Thursday, May 26, 2005

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Comprehensive coordination chemistry II: from biology to nanotechnology
  • Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II (CCC II) presents a very detailed study of this core scientific discipline within Inorganic Chemistry. Its aim is to give both the specialist and non-specialist chemist, in academia and industrial and government laboratories, a clear overview of the major developments in coordination chemistry since the early 1980s
Comprehensive composite materials
  • Covers key aspects of naturally occurring and synthetic composite materials. Also covers smart materials as they relate to composites, including process monitoring, embedded sensors and actuators, and damage detection
Encyclopedia of applied plant sciences
  • The Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences is a comprehensive yet succinct publication that covers the application of current advantages in the biological sciences so both academic and corporate researchers can produce sustainable, safe food, feed and food ingredients, and renewable raw materials.
This important work also covers continuing advances in the application of knowledge in ecology and plant pathology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology, as well as the ethical issues surrounding controversial techniques available to modern plant science.
Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences
  • It presents a fully structured exposition of the core knowledge of atmospheric sciences, with special attention to applied aspects, especially of predictability and reliability of data compilation. The scope of the work ranges from spectroscopy of atmospheric particles to weather prediction.
Encyclopedia of biological chemistry
  • This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics.
Encyclopedia of biodiversity
  • Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.
Encyclopedia of energy
  • This important work contains a selection of additional material including a chronology of energy-related developments, an annotated bibliography of reference works and data sources, a directory of energy-related organizations, and a selection of reference tables including: measurement systems; common units and their definitions; and energy and power conversion factors.
Encyclopedia of food microbiology
  • Each article in the encyclopedia is approximately 4000 words in length and contains tables, line drawings, black-and-white photographs, and electron micrographs, where appropriate.
Encyclopedia of forest sciences
  • Taking an international approach, the work covers developing forest science techniques together with vital basic information on the important elements of forestry. Relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry, scientific names of trees and shrubs and the applied, economic and social aspects of forest management are all included.
Encyclopedia of genetics
  • At over 1,700 entries this is the largest reference work on genetics currently available with complete, up-to-date information. Articles range from short definitions, succinct summaries and biographies, to indepth reviews alphabetically arranged on all topics from Abortive Transduction to Zygotic Lethal Gene.
Encyclopedia of human nutrition
  • The Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition is a credible, wealth of information in the field of human nutrition. The work includes extensive material put together by a team of experts focusing on clinical nutrition, dietary management, gastrointestinal and liver diseases, genomics, nutritional impact of genetically modified food and nutrient gene interactions.
Encyclopedia of immunology
  • This is a distillation of current immunological knowledge covering cellular, molecular, biochemical, genetic and technical aspects of the subject. It also provides information on related areas, including microbiology, virology and parasitology. Entries are included on all diseases affecting the immune system (HIV and primary and secondary immunodeficiencies), and autoimmune diseases (insulin dependent diabetes, mellitus, myasthenia gravis and rheumatoid arthritis). Other topics covered include the immune response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, and the therapeutic manipulation of the immune system.
Encyclopedia of information systems
  • The Encyclopedia of Information Systems provides essential answers to questions increasingly asked by people in all walks of life. People can no longer claim that information about computer viruses, for example, is unimportant to their work, or that advances in speech recognition and encryption will leave them unaffected. The encyclopedia is therefore more useful than one might suspect to people well beyond the walls of information systems departments. Offering both general and technical information about major elements, issues, opinions, and key studies, as well as cross-references to related subjects, it captures the dynamic growth and complexity unique to our era.
Encyclopedia of materials
  • Covers all of materials science and technology, focussing on the following areas:
Functional Phenomena; Structural Phenomena; Fundamental Core Theory; Structural Materials; Polymers and Materials Chemistry; Functional Materials
Encyclopedia of separation science
  • Separation Science is the science of separating mixtures into their components and identifying the nature of these components. It covers virtually every area of the hard sciences, from chemistry, biology, medicine, pharmacy, clinical chemistry, petroleum, cosmetic, nuclear, food, agrochemical, brewing and winemaking industry and environmental sciences.
Encyclopedia of soils in the environment
  • Concise articles surveying specific aspects of soils (soil genesis, soil chemistry and mineralogy, soil physics and hydrology, and soil biology) will be complemented by articles covering cross-disciplinary aspects, such as the role of soils in ecology, the history of soil utilization for agricultural and engineering purposes, and soils in relation to the remediation of pollution and the mitigation of global climate change.
Encyclopedia of spectroscopy and spectrometry
  • The Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole topic of spectroscopy, from theory to applications. Short articles, each covering one aspect of spectroscopy, provide the professional spectroscopist working in academia or industry with the essential facts and background on areas of spectroscopy peripheral to their own. Each article is flagged as to which area of spectroscopy it covers ("Mass Spectroscopy", "Magnetic Resonance", etc.) and whether it covers theory, methods and instrumentation, or applications.
Encyclopedia of virology
  • The material covers biological, molecular, and medical topics concerning viruses in animals, plants, bacteria, and insects.

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