Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors: Biology Treatment Survivorship by Matthew Jonathan Murray, Stefan Schönberger MD (auth.), A.

By Matthew Jonathan Murray, Stefan Schönberger MD (auth.), A. Lindsay Frazier, James F. Amatruda (eds.)

Germ phone tumors are rather infrequent in comparison with different malignancies, and compilations of information that surround the whole spectrum of the sickness are missing. This textbook, written via the main professionals within the box, rectifies the location through discussing extensive a wide variety of subject matters, together with biology, epidemiology, pathology, therapy, and past due results. making an allowance for that germ mobile tumors are so much known within the adolescent and younger grownup age team, motives of sickness and remedy methods in pediatric and grownup sufferers are in comparison and contrasted. by way of spanning the total existence direction, from prenatal origins of sickness via to therapy in adults and overdue results of remedy, the editors have produced a ebook that may be of curiosity to either pediatric and grownup oncologists.

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The Biology of Alcoholism: Volume 5: Treatment and by Benjamin Kissin (auth.), Benjamin Kissin, Henri Begleiter

By Benjamin Kissin (auth.), Benjamin Kissin, Henri Begleiter (eds.)

The current quantity features a huge number of remedy methods to the long term rehabilitation of the alcoholic, starting from the organic to the physiological to the mental to the social. The multiplicity of proposed cures, every one of which has its robust proponents, means that alcoholism is both a posh medical-social disorder syndrome requiring a multipronged therapy method or a very easy ailment for which we've not but dis­ lined the therapy. The latter may perhaps, certainly, be precise, yet we won't use what we don't recognize and needs to use what we do recognize. We do, even though, have the duty to be liable in our therapy, to supply the easiest that's recognized at the moment, and to be discriminating in our prescription of acceptable deal with­ ment for person sufferers. If there's one end we wish to provide in our preface, it's that alcoholics represent a markedly heterogeneous popula­ tion with greatly disparate wishes, for whom, a minimum of at our current point of data, a wide spectrum of remedy modalities is important. If this is often precise, then most likely such a lot of this e-book has validity. With this quantity at the remedy and rehabilitation of the persistent alco­ holic, we carry to final touch our five-volume sequence, The Biology of Alcoholism. because the name of the current quantity exhibits, we have now departed from our unique purpose to deal exclusively with organic elements of the syndrome and feature tried quite to provide a extra entire work.

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Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft by Rob Ryan, Laura Heyenga, Natalie Avella

By Rob Ryan, Laura Heyenga, Natalie Avella

There's a renaissance underway within the paintings kind of lower paper, with an explosion of uncooked expertise and an abundance of fantastic paintings produced within the medium lately. this beautiful quantity positive aspects paintings from 26 modern foreign artists who're growing photos of superb intricacy, utilizing little greater than paper and blade. that includes a bunch of latest discoveries and together with artwork through such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, in addition to a few rising practitioners, Paper Cutting is bound to have interaction paintings buffs and indie crafters alike. An in-depth creation through paper paintings specialist Natalie Avella illuminates the wealthy background of the centuries-old shape, and a fantastic preface by way of liked artist Rob Ryan rounds out this pleasant assortment.

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Constant-Scale Natural Boundary Mapping to Reveal Global and by Pamela Elizabeth Clark

By Pamela Elizabeth Clark

Whereas traditional maps could be expressed as outward-expanding formulae with well-defined valuable gains and comparatively poorly outlined edges, consistent Scale usual Boundary (CSNB) maps have well-defined limitations that outcome from typical methods and therefore enable spatial and dynamic relationships to be saw in a brand new approach necessary to realizing those approaches. CSNB mapping provides a brand new method of visualization that produces maps markedly assorted from these produced by means of traditional cartographic equipment.

In this strategy, any physique might be represented via a 3D coordinate procedure. For a standard physique, with its floor rather tender at the scale of its dimension, destinations of good points could be represented via yes geographic grid (latitude and longitude) and elevation, or deviation from the triaxial ellipsoid outlined floor. a continual floor in this physique could be segmented, its certain nearby terranes enclosed, and their inter-relationships outlined, through the use of chosen morphologically identifiable aid gains (e.g., continental divides, plate limitations, river or present systems). during this method, areas of contrast on a wide, primarily round physique might be mapped as two-dimensional ‘facets’ with their barriers representing local to global-scale asymmetries (e.g., continental crust, continental and oceanic crust on this planet, farside unique thicker crust and nearside thinner influence punctuated crust at the Moon). In a similar demeanour, an abnormal item similar to an asteroid, with a floor that's tough at the scale of its measurement, will be logically segmented alongside edges of its impact-generated faces.

Bounded faces are imagined with hinges at occasional issues alongside limitations, leading to a foldable ‘shape model.’ hence, bounded faces develop organically out of the main compelling typical good points. seen barriers regulate the map’s extremities, and peripheral areas are usually not dismembered or grossly distorted as in traditional map projections. 2nd maps and 3D versions develop out of an object’s most evident face or terrane ‘edges,’ rather than arbitrarily by way of enforcing a typical grid procedure or utilizing usually formed features to symbolize an abnormal surface.

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Viruses: Essential Agents of Life by Matti Jalasvuori (auth.), Günther Witzany (eds.)

By Matti Jalasvuori (auth.), Günther Witzany (eds.)

A renaissance of virus examine is taking centre level in biology. Empirical facts from the decade point out the $64000 roles of viruses, either within the evolution of all lifestyles and as symbionts of host organisms. there's expanding facts that each one mobile lifestyles is colonized by means of exogenous and/or endogenous viruses in a non-lytic yet power way of life. Viruses and viral components shape the main a variety of genetic topic in this planet.

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Emerging Trends in Image Processing, Computer Vision and by Leonidas Deligiannidis, Hamid R. Arabnia

By Leonidas Deligiannidis, Hamid R. Arabnia

Rising traits in photograph Processing, computing device imaginative and prescient, and trend acceptance discusses the newest in traits in imaging technological know-how which at its center includes 3 intertwined machine technology fields, specifically: picture Processing, desktop imaginative and prescient, and development acceptance. there's major renewed curiosity in every one of those 3 fields fueled via sizeable info and knowledge Analytic tasks together with yet no longer constrained to; functions as various as computational biology, biometrics, biomedical imaging, robotics, protection, and data engineering. those 3 center issues mentioned the following offer an excellent creation to snapshot processing besides low-level processing suggestions, computing device imaginative and prescient basics besides examples of utilized functions and trend reputation algorithms and methodologies that might be of price to the picture processing and machine imaginative and prescient examine groups.

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Astronomy in the Ancient World: Early and Modern Views on by Alexus McLeod

By Alexus McLeod

Alexus McLeod explores each point of the lesser-known historical past of astronomy within the Americas (Mesoamerica and North America), China and India, every one during the body of a selected astronomical phenomena. half One considers the advance of astronomy within the Americas as a reaction, partly, to the Supernova of 1054, which can have ended in a cultural renaissance in astronomy. He then is going directly to discover the modern figuring out of supernovae, contrasting it with that of the traditional Americas. half is framed in the course of the appearances of serious comets, which had significant divinatory importance in early China. the writer discusses the development of observational astronomy in China, its impression on politics and its function within the survival or failure of empires. moreover, the modern knowing of comets can be mentioned for comparability. half 3, on India, considers the very good observatories of the Rajput king Jai Singh II, and the query in their function. The origins of Indian astronomy are tested in Vedic notion and its improvement is during the interval of Jai Singh, together with the function performed by means of sunlight eclipses. the writer additionally encompasses a glossy rationalization of our figuring out of eclipses to this point. within the ultimate part of the ebook, McLeod discusses how historical traditions will help smooth civilization larger comprehend Earth’s position within the cosmos.

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Ribonucleases: Structures and Functions by Giuseppe D'Alessio, James F. Riordan

By Giuseppe D'Alessio, James F. Riordan

Pancreatic ribonuclease, the point of interest of hugely efficient medical study for greater than part a century and the one enzyme to be the root of 4 Nobel prizes, has lately gone through a resurgence in recognition for the popularity of a longer ribonuclease superfamily with services starting from tumour development and inhibition to self-recognition and neurotoxicity. This quantity highlights the useful range of ribonucleases and divulges the rising examine possibilities supplied through those enzymes. * by no means ahead of has dialogue of the complete relations of ribonucleases and similar enzymes been coated in one quantity * middle chapters concentrate on the most recent buildings and services of pancreatic-type ribonucleases * buildings and services of intracellular ribonucleases and nondigestive family members also are lined * How ribonucleases proceed to function very good structures with which to discover the secrets and techniques of protein chemistry is tested

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