Kim Harrison Bundle 3

Author: Kim Harrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062372580
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Kim Harrison Bundle 3 from the Author: Kim Harrison. Get four novels in Kim Harrison's #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series as one e-book! This bundle includes Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, Ever After, and The Undead Pool. Discover this great series at a special price! Pale Demon Condemned and shunned for black magic,Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ver-after . . . forever after. But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination. For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight—freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls.But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her. A Perfect Blood Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in by the FIB to help investigate, former witch-turned-day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: others want to create their own demons, and to do so they need her blood. She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more—but this time Rachel’s toughest challenge might be humanity itself. Ever After The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and it's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to stop it before the fragile balance between Inderlanders and humans falls apart. Of course, there's also the small fact that Rachel caused the ley line to rip in the first place. And the most powerful demon in the ever-after, the soul-eater Ku'Sox Sha-Ku'ru, has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage in his quest for vengeance. If Rachel doesn't give herself up for execution, they will die. Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack— a partnership fraught with perils of the heart and soul— to rescue those she loves. The Undead Pool Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever-after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the Inderlander and human races is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before an all-out supernatural war breaks out. Rachel knows of only one weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one knows better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished …

Viral Entry Into Host Cells

Author: Stefan Pöhlmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461476518
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Viral Entry Into Host Cells from the Author: Stefan Pöhlmann. For a virus to invade a host cell it needs to penetrate the physical barrier imposed by the plasma membrane. Viruses have evolved specialized surface proteins to meet this challenge. These proteins facilitate delivery of the viral genetic information into the host cell by either fusing the viral envelope with a host cell membrane or by forming membrane pores. Membrane fusion and pore formation critically depend on the engagement of host cell receptors and receptor choice is a key determinant of viral tropism. The multi-faceted interplay between viral and cellular factors during virus entry is a fascinating field of study, which can provide important insight into viral pathogenesis and define new targets for intervention. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this exciting field of research.

Oracle Exadata Expert S Handbook

Author: Tariq Farooq
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0133780988
Size: 10.86 MB
Format: PDF
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Oracle Exadata Expert S Handbook from the Author: Tariq Farooq. The Practical, Authoritative, 360-Degree Technical Guide to Oracle Exadata: From Setup to Administration, Optimization, Tuning, and Troubleshooting The blazingly fast Oracle Exadata Database Machine is being embraced by thousands of large-scale users worldwide: by governments, the military, enterprise organizations, cloud service providers, and anyone who needs extreme performance. Now, Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook provides authoritative guidance to running Oracle Exadata with maximum reliability, effectiveness, performance, and efficiency. Six renowned Oracle technology experts have brought together core technical information, experience, best practices, and insider tips in a concise reference. Covering both 11g and 12c versions of Oracle Exadata software, they deliver hands-on coverage of best practices, setup, migration, monitoring, administration, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. Whether you’re an Oracle Exadata DBA, DMA, architect, or manager, you need these insights. Get a 360-degree overview of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Efficiently deploy RAC within the Oracle Exadata ecosystem Fully leverage Storage Cell’s extraordinary performance, via Offloading, Smart Scans, and Hybrid Columnar Compression Manage Exadata with OEM 12c: perform setup, configuration, asset/target discovery, and day-to-day administration Tune Oracle Exadata for even better performance Perform Exadata Backup/Recovery/DR with RMAN and Data Guard Migrate to Oracle Exadata from other platforms Use Oracle Exadata with the ZFS Storage Appliance Consolidate within the Exadata Database Cloud

Advances In Nanocomposites

Author: Shaker A. Meguid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319316621
Size: 41.26 MB
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Advances In Nanocomposites from the Author: Shaker A. Meguid. This book introduces nanocomposite materials possessing a broad range of multifunctionality. It elucidates novel and highly original developments from recent research and development of these critical, new engineered materials. The collection examines multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics, atomistic based continuum, synthesis and characterization, condition health monitoring, spectroscopic characterization techniques, self-lubricating materials, and conducting polymers. The volume features the latest efforts of some of the most eminent researchers in the world. Providing a range of perspectives from the laboratory and the field, Advances in Nanocomposites: Modeling and Characterization is ideal for engineers, physicists, and materials scientists in academia and industry.

Pathology Of Bone And Joint Disorders Print And Online Bundle

Author: Edward F. McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041236
Size: 56.35 MB
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Pathology Of Bone And Joint Disorders Print And Online Bundle from the Author: Edward F. McCarthy. Fully updated new edition covering all aspects of bone and joint diseases in one easily readable volume. Color illustrations throughout.

The Primo Vascular System

Author: Kwang-Sup Soh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461406013
Size: 41.37 MB
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The Primo Vascular System from the Author: Kwang-Sup Soh. Proceedings from the first International Symposium on Primo Vascular System 2010 (ISPS 2010) with special topics on cancer and regeneration was held in Jecheon, Korea during September 17-18, 2010. Includes coverage of new study results that have better revealed the functional aspects of PVS, including its roles in the areas of regenerative medicine and cancer.

Entry Inhibitors In Hiv Therapy

Author: Jacqueline D. Reeves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764377836
Size: 38.17 MB
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Entry Inhibitors In Hiv Therapy from the Author: Jacqueline D. Reeves. Entry Inhibitors in HIV Therapy details the current status of this relatively new and very dynamic class of inhibitors. A unique overview of obstacles and accomplishments is presented. The impact of viral sequence diversity on this class of inhibitors is discussed, and a connection between basic research and clinical studies is shown. The book presents a unique collection of contributors from basic research, pharmaceutical research, and the clinic.

Gene Therapy For Hiv And Chronic Infections

Author: Ben Berkhout
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 149392432X
Size: 75.49 MB
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Gene Therapy For Hiv And Chronic Infections from the Author: Ben Berkhout. This book centers on gene therapy and gene transfer approaches to prevent or treat chronic virus infections. The main focus is on the Big Three: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Ample anti-HIV drugs are currently available in the clinic and the development of an effective combination therapy has dramatically improved the lifespan and quality of life of infected individuals. A similar trend can already be recognized for HBV and HCV: the development of multiple (directly acting) antiviral drugs and plans to control or even cure the infection. However, approaches that help prevent infection, or which provide long-lasting treatment (such as a cure) remain important goals. Immunization through gene transfer vehicles encoding immunogenic viral proteins shows promise in preventing infections with complex, highly variable, viruses such as HIV-1 or HCV. Gene therapy applications for virus infections have been discussed since the early 1990’s. Whereas a true cure seems difficult to achieve for HIV-1 due to its intrinsic property to deposit its genome into that of the host, such attempts may be within reach for HCV where spontaneous viral clearance occurs in a small percentage of the infected individuals. The prospect of original gene therapy approaches may provide alternative ways to reach the same endpoint by, for example, silencing of CCR5 expression post-transcriptionally. Many alternative antiviral strategies have been developed based on a variety of novel molecular methods: e.g. ribozymes. Some studies have progressed towards pre-clinical animal models and a few antiviral gene therapies have progressed towards clinical trials. This book provides an overview of this rapidly progressing field, while focusing on the interface of gene therapy and immunology/vaccinology.

Handbook Of Research On Global Supply Chain Management

Author: Christiansen, Bryan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466696400
Size: 48.87 MB
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Handbook Of Research On Global Supply Chain Management from the Author: Christiansen, Bryan. Supply Chain Management (SCM) has always been an important aspect of an enterprise’s business model and an effective supply chain network is essential to remaining competitive in a global environment. By properly managing the flow of goods and services, businesses can operate more efficiently while managing most of the workload behind-the-scenes. The Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management is an in-depth reference source that covers emerging issues and relevant applications of information pertaining to supply chain management from an international perspective. Featuring coverage on topics such as the global importance of SCMs to strategies for producing an effective supply chain, this comprehensive publication is an essential resource for academics and business professionals alike interested in uncovering managerial insight and logistics solutions.

Activated Carbon Fiber And Textiles

Author: Jonathan Y Chen
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081006780
Size: 33.92 MB
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Activated Carbon Fiber And Textiles from the Author: Jonathan Y Chen. Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles provides systematic coverage of the fundamentals, properties, and current and emerging applications of carbon fiber textiles in a single volume, providing industry professionals and academics working in the field with a broader understanding of these materials. Part I discusses carbon fiber principles and production, including precursors and pyrolysis, carbon fiber spinning, and carbonization and activation. Part II provides more detailed analysis of the key properties of carbon fiber textiles, including their thermal, acoustic, electrical, adsorption, and mechanical behaviors. The final section covers applications of carbon fiber such as filtration, energy protection, and energy and gas storage. Features input from an editor who is an expert in his field: Professor Jonathan Chen has a wealth of experience in the area of activated carbon fiber materials Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of activated carbon fiber textiles, from their principles, processing, and properties to their industrial applications Offers up-to-date coverage of new technology for the fiber and textiles industries Covers applications such as filtration, energy protection, and energy and gas storage