Earth Observation with CHAMP: Results from Three Years in by Erik R. Ivins, Eric Rignot, Xiaoping Wu, Thomas S. James,

By Erik R. Ivins, Eric Rignot, Xiaoping Wu, Thomas S. James, Gino Casassa (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dr. Christoph Reigber, Prof. Dr. Hermann Lühr, Dr. Peter Schwintzer, Dr. Jens Wickert (eds.)

In the summer season of 2000 the German geo-research satellite tv for pc CHAMP was once embarked on orbit. Its leading edge payload association and the low preliminary orbit enable CHAMP to concurrently gather and nearly consistently examine unique facts with regards to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. moreover, CHAMP additionally measures the impartial surroundings and ionosphere utilizing GPS options. 3 years after release, greater than 2 hundred CHAMP investigators and co-investigators from worldwide met on the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam to give and talk about the implications derived from the vast information units of the undertaking. the most consequence of this specialist assembly is summarized during this quantity. The ebook deals a entire perception into the current prestige of the exploitation of CHAMP facts for Earth approach learn and functional purposes in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.

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Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Coffee by Henrique D. Vieira (auth.), Ricardo M. Souza (eds.)

By Henrique D. Vieira (auth.), Ricardo M. Souza (eds.)

This publication offers an in-depth overview of coffee-parasitic nematodes, which in a few areas of the area have decimated plantations considering that overdue 19th century. all through its 17 chapters, written by way of experts from many learn associations around the world, this ebook experiences key features of this topic, equivalent to taxonomy of coffee-parasitic Meloidogyne and Pratylenchus species, nematode administration, interference of nematodes on espresso body structure, breeding for nematode-resistance and customers of improvement of nematode-resistant transgenic coffees. a few chapters found in aspect the nematode difficulties confronted by way of espresso growers in all significant generating nations or areas - comparable to Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam and critical the US - and speak about the achievements of these nations´ nematologists in the direction of minimizing yield losses.

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Columbia Final Voyage: The Last Flight of Nasa’s First Space by Philip Chien

By Philip Chien

In ‘Columbia: ultimate Voyage’ aerospace author Philip Chien, who has over twenty years’ event protecting the U.S. house software, offers a special perception into the workforce contributors who misplaced their lives within the Columbia catastrophe. Chien interviewed all seven workforce participants numerous occasions and acquired to understand them as participants. He reports intimately their education, their clinical paintings and different actions in the course of their winning 16-day flight, the heritage of the twist of fate itself and an in depth first-hand account of what occurred that fateful day in February 2003. the writer presents a complete and private examine either the Columbia astronauts and the STS-107 challenge, including a behind-the-scenes account of different humans focused on the challenge and their own reactions to the accident.

Forward via Jonathan B. Clark, widower of Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark

Introduction via Apollo eleven astronaut Buzz Aldrin

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Somatic Embryogenesis by A. Kormut'ák, B. Vooková (auth.), A. Mujib, Jozef à amaj

By A. Kormut'ák, B. Vooková (auth.), A. Mujib, Jozef à amaj (eds.)

Somatic embryogenesis, the initiation of embryos from formerly differentiated somatic cells, is a distinct strategy in crops. This quantity expands our view of a topic that's very important for plant biotechnology, genetics, mobile biology, improvement, and agricultural purposes. All chapters current the most recent examine growth, together with useful genomic, genetic, and proteomic ways. a distinct concentration is put on the consequences of rigidity, surroundings, and plant development regulators on embryogenesis. The position of genes similar to Leafy Cotyledons and Baby Boom in defining and retaining mobilephone competence is discussed.

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36th Hemophilia Symposium Hamburg 2005 by H. Krebs, W. Schramm (auth.), Professor Dr.med. Inge

By H. Krebs, W. Schramm (auth.), Professor Dr.med. Inge Scharrer, Professor Dr.med. Wolfgang Schramm (eds.)

This publication includes the contribution to the thirty sixth Hemophilia Symposium, Hamburg 2005. the most themes are epidemiolgy, hemophilia remedy, orthopedic therapy in hemophiliacs, hemostaseologic analysis and pediatric hemostaseology. the amount is rounded off via various loose papers and posters on hemophilia, inhibitors in hemophilia and diagnostics.

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Co-benefits of Sustainable Forestry: Ecological Studies of a by Robert C. Ong, Andreas Langner, Nobuo Imai (auth.), Kanehiro

By Robert C. Ong, Andreas Langner, Nobuo Imai (auth.), Kanehiro Kitayama (eds.)

Tropical rain forests are more and more anticipated to serve for weather swap mitigation and biodiversity conservation amid worldwide weather swap and extending human calls for for land. average creation forests which are legally precise to supply bushes happen greatly within the Southeast Asian tropics. Synergizing trees creation, weather switch mitigation and biodiversity conservation in such tropical creation forests is among the so much real looking potential to unravel those modern worldwide difficulties. Next-generation sustainable wooded area administration is being practiced within the typical tropical rain woodland of a version website in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, whereas previous sustainable administration practices have as a rule failed, resulting in large deforestation and woodland degradation somewhere else within the tropics. Ecologists have tested co-benefits of sustainable forestry within the version woodland by way of wooded area regeneration, carbon sequestration and biodiversity compared to a wooded area controlled by way of harmful traditional equipment. Taxonomic teams studied have integrated bushes, decomposers, soil microbes, bugs and mammals. a big selection of box tools and expertise has been used together with count number plots, sensor cameras, and satellite tv for pc remote-sensing. This publication is a compilation of the result of these thorough ecological investigations and elucidates ecological methods of tropical rain forests after logging. The ebook furnishes worthy info for foresters and conservation NGOs, and it additionally presents baseline info for biologists and ecologists. an extra target is to envision the environmental results of a wooded area certification scheme because the version wooded area has been qualified through the woodland Stewardship Council. Taken as an entire, this e-book proves that the specified synergy is possible.

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Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards by J. Bartholy, R. Pongrácz, Gy. Gelybó, A. Kern (auth.), Ass.

By J. Bartholy, R. Pongrácz, Gy. Gelybó, A. Kern (auth.), Ass. Prof. Dr. Katarína Střelcová, Prof. Dr. Csaba Mátyás, Dr. Axel Kleidon, Prof. Dr. Milan Lapin, Dr. František Matejka, Dr. Miroslav Blaženec, Prof. Dr. Jaroslav à kvarenina, Prof. Dr. Ján Holécy (

Anthropogenic impacts to the earth's approach, together with the ambience, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, signify a significant problem to our planet's ecosystems and usual environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are vital clinical study parts with extensive software to environmental security, forestry, agriculture and water administration, and safety opposed to ordinary risks together with droughts, floods, windstorms, climate extremes, and wild fires. Bioclimatology is helping to raised comprehend the motives and affects of common dangers and the way to avoid them. more advantageous wisdom of typical dangers is a crucial prerequisite for the implementation of built-in source administration. It offers an invaluable framework for battling present weather variability and for adapting to ongoing weather change.

This publication offers learn at the interactions among meteorological, climatological, hydrological and organic techniques within the atmospheric and terrestrial atmosphere. It highlights a spectrum of themes linked to weather switch and climate extremes and their influence on various monetary sectors. The contributing authors come from well known clinical learn associations and universities and specialize in problems with weather switch, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic cycle, ecosystems, biosphere, and common hazards.

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Site-directed insertion of transgenes by Solenne Bire, Florence Rouleux-Bonnin (auth.), Sylvaine

By Solenne Bire, Florence Rouleux-Bonnin (auth.), Sylvaine Renault, Philippe Duchateau (eds.)

The post-genomic period has introduced new demanding situations and possibilities in all fields of the biology. during this context, a number of genome engineering applied sciences have emerged that may aid decoding genes functionality via in addition to increase gene treatment thoughts. Genomic adjustments comparable to knock-in, knock-out, knock-down, series alternative or amendment can this day be usually played. besides the fact that, in entrance of this massive palette of methodologies scientists may well adventure problems to collect priceless information’s scattered in the literature. This ebook goals to provide the country of this box from easy mechanisms of site-directed transformations to their purposes in a variety of organisms corresponding to micro organism, yeast, vegetation, bugs, mammals. it's going to speak about the issues encountered whilst utilizing the random integration procedure and current the new advances made in special genome amendment. applied sciences in accordance with Zinc Finger nucleases, Meganucleases, TALEN, CRE and FLP recombinase, C31 integrase, transposases and resolvases are absolutely particular with their strengths and weaknesses. some of these information’s may also help scholars and skilled researchers to appreciate and select the easiest expertise for his or her personal purposes.

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Supply Chain Strategies, Issues and Models by Nachiappan Subramanian, Shams Rahman (auth.), Usha

By Nachiappan Subramanian, Shams Rahman (auth.), Usha Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan Ramanathan (eds.)

In the twenty first century, offer chain operations and relationships between offer chain companions became hugely demanding, necessitating new ways, e.g., the improvement of latest types. Supply Chain ideas, concerns and types discusses offer chain matters and versions with examples from genuine commercial circumstances. professional authors with a large spectrum of information operating in a variety of parts of provide chain administration from quite a few geographical destinations supply clean, novel and insightful rules and handle attainable suggestions utilizing demonstrated theories and types.

Supply Chain thoughts, matters and Models gains reviews that experience used mathematical modeling, statistical analyses and likewise descriptive qualitative stories. The chapters conceal many appropriate issues regarding offer chains and logistics together with offer chain complexity, details sharing, caliber (six sigma), digital Kanbans, stock types, scheduling, deciding to buy and contracts. To facilitate effortless analyzing, the chapters that care for provide chain comparable concerns are first, by way of reports on stock, scheduling, deciding to buy and logistics.

This ebook can be utilized as an invaluable source of provide chain administration by way of teachers, scholars and practitioners. This booklet can function a aiding software in managerial determination making for investments in collaboration and knowledge alternate to enhance forecasts, scheduling and stock administration, and for offer chain managers to leverage product and technique complexities into aggressive virtue. a few fascinating mathematical types can entice scholars and researchers attracted to modeling the influence of data sharing in offer chains.

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