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Applications of Graphene

Graphene is presented and analyzed as a replacement for silicon. Primary focus is on solar cell and CMOS device technologies, with attention to the fabrication methods. Specialized applications for graphene within the existing silicon technology are also discussed.

Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning

This book examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies.

Art That Changed the World

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

Building Communities

A guide to planning and implementing a successful social media campaign in an academic library and evaluating its impact.

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.

Encyclopedia of Human Development

The first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and much more.

How Do We Know They’re Getting Better?

This book explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that show how to use today's technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students' ability.

Informed Transitions

Identifies the ways in which libraries and librarians can work together and create valuable resources that help students transition successfully to college, despite the challenges of increasing demand and diminishing resources.

Innovation Age Learning

Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.

Integrated Pest Management

This book presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices using biological control and biotechnology, and explores the current ecological approaches in alternative solutions.

Personalized Reading

Provides teachers and librarians with methods for collaboratively teaching elementary students to select books they will enjoy and further their personal growth and information literacy.

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.

Social Reading

This book maps socially networked reading within the larger framework of a changing conception of books and reading. It discusses social reading as an emerging tendency involving authors, readers, librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals, and presents ways in which the major players in the digital content industry are developing specific applications to foster socially networked reading.

Student Engagement and the Academic Library

This book explores programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere.

Talent Intelligence

This book draws on the latest research to show how businesses can transform the value and impact of their talent intelligence to make sure they get the right people in the right roles.

Targeted Delivery of Pesticides Using Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles

Focuses exclusively on environmentally friendly delivery of pesticides (controlled-release nanoparticulate formulation of pesticides using biodegradable polymers as carriers) and introduces pesticides like Chlorpyrifos and biodegradable polymers like guar-gum.

The Metadata Manual

This workbook addresses basic metadata questions, exploring metadata from a beginner's perspective. It covers metadata basics such as XML, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and CDWA schemes, and provides exercises in the creation of metadata.

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 4

This work provides a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers. It covers how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses the various roles of the chief executive, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist.

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioner viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician, including assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency.

Science

Applications of Graphene

Graphene is presented and analyzed as a replacement for silicon. Primary focus is on solar cell and CMOS device technologies, with attention to the fabrication methods. Specialized applications for graphene within the existing silicon technology are also discussed.

Integrated Pest Management

This book presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices using biological control and biotechnology, and explores the current ecological approaches in alternative solutions.

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.

Targeted Delivery of Pesticides Using Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles

Focuses exclusively on environmentally friendly delivery of pesticides (controlled-release nanoparticulate formulation of pesticides using biodegradable polymers as carriers) and introduces pesticides like Chlorpyrifos and biodegradable polymers like guar-gum.

Education

Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning

This book examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies.

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.

How Do We Know They’re Getting Better?

This book explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that show how to use today's technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students' ability.

Innovation Age Learning

Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.

Technology

Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning

This book examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies.

Building Communities

A guide to planning and implementing a successful social media campaign in an academic library and evaluating its impact.

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.

Arts

Art That Changed the World

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

Library Science

Building Communities

A guide to planning and implementing a successful social media campaign in an academic library and evaluating its impact.

Informed Transitions

Identifies the ways in which libraries and librarians can work together and create valuable resources that help students transition successfully to college, despite the challenges of increasing demand and diminishing resources.

Personalized Reading

Provides teachers and librarians with methods for collaboratively teaching elementary students to select books they will enjoy and further their personal growth and information literacy.

Social Reading

This book maps socially networked reading within the larger framework of a changing conception of books and reading. It discusses social reading as an emerging tendency involving authors, readers, librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals, and presents ways in which the major players in the digital content industry are developing specific applications to foster socially networked reading.

Student Engagement and the Academic Library

This book explores programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere.

The Metadata Manual

This workbook addresses basic metadata questions, exploring metadata from a beginner's perspective. It covers metadata basics such as XML, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and CDWA schemes, and provides exercises in the creation of metadata.

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioner viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician, including assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency.

Social Science

Encyclopedia of Human Development

The first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and much more.

Environment

Integrated Pest Management

This book presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices using biological control and biotechnology, and explores the current ecological approaches in alternative solutions.

Business

Talent Intelligence

This book draws on the latest research to show how businesses can transform the value and impact of their talent intelligence to make sure they get the right people in the right roles.

Law

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 4

This work provides a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers. It covers how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses the various roles of the chief executive, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist.