The Unexpected Perspective

The Unexpected Perspective


Author : Carl W. Treleaven
Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1512734136
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (512 users)

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Many Christians continue to be skeptical about Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection. But imagine there were reasons that Christians would want to embrace Darwin in a bear hug, and Darwinism become Christianitys new best friend? This seemingly preposterous idea is the heart of this book. The author identifies five key reasons why Christians ought to love Darwin what he said, and the implications of his ideas. The author demonstrates why BOTH the Bible and conventional modern science can be correct at the same time; how BOTH reinforce fundamental Christian doctrine; and the surprising implications for Christians and non-Christians alike. TWENTY CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED AGAINST POLIO BECAUSE OF YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS BOOK. For each book sold, the author will contribute $4 to the Rotary Foundation, to be matched with an $8 contribution from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Just 60 cents covers the cost of a vaccination for one child. Learn more about how Rotary and its partners are completing the job of eradicating polio worldwide at endpolio.org.


Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected

Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected


Author : Tara McPherson
Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN : 0262134950
Pages : 270 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (262 users)

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How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result in technological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated social encounters. Young people's use of digital media may result in various innovations and unexpected outcomes, from the use of videogame technologies to create films to the effect of home digital media on family life. This volume examines the core issues that arise when digital media use results in unintended learning experiences and unanticipated social encounters. The contributors examine the complex mix of emergent practices and developments online and elsewhere that empower young users to function as drivers of technological change, recognizing that these new technologies are embedded in larger social systems, school, family, friends. The chapters consider such topics as (un)equal access across economic, racial, and ethnic lines; media panics and social anxieties; policy and Internet protocols; media literacy; citizenship vs. consumption; creativity and collaboration; digital media and gender equity; shifting notions of temporality; and defining the public/private divide. Contributors Steve Anderson, Anne Balsamo, Justine Cassell, Meg Cramer, Robert A. Heverly, Paula K Hooper, Sonia Livingstone, Henry Lowood, Robert Samuels, Christian Sandvig, Ellen Seiter, Sarita Yardi


Finding God in Unexpected Places

Finding God in Unexpected Places


Author : Philip Yancey
Publisher : WaterBrook
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ISBN : 0385515146
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (385 users)

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The traces of God can be found in the most unexpected places--an Atlanta slum, a pod of whales off the coast of Alaska, the prisons of Peru and Chile, the plays of Shakespeare, a health club in Chicago--yet many Christians have not only missed seeing God, they’ve overlooked opportunities to make him visible to those most in need of hope. In this enlightening book author Philip Yancey serves as an insightful tour guide for those willing to look beyond the obvious, pointing out glimpses of the eternal where few might think to look. Whether finding God among the newspaper headlines, within the church, or on the job, Yancey delves deeply into the commonplace and surfaces with rich spiritual insight. Finding God in Unexpected Places takes readers from Ground Zero to the Horn of Africa, and each stop along the way reveals footprints of God, touches of his truth and grace that prompt readers to search deeper within their own lives for glimpses of transcendence.


Hemic and Immune Systems—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition

Hemic and Immune Systems—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition


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Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
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ISBN : 1464993769
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (464 users)

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Hemic and Immune Systems—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Hemic and Immune Systems. The editors have built Hemic and Immune Systems—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Hemic and Immune Systems 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 Hemic and Immune Systems—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 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/.


The Role of NR4A Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Glucose Metabolism and Inflammation

The Role of NR4A Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Glucose Metabolism and Inflammation


Author : Liming Pei
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Pages : 244 pages
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Ion Channels

Ion Channels


Author : James N. C. Kew
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0199296758
Pages : 586 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

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Ion channels are intimately involved in the everyday physiological functions that enable us to live a full and varied life. When disease strikes, malfunction of ion channels or their dependent is often involved, either as the cause or the effect of the illness. Thus, billions of dollars have been, and still are being, invested in research to understand the physiological and pathophysiological functions of ion channels in an attempt to develop novel therapeutic treatments for a wide range of diseases. This book provides a comprehensive overview of ion channel structure and function. It comprises two major parts. Part one is an introductory overview of the ion channel superfamily and the generic aspects of ion channel function. This part also reviews the methodologies by which ion channel function can be studied from the perspective of performing detailed biophysical characterization through to the deployment of high throughput approaches for identifying novel ion channel ligands. Part two of the book provides an in-depth review of the individual ion channel subfamilies and, as such, is subdivided into four broad sections: Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, Extracellular Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, Intracellular Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, and Polymodal-Gated Ion Channels, with each chapter focused on specific family members. These chapters have been written by world leading experts and provide a detailed overview of the structure, biophysics, localization, pharmacology, physiology, and disease relevance of each particular ion channel subfamily. Reviewing both the basic principles of ion channel function and providing a detailed up-to-date review of the phsyiological and pharmacological aspects of individual ion channel sub-families, this book constitutes both an excellent introduction to the field for non-specialists, as well as a highly valuable reference text for experienced researchers already working in the ion channel area.


Transportome Malfunction in the Cancer Spectrum

Transportome Malfunction in the Cancer Spectrum


Author : Christian Stock
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030909204
Pages : 427 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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This is the first of three volumes in the "Ion Channels & Transporters in Tumor Biology" collection, which discusses the function of ion transport proteins in cellular and systemic homeostasis. The authors highlight the role of the so-called transportome, which is defined by the entirety of ion transporters and ion channels. Thereby, readers will get a better understanding of the impact dysregulated ion transport has on the whole spectrum of cancer types. Cancers display deficiencies in several, sometimes interdependent members of the transportome. Clinicians will be interested in the fact that controlled expression of ion transport proteins dramatically impacts the life span of cancer patients, as shown in recent studies. These observations offer a promising outlook for biomedical scientists, as members of the transportome could be the tumor markers of tomorrow - both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. As part of a three-volume collection, this book will fascinate members of the active research community, as well as clinicians from the cancer field.


Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century

Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century


Author : John H. Jameson
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030143279
Pages : 456 pages
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Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the fields of cultural heritage studies and community archaeology worldwide with expanding discussions about the mechanisms and consequences of community participation. This trend has brought to the forefront debates about who owns the past, who has knowledge, and how heritage values can be shared more effectively with communities who then ascribe meaning and value to heritage materials. Globalization forces have created a need for contextualizing knowledge to address complex issues and collaboration across and beyond academic disciplines, using more integrated methodologies that include the participation of non-academics and increased stakeholder involvement. Successful programs provide power sharing mechanisms and motivation that effect more active involvement by lay persons in archaeological fieldwork as well as interpretation and information dissemination processes. With the contents of this volume, we envision community archaeology to go beyond descriptions of outreach and public engagement to more critical and reflexive actions and thinking. The volume is presented in the context of the evolution of cultural heritage studies from the 20th century “expert approach” to the 21st century “people-centered approach,” with public participation and community involvement at all phases of the decision-making process. The volume contains contributions of 28 chapters and 59 authors, covering an extensive geographical range, including Africa, South America, Central America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, and Australasia. Chapters provide exemplary cases in a growing lexicon of public archaeology where power is shared within frameworks of voluntary activism in a wide diversity of cooperative settings and stakeholder interactions.


The Dynamics of Interactional Humor

The Dynamics of Interactional Humor


Author : Villy Tsakona
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
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ISBN : 9027264627
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (27 users)

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This book deals with the construction of diverse forms of humor in everyday oral, written, and mediatized interactions. It sheds light on the differences and, most importantly, the similarities in the production of interactional humor in face-to-face and various technology-mediated forms of communication, including scripted and non-scripted situations. The chapters analyze humor-related issues in such genres as spontaneous conversations, broadcast dialogues, storytelling, media blogs, bilingual conversations, stand-up comedy, TV documentaries, drama series, family sitcoms, Facebook posts, and internet memes. The individual authors trace how speakers collaboratively circulate, reconstruct, and (re)frame either personal or public accounts of reality, aiming –among other things– to produce and/or reproduce humor. Rather than being “finished” products with a “single” interpretation, humorous texts are thus approached as dynamic communicative events that give rise to diverse interpretations and meanings. The book draws on a variety of up-to-date approaches and methodologies, and will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, ethnography of communication, and social semiotics.


Brenner and Rector's The Kidney E-Book

Brenner and Rector's The Kidney E-Book


Author : Alan S. L. Yu
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
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ISBN : 0323262597
Pages : 3585 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (323 users)

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Overcome the toughest clinical challenges in nephrology with Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney -- the most well-known nephrology resource in the world. A diverse team of more than 200 international contributors brings you the latest knowledge and best practices on every front in nephrology worldwide. From basic science and pathophysiology to clinical best practices, Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney is your go-to resource for any stage of your career. Review of the basic science that underpins clinical nephrology, comprehensive selection of the most important bibliographical sources in nephrology, and Board Review-style questions help you prepare for certification or recertification. Coverage of kidney health and disease from pre-conception through fetal and infant health, childhood, adulthood, and into old age. Expanded sections and chapter on global perspective and ethical considerations. Uniform terminology and nomenclature in line with emerging consensus in world kidney community. More than 700 full-color high-quality photographs as well as carefully chosen figures, algorithms, and tables to illustrate essential concepts, nuances of clinical presentation and technique, and decision making provide a visual grasp and better understanding of critical information. Internationally diverse, trusted guidance and perspectives from a team of well-respected global contributors . An editorial team headed by Dr. Skorecki and handpicked by Dr. Brenner ensures the ongoing adherence to previous standards of excellence. All chapters have been extensively updated or entirely rewritten by authorities in their respective fields. The latest clinical information including recent clinical trials, genetic causes of kidney disease, cardiovascular and renal risk prediction in chronic kidney disease, new paradigms in fluid and electrolyte management, and pediatric kidney disease, keep you current with the rapid development of care and research worldwide.


Progress in Botany 66

Progress in Botany 66


Author : Karl Esser
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 9783540224747
Pages : 482 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (224 users)

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With one volume each year, this series keeps scientists and advanced students informed of the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. The present volume includes reviews on genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, and vegetation science.


Signal Transduction in Cancer Metastasis

Signal Transduction in Cancer Metastasis


Author : Wen-Sheng Wu
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 9789048195220
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

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This book examines the signal mechanisms responsible for triggering a series of phenotypical changes of primary tumor which may lead to final colonization of the tumor in a second home. It highlights the initial stage of tumor metastasis.


Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function

Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function


Author : Zhiyong Shao
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
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ISBN : 2832506399
Pages : 252 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (832 users)

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DNA and Cell Biology

DNA and Cell Biology


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Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus


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Pages : pages
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Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems

Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems


Author : H.M. Anderson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 9401156964
Pages : 157 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (41 users)

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Proceedings of the 14th Long Ashton International Symposium: Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems held in Bristol, UK, 13-15 September 1995


Facing the Unexpected

Facing the Unexpected


Author : Ronald W. Perry
Publisher : Joseph Henry Press
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ISBN : 0309186897
Pages : 321 pages
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Facing the Unexpected presents the wealth of information derived from disasters around the world over the past 25 years. The authors explore how these findings can improve disaster programs, identify remaining research needs, and discuss disaster within the broader context of sustainable development. How do different people think about disaster? Are we more likely to panic or to respond with altruism? Why are 110 people killed in a Valujet crash considered disaster victims while the 50,000 killed annually in traffic accidents in the U.S. are not? At the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic factors, this book examines these and other compelling questions. The authors review the influences that shape the U.S. governmental system for disaster planning and response, the effectiveness of local emergency agencies, and the level of professionalism in the field. They also compare technological versus natural disaster and examine the impact of technology on disaster programs.