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Our Sun: Biography Of A Star By Christopher Cooper

Our sun is one star among 50 billion in the galaxy. Our galaxy is only one among 50 billion in the universe. With a vastness this incomprehensible, it is easy to feel like we are mere specks of sand on an endless shore. But our sun is special. Though roughly 150 million kilometers separate us, we could not be more connected. Literally, everything you see comes from the sun. The words you are reading now are really photons that left t...

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Drosophila Oogenesis: Methods And Protocols

This volume provides current up-to-date protocols for preparing the ovary for various imaging techniques, genetic protocols for generating mutant clones, mosaic analysis and assessing cell death. Chapters address methods for performing genome wide gene expression analysis and bioinformatics for studies of RNA-protein interactions. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introducti...

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Physiology, Volume 4: The Natural History Of The Crustacea

The Crustacea is one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form and function, and spanning the full spectrum of Earth's environments. Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, as few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. Physiological Regulation is the fourth volume in The Natural Hist...

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Advances In Petrochemicals Ed. By Vivek Patel

This book is designed to help the reader, particularly students and researchers of petroleum science and engineering, to understand synthesis, processing, mechanics, and simulation of the petroleum processes. The petrochemical industry is an important area in our pursuits for economic growth, employment generation, and basic needs. It is a huge field that encompasses many commercial petrochemical and polymer-enabled products. The sel...

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Codes And Ciphers

All you need to know about making and breaking codes. Gem Codes and Ciphers touches on everything from the smoke signals used by Native American Indians to encryption devices used by government agencies and the military. Not only does this handy, pocket-sized book cover the history of the development of codes and ciphers, it also has practical information and advice on how to make codes and, more importantly, how to break them! Topic...

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Mac Mini Hacks & Mods For Dummies

* Starting at $499, the diminutive Mac mini-2.5 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide, and 2.9 pounds-is expected to become Apple's bestselling computer, with projected shipments of 100,000 units a month* This book offers several projects-some easy, some more challenging-to help people tweak, modify, and transform a Mac mini* Modest modifications include creating a Mac mini home theater, an appliance controller, and a travel kit; other more c...

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The Routledge Guidebook To Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are one of the most important and original sources of modern political philosophy but the Prison Notebooks present great difficulties to the reader. Not originally intended for publication, their fragmentary character and their often cryptic language can mystify readers, leading to misinterpretation of the text.The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks provides readers with the historical backgr...

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Ewige Jugend: Eine Kulturgeschichte Des Alterns

Man ist nur so alt wie man sich fühlt – stimmt das? Unser Geburtsjahr sagt noch lange nichts darüber aus, wie es um unseren Körper steht oder wie wir selbst und andere Menschen uns wahrnehmen. Unser Alter, so Robert P. Harrison, hängt von der Welt ab, in der wir leben. Unsere Welt treibt einen verhängnisvollen Kult um die Jugend. Wenn eine alternde Gesellschaft die ewige Jugend für sich reklamiert, gibt es am Ende überhaupt keine Jug...

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Cyber Fraud: The Web Of Lies

There is a new type of threat online that affects thousands of small businesses and millions of consumers worldwide, and yet 99% of them don't even know about it. This cyber fraud is at your door, and you regularly invite these criminals into your home without even knowing it. In Cyber Fraud: The Web of Lies, cybersecurity expert Bryan Seely exposes a huge system of fraud that takes place online and the victims don't even know it's h...

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Aesthetic Sexuality: A Literary History Of Sadomasochism

To understand why the concept of aesthetic sexuality is important, we must consider the influence of the first volume of Foucault's seminal The History of Sexuality. Arguing against Foucault's assertions that only scientia sexualis has operated in modern Western culture while ars erotica belongs to Eastern and ancient societies, Byrne suggests that modern Western culture has indeed witnessed a form of ars erotica, encompassed in what...