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Schaum's Outline of Thermodynamics With Chemical Applications (Schaum's Outline Series)

Schaum's Outline of Thermodynamics With Chemical Applications (Schaum's Outline Series) Lowest new price: $15.00
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Author: Michael Abbott

Confusing Textbooks?

Missed Lectures?

Tough Test Questions?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you


Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA Lowest new price: $4.13
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Author: Maryn McKenna

LURKING in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all.

Doctors long thought that MRSA was confined to hospitals and clinics, infecting almost exclusively those who were either already ill or old. But through remarkable reporting, including hundreds of interviews with the leading researchers and doctors tracking the deadly bacterium, acclaimed science journalist Maryn McKenna reveals the hidden history of MRSA’s relentless advance—how it has overwhelmed hospitals, assaulted families, and infiltrated agriculture and livestock, moving inexorably into the food chain. Taking readers into the medical centers where frustrated physicians must discard drug after drug as they struggle to keep patients alive, she discloses an explosion of cases that demonstrate how MRSA is growing more virulent, while evolving resistance to antibiotics with astonishing speed. It may infect us at any time, no matter how healthy we are; it is carried by a stunning number of our household pets; and it has been detected in food animals from cows to chickens to pigs.

With the sensitivity of a novelist, McKenna portrays the emotional and financial devastation endured by MRSA’s victims, vividly describing the many stealthy ways in which the pathogen overtakes the body and the shock and grief of parents whose healthy children were felled by infection in just hours. Through dogged detective work, she discloses the unheard warnings that predicted the current crisis and lays bare the flaws that have allowed MRSA to rage out of control: misplaced government spending, inadequate public health surveillance, misguided agricultural practices, and vast overuse of the few precious drugs we have left.

Empowering readers with the knowledge they need for self-defense, Superbug sounds an alarm: MRSA has evolved into a global emergency that touches almost every aspect of modern life. It is, as one deeply concerned researcher tells McKenna, "the biggest thing since AIDS."

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Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria (Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (Springer-Verlag))

Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume 2: The Proteobacteria, Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria (Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (Springer-Verlag)) Lowest new price: $116.90
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Brand: Don J Brenner

Includes a description of the Gammaproteobacteria (1203 pages, 222 figures, and 300 tables). This large taxon includes many well known medically and environmentally important groups. Especially notable are the Enterobacteriaceae, Aeromonas, Beggiatoa, Chromatium, Legionella, Nitrococcus, Oceanospirillum, Pseudomonas, Rickettsiella, Vibrio, Xanthomonas and 155 additional genera.

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Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Study Guide

Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Study Guide Lowest new price: $31.79
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Author: Margaret A. Bartelt PhD Diplomate ABMM MLS(ASCP)SM

Organized in a concise, simplified manner using an outline format to organize the material, this text emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in diagnosing and treating diseases. Bacteria (e.g., gram-positive, anaerobic, etc.) and laboratory procedures (e.g., antimicrobial agents and susceptibility tests) are clustered in seven unique sections. Chapter study questions and a 100-question comprehensive exam are included.

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Pseudomonas: Molecular and Applied Biology

Pseudomonas: Molecular and Applied Biology Lowest new price: $129.99
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This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the basic biology, genomics, biotechnological applications and role of Pseudomonas in agriculture, environment and industry. The Pseudomonas genus occupies a key position in medicine, the environment, agriculture and commercial biotechnology by virtue of its genetic diversity, metabolic adaptability and versatility and the broad array of ecological niches that it inhabits.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen, is known for its multiple drug resistance and is associated with cystic fibrosis and wound infections particularly in patients with burn injuries. Pseudomonas syringae is a plant pathogen and is responsible for major crop losses in horticultural, vegetable and field crops. Another species, P. fluorescens is known for promoting plant growth through the production of certain hormones and the biocontrol of soil-borne fungal diseases and insects.

The ability to adapt to diverse and challenging environments and degrade recalcitrant compounds means that the genus is widely exploited for bioremediation, while their genetic diversity coupled with broad catalytic potential makes them valuable in biotransformation, synthesis of high-value chiral compounds for biosynthesis and production of biopolymers and bio-surfactants widely used in medicine, agriculture and industry.

The book serves as a ready reference and text book for graduate students, young field microbiologists and research scientists in academia, research institutes and industry.

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The Fermented Vegetables Manual: Enjoy Krauts, Pickles, and Kimchis to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness

The Fermented Vegetables Manual: Enjoy Krauts, Pickles, and Kimchis to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness Lowest new price: $12.75
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Author: Tracy Huang

Discover How to Improve Skin, Health, and Happiness with a Science-Based Approach to Enjoying Fermented Vegetables the Right Way

Are you currently suffering from gastrointestinal issues, depression, lack of energy, poor immunity, weight gain, or skin problems? Did you know that fermented foods can actually help you address these problems and improve your overall health? Would you like scientific proof that reveals the incredible health benefits of fermented foods? Wouldn’t it be nice that you can look and feel better simply by adding these easy-to-make foods into your diet?

This book, The Fermented Vegetables Manual, gives you the science and big picture to help you understand the relationship between fermentation and your health; it also gives you a complete and detailed guide to properly and quickly make your first batch of fermented vegetables with easy-to-follow recipes and instructions. You can have your first batch ready in as little as three days. The book also shares tips on how to enjoy your fermented vegetables in fun and creative ways.

You Will Discover:
  • Why eating fermented foods can lift up your mood.
  • What fermented foods to eat to lose weight, renew energy, and heal acne.
  • How to drastically improve your overall health by healing your gut.
  • How I debunk myths regarding your concerns with fermentation.
  • A fast lane to mastering vegetable fermentation even with zero experience.
  • How to make your first batch in five minutes and start enjoying them in three days.
  • Common mistakes to avoid to guarantee success.
  • Secrets of making flavorful, crunchy, and juicy fermented vegetables.
  • Quick and easy foolproof recipes.
  • Fun ideas to introduce fermented vegetables into your daily life.
You Will Also Learn:
  • Why bacteria are your friends and allies that make sure you look good and feel great.
  • Why improving your gut health is a must for preventing diseases.
  • How to improve digestion and strengthen immunity by cultivating two types of microbial communities.
  • The importance of combining nutritional science and traditional food wisdom for optimal health.
Who Should Read This Book?
  • The cautious: if you are curious but skeptical about vegetable fermentation and want science and proof to justify this practice, this book will give you reassurance.
  • The pragmatic: if you look to natural food to get healthy, look good, and feel great, this book shows you why fermented foods can help improve your health, skin, and happiness.
  • The busy: if you want to live healthy but don’t’ have a lot of time to cook or don’t know how to get started, you will receive time-saving tips in the book.
  • The health-conscious: if you are already making healthy choices and always look for more to add to your life, this book will teach you how to have more fun with vegetables.
  • The GAPS diet community: if you are currently learning about or following the GAPS diet, this book will further your understanding of why you should eat fermented foods.
Supporting Resources:
  • Trusted science-backed sources to ferment vegetables properly (expert interviews included)
  • A spreadsheet to take control of your progress
  • Chapter summaries to save your time
  • Homework to help you reflect and take actions
  • Downloadable checklists to keep handy
  • Step-by-step visual instructions on making all kinds of fermented vegetables
  • FAQs
  • Convenient access to recommended fermentation starter kit
  • A list of 20 (and counting) other resources on food safety, creative and fun recipes, promoting health, and more
  • Ongoing support
Get your fermented foods recipes: click “Add to Cart” (or, "Buy Now") at the top of this page.

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A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms

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Author: Nancy Smith Weber

A guide to finding and identifying mushrooms in the Southern United States.

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Recent Trends in Antifungal Agents and Antifungal Therapy

Recent Trends in Antifungal Agents and Antifungal Therapy Lowest new price: $106.10
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Fungal infections have taken a new spectrum due to the increased incidence of multi-drug resistant fungal pathogens. Freedom of choice for drugs to treat fungal infections is also narrow because of lesser probability of discovering drugs that would bypass affecting human cells and target fungal cells producing fewer side effects in patients. An approach has gained prominence in research is to look for bioactive antifungal compounds from natural to synthetic sources. It is necessary to discover new classes of antifungals to control the recent emergence of multi-drug resistant fungal infections. This book proposed a details top to bottom outline of antifungal compounds derived naturally or synthetically. The details of their modifications or synthetic analogues have been described, helpful to understand the structure-activity relationship which leads to new compound development in antifungal chemotherapy. Each chapter begins with a comprehensive, top-bottom in-depth discussion of antifungal agents with updated bibliographic references. This compendium will serve as a companion not only for Scientists, Researchers, and Professors, Medical Practitioners but also a valuable reference text for the university students. 

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Mushrooms of North America

Mushrooms of North America Lowest new price: $82.31
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Author: Roger Phillips
Brand: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY

Praise for the hardcover edition:

"The quality of the photographs, along with the detailed descriptions, makes the volume an excellent identification guide."
-- American Reference Books Annual

"If you have even the slightest interest in identifying North American mushrooms, this is -- quite simply -- the book on the topic, bar none."
-- January Magazine

For amateur collectors or professional mycologists working in the field, this guidebook is quite simply the best North American mushroom reference ever published. Each of the 1,000 specimens is shown in full color on a neutral background to eliminate distractions, and specimens are arranged to show the cap, stem, gills, spines and a cross section, usually in various stages of growth.

Roger Phillips identifies all regional varieties of Basidiomycetes, which include chanterelles, puffballs and fungi, and Ascomycetes, which include morels and cup fungi. Detailed descriptive information on each mushroom variety includes:

  • Dimensions of cap, gills and stem
  • Color and texture of flesh
  • Odor and taste
  • Habitat and growing season
  • Distribution and appearance of spores
  • Edibility and poison warnings

There is also helpful advice on collecting specimens plus an illustrated beginner identification key and a generic key for the more advanced collector.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America is at once the ideal introduction to mycology and an essential reference for the experienced collector -- the definitive book in its category.

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Rumen Microbiology: From Evolution to Revolution

Rumen Microbiology: From Evolution to Revolution Lowest new price: $131.11
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This book offers an in-depth description of different groups of microbes (i.e. bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses) that exist in the rumen microbial community, and offers an overview of rumen microbiology, the rumen microbial ecosystem of domesticated ruminants, and rumen microbial diversity. It provides the latest concepts on rumen microbiology for scholars, researchers and teachers of animal and veterinary sciences. With this goal in mind, throughout the text we focus on specific areas related to the biology and complex interactions of the microbes in rumen, integrating significant key issues in each respective area. We also discuss rumen manipulation with plant secondary metabolites, microbial feed additives, utilization of organic acids, selective inhibition of harmful rumen microbes, and ‘omics’ approaches to manipulating rumen microbial functions. A section on the exploration and exploitation of rumen microbes addresses topics including the current state of knowledge on rumen metagenomics, rumen: an underutilized niche for industrially important enzymes and ruminal fermentations to produce fuels. We next turn our attention to commercial applications of rumen microbial enzymes and to the molecular characterization of euryarcheal communities within an anaerobic digester. A section on intestinal disorders and rumen microbes covers acidosis in cattle, urea/ ammonia metabolism in the rumen and nitrate/ nitrite toxicity in ruminant diets. Last, the future prospects of rumen microbiology are examined, based on the latest developments in this area. In summary, the book offers a highly systematic collection of essential content on rumen microbiology.

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