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Abarat: Absolute Midnight (Abarat #3)

by Clive Barker

Clive Barker, author of The Thief of Always, delivers an epic battle filled with fantasy and adventure that readers won't want to put down!Candy Quackenbush, her allies, and her enemies are back in Abarat: Absolute Midnight, the third book in Clive Barker's New York Times bestselling Abarat series."The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal." Mater Motley, the Old Mother of Darkness herself—following the events of Abarat and Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War—has crafted a scheme that may destroy the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every hour is an island in one eternal day.When Candy discovers Mater Motley's secret plot, she realizes that only she can bring an end to the destruction. Only she can stop the complete darkness threatening to abolish all hope and happiness from the Abarat.

All You Need Is Love and Other Lies About Marriage: How to Save Your Marriage Before It's Too Late

by John W. Jacobs

Why is it so difficult to remain married in the twenty-first century, and what can you do about it? We all know that half of today's marriages end in divorce, but we tend to believe that our own marriages are safe. As psychiatrist John Jacobs explains in this fresh and impassioned book, marriages today are incredibly fragile, and unless a couple understands what is making contemporary marriage so vulnerable to dissolution, the marriage is at risk. Part of the problem is that people refuse to see how social and historical forces have changed the very meaning of marriage, causing serious interpersonal unhappiness. Because of increased longevity, married people live together longer than at any time in history. There's been an erosion of the social and cultural forces that traditionally kept marriages together. Confusion over gender-role responsibilities, increased expectations of sexual satisfaction, and intense time pressures on couples to work and be successful all create marital stress. And yet, most people don't acknowledge the problems in their marriage until it is too late. We tend to believe in the "lies of marriage" -- such concepts as soul mates, unconditional love, that children improve a relationship, that the sexual revolution has made marital sex more pleasurable, or that egalitarian marriage offers couples easy solutions -- and forget to engage in the constant hardwork required to keep our marriages alive. Dr. Jacobs believes that most marriages have significant problems at some time, but until we recognize the new realities of marriage and develop the skills required to sustain a loving, intimate relationship, marriages are at risk. Of course marriage is about love. But that's just the beginning.

A Beautiful Dark: Supernaturally; Fateful; Cold Kiss; A Beautiful Dark; Eve (A\beautiful Dark Ser. #03)

by Jocelyn Davies

On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites-like fire and ice-Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move-only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine. A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.

The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City's Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant

by Joshua David Stein Wilson Tang

For the last 100 years, Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been slinging some of the world’s greatest dim sum from New York’s Chinatown. Now owner Wilson Tang tells the story of how the restaurant came to be—and how to prepare their legendary dishes in your own home.Nom Wah Tea Parlor isn’t simply the story of dumplings, though there are many folds to it. It isn’t the story of bao, though there is much filling. It’s not just the story of dim sum, although there are scores and scores of recipes. It’s the story of a community of Chinese immigrants who struggled, flourished, cooked, and ate with abandon in New York City. (Who now struggle, flourish, cook, and eat with abandon in New York City.) It’s a journey that begins in Toishan, runs through Hong Kong, and ends up tucked into the corner of a street once called The Bloody Angle. In this book, Nom Wah’s owner, Wilson Tang, takes us into the hardworking kitchen of Nom Wah and emerges with 75 easy-to-make recipes: from bao to vegetables, noodles to desserts, cakes, rice rolls, chef’s specials, dumplings, and more.We’re also introduced to characters like Mei Lum, the fifth-generation owner of porcelain shop Wing on Wo, and Joanne Kwong, the lawyer-turned-owner of Pearl River Mart. He paints a portrait of what Chinatown in New York City is in 2020. As Wilson, who quit a job in finance to take over the once-ailing family business, struggles with the dilemma of immigrant children—to jettison tradition or to cling to it—he also points to a new way: to savor tradition while moving forward. A book for har gow lovers and rice roll junkies, The Nom Wah Cookbook portrays a culture at a crossroads.

Evolutionary Biology—A Transdisciplinary Approach

by Pierre Pontarotti

This book includes 16 selected contributions presented at the 23rd Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in Marseille in September 2019. The annual Evolutionary Biology Meetings in Marseille serve to gather leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research. The aim of these meetings is to promote the exchange of ideas to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. Offering an up-to-date overview of recent findings in the field of evolutionary biology, this book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.

Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning – IDEAL 2020: 21st International Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, November 4–6, 2020, Proceedings, Part I (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #12489)

by Paulo Novais David Camacho Cesar Analide Hujun Yin

This two-volume set of LNCS 12489 and 12490 constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, IDEAL 2020, held in Guimaraes, Portugal, in November 2020.*The 93 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 134 submissions. These papers provided a timely sample of the latest advances in data engineering and machine learning, from methodologies, frameworks, and algorithms to applications. The core themes of IDEAL 2020 include big data challenges, machine learning, data mining, information retrieval and management, bio-/neuro-informatics, bio-inspiredmodels, agents and hybrid intelligent systems, real-world applications of intelligent techniques and AI. * The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mechanisms of Gene Regulation: How Science Works

by Carsten Carlberg Ferdinand Molnár

This textbook aims to describe the fascinating area of eukaryotic gene regulation for graduate students in all areas of the biomedical sciences. Gene expression is essential in shaping the various phenotypes of cells and tissues and as such, regulation of gene expression is a fundamental aspect of nearly all processes in physiology, both in healthy and in diseased states. Th is pivotal role for the regulation of gene expression makes this textbook essential reading for students of all the biomedical sciences, in order to be better prepared for their specialized disciplines. A complete understanding of transcription factors and the processes that alter their activity is a major goal of modern life science research. The availability of the whole human genome sequence (and that of other eukaryotic genomes) and the consequent development of next-generation sequencing technologies have significantly changed nearly all areas of the biological sciences. For example, the genome-wide location of histone modifications and transcription factor binding sites, such as provided by the ENCODE consortium, has greatly improved our understanding of gene regulation. Therefore, the focus of this book is the description of the post-genome understanding of gene regulation.

Wohlbefindlichkeitsfaktoren für verschiedene Branchen: Werkzeuge zur Bestimmung

by Werner Seiferlein

Gesundheitsmanagement gehört zu einem der Megatrends unserer Zeit. Gesund zu seinen benötigt mehrerer Faktoren. Ein Faktor ist das menschliche Wohlbefinden im Allgemeinen und speziell das Wohlbefinden in produktionstechnischen Arbeitsumgebungen. Das ist der Schwerpunkt dieser Untersuchung. Dafür wurde eine Ist-Analyse erstellt, die das Thema auch für anderen Branchen und Bereichen anwendbar werden lässt. In diesem Buch wird Wohlbefindlichkeit als Überschrift zu einem Puzzlebild verstanden, wobei jeder erforschte oder empirisch gefundene Wohlfühlfaktor ein Puzzlesteinchen darstellt. Mit dem zusammengesetzten Puzzlebild ist man dann in der Lage, individuelle Puzzlebilder für jede Branche zu kreieren.

Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning – IDEAL 2020: 21st International Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, November 4–6, 2020, Proceedings, Part II (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #12490)

by Paulo Novais David Camacho Cesar Analide Hujun Yin

This two-volume set of LNCS 12489 and 12490 constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, IDEAL 2020, held in Guimaraes, Portugal, in November 2020.*The 93 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 134 submissions. These papers provided a timely sample of the latest advances in data engineering and machine learning, from methodologies, frameworks, and algorithms to applications. The core themes of IDEAL 2020 include big data challenges, machine learning, data mining, information retrieval and management, bio-/neuro-informatics, bio-inspiredmodels, agents and hybrid intelligent systems, real-world applications of intelligent techniques and AI. * The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine

by Paulo Jorge Bártolo Bopaya Bidanda

Rapid prototyping is used to design and develop medical devices and instrumentation. This book details research in rapid prototyping of bio-materials for medical applications. It provides a wide variety of examples of medical applications using rapid prototyping, including tissue engineering, dental applications, and bone replacement. Coverage also discusses the emergence of computer aided design in the development of prosthetic devices.

The Common Lisp Condition System: Beyond Exception Handling with Control Flow Mechanisms

by Michał "phoe" Herda

Discover the functioning and example uses of the Common Lisp condition system. This book supplements already existing material for studying Common Lisp as a language by providing detailed information about the Lisp condition system and its control flow mechanisms; it also describes an example ANSI-conformant implementation of the condition system. In part 1 of The Common Lisp Condition System, the author introduces the condition system using a bottom-up approach, constructing it piece by piece. He uses a storytelling approach to convey the foundation of the condition system, dynamically providing code to alter the behavior of an existing program. Later, in part 2, you’ll implement a full and complete ANSI-conformant condition system while examining and testing each piece of code that you write. Throughout, the author demonstrates how to extend Lisp using Lisp itself by using the condition system as an example. This is done while paying proper attention to the CL restart subsystem, giving it attention on a par with the handler subsystem. After reading and using this book, you'll have learned about the inner functioning of the condition system, how to use it in your own Common Lisp coding and applications, and how to implement it from scratch, should such a need arise. What You Will LearnExamine the condition system and see why it is important in Common LispConstruct the condition system from scratch using foundational mechanisms provided by Common LispProgram the condition system and its control flow mechanisms to achieve practical resultsImplement all parts of a condition system: conditions, restarts, handler- and restart-binding macros, signalling mechanisms, assertions, a debugger, and more Who This Book Is For Beginning and intermediate Lisp programmers, as well as intermediate programmers of other programming languages.

Swavikas Va Kalarsaswad Class 10 - Maharashtra Board

by Maharashtra Rajya Pathyapustak Nirmiti Va Abhysakram Sanshodhan Mandal Pune

स्व-विकास व कलारसास्वाद इयत्ता दहावीं हे महाराष्ट्र राज्य पाठ्यपुस्तक निर्मिती व अभ्यासक्रम संशोधन मंडळ, पुणे यांनी या पुस्तकाचे लेखन केले आहे तसेच श्री. विवेक उत्तम गोसावी यांनी हे पुस्तक मराठी भाषेमध्ये प्रकाशित केले आहे. स्व-विकास व कलारसास्वाद या पाठ्यपुस्तकाचा मूळ हेतू हा दैनंदिन जीवनाशी निगडित गोष्टींशी आहे. पुस्तिकेची सुरुवात चित्रमय कथेतून केली आहे. चित्रातून पुढच्या प्रकरणात काय शिकणार आहोत याचा संदेश दिला आहे. या पाठ्यपुस्तकातून 'थोडी गंमत करू' व 'चर्चा करा' अशा अनेक कृतींतून हा विषय शिकणार आहात. पाठ्यपुस्तकात अनेक छोट्या छोट्या खेळांचा समावेश केलेला आहे. त्या खेळांतून तुम्ही बरेच काही शिकणार आहात. दिलेले उपक्रम, त्यांची कार्यवाही व त्या दरम्यान आवश्यक असणारी कृती स्वतः काळजीपूर्वक करा. तसेच पाठ्यपुस्तकातून अभ्यास करताना माहिती संप्रेषण तंत्रज्ञानाच्या साधनांचा सुयोग्य वापर करुन अध्ययन सुकर केले गेले आहे.

Ganit Bhag 2 Class 10 - Maharashtra Board

by Maharashtra Rajya Pathyapustak Nirmiti Va Abhysakram Sanshodhan Mandal Pune

गणित इयत्ता दहावी भाग 2 हे महाराष्ट्र राज्य पाठ्यपुस्तक निर्मिती व अभ्यासक्रम संशोधन मंडळ, पुणे यांनी या पुस्तकाचे लेखन केले आहे तसेच श्री. विवेक उत्तम गोसावी यांनी हे पुस्तक मराठी भाषेमध्ये प्रकाशित केले आहे. या पाठ्यपुस्तकात सात प्रकरण व त्याचे सरावसंच आणि उत्तरसूची दिलेली आहे. यामध्ये भूमिती, त्रिकोणमिती, निर्देशक भूमिती व महत्त्वमापन ही मुख्य क्षेत्रे, इत्यादी या पुस्तकात समजावून दिले आहे. गणिताचा अभ्यास करताना विविध घटकांतील महत्त्वाची सूत्रे, गुणधर्म इत्यादी 'हे मला समजले' असे काही घटक शीर्षकाखाली चौकटीत दिले आहे.

Handbook of Forensic Statistics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods)

by David Banks, Karen Kafadar, David H. Kaye and Maria Tackett

Handbook of Forensic Statistics is a collection of chapters by leading authorities in forensic statistics. Written for statisticians, scientists, and legal professionals having a broad range of statistical expertise, it summarizes and compares basic methods of statistical inference (frequentist, likelihoodist, and Bayesian) for trace and other evidence that links individuals to crimes, the modern history and key controversies in the field, and the psychological and legal aspects of such scientific evidence. Specific topics include uncertainty in measurements and conclusions; statistically valid statements of weight of evidence or source conclusions; admissibility and presentation of statistical findings; and the state of the art of methods (including problems and pitfalls) for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in such areas as forensic biology, chemistry, and pattern and impression evidence. The particular types of evidence that are discussed include DNA, latent fingerprints, firearms and toolmarks, glass, handwriting, shoeprints, and voice exemplars.

Public Service Logic: Creating Value for Public Service Users, Citizens, and Society Through Public Service Delivery (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management)

by Stephen P. Osborne

This book is based upon and extends the theoretical and empirical work of the author over the last decade. It integrates material deriving from his previous conceptual and empirical work in this field, together with new empirical evidence from emerging research. Public Service Logic challenges the product-dominant assumptions of the New Public Management (NPM) about the nature and management of public service delivery. Whilst the NPM has led to some important developments in public management, it has also had significant limitations and weaknesses. The book presents an alternative to this, as a framework for the future delivery and reform of public services globally. It draws upon the extant literature in the field of service management to argue for a Public Service Logic (PSL) for the delivery of public services. This situates public service delivery within the vibrant and influential field of service-dominant research and theory. It argues that effective public service management requires both that these services are understood as services not as products and that, consequently, public service management requires a focus on value creation as its over-arching rationale. The book presents a major new framework of value creation for public service delivery as a basis for public service reform, explores the role of service managers and staff and of citizens and service users in this value creation process, and evaluates the implications of this new framework for both the strategic and operational management of public service delivery, their performance management and the development and innovation of new forms of public services. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of public management and public administration, as well as to policy makers and public service managers.

Core Conditions for Medical and Surgical Finals

by Kristen Davies

This concise and accessible revision guide delivers the must-know facts and associations for the common conditions that are most likely to be tested during medical school finals across medicine and surgery. Covering 60 common presentations, ordered by specialty, information is systematically structured throughout and is ideal for rapid reference. Each condition is represented by a succinct review covering definition, epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, clinical presentation, examination, investigations, differential diagnosis and management. Mnemonics, illustrations, boxes and summary tables supplement the text throughout. Key Features One-stop shop for finals revision covering 60 common conditions requiring medical or surgical management Presents core facts in accessible, ‘bite-sized’ sections to aid memory and rapid recall Highly structured format for ease of reference Incorporates the latest clinical guidelines, handy hints and tips, mnemonics and questions for self-assessment ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by a foundation doctor who understands from recent personal experience the requirements and pressures of medical finals, this aide-memoire will provide invaluable guidance during clinical studies and examination preparation. About the Author: Kristen Davies, MBChB (Honours) MRes (Distinction), is an Academic Foundation Doctor, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and a Training Fellow, Newcastle University, UK. Editorial Advisor: Shadaba Ahmed, FRCS-ORL/NHS DLO MoME MCPS FCPS is ENT, is Consultant and Lead for HN Services, University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, an Honorary Lecturer at Lancaster University and an Honorary Teacher at Liverpool University, UK.

Uterine Fibroids

by John C. Petrozza

Uterine fibroids are a painful condition that may also create serious limitations on a patient's reproductive options. This new text from an acknowledged expert at a major regional referral center fully reviews the relevant diagnostic factors as well as the potential new medical treatments and current thinking about the various - sometimes controversial - surgical options available for management. Print versions of this book also include access to the eBook version with links to procedural videos.

Ganit Bhag 1 Class 10 - Maharashtra Board

by Maharashtra Rajya Pathyapustak Nirmiti Va Abhysakram Sanshodhan Mandal Pune

गणित इयत्ता दहावी भाग 1 हे महाराष्ट्र राज्य पाठ्यपुस्तक निर्मिती व अभ्यासक्रम संशोधन मंडळ, पुणे यांनी या पुस्तकाचे लेखन केले आहे तसेच श्री. विवेक उत्तम गोसावी यांनी हे पुस्तक मराठी भाषेमध्ये प्रकाशित केले आहे. या पाठपुस्तकात सहा प्रकरण व त्याचे सरावसंच आणि उत्तरसूची दिलेली आहे. यामध्ये बीजगणित, आलेख, अर्थनियोजन व सांख्यिकी ही मुख्य क्षेत्रे अर्थनियोजनात GST या नव्या करप्रणालीचा अभ्यास, प्रत्येक प्रकरणात नमुन्याची सोडवलेली उदाहरणे, सरावासाठी उदाहरणे इत्यादी या पुस्तकात समजावून दिले आहे. गणिताचा अभ्यास करताना विविध घटकांतील महत्त्वाची सूत्रे, गुणधर्म इत्यादी 'हे मला समजले' असे काही घटक शीर्षकाखाली चौकटीत दिले आहे.

Aamod Sampurn-Sanskritam Class 8 - Maharashtra Board

by Maharashtra Rajya Pathyapustak Nirmiti Va Abhysakram Sanshodhan Mandal Pune

आमोदः सम्पूर्ण-संस्कृतम् इयत्ता आठवी हे महाराष्ट्र राज्य पाठ्यपुस्तक निर्मिती व अभ्यासक्रम संशोधन मंडळ, पुणे यांनी या पुस्तकाचे लेखन केले आहे तसेच श्री. विवेक उत्तम गोसावी यांनी हे पुस्तक संस्कृत भाषेमध्ये प्रकाशित केले आहे. या पाठ्यपुस्तकातून पुस्तकाचे एकूण एकोणवीस अध्याय असलेले चार भाग आहेत. त्यानुसार अभ्यासक्रमाची रचना केली आहे. परीक्षेच्या फायद्यासाठी उपयुक्त असलेले हे पाठ्यपुस्तक आहे. त्या दृष्टीने पाठ्यपुस्तकात विविध कृती योजल्या आहेत.

Political Landscapes of Donald Trump

by Barney Warf

This book delves into the life and work of President Donald Trump, who is arguably the most famous and controversial person in the world today. While his administration has received enormous attention, few have studied the spatial dimensions of his policies. Political Landscapes of Donald Trump explores the geographies of Trump from multiple conceptual standpoints. It contextualizes Donald and his rise to power within the geography of his victory in 2016. Several essays in the book are concerned with his white ethno-nationalist political platform and social bases of support. Others focus on Trump’s use of Twitter, his ties to professional wrestling, and his innumerable lies and deceits. Yet another set delves into the geopolitics of his foreign policies, notably in Cuba, Korea, the Middle East, and China. Finally, it covers how his administration has addressed – or failed to address – climate change and its treatment of undocumented immigrants. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the Trump administration, as well as social scientists and the informed lay public.

International Aid and Democracy Promotion: Liberalization at the Margins (Democratization Studies)

by Bann Seng Tan

International Aid and Democracy Promotion investigates the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy, using theory, statistical tests, and illustrative case studies. This book challenges the field of development to recognize that democracy promotion is unlike other development goals. With a goal like economic development, the interests of the recipient and the donor coincide; whereas, with democratization, authoritarian recipients have strong reasons to oppose what donors seek. The different motivations of donors and recipients must be considered if democracy aid is to be effective. The author examines how donors exercise their leverage over aid recipients, and, more importantly, why, using selectorate theory to understand the incentives of both aid donors and recipients. International Aid and Democracy Promotion will be of great interest to academics and students of development and democratization, as well as policy makers with authority over foreign aid allocation. “The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781003050438, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Open Access for this book is generously supported by the Ashoka University.

Injury Illustrated: How Medical Images Win Legal Cases

by R. Annie Gough

The best storytellers and presenters know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures simplify stories. They make stories memorable. They clarify complex concepts and they educate the audience in the easiest way. That is why attorneys work with artists—medical illustrators, to be exact. Injury Illustrated is the first book of its kind. It is the essential guide on medical illustrations used in the legal context. This book examines the creation of visual graphics known as demonstrative exhibits. These exhibits provide an understanding of traumatic injuries, surgeries, and radiology studies for the jury, judges, adjustors, mediators, and the attorneys. These chapters describe how to tell a clear story about gross anatomy, medical malpractice, and/or death investigation in court by using medical images. While medical illustration and injury law are very different professions, illustrators are the ideal partners for lawyers when solving problems and preparing for litigation. Divided into five sections, this book details who medical illustrators are, how they are educated in medicine, the skills and services they can provide to trial lawyers, and the countless benefits resulting from record review and case preparation. Find techniques to best use medical images during all stages of litigation Learn how graphic exhibits engage a jury and empower justice Understand why attorneys win more cases by collaborating with medical illustrators All readers will learn about this unique career and the attorney-illustrator relationship. More specifically, attorneys, artists, animators, law students, medical students, forensic scientists, and medical experts will understand how demonstrative exhibits assist legal proceedings in forensic matters and civil lawsuits. Warning; these images will be graphic and the cases at times will be catastrophic.

Antimicrobials in Food (Food Science and Technology)

by P. Michael Davidson, T. Matthew Taylor, and Jairus R. D. David

Fifteen years have passed since the 3rd Edition of Antimicrobials in Foods was published. It was arguably considered the "must-have" reference for those needing information on chemical antimicrobials used in foods. In the years since the last edition, the food industry has undergone radical transformations because of changes on several fronts. Reported consumer demands for the use of "natural" and "clean-label" antimicrobials has increased significantly. The discovery of new foodborne pathogen niches and potentially hazardous foods, along with a critical need to reduce food spoilage waste, has increased the need for suitable antimicrobial compounds or systems. Novel natural antimicrobials continue to be discovered and new research has been carried out on traditional compounds. These and other related issues led the editors to develop the 4th Edition of Antimicrobials in Foods. In the 4th Edition, the editors have compiled contemporary topics with information synthesized from internationally recognized authorities in their fields. In addition to updated information, new chapters have been added in this latest release with content on the use of bacteriophages, lauric arginate ester, and various systems for antimicrobial encapsulation and delivery. Comprehensive revisions of landmark chapters in previous editions including naturally occurring antimicrobials from both animal and plant sources, methods for determining antimicrobial activity, new approaches to multifactorial food preservation or "hurdle technology," and mechanisms of action, resistance, and stress adaptation are included. Complementing these topics is new information on quantifying the capability of "clean" antimicrobials for food preservation when compared to traditional food preservatives and industry considerations when antimicrobials are evaluated for use in food manufacture. Key Features: Covers all food antimicrobials, natural and synthetic, with the latest research on each type Contains 5,000+ references on every conceivable food antimicrobial Guides in the selection of appropriate additives for specific food products Innovations in antimicrobial delivery technologies and the use of multifactorial food preservation with antimicrobials are included

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism

by Chris Cooper Robyn Cooper Brian Boniface

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores tourism demand, supply, organisation and resources for every country worldwide. The eighth edition is brought up to date with features such as: An exploration of current issues such as climate change, overtourism, expedition cruises, film tourism, economic and cultural impacts of tourism. New and updated case studies throughout. More emphasis on South-east Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Online resources for lecturers and students including PPTs, web links, video links and meditations on the evolving implications of COVID-19 for tourism. The first part of the book comprises thematic chapters which detail the geographic knowledge and principles required to analyse the tourism appeal of destinations. The subsequent division of the book into regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination, by providing insights on cultural characteristics as well as information on specific places. Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world, by explaining tourism demand, evaluating the many types of tourist attractions and examining the trends that may shape the future geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any student undertaking a course in travel and tourism.

Origins, History and Social Structure in Brunei Darussalam (The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia)

by Victor T. King and Stephen C. Druce

This wide-ranging book re-evaluates in detail the early history and historiography of Brunei Darussalam, the origins of the sultanate, its genealogical foundations and the structure and administration of Brunei society. Contributors draw on the seminal work of Donald E. Brown whose major monograph on the sultanate was published in 1970 and marked the beginnings of advanced sociological, anthropological and historical research on Brunei. Among the key issues addressed are status systems, titles and social stratification, Chinese sources for the study of Brunei, Malay oral and written histories and traditions, the symbolism, meanings and origins of coronation rituals, previously unknown sources for the study of Brunei history and the processes of incorporation of minority populations into the sultanate. Contributions by leading scholars of Brunei, Borneo and the wider Indonesian-Malay world, both from within Brunei Darussalam and beyond, address some central preoccupations which Brown raised and which have been the subject of continued debate in Austronesian and Southeast Asian studies. A novel contribution to the study of the history of Brunei Darussalam, this book will be of interest to scholars of Southeast Asian history, Asian history, Colonial and Imperial history and anthropology.

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