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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 17 August 2019 onward  

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

by Diana Perez-Staples

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward  

Roots as Vegetables: Growing Practices and Food Uses

by Jose Ciju, Roby

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 93 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward  

Weight Watchers Freestyle Cookbook: Lose Weight in 30 Days or Less, Boost Your Health and Energy

by Eva Johnson

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 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 17 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 August 2019 onward  

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

by Jacek Zaucha

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinar...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 477 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 16 August 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
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Low-Cost Methods for Molecular Characterization of Mutant Plants: Tissue Desiccation, DNA Extraction and Mutation Discovery: Protocols

by Bradley J. Till

This book offers low-cost and rapid molecular assays for the characterization of mutant plant germplasm. Detailed protocols are provided for the desiccation of plant tissues; the extraction of high-quality DNA for downstream applications; the extraction of single-strand-specific nucleases for single nucleotide polymorphism; and small insertion/deletion discovery using standard agarose gel electrophoresis. The methods described can be applied in any laboratory equipped for basic molecular biology and do away with the need for expensive freezers and toxic organic compounds. With the appropriate validation of sample quality and longevity, they can provide sufficient DNA for a variety of molecular applications, such as marker studies and TILLING, at approximately one tenth of the cost per sam...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Thomson Ecology Handbook: A practical guide to wildlife legislation for project managers

by Thomson Ecology

The world's biodiversity is highly valued but is also highly threatened by various types of human activity. As a consequence, statutory measures are in place to protect habitats and wildlife. These measures range from global to local, and give protection to whole ecosystems or single species. Because there are now legal obligations in place for proposed developments to enhance the biodiversity of the site, and many species are protected by law, it is essential that project managers understand the importance of considering ecology early on in a project. Failure to address these issues can lead to expensive and lengthy project delays. The Thomson Ecology Handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation, guidance and practical techniques, and is aimed at helping project ma...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Microwave Torture of Ed Snowden & Julian Assange: Targeted Individuals

by Richard Lighthouse

Rev1E- Everything we find horrific about the Nazis, has become the Deep State. The orders come from the the Rockefellers & Rothschilds to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), then to the Shadow Government and CIA. But don't take my word for it - read the books and work of Dr Peter Dale Scott, Aaron Russo, Attorney Michael Springmann, Dr Steven Greer, Dr Judy Wood, Dr Morgan Reynolds, Dr David Griffin, Dr Barrie Trower, Dr John Hall, Dr Katherine Horton, Dr Ewen Cameron, Paul Hellyer, Ted Gunderson, and many others. This author has been investigating satellite weapons and the global microwave torture of thousands of people, since January 2016. This ebook contains some of my latest research into Targeted Individuals. I have referenced a number of credible sources that have videos on ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 42 pages
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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
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Anatomy and physiology " The cardiovascular system": Things you should know "Questions and answers"

by Rumi Michael Leigh

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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DNA Genealogy Surprise: Not the Parent Expected

by Steven Charles Hirschfeld

Review:This story is the not-so-uncommon account of the author's determined search for the truth about his biological parentage, after learning to his surprise that there was Not the Parent Expected (NPE), he tries to get a confession out of his Mother before testing is about to prove the science of paternity without the presence of the Father. The information starts a mid-life identity crises. This story provides insight into DNA test surprises in a good story and yet shares some great information regarding research into ancestry using DNA testing on the big-3 DNA sites, FTDNA, 23&ME, and Ancestry.com. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 24 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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How to build a digital microscope: construct a reliable, inexpensive microscope for both regular and polarized light microscopy

by Lasse Lu Pedersen

The microscope is the most important tool in the microbiologists toolbox. Nowadays, several companies sell very well made microscopes, but such a luxury was unknown to the earliest microbiologists. They had to build their own microscopes, and many advancements to the science of microbiology were made by people who managed to improve on their own private microscopes.
While basic models have become increasingly affordable in recent years, purchasing a digital microscope can still be a substantial investment - and one that many interested individuals, families, and schools are unwilling or unable to make. Fortunately, it has also become increasingly easy to get the parts for building your very own microscope at a price that is more approachable than that of commercial microscopes!
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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
Size: 61 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 August 2019 onward  

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions)

by Nadja Kabisch

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 342 pages
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Railway Ecology

by Luís Borda-de-Água

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting the emerging field of railway ecology. The book is divided into two major parts: Part one offers a general review of the major conceptual and theoretical principles of railway ecology. The chapters consider the impacts of railways on wildlife populations and concentrate on four major topics: mortality, barrier effects, species invasions and disturbances (ranging from noise to chemical pollution). Part two focuses on a number of case studies from Europe, Asia and North America written by an international g...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 320 pages
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Alternatives to Animal Testing: Proceedings of Asian Congress 2016

by Hajime Kojima

This open access book presents recent advances in the pure sciences that are of significance in the quest for alternatives to the use of animals in research and describes a variety of practical applications of the three key guiding principles for the more ethical use of animals in experiments – replacement, reduction, and refinement, collectively known as the 3Rs. Important examples from across the world of implementation of the 3Rs in the testing of cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, and biologics, including vaccines, are described, with additional information on relevant regulations. The coverage also encompasses emerging approaches to alternative tests and the 3Rs. The book is based on the most informative contributions delivered at the Asian Congress 2016 on Alternatives and Animal Us...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 130 pages
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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 August 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
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Biology 2e

by Mary Ann Clark

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Genre: Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 2722 pages
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Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea (MARE Publication Series Book 10)

by Michael Gilek

This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 253 pages
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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
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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
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Biomineralization: From Molecular and Nano-structural Analyses to Environmental Science

by Kazuyoshi Endo

This open access book is the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV) held in 2017 at Tsukuba.  Over the past 45 years, biomineralization research has unveiled details of the characteristics of the nano-structure of various biominerals; the formation mechanism of this nano-structure, including the initial stage of crystallization; and the function of organic matrices in biominerals, and this knowledge has been applied to dental, medical, pharmaceutical, materials, agricultural and environmental sciences and paleontology. As such, biomineralization is an important interdisciplinary research area, and further advances are expected in both fundamental and applied research. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 August 2019 onward  

YOUMARES 8 – Oceans Across Boundaries: Learning from each other: Proceedings of the 2017 conference for YOUng MARine RESearchers in Kiel, Germany

by Simon Jungblut

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Education
Size: 251 pages
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Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

by Aad C. Smaal

The aim of this book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ec...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 591 pages
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Pre-Field Screening Protocols for Heat-Tolerant Mutants in Rice

by Fatma Sarsu

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 39 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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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 13 August 2019 onward  

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