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Books in Agricultural and biological sciences

The Agricultural and Biological Sciences collection advances science-based knowledge for the improvement of animal and plant life and for secure food systems that produce nutritious, novel, sustainable foods with minimal environmental impact. Food Science titles include not only those products from agriculture but all other aspects from food production to nutrition, health and safety, chemistry to security, policy, law and regulation.

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CHEESE: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology

  • 4th Edition
  • May 26, 2017
  • Patrick F. Fox + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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This comprehensive overview of the chemical, biochemical, microbiological and physico-chemical aspects of cheese takes the reader from rennet and acid coagulation of milk to the role of cheese and related foods in addressing public health issues. The work addresses the science of cheese from the basic definition to the diverse factors that affect the quality of cheese. The understanding of these fermeted milk-based food projects is vital to a global audience, with the market for cheese continuing to incurease even as new nutritional options are explored. Additional focus is provided on the specific aspects of the ten major variety cheese families as defined by the characteristic features of their ripening. Cheese manufacture - one of the classic examples of food preservation - provides over 1000 varieties of this globally popular food. Preserving the most improtant consitutuents of milk, cheese exploits both lactic acid fermentation and reduction of water activity, resultin gin a shelf-stable produce with a wide variety of flavors and textures.

Parasitic Protozoa

  • 2nd Edition
  • Volume 1
  • John R. Baker + 1 more
  • English
Updated and much expanded, the Second Edition of Parasitic Protozoa is designed to be useful to physicians, veterinarians, and research scientists concerned with diseases caused by protozoa in man, and in domestic and wild animals including fish, mollusks and insects, as well as the more commonly considered vertebrate animals. Each section contains information on disease pathogens, treatment, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the diseases caused by the various protozoans. The book is not limited to these medically-oriented subjects, but treats taxonomy, morphology, and metabolism of the organisms in such a way as to be of interest to scientists and graduate students working in the field of protozoology. The entire edition, published in ten volumes, is arranged so that subjects of common interest occupy individual volumes.

Instruction Manual Fluid Mechanics

  • 1st Edition
  • Pijush K. Kundu
  • English
Written in a clear and simple style, this textbook on fluid mechanics gives equal emphasis to both geophysical and engineering fluid mechanics. For physicists, it contains chapters on geophysical fluid mechanics and gravity waves; for engineers, it has chapters on aerodynamics and compressible flow. Of common interest are chapters on governing equations, laminar flows, boundary layers, instability, and turbulence. This book also presents topics of recent interest, such as deterministic chaos, double-diffusive instability and soliton, and discusses several interesting phenomena such as dynamics of sports balls, locomotion of fish and birds, and sailing again the wind.

Engineering Design

  • 1st Edition
  • Andrew Kusiak
  • English
Written by a world class expert in design engineering, this book introduces the reader to models, frameworks, methodologies, and algorithms that have been applied with great success in industry. These approaches have significantly reduced product development cycle time and improved product and process quality and reliability. Engineering design impacts a wide range of tasks, beginning with the recognition of customer needs and ending with the disposal of the designed artifact. Engineering Design: Products, Processes, and Systems is unique in presenting a process view that allows for uniform treatment of problems and issues over the entire product life cycle. The reader will acquire a complete understanding of process modeling methodologies, process reengineering, the organization of design teams, design for manufacturing, and problem solving from tolerance design to product modularity and negotiation among members of the design team.The book is liberally illustrated with industrial case studies and examples, and is written to meet the needs of senior undergraduate and graduate students, designers, systems analysts, software engineers, managers, and other practitioners. As the book emphasizes modeling and analysis of the design process, it is of interest to numerous disciplines, including industrial, mechanical, electrical, systems, and software engineering, as well as to various business areas such as operations management and management science. Significant portions of the material apply to the service sector, including healthcare.@from:Web-Resident Supplementary Materials @text:Power Point slides are available for all sixteen chapters, including solutions to all problems presented at the end of each chapter. JAVA and Visual BASIC software can be provided for selected algorithms. To obtain access to the educational materials, contact the author by email at [email protected]. Access to a leading process modeling software package is also included. Instructions for accessing and using the software are included in an appendix.

Biology of Foraminifera

  • 1st Edition
  • Bozzano G Luisa
  • English
This book is a multidisciplinary perspective on all aspects of the science of living fossil foraminifera. They are a potentially rich source of information for cell and molecular biological research in addition to classical biological and geological investigations.