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Vol 8, No 1 (2012)

Table of Contents

Foreword PDF
Salvador Giner 9-10

Margalef Prize Lecture 2011

Conservation and social-ecological systems in the 21st century of the Anthropocene era PDF
Juan Carlos Castilla 11-21


Rachel Carson, sensitive and perceptive interpreter of nature PDF
Joandomènec Ros 23-32
The theme of Earth Day and the social perception of what is really happening to our planet PDF
Tomàs Molina 33-40
Recent large earthquakes from a geophysical perspective PDF
Emma Suriñach 41-46
Sea and sky. The marine biosphere as an agent of change PDF
Rafel Simó 47-52
What can we learn from past warm periods? PDF
Raymond S. Bradley 53-59

The Nobel Prizes of 2011

Dendritic cells (DC) and their Toll-like receptors (TLR): Vital elements at the core of all individual immune responses. On the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 awarded to Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann, and Ralph M. Steinman PDF
Manel Juan i Otero 61-68
The accelerated universe. On the Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess PDF
Eduard Massó 69-75

Research articles

Ethnobotanical study of the sages used in traditional Valencian medicine and as essential oil: Characterization of an endemic Salvia and its contribution to local development PDF
Vanessa Martínez-Francés, Emeline Hahn, Jorge Juan-Vicedo, Roser Vila, Segundo Ríos, Salvador Cañigueral 77-84


The Museu Blau, a natural history museum for the 21st century PDF
Mercè Piqueras, Ricard Guerrero, Anna Omedes 85-91
A transition from indigenous to European technology in colonial Mexico: The case of tequila PDF
José M. Murià 93-98

History corner

Fighting against smallpox around the world. The vaccination expeditions of Xavier de Balmis (1803–1806) and Josep Salvany (1803–1810) PDF
Francesc Asensi Botet 99-105

Biography and Bibliography

Professor Creu Casas i Sicart (1913–2007) PDF
Xavier Llimona 107-117

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ISSN: 2013-410X (electronic edition); 1575-6343 (print edition)