advances in the evolutionary synthesis of intelligent agents



Graham Smetham The Self Perceiving Universe Graham Smetham The Self Perceiving Universe Новинка

Graham Smetham The Self Perceiving Universe

3389 руб.
An investigation into the materialist madness of Darwinian views of evolution. Further investigation of modern quantum and evolutionary-developmental discoveries shows the Darwinian evolutionary worldview is incorrect, and a non-theistic Intelligent Design operating from the quantum level is correct. This leads to the exploration of the view that the universe is a self-perceiving organism employing sentient beings as its perceiving agents.
Kathy Lu Advances in Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Nanostructures Kathy Lu Advances in Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Nanostructures Новинка

Kathy Lu Advances in Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Nanostructures

10834.18 руб.
With contributed papers from the 2011 Materials Science and Technology symposia, this is a useful one-stop resource for understanding the most important issues in advances in the synthesis, processing, and applications of nanostructures. Logically organized and carefully selected, the articles cover the themes of the symposia: Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare and Industry; Controlled Synthesis Processing and Applications of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials; and Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Noble Metal Nanostructures. A must for academics in mechanical and chemical engineering, materials and or ceramics, and chemistry.
Giacalone Francesco Catalytic Methods in Asymmetric Synthesis. Advanced Materials, Techniques, and Applications Giacalone Francesco Catalytic Methods in Asymmetric Synthesis. Advanced Materials, Techniques, and Applications Новинка

Giacalone Francesco Catalytic Methods in Asymmetric Synthesis. Advanced Materials, Techniques, and Applications

13664.01 руб.
This book covers advances in the methods of catalytic asymmetric synthesis and their applications. Coverage moves from new materials and technologies to homogeneous metal-free catalysts and homogeneous metal catalysts. The applications of several methodologies for the synthesis of biologically active molecules are discussed. Part I addresses recent advances in new materials and technologies such as supported catalysts, supports, self-supported catalysts, chiral ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, flow reactors and microwaves related to asymmetric catalysis. Part II covers advances and milestones in organocatalytic, enzymatic and metal-based mediated asymmetric synthesis, including applications for the synthesis of biologically active molecules. Written by leading international experts, this book consists of 16 chapters with 2000 References and illustrations of 560 schemes and figures.
Rosaleen Anderson Antibacterial Agents. Chemistry, Mode of Action, Mechanisms of Resistance and Clinical Applications Rosaleen Anderson Antibacterial Agents. Chemistry, Mode of Action, Mechanisms of Resistance and Clinical Applications Новинка

Rosaleen Anderson Antibacterial Agents. Chemistry, Mode of Action, Mechanisms of Resistance and Clinical Applications

14185.52 руб.
Antibacterial agents act against bacterial infection either by killing the bacterium or by arresting its growth. They do this by targeting bacterial DNA and its associated processes, attacking bacterial metabolic processes including protein synthesis, or interfering with bacterial cell wall synthesis and function. Antibacterial Agents is an essential guide to this important class of chemotherapeutic drugs. Compounds are organised according to their target, which helps the reader understand the mechanism of action of these drugs and how resistance can arise. The book uses an integrated “lab-to-clinic” approach which covers drug discovery, source or synthesis, mode of action, mechanisms of resistance, clinical aspects (including links to current guidelines, significant drug interactions, cautions and contraindications), prodrugs and future improvements. Agents covered include: agents targeting DNA – quinolone, rifamycin, and nitroimidazole antibacterial agents agents targeting metabolic processes – sulfonamide antibacterial agents and trimethoprim agents targeting protein synthesis – aminoglycoside, macrolide and tetracycline antibiotics, chloramphenicol, and oxazolidinones agents targeting cell wall synthesis – β-Lactam and glycopeptide antibiotics, cycloserine, isonaizid, and daptomycin Antibacterial Agents will find a place on the bookshelves of students of pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, drug design/discovery, and medicinal chemistry, and as a bench reference for pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers in academia and industry.
Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology Новинка

Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology

11589.83 руб.
This book covers important advances in enzymology, explaining the behavior of enzymes and how they can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. Advances in Enzymology focuses on enzymes, the primary catalysts of life processes. The explanation of the behavior of enzymes can be found via studies of their chemical mechanisms and can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. The transglutaminases, first described in 1957, are a large, widely-distributed family of enzymes canonically responsible for the amidation/transamidation of protein side chains. The extraordinary diversity of names associated with various enzymatic activities now recognized and aggregated as transglutaminase bears witness to the remarkable diversity of biological roles associated with the activity, including myriad human diseases.
Thomas Kramer Assessment of the commercial applicability of artifical intelligence in electronic Businesses Thomas Kramer Assessment of the commercial applicability of artifical intelligence in electronic Businesses Новинка

Thomas Kramer Assessment of the commercial applicability of artifical intelligence in electronic Businesses

3577 руб.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 1.3, European Business School - International University Schloß Reichartshausen Oestrich-Winkel, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to analyse, assess and evaluate the potential of commercial applica-tions of artificial intelligence in electronic businesses. Therefore the main research question of this paper is whether artificial intelligence is reasonably applicable in Internet-related busi-nesses, first in terms of effectiveness and second in terms of efficiency. In the assessment the application of artificial intelligence in electronic businesses is represented by the employment of intelligent agents. In harmony with the major research question emphasized above, the paper provides a thorough discussion about the economic impact of the most common and relevant application types of intelligent agents on electronic commerce environments. In addition the driving underlying technologies of intelligent agents are analysed with respect to artificial intelligence techniques and methods, and current standardisation efforts. The assessment itself constitutes of theoretical and practical instruments that measure the com-mercial applicability of artificial intelligence in electronic businesses. First, the effectiveness of employing intelligent agents will be measured with a cost-benefit analysis to prove whether it is the right thing to do for an electronic busines...
Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology Новинка

Eric Toone J. Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology

11589.83 руб.
This book covers important advances in enzymology, explaining the behavior of enzymes and how they can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes.
Kenneth Karlin D. Progress in Inorganic Chemistry Kenneth Karlin D. Progress in Inorganic Chemistry Новинка

Kenneth Karlin D. Progress in Inorganic Chemistry

14107.88 руб.
This series provides inorganic chemists and materials scientists with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Volume 59 continues to report recent advances with a significant, up-to-date selection of contributions by internationally-recognized researchers. The chapters of this volume are devoted to the following topics: • Iron Catalysis in Synthetic Chemistry • A New Paradigm for Photodynamic Therapy Drug Design: Multifunctional, Supramolecular DNA Photomodification Agents Featuring Ru(II)/Os(II) Light Absorbers Coupled to Pt(II) or Rh(III) Bioactive Sites • Selective Binding of Zn2+ Complexes to Non-Canonical Thymine or Uracil in DNA or RNA. • Progress Toward the Electrocatalytic Production of Liquid Fuels from Carbon Dioxide • Monomeric Dinitrosyl Iron Complexes: Synthesis and Reactivity • Interactions of Nitrosoalkanes/arenes, Nitrosamines, Nitrosothiols, and Alkyl Nitrites with Metals • Aminopyridine Iron and Manganese Complexes as Molecular Catalysts for Challenging Oxidative Transformations
Michael Doumpos Multicriteria Decision Aid and Artificial Intelligence. Links, Theory and Applications Michael Doumpos Multicriteria Decision Aid and Artificial Intelligence. Links, Theory and Applications Новинка

Michael Doumpos Multicriteria Decision Aid and Artificial Intelligence. Links, Theory and Applications

9119.32 руб.
Presents recent advances in both models and systems for intelligent decision making. Organisations often face complex decisions requiring the assessment of large amounts of data. In recent years Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques have been applied with considerable success to support decision making in a wide range of complex real-world problems. The integration of MCDA and AI provides new capabilities relating to the structuring of complex decision problems in static and distributed environments. These include the handling of massive data sets, the modelling of ill-structured information, the construction of advanced decision models, and the development of efficient computational optimization algorithms for problem solving. This book covers a rich set of topics, including intelligent decision support technologies, data mining models for decision making, evidential reasoning, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, fuzzy modelling, as well as applications in management and engineering. Multicriteria Decision Aid and Artificial Intelligence: Covers all of the recent advances in intelligent decision making. Includes a presentation of hybrid models and algorithms for preference modelling and optimisation problems. Provides illustrations of new intelligent technologies and architectures for decision making in static and distributed environments. Explores the general topics on preference modelling and learning, along with the coverage of the main techniques and methodologies and applications. Is written by experts in the field. This book provides an excellent reference tool for the increasing number of researchers and practitioners interested in the integration of MCDA and AI for the development of effective hybrid decision support methodologies and systems. Academics and post-graduate students in the fields of operational research, artificial intelligence and management science or decision analysis will also find this book beneficial.
Ashutosh Tiwari Intelligent Nanomaterials Ashutosh Tiwari Intelligent Nanomaterials Новинка

Ashutosh Tiwari Intelligent Nanomaterials

20654.53 руб.
Intelligent Nanomaterials comprehensively provides up-to-date material of this fascinating field. The last three decades have seen extraordinary advances in the generation of new materials based on both fundamental elements and composites, driven by advances in synthetic chemistry and often drawing inspiration from nature. The concept of an intelligent material envisions additional functionality built into the molecular structure, such that a desirable response occurs under defined conditions. Divided into 4 parts: Inorganic Materials; Organic Materials; Composite Materials; and Biomaterials, the 22 chapters cover the latest research and developments in the processing, properties, and applications of intelligent nanomaterials. Included are molecular device materials, biomimetic materials, hybrid-type functionalized polymers-composite materials, information-and energy-transfer materials, as well as environmentally friendly materials.
Kathy Lu Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites VI. Ceramic Transactions, Volume 249 Kathy Lu Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites VI. Ceramic Transactions, Volume 249 Новинка

Kathy Lu Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites VI. Ceramic Transactions, Volume 249

12077.25 руб.
Contains 32 papers from the following seven 2013 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'13) symposia: Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites Advanced Materials for Harsh Environments Advances in Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structure and Functional Nanomaterials Rustum Roy Memorial Symposium: Processing and Performance of Materials Using Microwaves, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Ultrasound, Lasers, and Mechanical Work Solution Based Processing for Ceramic Materials
Anthony Edwards An Evolutionary Epistemological Critique of Schopenhauer.s Metaphysics Anthony Edwards An Evolutionary Epistemological Critique of Schopenhauer.s Metaphysics Новинка

Anthony Edwards An Evolutionary Epistemological Critique of Schopenhauer.s Metaphysics

2414 руб.
In the first part of the book the author outlines Arthur Schopenhauer's metaphysical position and identifies a tension which exists at the core of this position. In the second part of the book the author outlines the evolutionary epistemology paradigm and suggests that an evolutionary epistemological interpretation of Schopenhauer's metaphysics could resolve this tension. In the final part of the book an evolutionary epistemological reconstruction of Schopenhauer's metaphysics is outlined in which the identified tension is resolved.
D. Suvorov Advances in Electroceramic Materials D. Suvorov Advances in Electroceramic Materials Новинка

D. Suvorov Advances in Electroceramic Materials

13718.17 руб.
This compilation is a useful one-stop resource for understanding the most important issues in advances in electroceramic materials, covering topics such as design, synthesis, characterization, and properties and applications. This volume contains a collection of papers from the Advanced Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices and Electroceramics Technologies symposia held during MS&T 08.
Chao-Jun Li Silver Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, 2 Volume Set Chao-Jun Li Silver Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, 2 Volume Set Новинка

Chao-Jun Li Silver Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, 2 Volume Set

28308.49 руб.
Covers all the aspects of the recent achievements in silver catalyzed reactions Silver catalysis has emerged as a powerful tool in the field of organic synthesis. This comprehensive book systematically explores the unique performance of silver catalysis, introducing all the recent progress of silver catalysis in organic synthesis. It clearly emphasizes the unique features of silver catalysis and provides the reaction mechanism involved. This two-volume book also provides vivid schematics and tables throughout to enhance the accessibility to the relevant theory and mechanisms. Silver Catalysis in Organic Synthesis begins with an introduction to Silver Chemistry before moving on to chapters covering: Silver-Catalyzed Cycloaddition Reactions; Silver-Catalyzed Cyclizations; Silver-Mediated Radical Reactions; Silver-Mediated Fluorination, Perfluoroalkylation and Trifluoromethylthiolation Reactions; Coupling Reactions and C-H Functionalization; Silver-Catalyzed CO2 Incorporation; Silver-Catalyzed Carbene, Nitrene, and Silylene Transfer Reactions; Asymmetric Silver-Catalyzed Reactions; Silver-Catalyzed Reduction and Oxidation of Aldehydes and Their Derivatives; Silver Complexes in Organic Transformations; and Silver Nanoparticles in Organic Transformations. -Covers recently developed organic reactions catalyzed by silver, along with their reaction mechanism -Introduces many new reactions and mechanisms related to silver catalysis -Offers professionals and newcomers in the related fields a survey of new advances in silver catalysis in organic synthesis Silver Catalysis in Organic Synthesis will appeal to a wide readership including chemists, biochemists, pharmaceutical scientists, biomedical researchers, agriculture scientists, and graduate students in the related fields.
James Fingeroth Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats James Fingeroth Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats Новинка

James Fingeroth Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats

10054.02 руб.
Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats defines our present knowledge of this common clinical problem, compiling information related to the canine and feline intervertebral disc into a single resource. As a comprehensive, focused work, the book is an authoritative reference for understanding and treating disc disease, providing a sound scientific and clinical basis for decision making. Offering an objective synthesis of the current literature, the book supplies guidance on the approach to a potential disc rupture, surgical and medical strategies, and management of the patient. Offering a complete understanding of intervertebral disc disease, the book describes and discusses the controversies and issues surrounding this topic, acknowledging the gaps in our knowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats presents up-to-date, reliable information on this common condition for veterinary surgeons, neurologists, and general practitioners.
Shinichi Itsuno Polymeric Chiral Catalyst Design and Chiral Polymer Synthesis Shinichi Itsuno Polymeric Chiral Catalyst Design and Chiral Polymer Synthesis Новинка

Shinichi Itsuno Polymeric Chiral Catalyst Design and Chiral Polymer Synthesis

13264.36 руб.
This book reviews chiral polymer synthesis and its application to asymmetric catalysis. It features the design and use of polymer-immobilized catalysts and methods for their design and synthesis. Chapters cover peptide-catalyzed and enantioselective synthesis, optically-active polymers, and continuous flow processes. It collects recent advances in an important field of polymer and organic chemistry, with leading researchers explaining applications in academic and industry R & D.
David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 1. Foundation David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 1. Foundation Новинка

David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 1. Foundation

15588.32 руб.
The indispensable reference tool for the groundbreaking science of evolutionary psychology Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? These are the big, unanswered questions that the field of evolutionary psychology seeks to explore. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the seminal work in this vibrant, quickly-developing new discipline. In this thorough revision and expansion, luminaries in the field provide an in-depth exploration of the foundations of evolutionary psychology and explain the new empirical discoveries and theoretical developments that continue at a breathtaking pace. Evolutionary psychologists posit that the mind has a specialized and complex structure, just as the body has a specialized and complex structure. From this important theoretical concept arises the vast array of possibilities that are at the core of the field, which seeks to examine such traits as perception, language, and memory from an evolutionary perspective. This examination is intended to determine the human psychological traits that are the products of sexual and natural selection and, as such, to chart and understand human nature. Join the discussion of the big questions addressed by the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology Explore the foundations of evolutionary psychology, from theory and methods to the thoughts of EP critics Discover the psychology of human survival, mating, parenting, cooperation and conflict, culture, and more Identify how evolutionary psychology is interwoven with other academic subjects and traditional psychological disciplines The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive guide for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in this quickly-developing field.
Harding Jenny A. Evolutionary Computing in Advanced Manufacturing Harding Jenny A. Evolutionary Computing in Advanced Manufacturing Новинка

Harding Jenny A. Evolutionary Computing in Advanced Manufacturing

15586.32 руб.
This cutting-edge book covers emerging, evolutionary and nature inspired optimization techniques in the field of advanced manufacturing. The complexity of real life advanced manufacturing problems often cannot be solved by traditional engineering or computational methods. Hence, in recent years researchers and practitioners have proposed and developed new strands of advanced, intelligent techniques and methodologies. Evolutionary computing approaches are introduced in the context of a wide range of manufacturing activities, and through the examination of practical problems and their solutions, readers will gain confidence to apply these powerful computing solutions. The initial chapters introduce and discuss the well established evolutionary algorithm, to help readers to understand the basic building blocks and steps required to successfully implement their own solutions to real life advanced manufacturing problems. In the later chapters, modified and improved versions of evolutionary algorithms are discussed. The book concludes with appendices which provide general descriptions of several evolutionary algorithms.
Shayne Cox Gad Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook Shayne Cox Gad Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook Новинка

Shayne Cox Gad Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook

22380.36 руб.
A comprehensive look at current drug discovery and development methods—and the roadmap for the future Providing both understanding and guidance in characterizing potential drugs and their production and synthesis, Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook gives professionals a basic tool to facilitate research and development within this challenging process. This comprehensive text brings together, in one resource, a compendium of concepts, approaches, methodologies, and limitations that need to be considered in the formulation of therapeutic agents across a range of therapeutic fields. Both a reference and a call to action for the pharmaceutical industry, Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook examines recent innovations taking shape in the various medical disciplines involved in drug discovery, and shows why these advances need to be embraced universally among researchers to improve their solution strategies. Additional subject matter includes: Extensive coverage and in-depth look into novel treatments and therapeutics Discussion of hot topics like new drugs and nutraceuticals, the discovery and development of vaccines, cancer therapeutics, and market overviews Coverage of therapeutic drug development for specific disease areas, such as cardiology, oncology, breast cancer, and kidney diseases As research in biology, chemistry, medicine, and technology rapidly progresses, it is becoming increasingly important for medical researchers to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of emerging trends directing promising new therapies. Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook serves this purpose, acting as both a one-stop reference rich in valid science, and a tool to carve out new pathways in the pursuit of bringing safer and more effective drugs to the marketplace.
Lothar Helm The Chemistry of Contrast Agents in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lothar Helm The Chemistry of Contrast Agents in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Новинка

Lothar Helm The Chemistry of Contrast Agents in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging

17693.63 руб.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most important tools in clinical diagnostics and biomedical research. The number of MRI scanners operating around the world is estimated to be approximately 20,000, and the development of contrast agents, currently used in about a third of the 50 million clinical MRI examinations performed every year, has largely contributed to this significant achievement. This completely revised and extended second edition: Includes new chapters on targeted, responsive, PARACEST and nanoparticle MRI contrast agents. Covers the basic chemistries, MR physics and the most important techniques used by chemists in the characterization of MRI agents from every angle from synthesis to safety considerations. Is written for all of those involved in the development and application of contrast agents in MRI. Presented in colour, it provides readers with true representation and easy interpretation of the images. A word from the Authors: Twelve years after the first edition published, we are convinced that the chemistry of MRI agents has a bright future. By assembling all important information on the design principles and functioning of magnetic resonance imaging probes, this book intends to be a useful tool for both experts and newcomers in the field. We hope that it helps inspire further work in order to create more efficient and specific imaging probes that will allow materializing the dream of seeing even deeper and better inside the living organisms. Reviews of the First Edition: «…attempts, for the first time, to review the whole spectrum of involved chemical disciplines in this technique…»—Journal of the American Chemical Society «…well balanced in its scope and attention to detail…a valuable addition to the library of MR scientists…»—NMR in Biomedicine
David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2. Integrations David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2. Integrations Новинка

David Buss M. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2. Integrations

15588.32 руб.
A complete exploration of the real-world applications and implications of evolutionary psychology The exciting and sometimes controversial science of evolutionary psychology is becoming increasingly relevant to more fields of study than ever before. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2, Integrations provides students and researchers with new insight into how EP draws from, and is applied in, fields as diverse as economics, anthropology, neuroscience, genetics, and political science, among others. In this thorough revision and expansion of the groundbreaking handbook, luminaries in the field provide an in-depth exploration of the foundations of evolutionary psychology as they relate to public policy, consumer behavior, organizational leadership, and legal issues. Evolutionary psychology seeks to explain the reasons behind friendship, leadership, warfare, morality, religion, and culture – in short, what it means to be human. This enlightening text provides a foundational knowledgebase in EP, along with expert insights and the most up-to-date coverage of recent theories and findings. Explore the vast and expanding applications of evolutionary psychology Discover the psychology of human survival, mating parenting, cooperation and conflict, culture, and more Identify how evolutionary psychology is interwoven with other academic subjects and traditional psychological disciplines Discuss future applications of the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology As the established standard in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2 is the definitive guide for every psychologist and student to understand the latest and most exciting applications of evolutionary psychology.
Vikas Mittal Renewable Polymers. Synthesis, Processing, and Technology Vikas Mittal Renewable Polymers. Synthesis, Processing, and Technology Новинка

Vikas Mittal Renewable Polymers. Synthesis, Processing, and Technology

15586.32 руб.
Presents the synthesis, technology and processing details of a large range of polymers derived from renewable resources It has been a long-term desire to replace polymers from fossil fuels with the more environmentally friendly polymers generated from renewable resources. Now, with the recent advancements in synthesis technologies and the finding of new functional monomers, research in this field has shown strong potential in generating better property polymers from renewable resources. A text describing these advances in synthesis, processing, and technology of such polymers not only provides the state-of-the-art information to researchers, but also acts to stimulate research in this direction. The contents are based on a wide range of functional monomers and the contributions are written by eminent researchers. Specifically Renewable Polymers: Demonstrates the design, synthesis, properties and applications of plant oil-based polymers Presents an elaborate review of acid mediated polymerization techniques for the generation of green polymers Details the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from olive oil based wastewater Describes the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) techniques Reviews the renewable polymers derived from transgenic crop plants Provides an overview of a range of biomass-based polymers Concludes with the recent efforts and approaches exploiting the natural materials in developing drug delivery systems.
Vikas Mittal High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics Vikas Mittal High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics Новинка

Vikas Mittal High Performance Polymers and Engineering Plastics

15586.32 руб.
This book describes advances in synthesis, processing, and technology of environmentally friendly polymers generated from renewable resources. With contents based on a wide range of functional monomers and contributions from eminent researchers, this volume demonstrates the design, synthesis, properties and applications of plant oil based polymers, presenting an elaborate review of acid mediated polymerization techniques for the generation of green polymers. Chemical engineers are provided with state-of-the-art information that acts to further progress research in this direction.
Jan Lotvall Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD Jan Lotvall Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD Новинка

Jan Lotvall Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD

11905.55 руб.
Aimed at specialists in respiratory medicine, this new book comprehensively reviews the variety of agents currently available for treatment of asthma, COPD, and other airway diseases and covers practical guidelines as well as challenges and complications in their use. Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD is the first book to address the complexity of multi-agent therapy and deal with management issues in an integrated fashion. A review of currently available agents and their applications, as well as new therapies soon to become available are outlined. Advantages of combined therapies and additional considerations that arise from multi-agent programs are highlighted.
Capriati Vito Lithium Compounds in Organic Synthesis. From Fundamentals to Applications Capriati Vito Lithium Compounds in Organic Synthesis. From Fundamentals to Applications Новинка

Capriati Vito Lithium Compounds in Organic Synthesis. From Fundamentals to Applications

17744.42 руб.
This unique book covers fundamentals of organolithium compounds and gives a comprehensive overview of the latest synthetic advances and developments in the field. Part I covers computational and spectroscopic aspects as well as structure-reactivity relationships of organolithiums, whereas Part II deals with new lithium-based synthetic methodologies as well as novel synthetic applications of functionalized lithium compounds. A useful resource for newcomers and active researchers involved in organic synthesis, whether working in academia or industry!
Lam Yulin Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis. Concepts, Strategies, and Applications Lam Yulin Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis. Concepts, Strategies, and Applications Новинка

Lam Yulin Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis. Concepts, Strategies, and Applications

12469.06 руб.
Presents both the fundamental concepts and the most recent applications in solid-phase organic synthesis With its emphasis on basic concepts, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis guides readers through all the steps needed to design and perform successful solid-phase organic syntheses. The authors focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous supports in the synthesis of organic molecules, explaining the use of a solid material to facilitate organic synthesis. This comprehensive text not only presents the fundamentals, but also reviews the most recent research findings and applications, offering readers everything needed to conduct their own state-of-the-art science experiments. Featuring chapters written by leading researchers in the field, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis is divided into two parts: Part One, Concepts and Strategies, discusses the linker groups used to attach the synthesis substrate to the solid support, colorimetric tests to identify the presence of functional groups, combinatorial synthesis, and diversity-oriented synthesis. Readers will discover how solid-phase synthesis is currently used to facilitate the discovery of new molecular functionality. The final chapter discusses how using a support can change or increase reaction selectivity. Part Two, Applications, presents examples of the solid-phase synthesis of various classes of organic molecules. Chapters explore general asymmetric synthesis on a support, strategies for heterocyclic synthesis, and synthesis of radioactive organic molecules, dyes, dendrimers, and oligosaccharides. Each chapter ends with a set of conclusions that underscore the key concepts and methods. References in each chapter enable readers to investigate any topic in greater depth. With its presentation of basic concepts as well as recent findings and applications, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis is the ideal starting point for students and researchers in organic, medicinal, and combinatorial chemistry who want to take full advantage of current solid-phase synthesis techniques.
Andrew Hughes B. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Protection Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Synthesis Andrew Hughes B. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Protection Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Synthesis Новинка

Andrew Hughes B. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Protection Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Synthesis

18303.93 руб.
This is the fourth of five books in the Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Synthesis series. Closing a gap in the literature, this is the only series to cover this important topic in organic and biochemistry. Drawing upon the combined expertise of the international «who's who» in amino acid research, these volumes represent a real benchmark for amino acid chemistry, providing a comprehensive discussion of the occurrence, uses and applications of amino acids and, by extension, their polymeric forms, peptides and proteins. The practical value of each volume is heightened by the inclusion of experimental procedures. The 5 volumes cover the following topics: Volume 1: Origins and Synthesis of Amino Acids Volume 2: Modified Amino Acids, Organocatalysis and Enzymes Volume 3: Building Blocks, Catalysis and Coupling Chemistry Volume 4: Protection Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Synthesis Volume 5: Analysis and Function of Amino Acids and Peptides The fourth volume in this series is structured in three main sections. The first section is about protection reactions and amino acid based peptidomimetics. The second, and most extensive, part is devoted to the medicinal chemistry of amino acids. It includes, among others, the chemistry of alpha- and beta amino acids, peptide drugs, and advances in N- and O-glycopeptide synthesis. The final part deals with amino acids in combinatorial synthesis. Methods, such as phage display, library peptide synthesis, and computational design are described. Originally planned as a six volume series, Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry now completes with five volumes but remains comprehensive in both scope and coverage. Further information about the 5 Volume Set and purchasing details can be viewed here.
Shahid Ul-Islam Plant-Based Natural Products. Derivatives and Applications Shahid Ul-Islam Plant-Based Natural Products. Derivatives and Applications Новинка

Shahid Ul-Islam Plant-Based Natural Products. Derivatives and Applications

15199.35 руб.
Intense research has been started all around the world in the past few decades to exploit different agents from natural products as eco-friendly alternative to synthetic and toxic chemicals. Natural products and their derivatives have received increasing attention for their use in many everyday applications ranging from food, medicine, textiles, and healthcare.This new book presents significant research advances about the use of natural products, mainly plant colorants, bioactive compounds and other plant extracts in the textile coloration, food, bioremediation and environmental applications. There are total eight chapters contributed by leading researchers covering the topics such as potential resurgence of natural dyes in applied fields, natural colorants from indigoid plants, phytochemistry of dye yielding plants, irradiation as novel pretreatment methods, dyeing studies with henna plant, phytoremediation of arsenic, and synthesis of curcumin complexes for medicinal and other industrial uses.
Tiffany Twain A Marvelous Miscellany of Musings and Evolutionary Understandings Tiffany Twain A Marvelous Miscellany of Musings and Evolutionary Understandings Новинка

Tiffany Twain A Marvelous Miscellany of Musings and Evolutionary Understandings

2652 руб.
These reflections in Book Ten of the Earth Manifesto contain a series of introspections into the nature of the financial crisis as it unfolded in 2008, along with Evolutionary Understandings during the early years of the 21st century.
Brian Goodwin How the Leopard Changed Its Spots. The Evolution of Complexity Brian Goodwin How the Leopard Changed Its Spots. The Evolution of Complexity Новинка

Brian Goodwin How the Leopard Changed Its Spots. The Evolution of Complexity

3864 руб.
Do genes explain life? Can advances in evolutionary and molecular biology account for what we look like, how we behave, and why we die? In this powerful intervention into current biological thinking, Brian Goodwin argues that such genetic reductionism has important limits. Drawing on the sciences of complexity, the author shows how an understanding of the self-organizing patterns of networks is necessary for making sense of nature. Genes are important, but only as part of a process constrained by environment, physical laws, and the universal tendencies of complex adaptive systems. In a new preface for this edition, Goodwin reflects on the advances in both genetics and the sciences of complexity since the book's original publication.
Xiao-Feng Wu Transition Metal-Catalyzed Heterocycle Synthesis via C-H Activation Xiao-Feng Wu Transition Metal-Catalyzed Heterocycle Synthesis via C-H Activation Новинка

Xiao-Feng Wu Transition Metal-Catalyzed Heterocycle Synthesis via C-H Activation

12245.86 руб.
Reflecting the tremendous growth of this hot topic in recent years, this book covers C-H activation with a focus on heterocycle synthesis. As such, the text provides general mechanistic aspects and gives a comprehensive overview of catalytic reactions in the presence of palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, copper, iron, cobalt, and iridium. The chapters are organized according to the transition metal used and sub-divided by type of heterocycle formed to enable quick access to the synthetic route needed. Chapters on carbonylative synthesis of heterocycles and the application of C-H activation methodology to the synthesis of natural products are also included. Written by an outstanding team of authors, this is a valuable reference for researchers in academia and industry working in the field of organic synthesis, catalysis, natural product synthesis, pharmaceutical chemistry, and crop protection.
Clay Bennett S. Selective Glycosylations. Synthetic Methods and Catalysts Clay Bennett S. Selective Glycosylations. Synthetic Methods and Catalysts Новинка

Clay Bennett S. Selective Glycosylations. Synthetic Methods and Catalysts

14419.2 руб.
A comprehensive summary of novel approaches to the stereoselective construction of glycosidic linkages, covering modern glycosylation methods and their use and application in natural product synthesis and drug discovery. Clearly divided into five sections, the first describes recent advances in classical methodologies in carbohydrate chemistry, while the second goes on to deal with newer chemistries developed to control selectivity in glycosylation reactions. Section three is devoted to selective glycosylation reactions that rely on the use of catalytic promoters. Section four describes modern approaches for controlling regioselectivity in carbohydrate synthesis. The final section focuses on new developments in the construction of «unusual» sugars and is rounded off by a presentation of modern procedures for the construction of glycosylated natural products. By providing the latest advances in glycosylation as well as information on mechanistic aspects of the reaction, this is an invaluable reference for both specialists and beginners in this booming interdisciplinary field that includes carbohydrate chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis, and biochemistry.
Gary Pickrell Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites V Gary Pickrell Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites V Новинка

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10366.09 руб.
Contains contributed 38 papers from the following seven symposia held during the 2012 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T’12) meeting: Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites Solution Based Processing for Ceramic Materials Novel Sintering Processes and News in the Conventional Sintering and Grain Growth Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare and Industry Dielectric Ceramic Materials and Electronic Devices Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structure and Functional Nanomaterials
Rehan Virender K. Evolutionary Biology. Cell-Cell Communication, and Complex Disease Rehan Virender K. Evolutionary Biology. Cell-Cell Communication, and Complex Disease Новинка

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7509.41 руб.
An integrative view of the evolution of genetics and the natural world Even in this advanced age of genomics, the evolutionary process of unicellular and multicellular organisms is continually in debate. Evolutionary Biology, Cell–Cell Communication, and Complex Disease challenges current wisdom by using physiology to present an integrative view of the nature, origins, and evolution of fundamental biological systems. Providing a deeper understanding of the way genes relate to the traits of living organisms, this book offers useful information applying evolutionary biology, functional genomics, and cell communication studies to complex disease. Examining the 4.5 billion-year evolution process from environment adaptations to cell-cell communication to communication of genetic information for reproduction, Evolutionary Biology hones in on the «why and how» of evolution by uniquely focusing on the cell as the smallest unit of biologic structure and function. Based on empirically derived data rather than association studies, Evolutionary Biology covers: A model for forming testable hypotheses in complex disease studies The integrating role played by the evolution of metabolism, especially lipid metabolism The evolutionary continuum from development to homeostasis Regeneration and aging mediated by signaling molecules Ambitious and game-changing Evolutionary Biology suggests that biology began as a mechanism for reducing energy within the cell, defying the Second Law of Thermodynamics. An ideal text for those interested in forward thinking scientific study, the insights presented in Evolutionary Biology help practitioners effectively comprehend the evolutionary process.
Ambrose Barbara A. Annual Plant Reviews, The Evolution of Plant Form Ambrose Barbara A. Annual Plant Reviews, The Evolution of Plant Form Новинка

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The Evolution of Plant Form is an exceptional new volume in Wiley-Blackwell’s highly successful and well established Annual Plant Reviews. Written by recognised and respected researchers, this book delivers a comprehensive guide to the diverse range of scientific perspectives in land plant evolution, from morphological evolution to the studies of the mechanisms of evolutionary change and the tools with which they can be studied. This title distinguishes itself from others in plant evolution through its synthesis of these ideas, which then provides a framework for future studies and exciting new developments in this field. The first chapter explores the origins of the major morphological innovations in land plants and the following chapters provide an exciting, in depth analysis of the morphological evolution of land plant groups including bryophytes, lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. The second half of the book focuses on evolutionary studies in land plants including genomics, adaptation, development and phenotypic plasticity. The final chapter provides a summary and perspective for future studies in the evolution of plant form. The Evolution of Plant Form provides essential information for plant scientists and evolutionary biologists. All libraries and research establishments, where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught, will find this important work a vital addition to their shelves.
George Lyras Evolution of Island Mammals. Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands George Lyras Evolution of Island Mammals. Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands Новинка

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Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. This timely and innovative book is the first to offer a much-needed synthesis of recent advances in the exciting field of the evolution and extinction of fossil insular placental mammals. It provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on fossil island mammals worldwide, ranging from the Oligocene to the onset of the Holocene. The book addresses evolutionary processes and key aspects of insular mammal biology, exemplified by a variety of fossil species. The authors discuss the human factor in past extinction events and loss of insular biodiversity. This accessible and richly illustrated textbook is written for graduate level students and professional researchers in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, biogeography, zoology, and ecology.
Thomas DeRosa F. Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Methods Reported in Recent US Patents Thomas DeRosa F. Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Methods Reported in Recent US Patents Новинка

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The objective of this book is to convey to academic and industrial researchers and students advances in synthetic and characterization methods in 9 selected areas of polymer chemistry reported in 2007-2008 US Patents. It reviews the impact of newer bulk anionic, cationic, and free radical polymerization methods within selected industrial applications. Bulk and surface crosslinking agents using selected bi- and tri-functional reagents, photochemical methods, or free radical agents are also reviewed. Finally, there is a separate section on cationic and cationic ring opening polymerization reactions describing di- and tri-heterocyclic monomers and their use in medical devices.
Joseph Heitman Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes Joseph Heitman Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes Новинка

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A unique and timely review of the emergence of eukaryotic virulence in fungi, oomycetes, and protozoa, as they affect both animals and plants Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes addresses new developments in defining the molecular basis of virulence in eukaryotic pathogens. By examining how pathogenic determinants have evolved in concert with their hosts, often overcoming innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, the book takes a fresh look at the selective processes that have shaped their evolution. Introductory chapters ground the reader in principal evolutionary themes such as phylogenetics and genetic exchange, building a basis of knowledge for later chapters covering advances in genetic tools, how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature, and the common themes of evolutionary adaptation that lead to disease in different hosts. With the goal of linking the research findings of the many disparate scientific communities in the field, the book: Assembles for the first time a collection of chapters on the diversity of eukaryotic microorganisms and the influence of evolutionary forces on the origins and emergence of their virulent attributes Highlights examples from three important, divergent groups of eukaryotic microorganisms that cause disease in animals and plants: oomycetes, protozoan parasites, and fungi Covers how the development of genetic tools has fostered the identification and functional analyses of virulence determinants Addresses how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature via classical or modified meiotic processes, horizontal gene transfer, and sexual cycles including those that are cryptic or even unisexual Provides a broad framework for formulating future studies by illustrating themes common to different pathogenic microbes Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes is an ideal book for microbiologists, evolutionary biologists and medical professionals, as well as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members working on the evolution of pathogens.
Gary Tucker S. Food Preservation and Biodeterioration Gary Tucker S. Food Preservation and Biodeterioration Новинка

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Biodeterioration is the breakdown of food by agents of microbiological origin, either directly or indirectly from products of their metabolism. Preservation on the other hand is the process by which food materials are maintained in their original condition or as close to this as possible. This second edition of Food Preservation and Biodeterioration is fully updated and reorganised throughout. It discusses how the agents of food biodeterioration operate and how the commercial methods available to counteract these agents are applied to produce safe and wholesome foods. With this book, readers will discover traditional methods as well as major advances in preservation technology. Both microbiological and chemical pathways are analysed. This topic being important to all producers of food, the readership spans food scientists across industry and academia, particularly those involved with safety and quality.
Mohamed Nemr Review article on Solid Phase Synthesis Mohamed Nemr Review article on Solid Phase Synthesis Новинка

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8227 руб.
The first concept of solid phase synthesis was performed by Merrifield (1) in a dipeptide synthesis from two amino acids. Not surprisingly, Solid phase synthesis did not remain limited to peptides, but also it was extended to heterocycles, so many synthesis methods in solution phase had been transferred to solid phase processes.So, solid phase organic synthesis had become very attractive route of synthesis due to its simplicity of separation of synthetic intermediates from soluble components of a reaction mixture by simple filtration and washing of the resin bound reaction product.
Dongming Zhu Processing, Properties, and Design of Advanced Ceramics and Composites Dongming Zhu Processing, Properties, and Design of Advanced Ceramics and Composites Новинка

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13639.78 руб.
This proceedings volume contains a collection of 34 papers from the following symposia held during the 2015 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T '15) meeting: Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites Advanced Materials for Harsh Environments Advances in Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structure and Functional Nanomaterials Processing and Performance of Materials Using Microwaves, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Ultrasound, Lasers, and Mechanical Work, Rustum Roy Memorial Symposium Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science and Technologies Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science, Technology, and Application Thermal Protection Materials and Systems Ceramic Optical Materials Alumina at the Forefront of Technology
Thomas K. Sabu Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics, Volume 3. Polyethers and Polyesters Thomas K. Sabu Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics, Volume 3. Polyethers and Polyesters Новинка

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The book summarizes many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of engineering polymers, such as oxygen containing main chain polymers (Polyether and Polyesters). The book emphasizes the various aspects of preparation, structure, processing, morphology, properties and applications of engineering polymers. Recent advances in the development and characterization of multi component polymer blends and composites (maco, micro and nano) based on engineering polymers are discussed in detail. The content of the book is unique as there are no books which deal with the recent advances synthesis, morphology, structure, properties and applications of engineering polymers and their blends and composites including nanocomposites. It covers an up-to-date record on the major findings and observations in the field.
Vikas Mittal Miniemulsion Polymerization Technology Vikas Mittal Miniemulsion Polymerization Technology Новинка

Vikas Mittal Miniemulsion Polymerization Technology

15906.04 руб.
Explains miniemulsion technology and techniques and why they have many distinct advantages over the conventional emulsion polymerization technology Miniemulsion Polymerization Technology comprises 10 papers by many of the world's experts on the subject. It summarizes the recent advances in miniemulsion polymerization technology including the advances on the selection of surfactants and co-surfactants, the expansion of miniemulsion technology in various polymers and co-polymer systems, and the use of miniemulsion polymerization for the synthesis of advanced polymer particle morphologies. There have been a large number of texts on emulsion and other forms of polymerization methods, but miniemulsion polymerization, though it provides unique routes for polymer particle synthesis, has been neglected. This edited volume: Details the use of miniemulsion polymerization in encapsulation, core shell functional particles, nitroxide mediated polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization or radical addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, to generate advanced polymer nanoparticles or organic-inorganic composite particles Examines the wide spectrum of commercial possibilities of miniemulsion polymerization Provides both introductory material as well as deep insights into the synthesis of polymer particles
Alister E. McGrath Darwinism and the Divine. Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology Alister E. McGrath Darwinism and the Divine. Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology Новинка

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Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design. Questions whether Darwin's theory of natural selection really shook our fundamental beliefs, or whether they served to transform and illuminate our views on the origins and meaning of life Identifies the forms of natural theology that emerged in 19th-century England and how they were affected by Darwinism The most detailed study yet of the intellectual background to William Paley's famous and influential approach to natural theology, set out in 1802 Brings together material from a variety of disciplines, including the history of ideas, historical and systematic theology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, sociology, and the cognitive science of religion Considers how Christian belief has adapted to Darwinism, and asks whether there is a place for design both in the world of science and the world of theology A thought-provoking exploration of 21st-century views on evolutionary thought and natural theology, written by the world-renowned theologian and bestselling author
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran Click Reactions in Organic Synthesis Srinivasan Chandrasekaran Click Reactions in Organic Synthesis Новинка

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14809.65 руб.
This book on click reactions to focus on organic synthesis, this reference work describes the click concept and underlying mechanisms as well as the main applications in various fields. As such, the chapters cover green chemical synthesis, metal-free click reactions, synthesis of pharmaceuticals, peptides, carbohydrates, DNA, macrocycles, dendrimers, polymers, and supramolecular architectures. By filling a gap in the market, this is the ultimate reference for synthetic chemists in academia and industry aiming for a fast and simple design and synthesis of novel compounds with useful properties.
Educating the Evolved Mind. Conceptual Foundations for an Evolutionary Educational Psychology (PB) Educating the Evolved Mind. Conceptual Foundations for an Evolutionary Educational Psychology (PB) Новинка

Educating the Evolved Mind. Conceptual Foundations for an Evolutionary Educational Psychology (PB)

6364 руб.
In this volume, David Geary provides a comprehensive theory that brings children's education into the 21st century, and provides directions for the development of a new discipline, evolutionary educational psychology. Geary presents the case that a scientifically grounded approach to children's schooling and, to a lesser degree, their later occupational interests can be informed by recent advances in the application of evolutionary theory to the understanding of the human brain, mind, and its development. He develops a taxonomy of evolved cognitive abilities and describes how, from an evolutionary perspective, these abilities are modified and refined during childhood. From there, he lays the framework for understanding the relation between evolved abilities, such as language, and the non-evolved competencies that are built from them with schooling, such as reading. Geary describes the mechanisms, such as working memory, that enable humans to transform evolved cognitive abilities into culturally important, school taught competencies. These are integrated with discussion of human intellectual history and cultural evolution, and the sources of children's motivation to learn inside and outside of the classroom. In all, this may well be the most revolutionary theory of children's schooling since Rousseau.
Shang-Cheng Hung Glycochemical Synthesis. Strategies and Applications Shang-Cheng Hung Glycochemical Synthesis. Strategies and Applications Новинка

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15199.35 руб.
This book is a comprehensive and concise review on principles, strategies, and crucial advances in glycochemistry. It focuses on synthesis and practical applications and emphasizes state-of-the-art approaches to the assembly and design of sugars. • Provides detailed discussion on specific topics like oligosaccharide assembly and design of sugars, techniques in glycoconjugate preparation, multivalency, and carbohydrate-based drug design • Uses notable examples, like solution-based one-pot methods and automated methods for sugar assembly, to illustrate important concepts and advances in a rapidly emerging field • Discusses practical applications of carbohydrates, like medicine, therapeutics, drug and vaccine development
Ekaterina G. Navalnaya An evolutionary approach to business model innovation Ekaterina G. Navalnaya An evolutionary approach to business model innovation Новинка

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1902 руб.
Scientific Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Economics - Innovation economics, grade: 4-th year of PhD, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, language: English, abstract: In the article it is asserted that business model innovation potential has not yet been fully released first because of a lack of business model definition and a consistent methodological framework, second because, on a more general plan, the whole system of assumptions on which innovation activity of this kind has been based possibly needs re-evaluation. It is argued that a change of theoretical foundation is needed because of systemic inconsistencies which impede present approaches application. It is assumed that difficulties arise due to peculiarities of mainstream economics framework upon which these approaches have implicitly been built. While authors of neoclassical approaches admit outside factors influence on the business model, these factors remain conceptually isolated from the business model. To overcome this problem there has been suggested a framework for business model innovation based on the evolutionary economic theory. The evolutionary approach to business model innovation is characterised by focus on processes of long-term change and economic agents cause-effect relationship. It is being realised by reference to the evolutionary process that has moulded stable patterns of behaviour of companies on a chosen market. By this reference a trajectory of development of value percep...
V. Nenajdenko Isocyanide Chemistry. Applications in Synthesis and Material Science V. Nenajdenko Isocyanide Chemistry. Applications in Synthesis and Material Science Новинка

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2234.04 руб.
The efficacy of isocyanide reactions in the synthesis of natural or naturallike products has resulted in a renaissance of isocyanide chemistry. Now isocyanides are widely used in different branches of organic, inorganic, coordination, combinatorial and medicinal chemistry. This invaluable reference is the only book to cover the topic in such depth, presenting all aspects of synthetic isonitrile chemistry. The highly experienced and internationally renowned editor has brought together an equally distinguished team of authors who cover multicomponent reactions, isonitriles in total synthesis, isonitriles in polymer chemistry and much more.
Jacques Lamon Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites IV Jacques Lamon Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites IV Новинка

Jacques Lamon Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites IV

10834.18 руб.
With contributed papers from the 2011 Materials Science and Technology symposia, this is a useful one-stop resource for understanding the most important issues in the processing and properties of advanced ceramics and composites. Logically organized and carefully selected, the articles cover the themes of the symposia: Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites; Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites; Solution-Based Processing of Materials; and Microwave Processing of Materials. A must for academics in mechanical and chemical engineering, materials and or ceramics, and chemistry.
Lieberman Bruce S. Phylogenetics. Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics Lieberman Bruce S. Phylogenetics. Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics Новинка

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The long-awaited revision of the industry standard on phylogenetics Since the publication of the first edition of this landmark volume more than twenty-five years ago, phylogenetic systematics has taken its place as the dominant paradigm of systematic biology. It has profoundly influenced the way scientists study evolution, and has seen many theoretical and technical advances as the field has continued to grow. It goes almost without saying that the next twenty-five years of phylogenetic research will prove as fascinating as the first, with many exciting developments yet to come. This new edition of Phylogenetics captures the very essence of this rapidly evolving discipline. Written for the practicing systematist and phylogeneticist, it addresses both the philosophical and technical issues of the field, as well as surveys general practices in taxonomy. Major sections of the book deal with the nature of species and higher taxa, homology and characters, trees and tree graphs, and biogeography—the purpose being to develop biologically relevant species, character, tree, and biogeographic concepts that can be applied fruitfully to phylogenetics. The book then turns its focus to phylogenetic trees, including an in-depth guide to tree-building algorithms. Additional coverage includes: Parsimony and parsimony analysis Parametric phylogenetics including maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches Phylogenetic classification Critiques of evolutionary taxonomy, phenetics, and transformed cladistics Specimen selection, field collecting, and curating Systematic publication and the rules of nomenclature Providing a thorough synthesis of the field, this important update to Phylogenetics is essential for students and researchers in the areas of evolutionary biology, molecular evolution, genetics and evolutionary genetics, paleontology, physical anthropology, and zoology.
Claude Ragle A. Advances in Equine Laparoscopy Claude Ragle A. Advances in Equine Laparoscopy Новинка

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12859.63 руб.
Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series copublished with the ACVS Foundation and Wiley-Blackwell, Advances in Equine Laparoscopy presents a state-of-the-art reference on laparoscopic skills and procedures in the horse. Chapters are written by the leading experts in the field, and each section includes a practical review of the published literature. Encompassing instrumentation, basic principles, and specific techniques, Advances in Equine Laparoscopy offers an up-to-date, reliable resource for comprehensive information about equine laparoscopy. This current, well-referenced text begins with a section on the fundamentals of laparoscopy, then moves into sections on the clinical application of laparoscopic techniques in the standing or recumbent horse. A companion website offers eight video clips demonstrating selected procedures at www.wiley.com/go/ragle. Advances in Equine Laparoscopy is an invaluable guide for equine surgical specialists and equine clinicians interested in laparoscopic techniques.
Tatsuki Ohji Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies VI Tatsuki Ohji Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies VI Новинка

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17537.6 руб.
An excellent one-volume resource for understanding the most important current issues in the research and advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies This proceedings volume contains a collection of 20 papers from the 2016 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'16) meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT, from October 24-27 of that year. These conference symposia provided a forum for scientists, engineers, and technologists to discuss and exchange state-of-the-art ideas, information, and technology on advanced methods and approaches for processing, synthesis, characterization, and applications of ceramics, glasses, and composites. Topics covered include: the 8th International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technologies for Materials Manufacturing Processing; Materials Issues in Nuclear Waste Management in the 21st Century; Construction and Building Materials for a Better Environment; Materials for Nuclear Applications and Extreme Environments; Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare, and Industry; and Materials for Processes for CO2 Capture, Conversion and Sequestration. Logically organized and carefully selected articles give insight into advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies. Incorporates the latest developments related to advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies VI: Ceramic Transactions Volume 262 is ideal for academics in mechanical and chemical engineering, materials and or ceramics, chemistry departments and for those working in government laboratories.
Hojjat Adeli Computational Intelligence. Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing Hojjat Adeli Computational Intelligence. Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing Новинка

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Computational Intelligence: Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing presents an introduction to some of the cutting edge technological paradigms under the umbrella of computational intelligence. Computational intelligence schemes are investigated with the development of a suitable framework for fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary computing, neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary-fuzzy systems and evolutionary neural systems. Applications to linear and non-linear systems are discussed with examples. Key features: Covers all the aspects of fuzzy, neural and evolutionary approaches with worked out examples, MATLAB® exercises and applications in each chapter Presents the synergies of technologies of computational intelligence such as evolutionary fuzzy neural fuzzy and evolutionary neural systems Considers real world problems in the domain of systems modelling, control and optimization Contains a foreword written by Lotfi Zadeh Computational Intelligence: Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing is an ideal text for final year undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in electrical, control, computer, industrial and manufacturing engineering.
Ali Eftekhari Nanostructured Conductive Polymers Ali Eftekhari Nanostructured Conductive Polymers Новинка

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Providing a vital link between nanotechnology and conductive polymers, this book covers advances in topics of this interdisciplinary area. In each chapter, there is a discussion of current research issues while reviewing the background of the topic. The selection of topics and contributors from around the globe make this text an outstanding resource for researchers involved in the field of nanomaterials or polymer materials design. The book is divided into three sections: From Conductive Polymers to Nanotechnology, Synthesis and Characterization, and Applications.
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2997.37 руб.
What is consciousness? This is the main question asked by the author, Prof Schuster, a specialist in complex adaptive systems and evolution models. From a natural scientific viewpoint he seeks answers to such questions as: How does this process work? How is our consciousness functionally organized as an evolutionary control process? And what is the difference between us and animals? Based on the hypothesis that human consciousness mainly has large evolutionary benefits in social behavior, this book investigates in a fascinating way the anatomical fundamentals, the development of conscious thought in the course of evolution, the creation of the self-image, empathy and language. Further, the possible dangers of artificial consciousness are discussed, a threat posed, for example, by even more intelligent computers.
Wu-Kuang Yeh Enzyme Technologies. Pluripotent Players in Discovering Therapeutic Agent Wu-Kuang Yeh Enzyme Technologies. Pluripotent Players in Discovering Therapeutic Agent Новинка

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Sets the stage for advances in drug discovery using the latest enzyme technology Reviewing new and emerging applications of enzyme technology in drug discovery, this book highlights some of the most promising areas of pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. It covers enzyme assay technology, utilization of enzymology for prodrug design, and the application of enzymes as therapeutic agents. Expert reviews highlight how our latest understanding of enzymology is used to develop new practical applications in drug discovery and design. Filled with case studies, Enzyme Technologies: Pluripotent Players in Discovering Therapeutic Agents enables readers to better understand the diverse functions of enzymes and master specific applications in drug discovery research. In addition to small molecule drug discovery, the book explores new developments in enzymes as therapeutic agents for genetic disorders. Section A, Enzymes – Essential Workhorses in Pharmaceutical Research, offers support in selecting the best enzyme targets for drug discovery, designing enzyme inhibitors for therapeutic agents, and evaluating selective enzyme inhibitors. Section B, Enzymes – Indispensable Tools for Improving Druggability, sets forth the principles alongside real-world examples of exploiting specific properties of enzymes to design successful prodrugs. Section C, Enzymes – Powerful Weapons for Correcting Nature's Errors, provides new insights on applying enzymes as therapeutic agents or diagnostic tools to treat genetic disorders. Chapters are contributed by leading experts from around the world. Their contributions are based on a thorough review of the current literature as well as their own research. Reviewing our latest understanding of the nature of enzymes and their role in drug discovery, this book is recommended for researchers in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology as well as for researchers in enzymology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry.
Pedro Merino Chemical Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogues Pedro Merino Chemical Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogues Новинка

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Compiles current tested and proven approaches to synthesize novel nucleoside analogues Featuring contributions from leading synthetic chemists from around the world, this book brings together and describes tested and proven approaches for the chemical synthesis of common families of nucleoside analogues. Readers will learn to create new nucleoside analogues with desired therapeutic properties by using a variety of methods to chemically modify natural nucleosides, including: Changes to the heterocyclic base Modification of substituents at the sugar ring Replacement of the furanose ring by a different carbo- or heterocyclic ring Introduction of conformational restrictions Synthesis of enantiomers Preparation of hydrolitically stable C-nucleosides Chemical Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogues covers all the major classes of nucleosides, including pronucleotides, C-nucleosides, carbanucleosides, and PNA monomers which have shown great promise as starting points for the synthesis of nucleoside analogues. The book also includes experimental procedures for key reactions related to the synthesis of nucleoside analogues, providing a valuable tool for the preparation of a number of different compounds. Throughout the book, chemical schemes and figures help readers better understand the chemical structures of nucleoside analogues and the methods used to synthesize them. Extensive references serve as a gateway to the growing body of original research studies and reviews in the field. Synthetically modified nucleosides have proven their value as therapeutic drugs, in particular as antiviral and antitumor agents. However, many of these nucleoside analogues have undesirable side effects. With Chemical Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogues as their guide, researchers have a new tool for synthesizing a new generation of nucleoside analogues that can be used as therapeutic drugs with fewer unwanted side effects.
Liming Dai Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Systems. Advances in Materials Synthesis and Device Applications Liming Dai Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Systems. Advances in Materials Synthesis and Device Applications Новинка

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With the proliferation of electronic devices, the world will need to double its energy supply by 2050. This book addresses this challenge and discusses synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. Addresses one of the leading challenges facing society today as we steer away from dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and a rising need for electric power due to the proliferation of electronic products Promotes the use of carbon nanomaterials for energy applications Systematic coverage: synthesis, characterization, and a wide array of carbon nanomaterials are described Detailed descriptions of solar cells, electrodes, thermoelectrics, supercapacitors, and lithium-ion-based storage Discusses special architecture required for energy storage including hydrogen, methane, etc.
Vijay Kumar Singh, U. K. Sharma, Shobhit Singh Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Benzotriazole Derivatives Vijay Kumar Singh, U. K. Sharma, Shobhit Singh Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Benzotriazole Derivatives Новинка

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8789 руб.
The practice of medicinal chemistry is devoted to the discovery and development of new chemical agents for treating disease. Most of the activity in this discipline is directed to the search of new natural or synthetic organic compounds. The present work emphasizes the synthesis of novel derivatives of benzotriazolothiadiazolyl thiazolidinones having three nuclei in combination with each other (viz. Benzotriazole, Thiadiazole and Thiazolidinone) along with their antimicrobial activity. The structure of synthesized compounds has been established on the basis of their physico-chemical properties and spectral data (I.R. and N.M.R. spectroscopy).

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Presents both the fundamental concepts and the most recent applications in solid-phase organic synthesis With its emphasis on basic concepts, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis guides readers through all the steps needed to design and perform successful solid-phase organic syntheses. The authors focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous supports in the synthesis of organic molecules, explaining the use of a solid material to facilitate organic synthesis. This comprehensive text not only presents the fundamentals, but also reviews the most recent research findings and applications, offering readers everything needed to conduct their own state-of-the-art science experiments. Featuring chapters written by leading researchers in the field, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis is divided into two parts: Part One, Concepts and Strategies, discusses the linker groups used to attach the synthesis substrate to the solid support, colorimetric tests to identify the presence of functional groups, combinatorial synthesis, and diversity-oriented synthesis. Readers will discover how solid-phase synthesis is currently used to facilitate the discovery of new molecular functionality. The final chapter discusses how using a support can change or increase reaction selectivity. Part Two, Applications, presents examples of the solid-phase synthesis of various classes of organic molecules. Chapters explore general asymmetric synthesis on a support, strategies for heterocyclic synthesis, and synthesis of radioactive organic molecules, dyes, dendrimers, and oligosaccharides. Each chapter ends with a set of conclusions that underscore the key concepts and methods. References in each chapter enable readers to investigate any topic in greater depth. With its presentation of basic concepts as well as recent findings and applications, Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis is the ideal starting point for students and researchers in organic, medicinal, and combinatorial chemistry who want to take full advantage of current solid-phase synthesis techniques.
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