Release on 2001-08-08 | by Ian R. Lewis,Howell Edwards
From the Research Laboratory to the Process Line
Author: Ian R. Lewis,Howell Edwards
Pubpsher: CRC Press
This work covers principles of Raman theory, analysis, instrumentation, and measurement, specifying up-to-the-minute benefits of Raman spectroscopy in a variety of industrial and academic fields, and how to cultivate growth in new disciplines. It contains case studies that illustrate current techniques in data extraction and analysis, as well as over 500 drawings and photographs that clarify and reinforce critical text material. The authors discuss Raman spectra of gases; Raman spectroscopy applied to crystals, applications to gemology, in vivo Raman spectroscopy, applications in forensic science, and collectivity of vibrational modes, among many other topics.
Release on 2008 | by Antoinette Leonard Matlins,Antonio C. Bonanno
A Hands-on Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins,Antonio C. Bonanno
Pubpsher: Gemstone Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This revised edition covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments and instruments. It is easy to use, practical and non-technical indicating how to identify diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, as well as separating them from fakes and look-alikes. The book explains what instruments are needed and how to use them, where to obtain such instruments and what should be seen for each gemstone. Anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the market place. This volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognising profitable opportunities.
Release on 2004-02-03 | by Frank J. Fabozzi,Moorad Choudhry
Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Moorad Choudhry
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A well-rounded guide for those interested in European financialmarkets With the advent of the euro and formation of the European Union,financial markets on this continent are slowly beginning to gainmomentum. Individuals searching for information on these marketshave come up empty-until now. The Handbook of European Fixed IncomeMarkets is the first book written on this burgeoning market. Itcontains extensive, in-depth coverage of every aspect of thecurrent European fixed income markets and their derivatives. Thiscomprehensive resource includes both a qualitative approach toproducts, conventions, and institutions as well as quantitativecoverage of valuation and analysis of each instrument. The Handbookof European Fixed Income Markets introduces readers to developedmarkets such as the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, andHolland, as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe. Governmentand corporate bond market instruments and institutions are alsodiscussed. U.S.-based investors, researchers, and academics as wellas students and financial professionals in other parts of the worldwill all turn to this book for complete and accurate information onEuropean financial instruments and markets. Frank J. Fabozzi (New Hope, PA) is a financial consultant, theEditor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and AdjunctProfessor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management.Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, UK) is a Vice President with JPMorganChase structured finances services in London.
Mites pose a serious problem to plants worldwide, attacking crops and spreading disease. When mites damage crops of economic importance the impacts can be felt globally. Mites are among the most diverse and successful of invertebrates, with over 45,000 described species, with many more thousands to be discovered. They are responsible for a significant portion of the losses of crops for food, fibre, industry and other purposes, and require expensive and often controversial pest control measures. Understanding these mites is vital for entomologists, pest researchers, agronomists and food producers. Knowledge of mite pests helps to inform control strategies and optimize the production of economic plants and the agrarian economy. This encyclopedia provides a thorough coverage of the mites and the problems they cause to crops, yet it is easily searchable, organised by mite species and subdivided into helpful headings. It takes a worldwide view of the issue of mites injurious to economic plants, describing mites prevalent in different regions and discussing control methods appropriate in different environments. This book provides an encyclopaedic reference to the major mites, described by family in terms of their internal and external morphology, bio-ecology and family systematics. Methods of mite collection and laboratory study is described, as well as species diagnostic characteristics, worldwide distribution, host plants, identification by the type of damage they cause and control strategies, including chemical and biological intervention and integrated pest management measures. Mites of the following families are included: (Eriophyoidea, Tarsonemidae, Tuckerellidae, Tenuipalpidae, Tetranychidae, Acaridae, Penthaleidae). Mites of Economic Plants is an important resource for students of entomology and crop production, and as a thorough reference guide for researchers and field workers involved with mites, crop damage and food production.
The consummate reference source for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, surgical oncologists and others who treat cancer patients, Cancer Medicine 8 covers the ever-widening sphere of current cancer knowledge and clinical practice. In this new 8th edition an outstanding editorial team from world-renowned medical centers continues to hone the leading edge forged in previous editions, with timely information on biology, immunology, etiology, epidemiology, prevention, screening, pathology, imaging and therapy. The book is a testament to the editorial panel's creed that innovative, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment of cancer patients must be grounded in a fundamental understanding of cancer biology. Cancer Medicine 8 does a superb job of bringing scientific principles into clinical practice. This text is the ultimate resource of new information providing the basis for better informed cancer therapy choices. Cancer Medicine 8 features hundreds of 4-color illustrations, photographs, tables, graphs and algorithms that make this text an invaluable clinical tool in recognizing characteristic appearances of both patient and tissue. The 137 tightly focused chapters are organized into 5 sections: I: Cardinal Manifestations of Cancer II: Scientific Foundations of Cancer III: Principles of Cancer Diagnosis IV: Principles of Therapeutic Modalities V: Principles of Multidisciplinary Management Major Revisions: Chapter 6: Oncogenes An entire section is devoted to oncogenes like kit, Ret, Braf, Akt genes and the new drugs that specifically target them. This chapter not only provides a list of these new therapies but also insight as to how they target the oncogenes and their mutations, as well as therapy response and efficacy. Chapter 11: Tumor Angiogenesis This chapter provides a wealth of new data and understanding of the mechanisms of angiogenesis and how it contributes to the malignancy of various cancers The Clinical Advancement section provides an extensive summary of new trials investigating numerous novel angiogenesis agents Chapter 33: Chemoprevention This chapter also provides a considerable amount of new information for a broad range of clinical trials such as the HPV vaccine trial Future, Select, Star, Approve and PreSAP. The rationales for these trials are discussed and resulting data from the completed trials are presented. Chapter 55: Cytokines Research on cytokines is another area that is exploding in magnitude. This chapter presents a wealth of new information on promising new therapeutic agents.There is also updated information on the therapeutic usage of currently available agents such as hemotopoietic growth factors (HGF), erythropoietin and thromobopoietic agents. Chapter 56: Monoclonal Serotherapy A considerable amount of research has been done in the past few years on therapeutic and targeted agents in cancer therapy. Updated information and data is provided from recent trials for therapies previously discussed in Cancer Medicine edition 7 covering therapeutic agents and targeted toxins. Chapter 77: Neoplasms of the Head and Neck There is a discussion of changes in treatment methods for certain cancers such as the recent shift from surgery to combined chemotherapy with radiotherapy for tonsillar cancer, nasal and paranasal sinuses cancers and laryngeal cancer. Chapter 78: Lung Cancer Advances in diagnostic techniques are described such as ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration or electromagnetic navigation diagnostic bronchoscopy. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) discussion is updated. New sections are devoted to prognostic and predictive biomarkers.
You don't have to be a jeweler or gemologist to tell a ruby from red glass or a good sapphire from a bad one. The Ruby and Sapphire Buying Guide will show you how. It's easy to read, has lots of photos, and gives clear, step-by-step pointers on how to buy the best stone for the money. This is the only book to offer detailed guidelines and pictures on judging ruby and sapphire quality. Book jacket.