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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

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.

The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider Author Ori Brafman
ISBN-10 1101216409
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
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.


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.

Spirals in Time

Spirals in Time Author Helen Scales
ISBN-10 9781472911377
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 288
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Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close. That hasn't stopped people using shells in many ways over thousands of years. They became the first jewelry and oldest currencies; they've been used as potent symbols of sex and death, prestige and war, not to mention a nutritious (and tasty) source of food. Spirals in Time is an exuberant aquatic romp, revealing amazing tales of these undersea marvels. Helen Scales leads us on a journey into their realm, as she goes in search of everything from snails that 'fly' underwater on tiny wings to octopuses accused of stealing shells and giant mussels with golden beards that were supposedly the source of Jason's golden fleece, and learns how shells have been exchanged for human lives, tapped for mind-bending drugs and inspired advances in medical technology. Weaving through these stories are the remarkable animals that build them, creatures with fascinating tales to tell, a myriad of spiralling shells following just a few simple rules of mathematics and evolution. Shells are also bellwethers of our impact on the natural world. Some species have been overfished, others poisoned by polluted seas; perhaps most worryingly of all, molluscs are expected to fall victim to ocean acidification, a side-effect of climate change that may soon cause shells to simply melt away. But rather than dwelling on what we risk losing, Spirals in Time urges you to ponder how seashells can reconnect us with nature, and heal the rift between ourselves and the living world.

Popular Science News

Popular Science News Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015086623694
Release 1900
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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.

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.

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

Federal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus

Federal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus Author Robert S. Desowitz
ISBN-10 0393325466
Release 2004
Pages 262
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Traces the histories of such diseases as AIDS, West Nile virus, malaria, and African sleeping sickness, addressing related issues involving patent laws, global warming, the biomedical industry, and bioterrorism.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020412836
Release 1976
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The Bulletin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bulletin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bulletin book for free.

Travel Australia

Travel  Australia Author iMinds
ISBN-10 9781921746758
Release 2009
Pages 13
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Travel Australia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Travel Australia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Travel Australia book for free.

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.

Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V4

Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V4 Author O.A. Jones
ISBN-10 9780323154383
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 358
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Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs, Volume IV: Geology 2 covers the major advances made in the geological aspects of coral reef problems. This book is composed of 10 chapters that summarize the types, economics, radiometric dating, and geological features of coral reefs. The introductory chapters present the types and distribution of coral reefs, such as fringing, barrier, and Atoll reefs. A chapter discusses the findings of the 1973 Royal Society and Queensland Universities Expedition to the northern part of the Great Barrier Reefs on the specialized Low Wooded Islands. Another chapter deals with the interrelation of ecology and sedimentation in coral reef complexes and the Coral Sea Plateau. The next part of the book discusses the techniques and results of radiometric dating of coral reefs and the coral reefs of the Solomon Islands. The remaining chapters deal with the Great Barrier Reef Province and discuss the geology of the basement upon which the reefs rest is included. The reefs are described from geological, geophysical, and hydrological viewpoints, providing a complete bibliography on the reefs. This volume will acquaint readers with some of the exciting developments in coral reef geology and will provide information that will enable them to assess the status of research in different fields.


Technocrat Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021281954
Release 1974-07
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Technocrat has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Technocrat also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Technocrat book for free.