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Understanding Chemistry through Cars

Understanding Chemistry through Cars

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Geoffrey M. Bowers, Ruth A. Bowers

November 3, 2014

As the car anticipates its dance around the racetrack, the engine growls and pops, and all senses become immersed in the smell of exhaust vapors and the sounds of raw speed and excitement. As it turns out, these also are the sights, sounds, and smells of chemistry! The car is a great example of an e...

Molecules That Amaze Us

Molecules That Amaze Us

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Paul May, Simon Cotton

October 23, 2014

"This new book is by two knowledgeable and expert popularizers of chemistry and deals exclusively with molecules and compounds rather than with the simpler atoms and elements. It is based on the very successful ‘Molecule of the Month’ website that was begun by Paul May fifteen years ago and to w...

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition

Simon J. Yu

November 21, 2014

Despite their potentially adverse effects on nontarget species and the environment, insecticides remain a necessity in crop protection as well as in the reduction of insect-borne diseases. The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides provides essential insecticide knowledge required for the...

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Timothy J Sullivan, Alan T. Herlihy, James R. Webb

November 20, 2014

A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals. It focuses on the analysis of air pollution sensitive waters and the consequent effects...

Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics: A Practical Guide

Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics: A Practical Guide

Sastia Prama Putri, Eiichiro Fukusaki

November 19, 2014

Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics: A Practical Guide is a simple, step-by-step reference for profiling metabolites in a target organism. It discusses optimization of sample preparation for urine, serum, blood, tissue, food, and plant and animal cell samples. Encompassing three different...

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4

Girma Biresaw, K.L. Mittal

November 13, 2014

Surface science and tribology play very critical roles in many industries. Manufacture and use of almost all consumer and industrial products rely on the application of advanced surface and tribological knowledge. The fourth in a series, Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4 provides an update on...

Clearing of Industrial Gas Emissions: Theory, Calculation, and Practice

Clearing of Industrial Gas Emissions: Theory, Calculation, and Practice

Usmanova Regina Ravilevna, Gennady E. Zaikov

November 12, 2014

Processes for clearing gases from dust in wet-type dust separators are widely applied in many industries for technological purposes and environmental control. Among goals of these processes is to ensure high efficiency of dust removal with minimum energy costs. This book presents the newest...

Nanostructured Energy Devices: Equilibrium Concepts and Kinetics

Nanostructured Energy Devices: Equilibrium Concepts and Kinetics

Juan Bisquert

November 11, 2014

Due to the pressing needs of society, low cost materials for energy devices have experienced an outstanding development in recent times. In this highly multidisciplinary area, chemistry, material science, physics, and electrochemistry meet to develop new materials and devices that perform required...

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes: Material and Energy Balances, Second Edition

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes: Material and Energy Balances, Second Edition

Nayef Ghasem, Redhouane Henda

November 10, 2014

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes: Material and Energy Balances introduces the basic principles and calculation techniques used in the field of chemical engineering, providing a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the application of material and energy balances. Packed with...

Lipids: Nutrition and Health

Lipids: Nutrition and Health

Claude Leray

November 05, 2014

Lipids (fats and oils) are essential cellular components in animals, plants, and bacteria, and they play an important role in human nutrition. This book presents a detailed account of the nutritional aspects of all types of lipid—fatty acids, triacylglycerols, phospholipids, sphingolipids, sterols,...

Understanding Chemistry through Cars

Understanding Chemistry through Cars

Geoffrey M. Bowers, Ruth A. Bowers

November 03, 2014

As the car anticipates its dance around the racetrack, the engine growls and pops, and all senses become immersed in the smell of exhaust vapors and the sounds of raw speed and excitement. As it turns out, these also are the sights, sounds, and smells of chemistry! The car is a great example of an...

Biosurfactants: Production and Utilization—Processes, Technologies, and Economics

Biosurfactants: Production and Utilization—Processes, Technologies, and Economics

Naim Kosaric, Fazilet Vardar Sukan

November 03, 2014

Stresses the Potential Applications of Biosurfactants in Various Industries Environmental concerns and a demand for sustainable chemical production have become important issues in recent years. As a result, microbial biosurfactant-producing systems are gaining momentum as potential replacements...

Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

J. Brian Alford, Mark S. Peterson, Christopher C. Green

October 29, 2014

At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on...

Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

Robert B. Raffa

October 29, 2014

Opioids such as morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs isolated from a single source: the opium poppy. For a long time, it was believed to be nature’s only source of opioids. But it now appears that biological diversity has evolved an alternative source of opioid compounds—those...

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