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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most by Carl Zimmer

By Carl Zimmer

During this re-issued paperback variation with a brand new epilogue, Carl Zimmer finds the ability, hazard, and sweetness of parasites in “a ebook able to altering how we see the world” ( Los Angeles Times ).

For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror tales, and the darkest shadows of technology. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes readers on an exquisite voyage into the key universe of those impressive life-forms—which are usually not simply one of the such a lot hugely developed on the earth, yet make up the vast majority of life’s variety. touring from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled battle sector of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of fantastic creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from inside of, and regulate their habit. His brilliant descriptions deliver to lifestyles parasites which could switch DNA, rewire the mind, make males extra distrustful and girls extra outgoing, and switch hosts into the dwelling lifeless.

This entire, gracefully written publication brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they could educate us all in regards to the such a lot primary survival strategies within the universe—the legislation of Parasite Rex.

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Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli

By Carlo Rovelli

Ci sono frontiere della conoscenza dove brucia il nostro desiderio di sapere: sono nelle profondità più minute del tessuto dello spazio, nelle origini del cosmo, nella natura del pace, nella destinazione dei buchi neri. Qui, a contatto con l’oceano di quanto non sappiamo, bellezza e mistero ci lasciano senza fiato. Queste ‘lezioni’ delineano una rapida panoramica della rivoluzione avvenuta nella fisica del XX secolo e della ricerca in corso, discorrendo, con ammirevole trasparenza, della teoria della relatività generale di Einstein, della meccanica quantistica, dell’architettura del cosmo, delle particelle elementari, della gravità quantistica, della probabilità e del calore dei buchi neri, della natura del pace e di altro ancora.

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Emulsion Science Basic Principles, Second Edition by Fernando Leal-Calderon, Véronique Schmitt, Jerôme Bibette

By Fernando Leal-Calderon, Véronique Schmitt, Jerôme Bibette

This e-book supplies an summary of the newest advances in emulsion technological know-how, from the guidance to the destruction of those fabrics. This ebook is meant for a wide viewers, from undergraduate scholars to senior scientists. A revolutionary and didactic strategy is proposed for that objective. The strategies provided should still offer an invaluable suggestions for formulating and controlling the life of emulsion at laboratory and business scales. for simple comprehension, the textual content is illustrated by way of greater than 70 figures. This publication is a brand new variation of the only released within the sequence "Springer Tracts in sleek Physics (vol. 181)". the most distinction is a extra didactic technique to be able to enable the non-specialist reader to trap the basic recommendations. we will additionally contain the final study effects (solid-stabilized emulsions, metastability) and novel purposes (Biotechnology).

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Science and Technology of the Undercooled Melt: Rapid by B. Cantor (auth.), P. R. Sahm, H. Jones, C. M. Adam (eds.)

By B. Cantor (auth.), P. R. Sahm, H. Jones, C. M. Adam (eds.)

"SCIENCE AND expertise OF '!HE UNDEROLED soften" This name used to be selected because the topical headline of the complicated study Workshop (ARW) from March 17 to 22 1985, held on the fortress of Theuern. the standard time period "Rapid Solidification" is an overlapping description. considering that nucleation is so eminently vital for the undercooling of a soften and this, in flip, is a vital attribute of fast solidifi­ cation, undercooling performs a necessary position in "rapid solidification." The undercooled soften has triggered an "accelerated evolution" (if no longer a revolution) in fabrics technology over the past decade. numerous quite fascinating recommendations with attention-grabbing power for novel purposes are being pursued shortly in a number of laboratories and firms. They drawback not just new tactics and ha~ware advancements, but additionally current chal­ lenging views for ventures, together with the founding of latest businesses; or they promise development percentages with confirmed higher and smaller commercial establishments.

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Imagery in the 21st Century

We're surrounded by means of photographs as by no means sooner than: on Flickr, fb, and YouTube; on hundreds of thousands of tv channels; in electronic video games and digital worlds; in media paintings and technology. with no new efforts to imagine advanced principles, buildings, and platforms, today’s info explosion will be unmanageable. The electronic snapshot represents unending strategies for manipulation; photos look in a position to altering interactively or perhaps autonomously. This quantity bargains systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on those new picture worlds and new analytical techniques to the visual.

Imagery within the twenty first Century examines this revolution in quite a few fields, with researchers from the ordinary sciences and the arts assembly to accomplish a deeper knowing of the which means and impression of the picture in our time.

The members discover and talk about new severe phrases of multidisciplinary scope, from database financial system to the dramaturgy of hypermedia, from visualizations in neuroscience to the picture in bio paintings. they give thought to the facility of the picture within the improvement of human recognition, pursue new definitions of visible phenomena, and view new instruments for picture learn and visible research.

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A Cultural-Historical Study of Children Learning Science: by Marilyn Fleer, Niklas Pramling

By Marilyn Fleer, Niklas Pramling

During this booklet, we circulate past the normal constructivist and social-constructivist view of studying and improvement in technological know-how. We argue that technological know-how as a physique of data is whatever that people have built (historically) and recon- structed (contemporarily) to fulfill human wishes. As such, this human invention acts as an evolving cultural instrument for aiding and assisting to appreciate daily life. We draw upon cultural-historical thought with the intention to theorise early early life technological know-how schooling when it comes to our present globalised schooling contexts. we don't search to make cultural comparisons, as are present in cross-cultural examine. yet, really, we search to raised comprehend the numerous ways in which technology options are realized by means of very younger children.
The ebook is designed for researchers and educators drawn to a theoretical dialogue of the cultural-historical beginning for early youth technological know-how educa- tion. In a ebook of this sort, you will need to research the modern theories of studying and improvement in the normal box of early formative years schooling. A theoretical exam of this sort enables the foundational pedagogical con- textual content of the younger learner to be interrogated. via this sort of research, it's attainable to envision play-based contexts when it comes to possibilities for clinical conceptual improvement of childrens. With this method in brain, and with the empirical literature proper to early early life schooling tested, it truly is pos- sible to introduce a extra correct method of the instructing of technology and for the advance of younger children’s clinical pondering. during this e-book, we in particular current a pedagogical version for introducing clinical ideas to youngsters in play-based settings.

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Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XX by Constantin Bacuta, Long Chen, Jinchao Xu (auth.), Randolph

By Constantin Bacuta, Long Chen, Jinchao Xu (auth.), Randolph Bank, Michael Holst, Olof Widlund, Jinchao Xu (eds.)

These are the lawsuits of the twentieth overseas convention on area decomposition tools in technological know-how and engineering. area decomposition tools are iterative equipment for fixing the usually very huge linearor nonlinear platforms of algebraic equations that come up while numerous difficulties in continuum mechanics are discretized utilizing finite components. they're designed for hugely parallel desktops and take the reminiscence hierarchy of such platforms in brain. this can be crucial for drawing close top floating element functionality. there's an more and more good constructed thought whichis having an instantaneous influence at the improvement and enhancements of those algorithms.​

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Transactions on Computational Science XIV: Special Issue on by Toshihiro Tanuma, Hiroshi Imai (auth.), Marina L. Gavrilova,

By Toshihiro Tanuma, Hiroshi Imai (auth.), Marina L. Gavrilova, C. J. Kenneth Tan, Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi (eds.)

The LNCS magazine Transactions on Computational technology displays contemporary advancements within the box of Computational technological know-how, conceiving the sector now not as a trifling ancillary technological know-how yet relatively as an cutting edge process helping many different clinical disciplines. The magazine makes a speciality of unique fine quality examine within the realm of computational technology in parallel and dispensed environments, encompassing the facilitating theoretical foundations and the functions of large-scale computations and large facts processing. It addresses researchers and practitioners in components starting from aerospace to biochemistry, from electronics to geosciences, from arithmetic to software program structure, providing verifiable computational tools, findings, and suggestions and permitting business clients to use suggestions of modern, large-scale, excessive functionality computational methods.

The 14th factor of the Transactions on Computational technology magazine includes 9 papers, all revised and prolonged models of papers provided on the overseas Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams 2010, held in Quebec urban, Canada, in June 2010. the subjects lined comprise: the improvement of latest generalized Voronoi diagrams and algorithms together with round-trip Voronoi diagrams, maximal region diagrams, Jensen-Bregman Voronoi diagrams, hyperbolic Voronoi diagrams, and relocating community Voronoi diagrams; new algorithms in accordance with Voronoi diagrams for functions in technology and engineering, together with geosensor networks deployment and optimization and homotopic item reconstruction; and alertness of Delaunay triangulation for modeling and illustration of Cosmic internet and rainfall distribution.

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