Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents
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Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gives the highest priority to developing countermeasures against bioterrorism agents that are highly infective when dispersed in aerosol form. Developing drugs to prevent or treat illnesses caused by bioterrorism agents requires testing their effectiveness in animals since human clinical trials would be unethical. At the request of NIAID, the National Academies conduct...

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
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The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age

“The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age.” —Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slowness You can keep gardening for life, you just need to make adjustment as you age. In The Lifelong Gardener, adaptive gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for making your favorite hobby easi...

Biology and management of Bactrocera and related fruit flies
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Biology and management of Bactrocera and related fruit flies

Throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific, and increasingly in Africa, the primary horticultural insect pests are fruit flies belonging to the genera Bactrocera, Zeugodacus and Dacus (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini). The Dacini is a hugely diverse clade of nearly 900 species endemic to the rainforests of Asia, Australia and the western Pacific, and the savannas and woodlands of Africa. All these species lay their eggs into fleshy frui...

Organic Synthesis Via Examination of Selected Natural Products
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Organic Synthesis Via Examination of Selected Natural Products

This book is written for advanced graduate and undergraduate students to expose them to a variety of strategies for the synthesis of organic compounds. This is done largely within the context of natural products synthesis, but some unnatural products synthesis is also included. Multiple approaches to each group of synthesis targets are presented, and the approaches are compared with one another with an eye on similarities and differe...

Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins
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Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins

This book was Used and looked new when it arrived, packed really nicely, and FAST delivery. I used it in a University class and it is a most intersting book, very up-to-date on research worldwide and easy to use. It has accompanying online products that are very helpful to prepare for Exams. I really enjoyed using this book for classes. Thank you for selling a great product in great condition !

Community-Based Control of Invasive Species
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Community-Based Control of Invasive Species

Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdensome commitments. Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of ...

Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine
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Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine

“Elie Metchnikoff was one of the most remarkable scientists of the turn of the twentieth century, . . . an immunologist ahead of his time, and also, in some ways, very much behind it. In Luba Vikhanski he has finally found a biographer who brings his gripping story to life in sprightly, engaged prose for the English-reading world.” —Michael D. Gordin, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Princeton University

Agrofuels: Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction
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Agrofuels: Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction

Since they were heralded as a key weapon in the fight against climate change, agrofuels have been criticised heavily for doing more harm than good due to deforestation and stealing agricultural land essential to farmers in the developing world. This book asks whether there is any place for agrofuels in a low-carbon future. François Houtart argues that the green potential of agrofuels has been wasted by businesses that put profits abo...