The Silkworm (two-chapter extract)

The Silkworm (two-chapter extract)
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 0751558605
ISBN 13: 9780751558609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Silkworm (two-chapter extract) Book Review:

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

Silkworm Rearing

Silkworm Rearing
Author: Pang-chuan Wu,Da-chuang Chen,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9789251026922
ISBN 13: 9251026920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0316206865
ISBN 13: 9780316206860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cuckoo's Calling Book Review:

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The Matter of History

The Matter of History
Author: Timothy J. LeCain
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN 10: 110713417X
ISBN 13: 9781107134171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Matter of History Book Review:

New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. The Matter of History brings these scientific and humanistic ideas together to develop a bold, new post-anthropocentric understanding of the past, one that reveals how powerful organisms and things help to create humans in all their dimensions, biological, social, and cultural. Timothy J. LeCain combines cutting-edge theory and detailed empirical analysis to explain the extraordinary late-nineteenth century convergence between the United States and Japan at the pivotal moment when both were emerging as global superpowers. Illustrating the power of a deeply material social and cultural history, The Matter of History argues that three powerful things - cattle, silkworms, and copper - helped to drive these previously diverse nations towards a global 'Great Convergence'.

Chemical Zoology V5

Chemical Zoology V5
Author: Marcel Florkin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323148778
ISBN 13: 9780323148771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Chemical Zoology V5 Book Review:

Chemical Zoology Volume V Arthropoda Part A presents chemical information on zoological importance of Arthropoda. It is composed of 12 chapters that cover anatomy, feeding, and digestion; carbohydrate, nitrogen, and lipid metabolism; osmoregulation; and growth and development. After briefly dealing with general characteristics, evolution and classification of Arthropoda, the book discusses arthropod nutrition and the nutrients needed for their growth and development. It describes the unique features of the digestive system, as well as secretion, resorption, and production of digestive juices of arthropods and crustaceans. Other chapters deal with the aspects and dynamics of arthropods' carbohydrate, lipid, and nitrogen metabolism. The book also describes the mechanism of osmotic regulation in aquatic arthropods and the role of amino acids in this function in insect hemolyph. The concluding chapters discuss some of the metabolic changes as related to tissue growth and an increase in body size in arthropods. This book is an invaluable resource for zoologists and biochemists.

Career of Evil

Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 0316349925
ISBN 13: 9780316349925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Career of Evil Book Review:

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them... Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

5th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam

5th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam
Author: Vo Van Toi,Tran Ha Lien Phuong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN 10: 3319117769
ISBN 13: 9783319117768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


5th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam which was held from June 16-18, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City. The volume reflects the progress of Biomedical Engineering and discusses problems and solutions. I aims identifying new challenges, and shaping future directions for research in biomedical engineering fields including medical instrumentation, bioinformatics, biomechanics, medical imaging, drug delivery therapy, regenerative medicine and entrepreneurship in medical devices.

Lethal White

Lethal White
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Little, Brown and Company
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0316422746
ISBN 13: 9780316422741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lethal White Book Review:

"Rowling's wizardry as a writer is on fulsome display" (USA Today) in this #1 New York Times bestseller from the international bestselling author Robert Galbraith. When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott-once his assistant, now a partner in the agency-set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been-Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that. The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

Interactive School Science 9

Interactive School Science 9
Author: N.A
Publsiher: D. R. Sharma
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9937579228
ISBN 13: 9789937579223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Toxic Archipelago

Toxic Archipelago
Author: Brett L. Walker
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 0295803010
ISBN 13: 9780295803012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Toxic Archipelago Book Review:

Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years -- and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence.

Introduction to Virology

Introduction to Virology
Author: K. Smith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400958765
ISBN 13: 9789400958760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Introduction to Virology Book Review:

The study of viruses, or virology as it is now called, had its origin in 1892 when a Russian botanist, Iwanawsky, showed that sap from a tobacco plant with an infectious disease was still highly infectious after passage through a filter capable of retaining bacterial cells. From such humble beginnings the study of these 'filter-passing agents', or viruses, has developed into a separate science which rivals, if it does not excel, in importance the whole of bacteriology. The importance of viruses lies not only in the diseases they cause in every type of living organism, but also because of their intimate relationship with the living cell, in which alone they can reproduce. Their study has influenced the whole of biology by greatly increasing our knowledge of the gene, genetics, and molecular structure; there is also the possible connexion of viruses with human cancer, in view of the occurrence of many viral cancers in other animals. The book attempts to give a comprehensive but necessarily superficial survey of the subject as a whole and should help senior undergraduates and postgraduate students who wish to gain some knowledge of virology. Further information is available from the extensive bibliography.

Middlesex

Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-07-18
ISBN 10: 0307401944
ISBN 13: 9780307401946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Middlesex Book Review:

Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world. Justly acclaimed when it was released in Fall 2002, it announces the arrival of a major writer for our times. From the Hardcover edition.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Chapters XXXVII-XLVI

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Chapters XXXVII-XLVI
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000023526976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Chapters XXXVII-XLVI Book Review:

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution

Epigenetic Principles of Evolution
Author: Nelson Çabej
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0124158315
ISBN 13: 9780124158313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Epigenetic Principles of Evolution Book Review:

This is the first and only book, so far, to deal with the causal basis of evolution from an epigenetic view. By revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this book demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic information in generating evolutionary novelties. The author convincingly supports his theory with a host of examples from the most varied fields of biology, by emphasizing changes in developmental pathways as the basic source of evolutionary change in metazoans. Original and thought provoking--a radically new theory that overcomes the present difficulties of the theory of evolution Is the first and only theory that uses epigenetic mechanisms and principles for explaining evolution of metazoans Takes an integrative approach and shows a wide range of learning

The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged

The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1758
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: KBNL:KBNL03000418116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged Book Review:

The Noble Spanish Soldier

The Noble Spanish Soldier
Author: Thomas Dekker
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 3752309784
ISBN 13: 9783752309782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Noble Spanish Soldier Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0082555038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Silk for the Vikings

Silk for the Vikings
Author: Marianne Vedeler
Publsiher: Oxbow Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 1782972153
ISBN 13: 9781782972150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Silk for the Vikings Book Review:

The analysis of silk is a fascinating topic for research in itself but here, focusing on the 9th and 10th centuries, Marianne Vedeler takes a closer look at the trade routes and the organization of production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age. Beginning with a presentation of the silk finds in the Oseberg burial, the richest Viking burial find ever discovered, the other silk finds from high status graves in Scandinavia are discussed along with an introduction to the techniques used to produce raw silk and fabrics. Later chapters concentrate on trade and exchange, considering the role of silk items both as trade objects and precious gifts, and in the light of coin finds. The main trade routes of silk to Scandinavia along the Russian rivers, and comparable Russian finds are described and the production and regulation of silk in Persia, early Islamic production areas and the Byzantine Empire discussed. The final chapter considers silk as a social actor in various contexts in Viking societies compared to the Christian west.

1Q84

1Q84
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 0385669445
ISBN 13: 9780385669443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


1Q84 Book Review:

The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

The Pale King

The Pale King
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780316175296
ISBN 13: 0316175293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Pale King Book Review:

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.