This book presents the fundamental principles of vacuum technology. It introduces the working principles and operating regimes of different vacuum pumps and vacuum sensors and discusses vacuum systems design concepts and trouble-shooting of vacuum problems. Demonstrating the wide range of vacuum...
To Be Published April 25th 2014 by Taylor & Francis
The book addresses contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and biology, including natural product discovery, isolation and characterization, biosynthesis, biosynthetic engineering and pharmaceutical and other applications. Each chapter begins with a brief and simple introduction to the...
To Be Published March 25th 2014 by CRC Press
The approach to drug discovery from natural sources has yielded many important new pharmaceuticals inaccessible by other routes. In many cases the isolated natural product may not be an effective drug for any of several reasons, but it nevertheless may become a drug through chemical modification or...
Published October 9th 2011 by CRC Press
Controversies in Media Ethics offers students, instructors and professionals multiple perspectives on media ethics issues presenting vast "gray areas" and few, if any, easy answers. This third edition includes a wide range of subjects, and demonstrates a willingness to tackle the problems raised by...
Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge
The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide. This book explores what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another. For anyone with an interest in urban...
Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge
Women have been consistently excluded from all manner of clubs and associations over the years, whether as the direct result of an anti-woman policy or indirectly through prohibitive entry requirements, social constraints, or conflict of interests and tastes. Retaliation from women has...
Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge
Plants, marine organisms, and microorganisms have evolved complex chemical defense and signaling systems that are designed to protect them from predators and provide other biological benefits. These organisms thus produce substances containing novel chemotypes that may have beneficial effects for...
Published June 12th 2005 by CRC Press
A Practical Guide
Learn what you need to know to conduct successful business in Mexico!This book is a primer on all aspects of doing business in Mexico, with practical examples that illustrate the risks and benefits of Mexican business operations. It provides the basic knowledge that all prospective investors and...
Published January 22nd 2002 by Routledge
Series: Woburn Education Series
This dictionary is the first attempt to identify systematically the large heterogeneous group of women's organisations that grew up from the early 19th century up to the beginning of the modern women's movement, from women abolitionists and Chartists through Social workers, nurses, suffragists and...
Published March 30th 2001 by Routledge
The human face is perhaps the most familiar and easily recognized object in the world, yet both its three-dimensional shape and its two-dimensional images are complex and hard to characterize. This book develops the vocabulary of ridges and parabolic curves, of illumination eigenfaces and elastic...
Published June 14th 1999 by A K Peters/CRC Press