Fungi have their own unique cell biology and life cycle, but also play critical roles in wider biological systems. This textbook provides an all-round view of fungal biology, ranging in scope from the evolutionary origins of fungi and other eukaryotes more than a billion years ago, to the impact fungi have on our everyday lives. Bringing mycology teaching right up to date, this unique systems biology approach emphasises the interactions between fungi and other organisms to illustrate the critical roles that fungi play in every ecosystem and food web. With more than 60 colour figures, examples of computational modelling and resource boxes directing students to areas of interest online, this uniquely modern textbook gives students an appreciation of fungi both at the organism level and in the context of wider biology. A companion CD features a hyperlinked version of the book and the fully integrated World of Cyberfungi website.
Fungi have their own unique cell biology and life cycle, but also play critical roles in wider biological systems. This textbook provides an all-round view of fungal biology, ranging in scope from the evolutionary origins of fungi and other eukaryotes more than a billion years ago, to the impact fungi have on our everyday lives. Bringing mycology teaching right up to date, this unique systems biology approach emphasises the interactions between fungi and other organisms to illustrate the critical roles that fungi play in every ecosystem and food web. With more than 60 colour figures, examples of computational modelling and resource boxes directing students to areas of interest online, this uniquely modern textbook gives students an appreciation of fungi both at the organism level and in the context of wider biology.
The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service provision. In doing so, it addresses key questions of drug use and addiction through interdisciplinary, predominantly sociological and criminological, perspectives, mapping and building on recent conceptual and empirical advances in the field. These include questions of materiality and agency, the social constitution of disease and neo-liberal subjectivity and responsibility. This book provides a fresh scholarly perspective on drug use and addiction by collecting top quality original work, written by a mix of international leaders in the field and emerging scholars working at the cutting edge of research.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
The rhythm of life on Earth includes several strong themes contributed by Kingdom Fungi. So why are fungi ignored when theorists ponder the origin of life? Casting aside common theories that life originated in an oceanic primeval soup, in a deep, hot place, or even a warm little pond, this is a mycological perspective on the emergence of life on Earth. The author traces the crucial role played by the first biofilms - products of aerosols, storms, volcanic plumes and rainout from a turbulent atmosphere - which formed in volcanic caves 4 billion years ago. Moore describes how these biofilms contributed to the formation of the first prokaryotic cells, and later, unicellular stem eukaryotes, highlighting the role of the fungal grade of organisation in the evolution of higher organisms. Based on the latest research, this is a unique account of the origin of life and its evolutionary diversity to the present day.
Combining a data analysis approach with the power of technology, innovative pedagogy, and a number of new features, this fifth edition has been updated to incorporate Learning Objectives in each section and link them to chapter reviews.
The Skin is the savage account of the American occupation of Naples, first European city to be liberated in World War II. Malaparte's bestseller is the famous tale of the orgiastic riot of licentiousness, debauchery, and sensuality which took place when the conquered Italians, men, women and children, long under the Fascist and Nazi boot, hastened to prostitute themselves to their American conquerors, the U. S. Army."Malaparte is a very great writer," said the noted critic, Pierre Lesdain. "The Skin is a tremendous work, a masterpiece. Writers like Henry Miller and Malaparte have such vitality, such vigor, such immense power that when viewed by ordinary men they seem monstrous. In The Skin everything is on a grand scale..."Here at last is The Skin, the over two-million-copy best seller about the U.S. Army loose in occupied Naples in World War II. The power, violence, and cruelty in these pages are a passionate reaction to the spectacle of human degradation. In The Skin, the military decay and the destruction of Europe are taken to stand for the moral collapse and revolution of modern life. The Skin has been hailed by readers and critics throughout the world as a work of epic proportions."MALAPARTE is a great writer. THE SKIN is a tremendous work.... In THE SKIN everything is on a grand scale."--Pierre Lesdain"MALAPARTE is the most epic of all the great writers of Europe."--Robert Pick"MALAPARTE is the prophet of a martyred, conquered Europe--a noble, despairing prophet whose song will remain unforgettable." Paul Levy
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Statistics Through Applications (STA) is the only text written specifically for high school statistics course. Designed to be read, the book takes a data analysis approach that emphasizes conceptual understanding over computation, while recognizing that some computation is necessary. The focus is on the statistical thinking behind data gathering and interpretation. The high school statistics course is often the first applied math course students take. STA engages students in learning how statisticians contribute to our understanding of the world and helps students to become more discerning consumers of the statistics they encounter in ads, economic reports, political campaigns, and elsewhere. New and improved! STA 2e features expanded coverage of probability, a reorganized presentation of data analysis, a new color design and much more.
Imprinted on the ice, stamped on the transparent crystal beneath the soles of my shoes, I saw a row of exquisitely beautiful human faces: a row of diaphanous masks, like Byzantine icons. They were looking at me, gazing at me...the delicate, living shadows of men who had been swallowed up in the mysterious waters of the lake.DURING THE SUMMER OF 1941, the Italian journalist and novelist Curzio Malaparte was the only frontline war correspondent in the whole of Russia. His account of events there is not unique for this reason alone: his astonishing eye for detail and intimate knowledge of the country lends his record a depth of understanding rarely found in other war reporting, and his attention to the human dimension of the conflict reveals him as a man of great humanity and compassion.Expelled from the southern war zone on the orders of Goebbels in September 1941, Malaparte spent four months under house arrest before being sent to cover events in Finland. From here he reported the Siege of Leningrad--one of the seminal events played out on the Eastern Front.
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