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Dinner with Darwin

Food, Drink, and Evolution

by Jonathan Silvertown

<p>What do eggs, flour, and milk have in common? They form the basis of waffles, of course, but these staples of breakfast bounty also share an evolutionary function: eggs, seeds (from which we derive flour by grinding), and milk have each ...

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Dinosaur Memories

Dino-Trekking for Beasts of Thunder, Fantastic Saurians, 'Paleo-People,' 'Dinosaurabilia,' and Other 'Prehistoria'

by Allen A. Debus & Diane E. Debus

<p>Dinosaur memories are hard to forget! Most who revel in the current renaissance in dinosaur science, art, fiction and movies, or who enjoy the other appealing prehistoric animals so well popularized by the media have fond recollections of ...

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Dinosaurs

A Concise Natural History

by David E. Fastovsky & David B. Weishampel

<p>The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of the previous editions, Dinosaurs has been ...

ISBN: 9781316691991

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Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

by David Norman

<p>Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65

ISBN: 9780192515643

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Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation X

by Jochen Fröhlich, Hans Kuerten, Vincenzo Armenio & others

<p>This book addresses nearly all aspects of the state of the art in LES &amp; DNS of turbulent flows, ranging from flows in biological systems and the environment to external aerodynamics, domestic and centralized energy production, combustion,

ISBN: 9783319632124

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Direct Methods for Limit and Shakedown Analysis of Structures

Advanced Computational Algorithms and Material Modelling

by Paolo Fuschi, Aurora Angela Pisano & Dieter Weichert

<p>Articles in this book examine various materials and how to determine directly the limit state of a structure, in the sense of limit analysis and shakedown analysis. Apart from classical applications in mechanical and civil engineering ...

ISBN: 9783319129280

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Discovering Pluto

Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

by Dale P. Cruikshank & William Sheehan

<p><em>Discovering Pluto</em> is an authoritative account of the exploration of Pluto and its moons, from the first inklings of tentative knowledge through the exciting discoveries made during the flyby of the NASA New Horizons research ...

ISBN: 9780816538317

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Discovering the Desert

The Legacy of the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory

by William G. McGinnies

<p>Now you can share the experiences of the first U.S. scientists who set about discovering the nature of North American deserts. &quot;This is a fascinating account of how these pioneer ecologists laid the foundations for our modern knowledge ...

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Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology

by Nataša Jonoska & Masahico Saito

<p>Theoretical tools and insights from discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and topology now play essential roles in our understanding of vital biomolecular processes. The related methods are now employed in various fields of ...

ISBN: 9783642401930

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Discrete or Continuous?

The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

by Amit Hagar

<p>The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example - but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that ...

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Diseases of the Cardiac Pump

by Marc Thiriet

<p>Together, the volumes in this series present all of the data needed at various length scales for a multidisciplinary approach to modeling and simulation of flows in the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems, especially multiscale modeling ...

ISBN: 9783319126647

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Dispersal, Individual Movement and Spatial Ecology

A Mathematical Perspective

by Mark A. Lewis, Sergei V. Petrovskii & Philip K. Maini

<p>Dispersal of plants and animals is one of the most fascinating subjects in ecology. It has long been recognized as an important factor affecting ecosystem dynamics. Dispersal is apparently a phenomenon of biological origin; however, because ...

ISBN: 9783642354977

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Disrupted Balance

Society at Risk

by Jan Wouter Vasbinder

<p>Human society is no stranger to catastrophe, but the challenges the world faces today — a ballooning population, intense global connectivity and the unquenchable thirst of human consumption — have synergised to make disruptions more frequent,

ISBN: 9789813239234

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Dissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth

by Charles Cockell

<p>This volume provides an in-depth discussion on the central question – how can people express and survive dissent and disagreement in confined habitats in space? The discussion is an important one because it could be that the systems of ...

ISBN: 9783319293493

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Diverse Topics in Science and Technology

by Benu Chatterjee

<p>In a spirit of free thinking, articles are written on a wide range of topics. These include environmental matters, technological history, science of common experiences, science of natural phenomena, origins of diverse mineral colours and ...

ISBN: 9781491877562

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Diversium, Theory of Ever and Everything

by Jean-Pierre Legros

<p>Whether you are a scientist, philosopher or theologian, here is the most amazing book you will ever read. In very few pages, it explains Everything resolve any conflict while protecting their necessity, encourages all forms of identity, even ...

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Diving Deeper into SCUBA... Science

Practical and Theoretical Knowledge

by Costantino Balestra & Peter Germonpré

<p><strong>You will find in this book some valuable and reliable lessons about safe diving</strong></p> <p>The editors of and authors of this book are a cadre of scientists and physicians with broad experience and knowledge of diving physiology

ISBN: 9782512007364

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Do Fish Feel Pain?

by Victoria Braithwaite

<p>While there has been increasing interest in recent years in the welfare of farm animals, fish are frequently thought to be different. In many people's perception, fish, with their lack of facial expressions or recognisable communication, are ...

ISBN: 9780191613968

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Documenting Aftermath

Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters

by Megan Finn

<p><strong>An examination of how changing public information infrastructures shaped people's experience of earthquakes in Northern California in 1868, 1906, and 1989.</strong></p> <p>When an earthquake happens in California today, residents may

ISBN: 9780262347457

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Documenting the World

Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

by Gregg Mitman & Kelley Wilder

<p>Imagine the twentieth century without photography and film. Its history would be absent of images that define historical moments and generations: the death camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Apollo lunar landing. It

ISBN: 9780226129259

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