In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.
Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.
This book offers a fast-paced, field-tested view of how branding decisions happen in the context of business strategy, not just in marketing communications.
Examines the biology behind genetics and genetic disorders, and considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering, becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.
Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms.
This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.
Presents the authors' accumulated valuable experience in computing guaranteed error estimates in a systematic way and overviews recent trends and advances in the theory of directly computable error estimates (error indicators).
Presents a broad selection of cutting-edge research, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the three main areas in computer vision: reconstruction, registration, and recognition. Provides an in-depth overview of challenging areas, in addition to descriptions of algorithms that exploit machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to infer the semantic content of images and videos.
This book covers state-of-the-art theoretical and practical aspects of Web services and SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) research and deployments. It focuses on advanced topics of Web services and SOC and covers topics including Web services transactions, security and trust, Web service management, real-world case studies, and novel perspectives and future directions.
This volume is a result of discussions held at the 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT (ABICT). The workshop focused on Advances in Business ICT approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, and has also been an opportunity to demonstrate different ideas and tools for developing and supporting organizational creativity, as well as advances in decision support systems.
The book introduces a number of cutting edge statistical methods which can be used for the analysis of genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data sets.
This serial provides the chemical community with authoritative and critical assessments of the many aspects of physical organic chemistry.
This publication examines the implementation and success of mobile digital learning tools. With the inclusion of data on specific learning environments enhanced by ubiquitous educational technologies, it emphasizes the benefits of exploration and discovery in and out of the classroom.
Focuses on principles of Agile software development and gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches. Readers will learn how Agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context.
While emphasizing basic principles and classical concepts of amino acid biochemistry and nutrition, this text includes recent progress in the field. It also provides concise coverage of major historical developments of the scientific discipline, so that readers will appreciate the past, understand the current state of the knowledge, and explore the future of the field.
This book contains the latest scholarly research on the current developments in financial systems and how these processes are evolving due to new regulations and technical advances. Coverage includes payment systems, central securities depositories, central counterparties, and trade repositories,
This book lets you quickly and easily create apps that will run on the Android platform. Beginners will find clear step-by-step instructions and a thorough introduction to this fun and intuitive visual programming environment. Experienced developers will enjoy the coverage of more advanced topics, including various sensors, robotics, and TinyWebDB.
This book highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases. It provides firsthand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, and tissue engineering.
This book introduces students to the world of agriscience with information on how animal science affects our daily lives. It also provides a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.
In this book, readers learn about the history of oil spills and discover what humans can do to help the fish, birds, and other wildlife that suffer when oil slicks destroy the ocean.
This book's unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research.
This book establishes the foundation, principles, theory, and concepts that are the backbone of real, autonomous Artificial Intelligence. It also presents some basic human intelligence concepts framed for Artificial Intelligence systems, as well as possible hardware and software architectures that lend themselves to learning, reasoning, and self-evolution.
This book examines all aspects of dinner in international settings, enabling cross-cultural comparisons and an understanding of the effects of modernization and globalization on food habits.
This book presents the basic theory and experimental techniques of transport phenomena in materials processing operations. Each chapter includes examples with solutions and exercises to facilitate students’ learning.
Teaches readers how to use Arduino, the popular platform for physical computing and electronic art, through a series of 50 projects that progress from beginner to intermediate level. Skills covered include controlling LEDs; displaying text and graphics on LCD displays; making a line-following robot; using digital pressure sensors; reading and writing data to SD cards; and connecting Arduino to the Internet.
Based on data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012 Consumer Expenditure Survey, this report analyzes the demographics of household spending on hundreds of products and services. Identifies which households spend the most on those products and services, and which control the largest share of spending. Also included is a product-by-product analysis of spending trends before and after the Great Recession, and a prediction of future trends.
This book provides highly detailed information on the chemistry, reagent systems, and practical applications for creating labeled or conjugate molecules, and describes dozens of reactions with details on hundreds of commercially available reagents and the use of these reagents for modifying or crosslinking peptides and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, nucleic acids and oligonucleotides, lipids, and synthetic polymers.
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.
This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biohydrogen production, explains the chemistry and theory of the processes involved and provides information on integration of the various processes and technologies on biohydrogen. Issues such as hydrogen economy and commercialization are also discussed.
The subjects covered in this book include: biomass resource base, electricity and heat generation, transportation fuels, chemicals from biomass, products from bio- and thermochemical conversion technologies, economics, environmental aspects and opportunities for implementation worldwide, in particular in developing countries.
This book covers the field of biosensors and includes a description of biochemical recognition elements, such as enzymes, antibodies, aptamers or even whole cells. Various signal transducers such as electrochemical and optical transducers, luminescence devices and advanced techniques such as quartz crystal microbalances and MEMS systems are also covered.
This book provides informational text, expert analysis, and seminal public documents to enlighten students about the garbage situation we are facing, which not only includes mountains of food scraps and discarded possessions, but hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste as well.
In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments.
This handbook introduces the key concepts and tools available to marketers to communicate with their marketplace, and looks at the tactics and strategies involved in planning, implementing and evaluating a marketing communications campaign and brand strategies. It is divided into two parts, the first focusing on marketing communications and the second on buyer behavior.
This handbook presents practical and applicable information about pricing. It includes tools and checklists to enable the user to make important decisions knowledgably and confidently, and to be able to defend these decisions to colleagues.
This handbook guides the reader through the basic principles of market and marketing research. Among the topics covered are the key roles that research plays in marketing decision making, planning and implementing research, secondary and primary data methodologies, and legal and ethical considerations.
This book addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning.
This book provides a thorough and complete context for the theoretical basis and implementation of Pearson’s contribution and its wide applicability for chi-squared goodness of fit tests.
Learn how farmers care for chickens and what benefits we get from these little farm animals.
This book studies China’s capital markets, examining its evolution, policies, reforms, current situation and challenges. It also covers further capital markets in China, including the banking system, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation adjustment mechanisms, as well as the opening up and internationalization of China’s capital markets.
Covers everything from fundamental understanding to real applications of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites, including environmental considerations.
This book examines issues related to climate change, making people aware of the possible impact, today and in the future that humans are having on the world’s climate.
This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.
This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment. It reconciles process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modeling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research.
These papers from the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing in in October of 2013 cover topics such as mobile cloud computing, services, applications, IoT on cloud, architectures and big data, cloud-assisted pervasive computing and services, management and virtualization for cloud, and cloud security.
Provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. Among the topics covered are parallel computing, distributed systems, contemporary cloud infrastructure and its deployment at leading companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple, and the potential applications in fields such as healthcare, banking and science.
Describes the history and technology of mining for coal and drilling for oil and also the processing of coal and the refining of oil, as methods by which these primary energy sources are converted into usable working energy.
This book covers new technology ideas and guides you through the complete lifecycle of product innovation, including screening, funding, development, and commercialization.
This work aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue between mathematicians and socio-economic scientists. The work has three main themes: demystifying and unravelling complex systems; introducing models of individual behaviors in the social and economic sciences; and modelling socio-economic sciences as complex living systems.
This serial presents the basic principles, recent developments, and important applications of analytical chemistry. This volume in particular summarizes the major advances and relevant applications of GC-MS techniques over the last 10 years.
Highlights the value of using computational modelling as a research tool to investigate the complexities of real world problems with the best possible analytical methods, exhaustively testing solutions before committing expensive resources.
The methods of analysis in this book employ matrix algebra, graph theory and meta-heuristic algorithms, which are ideally suited for modern computational mechanics.
This handbook covers security theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advances. New to this edition are chapters on intrusion detection, securing the cloud, securing web apps, ethical hacking, cyber forensics, physical security, disaster recovery, and cyber attack deterrence.
Discover how farmers care for cows and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.
This book outlines the conditions and factors necessary for an organization’s positive strategic and cultural transformation. It explores the relationship between culture and leadership, and details ways to effectively combine and organize diverse approaches for strategic and cultural change within organizations.
This book defines the collection of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behavior. It explains how the integration of data mining and machine learning can enable the modeling of conversation context, proximity sensing, and geospatial location throughout large communities of mobile users.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an insightful overview of business-oriented decision making and crisis management skills.
This guide helps managers master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, it explains key concepts such as: principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills, and how to develop thinking skills in the future.
This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest breakthroughs, techniques, and research-based solutions for the overall improvement of the web designing process. It features relevant coverage on the analytics, metrics, usage, and security aspects of web environments.
This book addresses a novel idea of the adaptive dc-link voltage control and its algorithm for HAPF, which is extendable to other active compensators. It discusses the nonlinear inverter current slope nature and linear region requirements of the hysteresis PWM control for HAPF; considers the minimum inverter capacity design of HAPF ; and includes detailed resonance phenomena prevention capability, filtering performance and system robustness analysis of HAPF.
Presents integrated approaches to culture and tourism, emphasizing content, context and multiple dynamic views of interactions.
This book provides an introductory overview of direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFC); it focuses on the main goals and challenges in the areas of materials development, performance, and commercialization.
This book presents a systematic, comprehensive, self-contained analysis of dynamic potential games. Several techniques to study non-cooperative dynamic games, such as dynamic programming and the maximum principle (also called the Lagrange method), are presented. A substantial number of examples and applications, mainly from mathematical economics, are also provided.
Discusses the global manufacturing shift to low-cost countries that has changed the traditional configurations of supply chains and stimulated demand for associated services. In Driving Value Through Supply Chain Management, the author illustrates the importance of efficient supply chain management and its implications for businesses today by drawing on various case studies, including the experiences of The Fung Group and other prominent third-party supply chain providers.
This book provides expert analysis and informational insets for students to learn about water scarcity, pollution, the impact on public health, and how to protect this diminishing resource.
Learn how to care for ducks and the benefits we get from these little farm animals.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the wide domain of e-government, featuring contributions and perspectives from several disciplines.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on eating disorders.
This book discusses the Crusoe model of accounting, and a model appropriate for the Crusoe model. It also considers some accounting problems which arise in the real world as well as a discussion of government and business accounting, along with money, banks and financial institutions.
This book explores the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. It discusses how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources. The volume also attempts to manage and value ecosystem services by integrating them into our global economy and practicing 'biocentrism.'
As a guide to the study of environmental contaminants and their effect on the planet's ecology, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of their impact on microbes, plants and animals, and entire ecosystems, also citing ways that humans can be affected through serious illnesses and even death.
Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.
Explores new educational methodologies vital to innovation and the digital learning era. Examines a number of cases of learning technologies in action in two countries, England and Brazil, with the aim of providing an explanation of the means to, and constraints on, improvements to educational policies and practices.
This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the leading research methodologies that are used to investigate a variety of educational and social phenomena.
This book presents various theories and methods for approaching the problem of modeling and simulating intellect in order to target computation efficiency and scalability of proposed methods.
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.
Provides a comprehensive review of key technologies for anyone involved with or interested in the design, construction, operation, development and optimization of direct drive wind and marine energy systems.
Offers an effective standard on performing and analyzing electrocardiograms (ECGs) of laboratory animals, including dogs, mini-pigs, and cynomologus monkeys. Topics covered include safety electrocardiography, toxicology, safety pharmacology, and telemetry.
This book focuses on the use of agile methodologies to manage, design, develop, test and maintain software projects, emphasizing research-based solutions for contemporary software development.
This book investigates analytical techniques suited to emerging market economies, which are typically prone to policy shocks. Describing the linkages between emerging and developed markets, it systematically explores several crucial issues in asset valuation and risk management. Contributors present new theoretical constructions and empirical methods for handling cross-country volatility and sudden regime shifts.
Providing practical advice, tools, and case examples, this book translates best practices, ideas, and concepts into concrete steps that will change the level of engagement in any organization.
This guide offers an overview of the field strongly aligned to the organizational and HR strategy and objectives. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice, it covers topics from understanding the British labor market and the employment relationship to trade unions and international governing bodies in the UK, covering conflict and dispute resolution, dismissal and redundancy, rights, ethics and more.
This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.
This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.
This book offers valuable insights into the practical challenges of solar power, focusing on rooftop solar, energy storage, grid integration, and electricity system issues.
The book presents a collection of chapters referring to relevant topics for both IT service systems and i-DMSS including: problems of selection of IT service providers, optimization of supply chain systems, IT governance decisions, clinical decision support, dynamic user-interface adaptation, re-engineering of processes, and generic decision problems.
This work provides balanced and thorough coverage of women entrepreneurs in multicultural and international contexts as well as in the Western world. It explores how women everywhere are empowering themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship and business ownership.
This book highlights current research in the treatment of all kinds of waste and describes the emerging technologies like environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Provides an understanding of appropriate environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems for evaluating environmental and social impacts of sustainable development initiatives in developing countries.
This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on semantic systems, ontologies, and information processing, covering topics ranging from underlying universal principles to paradigmatic examples, combining presentations by leading researchers from the fields of philosophy, computer science, and the natural sciences.
Traditionally, artificial evolution, complex systems, and artificial life were separate fields with their own research communities, but we are now seeing increased engagement and hybridization. This book covers research issues, biological modeling, mind and society, applications, and evolution.
This guide explores financial planning, money management, and the links between money and happiness, based on the latest research in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience.
This book offers an insider's view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk.
This volume provides an integrative review of euryhalinity in fish, the capacity to move between freshwater and seawater.
Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.
Helps readers trace the history of food safety, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint.
This book presents an integrated, practical approach to the management of food safety throughout the production chain.
Reviews the impact of food structure on moisture transfer by means of a multi-scale analysis that includes molecular structure (e.g., free volume, crystallinity), nanostructure, microstructure (e.g., porous food), and macrostructure (e.g., bilayer structure). For each structural analysis, a focus on the mathematical modelling of the relationship between structural properties and moisture transfer properties is performed.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of forecasting and statistical analysis. It examines statistical analysis and its influence on decision making as well as the methods and theories behind effective business forecasting.
This new book presents a variety of research on functional foods--foods that have another role related to disease prevention or health. Topics covered include the complicated relationships between nutrition, physical and mental health, and disease; the connection between health science and food; and important methods for nutritional interventions in relation to diseases such as obesity and other prominent health concerns in modern society.
This book looks at the applications of polymeric materials in agriculture and the food industry as a way to meet the growing demands of food production and to reduce the environmental pollution associated with the use of agrochemicals.
This book was written to summarize some of the fundamentals to be considered in the food processing and technology area. The text is an excellent starting point for students of food processing technology and individuals working in the processing arena.
This book lays out the core theoretical knowledge on which most successful game developers rely--the concepts, workflow practices, techniques, and general details that go into the making of great computer games.
Offers a blend of theory and applications, allowing readers to use theory and software to create and analyze real-world decision-making models. This book demonstrates how to use modern software, such as Maple™, Mathematica, and Gambit.
This guide addresses the gasification of unconventional feedstocks and provides a reference on the background, process technology, and downstream applications required to help refineries maximize profits turning low-value feedstock to beneficial syngas and other fuel products.
Contains papers first presented at the Tenth Workshop on Genetic Programming, Theory and Practice, organized by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 12–14, 2012. Provides a comprehensive view of the state of the art in genetic programming and presents real-world applications to a variety of problem domains.
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.
Helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint.
This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The book covers many species, such as pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats.
This book presents the latest technological advancements and cutting edge techniques in reservoir theory, research and exploration.
This book focuses on the applications of geophysics in addressing petroleum engineering problems. It explores the complementary features of geophysical techniques in better understanding, characterizing, producing and monitoring reservoirs.
This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends. It covers the emerging research topics which seek to define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century.
This book examines how the logistics industry has developed; how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends; what the risks are to the industry and how it will develop in the coming years. Six key logistics segments (freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express) are defined and explored in detail. The book also examines the individual supply chain dynamics and logistics demands of the major vertical sectors.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of global marketing techniques and public relations strategies. It covers a variety of international marketing methods and evaluates the potential problems organizations face in pursuing global marketing strategies.
Introduces the concepts of global value chains, their disintegration and integration, the reasons behind outsourcing and the different value chain governance mechanisms. It also examins how Li & Fung, one of the world's most outstanding firms in this area transformed itself and rose to become a global value chain orchestrator.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers a review of government and public policy from a business perspective. It explored the decision-making strategies behind the design and development of public policies and examines the variety of issues that government programs attempt to remedy.
This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.
This book includes FDA and USDA Guidance information, standards and certification, and food safety and quality planning procedures to establish a foundation for transportation system prevention, implementation, standardization, measurement and improvement. It explores food transportation in transition including science, research, current writings and law.
This handbook covers the historical aspects of energy as covered in many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository.
This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of food factory design. The multi-disciplinary nature of the subject matter aims at facilitating more informed communication between individual specialists on the team, and provides background information on food factory design for a wider range of professionals.
This book presents some of the most recent topics in neural information processing, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications.
Provides an overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of oil sands. Discusses the latest improvements in production processes including thermal methods (steam floods, cyclic steam stimulation, SAGD) as well as non-thermal methods (cold flow with sand production, cyclic solvent process, VAPEX).
Provides an overview of strategies for future recovery and refining of the fossil fuels derived from unconventional reservoirs of oil and gas, as well as the chemistry and engineering behind the latest developments and technologies in the industry and the various environmental regulations.
This book covers the fundamentals of high-voltage engineering, in general, and measurement technique, in particular, combining them with recent developments in technical equipment, test specifications, calibration of measuring systems and data processing.
Learn how farmers care for horses and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.
Provides advice to managers and team leaders on how to manage people in their teams. Covers various managerial skills, including: leadership, motivating people, team building, and delegating, interviewing, managing performance, developing people, managing change and handling people problems.
Explains the process of preparing a business plan, and includes guidance on: producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans; expanding a business; planning the borrowing; and monitoring business progress.
Covers all the issues involved in producing a plan, from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information.
This book focuses on the challenges and changes that new technologies bring to human resources (HR) of modern organizations. It examines the technological implications of the last changes taking place and how they affect the management and motivation of human resources belonging to these organizations.
This book aims to address the main issues of interest within the culture and design of interactive systems for individuals living with disabilities.
Explains how to learn from nature image recognition and applies pulse-coupled neural networks to image processing. Introduces a suite of Python scripts that assist readers in replicating results presented in the text and to further develop their own applications. Applications are given in areas of image recognition, foveation, image fusion and information extraction.
The book presents topics in discrete biomathematics. It features new approaches in discrete biomathematics at borders between biology, discrete mathematics, and computer science.
This book explains how ingredient branding works and how brand managers can successfully improve the performance of component marketing. The authors have examined more than one hundred examples, analyzed four industries and developed nine detailed case studies to demonstrate the viability of this marketing innovation.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.
This title treats three planning problems arising in public railway transportation planning: line planning, timetabling, and delay management. The book models these problems as combined design and routing problems on networks. In a complexity analysis, the border between NP-hard and polynomially solvable problems is illustrated. Based on that, the insights gained are used to develop solution approaches for the considered problems.
This book covers all aspects of image and video analysis from low-level early visions to high-level recognition, highlighting how these techniques have become applicable. For researchers, professionals, and graduate students working or studying the fields of imaging and video processing.
This volume provides important benchmarks for the integration of entrepreneurship and international business.
Presents the essentials of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Provides accessible, step-by-step guidance to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction.
Examines the classification systems that have been developed to comprehend the different types of climatic activity and the incredible range of effects it can have on the planet.
This book offers insight into the institutions, instruments, and regulatory framework that comprise Islamic capital markets. Exploring ideas about money, central banking, and economic growth theory and their role in Islamic capital markets, it provides readers with essential information about the analytical tools of Islamic capital markets, serves as a guide to investing in Islamic assets, and examines risk management and the structure of Islamic financial products.
This book discusses the advanced kernel learning algorithms and its application on face recognition. It focuses on the theoretical deviation, the system framework and experiments involving kernel based face recognition.
This book provides a look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals. It examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. A review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use is included.
This book explains why PQ (Political Intelligence) is a critical leadership requirement and presents case studies to demonstrate the impact of PQ in action. A self-assessment tool is also provided.
This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to many educational methods that seek to enhance learning by increasing student control and autonomy, taking advantage of software applications, and improving peer cooperation and collaboration.
This book explains and clarifies the practice of assessment in academic institutions, enabling library managers to better understand and explain the impact of the library on student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness, and research productivity. Providing essential information for all college and university librarians, this volume discusses and summarizes the outcomes of research that has been conducted to investigate assessment within the context of higher education.
Feedback controls are ubiquitous, ranging from simple room thermostats to airplane engine control. Helping to make sense of this wide-ranging field, this book provides a new approach by keeping a tight focus on the essentials with a limited, yet consistent set of examples. Analysis and design methods are explained in terms of theory and practice. The book covers classical, linear feedback controls, and linear approximations are used when needed.
Covering a wide range of areas of application of Markov processes, this second edition is revised to highlight the most important aspects as well as the most recent trends and applications of Markov processes.
The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout.
This edition includes recent results in robust control of linear stochastic systems. It presents the treatment of the fundamental properties of stochastic systems subjected both to multiplicative white noise and to jump Markovian perturbations. This book also proposes new numerical algorithms to solve coupled matrix algebraic Riccati equations.
Reviews mathematics education in China from a traditional perspective. It covers the six aspects of mathematics education with Chinese characteristics: class teaching, problem solving, curriculum reform, teacher training and professional development, information and communications technology (ICT) in school mathematics education, and the mathematics education for ethnic minorities. In addition, it provides a discussion on the trend of Mathematics education in China, summarizes the characteristics of Chinese mathematics education and discusses the issues related to examination-oriented educatio
This book brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students.
This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume introduces a variety of learning theories and their associated pedagogical methods and tools.
Examines the benefits and costs associated with the utilization of technology-mediated instructional environments.
This book provides information on developments in Monte Carlo (MC), quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. It covers a variety of applications of MC, QMC, and MCMC.
This book provides practical hardware/software design techniques for Multicore Systems-on-Chip and a real case study in Multicore Systems-on-Chip design. It also provides interaction between the software and hardware in Multicore Systems-on-Chip, as well as a detailed overview of various existing Multicore SoCs.
This book is devoted to nanochemistry: a branch of the actively developing interdisciplinary field of nanoscience. This branch of science studies the processes to production and reactions of nanoparticles and their compounds.
This book is a basic reference for natural gas hydrate (NGH) in the Arctic Ocean. Geographical, geological, environmental, energy, new technology, and regulatory matters are discussed.
Describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. It emphasizes the business of natural gas production and the energy futures markets that have evolved as vehicles for both speculation and risk management.
This book provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more.
This title provides a comprehensive reference on the neurobiology of decision making, and is suitable as an advanced undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for active researchers. Subject coverage includes reinforcement learning, risk, inter-temporal choice, drift-diffusion models, game theory, and prospect theory.
This book offers case studies and research that highlights the impact of globalization on travel and tourism and offers solutions to potential problems.
Deals with topics and insight into the design and architecture of next-generation computing systems that deal with human and social problems. Processor and Internet technologies form the subject matter and focal point, while information and knowledge on the Internet delivered by next-generation mobile networks form the technical core presented.
This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.
Learn about the job of an oil rig worker and what is needed to qualify for this type of work.
Describes the responsibilities of oil spill cleaners, discusses the safety gear they use, and explores recent oil spills.
Provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Developed through theory and practice, the text shows educators how to take the materials used in a traditional classroom and transfer them to a new virtual environment.
This book presents recent advances in optimization and control methods with applications to industrial engineering and construction management.
This book evaluates a situation quickly coming to the forefront of our cultural consciousness. Through expert analysis, informational text, and seminal public documents, the problem is assessed and evaluated in a manner that makes readers understand the urgency of the situation.
This book evaluates overpopulation as experts weigh in on the subject, introducing readers to ideas and key details, including how populations grow, change, and how trends are measured.
This book addresses 89 of the most compelling and important issues that marketers face on a regular basis when it comes to social media, providing advice and insight on how to deal with each issue.It discusses what social media is, how it has changed the marketing landscape, how to implement a tactical and strategic social media plan across your organization, how to best measure the ROI of a social media campaign, and more.
Provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, shares nine full-length practice tests including three on the accompanying CD, and includes guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.
This text comprises experimental and theoretical knowledge of the physics of graphene. It covers transport, optical, and other properties for systems that include multilayer as well as monolayer graphene systems.
This book presents invited reviews and original short notes of recent results obtained in studies concerning the fabrication and application of nanostructures. It covers topics such as fast-progressing nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, molecular electronics and spintronics, nanophotonics, nanosensorics and nanoenergetics as well as nanotechnology and quantum processing of information.
Presents the latest and most comprehensive information about electro-acoustic transducers, including new design, measurement, and construction methods.
Explains Pinterest's unique appeal and fundamentals, then shows how to develop a strategic marketing plan, set up an account, curate winning content, find followers, and track and monitor Pinterest traffic.
Presents recent biotechnological advances using green plants for remediation of various metals and metalloids. Among the topics covered are biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution, amendments of higher uptake of toxic metals, transport of heavy metals in plants, and toxicity mechanisms.
This book covers the fundamental requirements for air, soil, noise and water pollution control in oil and gas refineries, chemical plants, oil terminals, petrochemical plants, and related facilities. Coverage includes design and operational considerations relevant to critical systems such as monitoring of water pollution control, equipment, and engineering techniques, as well as engineering/technological methods related to soil, noise and air pollution control.
This book deals with the very hot topic of very cold (cryogenic) temperatures, used for new developments in space, superconducting magnets and electronic techniques, written by international experts in the field.
This brief discuss in depth the need to correctly measure the pore structure of foods and then will identify and describe in detail the current methods available to measure food porosity.
Provides a quantitative approach for measuring a website's effectiveness. Areas of focus include traffic, clickpath, content use analysis, measuring the effectiveness of design changes, building user profiles based on search habits, supporting usability test findings with reporting, and more.
This text, aimed at the advanced undergraduate or graduate student, provides future scientists and engineers with the fundamental knowledge of polymer design and synthesis to achieve specific properties required in everyday applications.
This edition will teach you how to minimize parsing overhead, read execution plans, test for correct results, understand performance management, and exert control over SQL execution in your database. You’ll learn when to create indexes, how to verify that they make a difference, how to use SQL Baselines and Profiles to optimize and stabilize SQL execution plans, and much more.
This guide provides a quick start for prototyping applications on the mobile platform for the business applications programmer—focusing on such common business uses as database management, web-based user interfaces, and graphic representation of data.
Provides a review of eclectic developments in medicinal chemistry. This volume provides an insight into the skills required of the modern medicinal chemist. It covers the use of an appropriate selection of the wide range of tools now available to solve key scientific problems, including g-secretase modulators, P2X7 antagonists as therapeutic agents for CNS disorders, N-type calcium channel modulators for the treatment of pain, and more.
This book covers the principles and techniques needed to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish. Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control, it focuses on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’.
This research volume presents a sample of recent contributions related to the issue of quality assessment for Web-based information in the context of information access, retrieval, and filtering systems.
Learn how farmers care for rabbits and what benefits we get from these small farm animals.
Presents carefully selected contributions devoted to the modern perspective of artificial intelligence research and innovation. Topics covered include classification of spatial images; early smoke detection in outdoor space from video images; emergent segmentation from image analysis; intensity modification in images; multi-agent modeling; and analysis of stress. Provides an introduction to recent research and models.
This book identifies and presents the four main network-based methodologies including network analysis, Boolean network simulation modeling, artificial neural network simulation modeling, and agent-based simulation modeling in addition to their conceptual-epistemological implications and concrete applications within the social and natural sciences.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of reptiles, including special adaptations that allow them to live in their environments.
Discusses the uses of tribology and rheology for the sensory preparation of foods. Topics covered include microstructure, microrheology, and diffusive wave spectroscopy.
Offers a practical and structured approach to risk management while avoiding jargon, theory and many of the complex issues that preoccupy risk management practitioners but have little relevance for non-specialists.
This book introduces readers to underwater robots. Without underwater robots, people never would have been able to explore the shipwreck of the Titanic as much as they have.
This book shows readers how integral robots have become in many parts of industry, including in production, factories, and in situations dangerous for people.
This book explains the fundamental concepts and skills used to acquire seismic data in the oil industry and the step-by-step techniques necessary to extract the sections that trap hydrocarbons, as well as seismic data interpretation skills.
This book provides an overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of shale gas, including new and evolving process technologies and their applications as well as environmental regulations. It also discusses methods used to reduce environmental footprint and improve well performance.
Learn how farmers care for sheep and the benefits we get from these farm animals.
This book provides an overview of the emerging field of non-Euclidean similarity learning. It presents a broad range of perspectives on similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition methods, from purely theoretical challenges to practical, real-world applications. The coverage includes both supervised and unsupervised learning paradigms, as well as generative and discriminative models.
This new edition reflects the latest developments in novel algorithms and their underpinning theories, and presents an updated account of the topics that have emerged since the publication of the first edition. Rigorous theoretical derivation of sampling and population-based algorithms enables the reader to expand on the work presented in the certainty that new results will have a sound foundation.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sleep disorders.
This book provides an overview to the state of water quality monitoring in relation to the sensors available and envisaged for the future, in addition to the issues faced in their implementation and the diverse range of contaminants that they must be able to detect.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of snakes.
Weaves together multi-level theories of change, research and case studies to explain and illustrate the development of social marketing to address some of society’s most vexing problems.
This volume contains accepted papers presented at WSC17, the 17th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, held from December 2012 to January 2013 on the Internet. The conference consisted of general track and two special sessions, namely special session on Continuous Features Discretization for Anomaly Intrusion Detectors Generation and special session on Emerging Theories and Applications in Transportation Science.
This book offers both a discussion of relevant software engineering approaches and practical guidance on enterprise-wide software deployment in the cloud environment, together with real-world case studies.
This book provides detailed solutions and explanations to the problems presented in Game Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition. It is a trusted guide and an excellent resource for professors of mathematics and economics and researchers in economics, finance, engineering, operations research, statistics, and computer science.
This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sports nutrition.
Filled with current facts, key details, and expert analysis, this book introduces readers to the specifics of feeding a population, including problems, such as the dangers of overly processed food, and possible solutions, such as agroecology.
Presents a quick and concise introduction into the theory of risk, deviation and error measures that play a key role in statistical decision problems.
This book discusses areas of progress in stem cell research, including recent research and applications of pluripotent embryonic cells, induced pluripotent cells, oligopotent tissue stem cells and cancer stem cells. It covers basic knowledge of stem cell biology, stem cell ethics, development of techniques for applying stem cell therapy, the technology of obtaining appropriate cells for transplantation as well as the role of stem cells in cancer therapy.
Provides a comprehensive presentation of some of the classical areas of reliability, based on a more advanced probabilistic framework using the modern theory of stochastic processes, which allows analysts to formulate general failure models, establish formulae for computing various performance measures, and identify optimal replacement policies in complex situations.
This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on benefits and challenges presented by the integration of online social networks in the project development process. It highlights relevant perspectives on team communication, effective collaboration, and stakeholder engagement.
This book provides some understanding of the concept of ‘global competition’.
The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to a number of marketing policies and strategies as well as their applications in a variety of marketing channels. It begins by describing promotional policies and strategic marketing approaches before discussing a number of applications, including Internet marketing and personal selling.
The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to organizational and managerial strategies that can improve performance, productivity and consistency. The collection begins by looking at a number of approaches to organizational structure before reviewing the tools and strategies available to business managers seeking to streamline their operations.
Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers, ed. 2, v.
This volume is a comprehensive source of detailed information on reservoir characterization as a discipline that grew out of the recognition that more oil and gas could be extracted from reservoirs if the geology of the reservoir was understood. Prior to that awakening, reservoir development and production were the realm of the petroleum engineer.
The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the principles and strategies of advertising and marketing. The collection begins by reviewing managerial strategies in advertising, marketing, and sales groups before examining the principles of marketing and advertising that ensure the efficient use of resources and that effectively promote the company and its products and services.
Covers all the crucial factors that will help you build your clients and your business including: finding the right clients; extending your professional network; planning and running meetings; delivering value for the client; calculating fees; structuring and delivering sessions; structuring your business; strategic client leadership and systematically growing your business.
This book assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. The author describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level.
Examines the different and varying risks to supply chains, from traffic congestion to major environmental disasters. It provides guidance on identifying and analyzing risk as well as advice on building a resilient supply chain.
This book presents the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing and simulation on modern supercomputer architectures. It covers trends in hardware and software development in general and specifically the future of high-performance systems and heterogeneous architectures. The application contributions cover computational fluid dynamics, material science, medical applications and climate research.
The book provides comprehensive guidance on the classroom environment, models of teaching and learning, and assessment. It aims to help teachers plan engaging lessons which will enable students to develop the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.
Discusses various nanoencapsulation technologies, such as emulsification, coacervation, inclusion encapsulation, anti-solvent precipitation, nanoprecipitation, freeze drying, and spray drying, along with their limitations. Recent safety and regulatory issues concerning these technologies are also covered.
This book presents a systematic, business-driven approach to successfully introducing a new technology to a business with maximum return on investment.
This guide enables high school students to make important decisions involving life after graduation. Includes advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and other high school students, as well as tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters.
This guide introduces marketers at all levels to the new elements of the marketing mix including: planning; persuasion; publicity; positioning; productivity; partnerships; passion and more. Combining practical advice with case studies, it covers brands that have mastered the '20 Ps' such as Häagen-Dazs and Sony, and others, such as Kodak, who got left behind.
This book presents a new 8-step process for creating a strategy that really delivers. For each step, the book describes the key parts of the process, shows how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and points to the most useful strategic models and frameworks.
Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the 2010 BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Provides readers with an overview of the concepts of cloud computing in practical terms, helping them to understand how to leverage cloud services and provide value to their businesses through moving information to the cloud.
This trend report provides security executives and practitioners with an overview of the benefits of using web-based applications and tools in the workplace and their security risks.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the financial, legal, and practical factors that influence international business.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern housing construction and services. It aims to provide a broad understanding of the principles of house construction, introduce current building practice, and explain earlier forms of construction in order to reflect the fact that dwellings built after 1990 account for only about 12% of the housing stock.
This book takes a long-term view of Earth’s development as a habitable planet, incorporating physical, chemical and biological processes on the early Earth, through to human perturbations of the modern world and their implications for life in the future.
Provides a guide to how the marketing function within a business can and should become its most important driver of growth. Marketers play a crucial role in generating revenue and they can play an equally important role in how revenues translate into profit.
This guide looks at the theory and practice of negotiating and provides a wealth of illuminating insights into the skills and psychology of negotiation that can make all the difference to how successful you are.
Examines the case for making branding a company's central organising principle, and outlines best practices and the future for brands. Among the topics covered are brand valuation, strategy, communications, and protection, as well as new sections devoted to branding in India and brands in a digital world.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an overview of globalization and its influence on international trade. It covers the effects of globalization on national policies, explores the changes experienced by trade over the past century, and evaluates current multinational corporation methods.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume provides an introduction to the concept of environmental and social responsibility and the efforts being made by businesses to fulfill these obligations to the community. It examines concepts of environmental management and reviews the environmental standards businesses are expected to achieve.
This book provides a global policy perspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range of international energy issues. Analyzes global energy policy challenges across the dimensions of markets, development, sustainability, and security, and identifies key global policy challenges for the future.
This book dispels myths surrounding fracking, corrects misconceptions, and offers impartial, scientifically based information on both benefits and challenges. Readers will learn about the effects fracking has on the environment—our water, air, and climate—as well as on human and animal health.
A complete toolkit for warehouse, transport and inventory managers covering all the techniques and processes they need to operate efficient logistics operations.
This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to the various methods of curriculum organization and the impact they have on educators, students, and the subject matter itself. It examines the influences of classroom organization and outside pressures such as teacher education, open houses, and student internship.
This guide includes updated information, examples, and case studies plus an examination of newly popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Presents what is currently known about the role of animals in the emergence or re-emergence of viruses including HIV-AIDS, SARS, Ebola, avian flu, swine flu, and rabies. It presents the structure, genome, and methods of transmission that influence emergence and considers non-viral factors that favor emergence, such as animal domestication, human demography, population growth, human behavior, and land-use changes.
This book contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.
This book explores the various forces -- such as friction and other laws of motion -- that move everything around us.
This book helps readers understand how heat changes matter, what causes things to burn, and how these changes impact a vast number of objects in our world.
This book takes a look at the science behind the creation, travel, and appearance of light.
This book explores how magnets work, showing readers how the pushes and pulls of magnetic force impact both our planet and everyday lives.
This book shows readers what sound is, how it travels, and how our ears understand the sounds that surround us all.
This handbook provides practical guidance on capturing and interactively browsing computer network traffic using Wireshark, a leading network protocol analyzer that includes deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture, offline analysis and other features. It covers the installation, configuration, and use of this multi-platform tool, and provides the user with hands-on skills to be more productive with Wireshark using real-time network traffic data.
This book provides the first full length exploration of fuzzy computability. It describes the notion of fuzziness and features the basic ideas of computability theory. It then presents the various approaches to fuzzy computability.
Topological and Variational Methods with Applications to Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems, ed. , v.
Focuses on nonlinear boundary value problems and the aspects of nonlinear analysis which are necessary to their study. Provides a comprehensive introduction to different classical methods, followed by a rigorous and detailed treatment of the relevant areas of nonlinear analysis with new applications to nonlinear boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations.
This book was written with a total focus on the food industry, designed for the food industry and the food industry alone.
This book summarizes the current research and exploration techniques of volcanic reservoirs as a source of oil and gas. With a specific focus on the geological features and development characteristics of volcanic reservoirs in China, it presents a series of practical exploration and evaluation techniques based on this research.
Provides a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse.
Reviews the waste hierarchy and waste to energy systems options along with the environmental and social impact of WTE conversion plants. Explores the engineering and technology behind WTE systems and highlights pollution control systems for waste to energy technologies.
Explains the fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects, as well as how to leverage today’s rapidly multiplying online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA).
Diagrams and photographs show what natural disasters such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and avalanches look like, while text boxes encourage readers to compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of these incidents. The book also includes information about historic natural disasters, as well as preparedness and rescue methods.
This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.
In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.
This book explores the rock cycle with diagrams and photographs illustrating the movement of rocks through their various states, including magma-formed igneous rock, metamorphic rock such as marble, and layered sedimentary rocks that build up over time. Also covered are the scientific processes that cause rocks to change forms and the ways in which humans have benefited from rock's transformations.
The water cycle and each of its stages are presented in this book, which also guides readers through the role that plants, animals, and people play in that cycle.
This book develops the notion that companies can succeed on the basis of risk management, much as companies compete on efficiency, costs, labor, location, and other dimensions. It examines how leading firms that compete on risk have done so, and showcases best practices and impacts to the capital structure of firms and their organizational formation.
Provides a practical, focused, on-the-ground approach to help chairs learn to deal with challenging colleagues.
This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
Revised to reflect the latest developments in employment law, this book explains the disciplinary process and provides ready-to-use documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. It addresses such topics as absenteeism, insubordination, sexual harassment, substance abuse, substandard work, email and phone misuse, teamwork issues, managerial misconduct, confidentiality breaches, and social media abuse.
Most students will work with a plastic when making things with a 3D printer, but that is only scratching the surface of materials that can be used in these machines. This book takes a look at the different materials that can be used by 3D printers, what those materials can make, and the advantages and disadvantages for each.
This book examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and its clinical applications. It focuses on commercial and premarket tools, and looks at applications within medicine and the future outlook for the field. It includes the fundamentals of 3D printing, including topics such as materials, and hardware; 3D printing applications within medicine; and 3D printing in diagnostics and drug development and for disease models, plus 3D printers for surgical practice.
This book discusses how 3D printing uses computers, ultraviolet lasers, and printable materials to build prototypes. Included are examples of 3D printing as well as the safety, health, and legal challenges that lie ahead.
This book shows HR managers how to: identify talent; hire for organizational compatibility; communicate constructively; address uncomfortable workplace situations; create a motivational environment; retain restless top performers; reengage your team after times of adversity; conduct performance reviews; take corrective action; sidestep litigation landmines; delegate in a way that develops your staff; and more.
This book provides a summary of Earth's history over 4.5 billion years, including contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus.
This book provides access to primary sources relating to American religious history from the sixteenth century to the present. Includes illustrations and primary documents ranging from the letters and accounts of early colonists to tweets and transcripts from the 2016 presidential election.
This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.
In this guide, readers learn how databases work—and how to build one from the ground up. It also includes step-by-step guidance on how to structure data to make it useful, manipulate, edit, and import data into a database, write and execute queries to gain insight from data, and report data in elegant ways.
This book discusses the ways serendipity—defined as the accidental discovery of valued information—plays an important role in creative problem-solving. It brings together discussions on serendipity and information discovery, research in computer and information science, and interesting thoughts on the creative process.
This visual guide provides all the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. Its practical, 'how-to' approach offers information and skills to succeed, step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and 'Ask yourself' features showing how to boost confidence and overcome challenges. It includes real-life case studies.
This book lists the kinds of motors used to put a robot in motion. It lists the types that are available, what they can do, and how much power they require. Also, it provides examples of ways to determine mathematically if a motor is strong enough to do the task required.
This book covers scholarly material on the use of recent technologies to facilitate and optimize classroom environments for adult learners. It explores emerging research on digital classrooms, including critical thinking skills, gender considerations, instructional design, online learning, problem-based learning, school leadership, and serious games.
This book covers secure network design and implementation, including authentication, authorization, data and access integrity, network monitoring, and risk assessment. It explores information security risks, identifies the common threats organizations face, and presents tactics on how to prioritize the right countermeasures, and discusses concepts such as malignant versus malicious threats, the economics of cybercrime, and the criminals organizations currently face.
This book covers more advanced tasks such as soldering and welding, and using CAD to design the robot. Also included are examples of how physics can be used to see if elements of the robot are strong enough to perform a task.
This book provides technical introductions to the latest and most significant topics in the area of circuit design of analog/RF ICs for wireless communication systems, emphasizing wireless infrastructure rather than handsets. Coverage includes power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, modulators, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and single-chip radios.
This serial title provides descriptive chemistry and mechanistic insights and yields an understanding of how chemistry drives the properties. This volume focuses on chemical engineering for renewables conversion.
Advances in Clinical Chemistry discusses the latest and most up-to-date technologies related to the field of clinical chemistry, and is the benchmark for novel analytical approaches in the clinical laboratory. It covers the most up-to-date technologies in clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science as reported by world-renowned clinical laboratory scientists, physicians and research scientists.
This book examines transformative technologies from the perspective of data communication and networking and research challenges faced by the industry and research and development laboratories.
This book discusses the contributions that African Americans have made to gospel, the blues, jazz, R&B, and rock 'n' roll music, and how those contributions helped to shatter boundaries, shift perceptions, and contribute to progress in civil rights.
Examines national ageing policies and programs, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population.
This book argues that our calling or vocation does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life's end.
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.
This book is a one-stop-shop for practitioners and researchers in the field of aircraft sustainment, adhesively bonded aircraft joints, bonded composites repairs, and the application of cold spray to military and civil aircraft.
This book teaches young readers about the science and technologies that help airplanes fly through the sky.
This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.
This book presents new data sources, findings from earlier altmetrics research, and the disruptive ideas that may radically change scholarly communication.
This book highlights the important events and figures that made this movement successful and introduces readers to important activists who fought for civil rights by raising their voices and refusing to accept unfair laws. Finally, readers will learn what can still be done to further equality for African Americans in the United States and how they can be a part of the movement.
This reference tool enhances readers' appreciation of the role economics has played in U.S. history since 1776. Entries cover an array of information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups, elections, court cases, economic policies and philosophies, economic institutions, and global processes.
Examines hundreds of speeches from colonial times to the modern era, allowing readers to consider exactly what the speakers said--and to better understand the motivations behind each speech as well as the effect on the audiences that heard them. Includes contextual headnotes, timelines, historical reviews of each era, biographical sketches of each speaker, and anecdotal sidebars containing additional information about the speech or speakers.
This book explores how Reinhold Niebuhr, an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and author of the famous Serenity Prayer, continues to compel minds and stir consciences in the twenty-first century. It includes interviews with leading voices as well as people who knew Niebuhr personally to help understand his enduring impact on American life and thought as cited by such public figures as Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama.
This book surveys four major law collections in Exodus–Deuteronomy and shows how they each enabled the people of Israel to create and sustain a community of faith. It describes four different social contexts that gave rise to biblical law and discusses such controversial subjects as slavery, revenge, gender inequality, religious intolerance, and contradictions between bodies of biblical law.
This volume sorts the books of the Hebrew Bible thematically according to historical context, theological claims, and literary conventions, and explores the Hebrew Bible’s historical and intellectual development.
This book presents the latest results in the development of analog filters in nanometer CMOS; describes methods for successful dealing with nanometer devices; includes numerous detailed circuit diagrams and plots of measured results; presents nanometer CMOS high-performance analog filters; gives guidance to active filters for system-on-chip realization for Bluetooth, WCDMA, UWB, DVB-H, and LTE applications; and explains the characterization of advanced analog filters.
This book focuses on modeling, simulation and analysis of analog circuit aging. It covers all important nanometer CMOS physical effects resulting in circuit unreliability, transistor aging compact models for circuit simulation, methods for efficient circuit reliability simulation, and the impact of transistor aging on analog circuits as well as aging-resilient and aging-immune circuits and the impact of technology scaling.
This book presents contributions devoted to the topic of systematic design of analog, RF and mixed signal circuits. It covers methodologies and techniques, including recent theories, synthesis techniques, and design methodologies, as well as new sizing approaches in the field of robust analog and mixed signal design automation are presented for researchers and R/D engineers.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to the common strategies and procedures used in risk management and risk analysis.
This book explores the strategies associated with promoting products and services to a culturally-diverse target market.
Enumerates the challenges and creative solutions and tools to apply when using big data in operations management. Outlines concepts and applications that help businesses predict customer behavior along with applications of artificial neural networks, predictive analytics, and opinion mining on business management.
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.
This book discusses artificial intelligence (AI) including drones, robots, and computers handling tasks that once only humans could perform. There is also a section analyzing the questions of whether computers can really think and develop self-awareness.
Provides a single source for information on the Asian American and Pacific Islander religious experience. Coverage includes not only traditional eastern belief systems and traditions such as Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism as well as Micronesian and Polynesian religious traditions in the United States, but also the culture and religious rituals of Asian American Christians.
This book analyzes the various strategies found in the Asian economic market, showcasing a broad range of countries in Southeast Asia in addition to China and India.
This book shows how questions convey interest, feed curiosity, and reveal answers that can change the course of both your professional and personal life.
This book covers such topics as horoscopes, court astrologers, Renaissance astrology, and comets, considering Western, Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrological traditions.
This book provides the most up-to-date scientific and technological methods available to quantify oil and gas industry emissions and atmospheric impacts in a manner that is relevant to the development of, compliance with, and enforcement of effective policy and regulations.
This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.
This book breaks down the phenomenon of auroras, using it to introduce elementary readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science. The narrative carefully explains how the Earth’s poles and atmosphere affect solar wind and describes how similar dazzling displays are visible on other planets.
This continent has unique people, plants, animals, geographical features, and cultures. Learn what makes Australia like no other place on Earth. Includes informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book explains that compassion is an irreplaceable dimension of excellence for any organization that wants to make the most of its human capabilities.
This book by noted preacher John Stott defines both the fundamental claims of Christianity and the proper out-workings of those basic beliefs in the daily lives of believers.
This book introduces readers to the message of the New Testament writers, including Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Paul, and more. Originally published in 1954 as Men with a Message by John Stott, this publication presents an updated and expanded version of the book’s text done at the author’s invitation.
This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.
This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.
This book tells the coming-of-age story of the now venerable giant, sharing the true story of how Zuckerberg joined the ranks of iconic CEOs like Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos—as Facebook grows up, overcomes setbacks, and works to connect the world.
This book synthesizes and distills preacher John Stott's wealth of wisdom on preaching, with a focus on theological foundations and on necessary personal characteristics of the preacher—sincerity, earnestness, courage, and humility.
This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.
This book explores the development of the Christian message across the pages of the Gospels, the writings of Paul, and the other canonical books of the New Testament. The biblical canon and its historical significance is also examined.
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.
This book presents the theories and applications regarding Big Data and smart service systems, data acquisition, smart cities, business decision-making support, and smart service design.
This book explains what big data actually is—and how you can analyze and use it to improve your business. It shows how to use big data to make sense of user activity on social networks and customer transactions; demonstrates how to capture, store, search, share, analyze and visualize analytics; helps turn your data into actionable insights; and explains how to use big data to your advantage in order to transform your small business.
This book explores current research on the architectural aspects, technologies, and applications of Big Data, identifying potential future directions and technologies for scientific, business, and consumer applications. It addresses numerous challenges, including life-cycle data management, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling, scalable machine learning, data analysis algorithms, sampling techniques, and privacy and ethical issues.
This book explains big mechanisms of systems biology by system identification and big data mining methods using models of biological systems. Among the systems addressed are system immunity, regulation, infection, aging, evolution, and carcinogenesis.
This book examines the current advances in biomass conversion technologies for biofuels and biohydrogen production, including their advantages and challenges for real-world application and industrial-scale implementation.
This book shows readers how plant-based fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are beginning to replace gasoline in many types of vehicles. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index are also provided.
This book explores the pros and cons of using biomass as an alternative energy source. Informational diagrams and color photographs add depth to the text and help readers understand how the biomass cycle of energy works.
This book discusses how 3D printing and additive manufacturing offers the opportunity to 3D print an entire organ, reducing the associated costs of this process when using cells as bioink, and shows the possible risk of rejection of 3D printed cells. It describes the increased complexity of bioprinting compared to 3D printing and provides information on how to convert an existing 3D printer to bioprinter using currently available techniques.
This book teaches young readers about the science and technologies that help boats float across the water.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
This book explores the theory and practice of bridge engineering, design and planning, materials and construction, loads and load distribution, and deck systems. It covers such applications as reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, truss bridges, arch bridges, cable bridges, suspension bridges, bridge piers, and bridge substructures, as well as issues commonly found in inspection, monitoring, repair, strengthening, and replacement of bridge structures.
Demonstrates how to resolve immediate tactical needs, transform security needs into strategic goals, and put programs into operation with full lifecycle management.
This book provides many examples that include homes, office buildings, recreational spaces, military sites, religious buildings, and other landmarks in a variety of geographical locations, discussing the background, architecture, and cultural significance of each.
Through the use of images, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this book enables readers to appreciate how the construction, design, and function of famous structures inform our understanding of societies of the past.
This book compiles innovative research from international professionals discussing the opportunities and challenges of the new era of online business. Business analytics techniques, strategies for data storage, and encryption in emerging markets are among the topics discussed.
This book helps owners and managers ensure a focus on growth through effective customer nurturing and management. Coverage also includes strategy, marketing, client management, and partnerships/alliances. Readers will learn how to structure, organize, and execute an effective development plan, with step-by-step guidance.
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.
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
In this book, contributors with expertise in Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, and secular humanism explore the idea of vocation or calling from these eight faith perspectives, searching their respective traditions' sacred texts, key figures, practices, and concepts for wisdom on the meaning of vocation.
Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at architecture and construction jobs ranging from electricians to landscape architects to surveyors.
This book explores careers in the fashion industry, such as fashion designer, fashion illustrator, retail buyer, and stylist. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.
This book explores jobs in the theater and film industries, including those of director, production designer, and stuntperson. What those jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders
Careers described in this practical guide include psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health counselor, social worker, counselor in behavioral disorders, rehabilitation counselor, psychiatric technician, and aide, among related vocations.
This book explores careers that are open to music lovers in entertainment, education, media, and tech, such as adaptive arts teachers, music publicists, and video game sound designers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers in the social media industry. A few of the jobs profiled are social media manager, YouTuber, mobile app developer and artificial intelligence engineer. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book provides in-depth look at the different regional cultures of the Caribbean with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Brazilian regions' current cultures.
This book teaches young readers about the science and technologies that help cars drive safely down the road.
This title begins with a brief history of the Cold War and then examines these questions: How did Stalin’s Postwar Strategy lead to the start of the Cold War? What effect did the McCarthy Hearings have on Cold War Policies? How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect US and Soviet Cold War strategies? Did the American Military buildup in the 1980s help end the Cold War?
This title begins with a brief history of the Korean War and then examines these questions: How did Post-World War II tensions set the stage for the Korean War? How did the Korean War advance the desegregation of the US Military? How did American foreign policy change in the aftermath of the Korean War? How did the lack of a clear-cut victory shape the two Koreas?
This title begins with a brief history of the Vietnam War and then examines these questions: How did fear of Communism lead to US intervention in Vietnam? How did the Tet Offensive increase opposition to the War? How did Richard Nixon’s policies influence the war’s outcome? What lasting impact did the Vietnam War have on the United States and Vietnam?
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.
This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.
This book features approximately 50 chemistry experiments along with analysis and findings.
This book applies contemporary and sophisticated separation science and chromatographic methods to address the pressing worldwide concerns of potable water for drinking and safe water for irrigation to raise food for communities around the world.
In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.
An estimated three hundred thousand child soldiers are serving in armies around the world. Some volunteer or are lured into service with false promises; others are abducted and forced to fight. This title presents a real-world look at the lives of these vulnerable young people.
This book presents an overview of the guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools for research and writing in the fields of church history and historical theology. It covers many significant new resources and includes discussion of Internet-based research, digitized texts, and the electronic forms of research tools.
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.
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.
Provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. Among the topics covered are parallel computing, distributed systems, contemporary cloud infrastructure and its deployment at leading companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple, and the potential applications in fields such as healthcare, banking and science.
This book provides a valuable resource for engineers and scientists from the coal, cement, concrete, and construction industries seeking an in-depth guide to the characteristics, utilization, beneficiation, and environmental impacts of coal combustion by-products.
This book discusses the processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation, as well as environmental issues encountered in the development of coalbed gas. Case studies, field guides and data, examples, and analytical procedures from previous studies and investigations are also included.
This book explains effective inquiry-based learning (IBL) scaffolding and the school librarian's role as the lead in the collaborative process of inquiry-based teaching.
This book explains that workplace collaboration is difficult and yet increasingly necessary. Examples are given of collaboration techniques that embraces discord as a means to achieve positive results.
This book uses real-world case studies to expose common CI challenges and present a simple methodology for spotting problems, understanding how to rectify each problem, educating others in order to bring about improvements in a process, and testing and validating that the changes are working.