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A Life on Our Planet

'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times

See the world. Then make it better.

'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.

I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.'

All we need is the will to do so.'

R 263,21

A Beginner's Guide to Data Agglomeration and Intelligent Sensing

A Beginners Guide to Data Agglomeration and Intelligent Sensing provides an overview of the Sensor Cloud Platform, Converge-casting, and Data Aggregation in support of intelligent sensing and relaying of information. The book begins with a brief introduction on sensors and transducers, giving readers insight into the various types of sensors and how one can work with them. In addition, it gives several real-life examples to help readers properly understand concepts. An overview of concepts such as wireless sensor networks, cloud platforms, and device-to-cloud and sensor cloud architecture are explained briefly, as is data gathering in wireless sensor networks and aggregation procedures.

Final sections explore how to process gathered data and relay the data in an intelligent way, including concepts such as supervised and unsupervised learning, software defined networks, sensor data mining and smart systems.

  • Presents the latest advances in data agglomeration for intelligent sensing
  • Discusses the basic concepts of sensors, real-life applications of sensors and systems, the protocols and applications of wireless sensor networks, the methodology of sensor data accumulation, and real-life applications of Intelligent Sensor Networks
  • Provides readers with an easy-to-learn and understand introduction to the concepts of the cloud platform, Sensor Cloud and Machine Learning
R 2 494,23

Assurance of Sterility for Sensitive Combination Products and Materials

Assurance of Sterility for Sensitive Combination Products and Materials: New Paradigms for the Next Generation of Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals discusses the medical device industry and existing challenges regarding the exciting new world of sensitive combination products (SCPs) and their terminal sterilization. This book reassesses the current assumptions to assure the patient’s best interests are met in the development of increasingly rigorous sterilization methods used to counteract MRSA and other 'super-bugs'. In addition, the book discusses the special challenges faced with implantable medical devices, sterilization requirements and further methods needed for material selection and the design process.

This book is unique in taking a holistic, end-to-end approach to sterilization, with a particular focus on materials selection and product design.

  • Introduces sterilization principles at the material selection and design stages
  • Addresses the industry need for new sterilization processes for new medical devices and biomaterials
  • Provides guidance to select the appropriate sterilization technique for newly developed sensitive combination products
  • Examines forward thinking tactics for matching new developments in material compatibility with possible regulatory and QSR strategies
R 2 944,14

Advances in Applied Microbiology

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 109, continues the comprehensive reach of this widely read and authoritative review source in microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas relating to the topic.

  • Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of microbiology
  • Includes discussions on the role of specific molecules in pathogen life stages and interactions, and much more
R 2 090,34

A Comprehensive Physically Based Approach to Modeling in Bioengineering and Life Sciences

A Comprehensive Physically Based Approach to Modeling in Bioengineering and Life Sciences provides a systematic methodology to the formulation of problems in biomedical engineering and the life sciences through the adoption of mathematical models based on physical principles, such as the conservation of mass, electric charge, momentum, and energy. It then teaches how to translate the mathematical formulation into a numerical algorithm that is implementable on a computer. The book employs computational models as synthesized tools for the investigation, quantification, verification, and comparison of different conjectures or scenarios of the behavior of a given compartment of the human body under physiological and pathological conditions.

  • Presents theoretical (modeling), biological (experimental), and computational (simulation) perspectives
  • Features examples, exercises, and MATLAB codes for further reader involvement
  • Covers basic and advanced functional and computational techniques throughout the book
R 2 934,39

Advances in Genetics

Advances in Genetics, Volume 104, provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

  • Critically analyzes future directions for the study of clinical genetics
  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics
R 2 517,24

Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm.

When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom.

Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity

R 228,54

Bioactive Seaweeds for Food Applications

Bioactive Seaweed Substances for Functional Food Applications: Natural Ingredients for Healthy Diets presents various types of bioactive seaweed substances and introduces their applications in functional food products. Presenting summaries of the substances derived from seaweed, this book systematically explores new ingredients and the bioactive substances that are both environmentally friendly and highly beneficial to human health. This evidence-based resource offers an abundance of information on the applications of seaweed as a solution to meet an increasing global demand for sustainable food sources. It is an essential reference for anyone involved in seaweed substance research, seaweed processing, and food and health disciplines.

  • Discusses the use of bioactive seaweed substances as a new class of food ingredients
  • Outlines the use of seaweed as gelling agents used for food restructuring, coating and encapsulation
  • Systematically explores new ingredients and the bioactive substances that are both environmentally friendly and highly beneficial to human health
R 2 208,10

Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment

Over the past few decades, rapid industrialization, fast urban encroachment, and improved agricultural operations have introduced substantial amounts of potentially toxic organic substances into the atmosphere and into the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment brings together innovative methodologies and research strategies to remove toxic effluents from wastewaters.With contributions from leading scientists from all around the world, the book provides a comprehensive coverage of the current literature, up-to-date overviews of all aspects of toxic chemical remediation including the role of nanomaterials.
R 3 404,58

Bacterial Nanocellulose

Bacterial Nanocellulose: From Biotechnology to Bio-Economy presents an overview on the current and future applications of bacterial nanocellulose, perspectives on the ecology and economics of its production, and a brief historic overview of BNC related companies.

  • Discusses recent progresses on the molecular mechanism of BNC biosynthesis, its regulation, and production techniques
  • Covers advances in the use of BNC in bio- and nano-polymer composite materials
  • Presents a detailed economic analysis of BNC production
  • Provides an overview on the regulatory framework on the food and biomedical fields
  • Reviews current research in the biomedical and food industries, identifies gaps, and suggests future needs
  • Raises awareness about this material and its potential uses in emergent fields, such as the development of aerogels and optoelectronic devices
R 2 208,10

Astronomie und Astrophysik

Dieses Lehrbuch ist ein Grundkurs im besten Sinne: Beginnend mit den physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen, die fur das Verstandnis der weiteren astrophysikalischen Ausfuhrungen benotigt werden, vermittelt es solides Wissen fur die moderne Astrophysik, ist klar geschrieben, reich bebildert und auch in den mathematischen Teilen jederzeit verstandlich. Nun liegt das Buch in der 5. Aufl age vor - vollstandig aktualisiert und um das Kapitel Extrasolare Planetensysteme erweitert von Lutz Wisotzki, der bereits die letzte Aufl age mit verantwortete.
Studenten der Physik und Astronomie im Grundstudium wie auch Fachleute und Amateure schatzen dieses Buch fur Schule, Studium und Freizeit.
R 945,72

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

An up-to-date overview of diverse findings and accomplishments in biocatalysis and bioenergy

With the high price of petroleum and researchers worldwide seeking new means of producing energy, this comprehensive book on biocatalysis for bioenergy and biofuel applications is very timely. It combines information on state-of-the-art advances and in-depth reviews of the latest achievements in biocatalysis and bioenergy, emphasizing biodiesel, bioethanol, and industrial products. The advantages of biocatalysis include high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy details advances in the field, with:


* Three primary sections, covering biodiesel research, bioethanol, and industrial products
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Information on enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery
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Contributions from leading experts worldwide who share their research and findings


The prospect of using biocatalysis for the production of energy has great potential due to its cost-effectiveness, the fact that it does not require a limited resource such as oil, and its potential universality of application and use globally. This is the definitive reference for biochemists and biochemical engineers, bioprocess and bioenergy scientists, physical and oil chemists (oleochemists), microbiologists, industrial microbiologists, molecular biologists, metabolic engineers working in biocatalysis, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuels, DOE scientists working on renewable energy, and other professionals in related fields.
R 3 088,12