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...

Biotech Juggernaut : Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience
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Biotech Juggernaut : Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience

Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980, legal developments concerning patenting laws transformed scientific researchers into bioentrepreneurs. Often motivated to create profit-driven...

The cerebellum and adaptive control
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The cerebellum and adaptive control

This book reinforces the view that the cerebellum functions as an adaptive control system, automatically adjusting its output as needed for such eventualities as temporary or lasting muscle weakness. It is the first text to synthesize the substantial body of literature on the subject, combining the neuroscience of the cerebellum with the science of control theory common to electrical and computer engineers. An appendix demonstrates e...

Biotransformations and Bioprocesses
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Biotransformations and Bioprocesses

…concise yet comprehensive, covering chemistry and engineering aspects of biotransformation and giving an overview of the various steps involved during the transition from a lab to the plant. This book has illustrations, homework problems, and innovative extensions. This approach will encourage students to obtain a more in-depth understanding of key scientific and engineering concepts.

Plant Adaptation to Environmental Change: Significance of Amino Acids and their Derivatives
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Plant Adaptation to Environmental Change

Plants constantly cope with unfavorable ecosystem conditions, which often prevent them from reaching their full genetic potential in terms of growth, development and productivity. This book covers plants' responses to these environmental changes, namely, the modulation of amino acids, peptides and amines to combat both biotic and abiotic stress factors. Bringing together the most recent developments, this book is an important resourc...

Boyology: A Teen Girl's Crash Course in All Things Boy
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Boyology: A Teen Girl's Crash Course in All Things Boy

A crash course in understanding boys, Boyology delves into the many mysteries of teen guys, dissecting flirting tactics, offering dating suggestions, and providing tips on forming solid friendships. It's an up-close-and-personal look at boys in their natural habitats, with analyses by teen girls—and insight from the boys.

The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects
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The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects

This book covers in detail the biology of malaria parasites and the mosquitoes that transmit the disease, how the Genome Project came into being, the people who created it, and the cadre of scientists who are attempting to see the promise of the Project realized. The promise was: a more complete understanding of the genes of the parasite (and its vector) would provide a rational basis for the development of antimalarial drugs and vac...

Die Wasserstoffbrückenbindung: Eine Bindung fürs Leben: Eine Bindung fürs Leben
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Die Wasserstoffbrückenbindung: Eine Bindung fürs Leben: Eine Bindung fürs Leben

Was hat Wasser mit Tanzpaaren auf dem Wiener Opernball gemeinsam? Die Wahl eines Partners mit dem Ziel, eine kurzzeitige Bindung einzugehen. In lebendiger und anschaulicher Sprache beschreibt der promovierte Chemiker Wasserstoffbrückenbindungen als dreidimensionales Tänzernetzwerk, in dem Partnergemeinschaften in rascher Folge gebildet, gelöst und erneut eingegangen werden. Der Autor beschreibt die Struktur von Wasserstoffbrücken in ...