The Chemistry of Life

Author: Steven Rose,Radmila Mileusnic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140272739

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Biochemists, claims Steven Rose, Professor of Biology at the Open University, are concerned with four main themes - the chemistry of living cells, how such chemicals are interconverted, and how cells maintain their structures and special functions. In starting from first principles and offering lucid accounts of all these topics, he also provides marvellously concise accounts of energy metabolism and the role of enzymes, and of information trafficking within and between cells by way of DNA and proteins. First published in 1966 and now an established classic, 'The Chemistry of Life' continues to hold its own as a clear and authoritative introductory text. While retaining its emphasis on biochemistry rather than molecular biology, this fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in DNA and protein synthesis, cell regulation and immunology, and reflections on their social and medical implications.
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Life Sciences in Transition

Author: Halldor Stefansson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780126640526

Category: Science

Page: 150

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These essays grew out of an effort at the EMBL to promote a new form of science communication on the social, ethical, and political issues that surround rapid change in the life sciences. Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, these eighteen essays address the main topics of the future of the biosciences, biosciences and basic values, genomics and the globalization of biology, science miscommunication, and reproductive technologies. Hot topics such as cloning, genomics, reproductive technologies, heatlh care costs are addressed. Key Features * Significant to those in the life sciences and social sciences * Features an Introduction by Halldór Stefánsson * Published in conjunction with the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
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Mathematics and Science for Exercise and Sport

The Basics

Author: Craig Williams,David James,Cassie Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134108117

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Mathematics and Science for Sport and Exercise introduces students to the basic mathematical and scientific principles underpinning sport and exercise science. It is an invaluable course companion for students who have little prior experience of maths or science, and an ideal revision aid for higher level undergraduate students. The book explains the basic scientific principles that help us to understand sport, exercise and human movement, using a wide range of well-illustrated practical examples. Written by three leading sport scientists with many years experience teaching introductory courses, the book guides beginning students through those difficult to grasp areas of basic maths and science, and identifies the common problems and misconceptions that students often experience. It includes coverage of key areas such as: science of physical states – gas, liquid and solid science of biomechanics, motion and energy mathematical formulae, calculus, and differential equations statistics scientific report writing key concepts such as pressure, torque and velocity self-test features and highlighted key points throughout each chapter. Fully referenced, with guides to further reading, this book is an essential companion for all students on foundation or undergraduate level courses in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, and the human movement sciences.
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Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101605464

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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**Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exectuve produces the four-part series based on Pollan's book, and each episode will focus on a different natural element: fire, water, air, and earth. ** In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Conscious Eating

Author: Gabriel Cousens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556432852

Category: Cooking

Page: 850

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Offering readers basic guidelines on how to develop a diet that is tailored to their specific needs, Cousens introduces the art of live-food cuisine and recipes designed to help maximize its energy benefits.
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The Natural Law of Cycles

Governing the Mobile Symmetries of Animals and Machines

Author: James H. Bunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351478958

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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The Natural Law of Cycles assembles scientific work from different disciplines to show how research on angular momentum and rotational symmetry can be used to develop a law of energy cycles as a local and global influence. Angular momentum regulates small-scale rotational cycles such as the swimming of fish in water, the running of animals on land, and the flight of birds in air. Also, it regulates large-scale rotation cycles such as global currents of wind and water.James H. Bunn introduces concepts of symmetry, balance, and angular momentum, showing how together they shape the mobile symmetries of animals. Chapter 1 studies the configurations of animals as they move in a head-first direction. Chapter 2 shows how sea animals follow currents and tides generated by the rotational cycles of the earth. In chapter 3, Bunn explores the biomechanical pace of walking as a partial cycle of rotating limbs. On a large scale, angular momentum governs balanced shifts in plate tectonics.Chapter 4 begins with an examination of rotational wind patterns in terms of the counter-balancing forces of angular momentum. The author shows how these winds augment the flights of birds during migrations. A final chapter centres on the conservation of energy as the most basic principle of science. Bunn argues that in the nineteenth century the unity of nature was seen in the emergent concept of energy, not matter, as the source of power, including the movements of animals and machines. In each chapter Bunn features environmental writers who celebrate mobile symmetries. This book will interest students, naturalists, and advocates of the environmental movement.
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Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals

Author: Michel Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325038

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Let the Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals save you time and trouble by providing a one-stop resource for all your manuscript writing requirements. No more plowing through your journal collection or wandering the library stacks to get those elusive journal pages containing instructions to authors. This unique book contains all the information you need to know: whether the journal will consider your manuscript; the journal's submission address; how to construct the abstract, illustrations, tables, and references; and specific information on copyright, multiple authorship, statistical analyses, and page charges. The Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals gives all this information for 440 of the most important English-language, life science journals. Titles were selected from the "Journal Rankings by Times Cited" list in the Science Citation Index Journal Citation Report. Because this report is heavily weighted toward the medical sciences, other life science journals are incorporated into the book based on general level of prestige and reputation. In addition, some new titles that promise to be important to their fields, like Nature Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases are also included. Organized by journal title, the handbook's entries are uniformly arranged to allow direct comparison between journals. Information is presented in an easy-to-use, easy-to-read format with clear and explicitly stated instructions. The Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals gives authors in the life sciences all the information necessary for the correct and complete compilation of a manuscript for submission to their journal of choice.
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The Love Diet

Author: Shonali Sabherwal

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184005652

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 270

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Can foods really affect your moods? Can they also boost your sex life? From the author of The Beauty Diet comes a unique book designed to cultivate love and improve health and vitality for a happy and blissful life. In The Love Diet, Shonali Sabherwal, India’s leading nutritionist, presents a refreshing approach to eating by sharing: • Food secrets that can make you more caring, loving, and giving • Tips to enhance sexual appetite in men and women • Magical food and lifestyle factors needed for better sex and specific food plans and recipes With insightful notes from clients and expert practitioners, The Love Diet is your go-to book for advice and solutions on how to feel happy and sexy.
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