Lung Biology in Health & Disease Volume 186 Pleural Disease by Demosthenes Bouros

By Demosthenes Bouros

Counting on evidence-based medication, this reference describes at the moment on hand treatments and new and rising advancements within the evaluate, prognosis, and administration of benign and malignant pleural disease-presenting in-depth insurance and representation of modern developments in sufferer care, scientific review, diagnostic imaging, and invasive research for superior healing regimens and improved sufferer care.

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Test Prep Workbook for the NCCAOM Bio-medicine Module by Zhong Bai-song

By Zhong Bai-song

This ebook is designed as a advisor for the practitioner attracted to taking the Bio-medicine component to the NCCAOM examination. The NCCAOM Bio-medicine module is made from 50 questions divided into 3 sections and this ebook is modeled after this examination, containing questions from all of the 3 different types. The e-book is split into 5 checks containing 50 questions every one. each one try contains a solution sheet, resolution key and specific reasons for many questions. Practitioners now not attracted to taking the Bio-medicine element of the NCCAOM examination can also locate the data contained during this ebook priceless of their daily scientific perform.

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The Nile: Origin, environments, limnology and human use by Henri J. Dumont

By Henri J. Dumont

What have we learnt in regards to the Nile because the mid-1970s, the instant whilst Julian Rzóska made up our minds that the time had come to put up a entire quantity concerning the biology, and the geological and cultural background of that fab river? And what alterations have in the meantime happened within the basin? The human popu- tion has greater than doubled, in particular in Egypt, but additionally in East Africa. in the neighborhood, commercial improvement has taken position, and the Aswan excessive Dam was once sincerely now not the final significant infrastructure paintings that was once performed. extra dams were equipped, and a few water diversions, just like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the midst of the Sahara wilderness. What are the consequences of all this at the ec- ogy and financial system of the Basin? that's what the current e-book units out to discover, 33 years after the publi- tion of “The Nile: Biology of an historical River”. Thirty-seven authors have taken up the problem, and feature written the “new” ebook. they arrive from thirteen assorted international locations, and 15 between them signify the biggest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzóska died in 1984, and lots of the - authors of his booklet have now both disappeared or retired from learn. in basic terms Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour have been nonetheless to be had to take part back.

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Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and by Heinz Von Foerster

By Heinz Von Foerster

In those essays Heinz von Foerster discusses the various basic ideas that govern how we all know the area and the way we strategy the knowledge from which we derive that wisdom. integrated are path-breaking articles about the ideas of computation in neural nets (1967), the definition of self-organizing structures (1960), the character of cognition (1970), in addition to contemporary expansions on those issues (e.g. "How recursive is communication," 1993).

Working with Norbert Wiener, Warren McCullough, and others within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, von Foerster used to be one of many founders of the technological know-how of cybernetics, which has had profound results either on glossy platforms conception and at the philosophy of cognition. on the organic computing device Laboratory on the college of Illinois he produced the 1st parallel pcs and contributed to many different advancements within the idea of computation and cognition.

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The Biology of Alpine Habitats (Biology of Habitats) by Laszlo Nagy, Georg Grabherr

By Laszlo Nagy, Georg Grabherr

This e-book is exclusive in supplying a world evaluation of alpine (high mountain) habitats that happen above the average (cold-limited) tree line, describing the standards that experience formed them over either ecological and evolutionary timescales. The extensive geographic insurance is helping synthesize universal positive aspects when revealing variations within the world's significant alpine structures from the Arctic to the Tropics. The phrases "barren" and "wasteland" have usually been utilized to explain landscapes past the tree line. despite the fact that, a more in-depth glance finds a wide variety of habitats, assemblages and person taxa within the alpine area, principally hooked up to topographic variety inside person alpine areas.

The publication considers habitat-forming components (landforms, strength and weather, hydrology, soils, and crops) separately, in addition to their composite affects on habitat features. Evolution and inhabitants tactics are tested within the context of the responsiveness/resilience of alpine habitats to international switch. ultimately, a severe evaluation fo the capability affects of weather swap, atmospheric toxins and land use is made and regarding the administration and conservation recommendations to be had for those distinct habitats.

Interest in mountains maintains to develop as their source significance is more and more well-known. This available textual content is acceptable for either senior undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in ecology and environmental sciences in addition to the various expert ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise, authoritative evaluate of the topic.

Each of the books within the Oxford Biology of Habitats Series introduces a special habitat, and offers an built-in assessment of the layout, body structure, ecology, and behavior of the organisms chanced on there. the sensible points of operating inside of every one habitat, the kinds of reviews which are attainable, and habitat biodiversity and conservation prestige are all explored.

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Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments by Michal Lichter, Dov Zviely, Micha Klein, Dorit Sivan

By Michal Lichter, Dov Zviely, Micha Klein, Dorit Sivan (auth.), Joseph Seckbach, Rachel Einav, Alvaro Israel (eds.)

Global warming is accelerating swifter than the power for usual fix, and environmental stresses are destructive ecosystems, all affecting actual and organic platforms on the earth. a brand new Nasa-led learn exhibits that human task has brought on weather adjustments leading to permafrost thawing, acid rain, and decrease productiveness in lakes in addition to elevated emissions of greenhouse gases, together with CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine vegetation play an important position in conserving the stability of marine environments, whereas serving as a resource of meals for humankind and critical chemicals. Microalgae and seaweed have huge, immense power for decreasing worldwide warming and weather switch. in the course of photosynthesis algae develop, draw CO2 from the ambience, unlock oxygen, and convey sun biofuel. specialists within the lifetime of marine plant ecosystems in globally altering environments contributed chapters to this publication. the objective readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric students, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically acutely aware laymen.

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Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt by Jr. Goldschmidt Arthur

By Jr. Goldschmidt Arthur

Offers biographical sketches and resource fabric for approximately four hundred women and men who've performed an enormous function in Egypt's nationwide existence. Entries variety in size from part a web page to 2 pages, and describe the contributions of politicians, writers, diplomats, non secular leaders, and students, in addition to founders of newspapers, shops, theatrical troupes, and leading edge concepts of visible illustration. Earliest figures profiled are from the overdue 18th and early nineteenth centuries.

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