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Animal rights. Those two words conjure diverse but powerful images and reactions. Some nod in agreement, while others roll their eyes in contempt. Most people fall somewhat uncomfortably in the middle, between endorsement and rejection, as they st...

For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States

Synthesis and Properties of Silicones and Silicone-Modified Materials includes sections on synthesis, characterization, elastomers and reinforcement, surfaces and interfaces, copolymers, and reinforcing fillers. Synthesis and Properties of Silicon...

Synthesis and Properties of Silicones and Silicone-Modified Materials (ACS Symposium)

Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest is the indispensable guide for beachcombers, seashell collectors, divers or anyone who wants to know more about the shells and shellfish found along the saltwater beaches and intertidal areas of the Pa...

Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest

Drug discovery increasingly requires a common understanding by researchers of the many and diverse factors that go into the making of new medicines. The scientist entering the field will immediately face important issues for which his education ma...

Real World Drug Discovery: A Chemist's Guide to Biotech and Pharmaceutical Research

Nearly fifty years ago, the Bureau of Reclamation proposed building a dam at the confluence of two rivers in Central Arizona. While the dam would bring valuable water to this arid plain, it would also destroy a wildlife habitat, flood archaeologic...

The Struggle for Water: Politics, Rationality, and Identity in the American Southwest (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling: Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics presents the latest methodological developments in soil-landscape modeling. It analyzes many recently developed measurement tools, and explains computer-rel...

Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling: Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)

Time, it has been said, is the enemy. In an era of harried lives, time seems increasingly precious as hours and days telescope and our lives often seem to be flitting past. And yet, at other times, the minutes drag on, each tick of the clock excru...

A Watched Pot: How We Experience Time

BE PREPARED. BE SAFE. From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can't escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town - but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY...

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

This book highlights some of the most important structural, chemical, mechanical and tribological characteristics of DLC films. It is particularly dedicated to the fundamental tribological issues that impact the performance and durability of these...

Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films: Fundamentals and Applications

Peril in the Ponds tells the story of a government biologist s investigation into the mystery of deformed frogs, an epidemic that grew during the 1990s and continues today. It provides an inside view of a highly charged environmental issue that ar...

Peril in the Ponds: Deformed Frogs, Politics, and a Biologist's Quest

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