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Chemical Physics Of Solids And Their Surfaces

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Specialist Periodical Reports provide systematic and detailed review coverage of progress in the major areas of chemical research. Written by experts in their specialist fields the series creates a unique service for the active research chemist, supplying regular critical in-depth accounts of progress in particular areas of chemistry. For over 80 years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, have been publishing reports charting developments in chemistry, which originally took the form of Annual Reports. However, by 1967 the whole spectrum of chemistry could no longer be contained within one volume and the series Specialist Periodical Reports was born. The Annual Reports themselves still existed but were divided into two, and subsequently three, volumes covering Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. For more general coverage of the highlights in chemistry they remain a 'must'. Since that time the SPR series has altered according to the fluctuating degree of activity in various fields of chemistry. Some titles have remained unchanged, while others have altered their emphasis along with their titles; some have been combined under a new name whereas others have had to be discontinued.


Surfing Realities

RRP $17.72

What am I doing here, and why doesn't life make any sense? Who am I, and what does it all mean, anyway? Through "Surfing Realities," James Foster provides answers to these questions with precise pragmatism. Foster argues that there are no lasting answers and that nothing makes sense for those asking these profound questions because the context we have learned to accept is inaccurate.

By deciphering and condensing thousands of hours of information received from Ascended Beings of Light through internationally known channel Nasrin Safai, Foster paints a vast landscape expanding our perspective to embrace a cosmic context. Through a step-by-step process, we gain greater understanding of how the game is really played on cosmic as well as personal levels and how it all blends together in a beautiful cosmic dance. A logical presentation of the nature of reality is given with practical tools to improve our own reality and that of our loved ones, earth and humankind.

"Surfing Realities" covers a myriad of subjects including the history of this planet, the rise and fall of its civilizations, the expanse of the cosmos, the dimensions of reality, our hierarchy of beings, universal law, and the nature of duality.


Biosurfaces

RRP $284.99

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the paradigm of biosurfaces and biomaterials through experts working in the arena of interfacing materials with bio-engineering. Starting with the concepts of biomaterials, the book builds upon the real-life applications elucidating the contrasting requirements of materials in their interfaces with biological environment. A birdseye overview of critical requirements is provided, followed by a description of the fundamental mechanisms of protein adsorption, platelet and cell-adhesion. Case studies on mechanical properties, and laser engineering of surfaces that fulfill the critical requirements in constructing successful implants are included. The concept of non-wetting, required especially for anti-biofouling surfaces, via super-hydrophobicity will be discussed. Ethics, legal issues, and a perspective on the future of the biomaterials field conclude the book.


Organic Production And Food Quality

RRP $524.99

The internet is rife with biased and unsubstantiated claims from the organic industry, and the treatment of issues such as food safety and quality by the media ("if it bleeds, it leads") tends to have a negative impact on consumer perceptions about conventional food. Until recently, more and more consumers in many countries were opting to buy organic food over conventional food, resulting in a radical shift in food retailing. This was due to concerns over chemical residues, food poisoning resulting in recalls, food scares such as "mad-cow" disease, issues like gene-modified (GM foods), antibiotics, hormones, cloning and concerns over the way plants and animals are being grown commercially as food sources. As a result there has been an expansion of the organic industry and the supply of organic foods at farmers' markets, supermarkets and specialty stores.

Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

  • Comprehensive explanation of organic production methods and effects on the safety and quality of foods
  • Authoritative, unbiased and up-to-date examination of relevant global scientific research
  • Answers the questions of whether organic food is more nutritious and/or more healthy


Colloid And Surface Engineering

RRP $286.99

Colloid and surface science is a fast developing science and as such needs an interdisciplinary approach to produce novel, well-formulated products and optimize manufacturing requirements. This book considers such an approach dealing with the application of surface and colloid science in processing colloidal and particulate materials in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, ceramic, mineral and biotechnological industries.

It covers the basic principles and their exploitation in process-scale operations and looks at inorganic colloids, biological systems and complex mixtures of both. It is the first book to link the science of this versatile subject with its industrial applications.



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