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Manual Of Clinical Microbiology (2 Volume Set), 11th Edition

The 11th edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology continues to set the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practices as the most authoritative reference in the field of clinical microbiology. This new edition presents the numerous microbial taxonomic changes and newer more powerful diagnostic approaches that have been developed since publication of the 10th edition. A collaborative team of editors and authors from arou...

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Precious Forests: Precious Earth Ed. By Miodrag Zlatic

Contents Preface 1 Proximate and Underlying Causes of Illegal Timber Trade in Uganda 2 Realities on Deforestation in Tanzania — Trends, Drivers, Implications and the Way Forward 3 Dynamics of an Urban Forest in Response to Urban Development and Management Initiatives — Case of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve 4 Japanese Forestation Policies During the 20 Years Following World War II 5 Decentralisation of Forest Management — Is it a Panacea...

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Rhodiola Rosea (traditional Herbal Medicines For Modern Times)

This book will become the touchstone and the essential reference for anyone serious about R. rosea as a future medicine … . This volume clearly will provide researchers, health professionals, industry members, and others with a wide perspective and deep level of reliable information on this increasingly popular and beneficial medicinal plant. The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia w...

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Genomic Messages: How The Evolving Science Of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, And Future

Two leaders in the field of genetics—a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist—answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare. Breakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals. But what are these changes and how do they affect our individual care? Genomic Me...

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Methods in Membrane Lipids

This volume expands upon the previous edition with current, detailed protocols for investigating membranes and their component lipids in artificial membranes, cells, and in silico. Chapters focus on properties of the component lipids, membranes and their biophysical properties, fluorescent probes for studying membranes, sample preparation, physical techniques to study membrane composition, properties , and function, behavior of chole...

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Insect Molecular Biology And Ecology

Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments. Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysis of biomacromolecules, particularly DNA, RNA, and proteins, but also of low-molecular...

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Population Demography Of Northern Spotted Owls

The Northern Spotted Owl, a threatened species that occurs in coniferous forests in the western United States, has become a well-known environmental symbol. But how is the owl actually faring? This book contains the results of a long-term effort by a large group of leading researchers to document population trends of the Northern Spotted Owl. The study was conducted on 11 areas in the Pacific Northwest from 1985 to 2008, and its obje...

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Commercializing Nanomedicine: Industrial Applications, Patents, And Ethics

The authors of this book address all individuals approaching the study of nanomedicine for the first time ever, as well as those already profitably working in the field either as scientists, doctors, lawyers, or entrepreneurs. Teeming with accurate, up-to-date, and enjoyable content, the book describes some enlightening facts and figures pertaining to the growing field of nanomedicine. Open problems and potentialities are identified ...

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The Universe Within: Discovering The Common History Of Rocks, Planets, And People

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies—our hands, heads, and jaws—and the ...

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Rémi Pin, L’évolution : De Darwin Aux Dernières Découvertes

Très clair et passionnant sur Darwin, Mendel, etc… Hélas beaucoup moins sur l'évolution elle-même ! Noté quelques approximations et même une erreur grossière sur les dinos (le sujet que je connais le mieux), je ne sais pas si le reste est du même acabit, je ne peux pas juger… mais du coup, je doute ! Il y a beaucoup plus clair sur le sujet, comme par exemple l'évolution de ph. Whitffield chez Nathan, mais qui n'a qu'un seul défaut : ...