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Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution

by Simon Jones & Richard Beamish

The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is adapted to survive in hostile marine environments of the northern hemisphere, including an ability to parasitize several species of salmon.   Salmonids are some of...


Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment

by Sandra E. Shumway

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment focuses primarily on the issues surrounding environmental sustainability of shellfish aquaculture. The chapters in this book provide readers with the most current data...


Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

by Shyam Singh Yadav, Robert Redden & Jerry L. Hatfield

A major task of our time is to ensure adequate food supplies for the world's current population (now nearing 7 billion) in a sustainable way while protecting the vital functions and biological diversity of the...


Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention

by Gopinadhan Paliyath, Marica Bakovic & Kalidas Shetty

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention is a compilation of different segments of functional foods and nutraceuticals focusing on their mechanism of action in the human body leading...


Global Warming for Dummies

by Elizabeth May

Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heated issue.

Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across the media almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of the moment. Whatever...


Pieces of Light

by Charles Fernyhough

How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened?

How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently?

Do the selections and distortions of memory reveal a truth...


Testing Truths

by Dudley Williams

This book is a brief view of what has come to be over a period of 13.7 billion years; one not simply, collectively, and consequentially previously told. In the language of yesteryear, it takes us from bang to...


The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error

by Sidney Dekker

The old "Bad Apple Theory" of human error promotes the idea that a system is basically safe, with the exception of a few unreliable people. Breaking new ground beyond its successful predecessor, The Field Guide...


Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

by David P. Barash

If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our...


Power Plays: Enriched Uranium and Homeland Security

by Christopher Hubbard

This book contributes to a new understanding of one of the most serious security implications inherent in the current rapid growth in nuclear power generation. It assesses attempts made to deal with the latent...


Participatory Research Methodologies: Development and Post-Disaster/Conflict Reconstruction

by Alpaslan Özerdem & Richard Bowd

This informative text assesses the use of participatory methods as a research tool in the contexts of development and reconstruction after conflict and disasters by identifying cross-cutting themes and establishing...


Russian Renewable Energy: The Potential for International Cooperation

by Indra Øverland & Heidi Kjærnet

What is Russia's potential as a partner in the global race towards a low-carbon economy? This book provides a balanced analysis of Russia's impressive, understudied and sometimes surprising strengths in the...


The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

by Steven Strogatz

A delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, showing how math intersects with philosophy, science, art, business, current events, and everyday life, by an acclaimed science communicator and regular contributor...


Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

by Wayne J. DelPico

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating

To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material...


Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing: Characterization of Prohibited Substances and Doping Control Analytical Assays

by Mario Thevis

Enables you to detect, identify, and characterize hundreds of drugs that may be used by athletes

Mass spectrometry has become essential to sports drug testing. This book examines both the principles of sports...


Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management

by S. Keoki Sears, Glenn A. Sears & Richard H. Clough

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management by Clough and Sears has been considered the preeminent guide to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling. It combines a solid foundation...


Broadband Optical Access Networks

by Leonid G. Kazovsky, Ning Cheng & Wei-Tao Shaw

Broadband optical access network is an ideal solution to alleviate the first/last mile bottleneck of current Internet infrastructures. Richly illustrated throughout to help clarify important topics, Broadband...


Trapping Safety into Rules: How Desirable or Avoidable is Proceduralization?

by Corinne Bieder & Mathilde Bourrier

Once safety is involved, there seems to be an irresistible push towards more norms, procedures and processes, whatever the context. This book is not a plea against proceduralization, but it does take the view...


The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe

by Eric Lerner

A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments...


Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America

by Henry Petroski

Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting...