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Advanced transport phenomena 

L Gary Leal 

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2007 | 912pp | ?75.00(HB) ISBN 9780521849104 

A graduate text discussing modern analytic methods for the solution of fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer problems, focusing on approximations based on scaling and asymptotic methods, from the derivation of basic equations and boundary conditions to linear stability theory. 

Food microbiology 

Martin Adams and Maurice Moss 

Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing 2008 | 463pp | ?29.95 (HB) ISBN 9780854042845 

This updated 3rd edition covers food spoilage, foodborne illness and fermentation. It discusses the factors affecting the presence of microorganisms (including emerging pathogens) in food and their capacity to grow. 

Materials: Engineering, science, processing and design 

Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff and David Cebon Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann 2007 | 514pp | ?29.99 (HB) ISBN 9780750683913 

A basic text on materials which starts not with the science but with the design properties required, leading on to selection and manipulation of the most appropriate materials. Engineering design rather than scientific research is the guiding principle. 

Chromatographic methods in clinical chemistry and toxicology 

Roger Bertholf and Ruth Winecker (eds) 

Chichester, UK: John Wiley 2007 | 294pp | ?75.00 (HB) ISBN 9780470023099 

This book outlines some of the major contemporary clinical and toxicological applications of chromatography, for example the detection of anabolic steroids in urine, measure of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and analysis of heavy metals in biological specimens.