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by Jongsoo Lee Galen Brokaw

Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives presents an in-depth, highly nuanced historical understanding of this major indigenous Mesoamerican city from the conquest through the present. The book argues for the need to revise conclusions of past scholarship on familiar topics, deals with current debates that derive from differences in the way scholars view abundant and diverse iconographic and alphabetic sources, and proposes a new look at Texcocan history and culture from different academic disciplines. Contributors address some of the most pressing issues in Texcocan studies and bring new ones to light: the role of Texcoco in the Aztec empire, the construction and transformation of Prehispanic history in the colonial period, the continuity and transformation of indigenous culture and politics after the conquest, and the nature and importance of iconographic and alphabetic texts that originated in this city-state, such as the Codex Xolotl, the Mapa Quinatzin, and Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's chronicles. Multiple scholarly perspectives and methodological approaches offer alternative paradigms of research and open a needed dialogue among disciplines--social, political, literary, and art history, as well as the history of science. This comprehensive overview of Prehispanic and colonial Texcoco will be of interest to Mesoamerican scholars in the social sciences and humanities.

Writing across Contexts

by Liane Robertson Kathleen Blake Yancy Kara Tacsak

Addressing how composers transfer both knowledge about and practices of writing, Writing across Contexts explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT) and analyzes the efficacy of the approach. Finding that TFT courses aid students in transfer in ways that other kinds of composition courses do not, the authors demonstrate that the content of this curriculum, including its reflective practice, provides a unique set of resources for students to call on and repurpose for new writing tasks.The authors provide a brief historical review, give attention to current curricular efforts designed to promote such transfer, and develop new insights into the role of prior knowledge in students' ability to transfer writing knowledge and practice, presenting three models of how students respond to and use new knowledge--assemblage, remix, and critical incident.A timely and significant contribution to the field, Writing across Contexts will be of interest to graduate students, composition scholars, WAC and writing-in-the-disciplines scholars, and writing program administrators.

Keynotes in Organic Chemistry

by Andrew F. Parsons

This concise and accessible book provides organic chemistry notes for students studying chemistry and related courses at undergraduate level, covering core organic chemistry in a format ideal for learning and rapid revision. The material is organised so that fundamental concepts are introduced early, then built on to provide an overview of the essentials of functional group chemistry and reactivity, leading the student to a solid understanding of the basics of organic chemistry. Graphical presentation of information is central to the book, to facilitate the rapid assimilation, understanding and recall of critical concepts, facts and definitions.Students wanting a comprehensive and accessible overview of organic chemistry to build the necessary foundations for a more detailed study will find this book an ideal source of the information they require. In addition, the structured presentation, highly graphical nature of the text and practice problems with outline answers will provide an invaluable framework and aid to revision for students preparing for examinations. Keynotes in Organic Chemistry is also a handy desk reference for advanced students, postgraduates and researchers.For this second edition the text has been completely revised and updated. Colour has been introduced to clarify aspects of reaction mechanisms, and new margin notes to emphasise the links between different topics. The number of problems have been doubled to approximately 100, and includes spectra interpretation problems. Each chapter now starts with diagrams to illustrate the key points, and ends with a list of key reactions and a worked example.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

by Christian Binek Robert J. Hardy

This textbook brings together the fundamentals of the macroscopic and microscopic aspects of thermal physics by presenting thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as complementary theories based on small numbers of postulates. The book is designed to give the instructor flexibility in structuring courses for advanced undergraduates and/or beginning graduate students and is written on the principle that a good text should also be a good reference.The presentation of thermodynamics follows the logic of Clausius and Kelvin while relating the concepts involved to familiar phenomena and the modern student's knowledge of the atomic nature of matter. Another unique aspect of the book is the treatment of the mathematics involved. The essential mathematical concepts are briefly reviewed before using them, and the similarity of the mathematics to that employed in other fields of physics is emphasized.The text gives in depth treatments of low density gases, harmonic solids, magnetic and dielectric materials, phase transitions, and the concept of entropy. The microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles of statistical mechanics are derived and used as the starting point for the analysis of fluctuations, blackbody radiation, the Maxwell distribution, Fermi-Dirac statistics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and the statistical basis of computer simulations.

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems

by Douglas L. Karlen

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems presents a comprehensive overview of how cellulosic energy crops can be sustainably produced and converted to affordable energy through liquid fuels, heat and electricity.The book begins with an introduction to cellulosic feedstocks, discussing their potential as a large-scale sustainable energy source, and technologies for the production of liquid fuels, heat and electricity. Subsequent chapters examine miscanthus, switchgrass, sugarcane and energy cane, sorghums and crop residues, reviewing their phylogeny, cultural practices, and opportunities for genetic improvement. This is followed by a detailed focus on woody crops, including eucalyptus, pine, poplar and willow. Critical logistical issues associated with both herbaceous and woody feedstocks are reviewed, and alternate strategies for harvesting, transporting, and storing cellulosic materials are also examined. The final sectionof the booktackles the challenge of achieving long-term sustainability, addressing economic, environmental and social factors.Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems is a valuable resource for academics, students and industry professionals working in the field of biomass cultivation and conversion, bioenergy, crop science and agriculture.Topics covered include:Identifying suitable cellulosic energy crops that are adapted to a wide range of climates and soilsBest management practices for sustainably growing, harvesting, storing, transporting and pre-processing these cropsThe development of integrated cellulosic energy cropping systems for supplying commercial processing plantsChallenges and opportunities for the long-term sustainability of cellulosic energy crops This book was conceived and initiated by David I. Bransby, Professor of Energy and Forage Crops in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences at Auburn University, USA. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit

Solid State Chemistry and its Applications

by Anthony R. West

Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd Edition: Student Edition is an extensive update and sequel to the bestselling textbook Basic Solid State Chemistry, the classic text for undergraduate teaching in solid state chemistry worldwide.Solid state chemistry lies at the heart of many significant scientific advances from recent decades, including the discovery of high-temperature superconductors, new forms of carbon and countless other developments in the synthesis, characterisation and applications of inorganic materials. Looking forward, solid state chemistry will be crucial for the development of new functional materials in areas such as energy, catalysis and electronic materials.This revised edition of Basic Solid State Chemistry has been completely rewritten and expanded to present an up-to-date account of the essential topics and recent developments in this exciting field of inorganic chemistry. Each section commences with a gentle introduction, covering basic principles, progressing seamlessly to a more advanced level in order to present a comprehensive overview of the subject. This new Student Edition includes the following updates and new features:Expanded coverage of bonding in solids, including a new section on covalent bonding and more extensive treatment of metallic bonding.Synthetic methods are covered extensively and new topics include microwave synthesis, combinatorial synthesis, mechano-synthesis, atomic layer deposition and spray pyrolysis.Revised coverage of electrical, magnetic and optical properties, with additional material on semiconductors, giant and colossal magnetoresistance, multiferroics, LEDs, fibre optics and solar cells, lasers, graphene and quasicrystals.Extended chapters on crystal defects and characterisation techniques.Published in full colour to aid comprehension.Extensive coverage of crystal structures for important families of inorganic solids is complemented by access to CrystalMaker® visualization software, allowing readers to view and rotate over 100 crystal structures in three dimensions.Solutions to exercises and supplementary lecture material are available online.Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd Edition: Student Edition is a must-have textbook for any undergraduate or new research worker studying solid state chemistry.

Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites

by Guangping Han Douglas D. Stokke Christian V. Stevens Qinglin Wu

Over the past two decades, there has been a shift in research and industrial practice, and products traditionally manufactured primarily from wood are increasingly combined with other nonwood materials of either natural or synthetic origin. Wood and other plant-based fiber is routinely combined with adhesives, polymers, and other "ingredients" to produce composite materials.Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites draws together widely scattered information concerning fundamental concepts and technical applications, essential to the manufacture of wood and natural fiber composites. The topics addressed include basic information on the chemical and physical composition of wood and other lignocellulosic materials, the behavior of these materials under thermocompression processes, fundamentals of adhesion, specific adhesive systems used to manufacture composite materials, and an overview of the industrial technologies used to manufacture major product categories. The book concludes with a chapter on the burgeoning field of natural fiber-plastic composites.Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students studying forest products and wood science, as well as for practicing professionals working in operational areas of wood- and natural-fiber processing.For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit covered include: Overview of lignocellulosic material, their chemical and physical compositionConsolidation behavior of wood and fiber in response to heat and pressureFundamentals of adhesionAdhesives used to bond wood and lignocellulosic compositesManufacturing technology of major product typesFiber/plastic composites

Liver Transplantation

by James Ferguson James Neuberger Philip N. Newsome

Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management is the perfect tool for all gastroenterologists, hepatologists and transplant surgeons managing patients with liver disease awaiting and undergoing transplantation. Led by James Neuberger, world experts in hepatology and transplantation provide a chronological, step-by-step approach to best clinical management and patient care. Evidence-based throughout and with reference to the very latest practice guidelines from major societies such as EASL and AASLD, the book covers:When to refer a patient for liver transplantationSelection, assessment and management on the listTransplantation for acute liver failureDonation and allocationCare of the liver transplant recipient80 high definition videos of transplant surgery allow you to watch the experts in action and provide an outstanding visual and teaching element. In addition, key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and useful weblinks all help ensure rapid reference browsing. If you're managing patients requiring a liver transplant, this multimedia resource will save you time and effort by putting essential information within easy reach.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

by Guy Hart-Davis

Get the latest on all the new iPhone features with this easy-to-read visual guideWhether you're experienced with using the iPhone or new to the iPhone family, this practical guide provides you with clear visual instructions on how to use your new iPhone 5s or 5c. More than 500 color illustrations, combined with easy-to-follow explanations, get you up and running by clearly showing you how to do everything. Discover how to access and download books, apps, music, and video, as well as send photos, sync with your other Apple devices, edit movies on your phone, and effectively use the current OS.Walks you through all the exciting new features and capabilities of the iPhone 5s and 5c and the latest version of the OS - iOS 7Details sending photos and e-mails, editing movies, and syncing with other Apple devices and servicesExplains how to access and download books, apps, songs, and videosIncludes more than 500 full-color screen shots to reinforce your visual learning of the iPhoneTeach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is the ultimate visual guide to the latest features and capabilities of your iPhone.

Aerosol Science

by Ian Colbeck Lazaridis

Aerosols influence many areas of our daily life. They are at the core ofenvironmental problems such as global warming, photochemical smog andpoor air quality. They can also have diverse effects on human health, whereexposure occurs in both outdoor and indoor environments.However, aerosols can have beneficial effects too; the delivery of drugs to thelungs, the delivery of fuels for combustion and the production of nanomaterialsall rely on aerosols. Advances in particle measurement technologies havemade it possible to take advantage of rapid changes in both particle size andconcentration. Likewise, aerosols can now be produced in a controlled fashion.Reviewing many technological applications together with the current scientificstatus of aerosol modelling and measurements, this book includes:* Satellite aerosol remote sensing* The effects of aerosols on climate change* Air pollution and health* Pharmaceutical aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery* Bioaerosols and hospital infections* Particle emissions from vehicles* The safety of emerging nanomaterials* Radioactive aerosols: tracers of atmospheric processesWith the importance of this topic brought to the public's attention after theeruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, this book provides a timely,concise and accessible overview of the many facets of aerosol science.

Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

by John F. Prescott Steeve Giguère Patricia M. Dowling

The Fifth Edition of Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, the most comprehensive reference available on veterinary antimicrobial drug use, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the rapid advancements in the field of antimicrobial therapy. Encompassing all aspects of antimicrobial drug use in animals, the book provides detailed coverage of virtually all types of antimicrobials relevant to animal health. Now with a new chapter on antimicrobial therapy in zoo animals, Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine offers a wealth of invaluable information for appropriately prescribing antimicrobial therapies and shaping public policy.Divided into four sections covering general principles of antimicrobial therapy, classes of antimicrobial agents, special considerations, and antimicrobial drug use in multiple animal species, the text is enhanced by tables, diagrams, and photos. Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine is an essential resource for anyone concerned with the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs, including veterinary practitioners, students, public health veterinarians, and industry and research scientists.

Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients

by Preeti N. Malani Brent C. Williams David H. Wesorick

The first book designed specifically for hospitalists and other hospital-based staff who need concise, evidence-based guidance on the vital topic of caring for older hospitalized patientsHospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is an up-to-date, practical reference in geriatric medicine for hospitalists, as well as other physicians and nurses working in the hospital setting. The book uses numerous tables, figures, and images to highlight the areas of geriatric medicine that are most relevant to hospitalists.Written by nationally recognized experts, chapters broadly follow the course of hospitalization, from admission through daily care and active management of the transition to post-hospital settings, providing practical, evidence-based guidance at each point. Contents include:A systematic approach to the care of older patients, emphasizing clinical skills and daily activities that can be implemented in today's hospital environmentTechniques for effective communication with patients and their caregiversTools and "pearls" for quickly and accurately assessing the whole patient, including risk for in-hospital complications, function, decision-making capacity, and home supportBest practices for prevention and management of the complications of hospitalization, including delirium, falls, pressure ulcers, and hip fracturesSpecific recommendations in areas with wide practice variation, such as psychopharmacology and nutrition in older hospitalized patientsPractical guidance on complex issues, such as establishing goals of care, managing patients who lack decision-making capacity, and managing the discharge transitionMethods to improve the daily work and communication of the whole hospital team, including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providersAs the population ages, hospitalists are caring for an increasing number of older patients. This book helps hospitalists expand their knowledge, incorporate key clinical skills into daily practice, build more efficient patient care teams, and teach more effectively in today's fast-paced, complex hospital environment.

The Eventual Millionaire

by Dan Miller Jaime Tardy

Become a millionaire by learning from millionairesAn Eventual Millionaire is someone who knows they will be a millionaire, eventually. But they want to do it on their own terms--with an enjoyable life and an enjoyable business. Eventual Millionaires are everywhere, from the airplane pilot looking to start his own business for more freedom and money to a student looking to start her life on the right foot to a successful business owner needing inspiration and wondering how to take her business to the next level.There are many ways to become a millionaire, but research has often shown that creating your own business is one of the best ways to build wealth. The Eventual Millionaire will lay the foundation for those looking to start their own business and work their way toward financial independence and a fulfilled life.Contains the insights of more than 100 millionaires and their various experiencesWritten by Jaime Tardy, founder of and a business coach for entrepreneursA companion website includes an "Eventual Millionaire Starter Kit" with worksheets, business plan documents, and much moreWe all want to be successful and enjoy financial security, but we might not know how or don't think we can do it. The Eventual Millionaire will show you what it takes.

Leveraged Buyouts

by Paul Pignataro

A comprehensive look at the world of leveraged buyoutsThe private equity industry has grown dramatically over the past twenty years. Such investing requires a strong technical know-how in order to turn private investments into successful enterprises. That is why Paul Pignataro has created Leveraged Buyouts + Website: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity.Engaging and informative, this book skillfully shows how to identify a private company, takes you through the analysis behind bringing such an investment to profitability--and further create high returns for the private equity funds. It includes an informative leveraged buyout overview, touching on everything from LBO modeling, accounting, and value creation theory to leveraged buyout concepts and mechanics.Provides an in-depth analysis of how to identify a private company, bring such an investment to profitability, and create high returns for the private equity fundsIncludes an informative LBO model and case study as well as private company valuationWritten by Paul Pignataro, founder and CEO of the New York School of FinanceIf you're looking for the best way to hone your skills in this field, look no further than this book.

Sexual Attraction in Therapy

by Maria Luca

Sexual Attraction in Therapy presents new findings from multiple perspectives into the complex phenomenon of sexual attraction in therapy. Detailed clinical examples and strategies from expert contributors demonstrate how therapists can engage with sexual attraction, when it arises, in positive ways that facilitate client progress and ensure appropriate professional conduct. Challenges practitioners to think about sexual attraction as a normal dynamic developing through the unique intimacy of the therapy encounterPresents new findings from research to enrich understanding of the lived experience of therapists and how they confront, avoid, make use of the process of sexual attractionProvides clinical examples to highlight common challenges faced by practitioners, the strategies they use to overcome them and how they normalize the 'taboo' of sexual attraction to make positive use of it in therapyMakes an important contribution to current literature on professional practice, an area of increasing importance as more emphasis is placed on issues of ethics, ongoing supervision and appropriate professional conductExpert contributors include Doris McIlwain, Michael Worrell, John Sommers-Flanagan and Martin Milton

Clinical Problems in Oncology

by Sing Yu Moorcraft David D. Cunningham Daniel Lee

Clinical Problems in Oncology: A Practical Guide to Management is an easy-to-use, compactreference with essential, practical information on managing oncological emergencies, as well asthe side effects and complications of cancer and its treatment. Because patient responses can varywidely, depending on the type of treatment prescribed, this resource offers medical professionalsthe specific information they need to improve the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients atthe point of care.The compact format includes a wide range of clinical information, from the dose of drugs that wouldtypically be used, through guidance on the practical procedures that are frequently usedto treat oncology patients. Some of the book's highlights include:* Toxicity grading and management, including at-a-glance summaries of the most common toxicities associated with chemotherapy * Prescribing guidelines, including how to write up electrolyte replacement properly * Information on specialised oncology procedures (such as SIR spheres), and how to manage complications * Types of vascular access lines and how to check their position, access them and troubleshoot problems * Drug and dosing guidelines for patients being started on the Liverpool Care PathwayWith an expert team of writers who have contributed materials in their areas of expertise, ClinicalProblems in Oncology is an ideal reference for oncologists in training, oncologists in non-trainingpositions, oncology registrars and general practitioners.


by Ben Harvell

Bring your Apple products together and enjoy an orchard of intelligent, unified technology!Whether at work or at home, syncing multiple Apple devices can help you achieve an organized, streamlined, harmonized life. With this unique resource, you discover how to get the most out of AirPlay and iCloud, Apple's streaming and cloud services. Featuring a four-color design and packed with helpful codes, tips, and tricks, this accessible book shows you how to write a document on an iMac at home and then continue editing it on an iPad while on the go without worrying about synching the devices to each other. Perhaps you're interested in watching a movie on an iPhone during the commute home and then stream that movie to an HDTV via an Apple TV once you're back on the couch. Those are just a sneak preview of the tutorials in this book that will show you how to take full advantage of the cross-family integration of Apple's products.Walks you through how to keep your documents, apps, e-mails, messages, and photos in sync across all of your iOS and Mac OS X devicesShows you how to DJ your own event with music streaming via AirPlay to multiple speakers across your home or venue and even allow guests to add songs to the playlist via the cloudExplains how you can give professional presentations direct from your Mac or iOS device on an HDTV or projector using AirPlay mirroringDetails ways to time shift your entertainment by accessing books, movies, music, TV shows, and games on all your devices, wherever you areGuides you through instructions for playing games on your iPhone or iPad while viewing them on your HDTVGet organized at work and at home with synced contacts, bookmarks, and e-mails on all of your devices via WiFi and cellular data with this book as your guide!

Rural Social Work

by T. Laine Scales H. Stephen Cooper Calvin L. Streeter

A thoughtful text integrating strengths, assets, and capacity-building themes with contemporary issues in rural social work practiceNow in its second edition, Rural Social Work is a collection of contributed readings from social work scholars, students, and practitioners presenting a framework for resource building based on the strengths, assets, and capacities of people, a tool essential for working with rural communities.This guide considers methods for social workers to participate in the work of sustaining rural communities. Each chapter features a reading integrating the themes of capacity-building and rural social work; discussion questions that facilitate critical thinking around the chapter; and suggested activities and assignments.Rural Social Work, Second Edition explores:Important practice issues in rural communities, including the challenges of working with stigmatized populations such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, the homeless, and people living with HIV/AIDSPractice models that hold special promise for rural social workers, including evidence-based practice and community partnership modelsNewer research tools such as asset mapping, social network analysis, concept mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Exploring how social workers can integrate the tremendous resources that exist in rural communities into their practice, Rural Social Work, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to the complex, challenging, and rewarding work of building and sustaining rural communities.

Volcanism and Subduction

by Pavel Izbekov Evgenii Gordeev Jonathan Lees Minoru Kasahara John Eichelberger

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172.The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka itself contains 29 active volcanoes, 4 now in a state of semi-continuous eruption, and I has experienced 14 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes since accurate recording began in 1962. At its heart is the uniquely acute subduction cusp where the Kamchatka and Aleutian Arcs and Emperor Seamount Chain meet.Volcanism and Subduction covers coupled magmatism and tectonics in this spectacular region, where the torn North Pacific slab dives into hot mantle. Senior Russian and American authors grapple with the dynamics of the cusp with perspectives from the west and east of it, respectively, while careful tephrostratigraphy yields a remarkably precise record of behavior of storied volcanoes such as Kliuchevskoi and Shiveluch. Towards the south, Japanese researchers elucidate subduction earthquake processes with unprecedented geodetic resolution. Looking eastward, new insights on caldera formation, monitoring, and magma ascent are presented for the Aleutians.This is one of the first books of its kind printed in the English language. Students and scientists beginning research in the region will find in this book a useful context and introduction to the region's scientific leaders. Others who wish to apply lessons learned in the North Pacific to their areas of interest will find the volume a valuable reference.

Midlatitude Ionospheric Dynamics and Disturbances

by Anthea J. Coster Michael Mendillo Paul M. Kintner Jr. Roderick Heelis Tim Fuller-Rowell Antony J. Mannucci

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 181.Filling the need for a 20-year lag in substantial consideration of the midlatitude ionosphere, this volume focuses on work that takes advantage of GPS and UV imaging from satellites over the past decade, two methods that have profoundly transformed our understanding of this stratum of the atmosphere. Its interdisciplinary content brings together researchers of the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere, polar and equatorial ionospheres, and space weather. Modeling and assimilative imaging of the ionosphere and thermosphere show for the first time the complex and global impact of midlatitude ionospheric storms.The editors invited the leading experts in the following areas to contribute the chapters herein:Characterization of Midlatitude StormsElectric Field Coupling From the Heliosphere and Inner MagnetosphereThermospheric Control of the Midlatitude IonosphereIonospheric IrregularitiesExperimental Methods and New TechniquesThese themes were chosen to create a path for understanding the midlatitude ionosphere. They continue to be largely valid and represent a coherent division of the subject matter. They will be critical for understanding space weather during the upcoming solar maximum.This book was inspired by the Chapman Conference of the same name held January 2007.

Worship as Pastoral Care

by William H. Willimon

Demonstrates how worship and pastoral care can be blended to sustain and enrich each other. Using insights gained from pastoral care and pastoral psychology, William H. Willimon explores what happens to people when they become involved in Christian worship. True pastoral care, he shows, cannot take place apart from an active worshiping community of faith. Worship as Pastoral Care sensitizes pastors to the many ways Christian worship and pastoral care methods can be blended to enrich and support one another. It encourages pastors to broaden their understanding of corporate worship and to become aware of the importance of their role as priests. To illustrate his concepts, Dr. Willimon examines four familiar acts of worship: the funeral, the wedding, baptism, and the Lord's Supper. The psychological dimensions are discussed and suggestions are given on ways pastors can nurture and sustain their congregations through these services.

Indian Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and Ecological Variability

by Kenneth H. Brink S. Wajih Naqvi Jerry D. Wiggert Sharon L. Smith Raleigh R. Hood

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 185.Indian Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and Ecological Variability provides a synthesis of current knowledge on Indian Ocean biogeochemistry and ecology and an introduction to new concepts and topical paradigm challenges. It also reports on the development of more extensive/frequent observational capacity being deployed in the Indian Ocean. This represents the first collection of syntheses that emphasize a basin-wide perspective, and the contributing authors include some of the most esteemed oceanographers and Indian Ocean experts in the world. The volume is derived from invited plenary talks that were presented at the initial Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER) workshop held at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa, India, in October 2006.The volume discussesThe overlying physical processes set by monsoonal forcing and how these control biological production and variabilityNutrient cycling and limitationPelagic carbon cycling and air-sea exchangeBenthic biogeochemistry and ecologyThe impact of climate and human activities on biogeochemistry and ecosystems.The readership for this book will consist of academic and governmental researchers interested in exploring how oceanographic, atmospheric, and hydrological processes combine to establish the environmental setting that supports and drives the pelagic system and which are especially relevant to understanding the complex biogeochemical and ecological interactions in the Indian Ocean.

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

by Xavier Comas Lisa R. Belyea Lee D. Slater A. S. Reeve Andrew J. Baird

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 184.Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands examines the role that northern peatlands play in regulating the atmospheric carbon budget. It summarizes current research in four interconnected areas: large-scale peatland dynamics and carbon cycling; plant and microbial dynamics and their effect on carbon fluxes to the atmosphere; methane accumulation in, and loss from, peatlands; and water and dissolved carbon fluxes through peatlands. The volume highlights includeA thorough assessment of the challenges involved in incorporating carbon cycling in northern peatlands into global climate models;A conceptual model to examine the partitioning of terminal carbon mineralization into production of CO2 and CH4;A comprehensive review of the evidence for the accumulation of methane in deep and shallow peat; andA description of the hydrologic changes induced by peat harvesting and associated challenges in restoring altered peatlands to their natural hydrologic regime.Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands will be of interest to research scientists and graduate and undergraduate students, particularly those who wish to know more about the role of peatlands in the global carbon cycle and their role as modifiers of climate.

Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis

by Francis L. Tse Jie Zhang Wenkui Li

Consolidates the information LC-MS bioanalytical scientists need to analyze small molecules and macromoleculesThe field of bioanalysis has advanced rapidly, propelled by new approaches for developing bioanalytical methods, new liquid chromatographic (LC) techniques, and new mass spectrometric (MS) instruments. Moreover, there are a host of guidelines and regulations designed to ensure the quality of bioanalytical results.Presenting the best practices, experimental protocols, and the latest understanding of regulations, this book offers a comprehensive review of LC-MS bioanalysis of small molecules and macromolecules. It not only addresses the needs of bioanalytical scientists working on routine projects, but also explores advanced and emerging technologies such as high-resolution mass spectrometry and dried blood spot microsampling.Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis features contributions from an international team of leading bioanalytical scientists. Their contributions reflect a review of the latest findings, practices, and regulations as well as their own firsthand analytical laboratory experience. The book thoroughly examines:Fundamentals of LC-MS bioanalysis in drug discovery, drug development, and therapeutic drug monitoringThe current understanding of regulations governing LC-MS bioanalysisBest practices and detailed technical instructions for LC-MS bioanalysis method development, validation, and stability assessment of analyte(s) of interestExperimental guidelines and protocols for quantitative LC-MS bioanalysis of challenging molecules, including pro-drugs, acyl glucuronides, N-oxides, reactive compounds, and photosensitive and autooxidative compoundsWith its focus on current bioanalytical practice, Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis enables bioanalytical scientists to develop and validate robust LC-MS assay methods, all in compliance with current regulations and standards.

Computational Organic Chemistry

by Steven M. Bachrach

The Second Edition demonstrates how computational chemistry continues to shed new light on organic chemistryThe Second Edition of author Steven Bachrach's highly acclaimed Computational Organic Chemistry reflects the tremendous advances in computational methods since the publication of the First Edition, explaining how these advances have shaped our current understanding of organic chemistry. Readers familiar with the First Edition will discover new and revised material in all chapters, including new case studies and examples. There's also a new chapter dedicated to computational enzymology that demonstrates how principles of quantum mechanics applied to organic reactions can be extended to biological systems.Computational Organic Chemistry covers a broad range of problems and challenges in organic chemistry where computational chemistry has played a significant role in developing new theories or where it has provided additional evidence to support experimentally derived insights. Readers do not have to be experts in quantum mechanics. The first chapter of the book introduces all of the major theoretical concepts and definitions of quantum mechanics followed by a chapter dedicated to computed spectral properties and structure identification. Next, the book covers:Fundamentals of organic chemistryPericyclic reactionsDiradicals and carbenesOrganic reactions of anionsSolution-phase organic chemistryOrganic reaction dynamicsThe final chapter offers new computational approaches to understand enzymes. The book features interviews with preeminent computational chemists, underscoring the role of collaboration in developing new science. Three of these interviews are new to this edition.Readers interested in exploring individual topics in greater depth should turn to the book's ancillary website, which offers updates and supporting information. Plus, every cited article that is available in electronic form is listed with a link to the article.

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