Mergent International Manual

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Charged Particles In Oncology

Author: Marco Durante
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 288945391X
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High-energy charged particles represent a cutting-edge technique in radiation oncology. Protons and carbon ions are used in several centers all over the world for the treatment of different solid tumors. Typical indications are ocular malignancies, tumors of the base of the skull, hepatocellular carcinomas and various sarcomas. The physical characteristics of the charged particles (Bragg peak) allow sparing of much more normal tissues than it is possible using conventional X-rays, and for this reason all pediatric tumors are considered eligible for protontherapy. Ions heavier than protons also display special radiobiological characteristics, which make them effective against radioresistant and hypoxic tumors. On the other hand, protons and ions with high charge (Z) and energy (HZE particles) represent a major risk for human space exploration. The main late effect of radiation exposure is cancer induction, and at the moment the dose limits for astronauts are based on cancer mortality risk. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) measured the dose on the route to Mars and on the planet’s surface, suggesting that a human exploration missions will exceed the radiation risk limits. Notwithstanding many studies on carcinogenesis induced by protons and heavy ions, the risk uncertainty remains very high. In this research topic we aim at gathering the experiences and opinions of scientists dealing with high-energy charged particles either for cancer treatment or for space radiation protection. Clinical results with protons and heavy ions, as well as research in medical physics and pre-clinical radiobiology are reported. In addition, ground-based and spaceflight studies on the effects of space radiation are included in this book. Particularly relevant for space studies are the clinical results on normal tissue complications and second cancers. The eBook nicely demonstrates that particle therapy in oncology and protection of astronauts from space radiation share many common topics, and can learn from each other.

The Julian Alps Of Slovenia

Author: Justi Carey
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362194X
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This guidebook contains 58 walking routes which explore the best of the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks and treks in this guidebook are organised around five bases in the Julian Alps - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj - all of which have a range of accommodation and public transport facilities. There is something here for everyone - from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, some of which require Alpine mountaineering experience. Several possibilities for multi-day walks are included. The Julian Alps are situated in the small independent republic of Slovenia, at the south-eastern end of the Alpine chain. Their highest peak, Triglav, at 2864m, may be smaller than some of the better-known western giants, but what the mountains lack in stature they make up for in interest and accessibility. The dramatic limestone peaks drop steeply through forests to flower meadows, and will give you a feast for the eyes no matter which direction you turn.

Over The Top Back Again

Author: Brandon Wilson
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ISBN: 9780977053636
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Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It meant climbing 3000 feet from valley to mountain hut each day 1200 miles for months. Optimistically, Wilson envisioned it as a European Appalachian Trail, only with better food and wine. Faster than you can say "schnitzel," he coaxed his desk-jockey wife into joining him. Unlike their trek across Tibet, the couple wouldn't dodge bullets. Who knew ice fields, relentless rain, winds, lethal ticks and cow patties could be more dangerous? Then again, the beauty, weird situations and bizarre characters they'd meet would help put peril into perspective. It's all here, the daily triumphs and agony of de feet, captured in Wilson's witty, gritty, award-winning style. "Over the Top & Back Again" sweeps you along for an inspiring, yet slightly crazed look at the peerless Alps and at an everyday couple who dare to follow their gonzo dream. Written by Brandon Wilson, a Lowell Thomas Award-winning author, it is fourth in his series of true travel adventures. This first Via Alpina travelog published in English includes 53 photos, maps and illustrations by Ken Plumb. Reviews: "This is my favorite kind of adventure tale: Against all odds, in the face of health, weather, interpersonal, navigational and culinary issues, Brandon Wilson and his somewhat reluctant wife hike it because it's there or, it's supposed to be. I laughed, I winced, and then I started checking to see when I was next scheduled to be anywhere near the Via Alpina." Kyle Wagner, travel editor, Denver Post "This lighthearted hiking narrative reflects the positives of such an experience: overcoming hardship, laughing at their inability to find trail blazes, Europe's apparent fear of switchbacks on trails ascending 1000-plus meters per col, and the bond and struggle with your trail partner.. Recommended for armchair travelers and anyone interested in hiking the Alps." Library Journal "Informative, entertaining, and original a pioneer in a groundbreaking genre of travel writing." Midwest Book Review "Wilson brings his considerable intellect and wry sense of humor to this epic adventure, and the result is brilliantly accessible and wonderfully subversive." Richard Bangs, author of Quest for the Sublime and PEAKS "Marvelous account of a long hike told with a fine eye for detail and a keen sense of humor." Royal Robbins, legendary rock climber "For outdoor enthusiasts, this book will awaken the travel bug within and inspire adventure. For others, it's a worthwhile armchair journey through beautiful country with friendly guides." ForeWord Magazine ""Over the Top & Back Again" suggests that maybe a little madness isn't too crazy after all." WEND Magazine "It's great fun trekking through the Alps with the Wilsons They do all the hard work and we get all the pleasures rendered with warmth, insight and humor in Brandon's inimitable style." Maui News "Wilson walks the way Forrest Gump runs. He's driven to it As for the connection between the outer journey and the inner journey, Wilson never pushes it. You get it in small bits, as he does, because that's the way it comes. It has a lot to do with savoring the simple pleasures of life that surround us every day. Wilson's books point the way toward this happy state of mind: just be bold and endure a few vicissitudes." GoNOMAD.com "Makes you want to grab your walking stick, step into your hiking boots and climb a mountain." Christopher Elliott, syndicated travel writer"

Alpentiere

Author: Thomas Grüner
Editor: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
ISBN: 3763361006
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Vom stolzen, bis zu 250 Kilo schweren Rothirsch über das seltene Alpenschneehuhn bis zur schillernden Torf-Mosaikjungfer: Wer mit offenen Augen in den Alpen unterwegs ist, begegnet einer faszinierenden Tierwelt. Der Rother Naturführer »Alpentiere« ist ein Bestimmungsbuch für unterwegs. Über 240 bekannte und weniger bekannte Arten werden durch genaue Beschreibungen und erstklassige Fotos mit markierten Merkmalen vorgestellt. In den weitgehend unzugänglichen Bergen mit ihrem rauen Klima finden viele Tiere einen ungestörten Lebensraum, wie er im zersiedelten Flachland so nicht mehr zur Verfügung steht. So konnte sich im Alpenraum eine erstaunliche Biodiversität erhalten. In diesem Bestimmungsbuch werden Säugetiere, Vögel, Reptilien, Amphibien, Fische und Insekten präsentiert. Den größten Raum nehmen die Vögel ein. Sie sind leicht zu beobachten und faszinieren mit ihrem mühelosen Flug. Jeweils drei Merkmale oder Verhaltensweisen, die für die jeweilige Tierart typisch sind, werden besonders hervorgehoben. Sie sind, soweit sichtbar, in den Fotos markiert – eine hervorragende Hilfe bei der Identifizierung. Die Beschreibung der äußeren Merkmale, von Lebensweise, Lebensraum und Verbreitung liefert genauere Hinweise. Die Abgrenzung von ähnlich aussehenden Arten macht eine Verwechslung unmöglich. Beim Betrachten der Bildtafeln wird Begeisterung für die Vielfalt der Alpenfauna geweckt. Und wer noch tiefer in das Thema einsteigen möchte, findet im Literaturverzeichnis zahlreiche Hinweise auf weiterführende Fachliteratur.

Annalen

Author: Schweizerische Meteorologische Zentral-anstalt, Zürich
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Solid Electrolytes

Author: Paul Hagenmuller
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483191656
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Solid Electrolytes: General Principles, Characterization, Materials, Applications presents specific theories and experimental methods in the field of superionic conductors. It discusses that high ionic conductivity in solids requires specific structural and energetic conditions. It addresses the problems involved in the study and use of solid electrolytes. Some of the topics covered in the book are the introduction to the theory of solid electrolytes; macroscopic evidence for liquid nature; structural models; kinetic models; crystal structures and fast ionic conduction; interstitial motion in body-centered cubic structures; and materials with the fluorite and antifluorite structures. The diffraction studies of superionic conductors are covered. The significance of defects and disorder to ionic conductivity are discussed. The text describes the transport mechanisms and lattice defects. A study of the diffusion and ionic conductivity equations is presented. A chapter is devoted to the quasi-elastic neutron scattering. Another section focuses on the complex conductivity in the microwave range. The book can provide useful information to scientists, physicists, students, and researchers.

Les Livres Disponibles

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La liste exhaustive des ouvrages disponibles publiés en langue française dans le monde. La liste des éditeurs et la liste des collections de langue française.

World Cheese Book

Author: Juliet Harbutt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 146544372X
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The finest selection: Tasting notes - Over 750 cheeses - How to enjoy The most comprehensive guide to cheese. Discover the flavor profile, shape, and texture of every cheese. World Cheese Book is for the adventurous cheese lover. It takes you on a tour of the finest cheese-producing countries in the world, revealing local traditions and artisanal processes. Images of each cheese (inside and out), step-by-step techniques that show how to make cheese, and complimentary food and wine pairings make this a truly exhaustive, at-a-glance reference.