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1. After extinction [2018]

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  • Contents Introduction Richard Grusin 1. Extinction Events and Entangled Humanism William E. Connolly 2. Planetary Memories: After Extinction, the Imagined Future Jussi Parikka 3. Photography after Extinction Joanna Zylinska 4. The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today Joseph Masco 5. Condors at the End of the World Cary Wolfe 6. It's Not the Anthropocene, It's the White Supremacy Scene-- or, the Geological Color Line Nicholas Mirzoeff 7. Lives Worth Living: Extinction, Persons, Disability Claire Colebrook 8. Biocapitalism and De-extinction Ashley Dawson 9. Surviving the Sixth Extinction: American Indian Strategies for Life in the New World Daryl Baldwin, Margaret Noodin, and Bernard C. Perley Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next What comes after extinction? Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this collection asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address this question. After Extinction looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. The collection considers extinction as a cultural, artistic, and media event as well as a biological one. The authors treat extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking. Contributors: Daryl Baldwin, Miami U; Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State U; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Ashley Dawson, CUNY Graduate Center; Joseph Masco, U of Chicago; Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York U; Margaret Noodin, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Bernard C. Perley, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Cary Wolfe, Rice U; Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, U of London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
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41 p.
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of environmental provisions in RTAs. It focuses on the extent to which governments have complied with the environmental commitments made in the trade agreements to which they are a Party. The report takes a two track approach. First, a review of implementation and evaluation reports associated with environmental provisions in such agreements is performed. Second, a survey of government officials, trade negotiators and other experts is carried out.
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction - Biodiversity Offsets: The European Perspective on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.- Chapter 2: Introduction of a European Strategy on No Net Loss of Biodiversity.- Chapter 3: Principles of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme.- Chapter 4: Austria.- Chapter 5: Belgium.- Chapter 6: The Czech Republic.- Chapter 7: France.- Chapter 8: Germany.- Chapter 9: Lithuania.- Chapter 10: Spain.- Chapter 11: The Netherlands.- Chapter 12: United Kingdom.- Chapter 13: Other EU Member States.- Chapter 14: Conclusions - Lessons from biodiversity offsetting experiences in Europe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319725796 20180508
This book deals with the new concept of biodiversity offsets. The aim of offsetting schemes is to achieve no let loss or even net gain of biodiversity. Offsets obey a mitigation hierarchy and reflect the precautionary and polluter-pays principle in regard to project impacts. Readers gain insights into current debates on biodiversity policies, with top experts outlining theoretical principles and the latest research findings. At the same time the focus is on practical application and case studies. Today there is a lively international discussion among practitioners and scientists on the optimal legal framework, metrics and design of habitat banks to ensure the success of biodiversity offsets and to minimise the risks of failure or misuse. Contributing to the debate, this volume presents the activities and practices of biodiversity offsetting already implemented in Europe in selected EU member states, and the lessons that can be learnt from them. Readers may be surprised at how much experience already exists in these countries. A further aim of the book is to offer grounded insights on the road ahead, and foster a more intensive and fruitful discussion on how offsetting can be extended and improved upon, so that it becomes a key and effective component of Europe's biodiversity conservation policy framework.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319725796 20180508
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
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64 p.
The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme recently undertook an international project on ‘Boosting skills ecosystems for greener jobs’ in four countries: Belgium (Flanders), Poland (Pomorskie), Greece (Attica) and South Africa (Western Cape). The project seeks to explore how local areas and industry clusters identify the specific skills needed to support green growth. Furthermore, it considered how related skills policies and practices can be made more effective in supporting and accelerating the transition to a green economy. This report specifically considers the aquaculture sector of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. While this sector is still relatively small in the Western Cape, it presents important new opportunities for the region’s labour market through business growth, innovation, increasing food production, addressing environmental challenges and job creation. Aquaculture has been identified as a priority sector, but does not yet fully benefit from the mechanisms to foster green growth.
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73 p.
Statistics on the level and the evolution of stocks of natural assets play a key role in sustainability analyses of economic growth. This paper can be seen as a set of technical guidelines to support the compilation of mineral and energy resource accounts according to the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) 2012. The first part of this paper explains how the coexisting classifications of mineral and energy resources relate to each other and to the classification advocated by the SEEA 2012. It also describes the OECD database on stocks and flows of mineral and energy resources in physical units. Monetary values can be used to compare stocks and flows of heterogeneous assets, and also to characterise the economic benefits of these assets, two tasks that cannot be completed by using physical data only. The valuation of mineral and energy resource stocks poses specific challenges, which are described in the second part of this paper.
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1 online resource (xvi, 194 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • 1. BLAST 2. Protein Analysis 3. Sequence Alignment 4. Patterns in the Data 5. RNA Structure Prediction 6. Phylogenetics 7. Probability: All Mutations are not Equal (-ly Probable) 8. Bioinformatics Programming: A Primer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683670025 20180403
An introduction to the world of bioinformatics. Massive increases in computing power and the ability to routinely sequence whole genomes of living organisms have begun to fundamentally alter our understanding of biology, medicine, and agriculture. At the intersection of the growing information and genomics revolutions sits bioinformatics, which uses modern computational power to reveal patterns in biological data sets, especially DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. Computational Biology: A Hypertextbook, by Scott Kelley and Dennis Didulo, provides a wonderful introduction for anyone who wants to learn the basics of bioinformatics. This book is more than a textbook because of the wealth of online ancillary materials and how the print and electronic components are integrated to form a complete educational resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683670025 20180403
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1 online resource (xvii, 645 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
  • An introduction to the disease. Alzheimer’s disease therapy: present and future molecules / Awanish Kumar, Ashwini Kumar
  • Computational modeling methods for anti-Alzheimer agents. Recent advances in computational approaches for designing potential anti-Alzheimer’s agents / Sergi Gómez-Ganau, Jesús Vicente de Julián-Ortiz, Rafael Gozalbes
  • Computer-aided drug design approaches to study key therapeutic targets in Alzheimer’s disease / Agostinho Lemos, Rita Melo, Irina S. Moreira, M. Natália D. S. Cordeiro
  • Virtual screening in the search of new and potent anti-Alzheimer agents / Livia Basile
  • Molecular field topology analysis (MFTA) in the design of neuroprotective compounds / Eugene V. Radchenko, Vladimir A. Palyulin, Nikolay S. Zefirov
  • Modeling of ligands acting against specific anti-Alzheimer drug targets. Galantamine derivatives as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: docking, design, synthesis, and inhibitory activity / Irini Doytchinova, Mariyana Atanasova, Georgi Stavrakov, Irena Philipova, Dimitrina Zheleva-Dimitrova
  • Modeling of BACE-1 inhibitors as anti-Alzheimer’s agents / Odailson Santos Paz, Thamires Quadros Froes, Franco Henrique Leite, Marcelo Santos Castilho
  • Design of anti-Alzheimer’s disease agents focusing on a specific interaction with target biomolecules / Yoshio Hamada, Kenji Usui
  • Molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation to evaluate compounds that avoid the amyloid beta aggregation / Maricarmen Hernández Rodríguez, Leticia Guadalupe Fragoso Morales, José Correa Basurto, Martha Cecilia Rosales Hernández
  • In silico strategies to design small molecules to study beta-amyloid aggregation / Praveen P. N. Rao, Deguo Du
  • Computational approaches to understand cleavage mechanism of amyloid beta (A[beta]) peptide / Kailas Dashrath Sonawane, Maruti Jayaram Dhanavade
  • Computational modeling of gamma-secretase inhibitors as anti-Alzheimer agents / Prabu Manoharan, Nanda Ghoshal
  • Molecular modeling of tau proline-directed protein kinase (PDPK) inhibitors / Carlos Navarro-Retamal, Julio Caballero
  • Computational modelling of kinase inhibitors as anti-Alzheimer agents / Mange Ram Yadav, Mahesh A. Barmade, Rupesh V. Chikhale, Prashant R. Murumkar
  • Computational modeling of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease: design of serotonin 5-HT6 antagonists / Ádám A. Kelemen, Stefan Mordalski, Andrzej J. Bojarski, György M. Keserű
  • Computational modeling of diagnostic imaging agents for Alzheimer’s disease: molecular imaging agents for the in vivo detection of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease / Dionysia Papagiannopoulou, Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
  • Special topics. Computational approaches for therapeutic application of natural products in Alzheimer’s disease / Manika Awasthi, Swati Singh, Sameeksha Tiwari, Veda P. Pandey, Upendra N. Dwivedi
  • In silico studies applied to natural products with potential activity against Alzheimer’s disease / Luciana Scotti, Marcus T. Scotti
  • Computational modeling of multi-target-directed inhibitors against Alzheimer’s disease / Akhil Kumar, Ashok Sharma
  • Neuropharmacology in flux: molecular modeling tools for understanding protein conformational shifts in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders / Gerald H. Lushington, Frances E. S. Parker, Thomas H. W. Lushington, Nora M. Wallace
  • Computational nanotechnology: a tool for screening therapeutic nanomaterials against Alzheimer’s disease / R. Navanietha Krishnaraj, Dipayan Samanta, Rajesh K. Sani.
"This volume describes different computational methods encompassing ligand-based approaches (QSAR, pharmcophore), structure-based approaches (homology modeling, docking, molecular dynamics simulation), and combined approaches (virtual screening) with applications in anti-Alzheimer drug design. Different background topics like molecular etiologies of Alzheimer’s disease, targets for new drug development, and different cheminformatic modeling strategies are covered for completeness. Special topics like multi-target drug development, natural products, protein misfolding, and nanomaterials are also included in connection with computational modeling of anti-Alzheimer drug development. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your laboratory. Cutting-edge and authoritative, Computational Modeling of Drugs Against Alzheimer’s Disease is a valuable resource for learning about the latest computational techniques used to study this disease"--Publisher's description.
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction. Biosecurity and Risk Management. Economics of Invasive Species Damage and Damage Management. Policy and Regulation. Ecological Issues. Feeding a Hungry World: Threats to Agriculture by Invasive Vertebrate Species in the United States. Brown Tree Snakes: Methods and Approaches for Control. Burmese Pythons. Frogs (Coqui Frogs, Greenhouse Frogs, Cuban Tree Frogs, and Cane Toads). Ecology, Impacts, and Management of Invasive Rodents in the United States. Wild Pigs. Ecology of the Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) in North America. Feral Cats. Feral Goats and Sheep. European Starlings. Monk and Rose-Ringed Parakeets. Introduction History, Impacts, and Management of House Sparrows in North America. Conclusions, Challenges, and Research Needs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498704847 20171211
Vertebrate invasive species are important ecologically, socially, and scientifically throughout much of the globe. However, the interdiction and options for management of invasive species are driven by localized regulation at the country or even state level and thus the management of species must be framed within that context. This book is focused around the management of invasive vertebrate species in the United States, although readers will find much of the material broadly applicable to invasive species in other regions. Vertebrate invasive species cause damage to agriculture, property, natural resources, and threaten human health and safety. However, most of these species occur in the United States resulting from human-mediated activities, often being released intentionally. For the first time, the wealth of scientific information about vertebrate invasive species in the United States is summarized and synthesized in a single volume to be easily accessible to ecologists and natural resource managers. With a focus on prominent terrestrial invasive species that have a history of policy and management and highlighting contemporary issues and management, this book consists of 18 chapters written by experts from across the United States. The first section of the book focuses on overarching policy and management topics associated with vertebrate invasive species; including biosecurity threats and risk assessment, policy and regulation, and the economics of their management. The second section provides in-depth reviews of noteworthy invasive mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. After finishing this book, the reader should understand the complexity of managing invasive species, the unique challenges that each new species may present, and the steps forward that may decrease the impact of these species on the environment, human health, and the economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498704847 20171211
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44 p.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is being used in fluoropolymer production, as surface treatment agents and for the manufacture of side-chain fluorinated polymers. However, there is evidence that PFOA and its salts have a number of hazardous properties that may cause harm to human health and the environment. This report evaluates existing economic assessments and valuations of impacts arising from PFOA and its salts.
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1 online resource.
  • REPRODUCIBILITY, BIAS, AND OBJECTIVITY IN CONSERVATION SCIENCE-- CHALLENGES TO FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES IN CONSERVATION-- ICONIC CONSERVATION TALES: SORTING TRUTH FROM FICTION-- QUESTIONING ACCEPTED STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS-- CONCLUSION.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808978 20180115
This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges, and to what extent these challenges advance conservation science. A concluding chapter will synthesize common themes that emerge from the experiences of the authors in these debates and discuss how best to guard against confirmation bias. The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808978 20180115
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  • Mesenchymal stem cells for tissue regeneration / Guang Yang, Song Li and Ngan F. Huang
  • Delivery vehicles for deploying mesenchymal stem cells in tissue repair / Ben P. Hung, Michael S. Friedman and J. Kent Leach
  • Stem cells for cardiac tissue engineering / Jennifer L. Young, Karen L. Christman and Adam J. Engler
  • Engineered mechanical factors to mature pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes / Alexandre J.S. Ribeiro, Robin E. Wilson and Beth L. Pruitt
  • Cardiovascular system : stem cells in tissue-engineered blood vessels / Rajendra Sawh-Martinez [and 5 others]
  • Stem cell-derived endothelial cells for cardiovascular regeneration / Luqia Hou and Ngan F. Huang
  • Angiogenic cytokines in the treatment of ischemic heart disease / Michael J. Paulsen and Y. Joseph Woo
  • Adipose tissue engineering and stem cells / D. Adam Young, Brian Mailey, Jennifer Baker, Anne M. Wallace and Karen L. Christman
  • Engineering cartilage : from materials to small molecules / Jeannine M. Coburn and Jennifer H. Elisseeff
  • Adult stem cells for articular cartilage tissue engineering / Sushmita Saha, Jennifer Kirkham, David Wood, Stephen Curran and Xuebin B. Yang
  • Stem cells for disc repair / Ann Ouyang, Aliza A Allon, Zorica Buser, Sigurd Berven and Jeffrey C. Lotz
  • Clinical applications of a stem cell-based therapy for oral bone reconstruction / Thomas Eshraghi and Bradley McAllister
  • Skeletal tissue engineering : progress and prospects / Nicholas J. Panetta, Deepak M. Gupta and Michael T. Longaker
  • Recent advances and future perspectives on cell reprogramming / Bilal Cakir, Kun-Yong Kim and In-Hyun Park
  • High-throughput systems for stem cell engineering / David A. Brafman, Karl Willert and Shu Chien
  • Novel methods for characterizing and sorting single stem cells from their tissue niches / Ju Li, Eric Jabart, Sachin Rangarajan and Irina Conboy
  • Label-free microfluidic techniques to isolate and screen single stem cells / Eric Jabart, Karthik Balakrishnan and Lydia L. Sohn
  • Microscale technologies for tissue engineering and stem cell differentiation / Jason W. Nichol [and 5 others]
  • Designing protein-engineered biomaterials for stem cell therapy / Lei Cai and Sarah C. Heilshorn
  • Quality control of autologous cell and tissue-based therapies / Nathalie Dusserre, Todd McAllister and Nicolas L'Heureux
  • Regulatory challenges for cell-based therapeutics / Todd McAllister, Corey Iyican and Nicolas L'Heureux.
"Tissue engineering integrates knowledge and tools from biological sciences and engineering for tissue regeneration. A challenge for tissue engineering is to identify appropriate cell sources. The recent advancement of stem cell biology provides enormous opportunities to engineer stem cells for tissue engineering. The impact of stem cell technology on tissue engineering will be revolutionary. This book covers state-of-the-art knowledge on the potential of stem cells for the regeneration of a wide range of tissues and organs, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and skin tissues. The technology platforms for studying and engineering stem cells, such as hydrogel and biomaterials development, microfluidics system and microscale patterning, are also illustrated. Regulatory challenges and quality control for clinical translation are also detailed. This book provides an comprehensive update on the advancement in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and serves as a valuable resource for both researchers and students."-- Provided by publisher.
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79 p.
This paper replaces the 2016 version which contained outdated information on natural capital for a few countries corresponding to an earlier version of the estimations. Figures 1-10, A4.1, A5.1, A5.2, A6.1 have therefore been adjusted, with the only noticeable change being the ranking in the contributions of natural capital to output growth. The main messages and conclusions remain unchanged. The paper further refines the OECD framework for measuring the environmentally adjusted multifactor productivity growth that seeks to incorporate environmental services in productivity analysis. Compared to standard productivity measurement, this framework allows accounting also for the use of natural capital (currently including 14 types of fossil fuels and minerals) and the emission of pollutants as negative by-products (currently including 8 types of greenhouse gases and air pollutants). An updated series of the indicator is presented, with a geographic coverage extended to all OECD and G20 countries for the 1990-2013 time period. The indicators presented here allow the sources of economic growth to be better identified, and growth prospects in the long run to be better assessed.
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317 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm.
  • Parte 1. El progreso hacia el desarrollo sostenible Capítulo I. Contexto y principales tendencias ambientales Capítulo II. Entorno de formulación de políticas Capítulo III. Economía y ambiente Capítulo IV. Sociedad y medio ambiente Capítulo V. Cooperación y compromisos internacionales Parte 2. Calidad ambiental de vida Capítulo VI. Aire Capítulo VII. Gestión de residuos y sustancias químicas Capítulo VIII. Recursos hídricos Capítulo IX. Biodiversidad Parte 3. Aprovechamiento de la base de recursos naturales Capítulo X. Sector agropecuario y silvicultura Capítulo XI. Sector de la pesca y los recursos hidrobiológicos Capítulo XII. Sector minero
El Programa de Evaluaciones del desempeño ambiental de la Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) proporciona análisis independientes de los avances de cada país en el cumplimiento de los compromisos de sus políticas ambientales nacionales e internacionales y formula las recomendaciones pertinentes sobre esas políticas. El objetivo de las evaluaciones es promover el aprendizaje mutuo, fortalecerla rendición de cuentas de los gobiernos ante otros gobiernos y ante los ciudadanos y mejorar el desempeño ambiental de los países, tanto de forma individual como colectiva. Desde 1992, la OCDE viene realizando estas evaluaciones sobre la base de una amplia gama de datos económicos y ambientales, y cada ciclo abarca atodos los Estados miembros de esta Organización y a una serie de países socios. Algunas de las evaluaciones más recientes se han centrado en Colombia (2014), España (2015), el Brasil (2015) y Chile (2016). La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) ha impulsado evaluaciones ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe en cooperación con la OCDE y ha llevado a cabo análisis similares en los estados de Amazonas y Acre en el Brasil. Este informe corresponde a la primera evaluación del desempeño ambiental del Perú. En él se examinan los avances logrados en el ámbito del desarrollo sostenible y el crecimiento verde, prestando especial atención a la ordenación ambiental (aire, residuos y sustancias químicas, agua y biodiversidad) y al aprovechamiento sostenible de la base de recursos naturales. Se analiza con mayor detenimiento el desempeño ambiental de los sectores agropecuario, pesquero y minero. Esta publicación se encuentra disponible en www.cepal.org y en www.oecd.org/env/countryreviews.
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1 online resource.
  • Preface Introduction 1. Big Questions 2. What This Book Is About 3. Scientific Acronyms 4. Molecular Graphics Section I: The Old Testament of Gene Regulation 5. Evolution as a Cutout Doll Problem I 6. Evolution as a Cutout Doll Problem II 7. The Best Art 8. Intelligent Design 9. Polymers 10. LEGO (Trademark) Life 11. α/ss Proteins 12. The Inevitability of α/ss Folds 13. Evolution Puts the Y (Why) in Biology 14. Evolution Is Not Anti-Religion 15. Computers in Biology 16. The Old and New Testaments of Gene Regulation 17. Evolution as a Cutout Doll Problem III 18. Multi-subunit RNA Polymerases Book I 19. Multi-Subunit RNA Polymerases Book II 20. The Chemical Synthesis of Life 21. The RNA World 22. Ribosomes 23. The RNA-Protein World 24. Transfer RNA 25. The Three Domains of Life on Earth and Scientific Working Hypotheses 26. LUCA 27. General Transcription Factors and Promoters 28. Archaea 29. Bacteria 30. Methane and Oxygen Section II: The New Testament of Gene Regulation 31. LECA 32. Eukaryotic Multi-Subunit RNA Polymerases, General Transcription Factors and the CTD 33. Patchwork Eukaryotic Phylogenomics 34. Plants 35. The Permian-Triassic Extinction 36. The Triassic-Jurassic Extinction 37. The Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction 38. The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum 39. Promoter Proximal Pausing and the CTD Interactome 40. Human Evolution 41. Human Cancer 42. Homology Modeling and Cryoelectron Microscopy 43. Human Extinction 44. Evolution Versus Faith 45. Concept in Biology 46. Other Books and Studies References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128130339 20180213
Evolution since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings describes genesis of metabolism, transcription, translation, cell structure, eukaryotic complexity, LUCA (the last universal common (cellular) ancestor), the great divergence of archaea and bacteria, LECA (the last eukaryotic common ancestor), extinction, and cancer in very simple ways. The work (almost) "synthesizes life from scratch" (since coding) and describes the tools for readers to check the author's work. As a result, readers understand living systems and their evolution in a conceptual way and are empowered to utilize powerful but accessible tools in computer-based biology. The work serves as foundational reading for a variety of researchers, academics, and students in life sciences, for example in evolution/evolutionary biology, biochemistry, genetics/molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and microbiology, as well as disciplines beyond biological science. Its approachable style makes the book accessible for introductory students and educated laypersons. Evolution since Coding is suitable to supplement college courses that mix computers, evolution, and biology from freshman to senior level.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128130339 20180213
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Biodiversity and taxonomy 2. Abiotic factors and ecophysiology 3. Ecosystems, energy and nutrients 4. Determining abundance and distribution 5. Population growth 6. Species interactions 7. Behavioural ecology and ecological genetics 8. Environmental pollution and perturbations 9. Conservation Biology 10. Statistics 11. Multiple choice questions 12. Answers to exercises and multiple choice questions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093542 20180213
Examining Ecology: Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation explains foundational ecological principles using a hands-on approach that features analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work. The book provides students and lecturers with real life examples to demonstrate basic principles. The book helps students, instructors, and those new to the field learn about the principles of ecology and conservation by completing a series of problems. Prior knowledge of the subject is not assumed; the work requires users to be able to perform simple calculations and draw graphs. Most of the exercises in the book have been used widely by the author's own students over a number of years, and many are based on real data from published research. Exercises are succinct with a broad number of options, which is a unique feature among similar books on this topic. The book is primarily intended as a resource for students, academics, and instructors studying, teaching, and working in zoology, ecology, biology, wildlife conservation and management, ecophysiology, behavioural ecology, population biology and ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science. Students will be able to progress through the book attempting each exercise in a logical sequence, beginning with basic principles and working up to more complex exercises. Alternatively they may wish to focus on specific chapters on specialist areas, e.g., population dynamics. Many of the exercises introduce students to mathematical methods (calculations, use of formulae, drawing of graphs, calculating simple statistics). Other exercises simulate fieldwork projects, allowing users to `collect' and analyze data which would take considerable time and effort to collect in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093542 20180213
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1 online resource.
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; 1. How to Construct an Organism; 2. Heredity from First Principles; 3. The Triumph of the Gene; 4. Monsters, Worms, and Rats; 5. The Nongenetic Inheritance Spectrum; 6. Evolution with Extended Heredity; 7. Why Extended Heredity Matters; 8. Apples and Oranges?; 9. A New Perspective on Old Questions; 10. Extended Heredity in Human Life; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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90 p. ; 21 x 28 cm.
  • International experience with water abstraction and pollution charge
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Costs of water resource management in Armenia and South Africa
  • Overview of economic instruments for water management in Georgia
  • Evaluation and ranking of options for economic instruments reform
  • Options for economic instruments for water management in Georgia
  • Executive summary
  • Recommendations for economic instruments for water management in Georgia
  • Foreword
  • Water problems and management framework in Georgia.
This study assesses the use of economic instruments for water resources management in Georgia and considers options for reform following the 2014 signature of an Association Agreement with the EU committing to alignment with the EU’s Water Framework Directive. This includes the systematic use of economic instruments, including water pricing, to recover the cost of water services provided to households, industry and farmers, among other measures. Three main economic instruments are recommended in this study: 1) the introduction of a licensing regime and charges for both surface water and groundwater abstraction, 2) the restoration of a licencing and charging regime for all forms of water pollution, and 3) more rigorous enforcement of these measures, including more active monitoring and higher fines for offenders. Implementing these measures will be greatly facilitated by the enactment of the new Water Law now being examined by the government of Georgia.
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16 p.
This paper sets out essential facts about the economic case for water-related investment and the financing gap. It charts a series of actions to better value water and ultimately facilitate investment at a scale commensurate with the commitments of the global community.
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148 p. ; 21 x 28 cm.
  • OECD Principles on Water Governance: Taking stock
  • Preface
  • OECD Water Governance Indicator Framework
  • Foreword
  • Evolving practices on water governance
  • Acronyms and abbreviations.
Water and its improved governance are critical for economic growth, social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability. Three years after the adoption of the OECD Water Governance Principles, this report takes stock of their use and dissemination. It provides a water governance indicator framework and a set of evolving practices for bench-learning, building on lessons learned from different countries and contexts.   Based on an extensive bottom up and multi-stakeholder process within the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI), these tools are conceived of as voluntary methodologies to be carried out at country, region, basin and/or city levels to improve water policies. The indicator framework is composed of a traffic light system based on 36 input and process indicators and a checklist with questions on a number of more specific governance conditions. The framework concludes with an action plan to help prioritise steps towards better design and implementation of water policies.