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Medical Biochemistry at a Glance, 3 edition

Offering a concise, illustrated summary of biochemistry and its relevance to clinical medicine, Medical Biochemistry at a Glance is intended for students of medicine and the biomedical sciences such as nutrition, biochemistry, sports science, medical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, pharmacy, physiology, pharmacology, genetics and veterinary science. It also provides a succinct review and reference for medical practitioners and bi...

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Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation

From contaminated infant formula to a spate of all-too familiar headlines in recent years, food safety has emerged as one of the harsher realities behind China's economic miracle. Tainted beef, horse meat and dioxin outbreaks in the western world have also put food safety in the global spotlight. Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation presents a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of ...

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The Phytopathogen: Evolution and Adaptation

So often new phytopathogens emerge and appear primarily in acute form and then take a chronic form; such populations, however, in general have a limited appearance because of the lack of suitable environmental conditions. The emergence of new pathogens needs to be explored in the light of their evolutionary adaptation. This new volume focuses on the study of quantitative aspects of host-phytopathogen linkages that result in the emerg...

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Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity

Pope John Paul II bestowed upon St. Thomas Aquinas the accolade of Doctor Humanitatis, or 'Doctor of Humanity,' because he was ready to affirm the good or value of culture wherever it is to be found. Thomas is a teacher for our time because of his 'assertions on the dignity of the human person and the use of his reason.' ('Inter Munera Academiarum,' 1999). This collection of papers explores the various philosophical and theological a...

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The Bible in Motion

This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of essays by well-known scholars focusing on the reception of the Bible in world cinema. It explores selected biblical characters and themes, directors whose work addresses biblical texts and motifs, particular interpretive lenses, a wide array of film genres, and a variety of world cinemas. It is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a general a...

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Psychogenic Movement Disorders

This groundbreaking volume is the first text devoted to psychogenic movement disorders. Co-published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and the American Academy of Neurology, the book contains the highlights of an international, multidisciplinary conference on these disorders and features contributions from leading neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiatrists, and basic scientists. Major sections discuss the phenomenolo...

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Great Powers and Geopolitical Change

In an era of high technology and instant communication, the role of geography in the formation of strategy and politics in international relations can be undervalued. But the mountains of Afghanistan and the scorching sand storms of Iraq have provided stark reminders that geographical rea`lities continue to have a profound impact on the success of military campaigns. Here, political scientist Jakub J. Grygiel brings to light the impo...

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The Perspective of the World

Volume III investigates what Braudel terms "world-economies"—the economic dominance of a particular city at different periods of history, from Venice to Amsterdam, London, New York.

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Theory of Nonclassical States of Light

The term 'nonclassical states' refers to the quantum states that cannot be produced in the usual sources of light, such as lasers or lamps, rather than those requiring more sophisticated apparatus for their production. Theory of Non-classical States of Light describes the current status of the theory of nonclassical states of light including many new and important results as well as introductory material and the history of the subjec...

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Philosophische Vorstellungen

Im Verlauf der vergangenen Jahrzehnte sind verschiedene Aufsätze Reschers in Deutsch erschienen, die in diesem Band zusammengefasst werden. Es handelt sich hauptsächlich um drei Themengebiete: Erkenntnistheorie, philosophische Anthropologie und Metaphilosophie. Das Buch stellt dem deutschen Leser einen wichtigen Teil von Reschers philosophischen Ideen zu Verfügung, obwohl die ethischen und historischen Arbeiten hier außer Acht gelass...