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Streptomyces in Nature and Medicine: The Antibiotic Makers
Streptomyces in Nature and Medicine: The Antibiotic Makers

This is an insiders account of 50 years of genetic studies of the soil-inhabiting microbes that produce most of the antibiotics used to treat infections, as well as anti-cancer, anti-parasitic and immunosuppressant drugs. The book begins by describing how these microbes the actinomycetes were discovered in the latter part of the nineteenth...

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Eating junk food and fast food is a great all-American passion. American kids and grownups love their candy bars, Big Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and Good Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health effects from the enormous appetite for these processed fat- and sugar-loaded foods are well publicized now. This was particularly...
Beyond Programming: To a New Era of Design (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory Series in Science and Engineering)
Beyond Programming: To a New Era of Design (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory Series in Science and Engineering)
This book provides a unique examination of the software development process, arguing that discipline, still dominated by methods conceived in the framework of older technologies, must undergo a fundatmental reexamination of its guiding principles in order for significant progress to take place. To gain fresh insights into how we ought to direct...
The Prehistory of Language (Studies in the Evolution of Language)
The Prehistory of Language (Studies in the Evolution of Language)
'When, why, and how did language evolve?' 'Why do only humans have language?' This book looks at these and other questions about the origins and evolution of language. It does so via a rich diversity of perspectives, including social, cultural, archaeological, palaeoanthropological, musicological, anatomical, neurobiological, primatological, and...
Computation and Reasoning: A Type Theory for Computer Science (International Series of Monographs on Computer Science)
Computation and Reasoning: A Type Theory for Computer Science (International Series of Monographs on Computer Science)
"The best logic of our time is to be found in computer science departments....Computer scientists (many of whom are former logicians) are developing the logic that really matters, the one that really meets the challenges of today's demands for automated reasoning. This book is a prime example of such triumph of useful logic." --The...
The Least Worst Place - How Guantanamo Became the World’s Most Notorious Prison
The Least Worst Place - How Guantanamo Became the World’s Most Notorious Prison
The prisoner’s cry pierced through the hot Caribbean air. It was not the first time that such a shriek had roused the rest of the detainees from their daily lethargy. But this time it brought them to their feet and unleashed a flurry of noise, as they pounded the cement floors and rattled the wire mesh of their cells. An invisible force...
Hidden Unity in Nature's Laws
Hidden Unity in Nature's Laws
One of the paradoxes of the physical sciences is that as our knowledge has progressed, more and more diverse physical phenomena can be explained in terms of fewer underlying laws, or principles. In Hidden Unity, eminent physicist John Taylor puts many of these findings into historical perspective and documents how progress is made when unexpected,...
Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State
Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State

As new technologies develop, terrorist groups are developing new methods of attack by using the Internet, and by using cyberspace as a battlefield, it has become increasingly difficult to discover the identity of attackers and bring them to justice. The seemingly limitless boundaries of cyberspace has allowed virtually anyone to launch an...

The Effects of Estrogen on Brain Function
The Effects of Estrogen on Brain Function

This timely volume reviews current data on the effects of estrogen on the central nervous system, highlighting clinical aspects of this topic. Experts from the fields of psychiatry, pharmacology, neurology, and geriatrics collaborate to clarify the known risks and benefits of hormone therapy and explore questions that remain to be...

Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life
Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life
Some 150 years ago, in 1859, Charles Darwin was greatly puzzled by a seeming absence of animal fossils in rocks older than the Cambrian period. He drew attention to a veritable Lost World that was later found to have spanned more than eighty per cent of Earth history. This book tells the story of his lost world, and of the quest to rescue its...
The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access
The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access

Millions of computer users regularly bind themselves to software license terms with the click of a mouse, usually without reading anything but the word "agree." Licenses for software as diverse as Microsoft Windows and Linux, and terms of use for websites such as Facebook, are all subject not only to intellectual property and...

Macrophages: A Practical Approach
Macrophages: A Practical Approach

Macrophages are an important part of the immune response and are characterized by their ability to phagocytose foreign matter. However the difficulties involved in macrophage isolation mean they are some of the body's least explored cells. Macrophage Methodology describes how to isolate moderate to high yields of viable cells...

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