Methods in Molecular Biophysics: Structure, Dynamics, Function

By Igor N. Serdyuk

Our wisdom of organic macromolecules and their interactions is predicated at the program of actual equipment, starting from classical thermodynamics to lately constructed ideas for the detection and manipulation of unmarried molecules. those tools, which come with mass spectrometry, hydrodynamics, microscopy, diffraction and crystallography, electron microscopy, molecular dynamics simulations, and nuclear magnetic resonance, are complementary; each one has its particular merits and boundaries. Organised by way of procedure, this textbook presents descriptions and examples of purposes for the main actual tools in glossy biology. it truly is a useful source for undergraduate and graduate scholars of molecular biophysics in technological know-how and scientific faculties, in addition to study scientists searching for an advent to thoughts past their area of expertise. As applicable for this interdisciplinary box, the booklet comprises brief asides to give an explanation for physics features to biologists and biology facets to physicists.
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Mint: The Genus Mentha (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)

For hundreds of thousands of years mint has loved an venerated position in pharmacopoeias and kitchen cabinets in India, China, Europe, North the USA, and somewhere else. this present day the quantity of crucial oils made from the 4 significant mint species (cornmint, peppermint, local spearmint, and Scotch spearmint) exceeds 23,000 metric tonnes each year with a industry price of greater than $400 million. This makes mint the main economically vital crucial oil.

Continuing within the esteemed culture of the former volumes within the Medicinal and fragrant Plant sequence, Mint: The Genus Mentha offers an in-depth examine the genus, offering info on its historical past, creation, chemical elements, marketplace tendencies, and medicinal and dietary makes use of. starting with a overview of the proper taxonomy and correct distillation and extraction equipment, the textual content then expands on many certain and intricate elements of the cultivation, processing, and caliber overview of the different sorts of mint.

Outlining fresh reviews at the biosynthesis and biotechnology of more desirable capability for oil creation, the textual content additionally contains theoretical facets of distillation used to accomplish effective and price powerful oil isolation. diversifications in chemical elements in oils, even inside a given species, by way of neighborhood or environmental condition is the focal point of a giant section of this publication. The effect of those quantitative modifications is explored in chapters on characterization, choice, and quality controls tools together with gasoline chromatographic profiles. The perform of ameliorating those diversifications with diluted or adulterated blends to supply a constant product attribute is additionally evaluated. the ultimate section of the ebook examines the position mint performs within the pharmaceutical, own and oral care, aromatherapy, and taste industries together with confections, tobacco, and alcohol.

With wide details from the world over identified specialists of their box, Mint: The Genus Mentha is a useful better half for all these actively engaged within the examine, cultivation, advertising, or product improvement of mint.

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Nanotechnology and Plant Sciences: Nanoparticles and Their Impact on Plants

This booklet provides a holistic view of the complicated and dynamic responses of vegetation to nanoparticles, the sign transduction mechanisms concerned, and the rules of gene expression. additional, it addresses the phytosynthesis of nanoparticles, the position of nanoparticles within the antioxidant structures of crops and agriculture, the worthwhile and damaging results of nanoparticles on crops, and the appliance of nanoparticles and nanotubes to mass spectrometry, aiming finally at an research of the metabolomics of crops. The becoming numbers of innovations within the box of nanotechnology are generating novel purposes within the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Nanoparticles have obtained a lot awareness end result of the particular physico-chemical homes of those compounds. within the existence sciences, nanoparticles are used as “smart” supply structures, prompting the Nobel Prize winner P. Ehrlich to consult those compounds as “magic bullets.” Nanoparticles additionally play an incredible position in agriculture as compound fertilizers and nano-pesticides, performing as chemical supply brokers that concentrate on molecules to precise mobile organelles in vegetation. The impact of nanoparticles on plant progress and improvement, despite the fact that, is still investigated. finally, this publication unearths the study gaps that has to be bridged within the years yet to come with a purpose to in attaining greater targets in regards to the functions of nanotechnology within the crops sciences.

In the twenty first century, nanotechnology has turn into a swiftly rising department of technology. on this planet of actual sciences, nanotechnological instruments were exploited for a wide diversity of functions. in recent times, nanoparticles have additionally confirmed helpful in different branches of the existence sciences. specifically, nanotechnology has been hired in drug supply and similar purposes in medication.

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Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts

By Fiona Giles

Whereas numerous breastfeeding publications crowd bookshelves, now not considered one of them speaks to girls with whatever impending bestselling writer Fiona Giles's point of intimacy and power. In clean Milk, via a provocative selection of tales, stories, and private money owed, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.
From the younger mom grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity put on to the girl who unearths herself strangely aroused by way of new sensations, and the fashionable dad who learns the fine details of breastfeeding, the photographs in Giles's eye-opening ebook provide a humorous, clever, and comforting source for girls -- or even their neighbors and companions who've had, or anticipate, intimate studies with the pleasures and discomfort of lactation.
through turns poignant and informative, attractive and witty, empathic and empowering, clean Milk can provide every little thing we would have liked to understand approximately breastfeeding that our moms by no means advised us.

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Scientific Thought in Context (In Context Series)

By K.Lee Lerner

Clinical notion in Context is a accomplished consultant to the background of technological know-how and serves as an authoritative bridge among technological know-how content material and social matters. This paintings helps either simple and complicated curriculums in biology, chemistry, basic actual technological know-how, physics, and Earth technological know-how in addition to background and the social sciences. issues contain: the massive Bang conception, Biochemsitry, Cloning, Evolutionary thought, Newtonian Physics, Microchip applied sciences, Pseudoscience and well known Misconceptions between many others. It bargains one hundred forty articles written through worldwide specialists in addition to greater than four hundred colour images, illustrations, maps, and tables that positioned the subjects into context. The phrases to understand part inside every one access is helping scholars to learn in context with no being beaten via medical terminology, whereas a chronology comprises some of the most vital occasions within the background of clinical concept and advances of technology.

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You Can't Eat GNP: Economics As If Ecology Mattered

By Eric A. Davidson

In this vigorous, concise, and hard-hitting booklet, Eric Davidson makes on hand to readers the interesting new rules of ecological economists, who've been revolutionizing and greening the as soon as "dismal science." Redefining financial techniques to permit for the primacy of our water, air, soil, and forests, he unearths the mandatory steps to a real, instead of illusory, prosperity.Most estimates of wealth this present day are established upon gross household product, and plenty of economists even see destiny wealth being created freed from the limitations set through usual assets. Eric Davidson, scientist on the famed Woods gap learn middle, calls such pondering "Marie Antoinette economics" and divulges its grave underlying fallacies. In valuing land or forests, for example, we have a tendency to their destiny price for our personal little ones; in examining bills and advantages, the cost of those ordinary assets upon which we finally count is mostly incorrect; and damages to those assets are visible as "externalities." Davidson exposes those fallacies and provides a blueprint for a really sustainable economy.

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The Insects: An Outline of Entomology

By P. J. Gullan

Insects symbolize over 1/2 the planet’s organic variety. This renowned textbook offers a accomplished advent to this amazing range, and areas entomology relevant to the speculation and perform of evolutionary and ecological studies.

Fully revised, this 5th version opens with a bankruptcy in regards to the well known facet of insect reviews, together with bugs in citizen technology, zoos and butterfly homes, and bugs as meals for people and animals. Key positive factors of insect
constitution, functionality, behaviour, ecology and category are built-in with applicable molecular studies.  a lot of the ebook is prepared round significant organic subject matters: residing at the floor, in water, on crops, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey bugs. a robust evolutionary subject matter is maintained throughout.

There is significant revision to the bankruptcy on systematics and a brand new bankruptcy, bugs in a altering global, contains insect responses to, and the results of, either weather swap and human-assisted worldwide changes to distributions. up-to-date ‘Taxoboxes’ reveal topical concerns and supply concise details on all elements of every of the 28 significant groupings (orders) of bugs, plus the 3 orders of non-insect hexapods. New containers describe a being concerned raise in insect threats to panorama and advertisement bushes (including eucalypts, hands and low) and clarify the price of genetic facts, together with evolutionary developmental biology and DNA barcoding, in insect biodiversity studies.

The authors hold the readability and conciseness of past variants, and expand the profuse illustrations with new hand-drawn figures. Over 50 color photos, including the informative textual content and an accompanying web site with hyperlinks to movies, appendices, textboxes and additional studying lists, motivate a deeper clinical examine of bugs. The booklet is meant because the central textual content for college students learning entomology, in addition to a reference textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes within the fields of ecology, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, palaeontology, zoology, and scientific and veterinary science.

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Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Astrobiology is a thrilling new topic, and one, arguably, extra interdisciplinary than the other. Astrobiologists search to appreciate the beginning and evolution of lifestyles in the world with a view to remove darkness from and advisor the quest for all times on different planets. during this Very brief Introduction, David C. Catling introduces the topic via our knowing of the standards that allowed existence to come up and persist on our personal planet, and for the indicators we're searching for within the look for extraterrestrial life.

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Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence deals concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary conception to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet consistently balanced and complete--discussions of the vital matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief Introduction offers a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has prompted society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, supplying all scholars an available and considerable reference library. regardless of the region of analysis that one deems very important or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the final reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that might most probably end up indispensable.

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30-Second Anatomy: The 50 Most Important Structures and Systems in the Human Body, Each Explained in Half a Minute

The 50 most crucial buildings and structures within the human physique, every one defined in part a minute. The bestselling 30-Second sequence deals a brand new method of studying approximately these topics you are feeling you might want to relatively comprehend. each name takes a well-liked subject and dissects it into the 50 most important rules at its middle. each one inspiration, regardless of how advanced, is defined utilizing an insignificant pages, three hundred phrases, and one photo: all simply digested in just part a minute. 30-Second Anatomy provides you with an speedy analysis of ways your physique works. no matter if youre a clinical scholar, an artist, a physique employee, or just need to know what your healthcare professional is conversing approximately whilst he mentions your humerus, this is often the fastest option to get below your individual pores and skin. Dissecting the workings of every thing out of your middle for your mind into 30-second summaries, this is often the fastest method to comprehend the buildings and platforms which are you. Supported via biographies of the pioneers in anatomy reviews, its the ebook that will have saved Burke and Hare domestic at evening.

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Biology Under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on the Co-evolution of Nature and Society

By Richard C. Lewontin, Richard Levins

How can we comprehend the realm? whereas a few glance to the heavens for clever layout, others argue that it really is decided by way of info encoded in DNA. technology serves as a major task for uncovering the techniques and operations of nature, however it can be immersed in a social context the place ideology affects the questions we ask and the way we strategy the fabric global. Biology below the effect: Dialectical Essays at the Coevolution of Nature and Society breaks from the confirms of determinism, providing a dialectical research for comprehending a dynamic social and ordinary world.

In Biology lower than the Influence, Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins offer a devastating critique of genetic determinism and reductionism inside technological know-how whereas exploring a extensive diversity of concerns together with the character of technology, biology, evolution, the surroundings, pubic wellbeing and fitness, and dialectics, They dismantle the ideology that makes an attempt to naturalize social inequalities, unveil the alienation of technology and nature, and illustrate how a dialectical place serves as a foundation for grappling with historic advancements and a global characterised through swap. Biology below the Influence brings jointly the illuminating essays of 2 well known scientists who paintings to demystify and empower the public's figuring out of technology and nature.

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