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What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

60-Minute Brand Strategist

This book offers a fast-paced, field-tested view of how branding decisions happen in the context of business strategy, not just in marketing communications.

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

Examines the biology behind genetics and genetic disorders, and considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering, becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms.

A World-Class Education

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

Accuracy Verification Methods

Presents the authors' accumulated valuable experience in computing guaranteed error estimates in a systematic way and overviews recent trends and advances in the theory of directly computable error estimates (error indicators).

Advanced Topics in Computer Vision

Presents a broad selection of cutting-edge research, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the three main areas in computer vision: reconstruction, registration, and recognition. Provides an in-depth overview of challenging areas, in addition to descriptions of algorithms that exploit machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to infer the semantic content of images and videos.

Advanced Web Services

This book covers state-of-the-art theoretical and practical aspects of Web services and SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) research and deployments. It focuses on advanced topics of Web services and SOC and covers topics including Web services transactions, security and trust, Web service management, real-world case studies, and novel perspectives and future directions.

Advances in Business ICT

This volume is a result of discussions held at the 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT (ABICT). The workshop focused on Advances in Business ICT approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, and has also been an opportunity to demonstrate different ideas and tools for developing and supporting organizational creativity, as well as advances in decision support systems.

Advances in Network Complexity

The book introduces a number of cutting edge statistical methods which can be used for the analysis of genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data sets.

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, v. 47

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

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies

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

Agile Software Architecture

Focuses on principles of Agile software development and gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches. Readers will learn how Agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context.

Amino Acids

While emphasizing basic principles and classical concepts of amino acid biochemistry and nutrition, this text includes recent progress in the field. It also provides concise coverage of major historical developments of the scientific discipline, so that readers will appreciate the past, understand the current state of the knowledge, and explore the future of the field.

Analyzing the Economics of Financial Market Infrastructures

This book contains the latest scholarly research on the current developments in financial systems and how these processes are evolving due to new regulations and technical advances. Coverage includes payment systems, central securities depositories, central counterparties, and trade repositories,

Android™ App Inventor for the Absolute Beginner

This book lets you quickly and easily create apps that will run on the Android platform. Beginners will find clear step-by-step instructions and a thorough introduction to this fun and intuitive visual programming environment. Experienced developers will enjoy the coverage of more advanced topics, including various sensors, robotics, and TinyWebDB.

Animal Biotechnology

This book highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases. It provides firsthand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, and tissue engineering.

Animal Science

This book introduces students to the world of agriscience with information on how animal science affects our daily lives. It also provides a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.

Animals and Oil Spills

In this book, readers learn about the history of oil spills and discover what humans can do to help the fish, birds, and other wildlife that suffer when oil slicks destroy the ocean.

Architectural Research Methods, ed. 2

This book's unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research.

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.

At the Table

This book examines all aspects of dinner in international settings, enabling cross-cultural comparisons and an understanding of the effects of modernization and globalization on food habits.

Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering

This book presents the basic theory and experimental techniques of transport phenomena in materials processing operations. Each chapter includes examples with solutions and exercises to facilitate students' learning.

Beginning Arduino, ed. 2

Teaches readers how to use Arduino, the popular platform for physical computing and electronic art, through a series of 50 projects that progress from beginner to intermediate level. Skills covered include controlling LEDs; displaying text and graphics on LCD displays; making a line-following robot; using digital pressure sensors; reading and writing data to SD cards; and connecting Arduino to the Internet.

Best Customers, ed. 10

Based on data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012 Consumer Expenditure Survey, this report analyzes the demographics of household spending on hundreds of products and services. Identifies which households spend the most on those products and services, and which control the largest share of spending. Also included is a product-by-product analysis of spending trends before and after the Great Recession, and a prediction of future trends.

Bioconjugate Techniques, ed. 3

This book provides highly detailed information on the chemistry, reagent systems, and practical applications for creating labeled or conjugate molecules, and describes dozens of reactions with details on hundreds of commercially available reagents and the use of these reagents for modifying or crosslinking peptides and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, nucleic acids and oligonucleotides, lipids, and synthetic polymers.

Bioengineering Case Studies

This book describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was employed to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Each project is illustrated with photographs to support the reader's understanding and showcase the wide scope of projects and techniques presented.

Biohydrogen

This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biohydrogen production, explains the chemistry and theory of the processes involved and provides information on integration of the various processes and technologies on biohydrogen. Issues such as hydrogen economy and commercialization are also discussed.

Biomass for Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Industry, v. 1

The subjects covered in this book include: biomass resource base, electricity and heat generation, transportation fuels, chemicals from biomass, products from bio- and thermochemical conversion technologies, economics, environmental aspects and opportunities for implementation worldwide, in particular in developing countries.

Biosensors

This book covers the field of biosensors and includes a description of biochemical recognition elements, such as enzymes, antibodies, aptamers or even whole cells. Various signal transducers such as electrochemical and optical transducers, luminescence devices and advanced techniques such as quartz crystal microbalances and MEMS systems are also covered.

Buried

This book provides informational text, expert analysis, and seminal public documents to enlighten students about the garbage situation we are facing, which not only includes mountains of food scraps and discarded possessions, but hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste as well.

C# for Financial Markets

In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Communications

This handbook introduces the key concepts and tools available to marketers to communicate with their marketplace, and looks at the tactics and strategies involved in planning, implementing and evaluating a marketing communications campaign and brand strategies. It is divided into two parts, the first focusing on marketing communications and the second on buyer behavior.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Pricing Points

This handbook presents practical and applicable information about pricing. It includes tools and checklists to enable the user to make important decisions knowledgably and confidently, and to be able to defend these decisions to colleagues.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Research

This handbook guides the reader through the basic principles of market and marketing research. Among the topics covered are the key roles that research plays in marketing decision making, planning and implementing research, secondary and primary data methodologies, and legal and ethical considerations.

Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education

This book addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning.

Chi-Squared Goodness of Fit Tests with Applications

This book provides a thorough and complete context for the theoretical basis and implementation of Pearson's contribution and its wide applicability for chi-squared goodness of fit tests.

Chickens on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for chickens and what benefits we get from these little farm animals.

China’s Capital Markets

This book studies China's capital markets, examining its evolution, policies, reforms, current situation and challenges. It also covers further capital markets in China, including the banking system, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation adjustment mechanisms, as well as the opening up and internationalization of China's capital markets.

Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites

Covers everything from fundamental understanding to real applications of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites, including environmental considerations.

Climate Change

This book examines issues related to climate change, making people aware of the possible impact, today and in the future that humans are having on the world's climate.

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges

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.

Cloud Computing

These papers from the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing in in October of 2013 cover topics such as mobile cloud computing, services, applications, IoT on cloud, architectures and big data, cloud-assisted pervasive computing and services, management and virtualization for cloud, and cloud security.

Cloud Computing

Provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. Among the topics covered are parallel computing, distributed systems, contemporary cloud infrastructure and its deployment at leading companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple, and the potential applications in fields such as healthcare, banking and science.

Coal and Oil

Describes the history and technology of mining for coal and drilling for oil and also the processing of coal and the refining of oil, as methods by which these primary energy sources are converted into usable working energy.

Commercialization of Innovative Technologies

This book covers new technology ideas and guides you through the complete lifecycle of product innovation, including screening, funding, development, and commercialization.

Complex Systems and Society

This work aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue between mathematicians and socio-economic scientists. The work has three main themes: demystifying and unravelling complex systems; introducing models of individual behaviors in the social and economic sciences; and modelling socio-economic sciences as complex living systems.

Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, v. 61

This serial presents the basic principles, recent developments, and important applications of analytical chemistry. This volume in particular summarizes the major advances and relevant applications of GC-MS techniques over the last 10 years.

Computational Models of Complex Systems

Highlights the value of using computational modelling as a research tool to investigate the complexities of real world problems with the best possible analytical methods, exhaustively testing solutions before committing expensive resources.

Computational Structural Analysis and Finite Element Methods

The methods of analysis in this book employ matrix algebra, graph theory and meta-heuristic algorithms, which are ideally suited for modern computational mechanics.

Computer and Information Security Handbook, ed. 2

This handbook covers security theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advances. New to this edition are chapters on intrusion detection, securing the cloud, securing web apps, ethical hacking, cyber forensics, physical security, disaster recovery, and cyber attack deterrence.

Cows on the Farm

Discover how farmers care for cows and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.

Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations

This book outlines the conditions and factors necessary for an organization's positive strategic and cultural transformation. It explores the relationship between culture and leadership, and details ways to effectively combine and organize diverse approaches for strategic and cultural change within organizations.

Data Mining Mobile Devices

This book defines the collection of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behavior. It explains how the integration of data mining and machine learning can enable the modeling of conversation context, proximity sensing, and geospatial location throughout large communities of mobile users.

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.

Decision Making and Problem Solving, ed. 2

This guide helps managers master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, it explains key concepts such as: principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills, and how to develop thinking skills in the future.

Design Solutions for Improving Website Quality and Effectiveness

This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest breakthroughs, techniques, and research-based solutions for the overall improvement of the web designing process. It features relevant coverage on the analytics, metrics, usage, and security aspects of web environments.

Design and Control of Hybrid Active Power Filters

This book addresses a novel idea of the adaptive dc-link voltage control and its algorithm for HAPF, which is extendable to other active compensators. It discusses the nonlinear inverter current slope nature and linear region requirements of the hysteresis PWM control for HAPF; considers the minimum inverter capacity design of HAPF ; and includes detailed resonance phenomena prevention capability, filtering performance and system robustness analysis of HAPF.

Digital Culture and E-Tourism

Presents integrated approaches to culture and tourism, emphasizing content, context and multiple dynamic views of interactions.

Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

This book provides an introductory overview of direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFC); it focuses on the main goals and challenges in the areas of materials development, performance, and commercialization.

Discrete–Time Stochastic Control and Dynamic Potential Games

This book presents a systematic, comprehensive, self-contained analysis of dynamic potential games. Several techniques to study non-cooperative dynamic games, such as dynamic programming and the maximum principle (also called the Lagrange method), are presented. A substantial number of examples and applications, mainly from mathematical economics, are also provided.

Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, v. 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 prominent third-party supply chain providers.

Drying Up

This book provides expert analysis and informational insets for students to learn about water scarcity, pollution, the impact on public health, and how to protect this diminishing resource.

Ducks on the Farm

Learn how to care for ducks and the benefits we get from these little farm animals.

E-Government

Provides a comprehensive overview of the wide domain of e-government, featuring contributions and perspectives from several disciplines.

Eating Disorders

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on eating disorders.

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.

Ecosystem Services for Sustainability

This book explores the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. It discusses how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources. The volume also attempts to manage and value ecosystem services by integrating them into our global economy and practicing "biocentrism."

Ecotoxicology Essentials

As a guide to the study of environmental contaminants and their effect on the planet's ecology, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of their impact on microbes, plants and animals, and entire ecosystems, also citing ways that humans can be affected through serious illnesses and even death.

Education and Careers

Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.

Education for Innovation and Independent Learning

Explores new educational methodologies vital to innovation and the digital learning era. Examines a number of cases of learning technologies in action in two countries, England and Brazil, with the aim of providing an explanation of the means to, and constraints on, improvements to educational policies and practices.

Educational Research & Evaluation

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

Efficiency and Scalability Methods for Computational Intellect

This book presents various theories and methods for approaching the problem of modeling and simulating intellect in order to target computation efficiency and scalability of proposed methods.

Electric Motors and Drives, ed. 4

This book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless DC, induction motors, and servo drives. Topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors, and current-fed operation in DC drives.

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Provides a comprehensive review of key technologies for anyone involved with or interested in the design, construction, operation, development and optimization of direct drive wind and marine energy systems.

Electrocardiography of Laboratory Animals

Offers an effective standard on performing and analyzing electrocardiograms (ECGs) of laboratory animals, including dogs, mini-pigs, and cynomologus monkeys. Topics covered include safety electrocardiography, toxicology, safety pharmacology, and telemetry.

Emerging Innovations in Agile Software Development

This book focuses on the use of agile methodologies to manage, design, develop, test and maintain software projects, emphasizing research-based solutions for contemporary software development.

Emerging Markets and the Global Economy

This book investigates analytical techniques suited to emerging market economies, which are typically prone to policy shocks. Describing the linkages between emerging and developed markets, it systematically explores several crucial issues in asset valuation and risk management. Contributors present new theoretical constructions and empirical methods for handling cross-country volatility and sudden regime shifts.

Employee Engagement

Providing practical advice, tools, and case examples, this book translates best practices, ideas, and concepts into concrete steps that will change the level of engagement in any organization.

Employee Relations

This guide offers an overview of the field strongly aligned to the organizational and HR strategy and objectives. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice, it covers topics from understanding the British labor market and the employment relationship to trade unions and international governing bodies in the UK, covering conflict and dispute resolution, dismissal and redundancy, rights, ethics and more.

Employment

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Energy in Australia

This book offers valuable insights into the practical challenges of solar power, focusing on rooftop solar, energy storage, grid integration, and electricity system issues.

Engineering and Management of IT-based Service Systems

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.

Entrepreneurial Women

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.

Environment and Sustainable Development

This book highlights current research in the treatment of all kinds of waste and describes the emerging technologies like environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries

Provides an understanding of appropriate environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems for evaluating environmental and social impacts of sustainable development initiatives in developing countries.

Evolution of Semantic Systems

This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on semantic systems, ontologies, and information processing, covering topics ranging from underlying universal principles to paradigmatic examples, combining presentations by leading researchers from the fields of philosophy, computer science, and the natural sciences.

Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life

Traditionally, artificial evolution, complex systems, and artificial life were separate fields with their own research communities, but we are now seeing increased engagement and hybridization. This book covers research issues, biological modeling, mind and society, applications, and evolution.

Finance Is Personal

This guide explores financial planning, money management, and the links between money and happiness, based on the latest research in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience.

Financial Risk Management, ed. 2

This book offers an insider's view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk.

Fish Physiology, v. 32

This volume provides an integrative review of euryhalinity in fish, the capacity to move between freshwater and seawater.

Fish and Amphibians

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Food Safety Basics

Helps readers trace the history of food safety, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint.

Food Safety Management

This book presents an integrated, practical approach to the management of food safety throughout the production chain.

Food Structure and Moisture Transfer

Reviews the impact of food structure on moisture transfer by means of a multi-scale analysis that includes molecular structure (e.g., free volume, crystallinity), nanostructure, microstructure (e.g., porous food), and macrostructure (e.g., bilayer structure). For each structural analysis, a focus on the mathematical modelling of the relationship between structural properties and moisture transfer properties is performed.

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.

Functional Foods

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

Functionalized Polymeric Materials in Agriculture and the Food Industry

This book looks at the applications of polymeric materials in agriculture and the food industry as a way to meet the growing demands of food production and to reduce the environmental pollution associated with the use of agrochemicals.

Fundamentals of Food Processing and Technology

This book was written to summarize some of the fundamentals to be considered in the food processing and technology area. The text is an excellent starting point for students of food processing technology and individuals working in the processing arena.

Game Development Principles

This book lays out the core theoretical knowledge on which most successful game developers rely--the concepts, workflow practices, techniques, and general details that go into the making of great computer games.

Game Theory, ed. 2

Offers a blend of theory and applications, allowing readers to use theory and software to create and analyze real-world decision-making models. This book demonstrates how to use modern software, such as Maple, Mathematica, and Gambit.

Gasification of Unconventional Feedstocks

This guide addresses the gasification of unconventional feedstocks and provides a reference on the background, process technology, and downstream applications required to help refineries maximize profits turning low-value feedstock to beneficial syngas and other fuel products.

Genetic Programming Theory and Practice X

Contains papers first presented at the Tenth Workshop on Genetic Programming, Theory and Practice, organized by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 12-14, 2012. Provides a comprehensive view of the state of the art in genetic programming and presents real-world applications to a variety of problem domains.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

Genetically Modified Food

Helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint.

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals, ed. 2

This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The book covers many species, such as pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats.

Geophysical Exploration Technology

This book presents the latest technological advancements and cutting edge techniques in reservoir theory, research and exploration.

Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers

This book focuses on the applications of geophysics in addressing petroleum engineering problems. It explores the complementary features of geophysical techniques in better understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring reservoirs.

Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Technologies

This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends. It covers the emerging research topics which seek to define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century.

Global Logistics Strategies

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 demands of the major vertical sectors.

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.

Global Value Chain Management, v. 1

Introduces the concepts of global value chains, their disintegration and integration, the reasons behind outsourcing and the different value chain governance mechanisms. It also examins how Li & Fung, one of the world's most outstanding firms in this area transformed itself and rose to become a global value chain orchestrator.

Government & Public Policy

This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers a review of government and public policy from a business perspective. It explored the decision-making strategies behind the design and development of public policies and examines the variety of issues that government programs attempt to remedy.

Growth and Development

This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.

Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation

This book includes FDA and USDA Guidance information, standards and certification, and food safety and quality planning procedures to establish a foundation for transportation system prevention, implementation, standardization, measurement and improvement. It explores food transportation in transition including science, research, current writings and law.

Handbook of Energy, v. 2

This handbook covers the historical aspects of energy as covered in many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository.

Handbook of Food Factory Design

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of food factory design. The multi-disciplinary nature of the subject matter aims at facilitating more informed communication between individual specialists on the team, and provides background information on food factory design for a wider range of professionals.

Handbook on Neural Information Processing

This book presents some of the most recent topics in neural information processing, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications.

Heavy Oil Production Processes

Provides an overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of oil sands. Discusses the latest improvements in production processes including thermal methods (steam floods, cyclic steam stimulation, SAGD) as well as non-thermal methods (cold flow with sand production, cyclic solvent process, VAPEX).

Heavy and Extra-Heavy Oil Upgrading Technologies

Provides an overview of strategies for future recovery and refining of the fossil fuels derived from unconventional reservoirs of oil and gas, as well as the chemistry and engineering behind the latest developments and technologies in the industry and the various environmental regulations.

High Impulse Voltage and Current Measurement Techniques

This book covers the fundamentals of high-voltage engineering, in general, and measurement technique, in particular, combining them with recent developments in technical equipment, test specifications, calibration of measuring systems and data processing.

Horses

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing horses.

Horses on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for horses and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.

How to Manage People, ed. 2

Provides advice to managers and team leaders on how to manage people in their teams. Covers various managerial skills, including: leadership, motivating people, team building, and delegating, interviewing, managing performance, developing people, managing change and handling people problems.

How to Prepare a Business Plan, ed. 5

Explains the process of preparing a business plan, and includes guidance on: producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans; expanding a business; planning the borrowing; and monitoring business progress.

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 4

Covers all the issues involved in producing a plan, from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information.

Human Resource Management and Technological Challenges

This book focuses on the challenges and changes that new technologies bring to human resources (HR) of modern organizations. It examines the technological implications of the last changes taking place and how they affect the management and motivation of human resources belonging to these organizations.

Human-Computer Interfaces and Interactivity

This book aims to address the main issues of interest within the culture and design of interactive systems for individuals living with disabilities.

Image Processing using Pulse-Coupled Neural Networks, ed. 3

Explains how to learn from nature image recognition and applies pulse-coupled neural networks to image processing. Introduces a suite of Python scripts that assist readers in replicating results presented in the text and to further develop their own applications. Applications are given in areas of image recognition, foveation, image fusion and information extraction.

Infobiotics

The book presents topics in discrete biomathematics. It features new approaches in discrete biomathematics at borders between biology, discrete mathematics, and computer science.

Ingredient Branding

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.

Insects

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.

Integrating Routing Decisions in Public Transportation Problems

This title treats three planning problems arising in public railway transportation planning: line planning, timetabling, and delay management. The book models these problems as combined design and routing problems on networks. In a complexity analysis, the border between NP-hard and polynomially solvable problems is illustrated. Based on that, the insights gained are used to develop solution approaches for the considered problems.

Intelligent Image and Video Interpretation

This book covers all aspects of image and video analysis from low-level early visions to high-level recognition, highlighting how these techniques have become applicable. For researchers, professionals, and graduate students working or studying the fields of imaging and video processing.

International Entrepreneurship

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

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Presents the essentials of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Provides accessible, step-by-step guidance to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction.

Investigating the Global Climate

Examines the classification systems that have been developed to comprehend the different types of climatic activity and the incredible range of effects it can have on the planet.

Islamic Capital Markets

This book offers insight into the institutions, instruments, and regulatory framework that comprise Islamic capital markets. Exploring ideas about money, central banking, and economic growth theory and their role in Islamic capital markets, it provides readers with essential information about the analytical tools of Islamic capital markets, serves as a guide to investing in Islamic assets, and examines risk management and the structure of Islamic financial products.

Kernel Learning Algorithms for Face Recognition

This book discusses the advanced kernel learning algorithms and its application on face recognition. It focuses on the theoretical deviation, the system framework and experiments involving kernel based face recognition.

Laboratory Animal Welfare

This book provides a look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals. It examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. A review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use is included.

Leadership PQ

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.

Learning Methods & Theories

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to many educational methods that seek to enhance learning by increasing student control and autonomy, taking advantage of software applications, and improving peer cooperation and collaboration.

Library Assessment in Higher Education, ed. 2

This book explains and clarifies the practice of assessment in academic institutions, enabling library managers to better understand and explain the impact of the library on student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness, and research productivity. Providing essential information for all college and university librarians, this volume discusses and summarizes the outcomes of research that has been conducted to investigate assessment within the context of higher education.

Linear Feedback Controls

Feedback controls are ubiquitous, ranging from simple room thermostats to airplane engine control. Helping to make sense of this wide-ranging field, this book provides a new approach by keeping a tight focus on the essentials with a limited, yet consistent set of examples. Analysis and design methods are explained in terms of theory and practice. The book covers classical, linear feedback controls, and linear approximations are used when needed.

Markov Processes for Stochastic Modeling, ed. 2

Covering a wide range of areas of application of Markov processes, this second edition is revised to highlight the most important aspects as well as the most recent trends and applications of Markov processes.

Mastering Cloud Computing

The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout.

Mathematical Methods in Robust Control of Linear Stochastic Systems, ed. 2

This edition includes recent results in robust control of linear stochastic systems. It presents the treatment of the fundamental properties of stochastic systems subjected both to multiplicative white noise and to jump Markovian perturbations. This book also proposes new numerical algorithms to solve coupled matrix algebraic Riccati equations.

Mathematics Education in China, v. 1

Reviews mathematics education in China from a traditional perspective. It covers the six aspects of mathematics education with Chinese characteristics: class teaching, problem solving, curriculum reform, teacher training and professional development, information and communications technology (ICT) in school mathematics education, and the mathematics education for ethnic minorities. In addition, it provides a discussion on the trend of Mathematics education in China, summarizes the characteristics of Chinese mathematics education and discusses the issues related to examination-oriented educatio

Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms

This book brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students.

Methods & Models of Learning

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume introduces a variety of learning theories and their associated pedagogical methods and tools.

Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education

Examines the benefits and costs associated with the utilization of technology-mediated instructional environments.

Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2012

This book provides information on developments in Monte Carlo (MC), quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. It covers a variety of applications of MC, QMC, and MCMC.

Multicore Systems On-Chip, ed. 2

This book provides practical hardware/software design techniques for Multicore Systems-on-Chip and a real case study in Multicore Systems-on-Chip design. It also provides interaction between the software and hardware in Multicore Systems-on-Chip, as well as a detailed overview of various existing Multicore SoCs.

Nanochemistry, ed. 2

This book is devoted to nanochemistry: a branch of the actively developing interdisciplinary field of nanoscience. This branch of science studies the processes to production and reactions of nanoparticles and their compounds.

Natural Gas Hydrate - Arctic Ocean Deepwater Resource Potential

This book is a basic reference for natural gas hydrate (NGH) in the Arctic Ocean. Geographical, geological, environmental, energy, new technology, and regulatory matters are discussed.

Natural Gas and Hydrogen

Describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. It emphasizes the business of natural gas production and the energy futures markets that have evolved as vehicles for both speculation and risk management.

Network and System Security, ed. 2

This book provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more.

Neuroeconomics, ed. 2

This title provides a comprehensive reference on the neurobiology of decision making, and is suitable as an advanced undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for active researchers. Subject coverage includes reinforcement learning, risk, inter-temporal choice, drift-diffusion models, game theory, and prospect theory.

New Business Opportunities in the Growing E-Tourism Industry

This book offers case studies and research that highlights the impact of globalization on travel and tourism and offers solutions to potential problems.

Next Generation Knowledge Machines

Deals with topics and insight into the design and architecture of next-generation computing systems that deal with human and social problems. Processor and Internet technologies form the subject matter and focal point, while information and knowledge on the Internet delivered by next-generation mobile networks form the technical core presented.

Oceanography and Hydrology

This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.

Oil Rig Worker

Learn about the job of an oil rig worker and what is needed to qualify for this type of work.

Oil Spill Cleaner

Describes the responsibilities of oil spill cleaners, discusses the safety gear they use, and explores recent oil spills.

Online Teaching in the Digital Age

Provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Developed through theory and practice, the text shows educators how to take the materials used in a traditional classroom and transfer them to a new virtual environment.

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.

Out of Gas

This book evaluates a situation quickly coming to the forefront of our cultural consciousness. Through expert analysis, informational text, and seminal public documents, the problem is assessed and evaluated in a manner that makes readers understand the urgency of the situation.

Overpopulation

This book evaluates overpopulation as experts weigh in on the subject, introducing readers to ideas and key details, including how populations grow, change, and how trends are measured.

Perspectives™ on Social Media Marketing

This book addresses 89 of the most compelling and important issues that marketers face on a regular basis when it comes to social media, providing advice and insight on how to deal with each issue.It discusses what social media is, how it has changed the marketing landscape, how to implement a tactical and strategic social media plan across your organization, how to best measure the ROI of a social media campaign, and more.

Peterson's Master the GMAT 2015, ed. 21

Provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, shares nine full-length practice tests including three on the accompanying CD, and includes guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.

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.

Physics, Chemistry and Applications of Nanostructures

This book presents invited reviews and original short notes of recent results obtained in studies concerning the fabrication and application of nanostructures. It covers topics such as fast-progressing nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, molecular electronics and spintronics, nanophotonics, nanosensorics and nanoenergetics as well as nanotechnology and quantum processing of information.

Piezo-Electric Electro-Acoustic Transducers

Presents the latest and most comprehensive information about electro-acoustic transducers, including new design, measurement, and construction methods.

Pinterest Marketing

Explains Pinterest's unique appeal and fundamentals, then shows how to develop a strategic marketing plan, set up an account, curate winning content, find followers, and track and monitor Pinterest traffic.

Plant-Based Remediation Processes

Presents recent biotechnological advances using green plants for remediation of various metals and metalloids. Among the topics covered are biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution, amendments of higher uptake of toxic metals, transport of heavy metals in plants, and toxicity mechanisms.

Pollution Control in Oil, Gas and Chemical Plants

This book covers the fundamental requirements for air, soil, noise and water pollution control in oil and gas refineries, chemical plants, oil terminals, petrochemical plants, and related facilities. Coverage includes design and operational considerations relevant to critical systems such as monitoring of water pollution control, equipment, and engineering techniques, as well as engineering/technological methods related to soil, noise and air pollution control.

Polymers at Cryogenic Temperatures

This book deals with the very hot topic of very cold (cryogenic) temperatures, used for new developments in space, superconducting magnets and electronic techniques, written by international experts in the field.

Pore Structure in Food

This brief discuss in depth the need to correctly measure the pore structure of foods and then will identify and describe in detail the current methods available to measure food porosity.

Practical Web Analytics for User Experience

Provides a quantitative approach for measuring a website's effectiveness. Areas of focus include traffic, clickpath, content use analysis, measuring the effectiveness of design changes, building user profiles based on search habits, supporting usability test findings with reporting, and more.

Principles of Polymer Design and Synthesis

This text, aimed at the advanced undergraduate or graduate student, provides future scientists and engineers with the fundamental knowledge of polymer design and synthesis to achieve specific properties required in everyday applications.

Pro Oracle SQL, ed. 2

This edition will teach you how to minimize parsing overhead, read execution plans, test for correct results, understand performance management, and exert control over SQL execution in your database. You'll learn when to create indexes, how to verify that they make a difference, how to use SQL Baselines and Profiles to optimize and stabilize SQL execution plans, and much more.

Programming Business Applications for the Android™ Tablet

This guide provides a quick start for prototyping applications on the mobile platform for the business applications programmer--focusing on such common business uses as database management, web-based user interfaces, and graphic representation of data.

Progress in Medicinal Chemistry, v. 52

Provides a review of eclectic developments in medicinal chemistry. This volume provides an insight into the skills required of the modern medicinal chemist. It covers the use of an appropriate selection of the wide range of tools now available to solve key scientific problems, including g-secretase modulators, P2X7 antagonists as therapeutic agents for CNS disorders, N-type calcium channel modulators for the treatment of pain, and more.

Project Management, Planning, and Control, ed. 6

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 'bodies of knowledge'.

Quality Issues in the Management of Web Information

This research volume presents a sample of recent contributions related to the issue of quality assessment for Web-based information in the context of information access, retrieval, and filtering systems.

Rabbits on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for rabbits and what benefits we get from these small farm animals.

Recent Advances in Knowledge-based Paradigms and Applications

Presents carefully selected contributions devoted to the modern perspective of artificial intelligence research and innovation. Topics covered include classification of spatial images; early smoke detection in outdoor space from video images; emergent segmentation from image analysis; intensity modification in images; multi-agent modeling; and analysis of stress. Provides an introduction to recent research and models.

Relational Methodologies and Epistemology in Economics and Management Sciences

This book identifies and presents the four main network-based methodologies including network analysis, Boolean network simulation modeling, artificial neural network simulation modeling, and agent-based simulation modeling in addition to their conceptual-epistemological implications and concrete applications within the social and natural sciences.

Reptiles

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of reptiles, including special adaptations that allow them to live in their environments.

Rheology of Fluid, Semisolid, and Solid Foods, ed. 3

Discusses the uses of tribology and rheology for the sensory preparation of foods. Topics covered include microstructure, microrheology, and diffusive wave spectroscopy.

Risk Management

Offers a practical and structured approach to risk management while avoiding jargon, theory and many of the complex issues that preoccupy risk management practitioners but have little relevance for non-specialists.

Robots Underwater

This book introduces readers to underwater robots. Without underwater robots, people never would have been able to explore the shipwreck of the Titanic as much as they have.

Robots in Industry

This book shows readers how integral robots have become in many parts of industry, including in production, factories, and in situations dangerous for people.

Seismic Data Analysis Techniques in Hydrocarbon Exploration

This book explains the fundamental concepts and skills used to acquire seismic data in the oil industry and the step-by-step techniques necessary to extract the sections that trap hydrocarbons, as well as seismic data interpretation skills.

Shale Gas Production Processes

This book provides an overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of shale gas, including new and evolving process technologies and their applications as well as environmental regulations. It also discusses methods used to reduce environmental footprint and improve well performance.

Sheep on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for sheep and the benefits we get from these farm animals.

Similarity-Based Pattern Analysis and Recognition

This book provides an overview of the emerging field of non-Euclidean similarity learning. It presents a broad range of perspectives on similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition methods, from purely theoretical challenges to practical, real-world applications. The coverage includes both supervised and unsupervised learning paradigms, as well as generative and discriminative models.

Simulation-Based Algorithms for Markov Decision Processes, ed. 2

This new edition reflects the latest developments in novel algorithms and their underpinning theories, and presents an updated account of the topics that have emerged since the publication of the first edition. Rigorous theoretical derivation of sampling and population-based algorithms enables the reader to expand on the work presented in the certainty that new results will have a sound foundation.

Sleep Problems

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

Smart Sensors for Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring

This book provides an overview to the state of water quality monitoring in relation to the sensors available and envisaged for the future, in addition to the issues faced in their implementation and the diverse range of contaminants that they must be able to detect.

Snakes

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of snakes.

Social Marketing and Social Change

Weaves together multi-level theories of change, research and case studies to explain and illustrate the development of social marketing to address some of society's most vexing problems.

Soft Computing in Industrial Applications

This volume contains accepted papers presented at WSC17, the 17th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, held from December 2012 to January 2013 on the Internet. The conference consisted of general track and two special sessions, namely special session on Continuous Features Discretization for Anomaly Intrusion Detectors Generation and special session on Emerging Theories and Applications in Transportation Science.

Software Engineering Frameworks for the Cloud Computing Paradigm

This book offers both a discussion of relevant software engineering approaches and practical guidance on enterprise-wide software deployment in the cloud environment, together with real-world case studies.

Solutions Manual to Accompany Game Theory, ed. 2

This book provides detailed solutions and explanations to the problems presented in Game Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition. It is a trusted guide and an excellent resource for professors of mathematics and economics and researchers in economics, finance, engineering, operations research, statistics, and computer science.

Sparking Student Creativity

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Sports Nutrition

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

Starving

Filled with current facts, key details, and expert analysis, this book introduces readers to the specifics of feeding a population, including problems, such as the dangers of overly processed food, and possible solutions, such as agroecology.

Statistical Decision Problems

Presents a quick and concise introduction into the theory of risk, deviation and error measures that play a key role in statistical decision problems.

Stem Cells Handbook, ed. 2

This book discusses areas of progress in stem cell research, including recent research and applications of pluripotent embryonic cells, induced pluripotent cells, oligopotent tissue stem cells and cancer stem cells. It covers basic knowledge of stem cell biology, stem cell ethics, development of techniques for applying stem cell therapy, the technology of obtaining appropriate cells for transplantation as well as the role of stem cells in cancer therapy.

Stochastic Models in Reliability, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive presentation of some of the classical areas of reliability, based on a more advanced probabilistic framework using the modern theory of stochastic processes, which allows analysts to formulate general failure models, establish formulae for computing various performance measures, and identify optimal replacement policies in complex situations.

Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice

This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on benefits and challenges presented by the integration of online social networks in the project development process. It highlights relevant perspectives on team communication, effective collaboration, and stakeholder engagement.

Strategies in Global Competition

This book provides some understanding of the concept of 'global competition'.

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

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.

Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers, ed. 2

This volume is a comprehensive source of detailed information on reservoir characterization as a discipline that grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer.

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 company and its products and services.

Success as a Coach

Covers all the crucial factors that will help you build your clients and your business including: finding the right clients; extending your professional network; planning and running meetings; delivering value for the client; calculating fees; structuring and delivering sessions; structuring your business; strategic client leadership and systematically growing your business.

Supply Chain Risk

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management, ed. 2

Examines the different and varying risks to supply chains, from traffic congestion to major environmental disasters. It provides guidance on identifying and analyzing risk as well as advice on building a resilient supply chain.

Sustained Simulation Performance 2013

This book presents the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing and simulation on modern supercomputer architectures. It covers trends in hardware and software development in general and specifically the future of high-performance systems and heterogeneous architectures. The application contributions cover computational fluid dynamics, material science, medical applications and climate research.

Teaching and Learning Languages

The book provides comprehensive guidance on the classroom environment, models of teaching and learning, and assessment. It aims to help teachers plan engaging lessons which will enable students to develop the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.

Techniques for Nanoencapsulation of Food Ingredients

Discusses various nanoencapsulation technologies, such as emulsification, coacervation, inclusion encapsulation, anti-solvent precipitation, nanoprecipitation, freeze drying, and spray drying, along with their limitations. Recent safety and regulatory issues concerning these technologies are also covered.

Technology Integration to Business

This book presents a systematic, business-driven approach to successfully introducing a new technology to a business with maximum return on investment.

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, ed. 12

This guide enables high school students to make important decisions involving life after graduation. Includes advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and other high school students, as well as tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters.

The 20 Ps of Marketing

This guide introduces marketers at all levels to the new elements of the marketing mix including: planning; persuasion; publicity; positioning; productivity; partnerships; passion and more. Combining practical advice with case studies, it covers brands that have mastered the "20 Ps" such as Haagen-Dazs and Sony, and others, such as Kodak, who got left behind.

The 8 Steps to Strategic Success

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 BP Oil Spill

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the 2010 BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Basics of Cloud Computing

Provides readers with an overview of the concepts of cloud computing in practical terms, helping them to understand how to leverage cloud services and provide value to their businesses through moving information to the cloud.

The Benefits and Security Risks of Web-Based Applications for Business

This trend report provides security executives and practitioners with an overview of the benefits of using web-based applications and tools in the workplace and their security risks.

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 Construction of Houses, ed. 5

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern housing construction and services. It aims to provide a broad understanding of the principles of house construction, introduce current building practice, and explain earlier forms of construction in order to reflect the fact that dwellings built after 1990 account for only about 12% of the housing stock.

The Earth as a Cradle for Life

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 Economist Marketing for Growth

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 Economist Negotiation

This guide looks at the theory and practice of negotiating and provides a wealth of illuminating insights into the skills and psychology of negotiation that can make all the difference to how successful you are.

The Economist: Brands and Branding

Examines the case for making branding a company's central organising principle, and outlines best practices and the future for brands. Among the topics covered are brand valuation, strategy, communications, and protection, as well as new sections devoted to branding in India and brands in a digital world.

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 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 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 Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking

This book dispels myths surrounding fracking, corrects misconceptions, and offers impartial, scientifically based information on both benefits and challenges. Readers will learn about the effects fracking has on the environment--our water, air, and climate--as well as on human and animal health.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

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

The Methods of Curriculum Organization

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the various methods of curriculum organization and the impact they have on educators, students, and the subject matter itself. It examines the influences of classroom organization and outside pressures such as teacher education, open houses, and student internship.

The New Rules of Marketing and PR, ed. 4

This guide includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The Role of Animals in Emerging Viral Diseases

Presents what is currently known about the role of animals in the emergence or re-emergence of viruses including HIV-AIDS, SARS, Ebola, avian flu, swine flu, and rabies. It presents the structure, genome, and methods of transmission that influence emergence and considers non-viral factors that favor emergence, such as animal domestication, human demography, population growth, human behavior, and land-use changes.

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business

This book contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.

The Science of Forces

This book explores the various forces -- such as friction and other laws of motion -- that move everything around us.

The Science of Heat

This book helps readers understand how heat changes matter, what causes things to burn, and how these changes impact a vast number of objects in our world.

The Science of Light

This book takes a look at the science behind the creation, travel, and appearance of light.

The Science of Magnetism

This book explores how magnets work, showing readers how the pushes and pulls of magnetic force impact both our planet and everyday lives.

The Science of Sound

This book shows readers what sound is, how it travels, and how our ears understand the sounds that surround us all.

The Wireshark Field Guide

This handbook provides practical guidance on capturing and interactively browsing computer network traffic using Wireshark, a leading network protocol analyzer that includes deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture, offline analysis and other features. It covers the installation, configuration, and use of this multi-platform tool, and provides the user with hands-on skills to be more productive with Wireshark using real-time network traffic data.

Theory of Fuzzy Computation

This book provides the first full length exploration of fuzzy computability. It describes the notion of fuzziness and features the basic ideas of computability theory. It then presents the various approaches to fuzzy computability.

Topological and Variational Methods with Applications to Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems

Focuses on nonlinear boundary value problems and the aspects of nonlinear analysis which are necessary to their study. Provides a comprehensive introduction to different classical methods, followed by a rigorous and detailed treatment of the relevant areas of nonlinear analysis with new applications to nonlinear boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations.

Total Quality Management for the Food Industries

This book was written with a total focus on the food industry, designed for the food industry and the food industry alone.

Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration

This book summarizes the current research and exploration techniques of volcanic reservoirs as a source of oil and gas. With a specific focus on the geological features and development characteristics of volcanic reservoirs in China, it presents a series of practical exploration and evaluation techniques based on this research.

Warehouse Management

Provides a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse.

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.

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing, ed. 2

Explains the fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects, as well as how to leverage today's rapidly multiplying online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA).

What Are Natural Disasters?

Diagrams and photographs show what natural disasters such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and avalanches look like, while text boxes encourage readers to compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of these incidents. The book also includes information about historic natural disasters, as well as preparedness and rescue methods.

What Is Weather?

This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

What Is a Landform?

In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

What Is the Rock Cycle?

This book explores the rock cycle with diagrams and photographs illustrating the movement of rocks through their various states, including magma-formed igneous rock, metamorphic rock such as marble, and layered sedimentary rocks that build up over time. Also covered are the scientific processes that cause rocks to change forms and the ways in which humans have benefited from rock's transformations.

What Is the Water Cycle?

The water cycle and each of its stages are presented in this book, which also guides readers through the role that plants, animals, and people play in that cycle.

Winning with Risk Management

This book develops the notion that companies can succeed on the basis of risk management, much as companies compete on efficiency, costs, labor, location, and other dimensions. It examines how leading firms that compete on risk have done so, and showcases best practices and impacts to the capital structure of firms and their organizational formation.

Working with Problem Faculty

Provides a practical, focused, on-the-ground approach to help chairs learn to deal with challenging colleagues.

Business

60-Minute Brand Strategist

This book offers a fast-paced, field-tested view of how branding decisions happen in the context of business strategy, not just in marketing communications.

Advances in Business ICT

This volume is a result of discussions held at the 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT (ABICT). The workshop focused on Advances in Business ICT approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, and has also been an opportunity to demonstrate different ideas and tools for developing and supporting organizational creativity, as well as advances in decision support systems.

Analyzing the Economics of Financial Market Infrastructures

This book contains the latest scholarly research on the current developments in financial systems and how these processes are evolving due to new regulations and technical advances. Coverage includes payment systems, central securities depositories, central counterparties, and trade repositories,

Architectural Research Methods, ed. 2

This book's unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research.

Best Customers, ed. 10

Based on data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012 Consumer Expenditure Survey, this report analyzes the demographics of household spending on hundreds of products and services. Identifies which households spend the most on those products and services, and which control the largest share of spending. Also included is a product-by-product analysis of spending trends before and after the Great Recession, and a prediction of future trends.

C# for Financial Markets

In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Communications

This handbook introduces the key concepts and tools available to marketers to communicate with their marketplace, and looks at the tactics and strategies involved in planning, implementing and evaluating a marketing communications campaign and brand strategies. It is divided into two parts, the first focusing on marketing communications and the second on buyer behavior.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Pricing Points

This handbook presents practical and applicable information about pricing. It includes tools and checklists to enable the user to make important decisions knowledgably and confidently, and to be able to defend these decisions to colleagues.

Cambridge Marketing Handbook: Research

This handbook guides the reader through the basic principles of market and marketing research. Among the topics covered are the key roles that research plays in marketing decision making, planning and implementing research, secondary and primary data methodologies, and legal and ethical considerations.

China’s Capital Markets

This book studies China's capital markets, examining its evolution, policies, reforms, current situation and challenges. It also covers further capital markets in China, including the banking system, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation adjustment mechanisms, as well as the opening up and internationalization of China's capital markets.

Commercialization of Innovative Technologies

This book covers new technology ideas and guides you through the complete lifecycle of product innovation, including screening, funding, development, and commercialization.

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.

Decision Making and Problem Solving, ed. 2

This guide helps managers master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, it explains key concepts such as: principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills, and how to develop thinking skills in the future.

Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, v. 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 prominent third-party supply chain providers.

E-Government

Provides a comprehensive overview of the wide domain of e-government, featuring contributions and perspectives from several disciplines.

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.

Education and Careers

Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.

Emerging Markets and the Global Economy

This book investigates analytical techniques suited to emerging market economies, which are typically prone to policy shocks. Describing the linkages between emerging and developed markets, it systematically explores several crucial issues in asset valuation and risk management. Contributors present new theoretical constructions and empirical methods for handling cross-country volatility and sudden regime shifts.

Employee Engagement

Providing practical advice, tools, and case examples, this book translates best practices, ideas, and concepts into concrete steps that will change the level of engagement in any organization.

Employee Relations

This guide offers an overview of the field strongly aligned to the organizational and HR strategy and objectives. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice, it covers topics from understanding the British labor market and the employment relationship to trade unions and international governing bodies in the UK, covering conflict and dispute resolution, dismissal and redundancy, rights, ethics and more.

Entrepreneurial Women

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.

Finance Is Personal

This guide explores financial planning, money management, and the links between money and happiness, based on the latest research in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience.

Financial Risk Management, ed. 2

This book offers an insider's view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk.

Food Safety Management

This book presents an integrated, practical approach to the management of food safety throughout the production chain.

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.

Fundamentals of Food Processing and Technology

This book was written to summarize some of the fundamentals to be considered in the food processing and technology area. The text is an excellent starting point for students of food processing technology and individuals working in the processing arena.

Game Theory, ed. 2

Offers a blend of theory and applications, allowing readers to use theory and software to create and analyze real-world decision-making models. This book demonstrates how to use modern software, such as Maple, Mathematica, and Gambit.

Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Technologies

This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends. It covers the emerging research topics which seek to define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century.

Global Logistics Strategies

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 demands of the major vertical sectors.

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.

Global Value Chain Management, v. 1

Introduces the concepts of global value chains, their disintegration and integration, the reasons behind outsourcing and the different value chain governance mechanisms. It also examins how Li & Fung, one of the world's most outstanding firms in this area transformed itself and rose to become a global value chain orchestrator.

Government & Public Policy

This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers a review of government and public policy from a business perspective. It explored the decision-making strategies behind the design and development of public policies and examines the variety of issues that government programs attempt to remedy.

How to Manage People, ed. 2

Provides advice to managers and team leaders on how to manage people in their teams. Covers various managerial skills, including: leadership, motivating people, team building, and delegating, interviewing, managing performance, developing people, managing change and handling people problems.

How to Prepare a Business Plan, ed. 5

Explains the process of preparing a business plan, and includes guidance on: producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans; expanding a business; planning the borrowing; and monitoring business progress.

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 4

Covers all the issues involved in producing a plan, from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information.

Human Resource Management and Technological Challenges

This book focuses on the challenges and changes that new technologies bring to human resources (HR) of modern organizations. It examines the technological implications of the last changes taking place and how they affect the management and motivation of human resources belonging to these organizations.

Ingredient Branding

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.

International Entrepreneurship

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

Islamic Capital Markets

This book offers insight into the institutions, instruments, and regulatory framework that comprise Islamic capital markets. Exploring ideas about money, central banking, and economic growth theory and their role in Islamic capital markets, it provides readers with essential information about the analytical tools of Islamic capital markets, serves as a guide to investing in Islamic assets, and examines risk management and the structure of Islamic financial products.

Leadership PQ

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.

New Business Opportunities in the Growing E-Tourism Industry

This book offers case studies and research that highlights the impact of globalization on travel and tourism and offers solutions to potential problems.

Perspectives™ on Social Media Marketing

This book addresses 89 of the most compelling and important issues that marketers face on a regular basis when it comes to social media, providing advice and insight on how to deal with each issue.It discusses what social media is, how it has changed the marketing landscape, how to implement a tactical and strategic social media plan across your organization, how to best measure the ROI of a social media campaign, and more.

Project Management, Planning, and Control, ed. 6

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 'bodies of knowledge'.

Relational Methodologies and Epistemology in Economics and Management Sciences

This book identifies and presents the four main network-based methodologies including network analysis, Boolean network simulation modeling, artificial neural network simulation modeling, and agent-based simulation modeling in addition to their conceptual-epistemological implications and concrete applications within the social and natural sciences.

Risk Management

Offers a practical and structured approach to risk management while avoiding jargon, theory and many of the complex issues that preoccupy risk management practitioners but have little relevance for non-specialists.

Solutions Manual to Accompany Game Theory, ed. 2

This book provides detailed solutions and explanations to the problems presented in Game Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition. It is a trusted guide and an excellent resource for professors of mathematics and economics and researchers in economics, finance, engineering, operations research, statistics, and computer science.

Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice

This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on benefits and challenges presented by the integration of online social networks in the project development process. It highlights relevant perspectives on team communication, effective collaboration, and stakeholder engagement.

Strategies in Global Competition

This book provides some understanding of the concept of 'global competition'.

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

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.

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 company and its products and services.

Success as a Coach

Covers all the crucial factors that will help you build your clients and your business including: finding the right clients; extending your professional network; planning and running meetings; delivering value for the client; calculating fees; structuring and delivering sessions; structuring your business; strategic client leadership and systematically growing your business.

Supply Chain Risk

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management, ed. 2

Examines the different and varying risks to supply chains, from traffic congestion to major environmental disasters. It provides guidance on identifying and analyzing risk as well as advice on building a resilient supply chain.

Technology Integration to Business

This book presents a systematic, business-driven approach to successfully introducing a new technology to a business with maximum return on investment.

The 20 Ps of Marketing

This guide introduces marketers at all levels to the new elements of the marketing mix including: planning; persuasion; publicity; positioning; productivity; partnerships; passion and more. Combining practical advice with case studies, it covers brands that have mastered the "20 Ps" such as Haagen-Dazs and Sony, and others, such as Kodak, who got left behind.

The 8 Steps to Strategic Success

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 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 Economist Marketing for Growth

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 Economist Negotiation

This guide looks at the theory and practice of negotiating and provides a wealth of illuminating insights into the skills and psychology of negotiation that can make all the difference to how successful you are.

The Economist: Brands and Branding

Examines the case for making branding a company's central organising principle, and outlines best practices and the future for brands. Among the topics covered are brand valuation, strategy, communications, and protection, as well as new sections devoted to branding in India and brands in a digital world.

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 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 Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

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

The New Rules of Marketing and PR, ed. 4

This guide includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business

This book contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.

Total Quality Management for the Food Industries

This book was written with a total focus on the food industry, designed for the food industry and the food industry alone.

Warehouse Management

Provides a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse.

Winning with Risk Management

This book develops the notion that companies can succeed on the basis of risk management, much as companies compete on efficiency, costs, labor, location, and other dimensions. It examines how leading firms that compete on risk have done so, and showcases best practices and impacts to the capital structure of firms and their organizational formation.

Education

A World-Class Education

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies

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

Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education

This book addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning.

Education for Innovation and Independent Learning

Explores new educational methodologies vital to innovation and the digital learning era. Examines a number of cases of learning technologies in action in two countries, England and Brazil, with the aim of providing an explanation of the means to, and constraints on, improvements to educational policies and practices.

Educational Research & Evaluation

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

Employment

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Learning Methods & Theories

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to many educational methods that seek to enhance learning by increasing student control and autonomy, taking advantage of software applications, and improving peer cooperation and collaboration.

Library Assessment in Higher Education, ed. 2

This book explains and clarifies the practice of assessment in academic institutions, enabling library managers to better understand and explain the impact of the library on student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness, and research productivity. Providing essential information for all college and university librarians, this volume discusses and summarizes the outcomes of research that has been conducted to investigate assessment within the context of higher education.

Mathematics Education in China, v. 1

Reviews mathematics education in China from a traditional perspective. It covers the six aspects of mathematics education with Chinese characteristics: class teaching, problem solving, curriculum reform, teacher training and professional development, information and communications technology (ICT) in school mathematics education, and the mathematics education for ethnic minorities. In addition, it provides a discussion on the trend of Mathematics education in China, summarizes the characteristics of Chinese mathematics education and discusses the issues related to examination-oriented educatio

Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms

This book brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students.

Methods & Models of Learning

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume introduces a variety of learning theories and their associated pedagogical methods and tools.

Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education

Examines the benefits and costs associated with the utilization of technology-mediated instructional environments.

Oil Rig Worker

Learn about the job of an oil rig worker and what is needed to qualify for this type of work.

Oil Spill Cleaner

Describes the responsibilities of oil spill cleaners, discusses the safety gear they use, and explores recent oil spills.

Online Teaching in the Digital Age

Provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Developed through theory and practice, the text shows educators how to take the materials used in a traditional classroom and transfer them to a new virtual environment.

Peterson's Master the GMAT 2015, ed. 21

Provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, shares nine full-length practice tests including three on the accompanying CD, and includes guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.

Sparking Student Creativity

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Teaching and Learning Languages

The book provides comprehensive guidance on the classroom environment, models of teaching and learning, and assessment. It aims to help teachers plan engaging lessons which will enable students to develop the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, ed. 12

This guide enables high school students to make important decisions involving life after graduation. Includes advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and other high school students, as well as tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters.

The Methods of Curriculum Organization

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the various methods of curriculum organization and the impact they have on educators, students, and the subject matter itself. It examines the influences of classroom organization and outside pressures such as teacher education, open houses, and student internship.

Working with Problem Faculty

Provides a practical, focused, on-the-ground approach to help chairs learn to deal with challenging colleagues.

Environment

What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

Animal Science

This book introduces students to the world of agriscience with information on how animal science affects our daily lives. It also provides a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.

Animals and Oil Spills

In this book, readers learn about the history of oil spills and discover what humans can do to help the fish, birds, and other wildlife that suffer when oil slicks destroy the ocean.

Bioengineering Case Studies

This book describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was employed to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Each project is illustrated with photographs to support the reader's understanding and showcase the wide scope of projects and techniques presented.

Buried

This book provides informational text, expert analysis, and seminal public documents to enlighten students about the garbage situation we are facing, which not only includes mountains of food scraps and discarded possessions, but hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste as well.

Chickens on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for chickens and what benefits we get from these little farm animals.

Climate Change

This book examines issues related to climate change, making people aware of the possible impact, today and in the future that humans are having on the world's climate.

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges

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.

Coal and Oil

Describes the history and technology of mining for coal and drilling for oil and also the processing of coal and the refining of oil, as methods by which these primary energy sources are converted into usable working energy.

Cows on the Farm

Discover how farmers care for cows and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.

Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

This book provides an introductory overview of direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFC); it focuses on the main goals and challenges in the areas of materials development, performance, and commercialization.

Drying Up

This book provides expert analysis and informational insets for students to learn about water scarcity, pollution, the impact on public health, and how to protect this diminishing resource.

Ducks on the Farm

Learn how to care for ducks and the benefits we get from these little farm animals.

Ecosystem Services for Sustainability

This book explores the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. It discusses how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources. The volume also attempts to manage and value ecosystem services by integrating them into our global economy and practicing "biocentrism."

Ecotoxicology Essentials

As a guide to the study of environmental contaminants and their effect on the planet's ecology, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of their impact on microbes, plants and animals, and entire ecosystems, also citing ways that humans can be affected through serious illnesses and even death.

Environment and Sustainable Development

This book highlights current research in the treatment of all kinds of waste and describes the emerging technologies like environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Fish Physiology, v. 32

This volume provides an integrative review of euryhalinity in fish, the capacity to move between freshwater and seawater.

Fish and Amphibians

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals, ed. 2

This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The book covers many species, such as pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats.

Horses on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for horses and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.

Insects

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.

Out of Gas

This book evaluates a situation quickly coming to the forefront of our cultural consciousness. Through expert analysis, informational text, and seminal public documents, the problem is assessed and evaluated in a manner that makes readers understand the urgency of the situation.

Overpopulation

This book evaluates overpopulation as experts weigh in on the subject, introducing readers to ideas and key details, including how populations grow, change, and how trends are measured.

Rabbits on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for rabbits and what benefits we get from these small farm animals.

Reptiles

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of reptiles, including special adaptations that allow them to live in their environments.

Sheep on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for sheep and the benefits we get from these farm animals.

Snakes

This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of snakes.

Starving

Filled with current facts, key details, and expert analysis, this book introduces readers to the specifics of feeding a population, including problems, such as the dangers of overly processed food, and possible solutions, such as agroecology.

The BP Oil Spill

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the 2010 BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Earth as a Cradle for Life

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 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 Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking

This book dispels myths surrounding fracking, corrects misconceptions, and offers impartial, scientifically based information on both benefits and challenges. Readers will learn about the effects fracking has on the environment--our water, air, and climate--as well as on human and animal health.

What Are Natural Disasters?

Diagrams and photographs show what natural disasters such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and avalanches look like, while text boxes encourage readers to compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of these incidents. The book also includes information about historic natural disasters, as well as preparedness and rescue methods.

What Is Weather?

This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

What Is a Landform?

In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

What Is the Rock Cycle?

This book explores the rock cycle with diagrams and photographs illustrating the movement of rocks through their various states, including magma-formed igneous rock, metamorphic rock such as marble, and layered sedimentary rocks that build up over time. Also covered are the scientific processes that cause rocks to change forms and the ways in which humans have benefited from rock's transformations.

What Is the Water Cycle?

The water cycle and each of its stages are presented in this book, which also guides readers through the role that plants, animals, and people play in that cycle.

General Reference

101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

Employment

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Food Safety Basics

Helps readers trace the history of food safety, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint.

Genetically Modified Food

Helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint.

Pinterest Marketing

Explains Pinterest's unique appeal and fundamentals, then shows how to develop a strategic marketing plan, set up an account, curate winning content, find followers, and track and monitor Pinterest traffic.

History

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Library Science

Library Assessment in Higher Education, ed. 2

This book explains and clarifies the practice of assessment in academic institutions, enabling library managers to better understand and explain the impact of the library on student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness, and research productivity. Providing essential information for all college and university librarians, this volume discusses and summarizes the outcomes of research that has been conducted to investigate assessment within the context of higher education.

Medicine

Eating Disorders

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on eating disorders.

Functional Foods

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

Growth and Development

This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.

Sleep Problems

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

Sports Nutrition

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

Stem Cells Handbook, ed. 2

This book discusses areas of progress in stem cell research, including recent research and applications of pluripotent embryonic cells, induced pluripotent cells, oligopotent tissue stem cells and cancer stem cells. It covers basic knowledge of stem cell biology, stem cell ethics, development of techniques for applying stem cell therapy, the technology of obtaining appropriate cells for transplantation as well as the role of stem cells in cancer therapy.

The Role of Animals in Emerging Viral Diseases

Presents what is currently known about the role of animals in the emergence or re-emergence of viruses including HIV-AIDS, SARS, Ebola, avian flu, swine flu, and rabies. It presents the structure, genome, and methods of transmission that influence emergence and considers non-viral factors that favor emergence, such as animal domestication, human demography, population growth, human behavior, and land-use changes.

Nation and World

At the Table

This book examines all aspects of dinner in international settings, enabling cross-cultural comparisons and an understanding of the effects of modernization and globalization on food habits.