By Y. Ogawara, T. Takano, T. Kato, T. Kosugi, S. Tsuneta (auth.), Zdeněk à vestka, Yutaka Uchida (eds.)
By P. G. H. Gell (auth.), A. Voller, A. Bartlett, D. Bidwell (eds.)
Analyses for evidently taking place organic elements or administered fabrics were with us for a few years. those have been frequently in accordance with the actual or chemical features of the components to be measured. even if in recent times there was an explosion of curiosity in analytical tools which made use of the excessive specificity and sensitivity of im munological reactions. those equipment will be extremely simple when it comes to technical approaches and will frequently be played on minute samples of organic fluids - elements that have ensured their prepared reputation in such a lot laboratories. lately there were various conferences on technical facets of specific immunoassays and on their program in particular ailments. We felt although that the time was once ripe for an 'overview' of the complete box. To this finish a convention on 'Immunoassays for the 80s' was once held on the Zoological Society of London in 1980, and this e-book is essentially in line with that assembly. either the immunoassay recommendations and their a variety of functions have been mentioned and are handled at size during this quantity. The editors desire to thank the entire members for his or her chapters and to recognize the debt they owe to Jean Ryan (NLCM) with out whose association and assistance this quantity do not have been accomplished. A.V., D.B., A.B.
By Ronald A. Asherson MD FACP FCP(SA), Stephen H. Morgan MB MRCP, Graham R. V. Hughes MD FRCP (auth.)
Any health care professional vacationing to different centres in the course of the global needs to be struck through the similarity of the issues in prognosis and administration confronted by way of fellow colleagues in rheumatology. regardless of the foreign unfold of journals and of normal textbooks, an analogous functional questions continually seem - how do you deal with the psychotic sufferer with cerebral lupus, or the sufferer with intractable polymyositis, or the rheumatoid sufferer who has failed on just about all recognized healing brokers. Is it worthy differentiating a variety of 'overlap' syndromes? How can one enhance at the category and remedy "i}f.vasculitis? questions - what's the sufferer telling us? and what will we do for the sufferer? are continually crucial to the dialogue. even though those high-minded beliefs are frequently no longer fulfilled, often whatever new appears to be like to return from person case displays. those instances, mentioned at our weekly meetings, have been contributed via a couple of assorted employees contributors. the place attainable, a regular structure has been use in every one case presentation and a remark additional the place indicated. a brief checklist of correct references has been incorporated with each one case. the purpose of this publication is to supply examples of those medical difficulties and our personal scientific method of them - occasionally successfu~ occasionally not.
By Jürgen Ehlers (auth.), Werner Israel (eds.)
The 1972 Banff lectures tried a scientific exposition of the information underlying fresh advancements generally relativity and its astronomical purposes at a degree obtainable and invaluable to graduate scholars having a few prior acquaintance with the topic. To our remorse, it used to be impossible to incorporate any revealed checklist of Peebles' appealing lectures on observational cosmology or of the various stimulating seminars on exact issues contributed via the individuals. What continues to be is however a cause ably self-contained and compact advent to Einstein's thought in its smooth in carnation, and we are hoping it is going to be came upon worthwhile via the numerous physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians who desire to replace and deepen their figuring out of the speculation. On behalf of the organizing committee, I may still prefer to convey appreciation to a few humans whose support was once the most important to the luck of the firm: to Jan van Kranendonk, who initiated the assumption of a Banff summer season institution on basic relativity; to him and to David Rowe and Don Betts for proposal and ethical help; to our indefatigable secretaries Olwyn Buckland and Leslie Hughes; and to Garry Nash, Richard Sigal, Tim Spanos, and Gordon Wilson who helped in various how one can retain the wheels working. How a lot we owe to the luxurious cooperative attempt of the teachers might be transparent to any reader of the next pages.
By Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos, Tad S. Murty, Srinivasan Venkatesh, R. Blong
This certain quantity features a choice of papers that have been awarded as a part of the 7th foreign Symposium on ordinary and Man-Made dangers (HAZARDS-98), held in Chania, Crete Island, Greece, in the course of may perhaps 1998. The Symposium attracted vast foreign curiosity simply because many circumstances of usual catastrophe occasions, corresponding to earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricane surges, woodland fires, etc., that happened in numerous components of the realm through the Nineteen Nineties have been awarded not just for his or her physics but in addition from the perspective in their influence on society and their environmental outcomes. between those instances are the 1997 purple River Valley flood in Canada and the big earthquake of 18 November 1997, in Zakynthos, Greece. additionally, the quantity comprises contributions that practice complex statistical tools and synthetic intelligence suggestions, reminiscent of GIS, and platforms research to method the outline of actual techniques, the discrimination of experimental information and the evaluate and administration of hazard.
Audience: This quantity kinds a very good reference for scientists, scholars, engineers, the assurance undefined, gurus focusing on public safeguard and normal dangers preparedness and mitigation plans.
By S. Engen (auth.), S. Engen (eds.)
This monograph offers with the research of populations of components. each one aspect is a member of 1 and just one type, and we will regularly be troubled with populations with numerous sessions. doubtless the current thought has its outspring in ecology, the place the weather signify the person animals or crops, whereas the sessions are many of the species of the ecological group into consideration. a few uncomplicated rules element again to a classical contribution through R.A. Fisher (1943, in collaboration with A.S. Corbet and c.B. Williams) representing a step forward for the theoretical research of various populations. although lots of the paintings during this box has been conducted by way of ecologists, statisticians and biometri cians have, over the last 15 years, proven an ever expanding curiosity within the subject. in addition to being directed in the direction of biometricians and statisticians, this monograph could optimistically be of curiosity for any learn employee facing the category of devices right into a huge variety of sessions, particularly ecologists, sociologists and linguists. notwithstanding, a few historical past in records and likelihood idea is needed. it might be except to learn the current publication with no a few wisdom of the continual and discrete likelihood distributions summarized in part 1.1, and using producing features. particularly, a transparent intuitive and formal figuring out of the idea that of condi tional chance and conditional distributions is needed which will interpret a number of the versions correctly.
By D. Taylor-Robinson, Anne E. Caunt (auth.)
By Steven Zaloga
By Gloria Y. Kwei, Leonard F. Bjeldanes (auth.), S. Abraham (eds.)
By Mirjam De Baar, Brita Rang (auth.), Mirjam De Baar, Machteld Löwensteyn, Marit Monteiro, A. Agnes Sneller (eds.)
Anna Maria van Schurman was once in additional than one point an unconventional girl in her personal lifetime. As a talented pupil in lots of overseas and old languages, in addition to in philosophy and theology, she corresponded with different discovered women and men all over the place Europe. She completed foreign renown for her personal defence of scholarly job of girls. lifestyles and paintings of this Dutch femme savante of the seventeenth Century has to date been studied via theologians, philosophers, literary students, historians, pedagogues and paintings historians, each one focusing on particular facets of Van Schurman's biography or paintings. a slightly fragmented photo of this student was once the end result.
This interdependent choice of essays describes the existence and paintings of Anna Maria van Schurman from an interdisciplinary - or really multidisciplinary - procedure and should define a extra built-in but while subtly differentiated photo. 9 contributions - from the disciplines of philosophy, theology, Dutch language and literature, highbrow and artwork background, and women's reports - in part in keeping with new resource fabric, make clear Van Schurman's rules on erudition and femininity, ethics and philosophy, in addition to on her non secular ideals, in the context of the early smooth highbrow neighborhood to which she belonged.
Audience: This number of essays will for this reason command the curiosity not just of historians, but in addition of students and scholars in theology, philosophy, paintings historical past, and women's studies.