Reproductive Endocrinology, Surgery, and Technology (Books)

$339.00 - $240.04

(as of Nov 17,2018 20:00:51 UTC – Details)

This landmark two-volume work is the most comprehensive source of information on reproductive medicine available anywhere in the world. A roster of 180 experts provides an unprecedented survey of the entire field of reproductive medicine. The volumes are beautifully designed, with richly detailed full-color illustrations throughout, and organized for ease of use and practical reference. The text is divided into three sections, each of which qualifies as a complete textbook in its own right. The first section provides a comprehensive review of the ontogeny and function of the reproductive axis and its normal embryology and physiology. The second section is a state-of-the-art review of the diagnosis and management of disorders of the reproductive axis, including disorders of sexual differentiation, disorders of puberty, disorders of the hypothalamic pulse generator, disorders of the pituitary gonadotroph, disorders of the ovarian follicle, end organ pathology, and hyperprolactinemic disorders. This section also includes detailed discussions of hormonal contraception, endocrine disorders during pregnancy, and the climacteric. The final section reviews all known factors responsible for infertility and describes current approaches to its diagnosis and management. The contributors critically assess contemporary technologies and reproductive surgery as treatment modalities and also discuss the ethical and legal implications in the treatment of infertility

Landscape Ecology: Theory and Application (Springer Series on Environmental Management)

$99.00 - $151.89

(as of Nov 15,2018 17:04:18 UTC – Details)

This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concemed with the principles and applications of environ­ mental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discem and implement man’s stewardship of our environment and the world’s renewable re­ sources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other individual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or hamess nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.

Inherit the Mob

$19.00 - $18.00

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Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent William Gordon lands in the middle of a bizarre Mafia power struggle after he inherits a most unusual legacy from his late uncle, the last of the great Jewish mobsters

Development and Perspectives of Landscape Ecology

$349.99 - $97.91

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Development and status of landscape ecology – subject of this book During the last decades, landscape ecology has developed tremendously. It concerns both the theoretical basis and practical application. The roots of landscape ecology are geography and biology. The term “landscape ecology” was first coined by the German scientist Carl Troll in 1939. ünce, the devel­ opment center of landscape ecology was in Central Europe. Recently, also other parts of the world became powernd centers of landscape ecology, es­ pecially Northern America. American approaches partly differ essentially from the European, because they are focused esp. on biogeography and population dynamics. In Europe, however, the geographical roots of land­ scape ecology playamajor role. Landscape is defined as a complex of abiotic, biotic and human components. Mainly due to linguistic barriers, the international discussion does not take notice of approaches and experiences from non-anglophone countries in a sufficient manner. Therefore this book considers more the German and European views on landscape ecology than the books which were published before. It tries to bridge the gaps between theory and practice of landscape ecology, as well between the Ger­ manlEuropean and American approach es. The book gives a fundamental representation of landscape ecology, which proves to be a young, but an interesting and very important transdisci­ plinary science for the solution of environmental problems. Both the theo­ retical basis and practical application of landscape ecology are considered.

Toxic Organic Chemicals in Porous Media (Ecological Studies)

$159.00 - $77.63

(as of Nov 11,2018 03:48:03 UTC – Details)

In March, 1983 a workshop on Pollutants in Porous Media was hosted by the Institute of Soils and Water of the Agricultural Research Organi­ zation in Bet Dagan, Israel. At this workshop, the unsaturated zone be­ tween the soil surface and groundwater was the focal point of discus­ sions for scientists from various disciplines such as soil chemists, physicists, biologists and environmental engineers. Since then, the prob­ lem of soil and water pollution has only worsened as more and more cases of pollution caused by human activities including agriculture and industry have been revealed. A great deal of work has been carried out by environmental scientists since 1983 in elucidating the behavior of the many classes of pollutants and the complex physical, chemical, and bio­ logical transformations which they undergo as they move through the soil to the vadose zone and, in many cases, the groundwater. In light of this, it was felt that another meeting of specialists from the many disciplines which deal with this subject was necessary and so a Second International Workshop on the Behavior of Pollutants in Porous Media, sponsored by IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and IAHS (the International Association of Hydrological Sciences), was organized and held in the Institute of Soils and Water of the Agricultural Research Organization in Bet Dagan, Israel during 1987. June, The present volume is a selection of the talks presented at this second workshop and deals only with toxic organic chemicals in porous media.Used Book in Good Condition

Human Fertility: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

$179.99 - $109.11

(as of Nov 10,2018 00:37:30 UTC – Details)

Human Fertility: Methods and Protocols is intended for all practitioners of reproductive medicine and ART, as well as for embryologists and reproductive, developmental, cell and molecular biologists and others in the biomedical sciences. The volume presents straight-forward manner best practice approaches for overcoming a host of fertility challenges. 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, Human Fertility: Methods and Protocols aids scientists in continuing to study assisted reproductive technologies.

Reproductive Medicine Secrets

$49.95 - $138.79

(as of Nov 08,2018 22:26:09 UTC – Details)

Reproductive Medicine Secrets covers all practical aspects of reproductive medicine with particular focus on the rapidly expanding field of assisted reproduction technology, male infertility evaluation and treatment. With the tremendous advances in assisted reproductive technology and management in male and female reproductive disorders witnessed in recent years, reproductive medicine is considered the most rapidly expanding field of medicine in this past decade. New concepts regarding various reproductive disorders have continued to evolve and treatment strategies continued to be developed. Complemented with the increasing awareness of the availability of such treatments, there is currently an enormous increase in the volume of patients demanding infertility evaluation and management. Hence physicians currently in practice or in training have an existing and urgent demand for state-of-the-art knowledge on reproductive medicine.

  • Tables and bulleted lists for quick reference
  • Controversial issues in reproductive technology
  • Informative and explanatory figures
  • Thought-provoking questions that provide succinct answers
  • Presentation of a vast amount of information, but not overly simplistic
  • All the most important “need-to-know” questions-and-answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
  • Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
  • Thorough, highly detailed index