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  • 100 Inventions that Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs that Shaped our World

    100 Inventions that Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs that Shaped our World

    Describes the development of one hundred world-changing inventions, including rockets, the internet, refrigerators, blue jeans, light bulbs, and antibiotics.

  • A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present

    A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present

    This companion is a collection of essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history. It introduces British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

  • A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

    A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

    Provides a diverse collection of essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history.

  • A Look at Cubism

    A Look at Cubism

    This book provides an overview of Cubism, one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. Coverage includes Picasso and Braque, the pioneers of Cubist painting, as well as the evolution of the Cubist style.

  • A Look at Impressionist Art

    A Look at Impressionist Art

    This book provides an overview of Impressionism, style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Coverage includes such artists as Edouard Manet, CamillePissaro, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

  • A Look at Pop Art

    A Look at Pop Art

    This book provides an overview of Pop art, the art of popular culture. It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the postwar consumer boom of the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered brash, young, fun, and hostile to the artistic establishment.

  • A Look at Renaissance Art

    A Look at Renaissance Art

    This book provides an overview of art during the Renaissance, and helps them to be able to understand events, procedures, ideas, or concepts within a historical context.

  • A Look at Urban Art

    A Look at Urban Art

    This book provides students with an introduction to the urban art style, and allows them to use information gained from illustrations and photographs, and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.

  • Accounting Applications, Systems & Methodologies

    Accounting Applications, Systems & Methodologies

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume explores the complexities of accounting applications, systems, and methodologies.

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers

    Accounting and Finance for Managers

    Providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to interpret financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, identify appropriate pricing strategies to fit different markets and products/services, and incorporate financial evaluation into operational decision making and problem solving.

  • All About Math Symbols

    All About Math Symbols

    This title teaches students how to solve problems and compare numbers using math symbols.

  • Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Analysis of Engineering Drawings and Raster Map Images

    Analysis of Engineering Drawings and Raster Map Images

    This book covers methods and algorithms for the automated analysis of engineering drawings and digital cartographic maps. The Non-Deterministic Agent System (NDAS) offers a parallel computational approach to such image analysis. The book describes techniques suitable for persistent and explicit knowledge representation for engineering drawings and digital maps. It also highlights more specific techniques, e.g., applying robot naviga

  • Analyzing & Managing Risk

    Analyzing & Managing Risk

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the common strategies and procedures used in risk management and risk analysis.

  • Analyzing Economics & Finance

    Analyzing Economics & Finance

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume presents an informative overview of the investigative methods used when evaluating a business's financial and economic status.

  • Applied Cyber-Physical Systems

    Applied Cyber-Physical Systems

    This book presents the latest methods and technologies in the area of cyber-physical systems, including medical and biological applications. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrate computing and communication capabilities by monitoring and controlling the physical systems via embedded hardware and computers.

  • Applied Information Science, Engineering and Technology: Selected Topics from the Field of Production Information Engineering and IT for Manufacturing: Theory and Practice

    Applied Information Science, Engineering and Technology: Selected Topics from the Field of Production Information Engineering and IT for Manufacturing: Theory and Practice

    This book provides a selection from the papers, which summarize several important results obtained within the framework of the Jozsef Hatvany Doctoral School operating at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. The papers can be classified into three groups: (1) Applied Computational Science; (2) Production Information Engineering (IT for Manufacturing included); (3) Material Stream Systems and IT for Logistics.

  • Applied Science: Engineering and Mathematics

    Applied Science: Engineering and Mathematics

    A comprehensive volume that examines the relationship between engineering and mathematics, providing insight into the many ways in which both disciplines affect daily life.

  • Architecture of Italy

    Architecture of Italy

    Examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Entries cover major architectural structures as well as smaller sites, from the well-known dome of St. Peter's at the Vatican to the Fiat Lingotto Plant in Turin.

  • Architectures for Baseband Signal Processing

    Architectures for Baseband Signal Processing

    This guide enables algorithm designers and chip designers to meet challenges posed by the ongoing increase of algorithmic complexity and required data throughput for today's mobile applications. It describes techniques for improved utilization of the bandwidth, as well as maximizing area and power profile to reduce fabrication costs.

  • Art That Changed the World

    Art That Changed the World

    This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

  • Artificial Cognition Architectures

    Artificial Cognition Architectures

    This book establishes the foundation, principles, theory, and concepts that are the backbone of real, autonomous Artificial Intelligence. It also presents some basic human intelligence concepts framed for Artificial Intelligence systems, as well as possible hardware and software architectures that lend themselves to learning, reasoning, and self-evolution.

  • Artists Around the World: Meet some of the greatest artists of all time

    Artists Around the World: Meet some of the greatest artists of all time

    Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.

  • Asias Energy Trends and Developments

    Asias Energy Trends and Developments

    This set presents the key topics on Asia's energy trends and developments that were presented at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore as part of its Energy Series Programme. A wide range of topics is covered, from nanotechnology, clean energy, hydropower, renewable energy and nuclear power to bilateral relations, energy security and energy efficiency -- all with the unifying energy theme in the context of Asia.

  • Banking, Lending & Debt

    Banking, Lending & Debt

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume covers the economic topics of banking, lending, and debt. The collection is broken up into several sections that describe bank management strategies, the effects of banking on international economics, and the common forms of debt and lending.

  • Beginning Programming

    Beginning Programming

    This book introduces computer programming by teaching the basics with an open-source environment known as Python. Readers are taught how Python works and how it relates to other programming languages. Simple coding projects are also provided.

  • Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control: A Healthcare Handbook

    Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control: A Healthcare Handbook

    This book outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials.

  • Biofuels

    Biofuels

    Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.

  • Biographies of the New World Power: Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Alva Edison, Margaret Sanger, and more

    Biographies of the New World Power: Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Alva Edison, Margaret Sanger, and more

    This volume examines the lives of many of the noteworthy individuals of the time--including Andrew Carnegie, Susan B. Anthony, and Theodore Roosevelt--and the lasting influence they have had over time.

  • Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

    Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

    Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issue due to advances in genetic engineering.

  • Bounded Noises in Physics, Biology, and Engineering

    Bounded Noises in Physics, Biology, and Engineering

    Covers modeling of bounded noises in theoretical and applied statistical mechanics, quantitative biology, and mathematical physics. Provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art and is intended for scientists working on stochastic processes with an interest in both fundamental issues and applications.

  • British Manufacturing Investment Overseas

    British Manufacturing Investment Overseas

    This study analyses the causes of British manufacturing investment overseas, focusing primarily on the period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. During these years there were significant changes in UK direct investment and this book represented the first major analysis of these changes based on detailed case studies of British international firms.

  • Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy

    Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy

    This book sets a path to successfully building a culture for sustainability in today's global marketplace, providing 'best practice' case studies from industries and sectors including manufacturing, business-to-business, hospitality, consumer products, telecommunications, and professional services.

  • Business Law & Ethics

    Business Law & Ethics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of information systems and technology that shape businesses.

  • Business Networking For Dummies

    Business Networking For Dummies

    This book demonstrates how to: use business networking to grow and develop your business; find the right platform or platforms to build your own network and 'assemble your crowd'; pitch yourself and your business with confidence; get the most out of face-to-face networking events - including tips on presentation skills and sound bites; join up your 'real life' and online networking; measure your networking success; and follow up wit

  • Business Studies For Dummies

    Business Studies For Dummies

    This guide provides a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. It includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies.

  • Calculus For Dummies   , ed. 2

    Calculus For Dummies , ed. 2

    This math book leads the reader step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the how and why of calculus in plain English instead of math-speak. By breaking down concepts like differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work.

  • Canning and Preserving

    Canning and Preserving

    This book teaches readers how to can and preserve food using various methods, such as freezing, water-bath canning, pressure cooking, root-cellaring, and more.

  • Case Studies in Asian Management

    Case Studies in Asian Management

    This book attempts to present an overview on the variety and complexity of management and business processes in Asian countries. It intends to support business people and students of international management to get a deeper understanding of Asian management practices by presenting practical examples of Asian firms and their strategies.

  • Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education

    Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education

    This book highlights the use of 3D technologies in the educational environment and the future prospects of adaption and evolution beyond the traditional methods of teaching.

  • Cases on Electronic Commerce Technologies and Applications

    Cases on Electronic Commerce Technologies and Applications

    This book presents a wide range of real-life cases that describe the successful and unsuccessful adoption of e-commerce, e-business, e-government, mobile commerce, and Web services technologies.

  • Cases on Emerging Information Technology Research and Applications

    Cases on Emerging Information Technology Research and Applications

    This book strategically combines the latest studies encompassing the most current advancements in the IT arenas by offering cases that highlight relevant information for professionals, researchers, and students wishing to remain current with the ever-changing IT field.

  • Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products

    Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products

    This book provides case studies and real-life examples on usability methods and techniques to test the design and development of digital products, such as web pages, video games, and mobile computer applications.

  • Cell Formation in Industrial Engineering: Theory, Algorithms and Experiments

    Cell Formation in Industrial Engineering: Theory, Algorithms and Experiments

    This book focuses on a development of optimal, flexible, and efficient models and algorithms for cell formation in group technology. Its main aim is to provide a reliable tool that can be used by managers and engineers to design manufacturing cells based on their own preferences and constraints imposed by a particular manufacturing system.

  • Ceramic Nanocomposites

    Ceramic Nanocomposites

    Ceramic nanocomposites have been found to have improved hardness, strength, toughness, and creep resistance compared to conventional ceramic matrix composites. This book reviews the structure and properties of these nanocomposites as well as manufacturing and applications.

  • Characterization of Biomaterials

    Characterization of Biomaterials

    This book provides a detailed and multidisciplinary discussion of the physical, chemical, mechanical, surface, in vitro and in vivo characterization tools and techniques of increasing importance to fundamental biomaterials research.

  • Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, Vol. 1

    Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, Vol. 1

    Showcases a collection of eight English essays by the renowned architectural historian Liang Sicheng (Liang Ssu-ch?eng, 1901?1972) on the history of Chinese architecture, covering topics such as art and architecture, Buddhist cave sculptures, pagodas, and China?s oldest wooden structure?Fo-kuang Ssu.The most prominent of these discoveries are featured in this book.

  • Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, Vol. 1

    Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, Vol. 1

    This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars? writings.

  • Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology

    Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology

    Explores current and emerging methods in pollution cleanup.

  • Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges: Understanding and Perspectives from Forest Research

    Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges: Understanding and Perspectives from Forest Research

    This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment. It reconciles process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modeling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research.

  • Compost

    Compost

    Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

  • Compressed Data Structures for Strings: On Searching and Extracting Strings from Compressed Textual Data

    Compressed Data Structures for Strings: On Searching and Extracting Strings from Compressed Textual Data

    This book presents new results to improve data compression by solving optimization problems and presents efficient solutions to pattern matching problems in compressed space.

  • Computational Electromagnetics: Recent Advances and Engineering Applications

    Computational Electromagnetics: Recent Advances and Engineering Applications

    The book examines new algorithms for solving EM problems of current interest that are not readily amenable to efficient treatment by using the existing techniques, It discusses solution techniques for problems arising in nanotechnology, bioEM, metamaterials, as well as multiscale problems.

  • Concepts and Advances in Information Knowledge Management: Studies from Developing and Emerging Economies

    Concepts and Advances in Information Knowledge Management: Studies from Developing and Emerging Economies

    This book brings out emerging and current discussion from the sub-fields of information management. This title consists of sections on key aspects of information knowledge management and addresses knowledge management, library studies, archives and records management, and information systems.

  • Concepts in Finance

    Concepts in Finance

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of general concepts in finance, including budgeting, managerial finance, and financial theory.

  • Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems

    Control Design and Analysis for Underactuated Robotic Systems

    Presents a unified treatment of control design and analysis for a class of underactuated robotic systems, which include systems with multiple-degree-of-freedom and/or with underactuation degree two. Enables the reader to analyze the behaviour of underactuated robotic systems, develop new control designs for these systems numerically and analytically, and address the challenges of more complex systems.

  • Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools: Applications to Manufacturing Processes

    Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools: Applications to Manufacturing Processes

    This book presents results where industrial robots have been used successfully to polish difficult surfaces, covering the latest technology in the field, including key technology such as customized several position and force controllers.

  • Copper Electrodeposition for Nanofabrication of Electronics Devices

    Copper Electrodeposition for Nanofabrication of Electronics Devices

    This book discusses the scientific mechanism of copper electrodeposition and its wide range of applications, covering everything from the basic fundamentals to practical applications.

  • Corporate Finance & Strategy

    Corporate Finance & Strategy

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume presents a wide-ranging overview of corporate finance and strategy.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in China: A Vision, an Assessment and a Blueprint

    Corporate Social Responsibility in China: A Vision, an Assessment and a Blueprint

    This book aims at helping companies operating in China to better assess and exercise their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in specific contexts. The purpose of this book is to show that CSR has a strong economic pay back in the long run, that it is a key success factor in nurturing corporate excellence, and that a sense of urgency and accrued inventiveness are required from companies operating in China.

  • Crafty Dolls

    Crafty Dolls

    This book is full of ideas for how to make rag dolls, knitted dolls, and doll clothes. Learn basic skills to knit and sew an amazing collection of clothes for a rag doll's wardrobe.

  • Creating Value through Advanced Logistics, Vol. 1

    Creating Value through Advanced Logistics, Vol. 1

    Illustrates how advanced logistics service providers in China create value for their clients by examining case studies related to the experiences of Li & Fung and other leading advanced logistics companies in the country.

  • Creating a Business Plan For Dummies

    Creating a Business Plan For Dummies

    Covers the fundamentals of designing a business plan, including assessing the feasibility of the business idea and developing marketing plans, budgets, sales projections, financial forecasts, and more.

  • Creative Engineering Design Assessment: Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses

    Creative Engineering Design Assessment: Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses

    Discusses the need for creativity in the global economy, in engineering design, and in higher education. Acts as a directions manual and scoring guide for a newly developed assessment tool called the Creative Engineering Design Assessment (CEDA).

  • Creative Writing

    Creative Writing

    Helps readers master the basics of crafting compelling fiction and nonfiction stories. Various genres, including novels, short stories, plays and screenplays, poetry, book-length and article-length narrative nonfiction, memoirs, and more are covered. Content includes the fundamental elements, such as plot, character, point-of-view, setting, dialogue, style, and theme.

  • Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, ed. 2

    Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering, ed. 2

    This book introduces a new probabilistic and energy-based critical excitation approach to overcome several problems in the scientific and rational modelling of ground motions.

  • Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography, ed. 4

    Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography, ed. 4

    This reference work on electroencephalography (EEG) features text, illustrations, diagrams, and charts that relate EEG findings to clinical conditions. Established areas of clinical EEG are covered, newly evolving areas are introduced, and neurophysiological bases are explained to encourage understanding and not simply pattern recognition.

  • Data & Information Technology

    Data & Information Technology

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of data and information technology in relation to the study of business.

  • Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition in Multiple Databases

    Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition in Multiple Databases

    Presents recent research on data analysis and pattern recognition in multiple databases, including association rule mining, global pattern discovery, item-based data analyses, and patterns such as exceptional, iceberg, and periodic.

  • Decision Making & Crisis Management

    Decision Making & Crisis Management

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an insightful overview of business-oriented decision making and crisis management skills.

  • Desiccant-Assisted Cooling: Fundamentals and Applications

    Desiccant-Assisted Cooling: Fundamentals and Applications

    This book presents different approaches to the mathematical modeling and simulation of desiccant wheels, as well as applications in thermal comfort and humidity controlled environments.

  • Design, ed. 3

    Design, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in design such as architects, computer and video game designers, drafters, florists, makeup artists, photo stylists, and toy and game designers.

  • Design Pattern Formalization Techniques

    Design Pattern Formalization Techniques

    Focuses on formalizing the solution element of patterns, providing tangible benefits to pattern users, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners and students working in the field of design patterns and software reuse; it explains details on several specification languages, allowing readers to choose the most suitable formal technique to solve their specific inquiries.

  • Design and Implementation of Educational Games: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

    Design and Implementation of Educational Games: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

    Presents an impressive selection of studies and analysis performed to illustrate how game components can work in concert to facilitate learning.

  • Design and Modeling for 3D ICs and Interposers

    Design and Modeling for 3D ICs and Interposers

    This book provides comprehensive coverage on the design and modeling aspects of 3D integration with a particular focus on its electrical behavior. Looking from the perspective of the Silicon Via (TSV) and Glass Via (TGV) technology, the book introduces 3D ICs and interposers as a technology, and presents their application in numerical modeling, signal integrity, power integrity and thermal integrity.

  • Design, Modeling and Testing of Data Converters

    Design, Modeling and Testing of Data Converters

    This book presents a scientific discussion of the state-of-the-art techniques and designs for modeling, testing and for the performance analysis of data converters.

  • Designing 2D and 3D Network-On-Chip Architectures

    Designing 2D and 3D Network-On-Chip Architectures

    This book covers key concepts in the design of 2D and 3D Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect. Coverage focuses on topology exploration for both 2D and 3D NoCs, routing algorithms, NoC router design, NoC-based system integration, verification and testing, and NoC reliabilty.

  • Designing Complex Web Information Systems: Integrating Evolutionary Process Engineering

    Designing Complex Web Information Systems: Integrating Evolutionary Process Engineering

    Provides a complete view of the architectures, problems, and solutions linked to the design and development of modern web information systems.

  • Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching

    Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching

    Explores how technology impacts the process of devising instructional plans as well as learning itself in adult students.

  • Developing Life Skills through Math & Science Games

    Developing Life Skills through Math & Science Games

    This book brings a new perspective to educating students in a fun, exciting and engaging manner. High energy, logistically minimal math and science games will bring about both breadth and depth of discussion by the participants and are designed to develop their innate leadership potential and competency levels over time.

  • Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    This book acts as a practical guide to the new digital tools requiring specific skills in the fabrication processes and in the languages used by information technology in order to utilize new methods and techniques of managing and controlling fabrication for uses in architecture, engineering, and construction. It provides case studies of groundbreaking projects which were able to give form and significance to technological research.

  • Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XX

    Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XX

    These are the proceedings of the 20th international conference on domain decomposition methods in science and engineering. Domain decomposition methods are iterative methods for solving the often very large linear or nonlinear systems of algebraic equations that arise when various problems in continuum mechanics are discretized using finite elements.

  • Drawing

    Drawing

    This book provides a step-by-step, project-based approach to learning the fundamentals of drawing and uses color to show the progression of strokes and techniques for completing 50 fun drawing projects from scratch.

  • Drawing Manga

    Drawing Manga

    This book provides step-by-step directions on everything you need to know to create your own incredible-looking Manga characters.

  • Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1

    Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1

    Discusses the global manufacturing shift to low-cost countries that has changed the traditional configurations of supply chains and stimulated demand for associated services. In Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, the author illustrates the importance of efficient supply chain management and its implications for businesses today by drawing on various case studies, including the experiences of The Fung Group and other prom

  • Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering

    Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering

    This book is a comprehensive treatment of marine mechanical systems (MMS) involved in processes such as oil drilling and mineral recovery. Ranging from nonlinear dynamic modeling and stability analysis of flexible riser systems, through advanced control design for an installation system with a single rigid payload attached by thrusters, to robust adaptive control for mooring systems, it is an authoritative reference on the dynamics

  • E-Business Innovation and Process Management

    E-Business Innovation and Process Management

    Provides researchers and practitioners with information on recent advances and developments in emerging e-business models and technologies. Covers a variety of topics, such as e-business models, e-business strategies, online consumer behavior, e-business process modeling and practices, electronic communication adoption and service provider strategies, privacy policies, and implementation issues.

  • E-Commerce & Retail Merchandising

    E-Commerce & Retail Merchandising

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume takes an investigative look into the business practices of e-commerce and retail merchandising. It highlights the basic strategies behind effective merchandising, the changes seen in marketing, and the advances made in business-to-business applications.

  • Economic Accounting

    Economic Accounting

    This book discusses the Crusoe model of accounting, and a model appropriate for the Crusoe model. It also considers some accounting problems which arise in the real world as well as a discussion of government and business accounting, along with money, banks and financial institutions.

  • Economic Growth & Development

    Economic Growth & Development

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of economic growth and development. It outlines the differences between developing and developed nations, examine the trends in regional, urban, and private sector development, and detail the processes businesses undergo to determine effectiveness.

  • Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers

    Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers

    This book reviews electrocaloric effects observed in bulk materials as well as recent advances in thin films, with special emphasis on the ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and relaxor nature of ECMs. It reports a number of considerations about the future of ECMs as a means of achieving an efficient, ecologically sustainable and low cost refrigerator.

  • Electromagnetic Surface Waves: A Modern Perspective

    Electromagnetic Surface Waves: A Modern Perspective

    This book describes the unique features and the potential applications of lossless electromagnetic surface waves propagating at the interface between fully transparent materials.

  • Electronic Design Automation of Analog ICs Combining Gradient Models with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms

    Electronic Design Automation of Analog ICs Combining Gradient Models with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms

    Addresses the automatic sizing of analog integrated circuits. Presents an approach to enhance a layout-aware circuit-level optimizer (GENOM-POF) by embedding statistical knowledge from an automatically generated gradient model into the multi-objective multi-constraint optimization kernel based on the NSGA-II algorithm.

  • Embedded Computing Systems: Applications, Optimization, and Advanced Design

    Embedded Computing Systems: Applications, Optimization, and Advanced Design

    This reference source brings together theoretical and technical concepts of intelligent embedded control systems and their use in hardware and software architectures.

  • Employees, Unions & Labor Economics

    Employees, Unions & Labor Economics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers readers an overview of employees, unions, and labor economics as they relate to the study of business.

  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

    Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

  • Energy Industries and Sustainability

    Energy Industries and Sustainability

    This book covers the exploitation of energy resources--such as coal, petroleum, and wood--and the innovations that can provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future.

  • Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration: Theory, Applications, and Outcomes

    Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration: Theory, Applications, and Outcomes

    This reference work provides empirical studies on theoretical issues and outcomes in regards to the integration of innovative technology into language teaching and learning. It discusses empirical findings and innovative research using software and applications that engage learners and promote successful learning.

  • Engineered Biomimicry

    Engineered Biomimicry

    This book explores technologies informed by living natural systems, encouraging readers to take ideas and concepts from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and related functions. Applications covered include bioinspired computing and medical products, biomimetic applications like artificial muscles and vision sensors, and physical applications such as structural coloration, sensor systems

  • Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How Do I Infuse Real-World Problem Solving into Science, Technology, and Math?

    Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How Do I Infuse Real-World Problem Solving into Science, Technology, and Math?

    This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineeri

  • Engineering Tribology, ed. 4

    Engineering Tribology, ed. 4

    This book focuses on the key concepts and engineering implications of tribology. Taking an interdisciplinary view, it brings together the relevant knowledge from different fields needed to achieve effective analysis and control of friction and wear, and covers recent advances in tribology, especially ionic and mesogenic lubricants, surface texturing, and multiscale characterization of 3D surfaces and coatings.

  • Engineering and Management of IT-based Service Systems: An Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems Approach

    Engineering and Management of IT-based Service Systems: An Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems Approach

    The book presents a collection of chapters referring to relevant topics for both IT service systems and i-DMSS including: problems of selection of IT service providers, optimization of supply chain systems, IT governance decisions, clinical decision support, dynamic user-interface adaptation, re-engineering of processes, and generic decision problems.

  • Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture

    Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture

    Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in engineering, mechanics, and architecture, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.

  • Engineering, Technology, & Medicine

    Engineering, Technology, & Medicine

    Covers mathematics as applied in engineering, technology, and medicine in such activities as bridge design, city planning, and roller coasters and video games.

  • English as a Second Language

    English as a Second Language

    This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to a variety of ESL programs available in America and examines a number of factors affecting second language acquisition.

  • Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models

    Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models

    This work provides balanced and thorough coverage of women entrepreneurs in multicultural and international contexts as well as in the Western world. It explores how women everywhere are empowering themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship and business ownership.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovations in E-Business: An Integrative Perspective

    Entrepreneurship and Innovations in E-Business: An Integrative Perspective

    The book presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and practices of e-entrepreneurship and e-innovation.

  • Environmental Engineering: Designing a Sustainable Future

    Environmental Engineering: Designing a Sustainable Future

    Discusses the ways in which environmental engineering blends the best aspects of art and design with the sciences of physics, geology, ecology, and the chemistry of matter.

  • Environmental Law and Sustainability

    Environmental Law and Sustainability

    This book introduces environmental regulations and agreements from around the world, with a focus on those with the most potential for international impact. It compares legal systems between nations such as the United States and Canada; Australia and New Zealand; and India, Pakistan, and China.

  • Environmental Science

    Environmental Science

    This book provides easy-to-follow lessons on the most important concepts and issues in environmental science, encompassing ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, atmospheric science, and geography.

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia

    Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia

    This work addresses the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Focusing on environmental and natural resource economics, it addresses basic concepts, environmental policy, natural resource economics, market failure, exhaustible and renewable resources, benefit-cost analysis, and applied welfare economics, as well as key concepts of economics, movements, events, or

  • Ethical Technology Use, Policy, and Reactions in Educational Settings

    Ethical Technology Use, Policy, and Reactions in Educational Settings

    This book provides state-of-the-art research on the impact of ethical computer use in academia and emphasizes the cyber-philosophical aspects of human-computer interactions.

  • Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, ed. 3

    Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, ed. 3

    This collection of essays explores the ethical challenges that leaders face in their relationships with followers, the choices they make, and the ways in which they influence others. Includes contributions from philosophers, management theorists, and industrial and organizational psychologists.

  • Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

    Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

    This book provides current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioral involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling.

  • Fashion

    Fashion

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the fashion industry.

  • Fashion Drawing For Dummies

    Fashion Drawing For Dummies

    This book provides dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures.

  • Filmmaking For Dummies   , ed. 2

    Filmmaking For Dummies , ed. 2

    Features coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. Demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution.

  • Financial & Organizational Behavior

    Financial & Organizational Behavior

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an intriguing overview of financial and organizational behavior as they relate to the study of business. It examines overarching themes in organizational behavior and analyzes common trends in behavioral economics.

  • Fine Arts in the Era of Mao Zedong

    Fine Arts in the Era of Mao Zedong

    Comprehensively describes and analyzes the historical development and the nature of the fine arts of the Mao Zedong Era.

  • Fluid Mechanics for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection

    Fluid Mechanics for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection

    This volume discusses applications of the science of fluid mechanics to the new and expanding fields of industrial safety and environmental protection. The material is organized in accordance with the chain-of-events in real accidents, starting with the loss of containment of hazardous fluids, going on to the spreading and mixing processes in water or air, and ending with the damage loads caused by explosions, fires or toxic content

  • Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!, ed. 6

    Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!, ed. 6

    This guide covers the science of fluids and electrolytes as they relate to patient care, fluid types and fluid movements in different body systems, and how hormones and other elements affect fluid balance and fluid losses and gains. It provides patient care examples, including common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment.

  • Food and Culinary Arts

    Food and Culinary Arts

    Provides a brief overview and the tools necessary to transition into a career in the food and culinary arts industry. Profiles include baker, bartender, brewer or winemaker, caterer, and more.

  • Forecasting & Statistical Analysis

    Forecasting & Statistical Analysis

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of forecasting and statistical analysis. It examines statistical analysis and its influence on decision making as well as the methods and theories behind effective business forecasting.

  • Fostering Conceptual Change with Technology, Vol. 1

    Fostering Conceptual Change with Technology, Vol. 1

    Aims to present the current state of research on fostering conceptual change with technology in Asia-Pacific countries, where technology is fast becoming an integrated part of learning. It provides a comprehensive overview of current research practices and examines the context of learning, learners? characteristics and the role of epistemological beliefs. It also discusses the different approaches used to foster conceptual change

  • Four Classics on the Theory of Double-Entry Bookkeeping

    Four Classics on the Theory of Double-Entry Bookkeeping

    Each of the pieces included in this collection is a classic on the theory of double-entry bookkeeping. Of the nine articles reprinted in this volume originally published in 1984, those by Ladelle, Hotelling and Anton are recognized as being the classic articles on the depreciation of a single 'machine'. For many years accountants have dealt with depreciation and capital maintenance as a static problem. This volume recognizes its dyn

  • Fractional Calculus, ed. 2: An Introduction for Physicists

    Fractional Calculus, ed. 2: An Introduction for Physicists

    The book presents a concise introduction to the basic methods and strategies in fractional calculus and enables the reader to catch up with the state of the art in this field as well as to participate and contribute in the development of this exciting research area. The contents are devoted to the application of fractional calculus to physical problems.

  • Frequently Asked Questions in ISAs

    Frequently Asked Questions in ISAs

    This book focuses on the main areas of the auditing standards and also addresses some key areas where audit firms are failing and which have been flagged up by audit regulators.

  • Frontiers in Electronics: Advanced Modeling of Nanoscale Electron Devices

    Frontiers in Electronics: Advanced Modeling of Nanoscale Electron Devices

    This book attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the different levels of electrostatics and transport modeling for various nanoscale MOS structures (Single- and Multi-Gate MOSFETs) and to explain the relationships between them. The issue of quantum transport approaches, analytical predictive 2D/3D modeling, and design-oriented compact modeling are the main focus.

  • Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering: From Fundamentals to Extensions and Learning Algorithms

    Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering: From Fundamentals to Extensions and Learning Algorithms

    The aim of this book is to fill the existing gap in the literature concerning fundamentals, models, extensions and learning algorithms for FCMs in knowledge engineering. It comprehensively covers the state-of-the-art FCM modeling and learning methods, with algorithms, codes and software tools, and provides a set of applications that demonstrate their various usages in applied sciences and engineering.

  • Fuzzy Information & Engineering and Operations Research & Management

    Fuzzy Information & Engineering and Operations Research & Management

    Contains recent research on fuzzy systems and operations research. Compiled from submissions by the 6th International Conference on Fuzzy Information and Engineering, and the 6th academic conference from Fuzzy Information Engineering Branch of Operation Research Society of China.

  • GED    Test For Dummies   , ed. 3

    GED Test For Dummies , ed. 3

    This guide gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered--and everything in between.

  • GMO Food: A Reference Handbook

    GMO Food: A Reference Handbook

    The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.

  • Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions

    Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions

    This book discusses the progress of e-commerce research in small to medium-sized enterprises in different countries in the world.

  • Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods

    Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods

    This book examines how the logistics industry has developed; how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends; what the risks are to the industry and how it will develop in the coming years. Six key logistics segments (freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express) are defined and explored in detail. The book also examines the individual supply chain dynamics and logistics

  • Global Marketing & Public Relations

    Global Marketing & Public Relations

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of global marketing techniques and public relations strategies. It covers a variety of international marketing methods and evaluates the potential problems organizations face in pursuing global marketing strategies.

  • Gluten-Free Eating

    Gluten-Free Eating

    Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and general health are all reasons people are going 'gluten-free.' This guide explains varying degrees of gluten intolerance, lists gluten-containing as well as naturally gluten-free foods, and features more than fifty recipes. Also included are tips on avoiding gluten while dining out and helping kids avoid gluten.

  • Grammar and Style

    Grammar and Style

    This guide helps you learn, or relearn, the essentials, and makes learning and using proper grammar simple.

  • Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces

    Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces

    This book discusses the ways leaders can affect employee engagement, emphasizing how positive feelings about being part of the workplace strongly influence people's willingness to apply discretionary effort to their work.

  • HTML5 Games, ed. 2: Creating Fun with HTML5, CSS3, and WEBGL

    HTML5 Games, ed. 2: Creating Fun with HTML5, CSS3, and WEBGL

    Explains, step-by-step, how to create a fully functional HTML5 game, beginning with building a framework and moving on to user input, sound, multiplayer functionality, 2D and 3D graphics and more.

  • Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

    Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

    Provides information for executives, managers, and staff in business, government, and other sectors who seek to keep their enterprises agile and efficient as they manage change, implement new business processes and supporting technologies, and pursue important strategic goals.

  • Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

    Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

    This handbook provides a description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. It includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education.

  • Handmade Gifts

    Handmade Gifts

    Contains more than 70 projects, from candle making and crocheting to paper-crafts and baking. Each project is explained using simple step-by-step images along with photographs of the finished item and variations on how to make each piece unique.

  • Health Assessment of Engineered Structures: Bridges, Buildings, and Other Infrastructures

    Health Assessment of Engineered Structures: Bridges, Buildings, and Other Infrastructures

    This book covers some of the most recent developments and application potentials in structural health assessment for non-experts in the subject. Among topics addressed are sensor types, platforms and data conditioning for practical applications, wireless collection of sensor data, sensor power needs and on-site energy harvesting, long-term monitoring of structures, uncertainty in collected data, and future directions in structural h

  • Health Care Policies & Insurance

    Health Care Policies & Insurance

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an examination of the components of the U.S. health care system and the efforts to reform the current system in order to control costs and expand access.

  • High-Efficiency Solar Cells: Physics, Materials, and Devices

    High-Efficiency Solar Cells: Physics, Materials, and Devices

    As part of the effort to increase the contribution of solar cells (photovoltaics) to our energy mix, this book addresses three main areas: making existing technology cheaper, promoting advanced technologies based on new architectural designs, and developing new materials to serve as light absorbers.

  • High-Speed Penetration Dynamics: Engineering Models and Methods

    High-Speed Penetration Dynamics: Engineering Models and Methods

    This monograph is the first comprehensive compendium of engineering models used in high-speed penetration mechanics.

  • How Do I Use a Database?

    How Do I Use a Database?

    This book teaches the reader about different types of databases, as well as how they organize, store, and retrieve information.

  • How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    Provides a quick and effective course from the perspective of the pursuit of business growth, and describes a business proceeding from initial set-up through its first year of trading.

  • Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.

  • Human Resources & Employee Selection

    Human Resources & Employee Selection

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume explores the primary operating procedures of a human resource department, highlights benefit plan design processes, and details different methods for hiring and retaining employees.

  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center

    Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center

    Features twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument, along with their roles in fiction, film, and music.

  • Implications of Government Regulation

    Implications of Government Regulation

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume details the causes for significant financial regulatory legislation and examines the effects of such legislation on the economy.

  • Industrial Image Processing: Visual Quality Control in Manufacturing, 2nd Rev. ed.

    Industrial Image Processing: Visual Quality Control in Manufacturing, 2nd Rev. ed.

    This book focuses on how to design integrated solutions for industrial vision tasks from individual algorithms, that takes into account the current technological developments, including camera technology and color imaging processing.

  • Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion: Fundamentals and Applications

    Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion: Fundamentals and Applications

    This book provides readers with an introductory understanding of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC), a type of fusion meant to retain plasma using an electrostatic field.

  • Ingredient Branding: Making the Invisible Visible

    Ingredient Branding: Making the Invisible Visible

    This book explains how ingredient branding works and how brand managers can successfully improve the performance of component marketing. The authors have examined more than one hundred examples, analyzed four industries and developed nine detailed case studies to demonstrate the viability of this marketing innovation.

  • Injection Technologies for the Repair of Damaged Concrete Structures

    Injection Technologies for the Repair of Damaged Concrete Structures

    Presents the main physical and mechanical characteristics of concrete and reinforced concrete materials, evaluation methods and typical damage that can be expected over long-term use, as well as data concerning equipment and appliances used in injection renewal works.

  • Innovation and Growth: What Do We Know?

    Innovation and Growth: What Do We Know?

    This book, written entirely by faculty at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, provides a variety of practical and implementable perspectives on innovation for managers. In addition, the book contains chapters that provide reviews of the academic research on innovation in the faculty members' specific areas of expertise.

  • Inspired by True Events, ed. 2: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films

    Inspired by True Events, ed. 2: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films

    This book surveys more than 500 major films based on true stories and historical subject matter for film history buffs of all kind.

  • Institutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China: Case Studies from the Textile and Clothing Industry

    Institutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China: Case Studies from the Textile and Clothing Industry

    The book mainly uses the New Institutional Economics Approach (NIE) to examine the formation and development of industrial clusters in China through multiple case studies of textile and clothing clusters in the Zhejiang province. The micro case studies illustrate the interaction between institutional change and the industrial development of China in transition.

  • Instructional Design Frameworks and Intercultural Models

    Instructional Design Frameworks and Intercultural Models

    Provides frameworks for integrating culture into design. Offers practical applications for the construction of user interfaces, products, services, and other online environments useful in the development of culture-based designs.

  • Integral Methods in Science and Engineering: Progress in Numerical and Analytic Techniques

    Integral Methods in Science and Engineering: Progress in Numerical and Analytic Techniques

    Provides a detailed portrait of both the construction of theoretical integral techniques and their application to specific problems in science and engineering. Topics addressed include problems of existence and uniqueness for singular integral equations on domain boundaries; numerical integration via finite and boundary elements; conservation laws; hybrid methods; and other quadrature-related approaches.

  • Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

    Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

    Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

  • Integrating Social Media into Business Practice, Applications, Management, and Models

    Integrating Social Media into Business Practice, Applications, Management, and Models

    This book provides research findings and future directions for customer relationship management in contemporary enterprises, covering topics such as management issues, innovative ideas, business applications, and evaluation of social media products and services.

  • Integrating Usability Engineering for Designing the Web Experience: Methodologies and Principles

    Integrating Usability Engineering for Designing the Web Experience: Methodologies and Principles

    Provides a link between theoretical research and Web engineering, presenting a more holistic approach to Internet serviceability.

  • Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups

    Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups

    This book offers a comprehensive guide to intellectual property for readers in high-tech consumer electronics, software and technology startups. It discusses recent changes to the U.S. patent laws, such as the America Invents Act, and describes specifics of protections offered, as well as benefits and shortcomings of each type. The book also provides guidance on IP implementation, procedures for protecting IP and which types of prot

  • Intelligent Computer Vision and Image Processing: Innovation, Application, and Design

    Intelligent Computer Vision and Image Processing: Innovation, Application, and Design

    Provides methods and research on various disciplines related to the science and technology of machines. This reference source is essential for academicians, researchers, and practitioners interested in the latest developments and innovations in computer science, education, and security.

  • International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation (IEMI2012) Proceedings: Core Areas of Industrial Engineering

    International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation (IEMI2012) Proceedings: Core Areas of Industrial Engineering

    This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, sponsored by the Chinese Industrial Engineering Institution. It stresses the application of industrial engineering in Chinese enterprise and Chinese-style engineering management technique and method, and details new developments in international industrial engineering and engineering management,

  • International Business Handbook

    International Business Handbook

    The focus of the book is understanding international influences that affect international business, and relevant aspects of the world environment. These aspects are economic, physical, sociocultural, political, legal and technological and include the cultures of foreign business organizations.

  • International Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Firm Age on Motives for Internationalization

    International Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Firm Age on Motives for Internationalization

    This volume provides important benchmarks for the integration of entrepreneurship and international business.

  • International Group Accounting: Issues in European Harmonization

    International Group Accounting: Issues in European Harmonization

    The 43 papers in this collection, originally published from 1972 to 1987, delve into accounting, observing and exploring its functioning. They construct a basis for interrogating it in use as well as attempt to account for accounting. The book seeks to understand accounting, to appreciate what it is, what it does and how it does it, examining it from without rather than from within.

  • International Production and the Multinational Enterprise

    International Production and the Multinational Enterprise

    This book covers the growth and impact of the multinational enterprise (MNE) in the post war period. It provides a balanced discussion of major themes such as the development of modern theories of international production; the impact of the MNE on the nation-state and the structure of the international market; the response of governments and the appropriate framework for policy measures; and the historical context and likely future

  • Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

    Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

    This book aims to provide an understanding of the current science underpinning Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and to provide students and interested researchers with sufficient background on the basics of Chemical Engineering, Material Science, and Geology that they can understand the current state of the art of the research in the field of CCS.

  • Investments & International Finance

    Investments & International Finance

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume provides an overview to a variety of investment vehicles and strategies and highlights general concepts regarding international investment.

  • Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas

    Iron Uptake in Bacteria with Emphasis on E. coli and Pseudomonas

    Presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of iron transport systems in bacteria.

  • Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies   , ed. 2

    Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies , ed. 2

    This guide teaches the reader how to make jewelry from scratch. This includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and more.

  • Language Learning & Development

    Language Learning & Development

    This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the factors and methods that facilitate language development for young students, English language learners, and those who experience language difficulties.

  • Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Engineering

    Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Engineering

    This book covers the fundamental and practical application of the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). This method is a relatively new simulation technique for the modeling of complex fluid systems and has attracted interest from researchers in computational physics.

  • Law Enforcement and the History of Financial Market Manipulation

    Law Enforcement and the History of Financial Market Manipulation

    This book traces the U.S. government's efforts to properly regulate, monitor, and prevent financial speculation and price manipulation in various markets, beginning with the period from the late nineteenth century to the first congressional efforts at regulation in the 1930s, and continuing on to the present.

  • Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

    Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

    This guide will get all leaders, new leaders, mid-level or executive managers, familiar with the ground rules of leadership. It covers how to do more of the right things while avoiding the common leadership mistakes that trip up so many.

  • Leadership Conversations: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

    Leadership Conversations: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

    Identifies four types of conversation that every leader must master: building relationships, making decisions, taking action, and developing others. Also provides an action plan for boosting personal leadership potential, as well for developing leadership skills in others.

  • Leadership PQ: How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart

    Leadership PQ: How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart

    This book explains why PQ (Political Intelligence) is a critical leadership requirement and presents case studies to demonstrate the impact of PQ in action. A self-assessment tool is also provided.

  • Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook

    Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook

    Examines issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology.

  • Learning Objects for Instruction: Design and Evaluation

    Learning Objects for Instruction: Design and Evaluation

    Offers practical models of how learning objects are being applied in education, organizations, industry, and the military. Includes diverse strategies used across these groups to apply learning objects -- from the use of firmly grounded theoretical contexts to practical tool-based solutions, models and real-world practices.

  • Level Up!, ed. 2: The Guide to Great Video Game Design

    Level Up!, ed. 2: The Guide to Great Video Game Design

    This guide teaches you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game's pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provides even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects.

  • Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources

    Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources

    This book provides a framework within which the new ER (Electronic Resource) librarian can learn the basics behind negotiating and managing their information resources effectively.

  • Logistics and Retail Management, ed. 4: Emerging Issues and New Challenges in the Retail Supply Chain

    Logistics and Retail Management, ed. 4: Emerging Issues and New Challenges in the Retail Supply Chain

    This book features research, ideas and experience of current thinking on supply chain management in retail. Reflecting the changing needs of the global marketplace and responding to the challenges faced by retailers, it includes a chapter on International Fashion Supply Chain Management and another on CSR and the textile supply chain.

  • Making Money with Rental Properties

    Making Money with Rental Properties

    This guide is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book for anyone looking to profit from both residential and commercial rental properties.

  • Making Natural Beauty Products

    Making Natural Beauty Products

    This guide provides step-by-step instructions and over 250 recipes to show how making your own beauty products can be fun.

  • Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders

    Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders

    Provides information on developing leadership skills. Examines successful leaders to determine the type of leadership roles which succeed. Presents five distinct roles of leadership, which are used to promote positive change and innovation.

  • Management Skills

    Management Skills

    This book offers a simple, step-by-step guide in which to learn key management skills, right down to the minor details. It turns topics that are often overwhelming and hard to grasp into something easy, goal focused, skill building and ultimately rewarding.

  • Managing Business Scenarios

    Managing Business Scenarios

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an interesting overview of managing business scenarios. It outlines the underlying themes of internal organizational management, shed light on a variety of managerial scenarios, and highlight management procedures in multinational organizations.

  • Managing Your Career in Theater and the Performing Arts

    Managing Your Career in Theater and the Performing Arts

    Provides tips for career success in the theater and performing arts industry including advice from professionals, career strategies, and insider secrets.

  • Managing and Measuring Risk: Emerging Global Standards and Regulations After the Financial Crisis

    Managing and Measuring Risk: Emerging Global Standards and Regulations After the Financial Crisis

    This volume presents the most recent achievements in risk measurement and management, as well as regulation of the financial industry, with contributions from prominent scholars and practitioners, and provides a comprehensive overview of recent emerging standards in risk management from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

    Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

    This guide provides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle.

  • Market Research in Practice, ed. 2: How to Get Greater Insight From Your Market

    Market Research in Practice, ed. 2: How to Get Greater Insight From Your Market

    This handbook explains the fundamentals of market research and provides expert advice, tools, tips and case studies throughout.

  • Materials for Biofuels

    Materials for Biofuels

    This book provides an introduction to the research subject of transformation of biomass-related materials to biofuels. It offers a view of the frontiers in leading pretreatments, downstream enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation technology, corrosion issues in biofuel and merging biofuels technology into a pulp mill to pave the way for future large-scale biofuel production.

  • Materials that Change Color: Smart Materials, Intelligent Design

    Materials that Change Color: Smart Materials, Intelligent Design

    This book presents a design-driven investigation into smart materials developed by chemists, physicists, materials and chemical engineers, and applied by designers to consumer products.

  • Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Advanced Engineering Systems

    Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Advanced Engineering Systems

    This volume presents full-length papers based on presentations which represent the state-of-the-art in mechanics and model-based control, with particular emphasis on the application of advanced structures and machines.

  • Mega Machines

    Mega Machines

    This book introduces children to the construction vehicles and processes that are used to construct a new school building.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Financial Markets

    Mergers, Acquisitions & Financial Markets

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of the underlying concepts of mergers and acquisitions and examines the effects that markets can have on such procedures as well as on other elements of the global economy.

  • Methods in Research and Development of Biomedical Devices

    Methods in Research and Development of Biomedical Devices

    This book presents a road map for applying the stages in conceptualization, evaluation, and testing of biomedical devices in a systematic order of approach, leading to solutions for medical problems within a well-deserved safety limit.

  • MoS2: Materials, Physics, and Devices

    MoS2: Materials, Physics, and Devices

    This book reviews the structure and electronic, magnetic, and other properties of various MoS2 (Molybdenum disulfide) nanostructures, with coverage of synthesis.

  • Model Driven Architecture for Reverse Engineering Technologies: Strategic Directions and System Evolution

    Model Driven Architecture for Reverse Engineering Technologies: Strategic Directions and System Evolution

    Emphasizes the importance of validation and verification in the modernization of systems that are critical to safety, security, and economic profits.

  • Models, Algorithms, and Technologies for Network Analysis: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Network Analysis

    Models, Algorithms, and Technologies for Network Analysis: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Network Analysis

    This book presents new tools for developing practical algorithms for solving problems arising for different types of networks. It summarizes the current state of network research and formulates many open questions in the analysis of huge sized networks.

  • Modern Mechanical Engineering: Research, Development and Education

    Modern Mechanical Engineering: Research, Development and Education

    This book covers modern subjects of mechanical engineering such as nanomechanics and nanotechnology, mechatronics and robotics, computational mechanics, biomechanics, alternative energies, sustainability as well as all aspects related with mechanical engineering education. Fundamentals of mechanical engineering and its application to the solution of problems in modern industry are also discussed.

  • Multinationals, Governments and International Technology Transfer

    Multinationals, Governments and International Technology Transfer

    This book examines the international technology transfer process and the role of both multinationals and host-country governments in that process, with emphasis on the experience of the more developed countries. It explores a range of issues and presents much original thinking and research findings.

  • Nanoscale Technology for Advanced Lithium Batteries

    Nanoscale Technology for Advanced Lithium Batteries

    This book surveys the new materials and technologies needed to welcome the next generation of energy conversion and storage devices, such as lithium secondary batteries on the basis of nanotechnology.

  • Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks

    Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks

    This book covers the history of natural resource management in Europe and North America, proceeding to environmental law, agencies involved in wildlife and natural resource management, and the human dimensions of public relations and economic concerns.

  • Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers

    Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers

    Summarizing the main advances in biopolymer development of the last decades, this work covers both the physical science and biomedical engineering of the multidisciplinary field. Coverage extends across synthesis, characterization, design consideration and biomedical applications.

  • Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products

    Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products

    This book captures the full scope of supply chain network activities like production, storage, transportation and distribution . It graphically depicts network structures of distinct supply chains comparisons across different application domains, and case studies demonstrate the application of models and algorithms to real-world sectors.

  • Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications 2

    Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications 2

    This book provides updated principles and applications of the nonlinear approaches in solving engineering and physics problems, demonstrates how nonlinear approaches may open avenues to better, safer, cheaper systems with less energy consumption, and has a strong emphasis on the application, physical meaning, and methodologies of nonlinear approaches in different engineering and science problems.

  • Nonlinear Optimization Applications Using the GAMS Technology

    Nonlinear Optimization Applications Using the GAMS Technology

    This book collects nonlinear optimization applications from the real world and expresses them using GAMS: General Algebraic Modeling System technology, presents solutions to real-world nonlinear optimization problems in a clear, concise manner, and discusses problems that are of interest to scientists and practitioners in various disciplines.

  • Numerology

    Numerology

    With this guide, you'll learn how to calculate your last name's number, and interpret its meaning.

  • Open Innovation Research, Management and Practice

    Open Innovation Research, Management and Practice

    This book examines examine the mechanisms that help to generate successful open innovation and explores the shift in the debate from potentially misleading general prescriptions, and provide conceptual and empirical insights into the precise mechanisms and potential limitations of open innovation research and management practice.

  • Optimization and Control Methods in Industrial Engineering and Construction

    Optimization and Control Methods in Industrial Engineering and Construction

    This book presents recent advances in optimization and control methods with applications to industrial engineering and construction management.

  • Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration

    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.

  • Performing Arts

    Performing Arts

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the performing arts industry.

  • Personal Safety and Security Playbook: Risk Mitigation Guidance for Individuals, Families, Organizations, and Communities

    Personal Safety and Security Playbook: Risk Mitigation Guidance for Individuals, Families, Organizations, and Communities

    This book is a comprehensive safety and security resource for individuals, families, organizations, and communities. it is organized by areas of concern, from personal risk awareness to protection and security considerations for family, home, travel, and work.

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    Petersons Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2015, ed. 49

    This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

  • Phase Equilibrium Engineering

    Phase Equilibrium Engineering

    This book presents a systematic study and application of phase equilibrium tools to the development of chemical processes.

  • Philosophical, Logical and Scientific Perspectives in Engineering

    Philosophical, Logical and Scientific Perspectives in Engineering

    This book highlights and explains the significance of philosophical, logical, and scientific principles for engineering education/training and engineering works. In so doing, it aims to help to rectify the neglect of philosophy and logic in current education and training programs, which emphasize analytical and numerical methods at the expense of the innovative practical and creative abilities so important for engineering in the pas

  • Phonetics For Dummies

    Phonetics For Dummies

    Provides an overview of phonetics, the science of how people produce and perceive speech, as well as some of its real-world applications in the fields of speech pathology, linguistics, telecommunications, and forensics.

  • Physics: Understanding the Properties of Matter and Energy

    Physics: Understanding the Properties of Matter and Energy

    This book introduces readers to the science that is at the very center of all other sciences and essential to our very existence.

  • Physics I Workbook For Dummies   , ed. 2

    Physics I Workbook For Dummies , ed. 2

    This guide helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease.

  • Physics of Graphene

    Physics of Graphene

    This text comprises experimental and theoretical knowledge of the physics of graphene. It covers transport, optical, and other properties for systems that include multilayer as well as monolayer graphene systems.

  • Pioneers of the Industrial Age: Breakthroughs in Technology

    Pioneers of the Industrial Age: Breakthroughs in Technology

    Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history's greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

  • Playwriting For Dummies

    Playwriting For Dummies

    This book provides readers with an overview of the playwriting process, from crystallizing story ideas, formatting a script, and understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing a project, and incorporating professional insights on writing.

  • Pricing Strategies & Monetary Policies

    Pricing Strategies & Monetary Policies

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume describes the underlying concepts of the Bretton Woods System, explores the fundamental themes pertaining to the value of money, and examines a variety of pricing strategies and policies.

  • Process Control for Sheet-Metal Stamping: Process Modeling, Controller Design and Shop-Floor Implementation

    Process Control for Sheet-Metal Stamping: Process Modeling, Controller Design and Shop-Floor Implementation

    Presents a comprehensive and structured approach to the design and implementation of controllers for the sheet metal stamping process. Describes the shopfloor implementation of a technology effective at reducing defects and scrap-metal generation, as well as adaptive control techniques that handle real-world uncertainties in a real stamping plant.

  • Progress in Liquid Crystal Science and Technology: In Honor of Shunsuke Kobayashi's 80th Birthday

    Progress in Liquid Crystal Science and Technology: In Honor of Shunsuke Kobayashi's 80th Birthday

    This book brings together researchers in the field of liquid crystal science and technology to share key developments in LCD over the last few decades. It is comprised of five categories -- from basic physics and chemistry of liquid crystals, to detailed descriptions of alignment technologies, wide viewing angle technologies, LC optics, and display applications.

  • Project Management, Planning, and Control, ed. 6: Managing Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM, and BSI Standards

    Project Management, Planning, and Control, ed. 6: Managing Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM, and BSI Standards

    This book covers the principles and techniques needed to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish. Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control, it focuses on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI 'bodie

  • Propagation of SLF/ELF Electromagnetic Waves

    Propagation of SLF/ELF Electromagnetic Waves

    This book deals with the SLF/ELF wave propagation, an important branch of electromagnetic theory. The SLF/ELF wave propagation theory is well applied in earthquake electromagnetic radiation, submarine communication, thunderstorm detection, and geophysical prospecting and diagnostics.

  • Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management

    Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management

    Presents a comprehensive collection of quality of service mechanisms for various access technologies and introduces existing and traditional approaches to traffic management for wireless technologies.

  • Realtime Data Mining: Self-Learning Techniques for Recommendation Engines

    Realtime Data Mining: Self-Learning Techniques for Recommendation Engines

    This book features a sound mathematical framework unifying approaches based on control and learning theories, tensor factorization, and hierarchical methods. Furthermore, it presents results of numerous experiments on real-world data.

  • Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies

    Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies

    This book addresses the challenges with digital libraries, as well as describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments.

  • Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory, and Application: Introduce Energy Harvesting to Sensor Networks

    Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory, and Application: Introduce Energy Harvesting to Sensor Networks

    This book covers recent results in the field of rechargeable sensor networks, including technologies and protocol designs to enable harvesting energy from alternative energy sources such as vibrations, temperature variations, wind, solar, and biochemical energy and passive human power.

  • Reliability Engineering, ed. 7: Theory and Practice

    Reliability Engineering, ed. 7: Theory and Practice

    This book shows how to build in, evaluate, and demonstrate reliability and availability of components, equipment, systems.

  • Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

    Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

    This book highlights the emerging digital age, its complex transformation of the current educational system, and the integration of educational technologies into teaching strategies.

  • Research in International Marketing

    Research in International Marketing

    This book considers problems which can be serious obstacles in international marketing but which are much less difficult in domestic marketing, such as cultural differences; the establishing and maintaining of relationships with customers' and the special problems for firm strategy and organization arising from the internationalization process.

  • Running Great Meetings & Workshops For Dummies

    Running Great Meetings & Workshops For Dummies

    This book provides clear group leadership instructions with immediate applications to employees in any department. Regardless of the type of meeting, training session or workshop you're running, this book provides the information you need.

  • Safety Design for Space Operations

    Safety Design for Space Operations

    Provides the practical how-to guidance and knowledge base needed to facilitate effective launch-site and operations safety in line with current regulations.

  • Saving the Environment

    Saving the Environment

    This book covers current information about saving the environment. In addition to explaining the concept of eco-friendly energy, the book establishes the understanding that it does not take much to make the world a better place.

  • School Climate Change: How Do I Build a Positive Environment for Learning?

    School Climate Change: How Do I Build a Positive Environment for Learning?

    This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that

  • Science: Its History and Development

    Science: Its History and Development

    This book covers the history of humanity and our curiosity regarding the world around us. Included are early achievements--such as the discovery of fire and written language--and modern triumphs of ingenuity such as space exploration, genetics, information technology, and the so-called God Particle.

  • Science Mysteries Explained

    Science Mysteries Explained

    This book takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a wide variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology.

  • Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology

    Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology

    This book is designed to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers.

  • Science and Technology of the 2000s

    Science and Technology of the 2000s

    Covers scientific and technological innovations of the 2000s, including the rapid expansion of the online economy propelled by popular mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and e-readers and the widespread use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Also covers the human genome project, medical discoveries, and discoveries in space and here on earth that offered new insights into humanity's place in the cosmos.

  • Scientific Programming: C-Language, Algorithms and Models in Science

    Scientific Programming: C-Language, Algorithms and Models in Science

    The book teaches students to model a scientific problem and write a computer program in C language to solve that problem. It introduces the basics of C language, and then describes and discusses algorithms commonly used in scientific applications (e.g. searching, graphs, statistics, equation solving, Monte Carlo methods etc.).

  • Search Engine Optimization, ed. 3: Your Visual Blueprint? for Effective Internet Marketing

    Search Engine Optimization, ed. 3: Your Visual Blueprint? for Effective Internet Marketing

    This visual guide to SEO provides techniques for moving a website up in the search engine rankings. It covers keyword generation, internal linking, URL structure, content creation, using social media, and more.

  • Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies

    Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies

    This book provides a discussion on the latest research achievements in wireless networks and broadband technology.

  • Shaping the Accountancy Profession: The Story of Three Scottish Pioneers

    Shaping the Accountancy Profession: The Story of Three Scottish Pioneers

    The emergence of an accountancy profession in Scotland is described in the context of three leading Chartered Accountants, whose careers spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century. Each biography reveals the man involved in the professionalization events, and is described within a broader personal context associated with Victorian Scotland.

  • Signal Processing Approaches to Secure Physical Layer Communications in Multi-Antenna Wireless Systems

    Signal Processing Approaches to Secure Physical Layer Communications in Multi-Antenna Wireless Systems

    This book introduces various signal processing approaches to enhance physical layer secrecy in multi-antenna wireless systems. Wireless physical layer secrecy has attracted much attention in recent years due to the broadcast nature of the wireless medium and its inherent vulnerability to eavesdropping.

  • Simulation-Driven Design Optimization and Modeling for Microwave Engineering

    Simulation-Driven Design Optimization and Modeling for Microwave Engineering

    In this edited book, a group of international experts specialized in various aspects of microwave computer-aided design summarize and review a wide range of the latest developments and real-world applications in the field. Topics include conventional and surrogate-based design optimization techniques, methods exploiting adjoint sensitivity, simulation-based tuning, space mapping, and several modeling methodologies, such as artificia

  • Small Space Garden Ideas

    Small Space Garden Ideas

    Aimed at readers who have little space to garden, this guide features ideas for making use of a range of small growing spaces, such as doorsteps, balconies, and walls.

  • Smart Leaders Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

    Smart Leaders Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

    This book provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs, and increase trust.

  • Smart Mobile In-Vehicle Systems: Next Generation Advancements

    Smart Mobile In-Vehicle Systems: Next Generation Advancements

    This book presents developments on road safety, in-vehicle technologies and state-of-the art systems.

  • Solar Energy Conversion Systems

    Solar Energy Conversion Systems

    Approaches solar energy conversion from the perspectives of integrative design, environmental technology, sustainability science, and materials science in the wake of new thin films, polymers, and glasses developed by the optoelectronics and semiconductor industries.

  • Speed Math

    Speed Math

    This guide teaches tips, tricks, and methods to doing math at a fast and accurate rate.

  • Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity

    Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity

    This work explores how a variety of celebrities developed their brands and how celebrity can become a jumping-off point to entirely unrelated activities.

  • Starting a Home Business For Dummies

    Starting a Home Business For Dummies

    Provides a variety of ideas for home businesses alongside straightforward advice to get up and running, including money and tax advice, attracting and keeping customers, and tips for making technology and the web work for you.

  • Step-By-Step Home Design & Decorating

    Step-By-Step Home Design & Decorating

    This book provides step-by-step information on how to restyle, redecorate and spruce up every room in the house including color schemes, room layouts, and lighting techniques and featuring tips and ideas for those on a limited budget.

  • Stochastic Networked Control Systems: Stabilization and Optimization under Information Constraints

    Stochastic Networked Control Systems: Stabilization and Optimization under Information Constraints

    Reports original research results, including the concept of random-time stochastic drift and recent developments in optimal quantizer design for centralized and decentralized systems; provides fresh approaches to optimization of observation channels; and develops new notions of information structures.

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    Stocks & Trading

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of stocks and trading, including the general underlying themes of stocks and stock markets and analysis of the facets of sound portfolio management and stock trading.

  • Stone Cladding Engineering

    Stone Cladding Engineering

    This book presents new methodologies for the design of dimension stone based on the concepts of structural design, while preserving the excellence of stonemasonry practice in facade engineering. Practical calculation examples are also included.

  • Strategic Use of Information Technology for Global Organizations

    Strategic Use of Information Technology for Global Organizations

    Provides insights into the role of the CIO, his interaction within the organization and external relationships with vendors and suppliers. Emphasizes the need for balance between management and technology in the role of CIO, and focuses on this role as an expert on information technology, and a leader in the appropriate application of IT.

  • Strategies for International Industrial Marketing: The Management of Customer Relationships in European Industrial Markets

    Strategies for International Industrial Marketing: The Management of Customer Relationships in European Industrial Markets

    This study considers the key strategic issues of the management of customer relationships in international industrial marketing. It is based on extensive original research by the International Marketing and Purchase Group. The book reports on that research, in particular pointing out the differences in approach by different national groups in Europe.

  • Strategies in Marketing

    Strategies in Marketing

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to a number of marketing policies and strategies as well as their applications in a variety of marketing channels. It begins by describing promotional policies and strategic marketing approaches before discussing a number of applications, including Internet marketing and personal selling.

  • Strategies of Management

    Strategies of Management

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to organizational and managerial strategies that can improve performance, productivity and consistency. The collection begins by looking at a number of approaches to organizational structure before reviewing the tools and strategies available to business managers seeking to streamline their operations.

  • Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How Do I Manage the Pressures of Teaching?

    Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How Do I Manage the Pressures of Teaching?

    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.

  • Stretching

    Stretching

    This guide helps people of all ages and ranges of health perform safe and healthy stretching exercises.

  • Studies in Marketing & Advertising

    Studies in Marketing & Advertising

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the principles and strategies of advertising and marketing. The collection begins by reviewing managerial strategies in advertising, marketing, and sales groups before examining the principles of marketing and advertising that ensure the efficient use of resources and that effectively promote the co

  • Studying Our Earth, Inside and Out

    Studying Our Earth, Inside and Out

    This book introduces students to the three layers of the Earth and the ways in which plate tectonics, wind, and water are constantly changing the landscape.

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    Supply Chain Risk: Understanding emerging threats to global supply chains

    This book assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. The author describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level.

  • Surrogate-Based Modeling and Optimization: Applications in Engineering

    Surrogate-Based Modeling and Optimization: Applications in Engineering

    This book is about surrogate-based modeling and optimization techniques, and their applications for solving difficult and computationally expensive engineering design problems. It begins by presenting the basic concepts and formulations of the surrogate-based modeling and optimization paradigm and then discusses relevant modeling techniques, optimization algorithms and design procedures, as well as state-of-the-art developments.

  • TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies

    TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies

    This guide is a ready-made course manual for TEFL teachers. With fully fleshed-out lessons, activities, tools, games, and resources, this book contains what is essentially an instant TEFL course. The book includes access to online materials you can print for use in class, and the lessons can be used with or without the aid of technology in the classroom. It provides advice on teaching all age levels and class sizes, including ideas

  • Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women

    Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women

    This book provides insights into the protege-to-mentor relationship, including how, when, and why effective mentorship does or does not happen and how to develop a mindset that attracts successful role models. It also helps readers to recognize and gather evidence that enables them to counter the negative messages and obstacles that confront career-driven women.

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    Tax Principles & Strategies

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the principles of taxation and the United States tax structure. The essays begin by looking at the nature of taxation in the U.S. before describing tax strategies for businesses.

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    Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

    This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

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    Technology and Manufacturing Process Selection: The Product Life Cycle Perspective

    This book provides a detailed view on the current approaches of technology evaluation and selection in product and process design context and with a life cycle perspective. It discusses Life Cycle Cost in a product and process engineering scenario, focusing on design and technology evaluation and selection, and presents traditional and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies from the point of view of sustainable production.

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    Telecommunications & The Internet Age

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the adaptations companies are making to their operations to take advantage of web-based business applications and improvements to communications technology. The collection begins by looking at networking and data communication applications, before turning to issues of Internet security.

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    The 11th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines

    Brings together the latest research results in the field of mechanical engineering presented at the 40th anniversary of the International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines.The general topic of the symposium follows mechanisms development through all stages of conception, modeling, analysis, synthesis and control to advanced product design.

  • The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC    Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader

    The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader

    This guide explores leadership through the lens of Inscape's third generation DiSC model of human behavior and is designed to paint an inclusive picture of the varied approaches that make for strong leadership.

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    The 8 Steps to Strategic Success: Unleashing the power of engagement

    This book presents a new 8-step process for creating a strategy that really delivers. For each step, the book describes the key parts of the process, shows how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and points to the most useful strategic models and frameworks.

  • The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability

    The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability

    Centers around three themes - leadership, accountability and organizational structure, and highlights how most leadership related problems arise from the ineffectiveness of organizational structures that lack accountable jobs.

  • The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Confident Communication

    The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Confident Communication

    This book shows the reader step-by-step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people at home and at work.

  • The Arts: Tour the world of imagination and creativity

    The Arts: Tour the world of imagination and creativity

    Contains articles that explore different formats of art, from visual to performing, as well as brief biographies of influential artists from the past and present.

  • The Business Book

    The Business Book

    The Business Book is a primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics.

  • The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance, Vol. 1

    The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance, Vol. 1

    Seeks to inform all those concerned about energy security, whether national, regional or international bodies, of certain factors, which must be taken into consideration in developing their energy security policies and pursuing their respective objectives.

  • The Clarity Principle: How Great Leaders Make the Most Important Decision in Business (and What Happens When They Don?t)

    The Clarity Principle: How Great Leaders Make the Most Important Decision in Business (and What Happens When They Don?t)

    Featuring stories from leaders who have succumbed to and successfully resolved their organizations' identity crises, this text bridges the gap between leadership and strategy and demonstrates the tremendous gains to be achieved by leaders willing to make tough choices.

  • The Coast: Hazardous Interactions within the Coastal Environment

    The Coast: Hazardous Interactions within the Coastal Environment

    Focuses on the characteristic landforms and environments found in the coastal zone as well as the processes that form these landforms. Coverage includes the many coastal hazards that threaten our environment, including cliff erosion from wave and storm action, the hazards associated with powerful tides, and the consequences of long-shore sediment transport.

  • The Collaborative Sale: Solution Selling in a Buyer-Driven World

    The Collaborative Sale: Solution Selling in a Buyer-Driven World

    This book is the definitive guide to the new reality of sales covering the roles of buyers, sellers, and technology and focusing on collaboration as the key to success on all sides.

  • The Complete Idiots Guide to Making Metal Jewelry

    The Complete Idiots Guide to Making Metal Jewelry

    Provides step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that instruct on various metal jewelry making techniques, including soldering, smithing, stamping, hammering, riveting, and wiring. Readers will also learn about setting up an organized, efficient, inexpensive, and safe workspace, and about buying the right tools for what they want to accomplish.

  • The Concepts of International Business

    The Concepts of International Business

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the financial, legal, and practical factors that influence international business.

  • The Credit Cleanup Book: Improving Your Credit Score, Your Greatest Financial Asset

    The Credit Cleanup Book: Improving Your Credit Score, Your Greatest Financial Asset

    This book will help readers understand credit scoring and learn how to obtain--and improve--their credit reports.

  • The Development of Managerial Skills

    The Development of Managerial Skills

    The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers intriguing insight on the development of managerial and leadership skills for business personnel. The essays are separated into several sections that describe basic mainstream leadership styles, highlight various strategies and forms of supervision, and discuss the role of management in globalized settings.

  • The Earth as a Cradle for Life: The Origin, Evolution and Future of the Environment

    The Earth as a Cradle for Life: The Origin, Evolution and Future of the Environment

    This book takes a long-term view of Earth's development as a habitable planet, incorporating physical, chemical and biological processes on the early Earth, through to human perturbations of the modern world and their implications for life in the future.

  • The Economic Influence of Government

    The Economic Influence of Government

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an intriguing overview of the government and its influence on the national economy. The essay collection is broken into two primary sections that examine a variety of economic policy initiatives and analyze policy programs oriented toward eradicating social issues.

  • The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets: The business outlook, opportunities and obstacles

    The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets: The business outlook, opportunities and obstacles

    This book examines new approaches to business in emerging markets. Part one is aimed at what you need to think about and the various risks and how to get your approach right. Part two is aimed at helping firms prioritize emerging markets by giving a review of the different markets from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • The Economist Marketing for Growth: The role of marketers in driving revenues and profits

    The Economist Marketing for Growth: The role of marketers in driving revenues and profits

    Provides a guide to how the marketing function within a business can and should become its most important driver of growth. Marketers play a crucial role in generating revenue and they can play an equally important role in how revenues translate into profit.

  • The Effects of Globalization on International Trade

    The Effects of Globalization on International Trade

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of globalization and its influence on international trade. It covers the effects of globalization on national policies, explores the changes experienced by trade over the past century, and evaluates current multinational corporation methods.

  • The Elements of Entrepreneurship

    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 Entrepreneurs Guide to Financial Statements

    The Entrepreneurs Guide to Financial Statements

    This book breaks down the complexity of finance into stories about real people and companies as it examines and explains each of the three main financial statements and common ratios used by banks and investors. It also explains how to build business dashboards, the difference between profits and cash flow, how to make better decisions by doing real analysis using only basic math, and how to do forecasting and budgeting quickly and

  • The Entrepreneur?s Guide to Running a Business: Strategy and Leadership

    The Entrepreneur?s Guide to Running a Business: Strategy and Leadership

    This book provides practical, accessible, and authoritative advice on the major considerations in establishing and growing a new venture. It includes wisdom, tales from the trenches, worksheets, templates, sample documents, and resource lists to help entrepreneurs leverage their time and money.

  • The Environment & Areas of Social Responsibility

    The Environment & Areas of Social Responsibility

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume provides an introduction to the concept of environmental and social responsibility and the efforts being made by businesses to fulfill these obligations to the community. It examines concepts of environmental management and reviews the environmental standards businesses are expected to achieve.

  • The Financial Applications of Mathematical Statistics

    The Financial Applications of Mathematical Statistics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume provides an overview of the financial applications of mathematical statistics. It outlines general types of statistics, discusses methods for conducting time series analyses, and explores different ways of implementing statistical findings.

  • The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals, ed. 7

    The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals, ed. 7

    This book offers a complete introduction to the basis of the finite element method, covering fundamental theory and worked examples in the detail required for readers to apply the knowledge to their own engineering problems and understand more advanced applications.

  • The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House

    The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House

    This cultural history of the family home in the twentieth century explores the ways that the arrangement and use of the family home reflect ongoing societal currents of class, identity, and social transformation.

  • The Handbook of Global Energy Policy

    The Handbook of Global Energy Policy

    This book provides a global policy perspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range of international energy issues. Analyzes global energy policy challenges across the dimensions of markets, development, sustainability, and security, and identifies key global policy challenges for the future.

  • The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems

    The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems

    This book provides 650 math problems intended to help prepare for the SAT test. Includes detailed answer explanations to assist in determining the best way to arrive at the correct answer.

  • The Intricacies of Actuarial Science

    The Intricacies of Actuarial Science

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the financial management of the insurance industry and the specific processes behind actuarial science. It looks at financial and risk management strategies of insurance companies before examining the statistical tools used by actuaries to model risk and calculate premiums.

  • The Law & Society

    The Law & Society

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an interesting overview of business law and its effects on society. It explores the effects of government laws and regulations on business operations, overview the increased amount of electronic regulations, and details other broad aspects of business law.

  • The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit: Over 90 Tools for Transport, Warehousing and Inventory Management

    The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit: Over 90 Tools for Transport, Warehousing and Inventory Management

    A complete toolkit for warehouse, transport and inventory managers covering all the techniques and processes they need to operate efficient logistics operations.

  • The Motor Car: Past, Present and Future

    The Motor Car: Past, Present and Future

    This book is an introduction to automotive engineering, covering all facets of the automobile, including legal and economic aspects related to industry and products, product configuration and fabrication processes, historic evolution and future developments.

  • The Principles of Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

    The Principles of Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of the primary principles of microeconomics and microeconomic theory and highlights the main strategies involved in macroeconomic policymaking.

  • The Recording Engineer?s Handbook, ed. 3

    The Recording Engineer?s Handbook, ed. 3

    This book reveals the microphone and recording techniques used by the world's top recording engineers. From practical microphone basics, to in-the-box DAW recording, to session setup strategies, to surround sound recording methods, you'll find everything you need to know to lay down great tracks in any recording situation, in any musical genre, and in any studio.

  • The Resilience of Networked Infrastructure Systems: Analysis and Measurement

    The Resilience of Networked Infrastructure Systems: Analysis and Measurement

    This book elaborates on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of resilience. Reviewing the literature exploring the concept of resilience in engineering, it discusses resilience in terms of the various definitions used, the methodologies proposed to characterize resilience, and the metrics put forward to quantify the resilience of specific service infrastructure systems.

  • The Science Book

    The Science Book

    This book provides an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts this book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well- known scientists, and a glossary of helpful

  • The Science of Vehicle Dynamics: Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars

    The Science of Vehicle Dynamics: Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars

    The book covers handling and performance of both road and race cars. A new approach, called MAP (Map of Achievable Performance), is presented and discussed. It provides a global and intuitive picture of the handling features of a vehicle.

  • The Strategies of Manufacturing

    The Strategies of Manufacturing

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the strategies of manufacturing that streamline the manufacturing process. The collection begins by examining the design process before discussing management practices and strategies that facilitate the manufacturing process.

  • The Truth About The Internet and Online Predators

    The Truth About The Internet and Online Predators

    Explains many of the dangers associated with the Internet, detailing the social, legal, and personal risks of Internet use, and provides personal testimonies and question-and-answer sections with an inside look at common issues online.

  • The Utopian Globalists: Artists of Worldwide Revolution, 1919-2009

    The Utopian Globalists: Artists of Worldwide Revolution, 1919-2009

    Provides an innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artists and their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on, modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism over the past ninety years.

  • Theories in Finance & Economics

    Theories in Finance & Economics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the major theories of finance that studies the economy at the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels. The collection begins by examining how individuals behave in the market economy and then turns to examine the economic systems and theories at play on a larger scale.

  • Thin Film Solar Cells from Earth Abundant Materials: Growth and Characterization of Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 Thin Films and Their Solar Cells

    Thin Film Solar Cells from Earth Abundant Materials: Growth and Characterization of Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 Thin Films and Their Solar Cells

    Explains how to make thin film solar cells from abundant solar energy materials at low cost, with a focus on the growth and characterization of Cu2ZnSn(S1-xSex)4 thin film absorbers and their solar cells.

  • Thought Leadership: Prompting Businesses to Think and Learn

    Thought Leadership: Prompting Businesses to Think and Learn

    Provides an extensive examination of though leadership history, its purpose, its future, and how you can make it work for you. It can help anyone involved in the business decision making process to gain alignment across their company regarding the challenges they face.

  • Tokamak Engineering Mechanics

    Tokamak Engineering Mechanics

    This book provides an introduction to tokamaks in engineering mechanics. Chapter topics include general principles, static mechanics, dynamic mechanics, thermal fluid mechanics, and multiphysics structural mechanics of tokamak structure analysis. The theoretical principle of the design and the methods of the analysis for various components and load conditions are presented, while the latest engineering technologies are also introduc

  • Top 101 Artists

    Top 101 Artists

    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 the top 101 artists including photographers, painters, and sculptors.

  • Turbo Decoder Architecture for Beyond-4G Applications

    Turbo Decoder Architecture for Beyond-4G Applications

    This book provides an introduction to practical turbo decoder design. It describes different design methodologies and explains the trade-offs between performance improvement and overhead. The book also includes simulation and implementation results with respect to various decoder circuit designs, and reveals novel approaches to higher operating efficiency of turbo decoders for beyond 4G applications.

  • Two-Phase Flow in Refrigeration Systems

    Two-Phase Flow in Refrigeration Systems

    This volume presents recent developments on two-phase flow in refrigeration systems. It covers advanced mass and heat transfer and vapor compression refrigeration systems, and shows how the performance of an automotive air-conditioning system is affected through results obtained experimentally and theoretically, specifically with consideration of two-phase flow and oil concentration.

  • Types of Insurance & Employee Benefit Plans

    Types of Insurance & Employee Benefit Plans

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the benefit plans offered to employees and the insurance policies companies use to construct their business insurance models and protect company operations.

  • U.S. Technology Forces: Drones and War Machines

    U.S. Technology Forces: Drones and War Machines

    This book provides readers with an explanation of the high-tech field of drones and robotic warfare.

  • Ultra-Low Power Integrated Circuit Design: Circuits, Systems, and Applications

    Ultra-Low Power Integrated Circuit Design: Circuits, Systems, and Applications

    This book describes the design of CMOS circuits for ultra-low power consumption including analog, radio frequency (RF), and digital signal processing circuits (DSP). The book addresses issues from circuit and system design to production design, and applies the ultra-low power circuits described to systems for digital hearing aids and capsule endoscope devices.

  • Understanding Applied Statistics

    Understanding Applied Statistics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers a description of basic statistic usage in business and an examination of how statistics can be applied to marketing studies and initiatives.

  • Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

  • Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change

    Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change

    This book offers a global perspective on environmental justice and urbanization in the face of environmental change. It includes a wide range of case study research on global environmental change and cities of various sizes, and provides lessons for equitable, sustainable practices in response to environmental change in the urban century.

  • Value Solutions in Cooperative Games

    Value Solutions in Cooperative Games

    This book introduces new concepts for cooperative game theory, and particularly solutions that determine the distribution of a coalitional surplus among the members of the coalition. It also addresses several generalizations of cooperative game theory.

  • View from the Top: An inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World

    View from the Top: An inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World

    Presents personal stories and powerful findings that illustrate both the use and misuse of power across the landscape of prominent American institutions. Based on ten years of research from the Platinum Study, a groundbreaking study of 550 elite American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives.

  • Virtual Teams: Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

    Virtual Teams: Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

    This book explains how to master the art and science of communicating virtually. It defines how team dynamics change when the interaction shifts from in-person to electronic and how to correct for these tendencies to avoid unintended offense or misunderstanding, as well as instructing readers on building trust, addressing fairness, and dealing with conflict in an online environment.

  • Vision-based Pedestrian Protection Systems for Intelligent Vehicles

    Vision-based Pedestrian Protection Systems for Intelligent Vehicles

    Pedestrian Protection Systems (PPSs) are on-board systems aimed at detecting and tracking people in the surroundings of a vehicle in order to avoid potentially dangerous situations. These systems, together with other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are one of the most promising ways to improve traffic safety. In this brief, the state-of-the-art in PPSs is introduced through the review of the most relevant papers of the la

  • Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

    Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

    Reviews the waste hierarchy and waste to energy systems options along with the environmental and social impact of WTE conversion plants. Explores the engineering and technology behind WTE systems and highlights pollution control systems for waste to energy technologies.

  • Wind Energy: A Reference Handbook

    Wind Energy: A Reference Handbook

    While covering the history of wind power as a whole, this handbook focuses on current technological developments and the promise -- and pitfalls -- of wind energy as part of the world's energy future.

  • Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations

    Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations

    This book covers research on various topics related to quality of work life. It enhances understanding to the various quality-of-work life programs that have been instituted by many organizations.

  • Workplace Dynamics

    Workplace Dynamics

    This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume explores all aspects that contribute to a company's workplace dynamics, including the methods used to encourage an effective and productive work environment.