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A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development

This book explores traditional and well established sensory methods (difference, descriptive and affective) as well as taking a novel approach to product development and the use of new methods and recent innovations.

A Visual Guide to Energy and Movement

This book brings the concepts of energy and motion to life through diagrams and illustrations, presenting some of the natural resources most used by humans and the pros and cons of various energy sources.

A Visual Guide to Technology

This visual guide presents the most cutting-edge applications of technology, detailing who invented different types of technology, what they're made of, and the potential applications they have. It covers such advanced topics as nanotechnology, bionic implants, and pioneering medical advances as part of the core STEAM concepts.

Accounting

Profiles jobs in Accounting such as accountants and auditors, actuaries, bank examiners, billing clerks, bookkeeping and accounting clerks, credit analysts, economists and financial analysts.

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease

This book examines the effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. It focuses on common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual's lifestyle, such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and painkillers that can also compromise brain health and effect or accentuate neurological disease.

Adolescent Health Sourcebook, ed. 4

Offers parents and teens basic information about growth and development during adolescence and related safety issues. Discusses the importance of routine medical care, adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep, as well as emotional, social, and mental health concerns. Describes common health problems that affect adolescents, including acne, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and infections. Addresses reproductive development and the health consequences of sexual decisions.

Advances in Cattle Welfare

This book provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare, both research and on-farm applications, examining the issues from the perspective of what will be most important for the animal's overall welfare, from housing systems to feeding. It covers the three major areas of cattle welfare: on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle, and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management.

Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, v. 1

This book takes a scientific look at the challenges, constraints, and solutions necessary to maintain a healthy and accessible food supply in different communities around the world.

Aging Sourcebook

This text provides information about the physiology of aging, impact of stress on aging, and how the brain's health can make a difference. Also covered are aging-associated diseases and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disorders, eye disorders, instability, mental disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, respiratory disorders, and more.

Air Conditioning System Design

This book summarizes essential theory and then explains how the latest air conditioning technology operates. Load calculations, energy efficiency, and selection of technology are all explained in the context of air conditioning as a system, helping to fully consider the implications of design decisions.

Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory

This book provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. It discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse.

Allergy Information for Teens, ed. 3

Provides updated information about a wide variety of allergic reactions, including common symptoms, diagnostic tools, and prevention strategies. It recounts what is currently known about the causes of allergies and the role the immune system plays in their development.

Anticancer Treatments and Cardiotoxicity: Mechanisms

This illustrated reference describes the most effective diagnostic and imaging tools to evaluate and predict the development of cardiac dysfunction for those patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Application-Layer Fault-Tolerance Protocols

Increases awareness of the need for application-layer fault-tolerance (ALFT) through introduction of problems and qualitative analysis of solutions.

Artificial Intelligence

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on artificial intelligence in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Better Health through Spiritual Practices

This book provides a review of the world's spiritual perspectives and traditions, and explores how their guiding principles encourage healthy lifestyle choices. An examination of religious and nonreligious perspectives from around the world--from atheism, Confucianism, and Christianity to Islam, Judaism, Shamanism, and Zoroastrianism--reveals how faith beliefs and values influence behavior and inspire healthy living.

Big Data Analyst

This book introduces readers to a career as a Big Data Analyst. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.

Bladder Cancer

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the basic and translational research into bladder cancer, and presents the latest academic developments in the field.

Business Ethics Through Movies

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

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 2

Provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included.

Careers in Travel and Hospitality

This book explores a variety of career opportunities in the travel and hospitality industries, working for hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, cruise lines, ski resorts, museums, travel agencies, airlines, and other travel- and hospitality-related businesses. It provides educational requirements, prospective salary, and future outlook while providing a detailed look at specific careers within the field.

Case Studies in Asian Management

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

Cellular Internet of Things

This book gives insight into how cellular systems work, how they can be designed to cater to challenging new requirements and the competitive landscape that are emerging in the telecom industry, and the most promising technologies in the market.

Civil Rights Literature, Past & Present

This volume not only examines key works of the African-American civil rights debate past and present, it also explores issues of gender equality and sexual orientation integral to civil rights studies. American civil rights literature has largely been associated with speeches, letters, and non-fiction works produced by African-American activists of the 1950s and 60s such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra and her reign as the Queen of Egypt.

Composite Materials

This book covers different aspects of concurrent engineering approaches in the development of composite products.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

Describes the most common types of nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, prenatal and perinatal infections, maternal health conditions during pregnancy, and birth complications. Birth defects include cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida, and disorders of the heart, brain, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, and reproductive organs.

Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications

This book provides both digital forensic practitioners and researchers with an up-to-date and advanced knowledge of collecting and preserving electronic evidence from different types of cloud services, such as digital remnants of cloud applications accessed through mobile devices.

Controlling Cyberspace

This book covers a broad range of issues related to Internet governance, presenting a technical description of how the Internet works, and an overview of the Internet governance ecosystem from its earliest days to the present. Included is an examination of the roles of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations in Internet governance, and a discussion of Internet governance in relation to specific national and international policies and debates.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Reading and Research

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves reading and research. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including writing, genealogy, library work, and legal research, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Coronary Artery Disease

This book links the concepts of atherosclerosis pathophysiology to treatment management of coronary artery disease, and discusses pathophysiologic mechanisms of the disease, new therapies, and recent trends in clinical management.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Moral

The book examines a representative body of British and American work, including poems, short fiction, novels, essays, plays, and television series, dating from the English Renaissance down to the present day, from a moral perspective to provide a foundational understanding of the moral approach and how it is applied.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Multicultural

This book both explores multicultural approaches to a wide range of literature. It defines multiculturalism in very broad terms, using it to refer not only to different ethnic and racial cultures but also to different historical periods, and exploring cultural differences involving such matters as physical disability, sexual orientation, particular social roles, distinct stages of life, and specific kinds of language usage.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Psychological

The book examines a representative body of British and American work, including poems, short fiction, drama, and film spanning across historical periods, from a psychological perspective to provide a foundational understanding of this approach and how it is applied.

Data Mining, ed. 4

This book offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations.

Deep Discourse

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products

This book provides critical information from conceptualization of new products to marketing, aiming to present a solid understanding of the entire process through detailed coverage of key concepts, namely innovation, regulation, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing.

Disaster Prevention Policies

This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations.

Drug Resistance

This book provides an overview of the scientific issues associated with drug resistance, examines the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and examines the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis.

Electrical Power Systems

This book provides content for a wide range of topics in power system operation and control. It is designed to be used as reference, review, or self-study for practitioners and consultants, or for students from related engineering disciplines that need to learn more about electrical power systems.

Elizabeth I: Queen of England

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Elizabeth I, her rule, and her impact on European history.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Rev. ed.

Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3

Provides information about the endocrine system and its role in the regulation of human growth, organ function, and metabolic control, along with information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Estimating the Economic Rate of Return from Accounting Data

This book addresses the problem of using accounting data to estimate the economic rate of return. The search for a solution to this problem has been an important episode in the history of accounting thought. The papers reprinted in this volume are the foundation of this intellectual effort.

Farm Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.

Food Processing Technology, ed. 4

This book includes an overview of the component subjects in food science and technology, processing stages, and important aspects of food industry management not otherwise considered.

Food Protection and Security

This book presents the latest information on our need to protect our food supply from accidental contamination, economically motivated adulteration, and contamination with intent to harm (bioterrorism or agro-terrorism). It covers the need for food protection, looking at potential hazards in the production, processing, and supply chain; detection methods for contaminants in food; and food contamination incidents and prevention and response strategies.

Gender and Food

This volume explores the complex relationships between gender and food in a variety of locations and time periods using a range of research methods. Gender inequality as it affects the struggle for access to land, the affordability of food, and its nutritional value is identified as a major social policy issue.

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.

Genomic and Precision Medicine, ed. 3

This book highlights the various points along the continuum from health to disease where genomic information is impacting clinical decision-making and leading to more personalization of health care.

Great Cartoonists

This book profiles the lives of six talented cartoonists: Charles Schulz, Garry Trudeau, Lynn Johnston, Seth MacFarlane, Matt Groening, and Aaron McGruder.

Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, ed. 4

This edition contains new material describing new developments in the field of optical fiber data communications. It covers the transformation of the modern data communications network, both within the data center and over extended distances between data centers, along with best practices for the design of highly virtualized, converged, energy efficient, secure, and flattened network infrastructures.

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, ed. 2

Provides students, researchers, and practitioners with access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. Topics covered include control charts, engineering economy, health operational efficiency, healthcare systems, human systems integration, Lean systems, logistics transportation, manufacturing systems, material handling systems, process view of work, and Six Sigma techniques.

Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist and Conductor of the Underground Railroad

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Harriet Tubman, and highlights her work as an abolitionist and leader of the Underground Railroad.

How Leaders Improve

This book offers 10 data-driven insights regarding leadership effectiveness, accompanied by practical and easy-to-implement recommendations that directly serve the development of leadership ability.

How to Design and Write Web Pages Today

An introduction to standards-based Web design, this book treats creating a website from the point of view of the writer, focusing on writing concerns and how they fit with the technological challenges of the Web.

Human Medical Experimentation

This book explores the history of human medical experimentation from the time of Hippocrates to today. It covers the experiments themselves; the people, companies, and government agencies that carried them out; the relevant medical and sociopolitical background; and the legislation and other protective measures that arose as a result.

ICTs for Modern Educational and Instructional Advancement

Explores current models and issues involved with online course development, assessment, and blended learning.

Injection Technologies for the Repair of Damaged Concrete Structures

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

Inventions in Reading and Writing

This book discusses, in chronological order, the invention of calligraphy, paper, moveable type, and Kindle e-Readers. The book demonstrates the effect these innovations have had on readers, writers, and the world at large. The book also draws connections between the inventions themselves.

Joan of Arc: French Soldier and Saint

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Joan of Arc, and discusses her rise from obscurity as the daughter of a tenant farmer to military leadership in the French campaigns against the British in the Hundred Years' War, as well as her imprisonment for heresy, martyrdom, and canonization as a Catholic saint.

La Malinche: Indigenous Translator for Hernán Cortés in Mexico

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of La Malinche, a slave girl who served as an indigenous translator for Hernan Cortes during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

Laboratory Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on the use of animals for testing and research, animal research as big business, how legislation protects some animals and how it fails, provides a clear summary of positions, and offers data and evidence supporting these positions.

Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, ed. 6

This clinical manual provides a concise, systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and oncologic cancers and disorders in children, and is based on the new standards of genetic classification and prognostic information that have emerged in the past five years. It covers all current treatment protocols, new drugs, and management approaches.

Major Depressive Disorder

This book discusses depressive disorders, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, how depression occurs, and advancements researchers have made toward a cure.

Managing Business Scenarios, ed. 2

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

Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook

This guide explains key component technology with step-by-step procedures, fully worked design scenarios, component images, and cross-sectional line drawings. It provides essential data, equations, and interactive ancillaries to inform decision making, design evaluation, and incorporation of components into overall designs.

Mental Health Information For Teens, ed. 5

Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy

This book discusses the available preclinical and clinical nanoparticle technology platforms and their impact on cancer therapy, including current trends and developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapy and chemotherapeutics.

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

This book provides the latest scientific reviews of topics relating to the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. It describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies and also explores functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment. It also reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables.

Optimum Design of Steel Structures

This book helps designers and manufacturers to select and develop the most suitable and competitive steel structures, which are safe, fit for production, and economic. An optimum design system is used to find the best characteristics of structural models, which guarantee the fulfilment of design and fabrication requirements and minimize the cost function. Realistic numerical models are used as main components of industrial steel structures.

Organic Foods

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on organic foods and a healthy diet.

Organic Foods

Discusses what makes food organic, how it is different from the other foods at the grocery store, and why might you choose to eat organic.

Pocahontas: Facilitating Change Between the Powhatan and The Jamestown Settlers

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Pocahontas, an Indian princess who first befriended early American colonists in the Jamestown colony, and then became an influential contributor to their survival and well-being.

Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 3

Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.

Principles of Business: Entrepreneurship

This book gives helpful information on topics in entrepreneurship--how to start a business, how to pitch your product, how to raise capital, and how to market your product. It introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of such business topics as leadership and motivation, negotiations, networking, risk analysis, through easy-to-understand entries on important terms, principles and concepts for a deeper understanding of the field.

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, v. 151

This title presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in molecular biology and translational science. It provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology.

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education

This book describes the current state of college students' mental health in the United States, influences that contribute to wavering mental health, factors that promote flourishing mental health, and interventions that support mental health.

Romeo and Juliet

This book presents a diverse set of responses to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, one of his best-known tragedies. It covers film adaptations, parodies, space, and artificiality, as well as pluralistic approaches to the balcony scene, possibly the most famous scene in western literature.

Statistics for Food Scientists

The practical approaches in this book have led to increasing the quality on many successful products through providing a better understanding of consumer needs, current product and process performance and a desired future state.

Strengthening Portfolio-Building Skills

This book teaches readers how to build a powerful portfolio no matter what career path they are on. Tips are included on how to avoid mistakes, make a stellar presentation, and highlight student accomplishments.

Strengthening Public Speaking Skills

This book teaches readers why public speaking can be such an effective tool, how to craft a powerful speech, and how to overcome one of the most common problems people have with talking in front of a crowd--stage fright.

Strengthening Research Paper Skills

This book provides young readers with a solid foundation to help them formulate their ideas, embark on their research, complete the writing process, and properly cite sources. The text pays special attention to the pitfalls of plagiarism and the skill of balancing traditional research with new digital tools.

Strengthening Test Preparation Skills

This book provides results-driven recommendations on everything from time management to reducing stress, giving students the tools they need to develop more efficient study habits to boost their grades.

Stroke Sourcebook, ed. 4

Provides updated information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. Readers will learn about ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, also known as mini strokes), as well as stroke risk factors.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Running a Business

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

The Financial Applications of Mathematical Statistics, ed. 2

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

The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community

This book describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers. It addresses the training needs of mental health care providers serving the aging population, offering holistic and integrated models of care after presenting an in-depth explanation of the brain, body, social, and emotional changes across aging that can trigger psychological disorders.

Vaccination and Its Critics

This work provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific breakthrough known as vaccination and the controversy surrounding its opposition. A timeline of discoveries traces the medical and societal progression of vaccines from the early development of this medical preventive to the eradication of epidemics and the present-day discussion about its role in autism.

Women's Health Concerns, ed. 5

Provides basic consumer health information about conditions and disorders that affect women, along with facts about recommended health screenings and tips on avoiding risk factors to maintain wellness.

Technology

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development

This book explores traditional and well established sensory methods (difference, descriptive and affective) as well as taking a novel approach to product development and the use of new methods and recent innovations.

A Visual Guide to Technology

This visual guide presents the most cutting-edge applications of technology, detailing who invented different types of technology, what they're made of, and the potential applications they have. It covers such advanced topics as nanotechnology, bionic implants, and pioneering medical advances as part of the core STEAM concepts.

Advances in Cattle Welfare

This book provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare, both research and on-farm applications, examining the issues from the perspective of what will be most important for the animal's overall welfare, from housing systems to feeding. It covers the three major areas of cattle welfare: on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle, and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management.

Air Conditioning System Design

This book summarizes essential theory and then explains how the latest air conditioning technology operates. Load calculations, energy efficiency, and selection of technology are all explained in the context of air conditioning as a system, helping to fully consider the implications of design decisions.

Application-Layer Fault-Tolerance Protocols

Increases awareness of the need for application-layer fault-tolerance (ALFT) through introduction of problems and qualitative analysis of solutions.

Artificial Intelligence

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on artificial intelligence in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Cellular Internet of Things

This book gives insight into how cellular systems work, how they can be designed to cater to challenging new requirements and the competitive landscape that are emerging in the telecom industry, and the most promising technologies in the market.

Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications

This book provides both digital forensic practitioners and researchers with an up-to-date and advanced knowledge of collecting and preserving electronic evidence from different types of cloud services, such as digital remnants of cloud applications accessed through mobile devices.

Controlling Cyberspace

This book covers a broad range of issues related to Internet governance, presenting a technical description of how the Internet works, and an overview of the Internet governance ecosystem from its earliest days to the present. Included is an examination of the roles of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations in Internet governance, and a discussion of Internet governance in relation to specific national and international policies and debates.

Data Mining, ed. 4

This book offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations.

Electrical Power Systems

This book provides content for a wide range of topics in power system operation and control. It is designed to be used as reference, review, or self-study for practitioners and consultants, or for students from related engineering disciplines that need to learn more about electrical power systems.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Rev. ed.

Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Food Processing Technology, ed. 4

This book includes an overview of the component subjects in food science and technology, processing stages, and important aspects of food industry management not otherwise considered.

Food Protection and Security

This book presents the latest information on our need to protect our food supply from accidental contamination, economically motivated adulteration, and contamination with intent to harm (bioterrorism or agro-terrorism). It covers the need for food protection, looking at potential hazards in the production, processing, and supply chain; detection methods for contaminants in food; and food contamination incidents and prevention and response strategies.

Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, ed. 4

This edition contains new material describing new developments in the field of optical fiber data communications. It covers the transformation of the modern data communications network, both within the data center and over extended distances between data centers, along with best practices for the design of highly virtualized, converged, energy efficient, secure, and flattened network infrastructures.

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, ed. 2

Provides students, researchers, and practitioners with access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. Topics covered include control charts, engineering economy, health operational efficiency, healthcare systems, human systems integration, Lean systems, logistics transportation, manufacturing systems, material handling systems, process view of work, and Six Sigma techniques.

How to Design and Write Web Pages Today

An introduction to standards-based Web design, this book treats creating a website from the point of view of the writer, focusing on writing concerns and how they fit with the technological challenges of the Web.

ICTs for Modern Educational and Instructional Advancement

Explores current models and issues involved with online course development, assessment, and blended learning.

Injection Technologies for the Repair of Damaged Concrete Structures

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

Inventions in Reading and Writing

This book discusses, in chronological order, the invention of calligraphy, paper, moveable type, and Kindle e-Readers. The book demonstrates the effect these innovations have had on readers, writers, and the world at large. The book also draws connections between the inventions themselves.

Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook

This guide explains key component technology with step-by-step procedures, fully worked design scenarios, component images, and cross-sectional line drawings. It provides essential data, equations, and interactive ancillaries to inform decision making, design evaluation, and incorporation of components into overall designs.

Optimum Design of Steel Structures

This book helps designers and manufacturers to select and develop the most suitable and competitive steel structures, which are safe, fit for production, and economic. An optimum design system is used to find the best characteristics of structural models, which guarantee the fulfilment of design and fabrication requirements and minimize the cost function. Realistic numerical models are used as main components of industrial steel structures.

Statistics for Food Scientists

The practical approaches in this book have led to increasing the quality on many successful products through providing a better understanding of consumer needs, current product and process performance and a desired future state.

Science

A Visual Guide to Energy and Movement

This book brings the concepts of energy and motion to life through diagrams and illustrations, presenting some of the natural resources most used by humans and the pros and cons of various energy sources.

A Visual Guide to Technology

This visual guide presents the most cutting-edge applications of technology, detailing who invented different types of technology, what they're made of, and the potential applications they have. It covers such advanced topics as nanotechnology, bionic implants, and pioneering medical advances as part of the core STEAM concepts.

Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, v. 1

This book takes a scientific look at the challenges, constraints, and solutions necessary to maintain a healthy and accessible food supply in different communities around the world.

Composite Materials

This book covers different aspects of concurrent engineering approaches in the development of composite products.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Rev. ed.

Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.

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.

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

This book provides the latest scientific reviews of topics relating to the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. It describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies and also explores functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment. It also reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables.

Organic Foods

Discusses what makes food organic, how it is different from the other foods at the grocery store, and why might you choose to eat organic.

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, v. 151

This title presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in molecular biology and translational science. It provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology.

Education

Accounting

Profiles jobs in Accounting such as accountants and auditors, actuaries, bank examiners, billing clerks, bookkeeping and accounting clerks, credit analysts, economists and financial analysts.

Big Data Analyst

This book introduces readers to a career as a Big Data Analyst. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.

Careers in Travel and Hospitality

This book explores a variety of career opportunities in the travel and hospitality industries, working for hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, cruise lines, ski resorts, museums, travel agencies, airlines, and other travel- and hospitality-related businesses. It provides educational requirements, prospective salary, and future outlook while providing a detailed look at specific careers within the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Reading and Research

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves reading and research. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including writing, genealogy, library work, and legal research, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Deep Discourse

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

ICTs for Modern Educational and Instructional Advancement

Explores current models and issues involved with online course development, assessment, and blended learning.

Strengthening Portfolio-Building Skills

This book teaches readers how to build a powerful portfolio no matter what career path they are on. Tips are included on how to avoid mistakes, make a stellar presentation, and highlight student accomplishments.

Strengthening Public Speaking Skills

This book teaches readers why public speaking can be such an effective tool, how to craft a powerful speech, and how to overcome one of the most common problems people have with talking in front of a crowd--stage fright.

Strengthening Research Paper Skills

This book provides young readers with a solid foundation to help them formulate their ideas, embark on their research, complete the writing process, and properly cite sources. The text pays special attention to the pitfalls of plagiarism and the skill of balancing traditional research with new digital tools.

Strengthening Test Preparation Skills

This book provides results-driven recommendations on everything from time management to reducing stress, giving students the tools they need to develop more efficient study habits to boost their grades.

Social Science

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease

This book examines the effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. It focuses on common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual's lifestyle, such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and painkillers that can also compromise brain health and effect or accentuate neurological disease.

Better Health through Spiritual Practices

This book provides a review of the world's spiritual perspectives and traditions, and explores how their guiding principles encourage healthy lifestyle choices. An examination of religious and nonreligious perspectives from around the world--from atheism, Confucianism, and Christianity to Islam, Judaism, Shamanism, and Zoroastrianism--reveals how faith beliefs and values influence behavior and inspire healthy living.

Gender and Food

This volume explores the complex relationships between gender and food in a variety of locations and time periods using a range of research methods. Gender inequality as it affects the struggle for access to land, the affordability of food, and its nutritional value is identified as a major social policy issue.

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Higher Education

This book describes the current state of college students' mental health in the United States, influences that contribute to wavering mental health, factors that promote flourishing mental health, and interventions that support mental health.

Medicine

Adolescent Health Sourcebook, ed. 4

Offers parents and teens basic information about growth and development during adolescence and related safety issues. Discusses the importance of routine medical care, adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep, as well as emotional, social, and mental health concerns. Describes common health problems that affect adolescents, including acne, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and infections. Addresses reproductive development and the health consequences of sexual decisions.

Aging Sourcebook

This text provides information about the physiology of aging, impact of stress on aging, and how the brain's health can make a difference. Also covered are aging-associated diseases and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disorders, eye disorders, instability, mental disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, respiratory disorders, and more.

Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory

This book provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. It discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse.

Allergy Information for Teens, ed. 3

Provides updated information about a wide variety of allergic reactions, including common symptoms, diagnostic tools, and prevention strategies. It recounts what is currently known about the causes of allergies and the role the immune system plays in their development.

Anticancer Treatments and Cardiotoxicity: Mechanisms

This illustrated reference describes the most effective diagnostic and imaging tools to evaluate and predict the development of cardiac dysfunction for those patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Bladder Cancer

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the basic and translational research into bladder cancer, and presents the latest academic developments in the field.

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 2

Provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

Describes the most common types of nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, prenatal and perinatal infections, maternal health conditions during pregnancy, and birth complications. Birth defects include cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida, and disorders of the heart, brain, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, and reproductive organs.

Coronary Artery Disease

This book links the concepts of atherosclerosis pathophysiology to treatment management of coronary artery disease, and discusses pathophysiologic mechanisms of the disease, new therapies, and recent trends in clinical management.

Drug Resistance

This book provides an overview of the scientific issues associated with drug resistance, examines the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and examines the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis.

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3

Provides information about the endocrine system and its role in the regulation of human growth, organ function, and metabolic control, along with information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Genomic and Precision Medicine, ed. 3

This book highlights the various points along the continuum from health to disease where genomic information is impacting clinical decision-making and leading to more personalization of health care.

Human Medical Experimentation

This book explores the history of human medical experimentation from the time of Hippocrates to today. It covers the experiments themselves; the people, companies, and government agencies that carried them out; the relevant medical and sociopolitical background; and the legislation and other protective measures that arose as a result.

Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, ed. 6

This clinical manual provides a concise, systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and oncologic cancers and disorders in children, and is based on the new standards of genetic classification and prognostic information that have emerged in the past five years. It covers all current treatment protocols, new drugs, and management approaches.

Major Depressive Disorder

This book discusses depressive disorders, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, how depression occurs, and advancements researchers have made toward a cure.

Mental Health Information For Teens, ed. 5

Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy

This book discusses the available preclinical and clinical nanoparticle technology platforms and their impact on cancer therapy, including current trends and developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapy and chemotherapeutics.

Organic Foods

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on organic foods and a healthy diet.

Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 3

Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.

Stroke Sourcebook, ed. 4

Provides updated information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. Readers will learn about ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, also known as mini strokes), as well as stroke risk factors.

The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community

This book describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers. It addresses the training needs of mental health care providers serving the aging population, offering holistic and integrated models of care after presenting an in-depth explanation of the brain, body, social, and emotional changes across aging that can trigger psychological disorders.

Vaccination and Its Critics

This work provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific breakthrough known as vaccination and the controversy surrounding its opposition. A timeline of discoveries traces the medical and societal progression of vaccines from the early development of this medical preventive to the eradication of epidemics and the present-day discussion about its role in autism.

Women's Health Concerns, ed. 5

Provides basic consumer health information about conditions and disorders that affect women, along with facts about recommended health screenings and tips on avoiding risk factors to maintain wellness.

Business

Business Ethics Through Movies

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

Case Studies in Asian Management

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

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products

This book provides critical information from conceptualization of new products to marketing, aiming to present a solid understanding of the entire process through detailed coverage of key concepts, namely innovation, regulation, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing.

Estimating the Economic Rate of Return from Accounting Data

This book addresses the problem of using accounting data to estimate the economic rate of return. The search for a solution to this problem has been an important episode in the history of accounting thought. The papers reprinted in this volume are the foundation of this intellectual effort.

How Leaders Improve

This book offers 10 data-driven insights regarding leadership effectiveness, accompanied by practical and easy-to-implement recommendations that directly serve the development of leadership ability.

Managing Business Scenarios, ed. 2

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

Principles of Business: Entrepreneurship

This book gives helpful information on topics in entrepreneurship--how to start a business, how to pitch your product, how to raise capital, and how to market your product. It introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of such business topics as leadership and motivation, negotiations, networking, risk analysis, through easy-to-understand entries on important terms, principles and concepts for a deeper understanding of the field.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Running a Business

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

The Financial Applications of Mathematical Statistics, ed. 2

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

Literature

Civil Rights Literature, Past & Present

This volume not only examines key works of the African-American civil rights debate past and present, it also explores issues of gender equality and sexual orientation integral to civil rights studies. American civil rights literature has largely been associated with speeches, letters, and non-fiction works produced by African-American activists of the 1950s and 60s such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Moral

The book examines a representative body of British and American work, including poems, short fiction, novels, essays, plays, and television series, dating from the English Renaissance down to the present day, from a moral perspective to provide a foundational understanding of the moral approach and how it is applied.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Multicultural

This book both explores multicultural approaches to a wide range of literature. It defines multiculturalism in very broad terms, using it to refer not only to different ethnic and racial cultures but also to different historical periods, and exploring cultural differences involving such matters as physical disability, sexual orientation, particular social roles, distinct stages of life, and specific kinds of language usage.

Critical Approaches to Literature: Psychological

The book examines a representative body of British and American work, including poems, short fiction, drama, and film spanning across historical periods, from a psychological perspective to provide a foundational understanding of this approach and how it is applied.

Romeo and Juliet

This book presents a diverse set of responses to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, one of his best-known tragedies. It covers film adaptations, parodies, space, and artificiality, as well as pluralistic approaches to the balcony scene, possibly the most famous scene in western literature.

History

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra and her reign as the Queen of Egypt.

Elizabeth I: Queen of England

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Elizabeth I, her rule, and her impact on European history.

Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist and Conductor of the Underground Railroad

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Harriet Tubman, and highlights her work as an abolitionist and leader of the Underground Railroad.

Joan of Arc: French Soldier and Saint

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Joan of Arc, and discusses her rise from obscurity as the daughter of a tenant farmer to military leadership in the French campaigns against the British in the Hundred Years' War, as well as her imprisonment for heresy, martyrdom, and canonization as a Catholic saint.

La Malinche: Indigenous Translator for Hernán Cortés in Mexico

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of La Malinche, a slave girl who served as an indigenous translator for Hernan Cortes during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

Pocahontas: Facilitating Change Between the Powhatan and The Jamestown Settlers

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Pocahontas, an Indian princess who first befriended early American colonists in the Jamestown colony, and then became an influential contributor to their survival and well-being.

Vaccination and Its Critics

This work provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific breakthrough known as vaccination and the controversy surrounding its opposition. A timeline of discoveries traces the medical and societal progression of vaccines from the early development of this medical preventive to the eradication of epidemics and the present-day discussion about its role in autism.

Biography

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra and her reign as the Queen of Egypt.

Elizabeth I: Queen of England

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Elizabeth I, her rule, and her impact on European history.

Great Cartoonists

This book profiles the lives of six talented cartoonists: Charles Schulz, Garry Trudeau, Lynn Johnston, Seth MacFarlane, Matt Groening, and Aaron McGruder.

Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist and Conductor of the Underground Railroad

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Harriet Tubman, and highlights her work as an abolitionist and leader of the Underground Railroad.

Joan of Arc: French Soldier and Saint

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Joan of Arc, and discusses her rise from obscurity as the daughter of a tenant farmer to military leadership in the French campaigns against the British in the Hundred Years' War, as well as her imprisonment for heresy, martyrdom, and canonization as a Catholic saint.

La Malinche: Indigenous Translator for Hernán Cortés in Mexico

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of La Malinche, a slave girl who served as an indigenous translator for Hernan Cortes during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

Pocahontas: Facilitating Change Between the Powhatan and The Jamestown Settlers

This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Pocahontas, an Indian princess who first befriended early American colonists in the Jamestown colony, and then became an influential contributor to their survival and well-being.

Environment

Disaster Prevention Policies

This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations.

Farm Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.

Laboratory Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on the use of animals for testing and research, animal research as big business, how legislation protects some animals and how it fails, provides a clear summary of positions, and offers data and evidence supporting these positions.

Law

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Arts

Great Cartoonists

This book profiles the lives of six talented cartoonists: Charles Schulz, Garry Trudeau, Lynn Johnston, Seth MacFarlane, Matt Groening, and Aaron McGruder.