A Novel

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374714924

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2674

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.

Wirtschaftlichkeitsbetrachtung des Repowering-Prozesses anhand der Windparks Borne III und Welbsleben

Author: Maurice Scholz


ISBN: 3956363728

Category: Science

Page: 65

View: 4445

Der Inhalt dieser Arbeit befasst sich mit der wirtschaftlichen Bewertung der Investition des Repowerings anhand der Windparks Borne III und Welbsleben. Zunächst wird in den Grundlagen die Begrifflichkeit des Repowering definiert. Dazu wird neben einer expliziten Definition, die Kostenstruktur von Windparkprojekten sowie die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen bzgl. der Einspeisevergütung nach dem EEG erörtert. Anschließend erfolgt eine Beschreibung der standortspezifischen Merkmale der ersetzten Windparks wie auch des Repowering-Windparks. Zur Beurteilung der Wirtschaftlichkeit des Repowerings findet die Kapitalwertmethode als Verfahren der dynamischen Investitionsrechnung ihre Anwendung. Anhand der in der Kapitalwertmethode verwendeten Parameter wird im Anschluss eine Sensitivitätsanalyse durchgeführt.

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

View: 1874

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.

Der Clown

Geschichte einer Gestalt

Author: Roswitha von dem Borne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932386657


Page: 191

View: 6422


Die Fischzucht

Author: Max von dem Borne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954543656


Page: 132

View: 3217

Max von dem Borne, der als Pionier der Fischzucht gilt, gibt im vorliegenden Band eine detaillierte Einfuhrung in die Thematik. Er beschreibt ausfuhrlich die Methoden der kunstlichen Fischzucht, erlautert Techniken zum Versetzen von Fischen und widmet ein umfangreiches Kapitel, vom Aal bis zum Zander, den Besonderheiten der verschiedenen Fischarten. Abschliessend listet der Autor die gangigsten Fischfeinde auf. Umfangreich illustriert. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1875

Ludwig Börne

Author: Heinrich Heine

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

View: 817

First English translation of Heine's controversial though masterful polemic, with introduction and commentary.

Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-Borne Disease

Author: Serap Aksoy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387782257

Category: Science

Page: 171

View: 3160

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.

Food Borne Illnesses

Author: Ruth Bjorklund

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761419174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6079

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

Kurze Anleitung zur Fischzucht in Teichen

Author: Max von dem Borne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845722126

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 68

View: 4932

Der Fischzucht-Pionier Max von dem Borne präsentiert im vorliegenden Band eine Einführung in die Fischzucht in Teichen. Er gibt zahlreiche Hinweise und Tipps zur Anlage und Pflege der Teiche, zur Zucht einheimischer Fischarten in warmen und kalten Teichen und zu deren Ernährung. Darüber hinaus beschreibt er seine eigene Fischzuchtanstalt auf dem Rittergut Berneuchen. Umfangreich illustriert. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der dritten Auflage aus dem Jahr 1897.

Der Gral in Europa

Wurzeln und Wirkungen

Author: Gerhard von dem Borne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Graal - Légendes - Histoire et critique

Page: 317

View: 7581


Demography and Vector-Borne Diseases

Author: Michael W. Service

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849349614

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 7531

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.

Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases

Author: S. H. Gillespie,G. L. Smith,A. Osbourn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139442916

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 689

Several billion people are at daily risk of life threatening vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and dengue. This volume describes the way in which the causal pathogens of such diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them. It details the elegant biological adaptations that have enabled pathogens to live with their vectors and, in some circumstances, to control them. This knowledge has led to novel preventative strategies in the form of antibiotics and new vaccines which are targeted not at the pathogen itself but at its specific vector.

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

View: 3226

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.

The Chrome Borne

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578340

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 3201

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

Food-Borne Pathogens

Methods and Protocols

Author: Catherine Adley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599907

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 3346

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.

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: 0309108977

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 1066

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.

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: 429

View: 2851

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.