• Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Cooking for parties
      September 2015

      Domestic Chic: A Fashionably Fabulous Guide for Cooking & Entertaining

      by Kristin Sollenne

      Rising culinary star Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, approachable cooking tips and re-imagined healthy dishes. Rather than the sometimes-overwhelming cookbook approach, Kristin has provided you with the ultimate go-to guide for cooking and entertaining by the seasons. With 16 pre-planned menus and over 100 recipes with innovative décor tips to coincide with holidays and celebrations during each season, this is your “one-stop-shop” to hosting a fashionably fabulous affair! Unique flavors and pairings are awakened through each menu, along with touching family stories and traditions. As a certified nutritionist, Kristin focuses on fresh in-season produce and the lavishness of each season to guide your palette. Passionate about healthy, flavorful dishes, she demonstrates a farm-to-table approach to traditional Italian style cooking. Think a modern day twist on your grandmother’s classics! Speaking of modern day – check out Kristin’s specialty line of kitchen couture designer aprons, CELLINI, and always entertain with passion and flair.

    • Sustainable agriculture
      January 2018

      Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee

      Breeding and quality traits

      by Dr Philippe Lashermes

      Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world. Coffee cultivation faces a number of challenges including over reliance on a relatively small number of varieties vulnerable to a range of abiotic and biotic stresses as well as increasing expectations of quality amongst consumers. These challenges are addressed by this volume.Part 1 looks at advances in understanding plant physiology and ensuring genetic diversity. These provide the basis for summarising developments in breeding improved varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee. The second part of the book reviews our understanding of the chemical composition, sensory properties and potential nutraceutical benefits of coffee. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this volume will be a standard reference for coffee scientists, growers and processors.

    • Sustainable agriculture
      February 2018

      Global tea science

      Current status and future needs

      by Dr VS Sharma and Dr Kumudini Gunasekare

      Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world. Like other crops, tea cultivation faces a number of challenges. With the challenge of climate change and the competition for scarce resources, there is a need to make tea cultivation more efficient and sustainable. Cultivation needs also to be more resilient to biotic and abiotic stresses, whether it be pests or more extreme weather (e.g. drought) associated with global warming.Fortunately, there is a range of research addressing these challenges. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection summarises this research by focusing on ways of improving the cultivation of tea at each step in the value chain, from breeding through to harvest. Part 1 reviews advances in breeding. Part 2 discusses improvements in cultivation techniques. The book then discusses plant protection and chemistry before concluding with sustainability issues.As the need for more interdisciplinary and collaborative research increases, this collection will be a standard reference for the tea research community by summarising key research trends in each topic and putting them in the context of tea cultivation as a whole.

    • Geography & the Environment
      August 2018

      Green Chemistry in Industry

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto, Heinz Plaumann, Philip G. Jessop, Laura M. Reyes, Steven P. Kelley, Paula Berton, Andreas Metlen, Robin D. Rogers, Keith E. Gutowski, Philip G. Sliva, Raymond Neff, Agnieszka Gajewski, Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Nicole Tratnik, Jing Luo, Steven J. Bachofer, Mark D. Lingwood

      The “greening” of industry processes, i.e. making them more sustainable, is a popular and often lucrative trend which has emerged over recent years. The 3rd volume of Green Chemical Processing considers sustainable chemistry in the context of corporate interests. The American Chemical Society’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are woven throughout this text as well as the series to which this book belongs.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      August 2018

      Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

      by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Dr Malachy Akoroda, Dr Brigitte Laliberté, Dr Michelle End, Dr Nicholas Cryer, Dr Andrew Daymond, Dr Jan Engels, Dr Albertus Bernardus Eskes, Dr Martin Gilmour, Dr Philippe Lachenaud, Dr Wilbert Phillips-Mora, Dr Chris Turnbull, Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr Dapeng Zhang, Dr Stephan Weise, Dr Lambert A. Motilal, Dr Dário Ahnert, Dr Rob Lockwood, Dr Augusto Roberto Sena Gomes, Dr George Andrade Sodré, Dr Mark Guiltinan, Prof. Siela Maximova, Dr Richard Asare, Dr Victor Afari-Sefa, Dr Sander Muilerman, Dr Gilbert J. Anim-Kwapong, Dr Didier Snoeck, Dr Bernard Dubos, Dr Jorge Teodoro De Souza, Dr Fernando Pereira Monteiro, Dr Maria Alves Ferreira, Dr Karina Peres Gramacho, Dr Edna Dora Martins Newman Luz, Dr Ulrike Krauss, Dr David I. Guest, Dr Philip J. Keane, Dr Leila Bagny Beilhe, Dr Régis Babin, Dr Martijn ten Hoopen, Dr Samuel Orisajo, Dr Christian Cilas, Dr Olivier Sounigo, Dr Bruno Efombagn, Dr Salomon Nyassé, Dr Mathias Tahi,

      There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation in areas soil health and biodiversity. There is therefore an urgent need to make cocoa cultivation more efficient and sustainable to ensure a successful future. These challenges are addressed in Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa.Part 1 reviews genetic resources and developments in breeding. Part 2 discusses optimising cultivation techniques to make the most of new varieties. Part 3 summaries the latest research on understanding and combatting the major fungal and viral diseases affecting cocoa. Part 4 covers safety and quality issues whilst the final part of the book looks at ways of improving sustainability, including the role of agro-forestry, organic cultivation and ways of supporting smallholders.With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this collection will be a standard reference for cocoa scientists, growers and processors.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part A)

      by Kumar Challa, Hendrik du Toit, Leticia García-Cruz, Asterios Gavriilidis, Volker Hessel, He Huang, Gao Li, Sirui Li, Zhimin Li, Liangliang Lin, Samuel E. Lohse, Luca Mazzei, Vicente Montie, Luca Panariello, Jose Solla-Gullon, Sergey A. Starostin, Jiangwei Zhang, Kai Zheng

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2019

      Textile Chemistry

      by Thomas Bechtold, Tung Pham

      Textile Chemistry gives a detailed and explanatory overview on mainly chemical but also physical aspects of fabrics. It contains definitions, basic components and their properties, physicochemical processes, as well as chemical modification of textiles, highlighting the application of smart materials. The book also provides exercises and sample calculations, which makes it ideal for students and scientists in industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part B)

      by Kumar Challa, Sharda Bharti, Nirmal Kumar Das, Jiwen Hu, Zhiyuan Jiang, Silvia Lampis, Huiqi Li, Shudong Lin, Saptarshi Mukherjee, Soumyo Mukherji, Suparna Mukherji, Elena Piacenza, Alessandro Presentato, Gauri Shukla, Raymond Turner, Giovanni Vallini, Zhaoxiong Xie, Linlin Xu, Jun Yang, Jiawei Zhang, Pei Zhang, Emanuele Zonaro

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Photography & photographs
      May 2019

      Independent Watchmakers

      by Steve Huyton

      With a foreword from Jean-Marie Schaller, founder and creative director of Louis Moinet, this book introduces some of the most elegant watches the horological world has to offer, including several one-of-a-kind pieces that have never before appeared in print. Many of these ateliers handcraft both the watches and their complicated mechanical movements in-house. The level of expertise and craftsmanship involved is truly dazzling. Featuring such stunning timepieces as the 15.48 Driver Watch, the Andreas Strehler Time Shadow and the Antoine Preziuso Chronometer, Tourbillon of Tourbillons, this expertly curated collection of watch profiles will catch the eye of any true enthusiast. Steve Huyton looks beyond the price tag, featuring affordable options of particular artistic merit as well as pieces from the luxury end of the scale. Discover the hidden gems of the watchmaking business - 60 independent artisans counted among the finest makers in the world. Includes the work of: Hajime Asaoka, Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk), Aaron Becsei, Vincent Calabrese, Konstantin Chaykin, Bernhard Lederer (BLU), Masahiro Kikuno, Vianney Halter, Antoine Preziuso and Andreas Strehler, among others.

    • Time (chronology), time systems & standards
      June 2018


      The Masters of Art Horology

      by Maxima Gallery, Introduction by Aurel Bacs, Critical Note by Nicholas Foulkes

      Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology gathers the work of the most celebrated independent watchmakers in the world. Thirteen artisans, each a legend in the realm of haute horlogerie, tell their stories, describing the traditional working methods and prized watches upon which their reputations have been built. Photographs of the masters in their workshops bring their stories to life, along with detailed sketches and images of their watches in all their brilliant intricacy. Watchmakers also features insightful text from other leading figures of the independent watchmaking world, including Aurel Bacs of the Fondation Haute Horlogerie and Nicholas Foulkes, writer for Vanity Fair, The Telegraph and GQ, and author of the only authorised biography of Patek Philippe.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      September 2018

      Polymeric and Natural Composites

      Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering

      by Mohamed Bououdina, J. Paulo Davim

      Composite materials are defined as "engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level within the finished structure". Recently, the utilization of composites has increased in various areas of science and engineering due to their special mechanical and physical properties. Therefore, composites have the potential to replace conventional materials in various fields of application such as automotive, biomedical, aeronautical and aerospace as well as in others advanced industries. Recently, advanced composites, for example, nanocomposites and biocomposites had been gaining ground for the development of new products in several industries. The goal of Advanced Composites is the combined presentation of materials, manufacturing technology and engineering aspects of composites. This Series covers the complete range of multi scale composite materials, including nanocomposites, biocomposites, functional and smart composites, structural composites, gradient and layered composites, eco-composites, composites based in natural materials, etc. Current topics of interest include the physical and chemical properties, microstructural characterization of composites, design and manufacture of composites and structures, mechanical behaviour in use environments, testing and characterisation techniques, modelling and optimization methods, fracture, creep, tribology, machinability and performance of composites in service. Advanced Compositesis essential reference for academics, materials, physics, chemical researchers, mechanical and materials, biomedical engineers, professionals in composite-related industries.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      December 2018

      Carbon-based Smart Materials

      by Constantinos A. Charitidis, Elias P. Koumoulos, Dimitrios A. Dragatogiannis

      Presents technologies and key concepts to produce suitable smart materials and intelligent structures for sensing, information and communication technology, spintronics, supercapacitors, biomedical applications (drug delivery, hyperthermia therapy), self-healing, flexible memories and construction technologies. Novel developments of environmental friendly, cost-effective and scalable production processes are discussed by experts in the field.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Industrial Biotechnology

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto

      The book provides an excellent introduction to industrial biotechnology, addressing the applications of biomolecules and living systems in industrial manufacturing of various products. Each part of the book is devoted to a certain biotech sector, such as biofuels, food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials. The book also covers the environmental aspects of industrial biotechnology and the principles of bio-based economy.

    • Science & Mathematics
      July 2018

      Green Chemistry and Technologies

      by Long Zhang, Changsheng Gong, Dai Bin, Huazhong University of Science and

      The book gives a systematic introduction to green chemistry principles and technologies in inorganic and organic chemistry, polymer sciences and pharmaceutical industry. It also discusses the use of biomass and marine resources for synthesis as well as renewable energy utilization and the concepts and evaluation of recycling economy and eco-industrial parks.

    • Science & Mathematics
      September 2018

      Hydrogen-Air PEM Fuel Cell

      Integration, Modeling and Control

      by Shiwen Tong, Dianwei Qian, Chunlei Huo

      The book presents the modeling and control of hydrogen-air PEM fuel cell, including simultaneous estimation of the parameters and states, fuzzy cluster modeling, SPM-based predictive control, advanced fuzzy control, etc. MATLAB/Simulink-based modeling and control programs are also discussed in detail. With abundant practical programs and source codes, it is an essential reference for both scientists and industrial engineers.

    • Science & Mathematics
      August 2016

      Pulp and Paper Chemistry and Technology

      by Monica Ek, Göran Gellerstedt, Gunnar Henriksson

      The production of forestry products is based on a complex chain of knowledge in which the biological material wood with all its natural variability is converted into a variety of fiber-based products, each one with its detailed and specific quality requirements.Volume 1: Wood Chemistry and Wood BiotechnologyVolume 2: Pulping Chemistry and TechnologyVolume 3: Paper Chemistry and TechnologyVolume 4: Paper Products Physics and Technology

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