Conformational Concept For Synthetic Chemist's covers many aspects of conformational theory including different understandings of conformer, manifestation of conformers in spectra, interpretation of NMR spectra from the perspective of conformational exchange, the meaning of the potential energy surface, and a practical guide to calculation methods both of molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics.
Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women, with a total of 1,087,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Despite this bleak outlook, several medical advances have been made in recent years that improve patient recovery rates and prognoses.
The British Empire was not the model of peace and stability, the 'Pax Britannica,' as it's often portrayed, says Antoinette Burton in 'The Trouble With Empire,' published by Oxford University Press. Dissent and disruption were the rule, not the exception, says the University of Illinois history professor. It's a story of 'skirmish, scramble, stumble, recover,' and very relevant to the current turmoil in the Middle East and the US involvement in Afghanistan.
Michio Ishikawa, an expert in the field of nuclear power, has written a book for those who would like to know more about the nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan in March 2011. A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process explains what caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion and discusses new ideas for safety design.
Continuous sustainable industrial growth might be realized today and in the future with important innovations in process engineering. The process intensification (PI) strategy well represents the contribution that process engineers can offer to sustainable industrial growth.
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.
International funding bodies, including the National Science Foundation, are now requiring researchers to create data management plans as part of the grant application process. While funders, libraries, publishers and other groups now support good management practices, researchers still lag behind in their understanding and implementation of this topic. In Data Management for Researchers, Kristin Briney provides a practical manual, empowering researchers to take control of their data and protect the integrity of their research.
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson makes a powerful case for why scientists need to stop being scared and embrace storytelling
Editors Chih-Pei Chang, Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif and John M. Wallace propose that ignoring natural variations may be detrimental to our understanding of our climate.
Siliciclastic mudrocks, often termed shales, represent more than two thirds of all sedimentary rocks on Earth, yet they are the least understood. The topic of mudstone deposition and diagenesis has only recently begun to emerge as important and widely recognized, mostly because of increased interest from the petroleum industry. In spite of their fine grain-size rocks and low permeabilities, mudstones have contributed significantly to North American production of natural gas.