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The Thorn in the Starfish

The Thorn in the Starfish Author Robert S. Desowitz
ISBN-10 0393305562
Release 1988
Pages 270
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Traces the history of disease control, discusses inoculations, antigens, antibodies, T cells, and AIDS, and looks at what happens when the human body gets sick



Thorn in the Starfish The Immune System and How It Works

Thorn in the Starfish  The Immune System and How It Works Author Robert S. Desowitz
ISBN-10 9780393292367
Release 1988-10-17
Pages 240
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“Gives the reader the feeling of being granted a ringside seat to an exciting series of events. . . .This eminent scientist and writer conveys his enthusiasm for the subject. . . .He has managed to entertain, educate, and enthuse without either trivializing the complexity of the subject or underestimating the intelligence of the reader.” —British Medical Journal Dr. Desowitz describes the revolutionary discoveries made by Jenner, Pasteur, Metchnikoff, and Ehrlich and what we know about immunology today. His topics include the role of nutrition, the challenge of developing an AIDS vaccine, and the potential of genetic-engineering techniques.



Biology Ecology and Management of Crown of Thorns Starfish

Biology  Ecology and Management of Crown of Thorns Starfish Author Morgan Pratchett
ISBN-10 9783038426028
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 280
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Biology, Ecology and Management of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish" that was published in Diversity



The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider Author Ori Brafman
ISBN-10 9781101216408
Release 2006-10-05
Pages 240
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If you cut off a spider’s leg, it’s crippled; if you cut off its head, it dies. But if you cut off a starfish’s leg it grows a new one, and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. What’s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, Craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women’s rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? How could winning a Supreme Court case be the biggest mistake MGM could have made? After five years of ground-breaking research, Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom share some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider argues that organizations fall into two categories: traditional “spiders,” which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary “starfish,” which rely on the power of peer relationships. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders (such as the music industry vs. Napster, Kazaa, and the P2P services that followed). It reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the US government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success. The book explores: * How the Apaches fended off the powerful Spanish army for 200 years * The power of a simple circle * The importance of catalysts who have an uncanny ability to bring people together * How the Internet has become a breeding ground for leaderless organizations * How Alcoholics Anonymous has reached untold millions with only a shared ideology and without a leader The Starfish and the Spider is the rare book that will change how you understand the world around you. From the Hardcover edition.



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10
Release 1988-03-10
Pages 108
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.



The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Author James Woodford
ISBN-10 174262295X
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 400
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The real Great Barrier Reef is not just a single clown fish or a colony of branching stag horn coral. It is not simply the crystal clear water, cocktails and beautiful bodies of the tourist ads. Nor is it just the stage for murders, mishaps, shipwrecks, shark attacks, crocodile death rolls or gropers that swallow men's heads whole and only sometimes spit them back out. The real Great Barrier Reef is a living thing - a 2300-kilometre-long, untamed organism, made up of trillions of animals. It is the magnificent and terrifying home to the wild things of nightmares and hallucinations. James Woodford wanted to understand the real reef in all its complexity and along its entire, extraordinary length. For a year he worked and dived with marine biologists, exploring it from the coral outpost of Lord Howe Island in the south to the crocodile-haunted waters at the reef's northern boundary in Cape York. The Great Barrier Reef is a thrilling study of the reef - of its beauty, mystery and terror as it faces its greatest threat, rising sea temperatures that stem from global warming. Part science, part history, part travel and wholly adventurous, Woodford's book is as captivating, grand and magical as the reef itself.



Simon Thorn and the Wolf s Den

Simon Thorn and the Wolf s Den Author Aimée Carter
ISBN-10 9781619637054
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 256
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Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn's life has never been normal-especially since he's been keeping a big secret: he can talk to animals. But when his mom is suddenly kidnapped by a herd of New York City rats, Simon finds out that he, his mom, and his uncle are all Animalgams-someone born with the ability to change into an animal at will-and suddenly talking to animals doesn't seem so crazy after all. In search of his mom, Simon discovers that Animalgams belong to an ancient world made up of Five Animal Kingdoms (Mammals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles, and Underwater) which are now under attackÂ?and Simon just may be the only one who can save them all. Imaginative and vivid with themes of bravery, loyalty, and finding one's true self, this exciting, five-book adventure series is perfect for fans of the Spirit Animals and The School of Good and Evil series.



Immunology

Immunology Author C. Vaman Rao
ISBN-10 1842652559
Release 2005
Pages 409
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Includes concepts and ideas with regard to innate and acquired immunity, mucosal immune system, T-cell and B-cell activation, role of T-cell receptor, role of Class I MHC in auto-immune disease, kidney damage in auto-immune disease, factors involved in rheumatoid arthritis and mechanisms involved in auto-immune disease based on clinical findings.



Popular Science News

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015086623694
Release 1900
Pages
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Popular Science News has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Popular Science News also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Popular Science News book for free.



Travel Australia

Travel  Australia Author iMinds
ISBN-10 9781921746758
Release 2009
Pages 13
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The End of Plagues

The End of Plagues Author John Rhodes
ISBN-10 9781137381316
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 256
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At the turn of the twentieth century, smallpox claimed the lives of two million people per year. By 1979, the disease had been eradicated and victory was declared across the globe. Yet the story of smallpox remains the exception, as today a host of deadly contagions, from polio to AIDS, continue to threaten human health around the world. Spanning three centuries, The End of Plagues weaves together the discovery of vaccination, the birth and growth of immunology, and the fight to eradicate the world's most feared diseases. From Edward Jenner's discovery of vaccination in 1796, to the early nineteenth-century foundling voyages in which chains of orphans, vaccinated one by one, were sent to colonies around the globe, to the development of polio vaccines and the stockpiling of smallpox as a biological weapon in the Cold War, world-renown immunologist John Rhodes charts our fight against these plagues, and shows how vaccinations gave humanity the upper hand. Today, aid groups including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization have made the eradication of polio a priority, and Rhodes takes us behind the scenes to witness how soon we may be celebrating the eradication of polio.



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10 CHI:32324011
Release 1988-03
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The Thorn and the Sinking Stone

The Thorn and the Sinking Stone Author CJ Dushinski
ISBN-10 9781633751729
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 313
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Warring families. Forbidden love. And danger they can't escape... Daggers. Roses. Cowboys. Boat Men. Survivors of Earth's Last War, four "families" vie to rule the dreary streets of Rain City through violence and blood. Valencia Hara, Princess of the wealthy Black Roses, is raised in warrior ways with sharpened steel. But she is no ordinary Rose. She is Cursed—tainted with the ability to see seconds into the future... To avenge his father's death, Sebastian Leold, of the rival gang Two Daggers, must face off against the Black Princess, he with his dagger, she with her katana sword. Yet a secret from a shared past leaves him unable to kill beautiful Valencia; nor can she kill him. For they once knew each other beyond their blood feud...and they have more secrets in common than they know. But in a world filled with vengeance and violence, there can be no room for love...



Acanthaster Planci

Acanthaster Planci Author Charles Birkeland
ISBN-10 0849365996
Release 1990-09-24
Pages 272
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The purpose of this book is to provide an organized compilation of information and techniques for all aspects of the biology and management of the Acanthaster planci species. This extraordinary coral predator has greater effects on coral reef communities than any other animal species. It can cause mortality of hard corals over large areas and have indirect effects that extend through the trophic levels of the reef community. This volume features A planci as an animal with a unique combination of morphological, physiological, and life history characteristics that contribute to its potential for major ecological impacts. It provides detailed techniques for disparate aspects of research and management (e.g., raising the animal through all life history stages, calculating growth curves, and treating victims of spinings). Chapters cover methods for surveys, tagging, and control of A. planci, in addition to an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The extensive subject index includes more than 1,000 references to A. planci and a BASIC program for estimating coral recovery after predation by the starfish. Acanthaster planci: Major Management Problem of Coral Reefs is an essential reference for all coral reef managers and researchers.



Technocrat

Technocrat Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021281954
Release 1974-07
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Islands of Australia s Great Barrier Reef

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ISBN-10 0864420315
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 283
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New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers

New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers Author Robert S. Desowitz
ISBN-10 0393304264
Release 1987
Pages 224
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A medical ecologist examines the threat posed by disease-carrying parasites and insects and identifies the conditions--miracle drugs, destruction of natural controls--that have encouraged them to flourish