This book presents the basic and advanced knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic, organized into simple and easy-to-read chapters.
Many different people were involved in the machinery of the Atlantic slave trade. Among them was a German barber-surgeon who inspected African captives, tried to keep them healthy through the Middle Passage, and kept a journal. Two historians, working separately, discovered his account in a Berlin archive, joined forces to translate it into English and wrote a book that sets it in the context of its time.
'There is no big secret about sh*t: most people do not like it,' writes Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, in one passage of her book, Contemporary American Literature and Excremental Culture: American Sh*t (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). In it, Foltz, whose expertise is in American literature of the post-1945 period, explores how authors in the postmodern era have employed excremental culture to engage with urgent issues such as institutional racism, environmental justice and militarism.
This book discusses the integrated approach between all omic sciences, exploring innovative bioinformatics and biostatistical methodologies which enable researchers to unveil hidden sides of biological phenomena.
The tenth volume of the series Frontiers in Drug Design and Discovery brings together reviews covering topics related to the treatment of neoplasms, systems biology, respiratory diseases among others.
Film and moving image studies PhD student Colin Crawford explores Netflix's origin myths in his new book, Netflix's Speculative Fictions: Financializing Platform Television. The book outlines how Netflix has evolved from a mail-order DVD service into a vertically integrated platform that vies with the established Hollywood powers for audiences, talent and highly coveted industry awards.
Perfumed products designed specially to soothe replaced concoctions made from donkey's genitals at the start of a booming new market for male cosmetics in Georgian Britain, research shows.
Through a discussion of 64 relevant case studies spanning the globe, the book would illustrate how commonplace these challenges are for governments, business operators and the public at large, regardless of state or size of the economy. Examples of collaboration would show the circumstances under which a better outcome for all stakeholders, especially the public, may be possible. Pitfalls to avoid are also identified.
This book discusses the epidemic of Diabetes and the many ways this disease can cause vision loss.
'Mercury Stories' by Henrik Selin and Noelle E. Selin, a new MIT PRESS book, is an interdisciplinary analysis of human interactions with mercury through history that sheds light on efforts to promote and achieve sustainability.