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Toxin: The Cunning of Bacterial Poisons
Toxin: The Cunning of Bacterial Poisons

What do the following have in common: the promise of Botox as the key to everlasting youthful looks; E. coli O157 hamburger disease; a mysterious illness which killed 35 heroin users in 2000; and the assassination by poisoned umbrella-tip of a Bulgarian dissident in the 1970s? The answer is that all of these are caused by toxins, the powerful...

Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses
Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses

An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how...

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific
Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific

In 1860, Oliver Wendell Holmes pointedly expressed himself to the Massachusetts Medical Society: “I firmly believe that if the whole Material Medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worst for the fishes.” Should one think the same about the current approach...

Fiber Optics Technician's Manual
Fiber Optics Technician's Manual
Fiber Optic Technician's Manual, now in its second edition, continues to serve as a practical guide for the designer, installer, and troubleshooter of fiber optic cable plants and networks used in today's communications systems. Comprehensive in scope, this book addresses applications of fiber optics including telephone, CATV, and computer...
The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard!
 
The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer
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Electric Machines: Steady State, Transients, and Design with MATLAB®
Electric Machines: Steady State, Transients, and Design with MATLAB®

Ubiquitous in daily life, electric motors/generators are used in a wide variety of applications, from home appliances to internal combustion engines to hybrid electric cars. They produce electric energy in all electric power plants as generators and motion control that is necessary in all industries to increase productivity, save...

Pomegranates: Ancient Roots to Modern Medicine (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)
Pomegranates: Ancient Roots to Modern Medicine (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)

While one may not find ancient studies that substantiate the pomegranate's curative and preventive qualities, the exalted status of this fruit goes back as far as the history of agriculture itself. Allusions to the pomegranate are readily found in the oldest cultures of the Indus Valley, ancient China, and classical Greece, as well as in...

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple

Since its original publication twenty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and
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Bupleurum Species: Scientific Evaluation and Clinical Applications (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times)
Bupleurum Species: Scientific Evaluation and Clinical Applications (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times)

The prominence of the Bupleurum species cannot be overstated. Across China and Japan, it serves as a main or supplementary ingredient in over two thirds of traditional medications. For over 2000 years, it has been used to treat fevers, intestinal maladies, malaria, and countless other afflictions. Modern research indicates that it may possess...

Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible
Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible

Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, James Duke’s comprehensive handbooks are the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks,...

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening)
The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening)

There is nothing better than a freshly picked apple or raspberry from your own backyard and yet many homeowners lack the resources or the necessary gardening acumen to effectively plant and harvest their own fruit. While some fruits, like apples, grow in almost any climate (as many as 35 of 50 states providing perfect conditions), others like...

Natural Products: Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Medicine
Natural Products: Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Medicine

A fresh examination of the past successes of natural products as medicines and their new future from both conventional and new technologies. High-performance liquid chromatography profiling, combinatorial synthesis, genomics, proteomics, DNA shuffling, bioinformatics, and genetic manipulation all now make it possible to rapidly evaluate the...

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