Osteoimmunology: Interactions of the Immune and Skeletal Systems
It has been almost 40 years since it was fi rst observed that cells of the immune system
could in fl uence the functions of bone [ 1 ] . Since that time, signi fi cant strides have
been made in our understanding of the interactions between hematopoietic, immune,
and bone cells. This fi eld is now known as... Mites: Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour: Life at a Microscale
More than 40,000 species of mites have been described, and up to 1 million may exist on earth. These tiny arachnids play many ecological roles including acting as vectors of disease, vital players in soil formation, and important agents of biological control. But despite the grand diversity of mites, even trained biologists are often unaware...
Soil: The Skin of the Planet Earth
The main focus of this monograph is to explain the important role of soil and the environment to a broad audience. Soil is one of the five essential factors crucial for human life. On the one hand the authors describe a responsible approach and use of soil, established on a basic knowledge of the nature of soil and the countless ongoing...
Chemical Analysis of Contaminated Land (Sheffield Analytical Chemistry) This book sets out to provide a description of the chemical analysis of potentially contaminated land for all those involved in risk assessment. It is not intended as a recipe book of analytical methods. Indeed, with the wide range of techniques and options available, it would be impracticable and unnecessary to document all potential methods, and... Building Design and Construction Handbook, 6th Edition A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more--all the material that will...
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