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21st-Century TV Dramas

In its exploration of some of the most influential, popular, or critically acclaimed television dramas since the year 2000, this book documents how modern television dramas reflect our society through their complex narratives about prevailing economic, political, security, and social issues.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

Advances in Chemical Engineering, v. 42

This serial title provides descriptive chemistry and mechanistic insights and yields an understanding of how chemistry drives the properties. This volume focuses on chemical engineering for renewables conversion.

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, v. 65

Presents timely and informative summaries of the current progress in a variety of subject areas within inorganic chemistry, ranging from bioinorganic to solid state. Features reviews written by experts in the area and is an indispensable reference to advanced researchers.

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, v. 47

This serial provides the chemical community with authoritative and critical assessments of the many aspects of physical organic chemistry.

Advances in Virus Research, v. 86

This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of mycoviruses (a fungal virus in cultivated mushroom) and the birth date of fungal virology. It covers recent technological advancements and developments in the field.

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies

This publication examines the implementation and success of mobile digital learning tools. With the inclusion of data on specific learning environments enhanced by ubiquitous educational technologies, it emphasizes the benefits of exploration and discovery in and out of the classroom.

Afforestation, Reforestation and Forest Restoration in Arid and Semi-arid Tropics, ed. 2

This book provides a practical manual for implementing afforestation and reforestation programs in the arid and semi-arid tropics. The text covers both the technical and managerial aspects of afforestation and reforestation, and includes model engineering and organizational designs.

Business Ethics Through Movies

This book examines a wide range of ethical dilemmas, principles and moral reasoning that arise in contemporary business through a series of popular films and real-world case studies. It explores ethical theory by using movies and both national and international case studies in business as the vehicle for analysis and reflection and facilitates comprehension of ethical issues by showing how characters in films confront issues, make choices, and face the consequences.

Case Studies in Oceanography and Marine Affairs

Provides an historical review of the Law of the Sea, leading into two case studies that cover the scientific, social, political and legal consequences and implications of human interactions with a particular oceanographic environment.

Coding Projects in Python

Geared towards kids ages 10 and over, this book teaches them how to build graphics, games, and apps using Python.

Connecting the Dots Between Education, Interests, and Careers, Grades 7–10

This book gives teachers, school counselors, and parents succinct lessons that generate discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work. Extensively researched topics provide data and advice on wages, cost-of-living realities, job market projections, and promising new careers to help students match their interests and abilities to suitable career paths.

Conservation and Ecology

Examines the efforts of wildlife conservation and wildlife preservation and the factors such as pollution and habitat destruction that have put so many species at risk.

Creativity and Children's Literature

This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. This book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.

Criminal Psychology

This four-volume reference work offers a look at the history, developments, emerging and classic research issues, controversies, and victories in the expanding field of criminal psychology. The first volume examines the general theories in the study of criminal psychology. The second volume focuses more specifically on research of criminal behavior and crime types, while the last two volumes delve into criminal justice and forensic applications.

Decision Forests for Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis

This title introduces a flexible decision forest model capable of addressing a large and diverse set of image and video analysis tasks, covering both theoretical foundations and practical implementation.

Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management

This book examines how various organizations have re-engineered their business processes in an effort to accommodate new innovations and remain relevant in a highly competitive global marketplace. It focuses on the creation of integrated supply chains and the emergence of virtual business communities.

Digital Photography

This introductory guide to digital photography explains the essential technical basics of every camera and lens. Illustrated step-by-step instructions teach you how to take pictures like the professionals.

Discovering Media Literacy

This book provides thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities. It uses a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills, and materials for teacher professional development.

Educational Research & Evaluation

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the leading research methodologies that are used to investigate a variety of educational and social phenomena.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3

A continuation of Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1999 and 2007), this new volume expands its international coverage through its 100 essays covering some of the top global and emerging brands that appeared from 2010 to 2013. Essays are aligned to the strategic marketing framework, ensuring that the marketing strategies covered can easily be utilized in an academic environment as case studies, or illustrative examples often described as "war stories" by professors.

Enterprise Business Modeling, Optimization Techniques, and Flexible Information Systems

This book supplies a wide array of research on the intersections of business modeling, information systems, and optimization techniques, offering various business models and structuring methods.

Ethical Issues and Citizen Rights in the Era of Digital Government Surveillance

This book focuses on the risks presented by the usage of surveillance technology in the virtual public sphere and how such practices have called for a re-examination of what limits should be imposed.

Fluid Dynamics of Oil Production

This book is a guide for understanding and building more accurate oil production models. It is dedicated to the theoretical and numerical study of fluid dynamic models, and attention is paid to the analysis of the results of the hydrodynamic calculations based on these models and their use in the predictive estimates of the regulatory process of oil production.

Forest Monitoring

This book present scientific concepts and methods that form the basis of the transnational, long-term forest monitoring in Europe and looks at other initiatives at the global level. Standardized methods that have been developed over two decades in international forest monitoring projects are presented. Emphasis is put on trans-nationally harmonized methods, related data quality issues, current achievements and on remaining open questions.

Forest Soils

Provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. Topics discussed include: major forest types of the world and their associated soils; forest biomass and nutrient dynamics; organic matter turnover and nutrient recycling; forest soil disturbance; forest soil and climate change; and forest soil management and silvicultural treatments.

Forest Tree Breeding in Europe

Provides a comprehensive overview of the major scientific results and breeding achievements gathered from the many programmes scattered across Europe.

Forests of Iran

Describes the tree species in three different phytogeographical regions of Iran, including their ecological characteristics and their site demands. Discusses the relation of Iranian forests to the other forests of the world.

Functional Foods

This new book presents a variety of research on functional foods--foods that have another role related to disease prevention or health. Topics covered include the complicated relationships between nutrition, physical and mental health, and disease; the connection between health science and food; and important methods for nutritional interventions in relation to diseases such as obesity and other prominent health concerns in modern society.

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics

This book presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering.

How Do I Use a Dictionary?

This book teaches the reader about the different types of dictionaries, how they are compiled and organized, what pronunciation symbols and accents mean, and what abbreviations represent.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the "tasks") that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Internet and the Law, ed. 2

This reference explores diverse areas of law, including territorial jurisdiction and taxation that are relevant to or affected by advances in information technology and the rise of the Internet. Particular emphasis is placed on intellectual property law and laws regarding freedom of expression.

Methods in Enzymology, v. 531

This serial title provides coverage of research methodology on enzymes in the field of biochemistry. Each volume is devoted to a specific topic of interest to researchers in all fields of life sciences, including microbiology, biochemistry, cancer research, and genetics.

New Pedagogical Approaches in Game Enhanced Learning

This book addresses the major challenges associated with adopting digital games into a standard curriculum, providing fresh perspectives from current practitioners in the education field.

Online Advertising and Promotion

This book educates executives and students on how to meet online advertising and Internet marketing challenges for both present and future tactics.

Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration

This book analyzes possible solutions to the concerns and issues surrounding mobile technology integration into the classroom.

Positive Psychology in China, v. 1

Seeks to examine the Chinese psyche, particularly one's desire to pursue happiness. Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of study that seeks to nurture positive elements of mental health. Students of pyschology and scholars who are interested in positive psychology, human happiness, as well as Chinese cultures will find this a useful reference.

Psychology, ed. 5

This guide breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung).

Researching in a Digital World

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

Provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment.

Scratch™ 2.0 Programming for Teens, ed. 2

This book is focused on the fundamentals and using the free Scratch programming language. Written especially for first-time programmers, this book's hands-on approach emphasizes the design and development of programming logic. You'll learn important programming concepts without getting bogged down in complicated details.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Social Media and the New Academic Environment

This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media challenges in the educational context.

Social Media in the Courtroom

This book examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines the many ways social media affects the judicial process, citing example cases that demonstrate the legal challenges; and examines the issue from all sides, including law enforcement's role, citizens' privacy issues, and the principles of the Fourth Amendment.

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

This book introduces readers to the importance of agricultural engineering, explaining the ways that agricultural engineers are making a difference in the world and emphasizing the variety of work available in this field. Readers will learn about new and industrious ways engineering can be used to create better seeds and crops, to work with animals, to harness renewable energy, and much more.

Something About the Author, v. 284

Provides illustrated biographical articles on authors and illustrators of works for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to less prominent authors and illustrators whose works are just coming to be recognized, from past centuries through today. Covers such genres as picture books, humor, folk and fairy tales, mystery and adventure, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, poetry and nonsense verse, drama, biography, and nonfiction.

Sports Nutrition

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sports nutrition.

Strength Training

This book is perfect for women of any age and level of fitness looking to tone up and stay strong.

Strengthen Your Back

This book is an essential reference guide for anyone with back pain who wants to take an active role in their healthcare.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

This text offers simple, proven tactics to help manage the stresses of being a classroom teacher. Tactics discussed include employing healthy practices that positively affect mindset; identifying and using one's ideal professional pace; exploiting intrinsic preferences for how to get work done; and making food and exercise choices that will better fuel the mind and body.

Structural Geology

This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fundamental aspects of structural geology, emphasizing both classical concepts and modern developments. A detailed account of the techniques of geometrical analysis is provided, giving a sound background to principles of geological deformation and in-depth analysis of mechanisms of formation of geological structures.

Targeting a Great Career

This book helps you identify your dream career, and then improve your career, find new employment or consulting work that's right for you, start your own business, or figure out what you want to do during retirement. It includes strategies and tips that can help you develop your career targets, become an industry insider, discover new opportunities, and plan and organize your campaign to make it happen.

Teaching Health & Wellness

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the objectives of and issues surrounding the teaching of health, sex, and physical education.

Teaching Internet Basics

This guide serves librarians who are teaching computer and Internet basics to patrons with little or no experience by providing a packaged solution with ready-made training scripts and practical examples that teach basic digital literacy techniques.

The Complete Cat Breed Book

This guide combines practical advice on cat handling, grooming, nutrition, exercise, and health to help current and prospective cat owners discover the best cat breed for their lifestyle. Including charts and a photographed catalog of more than fifty cat breeds, each profile outlines the breed's history, appearance, and temperament, as well as coat color variations and breed-specific facts.

The Elements of Entrepreneurship

This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume summarizes the primary components of entrepreneurship, outlines the various funding opportunities for developing ventures, and provides insight on proven business strategies.

The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology

This handbook explains the many ways psychology is being applied to promote social justice, addressing such issues as social justice ideology and critical psychology, war and trauma, poverty and classism, environmental justice, and well-being and suffering. It showcases approaches for integrating social justice into psychology, and it examines psychology's application of social justice within special populations.

The Religions Book

This book surveys the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, providing insight into the philosophy and practices of each religion. Includes intriguing artwork, flow charts, and diagrams.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

This handbook synthesizes the known work, combined with current research trends, in the broad field of gender and psychology. Multiple perspectives and methodologies are presented to understand gender and its implications for behavior.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography

This book demonstrates human geography's character and significance by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns. The result is a set of reflections that highlights the richness and insight of contemporary human geographical thinking.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data.

The Science of Soccer

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to soccer.

The Youth Sports Crisis

This provocative critique of the youth sports movement examines the various issues surrounding children in sports and provides a plan for reform based on a change in philosophy and practice.

Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning

This book combines cross-disciplinary research into one comprehensive volume to help readers gain a fuller understanding of the developmental processes and influences that makeup the progression of word learning.

Top 101 Philosophers

This biography introduces some of the most remarkable women, musicians, athletes, philosophers, artists, and world leaders of all time--individuals who are well worth knowing on a personal and professional level. This volume profiles 101 of the most noteworthy individuals in the field, introducing readers to the various philosophical schools of thought, as well as the ongoing questions and debates that have occupied philosophers and non-philosophers alike for centuries.

Vaccination Controversies

This book provides coverage of the history and background of vaccination issues in the United States and around the world, along with a detailed examination of the issues related to the use of vaccination today. Overviews the scientific basis for and history of immunization as a method for protecting individuals against disease, along with a review of the social, political, and economic issues related to the use of immunization in both human and animal populations.

West Meets East

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Wetland Ecosystems

This title will introduce readers to wetland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known wetlands and their characteristics.

Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests

This book provides a comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States, including a holistic examination of the topic as well as focused analyses of key topics.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems

This title will introduce readers to woodland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known woodlands and their characteristics.

Arts

21st-Century TV Dramas

In its exploration of some of the most influential, popular, or critically acclaimed television dramas since the year 2000, this book documents how modern television dramas reflect our society through their complex narratives about prevailing economic, political, security, and social issues.

Education

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies

This publication examines the implementation and success of mobile digital learning tools. With the inclusion of data on specific learning environments enhanced by ubiquitous educational technologies, it emphasizes the benefits of exploration and discovery in and out of the classroom.

Connecting the Dots Between Education, Interests, and Careers, Grades 7–10

This book gives teachers, school counselors, and parents succinct lessons that generate discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work. Extensively researched topics provide data and advice on wages, cost-of-living realities, job market projections, and promising new careers to help students match their interests and abilities to suitable career paths.

Creativity and Children's Literature

This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. This book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.

Discovering Media Literacy

This book provides thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities. It uses a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills, and materials for teacher professional development.

Educational Research & Evaluation

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the leading research methodologies that are used to investigate a variety of educational and social phenomena.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the "tasks") that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Researching in a Digital World

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

Provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

This text offers simple, proven tactics to help manage the stresses of being a classroom teacher. Tactics discussed include employing healthy practices that positively affect mindset; identifying and using one's ideal professional pace; exploiting intrinsic preferences for how to get work done; and making food and exercise choices that will better fuel the mind and body.

Teaching Health & Wellness

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the objectives of and issues surrounding the teaching of health, sex, and physical education.

West Meets East

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Science

Advances in Chemical Engineering, v. 42

This serial title provides descriptive chemistry and mechanistic insights and yields an understanding of how chemistry drives the properties. This volume focuses on chemical engineering for renewables conversion.

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, v. 65

Presents timely and informative summaries of the current progress in a variety of subject areas within inorganic chemistry, ranging from bioinorganic to solid state. Features reviews written by experts in the area and is an indispensable reference to advanced researchers.

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, v. 47

This serial provides the chemical community with authoritative and critical assessments of the many aspects of physical organic chemistry.

Advances in Virus Research, v. 86

This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of mycoviruses (a fungal virus in cultivated mushroom) and the birth date of fungal virology. It covers recent technological advancements and developments in the field.

Case Studies in Oceanography and Marine Affairs

Provides an historical review of the Law of the Sea, leading into two case studies that cover the scientific, social, political and legal consequences and implications of human interactions with a particular oceanographic environment.

Forest Soils

Provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. Topics discussed include: major forest types of the world and their associated soils; forest biomass and nutrient dynamics; organic matter turnover and nutrient recycling; forest soil disturbance; forest soil and climate change; and forest soil management and silvicultural treatments.

Forest Tree Breeding in Europe

Provides a comprehensive overview of the major scientific results and breeding achievements gathered from the many programmes scattered across Europe.

Forests of Iran

Describes the tree species in three different phytogeographical regions of Iran, including their ecological characteristics and their site demands. Discusses the relation of Iranian forests to the other forests of the world.

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Methods in Enzymology, v. 531

This serial title provides coverage of research methodology on enzymes in the field of biochemistry. Each volume is devoted to a specific topic of interest to researchers in all fields of life sciences, including microbiology, biochemistry, cancer research, and genetics.

Structural Geology

This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fundamental aspects of structural geology, emphasizing both classical concepts and modern developments. A detailed account of the techniques of geometrical analysis is provided, giving a sound background to principles of geological deformation and in-depth analysis of mechanisms of formation of geological structures.

The Science of Soccer

In this book, readers make connections between the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math as they relate to soccer.

Vaccination Controversies

This book provides coverage of the history and background of vaccination issues in the United States and around the world, along with a detailed examination of the issues related to the use of vaccination today. Overviews the scientific basis for and history of immunization as a method for protecting individuals against disease, along with a review of the social, political, and economic issues related to the use of immunization in both human and animal populations.

Environment

Afforestation, Reforestation and Forest Restoration in Arid and Semi-arid Tropics, ed. 2

This book provides a practical manual for implementing afforestation and reforestation programs in the arid and semi-arid tropics. The text covers both the technical and managerial aspects of afforestation and reforestation, and includes model engineering and organizational designs.

Conservation and Ecology

Examines the efforts of wildlife conservation and wildlife preservation and the factors such as pollution and habitat destruction that have put so many species at risk.

Forest Monitoring

This book present scientific concepts and methods that form the basis of the transnational, long-term forest monitoring in Europe and looks at other initiatives at the global level. Standardized methods that have been developed over two decades in international forest monitoring projects are presented. Emphasis is put on trans-nationally harmonized methods, related data quality issues, current achievements and on remaining open questions.

The Complete Cat Breed Book

This guide combines practical advice on cat handling, grooming, nutrition, exercise, and health to help current and prospective cat owners discover the best cat breed for their lifestyle. Including charts and a photographed catalog of more than fifty cat breeds, each profile outlines the breed's history, appearance, and temperament, as well as coat color variations and breed-specific facts.

Wetland Ecosystems

This title will introduce readers to wetland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known wetlands and their characteristics.

Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests

This book provides a comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States, including a holistic examination of the topic as well as focused analyses of key topics.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems

This title will introduce readers to woodland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known woodlands and their characteristics.

Business

Business Ethics Through Movies

This book examines a wide range of ethical dilemmas, principles and moral reasoning that arise in contemporary business through a series of popular films and real-world case studies. It explores ethical theory by using movies and both national and international case studies in business as the vehicle for analysis and reflection and facilitates comprehension of ethical issues by showing how characters in films confront issues, make choices, and face the consequences.

Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management

This book examines how various organizations have re-engineered their business processes in an effort to accommodate new innovations and remain relevant in a highly competitive global marketplace. It focuses on the creation of integrated supply chains and the emergence of virtual business communities.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3

A continuation of Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1999 and 2007), this new volume expands its international coverage through its 100 essays covering some of the top global and emerging brands that appeared from 2010 to 2013. Essays are aligned to the strategic marketing framework, ensuring that the marketing strategies covered can easily be utilized in an academic environment as case studies, or illustrative examples often described as "war stories" by professors.

Enterprise Business Modeling, Optimization Techniques, and Flexible Information Systems

This book supplies a wide array of research on the intersections of business modeling, information systems, and optimization techniques, offering various business models and structuring methods.

Online Advertising and Promotion

This book educates executives and students on how to meet online advertising and Internet marketing challenges for both present and future tactics.

Targeting a Great Career

This book helps you identify your dream career, and then improve your career, find new employment or consulting work that's right for you, start your own business, or figure out what you want to do during retirement. It includes strategies and tips that can help you develop your career targets, become an industry insider, discover new opportunities, and plan and organize your campaign to make it happen.

The Elements of Entrepreneurship

This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume summarizes the primary components of entrepreneurship, outlines the various funding opportunities for developing ventures, and provides insight on proven business strategies.

Technology

Coding Projects in Python

Geared towards kids ages 10 and over, this book teaches them how to build graphics, games, and apps using Python.

Decision Forests for Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis

This title introduces a flexible decision forest model capable of addressing a large and diverse set of image and video analysis tasks, covering both theoretical foundations and practical implementation.

Enterprise Business Modeling, Optimization Techniques, and Flexible Information Systems

This book supplies a wide array of research on the intersections of business modeling, information systems, and optimization techniques, offering various business models and structuring methods.

Fluid Dynamics of Oil Production

This book is a guide for understanding and building more accurate oil production models. It is dedicated to the theoretical and numerical study of fluid dynamic models, and attention is paid to the analysis of the results of the hydrodynamic calculations based on these models and their use in the predictive estimates of the regulatory process of oil production.

Forest Monitoring

This book present scientific concepts and methods that form the basis of the transnational, long-term forest monitoring in Europe and looks at other initiatives at the global level. Standardized methods that have been developed over two decades in international forest monitoring projects are presented. Emphasis is put on trans-nationally harmonized methods, related data quality issues, current achievements and on remaining open questions.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics

This book presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering.

Internet and the Law, ed. 2

This reference explores diverse areas of law, including territorial jurisdiction and taxation that are relevant to or affected by advances in information technology and the rise of the Internet. Particular emphasis is placed on intellectual property law and laws regarding freedom of expression.

New Pedagogical Approaches in Game Enhanced Learning

This book addresses the major challenges associated with adopting digital games into a standard curriculum, providing fresh perspectives from current practitioners in the education field.

Online Advertising and Promotion

This book educates executives and students on how to meet online advertising and Internet marketing challenges for both present and future tactics.

Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration

This book analyzes possible solutions to the concerns and issues surrounding mobile technology integration into the classroom.

Scratch™ 2.0 Programming for Teens, ed. 2

This book is focused on the fundamentals and using the free Scratch programming language. Written especially for first-time programmers, this book's hands-on approach emphasizes the design and development of programming logic. You'll learn important programming concepts without getting bogged down in complicated details.

Social Media and the New Academic Environment

This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media challenges in the educational context.

Social Media in the Courtroom

This book examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines the many ways social media affects the judicial process, citing example cases that demonstrate the legal challenges; and examines the issue from all sides, including law enforcement's role, citizens' privacy issues, and the principles of the Fourth Amendment.

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

This book introduces readers to the importance of agricultural engineering, explaining the ways that agricultural engineers are making a difference in the world and emphasizing the variety of work available in this field. Readers will learn about new and industrious ways engineering can be used to create better seeds and crops, to work with animals, to harness renewable energy, and much more.

Teaching Internet Basics

This guide serves librarians who are teaching computer and Internet basics to patrons with little or no experience by providing a packaged solution with ready-made training scripts and practical examples that teach basic digital literacy techniques.

Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning

This book combines cross-disciplinary research into one comprehensive volume to help readers gain a fuller understanding of the developmental processes and influences that makeup the progression of word learning.

Library Science

Creativity and Children's Literature

This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. This book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.

Teaching Internet Basics

This guide serves librarians who are teaching computer and Internet basics to patrons with little or no experience by providing a packaged solution with ready-made training scripts and practical examples that teach basic digital literacy techniques.

Law

Criminal Psychology

This four-volume reference work offers a look at the history, developments, emerging and classic research issues, controversies, and victories in the expanding field of criminal psychology. The first volume examines the general theories in the study of criminal psychology. The second volume focuses more specifically on research of criminal behavior and crime types, while the last two volumes delve into criminal justice and forensic applications.

Ethical Issues and Citizen Rights in the Era of Digital Government Surveillance

This book focuses on the risks presented by the usage of surveillance technology in the virtual public sphere and how such practices have called for a re-examination of what limits should be imposed.

Internet and the Law, ed. 2

This reference explores diverse areas of law, including territorial jurisdiction and taxation that are relevant to or affected by advances in information technology and the rise of the Internet. Particular emphasis is placed on intellectual property law and laws regarding freedom of expression.

Social Media in the Courtroom

This book examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines the many ways social media affects the judicial process, citing example cases that demonstrate the legal challenges; and examines the issue from all sides, including law enforcement's role, citizens' privacy issues, and the principles of the Fourth Amendment.

Social Science

Criminal Psychology

This four-volume reference work offers a look at the history, developments, emerging and classic research issues, controversies, and victories in the expanding field of criminal psychology. The first volume examines the general theories in the study of criminal psychology. The second volume focuses more specifically on research of criminal behavior and crime types, while the last two volumes delve into criminal justice and forensic applications.

Positive Psychology in China, v. 1

Seeks to examine the Chinese psyche, particularly one's desire to pursue happiness. Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of study that seeks to nurture positive elements of mental health. Students of pyschology and scholars who are interested in positive psychology, human happiness, as well as Chinese cultures will find this a useful reference.

Psychology, ed. 5

This guide breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung).

The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology

This handbook explains the many ways psychology is being applied to promote social justice, addressing such issues as social justice ideology and critical psychology, war and trauma, poverty and classism, environmental justice, and well-being and suffering. It showcases approaches for integrating social justice into psychology, and it examines psychology's application of social justice within special populations.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

This handbook synthesizes the known work, combined with current research trends, in the broad field of gender and psychology. Multiple perspectives and methodologies are presented to understand gender and its implications for behavior.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography

This book demonstrates human geography's character and significance by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns. The result is a set of reflections that highlights the richness and insight of contemporary human geographical thinking.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data.

The Youth Sports Crisis

This provocative critique of the youth sports movement examines the various issues surrounding children in sports and provides a plan for reform based on a change in philosophy and practice.

General Reference

Digital Photography

This introductory guide to digital photography explains the essential technical basics of every camera and lens. Illustrated step-by-step instructions teach you how to take pictures like the professionals.

How Do I Use a Dictionary?

This book teaches the reader about the different types of dictionaries, how they are compiled and organized, what pronunciation symbols and accents mean, and what abbreviations represent.

Psychology, ed. 5

This guide breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung).

Strength Training

This book is perfect for women of any age and level of fitness looking to tone up and stay strong.

Strengthen Your Back

This book is an essential reference guide for anyone with back pain who wants to take an active role in their healthcare.

The Complete Cat Breed Book

This guide combines practical advice on cat handling, grooming, nutrition, exercise, and health to help current and prospective cat owners discover the best cat breed for their lifestyle. Including charts and a photographed catalog of more than fifty cat breeds, each profile outlines the breed's history, appearance, and temperament, as well as coat color variations and breed-specific facts.

Medicine

Functional Foods

This new book presents a variety of research on functional foods--foods that have another role related to disease prevention or health. Topics covered include the complicated relationships between nutrition, physical and mental health, and disease; the connection between health science and food; and important methods for nutritional interventions in relation to diseases such as obesity and other prominent health concerns in modern society.

Sports Nutrition

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sports nutrition.

Strengthen Your Back

This book is an essential reference guide for anyone with back pain who wants to take an active role in their healthcare.

Vaccination Controversies

This book provides coverage of the history and background of vaccination issues in the United States and around the world, along with a detailed examination of the issues related to the use of vaccination today. Overviews the scientific basis for and history of immunization as a method for protecting individuals against disease, along with a review of the social, political, and economic issues related to the use of immunization in both human and animal populations.

History

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Literature

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Something About the Author, v. 284

Provides illustrated biographical articles on authors and illustrators of works for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to less prominent authors and illustrators whose works are just coming to be recognized, from past centuries through today. Covers such genres as picture books, humor, folk and fairy tales, mystery and adventure, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, poetry and nonsense verse, drama, biography, and nonfiction.

Religion

The Religions Book

This book surveys the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, providing insight into the philosophy and practices of each religion. Includes intriguing artwork, flow charts, and diagrams.

Top 101 Philosophers

This biography introduces some of the most remarkable women, musicians, athletes, philosophers, artists, and world leaders of all time--individuals who are well worth knowing on a personal and professional level. This volume profiles 101 of the most noteworthy individuals in the field, introducing readers to the various philosophical schools of thought, as well as the ongoing questions and debates that have occupied philosophers and non-philosophers alike for centuries.

Biography

Top 101 Philosophers

This biography introduces some of the most remarkable women, musicians, athletes, philosophers, artists, and world leaders of all time--individuals who are well worth knowing on a personal and professional level. This volume profiles 101 of the most noteworthy individuals in the field, introducing readers to the various philosophical schools of thought, as well as the ongoing questions and debates that have occupied philosophers and non-philosophers alike for centuries.