survey of how horses and humans have interacted since horses were domesticated, including their use for work and war in the past and recreational and competitive riding today
- Features infographics, diagrams, and more than 250 stunning color photographs
- Includes a beautiful photographic directory to some 50 popular breeds
A comprehensive, richly illustrated celebration of the natural history of the chicken
Inherently social creatures, chickens are enjoying a renaissance as prized members of many households and small farms. From feathers and flock formation to imprinting and incubating, The Chicken provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to understanding how chickens live, think, and act both alongside people and independently.
Starting with the evolution of chickens nearly 10,000 years ago and their adaptations to life with humans, The Chicken also analyzes the anatomy and behavior of modern domesticated chickens and provides practical tips for helping these amazing birds thrive. Featuring a stunning gallery of breeds with detailed profiles, the book also includes a directory of the most striking examples of chickens that have elevated this species from backyard egg producers to prize-winning poultry.
- Provides an accessible, comprehensive, and richly illustrated look at the chicken
- Features a finely illustrated directory of forty popular breeds and their characteristics and care requirements
- Covers the anatomy, physiology, and behavior of chickens
- Offers insights into the intelligence and distinctive thought processes of chickens
- Includes “theory into practice” panels to help chicken keepers better understand their birds
A richly illustrated introduction to the science and history of the cow
We populate the countryside with cows the world over, and their familiar presence ensures that global demands for milk and beef are met. But with more than a billion cattle on the planet, the importance of cows extends well beyond food production. Cows are venerated by some religions and shunned by others; they provide leather for shoes, clothing, and other uses; and they have long been central to the agricultural way of life, working the fields, pulling carts, and providing fertilizer. The Cow is a comprehensive guide to help us understand these important animals, offering a wealth of information about their anatomy and behaviors, breed varieties, and place in human culture past and present. Exploring the cow’s livestock credentials and beyond, this book combines engaging and informative text, beautiful photographs, and explanatory diagrams to examine the cow's fascinating biology, its hard-wired behaviors, and its relationship with humankind.
- Provides an in-depth look at the evolution of the cow, its role in agriculture, and the development of breeds
- Includes chapters on Anatomy & Biology, Society & Behavior, and Cattle & People
- Features a photographic directory of forty global cattle breeds
Some cut, some bite, some steal your chance for a restful night.
Stories from Ross Baxter * Martin Reaves * Gregory L. Norris * Jacki Wildman Wales * Paul D. Marks * Roy C. Booth & Axel Kohagen * Catrin Sian Rutland * K. Trap Jones * Jo-Anne Russell * David Tocher * Frank Martin * Lori Safranek * Billie Sue Mosiman * Nicholas Paschall * Terry M. West * Joseph M. Monks * Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel * Robert Essig * Ken MacGregor * Roy Bishop * Robert Teun * Laura J. Hickman * E.F. Schraeder * Anthony Servante * V. Franklin
The word conjures up images of jail cells, steel bars, guards, chain gangs, prison stripes and more.
In this anthology seventeen authors tell tales of possible future incarceration methods:
Genetic Engineering to create a new breed of prison guards.
Viral Engineering to create a medically induced coma that can be programmed for a specific length of time.
Prisoners who volunteer to be human Guinea Pigs to receive early releases – if they survive.
A “Fun House” that helps people to move past their prejudices and pre-conceived ideas of others.
These and other forms of imprisonment are available for you to explore – from a safe distance – in these pages. Some are indictments of the system, with those who are not-guilty punished for something they didn’t do. Some offer harsh punishments for what seems like only a minor infraction and others explore the human side of imprisonment in unique ways. Join us – we promise you’ll be released at the end of each story.
Featuring stories by: Rebecca McFarland Kyle, David Boop, Melodie Bolt, Dean Anthony Brink, Dawn M Sooy, A. L. Sirois, David B Riley, Lauren C Teffeau, Andrew M Seddon, Cheryl Toner, S. D. Matley, Catrin Sian Rutland, Frank Montellano, Gerry Griffiths, Liam Hogan, Lyn Godfrey, and R. Joseph Maas
While Newton was talking about motion when he developed the above law, it can also be said that for every action or decision there is a consequence: sometimes good, sometimes bad.
Many times consequences can be foreseen and planned for. But there are times they are never seen. It is these unforeseen or Unintended Consequences that can have the biggest impact on individual lives.
An android working to pass as human.
A woman who loses her pre-destined 'soul mate' on world where they were marked at birth.
A Queen who uses magic to make her subjects more cooperative and helpful to each other.
A wife who authorizes a radical treatment for dementia to be performed on her husband.
And 16 more who will learn about the unintended consequences that will affect their lives.
Featuring stories by: Lyn McConchie, Alexandria Bellefleur, Michael Picco, Natasha Cage, Catrin Sian Rutland, DJ Tyrer, Dana Bell, Holly Riordan, Chris Dean, Guy Anthony De Marco, Andrew M. Seddon, J.G. Formato, Michael W. Clark, S. D. Matley, Vaughan Stanger, Jean Martin, Edward Ahern, Glen Damien Campbell, Lyn Godfrey, and V. Hartman DiSanto
Cancer and Noncoding RNAs offers an in-depth exploration of noncoding RNAs and their role in epigenetic regulation of complex human disease, most notably cancer. In addition to examining microRNAs, this volume provides a unique evaluation of more recently profiled noncoding RNAs now implicated in carcinogenesis, including lncRNAs, piRNAs, circRNAs, and tRNAs, identifying differences in function between these noncoding RNAs and how they interact with the rest of the epigenome. A broad range of chapters from experts in the field detail epigenetic regulation of various cancer types, along with recent next generation sequencing technologies, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and bioinformatics approaches.
This book will help researchers in genomic medicine and cancer biology better understand the role of noncoding RNAs in epigenetics, aiding in the development of useful biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and new RNA-based disease therapies.
- Provides a comprehensive analysis of noncoding RNAs implicated in epigenetic regulation of gene expression and chromatin dynamics
- Educates researchers and graduate students by highlighting, in addition to miRNAs, a range of noncoding RNAs newly associated with carcinogenesis
- Applies current knowledge of noncoding RNAs and epigenomics towards developing cancer and RNA-based disease therapies
- Features contributions by leading experts in the field
In PAST TIMES, Kelda Critch, S. L. Dixon, Pauline E. Dungate, Joshua L. Hood, Sloane Kady, Nicola Lombardi, Catrin Sian Rutland and M. J. Wesolowski revisit childhood traumas which continue to cast shadows over the victims’ adult lives for years...