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Green Library
v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
1 online resource (xii, 468 pages)
  • Part I Ingredients for Dairy Products Manufacturing 1 1.1 Milk 3 1.1.1 Milk Quality and Processing 4Germano Mucchetti and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.1.2 Milk Preparation for Further Processing into Dairy Products 21Angelo V. Zambrini and Germano Mucchetti 1.2 Starter Cultures 37 1.2.1 Probiotics and Prebiotics 38Carla Orsi and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.2.2 Starter and Ancillary Cultures 58Carla Orsi and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.3 Other Ingredients 75 1.3.1 Vitamins, Minerals, and Bioactive Compounds 76Emanuela Donati 1.3.2 Fruit and Vegetables 98Carlo Tagliabue 1.4 Additives and Processing Aids 117 1.4.1 Acidity Regulators, Preservatives, and Antioxidants 118Andelka Bacak 1.4.2 Flavors, Colors, Thickeners, and Emulsifiers 132Andelka Bacak 1.4.3 Enzymes 146Martino Verga Part II Processing of Dairy Products 163 2.1 Process innovation 165 2.1.1 Enzymes Applications for the Dairy Industry 166Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.1.2 Plant Cleaning and Sanitizing 176Pierangelo Galimberti 2.1.3 Membrane Technologies Applied to Cheese Milk 194Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.1.4 Process/Product Control: Analysis of Cheese by Proteomics Techniques 202Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.2 Product innovation 215 2.2.1 Functional Dairy Products Including Pro/Pre/Symbiotics 216Fabio Minervini, Maria De Angelis and Marco Gobbetti 2.2.2 Dairy Products and Their Role in Human Health 248Teresa Trotta, Francesca Posa, Giorgio Mori and Chiara Porro Part III Shelf Life of Dairy Products 263 3.1 Technological Options to Prolong Shelf Life 265 3.1.1 Freezing of Dairy Products 266Sebnem Tavman and Tuncay Yilmaz 3.1.2 Antimicrobial Compounds Applied to Dairy Food 274Luisa Angiolillo, Annalisa Lucera, Matteo A. Del Nobile and Amalia Conte 3.2 Modern packaging systems to prolong shelf life 295 3.2.1 Active Packaging Applied to Dairy Products 296Ozlem Kizilirmak Esmer and Busra Sahin 3.2.2 Nanotechnology Applied to the Dairy Sector 314Cristina Costa, Matteo A. Del Nobile and Amalia Conte 3.2.3 Biodegradable Packaging Applied to Dairy Products 328Lia Noemi Gerschenson, Rosa Jagus and Carolina Patricia Olle Resa Part IV Consumer Acceptance 341 4.1 Consumer Behavior with Regard to Quality Perception of Food Products and Decision Making 343 4.1.1 The Quality Concept 344Mariantonietta Fiore and Francesco Conto 4.1.2 Food Quality Perception 355Raffaele Silvestri and Piermichele La Sala 4.1.3 Consumer Behavior Models Applied to Food Sector 367Elka Vasileva 4.1.4 Evaluation, Choice, and Purchase 374Daniela Ivanova 4.2 Consumer insight in the process of new dairy products development 381 4.2.1 The New Product Development Process 382Plamen Dimitrov Mishev and Yulia Vladimirova Dzhabarova 4.2.2 Market Opportunities 394Raffaele Silvestri 4.2.3 Consumer Insight and Approaches in New Dairy Products Development 404Minna Mikkola and Fedele Colantuono Part V Environmental and Policy Issues 421 5.1.1 The Milk and Dairy Sector in the European Union: Environmental and Policy Issues 423Caterina De Lucia, Pasquale Pazienza and Vincenzo Vecchione 5.1.2 Policies and Strategies for Eco-Friendly Dairy Product 438Gerrit Willem Ziggers Index 449.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118906439 20171009
Advances in Dairy Product Science & Technology offers a comprehensive review of the most innovative scientific knowledge in the dairy food sector. Edited and authored by noted experts from academic and industry backgrounds, this book shows how the knowledge from strategic and applied research can be utilized by the commercial innovation of dairy product manufacture and distribution. Topics explored include recent advances in the dairy sector, such as raw materials and milk processing, environmental impact, economic concerns and consumer acceptance. The book includes various emerging technologies applied to milk and starter cultures sources, strategic options for their use, their characterization, requirements, starter growth and delivery and other ingredients used in the dairy industry. The text also outlines a framework on consumer behavior that can help to determine quality perception of food products and decision-making. Consumer insight techniques can help support the identification of market opportunities and represent a useful mean to test product prototypes before final launch. This comprehensive resource: Assesses the most innovative scientific knowledge in the dairy food sectorReviews the latest technological developments relevant for dairy companiesCovers new advances across a range of topics including raw material processing, starter cultures for fermented products, processing and packagingExamines consumer research innovations in the dairy industry Written for dairy scientists, other dairy industry professionals, government agencies, educators and students, Advances in Dairy Product Science & Technology includes vital information on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound research in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118906439 20171009
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
1 online resource.
  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach to contribute to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on unique household level data collected in six African countries since 2002, it addresses the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture in contexts where women have much poorer access to agrarian resources than men. Despite a growing interest in smallholder agriculture in Africa, this interest has not been matched by the research on the subject. While recent policies focus on reducing poverty through encouraging smallholder agriculture, there are few studies showing how livelihoods have changed since this time, and especially how such changes may have affected male and female headed households differently. Moreover, agriculture is often viewed in isolation from other types of income generating opportunities, like small scale trading. Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa looks at how livelihoods have changed over time and how this has affected the relationship between agricultural and non-agricultural sources of livelihoods. In general, women have much poorer access to agricultural sources of income, and for this reason the interplay between farm and non-farm sources of income is especially important to analyse. Providing suggestions for more inclusive policies related to rural development, this edited volume outlines current weaknesses and illustrates potential opportunities for change. It offers a nuanced alternative to the current dominance of structural transformation narratives of agricultural change through adding insights from gender studies as well as village-level studies of agrarian development. It positions change in relation to broader livelihood dynamics outside the farm sector and contextualises them nationally and regionally to provide a necessary analytical adaption to the unfolding empirical realities of rural Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198799290 20180319
Green Library
1 online resource (v, [1], 30, [1] pages) : illustrations (some color).
Government Information United States Federal Collection
Changes in regulation enacted in 2013 have enabled the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Fishery Monitoring and Analysis Division (FMA) and the Alaska Regional Office's Sustainable Fisheries Division to work collaboratively on an Annual Deployment Plan (ADP). Each ADP documents how the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) plans to deploy observers into fishing activities for the coming year under the limits of available funding. Draft ADPs are presented to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) during September - October and are finalized in December. The sampling design for observer deployment has two elements: how the population is subdivided (i.e., stratification schemes) and how available samples are allocated (i.e., allocation strategies). Here the relative performance of 10 alternative sampling designs (at the primary sampling unit- the trip) are compared in support of the draft 2018 ADP. These alternative sampling designs consisted of the combination of two stratification schemes (gear-type only or gear-type × tendering activity), two metrics upon which to base optimizations [one consisting of discard of groundfish with Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) of Pacific halibut and the other consisting of the prior and PSC of Chinook salmon], and three allocation strategies (no optimization, a "hurdle" approach to optimization, and a optimization only). All optimization allocations incorporate three variables measured over the past 3 years: variance in the metric, the average cost of observing a trip, and the number of trips. Total afforded sample size is determined by the available budget and the average cost of observing each trip. Resulting selection rates derive from sample size, allocation weightings and the anticipated fishing effort which was defined as the most recent complete year of data. The total number of observer days that can be afforded is 4,062 which represents a 33% increase from 2017. Gap analyses that examine the chance of at least one or three observed trips in a NMFS Area × gear type combination (cell) were used as a performance metric. Gap analyses illustrated that stratifications based on gear type (3 strata) were outperformed by stratifications based on gear type × tendering activity (6 strata). Potential gaps in observer coverage appear to be mostly concentrated in areas with low fishing effort with fewer than 12 trips in a cell. Simulations were performed to measure the potential impact of unknown vessel participation in electronic monitoring (EM). The variability in gap analyses from randomized differences in EM participant vessels was relatively minor (less than 10% probability of observation shifts across deployment designs). The NMFS recommended an observer deployment design for the draft 2018 ADP that has gear type × tendering stratification and uses a "hurdle" approach to sample allocation wherein 15% base coverage is obtained first across all strata and the remainder is optimized according to the variance in the metric of discarded groundfish catch combined with PSC Pacific halibut and Chinook salmon. At their October 2017 meeting the Council did not support the NMFS recommendation and instead proposed a five strata design with optimal sample allocations based on discarded groundfish catch and PSC of Pacific halibut only. Comparisons between the NMFS and Council recommended designs were included in the final 2018 ADP. [doi:10.7289/V5/TM-AFSC-364 (https://doi.org/10.7289/V5/TM-AFSC-364)]
1 online resource.
  • Foreword1. Anticoagulant Rodenticides and Wildlife: Introduction 2. Use of anticoagulant rodenticides in different applications around the world 3. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity to non-target wildlife under controlled exposure conditions 4. Pharmacokinetics of anticoagulant rodenticides in target and non-target organisms 5. Ante-mortem and post-mortem signs of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis in birds of prey 6. Primary exposure and effects in non-target animals 7. Secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides and effects on predators 8. Spatial dimensions of the risks of rodenticide use to non-target small mammals and applications in spatially explicit risk modeling 9. Ecological factors driving uptake of anticoagulant rodenticides in predators 10. Development of resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides in rodents 11. An international perspective on the regulation of rodenticides 12. Anticoagulants and risk mitigation 13. Perspectives on existing and potential new alternatives to anticoagulant rodenticides and the implications for integrated pest management 14. Anticoagulant rodenticides and wildlife: concluding remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
Commensal rodents pose health risks and cause substantial damage to property and food supplies. Rats have also invaded islands and pose a serious threat to native wildlife, particularly raptors and seabirds. Estimates of total damage from introduced rats range into the billions of dollars in developed countries. This book aims to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the scientific advancements in the assessment of exposure, effects and risks that currently used rodenticides may pose to non-target organisms in the environment, along with practical guidance for characterization of hazards. This will be discussed in relation to their efficacy, and the societal needs for rodent control, and discussion of risk mitigation and development of alternatives. The flow in the book is planned as: a. introduction and setting the scene b. problem description (risks and effects on non-targets and secondary poisoning, development of resistance) c. ; alternatives, regulation and risk mitigation d. conclusions and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
xiii, 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • DOMESTIC ANIMALS AS COMPARATIVE MODELS TO HUMANS: Equine Exercise Physiology: A Historical Perspective Kenneth H. McKeever The Pig Model for the Study of Obesity and Associated Metabolic Diseases Kolapo M. Ajuwon Growth Hormone and the Chick Eye Steve Harvey and Carlos G. Martinez-Moreno Porosome Enables the Establishment of Fusion Pore at its Base and the Consequent Kiss-and-Run Mechanism of Secretion from Cells Bhanu P. Jena MOLECULAR REGULATION OF GROWTH / METABOLIC EFFICIENCY Epigenetics and Developmental Programming in Ruminants - Long-Term Impacts on Growth and Development Lawrence P. Reynolds, Alison K. Ward and Joel S. Caton Molecular physiology of feed efficiency in beef cattle Claire Fitzsimons, Mark McGee, Kate Keogh, Sinead M. Waters and David A. Kenny Hormonal Control of Energy Substrate Utilization and Energy Metabolism in Domestic Animals Colin G. Scanes and Rodney A. Hill REPRODUCTION Reproduction in Poultry: An Overview Murray R. Bakst ANIMAL STRESS AND WELFARE Stress in Livestock Animals: From Domestication to Factory Production W.M. Rauw and L. Gomez Raya Biology of Stress in Livestock and Poultry Colin G. Scanes, Yvonne Vizzier-Thaxton and Karen Christensen FUTURE DIRECTIONS Nutrient Transporter Gene Expression in Poultry, Livestock and Fish Eric A. Wong, Elizabeth R. Gilbert and Katarzyna B. Miska Novel Peptides in Poultry: A Case Study of the Expanding Glucagon Peptide Superfamily in Chickens (Gallus gallus) Yajun Wang.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498747851 20171009
There is increasing interest in the biology of domestic animals ranging from genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutritional physiology, and systems biology. This book touches on all of these, with a particular focus on topics such as domestic animals as comparative models to humans, molecular regulation of growth, metabolic efficiency, reproduction, and the impact of stress on growth and development. The book concludes with a discussion on the current and future directions for researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498747851 20171009
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
  • Part I: Technological Advances for Sustainable Agricultural Practices. A Fuzzy Approach in Categorizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis Using Selected Optical Indices. Automated Visible Color Spectrum Model for Recognizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis. Effect of Temperature on the Life Performance of Tropical Cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia cornuta from Tasik Elham, Perlis. Semantic Multi-Modality Ontology Image Retrieval with Relevance Feedback for Herbal Medicinal Plant. Effects of Diets Containing Effective Microorganisms (EM) on Growth Performance, Worm Burden, Hematological and Biochemical Analysis in Female Goats. RFID Application Development for Livestock Monitoring System. Part II: Molecular Aspect of Natural Biodiversity. PV92, ACE and TPA25 Alu Insertion Polymorphism in Kelantan Malays Subethnic Group. Screening and Isolation of Locally Thermophilic Facultative Anaerobe Bacteria for Biosurfactant Production. Toxicity Effects of Dimethoate and Chlorpyrifos on Esterase in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Preliminary Study of Human Earprints: Method Development on Sampling and Enhancement Technique of Earprint on Non-Porous Surface. Influence of Diclofenac on Development Rates of Forensic Blowfly Chrysomya megacephala. The Effect of Mandibular Angulation on Gonial Angle and Tooth Length Measurement of Dental Panoramic Radiographs. Part III: Renewable Products from Agricultural and Natural Sources. Screening of the Best Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Potential Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and Rhamnolipids Producer. Survivability Characteristics of Bifidobacterium Spp. Isolates from New Borne Muconium and Breast Fed/Formulated Infant Faeces in Acidic-Simulated Intestinal Conditions. Antioxidant and Anti-Bacterial Potential of Lichen Species from Malaysia. Part IV: Sustainable Synthesis and Production of Advanced Organomaterials. Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids: Betulinic Acid Peptides as Bioactive Molecules. Synthesis of Enantiopure Azido Trimethylsiloxy Cyclohexene Derivatives: A Useful Intermediates for the Synthesis of Tamiflu. Synthesis of Amino-Based Metal Organic Framework (MOF) in Oxidative Catalysis. Conductivity Studies of Schiff Base Ligands Derived from Phenylenediamine Derivatives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884495 20180319
This book focuses on cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life. Highlights include a thorough discussion on various aspects of agricultural modernization through technological advances in information technology, efficient utilization of under-exploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of forensic and genetics approaches for bioresource conservation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884495 20180319
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
1 online resource : illustrations
Boorman's Pathology of the Rat: Reference and Atlas, Second Edition continues to be the most comprehensive pathology reference and standard on rat strains. It is a vital resource for researchers across science and medicine using rat models in the laboratory, offering an added emphasis on the Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rat strains that is inline with current research across academia, government, and industry. In addition, the book provides standard diagnostic criteria, basic content on histology, histological changes that result from drug toxicity and neoplasm, pathology terminology, and four-color photographs from the NTP archive and database. With updated references and photographs, as well as coverage of all rat strains, this book is the standard in the field, invaluable to toxicologists, biologists, and other scientists engaged in regulatory toxicology who must make the transition from pathology results to promulgation of meaningful regulations. Contains full, four color photographs from the NTP archive and database and coverage of all rat strains Organ-by-organ and system-by-system approach that provides a standard diagnostic criteria, and basic content on histology and histological changesIncludes comprehensive and detailed background incidence data Presents detailed descriptive content regarding changes in rat models during research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123914897 20180115
1 online resource (xxi, 495 pages)
  • Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xiii Introduction xv Part One Chapter 1 Molecular Biology of Cancer and Aging 3 Chapter 2 Caring for Geriatric Cancer Patients: The Concept of Pawspice and What Is Needed Aside from Medical Care 23 Part Two Chapter 3 The Warning Signs of Cancer in Geriatric Pets 43 Chapter 4 Basic Types of Cancer and Their Biological Behavior 89 Chapter 5 Generating the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer in Geriatric Pets 103 Part Three Chapter 6 Treating Cancer in Geriatric Pets 137 Principles and Philosophic Perspective 137 The Role of Surgery in Cancer Management 144 Chemotherapy in the Management of Geriatric Cancer 152 Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy in Geriatric Pets 165 The Role of Radiation Therapy in Cancer Management 184 Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccines, and Gene Therapy 190 Chemoprevention and Immunonutrition 195 Integrative and Alternative Medicine 204 Electroporation and Electrochemotherapy Chapter 7 Pain Control for the Geriatric Cancer Patient 213 Chapter 8 Decision Making with Advanced and Recurrent Cancer in the Geriatric Patient 241 Chapter 9 When and How to Decide That a Geriatric Cancer Patient Is Terminal 277 Chapter 10 Palliative Care: End of Life Pawspice Care 293 Chapter 11 Euthanasia for the Geriatric Cancer Patient 319 Chapter 12 The Veterinary Professional/Client Relationship: Supporting Your Clients Supporting Yourselves Chapter 13 Professional Support: The Wellbeing of the Veterinarian and the Team Appendix 1 Specific Tumor Protocols 335 Appendix 2 Handouts for Clients 351 Appendix 3 Cartoon Maps 361 Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119290391 20171009
Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Second Edition provides a complete clinical approach to the most common neoplasias in geriatric dogs and cats. Provides the tools needed to diagnose and treat aging pets with cancer and to help clients make the best decisions for themselves and their animalsAddresses the "what-ifs" that often arise during interactions with clients of aging pets with cancer and helps to determine when a pet should enter the hospice phaseFeatures many vignettes and real-life case studies to demonstrate the issues faced by clinicians and owners dealing with older dogs and cats with cancer and end-of-life issuesFully updated and expanded with new and revised information, including new knowledge on palliative and hospice care and self-care techniques for carers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119290391 20171009
1 online resource.
  • Preface xi Acknowledgment xiii 1 Cytologic Analysis of Cells 1 1.1 Approach to Cytology Samples 1 1.2 Sample Quality and Background 1 1.3 Cell Types 4 1.4 Cell Shape, Distribution, and Features 17 1.5 Benign Versus Malignant 17 References 30 2 Infectious Agents 33 2.1 Fungi 33 2.2 Oomycetes 40 2.3 Algae 40 2.4 Mesomycetozoea 42 2.5 Protozoa 43 2.6 Helminths 48 2.7 Bacteria 51 2.8 Ectoparasites 57 References 59 3 Integument 63 3.1 Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Lesions 63 References 102 4 Hemolymphatic 107 4.1 Lymph Nodes 107 4.2 Spleen 118 4.3 Thymus 131 4.4 Bone Marrow 133 References 151 5 Body Cavity Fluids 155 5.1 General Classification 155 5.2 Specific Effusions 157 References 167 6 Musculoskeletal 169 6.1 Bone 169 6.2 Joints 175 6.3 Muscle 183 References 186 7 Hepatobiliary 189 7.1 Liver 189 7.2 Biliary Tract 202 References 205 8 Digestive System 207 8.1 Salivary Glands 207 8.2 Stomach/Intestines 210 8.3 Feces 217 8.4 Pancreas 222 References 229 9 Urinary 233 9.1 Kidney 233 9.2 Bladder 237 9.3 Urine 240 9.4 Urinary Crystals 245 9.5 Urinary Casts 248 References 253 10 Respiratory 255 10.1 Nasal Cavity 255 10.2 Lung 259 10.3 Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)/Transtracheal Wash (TTW) 263 References 270 11 Endocrine 273 11.1 Thyroid 273 11.2 Parathyroid 276 11.3 Chemoreceptor Tumors 277 11.4 Adrenal Gland 279 11.5 Pituitary Gland 281 References 283 12 Reproductive 285 Male 285 12.1 Testes 285 12.2 Semen Analysis 289 12.3 Prostate 290 12.4 Penis 298 Female 298 12.5 Ovary 298 12.6 Mammary Glands 301 12.7 Vaginal Cytology 304 References 313 13 Neurologic 317 13.1 Brain 317 13.2 Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) 325 13.3 Spinal Cord 337 References 338 14 Ocular and Special Senses 341 14.1 Eyes: Cornea 341 14.2 Eyes: Conjunctiva 344 14.3 Ears 346 References 350 Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119215127 20170829
Clinical Atlas of Small Animal Cytology provides an essential guide for interpreting cytologic samples to diagnose small animal patients. Features photographs of diseases with a diagnosis confirmed by pathognomonic cytologic features, histopathology, special stains, microbial culture, or other confirmatory testsEmphasizes characteristic features of each disease and distinguishing featuresProvides multiple images to differentiate cells from lesions that could look similarPresents more than 500 representative high-quality images.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119215127 20170829
1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1: Introductory overview of the projected distress.- Chapter 2: Water requirements for prevailing cropping pattern.- Chapter 3: Prevailing cropping pattern in Egypt.- Chapter 4: Cropping pattern to increase food security.- Chapter 5: Cropping pattern to face water scarcity.- Chapter 6: Cropping pattern to face salinity stress.- Chapter 7: Future water requirements for prevailing cropping pattern.- Chapter 8: Cropping pattern to face climate change stress.- Chapter 9: Crops Intensification Rate under the Proposed Cropping Patterns.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319698793 20180213
This book provides state-of-the art analysis, never done before in Egypt, on agro-climatic zones level. This study deals with how the national cropping pattern can be modified to overcome abiotic stresses, such as water scarcity, induced salinity and climate change to reduce their negative effects on food production. To this end, different cropping patterns are suggested. This study can be a framework for other developing countries to be used in quantifying and filling the gap in their knowledge about practices that can help in increasing their food security through increasing food production. Furthermore, the study is useful for policy makers to help them in their future plans and policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319698793 20180213
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  • Introduction 1. Taxonomies: making sense of animals 2. Domestic animals a) Mammals ox-- goat-- sheep-- pig-- horse-- donkey/mule-- camel-- dog-- weasel-- cat-- human b) Birds goose-- duck-- chicken-- dove/pigeon-- quail-- parrot-- peacock-- pheasant c) Insects bee 3. Wild animals a) Mammals deer/antelope-- gazelle-- bear-- lion-- leopard-- jackal-- hyena-- wolf-- fox-- badger-- mole-- hare/rabbit-- hedgehog-- mongoose-- rat-- mouse-- bat-- seal-- dolphin-- whale-- aurochs-- elk-- elephant-- hippopotamus-- rhinoceros-- giraffe-- cheetah-- tiger-- monkey b) Birds crow/raven-- sparrow-- nightingale-- owl-- falcon/hawk-- eagle-- vulture-- crane/stork-- swan-- water birds-- hoopoe-- ostrich c) Reptiles and amphibians crocodile-- tortoise/turtle-- frog/toad-- lizard-- snake d) Insects and molluscs ant-- cricket/cicada-- locust-- scorpion-- scarab beetle-- spider-- fly-- butterfly/moth-- flea-- louse-- weevil-- snail e) Marine creatures fish-- shark-- octopus-- crab-- oyster-- murex 4. Working animals agriculture-- transport-- performing animals-- hunting-- warfare 5. Pets dogs-- cats-- primates-- other mammals-- birds-- reptiles and insects 6. Sport entertainment-- animal fights-- hunting Index animalium Index of classical authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415817554 20180306
The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. It brings new ideas to bear on the wealth of evidence - literary, historical and archaeological - which we possess for the experiences and roles of animals in the ancient world. Offering a broad picture of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean as part of a wider ecosystem, the volume is on an ambitious scale. It covers a broad span of time, from the sacred animals of dynastic Egypt to the imagery of the lamb in early Christianity, and of region, from the fallow deer introduced and bred in Roman Britain to the Asiatic lioness and her cubs brought as a gift by the Elamites to the Great King of Persia. This sourcebook is essential for anyone wishing to understand the role of animals in the ancient world and support learning for one of the fastest growing disciplines in Classics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415817554 20180306
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1 online resource (xxvi, 701 pages)
  • 1. Invertebrates2. Fish3. Amphibians4. Reptiles5. Birds6. Backyard Chickens 7. Sugar Gliders8. Hedgehogs9. Rodents10. Rabbits11. Ferrets12. Miniature Pigs13. Primates14. Wildlife15. Selected Topics for the Exotic Animal Veterinarian.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780323444507 20180115
The only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations encountered in clinical practice. Using clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages, this text helps you find the information you need fast. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, it includes biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. This thoroughly revised edition includes coverage of antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents, along with new chapters on invertebrates, backyard poultry and waterfowl, compound medications, and more! Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals.Biological tables provide details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipunctures sites, and medical protocols for common conditions.More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition.All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current.NEW! Chapter on backyard poultry and waterfowl, an increasingly popular pet in the U.S.UPDATED Chapter on wildlife includes new information on: considerations for developing a wildlife policy in private practice; recommendations for safe restraint of native wildlife; recommendations for meat withdrawal times in game species for select medications; agents used in wild mammal emergencies; and much more.NEW! Information details the euthanasia agents used in fish.NEW! Information on amphibians includes the blood collection sites and the selected disinfectants for equipment and cage furniture.NEW! Information on hedgehogs includes common differential diagnoses based on physical examination findings and confirmed zoonotic diseases carried by hedgehogs.NEW Information on the constant rate infusion (CRI) protocols used in rabbits.NEW! Information on the protein electrophoresis values for ferrets.NEW! Information on compounding pharmacies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780323444507 20180115
1 online resource.
  • Section 1: Injecting Artificial Intelligence into Governmental Systems 1. A Day in the Life of a Federal Analyst and a Federal Contractor 2. Disseminating Government Data Effectively in the Age of Open Data 3. Machine Learning for the Government: Challenges and Statistical Difficulties 4. Making the Case for Artificial Intelligence at the Government: Guidelines to Transforming Federal Software Section 2: Governmental Data Science Solutions Around the World 5. Agricultural Data Analytics for Environmental Monitoring in Canada 6. France's Governmental Big Data Analytics: From Predictive to Prescriptive Using R 7. Agricultural Remote Sensing and Data Science in China 8. Data Visualization of Complex Information Through Mind Mapping in Spain and the European Union Section 3: Federal Data Science Use Cases at the US Government 9. A Deployment Life Cycle Model for Agricultural Data Systems Using Kansei Engineering and Association Rules 10. Federal Big Data Analytics in the Health Domain: An Ontological Approach to Data Interoperability 11. Geospatial Data Discovery, Management, and Analysis at National Aeronautics and Space Administration 12. Intelligent Automation Tools and Software Engines for Managing Federal Agricultural Data 13. Transforming Governmental Data Science Teams in the Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128124437 20180213
Federal Data Science serves as a guide for federal software engineers, government analysts, economists, researchers, data scientists, and engineering managers in deploying data analytics methods to governmental processes. Driven by open government (2009) and big data (2012) initiatives, federal agencies have a serious need to implement intelligent data management methods, share their data, and deploy advanced analytics to their processes. Using federal data for reactive decision making is not sufficient anymore, intelligent data systems allow for proactive activities that lead to benefits such as: improved citizen services, higher accountability, reduced delivery inefficiencies, lower costs, enhanced national insights, and better policy making. No other government-dedicated work has been found in literature that addresses this broad topic. This book provides multiple use-cases, describes federal data science benefits, and fills the gap in this critical and timely area. Written and reviewed by academics, industry experts, and federal analysts, the problems and challenges of developing data systems for government agencies is presented by actual developers, designers, and users of those systems, providing a unique and valuable real-world perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128124437 20180213
164 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • The premise
  • The setting
  • Crops
  • Animals on the farm
  • Care of the soil
  • Water
  • Farm infrastructure
  • Tools and machines
  • Energy
  • Productivity
  • Economics
  • The social context
  • The farmers
  • Putting the pieces together.
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