Biomimicry for Aerospace

Biomimicry for Aerospace
Author: Vikram Shyam,Marjan Eggermont,Aloysius F. Hepp
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2022-02-19
ISBN 10: 0128210753
ISBN 13: 9780128210758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimicry for Aerospace Book Review:

The solutions to technical challenges posed by flight and space exploration tend to be multidimensional, multifunctional, and increasingly focused on the interaction of systems and their environment. The growing discipline of biomimicry focuses on what humanity can learn from the natural world. Biomimicry for Aerospace: Technologies and Applications features the latest advances of bioinspired materials–properties relationships for aerospace applications. Readers will get a deep dive into the utility of biomimetics to solve a number of technical challenges in aeronautics and space exploration. Part I: Biomimicry in Aerospace: Education, Design, and Inspiration provides an educational background to biomimicry applied for aerospace applications. Part II: Biomimetic Design: Aerospace and Other Practical Applications discusses applications and practical aspects of biomimetic design for aerospace and terrestrial applications and its cross-disciplinary nature. Part III: Biomimicry and Foundational Aerospace Disciplines covers snake-inspired robots, biomimetic advances in photovoltaics, electric aircraft cooling by bioinspired exergy management, and surrogate model-driven bioinspired optimization algorithms for large-scale and complex problems. Finally, Part IV: Bio-Inspired Materials, Manufacturing, and Structures reviews nature-inspired materials and processes for space exploration, gecko-inspired adhesives, bioinspired automated integrated circuit manufacturing on the Moon and Mars, and smart deployable space structures inspired by nature. Introduces educational aspects of bio-inspired design for novel and practical technologies Presents a series of bio-inspired technologies applicable to the field of aerospace engineering Provides an introduction to nature-inspired design and engineering and its relevance to planning and developing the next generation of robotic and human space missions

Animals Plants and Afterimages

Animals  Plants and Afterimages
Author: Valérie Bienvenue,Nicholas Chare
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN 10: 1800734263
ISBN 13: 9781800734265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals Plants and Afterimages Book Review:

The sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction is one of the most pervasive issues of our time. Animals, Plants and Afterimages brings together leading scholars in the humanities and life sciences to explore how extinct species are represented in art and visual culture, with a special emphasis on museums. Engaging with celebrated cases of vanished species such as the quagga and the thylacine as well as less well-known examples of animals and plants, these essays explore how representations of recent and ancient extinctions help advance scientific understanding and speak to contemporary ecological and environmental concerns.

Textbook of Aging Skin

Textbook of Aging Skin
Author: Miranda A. Farage,Kenneth W. Miller,Howard I. Maibach
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1220
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 3540896554
ISBN 13: 9783540896555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Aging Skin Book Review:

This comprehensive ‘Major Reference Book’ compiles all current and latest information on aging skin in a two-volume set. Highly structured with a reader-friendly format, it covers a wide range of areas such as basic sciences, the different diseases and conditions which occur with aging (from malignant to non-malignant), the latest techniques and methods being used such as bioengineering methods and biometrics as well as toxicological and safety considerations for the elderly population. It also illustrates the global consumers’ sociological and psychological implications, ethnicity and gender differences and includes marketing considerations for this elderly group. This unique and comprehensive guide will become the main reference textbook on this topic.

Clinical Mycology

Clinical Mycology
Author: Elias J. Anaissie,Michael R. McGinnis,Michael A. Pfaller
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1416056807
ISBN 13: 9781416056805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Mycology Book Review:

The first book of its kind to focus on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of patients with fungal infections, this definitive reference returns in a completely revised, full-color new edition. It presents specific recommendations for understanding, controlling, and preventing fungal infections based upon underlying principles of epidemiology and infection control policy, pathogenesis, immunology, histopathology, and laboratory diagnosis and antifungal therapy. More than 560 photographs, illustrations, and tables depict conditions as they appear in real life and equip you to identify clinical manifestations with accuracy. Expanded therapy content helps you implement the most appropriate treatment quickly, and a bonus CD-ROM-featuring all of the images from the text-enables you to enhance your electronic presentations. Includes specific recommendations for diagnosing, preventing, and treating fungal infections in various patient populations based upon underlying principles of epidemiology and infection control policy, pathogenesis, immunology, histopathology, and laboratory diagnosis and antifungal therapy. Covers etiologic agents of disease, fungal infections in special hosts such as pediatric patients and patients with cancer and HIV, infections of specific organ systems, and more, to make you aware of the special considerations involved in certain cases. Features clinically useful and reader-friendly practical tools-including algorithms, slides, graphs, pictorials, photographs, and radiographs-that better illustrate and communicate essential points, promote efficient use in a variety of clinical and academic settings, and facilitate slide making for lectures and presentations. Offers a CD-ROM containing all of the book's images for use in your electronic presentations. Offers more clinically relevant images-more than 300 in full color for the first time-to facilitate diagnosis. Features expanded therapy-related content, including up-to-date treatment strategies and drug selection and dosing guidelines. Includes several new sections in the chapter on fungal infections in cancer patients that reflect the formidable clinical challenges these infections continue to present. Presents the work of additional international contributors who have defined many of the key issues in the field, providing more of a global perspective on the best diagnostic and management approaches. Uses a new, full-color design to enhance readability and ease of access to information.

Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene

Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene
Author: Louis Kotzé
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 1509906541
ISBN 13: 9781509906543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene Book Review:

The era of eco-crises signified by the Anthropocene trope is marked by rapidly intensifying levels of complexity and unevenness, which collectively present unique regulatory challenges to environmental law and governance. This volume sets out to address the currently under-theorised legal and consequent governance challenges presented by the emergence of the Anthropocene as a possible new geological epoch. While the epoch has yet to be formally confirmed, the trope and discourse of the Anthropocene undoubtedly already confront law and governance scholars with a unique challenge concerning the need to question, and ultimately re-imagine, environmental law and governance interventions in the light of a new socio-ecological situation, the signs of which are increasingly apparent and urgent. This volume does not aspire to offer a univocal response to Anthropocene exigencies and phenomena. Any such attempt is, in any case, unlikely to do justice to the multiple implications and characteristics of Anthropocene forebodings. What it does is to invite an unrivalled group of leading law and governance scholars to reflect upon the Anthropocene and the implications of its discursive formation in an attempt to trace some initial, often radical, future-facing and imaginative implications for environmental law and governance.

Carbonate Clastic Transitions

Carbonate Clastic Transitions
Author: Laurence (Hy) Doyle,H.H. Roberts
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1987-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780080869568
ISBN 13: 0080869564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbonate Clastic Transitions Book Review:

Over the years, the field of sedimentology has become subdivided into various specialities. Two of the largest groups are those who study clastic rocks and those who study carbonates. There is little communication between the two: journals appear which are exclusively devoted to one or the other, and research conferences tend to be mutually exclusive. On the other hand, rocks themselves cannot be "pigeon-holed" in this way - the facies change from clastic to carbonate both laterally and through time. This volume stems from the editors' observations of such changes in the Gulf of Mexico and their realization that these geologically important transitions were being largely ignored because of professional compartmentilization. The book opens with a chapter which gives an overview of the whole picture of global patterns of carbonate and clastic sedimentation. It then proceeds to a discussion of sedimentary models of siliciclastic deposits and coral reef relationships. The rest of the book comprises eight case studies on carbonate-clastic transitions, and a final chapter on control of carbonate-clastic sedimentation systems by baroclinic coastal currents. The aim of the book is to emphasize that clastic and carbonate sedimentation are not separate but part of a continuum - a transition which needs to be more thoroughly investigated and better understood. The excellent research papers presented here will undoubtedly help to achieve this goal.

Advanced Introduction to Creative Industries

Advanced Introduction to Creative Industries
Author: John Hartley
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN 10: 1839108940
ISBN 13: 9781839108945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Introduction to Creative Industries Book Review:

As the world faces extreme economic, environmental and political crises, this bold and accessible Advanced Introduction argues for a future-facing approach to the creative economy and creative innovation. The book analyses contemporary and historical arts and culture whilst assessing historical shifts from national to global cultures; analogue to digital technologies; and individualist to systems thinking.

Biomimicry for Materials Design and Habitats

Biomimicry for Materials  Design and Habitats
Author: Marjan Eggermont,Vikram Shyam,Aloysius Hepp
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN 10: 0128210540
ISBN 13: 9780128210543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimicry for Materials Design and Habitats Book Review:

Biomimicry for Materials, Design and Habitats: Innovations and is a survey of the recent work of recognized experts in a variety of fields who employ biomimicry and related paradigms to solve key problems of interest within design, science, technology, and society. Topics covered include innovations from biomimicry in materials, product design, architecture, and biological sciences. The book is a useful resource for educators, designers, researchers, engineers, and materials scientists, taking them from the theory behind biomimicry to real world applications. Living systems have evolved innovative solutions to challenges that humans face on a daily basis. Nonlinear multifunctional systems that have a symbiotic relationship with their environment are the domain of nature. Morphological solutions for buildings inspired by nature can be used for skins, surfaces, and structures to facilitate environmental adaptation of buildings to increase occupant comfort and reduce energy demands. Birds can teach us to produce novel structures, 3D printing can be informed by oysters and mussels, and mycelium may show us the way to fabricate new biocomposites in architecture. Therefore, it is in nature that we seek inspiration for the solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. . presents new directions in education and the various applications of biomimicry within industry, including bio-inspired entrepreneurship discusses the role of biomimicry in education, innovation, and product design covers applications in systems engineering and design, novel materials with applications in 3D printing, and bio-inspired architecture includes perspectives on sustainability detailing the role that bio-inspiration or biomimicry plays in sustainability

UCSF News

UCSF News
Author: University of California, San Francisco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994-08
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSF:31378007871489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Information Circular

Information Circular
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1930
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112085687579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Circular Book Review:

The Politics of International Health

The Politics of International Health
Author: William A. Muraskin
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791439999
ISBN 13: 0791439992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of International Health Book Review:

Tracing the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI), this book examines its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World. The CVI has achieved many successes, including making vaccination a top international public sector priority. Most of its failures have stemmed from the often bitter competition between the fledgling Initiative and the notoriously turf-conscious and inefficient World Health Organization (WHO), over their respective roles in championing vaccines. Vaccines are the most inexpensive means of improving the health and lowering the mortality of people in the Third World, where infectious diseases kill millions of children every year. As a result of the biotechnology revolution, it is possible that a whole array of new vaccines can be created for diseases which are not yet preventable. What has stood in the way of this major medical breakthrough has been that vaccine "product development" has been in the hands of commercial companies, whose activities are dominated by the need for maximizing profit, which the Third World poor cannot generate.

24 hour Global Marathon for Sustainability Food for Earth 2021

24 hour Global Marathon for Sustainability     Food for Earth  2021
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN 10: 9251360812
ISBN 13: 9789251360811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

24 hour Global Marathon for Sustainability Food for Earth 2021 Book Review:

The FAO elearning Academy together with Future Food Institute, organized the second edition of the 24-hour Global Digital Marathon for Sustainability entitled: “Food for Earth”, in 2021. The event was a knowledge sharing collaborative initiative, fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 and FAO’s Strategic Framework. The Marathon has proven to be an extremely powerful initiative to raise awareness among entrepreneurs, startups, scientists, journalists, young leaders, policymakers, general public, farmers and indigenous peoples on the importance of environmental, economic and social sustainability. The publication aims at gathering the multilingual work sessions spread out across the globe, all focusing on the regenerative power of food systems. Overall, the 2021 Marathon had a fantastic global impact, bringing together more than 160 expert voices, in 30 main work sessions, in English, French, Italian and Spanish, reaching more than 150?000 views worldwide, and a global coverage from over 100 online journals, TV channels and networks. In addition, ministers and government representatives from more than 30 countries contributed and endorsed the event. As a result, participating countries have proposed and committed to implement more than 100 climate actions.

The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations
Author: T. V. Paul,Deborah Welch Larson,Harold A. Trinkunas,Anders Wivel,Ralf Emmers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2021-08-05
ISBN 10: 0190097388
ISBN 13: 9780190097387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations Book Review:

The discipline of international relations offers much insight into why violent power transitions occur, yet there have been few substantive examinations of why and how peaceful changes happen in world politics. This work is the first comprehensive treatment of that subject. The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations provides a thorough examination of research on the problem of change in the international arena and the reasons why change happens peacefully at times, and at others, violently. It contains over forty chapters, which examine the historical, theoretical, global, regional, and national foreign-policy dimensions of peaceful change. As the world enters a new round of power transition conflict, involving a rapidly rising China and a relatively declining United States, this Handbook provides a necessary resource for decisionmakers and scholars engaged in this vital area of research.

Dread

Dread
Author: David Theo Goldberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-06-11
ISBN 10: 1509544461
ISBN 13: 9781509544462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dread Book Review:

A pervasive sense has taken hold that any and all of us are under suspicion and surveillance, walking on a tightrope, a step away from erasure of rights or security. Nothing new for many long-targeted populations, it is now surfacing as a broad social sensibility, ramped up by environmental crisis and pandemic wreckage. We have come to live in proliferating dread, even of dread itself. In this brilliant analysis of the nature, origins, and implications of this gnawing feeling, David Theo Goldberg exposes tracking-capitalism as the operating system at the root of dread. In contrast to surveillance, which requires labor-intensive analysis of people's actions and communications, tracking strips back to the fundamental mapping of our movements, networks, and all traces of our digitally mediated lives. A simultaneous tearing of the social fabric – festering culture wars, the erosion of truth, even "civil war" itself – frays the seams of the sociality and solidarity needed to thwart this transformation of people into harvestable, expendable data. This searing commentary offers a critical apparatus for interrogating the politics of our time, arguing that we need not just a politics of refusal and resistance, but a creative politics to counter the social life of dread.

Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents

Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents
Author: Otto Braun-Falco,Hans C. Korting
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 364250146X
ISBN 13: 9783642501463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents Book Review:

Over the last 35 years, synthetic detergents have become increasingly important as skin cleansing agents. With the vast range of soaps and synthetic cleansers available nowadays, doctors and pharmacists are expectedto advise on how to cleanse normal as well as diseased skins. Sound advice must include knowledge of the nature, composition, and action of the available surfactants and cleanser preparations, the physiology and pathophysiology of the skin surface, the microbial ecology ofthe skin, and the factors that control the skin flora. Much of this knowledge is the result of recent research. Health care professionals must be familiar, not only with the benefits, but also with the possible adverse effects of synthetic detergents on the human skin (roughness, water loss, etc.) and on the environment. This monograph draws upon the expertise of numerous scientists to present a comprehensive view of the subject.

The Geology and Stratigraphy of the San Jose Quadrangle California

The Geology and Stratigraphy of the San Jose Quadrangle  California
Author: Eugene Crittenden Templeton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1912
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032277027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tourism and the Anthropocene

Tourism and the Anthropocene
Author: Martin Gren,Edward H. Huijbens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10: 1317601092
ISBN 13: 9781317601098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and the Anthropocene Book Review:

This book brings the field of tourism into dialogue with what is captured under the varied notions of the Anthropocene. It explores issues and challenges which the Anthropocene may pose for tourism, and it offers significant insights into how it might reframe conceptual and empirical undertakings in tourism research. Furthermore, through the lens of the Anthropocene this book also spurs thinking of the role of tourism in relation to sustainable development, planetary boundaries, ethics (and what is framed as geo-ethics) and refocused tourism theory to make sense of tourism’s earthly entanglements and thinking tourism beyond Nature-Society. The multidisciplinary nature of the material will appeal to a broad academic audience, such as those working in tourism, geography, anthropology and sociology.

The History of Infectious Diseases At Duke University In the Twentieth Century

The History of Infectious Diseases At Duke University In the Twentieth Century
Author: John D. Hamilton, MD
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1483423751
ISBN 13: 9781483423753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Infectious Diseases At Duke University In the Twentieth Century Book Review:

In this detailed history of infectious diseases, John Hamilton draws upon his extensive experience with other faculty members and staff and delivers an insider’s account of some of the more prevalent and/or serious diseases, the physicians and researchers studying them, and the programs supporting them at Duke University and its affiliate, the Durham VA Medical Center. Combining insights from his own experience and almost 100 interviews of current and former faculty members and staff and his complete access to the Medical Center Archives, he explores: Medical education, public health, and the disease portfolio before and during the 20th century in the world, the state and the city of Durham, North Carolina; Reasons why James B. “Buck” Duke invested his money into what became Duke University; Relevant personal and professional papers belonging to departed or deceased faculty; And provides extensive references for those who wish to delve into the science.

The Miocene of Clatsop and Lincoln Counties Oregon

The Miocene of Clatsop and Lincoln Counties  Oregon
Author: Henry V. Howe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1922
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105009612321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miocene of Clatsop and Lincoln Counties Oregon Book Review:

Nuclear Science Abstracts

Nuclear Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556000356949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Science Abstracts Book Review: