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Arabic Literature
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This site presents links to a wide variety of resources pertaining to ...

This site presents links to a wide variety of resources pertaining to Arabic literature. The site presents classical sources as well as Arabic poetry, modern literature, information on Arabic fiction, articles about Arabic literature, and more. Some of the works on the website include Ibn Khaldun's work, the travels of Ibn Batuta, stories of "Al Hakawati," and much more. Some works are available for free download.

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Cornell University
The Dose Makes the Poison -- Or Does It?
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News reports frequently include stories about toxic chemicals in our food, water, ...

News reports frequently include stories about toxic chemicals in our food, water, and environment. But what does it mean to label a substance either "toxic" or "nontoxic"?

Toxicity indicates the degree to which a substance is poisonous to biological organisms, including humans. The traditional way to test toxicity is to count how many laboratory organisms die or suffer impaired health when exposed to various concentrations of a substance. However, in recent years this method of estimating the degree of risk posed by chemical contaminants has come under attack. The controversy focuses on how best to determine the toxicity of selected chemicals in order to set limits designed to protect public health. Two opposing points of view on this issue are presented below.

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Chemistry
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Cornell University
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Nancy Trautmann
Project Euclid: Mathematics and Statistics Resources Online
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Project Euclid's mission is to advance scholarly communication in the field of ...

Project Euclid's mission is to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. It provides access to independent and society journals publishing in these areas. Through the site users can view tables of contents and article abstracts and benefit from a system offering full-text searching, reference linking, and cross-linking to Math Reviews, Zentralblatt, and CrossRef. The site also offers monographs and conference proceedings in these fields.

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Statistics and Probability
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Cornell University
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Cornell University
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