Palms of Southern Asia (Princeton Field Guides)

By Andrew Henderson

Southern Asia is an unlimited and ecologically different sector that extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the rainforests of Thailand, and is domestic to a marvelously wealthy palm plants. Palms of Southern Asia is the single entire box advisor to the forty three genera and 352 species of arms and rattans that ensue in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This appealing guide's good-looking illustrations and succinct, authoritative, and jargon-free textual content make identity effortless. every one species account contains the right kind clinical and customary names, and completely describes morphology, habitat, and makes use of. that includes a distribution map for many species and 256 full-color pictures, this is often additionally the one box advisor to hide the tremendous various palm vegetation of Vietnam, and the 1st to provide a taxonomic review of the rattan species of Southern Asia.

Palms of Southern Asia is a publication of significant significance for botanists and a useful reduction for naturalists and conservationists, and it is the excellent box advisor for ecotourists touring within the region.

  • Covers all 352 clearly happening hands in Southern Asia
  • Features full-color photos of 256 species, many by no means ahead of illustrated
  • Includes a distribution map for many species
  • Provides the 1st taxonomic assessment of the rattans of Southern Asia

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Deep Simplicity: Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life. John Gribbin

By John Gribbin

'Gribbin takes us during the fundamentals together with his accepted expertise for accessibility and clarity' - "Sunday Times". the realm round us could be a complicated, complicated position. Earthquakes ensue by surprise, inventory markets differ, climate forecasters seldom appear to get it correct - even folks proceed to baffle us. How can we make experience of all of it? in reality, John Gribbin finds, our probably random universe is absolutely equipped on uncomplicated legislation of reason and influence that could clarify why, for instance, only one car braking could cause a traffic congestion; why wild storms consequence from a moderate atmospheric switch; even how we advanced from the main simple fabrics. Like a zen portray, a fractal picture or the trend on a butterfly's wings, uncomplicated parts shape the bedrock of a worldly complete. Synthesizing chaos and complexity thought for the puzzled, "Deep Simplicity" brilliantly illuminates the concord underlying our life.

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On Aristotle Meteorology 1.4-9, 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

By John Philoponus

Of Philoponus' statement at the Meteorology merely that on chapters 1-9 and 12 of the 1st publication has been preserved. it's translated during this sequence in volumes, the 1st masking chapters 1-3; the second one (this quantity) chapters 4-9 and 12. the topics mentioned right here contain the character of fiery and light-weight phenomena within the sky, the formation of comets, the Milky method, the homes of wet exhalation, and the formation of hail. Philoponus will pay specific realization to the excellence among the obvious and the genuine one of the sky phenomena; he criticises Aristotle's idea of the Milky approach as sublunary, and argues for its starting place within the heavenly realm; offers an in depth exposition of Aristotelian idea of antiperistasis, mutual substitute of the new and the chilly, because the mechanism of condensation and comparable strategies. As within the first quantity, Philoponus demonstrates scholarly erudition and familiarity with tools and result of post-Aristotelian Greek technology. regardless of the fragmented kingdom of the paintings and the style of statement, the reader will locate the weather of a coherent photo of the cosmos in response to a thorough re-thinking of Aristotelian meteorology and physics. the quantity should be of curiosity to all scholars of historical and medieval philosophy, heritage of Early sleek philosophy, historical past and philosophy of technology.

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In the Name of Science: A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation

By Andrew Goliszek

Science, as Andrew Goliszek proves during this compendious, chilling, and eye-opening e-book, has regularly had its darkish aspect. in the back of the brilliant promise of life-saving vaccines and life-enhancing applied sciences lies the genuine price of the efforts to advance them. wisdom has a value; usually that cost has been human agony. the moral limits governing use of the human physique in experimentation were breached, redefined, and breached again---from the instant the 1st plague-ridden corpse used to be heaved over the fortifications of a besieged medieval urban to using state of the art gene treatment this present day.

Those limits are in consistent want of redefinition, for the ambitions and the thoughts became either extra sophisticated and extra secretive. The German and jap human experiments of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties horrified the area after they got here to gentle. those barbaric workouts in pseudoscience grew out of assumptions of racial superiority. the topics have been deemed subhuman; usual guidance may well consequently be suspended. What has occurred within the many years considering that international warfare II has differed simply in measure. Explicitly or implicitly, any association or executive that undertakes or sponsors clinical examine applies a few degree of human worthy. Experimentation rests upon an equation that balances soreness opposed to achieve, the great of the collective opposed to the rights of the person, and the danger of unknown effects opposed to the rewards of medical discovery.

Everything is determined by who makes that equation. The sobering and gripping accumulation of proof during this booklet proves precisely what has been justified within the identify of technological know-how. The technological know-how of "eugenics" justified enforced sterilization. the necessity to achieve an top hand within the chilly battle justified CIA experiments regarding brain keep watch over and medication. The determined race to regulate nuclear proliferation used to be used to justify radiation experiments whose results are nonetheless being felt at the present time. Chemical conflict, gene treatment, molecular drugs: those topics dominate headlines or even direct our government's international coverage, but the complete fact in regards to the experimentation in the back of them hasn't ever been made public.

Though now not a cheering e-book, In the identify of Science is a crucially vital one, and it merits a large viewers. A biologist by means of education, Goliszek offers every one subject in actual fact and explains absolutely its importance and implications. Connecting the historical past of medical experimentation via time with the subjects which are more likely to dominate the longer term, he has played a useful provider. No different ebook out there presents the study incorporated the following, or offers it with such persuasive force.

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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory

Strictly off limits to the general public, Plum Island is domestic to virginal shorelines, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that experience ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the lovely actual nature and checkered heritage of Plum Island. It exhibits that the likely bucolic island within the shadow of latest York urban is a ticking organic time bomb that none people can competently ignore.

Based on declassified executive files, in-depth interviews, and entry to Plum Island itself, this is often an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal executive germ laboratory long gone extraordinarily incorrect. For the 1st time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside of this mystery global and offers startling revelations on virus outbreaks, organic meltdowns, contaminated staff, the periodic flushing of infected uncooked sewage into sector waters, and the insidious connections among Plum Island, Lyme ailment, and the lethal West Nile virus. The ebook additionally probes what is in shop for Plum Island's new proprietor, the dept of fatherland safeguard, during this age of bioterrorism.

Lab 257 is a decision to motion for these curious about preserving current and destiny generations from preventable organic catastrophes.

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Strange Universe: The Weird and Wild Science of Everyday Life -- on Earth and Beyond

By Bob Berman

An illuminating and unique medical exploration of daily oddities

Bob Berman's Strange Universe is a special guidebook to a couple of the more odd moments in astronomy and astonishingly precise evidence in regards to the international round us. Berman is stimulated via a simple philosophy: all people can comprehend technology. He feels passionately that simple realities of our lifestyles are actually fantastic, and it in simple terms takes somewhat of technological know-how to understand them.

Geared to the nonscientist, Berman's unique essays are choked with the trademark wit and cleverness that has earned him acclaim over a long time in his columns for Astronomy and notice magazines. He emphasizes curiosities of the flora and fauna to which everybody can relate, and dishes at the little-known secrets and techniques approximately area and a few of science's largest error (including a truly embarrassing second from Buzz Aldrin's journey to the moon).

Fascinating to a person attracted to the wonders of our international and the cosmos past, Strange Universe will make you smile and think.

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Plant Cell Culture Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology (Cloth))

Robert corridor and a panel of professional researchers current a finished choice of the main often used and largely appropriate recommendations for plant telephone and tissue tradition. quite simply reproducible and broadly annotated, the tools hide tradition initiation, upkeep, manipulation, program, and long term garage, with emphasis on recommendations for genetic amendment and micropropagation. a lot of those protocols are at the moment utilized in significant tasks designed to supply more advantageous different types of very important crop vegetation. Plant cellphone tradition Protocols's state of the art options are bound to make the booklet present day reference of selection, an vital device within the improvement of latest transgenic crops and full-scale advertisement purposes.

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Diseases of the Breast 5e

Stay on most sensible of the most recent wisdom within the box with this must-have source for all clinicians who deal with breast diseases.
 
extend your wisdom of each point of breast illnesses as a various and wonderful workforce of internationally-recognized specialists summarize the present wisdom, together with biology and epidemiology, medical positive aspects, and administration. perfect for any clinician seeing sufferers with breast illness, particularly carcinoma of the breast, This complete colour 5th Edition of the authoritative textual content within the box is designed to foster the knowledge  necessary to supply optimum sufferer care..
 
Features
  • Covering the most recent significant scientific trials, besides concise administration summaries for every medical chapter. 
  • Illustrations and tables that emphasize breast imaging, microscopic and gross histology, anatomy, and procedural procedure increase visible understanding.
  • Algorithms on challenge administration in all points of breast ailment from benign techniques to breast carcinoma tell medical practice.
  • eBook with content material updates is incorporated with purchase
  • New chapters were extra on pathology of in situ carcinomas, prophylactic contralateral mastectomy, implications of weight problems in breast melanoma, and an outline of survivorship issues
  • To hold views clean and up to date, over one 3rd of the authors are new to this edition
Now with the print variation, benefit from the bundled interactive book version, providing pill, phone, or on-line entry to:
  • Complete content material with stronger navigation
  • A strong seek software that draws effects from content material within the booklet, your notes, or even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and extra for simple navigation
  • Highlighting device for simpler reference of key content material during the text
  • Ability to take and proportion notes with buddies and colleagues
  • Quick-reference tabbing to avoid wasting your favourite content material for destiny use

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Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Computer simulation used to be first pioneered as a systematic instrument in meteorology and nuclear physics within the interval following global conflict II, however it has grown swiftly to develop into indispensible in a wide selection of medical disciplines, together with astrophysics, high-energy physics, weather technology, engineering, ecology, and economics. electronic laptop simulation is helping learn phenomena of serious complexity, yet how a lot will we find out about the bounds and probabilities of this new medical perform? How do simulations evaluate to standard experiments? And are they trustworthy? Eric Winsberg seeks to reply to those questions in Science within the Age of desktop Simulation.

Scrutinizing those factor with a philosophical lens, Winsberg explores the influence of simulation on such concerns because the nature of clinical facts; the position of values in technological know-how; the character and position of fictions in science; and the connection among simulation and scan, theories and knowledge, and theories at diverse degrees of description. Science within the Age of machine Simulation will transform many of the center matters in philosophy of technology, in addition to our simple knowing of the function of the electronic laptop within the sciences.

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