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Bacteria

Author : Trudy M. Wassenaar
ISBN : 9781118107669
Genre : Science
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"This book introduces bacteria and basic microbiological concepts to readers without previous background in the subject. Each chapter concentrates on a particular topic and can be read in isolation or as part of the whole, and wherever possible points are illustrated through real-world examples and short stories. Although bacterial scientific names are used and translated when possible, in general scientific jargon is avoided in order to make the material as accessible as possible for the lay reader"--

Embryogenesis Explained

Author : Natalie K Gordon retired
ISBN : 9789814740692
Genre : Science
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The greatest mystery of life is how a single fertilized egg develops into a fully functioning, sometimes conscious multicellular organism. Embryogenesis Explained offers a new theory of how embryos build themselves, and combines simple physics with the most recent biochemical and genetic breakthroughs, based on the authors' prediction and then discovery of differentiation waves. They explain their ideas in a form accessible to the lay person and a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers. The diverse subjects of development, genetics and evolution, and their physics, are brought together to explain this major, previously unanswered scientific question of our time. As a follow up on The Hierarchical Genome, this book is a shorter but conceptually expanded work for the reader who is interested in science. It is useful as a starting point for the curious layman or the scientist or professional encountering the problem of embryogenesis without the formal biology background. There is also material useful for the seasoned biologist caught up in the new rush of information about the role of mechanics in developmental biology and cellular level mechanics in medicine.

Essential Microbiology

Author : Stuart Hogg
ISBN : 9781119978916
Genre : Science
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Essential Microbiology 2nd Edition is a fully revised comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. It provides an ideal entry into the world of microorganisms, considering all aspects of their biology (structure, metabolism, genetics), and illustrates the remarkable diversity of microbial life by devoting a chapter to each of the main taxonomic groupings. The second part of the book introduces the reader to aspects of applied microbiology, exploring the involvement of microorganisms in areas as diverse as food and drink production, genetic engineering, global recycling systems and infectious disease. Essential Microbiology explains the key points of each topic but avoids overburdening the student with unnecessary detail. Now in full colour it makes extensive use of clear line diagrams to clarify sometimes difficult concepts or mechanisms. A companion web site includes further material including MCQs, enabling the student to assess their understanding of the main concepts that have been covered. This edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the developments that have occurred in recent years and includes a completely new section devoted to medical microbiology. Students of any life science degree course will find this a concise and valuable introduction to microbiology.

Culture As Capital

Author : Slavko Kacunko
ISBN : 9783832538996
Genre : Architecture
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By following and reproducing the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital - an accumulative, speculative and, ultimately, financial affair. In some of its media and site-(un)specific manifestations, process art - which aims to encompass both old and new media art - seems to resist this pressure, despite, nonetheless, not being protected from regulations and incorporations. In the present collection of his recent essays, Slavko Kacunko discusses the process art by crossing the disciplines of art history and comparative media-, visual- and -cultural studies. As a first approximation, several historiographical remarks on closed-circuit video installations underline their importance as a core category of process art. In the second part, the problems of process art, seen as a threshold of art history, are further examined in another retroanalytical step, in which concepts and objects related to `mirror', `frame' and `immediacy' are analyzed as the triple delimitation of visual culture studies. In the third part, previously outlined manifestations of what is termed the `post-visual condition' are summarized and projected to the `coreless core' of the emerging art and research related to the coreless beings par excellence, the bacteria.

Dna Doesn T Lie

Author : Trudy M. Wassenaar
ISBN : 1519339968
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Sue Swanson is dedicated to her latest project, writing a book on laboratory methods for forensic investigations, when her daily routine is disturbed by two local murder cases. In particular, her attention is drawn to the DNA evidence related to those cases. Reluctantly, she starts her own investigations, while her private life is being shaken up and the impact of the murders increases steadily. Eventually, her life becomes frustratingly complicated. This is the second Sue Swanson novel, where science meets the world of crime. Thrilling, tense and witty, the story is told from the perspective of an English scientific consultant living in Germany.

An Unusual Job

Author : Trudy M. Wassenaar
ISBN : 1497337003
Genre : Fiction
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Sue Swanson, a self-employed scientific consultant living in Germany, is frustrated with her life. For lack of work, she seeks an occupation to keep herself busy, and applies for an unusual job at a pharmaceutical company. When she discovers that some of the medicines produced on site appear to be faulty, she loses the job, but the director demands her services back in an even more unusual manner. Not knowing whether she can trust him, she decides to accept his request to investigate under cover. Soon, more irregularities become apparent, and when the first victim presents itself, Sue is determined to get to the bottom of it

Science News Letter

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ISBN : UVA:X001768627
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Films And Other Materials For Projection

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UIUC:30112013844318
Genre : Filmstrips
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Science News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007768786
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New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
ISBN : UIUC:30112003963524
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