This first book to specifically focus on applications of conjugated polymers in the fields of biology and biomedicine covers materials science, physical principles, and nanotechnology. The editor and authors, all pioneers and experts with extensive research experience in the field, firstly introduce the synthesis and optical properties of various conjugated polymers, highlighting how to make organic soluble polymers compatible with the aqueous environment. This is followed by the application of these materials in optical sensing and imaging as well as the emerging applications in image-guided therapy and in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The result is a consolidated overview for polymer chemists, materials scientists, biochemists, biotechnologists, and bioengineers.
The area of eastern Africa, which includes Tanzania and Kenya, is known for its savannas, wildlife and tribal peoples. Alongside these iconic images lie concerns about environmental degradation, declining wildlife populations, and about worsening poverty of pastoral peoples. East Africa presents in microcosm the paradox so widely seen across sub Saharan Africa, where the world´s poorest and most vulnerable populations live alongside some of the world´s most outstanding biodiversity resources. Over the last decade or so, community conservation has emerged as a way out of poverty and environmental problems for these rural populations, focusing on the sustainable use of wildlife to generate income that could underpin equally sustainable development. Given the enduring interest in East African wildlife, and the very large tourist income it generates, these communities and ecosystems seem a natural case for green development based on community conservation. This volume is focused on the livelihoods of the Maasai in two different countries - Kenya and Tanzania. This cross-border comparative analysis looks at what people do, why they choose to do it, with what success and with what implications for wildlife. The comparative approach makes it possible to unpack the interaction of conservation and development, to identify the main drivers of livelihoods change and the main outcomes of wildlife conservation or other land use policies, while controlling for confounding factors in these semi-arid and perennially variable systems. This synthesis draws out lessons about the successes and failures of community conservation-based approach to development in Maasailand under different national political and economic contexts and different local social and historical particularities.
A sound understanding of clinical oral pathology is essential if a dental clinician is to navigate successfully through clinical guidelines, make timely referrals to specialists, and provide good care for patients. This new edition of Soames´ & Southam´s Oral Pathology provides a clear and friendly guide for students, practitioners, and the whole dental team. Thoroughly updated for today´s clinical practice, this textbook covers ´must-know´ oral pathology and integrates key aspects of oral medicine. It begins by explaining the principles of clinical assessment, the synthesis of a differential diagnosis, and the selection of further investigations including laboratory tests. Ten chapters bring this theory to life by looking at the clinical and pathological features of a wide range of common oral diseases including oral cancer, salivary gland disorders, and diseases of the jaws. Two new chapters address skin diseases affecting the oro-facial region and neck lumps. A final chapter highlights the importance of clinical oral pathology in the context of systemic human disease. New radiology content includes examples of cross-sectional imaging. Photomicrographs have been replaced with carefully selected images to illustrate key pathological features. Each chapter includes key points boxes and tables to aid learning. Written by experts in both oral pathology and oral medicine, this new edition is a must-have for dentistry students, and those working in the field, providing current and trustworthy information.
«In the Beginning when nothing was created yet, God created NUMBER..» Classical Occultism - i.e. Spiritual Tradition - very often rests on imitation of old usages and forgotten rituals - or on texts and images the inner (i.e. esoteric) content of which is recognized only by Initiates. This most typically applies for old sacred scriptures where cosmic and supracosmic processes are commented under the veils of ciphers, myths, pseudo-history, and tales about countries or family clans. Creation myths of all cultures throughout space and time most clearly illustrate this fact: They report how a God - or a community of gods -conjure an Universe along with its physical and spiritual processes that are, usually, consciously perceived again only by Initiates. Modern Science since the century of have always tried to supplant such myths by so-called discoveries and . However, it has become clear, more and more, that those views are just another myth - but which remains blind to the essence of things, namely : to what we call Spirit, Light and Life. - The popular myth of the - so typical for noise and aggression in our modern world - is the grossest cancerous outgrowth thereof. The present book brings a Genesis in twelve Theses, in a modern language on the basis of the simplest symbols ever. Its elucidations by P. Martin, occasionally using some neologisms for relations never described before, include the paradigmata of oldest myths, but in the meantime formulate a consequent synthesis of modern Physics and classic spirituality: It also shows where the fundamental Hermetic laws come from; how divine idea-forms grow into material realities; how the Kingdoms of Nature came forth - and the principles of the spiritual Path of Transfiguration leading to the redemption of Humanity. Besides the Aquarius Genesis, this book contains two tales in a typical mythic style, making visible the inner Plan of the Universe, along with a scenic dialogue and a classic philosophical treatise: «About the Essence of Being» is a modern theory of ideas which - authored 60 years ago - already achieves to reduce all processes to vibrational cycles, and to Energy. Numerous pictures, some of them full-page, and in-depth Notes explaining further the text and images complete this book. An international review comments: «Thus it must be: Old Truths of the Past are being confirmed by the new Truths of today !»