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Books in the Library
Brain Maker by
Identifies the role of intestinal bacteria in brain health, outlining easy-to-follow dietary strategies for preserving later-in-life brain functions by improving gut ecology.
In Defense of Science by
"In an era when many in the science community feel that science is under attack, In Defense of Science explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking discoveries.
Resistant Infections by
"Antibiotics and antimicrobial agents, have been used for over 50 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. These drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. Editor Debra A. Miller has collected essays that provide readers with a spectrum of views on issues relating to drug resistant infections. The writings represent divergent viewpoints on issues, such as the link between agricultural use of antibiotics and resistant infections."
Foodborne Infections and Intoxications by
The accelerated globalization of the food supply, coupled with toughening government standards, is putting global food production, distribution, and retail industries under a high-intensity spotlight. High-publicity cases about foodborne illnesses over recent years have heightened public awareness of food safety issues, and momentum has been building to find new ways to detect and identify foodborne pathogens and eliminate food-related infections and intoxications. This revised edition covers how the incidence and impact of foodborne diseases is determined, foodborne intoxications with an introduction noting common features among these diseases and control measures that are applicable before and after the basic foodstuff is harvested.
Principles of Biology by
Designed to provide students and researchers with a solid foundation to the study of biology, this volume introduces readers to hundreds of important terms and concepts. The volume begins with a detailed introduction of the field of biology. Written in clear, understandable language, entries include a complete discussion of the subject, related fields, key terms, plus illustrations, models and diagrams.
Principles of Chemistry by
Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, from elements and molecules to chemical reactions and properties of matter.