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Oleg Senkov, PhD

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...today, 17.12.2018 my former DZNE lab group and me have published an important study on anti-aging and anti-Alzheimer pharmacological properties of an ancient Japanese/Chinese traditional herbal medical recipe Yokukansan, consisted of 7 different plants... the article is published by Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience with open access

 

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...just (18.04.2018) published a paper in Cerebral Cortex (IF 6.5) on function of Calcium channels Cav3.2 in bursting activity of mature granule neurons in the brain structure involved in formation of memory - Dantate Gyrus of the hippocampus


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all content "inside-out"

all content "inside-out"

all content "inside-out"

ICELAND, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, canyons, hot springs, lakes, geysers, craters, lava fields 

Smart Travel Guide for Nature Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Photographers "Wilderness Explorer Series", Book 4

 

This is my 4th travel guide, now about ICELAND, it is based on my 4 expeditions to this land of "Ice & Fire", 2015-2018. My first three travel guides were about PATAGONIA (see below). 
This “smart” travel guide contains ~260 GPS coordinates of important to know places in ICELAND, ~90 website links, covering: best viewpoints, ~40 campsites with detailed info and prices, hiking trails around, The book first describes how to get to ICELAND with a ferry from Denmark or by air, then, how to commute within ICELAND with a bus, a rented car or hitchhiking, after that I give the most important advices how to survive as adventurous hiker, how to safely do multiday trekking in dangerous Highlands, and then finally, I review in detail 49 different key sights around ICELAND with 49 images: these are 17 waterfalls, 11 volcanoes, 4 mounts/rocks, 4 geothermal areas and geysers, 7 lakes/lagoons, and 6 cracks/canyons.
The book can be equally useful for "budget" adventure seekers, solo/group travelers, in "fast & easy" style with a rented car/campers or travel agency users as well as for paid wildlife and travel/landscape photographers on a mission. I hope the book will be a good “practical tool”, an all-to-know set of guidebooks for you (for me as well), while you are exploring the world with responsible mind and open heart as a truly nature lover. 


For paperback books as well as for Kindle ebooks, see my Amazon’s Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/olegsenkov

 

You can buy it at any 13 Amazon webstores worldwide:

 

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PATAGONIA, Tierra del Fuego

Smart Travel Guide for Nature Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Photographers, "Wilderness Explorer Series" Kindle Book, book 3

 

This is my 3rd book in the “wilderness explorer” series, which I hope, will be a good “practical tool”, an all-to-know set of guide books for you (for me as well), while you are exploring the world with responsible mind and open heart as a truly nature lover.

The book contains ~245 GPS coordinates of important to know places, ~70 website links, covering all the important campsites, hotels, viewpoints, trails, key sightseeing, it has 2 detailed trekking maps, and ~20 photographs I made in March-April 2017. The book first describes how to get in/out the “Tierra del Fuego” park and Ushuaia, all park’s updated rules and prices, then I in very detail describe 17 different hikes in the park and around, including hikes: to Martial Glacier, Esmeralda Lagoon, Lago Roca, Guanaco trail, Pampa Alta, Laguna del Cominante, Waterfall Los Amigos, Mount Cortez, multiday trekking in Sierra Valdivieso Circuit, long Beagle Channel Trail, and finally, Southernmost multiday trekking Dientes de Navarino. I also give all the details for wild and paid camping, hostels, food stores, roads conditions, travel scenarios, public buses, prices for touristic services, paid tours, wildlife safaris, fishing, kayaking, At the end of the guide, I give detailed information what kind of wild animals and where you can meet in Tierra del Fuego land (Magellanic penguins, Gentoo penguins, King penguins, condors, huemul, guanaco, fox, sea lions, beavers) and their behavior. The book can be equally useful for "budget" adventure seekers, solo/group travelers, "fast & easy" with a rented car/campers or travel agency users as well as for paid wildlife and travel/landscape photographers on a mission.

 

You can buy it at any 13 Amazon webstores worldwide:

 

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PATAGONIA, Torres del Paine National Park

Smart Travel Guide for Nature Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Photographers, "Wilderness Explorer Series" Kindle Book, book 2

 

My second travel guide in the "Wilderness Explorer" series describes in great detail all you need to know about the most breathtaking spot in Patagonia - Torres del Paine National Park. it contains ~90 GPS coordinates of important to visit places, additionally, you will be carefully guided through two most popular “W” and “O” trekking circuits in the park. I also give information about other 6 less-known, secret “off-the-bitten-pass” trails and cover all important campsites, hotels, viewpoints, trails, key sightseeing. As a photographer, you will be pleased to find information what kind of wild animals and where you can meet in the park (puma, condors, huemul, guanaco, fox) and their behavior. I also describe where you can find fossils from Jurassic Era of ichthyosaur, and where to see ancient cave paintings of indigenous tribes lived here 3000-8000 years ago ... (read more)

 

You can buy it at any 13 Amazon webstores worldwide:

 

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PATAGONIA, Peninsula Valdes and Around Smart Travel Guide for Nature Lovers & Wildlife Photographers, "Wilderness Explorer Series" Kindle Book, book 1

 

This is a unique and the most complete "smart" travel guide for adventure seekers and travel/wildlife photographers. I wrote it as a biologist giving a lot of tips of what, where and when to photograph in the Patagonian Peninsula Valdes Natural Reserve. For example, you will learn where is your best chance to photograph orcas hunting for sea lion pups by beaching themselves, or where and when to make pictures of  elephant seal males fights or where to come close to Magelanic penguin rookeries ...

 

You can buy it at any 13 Amazon webstores worldwide:

 

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...my 3x travel guides about wonderful, PATAGONIA are now ALL IN PRINT (!!!)... The paperback versions are available through 7 Amazon web-stores, e.g. or other third-party bookshops worldwide... They are very small (15x23 cm), light-weight (160-240 g), yet, 70-120 pages fully colorful inside with maps and GPS coordinates, pages are robustly made and glued, covers are made of water-repellent paper, the books are flexible, you can bend them, nothing will happen... it is ideal to put them into your backpack and use while you travel through "end-of-the-world" Patagonia... :)


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Prague at reddish sunset

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia

King cormorants at Beagle Channel, Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

North Atlantic gannets at German island Helgoland

Volcanic landscape on Iceland

Volcanic crator on Iceland