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French, Christopher C.

Works: 25 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 903 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography  History  Portraits  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Detective and mystery fiction  Posters  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6068.A946, 823.914
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Publications about Christopher C French
Publications by Christopher C French
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Most widely held works by Christopher C French
Cognitive psychology ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Many contemporary psychologists would describe themselves as cognitive psychologists. This reflects not only the fact that cognitive psychology is currently the dominant approach within academic psychology, but also the increasing vagueness of the term cognitive. After all, if the cognitive approach is seen to dominate, it is not surprising that many different types of psychologists want to identify themselves with it. However, it is probably fair to say that mainstream cognitive psychology is most closely related to what used to be called experimental psychology. In this volume, four of the five chapters deal with core components of mainstream cognitive psychology -- memory, attention, psycholinguistics, thinking, and reasoning -- largely from the perspective of human experimental psychology. The final chapter discusses various cognitive topics from the particular perspective of artificial intelligence which, along with experimental studies of cognition in normal humans and the neuropsychological approach, constitutes one of the main approaches within cognitive psychology. -- Introduction (p. ix)
The Persian Gulf War : views from the social and behavioral sciences ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Anomalistic psychology : exploring paranormal belief and experience by Christopher C French( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the psychology underlying paranormal beliefs and experience. The book covers psychological theories and experiments and examines the science at the heart of the subject. It also applies different psychological perspectives--including clinical, developmental, and cognitive approaches--to shed new light on the key debates.--
Inability to endure or deny the world : representation and text in the work of Robert Morris by Terrie Sultan( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Peace : abstracts of the psychological and behavioral literature, 1967-1990 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Why statues weep : the best of The skeptic ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Muse by Roger Boyce( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Computerising London's 18th century maritime activity by Christopher C French( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Death of a pieman by Christopher C French( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The big book of poems for little people by Margaret Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Unconventional energy resources of North America by American Association of Petroleum Geologists( Map )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Design and construction of modular genetic devices and the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by Damian Kelly Barnard( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The enzymatic deconstruction of lignocellulosic plant biomass is performed by specialist microbial species. It is a ubiquitous process within nature and central to the global recycling of carbon and energy. Lignocellulose is a complex heteropolymer, highly recalcitrant and resistant to hydrolysis due to the major polysaccharide cellulose existing as a crystalline lattice, intimately associated with a disordered sheath of hemicellulosic polysaccharides and lignin. In this thesis I aim to transfer the highly efficient cellulolytic mechanism of the bacterium Cellulomonas fimi, to that of a suitably amenable and genetically tractable expression host, in the hopes of better understanding the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose. Using tools and concepts from molecular biology and synthetic biology, I constructed a library of standardised genetic parts derived from C. fimi, each encoding a known enzymatic activity involved in the hydrolysis of cellulose, mannan or xylan; three of the major polysaccharides present in lignocellulose. Characterization assays were performed on individual parts to confirm enzymatic activity and compare efficiencies against a range of substrates. Results then informed the rational design and construction of parts into modular devices. The resultant genetic devices were introduced into the expression hosts Escherichia coli and Citrobacter freundii, and transformed strains were assayed for the ability to utilize various forms of xylan, mannan and cellulose as a sole carbon source. Results identified devices which when expressed by either host showed growth on the respective carbon sources. Notably, devices with improved activity against amorphous cellulose, crystalline cellulose, mannan and xylan were determined. Recombinant cellulase expressing strains of E. coli and C. freundii were shown capable of both deconstruction and utilization of pure cellulose paper as a sole carbon source. Moreover, this capacity was shown to be entirely unhindered when C. freundii strains were cultured in saline media. These findings show promise in developing C. freundii for bioprocessing of biomass in sea water, so as to reduce the use of fresh water resources and improve sustainability as well as process economics. Work presented in this thesis contributes towards understanding the complementarities and synergies of the enzymes responsible for lignocellulose hydrolysis. Moreover, the research emphasizes the merits of standardizing genetic parts used within metabolic engineering projects and how adopting such design principles can expedite the research process
Cellulose degradation system of Cytophaga hutchinsonii by Chao-Kuo Liu( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In this project, Cytophaga hutchinsonii, an aerobic gliding bacterium with cellulose-degrading ability, was studied, since its cellulase system was unknown and might be very different from those of other cellulose-degrading species. Only ß-1,4- endoglucanases and non-specific ß-glucosidases were found in the C. hutchinsonii genome sequence, whereas specific exoglucanases were apparently absent. Almost all putative cellulases were composed of catalytic domains only, without carbohydrate-binding modules. Samples from C. hutchinsonii cultures were analyzed by using TLC and colorimetric assays. Glucose was detected in the cellobiose grown culture, but not in cellulose-grown cultures, suggesting that cellobiose is hydrolyzed extracellularly rather than being directly assimilated, and that cellulose may not be degraded via cellobiose. Also, cellobiose-based cultures caused greater acidification of the medium than glucose or cellulose grown cultures. Nine putative cellulases were expressed in four bacterial strains. In some cases, expression was toxic to host cells. The crude lysates were tested for endoglucanase, specific exoglucanase or nonspecific ß-glucosidase activity. CHU_1280 and CHU_1842 showed apparent endoglucanase activity when expressed in Citrobacter freundii. Four putative GH family 3 ß-glucosidases with similar conserved domains were expressed in Escherichia coli JM109 and E. coli BL21(DE3)pLysS. One of these, CHU_2268, was found to possess MUC-degrading ability. This suggests that CHU_2268 may be the 'missing' exoglucanase in C. hutchinsonii. Another two ß-glucosidases, CHU_2273 and CHU_3784, possessed only MUG-degrading activity
Combined permeable pavement and ground source heat pump systems : assessment of their design impact on water treatment performance by Piotr Grabowiecki( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The PhD thesis focuses on the performance assessment of permeable pavement systems incorporating ground source heat pumps (GSHP). The relatively high variability of temperature in these systems allows for the survival of pathogenic organisms within the sub-base. Salmonella sp, Escherichia coli, Enterococci and total heterotrophic bacteria were analysed in order to assess potential risk to health. Supplementary carbon dioxide monitoring indicated relatively high microbial activity on the geotextile and within the lower parts of the sub-base. Anaerobic processes were concentrated in the space around the geotextile, where carbon dioxide concentrations reached up to 2000 ppm. The overall water treatment potential was high, with up to 99% biochemical oxygen demand removal. Variable removal efficiencies have been calculated for nutrients such as ortho-phosphate-phosphorus, ammonia and nitrates/nitrites. Calculated Coefficients of Performance and Energy Efficiency Rates provided evidence on correctness of GSHP design. Collected data was analysed with non-parametrical statistics and a self-organizing map model was used to assess relationships between variables. Findings present correlations considered as low and insignificant between temperature fluctuations and pathogen numbers. Highly significant correlations (p<0.01) were calculated for influent-effluent relationships. Air and water temperatures and water quality data variability within the systems provided evidence for the high level of biological processes leading to a low risk of pathogen transition to human
Application of novel methods using synthetic biology tools to investigate solvent toxicity in bacteria by Eugene Kobina Arhin Fletcher( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Around Town ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Kojo speaks with a panel of entertainment reporters about current and upcoming events in the DC Arts, Music, and Theater communities
He died with his eyes open by Derek Raymond( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The tramp found under a bush in West London had been systematically butchered. The awesome depths of violence fascinate the Detective Sergeant. His investigation became an obsession as he traverses the mean streets and squalor of London's less salubrious districts
Major French's journal by Christopher French( Book )
1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bacterial aggregation by depletion attraction : Sinorhizobium meliloti and its extracellular polysaccharide succinoglycan by Gary Dorken( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In their natural environments microorganisms exist predominantly in aggregates and biofilms. The ability of bacteria to form aggregates is associated with the biosynthesis of polymers such as polysaccharides. In this study the physical mechanisms underlying bacterial aggregation by extracellular polysaccharides are investigated by utilising the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti. S. meliloti biosynthesises an extracellular polysaccharide called succinoglycan, which is well characterised in terms of its structure and biosynthesis. A range of previously constructed succinoglycan biosynthesis mutants were screened for altered aggregation. An S. meliloti exoS mutant (a gain of function mutation that results in a constitutively active two component regulator called ExoS) overproduces succinoglycan and has enhanced aggregation compared to the parent strain, Rm1021. The aggregates settle to the bottom of the culture vessel resulting in loss of turbidity of the cultures and phase separation. Microscopic observation showed that succinoglycan did not appear to be attached to the aggregates, which formed ordered structures of laterally aligned cells. By addition of purified succinoglycan it was found that the critical concentration of polymer required to induce aggregation and phase separation of the cultures decreased with increasing cell concentration. These observations suggest that aggregation of S. meliloti cultures in the presence of succinoglycan is driven by macromolecular crowding, otherwise known as depletion attraction. Depletion attraction can drive the ordered arrangement and aggregation of colloidal particles in the presence of polymers. Aggregation of the particles increases the volume available to the polymers, maximising their entropy and the entropy of the system. Addition of succinoglycan to stationary phase Escherichia coli cultures and polystyrene colloids also resulted in aggregation consistent with depletion attraction. Furthermore alternative polymers such as the bacterial extracellular polysaccharide xanthan produced by Xanthomonas campestris can result in aggregation of bacteria by depletion attraction. Depletion attraction may therefore be a ubiquitous force driving aggregation of crowded dispersions of bacteria and polymers. The second part of the thesis focuses on how depletion driven aggregation can lead to surface-associated biofilm formation. Imaging of the sediment formed by the exoS mutant showed that the structure formed at the base of the culture vessel leads to development of an ordered structure composed of interlinked aggregates. The role of succinoglycan in surface attachment is complex and varies with culture conditions. Depletion attraction may facilitate interaction with a surface but alternative factors may then play a role in anchoring the cells to the surface. Under certain conditions the cells may produce factors which allow binding of the cells to a surface independently of succinoglycan. This study has demonstrated for the first time that an extracellular polysaccharide produced by bacteria can result in aggregation via depletion attraction which may be an under explored mechanism by which aggregation of bacteria can occur
Magnetosome formation in marine vibrio MV-1 by Denis Trubitsyn( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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