Treason and War: English Gentry Families: Sir Thomas Kiriel 1400-1480, a book worth reading

big53Author: Tarık Tolga Gümüş
ISBN: 978-1-940366-54-8
Published Date: September, 2015
Pages: 106
About the Authors
Tarık Tolga Gümüş has completed his Masters Degree in Bilkent University in Ankara in the Department of History, after graduating from the Middle East Technical University from the Department of Philosophy. His master’s thesis was related to the European History. Then, he completed his PhD. in the same university in 2007. His PhD. dissertation was about the fifteenth century British history. The author is currently working at Mersin University, Department of History. His areas of interest are fifteenth century English history, aristocracy, gentry class and chivalry. He also teaches the Medieval European History Medieval French, and the history of Early Modern Europe.
About the book
The importance of the gentry class families in the political history of the fifteenth century is becoming more and more apparent in the academic developments of the recent years. Therefore, this book is focused on the life and career of one individual of these gentry families. The life and career of Thomas Kiriel who was the knight of the body and who was actively enrolled in the wars with France in the king’s side are analyzed. The study shows that Thomas Kiriel took his fortune from the land and military service to the king Henry VI. Then when he changed side he was accused of treason and beheaded.
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Book:Life Cycle of CO 2 (LCCO 2) Evaluation and Service Life Prediction of RC Structure Considering Carbonation Degree of Concrete

big50Authors:
Han Seung Lee ,  Mohamed Abdel Kader Ismail ,  Sang Hyun Lee ,  Mohd Warid Hussin
ISBN: 978-1-940366-47-0
Published Date:September, 2015
About this book: 
Concrete carbonation decreases durability of concrete. Therefore, quantitative evaluating method for the amount of CO2 absorption through carbonation should be considered under the condition that carbonation does not affect durability of RC structure. This study proposed a quantitative evaluating method that overcomes the limitation of the traditional qualitative evaluation, which is carried out using the naked eye with respect to the color change boundary by spraying indicator. Carbonation depth becomes the basic data for estimating the residual life and durability of RC structures. To achieve this objective, the quantitative change of Ca(OH) 2 and CaCO3 for each depth in concrete according to the carbonation process is measured using TG/DTA in order to propose a quantitative method and an evaluation basis. Another goal is to propose evaluating method of CO2absorption in the air through carbonation and how to evaluate LCCO2(emission – absorption of CO2).
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Project and Journal Article Writing for Agricultural Science and Related Disciplines

big10Author: Ibrahim Hayatu Kubkomawa

ISBN: 978-1-940366-03-6

Published Date: May, 2014

About the Authors

Ibrahim Hayatu Kubkomawa was born on 18th April 1975 at Kwargashe Village of Lala District, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. He is a devoted Christian and Lala by tribe. He attended Fotta Primary School from 1983 to 1989; General Murtala Mohammed College (G.M.M.C) Yola, from 1989 to 1994. He proceeded to the Federal University of Technology Yola, (FUTY) now Modibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola where he obtained B. Tech. (Hons) Animal Science and Range Management with Second Class Upper Division in 2002. He was deployed for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to Alu Community High School, Alu, Kogi State. During his service year, he distinguished himself and served selflessly and meritoriously, which earned him a state NYSC award of commendation as a dedicated and committed corps member of 2002. He holds a Certificate in Computer Application and Techniques with WISEMATE Nig. Ltd., Ikoyi Lagos in 2006; Certificate in Computer Appreciation and Applications with Impact and Associates (Management Consultants) Maiduguri, Borno State in Collaboration with Skisoft Systems Consultants Ltd., 2009. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Production and Management from Federal University of Technology Yola in 2011. He is also a Ph.D student with the Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. He is a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS), a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) and Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN). He has thirty one (31) published articles in reputable local and international journals across the world. He has also attended many workshops and conferences of international renown. He has taught in Adamawa State College of Agriculture, Mubi between 2003 and 2007 and is currently a Lecturer with the Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, P. M. B. 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria. The author’s hobbies include: reading, writing, traveling, listening to gospel music, meeting and helping people. His likes include: appreciating beauty of nature, honesty, hard work and respect for people.

About this book:

This Book, Project and Journal Article Writing for Agricultural Science and Related Disciplines, is a guide. It is a product of positive, visionary and innovative thinking conceived and nurtured over the years out of observing lots of confusion, difficulties and frustrations confronting ever anxious, desperate young graduating students and researchers. This led to its designing and compilation to help and guide final year students, researchers and all stake holders in the field of agricultural science and other related disciplines. Graduating students may embark on self-reliant research project work from start to its logical conclusion without much problem using this guide. It critically identifies and treats the most important and demanding basics, fundamental ground rules, and essential items required for any meaningful scientific research work. Research and journal article writing is one of the pre-requisites to attain the peak of the profession in an academic community. When you fail to publish you perish and lots of beneficial ideals and knowledge perish with you.

To students, it’s poignant to point out that they should learn to conduct and write a fairly good research project and graduate with flying colours or ignore the tactics, rudiments, nitty-gritty and be frustrated within the academic environment. It is the author’s sincere desire; hope and faithful prayer that, whoever reads this book with great zeal and comprehension, will find it up to date, promising and fulfilling to answer the many research questions that they were unable to answer before.

 

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Missile War Injuries of the Face and Maxillofacial Injuries in Road Traffic Accident

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Professor Raja Kummoona, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS), Emeritus professor of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations; Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine; Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England (1975-1977); President of Iraqi Dental Society (1977-1985); Registrar of Primary FDSRCS in Iraq (1985-1990); the most distinguished professor of University of Baghdad (1991-1992); one of 40 top scientists in Iraq awarded gold medal for 3 years (2000-2002) by presidential celebration. He had many publications and contributions to science by advocating many surgical procedures and researches in cancer surgery and flap reconstruction, TMJ surgery, Maxillofacial injuries, Orbit tumors and Missile war injuries of the face with advancing surgery of war injuries of the face worldwide. With contribution in research in cancer, he is the finder of post graduate studies in maxillofacial surgery in Iraq. He was the editor of Neck Dissection, Clinical Application and Recent Advances, Feb. 2012, InTech and editor of monograph Surgical Reconstruction of the Temporo-Mandibulr Joint, 2013, Lambert, Germany. He published a book on Disease of the Temporomandibular Joint, Surgical Reconstruction, Clinical & Experimental Studies, Apr. 2014, SciencePG, USA.

About this book:

This book reflects experience of the author in war surgery as a Hot Topic nowadays including missile war injuries of the face. The face is the most important part of the body. The international war of terrorist in Iraq and Syria is acrimonious, because of thousands of innocent people died every month and it is our daily life. Not many people got the chance to be treated by expert surgeons. The author’s experience is recognized worldwide in managements of these cases for primary care or secondary phases which required a great knowledge, skill and expertise for managements of these complicated cases. A new classification for missile war injuries presented and advance research done on integrity of the carotid tree by using duplex sonography to study the peak systolic and end diastolic velocity and the intima, medial thickness of the carotid vessels, the flow and velocity of blood, these studies carried on post traumatic missile injuries cases. Many surgeons in the west do not know much about these types of injuries because they do not face it as we do. This book also contains chapter on maxillofacial injuries covering all parts of the facial skeleton fractures that have been effected and the author’s technique for managements of these cases by reduction and fixation by using external types by Halo Frame, Box Frame external pin fixation and internal suspension technique for managements of many difficult cases. Some of these cases were complicated with CSF leakage. The managements and the investigations were carried out by using spectrophotometry apparatus to differentiate between CSF and serum. Glasgow Coma Scale described and practiced on our patients with head injuries also described.

The book also contains orbital skeleton injuries and the various techniques which had been used for managements of very difficult cases of orbital skeleton injuries. These cases were treated by different techniques for reconstruction of orbital walls by chrome cobalt mesh, bone graft, Sialastic, Lyophilized Dura and combination of bone graft with additional layer of Sialastics in cases showed re-sorption of bone after one year later, the result was very optimistic for restoration of function, vision, canthus ligament fixation and aesthetic feature of the face.

The last chapter deals with orbital tumors and these tumors classified as malignant and benign tumors, the surgical managements of malignant tumors by exenterating of the orbit with augmentation of the orbit by temporalis muscle flap and reconstruction done by different local flaps. The results reflected our experience for managements of very difficult tumors of the orbit.

The book is nicely illustrated to cover all chapters with very interesting cases. I think this book is a leading atlas book worldwide in managements of missile war injuries with additional knowledge in civil facial injuries. I hope to present a very interesting and up to date knowledge with recent advances in managements of facial injuries in both war injuries and civil injuries.

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That’s why Japanese Food is Loved All Over the World – The Source of the Health and Longevity

big34Authors: Yoshikatsu Murooka, is an Emeritus Professor of Osaka University, Japan. Formerly a Visiting Fellow and a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, a Professor in the Department of Fermentation Technology, Hiroshima University, a Professor in the Biotechnology, Graduate School of Osaka University and an Executive Director in the Education and Research Center of Osaka University, San-Francisco. Dr. murooka received the B.S. degree (1966) in fermentation technology from Hiroshima University and the Ph. D. degree in biotechnology from Osaka University, Japan.

Description: We often hear about the merits of Japanese food, but the books which were written about them from the scientific aspects were rarely published. This book introduces the scientific basis of why Japanese food is a source of health and longevity. Readers can know how to produce traditional Japanese foods and also learn the bases of modern life science and biotechnology together with food science. For those who are not familiar with Japan, this book also introduces Japanese culture concerned with typical Japanese foods.

It’s a book published in Science Publishing Group, if you like, you can read this book in Science Publishing Group, or you can also publish your book in this publisher online.

 

Protozoa and Human Diseases in the Tropics

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Bertram Ekejiuba Bright Nwoke Professor of Public health Parasitology & Entomology, Department of Animal & Environmental Biology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria.
Chinyere Nneka Ukaga Professor of Public Health Parasitology, Department of Animal & Environmental Biology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria.

Description:

Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and sub-tropical regions. Large proportions of the people in the world inhabit tropical countries which include vast geographical areas. The World Health Organization and other International Health Agencies have identified a group of 13 tropical infections as the ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’. These diseases affect the world’s poorest people living in remote and rural areas of low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They inflict suffering causing disabilities, disfigurement, more poverty, as well as social stigma. The pathogen groups that are given research priorities include: protozoan parasites, helminthes as well as bacteria. In the last decade, there had been the tendency of increased intentional focus on HIV and malaria with the resultant effect that more attention is given to tropical diseases that result in mortalities on a global basis.

This book written by two world acclaimed parasitologists has been designed to meet the need for a text which covers in details most of the protozoan parasites that cause human diseases in the tropics. The contents are split into 7 sections in addition to appencies that take one through the glossary of parasitology. It is an ideal text for higher institutions, medical schools and research Institutes. The aim has been to present the basic principles of protozoan parasitology together with the biology, diagnostic as well as control techniques of the diseases caused by these protozoans.

The special feature of the text is the use of illustrated diagrams which further enhances the usefulness of this book to students, medical laboratory scientists as well as other health practioners in the field. ‘Protozoa and Human Diseases in the Tropics’ provides a general text as well as a field reference of long-term usefulness. I believe that this book will be of lasting value.

 

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Modern Robotics with OpenCV

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Dr. Widodo Budiharto is a senior lecturer and researcher at School of Computer Science Binus University, Jakarta-Indonesia. He was PhD graduated from Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya. His research areas are Robot Vision, Artificial Intelligence, mobile programming and Embedded Systems. He has many experience for guest professor, and consultant in embedded systems and robotics in Indonesia.

Description:

Robotics is an interesting topic today. This book is written to provide an introduction to intelligent robotics using OpenCV. This very useful book intended for a first course in robot vision and covers modeling and implementation of intelligent robot. The need for this textbook arose from teaching robotics to student and hobbyist for many years and facing the difficulty to provide excellent book to explain advanced technology in intelligent robotics and kinematics of the robot.

This book differs from other robot vision textbooks:
1. Its content is consisting of many implementations of mobile robot and manipulator using OpenCV.
2. Using newest technology in Microcontroller such as Propeller Microcontroller for robotics.
3. Its content is consisting of introduction and implementation of OpenCV described clearly.

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A Hand Book on Publication and Dissertation Writing for Science Students

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Dr. Omale James received his Ph. D in Biochemical Toxicology, from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria during the period of 2009. He obtained B. Sc and M. Sc degree in Biochemistry from U.D.U.S and University of Ibadan, Nigeria respectively. Currently he works as a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Kogi State University, Anyigba, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry. He is currently the Head of Department of Biochemistry and Deputy Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba.

He serves as an editorial member of several reputed journals like International Journal of Malaria Research and Review, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research, International Journal of Biotechnology and Allied Fields, Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Research Journal of Applied Life Sciences, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and an expert reviewer for Journal of Integrative Medicine, Annual Research & Review in Biology, Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences etc. He has authored over 58 journal articles and he is a member of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology and Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Products Research (GA). He has attended several conferences and workshops in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe.

Description

The book “A Hand Book on Publication and Dissertation Writing for Science Students” was written primarily for students, who struggle to write their undergraduate and postgraduate thesis/dissertation with difficulties and who wish to publish their research work after graduation. The author tried to simplify the approaches involved in writing theses by organizing them in simple order, enumerating the common mistakes in thesis and publication writing. These general guidelines could help a science student to adapt easily to writing a world class journal paper and an award winning dissertation. The book explores various aspects of publication writing from title to references and from submission to revision, how to write a good research proposal and dissertation. Any science student having gone through this compilation will be fully equipped to face the challenges of dissertation and publication writing and builds his or her academic career on the foundation. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students of Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Agriculture will find this book useful in the course of their University education.

 

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Surgery – The Way I Teach! Lecture Notes on Basic Principles of Surgery

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Prof. Shyam Parashar is a 1959 medical graduate from G.R. Medical College, Gwalior and Vikram University in India. In 1962 he obtained the degree of Master of Surgery [M.S.] from the same University. For next seven years he continued his further training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, and in various hospitals of England.

He obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [FRCS Ed.] in 1966, and returned to India to join Goa Medical College in 1969. In ten years he reached the highest rank of full Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at the same college.

From1981, he worked as Professor of Surgery at King Faisal University [later named as University of Dammam], and senior Consultant Surgeon at King Fahd Teaching Hospital. For twenty five years he also held the position of ‘Director for Postgraduate Training Program in Surgery’.

He left Saudi Arabia in 2013, but continues to hold the position of ‘Emeritus Professor’.

Prof. Parashar has been a very popular teacher and well known surgeon amongst his students, trainees, colleagues and community in Goa as well as in Saudi Arabia. His students have been occupying very senior positions in India and abroad.

He lives with his wife in USA; however he spends a lot of his leisurely time at his beautiful resort home at Dona Paula in Goa, India.

You can contact Prof. Parashar at the following address:
1, Monet court, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08552, USA
5, Sagar colony, Dona Paula, Goa, 403004, India
E-mail: skparashars@yahoo.com

Description

This work is my attempt to simplify and teach basic sciences and their application in clinical decision making.

Students of surgery must know that communication skills, mannerism and ethics play a very significant role in the learning phase of their life. Any student in a white coat with a stethoscope around the neck and hammer and tuning fork peeking out of the coat pocket cannot disguise the fact that they are still students and that they have to win the trust of their patients before they can obtain the required information related to their history and physical examination.

Students must introduce themselves to their patients, take their permission, maintain privacy, and respect confidentiality of the information provided. They must keep the conversation simple, focused, specific and relevant to the patients’ problems, and use uncomplicated understandable terms. Students should not independently discuss the diagnosis, prognosis and management with the patient or any member of their family. Any curiosity and questions in this respect should be directed to the treating surgeon.

There is no substitute for modest appearance and courteous behavior. Be gentle to your patients who must already be suffering. That is often why they seek medical help. While examining them do not do anything that may increase their pain or suffering. Remember the dictum: “If you cannot do any good, please do not do any harm”.

Surgical examination includes examination of private parts and internal examinations. Seek permission before proceeding. A cooperative patient can help solve many of students’ problems. Most surgical patients have wounds that require dressings. Do not expose wounds repeatedly. Follow instructions from the teacher or the nurse. Pay attention to hygiene and patients’ comforts. Wash your hands, use gloves where necessary. Do not expose or move your patient unnecessarily. Prepare a scheme for examination before you expose the patient. Thus you can complete the examination and accomplish the objectives within the shortest time and with minimal discomfort for the patient.

Finally, students should note that all major problems in general surgery can be covered in following TEN groups. Once they master the basics of these ten subjects from a book like this and the details from their text books, they would have covered almost all common general surgical conditions which they are likely to encounter in their practice. These TEN groups are:
1. General principles of surgery
2. Non-specific surgical conditions
3. Trauma
4. Abdomen: Acute abdomen and Abdominal masses
5. Ano-rectum
6. Hernias
7. Cervico-facial surgical conditions
8. Breast lumps
9. Acute chest pain and dyspnoea, of surgical origin
10. Limbs and Peripheral Vascular Diseases [including diabetic foot]

This book focuses on applied anatomy, Patho-physiology and principles of management of these ten groups, based on my experience and understanding.

Contents

Introduction
General Principles of Clinical Practice
Communication Skills
Professional Ethics
Safety in Clinical Practice
General Principles of Surgery
Non Specific Surgical Conditions
The Pain
The Wounds
Scars
Haemorrhages
Surgical Infections
Tumors
Cysts
Common Lesions of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Moles/Naevi
Peri-Operative Care
Preoperative Preparation
Intra-Operative Care
Postoperative Complications and Management
Swellings and Ulcers
Swellings
Ulcers
Sinuses and Fistulae
Trauma
Burns and Scalds
Severe External Haemorrhage
The Abdomen
Developmental Defects of Abdominal Wall
Surgical Abdomen
Acute Abdomen
Sub-Acute, Chronic and Recurrent Obstructions
Adynamic Obstruction
Mesenteric Ischaemia
Abdominal Masses [Including Tumors]
Tumors of Colon
Colon Cancers
Section 2 
Ano-Rectum
Anal Fissure
Internal Haemorrhoids
Important Facts and Observations about Internal Haemorrhoids
Peri-Anal Haematoma [External Haemorrhoid is Wrong Term]
Ano-Rectal Sepsis
Fistula-in-ano
Rectal Prolapse
Inflammations
Non Specific Peri-Anal Swellings
Ano-Rectal Tumors
Diagnosis of Ano-Rectal Problems
Ano-Rectal Mystery
Reminder
Pilonidal Sinus [PNS]
The Hernia
Head and Neck
Oral Cavity
Salivary Glands
The Neck
Thyroid Gland [Goitre]
Parathyroids
The Breast
Breast Tumors
Breasts in Males
The Chest
Trauma
Airway Obstructions
Tension Pneumothorax
Open Pneumothorax
Haemothorax
Flail Chest
Cardiac Tamponade
Rupture of Diaphragm
Oesophageal Rupture
Non Traumatic Chest Conditions of Surgical Interest
Oesophageal Tumors
Achalasia Cardia
The Limbs
The Hand Infections
Ganglion
Dupuytren’s Contracture
The Foot
Diabetic Foot
Other Lesions of Foot
Peripheral Vascular Disorders [PVD]
Malformations
Arterial Disorders
Disorders of Veins
Surgery in Tropics
Parasitic Diseases
Bacterial and Viral Diseases
Neoplasms
Blood Diseases
Useful Hints for Diagnosis [Easy to Remember]
Pain
Rare Pictures for Spot Diagnosis
On a Lighter Note
Culinary Metaphors in Medicine [Fascination of Medical Fraternity with Food]
Summary 
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