Over the past 4 billion years, microorganisms have contributed to shaping the earth and making it more habitable for higher forms of life. They are remarkable in their metabolic diversity and their ability to harvest energy from oxidation and reduction reactions. Research on these microbiological processes has led to the newly evolving fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, linking the geosphere and the biosphere.
This volume of the Soil Biology series provides an overview of the biogeochemical processes and the microorganisms involved, with an emphasis on the industrial applications. Topics treated include aspects such as bioremediation of contaminated environments, biomining, biotechnological applications of extremophiles, subsurface petroleum microbiology, enhanced oil recovery using microbes and their products, metal extraction from soil, soil elemental cycling and plant nutrition.
Operations Management For Dummies
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Operations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most...
MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert (MOS Study Guide)
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office! Designed to help you practice and prepare for the 2013 Word Expert Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams, this all-in-one study guide features:
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Theory of Cryptography: 8th Theory of Cryptography Conference, TCC 2011
These are the proceedings of TCC 2011, the 8th Theory of Cryptography Conference, which was held in Brown University, Providence, RI, during March 28–30, 2011. The conference was sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The General Chair was Anna Lysyanskaya.
The Program Committee,...
Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Richard Bird takes a radically new approach to algorithm design, namely, design by calculation. These 30 short chapters each deal with a particular programming problem drawn from sources as diverse as games and puzzles, intriguing combinatorial tasks, and more familiar areas such as data compression and string matching. Each pearl starts with...
Writing Secure Code, Second Edition
If you design applications, or if you build, test, or document solutions, you need this book. If your applications are Web-based or Win32-based, you need this book. Finally, if you are currently learning or building Microsoft .NET Framework–based applications, you need this book. In short, if you are involved in building...
The only source on the subject to offer both an overview and a disease-based approach, this reference text spans the wide array of technical, methodological, regulatory, and ethical issues related to pharmacogenetics and stresses the impact of pharmacogenetic data on patient care and management. Providing expertly selected references, tables,...