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Biological Control In Plant Protection

RRP $362.99

There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests-parasites, predators, and pathogens.

The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard, and protected environments. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial arthropods (insects and mites), and beneficial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes), featuring a tabular pest identification guide. Descriptions of biocontrol organisms are divided into four sections: species characteristics, lifecycle, crop/pest associations, and influences of growing practices. The text is illustrated throughout with color photographs of the highest quality.

This revised edition helps readers more fully understand the concepts and practice of biological control and integrated pest management. All chapters have been updated and expanded, and more than 300 new photographs have been added. The second edition covers new beneficial organisms and pest profiles, and it includes a new chapter on the practical aspects and application of biological control. It also contains a new final chapter that puts biological control in perspective, discussing interactions that occur when using biocontrol for population management as well as some of the possible mechanisms of biocontrol.


Influenza Virus Sialidase 2012

RRP $711.99

Influenza continues to be an ongoing problem despite the existence of vaccines and drugs. Disease outbreaks can occur relatively quickly as witnessed with the recent emergence of the influenza virus A/H1N1 pandemic. The development of new anti-influenza drugs is thus a major challenge.

This volume describes all aspects of the virus structure and function relevant to infection. The focus is on drug discovery of inhibitors to the enzyme sialidase, which plays a key role in the infectious lifecycle of the virus. Following an overview of the influenza virus, the haemagglutinin, the interactions with the cell receptors and the enzymology of virus sialidase, recent results in drug design are presented. These include a full coverage of the design, synthesis and evaluation of carbohydrate as well as non-carbohydrate influenza virus sialidase inhibitors. Further reviews of the clinical experience with influenza virus sialidase inhibitors and of the development of resistance to these inhibitor drugs complement the topic.


A User's Guide To Data Protection

RRP $353.99

A User's Guide to Data Protection, 2nd edition covers all the compliance issues that organisations need to be aware of in order to successfully comply with the UK data protection rules and regulations, along with a full assessment of the EU Data Protection Regulations and their impact on UK practice...Since the previous edition there have been a number of significant developments such as:..-The new UK and EU data protection regime.-New requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).-New rights, principles and definition.-Increasing uses, data collections and business models surrounding personal data.-New technologies.-Enhanced rights and obligations.-Significant fines as a percentage of worldwide turnover.-Significant case law including: Google Spain 'Right to be Forgotten' case; Schrems EU-US Safe Harbour; DRI; Vidal-Hall; Tamiz; Mosley; Weltimmo; Barbulescu; Snowden issues; etc.-Increasing litigation and cases regarding data protection and damages.-Classes actions and representative bodies.-Increasing levels of fines from the ICO and in an increasing variety of breach circumstances with directors as well as companies being fined by ICO.-Individuals, including private investigators, being prosecuted for DP offences.-Advertising and marketing.-The new tools of compliance and risk reduction, risk assessments, consultations, codes of conduct, certification, .-Data breaches and data loss.-Security and reactions to data breach.-Employee monitoring.-Apps.-Data portability.-Right to be Forgotten.-Notification of security breaches.-Privacy by Design/Data Protection by Design (PbD/DPbD)..A User's Guide to Data Protection, 2nd edition, is a practical and comprehensive analysis of current law and procedure which is presented in a clear and accessible reference style. ..Table of Contents.Part 1: How to Comply.Part 2: Inward Facing Data Protection.Part 3: Outward Facing Data Protection.Part 4: The New GDPR Regime.Part 5: Particular Issues



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