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Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (III): After 7 Years

by Tomoko M. Nakanishi

This open access book presents the findings from on-site research into radioactive cesium contamination in various agricultural systems affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. This third volume in the series reports on studies undertaken at contaminated sites such as farmland, forests, and marine and freshwater environments, with a particular focus on livestock, wild plants and mushrooms, crops, and marine products in those environments. It also provides additional data collected in the subsequent years to show how the radioactivity levels in agricultural products and their growing environments have changed with time and the route by which radioactive materials entered agricultural products as well as their movement between different components (e.g., ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Electricity of Life: A Historical Novel based on the true story of Otto and Viola Schmitt and their role in winning World War II and establishing a medical device industry.

by T H. Harbinger

The focus on Professor Otto Schmitt and his development of the first Magnetic Airborne Detector for use during World War II makes for an excellent illustration of the life and importance of scientists. Scientists are portrayed as oddballs, self-centered, single minded, and lacking common sense, which they are, but they mostly can solve problems that no one else has been able to solve. The case of Otto Schmitt, who convinced the military he could develop a method to detect submerged U-boats, proved the method, and then 200 systems were ordered, all in the matter of ten months, is a tight snapshot on the methods and lifestyle of a scientist. Most technical developments do not have such a compact and easily measureable result. On 18 February 1942 Otto first devised and prototyped his ‘u...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward  

Textbook of Arthropod Anatomy

by R. E. Snodgrass

The facts of arthropod structure are presented in clear, easy-to-use fashion in this text by R. E. Snodgrass. Examples of each of the classes from trilobites to insects are given. Musculature and mechanism of legs, eyes, feeding apparatus, body, head, and organs of digestion, excretion, and reproduction are described and illustrated.Over 640 drawings, most of them by the author, are arranged in 88 figures....

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 478 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward  

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

by Melanie Bergmann

This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide.The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in ma...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 447 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward  

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

by Diana Perez-Staples

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Innovative Medicine: Basic Research and Development

by Kazuwa Nakao

This book is devoted to innovative medicine, comprising the proceedings of the Uehara Memorial Foundation Symposium 2014. It remains extremely rare for the findings of basic research to be developed into clinical applications, and it takes a long time for the process to be achieved. The task of advancing the development of basic research into clinical reality lies with translational science, yet the field seems to struggle to find a way to move forward. To create innovative medical technology, many steps need to be taken: development and analysis of optimal animal models of human diseases, elucidation of genomic and epidemiological data, and establishment of “proof of concept”. There is also considerable demand for progress in drug research, new surgical procedures, and new clinical de...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 339 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Biodiversity of Angola: Science & Conservation: A Modern Synthesis

by Brian J. Huntley

This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the processes that drive the dynamics of its ecosystems are still very poorly researched and documented.  This 'state of the science' synthesis is for the use of all students of Angola's biodiversity, and for those responsible for the planning, development and sustainable management of the country's living resources.  The volume brings together the results of expeditions and research undertaken in Angola since the late eighteenth...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 549 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Handbook of Pathogens and Diseases in Cephalopods

by Camino Gestal

The aim of this open access book is to facilitate the identification and description of the different organs as well as pathogens and diseases affecting the most representative species of cephalopods focussed on Sepia officinalis, Loligo vulgaris and Octopus vulgaris. These species are valuable ‘morphotype’ models and belong to the taxonomic groups Sepioidea, Myopsida and Octopoda, which include most of the species with a high market value and aquaculture potential. The study is based on photographs at macroscopic and histological level in order to illustrate the role of the most important pathogens and related diseases from the view of a pathological diagnosis. The reader is able to familiarize with functional anatomy, necropsy and general histology of adults and paralarvae, as well a...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Human Cell and Organ Physiology: Homo Sapiens Dossier

by Christopher Panaretos

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward  

Ranaviruses: Lethal Pathogens of Ectothermic Vertebrates

by Matthew J. Gray

This is the first book on ranaviruses. Ranaviruses are double-stranded DNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. They have caused mass die-offs of ectothermic vertebrates in wild and captive populations around the globe. There is evidence that this pathogen is emerging and responsible for population declines in certain locations. Considering that amphibians and freshwater turtles are suitable hosts and the most imperiled vertebrate taxa in the world, ranaviruses can have significant impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem function. Additionally, many fish that are raised in aquaculture facilities and traded internationally are suitable hosts; thus, the potential economic impact of ranaviruses is significant. Ranaviruses also serve as a model for replicatio...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Introductory Guide to Shrooms,Growing Psychedelic Mushrooms,and the Full Effects,Sapiens

by Andrew Paul

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 111 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2019 onward  

ENGLISH TO CHINESE GLOSSARY OF BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY TERMS

by Lawrence Chui

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry
Size: 4.26 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2019 onward  

New Nephilim: Contemporaneous, but not identical

by Richard Banks

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Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Sacred Texts, Christianity, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 1.57 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

The Impact of Food Bioactives on Health: in vitro and ex vivo models

by Kitty Verhoeckx

“Infogest” (Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process) is an EU COST action/network in the domain of Food and Agriculture that will last for 4 years from April 4, 2011. Infogest aims at building an open international network of institutes undertaking multidisciplinary basic research on food digestion gathering scientists from different origins (food scientists, gut physiologists, nutritionists…). The network gathers 70 partners from academia, corresponding to a total of 29 countries. The three main scientific goals are: Identify the beneficial food components released in the gut during digestion; Support the effect of beneficial food components on human health; Promote harmonization of currently used digestion models Infogest meetings highl...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 338 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems:The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments ... Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation 3)

by Rosenzweig Cynthia & Hillel Daniel

“Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing food-security challenges facing the world.”Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityClimate effects on agriculture are of increasing concern in both the scientific and policy communities because of the growing population and the greater uncertainty in the weather during growing seasons. Changes in production are directly linked to variations in temperature and precipitation during the growing season and often to the offseason changes in weather becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Advances in Wheat Genetics: From Genome to Field: Proceedings of the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium

by Yasunari Ogihara

This proceedings is a collection of 46 selected papers that were presented at the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS). Since the launch of the wheat genome sequencing project in 2005, the arrival of draft genome sequences has marked a new era in wheat genetics and genomics, catalyzing rapid advancement in the field. This book provides a comprehensive review of the forefront of wheat research, across various important topics such as germplasm and genetic diversity, cytogenetics and allopolyploid evolution, genome sequencing, structural and functional genomics, gene function and molecular biology, biotic stress, abiotic stress, grain quality, and classical and molecular breeding. Following an introduction, 9 parts of the book are dedicated to each of these topics. A final, 11t...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 445 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Life of Inland Waters: An Elementary Text Book of Fresh-Water Biology For Students

by James G. Needham

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 518 pages
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Marine Carbon Biogeochemistry: A Primer for Earth System Scientists (SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences)

by Jack J. Middelburg

This open access book discusses biogeochemical processes relevant to carbon and aims to provide readers, graduate students and researchers, with insight into the functioning of marine ecosystems. A carbon centric approach has been adopted, but other elements are included where relevant or needed. The book focuses on concepts and quantitative understanding of primary production, organic matter mineralization and sediment biogeochemistry. The impact of biogeochemical processes on inorganic carbon dynamics and organic matter transformation are also discussed....

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 128 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

The Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay: Its Relationship with the Crisis of Catches of Large Specimens in the East Atlantic Fisheries from the 1960s (SpringerBriefs in Biology)

by Cort , José Luis

This open access book is an original contribution to the knowledge on fishing and research associated with one of the most enigmatic fish of our seas: bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.). Based on available evidence, it reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over...

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Sensitivity Analysis: Matrix Methods in Demography and Ecology (Demographic Research Monographs)

by Hal Caswell

This open access book shows how to use sensitivity analysis in demography. It presents new methods for individuals, cohorts, and populations, with applications to humans, other animals, and plants. The analyses are based on matrix formulations of age-classified, stage-classified, and multistate population models. Methods are presented for linear and nonlinear, deterministic and stochastic, and time-invariant and time-varying cases.  Readers will discover results on the sensitivity of statistics of longevity, life disparity, occupancy times, the net reproductive rate, and statistics of Markov chain models in demography. They will also see applications of sensitivity analysis to population growth rates, stable population structures, reproductive value, equilibria under immigration and nonli...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 299 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
7 reviews

Simulation Model Mechanism Of The Universe

by Dr.Amschel (pseudonym)

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 July 2019 onward  

Linear Selection Indices in Modern Plant Breeding

by J. Jesus Céron-Rojas

This open access book focuses on the linear selection index (LSI) theory and its statistical properties. It addresses the single-stage LSI theory by assuming that economic weights are fixed and known - or fixed, but unknown - to predict the net genetic merit in the phenotypic, marker and genomic context. Further, it shows how to combine the LSI theory with the independent culling method to develop the multistage selection index theory. The final two chapters present simulation results and SAS and R codes, respectively, to estimate the parameters and make selections using some of the LSIs described. It is essential reading for plant quantitative geneticists, but is also a valuable resource for animal breeders....

Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 July 2019 onward  

Digestive Reset: Fix Your Hormones and Digestion by Balancing Your Gut Microbiome and Adrenals

by Inna Lukyanovsky PharmD

Is the traditional approach to managing your hormonal imbalance not working for you? Many proactive patients want more than just the traditional approach to managing and eliminating menopausal symptoms, PMS, hormone-related moodiness, and digestive issues. If you want to start feeling better, faster, then you need a unique program that does more than just patch up the symptoms. In Digestive Reset, Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD reveals how she fixed her own hormone imbalance through functional medicine. Her knowledge as both a pharmacist and natural health practitioner, along with her many years of experience with clients, helped her to develop her Digestive Reset Program.In Digestive Reset, you’ll learn:How to address the root causes of hormone and gut microbiome imbalanceWhat foods and s...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 111 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 July 2019 onward  

Science and Technology Governance and Ethics: A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China

by Miltos Ladikas

This book analyzes the possibilities for effective global governance of science in Europe, India and China. Authors from the three regions join forces to explore how ethical concerns over new technologies can be incorporated into global science and technology policies. The first chapter introduces the topic, offering a global perspective on embedding ethics in science and technology policy. Chapter Two compares the institutionalization of ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy in three important regions: Europe, India and China. The third chapter explores public perceptions of science and technology in these same three regions. Chapter Four discusses public engagement in the governance of science and technology, and Chapter Five reviews science and technology governan...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Education, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 July 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Rewilding European Landscapes

by Henrique M. Pereira

Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We beli...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 227 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

The Future of the Law of the Sea: Bridging Gaps Between National, Individual and Common Interests

by Gemma Andreone

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 269 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Volume 1: Water Quality, Sediments, Sediment Contaminants, Oil and Gas ... Plankton and Benthos, and Shellfish

by C. Herb Ward

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 868 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

Self-Assembled Molecules – New Kind of Protein Ligands: Supramolecular Ligands

by Irena Roterman

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

by Iris Lewandowski

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 354 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges (Springer Series on Environmental Management)

by David D. Briske

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 661 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2019 onward  

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