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  • Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention - Environmental and Analytical Update
    Editor Tomasz Puzyn and Aleksandra Mostrag-Szlichtyng
    ISBN 978-953-307-917-2
    482 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 71844 times.
    Ten years after coming into force of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a wide range of organic chemicals (industrial formulations, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.) still pose ...
  • Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Editor Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-0050-8
    682 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 106410 times.
    Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. Its programs use current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with t ...
  • Viral Genomes - Molecular Structure, Diversity, Gene Expression Mechanisms and Host-Virus Interactions
    Viral Genomes - Molecular Structure, Diversity, Gene Expression Mechanisms and Host-Virus Interactions
    Editor Maria Laura Garcia and Victor Romanowski
    ISBN 978-953-51-0098-0
    314 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 30961 times.
    Viruses are small infectious agents that can replicate only inside the living cells of susceptible organisms. The understanding of the molecular events underlying the infectious process has been of central interest to improve strategies aimed at comb ...
  • Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Editor Chaouki Ghenai
    ISBN 978-953-51-0100-0
    490 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 32633 times.
    The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race wi ...
  • Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Editor Benjamin Valdez
    ISBN 978-953-307-905-9
    424 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 105819 times.
    The global food industry has the largest number of demanding and knowledgeable consumers: the world population of seven billion inhabitants, since every person eats! This population requires food products that fulfill the high quality standards estab ...
  • Food Additive
    Food Additive
    Editor Yehia El-Samragy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0067-6
    268 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 62654 times.
    A food additive is defined as a substance not normally consumed as a food in itself and not normally used as a characteristic ingredient of food whether or not it has nutritive value. Food additives are natural or manufactured substances, which are a ...
  • Crop Management - Cases and Tools for Higher Yield and Sustainability
    Crop Management - Cases and Tools for Higher Yield and Sustainability
    Editor Fabio R. Marin
    ISBN 978-953-51-0068-3
    126 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 11106 times.
    Agricultural production is related to physical constrains, which may not always be overcomed by technology. However, under the same conditions, it is possible to see well-managed farms consistently making greater profits than similarly structured, ne ...
  • Congenital Anomalies - Case Studies and Mechanisms
    Congenital Anomalies - Case Studies and Mechanisms
    Editor Alastair Sutcliffe
    ISBN 978-953-51-0075-1
    142 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 13921 times.
    This book is in essence a collection of essays which are state of the art in their respective areas of knowledge. They inform the reader of all sorts of mechanistic considerations when developing understanding of issues surrounding the origins of ...