A Field Guide to Bacteria

Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780801488542

Category: Nature

Page: 355

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Written for curious souls of all ages, this title opens readers eyes--and noses and ears--to this hidden world. Useful illustrations accompany Dyer's lively text.
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Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification, Second Edition

Author: D. Roy Cullimore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420087983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 327

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Published nearly ten years ago, the first edition of Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification broke new ground with the wealth of detail and breadth of information it provided. The second edition is poised to do the same. Differing fundamentally from the first edition, this book begins by introducing the concept of bacteria community intelligence as reflected in corrosion, plugging, and shifts in the quality parameters in the product whether it be water, gas, oil, or even air. It presents a new classification system for bacterial communities based upon their effect and activities, and not their composition. The book represents a radical departure from the classical reductionist identification of bacteria dominated by genetic and biochemical analyses of separated strains. The author takes a holistic approach based on form, function, and habitat of communities (consorms) of bacteria in real environments. He uses factors related to the oxidation-reduction potential at the site where the consorm is active and the viscosity of the bound water within that consorm to position their community structures within a two-dimensional bacteriological positioning system (BPS) that then allows the functional role to be defined. This book has an overarching ability to define bacterial activities as consorms in a very effective and applied manner useful to an applied audience involved in bacterial challenges. Organized for ease of use, the book allows readers to start with the symptom, uncover the bacterial activities, and then indentify the communities distinctly enough to allow management and control practices that minimize the damage. The broad spectrum approach, new to this edition, lumps compatible bacteria together into a relatively harmonious consortia that share a common primary purpose. It gives a big picture view of the role of bacteria not as single strains but collectively as communities and uses this information to provide key answers to common bacterial problems.
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The Processes of Life

An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Author: Lawrence E. Hunter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262299941

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate. Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive technical vocabulary can be a challenge, though, as introductory materials often seem more like a barrier than an invitation to the study of life. This text offers a concise and accessible introduction to molecular biology, requiring no previous background in science, aimed at students and professionals in fields ranging from engineering to journalism -- anyone who wants to get a foothold in this rapidly expanding field. It will be particularly useful for computer scientists exploring computational biology. A reader who has mastered the information in The Processes of Life is ready to move on to more complex material in almost any area of contemporary biology.
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5 Steps to a Dry Basement Or Crawl Space

A Guide for Homeowner & Professional : Also Included, Slab Foundations, All about Gutters, Mold and Bacteria

Author: Ron Gay

Publisher: Ronald K. Gay

ISBN: 9780976365204

Category: House & Home

Page: 146

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It’s raining, and water starts seeping into your home’s basement; what can a homeowner do? Fortunately, a new comprehensive book from Welkin House can help fix that wet basement problem without expensive waterproofing methods. The author, Ronald Gay, is a veteran in the field of residential construction and consulting for more than 20 years, specializing in wet-basement consulting for more than 10 years. In this ground-breaking guide for homeowner and professional, new lessons are taught that make all the difference in solving this stressful, home-maintenance nightmare.
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Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871162014

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 934

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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
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In the Field, Among the Feathered

A History of Birders and Their Guides

Author: Thomas R. Dunlap

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199734593

Category: History

Page: 241

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A history of field guides about American birds from the Victorian era to the present draws on extensive archival research to demonstrate how the twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have rendered field guides a preferred method of informal education, citing the contributions of such figures as Roger Tory Peterson.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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