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Advances in Paleoimaging: Applications for Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Forensics, and Cultural Artefacts

1st Edition

Ronald G. Beckett, Gerald J. Conlogue
December 30, 2018

Medical and industrial imaging methods have become powerful tools in both the documentation and data collection procedures found in many non-traditional settings. In this book, two of the most preeminent experts in the field serve as volume editors providing an in-depth examination of the current...

Kaplan's Principles of Plant Morphology

1st Edition

Chelsea D. Specht, Donald Kaplan
December 26, 2018

The principles of plant morphology are being brought into studies of crop development, biodiversity and evolution during climate change, and researchers are in need of a modern reference and textbook on the subject. This book defines the field of plant morphology, providing resources, examples and...

Global Biodiversity: 4 Volume Set

1st Edition

T. Pullaiah
December 20, 2018

This new four-volume set, Global Biodiversity, provides a wealth of insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations around the world. The volumes provide informative summaries of the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the...

Microbial Biosurfactants and their Environmental and Industrial Applications

1st Edition

Ibrahim M. Banat, Rengathavasi Thavasi
December 19, 2018

Microbial biosurfactants are green molecules with high application potential in environmental and industrial sectors. Chemical diversity of biosurfactants allows them versatility and broad range surfactants capability without compromising performance or economic viability. Biosurfactants are...

Marine Polysaccharides: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Aisverya Soundararajan
December 19, 2018

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/...

Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

1st Edition

Donat-P Häder, Kunshan Gao
December 17, 2018

Global climate change affects productivity and species composition of freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems by raising temperatures, ocean acidification, excessive solar UV and visible radiation. Effects on bacterioplankton and viruses, phytoplankton and macroalgae have farreaching consequences...

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Y. V. Nancharaiah, Vayalam P. Venugopalan
December 15, 2018

Biofilms represent the natural living style of microbial communities and plays a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles and natural attenuation. Biofilms can be engineered for biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic contaminants, for both in situ bioremediation and ex situ...

Phytochemistry, 3-Volume Set: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Modern Techniques, and Applications; Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues; Volume 3: Marine Sources, Industrial Applications, and Recent Advances

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Stanley Udedi Chidi, Shashank Kumar, Jaya Vikas Kurhekar, Nadia Sharif
December 14, 2018

The 3-volume set, Phytochemistry, covers a wide selection of topics in phytochemistry and provides a wealth of information on the fundamentals, new applications, methods and modern analytical techniques, state-of-the-art approaches, and computational techniques. With chapters from professional...

Phytochemistry: Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Shashank Kumar, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Jaya Vikas Kurhekar
December 14, 2018

As volume 2 of this three-volume set on phytochemistry, this book features chapters that comprehensively review a selection of important recent advances in ethnopharmacology and alternative and complementary medicines. It also presents many informative chapters on the medicinal potential of...

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change

1st Edition

R.N. Mandal, R. Bar
December 12, 2018

This valuable book is a comprehensive volume on mangroves, with information accessible to both botany professionals and students. It provides an easy method of identifying mangroves and distinguishing one species from another. What is a mangrove and what are the criteria of mangroves are...

Biomaterials for Cell Delivery: Vehicles in Regenerative Medicine

1st Edition

Aaron S. Goldstein
December 10, 2018

The purpose of this book is to summarize key strategies and recent accomplishments in the area of developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine. The first section is a review of the state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers and is divided into synthetic and natural materials. A...

Marine Macro- and Microalgae: An Overview

1st Edition

F. Xavier Malcata, Isabel Sousa Pinto, A. Catarina Guedes
December 06, 2018

The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities – but many more are expected in coming years. This...

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