Ship's Surgeons of the Dutch East India Company: Commerce and the Progress of Medicine in the Eighteenth Century (LUP Academic)

During the eighteenth century, the surgeons of ships hired via the Dutch East India corporation have been dependable not just for the future health of sailors on board, but in addition of these in corporation hospitals all through an enormous geographical empire that prolonged from South Africa to Japan. seemed through their contemporaries as little greater than illiterate and opportunistic barbers, those early clinical practitioners engaged in a fancy operating existence as various because the geographical terrain they covered.

This quantity deals a desirable exploration of the truth in their career, drawing on facts and firsthand debts from over 3,000 of the surgeons within the company’s provider, and spanning subject matters as different because the recruitment coverage of the corporate, the profession trajectory of the surgeons in its hire, their geographical origins, and their existence expectancy. Demonstrating that a twin of those surgeons as uneducated apprentices is little greater than a delusion, Iris Bruijn portrays them extra effectively as rather well-educated males topic to the dangers of lifestyles at sea, together with incurable ailments differently unknown of their ecu homeland.

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Bioinformatics and Biomarker Discovery: "Omic" Data Analysis for Personalized Medicine

By Francisco Azuaje

This ebook is designed to introduce biologists, clinicians and computational researchers to basic information research rules, recommendations and instruments for assisting the invention of biomarkers and the implementation of diagnostic/prognostic platforms.

The concentration of the booklet is on how primary statistical and information mining ways can aid biomarker discovery and evaluate, emphasising purposes in line with varieties of "omic" facts. The booklet additionally discusses layout elements, requisites and methods for disorder screening, diagnostic and prognostic applications.

Readers are supplied with the information had to investigate the necessities, computational techniques and outputs in sickness biomarker examine. Commentaries from visitor specialists also are incorporated, containing special discussions of methodologies and functions in accordance with particular varieties of "omic" info, in addition to their integration. Covers the most diversity of knowledge resources presently used for biomarker discovery

  • Covers the most variety of knowledge assets at present used for biomarker discovery
  • Puts emphasis on thoughts, layout ideas and methodologies that may be prolonged or adapted to extra particular applications
  • Offers rules and strategies for assessing the bioinformatic/biostatistic barriers, strengths and demanding situations in biomarker discovery studies
  • Discusses structures biology ways and applications
  • Includes specialist bankruptcy commentaries to extra talk about relevance of thoughts, summarize biological/clinical implications and supply substitute interpretations

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Great Mythconceptions: The Science Behind the Myths

As a celeb scientist with typical weekly radio and tv courses in Australia and the uk, Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki has heard a galaxy filled with questions concerning smooth science.Do lemmings truly bounce off cliffs? (They don't.) Did we actually visit the moon? (Of course.) Does chocolate offer you acne? (Never has. by no means will.) Did Einstein fail institution? (Nope.)Dr. Karl has categorised this eternal circulation of questionable queries "Great Mythconceptions." Now, in his publication of an identical identify, the great physician seeks to set inquisitive minds immediately at the so much fascinating questions he is been asked.Does the soul weigh 21 grams? are you able to practice a mathematical code to the Bible to foretell destiny occasions? can we quite use purely 10 percentage of our mind? Does a duck's quack echo? Can mosquitoes fairly infect you with the AIDS virus? The humorous proof and dizzying discoveries in "Great Mythconceptions" solution numerous questions which have been requested for years. The booklet additionally beneficial properties funny black-and-white illustrations that strengthen each one revelation. each one part concludes with bonus tidbits that delve deeper into comparable facets of every query.

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Our Sun: Biography of a Star

Our solar is one big name between 50 billion within the galaxy. Our galaxy is just one between 50 billion within the universe. With a vastness this incomprehensible, you'll be able to believe like we're mere specks of sand on an never-ending shore. yet our solar is specific. notwithstanding approximately a hundred and fifty million kilometers separate us, lets now not be extra hooked up. actually, every thing you notice comes from the sunlight. The phrases you're examining now are particularly photons that left the sunlight approximately eight mins in the past simply to dance off this web page and into your eyes. We owe our very lifestyles to our sunlight. It offers simply enough warmth to maintain our fragile our bodies from freezing to ice or burning to a crisp. each chunk of nutrition we devour we owe to the sunlight, whose power is switched over into vegetation that offer sustenance for every thing up the nutrition chain.

We have understood the sun's significance for millennia. The earliest people, awestruck via its blazing attractiveness, left drawings of the sunlight on cave partitions. approximately each civilization, irrespective of the place it sprang up in the world, has respected the solar. Myths concerning the sunlight have been the root of the earliest deities of old Sumerian, Hindu, Egyptian, chinese language, and Meso-American cultures. earlier than Apollo, the traditional Greeks worshiped the sun-god Helios. ahead of Zeus, the traditional Romans worshiped Sol.

Throughout our historical past, the solar has been valuable to humanity's quest for that means within the universe. yet our historical past has been a short second in our sun's 4.5 billion 12 months lifestyles. only in the near past, via advances in technology and know-how, have we all started to appreciate our solar - the place it got here from, the way it features, the way it impacts our lives and the way it will definitely will break our planet.

Our Sun is a complete, easy-to-understand consultant to every little thing we all know approximately our closest megastar. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs from NASA's newly-launched sun Dynamics Observatory, Our solar will exhibit the technology at the back of the sunlight, hint its influence on human heritage, and exhibit its transforming into significance to our destiny approach of life.

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The Science of String Instruments

Thomas D. Rossing String tools are present in just about all musical cultures. Bowed string tools shape the spine of symphony orchestras, and they're used largely as solo inst- ments and in chamber track besides. Guitars are used universally in pop song in addition to in classical song. The piano is one of the so much flexible of all musical inst- ments, used generally not just in ensemble with different musical tools but additionally as a solo device and to accompany solo tools and the human voice. during this ebook, a variety of authors will speak about the technological know-how of plucked, bowed, and hammered string tools in addition to their digital opposite numbers. we've got attempted to inform the attention-grabbing tale of scienti?c study with at least arithmetic to maximise the usefulness of the e-book to performers and software developers in addition to to scholars and researchers in musical acoustics. occasionally, notwithstanding, it really is dif?cult to “translate” principles from the precise mathematical language of technology into phrases by myself, so we contain a few easy mathematical equations to precise those rules. it's very unlikely to debate all households of string tools. a few tools were researched even more than others. confidently, the discussions during this publication can assist to inspire additional scienti?c learn by way of either musicians and scientists alike. 1.1 a quick heritage of the technological know-how of String tools a number of excellent histories of acoustics were written (Lindsay 1966, 1973; Hunt 1992; Beyer 1999), and those histories contain musical acoustics.

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How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel

By Brian Clegg

A pop technological know-how examine time go back and forth know-how, from Einstein to Ronald Mallett to give day experiments. omit fiction: time trip is real.

In How to construct a Time Machine, Brian Clegg presents an knowing of what time is and the way it may be manipulated. He explores the interesting international of physics and the striking chances of genuine time commute that emerge from quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron famous person cylinders and wormholes in area. With the interesting paradoxes of time go back and forth echoing in our minds do we notice that go back and forth into the long run may possibly by no means be attainable? Or can we discover there is not any restrict on what may be completed, and tackle this final problem? merely time will tell.

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The Nonlinear Universe: Chaos, Emergence, Life (The Frontiers Collection)

Written in Alwyn Scott’s inimitable variety, person who readers will locate either lucid and obtainable, this masterwork elucidates the explosion of task in nonlinear technology in contemporary many years. The booklet explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for destiny advancements in lots of parts of recent technological know-how, together with arithmetic, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience. Arguably as vital as quantum concept, glossy nonlinear technological know-how is vital for figuring out the medical advancements of the twenty-first century.

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An Introduction to Physical Science (13th Edition)

By James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Charles A. Higgins

In line with past versions of An creation to actual technology, the target of the hot 13th version is to stimulate students' curiosity in and be trained the actual sciences. offering content material in any such manner that scholars improve the serious reasoning and problem-solving abilities which are wanted in an ever-changing technological international, the authors emphasize primary suggestions as they development throughout the 5 divisions of actual sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. perfect for a non-science majors path, themes are handled either descriptively and quantitatively, delivering teachers the pliability to stress an method that works top for his or her scholars.

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Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

By Armand Marie Leroi

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Stepping without difficulty from delusion to state-of-the-art technological know-how, Mutants offers a super narrative account of our genetic code and the desirable humans whose our bodies have printed it—a French convent woman who came upon herself altering intercourse at puberty; young children who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a unmarried eye in the midst of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one relations, whose our bodies have been fullyyt coated with hair, used to be stored on the Burmese royal court docket for 4 generations and gave Darwin considered one of his keenest insights into heredity. This based, humane, and interesting e-book “captures what we all know of the advance of what makes us human” (Nature).

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Earth: An Alien Enterprise: The Shocking Truth Behind the Greatest Cover-Up in Human History

By Timothy Good

A surprising new exposé of the 20 th century’s extraterrestrial encounters (and cover-ups) via exceptional UFOlogist Timothy Good 

This attention-grabbing new quantity tells the tale of touch among extraterrestrial beings and people from all around the globe, relationship again to 1932, together with conferences with army body of workers and American presidents akin to Eisenhower and Kennedy.

For the 1st time, a former member of MI6 unearths her dialog with Neil Armstrong at a NASA convention, whilst he proven that there have been “other” spacecraft at the Moon while Apollo eleven landed in 1969. Armstrong additionally proven that the cia used to be at the back of the cover-up.

In an extra admission in December 2012, Russian major Minister Dmitry Medvedev published that “the president of Russia is given a unique most sensible mystery folder [that] in its entirety includes information regarding extraterrestrial beings who've visited our planet. besides this, the president is given a record of the exact provider that workouts regulate over extraterrestrial beings in our state. i cannot inform you what number of them are between us since it can cause panic.”

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