All Titles

Active Services

Describes the idea, concepts and principals of active services and the method of its realization-program mining. Active services address the constrains of Web services, which are generally based on fixed models and are incapable of adjusting to user requirements. Program mining involves searching for existing components on the Internet and reusing them according to requirements.

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon

Covers the most recent advances in carbon materials, including new techniques and processes, carbon materials synthesis, and up-to-date descriptions of current carbon-based materials, trends and applications.

Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane

This book presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs. Chapters on hydrofracking, horizontal drilling technology, and production strategies address the challenges of dewatering, low production rates, and high development costs. The book also addresses all three zones of production levels--shallow coal, medium depth coal, and deep coal--with coverage on gas extraction and production.

All About Bicycles

This book discusses the development of the bicycle, its use throughout its two-hundred-year history, bicycle use around the globe, and modern innovations.

All About Cars

This book discusses the history of the automobile as a form of transportation, Easy-to-read diagrams explaining how a car is assembled and how it works are also provided.

All About Motorcycles

This book examines the invention and development of the motorcycle, the essential components of a motorcycle, and how motorcycles work.

All About Planes

This book examines the many different types of airplanes, the anatomy of an airplane, and the exciting future of air travel.

All About Ships

This book examines the different types of ships, the parts that make up a ship, the different ways in which ships can be powered, and the wide variety of cargo--people and things--that ships transport around the world every day.

All About Small Boats

This book examines the variety of small boats, their basic structure, and their uses throughout history.

All About Spacecraft

This book discusses the many types of manned and unmanned spacecraft, describes how a rocket works, and looks ahead to the future of space travel.

All About Trains

This book introduces readers to the history of the railroad, explains how trains are powered, examines modern high-speed trains used in other parts of the world, and looks to the future of train travel.

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

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

Applied Environmental Materials Science for Sustainability

This resource covers recent advancements in environmental materials, including the utilization of biomass and waste for advanced materials. It highlights studies on renewable resources, green technology, and chemical modification.

Applied Information Science, Engineering and Technology

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

Architectural Design of Multi-Agent Systems

Compilation of advanced research results in architecture and modeling issues of multi-agent systems. Serves as a reference for research on system models, architectural design languages, methods and reasoning, module interface design, and design issues.

Architecture of Reliable Web Applications Software

Presents new concepts regarding reliability, availability, manageability, performance, scalability, and secured-ability of applications, particularly those run over the Web. Examines causes of failure in Web-based information system development projects, highlights the need for highly available, reliable, and efficient telecommunication infrastructure by e-service applications, businesses and users to exploit the unprecedented opportunities offered by the technology.

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.

AutoCAD® Platform Customization

This book is the perfect resource for CAD administrators, students, senior drafters, and other CAD enthusiasts. It features in-depth discussions of customization options as well as detailed examples and tutorials for users who want to ramp up their personalization options.

Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry

This reference source contains scholarly material on the use of data analytics to study wireless networks and examines how these techniques can increase reliability and profitability, as well as network performance and connectivity. It features extensive coverage on relevant topics, such as accessibility, traffic data, and customer satisfaction.

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.

Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics, ed. 5

This book provides a complete reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics.

Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies

This book is a comprehensive reference source filled with informative discussions on the socio-economic expansion of developing nations. It features dynamic topics such as supply chain management, foreign trade deficits, service quality, and sustainable energy solutions.

Clean Coal Engineering Technology, ed. 2

This book provides significant information on the major power generation technologies that aim to utilize coal more efficiently, and with less environmental impact. It is geared towards professional and aspiring power, environmental, chemical and mechanical engineers.

Collective Creativity for Responsible and Sustainable Business Practice

This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the elimination of environmental degradation through new discoveries and opportunities provided by collective creativity. Sustainable business model innovation, social marketing, and education and business co-operatives are among the topics discussed.

Contextual Design, ed. 2

This book describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience. It introduces both the classic CD techniques and the new techniques needed to "design for life", fulfilling core human motives while supporting activities.

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society

This book discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Conflict resolution skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality are among the topics discussed.

Creative Engineering Design Assessment

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

Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations

This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of how organizations can responsibly embrace complex problem-solving and creative decision making.

Cyber-Physical Systems

This text supplies comprehensive coverage of the principles and design of cyber-physical systems (CPSs). Along with important CPS theory foundations and models, it also explores the integration of cyber computing and physical objects control, the collaboration of the sensing and controlling of a physical system with robust software architecture, and case studies of several important civilian and health care applications that illustrate the CPS design process.

Developing and Securing the Cloud

This book provides a comprehensive overview of cloud computing technology. Supplying step-by-step instruction on how to develop and secure cloud computing platforms and web services, it includes an easy-to-understand, basic-level overview of cloud computing and its supporting technologies.

Dielectric Properties of Isolated Clusters

Describes a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular beam methods for determining dielectric properties of isolated clusters, as well as the experimental setup, underlying physical concepts, and possible deductions of these experiments.

Distributed Networks

This book brings together scientific research in distributed network intelligence, security, and novel applications. It presents recent trends and advances in the theory and applications of network intelligence and helps the reader understand how to successfully incorporate them into distributed systems and services.

Drilling of Polymer-Matrix Composites

This book focuses on the drilling of polymer matrix composites for aerospace and defense applications. It provides an introduction to the machining of polymer composites, and discusses drilling as a processing of composites.

E-Supply Chain Technologies and Management

Explores concepts, models, and IT infrastructures of the e-supply chain, and develops a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use of emerging technologies and their impact on supply chain flexibility and management. Provides key ideas, concepts and applications suited to guide efforts in transforming current business processes to adapt to the digital age.

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.

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts

This book explores the processes and tools involved in creating energy positive neighborhoods and smart energy districts in an urban setting.

Engineering

This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.

Enterprise Architecture and Integration

Provides a detailed analysis of the important strategies for integrating IT systems into fields such as e-business and customer-relationship management. Supplies readers with a comprehensive survey of existing enterprise architecture and integration approaches, and presents case studies that illustrate best practices, describing innovative methods, tools, and architectures with which organizations can systematically achieve enterprise integration.

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

This book provides a comprehensive overview of perspectives on sustainability protection of environmental resources, designed for policy makers interested in emerging research on climate change.

Gigaseal Formation in Patch Clamping

This book presents an investigation of gigaseal formation using micro/nanotechnology. It explains the mechanisms of gigaseal formation using the latest discoveries, and also provides practical techniques for frequent formation of high resistance seals.

Global Positioning Systems

Explores the technological impact of devices such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on global positioning systems in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Growth Mechanisms and Novel Properties of Silicon Nanostructures from Quantum-Mechanical Calculations

Covers computational studies that address different aspects of the science and technology of silicon nanostructures, including silicon quantum dots, nanotubes and nanowires. Also provides an atomic-level understanding of oxide-assisted growth and possible novel property engineering approaches for silicon nanostructures.

Half-metallic Materials Their Properties

This volume provides a detailed treatment of half-metallic materials and their properties from both an experimental and theoretical point of view. It discusses the methods used to understand and predict the properties of half-metals and the gamut of other materials amenable to these techniques. It also offers an expansive bibliography to facilitate further and deeper research.

Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

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

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete, and Power Industries

This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs.

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

This book presents an offbeat, nontechnical chronology of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. It covers subjects ranging from Egyptian civilization, music and musical instruments, art, and climate dynamics and demonstrates how their evolution both impacted and was impacted by humankind's understanding of mechanics.

Human Modeling for Bio-Inspired Robotics

This book presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applications.

Identification and Management of Distributed Data

This book collates and describes the various distributed data management technologies towards an understand the common aspects that govern distributed data management. It explains how the various layers of the existing Internet protocol stack already provide most of the functions that information engineers need to design efficient systems.

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Information and Communication Overload in the Digital Age

This reference is a source for the latest scholarly perspectives on the increased amount of information created by evolving technologies, examining creative methods for improved control of information overload. It focuses on theoretical and experimental topics, such as media consumption, media literacy, and business applications.

Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies

This book provides exhaustive coverage on the details of digital preservation, lists the latest happenings in this field, and spreads awareness of this topic in order to keep the expansion of converting digital ongoing.

Intrusion Detection Networks

This book focuses on the design of IDNs (Intrusion Detection Networks) and explains how to leverage effective and efficient collaboration between participant IDSs. It explains the benefits of building IDNs, identifies the challenges underlying their design, and outlines possible solutions to these problems.

Knowledge Management Strategies for Business Development

Addresses the relevance of knowledge management strategies for the advancement of organizations worldwide.

Knowledge Management and Business Strategies

Provides fundamental business and management knowledge by exploring relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of knowledge and knowledge management strategies and their formulation and alignment with organizations' competitive business strategies.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production

This book presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis.

Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites

This book provides a representative selection of mathematical methods and models applied to the analysis and characterization of composites and their behaviour on micro-, meso-, and macroscale. It establishes the fundamentals for meaningful and accurate theoretical and computer modelling of these materials in the future.

Maximizing Commerce and Marketing Strategies through Micro-Blogging

This book examines the various methods and benefits of using micro-blogs within a business context, bringing together the best tools and tactics necessary to properly incorporate this approach.

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.

Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Advanced Engineering Systems

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

Metals and Metalloids

Presents the current scientific understanding of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of these two families of elements, including the post-transition metals and metalloids.

Mobile Security and Privacy

This holistic view of leading-edge mobile technology security research takes a forward-looking approach to examining a range of mobile security and privacy topics from research, applied, and international perspectives.

Modern Architectural Theory

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. Explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and considers the words of the architects themselves as they shaped Western architecture.

Multi-criteria Decision Analysis for Supporting the Selection of Engineering Materials in Product Design

This book describes the growing field of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) as applied to materials selection in product design. Useful in academic and research contexts, as well as to practitioners in materials engineering and design, it aids readers in producing successful designs by improving the decision-making process in materials selection.

Nanotechnology

This book provides an overview of the field of nanotechnology, with special emphasis on the history, key personalities, and early milestones. It covers the issues, promises, and fundamentals of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology

This book covers the amazing advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers.

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.

Online Addiction

In this book, the scope of the growing problem of overreliance on digital technology, its causes, consequences, and efforts to address it are discussed.

Online Entertainment

This book covers many of the enjoyable and rewarding ways people find to entertain themselves online, as well as concerns about violence, addiction, and isolation.

Online Predators

In this book, various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed.

Online Privacy

This book will discuss the scope of the growing online privacy problem, potential consequences of "oversharing," and efforts to address it.

Online Security

In this book, current and emerging online security threats are discussed, along with what technologists, policy makers, and ordinary citizens are doing to make the digital world safer and more secure.

Petroleum Waste Treatment and Pollution Control

This book presents the latest methods for treating, controlling, and eliminating pollutants from air, water, and land that are a byproduct of petroleum industry operations. State-of-the-art and traditional treatment and control methods for removing, controlling, and treating problems, such as groundwater contamination, aromatics, oil, grease, organic removal, and VOCs are discussed.

Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook, ed. 8

This book is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. It offers "how-to" methods and formulas for pipeline construction, design, and engineering, and also features calculations to assist in problem solving.

Plasma Engineering

This book covers the field of plasma engineering, which applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over many fields, such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication. It addresses fundamentals of physics and modeling as well as new real-word applications in aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering.

Process Control for Sheet-Metal Stamping

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

Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals

Highlights issues specific to information professionals (IPs) working in an academic environment.

Robotics in the Real World

This book looks at the world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Smart Energy Grid Engineering

This book provides in-depth detail on the various important engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid.

Social Media

In this book readers will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and other social media, have become an integral part of people's lives, affecting their attitudes, relationships, mental health-and personal safety.

Solving Real World Problems with Aerospace Engineering

Explores the world of aerospace engineering. The history of aerial navigation is covered, noting key milestones in flight and outer space exploration. Also covered are the crucial technologies humanity has gotten out of aerospace engineering, such as weather satellites and GPS navigation.

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

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

Solving Real World Problems with Chemical Engineering

This book teaches readers what chemical engineering is and why it's so important in our daily lives, such as enabling solar panels to promote green energy and the creation of consumer products such as Post-It notes. Readers also learn how chemical engineering has helped in medicine, such as by advancing prosthetics.

Solving Real World Problems with Civil Engineering

This book addresses the job of civil engineers and explains how some of the world's greatest engineering marvels were built. Students will learn how tunnels such as the English Channel Tunnel are built under water; how dams like the Hoover Dam are built and the purpose they serve a community; and why the Panama Canal was an important improvement to world trade.

Solving Real World Problems with Electrical Engineering

This introduction to the field of electrical engineering includes an explanation of electricity and currents, as well as chapters devoted to specific areas. An activity that demonstrates how circuits work helps young readers get a hands-on chance to learn about electrical engineering.

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth's environment. Readers recognize engineers' solutions to some of today's environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on "engineering in action" activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.

Solving Real World Problems with Mechanical Engineering

This text introduces young readers to the machines and engines that power the devices, vehicles, and appliances they encounter on a daily basis. Boxes explain important terms and concepts of mechanics and encourage readers to think critically. The book ends with a guided activity that invites readers to don the hat of a mechanical engineer and build their own windmill.

Solving Real World Problems with Transportation Engineering

Explores a world many young people--and people in general--seldom consider: how transportation engineers help to ensure people and materials move smoothly throughout our complex world. Readers are introduced to real-world problems and their engineering solutions.

Steam Generation from Biomass

This book provides a complete overview of biomass steam boilers, including processes, phenomena, and nomenclature. It presents a clear view of how biomass boilers differ from fossil fuel boilers, covers the most used types of large-scale biomass boilers, including recovery boilers, fluidized bed boilers, and auxiliary equipment, and includes a companion website with spreadsheets, calculation examples, and automatic calculation tools for design and dimensioning.

Stochastic Methods in Fluid Mechanics

This book provides a general and unified framework in which stochastic processes are presented as modeling tools for various issues in engineering, physics and chemistry, with particular focus on fluid mechanics and notably dispersed two-phase flows. The aim is to develop what can referred to as stochastic modeling for a whole range of applications.

Strategic E-Commerce Systems and Tools for Competing in the Digital Marketplace

This book advances the body of knowledge on electronic business and commerce by exploring the opportunities and concerns surrounding online business and finance.

Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations

Presents a comprehensive set of investigations on a wide range of environmental factors, both internal and external, that contribute to the key challenge of complexity in KM. These factors include culture, technology, communications, infrastructure, and learning and leadership structures.

Strategies and Policies in Digital Convergence

Addresses and positions the issues in business strategy and public policy rising from digital convergence, especially in the areas of mobile communications, broadband networks, and digital multimedia broadcast services. Presents new business opportunities generated by digital convergence, and raises governance issues in digital convergence.

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Engineering Majors and Careers

This book is an essential reference work for the latest research on the need for diversity and inclusion within the engineering workforce and provides approaches to restructure engineering education to achieve this goal. It features expansive coverage on a broad range of topics including minority recruitment, experiential education systems, and study abroad programs.

Sustainable Agriculture

This book covers a broad spectrum of issues related to advances in farming technology, such as sustainable soil, sustainable water, sustainable energy, and biotechnology.

Sustainable Energy Management

Offers a guide to implementation of sustainable energy management, with new paradigms for measuring energy sustainability, pragmatic methods for applying renewable resources and efficiency improvements, and unique insights on managing risk in power production facilities.

Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Exploring advanced and clean technologies as well as methods for sustainable development, this reference offers a source for information on advanced hydrogen generation systems and applications, among them integrated and hybrid systems and multigeneration systems with hydrogen production.

The Cell Method for Electrical Engineering and Multiphysics Problems

This book is an introduction to the cell method, a numerical method for the solution of a large class of physical problems as an alternative to the classical finite element techniques. The main features of the cell method are presented and links with many other discrete numerical methods (finite integration techniques, finite difference time domain, finite volumes, mimetic finite differences, etc.) are discussed.

The Data and Analytics Playbook

This book presents methods that provide reliable governance, controls, and risk and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely on it.

The Science of Electricity

This book takes a look at how electricity travels, how it is stored in batteries, and the different types of power plants that produce the electricity needed to light our homes, schools, and businesses.

Thermal Power Plants

This book is a comprehensive guide to all pre-operational activities that helps ensure that power plants are running as safely and efficiently as possible. It discusses how all pre-operational aspects of thermal power plants can be consolidated, explains how to handle equipment safely and work efficiently, and provides guidance for new and existing power plants to help reduce outage time and save on budgets.

Transition Metals

Covers chemical and physical properties of transition metals and how they are useful in everyday life. Some of the transition metals covered include scandium, yttrium, titanium, manganese, cobalt, and zinc.

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, ed. 2

This book gives a comprehensive description of polymeric nanocomposites, both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and their behavior and potential use in tribological applications.

What is the Future of Nanotechnology?

This title explores nanotechnology, the science of tiny things at the nanoscale, which may be the next frontier in scientific advancement. It covers how nanotechnology is being used to make incredibly strong materials and deliver medicine to precise locations in the body as well as its future leading to the manipulation of atoms to create microscopic machines and factories.

Technology

Active Services

Describes the idea, concepts and principals of active services and the method of its realization-program mining. Active services address the constrains of Web services, which are generally based on fixed models and are incapable of adjusting to user requirements. Program mining involves searching for existing components on the Internet and reusing them according to requirements.

Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed Methane

This book presents the reader with design systems that will maximize production from worldwide coal bed methane reservoirs. Chapters on hydrofracking, horizontal drilling technology, and production strategies address the challenges of dewatering, low production rates, and high development costs. The book also addresses all three zones of production levels--shallow coal, medium depth coal, and deep coal--with coverage on gas extraction and production.

All About Bicycles

This book discusses the development of the bicycle, its use throughout its two-hundred-year history, bicycle use around the globe, and modern innovations.

All About Cars

This book discusses the history of the automobile as a form of transportation, Easy-to-read diagrams explaining how a car is assembled and how it works are also provided.

All About Motorcycles

This book examines the invention and development of the motorcycle, the essential components of a motorcycle, and how motorcycles work.

All About Planes

This book examines the many different types of airplanes, the anatomy of an airplane, and the exciting future of air travel.

All About Ships

This book examines the different types of ships, the parts that make up a ship, the different ways in which ships can be powered, and the wide variety of cargo--people and things--that ships transport around the world every day.

All About Small Boats

This book examines the variety of small boats, their basic structure, and their uses throughout history.

All About Spacecraft

This book discusses the many types of manned and unmanned spacecraft, describes how a rocket works, and looks ahead to the future of space travel.

All About Trains

This book introduces readers to the history of the railroad, explains how trains are powered, examines modern high-speed trains used in other parts of the world, and looks to the future of train travel.

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

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

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

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

Applied Information Science, Engineering and Technology

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

Architectural Design of Multi-Agent Systems

Compilation of advanced research results in architecture and modeling issues of multi-agent systems. Serves as a reference for research on system models, architectural design languages, methods and reasoning, module interface design, and design issues.

Architecture of Reliable Web Applications Software

Presents new concepts regarding reliability, availability, manageability, performance, scalability, and secured-ability of applications, particularly those run over the Web. Examines causes of failure in Web-based information system development projects, highlights the need for highly available, reliable, and efficient telecommunication infrastructure by e-service applications, businesses and users to exploit the unprecedented opportunities offered by the technology.

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.

AutoCAD® Platform Customization

This book is the perfect resource for CAD administrators, students, senior drafters, and other CAD enthusiasts. It features in-depth discussions of customization options as well as detailed examples and tutorials for users who want to ramp up their personalization options.

Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry

This reference source contains scholarly material on the use of data analytics to study wireless networks and examines how these techniques can increase reliability and profitability, as well as network performance and connectivity. It features extensive coverage on relevant topics, such as accessibility, traffic data, and customer satisfaction.

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.

Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics, ed. 5

This book provides a complete reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics.

Clean Coal Engineering Technology, ed. 2

This book provides significant information on the major power generation technologies that aim to utilize coal more efficiently, and with less environmental impact. It is geared towards professional and aspiring power, environmental, chemical and mechanical engineers.

Contextual Design, ed. 2

This book describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience. It introduces both the classic CD techniques and the new techniques needed to "design for life", fulfilling core human motives while supporting activities.

Creative Engineering Design Assessment

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

Cyber-Physical Systems

This text supplies comprehensive coverage of the principles and design of cyber-physical systems (CPSs). Along with important CPS theory foundations and models, it also explores the integration of cyber computing and physical objects control, the collaboration of the sensing and controlling of a physical system with robust software architecture, and case studies of several important civilian and health care applications that illustrate the CPS design process.

Developing and Securing the Cloud

This book provides a comprehensive overview of cloud computing technology. Supplying step-by-step instruction on how to develop and secure cloud computing platforms and web services, it includes an easy-to-understand, basic-level overview of cloud computing and its supporting technologies.

Distributed Networks

This book brings together scientific research in distributed network intelligence, security, and novel applications. It presents recent trends and advances in the theory and applications of network intelligence and helps the reader understand how to successfully incorporate them into distributed systems and services.

Drilling of Polymer-Matrix Composites

This book focuses on the drilling of polymer matrix composites for aerospace and defense applications. It provides an introduction to the machining of polymer composites, and discusses drilling as a processing of composites.

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.

Engineering

This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.

Enterprise Architecture and Integration

Provides a detailed analysis of the important strategies for integrating IT systems into fields such as e-business and customer-relationship management. Supplies readers with a comprehensive survey of existing enterprise architecture and integration approaches, and presents case studies that illustrate best practices, describing innovative methods, tools, and architectures with which organizations can systematically achieve enterprise integration.

Gigaseal Formation in Patch Clamping

This book presents an investigation of gigaseal formation using micro/nanotechnology. It explains the mechanisms of gigaseal formation using the latest discoveries, and also provides practical techniques for frequent formation of high resistance seals.

Global Positioning Systems

Explores the technological impact of devices such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on global positioning systems in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice

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

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete, and Power Industries

This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs.

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

This book presents an offbeat, nontechnical chronology of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. It covers subjects ranging from Egyptian civilization, music and musical instruments, art, and climate dynamics and demonstrates how their evolution both impacted and was impacted by humankind's understanding of mechanics.

Human Modeling for Bio-Inspired Robotics

This book presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applications.

Identification and Management of Distributed Data

This book collates and describes the various distributed data management technologies towards an understand the common aspects that govern distributed data management. It explains how the various layers of the existing Internet protocol stack already provide most of the functions that information engineers need to design efficient systems.

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Information and Communication Overload in the Digital Age

This reference is a source for the latest scholarly perspectives on the increased amount of information created by evolving technologies, examining creative methods for improved control of information overload. It focuses on theoretical and experimental topics, such as media consumption, media literacy, and business applications.

Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies

This book provides exhaustive coverage on the details of digital preservation, lists the latest happenings in this field, and spreads awareness of this topic in order to keep the expansion of converting digital ongoing.

Intrusion Detection Networks

This book focuses on the design of IDNs (Intrusion Detection Networks) and explains how to leverage effective and efficient collaboration between participant IDSs. It explains the benefits of building IDNs, identifies the challenges underlying their design, and outlines possible solutions to these problems.

Knowledge Management Strategies for Business Development

Addresses the relevance of knowledge management strategies for the advancement of organizations worldwide.

Knowledge Management and Business Strategies

Provides fundamental business and management knowledge by exploring relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of knowledge and knowledge management strategies and their formulation and alignment with organizations' competitive business strategies.

Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites

This book provides a representative selection of mathematical methods and models applied to the analysis and characterization of composites and their behaviour on micro-, meso-, and macroscale. It establishes the fundamentals for meaningful and accurate theoretical and computer modelling of these materials in the future.

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.

Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Advanced Engineering Systems

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

Mobile Security and Privacy

This holistic view of leading-edge mobile technology security research takes a forward-looking approach to examining a range of mobile security and privacy topics from research, applied, and international perspectives.

Modern Architectural Theory

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. Explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and considers the words of the architects themselves as they shaped Western architecture.

Nanotechnology

This book provides an overview of the field of nanotechnology, with special emphasis on the history, key personalities, and early milestones. It covers the issues, promises, and fundamentals of nanotechnology.

Online Addiction

In this book, the scope of the growing problem of overreliance on digital technology, its causes, consequences, and efforts to address it are discussed.

Online Entertainment

This book covers many of the enjoyable and rewarding ways people find to entertain themselves online, as well as concerns about violence, addiction, and isolation.

Online Predators

In this book, various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed.

Online Privacy

This book will discuss the scope of the growing online privacy problem, potential consequences of "oversharing," and efforts to address it.

Online Security

In this book, current and emerging online security threats are discussed, along with what technologists, policy makers, and ordinary citizens are doing to make the digital world safer and more secure.

Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook, ed. 8

This book is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. It offers "how-to" methods and formulas for pipeline construction, design, and engineering, and also features calculations to assist in problem solving.

Process Control for Sheet-Metal Stamping

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

Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals

Highlights issues specific to information professionals (IPs) working in an academic environment.

Robotics in the Real World

This book looks at the world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.

Smart Energy Grid Engineering

This book provides in-depth detail on the various important engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid.

Social Media

In this book readers will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and other social media, have become an integral part of people's lives, affecting their attitudes, relationships, mental health-and personal safety.

Solving Real World Problems with Aerospace Engineering

Explores the world of aerospace engineering. The history of aerial navigation is covered, noting key milestones in flight and outer space exploration. Also covered are the crucial technologies humanity has gotten out of aerospace engineering, such as weather satellites and GPS navigation.

Solving Real World Problems with Agricultural Engineering

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

Solving Real World Problems with Chemical Engineering

This book teaches readers what chemical engineering is and why it's so important in our daily lives, such as enabling solar panels to promote green energy and the creation of consumer products such as Post-It notes. Readers also learn how chemical engineering has helped in medicine, such as by advancing prosthetics.

Solving Real World Problems with Civil Engineering

This book addresses the job of civil engineers and explains how some of the world's greatest engineering marvels were built. Students will learn how tunnels such as the English Channel Tunnel are built under water; how dams like the Hoover Dam are built and the purpose they serve a community; and why the Panama Canal was an important improvement to world trade.

Solving Real World Problems with Electrical Engineering

This introduction to the field of electrical engineering includes an explanation of electricity and currents, as well as chapters devoted to specific areas. An activity that demonstrates how circuits work helps young readers get a hands-on chance to learn about electrical engineering.

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth's environment. Readers recognize engineers' solutions to some of today's environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on "engineering in action" activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.

Solving Real World Problems with Mechanical Engineering

This text introduces young readers to the machines and engines that power the devices, vehicles, and appliances they encounter on a daily basis. Boxes explain important terms and concepts of mechanics and encourage readers to think critically. The book ends with a guided activity that invites readers to don the hat of a mechanical engineer and build their own windmill.

Solving Real World Problems with Transportation Engineering

Explores a world many young people--and people in general--seldom consider: how transportation engineers help to ensure people and materials move smoothly throughout our complex world. Readers are introduced to real-world problems and their engineering solutions.

Steam Generation from Biomass

This book provides a complete overview of biomass steam boilers, including processes, phenomena, and nomenclature. It presents a clear view of how biomass boilers differ from fossil fuel boilers, covers the most used types of large-scale biomass boilers, including recovery boilers, fluidized bed boilers, and auxiliary equipment, and includes a companion website with spreadsheets, calculation examples, and automatic calculation tools for design and dimensioning.

Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations

Presents a comprehensive set of investigations on a wide range of environmental factors, both internal and external, that contribute to the key challenge of complexity in KM. These factors include culture, technology, communications, infrastructure, and learning and leadership structures.

Strategies and Policies in Digital Convergence

Addresses and positions the issues in business strategy and public policy rising from digital convergence, especially in the areas of mobile communications, broadband networks, and digital multimedia broadcast services. Presents new business opportunities generated by digital convergence, and raises governance issues in digital convergence.

Sustainable Energy Management

Offers a guide to implementation of sustainable energy management, with new paradigms for measuring energy sustainability, pragmatic methods for applying renewable resources and efficiency improvements, and unique insights on managing risk in power production facilities.

Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Exploring advanced and clean technologies as well as methods for sustainable development, this reference offers a source for information on advanced hydrogen generation systems and applications, among them integrated and hybrid systems and multigeneration systems with hydrogen production.

The Cell Method for Electrical Engineering and Multiphysics Problems

This book is an introduction to the cell method, a numerical method for the solution of a large class of physical problems as an alternative to the classical finite element techniques. The main features of the cell method are presented and links with many other discrete numerical methods (finite integration techniques, finite difference time domain, finite volumes, mimetic finite differences, etc.) are discussed.

The Data and Analytics Playbook

This book presents methods that provide reliable governance, controls, and risk and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely on it.

Thermal Power Plants

This book is a comprehensive guide to all pre-operational activities that helps ensure that power plants are running as safely and efficiently as possible. It discusses how all pre-operational aspects of thermal power plants can be consolidated, explains how to handle equipment safely and work efficiently, and provides guidance for new and existing power plants to help reduce outage time and save on budgets.

What is the Future of Nanotechnology?

This title explores nanotechnology, the science of tiny things at the nanoscale, which may be the next frontier in scientific advancement. It covers how nanotechnology is being used to make incredibly strong materials and deliver medicine to precise locations in the body as well as its future leading to the manipulation of atoms to create microscopic machines and factories.

Science

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon

Covers the most recent advances in carbon materials, including new techniques and processes, carbon materials synthesis, and up-to-date descriptions of current carbon-based materials, trends and applications.

Dielectric Properties of Isolated Clusters

Describes a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular beam methods for determining dielectric properties of isolated clusters, as well as the experimental setup, underlying physical concepts, and possible deductions of these experiments.

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts

This book explores the processes and tools involved in creating energy positive neighborhoods and smart energy districts in an urban setting.

Engineering

This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.

Growth Mechanisms and Novel Properties of Silicon Nanostructures from Quantum-Mechanical Calculations

Covers computational studies that address different aspects of the science and technology of silicon nanostructures, including silicon quantum dots, nanotubes and nanowires. Also provides an atomic-level understanding of oxide-assisted growth and possible novel property engineering approaches for silicon nanostructures.

Half-metallic Materials Their Properties

This volume provides a detailed treatment of half-metallic materials and their properties from both an experimental and theoretical point of view. It discusses the methods used to understand and predict the properties of half-metals and the gamut of other materials amenable to these techniques. It also offers an expansive bibliography to facilitate further and deeper research.

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete, and Power Industries

This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs.

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites

This book provides a representative selection of mathematical methods and models applied to the analysis and characterization of composites and their behaviour on micro-, meso-, and macroscale. It establishes the fundamentals for meaningful and accurate theoretical and computer modelling of these materials in the future.

Metals and Metalloids

Presents the current scientific understanding of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of these two families of elements, including the post-transition metals and metalloids.

Multi-criteria Decision Analysis for Supporting the Selection of Engineering Materials in Product Design

This book describes the growing field of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) as applied to materials selection in product design. Useful in academic and research contexts, as well as to practitioners in materials engineering and design, it aids readers in producing successful designs by improving the decision-making process in materials selection.

Nanotechnology

This book covers the amazing advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers.

Plasma Engineering

This book covers the field of plasma engineering, which applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over many fields, such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication. It addresses fundamentals of physics and modeling as well as new real-word applications in aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering.

Stochastic Methods in Fluid Mechanics

This book provides a general and unified framework in which stochastic processes are presented as modeling tools for various issues in engineering, physics and chemistry, with particular focus on fluid mechanics and notably dispersed two-phase flows. The aim is to develop what can referred to as stochastic modeling for a whole range of applications.

Sustainable Agriculture

This book covers a broad spectrum of issues related to advances in farming technology, such as sustainable soil, sustainable water, sustainable energy, and biotechnology.

The Science of Electricity

This book takes a look at how electricity travels, how it is stored in batteries, and the different types of power plants that produce the electricity needed to light our homes, schools, and businesses.

Transition Metals

Covers chemical and physical properties of transition metals and how they are useful in everyday life. Some of the transition metals covered include scandium, yttrium, titanium, manganese, cobalt, and zinc.

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, ed. 2

This book gives a comprehensive description of polymeric nanocomposites, both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and their behavior and potential use in tribological applications.

Environment

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

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

Applied Environmental Materials Science for Sustainability

This resource covers recent advancements in environmental materials, including the utilization of biomass and waste for advanced materials. It highlights studies on renewable resources, green technology, and chemical modification.

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.

Clean Coal Engineering Technology, ed. 2

This book provides significant information on the major power generation technologies that aim to utilize coal more efficiently, and with less environmental impact. It is geared towards professional and aspiring power, environmental, chemical and mechanical engineers.

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

This book provides a comprehensive overview of perspectives on sustainability protection of environmental resources, designed for policy makers interested in emerging research on climate change.

Petroleum Waste Treatment and Pollution Control

This book presents the latest methods for treating, controlling, and eliminating pollutants from air, water, and land that are a byproduct of petroleum industry operations. State-of-the-art and traditional treatment and control methods for removing, controlling, and treating problems, such as groundwater contamination, aromatics, oil, grease, organic removal, and VOCs are discussed.

Solving Real World Problems with Environmental and Green Engineering

This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth's environment. Readers recognize engineers' solutions to some of today's environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on "engineering in action" activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.

Business

Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics, ed. 5

This book provides a complete reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics.

Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies

This book is a comprehensive reference source filled with informative discussions on the socio-economic expansion of developing nations. It features dynamic topics such as supply chain management, foreign trade deficits, service quality, and sustainable energy solutions.

Collective Creativity for Responsible and Sustainable Business Practice

This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the elimination of environmental degradation through new discoveries and opportunities provided by collective creativity. Sustainable business model innovation, social marketing, and education and business co-operatives are among the topics discussed.

Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations

This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of how organizations can responsibly embrace complex problem-solving and creative decision making.

E-Supply Chain Technologies and Management

Explores concepts, models, and IT infrastructures of the e-supply chain, and develops a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use of emerging technologies and their impact on supply chain flexibility and management. Provides key ideas, concepts and applications suited to guide efforts in transforming current business processes to adapt to the digital age.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production

This book presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis.

Maximizing Commerce and Marketing Strategies through Micro-Blogging

This book examines the various methods and benefits of using micro-blogs within a business context, bringing together the best tools and tactics necessary to properly incorporate this approach.

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.

Process Control for Sheet-Metal Stamping

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

Strategic E-Commerce Systems and Tools for Competing in the Digital Marketplace

This book advances the body of knowledge on electronic business and commerce by exploring the opportunities and concerns surrounding online business and finance.

The Data and Analytics Playbook

This book presents methods that provide reliable governance, controls, and risk and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely on it.

Education

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society

This book discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Conflict resolution skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality are among the topics discussed.

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Engineering Majors and Careers

This book is an essential reference work for the latest research on the need for diversity and inclusion within the engineering workforce and provides approaches to restructure engineering education to achieve this goal. It features expansive coverage on a broad range of topics including minority recruitment, experiential education systems, and study abroad programs.

Social Science

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society

This book discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Conflict resolution skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality are among the topics discussed.

Library Science

Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies

This book provides exhaustive coverage on the details of digital preservation, lists the latest happenings in this field, and spreads awareness of this topic in order to keep the expansion of converting digital ongoing.

History

Modern Architectural Theory

Examines architectural discourse within its social and political context. Explores the philosophical and conceptual evolution of its ideas, discusses the relation of theory to the practice of building, and considers the words of the architects themselves as they shaped Western architecture.

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