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Beyond Genetics: The User's Guide to DNA - Glenn McGee
Genetic science is about to radically alter our lives. Sooner than you can imagine, human beings will be capable of diagnosing their own illnesses, designating the sex of their children, even designing the food they eat -- all as easily as using a cell phone. Now is the time for every one of us to take control of our DNA, and one man is uniquely qualified to show us how: Glenn McGee, bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, pioneer in the study of "home genetics," and the acknowledged
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USGBC LEED Green Associate - US Green Building Council
The only LEED Professional Study Guide approved by USGBC, this text is designed to help readers pass the Green Associate exam, certifying their knowledge of the green industry's preeminent standards: the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. In an easy-to-review format, it pulls together all the critical points readers need to know about green building. It provides many flexible study tools, including individual and group learning activities, as well as review and practice questions
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The Chemistry of Soils - Garrison Sposito
There have been many advances in soil chemistry since Oxford published the first edition of The Chemistry of Soils in 1989. The physical-chemistry approach to soil chemistry taken in the book, groundbreaking for its time, has been adopted by nearly every soil chemistry book published since. This book offers a thorough update of all topics covered in the previous edition. In the last 16 years, soil chemistry as a discipline has assumed major significance in connection with global climate change.
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Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, Statics - J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige
This concise and authoritative book emphasizes basic principles and problem formulation. It illustrates both the cohesiveness of the relatively few fundamental ideas in this area and the great variety of problems these ideas solve. All of the problems address principles and procedures inherent in the design and analysis of engineering structures and mechanical systems, with many of the problems referring explicitly to design considerations.Sample problems are presented in a single page format
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Encyclopedia of Microbiology - Moselio Schaechter
Available as an exclusive product with a limited print run, "Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3e, " is a comprehensive survey of microbiology, edited by world-class researchers. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and includes a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Written at a level suitable for university undergraduates, the breadth and depth of coverage will appeal
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Älskade träd - Pippi Engstedt
Älskade träd är den första foto- och guideboken som visar vägen till Sveriges trettio trädsamlingar, arboreta. Dessutom kommer en del andra speciella träd och alléer på vägen med som en värmländsk granallé och en rekordlång äppelträdsallé. Följ med på en trädresa till ovanligheter som apskräck, tulpanträd, mammutträd och näsduksträd i trädsamlingar som är öppna för alla. Vi reser från Kivik i söder till Umeå i norr, från ett mindre arboretum planterat av en trädpassionerad lantbrevbärare till
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Ventiltechnologie Im Anlagenbau - Ralph Kroupa
This concise reference book -enables the engineer and the user to select the optimal valve for the desired application -provides specific information to achieve perfect solutions for actual controlling and regulation problems -is clearly structured and covers many aspects of valve technology -gives many tips for practical use -is excellent highliy suitable for use as textbook and as a reference book This volume is the successful combination of theoretical fundamentals for the newcommer and
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Remembered Present: A Biological Theory Of Consciousness - Gerald M. Edelman
A genuine understanding of how mental states arise from the structure and function of the brain would be, as William James declared in 1892, ”the scientific achievement before which all past achievements would pale.” Can a comprehensive biological theory of consciousness be constructed in 1990? Any attempt has to reconcile evidence garnered from such diverse fields as developmental and evolutionary biology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, psychiatry, and
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Aufgabensammlung Fertigungstechnik: Mit Ausfuhrlichen Losungswegen Und Formelsammlung - Ulrich Wojahn, Thomas Zipsner
Dieses Ubungsbuch enthalt Aufgaben mit vollstandigen Losungen zu den Ur- und Umformverfahren sowie spanenden Fertigungsverfahren. Mit Hilfe der integrierten Formelsammlung ist ein eigenstandiges Einuben der praxisnahen Aufgaben gewahrleistet und ein erfolgreiches Selbststudium moglich. In der vollstandig uberarbeiteten Auflage ist die Projektaufgabe durch die zusatzliche Angabe der physikalischen Einheit deutlich nachvollziehbarer geworden. Ein neues Sachwortverzeichnis ermoglicht ein schnelles
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The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed - Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ray Evernham
Every NASCAR fan – at one time or another – asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you. In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world