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Cyanobacteria and their toxins are an increasing global public health menace. Most recently, problems have been experienced in Australia, the United States and, due to drought and increasing water scarcity, pose a severe threat in the U.K. With an international range of contributors, all leading experts in their fields, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water examines the increasing need to protect drinking water and water resources from the hazards of Cyanobacteria and their impact on health. Written and edited by a World Health Organization working group, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water is an operational handbook in a practical, assessible style.
New exploration tools and techniques for a breakthrough paradigm of regional groundwater occurrence
Modern Water Law provides a comprehensive text to study the range of legal issues and doctrines that affect water resources. This is a national book that uses many recent cases, bringing a fresh perspective to the field. The authors begin with private water use rights, including common law doctrines for riparian reasonable use and prior appropriation, as well as groundwater rights and the statutory schemes for administering water use rights. The book explores the range of public rights in water, including navigation, the public trust doctrine, federal reserved rights, and interstate water management. The book also introduces modern challenges and environmental protection goals, focusing on the energy-water nexus, water pollution, and endangered species conflicts. The final chapters combine these concepts in the context of complex watershed restoration challenges and water rights takings litigation.
The steroid or nuclear receptor superfamily is an important group of transcription factors that is studied by a large and varied number of basic and clinical researchers. Nuclear Receptors: A Practical Approach provides these researchers an invaluable guide to do so. With an international list of contributors and examples of over 70 tried and true protocols, this book offers substantial insight into the growing family of biologically important receptors. Its chapters address a variety of factors, including the evolutionary biology of the superfamily and how to clone and characterize new receptors. Also addressed are topics such as identification of the ligands of novel receptors, the kinetic analysis of receptor interactions, and the functional characterization of coactivators using microinjection. Various sections throughout the book cover receptor phosphorylation, ligand regulated transcription, and hormone resistance syndromes. The book concludes with a description of yeast as a model system for looking at receptor function, and the final chapter shows how heterologous proteins can be regulated by fusion to the hormone binding domain of a receptor. Nuclear Receptors: A Practical Approach is a useful tool for any researcher studying members of the superfamily, and it is a must for all biomedical researchers.
This book provides a unique coverage of the hydrology and water resources of Africa, including the neighbouring islands. The contents are covered in fourteen chapters. The volume contains a CD-ROM with raw meteorological, hydrometric and water quality data. Emphasis is laid on the components of the hydrological cycle; precipitation, evaporation and runoff of both land and insular Africa. The hydrologic characteristics of sixteen rivers and wadi basins of different sizes are presented and discussed. In addition, hydrology of lakes, and other wetlands and storage reservoirs are presented. Furthermore, the principal groundwater aquifers are reviewed. Last, but not least, the role of water resources in the overall development of Africa is highlighted. Audience: This volume should appeal to researchers and professionals working in the fields of civil and agricultural engineering, physical geography, African studies, and those interested in surface and groundwater resources in Africa.
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