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Crosstalk

By Connie Willis
  • ISBN Code: : 0345540689
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk—a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle—especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that’s only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love—and communication—are far more complicated than she ever imagined. Praise for Crosstalk “A rollicking send-up of obsessive cell phone usage in too-near-future America . . . [Connie] Willis’s canny incorporation of scientific lore, and a riotous cast . . . make for an engaging girl-finally-finds-right-boy story that’s unveiled with tact and humor. Willis juxtaposes glimpses of claimed historical telepaths with important reflections about the ubiquity of cell phones and the menace that unscrupulous developers of technology pose to privacy, morality, and emotional stability.”—Publishers Weekly “An exhilarating and laugh-inducing read . . . one of those rare books that will keep you up all night long because you can’t bear to put it down.”—Portland Book Review “A fun technological fairy tale.”—BookPage “One of the funniest SF novels in years.”—Locus

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The fourth edition of this classic work on circuit design gives you the understanding and practical know-how to produce optimized, reliable, cost-effective electronic circuits. It bridges the gap between the theoretical learning that most university courses provide and the practical knowledge and application that comes from years of experience. Topics covered include analog and digital circuits, component types, power supplies and printed circuit board design, plus new coverage of the latest advances in electronics since the previous edition published. The Circuit Designer’s Companion is ideal for Professional electronics design engineers, advanced amateur electronics designers, electronic engineering students and professors looking for a book with a real-world design outlook. Updated with new material on: Extreme Environment Design Design for Reliability Wide Band Gap Devices for Power Electronics Provides an invaluable companion for circuit designers and practicing electronics engineers that includes best practices Includes practical, real-world considerations for components, PCBs, manufacturability, reliability and cost Contains new material on design tools, high-speed circuits, variability and tolerances, noise, simulation methods and testing

Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Cell Volume Regulation

By Kevin Strange
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000714268
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
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The ability to regulate cell volume in the face of osmotic challenge is one of the most fundamental of cellular homeostatic mechanisms. Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Cell Volume Regulation is an integrated collection of articles describing key aspects of cell volume control. The book has been organized around concepts and cellular/molecular processes rather than around mechanisms of volume regulation in specific cell types in order to make it more accessible to a multidisciplinary audience of students, instructors, and researchers.

Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition

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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1464963754
  • Total of Pages : 2526
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 668
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Issues in Mechanical Engineering / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Mechanical Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Mechanical Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Fibrogenesis

By Moshe S. Razzaque
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387264760
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 359
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Fibrogenesis: Cellular and Molecular Basis is the first volume to provide a synopsis of the rapid progress that has been documented in fibrogenesis over last couple of years, which significantly enhanced our understanding of the pathomechanisms of fibrotic diseases. Knowledge on molecular and celluar basis of fibrotic diseases has provided opportunities to develop selective and effective gene-based therapeutic options. The chapters in this book have been selected to provide comprehensive information on fibrogenesis, which is not limited to any specific organ. Individual chapters present mechanisms of fibrotic diseases involving lung, liver, kidney, heart, blood vessels, and more. The relevance and significance of inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, transcriptional factors, fibrogenic molecules, signaling cascade, and matrix remodeling in fibrogenesis are explained in depth, providing the reader with current and updated information.

Principles of Communication Engineering

By A.K.Chhabra
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Book Code : 8121904765
  • Total of Pages : 662
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 709
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The first four chapters of the text describe different types of signals,modulation and demodulation of these signals,various transmission channels and noise encountered by the signals during propagation from sender to receiver end.Apart from this,this part of the book also deals with different forms of line communication systems.A brif introduction of information theory is also given at the end of the text so that the students become familiar with this aspect of communication systems.

Hydrogen Sulfide in Plant Biology

By Samiksha Singh,Vijay Pratap Singh,Durgesh Kumar Tripathi,Sheo Mohan Prasad,Devendra Kumar Chauhan,Nawal Kishore Dubey
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0323858635
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 994
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Hydrogen Sulfide in Plant Biology: Past and Present includes 17 chapters, with topics from cross-talk and lateral root development under stress, to post-translational modifications and disease resistance. With emerging research on the different roles and applications of H2S, this title compiles the latest advances of this key signaling molecule. The development of a plant requires complex signaling of various molecules like H2S in order to achieve regulated and proper development, hence hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has emerged as an important signaling molecule that regulates nearly each and every stage of a plant’s lifecycle. Edited by leading experts in the field, this is a must-read for scientists and researchers interested in plant physiology, biochemistry and ecology. Discusses the emerging roles of H2S in plant biology Presents the latest research from leading laboratories across the globe Edited by a team of experts in plant signaling

Chemokine Receptors in Cancer

By Amy M. Fulton
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9781603272674
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 432
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Chemokines are a superfamily of low molecular weight cytokines that were initially described based on their ability to induce the directed migration of leukocytes to sites of inflammation or injury. In humans, there are approximately 45 chemokines that bind to 19 G-protein-coupled receptors. In addition to mediating cellular migration, chemokines have now been shown to affect many cellular functions including survival, adhesion, invasion, proliferation, and to regulate circulating chemokine levels. Although chemokine receptors were first described on leukocytes, it is now appreciated that chemokine receptors are also expressed by many other cells including endothelial and epithelial cells. Since the first description of chemokine receptors on malignant cells in 2001, an extensive literature has developed describing the expression and function of chemokine receptors in many malignancies. These studies support the initial hypothesis that malignant cells use chemokine receptors to migrate to distant sites of ligand expression and that expression of certain receptors is associated with a poor prognosis. It has also become apparent that malignancies of different tissues may use a diverse profile of chemokine receptors and that the same receptor may mediate metastasis to different sites in tumors of different histological origins. Receptor function may also maintain survival and expansion of the primary tumor.

Optical Fiber Sensors

By Arthur N. Chester,S. Martellucci,A.M. Verga Scheggi
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400936117
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 655
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Erice, Italy, May 10-20, 1986