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Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Black molds feed by secreting enzymes that dissolve complex molecules, like cellulose, as their filamentous hyphae insinuate themselves in their food sources. Many of the molds that grow in buildings ... More


Aracruz Celulose: A Case History

Erling Lorentzen

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a case history of Aracruz Celulose, a Brazilian company established to implement an innovative project – the creation of planted forestry, using fast‐growing eucalyptus, for the ... More


Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Paul David Blanc

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous ... More


Bio-nanocomposites with non-cellulosic biofillers

Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, and Ning Lin

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Among the components of bio-nanocomposites, the nanometer sized biofillers from biomass show unique advantages over traditional inorganic nanoparticles by virtue of their biodegradability and ... More


Bio-nanocomposites using bio-based epoxy resins

Mitsuhiro Shibata

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

As nanocomposites composed of bio-based epoxy resins, bio-based hardeners, and nanofillers, polyglycerol polyglycidyl ether (PGPE) / ε-poly(L-lysine) (PL) / montmorillonite (MMT), glycerol ... More


Digestion: Grass to Gas and Chips

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A grassland's plants combine the energy from the sun with water and nutrients from the soil to grow and reproduce. These plants produce the stuff of life and growth for grass eaters. There are ... More


Nutritional Strategy of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Yu Long, Zhi Lü, Dajun Wang, Xiaojian Zhu, Hao Wang, Yingyi Zhang, and Wenshi Pan

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter addresses the dietary and nutritional information initially reported by Schaller et al. for giant pandas from Wolong. Captive feeding demonstrates that pandas may be capable of more ... More


In the Beginning

Paul David Blanc

in Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the nature of viscose manufacturing and the known or suspected toxic effects of carbon disulfide. It begins with a history of carbon disulfide, which was first synthesized in ... More


Candy Floss, Cellulose, Sugars and Foods

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 2 describes conversion of cellulose to useful products in the 19th century (rayon, celluloid, guncotton) and the role of glucose in its chemical structure. The preparation of candy floss ... More


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