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Environmental Chemistry, Tenth Edition

Stanley Manahan
February 16, 2017

With clear explanations, real-world examples and updated questions and answers, the tenth edition of Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the concepts essential to the practice of environmental science, technology and chemistry while introducing the newest innovations in the field. The author follows...

Bio-based Wood Adhesives: Preparation, Characterization, and Testing

Zhongqi He
February 14, 2017

Adhesive bonding plays an increasing role in the forest product industry and is a key factor for efficiently utilizing timber and other lignocellulosic resources. As synthetic wood adhesives are mostly derived from depleting petrochemical resources and have caused increasing environmental concern,...

Contemporary Phytomedicines

Amritpal Singh Saroya
February 13, 2017

The term phytomedicine was coined by French physician Henri Leclerc in 1913. Till recently phytomedicine has remained in the background. But due to emerging challenges to the conventional pharmaceutical industry (cost effectiveness and potency of the drugs), phytomedicine has made a dramatic...

Protein Actions: Principles and Modeling

Ivet Bahar, Robert L. Jernigan, Ken A. Dill
February 09, 2017

Protein Actions: Principles and Modeling is aimed at graduates, advanced undergraduates, and any professional who seeks an introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical properties of proteins. Broadly accessible to biophysicists and biochemists, it will be particularly useful to student...

An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan
February 06, 2017

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been the subject of intense scientific research since their relatively recent discoveries. This book introduces the reader to the science behind these rapidly developing fields, and covers both the fundamentals and latest advances. Uniquely, this book covers the...

Photochemical Water Splitting: Materials and Applications

Neelu Chouhan, Ru-Shi Liu, Jiujun Zhang
January 25, 2017

Cleavage of water to its constituents (i.e., hydrogen and oxygen) for production of hydrogen energy at an industrial scale is one of the "holy grails" of materials science. That can be done by utilizing the renewable energy resource i.e. sunlight and photocatalytic material. The sunlight and water...

Air Pollution and Its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

Timothy J. Sullivan
January 25, 2017

A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United...

Electromagnetic Radiation in Analysis and Design of Organic Materials: Electronic and Biotechnology Applications

Dana Ortansa Dorohoi, Andreea Irina Barzic, Magdalena Aflori
January 25, 2017

Bridging condensed matter physics, photochemistry, photophysics, and materials science, Electromagnetic Radiation in Analysis and Design of Organic Materials: Electronic and Biotechnology Applications covers physical properties of materials in the presence of radiation from across the...

Solar Fuel Generation

Yatendra S. Chaudhary
January 17, 2017

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels...

Vitamin B12: Advances and Insights

Rima Obeid
January 11, 2017

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) was discovered in the first half of the 20th century. Vast amount of information on the role of the vitamins in human health and disease became available. Cobalamin science was, however, based on theoretical concepts that have been accepted without further proof of facts and...

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, Fourth Edition

Charles E. Carraher Jr.
January 11, 2017

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this fourth edition...

Drugs of Natural Origin: A Treatise of Pharmacognosy, Seventh Edition

Gunnar Samuelsson, Lars Bohlin
January 05, 2017

Drugs of Natural Origin is a unique multidisciplinary book suitable for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers in the area of natural product science, but also as a complementary book for disciplines like medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology. The book can also serve society...

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