Imported oil and U.S. national security by Keith Crane, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Toman, Thomas Light,

By Keith Crane, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Toman, Thomas Light, Stuart E. Johnson

In 2007, the USA imported fifty eight percentage of the oil it ate up. This e-book significantly evaluates mostly steered hyperlinks among those imports and U.S. nationwide defense and assesses the industrial, political, and army charges and advantages of power regulations to relieve imported oil-related demanding situations to U.S. nationwide safety.

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The Nucleolus (Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit) by Mark O. J. Olson

By Mark O. J. Olson

Because the first complete assessment of the nucleolus in view that 1985, The Nucleolus covers our present knowing of the telephone nucleolus, together with its function in ribosome meeting and its extra newly-discovered actions. The eighteen chapters were written through specialists who're actively engaged in study at the nucleolus and feature a detailed evaluation of the next themes: - nucleolar ultrastructure and dynamics, - habit in the course of mitosis, - ribosomal DNA gene and chromatin constitution, - pre-ribosomal RNA transcription, - processing and amendment, - ribosome meeting, - small nucleolar RNAs, - proteomics and non-traditional services of the nucleolus. Separate chapters also are supplied for yeast and better eukaryotes on many issues. The Nucleolus will attraction not just to scientists without delay engaged in nucleolar study, but additionally these operating in similar components corresponding to gene expression, protein biosynthesis, ribosome constitution, transcription, chromatin constitution, molecular genetics and the constitution and services of the cellphone nucleus as a rule.

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Innovation and its enemies : why people resist new by Calestous Juma

By Calestous Juma

The increase of synthetic intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate concerning the impression of expertise on employment. this can be only one of many components the place exponential advances in expertise sign either wish and worry, resulting in public controversy. This booklet exhibits that many debates over new applied sciences are framed within the context of hazards to ethical values, human well-being, and environmental safeguard. however it argues that in the back of those valid matters frequently lie deeper, yet unacknowledged, socioeconomic concerns. Technological tensions are usually heightened via perceptions that the advantages of new applied sciences will accrue purely to small sections of society whereas the hazards could be extra extensively disbursed. equally, ideas that threaten to change cultural identities are inclined to generate extreme social difficulty. As such, societies that convey nice fiscal and political inequities tend to event heightened technological controversies.

Drawing from approximately six hundred years of know-how heritage, Innovation and Its Enemies identifies the stress among the necessity for innovation and the strain to take care of continuity, social order, and balance as one in all present day greatest coverage demanding situations. It finds the level to which glossy technological controversies develop out of mistrust in private and non-private associations. utilizing specific case reviews of espresso, the printing press, margarine, farm mechanization, electrical energy, mechanical refrigeration, recorded song, transgenic vegetation, and transgenic animals, it exhibits how new applied sciences emerge, take root, and create new institutional ecologies that prefer their institution on the market. The ebook makes use of those classes from background to contextualize modern debates surrounding applied sciences equivalent to man made intelligence, on-line studying, 3D printing, gene modifying, robotics, drones, and renewable strength. It finally makes the case for moving higher accountability to public leaders to paintings with scientists, engineers, and marketers to regulate technological switch, make linked institutional alterations, and extend public engagement on clinical and technological matters.

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Play the Open Games as Black by John Emms

By John Emms

This booklet fills a gaping chasm in chess literature. For years, those that desire to tackle the black facet of the Ruy Lopez have needed to litter their approach via opposed to the range of other openings at White's disposal. This booklet provides a call of structures for Black, to counter whatever White may possibly try out on the way to keep away from the Ruy Lopez - the Scotch, King's Gambit, Italian video game, 4 Knights, and so on. Grandmaster Emms is preferably certified to accommodate this topic, having confronted them as Black, but in addition having performed a lot of them as White sooner than graduating to the Ruy Lopez.

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Can Regulation Work?: The Implementation of the 1972 by Daniel A. Sabatier

By Daniel A. Sabatier

Even though loeal governments have commonly exereised virtually specific regula­ tory eontrol over land improvement inside of their jurisdictions, in the course of the Nineteen Seventies kingdom governments started to amass eonsiderablc authority over loeal land use deeisions. experiences of the implementation of those new courses, although, have typically had the drawbacks of no longer being built-in into theoretieal litera­ tures within the soeial seien ces and struggling with gigantic mcthodologieal prob­ lems. at the foundation of a assessment of literatures on poliey making through regulatory ageneies, the implementation of federal soeialldistributive courses, and the situational variables affecting ageney habit, during this learn we enhance a normal eoneeptual framework of the implementation proeess of regulatory statutes. The framework is then utilized to the implementation of 1 of the extra novel and eomprehensive state-levclland use statutes, the California Coastal region Conser­ vati on Act of 1972. during this project we reeeived eonsiderable assistanee within the layout degree and later in overview of initial drafts of our document from aNational Advisory Committee eomposed of folks actively all for the implementation ofland use poliey, representatives of teams stricken by land use legislation, and seholars within the box. For serving at the eommittee we're indebted to James Carroll, California Couneil for Environmental and Eeonomie stability; Paul Culhane, division of Politieal Seience, U niversity of Houston; provide Dehart, workplace of Coastal sector administration, Washington, D. C.

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Oracle Collaboration Suite Handbook by Ronald Zapar

By Ronald Zapar

This hands-on advisor walks you thru the implementation of Oracle Collaboration Suite. This strong product integrates real-time collaboration instruments - together with internet conferencing, speedy messaging, e mail, voice mail, fax, and calendar - with common seek performance. prepared in 3 elements, Oracle Collaboration Suite guide leads you thru the structure, deploy, configuration, and administration of Oracle Collaboration Suite.

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Geomicrobiology by Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, Andreas Kappler

By Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, Andreas Kappler

Uncovers the major function Microbes Play within the Transformation of Oxidizable and Reducible Minerals

Many parts of geomicrobial tactics are receiving severe realization from microbiologists, particularly the function microbes play within the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels and elemental biking. so much significantly, the newest examine unearths that microbes have a extra direct influence at the transformation of oxidizable and reducible minerals than used to be formerly believed. Following within the footsteps of its past variations, Geomicrobiology, 5th version serves as an creation to this globally pertinent box and as an up to date reference reflecting fresh groundbreaking advances.

Includes an Array of precise Illustrations

Authored by way of of the best gurus within the box, this booklet illuminates the techniques during which micro organism catalyze geomicrobial reactions. Generously weighted down with tables, pictures, diagrams, pictures, and illustrations, this all-encompassing reference examines the geomicrobial facets of quite a lot of minerals, together with aluminum- and arsenic-containing minerals, and diverse fossil fuels.

Examines Geomicrobial Interactions with:

  • Silicon
  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrogen
  • Arsenic
  • Polonium
  • Plutonium
  • Manganese
  • Antimony
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Vanadium
  • Uranium
  • Iron
  • One of life’s nice mysteries is the way it sustains itself even in possible inhospitable environments, equivalent to the deep subsurface. The authors expect that as mechanistic molecular techniques are more and more utilized to various difficulties in geomicrobiology, this and different primary puzzles might be resolved.

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    Molecules: nucleation, aggregation and crystallization : by Jan Sedzik, Paolo Riccio

    By Jan Sedzik, Paolo Riccio

    This quantity, facing Nucleation, Aggregation and Crystallization, involves a compilation of lectures provided on the overseas direction held at Karolinska Institute and on the clinical conferences of the MARIE community. The note nucleation, derived from , refers back to the inspiration of the progenitor, or the mummy and the daddy of any kinfolk. merely within the previous few centuries have physicists borrowed the be aware, and extra lately, biologists for Theodor Schwann's mobile thought. so much lately, the time period has come into use in atomic thought, spectroscopy, and radioactivity, in addition to within the fields of atomic bombs, fission, and fusion. Nucleation as a physicochemical method is by means of poorly understood phenomena aggregation and crystallization - which underlie problems like Alzheimer's and mad-cow sickness (aggregation of amyloid plaque), cardiovascular illnesses (deposition in coronary vessels of ldl cholesterol and lipids), and the looks of crystals below physiological stipulations (gout, silicoses, and liver or kidney stones). Written through major scientists within the box, together with one Nobel Laureate, this e-book offers a distinct point of view among the actual and chemical sciences at the one hand, and the organic and scientific sciences at the different, and may be of substantial price to scientists, physicians, scholars, and the lay public.

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