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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00
Composite materials are engineered materials, made from two or more constituents with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate on a macroscopic level within the finished structure. Due to their special mechanical and physical properties they have the potential to replace conventional materials. In nanocomposites... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Dickson D. Despommier?s vivid, visceral account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. He focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system. Some do great damage to their... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
The French, sans doute , love their fromages . And there?s much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties?crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many varieties, in fact, that the aspiring gourmand may wonder: How does one make sense of it all? In The Whole Fromage , Kathe Lison sets out to learn what... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 199.95
This fully revised and expanded edition of Sea Urchins provides a wide-ranging understanding of the biology and ecology of this key component of the world's oceans. Coverage includes reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Other chapters consider the ecology of individual species... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 129.95
The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response personnel and puts it into understandable terms.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 35.00
The extraction of natural gas from shale formations is no simple task and perhaps the most expensive when compared to over unconventional gases. Although, its popularity has grown over the years, there is much to be done to make their production and processing more cost-effective. Brief but comprehensive, Shale Gas Production Processes begins with... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 165.00
After March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, there is overwhelming interest in worst-case analysis including the critical excitation method. Nowadays, seismic design of structures performed by any seismic code is based on resisting previous natural earthquakes. Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, 2 nd Edition, develops a new framework... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95
Soil degradation from intensive conventional agriculture has degraded the finite soil base for food security. This volume describes the basic laws of soil management to enhance ecosystem conservation while restoring degraded soils and promoting sustainable use. Chapters cover human dimensions and soil degradation; soil as a nutrient bank; climate change... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 30.00
Best Practices for Achieving the Full Benefits of Lean in Healthcare. Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability reveals how to successfully implement Lean methodologies in a hospital, physician practice, long-termcare facility, or other healthcare setting. This strategic guide provides an organizational infrastructure and systematic approach for... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 60.00
A PRACTICAL GUIDE that shows maintenance and construction electricians how to successfully repair commercial and industrial electrical equipment. Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment is the first work that offers a practical approach to diagnosing and repairing commercial/industrial electrical equipment – covering everything... more...