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【2 Pack】In-Ear Headphones Earphones 3.5mm High Sensitivity Microphone Volume Control Noise Isolating, High Definition…

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[Design]:The Earphones come with magnetic ear caps, no knots and no entanglement; 3.5mm gold-plated plug and durable TPE cable, to ensure lossless sound transmission and durability.

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1 X Orange Azalea Japanese Evergreen Shrub Hardy Garden Plant in Pot

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Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm Pot
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub with bushy habit. Its mid-green foliage is joined by vibrant reddish-orange flowering in Spring.
Growth & Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1.5 – 2.5m. This will be reached over a 10-20-year period.

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2021 Newest Design Washable Holiday Party Clear and Sport Face Mask for Adult

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【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Adjustable】These masks have adjustable ear loops and nose wire. Adjustable ear loops has enough elasticity to fit most people.

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24 AWG Electrical Wire, Cable Set Hook Wire Kit Flexible Silicone Cable 600V Insulating Wire-high Temperature Resistance…

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【24 AWG gauge silicone wire】 Silicone rubber electrical wire kit 24AWG. 24 strands per wire, with a tough silicone sheath. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Easy handling】 For DIY enthusiasts, RC airplanes, RC vehicles, ship models, batteries, lamps, household appliances, electric heaters, measuring devices, instruments, motor lead wire, digital fields.3d printer, test lead wire, RC applications. Silicone coating. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Material】 silicone rubber, tinning copper.

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24 pack anti bac wash pad Bulk Pack Heavy Duty (4×6)

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Anti-bacterial – The anti-bacterial formulation prevents the growth of bacteria on the wash pad, meaning germs and bacteria are not spread around when cleaning – hello hygiene!
Anti-grease – The anti-grease technology helps to keep the scourer clean by repelling grease, ensuring the scrubbing pad lasts longer.
Longer lasting performance – say goodbye to unpleasant smelling wash pads!

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25 X Plastic Test Tubes,100mm X 16mm,Complete With Push Caps CONSUMABLES_DIRECT

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Each tube will come with a 16mm flange push cap – making the tube air tight
The tubes are made from high grade polystyrene – which is as clear as glass.
The tubes have a round bottom

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3D Pen Filament Refills PLA ,3D Drawing Printing Pen Filaments, 1.75mm PLA, 3D Printer Filament (10 Colors, Each Color…

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4M Kidz Labs Solar System Planetarium Model

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Build your own glow in the dark solar system planetarium model of 30 cm span
Assemble, paint and highlight it with glow effects
Watch it glow in the dark as in real Space

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A Daimler Century: The Full History of Britain’s Oldest Car Maker

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A Rainbow Palate – How Chemical Dyes Changed the West′s Relationship with Food (Synthesis (CHUP))

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We live in a world saturated by chemicals–our food, our clothes, and even our bodies play host to hundreds of synthetic chemicals that did not exist before the nineteenth century. By the 1900s, a wave of bright coal tar dyes had begun to transform the western world. Originally intended for textiles, the new dyes soon permeated daily life in unexpected ways, and by the time the risks and uncertainties surrounding the synthesized chemicals began to surface, they were being used in everything from clothes and home furnishings to cookware and food. In A Rainbow Palate, Carolyn Cobbold explores how the widespread use of new chemical substances influenced perceptions and understanding of food, science, and technology, as well as trust in science and scientists. Because the new dyes were among the earliest contested chemical additives in food, the battles surrounding their use offer striking insights and parallels into today’s international struggles surrounding chemical, food, and trade regulation.

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Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

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The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance. The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

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Alpen 30000800100″ Keramo Extreme Porcelain/Gres Tile Drill Bit, Grey, 8 mm

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For hardest porcelain/gres tiles up to Mohs/Ritz hardness 9
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Highly accurate centring and accurate holes

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Artificial Intelligence for Fashion: How AI is Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

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Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied in the fashion industry. With an application focused approach, this book provides real-world examples, breaks down technical jargon for non-technical readers, and provides an educational resource for fashion professionals.  The book investigates the ways in which AI is impacting every part of the fashion value chain starting with product discovery and working backwards to manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence for Fashion walks you through concepts, such as connected retail, data mining, and artificially intelligent robotics.  Each chapter contains an example of how AI is being applied in the fashion industry illustrated by one major technological theme. There are no equations, algorithms, or code. The technological explanations are cumulative so you’ll discover more information about the inner workings of artificial intelligence in practical stages as the book progresses. What You’ll LearnGain a basic understanding of AI and how it is used in fashionUnderstand key terminology and concepts in AIReview the new competitive landscape of the fashion industryConceptualize and develop new ways to apply AI within the workplaceWho This Book Is ForFashion industry professionals from designers, managers, department heads, and executives can use this book to learn about how AI is impacting roles in every department and profession. 

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Beautyscapes: Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

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Beautyscapes is a fascinating and vibrant exploration of the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel abroad for treatment, this book focuses on patient-consumers and those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated, Beautyscapes draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility, such as gender and class, neoliberalism, social media, conviviality and care, to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. As well as looking at the nature and power relations of the transnational medical travel industry, the book challenges myths about vain and ill-informed travellers seeking surgery from ‘cowboy’ foreign doctors, yet also demonstrates the difficulties and dilemmas that medical tourists – especially cosmetic surgery tourists – face. Richly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes explores cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa. It will be of interest to students and academics in Sociology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Health Studies and Tourism Studies.

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Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

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Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, then slaughtered, processed and shipped to the other side of the globe. Less well known are the deadly pathogens mutating in, and emerging out of, these specialized agro-environments. In fact, many of the most dangerous new diseases in humans can be traced back to such food systems, among them Campylobacter, Nipah virus, Q fever, hepatitis E, and a variety of novel influenza variants.Agribusiness has known for decades that packing thousands of birds or livestock together results in a monoculture that selects for such disease. But market economics doesn’t punish the companies for growing Big Flu – it punishes animals, the environment, consumers, and contract farmers. Alongside growing profits, diseases are permitted to emerge, evolve, and spread with little check. “That is,” writes evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, “it pays to produce a pathogen that could kill a billion people.”In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace’s collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

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Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals

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Wall Street Journal Best Selling Book“I agree with the points made―and with Ayuk’s case for the critical role that OPEC will play in helping African oil products achieve a much-deserved voice in the petroleum industry.”―OPEC Secretary-General, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi BarkindoTwo decades of negotiating African oil and gas deals have given NJ Ayuk a grasp of the continent’s energy landscape that few can match. The American-educated, African energy lawyer serves up generous doses of that insight in his second book, Billions at Play: The Future of Africa Energy and Doing Deals.Serving as a road map for the continent to do a better job of using its vast energy resources to improve its peoples’ lives, Ayuk addresses how African countries can use their energy industries as springboards for diversifying and growing their overall economies.In addition, Ayuk shows how African governments and local companies can negotiate better deals with international energy companies and how the continent’s countries can use marginal oil and gas fields to develop domestic energy industries that, once strong, will compete globally.Questions posed and answered:Why Africa’s fledgling natural gas resources can allow the continent to emerge as a key global player in the industry What changes African countries can make in order to become attractive investment destinations The role that access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable power can play in the acceleration of economic growth Why and how American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa And why the continent’s energy industry needs more womenThe book’s underlying theme is that too often, natural resources create wealth for foreign investors and a select group of African elites while everyday people (and in turn, African economies) fail to benefit.While it is easy to see that there is a lack of local participation in African projects and an ongoing challenge in securing necessary investment, we also need to understand our role in this. We have to understand the importance of creating enabling environments with attractive fiscal terms for local and foreign investors, the role of stronger local content policies in ensuring more local participation in the sector, and the weight government and political uncertainty carries in moving projects forward.“It’s up to Africans to fix Africa,” writes Ayuk. This statement can be considered a living theme throughout the book as he encourages that local companies and governments have to enter into collaborative agreements rather than passive engagements with IOCs and majors. “[We need] investors who show that they want to fully participate with us, by coming in and building long-term sustainable businesses that last and make a profit, create jobs and further development.”If you’re ready to dive headfirst into accessing a frank analysis and examination of the African energy landscape and how Africans can begin to fix Africa, jump into the pages of Billions at Play.

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£1.87

Biotech Century

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A fascinating glimpse inside the life-and-death business of biotechnology.. It is impossible to dispute the extraordinary impact biotechnology is having on our everyday lives. From Alchemy to IPO presents the dramatic story of the revolutionary and controversial business of inventing new cures and blockbuster drugs and a look at how biotech progress is generating powerful profit opportunities on all tiers of business and investment.Written by a well-known industry insider, From Alchemy to IPO addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the ’70s to today’s heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments. It describes the amazing entrepreneurial trail of product development, novel business models, and critical trials that eventually pave the way to market, and describes advances, such as deciphering the genetic code and gene therapy, that just may lead biotech to a higher realm altogether. This is the first book to accurately record the inner workings of an industry-biotechnology-that’s on the verge of living up to its monumental promise to change the world as we know it.

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Bosch 2 x Diamond Cutting Discs (for Tiles and Building Materials, Ø 125 mm, Accessories for Angle Grinders)

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Very well suited for dealing with materials such as ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, marble, brick, brick, concrete, granite and natural stone
Tile disc with circumferential cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm. Construction material disc with segmented cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm
Manufactured to the highest international quality standards for a long service life and maximum safety

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Bosch 2608585841 Professional HSS-Co Metal Drill Bit (stainless steel, 2.5 x 30 x 57 mm, accessory drill driver) , Gold

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2.5 x 30 x 57 mm

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Bosch 2608605283 Sander Sheet for Wood, Velcro Type, 8 Hole, 80mm x 133mm, P240 Grit, Red, Pack of 10

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Size: 80mm x 133mm
Color: Red
Powerful, ready-cut sanding sheets

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【2 Pack】In-Ear Headphones Earphones 3.5mm High Sensitivity Microphone Volume Control Noise Isolating, High Definition…

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Make sure this fitsby entering your model number.
[Wide Compatibility]:Headphones are widely compatible with iPhone SE/ 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus/5/5c/5s, iPad Mini/Air,iPod ,Samsung Galaxy, Android Smartphones and tablets, Windows devices, and all popular music devices with headphone socket.
[Design]:The Earphones come with magnetic ear caps, no knots and no entanglement; 3.5mm gold-plated plug and durable TPE cable, to ensure lossless sound transmission and durability.

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1 X Orange Azalea Japanese Evergreen Shrub Hardy Garden Plant in Pot

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Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm Pot
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub with bushy habit. Its mid-green foliage is joined by vibrant reddish-orange flowering in Spring.
Growth & Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1.5 – 2.5m. This will be reached over a 10-20-year period.

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2021 Newest Design Washable Holiday Party Clear and Sport Face Mask for Adult

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【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Adjustable】These masks have adjustable ear loops and nose wire. Adjustable ear loops has enough elasticity to fit most people.

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24 AWG Electrical Wire, Cable Set Hook Wire Kit Flexible Silicone Cable 600V Insulating Wire-high Temperature Resistance…

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【24 AWG gauge silicone wire】 Silicone rubber electrical wire kit 24AWG. 24 strands per wire, with a tough silicone sheath. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Easy handling】 For DIY enthusiasts, RC airplanes, RC vehicles, ship models, batteries, lamps, household appliances, electric heaters, measuring devices, instruments, motor lead wire, digital fields.3d printer, test lead wire, RC applications. Silicone coating. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Material】 silicone rubber, tinning copper.

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24 pack anti bac wash pad Bulk Pack Heavy Duty (4×6)

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Anti-bacterial – The anti-bacterial formulation prevents the growth of bacteria on the wash pad, meaning germs and bacteria are not spread around when cleaning – hello hygiene!
Anti-grease – The anti-grease technology helps to keep the scourer clean by repelling grease, ensuring the scrubbing pad lasts longer.
Longer lasting performance – say goodbye to unpleasant smelling wash pads!

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25 X Plastic Test Tubes,100mm X 16mm,Complete With Push Caps CONSUMABLES_DIRECT

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Each tube will come with a 16mm flange push cap – making the tube air tight
The tubes are made from high grade polystyrene – which is as clear as glass.
The tubes have a round bottom

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4M Kidz Labs Solar System Planetarium Model

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Build your own glow in the dark solar system planetarium model of 30 cm span
Assemble, paint and highlight it with glow effects
Watch it glow in the dark as in real Space

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A Rainbow Palate – How Chemical Dyes Changed the West′s Relationship with Food (Synthesis (CHUP))

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We live in a world saturated by chemicals–our food, our clothes, and even our bodies play host to hundreds of synthetic chemicals that did not exist before the nineteenth century. By the 1900s, a wave of bright coal tar dyes had begun to transform the western world. Originally intended for textiles, the new dyes soon permeated daily life in unexpected ways, and by the time the risks and uncertainties surrounding the synthesized chemicals began to surface, they were being used in everything from clothes and home furnishings to cookware and food. In A Rainbow Palate, Carolyn Cobbold explores how the widespread use of new chemical substances influenced perceptions and understanding of food, science, and technology, as well as trust in science and scientists. Because the new dyes were among the earliest contested chemical additives in food, the battles surrounding their use offer striking insights and parallels into today’s international struggles surrounding chemical, food, and trade regulation.

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Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

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The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance. The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

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Alpen 30000800100″ Keramo Extreme Porcelain/Gres Tile Drill Bit, Grey, 8 mm

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For hardest porcelain/gres tiles up to Mohs/Ritz hardness 9
Ideal for dry drilling
Highly accurate centring and accurate holes

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Artificial Intelligence for Fashion: How AI is Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

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Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied in the fashion industry. With an application focused approach, this book provides real-world examples, breaks down technical jargon for non-technical readers, and provides an educational resource for fashion professionals.  The book investigates the ways in which AI is impacting every part of the fashion value chain starting with product discovery and working backwards to manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence for Fashion walks you through concepts, such as connected retail, data mining, and artificially intelligent robotics.  Each chapter contains an example of how AI is being applied in the fashion industry illustrated by one major technological theme. There are no equations, algorithms, or code. The technological explanations are cumulative so you’ll discover more information about the inner workings of artificial intelligence in practical stages as the book progresses. What You’ll LearnGain a basic understanding of AI and how it is used in fashionUnderstand key terminology and concepts in AIReview the new competitive landscape of the fashion industryConceptualize and develop new ways to apply AI within the workplaceWho This Book Is ForFashion industry professionals from designers, managers, department heads, and executives can use this book to learn about how AI is impacting roles in every department and profession. 

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Beautyscapes: Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

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Beautyscapes is a fascinating and vibrant exploration of the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel abroad for treatment, this book focuses on patient-consumers and those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated, Beautyscapes draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility, such as gender and class, neoliberalism, social media, conviviality and care, to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. As well as looking at the nature and power relations of the transnational medical travel industry, the book challenges myths about vain and ill-informed travellers seeking surgery from ‘cowboy’ foreign doctors, yet also demonstrates the difficulties and dilemmas that medical tourists – especially cosmetic surgery tourists – face. Richly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes explores cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa. It will be of interest to students and academics in Sociology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Health Studies and Tourism Studies.

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Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

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Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, then slaughtered, processed and shipped to the other side of the globe. Less well known are the deadly pathogens mutating in, and emerging out of, these specialized agro-environments. In fact, many of the most dangerous new diseases in humans can be traced back to such food systems, among them Campylobacter, Nipah virus, Q fever, hepatitis E, and a variety of novel influenza variants.Agribusiness has known for decades that packing thousands of birds or livestock together results in a monoculture that selects for such disease. But market economics doesn’t punish the companies for growing Big Flu – it punishes animals, the environment, consumers, and contract farmers. Alongside growing profits, diseases are permitted to emerge, evolve, and spread with little check. “That is,” writes evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, “it pays to produce a pathogen that could kill a billion people.”In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace’s collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

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Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals

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Wall Street Journal Best Selling Book“I agree with the points made―and with Ayuk’s case for the critical role that OPEC will play in helping African oil products achieve a much-deserved voice in the petroleum industry.”―OPEC Secretary-General, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi BarkindoTwo decades of negotiating African oil and gas deals have given NJ Ayuk a grasp of the continent’s energy landscape that few can match. The American-educated, African energy lawyer serves up generous doses of that insight in his second book, Billions at Play: The Future of Africa Energy and Doing Deals.Serving as a road map for the continent to do a better job of using its vast energy resources to improve its peoples’ lives, Ayuk addresses how African countries can use their energy industries as springboards for diversifying and growing their overall economies.In addition, Ayuk shows how African governments and local companies can negotiate better deals with international energy companies and how the continent’s countries can use marginal oil and gas fields to develop domestic energy industries that, once strong, will compete globally.Questions posed and answered:Why Africa’s fledgling natural gas resources can allow the continent to emerge as a key global player in the industry What changes African countries can make in order to become attractive investment destinations The role that access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable power can play in the acceleration of economic growth Why and how American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa And why the continent’s energy industry needs more womenThe book’s underlying theme is that too often, natural resources create wealth for foreign investors and a select group of African elites while everyday people (and in turn, African economies) fail to benefit.While it is easy to see that there is a lack of local participation in African projects and an ongoing challenge in securing necessary investment, we also need to understand our role in this. We have to understand the importance of creating enabling environments with attractive fiscal terms for local and foreign investors, the role of stronger local content policies in ensuring more local participation in the sector, and the weight government and political uncertainty carries in moving projects forward.“It’s up to Africans to fix Africa,” writes Ayuk. This statement can be considered a living theme throughout the book as he encourages that local companies and governments have to enter into collaborative agreements rather than passive engagements with IOCs and majors. “[We need] investors who show that they want to fully participate with us, by coming in and building long-term sustainable businesses that last and make a profit, create jobs and further development.”If you’re ready to dive headfirst into accessing a frank analysis and examination of the African energy landscape and how Africans can begin to fix Africa, jump into the pages of Billions at Play.

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Biotech Century

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A fascinating glimpse inside the life-and-death business of biotechnology.. It is impossible to dispute the extraordinary impact biotechnology is having on our everyday lives. From Alchemy to IPO presents the dramatic story of the revolutionary and controversial business of inventing new cures and blockbuster drugs and a look at how biotech progress is generating powerful profit opportunities on all tiers of business and investment.Written by a well-known industry insider, From Alchemy to IPO addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the ’70s to today’s heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments. It describes the amazing entrepreneurial trail of product development, novel business models, and critical trials that eventually pave the way to market, and describes advances, such as deciphering the genetic code and gene therapy, that just may lead biotech to a higher realm altogether. This is the first book to accurately record the inner workings of an industry-biotechnology-that’s on the verge of living up to its monumental promise to change the world as we know it.

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Bosch 2 x Diamond Cutting Discs (for Tiles and Building Materials, Ø 125 mm, Accessories for Angle Grinders)

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Very well suited for dealing with materials such as ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, marble, brick, brick, concrete, granite and natural stone
Tile disc with circumferential cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm. Construction material disc with segmented cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm
Manufactured to the highest international quality standards for a long service life and maximum safety

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£17.19 Add to basket

【2 Pack】In-Ear Headphones Earphones 3.5mm High Sensitivity Microphone Volume Control Noise Isolating, High Definition…

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Make sure this fitsby entering your model number.
[Wide Compatibility]:Headphones are widely compatible with iPhone SE/ 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus/5/5c/5s, iPad Mini/Air,iPod ,Samsung Galaxy, Android Smartphones and tablets, Windows devices, and all popular music devices with headphone socket.
[Design]:The Earphones come with magnetic ear caps, no knots and no entanglement; 3.5mm gold-plated plug and durable TPE cable, to ensure lossless sound transmission and durability.

1 X Orange Azalea Japanese Evergreen Shrub Hardy Garden Plant in Pot

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Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm Pot
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub with bushy habit. Its mid-green foliage is joined by vibrant reddish-orange flowering in Spring.
Growth & Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1.5 – 2.5m. This will be reached over a 10-20-year period.

2021 Newest Design Washable Holiday Party Clear and Sport Face Mask for Adult

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【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Adjustable】These masks have adjustable ear loops and nose wire. Adjustable ear loops has enough elasticity to fit most people.

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24 AWG Electrical Wire, Cable Set Hook Wire Kit Flexible Silicone Cable 600V Insulating Wire-high Temperature Resistance…

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【24 AWG gauge silicone wire】 Silicone rubber electrical wire kit 24AWG. 24 strands per wire, with a tough silicone sheath. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Easy handling】 For DIY enthusiasts, RC airplanes, RC vehicles, ship models, batteries, lamps, household appliances, electric heaters, measuring devices, instruments, motor lead wire, digital fields.3d printer, test lead wire, RC applications. Silicone coating. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Material】 silicone rubber, tinning copper.

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24 pack anti bac wash pad Bulk Pack Heavy Duty (4×6)

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Anti-bacterial – The anti-bacterial formulation prevents the growth of bacteria on the wash pad, meaning germs and bacteria are not spread around when cleaning – hello hygiene!
Anti-grease – The anti-grease technology helps to keep the scourer clean by repelling grease, ensuring the scrubbing pad lasts longer.
Longer lasting performance – say goodbye to unpleasant smelling wash pads!

25 X Plastic Test Tubes,100mm X 16mm,Complete With Push Caps CONSUMABLES_DIRECT

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Each tube will come with a 16mm flange push cap – making the tube air tight
The tubes are made from high grade polystyrene – which is as clear as glass.
The tubes have a round bottom

4M Kidz Labs Solar System Planetarium Model

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Build your own glow in the dark solar system planetarium model of 30 cm span
Assemble, paint and highlight it with glow effects
Watch it glow in the dark as in real Space

A Rainbow Palate – How Chemical Dyes Changed the West′s Relationship with Food (Synthesis (CHUP))

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We live in a world saturated by chemicals–our food, our clothes, and even our bodies play host to hundreds of synthetic chemicals that did not exist before the nineteenth century. By the 1900s, a wave of bright coal tar dyes had begun to transform the western world. Originally intended for textiles, the new dyes soon permeated daily life in unexpected ways, and by the time the risks and uncertainties surrounding the synthesized chemicals began to surface, they were being used in everything from clothes and home furnishings to cookware and food. In A Rainbow Palate, Carolyn Cobbold explores how the widespread use of new chemical substances influenced perceptions and understanding of food, science, and technology, as well as trust in science and scientists. Because the new dyes were among the earliest contested chemical additives in food, the battles surrounding their use offer striking insights and parallels into today’s international struggles surrounding chemical, food, and trade regulation.

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Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

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The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance. The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

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Alpen 30000800100″ Keramo Extreme Porcelain/Gres Tile Drill Bit, Grey, 8 mm

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For hardest porcelain/gres tiles up to Mohs/Ritz hardness 9
Ideal for dry drilling
Highly accurate centring and accurate holes

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Artificial Intelligence for Fashion: How AI is Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

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Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied in the fashion industry. With an application focused approach, this book provides real-world examples, breaks down technical jargon for non-technical readers, and provides an educational resource for fashion professionals.  The book investigates the ways in which AI is impacting every part of the fashion value chain starting with product discovery and working backwards to manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence for Fashion walks you through concepts, such as connected retail, data mining, and artificially intelligent robotics.  Each chapter contains an example of how AI is being applied in the fashion industry illustrated by one major technological theme. There are no equations, algorithms, or code. The technological explanations are cumulative so you’ll discover more information about the inner workings of artificial intelligence in practical stages as the book progresses. What You’ll LearnGain a basic understanding of AI and how it is used in fashionUnderstand key terminology and concepts in AIReview the new competitive landscape of the fashion industryConceptualize and develop new ways to apply AI within the workplaceWho This Book Is ForFashion industry professionals from designers, managers, department heads, and executives can use this book to learn about how AI is impacting roles in every department and profession. 

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Beautyscapes: Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

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Beautyscapes is a fascinating and vibrant exploration of the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel abroad for treatment, this book focuses on patient-consumers and those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated, Beautyscapes draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility, such as gender and class, neoliberalism, social media, conviviality and care, to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. As well as looking at the nature and power relations of the transnational medical travel industry, the book challenges myths about vain and ill-informed travellers seeking surgery from ‘cowboy’ foreign doctors, yet also demonstrates the difficulties and dilemmas that medical tourists – especially cosmetic surgery tourists – face. Richly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes explores cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa. It will be of interest to students and academics in Sociology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Health Studies and Tourism Studies.

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Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

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Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, then slaughtered, processed and shipped to the other side of the globe. Less well known are the deadly pathogens mutating in, and emerging out of, these specialized agro-environments. In fact, many of the most dangerous new diseases in humans can be traced back to such food systems, among them Campylobacter, Nipah virus, Q fever, hepatitis E, and a variety of novel influenza variants.Agribusiness has known for decades that packing thousands of birds or livestock together results in a monoculture that selects for such disease. But market economics doesn’t punish the companies for growing Big Flu – it punishes animals, the environment, consumers, and contract farmers. Alongside growing profits, diseases are permitted to emerge, evolve, and spread with little check. “That is,” writes evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, “it pays to produce a pathogen that could kill a billion people.”In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace’s collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

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Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals

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Wall Street Journal Best Selling Book“I agree with the points made―and with Ayuk’s case for the critical role that OPEC will play in helping African oil products achieve a much-deserved voice in the petroleum industry.”―OPEC Secretary-General, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi BarkindoTwo decades of negotiating African oil and gas deals have given NJ Ayuk a grasp of the continent’s energy landscape that few can match. The American-educated, African energy lawyer serves up generous doses of that insight in his second book, Billions at Play: The Future of Africa Energy and Doing Deals.Serving as a road map for the continent to do a better job of using its vast energy resources to improve its peoples’ lives, Ayuk addresses how African countries can use their energy industries as springboards for diversifying and growing their overall economies.In addition, Ayuk shows how African governments and local companies can negotiate better deals with international energy companies and how the continent’s countries can use marginal oil and gas fields to develop domestic energy industries that, once strong, will compete globally.Questions posed and answered:Why Africa’s fledgling natural gas resources can allow the continent to emerge as a key global player in the industry What changes African countries can make in order to become attractive investment destinations The role that access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable power can play in the acceleration of economic growth Why and how American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa And why the continent’s energy industry needs more womenThe book’s underlying theme is that too often, natural resources create wealth for foreign investors and a select group of African elites while everyday people (and in turn, African economies) fail to benefit.While it is easy to see that there is a lack of local participation in African projects and an ongoing challenge in securing necessary investment, we also need to understand our role in this. We have to understand the importance of creating enabling environments with attractive fiscal terms for local and foreign investors, the role of stronger local content policies in ensuring more local participation in the sector, and the weight government and political uncertainty carries in moving projects forward.“It’s up to Africans to fix Africa,” writes Ayuk. This statement can be considered a living theme throughout the book as he encourages that local companies and governments have to enter into collaborative agreements rather than passive engagements with IOCs and majors. “[We need] investors who show that they want to fully participate with us, by coming in and building long-term sustainable businesses that last and make a profit, create jobs and further development.”If you’re ready to dive headfirst into accessing a frank analysis and examination of the African energy landscape and how Africans can begin to fix Africa, jump into the pages of Billions at Play.

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Biotech Century

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A fascinating glimpse inside the life-and-death business of biotechnology.. It is impossible to dispute the extraordinary impact biotechnology is having on our everyday lives. From Alchemy to IPO presents the dramatic story of the revolutionary and controversial business of inventing new cures and blockbuster drugs and a look at how biotech progress is generating powerful profit opportunities on all tiers of business and investment.Written by a well-known industry insider, From Alchemy to IPO addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the ’70s to today’s heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments. It describes the amazing entrepreneurial trail of product development, novel business models, and critical trials that eventually pave the way to market, and describes advances, such as deciphering the genetic code and gene therapy, that just may lead biotech to a higher realm altogether. This is the first book to accurately record the inner workings of an industry-biotechnology-that’s on the verge of living up to its monumental promise to change the world as we know it.

Bosch 2 x Diamond Cutting Discs (for Tiles and Building Materials, Ø 125 mm, Accessories for Angle Grinders)

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Very well suited for dealing with materials such as ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, marble, brick, brick, concrete, granite and natural stone
Tile disc with circumferential cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm. Construction material disc with segmented cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm
Manufactured to the highest international quality standards for a long service life and maximum safety

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【2 Pack】In-Ear Headphones Earphones 3.5mm High Sensitivity Microphone Volume Control Noise Isolating, High Definition…

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Make sure this fitsby entering your model number.
[Wide Compatibility]:Headphones are widely compatible with iPhone SE/ 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus/5/5c/5s, iPad Mini/Air,iPod ,Samsung Galaxy, Android Smartphones and tablets, Windows devices, and all popular music devices with headphone socket.
[Design]:The Earphones come with magnetic ear caps, no knots and no entanglement; 3.5mm gold-plated plug and durable TPE cable, to ensure lossless sound transmission and durability.

1 X Orange Azalea Japanese Evergreen Shrub Hardy Garden Plant in Pot

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Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm Pot
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub with bushy habit. Its mid-green foliage is joined by vibrant reddish-orange flowering in Spring.
Growth & Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 1.5 – 2.5m. This will be reached over a 10-20-year period.

2021 Newest Design Washable Holiday Party Clear and Sport Face Mask for Adult

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【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Package Included】Our package contain 4 clear face masks with different colors. Every style is carefully selected by us.
【Adjustable】These masks have adjustable ear loops and nose wire. Adjustable ear loops has enough elasticity to fit most people.

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24 AWG Electrical Wire, Cable Set Hook Wire Kit Flexible Silicone Cable 600V Insulating Wire-high Temperature Resistance…

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【24 AWG gauge silicone wire】 Silicone rubber electrical wire kit 24AWG. 24 strands per wire, with a tough silicone sheath. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Easy handling】 For DIY enthusiasts, RC airplanes, RC vehicles, ship models, batteries, lamps, household appliances, electric heaters, measuring devices, instruments, motor lead wire, digital fields.3d printer, test lead wire, RC applications. Silicone coating. This high-strand tinned copper wire is a great alternative to rigid PVC-coated wire.
【Material】 silicone rubber, tinning copper.

£14.89 Add to basket

24 pack anti bac wash pad Bulk Pack Heavy Duty (4×6)

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Anti-bacterial – The anti-bacterial formulation prevents the growth of bacteria on the wash pad, meaning germs and bacteria are not spread around when cleaning – hello hygiene!
Anti-grease – The anti-grease technology helps to keep the scourer clean by repelling grease, ensuring the scrubbing pad lasts longer.
Longer lasting performance – say goodbye to unpleasant smelling wash pads!

25 X Plastic Test Tubes,100mm X 16mm,Complete With Push Caps CONSUMABLES_DIRECT

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Each tube will come with a 16mm flange push cap – making the tube air tight
The tubes are made from high grade polystyrene – which is as clear as glass.
The tubes have a round bottom

4M Kidz Labs Solar System Planetarium Model

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Build your own glow in the dark solar system planetarium model of 30 cm span
Assemble, paint and highlight it with glow effects
Watch it glow in the dark as in real Space

A Rainbow Palate – How Chemical Dyes Changed the West′s Relationship with Food (Synthesis (CHUP))

0 out of 5
(0)

We live in a world saturated by chemicals–our food, our clothes, and even our bodies play host to hundreds of synthetic chemicals that did not exist before the nineteenth century. By the 1900s, a wave of bright coal tar dyes had begun to transform the western world. Originally intended for textiles, the new dyes soon permeated daily life in unexpected ways, and by the time the risks and uncertainties surrounding the synthesized chemicals began to surface, they were being used in everything from clothes and home furnishings to cookware and food. In A Rainbow Palate, Carolyn Cobbold explores how the widespread use of new chemical substances influenced perceptions and understanding of food, science, and technology, as well as trust in science and scientists. Because the new dyes were among the earliest contested chemical additives in food, the battles surrounding their use offer striking insights and parallels into today’s international struggles surrounding chemical, food, and trade regulation.

£25.28 Add to basket

Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

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The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance. The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

£30.91 Add to basket

Alpen 30000800100″ Keramo Extreme Porcelain/Gres Tile Drill Bit, Grey, 8 mm

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For hardest porcelain/gres tiles up to Mohs/Ritz hardness 9
Ideal for dry drilling
Highly accurate centring and accurate holes

£12.44 Add to basket

Artificial Intelligence for Fashion: How AI is Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

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Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied in the fashion industry. With an application focused approach, this book provides real-world examples, breaks down technical jargon for non-technical readers, and provides an educational resource for fashion professionals.  The book investigates the ways in which AI is impacting every part of the fashion value chain starting with product discovery and working backwards to manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence for Fashion walks you through concepts, such as connected retail, data mining, and artificially intelligent robotics.  Each chapter contains an example of how AI is being applied in the fashion industry illustrated by one major technological theme. There are no equations, algorithms, or code. The technological explanations are cumulative so you’ll discover more information about the inner workings of artificial intelligence in practical stages as the book progresses. What You’ll LearnGain a basic understanding of AI and how it is used in fashionUnderstand key terminology and concepts in AIReview the new competitive landscape of the fashion industryConceptualize and develop new ways to apply AI within the workplaceWho This Book Is ForFashion industry professionals from designers, managers, department heads, and executives can use this book to learn about how AI is impacting roles in every department and profession. 

£17.79 Add to basket

Beautyscapes: Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

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Beautyscapes is a fascinating and vibrant exploration of the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel abroad for treatment, this book focuses on patient-consumers and those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated, Beautyscapes draws on key themes of interest to students and researchers interested in globalisation and mobility, such as gender and class, neoliberalism, social media, conviviality and care, to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. As well as looking at the nature and power relations of the transnational medical travel industry, the book challenges myths about vain and ill-informed travellers seeking surgery from ‘cowboy’ foreign doctors, yet also demonstrates the difficulties and dilemmas that medical tourists – especially cosmetic surgery tourists – face. Richly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes explores cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa. It will be of interest to students and academics in Sociology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Health Studies and Tourism Studies.

£17.99 Add to basket

Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

0 out of 5
(0)

Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, then slaughtered, processed and shipped to the other side of the globe. Less well known are the deadly pathogens mutating in, and emerging out of, these specialized agro-environments. In fact, many of the most dangerous new diseases in humans can be traced back to such food systems, among them Campylobacter, Nipah virus, Q fever, hepatitis E, and a variety of novel influenza variants.Agribusiness has known for decades that packing thousands of birds or livestock together results in a monoculture that selects for such disease. But market economics doesn’t punish the companies for growing Big Flu – it punishes animals, the environment, consumers, and contract farmers. Alongside growing profits, diseases are permitted to emerge, evolve, and spread with little check. “That is,” writes evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, “it pays to produce a pathogen that could kill a billion people.”In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid.While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace’s collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

£14.99 Add to basket

Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals

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Wall Street Journal Best Selling Book“I agree with the points made―and with Ayuk’s case for the critical role that OPEC will play in helping African oil products achieve a much-deserved voice in the petroleum industry.”―OPEC Secretary-General, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi BarkindoTwo decades of negotiating African oil and gas deals have given NJ Ayuk a grasp of the continent’s energy landscape that few can match. The American-educated, African energy lawyer serves up generous doses of that insight in his second book, Billions at Play: The Future of Africa Energy and Doing Deals.Serving as a road map for the continent to do a better job of using its vast energy resources to improve its peoples’ lives, Ayuk addresses how African countries can use their energy industries as springboards for diversifying and growing their overall economies.In addition, Ayuk shows how African governments and local companies can negotiate better deals with international energy companies and how the continent’s countries can use marginal oil and gas fields to develop domestic energy industries that, once strong, will compete globally.Questions posed and answered:Why Africa’s fledgling natural gas resources can allow the continent to emerge as a key global player in the industry What changes African countries can make in order to become attractive investment destinations The role that access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable power can play in the acceleration of economic growth Why and how American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa And why the continent’s energy industry needs more womenThe book’s underlying theme is that too often, natural resources create wealth for foreign investors and a select group of African elites while everyday people (and in turn, African economies) fail to benefit.While it is easy to see that there is a lack of local participation in African projects and an ongoing challenge in securing necessary investment, we also need to understand our role in this. We have to understand the importance of creating enabling environments with attractive fiscal terms for local and foreign investors, the role of stronger local content policies in ensuring more local participation in the sector, and the weight government and political uncertainty carries in moving projects forward.“It’s up to Africans to fix Africa,” writes Ayuk. This statement can be considered a living theme throughout the book as he encourages that local companies and governments have to enter into collaborative agreements rather than passive engagements with IOCs and majors. “[We need] investors who show that they want to fully participate with us, by coming in and building long-term sustainable businesses that last and make a profit, create jobs and further development.”If you’re ready to dive headfirst into accessing a frank analysis and examination of the African energy landscape and how Africans can begin to fix Africa, jump into the pages of Billions at Play.

£14.59 Add to basket

Biotech Century

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A fascinating glimpse inside the life-and-death business of biotechnology.. It is impossible to dispute the extraordinary impact biotechnology is having on our everyday lives. From Alchemy to IPO presents the dramatic story of the revolutionary and controversial business of inventing new cures and blockbuster drugs and a look at how biotech progress is generating powerful profit opportunities on all tiers of business and investment.Written by a well-known industry insider, From Alchemy to IPO addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the ’70s to today’s heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments. It describes the amazing entrepreneurial trail of product development, novel business models, and critical trials that eventually pave the way to market, and describes advances, such as deciphering the genetic code and gene therapy, that just may lead biotech to a higher realm altogether. This is the first book to accurately record the inner workings of an industry-biotechnology-that’s on the verge of living up to its monumental promise to change the world as we know it.

Bosch 2 x Diamond Cutting Discs (for Tiles and Building Materials, Ø 125 mm, Accessories for Angle Grinders)

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Very well suited for dealing with materials such as ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, marble, brick, brick, concrete, granite and natural stone
Tile disc with circumferential cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm. Construction material disc with segmented cutter rim, cutting width 1.7 mm
Manufactured to the highest international quality standards for a long service life and maximum safety

£17.19 Add to basket

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