Borne

A Novel

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374714924

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Book Riot, Chicago Reader, The Week, and Publishers Weekly. “Am I a person?” Borne asked me. “Yes, you are a person,” I told him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.” In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech firm now derelict—and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump—plant or animal?—but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts—and definitely against Wick’s wishes—Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is fun to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. “He was born, but I had borne him.” But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

Borne

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008159203

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR The dark, dangerous, funny and uplifting new novel from the author of Annihilation, the inspiration for the major motion picture directed by Alex Garland.

Borne

A Novel

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443449156

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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“Am I a person?” Borne asks Rachel, in extremis. “Yes, you are a person,” Rachel tells him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.” In a ruined, nameless city of the future, Rachel makes her living as a scavenger. She finds a creature she names Borne entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic despotic bear that once prowled the corridors of a biotech firm, the Company, until he was experimented on, grew large, learned to fly, and broke free. Made insane by the company’s torture of him, Mord terrorizes the city even as he provides sustenance for scavengers. At first, Borne looks like nothing at all—just a green lump that might be a discard from the Company, which, although severely damaged, is rumored to still make creatures and send them to far-distant places that have not yet suffered collapse. Borne reminds Rachel of the island nation of her birth, now long lost to rising seas. She feels an attachment that she resents: attachments are traps, and in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet when she takes Borne to her subterranean sanctuary, Rachel convinces her lover, Wick—a special kind of dealer—not to render down Borne as raw genetic material for the drugs he sells. But nothing is quite the way it seems: not the past, not the present, not the future. If Wick is hiding secrets, so is Rachel—and Borne most of all. What Rachel finds hidden deep within the Company will change everything and everyone. There, lost and forgotten things have lingered and grown. What they have grown into is mighty indeed.

Men's Watches

Author: Hervé Borne

Publisher: Silverback Books

ISBN: 9782752802422

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Includes 256 richly illustrated, fact filled pages that include the latest and avant-garde watches of the day.

Root Diseases and Soil-borne Pathogens

Author: T. A. Toussoun,Robert V. Bega,Paul E. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520015821

Category: Phytopathogenic microorganisms

Page: 252

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Population dynamics of pathogens in soil. Genetical aspects of pathogenic and saprophytic behavoir in root-infecting fungi. Effect of soil moisture and aeration on fungal activity with root diseases. Effect of root exudates on root infection. Root diseases of forest crops. Root diseases of tropical plantation crops. Crop grouth responses to soil fumigation.

Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-Borne Disease

Author: Serap Aksoy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387782257

Category: Science

Page: 171

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Parasitic, bacterial and viral agents continue to challenge the welfare of humans, livestock, wild life and plants worldwide. The public health impact and financial consequences of these diseases are particularly hard on the already overburdened economies of developing countries especially in the tropics. Many of these disease agents utilize insect hosts (vectors) to achieve their transmission to mammals. In the past, these diseases were largely controlled by insecticide-based vector reduction strategies. Now, many of these diseases have reemerged in the tropics, recolonizing their previous range, and expanding into new territories previously not considered to be endemic. Habitat change, irrigation practices, atmospheric and climate change, insecticide and drug resistance as well as increases in global tourism, human traffic and commercial activities, have driven the reemergence and spread of vector borne diseases. While these diseases can be controlled through interventions aimed at both their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, no effective vaccines exist, and only limited therapeutic prospects are available for their control in mammalian hosts. Molecular technologies such as transgenesis, which is the subject of this book, stand to increase the toolbox and benefit disease management strategies.

Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Control

Proceedings of a Joint OAU, FAO, and ILRAD Workshop Held in Kampala, Uganda, 12-14 September 1991

Author: Thomas T. Dolan

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9789290552956

Category: Livestock

Page: 49

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Food Borne Illnesses

Author: Ruth Bjorklund

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761419174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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"Discusses food borne illnesses and their effects on people and society"--Provided by publisher.

Mosquito-borne Illnesses

Author: Kristi Lew

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761446132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Living well with any kind of medical condition takes courage and perseverance. Patients and their loved ones need to know they are not alone. They also need to feel in control, so the illness will not control them. One major way of coping with the stress of human disease is through awareness and understanding of the problem at hand. This highly readable and extremely helpful series provides young readers with all they need to know about a variety of medical conditions. Each book begins with a short profile of a person living with a specific condition. It then goes on to define the disease, examine its history, and describe its symptoms and treatments. Its accessibility makes this series a useful tool for school reports. Practical advice on living with illness makes it indispensable for young people affected directly or indirectly affected.

Vector-Borne Diseases

Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Connections: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309177702

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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Vector-borne infectious diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and plague, cause a significant fraction of the global infectious disease burden; indeed, nearly half of the world's population is infected with at least one type of vector-borne pathogen (CIESIN, 2007; WHO, 2004a). Vector-borne plant and animal diseases, including several newly recognized pathogens, reduce agricultural productivity and disrupt ecosystems throughout the world. These diseases profoundly restrict socioeconomic status and development in countries with the highest rates of infection, many of which are located in the tropics and subtropics. Although this workshop summary provides an account of the individual presentations, it also reflects an important aspect of the Forum philosophy. The workshop functions as a dialogue among representatives from different sectors and allows them to present their beliefs about which areas may merit further attention. These proceedings summarize only the statements of participants in the workshop and are not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of the subject matter or a representation of consensus evaluation. Vector-Borne Diseases : Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Connections, Workshop Summary (Forum on Microbial Threats) summarizes this workshop.

Demography and Vector-Borne Diseases

Author: Michael W. Service

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849349614

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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An in-depth overview on the demo-graphic changes occurring world-wide and the repercussions this is having on the pattern of vector-borne disease is pre-sented in this book. Internationally recognized scientists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, and ecologists are contributing authors to this comprehensive account.

The Chrome Borne

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578340

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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In "Born to Run," runaways become the pawns in a war between good and bad elves; and in "Chrome Circle," mage Tannim suspects his dream girl of wanting to kill him

Structure-Borne Sound

Structural Vibrations and Sound Radiation at Audio Frequencies

Author: L. Cremer,M. Heckl,Björn A.T. Petersson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540265146

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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Structure-Borne Sound" is a thorough introduction to structural vibrations with emphasis on audio frequencies and the associated radiation of sound. The book presents in-depth discussions of fundamental principles and basic problems, in order to enable the reader to understand and solve his own problems. It includes chapters dealing with measurement and generation of vibrations and sound, various types of structural wave motion, structural damping and its effects, impedances and vibration responses of the important types of structures, as well as with attenuation of vibrations, and sound radiation from structures. For the third edition, the author fundamentally revised and newly organized the contents of the work. Nevertheless, the intention has been to preserve the style of the previous editions, namely to focus on the fundamentals enabling the reader to analyse further problems.

Food-Borne Pathogens

Methods and Protocols

Author: Catherine Adley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599907

Category: Medical

Page: 267

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This volume presents emerging molecular methods of analyzing for food pathogens. It contains methodologies for the laboratory isolation and identification of the three groups of organisms that cause food borne disease: bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These methods clearly demonstrate the direction in rapid identification systems presently being developed. The methodologies presented in Food-Borne Pathogens will be utilized by research scientists and food technologists on an ongoing basis throughout their work.

Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses

Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites

Author: K. Darwin Murrell,Bernard Fried

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387713581

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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Humans suffer from numerous parasitic foodborne zoonoses, many of which are caused by helminths. The helminth zoonoses of concern in this book were once limited to diseases of animals, but have now become transmissible to humans. This book reviews not only the prevalence and distribution of these zoonoses, including available health and economic impact data, but highlights gaps in our knowledge that must be filled in order to assess the importance of a particular zoonosis.

Advances in Soil Borne Plant Diseases

Author: M. K. Naik,G.S.Devika Rani

Publisher: New India Publishing

ISBN: 9788189422813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

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This Book Is An Attempt To Provide Critical And Up-To-Date Review And Synthesis Of Various Facets Of Soil Borne Plant Diseases Taking Stock Of Present State Of Art In Soil Borne Plant Pathogens. The Contributors From Various National Laboratories, Centers Of Excellence In Research Institutes And University With Mastery Over The Subjects Illustrate And Review The Progress, Application Of Knowledge On Soil Borne Plant Diseases Besides Updating The Readers With Recent Paradigm Shift In Soil Borne Plant Diseases Taking In To Account The Art And Science Of Ecology And Epidemiology, Disease Resistance, Physico-Chemical And Biological Aspects Of Solarization, Bio-Control Processes, Molecular Detection, Genomics Of Bio-Control, Pgpr Activity And The Art Of Managing Soil Borne Diseases In A Sustainable Way. The Book Also Comprises Special Chapters On Typical Major Soil Borne Fungal Genera Such As Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Verticillium, Phytophthora And Sclerotium Besides Endoparasitic Nematodes, Heterodera, Meloidogyne Their Biology, Perpetuation And Population Dynamics And The Topics On Soil Borne Diseases Of Important Crops Like Wheat, Cotton And Temperate Fruits Add To The Importance And Utility Of The Volume. The Recent Development In Bio-Control, Mass Production, Registration, Quality Control, The Principles Of Solar Heating, Use Of Mycorrhiza, Utilization Of On-Farm Wastes Combined With Sub-Lethal Heating And Its Utility In Hot Arid Region Are Some Of The Special Features Of The Volume. The Philosophy Of Idm With Due Consideration To Ecology And Economic Parameters Have Been Covered. The Book Caters The Need Of Knowledge Hungry Students, Teachers, Researchers, Policy Makers, Extension Workers Of General Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Biological Control, Molecular Biology, General Biology And All Well Wishers Of Farmers.