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War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda

by Jonathan Tucker

In this important and revelatory book, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, chronicles the lethal history of chemical warfare from World War I to the present.

At the turn of the...


Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis

by Marion Glaser, Gesche Krause & Beate M.W. M. W. Ratter

This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior...


Planning for Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

by Eva Kassens-Noor

When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access...


International Health & Safety at Work Revision Guide: For the Nebosh International General Certificate

by Ed Ferrett

This companion to the bestselling International Health and Safety at Work will help you prepare for the written assessments on the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October...


Only One Earth: The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development

by Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss & Maurice F. with F. with Strong

Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership...


Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach

by C. Michael Michael Hall & Alan A. A. Lew

As one of the world's largest industries, tourism carries with it significant social, environmental, economic and political impacts. Although tourism can provide significant economic benefits for some destinations,...


Handbook of Non-Invasive Drug Delivery Systems: Science and Technology

by Vitthal S. Kulkarni

With the improvements in formulation science and certain transdermal delivery technologies, the non-invasive mode of drug delivery is now ready to compete with traditional methods of oral and injectible routes...


Handbook of Plastics Joining: A Practical Guide

by Michael J. Troughton

The new edition of this bestselling reference provides fully updated and detailed descriptions of plastics joining processes, plus an extensive compilation of data on joining specific materials. The volume is...


Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water: Solutions for Improving Water Quality

by Mamadou Diallo, Jeremiah Duncan & Nora Savage

The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated approximately 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of Third World residents died from water-borne illnesses. While the situation...


Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project

by Victor K. K. McElheny

The riveting story of the players, the crises, and the competition to map the genome, the greatest scientific achievement of our time


Switchmode RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers

by Andrei Grebennikov, Nathan O. Sokal & Marc J Franco

Power amplifiers guzzle power. At a time when there is considerable pressure to be more green and to reduce the costs of a system by developing technologies that are energy efficient, this book is particularly...


Bacterial Biogeochemistry: The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling

by Tom Fenchel, Henry Blackburn & Gary M. King

Bacterial Biogeochemistry, Third Edition focuses on bacterial metabolism and its relevance to the environment, including the decomposition of soil, food chains, nitrogen fixation, assimilation and reduction...


Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases: Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms

by Jules J. Berman

In the past few decades, there have been great advances in the phylogenetic classification of infectious diseases of man. Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases organizes this information into a standard biological...


Construction Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide: Mold Detection, Abatement and Inspection Procedures

by R. Dodge Woodson

While it would appear that contractors are not affected by the liabilities of the work of others, it is important that they understand the documentation that establishes culpability and the terms of restitution....


Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology

by Michael Lesser

One of two special issues of Advances in Marine Biology focusing on sponge science, it features comprehensive reviews of the latest studies that are advancing our understanding of the fascinating marine phylum...


Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy

by Graham A. Webb

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is an analytical tool used by chemists and physicists to study the structure and dynamics of molecules. In recent years, no other technique has gained such significance as NMR...


Sleep Hormones

by Gerald Litwack

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal...


Viruses and Virus Diseases of the Vegetables in the Mediterranean Basin

by Gad Loebenstein

This volume of Advances in Virus Research focuses on mycoviruses. The authors and reviews represent the most current and cutting-edge research in the field. A broad range of research is presented from research...


Lignins: Biosynthesis, Biodegradation and Bioengineering

by Lise Jouanin & Catherine Lapierre

Lignins are nature's aromatic polymers and are the second most abundant organic constituent of the biosphere next to cellulose. Lignification mainly occurs in the walls of terrestrial vascular plants, mainly...


Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

by Stephen Hall

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Fifth Edition, provides solutions, common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to help chemical and process engineers deal with practical on-the-job problems....