Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space

By Chris Jones

An impressive, true-life experience set at the most deadly frontier of all—outer spaceIn the approximately 40 years on account that Neil Armstrong walked at the moon, area commute has turn out to be obvious as a regimen enterprise—at least till the travel Columbia disintegrated just like the Challenger prior to it, reminding us, once more, that the hazards are all too real.
Too faraway from domestic vividly captures the damaging realities of area trip. whenever an astronaut makes the journey into area, he faces the potential of loss of life from the slightest mechanical errors or example of undesirable success: a cracked O-ring, an errant piece of house junk, an oxygen leak . . . There are a myriad of frighteningly possible occasions that may lead to an astronaut’s loss of life. in reality, twenty-one those that have tried the adventure were killed.
Yet for a distinct breed of person, the decision of area is definitely worth the threat. males resembling U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was once to be a regimen fourteen-week undertaking holding the foreign house Station.
But then, on February 1, 2003, the Columbia exploded underneath them. regardless of the various information stories studying the tragedy, the general public remained mostly unaware that 3 males remained orbiting the earth. With the release application suspended indefinitely, those astronauts had all of sudden misplaced their experience home.
Too faraway from Home chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered undertaking Controls in Houston and Moscow as they paintings frantically opposed to the clock to deliver their males correctly again to Earth, finally selecting a plan that felt, at top, like a protracted shot.
Latched to the aspect of the distance station was once a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 pill, whose know-how dated from the overdue Sixties (in 1971 a malfunction within the Soyuz 11 pill left 3 Russian astronauts dead.) regardless of the inherent chance, the Soyuz turned the one wish to come Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit domestic.
Chris Jones writes fantastically of the majesty and mystique of house go back and forth, whereas reminding us all how perilous it really is to start past the sky.

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Market Forces

By Richard K. Morgan

From the award-winning writer of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels–a turbocharged new mystery set in a global the place killers are stars, media is mass leisure,
and freedom is a perilous proposition . . .

A coup in Cambodia. weapons to Guatemala. For the lads and girls of Shorn affiliates, chance is asking. within the superheated international village of the close to destiny, monstrous funds is made by means of discovering the suitable little warfare and assisting one part opposed to the other–in alternate for a proportion of the spoils. To be successful, Shorn makes use of a brand new type of company gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who function armored cars and persist with a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is simply the fellow for the job.

He fought his approach out of London’s area of destitution. And his kills are making him well-known. yet in contrast to his ally and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has an aspect that outsiders can't see: the part his spouse is making an attempt to salvage, that one other woman–a porn megastar became television information reporter–is attempting to take advantage of. Steeped in blood, eyed by means of universal criminals searching for a shot at reputation, Faulkner resides on borrowed time. till he’s given one final shot at getting out alive. . . .

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Operative Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Derived from Sam W. Wiesel’s four-volume Operative ideas in Orthopaedic Surgery, this single-volume source comprises the undemanding, step by step info you must expectantly practice the whole diversity of shoulder and elbow surgeries. in a single handy position, you’ll locate the full Shoulder and Elbow part, in addition to suitable chapters from the activities drugs portion of Operative recommendations in Orthopaedic Surgery. outstanding full-color illustrations and step by step factors assist you grasp surgical suggestions, decide upon the easiest strategy, stay away from issues, and expect results. Written through international specialists from prime associations, Operative suggestions in Shoulder and Elbow surgical procedure, 2d Edition, offers authoritative, easy-to-follow advice to either the beginner trainee or skilled surgeon. 

Key Features

  • Step-by-step techniques are illustrated with striking full-color intraoperative pictures and drawings that display tips to practice every one technique.
  • Each scientific challenge is mentioned within the comparable concise structure: definition, anatomy, actual tests, pathogenesis, average historical past, actual findings, imaging and diagnostic experiences, differential prognosis, non-operative administration, surgical administration, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, results, and complications.
  • Detailed descriptions of surgical anatomy assist you grasp even the main difficult and hugely technical procedures.
  • Extensive use of bullet issues and a hugely templated layout permit for fast and simple reference.
  • Ideal for speedy preoperative overview of the stairs of a strategy, even if a well-recognized typical or a brand new and evolving technique.

Now with the print variation, benefit from the bundled interactive booklet version, which might be downloaded in your capsule and cellphone or accessed on-line and contains positive factors like:

  • Complete content material with stronger navigation
  • Powerful seek instruments and shrewdpermanent navigation cross-links that pull effects from content material within the publication, your notes, or even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for simple navigation
  • Highlighting tool for simpler reference of key content material through the text
  • Ability to take and proportion notes with pals and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save lots of your favourite content material for destiny use

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Scientific Structuralism (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science) (Volume 281)

Lately there was a revival of curiosity in structuralist methods to technological know-how. Taking their lead from medical structuralists corresponding to Henri Poincaré, Ernst Cassirer, and Bertrand Russell, a few modern philosophers and scientists have argued that the main fruitful method of fixing many difficulties within the philosophy of technological know-how lies in concentrating on the structural positive factors of our clinical theories. a lot of the paintings in clinical structuralism to this point has been all for the matter of clinical realism, the place it's been argued that even in circumstances of radical thought swap an important structural gains of predecessor theories are preserved. those structural realists argue that what our so much winning theories get correct in regards to the global is those summary structural positive factors, instead of any specific ontological claims. extra lately, philosophers of technological know-how have followed structuralist methods to many different concerns within the philosophy of technology, reminiscent of clinical clarification and intertheory kinfolk. The 9 articles gathered during this quantity, written via the prime researchers in clinical structuralism, signify the most very important instructions of analysis during this box. This ebook should be of specific curiosity to these philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians who're drawn to the rules of technological know-how.

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Principles of Cloning, Second Edition

By Jose Cibelli, Robert Lanza

  rules of Cloning, moment Edition is the absolutely revised variation of the authoritative booklet at the technology of cloning. The booklet provides the elemental organic mechanisms of the way cloning works and progresses to debate present and capability functions in uncomplicated biology, agriculture, biotechnology, and drugs. starting with the heritage and conception in the back of cloning, the publication is going directly to research equipment of micromanipulation, nuclear move, genetic amendment, and being pregnant and neonatal care of cloned animals. The cloning of varied species―including mice, sheep, farm animals, and non-mammals―is regarded as good.   The Editors were excited about a couple of breakthroughs utilizing cloning approach, together with the 1st demonstration that cloning works in differentiated cells performed by means of the Recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize for body structure or drugs – Dr John Gurdon; the cloning of the 1st mammal from a somatic phone – Drs Keith Campbell and Ian Wilmut; the demonstration that cloning can reset the organic clock - Drs Michael West and Robert Lanza; the demonstration terminally differentiated phone may give upward push to a complete new person – Dr Rudolf Jaenisch and the cloning of the 1st transgenic bovine from a differentiated mobile – Dr Jose Cibelli. nearly all of the contributing authors are the imperative investigators on all of the animal species cloned thus far and are expertly certified to give the cutting-edge details of their respective areas.

  • First and so much accomplished booklet on animal cloning, a hundred% revised
  • Describes an in-depth research of present barriers of the expertise and learn parts to explore
  • Offers cloning functions on easy biology, agriculture, biotechnology, and drugs

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Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America

By Shawn Lawrence Otto

WINNER of the 2012 Minnesota publication Award for nonfiction

"One of an important books released in the USA within the final decade."  - television information Anchor and columnist Don Shelby

"Whenever the folk are good informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they should be relied on with their very own government."

But what occurs in an international ruled by means of advanced technological know-how? Are the folk nonetheless well-enough trained to be depended on with their very own executive? And with under 2 percentage of Congress with any expert historical past in technological know-how, how can our govt be depended on to steer us within the correct direction?
Will the media store us?  do not expect it.  In early 2008, of the 2,975 questions requested the applicants for president simply six pointed out the phrases "global warming" or "climate change," the best coverage problem dealing with America.  to place that during point of view, 3 questions pointed out UFOs.
Today the world's significant unsolved demanding situations all revolve round technological know-how. through the 2012 election cycle, at a time whilst technological know-how is influencing each point of contemporary existence, antiscience perspectives from climate-change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal became mainstream.
Faced with the daunting demanding situations of an atmosphere below siege, an exploding inhabitants, a falling financial system and an schooling process slipping at the back of, our elected leaders are tough at paintings ... passing resolutions that say weather swap isn't genuine and astrology can keep an eye on the weather.
Shawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind-the-scenes examine how the govt, our politics, and the media hinder us from discovering the genuine suggestions we want. Fool Me Twice is the smart, outraged, and scary account of America's dating with science--a courting that's at the rocks on the very time we'd like it most.

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What's in Your Genes?: From the Color of Your Eyes to the Length of Your Life, a Revealing Look at Your Genetic Traits

By Katie McKissick

A crash path in genetics!

Everyone understands that should you come from a relatives of brunettes, you're more likely to be born with brown hair. yet were you aware your hair colour can also impact how frequently you get sunburned? Or how usually you must take diet supplements?

What's on your Genes? is going past Gregor Mendel and dominant/recessive genes to teach you all of the fine details of what determines your DNA. every one access offers you a sneak peek into your DNA series and teaches you precisely how your physique is ready to create that fantastic you-ness that not anyone else has. out of your tastebuds on your eye colour on your obsession with clinical-strength deodorants, this ebook not just publications you thru the historical past and examine of genetics, but in addition exhibits you ways these 4 little letters on your DNA make you who you are.

Complete with resourceful illustrations, What's on your Genes? finds all there's to grasp approximately heredity--like the technological know-how in the back of brilliant purple hair, ideal tooth, and your skill to determine in colour.

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Seeing Photons: Progress and Limits of Visible and Infrared Sensor Arrays

The division of safeguard lately highlighted intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) features as a most sensible precedence for U.S. warfighters. Contributions supplied via ISR resources within the operational theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan were broadly documented in press reporting. whereas the USA keeps to extend investments in ISR functions, different international locations no longer pleasant to the USA will proceed to hunt countermeasures to U.S. capabilities.

The know-how caution department of the protection Intelligence Agency's (DIA) safety caution place of work (DWO) has the severe accountability, in collaborations with different elements of the intelligence group (IC), for supplying U.S. policymakers perception into technological advancements that can effect destiny U.S. warfighting capabilities.

To this finish, the IC asked that the nationwide study Council (NRC) examine and document on key seen and infrared detector applied sciences, with capability army software, which are prone to be constructed within the subsequent 10-15 years. This research is the 8th in a chain backed via the DWO and accomplished lower than the auspices of the NRC TIGER (Technology Insight-Gauge, evaluation, and evaluation) status Committee.

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The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

By Jessica Wapner

A Wall highway Journal 10 top Nonfiction publication of the Year

“Among a small cluster of first-class fresh books on cancer.” —The manhattan Times

Philadelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a unmarried human phone lower than a microscope detects a lacking piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no means of figuring out that he had stumbled upon the place to begin of recent melanoma learn— the Philadelphia chromosome. it's going to take medical professionals and researchers world wide greater than 3 many years to solve the results of this landmark discovery. In 1990, the Philadelphia chromosome was once famous because the sole reason behind a dangerous blood melanoma, persistent myeloid leukemia, or CML. melanoma examine may by no means be the same.

technology journalist Jessica Wapner reconstructs greater than 40 years of the most important breakthroughs, in actual fact explains the technological know-how at the back of them, and will pay tribute—with wide unique reporting, together with greater than thirty-five interviews—to the handfuls of researchers, medical professionals, and sufferers with an instantaneous function during this inspirational tale. Their interest and backbone may eventually result in a lifesaving therapy not like whatever earlier than it.

The Philadelphia Chromosome chronicles the awesome switch of fortune for the greater than 70,000 humans all over the world who're clinically determined with CML every year. it's a get together of a unprecedented triumph within the conflict opposed to melanoma and a blueprint for destiny examine, as medical professionals and scientists race to discover and deal with the genetic roots of quite a lot of cancers.

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