Annual cotton production exceeds 25 million metric tons and accounts for more than 40 percent of the textile fiber consumed worldwide. A key textile fiber for over 5000 years, this complex carbohydrate is also one of the leading crops to benefit from genetic engineering. Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a modern examination of cotton chemistry and physics, classification, production, and applications. The book incorporates new insight, technological developments, and other considerations.
The book focuses on providing the most up-to-date information on cotton fiber chemistry and properties. Written by leading authorities in cotton chemistry and science, the book details fiber biosynthesis, structure, chemical composition and reactions, physical properties and includes information on biotech, organic, and colored cotton. The final chapters examine worldwide production, consumption, markets, and trends in the cotton industry. They also address environmental, workplace, and consumer risks from exposure to processing chemicals and emissions.
Tracing the conversion of cotton fibers from raw materials into marketable products, Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a complete overview of the science, technology, and economic factors that impact cotton production and applications today.
A study of the autobiography of Cotton Mather (1663-1728), "Signs of the Times" examines Puritan signifying practices of the late 17th and early 18th centuries in New England on several levels, ranging from the comprehensive, in which Mather situates himself within the "imitatio Christi" tradition, to the minute, whereby "Paterna" serves an elaborate sensor/sensorium. Mather's autobiography is also a handbook of spiritual technology, and his assessment of the practices he found to be useful signifies major changes within the structures of Puritan experience, despite his attempt to weave his own times and other times that he privileges as a seamless web. Dominating Mather's book is the desire to make the random routine and the routine random - a tension in Puritan practice that became increasingly difficult to balance. Mather's pivotal role in signalling these shifts is nowhere more evident than in the pattern of personal piety he endorses in "Paterna", and his insistence on the processual mode continues to resonate in American culture.
Autobiographic and inspirational story of the author's life. Detailing God's amazing grace and His divine purpose for her. God uses everyday individuals to impact our lives, some who never even realize their influence upon others. In this story you will read about several people who God used to impart His love, grace, wisdom and direction for her life. The story is told with excerpts from her father's autobiography, which gives the reader two perspectives of the events. This is a story of overcoming personal challenges and difficult circumstances by faith in God. Moving from a life of poverty and social statistical odds mounted against her, she overcomes them with the help and instruction of many people. She grows to see God's divine hand in the relationships He establishes between her and other individuals. After hearing God's voice she begins to follow Him as He leads her into divine purpose. This book will encourage you to seek God's will for your own life, which leads to experiencing the abundant life Jesus talked about in John 10:10. It is vitally important that we examine and reflect on our lives, to see the grace of God and begin to follow HIS plan and purpose. I pray this book will be an instrument which God can use to bring others into His Kingdom.