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In Wartime Stories from Ukraine


Tim Judah, "In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine"
ISBN: 0451495470, 0451495489 | 2016 | EPUB | 288 pages | 38 MB

From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine.

Ever since Ukraine s violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia s annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front the crucial war against corruption.

With "In Wartime," Tim Judah lays bare the events that have turned neighbors against one another and mired Europe s second-largest country in a conflict seemingly without end.

In Lviv, Ukraine s western cultural capital, mothers tend the graves of sons killed on the other side of the country. On the Maidan, the square where the protests that deposed President Yanukovych began, pamphleteers, recruiters, buskers, and mascots compete for attention. In Donetsk, civilians who cheered Russia s President Putin find their hopes crushed as they realize they have been trapped in the twilight zone of a frozen conflict.
Judah talks to everyone from politicians to poets, pensioners, and historians. Listening to their clashing explanations, he interweaves their stories to create a sweeping, tragic portrait of a country fighting a war of independence from Russia twenty-five years after the collapse of the USSR."

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In Vivo Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology

Athineos Philippu, "In Vivo Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1493964887 | 428 pages | PDF | 15 MB

This volume presents classical approaches to in vivo neuropharmacology and neurophysiology, such as c-fos, electrochemistry, microdialysis microstimulation, and push-up superfusion. It also explores exciting new methods for behavioral analysis, and techniques based on optogenetics and non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging. The chapters of this book cover topics such as principles of stereotaxy, pharmaco-based fMRI and neurophysiology in humans and non-human primates, electrical nerve stimulation and central microstimulation, involvement of neurotransmitters in mnemonic processes, the impact of cannabinoids on motor activity, as well as the involvement of nitric oxide in neurotoxicity produced by psychostimulant drugs. Each chapter also discusses difficulties, tips, tricks, and precautions to take. Neuromethods series style chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your own laboratory.

Cutting-edge and practical, In Vivo Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology is a valuable resource for experienced and less experienced investigators of brain function and brain disorders.

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In Vitro Mutagenesis Methods and Protocols


Andrew Reeves, "In Vitro Mutagenesis: Methods and Protocols"
English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 1493964704 | 511 pages | PDF | 13 MB

In vitro mutagenesis remains a critical experimental approach for investigating gene and protein function at the cellular level. This volume provides a wide variety of updated and novel approaches for performing in vitro mutagenesis using such methods as genome editing, transposon (Tn) mutagenesis, site-directed, and random mutagenesis. In Vitro Mutagenesis: Methods and Protocols guides readers through methods for gene and genome editing, practical bioinformatics approaches for identifying mutagenesis targets, and novel site-directed and random mutagenesis approaches aimed at gaining a better understanding of protein-protein and protein-cofactor interactions. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, In Vitro Mutagenesis: Methods and Protocols aims to provide a highly accessible and practical manual for current and future molecular biology researchers, from the beginner practitioner to the advanced investigator in fields such as molecular genetics, biochemistry, and biochemical and metabolic engineering.

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In the Shadow of the Sabertooth

Doug Peacock, "In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans, and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene"
ISBN: 1849351406 | 2013 | EPUB | 219 pages | 3 MB

"Doug Peacock, as ever, walks point for all of us. Not since Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature has a book of such import been presented to readers. Peacock’s intelligence defies measure. His is a beautiful, feral heart, always robust, relentless with its love and desire for the human race to survive, and be sculpted by the coming hard times: to learn a magnificent humility, even so late in the game. Doug Peacock’s mind is a marvel-there could be no more generous act than the writing of this book. It is a crowning achievement in a long career sent in service of beauty and the dignity of life."-Rick Bass, author of Why I Came West and The Lives of Rocks

Our climate is changing fast. The future is uncertain, probably fiery, and likely terrifying. Yet shifting weather patterns have threatened humans before, right here in North America, when people first colonized this continent. About 15,000 years ago, the weather began to warm, melting the huge glaciers of the Late Pleistocene. In this brand new landscape, humans managed to adapt to unfamiliar habitats and dangerous creatures in the midst of a wildly fluctuating climate. What was it like to live with huge pack-hunting lions, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and gigantic short-faced bears, to hunt now extinct horses, camels, and mammoth? Are there lessons for modern people lingering along this ancient trail?

The shifting weather patterns of today-what we call "global warming"-will far exceed anything our ancestors previously faced. Doug Peacock’s latest narrative explores the full circle of climate change, from the death of the megafauna to the depletion of the ozone, in a deeply personal story that takes readers from Peacock’s participation in an archeological dig for early Clovis remains in Livingston, MT, near his home, to the death of the local whitebark pine trees in the same region, as a result of changes in the migration pattern of pine beetles with the warming seasons.

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In Our Own Image Savior or Destroyer The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence

In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence by George Zarkadakis
2016 | ISBN: 1605989649 | English | 384 pages | EPUB | 0.5 MB

A timely and important book that explores the history and future, as well as the societal and ethical implications, of Artificial Intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution

Zarkadakis explores one of humankind’s oldest love-hate relationships?our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI’s origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein, to today’s sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI’s history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as?perhaps most tellingly?what AI reveals about us as human beings.

In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution?poised to enter the age of Artificial Intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.

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IN London – Autumn (2016)

IN London � Autumn 2016
English | True PDF | 100 pages | 60 MB

As the official luxury lifestyle magazine for London, we cover fashion, culture, dining and more � for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

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In Lincoln’s Shadow

In Lincoln’s Shadow: The 1908 Race Riot in Springfield, Illinois by Associate Professor Roberta Senechal de la Roche PhD
English | Aug. 29, 2008 | ISBN: 0809329093 | 264 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This detailed case study of the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois, which began only a few blocks from Abraham Lincoln’s family home, explores the social origins of rioting by whites against the city’s African American community after a white woman alleged that a black man had raped her.

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