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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...

Theoretical and Computational Research in the 21st Century

Theoretical and Computational Research in the 21st Century

Nazmul Islam

October 28, 2014

This book focuses mainly on the recent developments of all types of theoretical, mathematical, and computational conceptions, as well as modelling and simulation of specific research themes covering all scientific and technical disciplines from chemistry, physics, and engineering to biology and...

Applied Methodologies in Polymer Research and Technology

Applied Methodologies in Polymer Research and Technology

Abbas Hamrang, Devrim Balkose

October 28, 2014

This book covers a broad range of polymeric materials and provides industry professionals and researchers in polymer science and technology with a single, comprehensive book summarizing all aspects involved in the functional materials production chain. This volume presents the latest developments...

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Alessandra Cambi, Diane S. Lidke

October 27, 2014

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy describes recent advances in our understanding of membrane organization, with a particular focus on the cutting-edge imaging techniques that are making these new discoveries possible. With contributions from pioneers in the field, the book...

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice

H.L. Bhat

October 24, 2014

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice teaches readers about crystals and their origins. It offers a historical perspective of the subject and includes background information whenever possible. The first section of this introductory book takes readers through the historical...

Nanotechnology in Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources

Nanotechnology in Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources

S. R. S. Prabaharan, M. Siluvai Michael

October 24, 2014

The challenge of providing adequate power on an indefinite basis without causing long-term damage to the environment requires a versatile means of energy conversion and storage. As such, electrical energy storage is becoming more vital today than at any time in human history. Electrochemical...

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application

Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin

October 24, 2014

Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly. Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial...

Molecules That Amaze Us

Molecules That Amaze Us

Paul May, Simon Cotton

October 23, 2014

The world is composed of molecules. Some are synthetic while many others are products of nature. Molecules That Amaze Us presents the stories behind many of the most famous and infamous molecules that make up our modern world. Examples include the molecule responsible for the spicy heat in chilies...

High Performance Elastomer Materials: An Engineering Approach

High Performance Elastomer Materials: An Engineering Approach

Dariusz M. Bielinski, Ryszard Kozlowski, Gennady E. Zaikov

October 23, 2014

This book presents selected papers on various aspects of rubber engineering, technology, and exploitation. The contributions range from new methods of the modification of filler surface and crosslinks structure of rubber vulcanizates, through modern functional elastomer composites, to aspects of...

Quaternary Alloys Based on II - VI Semiconductors

Quaternary Alloys Based on II - VI Semiconductors

Vasyl Tomashyk

October 20, 2014

Doped by isovalent or heterovalent foreign impurities, II–VI semiconductor compounds enable control of optical and electronic properties, making them ideal in detectors, solar cells, and other precise device applications. Quaternary alloys allow a simultaneous adjustment of band gap and lattice...

Environmentally Friendly Syntheses Using Ionic Liquids

Environmentally Friendly Syntheses Using Ionic Liquids

Jairton Dupont, Toshiyuki Itoh, Pedro Lozano, Sanjay Malhotra

October 15, 2014

Increased environmental consciousness within the scientific community has spurred the search for environmentally friendly processes as alternatives to conventional organic solvents. In the past two decades, numerous advances—including the use of ionic liquids—have made it possible to develop...