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Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?: Fascinating Food by Andy Brunning

By Andy Brunning

FOOD QUESTIONS responded WITH colourful portraits AND enjoyable, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND medical EXPLANATIONS

Have you ever wondered...

• Why bacon smells so good?
• Why onions make you cry?
• If consuming turkey makes you sleepy?
• If blending beverages makes a hangover worse?
• How power beverages work?
• Why chocolate is toxic to dogs?
• Why espresso makes you extra stressed than tea?
• Why cilantro tastes soapy to some?


The solutions to those baffling questions and extra are printed during this pleasant, informative number of trivialities. now not a scientist? No challenge. This book’s colourful snap shots and easy-to-understand reasons make those nutrition evidence enjoyable for everyone.

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Lust und Liebe - alles nur Chemie? (Erlebnis Wissenschaft) by Gabriele Froböse,Rolf Froböse

By Gabriele Froböse,Rolf Froböse

Hinter dem Titel des Bandes verbirgt sich mehr als blo? die examine von Aphrodisiaka oder Potenzmitteln. Gro?hirnrinde, Hypophyse oder korpereigene Opiate: Sie alle sind beteiligt, wenn Verliebte sich kussen oder ein junger Mann seinem ersten Rendezvous entgegenfiebert. Dieses unterhaltsame Buch wirft einen Blick hinter die molekularen Kulissen des aufregendsten aller Gefuhle.

Die Liebe schlagt nicht nur Verliebte in ihren Bann. Dass auch Chemiker manch faszinierende Erkenntnis zu diesem Phanomen vermitteln konnen, belegt dieses Buch eindrucksvoll.
Ihren wissenschaftlichen Streifzug durch Amors Reich beginnt das Autorenduo (das ubrigens auch ein Autorenpaar ist) mit einer Geschichte: Zwei Verliebte treffen sich wieder, nachdem sie sich eine Weile nicht gesehen haben. used to be geschieht in ihren Kopfen? Wie lassen sich ihre Verhaltensweisen und Reaktionen chemisch beschreiben?
Im Anschluss widmen sich die beiden Wissenschaftsjournalisten ausfuhrlich der "Mentalitat" der Liebe: Sie gehen der Frage nach, wie sie im menschlichen Gehirn reprasentiert wird. Auch den "Dialog der Dufte" entschlusseln sie und fragen nach den physiologischen Hintergrunden von Zartlichkeit und Treue. Sie erklaren, wie Molekule unsere Emotionen steuern, und belegen, dass sich Verliebte wirklich intestine "riechen" konnen.
Nicht nur Chemiker durfte interessieren, was once das Buch uber die "Wirkstoffe der Liebe" zu berichten wei?. Mal ergrundet es die Funktionsweise korpereigener Opiate, dann wenden sich die Autoren den Aphrodisiaka zu oder referieren den Stand der Dinge in Sachen Potenzmittel. Die Fortsetzung der kleinen Liebesgeschichte vom Anfang sowie ein Sach- und Personenregister beschlie?en den Band.

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Chemistry: Atoms First (WCB Chemistry) by Julia Burdge,Jason Overby

By Julia Burdge,Jason Overby

The Atoms First process presents a constant and logical approach for educating common chemistry. This procedure starts off with the basic development block of subject, the atom, and makes use of it because the stepping stone to realizing extra complicated chemistry subject matters. as soon as mastery of the character of atoms and electrons is completed, the formation and homes of compounds are built. purely after the learn of subject and the atom will scholars have adequate history to totally have interaction in issues comparable to stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. therefore, the Atoms First technique empowers teachers to provide the main whole and compelling tale of common chemistry. faraway from an easy re-ordering of subject matters, it is a ebook that may actually meet the wishes of the becoming atoms-first marketplace. The 3rd version maintains to construct at the cutting edge luck of the 1st and moment versions. alterations to this version comprise particular refinements meant to reinforce the student-centered pedagogical good points that proceed to make this e-book powerful and renowned either with professors, and with their students.

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Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters by Gene E. Likens

By Gene E. Likens

a by-product of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters examines the transformation, flux and biking of chemicals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, combining elements of biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry. as the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, they're simply available to participants of the general public, comparable to conservationists and environmental determination makers.

This spinoff textual content describes biogeochemical cycles of natural and inorganic components and compounds in freshwater ecosystems.

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Ion Beam Analysis: Proceedings of the Fourth International by H. H. Andersen,J. Bøttiger,H. Knudsen

By H. H. Andersen,J. Bøttiger,H. Knudsen

Nuclear tools and techniques, quantity 168: Ion Beam research offers the complaints of the Fourth foreign convention on Ion Beam research, held in Aarhus, Denmark, on June 25–29, 1979. This ebook presents details pertinent to the equipment and purposes ion beam research.
Organized into 8 elements encompassing ninety five chapters, this quantity starts with an summary of the straggling of strength loss for protons and alpha debris. this article then examines the strategy for the calculation of the preventing of full of life ions in topic. different chapters ponder the strategy for measuring relative preventing powers for mild vigorous ions in hugely reactive fabrics. This ebook discusses besides the preventing energy and straggling of lithium ions with velocities round the Bohr pace. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the adsorption habit of other gases on monocrystalline platinum surfaces.
This booklet is a necessary source for scientists, technologists, scholars, and study workers.

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Chemistry for Nonchemists: Principles and Applications for by Frank R. Spellman

By Frank R. Spellman

To successfully take care of any chemical-based challenge, together with pollutants, environmental, wellbeing and fitness and security pros should have at the very least a rudimentary realizing of the fundamental options of chemistry. This ebook offers such execs with an introductory reference that might aid them to appreciate the elemental ideas of chemistry and to appreciate these ideas as they practice to the environmental compliance courses that keep watch over place of work job. Written for somebody whose paintings includes environmental administration, making plans, effect review, safeguard, or compliance, or whose duties contain designing, enforcing, and comparing a health and wellbeing and safeguard application, Chemistry for Nonchemists offers a close evaluation of chemistry and its ideas, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, and their software to regulatory compliance courses lower than some of the environmental, overall healthiness and defense legislation. This e-book may help readers comprehend the 'laws' of chemistry and the ramifications of out-of-control chemistry. The booklet starts off with a overview of the periodic desk, a glance at chemical constitution and bonding, and an evidence of keywords. the writer, a 35-year environmental veteran, then specializes in the basics of natural and inorganic chemistry, the chemistry of water, and chemical reactions as they practice to environmental compliance courses. From there, he strikes to extra complicated discussions of solvents and solutes and concludes with in-depth examinations of complex sampling and research, the complicated reactions of metals, and chemistry's position in threat assessment.

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Titandioxid: Produktion, Eigenschaften und effektiver by Jochen Winkler

By Jochen Winkler

Welche Relevanz im Thema Titandioxid steckt, verdeutlicht folgende Zahl: Titandioxid-Pigmente stellen rund 60% der weltweiten Pigmentproduktion dar. Während noch vor zwanzig Jahren die Produktion an Schwefelsäure als Wirtschaftsindikator galt, gebührt heute dem Titandioxid diese Stellung.

Der Autor Jochen Winkler reagiert unmittelbar auf diese Bedeutung: Die zweite, überarbeitete Auflage des Lehrbuchs Titandioxid: Produktion, Eigenschaften und effektiver Einsatz liegt nun als e-book vor.

Alle Kapitel wurden im Hinblick auf neuere Entwicklungen überarbeitet und um neue Informationen ergänzt. Dabei gelingt es dem Autor, einfach und verständlich komplexe Zusammenhänge zu vermitteln.
Für den Praktiker ist dieses booklet die perfekte Informationsquelle zu den Eigenschaften und Anwendungen von Titandioxid-Pigmenten. Kosten zu minimieren und effizient zu formulieren sind in diesem Kontext elementar. Entsprechend werden die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Ersatzes durch andere Stoffe bzw. durch andere Umformulierungsstrategien durchleuchtet. Ebenso das bedeutsame Thema Titandioxid als UV-Absorber bzw. als Effektpigmente wird aufgegriffen

Erfahren Sie mit diesem komplett überarbeiteten booklet, welche vielfältigen Möglichkeiten in diesem Rohstoff stecken!

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Collaborative Innovation in Drug Discovery: Strategies for by Rathnam Chaguturu,Ferid Murad

By Rathnam Chaguturu,Ferid Murad

Can academia shop the pharmaceutical industry?

The pharmaceutical is at a crossroads. The pressing want for novel cures can't stem the skyrocketing expenses and plummeting productiveness plaguing R&D, and lots of key items are dealing with patent expiration. Dr. Rathnam Chaguturu provides a case for collaboration among the pharmaceutical and academia that can opposite the industry's decline. Collaborative Innovation in Drug Discovery: options for private and non-private Partnerships provides perception into the aptitude synergy of basing R&D in academia whereas leaving drug businesses to show hits into marketable products. As Founder and CEO of iDDPartners, fascinated by pharmaceutical innovation, Founding president of the overseas Chemical Biology Society, and Senior Director-Discovery Sciences, SRI overseas, Dr. Chaguturu has assembled a panel of specialists from world wide to weigh in on concerns that have an effect on the 2 using forces in scientific advancement.

  • Gain worldwide views at the advantages and strength matters surrounding collaborative innovation
  • Discover how industries can come jointly to avoid one other "Pharma Cliff"
  • Learn how nonprofits have gotten the driver at the back of innovation
  • Read case reports of particular academia-pharma partnerships for real-life examples of profitable collaboration
  • Explore govt projects that support foster cooperation among and academia

Dr. Chaguturu’s thirty-five years of expertise in academia and undefined, dealing with new lead discovery tasks and forging collaborative partnerships with academia, ailment foundations, nonprofits, and executive firms lend him an informative viewpoint into the problems dealing with pharmaceutical growth. In Collaborative Innovation in Drug Discovery: innovations for private and non-private Partnerships, he and his specialist workforce offer perception into a number of the nuances of the debate.

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Macromolecular Physics V1: v. 1 by Bernhard Wunderlich

By Bernhard Wunderlich

Macromolecular Physics, quantity 1: Crystal constitution, Morphology, Defects presents a unified therapy of crystals of linear macromolecules.

This booklet is equipped into 4 chapters: constitution of macromolecules, microscopic constitution of crystals, crystal morphology, and illness crystal. This e-book in particular discusses the macromolecular speculation, molecular conformation, and synthesis of macromolecules. the invention and facts of the lattice concept, constructions of minimal unfastened power, and crystal constructions of macromolecules also are deliberated. This booklet likewise covers the macromolecular crystals, macroscopic acceptance of defects, and deformation of polymer crystals.

This quantity is an efficient reference for physicists, scientists, and experts focused on learn on crystals of linear macromolecules.

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Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment by Louis J. Thibodeaux,Donald Mackay

By Louis J. Thibodeaux,Donald Mackay

A entire account of the kingdom of the technology of environmental mass transport


Edited by means of Louis J. Thibodeaux and Donald Mackay, popular specialists during this box, the Handbook of Chemical Mass delivery within the Environment covers these methods that are seriously vital for assessing chemical destiny, publicity, and hazard. In a entire and authoritative layout, this specific instruction manual presents environmental chemists, geoscientists, engineers, and modelers with the fundamental functions to appreciate and quantify delivery. moreover, it deals a one-stop source on environmental mass move and mass shipping coefficient estimation tools for all genres.



The e-book starts off via discussing mass shipping basics from an environmental point of view. It introduces the concept that of mobility — key to environmental destiny, because shipping needs to ensue sooner than any response or partitioning in the typical multimedia cubicles. The fugacity method of environmental mass move and the traditional technique are tested. this is often by way of an outline of the person mass delivery procedures and the correct flux equations required for a quantitative expression. The editors have pointed out forty-one person approaches believed to be the main environmentally major, which shape the foundation for the rest of the publication



Using a constant layout for simple reference, every one chapter:





  • Introduces the explicit techniques

  • Provides a close qualitative description

  • Presents key theoretical mathematical formulations

  • Describes box or laboratory measurements of delivery parameters

  • Gives facts tables and algorithms for numerical estimates

  • Offers a consultant for clients conversant in the method who're looking a right away pathway to acquire the numerical coefficients

  • Presents computed instance difficulties, case reports and/or routines with worked-through options and answers



The ultimate bankruptcy provides the editors’ perception into destiny wishes and rising priorities. obtainable and correct to a huge variety of technology and engineering clients, this quantity captures the nation of the shipping technology and perform during this severe area.

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