Colloidal Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization
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Colloidal Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization

Amidst developments in nanotechnology and successes in catalytic emulsion polymerization of olefins, polymerization in dispersed media is arousing an increasing interest from both practical and fundamental points of view. This text describes ultramodern approaches to synthesis, preparation, characterization, and functionalization of latexes, nanoparticles, and numerous additional colloidal polymer systems. In chapters contributed by ...

New Research Trends of Fluorite-Based Oxide Materials: From Basic Chemistry and Materials Science to Engineering Applications
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New Research Trends of Fluorite-Based Oxide Materials (Materials Science and Technologies)

Fluorite-based oxide materials such as stabilized zriconias, doped cerias, and urania represent a group of the most important key engineering materials in our modern society, with their well-known various electrochemical, ceramic and nuclear etc. applications. This is primarily due to their multi-lateral excellent physical/chemical properties such as high chemical/structure stability, high oxide ion conductivity, superior mechanical ...

Food Fraud and Adulterated Ingredients: Background, Issues, and Federal Action
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Food Fraud and Adulterated Ingredients

Food fraud, or the act of defrauding buyers of food or ingredients for economic gain -- whether they be consumers or food manufacturers, retailers, and importers -- has vexed the food industry throughout history. Some of the earliest reported cases of food fraud, dating back thousands of years, involved olive oil, tea, wine, and spices. These products continue to be associated with fraud, along with some other foods. Although the vas...

Sandstone: Geochemistry, Uses and Environmental Impact
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Sandstone: Geochemistry, Uses and Environmental Impact

This text is exclusively devoted to a broad perspective of research interests centred around environmental geochemistry and the coupling of geology and geochemistry in sandstones. The main focus is to provide a well-balanced, up-to-date overview of all aspects related to geology, geochemistry and the understanding of ground-water systems, as geochemistry has contributed significantly to the understanding of ground-water systems.

Novel Technologies and Systems for Food Preservation (Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability)
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Novel Technologies and Systems for Food Preservation

The increasing demand for food as well as changes in consumption habits have led to the greater availability and variety of food with a longer shelf life. However, these items, when not properly preserved, can lead to severe food-borne illnesses that can be fatal. Thus, countless studies are now geared towards the processing, distributing, and safe storage of foods. Novel Technologies and Systems for Food Preservation is an essential...

The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives
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The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

Being a chemist, this book is just wonderful regarding the chemistry of fireworks and energetic materials. The fireworks section, the history and the present trends are wonderfully explicit and are just what I wanted. The ernergetic materials, especially the history of those materials, are wonderfully told. If these two subjects interest you, by all means get this book.

Protein Phosphorylation in Parasites: Novel Targets for Antiparasitic Intervention
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Protein Phosphorylation in Parasites: Novel Targets for Antiparasitic Intervention

This is the first book to collect and summarize in one publication the efforts to target kinases or phosphatases for drug development against parasite infections. The editors and contributors comprise the Who’s Who in the field, and they are comprehensive in covering every aspect of the topic, from basic research findings to translational approaches in drug development. The result will be welcomed by everyone in academia and industry...

Polymeric Biomaterials (2nd Edition)
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Polymeric Biomaterials (2nd Edition)

Offering nearly 7000 references-3900 more than the first edition-Polymeric Biomaterials, Second Edition is an up-to-the-minute source for plastics and biomedical engineers, polymer scientists, biochemists, molecular biologists, macromolecular chemists, pharmacists, cardiovascular and plastic surgeons, and graduate and medical students in these disciplines. Completely revised and updated, it includes coverage of genetic engineering, s...

Fertilizing the Universe
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Fertilizing the Universe

This new book by Dr Vir Singh has tried to sway the minds of all of us with a powerful idea that speaks volumes about the evolution taking place in the cosmos. This new theory is about cosmological evolution which emphasizes the fact that terrestrial evolution is a fraction of cosmological evolution and it cannot be seen as a different entity. Dr Singh has an inferno of passion for agro-ecology, environmental science, evolution, and ...

Loose Leaf Wardlaw's Contemporary Nutrition 11th edition
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Loose Leaf Wardlaw's Contemporary Nutrition 11th edition

Wardlaw's Contemporary Nutrition is a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Current research is at the core of the Eleventh Edition with revised statistics, incorporation of new results of clinical trials, and updated recommendations. The text provides students who lack a strong science background with the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and prac...