Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology
Author: Steve Gilbert,Asish Mohapatra,Sol Bobst,Antoinette Hayes,Sara T. Humes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1054
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN 10: 0128137258
ISBN 13: 9780128137253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in Toxicology Book Review:

This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. Both volumes represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology’s subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools. Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume 1: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology’s presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume 2: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field. The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children’s environmental health. Introductory chapters provide a backdrop to the science of toxicology, its history, the origin and status of toxicoinformatics, and starting points for identifying resources. Offers an extensive array of chapters organized by subject, each highlighting resources such as journals, databases,organizations, and review articles. Includes chapters with an emphasis on format such as government reports, general interest publications, blogs, and audiovisuals. Explores recent internet trends, web-based databases, and software tools in a section on the online environment. Concludes with a miscellany of special topics such as laws and regulations, chemical hazard communication resources, careers and professional education, K-12 resources, funding, poison control centers, and patents. Paired with Volume Two, which focuses on global resources, this set offers the most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences with over 120 chapters contributions by experts and leaders in the field.

History of Toxicology and Environmental Health

History of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Author: Philip Wexler
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 0128004630
ISBN 13: 9780128004630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Toxicology and Environmental Health Book Review:

Toxicology in Antiquity is the first in a series of short format works covering key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways ancient civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid the hazardous substances and how to use them against enemies Details scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents

Death with a Double Edge

Death with a Double Edge
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0593159349
ISBN 13: 9780593159347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death with a Double Edge Book Review:

Daniel Pitt's investigation into his colleague's murder leads him through London's teeming underbelly to one of the Royal Navy's most powerful shipbuilders in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the slum area known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from his firm. To Daniel's relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains: What was this respected colleague doing in Mile End? The firm's head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft's memory is not what it used to be. And so Daniel and Kitteridge must investigate on their own, lest the police uncover something they should not. As the pair digs into Mile End, they are led to a local brothel and an opium den, but also--unexpectedly--to a wealthy shipbuilder crucial to Britain's effort to build up its fleet, which soon may face the fearsome naval might of Germany. Daniel finds his path blocked by powerful officials, his investigation so unwelcome that even his father, Thomas Pitt, receives a chilling warning. Suddenly, not just Daniel but his entire family--including his beloved mother, Charlotte--is in danger. Will devotion to justice be the undoing of the Pitt family and endanger Britain's defense at sea? As ever, the fate of family and history are inextricably intertwined in this spellbinder from Anne Perry.

Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Author: Philip Wexler
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-03-13
ISBN 10: 0128095598
ISBN 13: 9780128095591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Book Review:

Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, this volume is a follow-up, chronologically, to the first two volumes which explored toxicology in antiquity. The book approximately covers the 1100s through the 1600s, delving into different aspects of toxicology, such as the contributions of scientific scholars of the time, sensational poisoners and poisoning cases, as well as myths. Historical figures, such as the Borgias and Catherine de Medici are discussed. Toxicologists, students, medical researchers, and those interested in the history of science will find insightful and relevant material in this volume. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways previous civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid them, and how to use them against enemies Explores the way famous historical figures used toxins

The Building News and Engineering Journal

The Building News and Engineering Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1880
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080304275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Globalization on Trial

Globalization on Trial
Author: Farhang Rajaee,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0889369097
ISBN 13: 9780889369092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization on Trial Book Review:

Globalization on Trial challenges the conventional view that equates globalization with the expansion of the capitalist economic system. With a broad historical and holistic brush, the author presents a view of globalization that is both multidisciplinary and multicultural. What opportunities must we seize? What dangers must we overcome? Rajaee examines human governance and the paradox of globalism and nationalism (or "nativism"), providing a particularly fresh perspective on Islamic civilization. He also focuses on our education system and how it will have to adapt to meet the new challenges.

The Builder

The Builder
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044039365879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Alternative Test Methods in Toxicology

The History of Alternative Test Methods in Toxicology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-20
ISBN 10: 0128136987
ISBN 13: 9780128136980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Alternative Test Methods in Toxicology Book Review:

The History of Alternative Test Methods in Toxicology uses a chronological approach to demonstrate how the use of alternative methods has evolved from their conception as adjuncts to traditional animal toxicity tests to replacements for them. This volume in the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series explores the history of alternative test development, validation, and use, with an emphasis on humanity and good science, in line with the Three Rs (Replacement,Reduction, Refinement) concept expounded by William Russell and Rex Burch in 1959 in their now classic volume, The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique. The book describes the historical development of technologies that have influenced the application of alternatives in toxicology and safety testing. These range from single cell monocultures to sophisticated, miniaturised and microfluidic organism-on-a-chip devices, and also include molecular modelling, chemoinformatics and QSAR analysis, and the use of stem cells, tissue engineering and hollow fibre bioreactors. This has been facilitated by the wider availability of human tissues, advances in tissue culture, analytical and diagnostic methods, increases in computational processing, capabilities, and a greater understanding of cell biology and molecular mechanisms of toxicity. These technological developments have enhanced the range and information content of the toxicity endpoints detected, and therefore the relevance of test systems and data interpretation, while new techniques for non-invasive diagnostic imaging and high resolution detection methods have permitted an increased role for human studies. Several key examples of how these technologies are being harnessed to meet 21st century safety assessment challenges are provided, including their deployment in integrated testing schemes in conjunction with kinetic modelling, and in specialized areas, such as inhalation toxicity studies. The History of Alternative Test Methods in Toxicology uses a chronological approach to demonstrate how the use of alternative methods has evolved from their conception as adjuncts to traditional animal toxicity tests to replacements for them. This volume in the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series explores the history of alternative test development, validation, and use, with an emphasis on humanity and good science, in line with the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) concept expounded by William Russell and Rex Burch in 1959 in their now-classic volume, The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique. The book describes the historical development of technologies that have influenced the application of alternatives in toxicology and safety testing. These range from single cell monocultures to sophisticated miniaturised and microfluidic organism-on-a-chip devices, and also include molecular modelling, chemoinformatics and QSAR analysis, and the use of stem cells, tissue engineering and hollow fibre bioreactors. This has been facilitated by the wider availability of human tissues, advances in tissue culture, analytical and diagnostic methods, increases in computational processing capabilities, and a greater understanding of cell biology and molecular mechanisms of toxicity. These technological developments have enhanced the range and information content of the toxicity endpoints detected, and therefore the relevance of test systems and data interpretation, while new techniques for non-invasive diagnostic imaging and high resolution detection methods have permitted an increased role for human studies. Several key examples of how these technologies are being harnessed to meet 21st century safety assessment challenges are provided, including their deployment in integrated testing schemes in conjunction with kinetic modelling, and in specialised areas, such as inhalation toxicity studies.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures
Author: Clifford Geertz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 0465093566
ISBN 13: 9780465093564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interpretation of Cultures Book Review:

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1846
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105011932915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 2030 Spike

The 2030 Spike
Author: Colin Mason
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136555110
ISBN 13: 9781136555114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 2030 Spike Book Review:

The clock is relentlessly ticking! Our world teeters on a knife-edge between a peaceful and prosperous future for all, and a dark winter of death and destruction that threatens to smother the light of civilization. Within 30 years, in the 2030 decade, six powerful 'drivers' will converge with unprecedented force in a statistical spike that could tear humanity apart and plunge the world into a new Dark Age. Depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water shortages and international lawlessness are on a crash course with potentially catastrophic consequences. In the face of both doomsaying and denial over the state of our world, Colin Mason cuts through the rhetoric and reams of conflicting data to muster the evidence to illustrate a broad picture of the world as it is, and our possible futures. Ultimately his message is clear; we must act decisively, collectively and immediately to alter the trajectory of humanity away from catastrophe. Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization. This book is powerful and essential reading for all people concerned with the future of humanity and planet earth.

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
Author: Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110666471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence Book Review:

This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.

The Building News and Engineering Journal

The Building News and Engineering Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1875
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112117956596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature

Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature
Author: Peter Victor,Robert Costanza,Gar Alperovitz,Herman Daly,Joshua Farley,Carol Franco,Tim Jackson,Ida Kubiszewski,Juliet Schor
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 192186205X
ISBN 13: 9781921862052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature Book Review:

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the “Anthropocene,” era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek “improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities,” we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that is better adapted to the new conditions we face. We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recognizes the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognizes that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being, not merely growth of material consumption. This new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy cannot grow forever on this finite planet. In this report, we discuss the need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth. This includes protecting and restoring nature, achieving social and intergenerational fairness (including poverty alleviation), stabilizing population, and recognizing the significant nonmarket contributions to human well-being from natural and social capital. To do this, we need to develop better measures of progress that go well beyond GDP and begin to measure human well-being and its sustainability more directly.

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN 10: 9210575555
ISBN 13: 9789210575553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples Book Review:

This publication sets out to examine the major challenges for indigenous peoples to obtain adequate access to and utilization of quality health care services. It provides an important background to many of the health issues that indigenous peoples are currently facing. Improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples, States and the United Nations. Indigenous peoples’ health status is severely affected by their living conditions, income levels, employment rates, access to safe water, sanitation, health services and food availability. They also face destruction to their lands, territories and resources, which are essential to their very survival. Other threats include climate change and environmental contamination. Geographical isolation and poverty results in not having the means to pay high cost for transport or treatment resulting in major structural barriers in accessing health care, further compounded by discrimination, racism and a lack of cultural understanding and sensitivity. Many health systems do not reflect the social and cultural practices and beliefs of indigenous peoples. At the same time, it is often difficult to obtain a global assessment of indigenous peoples’ health status because of the lack of data. More work is required in building existing data collection systems to include data on indigenous peoples and their communities.

The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia

The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia
Author: John Keast Lord
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1866
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: KBNL:KBNL03000129489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Justice in an Open World

Social Justice in an Open World
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210019926896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice in an Open World Book Review:

The International Forum for Social Development was a 3 year project undertaken by the United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs between 2001 and 2004 to promote international cooperation for social development and supporting developing countries and social groups not benefiting from the globalization process. This publication provides an overview and interpretation of the discussions and debates that occurred at the four meetings of the Forum for Social Development held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, within the framework of the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development.

Toxicology in Antiquity

Toxicology in Antiquity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2018-10-22
ISBN 10: 0128153407
ISBN 13: 9780128153406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology in Antiquity Book Review:

Toxicology in Antiquity provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in antiquity. It brings together the two previously published shorter volumes on the topic, as well as adding considerable new information. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, it covers key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents. New chapters in this edition focus chiefly on evidence for the use of toxic agents derived from religious texts. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways previous civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid the hazardous substances and how to use them against enemies Explores the way famous historical figures used toxins New chapters focus on evidence of the use of toxins derived from religious texts

Business Ethics

Business Ethics
Author: Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781947172562
ISBN 13: 1947172565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1998-09-25
ISBN 10: 9264163530
ISBN 13: 9789264163539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future Book Review:

This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years or so, and assesses some of the key issues -- economic, social, environmental, ethical -- that decision-makers in government, business and society will face in the decades ahead.