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Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for by Ilaria Mazzoleni

By Ilaria Mazzoleni

Applying houses of Animals Skins to motivate Architectural Envelopes

Biology affects layout initiatives in lots of methods; the similar self-discipline is named biomimetics or biomimicry. utilizing the animal nation as a resource of notion, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in wondering the appliance of organic rules to layout and structure. She makes a speciality of the research of ways organisms have tailored to varied environments and interprets the discovered rules into the outfitted atmosphere. to demonstrate the method, Mazzoleni attracts proposal from the range of animal coverings, talked about greatly as pores and skin, and applies them to the layout of establishing envelopes via a sequence of twelve case studies.

Skin is a fancy organ that plays a large number of capabilities; specifically, it serves as a hyperlink among the physique and the surroundings. equally, construction envelopes act as interfaces among their population and exterior components. The ensuing architectural designs illustrate an integrative technique that permits structure to stick with nature.

"Ilaria Mazzoleni, in collaboration with biologist Shauna cost, has built a profound method for architectural and layout incentives that anticipates and proposes novel how one can discover undiscovered organic inspirations for varied audiences."
—Yoseph Bar-Cohen

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Pharmacy Law and Practice by Jon Merrills,Jonathan Fisher

By Jon Merrills,Jonathan Fisher

Pharmacy legislations and perform, 5th Edition provides a simple and useable advisor for college students, practitioners, lecturers and others attracted to pharmacy legislations and perform within the uk. This multi-dimensional e-book contains discussions of socio-political affects on felony advancements to supply better perception to the reader. It truly units out the historical past to regulatory matters including uncomplicated and useful statements of what a pharmacist has to do to obey the legislations. As in prior variants, this ebook discusses issues thematically instead of by way of statute. it's a distinct and reader-friendly consultant that boils down the advanced or tough language of the legislations, describes the explanations in the back of it, and illustrates the appliance to pharmacy practice.

  • Thoroughly up-to-date to mirror regulatory and felony advancements in components together with employment legislation, on-line transactions and web pharmacies, non-medical prescribing and more
  • Takes an intuitive, problem-solving strategy and discusses themes thematically instead of by means of statute to teach how all the better items healthy together
  • The digital model of this e-book includes helpful hyperlinks to supply readers with the most up-tp-date info in a speedily altering topic area

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Radiation Measurement in Photobiology (Biological Techniques by B. L. Diffey

By B. L. Diffey

Radiation size in Photobiology offers with the size of optical radiation and its program in photobiology. Optical radiation detectors in addition to the calibration of sunshine resources and detectors are mentioned, including suggestions for spectroradiometry and broadband radiometry. motion spectroscopy and ultraviolet radiation dosimetry also are thought of.

Comprised of 9 chapters, this quantity starts off with an advent to the fundamental ideas of sunshine size, through a survey of optical radiation detectors in keeping with actual rules and the issues linked to calibration. the following 3 chapters care for vital functions and extensions of those radiant measurements, together with a quick evaluation of organic and clinical clients of lasers. the ultimate 3 chapters on really good stories and advancements illustrate the extensive range that exists in photobiology. those disguise ultraviolet radiation dosimetry utilizing polymer movies, desktop modeling of terrestrial ultraviolet radiation, and the "diffusion optics" in organic media.

This ebook might be of curiosity to photobiologists.

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Die Nutria in Deutschland: Ökologie, Verbreitung, Schäden by Daniel Scheide

By Daniel Scheide

Die Nutria ist ein semiaquatisches Säugetier, das ursprünglich aus Südamerika stammt. Durch Pelztierzucht wurde sie in der Vergangenheit in viele Länder, inklusive Deutschland, eingeführt. Durch unkontrollierte Freilassungen und Fluchten gelangten immer wieder Tiere in die Wildnis und konnten in vielen Ländern eigenständige Populationen gründen. Durch ihre gute Anpassungsfähigkeit gelang es der Nutria sich neben dem Bisam und dem Biber in Deutschland und auch in anderen Ländern zu etablieren. Durch ihre opportunistische Ernährungsweise ist die Nutria in der Lage sich auch in für sie suboptimalen Gebieten anzusiedeln. Durch die jahrelange Zucht wurden speedy ausschließlich die besonders starken, überlebensfähigen und robusten Tiere gezüchtet, so dass eine erfolgreiche Ausbreitung gefördert wird. In Deutschland gelang es der Nutria, sich innerhalb weniger Dekaden im nahezu gesamten Bundesgebiet auszubreiten. Durch eine extensive Literaturrecherche wird in dieser Untersuchung die aktuelle Datenlage zur Ökologie, zur Verbreitung, zu den Schäden und zu Kontrollmaßnahmen der Nutria dargestellt und erläutert.

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The Quest for Cortisone by Thom Rooke

By Thom Rooke

In 1948, while “Mrs. G.,” hospitalized with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, grew to become the 1st individual to obtain a mysterious new compound—cortisone—her physicians have been awestruck by means of her transformation from enervated to energized. After eighteen years of biochemical examine, the main intensively hunted organic agent of all time had eventually been remoted, pointed out, synthesized, and placed to the try. And it labored. however the discovery of a long-sought “magic bullet” got here at an unanticipated rate within the kind of unusual unwanted side effects. This attention-grabbing historical past recounts the invention of cortisone and pulls the curtain again at the strange solid of characters liable for its creation, together with enigmatic scientists, Edward Kendall and Philip Hench, who went directly to obtain the Nobel Prize. The ebook additionally explores the most important position the Mayo health center performed in fostering cortisone’s improvement, and appears at medicines that owe their background to the so-called “King of Steroids.”

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Data Review and Analysis for Pharmaceutical Microbiology by Tim Sandle

By Tim Sandle

This ebook provides an advent to the kinds of knowledge with regards to pharmaceutical microbiology after which to give a few strategies for the research and interpretation of the accrued info. This contains an knowing of the knowledge and the appliance of a few statistical techniques.

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Risk Management for Food Allergy (Food Science and by Charlotte Madsen,Rene Crevel,Clare Mills,Steve Taylor

By Charlotte Madsen,Rene Crevel,Clare Mills,Steve Taylor

Risk administration for meals Allergy is built via a crew of scientists and execs who comprehend the significance of allergen threat evaluation and provides functional, real-world counsel for nutrition brands.

With greater than 12 million american citizens struggling with nutrients bronchial asthma and little indication of what's inflicting that quantity to keep growing, nutrients manufacturers, packagers and vendors have to competently approach, label and bring their items to make sure the security of consumers with allergic stipulations. by way of picking out hazard elements in the course of processing in addition to deciding upon applicable "safe" thresholds of constituents, the meals needs to take more and more proactive steps to prevent direct or cross-contamination in addition to making sure that their items are effectively categorised and pointed out for these in danger.

This e-book covers more than a few severe subject matters during this sector, together with the epidemiology of nutrients allergic reaction, assessing allergen thresholds and danger, specifics of gluten administration and celiac ailment, and masses extra. the sensible suggestion on manufacturing facility probability administration, catering practices, allergen detection and size and regulatory controls is vital for nutrition pros in addition to regulators in executive and different public bodies.

  • Science-based insights into the aptitude hazards of nutrition allergens
  • Focused part on identifying thresholds
  • Practical assistance on nutrition allergen possibility administration, together with case studies

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Schülervorstellungen im Biologie-Unterricht. Das Modell der by Nora Schrader

By Nora Schrader

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Biologie - Didaktik, be aware: 1,0, Universität Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Um mit einem Zitat von Krüger zu beginnen: „Schüler betreten den Unterricht nicht als unbeschriebenes Blatt.“ Die Aussage verdeutlicht, dass Schülerinnen und Schüler, bereits bevor sie im schulischen Kontext mit einem Thema konfrontiert werden, hierzu eine eigene Ansicht entwickelt haben.

Der Hamburger Bildungsplan der gymnasialen Sekundarstufe I für Biologie sieht vor, dass die vor dem Unterricht gesammelten Erfahrungen der Lernenden als Anknüpfungspunkte für die wissenschaftlichen Inhalte des Biologieunterrichts betrachtet werden (vgl. Hamburger Bildungsplan 2011). Aktuelle empirische Forschungen belegen, dass der Einbezug von Schülervorstellungen bedeutsam für den Unterricht ist, da nur so nachhaltige Lernerfolge entstehen können (vgl. Born 2007). In Anlehnung an diese Sichtweise wurde das MDR von Kattmann und seiner Arbeitsgruppe entwickelt, das eine Möglichkeit für die praktische Umsetzung der Forschungsergebnisse bieten soll (vgl. Kattmann et.al. 1997). Es wird in vielen empirischen Arbeiten thematisiert, ist jedoch nicht fester Bestandteil der gängigen Unterrichtsplanung. Da es Tipps für die Unterrichtsstrukturierung beinhaltet, ist es für mich als angehende Biologielehrerin überlegenswert, dieses Modell zu verwenden.

Folgende Fragestellungen bilden das Grundgerüst dieser Arbeit: Wie hat sich die Bedeutung von Schülervorstellungen seit den 80er Jahren verändert? Ist die Einbeziehung des MDR im Biologieunterricht relevant?

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The Illusion of God's Presence: The Biological Origins of by John C. Wathey

By John C. Wathey

a necessary characteristic of spiritual adventure throughout many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence. greater than any rituals or doctrines, it really is this adventure that anchors non secular religion, but it's been principally overlooked within the medical literature on religion.

Starting with a brilliant narrative account of the life-threatening hike that prompted his personal mystical event, biologist John Wathey takes the reader on a systematic trip to discover the resources of spiritual feeling and the appearance of God's presence. His book delves into the organic origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that advanced to advertise the mother-child bond. Dr. Wathey, a veteran neuroscientist, argues that evolution has programmed the newborn mind to anticipate the presence of a loving being who responds to the kid's wishes. because the child grows into maturity, this innate feeling is finally transferred to the world of faith, the place it really is reactivated throughout the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. the writer translates our numerous conceptions of God in organic phrases as illusory supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy. 

These insights shed new gentle on the most vexing puzzles of faith, just like the well known trust in a god who's judgmental and punishing, but additionally unconditionally loving; the intense tenacity of religion; the better religiosity of ladies relative to males; spiritual obsessions with intercourse; the mysterious compulsion to hope; the likely irrepressible female attributes of God, even in commonly patriarchal religions; and the unusual attract of cults. eventually, Dr. Wathey considers the speculation that faith advanced to foster reproductive luck, arguing that, in an age of doubtless ruinous overpopulation, magical pondering has turn into a luxurious we will be able to not manage to pay for, person who distracts us from pressing threats to our planet.

Deeply researched but elegantly written in a jargon-free and available variety, this publication provides a compelling interpretation of the evolutionary origins of spirituality and religion.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Auswirkungen des Konsums illegaler Drogen (German Edition) by Anonym

By Anonym

Facharbeit (Schule) aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Biologie - Sonstige Themen, be aware: thirteen Punkte, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit den Auswirkungen des Konsums illegaler Drogen, im speziellen hashish und Kokain. Angesprochen werden unter anderem die frühere Nutzung, Anbau- und Herkunftsländer, kurz- und langfristige Auswirkungen des Konsums und Wirkstoffe. Neben dem theoretischen Inhalt wurde eine Umfrage zum Drogenkonsum unter den Schülern eines Gymnasiums durchgeführt.

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