Mysticisme et logique - dont on présente ici la première traduction française intégrale - constitue un ouvrage crucial dans l'oeuvre de bertrand russell.
Il comporte des textes techniques devenus classiques sur la méthode scientifique en philosophie - à l'origine de ce qu'on a appelé la "philosophie analytique" -, les constituants de la matière, la relation des sense-data à la physique, la critique de la notion de cause, la distinction entre accointance et connaissance par description. mais on y trouve également des articles plus " populaires " sur le mysticisme, les choix de vie de l'homme libre, les vertus de l'éducation scientifique et le rôle des mathématiques.
Il ne faut point y voir futile éclectisme, mais bien plutôt l'expression de l'unité profonde et de l'ampleur rarement égalée d'une pensée - comme d'un engagement - d'un des plus grands scientifiques et philosophes du vingtième siècle.
Nemipterid fishes (threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams and coral breams) are of significant interest to fisheries throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. Despite their economic importance, however, the classification of this group of fishes is confused, and because of difficulties with the correct identification of species, information on their biology and fisheries also is rather scanty.
The author of the present catalogue is undertaking a worldwide revision of the family Nemipteridae. This work is near completion, but final publication may take several more years. Because of their importance to fisheries, and to avoid undue delay to fishery workers who require this basic information for their daily work, taxonomic information to date on nemipterid fishes is presented here. This catalogue is based on a comprehensive review of the literature; on the study of type specimens kept in the major museum collections throughout the world; and on extensive collection and examination of fresh material, particularly from the southeast Asian region. In view of the importance of colour patterns as diagnostic characters for identification, colour plates for most species have been included.
Applications of biocatalysis to biotechnology/ Isoamylase and its industrial significance in the production of sugars from starch/ Genetic engineering and nitrogen fixation/ Biosensors and biofuel cells/ Current applications of immobilized enzymes for manufacturing purposes/ Safety in microbiology: a review/ Biosensors for environmental control/ Microbiological methods for the enhancement of oil recovery/ Biotechnological approach to a new foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine/ Biotechnology and effluent treatment/ Sugar-cane as an energy crop/ Whey, a potential substrate for biotechnology/ Viruses as pest-control agents.
The impact of new technologies on vaccine development/ Plant-cell culture: natural products and industrial application/ Recombinant DNA technology and genetic control of pest insects/ Recent research on the development of microbial strains for amino-acid production/ Genetic engineering in Bacillus subtilis/ Strategies for improvement of wheat-grain quality using molecular genetics/ Production of pentoses by micro-organisms/ Interferon synthesis by micro-organisms/ High-rate anaerobic waste-water treatment using the UASB reactor under a wide range of temperature conditions/ Single-cell protein/ Possible developments in microbial and other sensors for fermentation control/ Biochemical genetics of the bacterial insect-control agent Bacillus thuringiensis: basic principles and prospects for genetic engineering/ Inhibition of alcoholic fermentation/ Recombinant vaccinia viruses as new live vaccines/ Developments in immobilized-enzyme technology.
The Boll Weevil: recent research developments and progress towards eradication in the USA/ Management of temperate-zone deciduous fruit pests applied behavioural ecology/ Biology sampling and population dynamics of Bemisia tabaci/ The biology, pest status and control of leafcutting ants/ Genetics of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata)/ Genetics of the Flour Moth, Ephestia kuhniella/ Effects of toxicants on insect cells/ The biology and behaviour of slugs in relation to crop damage and control/ Recent developments in the biochemical taxonomy of plant parasitic nematodes/ Anthelmintic resistance in nematode parasites of sheep/ Index
Potato protoplasts and tissue culture in crop improvement/ Cell and tissue culture technology for the genetic manipulation of temperate fruit trees/ The introduction and expression of foreign genes in plants/ Bacterial ice nucleation: molecular biology and applications/ Bacterial culture collections: their importance to biotechnology and microbiology/ Genetics and potential biotechnological applications of thermophilic and extremely thermophilic micro-organisms/ Effects of temperature on lipid unsaturation/ Yeast ß-glucosidases/ Semisynthetic enzymes: design of flavin-dependent oxidoreductases/ Biocatalysis with immobilized cells/ Safety testing of novel food products generated by biotechnology and genetic manipulation.
Cereal aphids as an applied problem/ Developmental and seasonal biology of Ostrinia nubialis/ Biology and control of the Carrot Fly, Psila rosae (F.)/ Beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt) and its control on sugar beet/ Ecological and agricultural considerations in the management of Twospotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch)/ Biology of polyphagous ground beetles in agriculture/ New pollinators for our crops/ Biochemical characters in agricultural entomology/ Biosystematic and biological control information systems in entomology/ Index
The trp promoter of Escherichia coli and its exploitation in the design of efficient protein production systems/ Secretion and folding of human growth hormone in Escherichia coli/ Substrate concentration control in bioreactors/ Enzymatic production of amino acids/ Cofactor regeneration for enzyme-catalysed synthesis/ Microbial conversion of terpenoids/ Engineering of herbicide resistance in plants/ Somatic polyembryogenesis for the multiplication of tree crops/ Molecular breeding of hydrogen-evolving bacteria/ Microcarrier cell culture.
Flocking and seasonal movements of Quelea Quelea and Agelaius phoeniceus in relation to crop damage/ Ecological effects of manure, sewage sludge and other organic wastes on arthropod populations/ Factors affecting resistance of rice varieties to planthopper and leafhopper pests/ Genetics of the Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella/ Seventy years of European Corn Borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) research in North America/ Biology and dynamics of North American coniferophagous Choristoneura populations/ Cold hardiness and overwintering of insects/ Nosema spp. (Microspora: Microsporida: Nosematidae) of stored-product Coleoptera and their potential as microbial control agents/ The changing fortunes of an agricultural bird pest: the European Starling/ A review of variability in four Meloidogyne spp. measured by reproduction on several hosts including Lycopersicon/ Population dynamics and management of Heterodera glycines/ Index