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161. Carotenoids: Spectroscopy
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162. Soils and Foundations, Sixth Edition
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163. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks:
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164. A Field Guide to Bacteria
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165. Greener Pasture on Your Side of
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166. Techniques in Glycobiology
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167. Essential Biochemistry
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168. Atp and the Heart (Basic Science
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169. Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
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171. The Practical Handbook of Compost
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173. The Art of Eating
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175. Physical Chemistry of Foods (Food
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176. 3 Volume Set, Fruit Breeding
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177. Statistical Methods in Agriculture
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178. Cooperatives In Agriculture
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179. Aqueous Two-Phase Partitioning:
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180. DNA Science: A First Course, Second

161. Carotenoids: Spectroscopy
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Catlog: Book (1994-12-01)
Publisher: Birkhauser
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162. Soils and Foundations, Sixth Edition
by Cheng Liu, Jack Evett
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Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
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Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes.For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers. ... Read more


163. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health
by Dave Holderread
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Asin: 158017258X
Catlog: Book (2000-11-08)
Publisher: Storey Books
Sales Rank: 70418
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series.

Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness. The books also address the business of raising animals -- processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were chosen not only for their expertise but also for their ability to explain the ins and outs of animal husbandry in an inviting and authoritative manner.

Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising series offers vital information; each book is an indispensable reference.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best duck resource I have
This book is at my bedside. I refer to it all the time. Dave know his waterfowl and his book is packed with information. If you buy just one book on ducks this is the one. It is a great book for the beginner to the advanced duck keeper.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Life Saver
I highly recommend this book to anyone even remotely considering raising ducks. It reviews all the basics regarding care, and it has an exceptional section on ailments that has saved the lives of some rescued ducks that we took in.

It is easy to understand and well organized, and I refer to it often--even now that I've become a more experienced owner.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Duck Book Out There!
I highly recommend this book. Dave Holderread really knows his ducks. This book is a must for the duck enthusiast, no matter what breed you're interested in. I would also recommend purchasing your ducks from Dave, especially if you're just starting out, his ducks prove that he knows what he's doing. Check the directory in the back of the book for a whole flock of the best duck breeders out there!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Storey's guides
Dave Holderread has written a superb book. I am a beginner just getting interested in ducks and this book is perfect. It goes into a great deal of description about the various breeds and talks about everything practical you would want to know, from incubation to hybridizing.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for duck raisers!! Tonasket, WA 2002
Absolutely necessary for beginning or long-time duck raisers. This book covers all subjects you'll want to browse before and after buying ducks. Great for resources in other books too, I should know, I mention this book in my new small-farm animal book for raising livestock. You'll surely enjoy all the facts and incredible information from hatching to breeding to raising ducks in this book... ... Read more


164. A Field Guide to Bacteria
by Betsey Dexter Dyer, Betsey Dyer
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Asin: 0801488540
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Sales Rank: 46870
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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"Although most people are aware that bacteria are all around us, few would guess that they produce such distinctive and accessible signs. Whether you’re walking on the beach, visiting a zoo or aquarium, buying groceries, looking for fossils, drinking beer, traipsing through a swamp, or cleaning scum from beneath a dripping outdoor faucet, you’re surrounded by bacterial field marks. You don’t need a laboratory or fancy equipment to find out what kind of bacteria are there—this guide will tell you how."—from the Introduction

Bacteria are an integral aspect of every habitat in which they occur and affect the lives of humans, other animals, and plants in many ways. Too often, we equate "bacterium" with "pathogen" and think of bacteria as things to avoid. In a fascinating guide perfect for naturalists, students, teachers, and tourists alike, Betsey Dexter Dyer lets the reader know that it is possible to observe bacteria with all the senses. Many groups of bacteria can be easily identified in the field (or in the refrigerator) without a microscope.

Written for curious souls of all ages, A Field Guide to Bacteria opens our eyes—and noses and ears—to this hidden (or neglected) world around us. Useful illustrations, including 120 color photographs, accompany Dyer’s lively text throughout. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars At Last: A Guide to Charismatic Microflora!
Betsey Dexter Dyer has written a book in "A Field Guide to Bacteria" that, once it is opened, you wonder why no one has written before. The premise is so obvious that it seems to have been totally overlooked! Location, visual appearance, activity, smell and other characteristics that do not always require a high-powered microscope can be used to identify bacterial colonies! Fortunately the "wait" for such a book (which, until now, we probably did not even know we needed) has been worth it because Dyer has done an excellent job of writing it! In this book she introduces the reader to the teaming microflora of bacteria of earth in a way that cannot help but increase the number of people who appreciate these invisible true owners of the planet.

The huge bacterial flora is well covered and the author's grasp of the multitudinous habitats where bacteria live and thrive, sometimes under the most extreme conditions, is impressive. Everything from sulfur bacteria, halophytes and causes of desert varnish to internal symbionts and more are covered in fascinating detail. Dyer has opened up a whole new way of looking at the world that give us a more accurate view of the pervasiveness of the tiny. Not all bacteria are out to get us by any means and this book provides a much needed balance to the "killer bacteria" usually featured in popular literature.

A necessary book for amateur and even professional microbiologists, it will also, I think, provide a good read for anyone interested in the natural world as it really is.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent even for professional microbiologists
While this book is intended for the general public, and is certainly accessible to those without microbiological training, don't pass it up even if you have microbiological training -- in many ways it is a condensed version of Balows' _The Prokaryotes_, and likewise quite useful for reminding oneself what obscure groups of bacteria do "for a living".

Of course, Dyer's book is a lighter, more amusing read than Balows', and chock full of the sort of anecdote that is fun to slip into a lecture -- such as the explanation of Charles Dickens' cryptic reference to a "bad lobster in a dark cellar" in _The Christmas Carol_, and the fact that the oddly named cyanobacterium _Nostoc_ was named by the alchemist Paracelsus!

In addition, I was pleasantly surprised that despite identifying herself on the very first page as a former student of Lynn Margulis, Dyer doesn't try to defend her mentor's continued rejection of the discoveries of molecular phylogeny, but even goes so far as to praise Woese and Sogin by name! It is refreshing to finally see a work of popular science that acknowledges how the pioneers of molecular phylogeny have changed microbiology over the last couple decades.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant concept, great execution, fun book
This fun and informative book starts with the brilliant idea of identifying bacteria by their MACROscopic field marks (colors, smells, effects) rather than by microscope. You would never believe how many bacteria one can identify by "field marks" alone, and readers will be surprised at how much fun the identification and discussion of bacteria can be. The author's execution of the guide -- her excellent and enthusiastic writing style and her choices of which bacteria to discuss -- makes this the rare field guide that one can read from cover to cover. The book discusses everything from bacteria in hot springs to those that make cheese or pickles, to those in animal intestines. There are beautiful (yes, beautiful) color plates, great suggested experiments, and guides to finding different kinds of bacteria. The author makes the subject interesting, funny and captivating -- and she uses exclamation points without irony! All in all an excellent book -- don't be scared off by the title; any nature- or science-lover you know will thoroughly enjoy it. ... Read more


165. Greener Pasture on Your Side of the Fence: Better Farming Voisin Management-Intensive Grazing (4th Edition)
by Bill Murphy
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Asin: 0961780738
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Arriba Publishing
Sales Rank: 145566
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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This book explains in detail why and how to use management intensive grazing, and what to expect from its use for most kinds of livestock. I provide many examples to illustrate fine points, including producing milk, beef, and lamb on pasture alone, nutrient cycling, grounding energizers, recovery periods, economics, and much more. I present everything that I learned during 17 years of using Voisin management on my own farm, and answer all questions that have been asked me during conferences and farm visits with farmers. This book shows a way to increase your farm's profitability and reduce its labor demand -- thereby improving your quality of life -- while properly and responsibly caring for the land and the plants and animals that live on it. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Greener Pasture on Your Side of the Fence: Better Farming Vo
Loved this book - although I have only one horse and can not do some of the intensive grazing techniques, I do have a better understanding about maintaining the pastures. This has been very useful and will enable me to get together with the neigbors and do several horses on the pastures in rotation. We will all have more edible forage for the horses.

5-0 out of 5 stars Has what it takes!
I'm reading this book for the third time - there's just too much info to digest in one reading. We are just starting with cattle and are using this book as our bible. It not only explains the many advantages of raising animals using managment intensive grazing (more profit, environmentally friendly, humane, better nutrition, ease of animal handling), it goes into great detail on HOW to do it. My husband used the chapter on fencing to select products that have received many positive comments from visitors to the farm. I especially enjoyed reading about pasture plant diversity and how cattle "harvest" it. Our cattle look (and taste) great, much to the shock of long-time cattle farmers in our community who are surprised that two greenhorns like us can do so well. We attribute our success to this book and highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good resource for MIG
If you are interested in seriously implementing rotational grazing (management intensive grazing) on your farm this is a very good resource.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a really good overview if you are interested in pasture based livestock farming. With a lot of interesting facts about pasture ecology and euqlly fascinating detials about livestock production on pasture, I think Mr Murphy has put together a good book for livestock producers to use to become acquainted with pasture-based farming. ... Read more


166. Techniques in Glycobiology
by R. Reid Townsend, Arland T., Jr. Hotchkiss
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Asin: 0824798228
Catlog: Book (1997-04-01)
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Sales Rank: 465991
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This excellent reference covers state-of-the-art methodologies for plant and animal glycoconjugate analysis;detailing mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, glycolipids and new physical methods, O-glycosylation characterization, chromophore and fluorophore labeling of oligosaccharides, separations, exoglycosidases and mapping, and plant glycobiology. ... Read more


167. Essential Biochemistry
by Charlotte W.Pratt, KathleenCornely
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Asin: 0471393878
Catlog: Book (2003-11-14)
Publisher: Wiley
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This new biochemistry text features a modern, chemical approach, always explaining the underlying chemistry of key biochemical molecules and reactions while taking advantage of recent developments. Features a true thematic and modern approach with a strong emphasis on research.
* Retains core topics of biochemistry, using real examples of chemical reactions and molecular structures.
* Emphasis on depth of coverage, rather than breadth.
* Integrated media provides review of difficult concepts, molecular structure tutorials, and interactive animations.
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168. Atp and the Heart (Basic Science for the Cardiologist, 11)
by Joanne S. Ingwall
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Asin: 1402070934
Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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ATP plays a central role in the two leading causes of cardiac morbidity and mortality in the western world: ischemia and heart failure. We are in our infancy applying what is known about biology and chemistry of ATP toward developing effective therapies for these diseases. In this volume, the current understanding of the chemistry and biology of ATP specifically in the cardiomyocyte is presented. New insights into ATP have been gleaned using biophysical techniques allowing dynamic measurement of chemical events in the intact beating heart and using new animal models in which cardiac proteins are either over expressed, deleted or harbor specific mutations.This book provides a summary of the basic understanding and includes illustrations of why ATP and the Heart is important to both the clinician and scientist. ... Read more


169. Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
by Braja M. Das
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Asin: 0534371140
Catlog: Book (1999-12-31)
Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
Sales Rank: 367770
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Now, the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING, are combined in one book.The new book is divided into 13 chapters including the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.This excellent new text provides junior/senior level students and practitioners the essential background necessary to understand soil mechanics and foundation engineering. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A very basic, easy-to-read book...
A good book for those looking for a very basic, easy-to-read, book. It does have exercises after each chapter, which is good for students. However, many of them are very "repetitive"; the only difference between them are the numbers used in them. I should add that there aren't much challenging problems; most of them are easy.

The book doesn't go deep in some important topics. In some cases the theory seems to be just a "brief intro" to the topic, rather than a real discussion about it. Of course, this does not mean it's a bad book... but it should be taken into account (as the title says) that it deals with the very "fundamentals" of geotechnical engineering.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Geotechnical Book!
The chapters are written in practical sequence and contains many worked out examples, Illustrations and charts. For the student it has 100% of what you need, and for the practicing Geotechnical Engineer 90% of what you want. Hope the next edition contains computer disk!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
It's excellent book for introduction to Geotechinical Engineering. Only problem I had with this book is that I was not familiar with SI units, but you will get use to it later as you solve some problems by yourelf. There is occassional typos errors with example problems and equation you may need to be careful. Other than that it is still the best book I've read in regards to Geotechincal subject. The book is generally easy to read and understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING!
This book explains to you all the basic principles of geotechnical engineering step-by-step. It also includes excellents examples and exercises to help you to understand better each theme, but you shouldn't have problems..because it's so simple to understand. ... Read more


170. Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology)
by Pavel A. Pevzner
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Asin: 0262161974
Catlog: Book (2000-08-21)
Publisher: Bradford Books
Sales Rank: 157378
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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In one of the first major texts in the emerging field of computational molecular biology, Pavel Pevzner covers a broad range of algorithmic and combinatorial topics and shows how they are connected to molecular biology and to biotechnology. The book has a substantial "computational biology without formulas" component that presents the biological and computational ideas in a relatively simple manner. This makes the material accessible to computer scientists without biological training, as well as to biologists with limited background in computer science.

Computational Molecular Biology series Computer science and mathematics are transforming molecular biology from an informational to a computational science. Drawing on computational, statistical, experimental, and technological methods, the new discipline of computational molecular biology is dramatically increasing the discovery of new technologies and tools for molecular biology. The new MIT Press Computational Molecular Biology series provides a unique venue for the rapid publication of monographs, textbooks, edited collections, reference works, and lecture notes of the highest quality. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The title says it...
An excellent book for studying computational molecular biology from an algorithmic perspective. (But if you never took mathematics seriously, you are forewarned.)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but the back cover lies....
As others have noted, the premise that this book is for beginners from either the computational or the biological field is flawed...unless one's definition of beginner is a lot more advanced than mine.

For example even chapter one throws out terms like "recombination" and electrophoresis. without enough explanation for the biology newbie, IMO. Heck, for someone truly new to biology, a bit of time explaining what a chromosome is is probably time well spent.

And for the person coming from a pure biology background, some of the mathematics will definitely be a problem unless they have a decent understanding of combinatorics and discrete mathematics. And that "computational biology without formulas" blurb on the back cover should be read as "not as many formulas as I could have included if I really wanted", rather than "no formulas at all". There are equations galore in this book, rest assured of that.

That said, if a person *does* have the necessary background to make the material accessbile, then the book is definitely worth the purchase. The book's failure is in defining its target audience, not in the material presented.

4-0 out of 5 stars computational
While this is certainly the do-loop of computational biology the reader would question the assertion that this book provides a common link (no pun) between the biologists need for computational expertise and the programmer's need for biological insight. In either case a solid basis in Discrete Mathematics goes along way here (usually a required course for computer science majors). This reader thinks a similar required course in genetics should be made for engineers to reduce their reductionistic tendencies. However the distinction between these lines grows narrower with each new computer chip. None the less the book is well written, and easy to read (as Discrete Math stuff goes). This book is not for beginners in either Combinatorics or genetics and the last part of the book poses many current questions that as the author says, "are just currently being answered". This book already assumes you know about such things as NIH, PDB, Chime, Isis, NCIB, docking, etc. For those less adapt at programming (myself) the following alternatives are fun, useful and to the point. Both trees and networks can be easily set up in MathCad using their built in resource center add-ins for Combinatorics and Set Theory. They also provide a Traveling Salesman routine in Numerical Recipes that can be applied directly to the problems in Pevzner's book. (Although remembering that most optimization algorithms provide only the most probable 100 out of 2 million it is still fun!). Most of the mappings and node process familiar to Discrete Math can be solved using Mathcad and some sort of adjacency matrix combination. (Including the four-color mapping problem). This provides the basis for most nodal mappings. For the more daring the adjacency matrices can be run through Matlab's GUI's decompositions and analyzed using their optimization toolbox. Currently I'm investigating the Hidden Markovian chains using the Frame advance feature of Mathcad applied to 2D cspline- intercept graphing and updating by frame iteration. This book is for the serious student or solid course material in a related field, and while probably not rated in top ten novels of 2000 certainly rates five mouse clicks from this reader.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book for experts
The title is somewhat misleading because the book is primarily devoted to combinatorial methods that could be used in genome sequencing and genomics. The selection of methods is arbitrary and does not seem to be dictated by either pedagogical or scientific vision. It mainly reflects the author's own work and interests. Contrary to what the editorial review states I find this text quite abstract and formal. I like the book very much but I don't think it should be recommended to the beginners in computational biology. Readers who have a taste for mathematics and a strong background in combinatorics could benefit the most from reading this book. Anybody who looks for a textbook-level guidance in computational biology should probably rely on better designed texts such as Don Gusfield's "Algorithms on strings trees and sequences" or "Biological sequence analysis" by Durbin and co-authors. However, the readers who are interested in mathematics behind designs of DNA arrays (chapter 5) or in mathematical treatment of genome rearrangements (chapter 10) should certainly read this book in detail.

4-0 out of 5 stars A must have for computational biologists
If you want to understand what is INSIDE those nice software tools available to molecular biologists and now on the web you have to study this book. It's a little more advanced than Gusfield's in some aspects, and more research oriented. Of course it does not cover uniformly all areas of computational biology: if you know Pavel's work, it would be very easy to predict the content of the chapters. For example, more than 50 pages are dedicated to genome rearrangement, but only 10 on multiple sequence alignment. Anyway, this is good, because we can learn about alignment from many other books, in particular the one by Gusfield. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in this fascinating field of Science. ... Read more


171. The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering
by Roger T. Haug
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Asin: 0873713737
Catlog: Book (1993-07-23)
Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.
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The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering presents an in-depth examination of the principles and practice of modern day composting. This comprehensive book covers compost science, engineering design, operation, principles, and practice, stressing a fundamental approach to analysis throughout. Biological, physical, chemical, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles are covered to develop a unified analytical approach to analysis and an understanding of the process.A brief history of the development of composting systems, which leads to descriptions of modern processes, is presented.The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering also discusses the elements of successful odor management at composting facilities, including state-of-the-art odor treatment and enhanced atmospheric dispersion. The book is excellent for all engineers, practitioners, plant operators, scientists, researchers, and students in the field. ... Read more


172. The Beekeeper's Handbook
by Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile, Roger A. Morse
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Asin: 0801485037
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Sales Rank: 33596
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.

Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.

Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.

Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Beekeeping book I've seen!
I have most of the "standard" beekeeping books in my library, but this book is the best! The most logical and complete book I have seen yet, and very well illustrated. Logically written and yet interesting just to sit down and read. But it also does a great job of covering details of beekeeping and answering both basic and more complex questions of the hobby. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful informative book for any level of beekeeper
I found the authors style to be easy to read, the technical terms were explained in detail and multiple approaches to various beekeeping situations discussed. The discussion on bee biology was interesing and the step by step instructions were easy to follow and well written. The section on colony disease management is excellent. Of the two dozen or so books I ahve on beekeeping - this is the one I would most reccomend for the technical information

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Beginner's Book
As a beginning beekeeper, I found this book to very well written and an excellent jumping off point. The way almost all steps and facets of beekeeping are given advantages vs. disadvantages in this book was also extremely helpful and thought provoking.

4-0 out of 5 stars Beginner's textbook used by our club
"The Beekeeper's Handbook" is the textbook used by the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association for its beginners short course. The book has up-to-date information on mites, which was a big reason for selecting it. We also like the the way the book discusses several alterative approaches to most beekeeping situations. The book is well illustrated with drawings(no photographs). The physical construction of the book is good enough to take some abuse in the field.

Get "The Beekeeper's Handbook" if you are a beginning to intermediate level beekeeper.

W.G. Miller Montgomery County (MD) Beekeepers Association EAS Master Beekeeper ... Read more


173. The Art of Eating
by M. F. K.Fisher, JoanReardon
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Asin: 0764542613
Catlog: Book (2004-02-23)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 15859
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Thank heavens, "Art of Eating" is back in print
For some inexplicable reason, the brilliant writing of M.F.K.Fisher was out of print, or hard to obtain for a while. Her prose is possibly some of the best writing from the 20th Century, so the difficulty in getting her books was rather puzzling. If you read anyone who writes about cuisine, they always refer to M.F.K. Fisher as some kind of luminary. In "The Art of Eating", there is every opportunity to examine why her writing is held in such high esteem.

This book is a compilation of her most famous works "Consider the Oyster," "Serve It Forth," "How to Cook a Wolf," "The Gastronomical Me" and "An Alphabet for Gourmets." Each is quite different. "How to Cook a Wolf" is about cooking in times of want, in this case, World War II, but the book really becomes semi-autobiographical and talks about her young days in Dijon, where she was the wife of a student at the University.

If you haven't read M.F.K. Fisher, this is probably the best book to start with--it combines memoir with culinary musings; advice on scrambled eggs with her own ideas about health and nutrition. If you then can't get enough of Fisher, I recommend, "The Measure of Her Powers" which is much more autobiographical and utterly fascinating.

I actually read Fisher more for her memoirs. Her fascination with food and cooking is to me about life and art,--the French view of food not as something merely to fill the belly, but as an art form and a craft.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the favorite books of a self confessed book addict
Once upon a time I worked for a chef who absolutely adored MFK Fisher (this was one of her only redeeming qualities) and although I love food and wine, I had never heard of her before, but I love to read and I figured that I would pick up a few of her books and this one (actually a compilation of 5 of her books)is the first that I read, and it just changed my life, it is such a beautiful book that describes food and love and life so artfully you cannot help but feeling happy when you read it. She speaks a lot of France, and about her life experiences mingled with all sorts of facts and trivia and research about food. It is lovingly written. For those of you who love books about food and the art of food, this is for you. For those of you who think that you don't like books about food, this is also for you. Check it out.

5-0 out of 5 stars And Now for Something That's a Complete Masterpiece
In my imagination, in Fisher's mind, everyone from Antoine Careme to Thomas Keller lived together in a big old dilapidated farmhouse in the French countryside. They are all sitting in the shade one buttery-hued afternoon, talking about "Why did the chicken cross the road?":

Antoine Careme: It was trussed onto the back of a rabbit. I call it, "Chicken a la Peugeot".
Vatel: Leave it there and I'll build a feast scene around it.
Jean Brillat-Savarin: It was trying to escape the lawyer that was crossing the road to sue it.
Fanny Farmer: It''s a one-trick chicken, all it can do is cross the road.
August Escoffier: (After having too much pastis): Let's put the dead clucker in a bucket of horseradish sauce and make Double-Toilet Chicken for the Emperor.
Julia Child: If it's being carried across the road on a serving platter and drops onto the road, simply pick it up, brush it off lightly and serve.
Alice Waters: It was free-ranging, got a little disoriented from the aromatherapy it had received earlier, and entered an erroneous zone.
Thomas Keller: I see Sun-dried Chicken Anus with Organic Guacamole Droppings.

Forgive me if this is some kind of Jesus, Moses, and Elvis scenario gone wrong, but Hail Mary (Fisher), this book is a near-religion experience for gastroholics. The culinary writing stylings of M.F.K.Fisher are art, the food memory landscape is art, she could even make a description of a rubber chicken read like 20" of curated treasure.

The Art of Eating is the also the Art of Reading. Not a recipe compendium, but a food enjoyment memoire. If you read slowly, deliciously-enough, she invites you to participate by asking yourself, " What was MY best memory of food from childhood", "What was the best dinner invitation I was present at", "What would BE the best dinner invitation I could ever be present at" (mine might involve somebody who was going to ask me about the Mayan).

Enjoy this book slowly, it's too beautiful to just wolf down.

5-0 out of 5 stars Such a tasty book!
"Raspberries Romanoff:" Chill the fresh raspberries, and then whip some cream with sugar and kirsch. Stir with the raspberries and chill again. Serve it forth in tall crystal flutes.

Now, isn't that easy? Isn't that tasty, just reading about it? And, most important, while reading this recipe you instinctively realize that the freshness of the raspberries and the cream are of critical importance.

There are many other joys in this compendium of M. F. K. Fisher's best five books. Another one which rests in my memory is "The Best Peas I Have Ever Eaten" -- literally an ode of love to fresh green peas, plucked from the garden, shucked on the spot, and instantly cooked. But it is also an ode of love to her family and friends who helped her make this feast.

In short, this is a book which enhances life, which makes life more worth living, and which should be at least looked at by anyone who loves good writing and good information about life.

Highest possible recommendation!

5-0 out of 5 stars I cook fer a livin'...
This was a gift from an ex-occasional lover...This is what I'll remember her by. If you love to cook, if you love to eat...if you just love to read while you eat...or make love and cook...what the heck, do 'em all at once...buy this now and have no regrets. Geez I miss that woman. ... Read more


174. Stock Identification Methods : Applications in Fishery Science
by STEVEN X. CADRIN, Kevin D. Friedland, John R. Waldman
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Stock Identification Methods is a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources.It represents the experience and perspectives of worldwide experts on each method, assembled through a working group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.The book is organized to foster multidisciplinary analyses and interdisciplinary conclusions about stock structure, a crucial topic for fishery science and management.Technological advances have promoted the development of stock identification methods in many directions, resulting in a confusing variety of approaches.Based on basic tenets of population biology and management needs, Stock Identification Methods offers a unified framework for understanding stock structure using various methods, by promoting an understanding of the relative merits and sensitivities of each approach.

* Describes eighteen distinct approaches to stock identification grouped into sections on life history traits, environmental signals, genetic analyses, and applied marks
* Features experts' reviews of benchmark case studies, general protocols, and the strengths and weaknesses of each identification method
* Reviews statistical techniques for exploring stock patterns, testing for differences among putative stocks, stock discrimination, and stock composition analysis
* Focuses on the challenges of interpreting data and managing mixed-stock fisheries
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175. Physical Chemistry of Foods (Food Science and Technology)
by Pieter Walstra
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176. 3 Volume Set, Fruit Breeding
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This book is the third volume of a three volume reference set that will provide comprehensive information on breeding commercial horticultural crops. In a systematic way, it deals with the history and commercial importance of each fruit, the origin and early development of cultivation, regional characteristics, breeding objectives, and fruit characteristics such as color shape and disease resistance. Volume III deals with, for example, almonds, pecans/hickories, and walnuts. ... Read more


177. Statistical Methods in Agriculture and Experimental Biology, Third Edition
by R. Mead, Robert N. Curnow, Anne M. Hasted, Roger Mead, R. N. Curnow, A. M. Hasted, Robert M Curnow
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The third edition of this popular introductory text maintains the character that won worldwide respect for its predecessors but features a number of enhancements that broaden its scope, increase its utility, and bring the treatment thoroughly up to date. It provides complete coverage of the statistical ideas and methods essential to students in agriculture or experimental biology. In addition to covering fundamental methodology, this treatment also includes more advanced topics that the authors believe help develop an appreciation of the breadth of statistical methodology now available. The emphasis is not on mathematical detail, but on ensuring students understand why and when various methods should be used.New in the Third Edition:"A chapter on the two simplest yet most important methods of multivariate analysis"Increased emphasis on modern computer applications "Discussions on a wider range of data types and the graphical display of data"Analysis of mixed cropping experiments and on-farm experiments ... Read more


178. Cooperatives In Agriculture
by David W. Cobia
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Comprehensive, up to date discussion of ag cooperatives written by leading authorities and sponsored by AIC. Less expensive than the competition. Comprehensive, up to date discussion of ag cooperatives written by leading authorities and sponsored by AIC. Less expensive than the competition. Sophomore/Junior level courses in Ag Econ departments. ... Read more


179. Aqueous Two-Phase Partitioning: Physical Chemistry and Bioanalytical Applications
by Boris Y. Zaslavsky
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This useful reference offers in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles of solute partitioning in aqueous two-phase systems, explains their important practical features, and furnishes methods of characterization. ... Read more


180. DNA Science: A First Course, Second Edition
by David Micklos, Greg A. Freyer
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This is the second edition of a highly successful textbook (over 50,000 copies sold) in which a highly illustrated, narrative text is combined with easy–to–use thoroughly reliable laboratory protocols. It contains a fully up–to–date collection of 12 rigorously tested and reliable lab experiments in molecular biology, developed at the internationally renowned Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which culminate in the construction and cloning of a recombinant DNA molecule.

Proven through more than 10 years’ of teaching at research and nonresearch colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and advanced biology programs in high school, this book has been successfully integrated into introductory biology, general biology, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, molecular genetics, and molecular biology courses.

The first eight chapters have been completely revised, extensively rewritten, and updated. The new coverage extends to the completion of the draft sequence of the human genome and the enormous impact these and other sequence data are having on medicine, research, and our view of human evolution. All sections on the concepts and techniques of molecular biology have been updated to reflect the current state of laboratory research.

The laboratory experiments cover basic techniques of gene isolation and analysis, honed by over 10 years of classroom use to be thoroughly reliable, even in the hands of teachers and students with no prior experience. Extensive prelab notes at the beginning of each experiment explain how to schedule and prepare, while flow charts and icons make the protocols easy to follow.

As in the first edition of this book, the laboratory course is completely supported by quality–assured products from the Carolina Biological Supply Company, from bulk reagents, to useable reagent systems, to single–use kits, thus satisfying a broad range of teaching applications. ... Read more

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This book is the best book on the subject on the market. The subject matter is juxtaposed by easy yet informative experiments that can be carried out in a normal scholastic setting. I hear the writers are all hotties. ... Read more


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