Download E-books Venomous Snakes: Envenoming, Therapy (Reptiles - Classification, Evolution and Systems) PDF

By Jiri Valenta

It is a entire monograph at the difficulties of intoxication incurred by way of snake venom. This booklet is essentially meant for these in any respect degrees of wellbeing and fitness care, for individuals of rescue groups, surgical procedures and emergency hospitals, in addition to specialized offices and extensive care devices. supplying didactic directions for first relief and remedy strategies, info is usually provided on venomous snakes, the fundaments in their morphology and behavior, snakebite prevention, the composition of snake venom, indicators of envenoming, plus first relief within the occasion of snakebite for non-professionals, guests, terrain biologists, and breeders. This publication positive aspects an up to date alphabetical checklist of sorts and sub-types of all venomous snakes, together with their domestic levels, in addition to a entire index, record of abbreviations, word list, and color photograph insert with 100 pictures of venomous snakes.

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By John Gribbin

From award-winning technological know-how author John Gribbin, "Science: A heritage" is the spell binding tale of the lads and girls who replaced the way in which we see the area, and the turbulent instances they lived in. From Galileo, attempted by way of the Inquisition for his rules, to Newton, who wrote his competitors out of the heritage books; from Marie Curie, pressured to paintings except male scholars for worry she may perhaps excite them, to Louis Agassiz, who marched his colleagues up a mountain to turn out that the ice a while had happened. packed with pioneers, visionaries, eccentrics and madmen, this can be the historical past of technological know-how because it hasn't ever been advised prior to. "Gripping and entertaining...Wonderfully and pleasurably accessible". ("Independent on Sunday"). "Tremendous ...moves me to bestow a reviewer's cliche I in the past vowed by no means to take advantage of: a travel de force". ("Spectator"). "A really good heritage ...enormously entertaining". ("Daily Telegraph"). "A appropriate publication ...demolishes innumerable myths and exposes the actual roots of a few of science's renowned stories (for instance, Galileo by no means dropped weights of other sizes from Pisa's leaning tower)". ("Economist"). "We adventure his topics' triumphs and screw ups as though we knew them personally...I stumbled on myself whizzing during the pages". ("Sunday Telegraph"). John Gribbin is one among modern-day maximum writers of renowned technological know-how and the writer of bestselling books, together with "In seek of Schrodinger's Cat", "Stardust, technological know-how: A heritage" and "In seek of the Multiverse". Gribbin educated as an astrophysicist at Cambridge collage and is at the moment vacationing Fellow in Astronomy on the college of Sussex.

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Download E-books Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus PDF

By Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy

The main deadly virus identified to technological know-how, rabies-a sickness that spreads avidly from animals to humans-kills approximately 100% of its sufferers as soon as the an infection takes root within the mind. during this significantly acclaimed exploration, journalist invoice Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart 4 thousand years of the historical past, technology, and cultural mythology of rabies. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the modern look for a lifesaving remedy, Rabid is a clean and sometimes wildly unique examine one in every of humankind's oldest and such a lot fearsome foes. "A searing narrative." -The long island instances "In this prepared and really well-written ebook, rife with surprises, narrative suspense and a gentle circulate of expansive insights, 'the world's so much diabolical virus' conquers the unsuspecting reader's resourceful apprehensive method. . . . a wise, unsettling, and unusually stirring piece of work." -San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating. . . . Wasik and Murphy chronicle greater than millennia of myths and discoveries approximately rabies and the animals that transmit it, together with canine, bats and raccoons." -The Wall highway magazine

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Download E-books Brain and Spinal Tumors of Childhood (Hodder Arnold Publication) PDF

Little ones with mind and spinal tumors account for 20-25% of formative years cancers. till the early Nineties there have been little growth within the improvement of latest remedies, and results weren't bettering regardless of advances visible in different youth cancers. in past times 10 years, in spite of the fact that, there was a dramatic bring up in curiosity within the topic between pediatric experts world wide, and new multi-disciplinary groups became validated. There are encouraging early indicators of development in results, and extra are anticipated.

The visual appeal of this accomplished, yet functional, evidence-based evaluate of mind and spinal tumors in little ones is accordingly very well timed. The content material comprises special assurance of the analysis, scientific administration, after care and tracking, and underlying biology of mind and spinal tumors in childrens. overseas in technique, it attracts at the adventure of the ecu early life mind Tumour Committee, associated with the overseas Society of Paediatric Oncology, and diverse multi-centre medical trials to mirror some of the techniques to administration that experience arisen worldwide.

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Download E-books Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science (Science Visual Resources) PDF

Earth technological know-how: An Illustrated advisor to technology is one in all 8 volumes of proof On File's new technological know-how visible assets set. Containing six sections, a entire word list, an internet site advisor, and an index, Biology is a perfect studying instrument for college students and academics of technological know-how. Full-colour diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on each web page illustrate the basic parts of the topic, whereas parallel textual content presents key definitions and step by step causes. The six sections comprise: Planet Earth - considers Earth's position within the sun approach and its dating to the sunlight, the Moon, and the surroundings of interplanetary area. themes lined during this part comprise sunlight and lunar eclipses, tides, seasons, and Earth's magnetic box. Earth's heritage - examines the elemental rules utilized by geologists to figure out the age of rocks and using fossil facts in deciding on the series of geological occasions. there's a entire survey of the heritage of lifestyles in the world and a normal description of every of the geological eons. via every one geological interval, displaying the existing stipulations and the type of lifestyles kinds that experience flourished there. Earth's Rocks - is anxious with the strategies that create and alter Earth's geology. The relative abundance of minerals on our planet; the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; and the techniques of plate tectonics are tested during this part. Air and Oceans - is an summary of the shallow yet advanced layer of gasoline and water that surrounds our planet and helps all animal and flowers. the kinds and reasons of all major climate phenomena are lined right here, in addition to the intimate connections among the oceans and the ambience. warmth move among air and oceans and the planet-wide structures of movement pushed by means of solar power also are defined right here. Erosion and Weathering - appears on the consistent donning down of the Earth's rocks via the mixed activities of the ambience and the oceans. the geological kinds produced by way of the activities of rivers and glaciers are all featured during this part. Wind erosion and the formation and unfold of wilderness landscapes also are coated. Comparisons - supplies the relative scales of significant planetary positive factors, resembling oceans, rivers, continents, and mountain levels.

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Download E-books The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs PDF

From Smithsonian Books, The division of Mad Scientists is the 1st alternate booklet ever on DARPA—the safeguard complicated learn tasks Agency—the maverick and arguable enterprise whose futuristic paintings has had striking army and civilian program, from the web to GPS to driverless autos. Michael Belfiore, writer of Rocketeers, visited technology study websites around the state to supply this exceptional examine the folks who form our country’s destiny know-how.

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Download E-books The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship between Natural Selection and Reproduction PDF

This ebook examines a little-noted contradiction inherent within the crucial components of Darwin's conception of organic evolution--natural choice and replica. Physiologist Stephen Rothman makes the innovative declare that the evolution of life's advanced and various reproductive mechanisms isn't the end result of traditional choice. In so doing, he exposes the inner most query attainable approximately life's nature--its explanation for being.

In meticulously special yet available phrases he lays out the crux of the ambiguity and gives an fascinating resolution inside a naturalistic framework. In an ostensibly purposeless universe, by some means functional lifestyles has advanced. For all residing issues there are overarching reasons: survival and the production of latest lifestyles. common choice is set the survival of present existence, yet has little interest in life's destiny, approximately no matter if it persists or perishes. in contrast, replica is just in regards to the way forward for existence, and has no real interest in current lifestyles other than as a way to that end.

Where do those reasons come from? As Rothman demonstrates, at each point lifestyles is stressed out to react to possibility. Counterintuitively, with out the chance to its lifestyles, lifestyles shouldn't have come into being. As for copy, nature's harmful forces force the construction of recent life.

Written with nice readability and proficient by means of deep studying, this dependent, considerate paintings tackles the most not easy questions raised through the speculation of evolution, whereas calling to brain Darwin's recognized phrases from the realization of On the foundation of Species: "There is a grandeur during this view of life."

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Download E-books Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science (Philosophical Issues in Science) PDF

By André Kukla

Social constructionists preserve that we invent the homes of the area instead of detect them. Is fact built by way of our personal job? can we jointly invent the realm instead of notice it?
André Kukla provides a entire dialogue of the philosophical matters that come up out of this debate, analysing some of the strengths and weaknesses of a number constructivist arguments and arguing that present philosophical objections to constructivism are inconclusive. even if, Kukla deals and develops new objections to constructivism, distinguishing among the social motives of medical ideals and the view that each one ascertainable proof are built.

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Download E-books Computing with Quantum Cats: From Colossus to Qubits PDF

A magnificent glimpse into the close to destiny, the place quantum computing can have world-transforming effects.

The quantum computing device is not any longer the stuff of technology fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the point of unlocking a brand new quantum universe which gives a greater illustration of truth than our daily reviews and customary experience ever might. The start of quantum pcs - which, like Schrödinger's recognized "dead and alive" cat, depend on entities like electrons, photons, or atoms present in states while - is decided to show the computing international on its head.

In his interesting learn of this state of the art expertise, John Gribbin updates his prior perspectives at the nature of quantum truth, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds the place "everything is real." on reflection to Alan Turing's paintings at the Enigma computer and the 1st digital computing device, Gribbin explains how quantum conception built to make quantum pcs paintings in perform in addition to in precept. he is taking us past the sector of theoretical physics to discover their useful purposes - from machines which examine via "intuition" and trial and blunder to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential of this awesome technology to create an international the place communique happens swifter than gentle and teleportation is possible.

This is a thrilling insider's examine the hot frontier of machine technological know-how and its progressive implications.

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Download E-books The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory (Basic Bioethics) PDF

By Emily C. Parke

Teams of scientists around the globe are racing to create protocells--microscopic, self-organizing entities that spontaneously gather from basic natural and inorganic fabrics. The production of totally self sufficient protocells--a expertise that may, for all intents and reasons, be thought of actually alive--is just a topic of time. This publication examines the urgent social and moral concerns raised via the production of existence within the laboratory. Protocells may well supply nice clinical and social merits and giant new fiscal possibilities, yet additionally they pose strength dangers and threaten cultural and ethical norms opposed to tampering with nature and "playing God." The Ethics of Protocells deals various views on those matters. After a quick survey of present protocell examine (including the much-publicized "top-down" technique of J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith, for which they've got acquired multimillion buck financing from the U.S. division of Energy), the chapters deal with probability, uncertainty, and precaution; classes from fresh background and comparable applied sciences; and ethics in a destiny society with protocells. The discussions variety from new concerns of the precautionary precept and the position ethicists to explorations of what should be realized from society's event with different biotechnologies and the open-source software program stream.

Contributors: Mark A. Bedau, Gaymon Bennett, Giovanni Boniolo, Carl Cranor, invoice Durodié, Mickey Gjerris, Brigitte Hantsche-Tangen, Christine Hauskeller, Andrew Hessel, Brian Johnson, George Khushf, Emily C. Parke, Alain Pottage, Paul Rabinow, in keeping with Sandin, Joachim Schummer, Mark Triant, Laurie Zoloth

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