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: 152
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN 10: 0128016345
ISBN 13: 9780128016343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Toxicology and Environmental Health Book Review:

This volume, Toxicology in Antiquity II, continues to tell the story of the roots of toxicology in ancient times. Readers learn that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. Toxicologists are particularly proud of the rich and storied history of their field and there are few resources available that cover the discipline from a historical perspective. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid these hazardous substances and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. Volume II explores the use of poison as weapons in war and assassinations, early instances of air pollution, the use of hallucinogens and entheogens, and the role of the snake in ancient toxicology. 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

Losing Earth

Losing Earth
Author: Nathaniel Rich
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 9781529015843
ISBN 13: 1529015847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Earth Book Review:

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed.Nathaniel Rich's groundbreaking account of that failure - and how tantalizingly close we came to signing binding treaties that would have saved us all before the fossil fuels industry and politicians committed to anti-scientific denialism - is already a journalistic blockbuster, a full issue of the New York Times Magazine that has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and John Hersey's Hiroshima. Rich has become an instant, in-demand expert and speaker. A major movie deal is already in place. It is the story, perhaps, that can shift the conversation.In the book Losing Earth, Rich is able to provide more of the context for what did - and didn't - happen in the 1980s and, more important, is able to carry the story fully into the present day and wrestle with what those past failures mean for us in 2019. It is not just an agonizing revelation of historical missed opportunities, but a clear-eyed and eloquent assessment of how we got to now, and what we can and must do before it's truly too late.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780804717113
ISBN 13: 0804717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

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

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology
Author: Alan Woolf
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780128222188
ISBN 13: 0128222182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology Book Review:

History of Modern Clinical Toxicology describe the extraordinary advances in the practice of clinical toxicology within the past 70 years and bring together stories of the people - the champions of clinical toxicology - who contributed to these advances, discovered new therapies and antidotes, and made change happen. This book lays out the poison control system they built and the fascinating story of how they created a new and evolving medical specialty. This book also tells the stories of the modern-day toxic disasters - public health responses to which have led to improvements in our understanding of the science and changes in public health policies and regulations to forestall future such events as well as recent toxic exposures that gained worldwide attention and notoriety. Finally, the book covers key policies and agencies, addresses the challenges facing clinical toxicologists of today, and predicts advances and future innovations in the field. History of Modern Clinical Toxicology is a unique resource that provides the historical and international perspective that will help practitioners put current issues and methods in perspective and understand how infrastructure and processes have evolved and why current systems are configured as they are. Offers descriptions of key regulatory advances affecting clinical toxicology Provides synopses of modern-day poisoning disasters Outlines the development of modern antidotes and future directions in clinical toxicology

How Africa Developed Europe

How Africa Developed Europe
Author: Mhango, Nkwazi N.
Publsiher: Langaa RPCIG
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 9956764949
ISBN 13: 9789956764945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Africa Developed Europe Book Review:

Whether Africa is developed or not, depends on how and what one addresses. Development is relative. Nonetheless, the fact is: Africa developed Europe; and thereby became underdeveloped. Addressed academically, the notion of development creates many questions amongst which are: Development in what? Whose development? Development for whom? Who defines development? In this volume, the development dealt with is polygonal; and touches on politico-economic sequels which also affect the social aspect. No doubt. Africa is abundantly rich in terms of resource and culture. Paradoxically, however, Africa is less developed economically compared to Europe thanks to the history of unequal encounters, among other reasons. We cannot emphasise enough the fact that Africa’s underdevelopment is the price of the development of Europe which is based on historical realities gyrating around Europe’s criminal past wherein slavery and colonialism enabled Europe to spawn its future capital and investment. How can anyone quibble about Europe’s development resulting from perpetual plunderage of Africa with impunity committed by European treasure-hunting adventurers? This volume prescribes Africa’s restorative recompense as the only way forward for the duo and the world.

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 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.

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

Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health
Author: A. J. McMichael,D. H. Campbell-Lendrum,C. F. Corvalan,K. L. Ebi,A. Githeko,J. D. Scheraga,A. Woodward
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789241562485
ISBN 13: 924156248X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.

Political Parties

Political Parties
Author: Robert Michels
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 0029212502
ISBN 13: 9780029212509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Parties Book Review:

In this book Michels analyzes the tendencies that oppose the realization of democracy, and claims that these tendencies can be classified in three ways: dependence upon the nature of the individual; dependence upon the nature of the political structure; and dependence upon the nature of organization. This edition, described by Morris Janowitz as a "classic of modern social science" and by Melvin Tumin as "the beginning of a tradition", offers a landmark study in political science. Following its original publication in 1910, the study and analysis of political parties was established as a new branch of science. Political Parties continues to be a foundation work in the literature and is a necessary addition to the libraries of contemporary political scientists, sociologists, and historians. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Business Ethics

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

Business Ethics Book Review:

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.

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.

From the Deep Woods to Civilization

From the Deep Woods to Civilization
Author: Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-06-11
ISBN 10: 0486147037
ISBN 13: 9780486147031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Deep Woods to Civilization Book Review:

A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.

Architecture and Modern Literature

Architecture and Modern Literature
Author: David Spurr
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 0472051717
ISBN 13: 9780472051717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and Modern Literature Book Review:

Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions
Author: Christine L. Cho,Julie K. Corkett,Astrid Steele
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2018-03-10
ISBN 10: 3319747606
ISBN 13: 9783319747606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions Book Review:

Examining the subtle forms of aggression, violence, and harassment that occur in our society and manifest in institutions and places of work, the expert contributors collected here describe the experience of social marginalization and expose how vulnerable individuals work to navigate exclusionary climates. This volume explores how bodies disrupt the status quo in multiple contexts and locations; provides insights into how institutions are structured and how practices that may cause harm are maintained; and, finally, considers progressive and proactive alternatives. This book will be a key resource for academics and professionals in education, sociology, nursing, law, business and political science, as well as organizations and policymakers grappling with aggression in the workplace.

Rare Earth

Rare Earth
Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0387218483
ISBN 13: 9780387218489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earth Book Review:

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.