This book features a collection of papers on the issues, intricacies, and challenges relating to energy and environmental science. It offers expert coverage of the various technological aspects of sustainable energy ecosystems, including processes that improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 and other greenhouse emissions. It also addresses the need for sustainable technologies in extractive metallurgy, materials processing, and manufacturing industries with energy efficient technologies. Some additional contributions examine renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass.
The 20th century has finished, the century when surgery took huge steps forward thanks to progress in technology. Now we have entered the "century of biotechnologies", which will not only generate progress in surgery, but also lead to a real "cultural revolution" that will completely change approaches to solving different problems in medicine. The aim of this book is to bring surgeons closer to biotechnologies and to overcome the cultural gap dividing them from these new approaches. Biotechnologies are already proposed and used at different levels in surgical practice: in diagnostic technique, enabling practitioners to identify diseases at an early stage and follow their molecular modification over time; and in tissue engineering, where the use of "smart scaffolds" offers a possible answer to increasing demand for biocompatible tissues and organs in transplantation surgery. This volume focuses on the emerging field of stem cells, analyzing both their role as possible players in originating and perpetuating cancer - "cancer stem cells" - and, conversely, their extraordinary therapeutical potential. An additional section is dedicated to the evaluation and application of derived molecular factors that can enhance the physiological processes that are fundamentally important in surgery, such as hemostasis and wound healing. Surgeons have always been technologists, in the sense that since surgery began they have always needed technology, beginning with a scalpel and surgical instruments. They have always cooperated with technologists. However, in the new century, the first one of the millennium, a rapid increase in knowledge that is outside the realm of the surgeon's traditional technological training is imposing itself - hence the aim of this book. It is now urgent to encourage surgeons to embrace this knowledge (biotechnology) with confidence. By its very nature, biotechnology is completely different from the technologies used so far, because it escapes the senses of sight and touch, which up to now have been the essence of the surgeon's work. The cellular and molecular dimensions of biotechnologies are still far removed from most of the recent advances in modern surgical techniques. A common language between surgeons and biotechnologists will create further, revolutionary, progress in surgical sciences in the twenty-first century.
A comprehensive treatise on new developments in biotechnology, the authors of Biotechnology and Safety Assessment, 3e, bring readers an up-to-date review of food safety issues, pre-clinical safety and development of new foods and drugs, plant biotechnology, food allergies and safety assessment, and consumer benefits with regard to genetically modified food.
So you've written an illustrated children's book. Congratulations! Now you're looking to publish your work on Amazon's Kindle Store. Congratulations again -Amazon's Kindle Store is the leading provider of ebook content, and publishing your work through Kindle is one of the best ways to be sure it connects with as many young readers as possible. If you're wondering what the back end of all of this interactivity looks like, we regret to say that it's not pretty. We know you've spent months or maybe even years polishing your story and your illustrations, and the prospect of spending even more time coding (or maybe even learning) the HTML and CSS for the Kindle format standards and testing your work probably sounds like a slog. And it was - until Amazon released its kids' book publishing tool, Kindle Kids' Book Creator. Kindle Kids' Book Creator makes importing and publishing your illustrated children's story on the Kindle Store fast and painless. In this guide, we'll show you how to install and use Kindle Kids' Book Creator to get your work out there for readers to discover and enjoy. We'll walk you through the process of formatting and publishing your children's book using Kindle Kids' Book Creator step by step, with plenty of tips, tricks and screenshots along the way. In Part 1, we'll walk you through the process of downloading the software and give you some insight into file formats and basic navigation. In Part 2 (the main attraction!), we'll show you how to create a Kindle kids' book from start to finish. We'll also discuss how to add base and pop-up text and edit the book's CSS and HTML. Then, in Part 3 we'll give you an overview of publishing your work on the Kindle Store. In Part 4, we'll show you how to find help if you get stuck. We think you'll find that publishing through Amazon is a snap, and all that time saved will free you up to focus on creating and marketing your work. So without further delay, let's start creating kids' books for Kindle!
The decision to source software development to an overseas firm (offshoring) is looked at frequently in simple economic terms - it's cheaper, and skilled labor is easier to find. In practice, however, offshoring is fraught with difficulties. As well as the considerable challenge of controlling projects at a distance, there are differences in culture, language, business methods, politics, and many other issues to contend with. Nevertheless, as many firms have discovered, the benefits of getting it right are too great to ignore. This book explains everything you need to know to put offshoring into practice, avoid the pitfalls, and develop effective working relationships. It covers a comprehensive range of the important offshoring issues: from ROI to strategy, from SLA to culture, from country comparisons to provider marketing. Written for CTOs, CIOs, consultants, and other IT executives, this book is also an excellent introduction to sourcing for business students.
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