• Science
  • Foodborne Microbial Pathogens: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis by Arun Bhunia

    By Arun Bhunia

    Foodborne Microbial Pathogens: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis is the 1st textbook of its type, and may function a precious source not just for foodstuff microbiology graduate or undergraduate scholars yet can be utilized as a table reference for scientific microbiologists, microbiology execs, and academicians concerned with meals microbiology and nutrition security similar learn or teaching.

    The writer provides up to date details on molecular and mobile mechanism of numerous significant foodborne microbial pathogens, together with decide on brokers for bioterrorism, virulence genes and their rules within the host or the nutrition surroundings, pathogenicity checking out types, medical signs, and prevention and keep an eye on options. with the intention to comprehend the ailment strategy, one should have definite realizing in regards to the function of the immune process. therefore this e-book additionally covers the host parasite interplay to a degree the place the readers can have a greater appreciation for the sickness mechanism.

    The e-book additionally comprises electronic and hand-drawn figures to demonstrate the pathogenic technique. The paintings was once generated by way of the writer, and the illustrations uniquely reduction in higher realizing of the mechanism of pathogenesis.

    About the Author:

    Arun okay. Bhunia is a Professor of Molecular foodstuff Microbiology at Purdue collage, West Lafayette, Indiana

    Show description

  • Science
  • Contraception. Science and Practice by Marcus Filshie

    By Marcus Filshie

    The world's inhabitants is expanding by way of multiple million each 5 days. The editors word carrying on with loss of precedence given to tackling the area development in human numbers (by decreasing it instead of purely trying to accommodate it), indicates that neither politicians nor electorate have not begun liked its devastating implications for assembly human wishes. in addition they notice the good volume of person want, as proven in constructing international locations via the realm Fertility Survey. customer surveys in built international locations have additionally proven the deficiency of our present contraception equipment, in phrases either one of perceived security and of simplicity for clients. This paintings is designed to be a guidebook either in dealing with the emergency threatened by way of the rise in international inhabitants and in utilizing the to be had equipment larger to satisfy the human wishes bearing on birth control. meant really for physicians engaged in educating or study in birth-control recommendations, the purpose has been to assist ''practice'' even though it additionally comprises a lot clinical wisdom. a lot house has been given to the increasing topic of hormonal contaception and chapters on ''the pill'' target to put the topic into point of view

    Show description

  • Science
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

    By Mary Roach

    Book Details:

    ASIN: B003YJEXUM
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    Publication Date: 2011-04-04
    Number of Pages: 336
    Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

    Synopsis from Amazon:

    "America's funniest technology writer" (Washington Post) returns to discover the irresistibly unusual universe of lifestyles with no gravity during this New York Times bestseller.

    Space is an international with out the issues we have to dwell and thrive: air, gravity, scorching showers, clean produce, privateness, beer. area exploration is in many ways an exploration of what it capability to be human. How a lot can somebody quit? How a lot weirdness can they take? What occurs to you if you happen to can't stroll for a yr? have intercourse? odor plants? What occurs if you happen to vomit on your helmet in the course of an area stroll? Is it attainable for the human physique to outlive a bailout at 17,000 miles in line with hour? to reply to those questions, house corporations organize all demeanour of quizzical and startlingly extraordinary house simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it's attainable to preview house with no ever leaving Earth. From the gap commute education rest room to a crash try of NASA's new area tablet (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally exciting journey into the technological know-how of existence in house and house on Earth.

    Show description

  • Science
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

    By Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

    "A excellent e-book . . . A lively protection of technology . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this e-book is a manifesto for transparent thought."

    *Los Angeles Times

    "POWERFUL . . . A stirring protection of knowledgeable rationality. . . wealthy in incredible details and lovely writing."

    *The Washington put up publication World

    How will we make clever judgements approximately our more and more technology-driven lives if we don't comprehend the variation among the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of technological know-how? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and exceptional astronomer Carl Sagan argues that medical considering is important not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very future health of our democratic institutions.

    Casting a large internet via background and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the earlier as witchcraft, religion therapeutic, demons, and UFOs. And but, disturbingly, in today's so-called info age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with tales of alien abduction, channeling previous lives, and communal hallucinations commanding starting to be awareness and recognize. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren music of unreason isn't just a cultural flawed flip yet a deadly plunge into darkness that threatens our most elementary freedoms.

    "COMPELLING."

    *USA Today

    "A transparent imaginative and prescient of what solid technology capability and why it makes a distinction. . . . A testimonial to the ability of technology and a caution of the risks of unrestrained credulity."

    *The Sciences

    "PASSIONATE."

    *San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

    Show description

  • Science
  • New Scientist (17 May 2014)

    New Scientist is a weekly foreign technological know-how journal and site overlaying contemporary advancements in technological know-how and expertise for a basic English-speaking viewers. New Scientist has maintained an internet site considering the fact that 1996, publishing day-by-day information. in addition to masking present occasions and information from the clinical group, the journal frequently beneficial properties speculative articles, starting from the technical to the philosophical.

    Show description

  • Science
  • Spreadsheets in Science and Engineering by W. G. Filby (auth.), Dr. Gordon Filby (eds.)

    By W. G. Filby (auth.), Dr. Gordon Filby (eds.)

    "Spreadsheets in technological know-how and Engineering" exhibits scientists and engineers in any respect degrees easy methods to study, validate and calculate info and the way the analytical and picture services of spreadsheet courses (ExcelR) can clear up those initiatives of their day-by-day paintings. The examples at the CD-ROM accompanying the publication contain fabric of undergraduate to present learn point in disciplines starting from chemistry and chemical engineering to molecular biology and geology.

    Show description

  • Science
  • Histoire de la notion de vie by André Pichot

    By André Pichot

    L'ouvrage s'efforce de saisir los angeles suggestion de vie à travers les écrits des plus grands théoriciens de los angeles vie, de l'Antiquité à l'aube de l. a. biologie moderne. Il s'agit d'un advisor de lecture et d'une gigantesque somme de textes - plus de mille extraits d'ouvrages essentiels - commentés et critiqués dans une viewpoint historique, philosophique et scientifique. C'est aussi los angeles tentative d'éclaircir, par l'histoire d'une concept, los angeles philosophie sous-tendant les sciences biologiques actuelles.Texte important et citations sont différenciés typographiquement. Deux niveaux de lecture sont possibles, soit l'ensemble du texte et des citations, soit le seul texte valuable qui forme un tout en lui-même.

    Show description

  • Science
  • About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big by Adam Frank

    By Adam Frank

    The massive Bang is all yet useless, and we don't but understand what is going to exchange it. Our universe’s “beginning” is at an finish. What does this need to do with us the following on the earth? Our lives are approximately to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they have been with the discovery of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.

    In the top of the start, Adam Frank explains how the feel of our lives alterations in addition to our figuring out of the universe’s starting place. considering the fact that we aroused from sleep to self-consciousness fifty thousand years in the past, our lived adventure of time—from looking and amassing to the improvement of agriculture to the economic revolution to the discovery of Outlook calendars—has been reworked and rebuilt repeatedly. however the most recent theories in cosmology— time with out starting, parallel universes, everlasting inflation—are approximately to ship us in a brand new direction.

    Time is either our grandest and such a lot intimate notion of the universe. Many books inform the tale, recounting the development of clinical cosmology. Frank tells the tale of humanity’s inner most question— whilst and the way did every little thing begin?—alongside the tale of ways people have skilled time. He seems to be on the means our engagement with the world— our innovations, our behavior and more—has allowed us to find the character of the universe and the way these discoveries, in flip, tell our day-by-day experience.

    This unbelievable booklet will swap the best way we predict approximately time and the way it impacts our lives.

    Show description

  • Science
  • Molecules Containing No Carbon Atoms and Molecules by K. Kuchitsu, N. Vogt, M. Tanimoto (eds.)

    By K. Kuchitsu, N. Vogt, M. Tanimoto (eds.)

    The Landolt-Börnstein quantity II/30 includes facts at the geometric parameters (internuclear distances, bond angles, dihedral angles of inner rotation, etc.) of loose polyatomic molecules together with loose radicals and molecular ions. This quantity is made from subvolumes, every one containing the geometric parameters made up our minds within the fuel section both by means of an research of the rotational constants (and occasionally the vibrational constants) got from microwave, infrared, Raman, digital, and photoelectron spectroscopy or via an research of electron diffraction intensities. All information bought by way of those equipment were severely evaluated and compiled. the knowledge are offered individually for every molecule, including unique references and computer-drawn figure(s). during this first subvolume, II/30A, the buildings of inorganic molecules and molecules containing one or carbon atoms are indexed. Subvolume II/30B covers molecules with 3 or greater than 3 carbon atoms.

    Show description