Free science Kindle books for 05 Apr 18

Homeopathy, Tissue Salts & Bach Flowers for Pregnancy, Labour & Post-partum: Easy to use guide on how to care for yourself and baby during Pregnancy, Labour and Post-partum

by Dorae Smith

Pregnancy, labour and those first few months with her baby will no doubt be one of the most beautiful yet overwhelming experiences of any woman’s life. However, it is often accompanied by physical discomforts and ailments. It is also a very emotional journey that may be fraught with concerns and anxiety even alongside the joy and happiness. Both the physical discomforts and emotional distresses can often be eased by using natural remedies that are safe, gentle yet effective, and non-addictive.

This book provides an easy to use guide on how to use natural remedies to
ease the most common discomforts of pregnancy
maintain the health of the expectant mother and growing baby
support the woman during childbirth and post-labour recovery
treat the newborn baby and
overcome difficulties that may arise post-partum, for example with breastfeeding and lactation.

The principles of Homeopathy, Tissue Salts and Bach Flower Remedies are explained in an easy to understand manner. Guidance is also given on how to safely use Essential Oils, Herbs and Home Remedies where appropriate.

Common ailments and discomforts are briefly explored with remedy options being listed below. How to select appropriate remedies is clearly explained, as is dosage and potency.

This book aims to help expectant mothers to have the most beautiful and empowering experience of their pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood, naturally.



Biotechnologies for Plant Mutation Breeding: Protocols

by Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.This book offers 19 detailed protocols on the use of induced mutations in crop breeding and functional genomics studies, which cover topics including chemical and physical mutagenesis, phenotypic screening methods, traditional TILLING and TILLING by sequencing, doubled haploidy, targeted genome editing, and low-cost methods for the molecular characterization of mutant plants that are suitable for laboratories in developing countries. The collection of protocols equips users with the techniques they need in order to start a program on mutation breeding or functional genomics using both forward and reverse-genetic approaches. Methods are provided for seed and vegetatively propagated crops (e.g. banana, barley, cassava, jatropha, rice) and can be adapted for use in other species.



Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis)

by Roland Rau

This book visualizes mortality dynamics in the Lexis diagram. While the standard approach of plotting death rates is also covered, the focus in this book is on the depiction of rates of mortality improvement over age and time. This rather novel approach offers a more intuitive understanding of the underlying dynamics, enabling readers to better understand whether period- or cohort-effects were instrumental for the development of mortality in a particular country. Besides maps for single countries, the book includes maps on the dynamics of selected causes of death in the United States, such as cardiovascular diseases or lung cancer. The book also features maps for age-specific contributions to the change in life expectancy, for cancer survival and for seasonality in mortality for selected causes of death in the United States. The book is accompanied by instructions on how to use the freely available R Software to produce these types of surface maps. Readers are encouraged to use the presented tools to visualize other demographic data or any event that can be measured by age and calendar time, allowing them to adapt the methods to their respective research interests. The intended audience is anyone who is interested in visualizing data by age and calendar time; no specialist knowledge is required.This book is open access under a CC BY license.



To Catch the Rain: Inspiring stories of communities coming together to harvest their own rainwater, and how you can do it too

by Lonny Grafman

This book is for everyone, especially:

  • Community members: Get inspired and take action. Learn from the lessons of previous systems. This book is already being used to build inspired systems around the world.
  • Makers: Find the DIY details ready to be adapted to your local and global projects. See how other makers solved their problems.
  • Teachers: Use this in your Middle School, High School, and University courses. Provides context for education and practical experience to back up math, science, and social curriculum. Includes problem-sets to reinforce the knowledge in the book.
  • Students: Rejoice in strong practical reasons to be learning. The real stories bring the math and technical details to life. The custom diagrams and pictures deepen the learning.
  • Homesteaders: Size your system so that you have the water you need, when you need it.
  • International development workers: Be ready with appropriate systems and examples. 
  • Preppers: Build systems to be water secure. Have the book around in case you need it!
  • Practivistas: Expand the resilience and impact of the idea that, instead of telling people what not to do, we can build better systems that people want to do.
  • People looking for inspiration and follow-through.

To Catch the Rain includes project details and images from dozens of Appropedia contributors. The Appropedia Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to “sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives.”  Up-to-date resource pages on Appropedia support each of the projects and resources in the book for long term follow-up. Some of the projects have been updated periodically online for over a decade! 

Thanks to a special arrangement with the publisher, Humboldt State Press, all of the net proceeds from sales will go back into the book and to the Appropedia Foundation. In addition, the content is licensed open source, as Creative Commons, so you can share it however you like!



DATA ANALISI: Come la scienza dei dati può far crescere il business e aiutarvi a far decollare la vostra carriera (Italian Edition)

by Giacomo Ferretti

Dimenticate fogli excel, grafici a barre e grafici statici: esistono modi più innovativi per acquisire i dati, comprenderli, presentarli ai vostri colleghi e intraprendere le azioni necessarie per creare valore per la vostra azienda. Con il mondo frenetico di oggi e la concorrenza spietata, la vostra organizzazione potrebbe rimanere indietro se non riuscite a sfruttare la tendenza emergente dei grandi dati e dell’analisi dei dati.

Se si desidera comprendere i comportamenti dei clienti, ridurre i tempi di elaborazione in fabbrica, integrare le informazioni provenienti da diverse filiali o implementare un ufficio senza carta, questo libro può diventare la vostra guida su come è possibile utilizzare i grandi dati e l’analisi dei dati per far progredire il vostro business.

Questa guida completa alla tendenza più emergente dell’analisi vi permetterà di capire:

Che cos’è l’analisi dei dati di grandi dimensioni e perché è un affare grande e serio per le aziende che vogliono essere sempre all’avanguardia
Perché i grandi dati e l’analisi dei dati sono elementi critici per incoraggiare la crescita del business
Come le aziende stanno utilizzando i diversi tipi di analisi dei dati e come è possibile sceglierne una che si adatti alle proprie esigenze e ai propri obiettivi
Gli strumenti, le tecnologie e le tendenze più recenti nell’analisi dei grandi dati e dei dati
Che cos’è il data mining e come può aiutare la vostra azienda a trovare un tipo di dati che possano aggiungere valore alla vostra organizzazione?
Cos’è l’integrazione dei dati e come può aiutare a combinare tutti i set di dati disponibili in un’unica visualizzazione per facilitare l’analisi e la risposta.
Che cos’è la visualizzazione dei dati e come può aiutarvi a comunicare la vostra storia aziendale ai vostri manager, clienti, partner e altri stakeholder aziendali?
Come formulare la giusta strategia di analisi dei dati e seguire un semplice piano d’azione
Questo libro è stato progettato per i principianti quindi, anche se l’analisi dei dati richiede un’ampia formazione e addestramento, potrebbe essere la vostra guida verso la padronanza dei concetti e, infine, la loro applicazione alla vostra organizzazione.
Clicca ora sul pulsante Acquista in questa pagina e inizia la tua formazione sull’analisi dei dati!



IUTAM: A Short History

by Peter Eberhard

This book presents extensive information related to the history of IUTAM. The initial chapters focus on IUTAM’s history and selected organizational aspects. Subsequent chapters provide extensive data and statistics, while the closing section showcases photos from all periods of the Union’s history.The history of IUTAM, the International Union on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, began at a conference in 1922 in Innsbruck, Austria, where von Kármán put forward the idea of an international congress including the whole domain of applied mechanics. In 1946 IUTAM was then formally launched in Paris/France. IUTAM has since time organized more than 24 world congresses and 380 symposia, representing all fields of mechanics and highlighting advances by prominent international researchers.The efforts of IUTAM and its about 50 member countries serve to promote the mechanical sciences and the advancement of human society, addressing many key challenges. In this context, IUTAM preserves important traditions while at the same time recognizing new challenges and adapting its structures and processes accordingly. The first edition of this book was published in 1988. This new book now offers an updated and completely revised edition reflecting the substantial developments in the interim.



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