• The Book of snakes

      O'Shea, Mark (Ivy Press, 2018-10-11)
      There are over 3,700 species of snake found on every continent except for Antarctica, ranging in size from Barbados’ tiny threadsnake to Southeast Asia’s massive reticulated python. More than any other creature snakes are surrounded by dark, compelling myths and legend, unsurprising since many constrict their prey to death, or kill with a venomous bite, using a diverse armory of venoms that affect the blood, tissues, organs, and respiration. However, it is especially true of snakes that the closer you observe them, the more exquisite they are in their intricate geometry of pattern, the fine texture of the overlapping scales, and the intricacies of their multifarious lifestyles. The Book of Snakes profiles 600 significant species from all 32 families—one in six of all known species—to create a beautiful collector’s piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide on the market.
    • Chemistry for Environmental & Earth Sciences

      Duke, Catherine V. A.; Williams, Craig D. (CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2007)
      Synopsis: Tackling environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, water pollution, and soil contamination requires an understanding of the underlying science and chemistry of these processes in real-world systems and situations. "Chemistry for Environmental and Earth Sciences" provides a student-friendly introduction to the basic chemistry used for the mitigation, remediation, and elimination of pollutants. Written and organized in a style that is accessible to science as well as non-science majors, this textbook divides its content into four intuitive chapters: Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. The first chapter explains classical concepts in chemistry that occur in nature such as atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding and reactions, states of matter, phase transitions, and radioactivity.Subsequent chapters focus on the chemistry relating to the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere-including the chemical aspects of soil, water, and air pollution, respectively.
    • Chemistry for the Life Sciences

      Sutton, Raul; Rockett, Bernard; Swindells, Peter G. (CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2008)
      • Focuses on the particular aspects of chemistry that underpin biochemical and biomedical studies • Includes new chapters on emerging topics of interest • Offers a sequence of short topics with numerical or conceptual ideas supported by worked examples and questions within the text • Provides a solutions manual for qualified instructors Presents short topics tied to numerical or conceptual ideas, reinforced with worked examples and questions Retaining theuser-friendly style of the first edition, this text is designed to fill the knowledge gap for those life sciences students who have not studied chemistry at an advanced level. It contains new chapters on – • Water, covering the mole concept and colloids • Gases, discussing pressure, gas laws, partial pressure, solubility of gases, and diffusion • Metals in biology, including properties, oxygen carriers, biocatalysis, charge carriers, and toxicity The authors divide their analysis of carbon compounds into two chapters. One focuses exclusively on aliphatic carbon compounds, while the other provides a greatly expanded exploration of aromatic carbon compounds, isomerism, amines and amino acids, including benzene, aromaticity, types of isomerism, and absolute configuration. With a current examination of organic and biological reactions, this instructional volume also features end-of-chapter questions and a solutions manual.
    • Construction for a sustainable environment

      Sarsby, Robert W.; Meggyes, T. (CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, 2010)
      The past fifty years have seen rapid development of public and governmental awareness of environmental issues. Engineers and scientists have made tangible contributions to environmental protection. However, further theoretical and practical developments are necessary to address mankind’s growing demands on the environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment includes recent developments relating to construction and the environment, including: (1) engineered disposal of wastes; (2) treatment of contaminated and derelict land; (3) sustainable construction and infrastructure; (4) supporting the natural environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment presents clear evidence that common sustainability issues are encountered throughout the world and that only a concerted, international and interdisciplinary approach can tackle these issues.
    • Crime Scene Management: Scene Specific Methods.

      Sutton, Raul; Trueman, Keith J. (Wiley, 2009)
      Crime Scene Management: Scene Specific Methods is an accessible introduction to the common forms of evidence that may be encountered at a scene of crime and the techniques used for recovery of that evidence. The book is clearly focused on the techniques for handling crime scenes from the role of the first officer attending through the to the specialist personnel who may be called to deal with specific evidence types. Clearly structured to enhance student understanding, methods covered include, dna-rich samples, fingerprints, toolmarks and impressions. Later chapters move on to consider common scenes such as burglary, fire and vehicle crime. Included with the book is an interactive CDROM that highlights many of the methodologies covered in the book with video footage of the evidence gathering technique in action. The book can be used as a stand-alone but the material included on the CD will enhance student understanding of the subject. Key features: • First UK focused textbook on Crime Scene Management • Includes interactive CDROM with demonstration of key methods employed at the scene and video footage • Supplementary website to include figures from the book and further references • Chapters are written by a team consisting of experts and academics to ensure the text is an accessible and well-informed academic text. • Focuses on the crime scene and on the science underpinning the gathering of evidence at the scene.
    • Flood Damaged Property: A Guide to Repair

      Proverbs, David G.; Soetanto, Robby (Wiley, 2004)
      With climate change and the development of property on flood plains, the flooding of buildings has become a considerable problem, both for property owners and their insurers. This book, based on extensive research, provides guidance on how to assess and repair flood damaged properties. CONTENTS: Introduction to flooding; Preparing for a flood; Flood characteristic; Drying out flooded building; Reinstatement of flood-damaged floors; Reinstatement of flood-damaged walls; Reinstatement of flood-damaged doors and windows; Reinstatement of flood-damaged utilities and fittings; Conclusions and summary. (Blackwell Publishing)
    • Gas to Liquid Technology: Its Technical, Economical & Environmental Impact!

      Ogan, Deinsam D. (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012)
      This work discusses the importance of applying Gas to Liquid Technology (GTL) in the oil rich countries. It considers its economic, technical and environmental implications, while proposing that GTL can act as alternative to flaring of natural gas (associated or stranded gas). The research further shows that this technology will boost the world economy with the influx of green petrochemical products into the market and would technically reduce the carbon foot prints of these nations.
    • Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

      Sarsby, Robert W. (Abington: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. ALSO: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2007)
      Discusses the fundamentals of geosynthetics. Examines various applications in areas such as filters, separators, landfills and foundation materials. Reviews quality assurance and the service life of geosynthetics. Geosynthetics are man-made polymer-based materials which facilitate cost effective building, environmental, transportation and other construction projects. Given their versatility, geosynthetics are a vital material in all aspects of civil engineering. The first section of the book covers the fundamentals of geosynthetics. Chapters discuss the design and durability of geosynthetics together with their material properties and international standards governing their use. Building on these foundations, Part 2 examines the various applications of geosynthetics in areas such as filters, separators, landfills, barriers and foundation materials. The book concludes by reviewing methods of quality assurance and the service life of geosynthetics. Written by an international team of contributors, Geosynthetics in civil engineering is an essential reference to all those involved in civil engineering. (Woodhead Publishing)
    • A Guide to the snakes of Papua New Guinea: The first comprehensive guide to the snake fauna of Papua New Guinea

      O'Shea, Mark (Independent Publishing, 1996-11-02)
      A complete guide to the snakes of the island of New Guinea (with particular emphasis on the eastern half constituting the sovereign state of Papua New Guinea) and the islands to the east, e.g. Bismarck, Admiralty, d'Entrecasteaux, Louisiade and North Solomons Archipelagoes. Although out of print and also now out of date, this is still the definitive and much sought guide to the snake fauna of this region. It includes a section of snakebite first aid and hospital treatment by Drs David A Warrell and David G Lalloo.
    • Microcavities

      Kavokin, Alexey V; Baumberg, Jeremy J; Laussy, Fabrice; Malpuech, Guillaume (Oxford University Press, 2017)
    • Soil Management: Problems and Solutions

      Fullen, Michael A.; Catt, John A. (London: Hodder Arnold, 2004)
      The soil is a fundamental constituent of the Earth’s system, maintaining a careful state of equilibrium within the biosphere. However, this natural balance is being increasingly disturbed by a variety of anthropogenic and natural processes, leading to the degradation of many soil environments. Soil Management provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the many problems, challenges and potential solutions facing soil management in the twenty-first century. Covering topics such as erosion, desertification, salinization, soil structure, carbon sequestration, acidification and chemical pollution, the book also develops a prognosis for the future of soil management faced with growing populations and global warming. Written with the needs of students in mind, each chapter provides a broad overview of a particular problem, approaches to its solution and concludes with references and suggestions for further reading, so providing a pathway to more detailed and advanced study.
    • Stone Deterioration in Polluted Urban Environments

      Mitchell, David J.; Searle, David E. (Science Publishers Inc., 2003)
      CONTENTS: . Stone Weathering and Urban Particulate Pollution in the UK: David E. Searle and David J. Mitchell . Urban Pollution and Stone Weathering in the Black Country: David E. Searle and David J. Mitchell . Potential for Building Stone Soiling from Vehicle-related Pollutants Along-side a Busy Road: Paul Giess and Vaughan Shilton . Weathering of Rocks by Lichens with Special Reference to Stonework: A Review: M.J. Wilson . Experimental Studies of Rock Weathering by Plant Roots: Updating the Work of Julius Sachs (1832-1897): D.N. Mottershead and H.A. Viles . Comparison of the Process of Decay of Two Limestones in a Polluted Urban Environment: A. Török . Initial Stages of Sandstone Decay in a Polluted Urban Environment: Alice V. Turkington . Role of NO2 and SO2 on the Degradation of Limestone: G.C. Allen et al. . Dry Deposition of SO2 on Carbonate Stone: An Overview of Laboratory Studies: Elizabeth A. Bede . Development and Potential Uses of Computer Simulation Techniques in the Study of Rock Weathering: Sarah Antill and Heather (H.A.) Viles . Comparative Assessment of Decay and Soiling of Masonry: Methodology and Analysis of Surveyor Variability: Jonathan Ball and Maureen E. Young . Colour Changes of Portland Stone: A Study of the Victoria and Albert Mu-seum Façade 1989-1998: Boris Pretzel . Representing Surface Loss on Gravestones: Does the Mean Mean Anything: Rob Inkpen et al. . Depth Profiling of Soluble Salts in Scottish Sandstone Buildings: Maureen E. Young and Pauline E. Cordiner . Local Variability of Marine Influence on Coastal Rock Weathering Rates: A Long-term Study: D.N. Mottershead . International Implications of Atmospheric Pollution on Stone: David J. Mitchell
    • The Wisdom of the Dao De Ching

      Fullen, Michael A. (Dpdotcom, Laxey (Isle of Man), (e-book), and, Lulu Publishing, Morrisville, North Carolina, USA, (paperback), 2010)
      Written over 2,500 years ago, The Dao De Jing is the seminal work of the Great Chinese Sage, Lao Tzu, and is one of the most profound pieces of prose ever written. Legend has it that at the age of 90 Lao Tzu migrated to the Himalayas, passing through the Imperial gates of Hang Gu on the Great Wall of China. On the orders of the Emperor, the keeper of the Gates refused to let Lao Tzu through. He was detained for three days, during which time he wrote the 81 verses of the Dao De Jing, offering the reader pathways to deeper understanding of the world and presenting a helpful code for everyday living. After the Bible, it is the most translated document in history. It has been observed that you can read the Dao De Jing in less than an hour, but study it for a lifetime! Two versions of the Dao De Jing are presented here: the second version being the author's attempt to edit the work and harmonize the prose
    • Understanding the Construction Client

      Boyd, David; Chinyio, Ezekiel A. (John Wiley, 2006)
      This book breaks new ground by creating a framework to understand clients' actions and needs. Most construction management books focus on improving the construction process; this one focuses on a better engagement with the client. It challenges conceptions of both the construction industry and clients' businesses so that a more effective process and greater client satisfaction can be achieved. The book suggests that 'buildings are not about building but about changing and developing the client'. The technical, organisational and psychological aspects of this are described and analysed in detail so that current experience can be explained and better practice determined. The book offers well-researched information about clients in a number of sectors - developers, supermarkets, NHS, government, airports and housing associations - which will help you understand what these client's business or service needs are and how construction fits into this. It demonstrates how to develop an appreciation of the client's perspective with a toolkit for ensuring successful client engagement. This makes Understanding the Construction Client a user-friendly and practical guide, as well as significant text for academia. (Blackwell Publishing)