Narrow Roads of Gene Land: Volume 2: Evolution of Sex

Author: W. D. Hamilton,William Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198503361

Category: Medical

Page: 930

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The second volume of the collected papers of W D Hamilton, the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. Volume 1, The Evolution of Social Behaviour (OUP, still in print), was devoted to the first half of Hamilton's life's work; Volume 2 is devoted to the other half, on sex and sexual selection. Each paper is accompanied by a specially-written autobiographical introduction.


Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316218936

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 772

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite -- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system -- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them. ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout Newsflesh Short Fiction (e-only novellas)Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus

Space Microelectronics Volume 2: Integrated Circuit Design for Space Applications

Author: Anatoly Belous,Vitali Saladukha, ,Siarhei Shvedau

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1630814695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

View: 6490

This invaluable second volume of a two-volume set is filled with details about the integrated circuit design for space applications. Various considerations for the selection and application of electronic components for designing spacecraft are discussed. The basic constructions of submicron transistors and schottky diodes during the technological process of production are explored. This book provides details on the energy consumption minimization methods for microelectronic devices. Specific topics include: Features and physical mechanisms of the effect of space radiation on all the main classes of microcircuits, including peculiarities of radiation impact on submicron integrated circuits;Special design, technology, and schematic methods of increasing the resistance to various types of space radiation;Recommendations for choosing research equipment and methods for irradiating various samples;Microcircuit designers on the composition of test elements for the study of the effect of radiation;Microprocessors, circuit boards, logic microcircuits, digital, analog, digital–analog microcircuits manufactured in various technologies (bipolar, CMOS, BiCMOS, SOI);Problems involved with designing high speed microelectronic devices and systems based on SOS-and SOI-structures;System-on-chip and system-in-package and methods for rejection of silicon microcircuits with hidden defects during mass production.

Studies in Viral Ecology, Volume 2

Animal Host Systems

Author: Christon J. Hurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470624299

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 5910

This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (this 2-volume set covers animals as well as microbes and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles and vectoring species.


Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316219002

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1052

THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts, turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped. ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout Newsflesh Short Fiction Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus

The Parasites of Leaf-hoppers

With Special Reference to Biology of the Anteoninae

Author: Frederick Azel Fenton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anteoninae

Page: 84

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Author: Soren Summers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541289963


Page: 162

View: 5299

Ambitious office drone Zachary Glazer just wants to come home for the holidays, but strange things are happening in the snowy town of Huster. There's this man at work with a razor smile and a cadre of alluring executives. There's that handsome stranger who just moved in next door, the one with a perfect body and a shrouded past. And what about those fires all over town? Huster is supposed to be quiet, and boring, and cold. Why all this weirdness? Why now? The questions stack up like kindling in the back of Zach's mind, and a single spark is all it will take for his whole world to go up in flames.


Author: Soren Summers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539903994


Page: 326

View: 1012

Bloodied corridors. Mangled bodies. Deranged test subjects. Just another day at Vertex, a corporation devoted to perfecting humanity by any means necessary. It's up to Jarod Samuels to keep the hallways pristine and safe, but scrubbing bloodstains and bagging bodies is losing its luster. Then someone new joins his department, this man with a huge ego and an even huger mouth. Gabriel Anderson is infuriating but intriguing, as brash as he is beautiful, and almost enough to keep Jarod preoccupied. Almost.But between workplace hazards, psychic sociopaths, and a mysterious formula that alters the human body, Jarod's doubts are surging. Should he stay with the corporation, or run like hell? This is Vertex, after all, where the walls watch with glass eyes, the laboratories groan with secrets - and employee termination ends more than just careers.

A Graph-Theoretic Approach to Enterprise Network Dynamics

Author: Horst Bunke,Peter J. Dickinson,Miro Kraetzl,Walter D. Wallis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817645199

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 7497

This monograph treats the application of numerous graph-theoretic algorithms to a comprehensive analysis of dynamic enterprise networks. Network dynamics analysis yields valuable information about network performance, efficiency, fault prediction, cost optimization, indicators and warnings. Based on many years of applied research on generic network dynamics, this work covers a number of elegant applications (including many new and experimental results) of traditional graph theory algorithms and techniques to computationally tractable network dynamics analysis to motivate network analysts, practitioners and researchers alike.