Friday, June 27, 2008

When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People

When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English by Ann Batko (Author), Edward Rosenheim (Editor)


Book Description
Are you worried that how you speak or write is holding you back at work? Do you fear you're making frequent conversational errors, but just aren't sure what's correct? Ever stumble when choosing between "who" and "whom," "affect" and "effect," "lay" and "lie"? If so, then When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People should be at the top of your reading list. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference is a program designed to help you identify and correct the most common errors in written and spoken English. After a short and simple review of some basic principles, this book is organized in the most useful way possible-by error type, such as "Problem Pronouns" or "Mixing up Words that Sound the Same." You choose how to work your way through, either sequentially or in the order most relevant to you. Each unit contains tests at the end to help you reinforce what you've learned. (Amazon)

  • Publisher: Career Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564147223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564147226
  • Size: 4.7 MB

How To Learn Any Language

How To Learn Any Language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and on Your Own by Barry Farber



There are not so many books about language learning, but this is the best one I found. Short, witty and precise, it tells you all the basics of language learning on your own. Barry Farber speaks over 25 languages, among them chinese, russian and finnish. (taken from here). Also, another Review.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806512717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806512716
  • Size : 1.2 MB

Monday, June 16, 2008

OFFSHORE PIPELINES



By
Boyun Guo, Ph.D., Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Shanhong Song, Ph.D., Senior engineer, ChevronTexaco
Ali Ghalambor
Jacob Chacko

Description
More than a third of the worldwide growth in drilling is expected to come from offshore, making the development of offshore pipelines an extremely hot topic in the energy industry. Offshore Pipelines is the most up-to-date reference for engineers and developers challenged with bringing oil and gas onshore. Written primarily for engineers and management personnel working on offshore and deepwater oil and gas pipelines, this book brings together the authors? years of experience on a variety of pipeline projects. It offers cost-effective approaches for developing pipeline systems. By presenting principles, criteria, and data necessary to perform engineering analyses, the authors set forth guidelines that can be employed to optimize pipeline development projects.

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-7847-6
ISBN-10: 0-7506-7847-X
Size: 6 MB

Drilling Fluids Processing Handbook



Book Description
The only resource available to the drilling and petroleum engineer on drilling fluids processing.

Product Description
Written by the Shale Shaker Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, originally of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the authors of this book are some of the most well-respected names in the world for drilling. The first edition, Shale Shakers and Drilling Fluid Systems, was only on shale shakers, a very important piece of machinery on a drilling rig that removes drill cuttings. The original book has been much expanded to include many other aspects of drilling solids control, including chapters on drilling fluids, cut-point curves, mud cleaners, and many other pieces of equipment that were not covered in the original book.

· Written by a team of more than 20 of the world's foremost drilling experts, from such companies as Shell, Conoco, Amoco, and BP.
· There has never been a book that pulls together such a vast array of materials and depth of topic coverage in the area of drilling fluids.
· Covers quickly changing technology that updates the drilling engineer on all of the latest equipment, fluids, and techniques.

# Author: ASME Shale Shaker Committee
# Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing (November 19, 2004)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0750677759
# ISBN-13: 978-0750677752
# Size: 11 MB

Sunday, June 15, 2008

EC&M's Electrical Calculations Handbook

EC&M's Electrical Calculations Handbook by John Paschal (Author)

Product Description
Electricians and other electrical professional use calculations on the job and all day long. This McGraw-Hill Portable Handbook gives them a handy, one-stop resource for finding the calculations they need to increase profits, solve technical problems, and be NEC compliant. This handy guide brings together two of the most respected names in the electrical industry: McGraw-Hill and EC&M magazine.
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (December 15, 2000)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071360956
# ISBN-13: 978-0071360951
# Size : 5 MB

Electrical Engineering Dictionary

Electrical Engineering Dictionary

by Phillip Laplante (Editor)
# Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Enginee; Cdr edition (August 1999)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0780347315
# ISBN-13: 978-0780347311
# Size: 5.4 MB

Electrical Installation Calculations

Electrical Installation Calculations Volume 1, Seventh Edition


by A. J. Watkins (Author), Christopher James Kitcher (Author)
# Publisher: Newnes; 7 edition (March 14, 2006)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0750667826
# ISBN-13: 978-0750667821
# Size : 1 MB

Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology



Author : John Bird
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN-10: 0750665505
ISBN-13: 978-0750665506
Size: 4.5 MB

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Healthy Eating for Life for Women



Product Description

Eat your way to better health and well-being

Making simple changes to your diet can significantly improve your health, from easing your menstrual and menopausal symptoms to strengthening your bones and protecting your heart. This book shows you how. Drawing from the latest medical and dietary research, Healthy Eating for Life for Women presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that will help you look and feel better, with more energy and vitality than ever before.

This book gives you a clear look at how women’s bodies work and how common health problems arise, then provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by Physicians Committee nutrition experts. It includes over 100 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life for Women contains important information on:

  • Age-proofing from the inside out
  • Losing weight
  • Improving fertility and alleviating PMS
  • Relieving menopausal symptoms
  • Preventing cancer and arthritis
  • And more

No matter what your age or diet history, this book will give you the crucial knowledge you need to take charge now– of your eating, your health, and your life.

Plastics Materials and Processes: A Concise Encyclopedia



Review
"This reference book would be very useful for those involved with plastics in any way but especially for designers using plastics." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August 2004)

"…fills the need for a handy, one-volume source for definitions and basic explanations in the rapidly growing plastics field…recommended…" (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 8, April 2004)

"...recommended to technologists as a source for quick, qualitative information..." (Polymer News)

"...It will be a valuable addition to technical libraries..." (Reactive and Functional Polymers, March 2004)

Reactive and Functional Polymers, March 2004
"...It will be a valuable addition to technical libraries..."

Building Systems for Interior Designers



Product Description
The first desk reference on technical building systems for interior designers

Building Systems for Interior Designers is the first book to explain technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented here allow interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors while collaborating on projects, leading to more accurate solutions for problems related to a broad range of other building considerations with an impact on interior design. Information on sustainable design is integrated throughout the book, making it a relevant tool for current and emerging trends in building design.

Written in a straightforward, nontechnical style that maintains depth and accuracy, this book is the first complete text applicable to interior design courses and provides thorough preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Engaging, clear illustrations support the text, which is accessible to those without a math or physics background.

Topics covered include:

* Heating and air conditioning systems
* Environmental issues
* Water and waste
* Thermal comfort
* HVAC systems
* Electricity
* Lighting
* Security and communications systems
* Fire safety
* Transportation systems

With numerous case examples illustrating how interior designers apply this material in the real world, Building Systems for Interior Designers is a valuable book for students, as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.

The Inflammation Syndrome

The Inflammation Syndrome: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies, and Asthma

Product Description
"Challem’s new book hits a home run — with the latest research on what to eat and take to defeat our real number-one cause of health problems — inflammation. It’s a message of the utmost importance."
–Jean Carper
New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now! and Your Miracle Brain, columnist for USA Weekend magazine

What is the Inflammation Syndrome? It’s the cumulative effect of low-grade inflammation–including the aches and pains we all experience–that grows into chronic debilitating disease. This book, the first major book on the syndrome, reveals the powerful role that inflammation plays in a wide variety of common health conditions–from simple aches and pains to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Syndrome X, arthritis, asthma, and athletic injuries. Drawing on cutting-edge research conducted around the world, Jack Challem provides a revolutionary approach to healing inflammation-related problems through an easy-to-follow nutrition and supplement program. He also shares the latest information on C-reactive protein, one of the marker s o f serio us inflammation. This book, quite simply, shows you how to feel better for life.

"Many of our most debilitating diseases can be traced to an inflammatory cause. The program Jack Challem outlines in The Inflammation Syndrome is a great first step in ridding your body of this deadly problem."
–Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Thin for Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, and The Hamptons Diet

"In a scientifically accurate and easy-to-understand manner, Jack Challem lays out the basic nutrition plan for good health and weight loss."
–Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet

Size: 1 MB

Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace

Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for HR Professionals, Trainers, and Managers

Size : 2.6 MB

Friday, June 13, 2008

Barrons - How to prepare for the toefl

Product Description
This new 11th edition offers complete and up-to date preparation for the Paper-Based TOEFL and the Computer-Based TOEFL, with a preview of the Next Generation TOEFL test. There is extensive practice-even for students who don't have access to a computer. The manual includes a review chapter for each section of the TOEFL, including the new Speaking Section, and presents nine full-length model tests for the Computer-Based TOEFL, with questions answered and explained, along with one full-length model test for the Next Generation TOEFL and a practice test for the TOEFL Academic Speaking Test (TAST), with example answers.

Pamela Sharpe Ph.D. (Author)
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series;
Size: 60 MB (all)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ENGINEERING DRAWING FOR MANUFACTURE


By Brian Griffiths, Reader in the Department of Systems Engineering at Brunel University, UK

Description
The processes of manufacture and assembly are based on the communication of engineering information via drawing. These drawings follow rules laid down in national and international standards. The organisation responsible for the international rules is the International Standards Organisation (ISO). There are hundreds of ISO standards on engineering drawing because drawing is very complicated and accurate transfer of information must be guaranteed. The information contained in an engineering drawing is a legal specification, which contractor and sub-contractor agree to in a binding contract. The ISO standards are designed to be independent of any one language and thus much symbology is used to overcome any reliance on any language. Companies can only operate efficiently if they can guarantee the correct transmission of engineering design information for manufacturing and assembly. This book is a short introduction to the subject of engineering drawing for manufacture. It should be noted that standards are updated on a 5-year rolling programme and therefore students of engineering drawing need to be aware of the latest standards. This book is unique in that it introduces the subject of engineering drawing in the context of standards.

Publisher: Elsevier
Size: 12 MB

DRILLING FLUIDS PROCESSING HANDBOOK



By . ASME Shale Shaker Committee

Description
Written by the Shale Shaker Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, originally of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the authors of this book are some of the most well-respected names in the world for drilling. The first edition, Shale Shakers and Drilling Fluid Systems, was only on shale shakers, a very important piece of machinery on a drilling rig that removes drill cuttings. The original book has been much expanded to include many other aspects of drilling solids control, including chapters on drilling fluids, cut-point curves, mud cleaners, and many other pieces of equipment that were not covered in the original book.

Publisher: Elsevier
Size: 10 MB

BEBOP TO THE BOOLEAN BOOGIE

Bebop to the Boolean Boogie - An Unconventional Guide to Electronics

By Clive Maxfield, Engineer, TechBytes, and Editor of PLDesignline.com

Description
From reviews of the first edition: "If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design "Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people." --Electronic Design "Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ... Maxfield writes lucidly on a variety of complex topics without 'writing down' to his audience." --EDN "A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics." -Science Books & Films "Extremely readable and easy to understand, you'll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along." --New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops

Publisher: Elsevier
Size: 12 MB

THE COMPLETE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE HANDBOOK

THE COMPLETE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE HANDBOOK,
Gerard M. Hill - Principal, Hill Consulting Group, Woodbridge, Virginia, USA



The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second Edition identifies the PMO as the essential business integrator of the people, processes, and tools that manage or influence project performance. This book details how the PMO applies professional project management practices and successfully integrates business interests with project goals— regardless of whether the scope of the PMO is limited to managing a handful of specific projects or expanded to oversee the total practice of project management within the organization.

The book first considers the five stages of PMO capability, each benchmarking a particular level of capability achieved if functions are fully implemented. Each stage is also indicative of the organization’s maturity in project management, with the PMO’s role and responsibilities advancing from project management oversight and control at the lower end of the competency continuum to strategic business alignment at the higher competency stages.

This revised edition then examines 20 function models that can be used to guide the organization through the deliberation and the development of PMO operational capability. These models suggest what project management capability can be realized through comprehensive implementation of each PMO function.

Providing project and business managers with a starting point that enables them to achieve desired results from project management, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook is an important resource for everyone involved in making project management work effectively within the organization.
Publisher: CRC Press
Size: 2.6 MB

The Information System Consultant's Handbook: Systems Analysis and Design

The Information System Consultant's Handbook: Systems Analysis and Design
William S. Davis - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
David C. Yen - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA


The Information System Consultant's Handbook familiarizes systems analysts, systems designers, and information systems consultants with underlying principles, specific documentation, and methodologies.
Corresponding to the primary stages in the systems development life cycle, the book divides into eight sections:
· Principles
· Information Gathering and Problem Definition
· Project Planning and Project Management
· Systems Analysis
· Identifying Alternatives
· Component Design
· Testing and Implementation
· Operation and Maintenance
Eighty-two chapters comprise the book, and each chapter covers a single tool, technique, set of principles, or methodology. The clear, concise narrative, supplemented with numerous illustrations and diagrams, makes the material accessible for readers - effectively outlining new and unfamiliar analysis and design topics.

Publisher: CRC
Format: HTML
Size: 6 MB

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing
Wu Chou Avaya Labs Research, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA Biing-Hwang Juang Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA



Over the last 20 years, approaches to designing speech and language processing algorithms have moved from methods based on linguistics and speech science to data-driven pattern recognition techniques. These techniques have been the focus of intense, fast-moving research and have contributed to significant advances in this field.

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers a systematic, up-to-date presentation of these recent developments. It begins with the fundamentals and recent theoretical advances in pattern recognition, with emphasis on classifier design criteria and optimization procedures. The focus then shifts to the application of these techniques to speech processing, with chapters exploring advances in applying pattern recognition to real speech and audio processing systems. The final section of the book examines topics related to pattern recognition in language processing: topics that represent promising new trends with direct impact on information processing systems for the Web, broadcast news, and other content-rich information resources.

Each self-contained chapter includes figures, tables, diagrams, and references. The collective effort of experts at the forefront of the field, Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers in-depth, insightful discussions on new developments and contains a wealth of information integral to the further development of human-machine communications.

Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 6 MB

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering



Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two
James R. Pfafflin - Gillette, New Jersey, USA
Edward N. Ziegler - Brooklyn Polytechnic University, New York, USA

# Contains more than 85 articles, from 76 expert contributors, covering all areas of environmental science and engineering
# Supplies approximately 575 illustrations, 408 tables, and 842 equations
# Provides the interdisciplinary knowledge required of modern environmental researchers and engineers
# Includes coverage spanning the entire spectrum, from brownfields and eutrophication to fluidized bed combustion and natural wastewater treatment systems
# Presents a comprehensive treatment with contributions from leading experts from around the world and across disciplines

Completely revised and updated, Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition spans the entire spectrum of environmental science and engineering. Still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in this field, the monumental two-volume encyclopedia has expanded to include 87 articles on topics ranging from acid rain, air pollution, and community health, to environmental law, instrumentation, modeling, alternative energy, toxicology, radioactive waste, and water treatment. The articles have been extensively revised and updated, new ones have been added to cover the latest developments related to today's environmental problems. The result is a reference work that provides the information necessary to understand, manage, and respond to threats to the human environment.

Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 16 MB

Corrosion in Refineries (EFC 42)

Corrosion in refineries (EFC 42)
J.D. Harston European Federation of Corrosion, UK
F. Ropital Institut Francais du P├ętrole, Paris, France

# Examines ways of assessing and controlling corrosion in refinery equipment and operations
# Reviews the factors affecting corrosion in various operations
# Includes case studies on monitoring corrosion in refinery equipment
# Discusses methods to prevent corrosion as well as techniques for troubleshooting corrosion problems

Corrosion in ageing refinery plant presents a serious safety hazard. This important book summarizes key research into corrosion processes in refinery equipment, how it can be measured and controlled. The book reviews factors affecting corrosion such as carburization and metal dusting as well as corrosion in steel and other materials used in refinery technology. It considers corrosion in a range of refinery equipment such as storage tanks, HF alkylation units, sour water strippers, and insulated units. Other chapters discuss ways of testing for corrosion and cracking in refineries together with integrity and life cycle assessment techniques. There is also coverage of ways of trouble-shooting corrosion problems and preventative measures such as coating systems.

Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 4 MB

Hydraulics of Pipeline Systems


Hydraulics of Pipeline Systems
Bruce E. Larock - University of California, Davis, USA
Roland W. Jeppson - Utah State University, Logan, USA
Gary Z. Watters - California State University, Chico, USA

The first of its kind, this modern, comprehensive text covers both analysis and design of piping systems. The authors begin with a review of basic hydraulic principles, with emphasis on their use in pumped pipelines, manifolds, and the analysis and design of large pipe networks. After the reader obtains an understanding of how these principles are implemented in computer solutions for steady state problems, the focus then turns to unsteady hydraulics.

Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 4.7 MB

Handbook of Herbs and Spices


Handbook of Herbs and Spices: Volume 1
K V Peter India Institute of Spices Research, India

# Pays particular attention to description, production, main uses, health, quality, and regulatory issues associated with each herb and spice.
# Provides general information about the spices trade
# Includes quality specifications from the American Spice Trade Association and the European Spice Association

Covering thirty major herbs and spices, Handbook of Herbs and Spices is a comprehensive handbook for food processors. The first section of the book provides general information about the spices trade and also discusses quality and safety issues regarding herbs and spices in food processing. The second part addresses individual herbs and spices and pays particular attention to description, production, main uses, health, quality, and regulatory issues associated with each herb and spice.




Handbook of Herbs and Spices: Volume 2
K V Peter India Institute of Spices Research, India

# Covers key issues from definition and classification to chemical structure
# Features a distinguished international team of contributors
# Discusses general issues including the functional role of herbal spices, antimicrobials form herbs and spices and screening for the health effects of herbs

Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 2.9 MB (each)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Improving Compressed Air System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industr

Improving Compressed Air System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry

Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 1 MB

Applied Materials Science

Applied Materials Science: Applications of Engineering Materials in Structural, Electronics, Thermal, and Other Industries
Deborah D. L. Chung State University of New York, Buffalo, USA



Materials are the foundation of technology. As such, most universities provide engineering undergraduates with the fundamental concepts of materials science, including crystal structures, imperfections, phase diagrams, materials processing, and materials properties. Few, however, offer the practical, applications-oriented background that their students need to succeed in industry.

Applied Materials Science: Applications of Engineering Materials in Structural, Electronics, Thermal, and Other Industries fills that gap. From a cross-disciplinary perspective that reflects both the multifunctionality of many materials and the wide scope industrial needs, the author examines the practical applications of metal, ceramic, polymer, cement, carbon, and composite materials across a broad range of industries. The topics addressed include electronic packaging, smart materials, thermal management, nondestructive evaluation, and materials development. The text is clear, coherent, and tutorial in style, includes numerous up-to-date references, and provides background material in a series of appendices.

Unique in its breadth of coverage of both materials and their applications, Applied Materials Science is both scientifically rich and technologically relevant. If you work or teach those that aspire to work in an engineering capacity, you will find no text or reference that better prepares its readers for real-world applications of engineering materials.

Format : PDF
Publisher: CRC Press
Size: 1.6 MB

Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings

Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings

Choosing the most suitable coatings for structures such as bridges and building supports can extend the service life of that structure significantly. Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings discusses the most important variables in the testing, selection, and application of heavy-duty, organic corrosion-protection paints. The book addresses the maintenance and restoration of older infrastructure and industrial plant as well as coatings for new structures made from various types of steel.

The author, Amy Forsgren, examines the mechanisms of aging and deterioration caused by ultraviolet light, condensation, temperature, and chemical reactions. She also provides a complete description of composition of anti-corrosive organic coatings, including pigments, binders, and additives. Ms. Forsgren suggests which corrosion tests provide the most useful information on coating performance and corrosion-protection. Several chapters review the advantages and disadvantages of of different surface preparation methods. In addition, the author considers the environmental impact of various coatings and recognizes health hazards posed by volatile organic compounds (VOC's), toxic or hazardous pigments such as lead, and silica dust exposure. She also offers recommendations for providing safe working environments for personnel handling surface preparation.

Integrating engineering aspects and corrosion expertise with paint formulation knowledge and surface chemistry, Corrosion Control Through Organic Coatings provides unique coverage of the most advanced treatments for extending the life span of heavy-duty metal structures today.

Author: Amy Forsgren
Publisher: CRC Press
Format: PDF
Size: 5 MB

The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook


The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control

With a specific focus on the needs of the designers and engineers in industrial settings, The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control presents a practical overview of basic issues associated with design and control of mechanical systems. In four sections, each edited by a renowned expert, this book answers diverse questions fundamental to the successful design and implementation of mechanical systems in a variety of applications. Manufacturing addresses design and control issues related to manufacturing systems. From fundamental design principles to control of discrete events, machine tools, and machining operations to polymer processing and precision manufacturing systems.
Vibration Control explores a range of topics related to active vibration control, including piezoelectric networks, the boundary control method, and semi-active suspension systems.
Aerospace Systems presents a detailed analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of tensegrity structures
Robotics offers encyclopedic coverage of the control and design of robotic systems, including kinematics, dynamics, soft-computing techniques, and teleoperation.
Mechanical systems designers and engineers have few resources dedicated to their particular and often unique problems. The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook clearly shows how theory applies to real world challenges and will be a welcomed and valuable addition to your library.

Publisher: CRC Press
Author:
Yildirim Hurmuzlu - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
Osita D.I. Nwokah
Format: PDF
Size: 55 MB

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Color Atlas of Genetics

Color Atlas of Genetics

A remarkable achievement by a single author... concise but informative... No geneticist or physician interested in genetic diseases should be without a copy of this remarkable 3rd edition." --American Journal of Medical Genetics

More than ever, a solid understanding of genetics is a fundamental element of all medical and scientific educational programs, across virtually all disciplines. And the applications--and implications--of genetic research are at the heart of current medical scientific debates. Completely updated and revised, The Color Atlas of Genetics is an invaluable guide for students of medicine and biology, clinicians, and anyone else interested in this rapidly evolving field.

The latest 3rd edition of this highly praised atlas retains several popular features, such as the accessible layout and logical structure, in addition to many novel features and 20 completely new color plates on new topics, including:

# Cell-to-cell communication, including important signaling and metabolic pathways
# Taxonomy of living organisms ("tree of life")
# Epigenetic modifications in chromatin
# Apoptosis
# RNA interference (RNAi)
# Comparative genomic hybridization
# Origins of cancer
# Principles of gene and stem cell therapy, etc.

With more than 200 absorbing full-color plates concisely explained on facing pages, the atlas offers readers an easy-to-use, yet remarkably detailed guide to key molecular, theoretical, and medical aspects of genetics and genomics. Brief descriptions of numerous genetic diseases are included, with references for more detailed information.

Readers will find that this incomparable book presents a comprehensive picture of the field from its fascinating history to its most advanced applications.

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
Author: E. Passarge
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 17.5 MB

Color Atlas of Pharmacology

Color Atlas of Pharmacology
Updated with the most important new substances and scientific developments, the third edition of The Color Atlas of Pharmacology makes it easier than ever for students, nurses, and practicing physicians to keep up with the latest developments in this constantly changing field. Featuring a user-friendly layout, jargon-free language, and more than 160 spectacular color charts and illustrations, the atlas is divided in to four, color-coded sections:

# Part 1 - General pharmacology - includes descriptions of substance formulation, absorption, distribution, elimination, and molecular mechanisms of action

# Part 2 - Systems pharmacology - with special emphasis on the functional and therapeutic aspects of a wide range of medicinal agents

# Part 3 - Therapy of selected diseases - such as osteoporosis, acute myocardial infarction, migraine, asthma, tropical diseases, and many more

# Part 4 - Drug Index - helpfully listed by substance, generic, and brand names

Concise, portable, and packed with information, the third edition of The Color Atlas of Pharmacology is the most practical first-stop reference for today's busy healthcare professional.

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
Author: H. Luellmann/K. Mohr/L. Hein/D. Bieger
Format: PDF
Size: 11.6 MB

Plant Diversity and Evolution: Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation in Higher Plants


Plant Diversity and Evolution: Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation in Higher Plants
An understanding of plant diversity at both the genome and phenome level is important for both biodiversity conservation and plant breeding. Recent advances in genomics have also resulted in a growth of the subject of plant functional genomics. This book brings these areas together, by reviewing aspects of plant evolution as it relates to variation in plant genomes and associated variations in plant phenomes. Topics covered include chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes, reticulate evolution, polyploidy, population genetics within a species, the evolution of the flower, diversity in plant cell walls and in secondary metabolism, and the importance of plant diversity in ecology and agriculture.

Author : R J Hen
Publisher: CABI
Format : PDF
Size: 7.4 MB

An Introduction to Knowledge Engineering


An Introduction to Knowledge Engineering
Author: Kendal, Simon, Creen, Malcolm
Format: PDF
Size: 1.63 MB

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

B31.9 - 2004 Building Services Piping

B31.9 - 2004 Building Services Piping

This Code has rules for piping in industrial, institutional, commercial and public buildings, and multi-unit residences, which does not require the range of sizes, pressures, and temperatures covered in the B31.1 Code for Power Piping. It contains requirements for the design, materials, fabrication, installation, inspection, examination and testing of piping systems for building services. It includes piping systems either in the building or within the property limits.

ISBN #: 0791829456
Format: PDF
Size: 4.7 MB

B31.5-2006 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components

B31.5-2006 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components

This Code contains requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, test, and inspection of refrigerant, heat transfer components, and secondary coolant piping for temperatures as low as -320°F (-196°C), whether erected on the premises or factory assembled. Users are advised that other piping Code Sections may provide requirements for refrigeration piping in their respective jurisdictions. This Code does not apply to: (a) any self- contained or unit systems subject to the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories or other nationally recognized testing laboratory: (b) water piping; (c) piping designed for external or internal gage pressure not exceeding 15 psi (105 kPa) regardless of size; or (d) pressure vessels, compressors, or pumps, but does include all connecting refrigerant and secondary coolant piping starting at the first joint adjacent to such apparatus.

ISBN #: 0791830446
Published: 1992
Format: PDF
Size: 5.5 MB

Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business, 2nd edition


Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business, 2nd edition

Author: Andrew J. Sherman
Publisher: Amacom
0814408567
9780814408568

Format: PDF
Size: 3.8 MB

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook


Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook
Karl B. Schnelle, Jr.
Charles A. Brown


In the debate over pollution control, the price of pollution is a key issue. But which is more costly: clean up or prevention? From regulations to technology selection to equipment design, Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook serves as a single source of information on commonly used air pollution control technology. It covers environmental regulations and their history, process design, the cost of air pollution control equipment, and methods of designing equipment for control of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter.

This book covers how to:

· Review alternative design methods
· Select methods for control
· Evaluate the costs of control equipment
· Examine equipment proposals from vendors

# Publisher: CRC; Subsequent edition (October 18, 2001)
# Language: English
# Format: PDF
# Size: 14 MB

Aquarium Guide

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Monday, June 2, 2008

ASME B31.1-2001 Power Piping Design

ASME B31.1-2001 Power Piping
This Code contains requirements for piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants, and related processing plants and terminals. The requirements cover materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. This Code applies to piping for all fluids including raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals; petroleum products; gas, steam, air and water; fluidized solids; refrigerants; and cryogenic fluids. Also included is piping which interconnects pieces or stages within a packaged equipment assembly.
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