» Articles for December 2015 Year
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Experiments in Plant Hybridisation - Gregor Mendel, Paul C. Mangelsdorf
Experiments which in previous years were made with ornamental plants have already afforded evidence that the hybrids, as a rule, are not exactly intermediate between the parental species. With some of the more striking characters, those, for instance, which relate to the form and size of the leaves, the pubescence of the several parts, etc., the intermediate, indeed, is nearly always to be seen; in other cases, however, one of the two parental characters is so preponderant that it is difficult,
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The Master Handbook of Acoustics - F. Alton Everest
Completely updated and expanded to include new chapters on computer-aided acoustical room design, digital and analog sound processing, and synthesizer/midi studio acoustics, The Master Handbook of Acoustics, 3rd Edition also covers frequency, octaves, comb-filter effects, the Schroeder Diffusor, digital recording systems, setting up your home listening room, harmonics, white and pink noise, digital reverb systems, multitrack recording, recording studio design, and setting up the control room of
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Cancer: The Evolutionary Legacy - Mel Greaves
Greaves explains why the old paradigms of infectious diseases or genetic disorders have proved fruitless in analysing causes of cancer, and claims that by looking at cancer in its evolutionary context, we can begin to answer some of the big questions. Every day, 1500 Americans die of cancer, and yet for most of us this deadly disease remains mysterious. Why is it so common? Why are there so many different causes? Why does treatment so often fail? What, ultimately, is cancer? In this fascinating
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Computational and Structural Approaches to Drug Discovery - Royal Society of Chemistry, Stephen Neidle, Marius Clore, Simon Campbell
Computational methods impact all aspects of modern drug discovery and most notably these methods move rapidly from academic exercises to becoming drugs in clinical trials... This insightful book represents the experience and understanding of the global experts in the field and spotlights both the structural and medicinal chemistry aspects of drug design. The need to 'encode' the factors that determine adsorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicology are explored, as they remain
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Energy Conversion Systems - Harry A. Sorenson, Harry A. Sorensen
Written for senior/graduate level mechanical engineering courses. Applies engineering principles to the design and performance of devices, machines, and mechanical systems used in the conversion of primary sources of energy into thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy. Covers operating principles of energy conversion systems, design and construction of equipment. Also discusses the technical, environmental, and economical constraints of these systems.
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On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection - Charles Darwin, Thomas F. Glick, David Kohn
Designed for use in a broad range of courses in the humanities, Darwin's theory is laid out in a concise general Introduction and followed up in short chapter introductions. Each chapter concludes with an excerpt from Darwin's correspondence, commenting on the work in question, and its significance, impact, and reception. Two short appendixes are included—the first three chapters from Malthus, On Population, which gave Darwin the idea for natural selection and the paper by Wallace that
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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration - Claude A. Piantadosi
Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of our manned program and continuing our unmanned space missions, and he stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Acknowledging space
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First Signals: The Evolution of Multicellular Development - John Tyler Bonner
The enormous recent success of molecular developmental biology has yielded a vast amount of new information on the details of development. So much so that we risk losing sight of the underlying principles that apply to all development. To cut through this thicket, John Tyler Bonner ponders a moment in evolution when development was at its most basic--the moment when signaling between cells began. Although multicellularity arose numerous times, most of those events happened many millions of
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Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection - David J. Depew
"This volume by Depew and Weber constitutes an academic contribution of the first rank. What the authors uncover about the past and propose for the future is revolutionary, indeed! They do not pretend to have made a watertight case for extending the Darwinian paradigm, but they certainly lay before the reader a delightful narrative of the possibilities." - Robert Ulanowicz, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the University of Maryland Darwinism Evolving examines the Darwinian research
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The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects - Chris  Hackett
Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3-D-printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Maker Skills Manual: 333 DIY Tips and Tactics for Building a Better Future, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop