E-Books 28-07-2010, 07:32
Introduction to Graph Theory, 4th Edition
Publisher: Addison Wesley | 1996 | PDF | 184 pages | ISBN: 0582249937 | 13.1Mb
Provides a basic foundation on trees, algorithms, Eulerian and Hamilton graphs, planar graphs and coloring, with special reference to four color theorem. Discusses directed graphs and transversal theory and related these areas to Markov chains and network flows
E-Books 28-07-2010, 07:06
Hydrogels: Biological Properties and Applications
Publisher: Springer | 2009 | PDF | 200 pages | ISBN: 8847011035 | 10.6Mb
The studies on Biohydrogels have had a rapid, exponential evolution in the last decades. Starting from one of the first applications of hydrogels in surgery, polyvinylalcohol crosslinked with formaldehyde under the trade name of Ivalon, we passed through PolyHema hydrogels as contact lens materials, hydrophilic polyurethanes (HPU), biodegradable hydrogels for both reconstructive surgery and pharmaceutical delivery systems, and finally more recently, one decade old, the thermoreversible and transient network hydrogels. Of course all these classes of hydrogels have been always and continuosly studied, improving their performance and field of applications. Recently, most of them have been used as scaffolds for cells, even stem ones, for regenerative applications (tissue engineering). Nevertheless hydrogels are odd materials and many studies still have to be carried out to fully understand their behaviour from mechanical, physicochemical and biological point of view.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 07:03
SOA Approach to Integration: XML, Web services, ESB, and BPEL in real-world SOA projects
Publisher: Packt Publishing | 2007 | PDF | 384 pages | ISBN: 1904811175 | 5.8Mb
Integration of applications within a business and between different businesses is becoming more and more important. The needs for up-to-date information that is accessible from almost everywhere and developing e-business solutions -- particularly business to business -- require that developers find solutions for integrating diverse, heterogeneous applications, developed in different architectures and programming languages and on different platforms. They have to do this quickly and cost effectively, but still preserve the architecture and deliver robust solutions that are maintainable over time
E-Books 28-07-2010, 06:58
Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Humana Press | 2009 | PDF | 824 pages | ISBN: 1603273638 | 9.6Mb
Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions, Second Edition is an essential new work that provides a scientific look behind many drug-nutrient interactions, examines their relevance, offers recommendations, and suggests research questions to be explored. In the five years since publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions new perspectives have emerged and new data have been generated on the subject matter. Providing both the scientific basis and clinical relevance with appropriate recommendations for many interactions, the topic of drug-nutrient interactions is significant for clinicians and researchers alike. For clinicians in particular, the book offers a guide for understanding, identifying or predicting, and ultimately preventing or managing drug-nutrient interactions to optimize patient care. Divided into six sections all chapters have been revised or are new to this edition. Chapters balance the most technical information with practical discussions and include outlines that reflect the content; discussion questions that can guide the reader to the critical areas covered in each chapter, complete definitions of terms with the abbreviation fully defined and consistent use of terms between chapters. The editors have performed an outstanding service to clinical pharmacology and pharmaco-nutrition by bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of authors. Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions, Second Edition is a comprehensive up-to-date text for the total management of patients on drug and/or nutrition therapy but also an insight into the recent developments in drug-nutrition interactions which will act as a reliable reference for clinicians and students for many years to come.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 06:54
Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2009: Proceedings of the International Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009
Publisher: Springer | 2009 | PDF | 517 pages | ISBN: 3211939709 | 7.9Mb
The dynamic nature of tourism markets has become ever more pronounced and innovative business models like online communities continue to emerge. ENTER 2009 pays attention to this situation and the theme eTourism: dynamic challenges for travel and tourism expresses the objective to present a collection of cutting-edge academic and industrial research as well as practical applications dealing with new challenges and new ways of doing business in a rapidly changing and highly dynamic environment. 42 peer-reviewed papers cover a wide range of cutting edge topics currently driving research and development activities in the field of IT and travel and tourism such as online communities, user generated content, recommender systems, mobile technology, platforms and tools, website optimisation, electronic marketing, ICT and tourism destinations and technology acceptance.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 06:51
Information Systems: People, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies: ItAIS:The Italian Association for Information Systems
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD | 2009 | PDF | 578 pages | ISBN: 3790821470 | 6.4Mb
The ItAIS is the Italian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS: http://www.aisnet.org) which brings together both individual and institutional members. The Italian chapter has been established in 2003, and since then, it has promoted the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among academics and professionals in Italy, devoted to the development, management, organization and use of Information Systems. The contents of this book are based on a selection of the best papers presented at the Annual Conference of the ItAIS, that has been held in Paris, in December 2008. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach, recognizing the need to harness a number of different disciplines in both the theory and the practice of information systems. The work here presented is comprehensive and up-to-date in this subject. The contributions to this volume aim to disseminate academic knowledge and might be particularly relevant to practitioners in the field.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 06:48
Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique, 5th Edition
Publisher: Wiley-Liss | 2005 | PDF | 696 pages | ISBN: 0471453293 | 8.1Mb
The most complete resource on the techniques, equipment,principles, and practices of animal cell culture
Since publication of the previous edition of this benchmark text, numerous groundbreaking advances have occurred in stem cell research, cloning, tissue engineering, and in vitro toxicity testing. These and other developments have been incorporated into this fully revised and expanded Fifth Edition of Culture of Animal Cells. In addition, to answer the needs of the exponential increase in newcomers to cell culture, particularly in the biopharmaceutical industry, a completely new chapter on training in cell culture technology has been introduced.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:44
Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science: Volume V
Publisher: Springer | 2009 | PDF | 212 pages | ISBN: 3642038247 | 5.7Mb
The PUILS series delivers up-to-date reviews of progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science, a newly emerging interdisciplinary research field spanning atomic and molecular physics, molecular science, and optical science, which has been stimulated by the recent developments in ultrafast laser technologies. Each volume compiles peer-reviewed articles authored by researchers at the forefront of each their own subfields of UILS. Every chapter opens with an overview of the topics to be discussed, so that researchers unfamiliar to the subfield, as well as graduate students, can grasp the importance and attractions of the research topic at hand; these are followed by reports of cutting-edge discoveries. This fifth volume covers a broad range of topics from this interdisciplinary research field, focusing on coherent responses of gaseous and condensed matter to ultrashort intense laser pulses, propagation of intense laser pulses, and laser-plasma interaction and its applications.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:41
Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology
Publisher: Humana Press | 2007 | PDF | 689 pages | ISBN: 1588291960 | 6.9Mb
The Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology is the first general text on nutrition and eye health created for physicians, nutritionists, and researchers. Dr. Richard D. Semba provides important links between the epidemic of obesity and implications it has for eye disease and blindness. The volume addresses three broad themes throughout. The first is that a healthy diet as a major lifelong habit will likely have an impact on reducing a substantial portion of visual impairment and blindness. The second is that a historical perspective is essential to understanding current challenges in ophthalmology, medicine, and public health. The third theme is that many nutrients play a role in oxidative stress and inflammation, and this theory has emerged as a major underlying hypothesis in the pathogenesis of eye diseases. The volume also includes chapters addressing nutritional aspects of preventing eye disease in diabetes mellitus and other optical neuropathies, making the Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology a unique book for a broad spectrum of physicians and practitioners.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:39
Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XV
Publisher: Springer | 2007 | PDF | 352 pages | ISBN: 1848000855 | 6.8Mb
The papers in this volume are the refereed application papers presented at AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, held in Cambridge in December 2007.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:36
Recent Advances in Phototrophic Prokaryotes
Publisher: Springer | 2010 | PDF | 359 pages | ISBN: 1441915273 | 7.3Mb
This volume is based on ISPP2009, and presents selected invited works, reviews and research articles, covering the spectrum of the diverse subject matter covered by this symposium series. Here the authors have greatly expanded on what was presented in Montreal to ensure complete coverage of each topic, covering the gamut from ecology, physiology, proteins and genomics, signal transduction, to applied aspects. Not only are these articles timely, presenting up-to-date published and unpublished results, but, since they are extensively referenced, should serve as valuable source material for some time to come
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:28
HTML5 for Web Designers By Jeremy Keith
Publisher: A Book Apart 2010 | 85 Pages | ISBN-10: 0984442502 , ISBN-13: 9780984442508 | PDF | 11 MB
The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice.
HTML5 is the longest HTML specification ever written. It is also the most powerful, and in some ways, the most confusing. What do accessible, content-focused standards-based web designers and front-end developers need to know? And how can we harness the power of HTML5 in today’s browsers?
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:23
The Impact of Environmental Variability on Ecological Systems
Publisher: Springer | 2007 | PDF | 231 pages | ISBN: 1402058500 | 6.4Mb
Fluctuations in the environmental conditions impacting life are ubiquitous. These fluctuations induce changes in the vital processes occurring within individual organisms (such as cellular metabolism) and the ecological processes occurring among individuals (such as competition, mutualism, and predation), ultimately leading to observable fluctuations in the commonly measured characteristics of ecological systems. From a very simple perspective, these processes are all modulators of environmental variability. We might best be able to understand the final form of this modulation – the impact of environmental variability on ecological systems - by building from an understanding of the responses of these life processes in isolation to an understanding of their responses in harmony. The impact of environmental variability on ecological systems is an issue that has been at the forefront of ecological research for many years. Research is taking place on many fronts, including theoretical mathematical based analyses, natural ecosystem observation and experimentation.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:19
Variational Calculus and Optimal Control: Optimization with Elementary Convexity
Publisher: Springer | 1995 | PDF | 484 pages | ISBN: 0387945113 | 6.8Mb
The text provides an introduction to the variational methods used to formulate and solve mathematical and physical problems and gives the reader an insight into the systematic use of elementary (partial) convexity of differentiable functions in Euclidian space. By helping students directly characterize then the solutions for many minimization problems, the text serves as a prelude to the field theory for sufficiency. It lays the groundwork for further explorations in mathematics, physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:17
Cookies and Cocktails
CreateSpace | 2008-05-01 | ISBN: 1438229216 | 122 pages | PDF | 6.4 MB
Ladies, get together with your best girlfriends and throw your OWN holiday "Cookies and Cocktails" party! This cookbook is filled with inspirational holiday recipes and the cocktails you love to drink! Whether you're baking in your own kitchen or getting together with friends, these holiday cookie and dessert recipes will keep you coming back for more.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:15
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | 2002 | PDF | 340 pages | ISBN: 052179711X | 6.1Mb
This Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of the plays and to accompany the increasing number of courses devoted to the history of Shakespeare in performance. It addresses both British and international performance, from subjects such as British performing tradition, and Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns, tragic and comic acting, women performers of Shakespeare, and touring companies, among others.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:06
Fluid and Electrolytes in Pediatrics: A Comprehensive Handbook
Publisher: Humana Press | 2009 | PDF | 441 pages | ISBN: 1603272240 | 6.4Mb
For more than a decade, there has been no resource to guide the practitioner, trainee or allied health professional in this important field of pediatrics. These disorders are addressed every day with children admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, inpatient units, day hospitals, surgical units (inpatient and ambulatory), emergency rooms or in the outpatient setting.
E-Books 28-07-2010, 05:03
Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Humana Press | 2008 | PDF | 811 pages | ISBN: 193411524X | 6.2Mb
Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, Second Edition was written with the underlying conviction that global health and nutrition problems can only be solved through a firm understanding of the different levels of causality and the interactions between the various determinants. This volume provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries. This greatly expanded second edition has new chapters relevant to humanitarian emergencies, including a case study of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, food in humanitarian relief, food policy, the emerging role of supermarkets in developing countries, homestead food production, aging, ethics, and the adverse impact of parental tobacco use on child health in poor families. These new chapters reflect the increasing complexity and changes that are occurring in developing countries.