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Shift A Virals Short Story

Author : Kathy Reichs
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Tory Brennan's great aunt, Temperance, arrives just in time to investigate a robbery at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute in this exclusive direct-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, author of Bones are Forever and Virals. Renowned forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is obviously qualified to figure out who the criminal is but Tory and her Virals pack want to crack the case on their own, Yet the crime is puzzling. Who could have accessed the labs at LIRI, and how could they have gotten the equipment off the island? It's Brennan vs. Brennan in this straight to digital short story that gives readers a brand new insight into the world of the Virals.

Viral Proteases and Antiviral Protease Inhibitor Therapy

Author : Uwe Lendeckel
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The 8th volume in the Proteases in Biology and Disease series focuses on the role of proteases in virus function and their potential as anti-viral targets. Viral infections are still difficult to threat and some remained life-threatening diseases in spite of antiviral drug research over decades. Proteases are still regarded as an Achilles’ heel of the pathogens and, thus, protease inhibitors may help to handle the known and the emerging viral threads. The book discusses viral proteases of the most important pathogenic viruses, responsible for severe diseases: AIDS, SARS, Hepatitis, Cytomegalovirus, T-cell lymphotropic virus, Picornavirus. This book focuses specifically on the viral proteases, crucial prerequisites for viral entry into cells and viral replication. Viral proteases represent an important pharmaceutical target. The current stage of protease inhibitor development and therapy are summarised and discussed by experts in the field. This volume represents a timely and valuable continuation of the Proteases in Biology and Disease series. The reader will learn the potential for proteases as targets for effective anti-virals. This book will be a valuable source of information on viral proteases and provoke further research in this important field.

Willful Monstrosity

Author : Natalie Wilson
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Taking in a wide range of film, television, and literature, this volume explores 21st century horror and its monsters from an intersectional perspective with a marked emphasis on gender and race. The analysis, which covers over 70 narratives, is organized around four primary monstrous figures--zombies, vampires, witches and monstrous women. Arguing that the current horror renaissance is populated with willful monsters that subvert prevailing cultural norms and systems of power, the discussion reads horror in relation to topics of particular import in the contemporary moment--rampant sexual violence, unbridled capitalist greed, brutality against people of color, militarism, and the patriarchy's refusal to die. Examining ground-breaking films and television shows such as Get Out, Us, The Babadook, A Quiet Place, Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful, and The Passage, as well as works by key authors like Justin Cronin, Carmen Maria Machado, Helen Oyeyemi, Margo Lanagan, and Jeanette Winterson, this monograph offers a thorough account of the horror landscape and what it says about the 21st century world.

Plant Science s Contribution to Fighting Viral Pandemics COVID 19 as a Case Study

Author : Ana I. Caño-Delgado
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The Advertising Handbook

Author : Helen Powell
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This book unravels the how & why of advertising and places the industry in its social, historical & political context. Focusing on key debates, it explores the competitive practices & discourses which govern the industry & those who work in it.

Digital Anthropology

Author : Heather A. Horst
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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Televised Presidential Debates in a Changing Media Environment 2 volumes

Author : Edward A. Hinck
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This two-volume set examines recent presidential and vice presidential debates, addresses how citizens make sense of these events in new media, and considers whether the evolution of these forms of consumption is healthy for future presidential campaigns—and for democracy. • Examines research on presidential debates from 2004 to 2016, and considers how these debates—and elections—were affected by the changing media environment of each election season • Assesses the impact of U.S. citizens using social media to make sense of the campaign debates • Considers whether the established presidential debate format is no longer effective for informing voters in a time of unprecedented political polarization and voter cynicism • Applies different methods of analyzing the debates that will interest rhetorical scholars, argumentation scholars, and political communication scholars

Marketing Communications

Author : Ze Zook
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Marketing Communications provides a comprehensive overview of every aspect of marketing communications, from social media, advertising, PR and sponsorship to direct selling and merchandizing. It presents modern marketing communications theories and tools in an accessible way so readers can fully understand the landscape and achieve better results. With a plethora of examples and case studies, as well as online support material for lecturers and students, this essential textbook will guide students and practitioners through everything they need to know about the changing face of marketing. This fully updated 6th edition of Marketing Communications features more of the underpinning theory whilst building on its impressive reputation as a leading practical textbook on the subject. Case studies and anecdotes from companies such as Campbell's Soup, Spotify, Paypal, Kraft and Nike focus on recent digital developments to bring the latest marketing tools to life. With a particular emphasis on analytics, engagement and integration, it addresses the integrated offline and online with social media approach to reflect the current state of play for marketing communications experts. This edition is also supported by a wealth of online resources, including lecture slides for every chapter and self-tests for students.

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
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In this report, the Science and Technology Committee examines how scientific advice and evidence is used in national emergencies, when the Government and scientific advisory system are put under great pressure to deal with atypical situations. The inquiry focused on four case studies: (i) the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza pandemic (swine flu); (ii) the April 2010 volcanic ash disruption; (iii) space weather; and (iv) cyber attacks. While science is used effectively to aid responses to emergencies, the detachment of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) from the National Risk Assessment (NRA) - the key process of risk evaluation carried out by the Cabinet Office - is a serious concern. The Committee recommends that the NRA should not be signed off until the GCSA is satisfied that all risks requiring scientific input and judgements have been properly considered. A new independent scientific advisory committee should be set up to advise the Cabinet on risk assessment and review the NRA. The Icelandic volcanic eruption in April 2010 is a stark example of the lack of scientific input in risk assessment: the risk of disruption to aviation caused by a natural disaster was dropped from the assessment process in 2009, despite warnings from earth scientists. There are concerns over how risk was communicated to the public during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic are raised in the report, with sensationalised media reporting about the projected deaths from swine flu. The Scientific Advisory Groups in Emergencies, set up to advise government during emergencies, were found to work in an unnecessarily secretive way.


Author : James Lilliefors
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Two brothers race to stop a massive bioterrorist plot in this “world-class thriller” (Vince Flynn, New York Times–bestselling author of American Assassin). In remote pockets of the Third World, a deadly virus is quietly sweeping through impoverished farming villages and shantytowns with frightening speed and potency. Meanwhile, in Washington, a three-word message left in a safe-deposit box may be the key to stopping the crisis—if, that is, Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor and former CIA operative, can decipher the puzzle before time runs out. Mallory begins to discover the traces of a secret war with a bold objective—to create a new, technologically advanced society. With the help of his brother Jon, an investigative reporter, he needs to outwit a new kind of superpower and break the story to the world before it’s too late—and a planned “humane depopulation” takes place . . .