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This book provides a detailed review of the modern theories dealing with the structure and properties of water. It also presents an analysis of the research on the effect of activated water on biological systems such as animals, microorganisms, and plants. The results of experiments on the influence of activated water on "pure" microbiological cultures and their natural associations are described, the studies being carried out under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions.The results demonstrate a significant influence of activated water on higher plants (vegetable crops), sterile plants, and callus tissues. It is shown that the activation of water under definite conditions gives rise to the appearance of very strong bactericidal properties: activated water inhibits the development of pathogenic microbiological cultures by tens and hundreds of times more strongly, and can be used for sterilization. In addition, a potent positive effect of activated water on the prevention and treatment of cancer in mice has been observed, and its efficacy compared to that of chemotherapy is discussed in the book.The information provided in this book is supported by intensive experimental data and developed theories. The research programs were conducted at the authors' laboratories in Ukraine and Russia as well as at research facilities located in the USA.
Once a purely technical sub-discipline of hydrology, water quality management is now a social and political discipline, with concerns ranging from ensuring adequate health standards to preserving biological diversity and ecosystem integrity. This book goes beyond the technical manuals and specialty publications to provide support and guidance for the everyday decisions made by water-quality managers. <b>Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource</b> addresses the rarely touched upon social, biophysical, land-use and policy considerations, which reflect the issues that confront managers and decision-makers. In a series of incisive reviews, experts address key topics in modern water resource management and case studies illustrate the successes and failures of past management efforts. <b>Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource</b> develops and presents a management view requiring an awareness of: the social context of management, new ecological theories, and how policy is implemented in different situations and countries.
As the First International Conference on Water and Ions in Biological Systems (Bucharest, June 25-27, 1980) was appreciated as a success, a second one was organized in the fall of the year 1982 under the sponsorship of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, the Romanian Biophysical Society (Union of Societies for Medical Sciences in the Socialist Republic of Romania) and in co- operation with the International Union for Pure and Applied Bio- physics (IUPAB). The responsibility for the scientific program and organization of the Second Conference on Water fell on an International Scientific Committee which included Prof. J. Tigyi (Pees), President of the UNESCO Expert Committee on Biophysics, Prof. K. Wuthrich, Secretary General of IUPAB and Prof. H. Eisenberg, (member of the IUPAB Council) under the guidance of an Executive Board whose members were Prof. J. Jaz (representative of UNESCO), Prof. B. Pullman (Vice- President of IUPAB) and Prof. V. Vasilescu (President of the Romanian Biophysical Society). The Meeting was attended by more than 250 specialists including 150 Romanian participants and others from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, England, the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, USSR, USA, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. The proceedings of the Conference took place in the Medical Faculty of Bucharest. The theoretical and practical importance of the Meeting was pointed out by the speakers, among whom were Prof.
"All Pure" is a book of fine structured verse. The author was inspired by Gerald Fitzgerald, the Englishman who was a scholar of Persian, and the great Sufi Saint, Philosopher, Mathematician, Omar Khayyam whose scattered quatrains were collected by Fitzgerald, translated into English and published in his immortal work " The Rubiyyat of Omar Khayyam". One day, without giving any conscious thought to writing poetry, the author suddenly sat down and wrote his first quatrain. And then there was a fountain within him which flowed and flowed and the result was this hauntingly beautiful original literary work in English. In this bouquet of verses the author has beautifully captured the ethos of middle eastern philosophy & mysticism, which is that very essence of life, which is invisible and often beyond the understanding of human intellect. It is the domain of the soul, beyond the tangible, 'ALL PURE' and 'ALL POTENT'. It is an ocean, into which the reader will be drawn to dive deep and discover treasures, enchanting beyond compare. One can not but quote a little of the editorial review written by Mark Sykes, Chief Editor of Minerva Press in 1999. QUOTE:-These are very moving and sincere poems which would bring pleasure and a sharing of experience to the reader. They relate indeed structurally to the quatrains of the Rubaiyyat; but they are original, more so than Fitzgerald, who basically created an original work based on Khayyam; the work here under consideration goes several steps further. It is impossible to consider Khayyam without echoing some of the cadences of Fritz Gerald ,but here we have an original work that yet manages to achieve a similar mood. They are melodic, well-structured and essentially meaningful verses that make, in each quatrain, one emotional statement and makes it convincingly. The verse marches confidently and successfully across the page. The volume has a powerful unity; it has the strength to stand foursquare on its own feet despite its parentage. The poetry is suffused with a sense of what Gerard Manley Hopkins called "the beauty of things "; the poems fall into the readers consciousness like quiet jewels. There is a feeling of straightforward, shared experience that is meaningfully communicated to the reader and a deeply felt and effectively communicated spiritual dimension. We believe that Deepak Menon's verse should be brought to a wider global audience. While the audience for fine verse is selective, it is a considerable constituency, and one which is not too difficult to access through the many magazines throughout the English speaking world which are prepared to review new work and recommend it to their readerships. It has been very rewarding to encounter the work of Deepak Menon; when Minerva Press established its New Delhi branch, it was precisely in the hopes of attracting just this kind of quality writing. UNQUOTEThis is a work of the highest literary quality and will be read and re-read for generations to come.
Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable as sources of food, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. Today, however, hundreds of species of these mussels are extinct or endangered. David L. Strayer provides a critical synthesis of the factors that control the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. Using empirical analyses and models, he assesses the effects of dispersal, habitat quality, availability of fish hosts, adequate food, predators, and parasites. He also addresses conservation issues that apply to other inhabitants of fresh waters around the globe and other pressing issues in contemporary ecology.
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