The State of the Environment is the annual report of the United Nations that contains the current state of the environment and the biosphere as well as certain important environmental issues. The monograph also discusses social and economic issues and their implication to the environment.
The book covers environmental concerns - air and atmospheric issues such as indoor air pollution, changes in atmospheric ozone, and the effects of carbon dioxide and other trace gases in the atmosphere; issues related to land and water such as land and soil loss, water quality, and food production; and power-related issues such as energy production and consumption, nuclear power, and energy conservation. Also included are other issues such as chemical wastes and other harmful substances, diseases such as malaria and cancer, and the effects of population on the environment.
The text is recommended for environmentalists and scientists who would like to know more about the issues related to the environment.
Contents Contributors Preface Introduction: Chitin: Accomplishments and Perspectives Part I Drug Delivery, Sustained Release, and Pharmaceuticals Partially Deacetylated Chitin: Its Use in Self-Regulated Drug Delivery Systems Application of Chitin and Chitosan to Pharmaceutical Preparations Synthesis and Characterization of Chitin Pendently Substituted with the Herbicide Metribuzin Part II Novel Applications of Chitin, Chitosan,and Their Derivatives The Effect of Chitinous Materials on the Intestinal Microflora and the Utilization of Whey in Monogastric Animals Several Novel Attempts for the Use of the Potential Functions of Chitin and Chitosan Action of Amino Polymers on Iron Status, Gut Morphology, and Cholesterol Levels in the Rat Biomedical Applications of Chitin and Chitosan The Permeability of Chitin Films to Water and Solutes Part III Enzymology and Genetic Enzyme Engineering Purification and Characterization of Chitosanase from Streptomyces Griseus Chitosanases: Occurrence, Production, and Immobilization Chitinolytic Activity of Commercially Available /ß-Glucosidase Genetic Improvement of Chitinase Production by Serratia Marcescens Cloning Of Vibrio harveyi Chitinase and Chitobiase Genes in Escherichia Coli Part IV Chemical and Physical Structure of Chitin and Chitosan Chitin Solvents and Solubility Parameters Chemical Composition and Some Properties of Crustacean Chitin Prepared by Use of Proteolytic Activity of Pseudomonas Maltophilia LC102 The Structure of Chitin-Protein Complexes Ultraviolet Absorption Spectra of Microcrystalline Chitins Part V Biological and Physicochemical Properties of Chitin and Its Derivatives Chitosan, a Natural Regulator in Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interactions, Increases Crop Yields Physicochemical, Biochemical, and Biological Properties of Chitin Derivatives X-Ray Diffraction Study on Chit
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- 28th May 1987
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