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3. You are what you eat … plus a few per mil

3. You are what you eat … plus a few per mil  

Rob Ellam

in Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790737
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198723622
‘You are what you eat … plus a few per mil’ explains delta notation and organic isotopic fractionation. An isotopic balance has to be maintained, so the isotopic fractionation into a ... More
5. The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer

5. The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199672875
‘The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer’ considers calcium and the hormone systems that regulate it. These hormones keep the correct balance between the highly reactive Ca2+ ... More
5. Marine life in the tropics

5. Marine life in the tropics  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191877124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198841715.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198841715
The tropical marine environment encompasses those parts of the Global Ocean where the surface waters are consistently warm throughout the year, rarely falling below 20°C. Coral reefs embody ... More
6. The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful

6. The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840998
‘The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful’ explains the chemistry and application of isotopes. The arrangement of isotopes in the Periodic Table by weight did not always make sense, ... More
4. The eightfold path: organizing the elements

4. The eightfold path: organizing the elements  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840998
‘The eightfold path: organizing the elements’ explains the history and rationale of the Periodic Table. Atomic theory was not fully accepted until Jean Perrin proved the existence of atoms ... More
7. Vitamins and minerals

7. Vitamins and minerals  

David A. Bender

in Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779985
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199681921
Along with energy and protein, the body needs two further groups of nutrients in the diet, in relatively small amounts: mineral salts and vitamins. ‘Vitamins and minerals’ explains how ... More
Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Hormones: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Luck

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199672875
Hormones balance and coordinate the workings of the body. There are many misconceptions about the endocrine system and few people are aware of its nature and importance. Hormones: A Very ... More

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