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Thermophilic Bacteria

Jakob K. Kristjansson
November 22, 1991

Thermophilic Bacteria is a comprehensive volume that describes all major bacterial groups that can grow above 60-65°C (excluding the Archaea). Over 60 different species of aerobic and anaerobic thermophilic bacteria are covered. Isolation, growth methods, characterization and identification,...

Ecology of Estuaries: Anthropogenic Effects

Michael J. Kennish
November 19, 1991

Ecology of Estuaries represents the most definitive and comprehensive source of reference information available on the human impact on estuarine ecosystems. The volume discusses both acute and insidious pollution problems plaguing these coastal ecotones. It also provides a detailed examination of...

Paleoshorelines and Prehistory: An Investigation of Method

Lucille Lewis Johnson
November 12, 1991

Archaeologists have always been concerned with the relationship between the sites they study and the environments in which the sites are found. Since the end of the Pleistocene Era, sea levels have risen at least 120 meters, a factor that has considerable effect on many archaeological sites....

Physiological Adaptations in Vertebrates: Respiration: Circulation, and Metabolism

Alan Hargens
October 31, 1991

This volume originates from a symposium held in Copenhagen in June 1989 to commemorate Kjell Johansen, who died March 4, 1987. The volume begins with a nonscientific but fascinating glimpse at Kjell, followed by an overview of the kinds of physiology that interested him, i.e. adaptational, environme...

Soil Solarization

Jaacov Katan, James E. DeVay
October 24, 1991

Soil Solarization describes the principles and technology of soil solarization and the use of soil solarization for different crops and cropping systems. The book evaluates and interprets the extensive amount of literature available on soil solarization in relation to climatic effects and changes...

Q Fever, Volume II: The Biology of Coxiella Burneti

Jim C. Williams, Herbert A. Thompson
October 23, 1991

Q fever is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by Coxiella burnetii, which infects a broad range of hosts. This volume presents critical reviews of the biological aspects of C. burnetii. Topics covered include C. burnetii's place in the microbial world through a comparison with other...

The Medicinal Plant Industry

R. O. B. Wijesekera
September 17, 1991

As the medicinal plant industry blooms into a billion dollar business, it reaches beyond collection, propagation, harvesting and sale of crude vegetal drugs into product formulation, packaging and dispensing of sophisticated phyto-pharmaceuticals and herbal preparations. The scientific study of...

Viroids and Satellites: Molecular Parasites at the Frontier of Life

Karl Maramorosch
September 11, 1991

This is an essential bench book that describes the molecular biology, structure, detection, purification, and pathogenesis of viroids and satellites. The volume begins with an overview of the current status of the field, followed by four chapters describing details of methodology, nucleic acid...

Antigen Processing and Recognition

James McCluskey
September 03, 1991

This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the processing, presentation, and subsequent recognition of antigens by T cells. Topics discussed include the structure of MHC molecules, the nature and specificity of human class II molecule interactions with peptide antigens, the class II invariant...

Plant Biochemical Regulators

August 30, 1991

A textbook for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course in biotechnology in a wide range of fields concerned with plants. Describes the use of both endogenous and introduced biochemical regulators to manipulate plant responses. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or....

Ecophysiology of Vascular Halophytes

Irwin A. Ungar
August 23, 1991

Ecophysiology of Vascular Halophytes provides a useful update to existing literature describing the ecophysiological responses of vascular halophytes to environmental stresses present in saline habitats. The success of species growing in these extreme environments is related to a number of...

Clinical Applications of Cryobiology

Barry J. Fuller, Brian W. W. Grout
August 23, 1991

This book presents a state-of-the-art summary of the applications of low temperature to clinical situations, together with details of the underlying principles of biology. It provides specific information for the clinicians and research workers in a number of areas of current interest and attempts...