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  • Organosilicon Compounds

    Organosilicon Compounds provides readers with the state-of-the-art status of organosilicon chemistry, including its theoretical, synthetic, physico-chemical and applied aspects. By including high quality content in a key strategic signing area, this work is a strong addition to chemistry offerings in organic, main group and organometallic research. Organosilicon chemistry deals with compounds containing carbon-silicon bonds, an essential part of organic and organometallic chemistry. This book presents the many milestone in the field that have been discovered during the last few years, also detailing its usage in commercial products, such as sealants, adhesives and coatings.

    • Features valuable contributions from prominent experts who cover both fundamental (theoretical, synthetic, physico-chemical) and applied (material science, applications) aspects
    • Covers important breakthroughs in the field, along with historically significant achievements
    • Includes applied information for a wide range of specialists, from junior and senior researchers (from both academia and industry) working in organometallic, organosilicon, main group element, transition metal, industrial silicon chemistry, and more

  • Emotions, Technology, and Health

    Emotions, Technology, and Health examines how healthcare consumers interact with health technology, how this technology mediates interpersonal interactions, and the effectiveness of technology in gathering health-related information in various situations. The first section discusses the use of technology to monitor patients' emotional responses to illness and its treatment, as well as the role of technology in meeting the fundamental human need for information. Section Two describes the use of technology in mediating emotions within and between individuals, and addresses the implications for the design and use of devices that gather behavioral health data and contribute to healthcare interventions. The final section assesses different situations in which technology is a key component of the health intervention-such as tablet use in educating elementary school students with social skills difficulty, physical activity monitoring for children at risk for obesity, and teleconferencing for older adults at risk of social isolation.

  • PVT Property Correlations: Selection and Estimation

    PVT properties are necessary for reservoir/well performance forecast and optimization. In absence of PVT laboratory measurements, finding the right correlation to estimate accurate PVT properties could be challenging. PVT Property Correlations: Selection and Estimation discusses techniques to properly calculate PVT properties from limited information. This book covers how to prepare PVT properties for dry gases, wet gases, gas condensates, volatile oils, black oils, and low gas-oil ration oils. It also explains the use of artificial neural network models in generating PVT properties. It presents numerous examples to explain step-by-step procedures in using techniques designed to deliver the most accurate PVT properties from correlations. Complimentary to this book is PVT correlation calculator software. Many of the techniques discussed in this book are available with the software. This book shows the importance of PVT data, provides practical tools to calculate PVT properties, and helps engineers select PVT correlations so they can model, optimize, and forecast their assets.

  • Personal Computers for Technology Students

    For courses in PC Hardware and PC Troubleshooting and Repair.

    Geared toward the dominant IBM compatible computers, this student-friendly text covers hardware terminology, operation, upgrade, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and basic repair. It teaches skills, provides learning devices, and contains required knowledge for building and maintaining PCs at a level that technically minded individuals can easily comprehend. It emphasizes the most popular operating systems used in today's PCs (along with their configuration), and communication with other computer literate people.

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  • Introduction to Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Methods

    This self-contained module for independent study covers the subjects most often needed by non-mathematics graduates, such as fundamental calculus, linear algebra, probability, and basic numerical methods. The easily-understandable text of Introduction to Actuarial and Mathematical Methods features examples, motivations, and lots of practice from a large number of end-of-chapter questions. Questions range from short calculations to large project-based assignments, all designed to promote independent thinking and the application of mathematical ideas. Model solutions are included. The intuitive organization of Introduction to Actuarial and Mathematical Methods maximizes its usefulness as a means of self-study and as a reference source. Financial concepts and terminology introduce every mathematical concept and theory. For readers with diverse backgrounds entering programs of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, and the CFA Institute, Introduction to Actuarial and Mathematical Methods can provide a consistency of mathematical knowledge from the outset.



    • Presents a self-study mathematics refresher course for the first two years of an actuarial program
    • Features examples, motivations, and practice problems from a large number of end-of-chapter questions designed to promote independent thinking and the application of mathematical ideas
    • Practitioner friendly rather than academic
    • Ideal for self-study and as a reference source for readers with diverse backgrounds entering programs of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, and the CFA Institute

  • Interactive Reasoning in the Practice of Occupational Therapy

    For programs in Occupational Therapy.

    This text relies on its author's experience in teaching interactive reasoning to explore the origins, the theory, reasoning, and clinical practice of interaction in occupational therapy. It is organized and based upon the belief that practice is a composite of philosophy, theory, and empirical data.

  • Finding the Nerve: The Story of Impedance Neurography

    Finding the Nerve: The Story of Impedance Neurography discusses research that elucidates the nature of nerve simulation via externally applied electrical fields, and how it has led to an entirely new understanding of neuronal cell membrane biophysics and defined a novel nerve imaging technology. It details how these discoveries came about and the nature of research that derives from unexplained clinical observations. The primary technology, impedance neurography, is a wholly new way of nerve-specific visualization in 2-D or 3-D, with the ability to define both normal and abnormal functioning of nerves, heretofore unavailable from techniques such as MRI neurography.

    This is of particular importance with respect to the obesity epidemic where physicians performing nerve-related procedures cannot use ultrasound visualization due to the depth limitations of that technology.

  • A Quick Start to AutoCAD for Interior Design

    For AutoCAD for Commercial Design and AutoCAD for Interiors introductory courses at the undergraduate level; suitable for use in a two-year technical college program or four-year programs.

    Promoting a sense of accomplishment, this student-friendly, easy-to-understand text introduces interior design students to the basic concepts of the computer and AutoCAD 2000. Peppered with helpful hints and notes, and loaded with pedagogical aids throughout-including learning objectives, concrete examples, step-by-step tutorials, practice exercises, and review questions-it offers a concise, systematic study that aids students in developing a strong base of knowledge in AutoCAD upon which they can build.

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  • Practical Deployment of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE): Real-World Examples of AAA Deployments

    With the proliferation of mobile devices and bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) within enterprise networks, the boundaries of where the network begins and ends have been blurred. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is the leading security policy management platform that unifies and automates access control to proactively enforce role-based access to enterprise networks. In Practical Deployment of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Andy Richter and Jeremy Wood share their expertise from dozens of real-world implementations of ISE and the methods they have used for optimizing ISE in a wide range of environments.

    ISE can be difficult, requiring a team of security and network professionals, with the knowledge of many different specialties. Practical Deployment of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) shows you how to deploy ISE with the necessary integration across multiple different technologies required to make ISE work like a system. Andy Richter and Jeremy Wood explain end-to-end how to make the system work in the real world, giving you the benefit of their ISE expertise, as well as all the required ancillary technologies and configurations to make ISE work.

  • Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II

    Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Second Edition is a 'one-stop shop' that covers supramolecular chemistry, a field that originated from the work of researchers in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with some biological influence.

    The original edition was structured to reflect, in part, the origin of the field. However, in the past two decades, the field has changed a great deal as reflected in this new work that covers the general principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition, experimental and computational methods in supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular receptors, dynamic supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular engineering, crystallographic (engineered) assemblies, sensors, imaging agents, devices and the latest in nanotechnology.

    Each section begins with an introduction by an expert in the field, who offers an initial perspective on the development of the field. Each article begins with outlining basic concepts before moving on to more advanced material.

  • Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

    Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition provides a basic guide to anaesthesia for a very diverse audience needing content, with straight-forward, structured style of writing. Updated with effects of anaesthetics in different laboratory species, including sources of dose rates will be incorporated into tabular material. New information on pain assessment and pain management will be covered, and an increased emphasis on rats and mice for anaesthesia and perioperative care. With newly revised, full color illustrations to facilitate best learning, Laboratory animal Anesthesia, Fourth Edition provides procedures, key points and invaluable advice from a well-known and respected veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field.

  • Education in Texas: Policies, Practices, and Perspectives

    Text is appropriate for any Texas Education course.

    This text profiles the standards, procedures and statutes governing one of the most highly regarded state education systems in the United States. This edition has been totally revised and streamlined, resulting in a text that still provides broad coverage but does so in a succinct fashion. The coverage is up-to-date, pertinent, and topical.

  • New Politics of the NHS

    Suitable for students of Social policy, Health policy, Public policy and Nursing as well as health care professionals.This exciting new book covers the political history of the NHS from 1948 to the present day. It traces the way in which successive governments have tried to deal with problems of a centralised health care system, specifically the tensions between central control and local responsiveness and between managerial influence and medical autonomy. In doing so it examines the role of different actors in the health care policy arena: political parties, professions, consumers and interest groups.

  • Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, this volume is a follow-up, chronologically, to the first two volumes which explored toxicology in antiquity. The book approximately covers the 1100s through the 1600s, delving into different aspects of toxicology, such as the contributions of scientific scholars of the time, sensational poisoners and poisoning cases, as well as myths. Historical figures, such as the Borgias and Catherine de Medici are discussed. Toxicologists, students, medical researchers, and those interested in the history of science will find insightful and relevant material in this volume.

  • The Structure of Proof: With Logic and Set Theory

    For a one-semester freshman or sophomore level course on the fundamentals of proof writing or transition to advanced mathematics course.

    Rather than teach mathematics and the structure of proofs simultaneously, this text first introduces logic as the foundation of proofs and then demonstrates how logic applies to mathematical topics. This method ensures that the students gain a firm understanding of how logic interacts with mathematics and empowers them to solve more complex problems in future math courses.

  • PERL Programmer's Interactive Workbook

    This is the Perl entry in our Interactive Workbook Series. It will teach basic to intermediate Perl programming skills for both UNIX and Windows programmers. The author, Vincent Lowe, is a Perl trainer at Sun Microsystems.

  • Study Guide

    Comprehensive package containing a wide variety of exercises including fill-in and essay exercises to test understanding and recall of chapter content, vocabulary activities testing spelling and correct word usage, crossword puzzles, application exercises, and a short course in basic English. Written by Thill/Bovee.

  • 3D AutoCAD 2002 - One Step at A Time

    For undergraduate courses in AutoCAD Computer-Aided Drafting.

    This text is designed for novice AutoCAD users and is ideal for either classroom use or independent study. Sykes uses a step-by-step approach and over 1800 graphics to make learning AutoCAD 2002 easy. This book teaches AutoCAD by integrating text and web-based support to create a complete learning system. Sykes also takes the most "visual" approach to learning on the market.

  • G Protein-Coupled Receptors

    G Protein Coupled Receptors, Second Edition, Volume 143, a new volume in the Methods in Cell Biology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. It contains a wide array of topics about the G protein coupled receptors, as well as updates of chapters from the first edition.

  • Boosting Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells from Computational Modeling

    Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Primers is a series of concise books that present those coming into this broad and multidisciplinary field the most recent advances in each of its particular topics. Its volumes bring together information that has thus far been scattered in many different sources under one single title, which makes them a useful reference for industry professionals, researchers and graduate students, especially those starting in a new topic of research.

    This volume, Boosting Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells from Computational Modeling, explores the use of multiscale computational modeling tools for the design and optimization of PEM fuel cells. Multiscale modeling is a rapidly emerging simulation approach which can potentially boost the R&D on PEMFCs through the development of an understanding of mechanisms and processes occurring at multiple spatio-temporal scales at multiple levels of materials, such as catalyst, catalyst support and ionomer. The book discusses concrete success stories on the application of this approach and their specific outcomes. It reviews the latest progresses in the field, including some contributions from the author himself. Special focus is given to multiscale modeling of degradation mechanisms and the durability prediction of the cells, as well as water transport and membrane degradation. Prior knowledge of electrochemistry and mathematics is assumed.

    • Explores the available tools for multiscale computational modelling applied to the design optimization of PEM fuel cells through
    • Discusses real world applications and the latest progresses in the field
    • Includes modelling of degradation mechanisms and durability prediction

  • OrCAD PSpice and Circuit Analysis

    A core text for courses in PSpice, or a supplement to any of the traditional DC/AC and devices courses, or a required lab supplement where computers are apart of the lab or outside work.

    This simple, easy-to-follow guide to PSpice is designed to be accessible to anyone with a familiarity of basic electrical topics. Using a step-by-step approach, it explains everything needed to understand PSpice and apply it in a creative way to the analysis of electric and electronic circuits and devices. Coverage begins with dc circuit analysis, proceeds with ac circuit analysis, then goes into the various topics involving semiconductors.

  • Molecular Basis of Nutrition and Aging: A Volume in the Molecular Nutrition Series

    Molecular Basis of Nutrition and Aging: A Volume in the Molecular Nutrition Series focuses on the nutritional issues associated with aging and the important metabolic consequences of diet, nutrition, and health. The book is subdivided into four parts that reflect the impact of nutrition from a biomolecular level to individual health.

    In Part One, chapters explore the general aspects of aging, aging phenotypes, and relevant aspects of nutrition related to the elderly and healthy aging. Part Two includes molecular and cellular targets of nutrition in aging, with chapters exploring lipid peroxidation, inflammaging, anabolic and catabolic signaling, epigenetics, DNA damage and repair, redox homeostasis, and insulin sensitivity, among others.

    Part Three looks at system-level and organ targets of nutrition in aging, including a variety of tissues, systems, and diseases, such as immune function, the cardiovascular system, the brain and dementia, muscle, bone, lung, and many others. Finally, Part Four focuses on the health effects of specific dietary compounds and dietary interventions in aging, including vitamin D, retinol, curcumin, folate, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, vitamin B, fish oil, vitamin E, resveratrol, polyphenols, vegetables, and fruit, as well as the current nutritional recommendations.

  • Understanding UNIX/LINUX Programming: A Guide to Theory and Practice

    For courses in Unix Systems Programming, Unix System Administration, and as a supplemental text for courses in Advanced Networks and Systems Programming.

    This readable and comprehensive text clearly explains Unix programming and structure by addressing the solid fundamentals of Unix and providing different solutions to problems. All ideas and principles are introduced in the context of a practical problem, and excellent use is made of illustrations and listings in the text. Projects are solved by the development of complete programs, which are clearly commented on and integrated with explanations in the text.

  • Maritime Security: An Introduction

    Maritime Security, 2e, provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats; and how to conduct ship and port security assessments and plans. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports. New chapters focus on whole government maritime security, UN legal conventions and frameworks, transnational crime, and migration. Updates throughout will provide the latest information in increasingly important field.

  • Gtk+ Programming in C

    The more popular Linux becomes, the more developers want to build graphical applications that run in Linux/Unix environments -- and Gtk+ 1.2 offers a powerful toolset for doing so. In this start-to-finish tutorial and reference, respected Linux/Unix developer Syd Logan covers everything programmers need to begin building powerful graphical applications with Gtk+ 1.2 immediately. Logan begins by reviewing the fundamentals of Linux/Unix programming with C; then walks through constructing a simple Gtk+ application. Next, he introduces each key category of Gtk+ widget, including base widgets; menu and layout widgets; range, scrollbar, and scale widgets; container widgets; and text widgets. The book also includes detailed coverage of creating and using dialogs, and writing new widgets, as well as expert introductions to GLIB and GDK.

  • Frontiers and Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy

    Frontiers and Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy once again brings together the most eminent scientists from around the world to describe their work at the cutting-edge of molecular spectroscopy. Much of what we know about atoms, molecules and the nature of matter has been obtained using spectroscopy over the last one hundred years or so. Going far beyond the topics discussed in Jaan Laane's earlier book on the subject, these chapters describe new methodologies and applications, instrumental developments and theory, which are taking spectroscopy into still new frontiers. The robust range of topics once again demonstrates the wide utility of spectroscopic techniques.

    New topics include ultrafast spectroscopy of the transition state, SERS/far-uv spectroscopy, femtosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy, high-resolution laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and biosensors, vibrational optical activity, ultrafast two-dimensional spectroscopy, biology with x-ray lasers, isomerization dynamics and hydrogen bonding, single molecule imaging, spectra of intermediates, matrix isolation spectroscopy and more.

  • Intermediate Financial Theory

    Intended primarily for M.Sc. students in Finance, advanced MBA's and third or fourth year economics undergraduates taking a course in Finance. This text is for those who find Ph.D. financial theory texts excessively abstract and introductory texts insufficiently general.

    Most topics in a first year Ph.D. course in financial economics are considered via examples and intuitive arguments rather than using the full generality of propositions and proofs. This text uses general equilibrium theory as a basis for understanding and unifying more difficult literature.

  • Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

    Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future provides a holistic overview of land degradation and restoration in that it addresses the issue of land restoration from the scientific and practical development points of view. Furthermore, the breadth of chapter topics and contributors cover the topic and a wealth of connected issues, such as security, development, and environmental issues. The use of graphics and extensive references to case studies also make the work accessible and encourage it to be used for reference, but also in active field-work planning.

    Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future brings together practitioners from NGOs, academia, governments, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to exchange lessons to enrich the academic understanding of these issues and the solution sets available.



    • Provides accessible information about the science behind land degradation and restoration for those who do not directly engage with the science allowing full access to the issue at hand.
    • Includes practical on-the-ground examples garnered from diverse areas, such as the Sahel, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.A.
    • Provides practical tools for designing and implementing restoration/re-greening processes.

  • Methods in Extracellular Matrix Biology

    Methods in Extra Cellular Matrix, Volume 142, a new volume in the Methods in Cell Biology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. Unique to this updated volume are sections devoted to Elastin, Quantification of collagen and elastin, Fibrillins, Lysyl oxidase, Fibulins, Matrilins, Hyaluronic Acid, Small leucine-rich proteoglycans, Syndecans, Fibronectin, SPARC, Thrombospondins, Tenascins, Collagen IV, Multi-photon analysis of ECM, Cell-derived extracellular matrices, Laminins, Fibrillar Collagens, Imaging ECM in developing embryos, Analysis of Matrix Degradation, Ultrastructural analysis of ECM, Versican and Large proteoglycans, and an ECM crosslink analysis.

    This series covers a wide array of topics about the extracellular matrix, including an understanding of crucial proteins and glycoproteins components of ECM.

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios, 2000

    Unique benchmark tool for analyzing the health of all types of businesses in the U.S., from large corporations to small businesses. The competitive advantages and problem areas within a company can be pinpointed using the 50 performance indicators provided. Handy tool for CPAs to use with a widely varied client base.

  • Concrete Finishing Level 2 Trainee Guide, Binder

    This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Properties of Concrete, Estimating Concrete Quantities, Forming, Site Concrete, Architectural Finishes, Industrial Floors, Superflat Floors, Surface Treatments, Quality Control, and Making Repairs.

     

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  • Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function

    Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can all impact activity levels, yet continued physical activity is crucial for successful neurological functioning.

    This book examines the role that exercise and physical activity play in halting or modulating the deleterious effects of these numerous aging concerns by first examining the current state of research into how exercise manifests physical changes in the brain. It then discuss how physical activity combines with other lifestyle factors to benefit the aging brain, including nutrition, computerized brain training, and social engagement. Most significantly, it also covers how physical activity can serve as therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of various neurological diseases impacting aging populations, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline.

    The book provides broad coverage of the effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain, its therapeutic effects, and the many factors that influence the aging process.

  • Eleventh Hour CISSP®: Study Guide

    Eleventh Hour CISSP: Study Guide, Third Edition provides readers with a study guide on the most current version of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam. This book is streamlined to include only core certification information, and is presented for ease of last-minute studying. Main objectives of the exam are covered concisely with key concepts highlighted. The CISSP certification is the most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam for information security professionals. Over 100,000 professionals are certified worldwide, with many more joining their ranks. This new third edition is aligned to cover all of the material in the most current version of the exam's Common Body of Knowledge. All domains are covered as completely and concisely as possible, giving users the best possible chance of acing the exam.

  • The Power Grid: Smart, Secure, Green and Reliable

    The Power Grid: Smart, Secure, Green and Reliable offers a diverse look at the traditional engineering and physics aspects of power systems, also examining the issues affecting clean power generation, power distribution, and the new security issues that could potentially affect the availability and reliability of the grid. The book looks at growth in new loads that are consuming over 1% of all the electrical power produced, and how combining those load issues of getting power to the regions experiencing growth in energy demand can be addressed. In addition, it considers the policy issues surrounding transmission line approval by regulators. With truly multidisciplinary content, including failure analysis of various systems, photovoltaic, wind power, quality issues with clean power, high-voltage DC transmission, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic interference, privacy concerns, and data security, this reference is relevant to anyone interested in the broad area of power grid stability.

  • Embedded C Programming: Techniques and Applications of C and PIC MCUS

    This book provides a hands-on introductory course on concepts of C programming using a PIC microcontroller and CCS C compiler. Through a project-based approach, this book provides an easy to understand method of learning the correct and efficient practices to program a PIC microcontroller in C language. Principles of C programming are introduced gradually, building on skill sets and knowledge. Early chapters emphasize the understanding of C language through experience and exercises, while the latter half of the book covers the PIC microcontroller, its peripherals, and how to use those peripherals from within C in great detail. This book demonstrates the programming methodology and tools used by most professionals in embedded design, and will enable you to apply your knowledge and programming skills for any real-life application. Providing a step-by-step guide to the subject matter, this book will encourage you to alter, expand, and customize code for use in your own projects.

  • Case Studies in Nanotoxicology and Particle Toxicology

    Case Studies in Nanotoxicology and Particle Toxicology presents a highly-illustrated analysis of the most prominent cases on the adverse effects of nanoparticles and their impact on humans and the environment.

    This comprehensive reference demonstrates the possible risks imposed by managing and handling nanoparticles, showing the effects of involuntary inhalation or ingestion during their use and after their incineration.

    Through the use of numerous examples, readers will discover the possible risks and effects of working with nanoparticles, along with best practices to prevent these effects. The text is an essential reference for anyone working in the risk assessment of nanoparticles, including nanosafety professionals, occupational toxicologists, regulatory toxicologists, and clinicians.



    • Presents real-life cases showing the potential risks to human health following exposure to nanoparticles
    • An ideal reference for anyone working in the risk assessment of nanoparticles, including nanosafety professionals, occupational toxicologists, regulatory toxicologists, and clinicians
    • Provides examples to help assess risks of handling engineered nanomaterials
    • Advises on the best forms of protection and the safest nanotechnological products

  • Workbook

    Reinforces problem-solving shells and critical thinking necessary for students embarking on a health care career; a perfect compliment to the textbook.

  • AutoCAD LT 2000: Basics Through Advanced

    For any design drafting program such as mechanical, architectural and electrical drafting, and graphic design programs where AutoCAD LT 2000 is used.

    Written by the best-selling AutoCAD author in the academic market, this text/workbook takes students through the systematic use of AutoCAD LT 2000--with emphasis on the proper use of drafting standards in several key disciplines.

  • Pincer Compounds: Chemistry and Applications

    Pincer Compounds: Chemistry and Applications offers valuable state-of-the-art coverage highlighting highly active areas of research--from mechanistic work to synthesis and characterization. The book focuses on small molecule activation chemistry (particularly H2 and hydrogenation), earth abundant metals (such as Fe), actinides, carbene-pincers, chiral catalysis, and alternative solvent usage. The book covers the current state of the field, featuring chapters from renowned contributors, covering four continents and ranging from still-active pioneers to new names emerging as creative strong contributors to this fascinating and promising area.

    Over a decade since the publication of Morales-Morales and Jensen's The Chemistry of Pincer Compounds (Elsevier 2007), research in this unique area has flourished, finding a plethora of applications in almost every single branch of chemistry--from their traditional application as very robust and active catalysts all the way to potential biological and pharmaceutical applications.

  • Nanomedicine in Central Nervous System Injury and Repair

    Nanomedicine in Central Nervous System Injury and Repair (IRN), Volume 137, the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series presents comprehensive chapters that cover a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, how Diabetes exacerbates methamphetamine induced blood-brain barrier breakdown, edema formation, oxidative stress and myelin damage, and how Focal blast brain injury induces rapid edema formation, blood-brain barrier breakdown and intensive cellular damage. In addition, the Neuroprotective effects of a multimodal drug cerebrolysin are explored, as is how Nanowired cerebrolysin potentiates neuroprotective effects of histamine H3 receptor inverse agonist and antagonist with partial H4 agonist in Alzheimer's Disease.

    This series reviews current knowledge and understanding on how to repair the damaged spinal cord and brain with nanomedicine, detailing new therapeutic advances and providing a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field.

  • System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications

    Engineering system dynamics focuses on deriving mathematical models based on simplified physical representations of actual systems, such as mechanical, electrical, fluid, or thermal, and on solving these models for analysis or design purposes. System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications features a classical approach to system dynamics and is designed to be utilized as a one-semester system dynamics text for upper-level undergraduate students with emphasis on mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering. It is the first system dynamics textbook to include examples from compliant (flexible) mechanisms and micro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). This new second edition has been updated to provide more balance between analytical and computational approaches; introduces additional in-text coverage of Controls; and includes numerous fully solved examples and exercises.

  • Risk Management of Complex Inorganic Materials: A Practical Guide

    Risk Management of Complex Inorganic Materials: A Practical Guide facilitates the risk assessment and management of complex inorganic materials around the world by providing accessible and specific guidance on their assessment. Inorganic complex materials, such as ores and concentrates, metal containing- glasses, ceramic and inorganic pigments, alloys, and UVCBs produced during the manufacturing of metals present specificities not addressed by most guidance documents. This book explains the main characteristics of inorganic complex materials affecting their hazard and risk assessment and management, including their source and main uses, also covering hazard and exposure assessment, risk characterization and risk management.

    It is an essential reference for regulators involved in risk assessment and risk management, industry experts charged of compliance with chemical management program requirements, consultants preparing chemicals management files for companies and regulators, and academics involved in research on complex inorganic materials.

  • Learn Excel 2000 and CD-ROM and Users Guide Package

    For courses in Microsoft Office Professional for Windows, Access for Windows, Word for Windows, PowerPoint for Windows, Excel for Windows, and Introduction to Operating Systems

    The Learn Series uses a proven approach to guide students through the basics of the latest software applications. The Learn manuals provide visual step-by-step guides with simple directions, multiple screen shots, and plenty of exercises. They are designed for 6-8 contact hours. The manuals include the OnDemand Personal Navigator CD-ROM that provides textbook specific computer based training in both live and simulated environments. Students use the software and the accompanying data files to complete the in-text exercises.

    The Learn Series has been designed for students who need to master the basics of a particular software program quickly. The books are highly visual in nature which allows the beginning student to work along with the book. This is particularly suited to students with limited computer skills or for a course that emphasizes independent learning.

  • Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls: Building a (Better) Food Safety Plan

    Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls: Building a (Better) Food Safety Plan is directed to those food safety professionals charged with ensuring or assisting with FSMA's preventative controls (PC) implementation and compliance in their routine job duties. The target audience includes those currently involved in the development, management, and execution of HACCP and/or other advanced food safety management systems, as well as those interested in advancing their knowledge base to gain a more thorough comprehension of HARPC requirements.

    FSMA topics covered include: identifying the food safety team and PCQI; creating the HARPC implementation strategy; starting the food safety plan; conducting a thorough hazard analysis; identifying adequate preventive control measures; determining appropriate PC management components; recognizing applicable verification and validation activities; supply chain management program; recall plans. Other operational topics include: document control systems; internal audit programs; third party audit management; regulatory visit preparation; and maintaining compliance.

  • Microsoft Word 2000 Made Easy

    Layman and Hart texts are perfect for one, two, or three-term courses in Office Technology/Occupations/Administration departments.

    All texts integrate the learning of word processing with the proper formatting of business documents, language arts reinforcement, vocabulary building, and critical thinking practice. The "Short Course" (brief) texts are ideal for one-term courses, while their "Extended Course" counterparts are well-suited to two- and three-term courses.

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

    This textbook, now in its sixth edition, continues to be straightforward and easy-to-read, presenting the principles of PLCs while not tying itself to one manufacturer or another. Extensive examples and chapter ending problems utilize several popular PLCs, highlighting understanding of fundamentals that can be used regardless of manufacturer. This book will help you to understand the main design characteristics, internal architecture, and operating principles of PLCs, as well as Identify safety issues and methods for fault diagnosis, testing, and debugging. New to This edition: A new chapter 1 with a comparison of relay-controlled systems, microprocessor-controlled systems, and the programmable logic controller, a discussion of PLC hardware and architecture, examples from various PLC manufacturers, and coverage of security, the IEC programming standard, programming devices and manufacturer's softwareMore detail of programming using Sequential Function ChartsExtended coverage of the sequencerMore Information on fault finding, including testing inputs and outputs with an illustration of how it is done with the PLC manufacturer's softwareNew case studies

  • Ironworking Level 1 Trainee Guide, 1e, Binder

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  • Linux Shells by Example

    This is a Linux-specific version of Quigley's successful UNIX Shells by Example. It will cover the most popular LINUX shells, including bash and tcsh instead of the Bourne and C shells.

  • The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications

    Now, the #1 non-technical guide to next-generation wireless applications has been fully updated for tomorrow's most important technologies -- and today's most critical business realities. Network Magazine editor Andy Dornan reviews every new wireless development that matters -- from "3.5G" networks to profitable m-commerce applications, WLANs to very-high-bandwidth wireless optics. This book presents detailed, up-to-date coverage of cellular, PCS, 3G, 3.5G and 4G systems, and their applications. It offers real-world, business-focused guidance on purchasing cell phones and service, plus a full chapter on the health issues surrounding wireless communications. Dornan presents the state-of-the-art in mobile commerce, including security, payment systems, and innovative applications that are proving successful even in the most challenging business environments. Coverage includes: new location-based services; Blackberry 2-way pagers; Pocket PC, Tablet PC, and other new mobile OS platforms; multimedia messaging; short-range wireless; and advanced wireless Internet access. For every non-technical reader interested in wireless technology, including sales/marketing professionals, managers, consultants, and investors.

  • Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science: United States Edition

    Intended for use in an introductory course on biomaterials, taught primarily in departments of biomedical engineering. The book covers classes of materials commonly used in biomedical applications, followed by coverage of the biocompatibility of those materials with the biological environment. Finally, it covers some in-depth applications of biomaterials. It does all of this with an overall emphasis on tissue engineering.

    Co-authors, Johnna Temenoff and Antonios Mikos, are the 2010 Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award Recipients for Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science.

     

  • Piezo Channels

    Piezo Channels, Volume 79, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Membranes series provides the necessary membrane research to assist readers in discovering the current state of a particular field and future directions. New chapters in the updated volume include A Tour de Force: The Discovery, Properties, and Function of Piezo Channels, Piezo1 Channels in Vascular Development and the Sensing of Shear Stress, the Origin of the Force: The Force-From-Lipids Principle Applied to Piezo Channels, Genetic Diseases of PIEZO1 and PIEZO2 Dysfunction, and The Structural Basis for Sensing by the Piezo1 Protein.

    Users of this series will find an up-to-date presentation of the current knowledge in the field of Piezo Channels.

  • Minerals in Thin Sections

    BASIC APPROACH Brief, straightforward, and very practical reference text for use in abbreviated Optical Mineralogy, Mineralogy, or Petrology courses and routine petrographic work in the lab.

  • Rigid Body Dynamics for Space Applications

    Rigid Body Dynamics for Space Applications explores the modern problems of spaceflight mechanics, such as attitude dynamics of re-entry and space debris in Earth's atmosphere; dynamics and control of coaxial satellite gyrostats; deployment, dynamics, and control of a tether-assisted return mission of a re-entry capsule; and removal of large space debris by a tether tow. Most space systems can be considered as a system of rigid bodies, with additional elastic and viscoelastic elements and fuel residuals in some cases. This guide shows the nature of the phenomena and explains the behavior of space objects. Researchers working on spacecraft attitude dynamics or space debris removal as well as those in the fields of mechanics, aerospace engineering, and aerospace science will benefit from this book.

  • The Finite Element Method in Engineering

    The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Sixth Edition, provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical principles behind the Finite Element Analysis technique--an analytical engineering tool originated in the 1960's by the aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. Rao shows how to set up finite element solutions in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering applications. The new edition features updated real-world examples from MATLAB, Ansys and Abaqus, and a new chapter on additional FEM topics including extended FEM (X-FEM). Professional engineers will benefit from the introduction to the many useful applications of finite element analysis.

    • Includes revised and updated chapters on MATLAB, Ansys and Abaqus
    • Offers a new chapter, Additional Topics in Finite Element Method
    • Includes discussion of practical considerations, errors and pitfalls in FEM singularity elements
    • Features a brief presentation of recent developments in FEM including extended FEM (X-FEM), augmented FEM (A-FEM) and partition of unity FEM (POUFEM)
    • Features improved pedagogy, including the addition of more design-oriented and practical examples and problems
    • Covers real-life applications, sample review questions at the end of most chapters, and updated references

  • Security Controls Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Handbook

    Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluation and testing of security controls to prove they are functioning correctly in today's IT systems. This handbook shows you how to evaluate, examine, and test installed security controls in the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. If a system is subject to external or internal threats and vulnerabilities - which most are - then this book will provide a useful handbook for how to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls that are in place.

    Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook shows you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats. This handbook provides guidance and techniques for evaluating and testing various computer security controls in IT systems.

    Author Leighton Johnson shows you how to take FISMA, NIST Guidance, and DOD actions and provide a detailed, hands-on guide to performing assessment events for information security professionals who work with US federal agencies. As of March 2014, all agencies are following the same guidelines under the NIST-based Risk Management Framework. This handbook uses the DOD Knowledge Service and the NIST Families assessment guides as the basis for needs assessment, requirements, and evaluation efforts for all of the security controls. Each of the controls can and should be evaluated in its own unique way, through testing, examination, and key personnel interviews. Each of these methods is discussed.

  • Marketing of Agricultural Products

    For beginning-level food marketing courses in departments of agricultural economics.

    Marketing of Agricultural Products has provided instructors a comprehensive and balanced treatment of food marketing systems since its introduction in 1955. It blends marketing and economic theory with real world analytical tools in order to assist students in better understanding the food system and making profitable marketing decisions.

  • CRM Automation

    In CRM Automation, one of the world's leading CRM implementers gives business and technical decision-makers the hands-on guidance they've been searching for. Drawing on his experience with over 300 enterprise-class deployments, CRM Magazine columnist Barton Goldenberg offers a start-to-finish implementation blueprint that encompasses every area of the business that touches the customer: marketing, sales, customer service, field support, and beyond. Goldenberg starts with a clear, useful overview of CRM's goals, and the key "people, process, and support" elements associated with successful deployments. You'll walk through customizing a CRM strategy for your enterprise and evaluating today's latest CRM technologies; reviewing your existing customer-related business processes; identifying goals; and more. Goldenberg next offers a detailed 10-step blueprint for effective CRM, covering software selection, specifications, vendor choice, project management, implementation challenges, training, support, system administration, and more. He demonstrates how CRM can be used to promote e-Business, e-Services, and e-Marketing; how to cleanse customer data and integrate CRM with knowledge management systems; how to leverage ASPs to solve CRM problems; and much more. The book also includes detailed chapters on security, international deployments, and on CRM's future directions -- as well as a detailed analysis of 15 leading CRM packages.

  • International Review of Neurobiology: Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine

    Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine, Volume 135 is a valuable book for anyone interested in alternative medicine or the scientific research surrounding ancient herbal medicine. This updated volume in the series includes chapters that delve into timely topics, including the Effects of Lycium Barbarum on the Visual System, the Effect of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Alzheimer's Disease, the Effect and Mechanism of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Parkinson's Disease, the Neurobiology of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Major Depressive Disorder, the Treatment of Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and the Metabolic Factors and Adult Neurogenesis: Impacts of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Brain Repair in Neurological Diseases.

    This series is ideal for Chinese herbal medicine practitioners who are working in a clinical environment, although the clinical applications of Chinese medicinal herbs presented provide useful references and guidance for any clinical practice that specializes in the treatment of various conditions.

  • The Definitive Guide to ARM® Cortex®-M0 and Cortex-M0+ Processors

    The Definitive Guide to the ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0 and Cortex-M0+ Processors, Second Edition explains the architectures underneath ARM's Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors and their programming techniques.

    Written by ARM's Senior Embedded Technology Manager, Joseph Yiu, the book is packed with examples on how to use the features in the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors. It provides detailed information on the instruction set architecture, how to use a number of popular development suites, an overview of the software development flow, and information on how to locate problems in the program code and software porting.

    This new edition includes the differences between the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors such as architectural features (e.g. unprivileged execution level, vector table relocation), new chapters on low power designs and the Memory Protection Unit (MPU), the benefits of the Cortex-M0+ processor, such as the new single cycle I/O interface, higher energy efficiency, better performance and the Micro Trace Buffer (MTB) feature, updated software development tools, updated Real Time Operating System examples using KeilT RTX with CMSIS-RTOS APIs, examples of using various Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ based microcontrollers, and much more.

  • Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals

    Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals is a comprehensive and condensed review of several hundred publications on the evolution of penguin behaviors, particularly signaling, linking genetics and ecology via such behavioral adaptations as nuptial displays. This exciting work has developed from the authors' many years researching on the behavioral strategies of penguins, such as the unique vocal signatures for individual recognition. Studies of penguins on islands surrounding Antarctica are presented, fully showcasing the behavioral significance of visual ornaments (mating displays) and how and why penguins behave via adaptive evolutionary explanations. Through this evolutionary lens, the authors address several questions involving their identification and taxonomy, habitat and location, breeding, and differences between penguins and other seabirds. Each species occupies a unique ecological niche, and behaviors permit separating the species through mutual display. Although model organisms in science are diverse and specialized, we see the entire integration in penguins, from acoustical and optical physics, to behavioral display and speciation. This work highlights the adaptive significance of their behavior through an evolutionary point- of-view.

  • Epigenetics in Human Disease

    Epigenetics in Human Disease, Second Edition examines the diseases and conditions on which we have advanced knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms, such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, aging, metabolic disorders, neurobiological disorders and cardiovascular disease. In addition to detailing the role of epigenetics in the etiology, progression, diagnosis and prognosis of these diseases, novel epigenetic approaches to treatment are also explored. Fully revised and up-to-date, this new edition discusses topics of current interest in epigenetic research, including stem cell epigenetic therapy, bioinformatic analysis of NGS data, and epigenetic mechanisms of imprinting disorders. Further sections explore online epigenetic tools and datasets, early-life programming of epigenetics in age-related diseases, the epigenetics of addiction and suicide, and epigenetic approaches to regulating and preventing diabetes, cardiac disease, allergic disorders, Alzheimer's disease, respiratory diseases, and many other human maladies.

  • Simulations Across Diverse Scales in Petroleum Systems: From Rock Pores to Reservoirs

    Simulations Across Diverse Scales in Petroleum Systems: From Rock Pores to Reservoirs discusses the known limitations and potential solutions for the next generation multiscale simulation tools needed for engineers to make progress toward system-level multiscale approaches in solving oil and gas formation flows. Researchers and engineers working in the oil and gas industries today are looking for more confidence in their numerical simulations to reliably forecast the lifespan of oil and gas entrapped in formations, estimate the cost of production and predict the associated risks involved in safely extracting oil and gas.

    Currently, numerical approaches involve a lot of assumptions and have a large margin of error, and it is not possible to capture all the scales of geometry and physics in one single simulation. This book explains the progression of how to capture each scale of geometry and physics in numerical simulations, classifying oil and gas flow through porous formation into three scales: pore scale to capture microscopic effect when fluid is flowing through the gaps in rocks and fractures, near wellbore scale to capture intermediate range where multiphase flow through the porous zone is used to calculate viscous and inertial effects, and reservoir scale simulations to model miles-long domain using Darcy-type models.

    The book helps oil and gas engineers understand all the tools available to model today's oil and gas applications. It features additional content on uncertainty quantification, coupling and multiscale information to help explain how to further integrate between the scales, as well as the outlook for the next-generation petroleum systems simulator.


    • Helps oil and gas engineers understand all the tools available to model today's oil and gas applications
    • Includes equations, tools and discussion of the progression of each scale simulation, from small pores to large reservoirs
    • Explains how to decrease model uncertainty with data, parameters and boundary conditions
    • Describes how to create robust and efficient numerical simulation methods involving integration on different scales of modeling

  • Green Extraction Techniques: Principles, Advances and Applications

    Green Extraction Techniques: Principles, Advances and Applications, Volume 76, the first work to compile all the multiple green extraction techniques and applications currently available, provides the most recent analytical advances in the main green extraction techniques. This new release includes a variety of comprehensively presented topics, including chapters on Green Analytical Chemistry: The Role of Green Extraction Techniques, Bioactives Obtained From Plants, Seaweeds, Microalgae and Food By-Products Using Pressurized Liquid Extraction and Supercritical Fluid Extraction, Pressurized Hot Water Extraction of Bioactives, and Pressurized Liquid Extraction of Organic Contaminants in Environmental and Food Samples.

    In this ongoing serial, in-depth, emerging green extraction approaches are discussed, together with their miniaturization and combination, showing the newest technologies that have been developed in the last few years for each case and providing a picture of the most innovative applications with further insights into future trends.

    • Compiles all the multiple green extraction techniques currently available, along with their applications
    • Includes the most recent analytical advances in the main green extraction techniques, along with their working principles
    • Covers emerging green extraction approaches, their miniaturization and combination and an insight into future trends

  • History of Risk Assessment in Toxicology

    History of Risk Assessment in Toxicology guides the reader through the historical narrative of the evolution of risk assessment thinking in human and environmental practices. Risk assessment concepts are used in many different professional practice areas. In the health and environmental practices of risk assessment, the critical issue is often what chemical concentration in air, water, food, or a solid substance is acceptable, or considered not to result in any adverse effect.

    The book reviews examples from early scientific and health studies to showcase the foundations of risk assessment. The book also explores the development of risk assessment as practiced by major regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reveal how risk assessment has evolved in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Modern technology has created opportunities in silicon in vitro, computational modeling, omics, and big data techniques to assess the toxicity of chemicals, while traditional approaches to risk assessment are being challenged with new and innovative approaches. Finally, current issues being debated and tested in risk assessment are outlined with possible future avenues suggested.

  • Nonlinear Optics in Semiconductors II: Semiconductors and Semimetals

    Since its inception in 1966, the series of numbered volumes known as Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. The Willardson and Beer Series, as it is widely known, has succeeded in publishing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. Not only did many of these volumes make an impact at the time of their publication, but they continue to be well-cited years after their original release. Recently, Professor Eicke R. Weber of the University of California at Berkeley joined as a co-editor of the series. Professor Weber, a well-known expert in the field of semiconductor materials, will further contribute to continuing the series' tradition of publishing timely, highly relevant, and long-impacting volumes. Some of the recent volumes, such as Hydrogen in Semiconductors, Imperfections in III/V Materials, Epitaxial Microstructures, High-Speed Heterostructure Devices, Oxygen in Silicon, and others promise that this tradition will be maintained and even expanded.
    Reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field that the series covers, the volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in modern industry

  • A Primer in Financial Data Management

    A Primer in Financial Data Management describes concepts and methods, considering financial data management, not as a technological challenge, but as a key asset that underpins effective business management. This broad survey of data management in financial services discusses the data and process needs from the business user, client and regulatory perspectives. Its non-technical descriptions and insights can be used by readers with diverse interests across the financial services industry. The need has never been greater for skills, systems, and methodologies to manage information in financial markets. The volume of data, the diversity of sources, and the power of the tools to process it massively increased. Demands from business, customers, and regulators on transparency, safety, and above all, timely availability of high quality information for decision-making and reporting have grown in tandem, making this book a must read for those working in, or interested in, financial management.

  • Keys to Success Reader

    • Freshman Orientation/Student Success, Student Seminars, "University 101."
    • The reader is based upon several areas impacting new students - student success general areas, success in specific disciplines, and topics for new students who are career changers. Chapters are written by graduating seniors, business professionals, student affairs professionals and faculty.

  • Side Reactions in Peptide Synthesis

    Side Reactions in Peptide Synthesis, based on the author's academic and industrial experience, and backed by a thorough review of the current literature, provides analysis of, and proposes solutions to, the most frequently encountered side reactions during peptide and peptidomimetic synthesis.

    This valuable handbook is ideal for research and process chemists working with peptide synthesis in diverse settings across academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical research and development.

    While peptide chemistry is increasingly prevalent, common side reactions and their causes are often poorly understood or anticipated, causing unnecessary waste of materials and delay.

    Each chapter discusses common side reactions through detailed chemical equations, proposed mechanisms (if any), theoretical background, and finally, a variety of possible solutions to avoid or alleviate the specified side reaction.

  • Web Application Firewalls: A Practical Approach

    In "Web Application Firewalls: A Practical Approach," John Stauffacher shares his expertise and the methods he has used for optimizing Web application firewalls throughout his career. This book focuses on a general methodology and then delves into vendor specifics for firewalls such as F5 ASM, Imperva, and the open source tool ModSecurity. "Web Application Firewalls "provides you with everything you need to understand and properly deploy a Web application firewall (WAF). You'll learn basic methodology and concepts, including the fundamentals of authentication, flows, URLs, cookies, assets, signatures, DDOS mitigation, and Web services inspection. Then, you'll learn about the WAF Lifecycle methodology, including onboarding the application, policy creation, testing, deployment, and verification. The book also offers hands-on product-specific tutorials on popular WAFs. You'll have everything you need to optimize your Web application firewall against any security threat.
    Presents the only comprehensive overview of Web application firewall methodology, from one of the industry's leading experts on WAFGives you everything you need to configure, deploy, and optimize your Web application firewallProvides product-specific coverage of all the most popular WAFs, including F5, ModSecurity, and Imperva

  • Exploring Microsoft Excel 2000 Special VBA Edition

    For any course teaching application software using Microsoft Office 2000 applications. This book will appeal to students in a variety of disciplines including liberal arts, business, and the sciences.

    All books in this series offer consistent presentation-common design, pedagogy, and writing style. Concepts as well as key-strokes are stressed. Hands-on exercises in every lesson provide just the right amount of practice time. This best-selling author team's hands-on approach and conceptual framework helps students master important concepts, as well as the features of the powerful new Office 2000 applications.

  • Organosilicon Compounds: Experiment (Physico-Chemical Studies) and Applications

    Organosilicon Compounds: Experiment (Physico-Chemical Studies) and Applications, volume 2, also contains two parts. In its first part, Experiment (Physico-Chemical Studies), the application of modern instrumental tools (such as X-ray crystallography, 29Si NMR spectroscopy, UV-Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and other methods) for assessing the structures of organosilicon compounds is described. The second part, Applications, reviews the current research in the field of material science, specifically the use of organosilicon compounds in synthetic chemistry directed towards the creation of new materials.

    Organosilicon Compounds: From Theory to Synthesis to Applications provides a comprehensive overview of this important area of organic and organometallic chemistry, dealing with compounds containing carbon-silicon bonds. This field, which includes compounds that are widely encountered in commercial products such as in the fabrication of sealants, adhesives, and coatings, has seen many milestone discoveries reported during the last two decades. Beginning with the theoretical aspects of organosilicon compounds' structure and bonding, the book then explores their synthetic aspects, including main group element organosilicon compounds, transition metal complexes, silicon cages and clusters, low-coordinate organosilicon derivatives (cations, radicals, anions, multiple bonds to silicon, silaaromatics), and more. Next, readers will find valuable sections that explore physical and chemical properties of organosilicon compounds by means of X-ray crystallography, 29Si NMR spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, and other methods. Finally, the work delves into applications for industrial uses and in many related fields, such as polymers, material science, nanotechnology, bioorganics, and medicinal silicon chemistry.

  • OrCAD PSpice for Windows Volume II: Devices, Circuits, and Operational Amplifiers

    For freshman-level courses in DC/AC Principles, and sophomore-level courses in Devices and Circuits, Operational Amplifiers, and Digital, Analog, and Filter Design.

    This text takes students from a simple DC circuit with its customary current and voltage measurements, through a damped resonant circuit requiring rise time characteristics, to a complex digital circuit that demands sophisticated timing and frequency measurements. It continues simulation studies with more advanced topics such as operational amplifiers, digital, and filter design. "Comfortable" yet challenging, multi-level activities, examples, and exercises show students how to use the program to draw circuits directly on the screen, analyze the circuit in seconds using PSpice, and display the results using sophisticated techniques that go far beyond those possible with conventional instruments.

  • Fenner's Veterinary Virology

    Fenner's Veterinary Virology, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive reference of global importance that features coverage on viral agents, viral diseases of animals, and newly emerging viral zoonotic diseases. It is an excellent first port of call for researchers and students alike, presenting the fundamental principles of virology, virus structure, genome replication, and viral diseases, while also focusing on the topics' clinical aspects.

    Organized on a taxonomic basis, readers can quickly understand how the virus (or the viral diseases) fits into the bigger picture of the virus genus and family. The basic information about each virus, such as disease, transmission, control, and treatment are useful for veterinary students and clinicians for their practices in disease management and prevention.

  • Space Groups for Solid State Scientists

    This comprehensively revised - essentially rewritten - new edition of the 1990 edition (described as "extremely useful" by MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS and as "understandable and comprehensive" by Scitech) guides readers through the dense array of mathematical information in the International Tables Volume A. Thus, most scientists seeking to understand a crystal structure publication can do this from this book without necessarily having to consult the International Tables themselves. This remains the only book aimed at non-crystallographers devoted to teaching them about crystallographic space groups.

  • A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 for Scientists and Engineers

    Completely updated guide for students, scientists and engineers who want to use Microsoft Excel 2013 to its full potential. Electronic spreadsheet analysis has become part of the everyday work of researchers in all areas of engineering and science. Microsoft Excel, as the industry standard spreadsheet, has a range of scientific functions that can be utilized for the modeling, analysis and presentation of quantitative data. This text provides a straightforward guide to using these functions of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from basic principles through to more complicated areas such as formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation solving, integration, macros, statistical functions, and presenting quantitative data.

  • Logistics: United States Edition

    For junior/senior-level courses in Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

    Concise and well written, this introductory text integrates logistics into a supply chain management context. Current events, along with new theory and practice, compliment material on the basics in warehousing, transportation, inventory, and packaging and material handling. Unique coverage includes service response logistics, logistics accounting, and reverse logistics.

  • Modern Electronic Communication

    For courses in Electronic Communications and Communication Systems.

    Now in its seventh edition, Modern Electronic Communication thoroughly examines the key concepts in electronic communications. Each chapter includes a section introducing a key communications concept using Electronic Workbench Multisim. Key terms are provided in the margins which highlight important concepts.

  • The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network

    The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network, Second Edition presents an illustrated explanation on how TCP/IP works, using consistent examples from a working network configuration that includes servers, routers and workstations. Diagnostic traces allow the reader to follow the discussion with unprecedented clarity and precision. True to its title, there are 330+ diagrams and screenshots, as well as topology diagrams and a unique repeating chapter opening diagram. Illustrations are also used as end-of-chapter questions. Based on examples of a complete and modern network, all the material comes from real objects connected and running on the network.

    The book emphasizes the similarities across all networks, since all share similar components, from the smallest LAN to the global internet. Layered protocols are the rule, and all hosts attached to the Internet run certain core protocols to enable their applications to function properly.

    This second edition includes updates throughout, along with four completely new chapters that introduce developments that have occurred since the publication of the first edition, including optical networking, cloud concepts and VXLAN.

  • Human Development in Multicultural Contexts: A Book of Readings

    For courses in Life-Span Developmental Psychology, Human Development and Multicultural Education in departments of Psychology and Education.

    This is the first text/reader of its kind to focus on the issues of life span development from a multicultural perspective. This reader explores the impact of cultural influences on development within each of the life stages and dimensions of development. The text utilizes a non-Eurocentric approach. It introduces students to several theories, research studies and applications and examines traditional research and modifications as a result of diverse cultural approaches. Human Development in Multicultural Contexts offers an important and significant alternative to other human development texts that omit cultural variables. It helps to provide a balance to other courses with respect to resources, fresh perspectives, and techniques.

  • Java For Students 1.2

    Previous programming experience is not assumed. Aware that many students need a careful introduction to programming throughout the text, programs that use graphical images are emphasised to clearly demonstrate all the important programming principles. The authors use a spiral approach to programming concepts; introducing concepts simply early on, then in a more sophisticated way later, (i.e. objects are integrated through five chapters). Java for Students 1.2 emphasises the use of applets but also shows how to program free-standing applications. The authors have been careful to put together a text that covers the powerful features of Java and presents the language to students as both a fun and useful tool.

  • Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies

    Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies explores a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, their constituents and metabolites. This book also provides an in-depth look at natural sources from which medicines are derived, their pharmacological and chemical properties, safety aspects, and how they interact with humans.

    The book is vital for future research planning, helping readers understand the makeup, function, and metabolites of plants in a way where the history of their usage can be linked to current drug development research, including in vitro, in vivo, and clinical research data.

    By focusing on basic principles, current research, and global trends, this book provides a critical resource for students and researchers in the areas of pharmacognosy, pharmacy, botany, medicine, biotechnology, biochemistry, and chemistry.

  • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering with Economics, Probability, and Statistics

    For one/two-semester, undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Systems Engineering in departments of Civil Engineering, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction Management.

    Based on the reality that today's engineers need a broad range of decision-making skills, this unique text draws together-into a single comprehensive volume-all the fundamental principles of systems analysis (both hard and soft systems), economics (particularly microeconomics), probability, and statistics that engineering students need to develop a rich, multifaceted perspective from which to tackle-and solve-complex engineering problems. The emphasis throughout is on presenting the fundamental concepts and their practical engineering applications, unobscured by complicated mathematics. Coverage is broad-based and applicable for students in practically all branches of engineering, not just civil engineering.

  • Entrepreneurial Financial Management

    For undergraduate/graduate courses in Entrepreneurial Finance; and other Entrepreneurship courses, such as Entrepreneurship Capstone courses, Business Planning, Small Business Finance, Venture Capital, and Financial Planning for the Entrepreneur.

    The first book on the market to approach this topic from an integrated, comprehensive perspective, Entrepreneurial Financial Management offers an applied, realistic view of finance for today's entrepreneurs. It provides an integrated set of concepts and applications that draw from entrepreneurship, finance, and accounting, and will prepare students for the world they will most likely face as they start their new businesses. Attention is paid to venture capital and public offerings, but these are put in their proper perspective. Based on practical experience and informed by theory, this text will prove useful for accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship instructors.

  • Analog Circuit Design Volume Three: Design Note Collection

    Design Note Collection, the third book in the Analog Circuit Design series, is a comprehensive volume of applied circuit design solutions, providing elegant and practical design techniques. Design Notes in this volume are focused circuit explanations, easily applied in your own designs. This book includes an extensive power management section, covering switching regulator design, linear regulator design, microprocessor power design, battery management, powering LED lighting, automotive and industrial power design. Other sections span a range of analog design topics, including data conversion, data acquisition, communications interface design, operational amplifier design techniques, filter design, and wireless, RF, communications and network design. Whatever your application -industrial, medical, security, embedded systems, instrumentation, automotive, communications infrastructure, satellite and radar, computers or networking; this book will provide practical design techniques, developed by experts for tackling the challenges of power management, data conversion, signal conditioning and wireless/RF analog circuit design.



    • A rich collection of applied analog circuit design solutions for use in your own designs.
    • Each Design Note is presented in a concise, two-page format, making it easy to read and assimilate.
    • Contributions from the leading lights in analog design, including Bob Dobkin, Jim Williams, George Erdi and Carl Nelson, among others.
    • Extensive sections covering power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, and wireless/RF.

  • Structuring Techniques: An Introduction Using C++

    This text serves as both 1) an introduction to Introductory Computer Science using the C++ language, and 2) an introduction to the C++ programming language and object-oriented programming for those without any prior programming experience. The text is compatible with C++ compilers.

  • Biomarkers in Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination

    Biomarkers of Inborn Errors in Metabolism: Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination is structured around the new reality that laboratory testing and biomarkers are an integral part in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited metabolic diseases. The book covers currently used biomarkers as well as markers that are in development. Because biomarkers used in the initial diagnosis of disease may be different than the follow-up markers, the book also covers biomarkers used in both the prognosis and treatment of inherited metabolic disorders.

    With the introduction of expanded new-born screening for inborn metabolic diseases, an increasing numbers of laboratories are involved in follow-up confirmatory testing. The book provides guidance on laboratory test selection and interpreting results in patients with suspected inherited metabolic diseases. The book provides comprehensive guidance on patient diagnosis and follow-up through its illustrative material on metabolic pathways, genetics and pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of inherited metabolic diseases, along with essential information on clinical presentation.

    Each chapter is organized with a uniform, easy-to-follow format: a brief description of the disorder and pathway; a description of treatment; biomarkers for diagnosis; biomarkers followed for treatment efficacy; biomarkers followed for disease progression; confounding conditions that can either: affect biomarker expression or mimic IEMs; other biomarkers: less established, future.

  • Networking with Windows 2000

    For courses in Networking.

    This easy-to-understand text provides students with the fundamental concepts of networking--starting from basic hardware components that affect server performance and reliability, to building a simple LAN by connecting the PCs with wiring and topology. The text introduces Windows 2000 and focuses on today's basic features of a network server including DNS and DHCP services, directory services, disk and file management and print management.

  • Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach

    Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes.

    Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling.

  • Flow and Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems: Basic Equations for Describing and Modeling Geothermal Phenomena and Technologies

    Flow and Heat Transfer in Geothermal Systems: Basic Equations for Description and Modeling Geothermal Phenomena and Technologies is the ideal reference for research in geothermal systems and alternative energy sources. Written for a wide variety of users, including geologists, geophysicists, hydro-geologists, and engineers, it offers a practical framework for the application of heat and flow transport theory. Authored by two of the world's foremost geothermal systems experts, whose combined careers span more than 50 years, this text is a one-stop resource for geothermal system theory and application. It will help geoscientists and engineers navigate the wealth of new research that has emerged on the topic in recent years.

  • Managing Distributed Applications: Troubleshooting in a Heterogeneous Environment

    This is a Distributed Applications trouble shooting book. The methodology will be outlined in the introduction and then the author will go into detail how each application operates, detailing its dependences and then the author will go into detail how each application operates, detailing its dependences and then identify the result of various parts of this process, how they manifest themselves and the outcome of such a failure.

  • Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery

    Depend on Hinman's for up-to-date, authoritative guidance covering the entire scope of urologic surgery. Regarded as the most authoritative surgical atlas in the field, Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery, 4th Edition, by Drs. Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Stuart S. Howards, Glenn M. Preminger, and Roger R. Dmochowski, provides highly illustrated, step-by-step guidance on minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, new surgical systems and equipment, and laparoscopic and robotic techniques. New chapters keep you up to date, and all-new commentaries provide additional insight from expert surgeons.

  • Just Java 2

    Programmers can cut right to the chase and learn Java 1.2 fast with this fully-revised and updated edition of Just Java. This new edition includes practical introductions to the important new features added to Java 1.2, especially the graphical 'Swing' components.

  • Core CSS

    Core CSS: Cascading Style Sheets is the definitive guide to style sheets, which provide a new level of flexibility for Web developers. Cascading Styles Sheets provide both casual Web authors and professional Web developers with the tools necessary to precisely control such things as the size and appearance of fonts, positioning elements at exact locations on a page-even how a page should be printed or "sound" when played through a compatible browser. This new edition of the book incorporates the latest browser-specific extensions to CSS, as well as the CSS3 specification, providing the most up-to-date information on CSS currently available. Core CSS delivers practical techniques for integrating CSS into Web site development and expert insight into choosing the best style sheet code. Like all Core series books it features hundreds of professional-level code examples.

  • Atlas of Histology of the Juvenile Rat

    Atlas of Histology of the Juvenile Rat should be of interest to toxicologic pathologists, toxicologists, and other biological scientists who are interested in the histomorphology of juvenile rats. For several decades the laboratory rat has been used extensively in nonclinical toxicology studies designed to detect potential human toxicity of drugs, agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, and environmental hazards. These studies traditionally have involved young adult rats that are 8-10 weeks of age as studies are started. It is becoming increasingly apparent that children and young animals may have different responses to drug/chemical exposures, therefore, regulatory agencies are emphasizing toxicology studies in juvenile animals.

    While the histologic features of organs from young adult and aged laboratory rats are well known, less is known about the histologic features of organs from juvenile rats. Final histologic maturity of many organs is achieved postnatally, thus immature histologic features must be distinguished from chemical- or drug-related effects. While this postnatal organ development is known to exist as a general concept, detailed information regarding postnatal histologic development is not readily available. The Atlas includes organs that are typically sampled in nonclinical toxicology studies and presents the histologic features at weekly intervals, starting at birth and extending through postnatal day 42.

  • Introduction to MFC Programming with Visual C++

    Most MFC introductory guides show you how to generate code with Microsoft's AppWizard and then modify it -- but give you little understanding of how to program in MFC. This book is different: it starts with the MFC fundamentals you need to really know what you're doing -- and also takes you much further than most competitive books. By the time you're introduced to the AppWizard, you'll have the knowledge to take full advantage of it! Start by understanding the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, the essential concepts underlying MFC, the structure of MFC programs, and the Document/View architecture. Master not only MFC's common interface controls, but also more advanced concepts, including building ActiveX controls and database access. Introduction to MFC Programming contains dozens of diagrams and programs -- from snippets to sizable programs designed to demonstrate key software engineering and database access techniques.

  • Encyclopedia of Analytical Science - 10 volumes

    As with the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, Second Edition is designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive publication covering all facets of the science and practice of analysis. The new work has been extensively revised in terms of the titles and content of the first edition, and includes comprehensive coverage of techniques used for the determination of specific elements, compounds and groups of compounds, in physical or biological matrices. It addresses applications of chemical analysis in all areas, ranging from such topics as medicine to environmental science, and geology to food science. Important characterisation techniques, such as microscopy and surface analysis are also included. The complete work consists of around 610 articles, each consisting of about 4000 words, figures and summary tables. These articles are combined to form larger entries providing comprehensive coverage of important topics and assisting the reader in locating material of interest. The entries are arranged in an A to Z format providing a final publication of about two and a half million words in ten volumes. The articles are structured to allow easy access to information on specific analytes, instrumental techniques and sample matrices. There is extensive cross-referencing throughout the Encyclopedia and a detailed index. Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.

  • Increasing Intelligence

    The finding that working memory training can increase fluid intelligence triggered a great number of cognitive training studies, the results of which have been fiercely debated among experts. The finding also prompted a surge of commercial versions of these working memory training programs. Increasing Intelligence overviews contemporary approaches and techniques designed to increase general cognitive ability in healthy individuals. The book covers behavioral training and different electrical stimulation methods such as TMS, tDCS, tACS, and tRNS, along with alternative approaches ranging from neurofeedback to cognitive-enhancing drugs. It describes crucial brain features that underlie intelligent behavior and discusses theoretical and technical shortcomings of the reported studies, then goes on to suggest avenues for future research and inquiry.

  • Physically Based Rendering: From Theory To Implementation

    Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation, Third Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system and its practical implementation. Through a method known as 'literate programming', the authors combine human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education. Through the ideas and software in this book, users will learn to design and employ a fully-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery. This completely updated and revised edition includes new coverage on ray-tracing hair and curves primitives, numerical precision issues with ray tracing, LBVHs, realistic camera models, the measurement equation, and much more. It is a must-have, full color resource on physically-based rendering. * Presents up-to-date revisions of the seminal reference on rendering, including new sections on bidirectional path tracing, numerical robustness issues in ray tracing, realistic camera models, and subsurface scattering* Provides the source code for a complete rendering system allowing readers to get up and running fast* Includes a unique indexing feature, literate programming, that lists the locations of each function, variable, and method on the page where they are first described* Serves as an essential resource on physically-based rendering

  • Essential JavaScript for Web Professionals

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  • Lipid Oxidation: Challenges in Food Systems

    Lipid oxidation in food systems is one of the most important factors which affect food quality, nutrition, safety, color and consumers' acceptance. The control of lipid oxidation remains an ongoing challenge as most foods constitute very complex matrices. Lipids are mostly incorporated as emulsions, and chemical reactions occur at various interfaces throughout the food matrix. Recently, incorporation of healthy lipids into food systems to deliver the desired nutrients is becoming more popular in the food industry. Many food ingredients contain a vast array of components, many of them unknown or constituting diverse or undefined molecular structures making the need in the food industry to develop effective approaches to mitigate lipid oxidation in food systems. This book provides recent perspectives aimed at a better understanding of lipid oxidation mechanisms and strategies to improve the oxidative stability of food systems.

  • Unix by Experimentation

    For undergraduate courses in UNIX Programming and Operating Systems/CIS.

    A succinct and refreshingly proactive text and lab manual, this "learn-by-doing" guide gives students solid, practical experience in UNIX with stimulating, to-the-point discussions and intensive hands-on study. Helping them progress in a seemingly effortless, step-by-step format, the book offers practical sample sessions, interactive experiments, and continuously running examples in each unit. It also encourages students to practice and hone their command execution skills on a continual basis with fully prepared homework and laboratory assignments.

  • Alcohol and Human Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice

    Surveys the critical issues discussed in the field, pointing out how each issue has been approached from several theoretical perspectives.

  • EKG Plain and Simple: From Rhythm Strips to 12-Leads

    For courses covering EKG.

    • Using a conversational tone, this all-inclusive guide to electrocardiography discusses basic to advanced topics such as rhythm strip analysis, 12-lead EKG interpretation, recognition of a heart attack in progress, and the constantly evolving treatment of arrhythmia. Its comprehen-
    • sive treatment and hundreds of sample strips emphasize not only the need for practice to perfect skills, but explanations to understand answers--and what makes each one of them correct.

  • MATLAB Programming for Biomedical Engineers and Scientists

    MATLAB Programming for Biomedical Engineers and Scientists provides an easy-to-learn introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming in MATLAB. This book explains the principles of good programming practice, while demonstrating how to write efficient and robust code that analyzes and visualizes biomedical data. Aimed at the biomedical engineer, biomedical scientist, and medical researcher with little or no computer programming experience, it is an excellent resource for learning the principles and practice of computer programming using MATLAB. This book enables the reader to: Analyze problems and apply structured design methods to produce elegant, efficient and well-structured program designs Implement a structured program design in MATLAB, making good use of incremental development approaches Write code that makes good use of MATLAB programming features, including control structures, functions and advanced data types Write MATLAB code to read in medical data from files and write data to files Write MATLAB code that is efficient and robust to errors in input data Write MATLAB code to analyze and visualize medical data, including imaging data

  • CISSP Study Guide

    CISSP Study Guide, Third Edition provides readers with information on the CISSP certification, the most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor-neutral exam for information security professionals.

    With over 100,000 professionals certified worldwide, and many more joining their ranks, this new third edition presents everything a reader needs to know on the newest version of the exam's Common Body of Knowledge.

    The eight domains are covered completely and as concisely as possible, allowing users to ace the exam. Each domain has its own chapter that includes a specially-designed pedagogy to help users pass the exam, including clearly-stated exam objectives, unique terms and definitions, exam warnings, "learning by example" modules, hands-on exercises, and chapter ending questions.

  • Technical Communication in the Age of the Internet

    For courses in Technical Writing, Writing for Technicians, Technical Communication, or Business Writing.

    Focusing on what to do, rather than on the theory of why it should be done, this practical, user-friendly guide explores common on-the-job writing/communication requirements. Comprehensive and current, it uses a learn-by-doing approach to cover writing and oral communication, along with current electronic communication opportunities.

  • OpenView Network Node Manager: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Solution

    HP's OpenView Network Node Manager (NNM) offers the industry's most powerful platform for enterprise-wide IP network management based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) standards. Now, one of HP's leading NNM consultants has written the definitive, best-practices guide to implementing and managing OpenView NNM. OpenView Network Node Manager covers planning, configuration, deployment, administration, staffing, performance, firewalls, troubleshooting, and more -- including a full section of case studies taken from the author's extensive experience implementing NNM in large enterprises. Start by walking through an enterprise-class NNM deployment plan, in detail: requirements, operations agreements, hardware selection, piloting, training, management domains, and more. Plan a reliable, accurate, consistent, and manageable Domain Name Service; define your management domain; autodiscover your network, and refine your results to fully reflect your topology. Master best-practices strategies for working with network maps, managing special features of network devices, and organizing network management across multiple collection stations. Coverage also includes configuration, event, and performance management; firewall environments; routine maintenance; troubleshooting; and cross-platform issues.

  • Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a commercially attractive phase of the commodity that facilitates the efficient handling and transportation of natural gas around the world. The LNG industry, using technologies proven over decades of development, continues to expand its markets, diversify its supply chains and increase its share of the global natural gas trade. The Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas is a timely book as the industry is currently developing new large sources of supply and the technologies have evolved in recent years to enable offshore infrastructure to develop and handle resources in more remote and harsher environments. It is the only book of its kind, covering the many aspects of the LNG supply chain from liquefaction to regasification by addressing the LNG industries' fundamentals and markets, as well as detailed engineering and design principles. A unique, well-documented, and forward-thinking work, this reference book provides an ideal platform for scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in the LNG industry to gain a better understanding of the key basic and advanced topics relevant to LNG projects in operation and/or in planning and development.

  • Cosmetic Science and Technology: Theoretical Principles and Applications

    Cosmetic Science and Technology: Theoretical Principles and Applications covers the fundamental aspects of cosmetic science that are necessary to understand material development, formulation, and the dermatological effects that result from the use of these products. The book fulfills this role by offering a comprehensive view of cosmetic science and technology, including environmental and dermatological concerns.

    As the cosmetics field quickly applies cutting-edge research to high value commercial products that have a large impact in our lives and on the world's economy, this book is an indispensable source of information that is ideal for experienced researchers and scientists, as well as non-scientists who want to learn more about this topic on an introductory level.

    • Covers the science, preparation, function, and interaction of cosmetic products with skin
    • Addresses safety and environmental concerns related to cosmetics and their use
    • Provides a graphical summary with short introductory explanation for each topic
    • Relates product type performance to its main components
    • Describes manufacturing methods of oral care cosmetics and body cosmetics in a systematic manner

  • Handbook of Asian Finance - SET

    Asia's miraculous recovery from the 1997 crisis ushered in unexpected transformations to its economies and financial sectors. The reasons many Asian countries are growing above 6%, with double-digit growth for a year or two in-between, are investigated by this extensive research collection. The Handbooks of Asian Finance analyze the forces behind these growth rates. Insights into banking, fund performance, and the effects of trading technologies for practitioners to tax evasion, market manipulation, and corporate governance issues are all here, presented by expert scholars. From real estate prices and the effects of trading technologies for practitioners to tax evasion, market manipulation, and corporate governance issues, expert scholars critically examine the ways that the region is performing. Offering broader and deeper coverage than other handbooks, the Handbooks of Asian Finance explain what is going on in Asia today.

  • Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

    Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them.

    Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health.

  • Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry

    Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry, Second Edition, provides the most in-depth guide to forensic investigations involving Windows Registry. This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on forensic investigations. Tools and techniques for post mortem analysis are discussed at length to take users beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry. This second edition continues a ground-up approach to understanding so that the treasure trove of the Registry can be mined on a regular and continuing basis.

  • Pipeline Integrity: Management and Risk Evaluation

    Pipeline engineers, operators, and plant managers are responsible for the safety of pipelines, facilities, and staying on top of regulatory compliance and maintenance. However, they frequently need reference materials to support their decision, and many new pipeline engineers and plant managers are responsible for major repairs and decisions yet do not have the proper reference to set a holistic integrity plan in place. Pipeline Integrity, 2nd Edition delivers necessary pipeline inspection methods, identification of hazard mechanisms, risk and consequence evaluations, and repair strategies. Covering relevant standards and processes for risk, assessment, and integrity management, this go-to reference provides the principles that guide these concepts enhanced with more critical regulatory information and easier organization betwen liquid and gas pipelines. More detailed information is provided on asset reliability, including risk-based inspection and other inspection prioritizing tools such as value-driven maintenance and evidence-based asset management. Pipeline Integrity, 2nd Edition continues to provide engineers and plants managers a vital resource for keeping their pipelines and facilities safe and efficient.

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives. This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles. The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage indicating how to address medical problems while treating for mental illness, wellness and recovery, evidence based practices, and directions for future research. Retaining the easy to read, engaging style, each chapter includes key terms with definitions, case studies, profiles of leaders in the field, special issues relating to treatment and ethics, and class exercises. Providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field, the book is suitable as an undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for practitioners and academic researchers. Special Features: Provides new coverage on comorbid medical disorders, evidence based practices, wellness and recovery, and direction for future research Identifies controversial issues relating to treatment and ethics Supplies case study examples to illustrate chapter points Highlights key terms with definitions and key topics Offers focus questions and class exercises as a teaching tool

  • Hormones, Brain, and Behavior

    Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Third Edition offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. Entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for students and researchers in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as biology, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology.

    This third edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. Continuing the emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practical applications, the book includes articles aligned in five main subject sections, with new chapters included on genetic and genomic techniques and clinical investigations.

    This reference provides unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics. The topics cover an unusual breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields.

  • Subsea Valves Handbook

    Subsea Valves Handbook helps engineers and managers understand the types of valves that are specific to various subsea applications, including their critical functions and a focus on cavitation and flushing effects that is essential for today's deepwater and high temperature wells. Operating offshore valves has its own set of challenges, including harsher environments, more remote locations, and higher maintenance costs. This book delivers knowledge on lifetime estimations and design extension considerations, validation/verification testing during installation, integration obstacles, and safety and reliability monitoring points. Industry standards and the data behind their specifications are listed for easy reference, as well as basic definitions and abbreviations. Users will find a reference that successfully bridges the knowledge gap for any engineer and manager working specifically in subsea oil and gas.

  • Case Studies in Dental Hygiene

    A text for all levels and all courses in the dental hygiene curriculum. Also a review aid for the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination.

    Unique in content and approach, this text is devoted entirely to case situations that provide opportunities for problem-based learning in multiple dental hygiene sciences at any point along the learning continuum-from beginning to advanced. The text's 10 diverse case-based learning scenarios help students learn to apply basic knowledge to client care, develop critical thinking skills, and link their classroom learning to real-world experiences they may encounter in clinical practice. Case study work will also prepare them for success on national, regional and state examinations which have a client care focus. Each chapter contains one complete case scenario with accompanying questions categorized both by difficulty (basic or complex) and by dental hygiene discipline-making it a complete module that may be introduced or revisited in any order and at any time during the curriculum.

  • Introduction to MathCAD 2000

    For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

    ESource--Prentice Hall's Engineering Source--provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly! Using the ESource online BookBuild system at www.prenhall.com/esource, they can view and select book chapters, change the sequence, instantly calculate the book's net (bookstore) price, request a free examination copy, and generate an ISBN for placing a bookstore order. They can also add your own course notes, syllabi, reference charts, or other favorite materials, including material from third-party publishers. ESource Access Card: 0-13-090400-7. Include this ISBN when setting up an ESource Bundle.

  • Systems Evolutionary Biology: Biological Network Evolution Theory, Stochastic Evolutionary Game Strategies, and Applications to Systems Synthetic Biology

    Systems Evolutionary Biology: Biological Network Evolution Theory, Stochastic Evolutionary Game Strategies, and Applications to Systems Synthetic Biology discusses the evolutionary game theory and strategies of nonlinear stochastic biological networks under random genetic variations and environmental disturbances and their application to systematic synthetic biology design. The book provides more realistic stochastic biological system models to mimic the real biological systems in evolutionary process and then introduces network evolvability, stochastic evolutionary game theory and strategy based on nonlinear stochastic networks in evolution. Readers will find remarkable, revolutionary information on genetic evolutionary biology that be applied to economics, engineering and bioscience.

  • Advances in Molecular Toxicology

    Advances in Molecular Toxicology, Volume 11, features the latest advances in the subspecialties of the broad area of molecular toxicology. This series details the study of the molecular basis of toxicology by which a vast array of agents encountered in the human environment, and produced by the human body, manifest themselves as toxins. The book is not strictly limited to documenting these examples, but also covers the complex web of chemical and biological events that give rise to toxin-induced symptoms and disease. The new technologies that are being harnessed to analyze and understand these events are also reviewed by leading experts in the field.

  • The Handbook of Digital Publishing, Volume I

    This is the first volume of the DEFINITIVE guide tothe rapidly changing and growing area of digital publishing, including print, protable digital documents, CD-ROM, multimedia, Web publishing, and some technologies yet to be released. Michael Kleper is the world's foremost authority on this subject, and this is the world's foremost book on it as well.

  • Embedded Systems: ARM Programming and Optimization

    Embedded Systems: ARM Programming and Optimization combines an exploration of the ARM architecture with an examination of the facilities offered by the Linux operating system to explain how various features of program design can influence processor performance. It demonstrates methods by which a programmer can optimize program code in a way that does not impact its behavior but improves its performance. Several applications, including image transformations, fractal generation, image convolution, and computer vision tasks, are used to describe and demonstrate these methods. From this, the reader will gain insight into computer architecture and application design, as well as gain practical knowledge in the area of embedded software design for modern embedded systems.

  • Formal Verification: An Essential Toolkit for Modern VLSI Design

    Formal Verification: An Essential Toolkit for Modern VLSI Design presents practical approaches for design and validation, with hands-on advice to help working engineers integrate these techniques into their work. Formal Verification (FV) enables a designer to directly analyze and mathematically explore the quality or other aspects of a Register Transfer Level (RTL) design without using simulations. This can reduce time spent validating designs and more quickly reach a final design for manufacturing. Building on a basic knowledge of SystemVerilog, this book demystifies FV and presents the practical applications that are bringing it into mainstream design and validation processes at Intel and other companies. After reading this book, readers will be prepared to introduce FV in their organization and effectively deploy FV techniques to increase design and validation productivity.

  • How to Write a Lab Report

    This text provides users with information on creating an effective lab report. It includes information on the writing process, the inclusion of graphics and the structure of a good lab report. A disk of sample lab reports includes files that can be edited and used by the students to practice their lab report writing skills. A great value-pack item to accompany any text in a course where there is a lab component.

  • Access: Fundamentals of Literacy and Communication

    Access: Fundamentals of Literacy and Communication, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is for students with limited literacy skills. Features * Offers comprehensive, all-skills literacy instruction through pre-skill sections and basic reading, wiriting, listening, and speaking practice. * Readiness skills include left-to-right and top-to-bottom progressions, and identifying sizes, shapes, directionality, signs, block letters, and lowercase letters. * A Teacher's Guide and Audio Program are also available.

  • Multiscreen UX Design: Developing for a Multitude of Devices

    People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it's a requirement. In this environment, user experience needs to cater to multiple devices.

    This book provides a holistic approach that will help UX professionals to offer a hands-on guide for UX design across multiple screens. It presents an opportunity to learn how to cater designs for customers. Readers will find patterns, strategies, examples and case studies, methodologies, and insights to help inspire them to develop a viable strategy for their own digital products and services. UX professionals will walk through important elements of multiscreen UX:

    • Investigating the devices and their capabilities
    • Understanding the users and their capabilities
    • Considering the context in which users use these devices
    • Navigating next generation information experiences and the future of content management
    • Designing content and UI architecture for multiscreen projects

  • At Work in the Electronic Office

    This is a treatment of what it is like to work in an electronic office, the types of machinery that can be expected and the ways in which they work and contribute to business efficiency.

  • Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato

    Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods.

    The basis of good crop management decisions is a better understanding of the crop ecosystem, including the pests, their natural enemies, and the crop itself. This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. It includes information that places tomatoes in terms of global food production and food security, with each pest chapter including the predators and parasitoids that have specifically been found to have the greatest impact on reducing that particular pest.

    In-depth coverage of the development of resistance in tomato plants and the biotic and abiotic elicitors of resistance and detailed information about the sustainable management of tomato pests is also presented.

  • Hedge Fund Governance: Evaluating Oversight, Independence, and Conflicts

    Hedge Fund Governance: Evaluating Oversight, Independence and Conflicts summarizes the fundamental elements of hedge fund governance and principal perspectives on governance arguments. An authoritative reference on governance, it describes the tools needed for developing a flexible, comprehensive hedge fund governance analysis framework. Case studies and interviews with professional fund directors shine a bright light of pragmatism on this framework. The author's global analysis of more than 5,000 hedge fund governance structures enables him to draw realistic conclusions about best practices. He also explores the value consequences of good vs. bad governance, estimating the actual dollar losses that can result from bad governance, as well as the operational and investment performance benefits of certain governance practices.

  • Impacts and Insights of the Gorkha Earthquake

    Impacts and Insights of Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal offers a practical perspective on disaster risk management using lessons learned and considerations from the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, which was the worst disaster to hit Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. Using a holistic approach to examine seismicity, risk perception and intervention, the book serves as a detailed case study to improve disaster resilience globally, including social, technical, governmental and institutional risk perception, as well as scientific understanding of earthquake disasters. Covering the details of the Gorkha earthquake, including damage mapping and recovery tactics, the book offers valuable insights into ways forward for seismologists, earthquake researchers and engineers and policy-makers.

  • Saliva Protection and Transmissible Diseases

    Saliva Protection and Transmissible Diseases provides a review of saliva protection, raising debate on micro-organisms potentially transmissible in saliva, and also considering the evidence on diseases that may be transmitted by kissing. Saliva is a complex body fluid essential to health, especially mastication, swallowing and speech, and hyposalivation can lead to dysfunction and even infection. More serious pathogens, such as herpes viruses and papillomaviruses can be conveyed by kissing, as can potentially lethal micro-organisms present in some saliva, such as meningococci, fungal organisms and Ebola viruses.

  • Enterprise Java Performance

    For courses in Java Programming-Intermediate/Advanced.

    This text builds upon basic examples written in Java to present more complex topics and methods of improving the performance of Enterprise applications. The authors' first-hand experience at IBM's SanFrancisco Project provides students with deep insight into the use of Java for business needs-and guidance to help avoid performance pitfalls.

  • Home Networking Basis: Transmission Environments and Wired/Wireless Protocols

    This book is intended to provide the emerging "Home Networking" industry with a comprehensive reference resource for chip designers, system developers, and service providers. Practicing engineers and research students can find transmission environments, simulation techniques, standards requirements, and system guidelines related to the home networking technology from this book.

  • Introduction to Petroleum Biotechnology

    Introduction to Petroleum Biotechnology introduces the petroleum engineer to biotechnology, bringing together the various biotechnology methods that are applied to recovery, refining and remediation in the uses of petroleum and petroleum products.

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    This reference proposes to the engineer and refining manager the concepts of bio-refining applications to not only render heavier crudes as lighter crudes through microbial degradation, but also through biodenitrogenation, biodemetallization and biodesulfurization, making more petroleum derivatives purified and upgraded without the release of more pollutants.

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  • IT Web Services: A Roadmap for the Enterprise

    IT Web Services builds a compelling business case for why Web Services need to be seriously considered by businesses of all sizes. It also book provides a framework for understanding Web Services and related technologies including XML, SOAP, UDDI and WSDL. Recognizing that the standards alone do not completely address many of the challenges faced by enterprises including security, provisioning, versioning, etc., the book also covers Web Services Networks and explains the pros/cons of adopting this technology. Featuring over a dozen in-depth interviews and case studies with executives at leading technology firms (Iona, SilverStream, etc.) as well as early adopters (Putnam Lovell, etc.) Nghiem provides lessons learned from real companies who have leveraged Web Services to significantly reduce integration costs and create new markets. A decision maker can quickly read these case studies and learn why Web Services are a critical technology that bears further investigation.

  • Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World

    For algebra based Introductory Statistics courses.

    Prentice Hall has teamed the proven authorship and pedagogical expertise of Ron Larson with Betsy Farber's 30 years of statistics teaching experience to write an innovative and approachable text and state-of-the-art support package that will appeal to today's visually oriented and more technologically savvy students. Written for student success, every aspect of Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World has been carefully crafted to help students learn statistics.

  • Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

    Google is the most popular search engine ever created, but Google's search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers, Third Edition, shows you how security professionals and system administratord manipulate Google to find this sensitive information and "self-police" their own organizations. You will learn how Google Maps and Google Earth provide pinpoint military accuracy, see how bad guys can manipulate Google to create super worms, and see how they can "mash up" Google with Facebook, LinkedIn, and more for passive reconnaissance. This third edition includes completely updated content throughout and all new hacks such as Google scripting and using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs. Noted author Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, gives you all the tools you need to conduct the ultimate open source reconnaissance and penetration testing. * Third edition of the seminal work on Google hacking* Google hacking continues to be a critical phase of reconnaissance in penetration testing and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)* Features cool new hacks such as finding reports generated by security scanners and back-up files, finding sensitive info in WordPress and SSH configuration, and all new chapters on scripting Google hacks for better searches as well as using Google hacking with other search engines and APIs

  • Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems: United States Edition

    For courses in differential equations.

    This book, with enough material for 2 terms, provides a concrete and readable text for the traditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics students take following calculus. This is a strongly algebraic-oriented text with some computer enhancements for numerical methods.

    Matters of definition, classification, and logical structure deserve (and receive here) careful attention for the first time in the mathematical experience of many of the students. While it is neither feasible nor desirable to include proofs of the fundamental existence and uniqueness theorems along the way in an elementary course, students need to see precise and clear-cut statements of these theorems, and understand their role in the subject. Appropriate existence and uniqueness proofs in the Appendix are included, and referred to where appropriate in the main body of the text.

  • Kindergarten: Fours and Fives Go to School

    For introductory courses in teaching Kindergarten and Preschool.

    The only text available that specifically addresses the kindergarten year, it enables students to become highly skilled and effective teachers with four and five year old children, their families, and the community. The goal of this comprehensive guide is to provide readers with the knowledge of how four and five year olds behave and to offer information about materials and activities that can be used in their professional careers, thus providing a solid foundation on which to develop teaching skills.

  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: From Research to Bedside

    Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: From Research to Bedside offers full acknowledgment of the basic research of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also connecting the clinical and practice management of the disease. It provides a full comprehension of LUTS and BPH from several aspects, allowing for a schematic interpretation of the disease and subsequent medical management. Going beyond the guidelines in the field, this title enhances the knowledge of BPH onset, allowing for the advancement of research, beneficial clinical implication and treatment. Perfect for researchers, urologists, pathologists and endocrinologists, this must-have reference provides what is needed to understand LUTS and BPH in one easy to reference place.

  • Learn Access 2000 and CD-ROM and Users Guide

    For courses in Microsoft Office Professional for Windows, Access for Windows, Word for Windows, PowerPoint for Windows, Excel for Windows, and Introduction to Operating Systems

    The Learn Series uses a proven approach to guide students through the basics of the latest software applications. The Learn manuals provide visual step-by-step guides with simple directions, multiple screen shots, and plenty of exercises. They are designed for 6-8 contact hours. The manuals include the OnDemand Personal Navigator CD-ROM that provides textbook specific computer based training in both live and simulated environments. Students use the software and the accompanying data files to complete the in-text exercises.

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  • The Physics of Computing

    The Physics of Computing gives a foundational view of the physical principles underlying computers. Performance, power, thermal behavior, and reliability are all harder and harder to achieve as transistors shrink to nanometer scales. This book describes the physics of computing at all levels of abstraction from single gates to complete computer systems. It can be used as a course for juniors or seniors in computer engineering and electrical engineering, and can also be used to teach students in other scientific disciplines important concepts in computing. For electrical engineering, the book provides the fundamentals of computing that link core concepts to computing. For computer science, it provides foundations of key challenges such as power consumption, performance, and thermal. The book can also be used as a technical reference by professionals.

  • Marketing Research (with SPSS CD-ROM)

    Appropriate for introductory undergraduate business and marketing courses in Marketing Research.

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  • Grow Your Own Leaders: How to Identify, Develop, and Retain Leadership Talent

    Today's enterprises face a profound leadership crisis - and the speed of business has far outstripped conventional executive development systems. In Grow Your Own Leaders, three world-renowned experts introduce an entirely new approach for identifying tomorrow's leaders within your own organization, accelerating their development, and deploying them immediately, to address new challenges wherever they emerge.

  • Foundations of Stuttering

    There have been many theories about the cause of stuttering and many misconceptions exist. Currently, it is believed that a number of factors play a role in the development and maintenance of stuttering. These factors can be grouped and classified as constitutional, environmental, and communication factors. There is some evidence that stuttering is genetic; it does run in some families. There is also evidence that stuttering is due to a disorder in the timing of movements of speech muscles, a defect in auditory feedback, and a lack of cerebral dominance for language functions. Stuttering is not a symptom of emotional or mental problems, although it may become a source of stress and cause emotional difficulties. "Foundations of Stuttering" presents a new perspective on stuttering. A key aim of the book is to establish a rational and scientifically defensible foundation for the study and management of the stuttering disorder, based on the fact that stuttering is manifestly a disorder of speech. Central to this objective is the interrelation of findings from the fields of stuttering, psychology, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics that support the analysis of stuttering as an intrinsic anomaly of speech production. The book presents critical analysis of much of the literature in the field to present a fully objective, scientifically oriented study of the disorder. Dr Wingate has made significant contributions in the area of fluency disorders. In 1969 and 1970, publication of articles that led to his Vocalization Hypothesis stimulated a great deal of research in the area of stuttering which underlies current theory approaches. This book: offers a new departure in understanding stuttering and a rational, non-theoretical analysis of the disorder; identifies a major principle central to the nature and management of stuttering; and, represents the culmination of forty years of study, research and clinical experience.

  • Microcontroller Technology: The 68HC11

    For introductory courses in Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, and Embedded Control.

    Focusing on one very popular microcontroller-the Motorola 68HC11-this useful text lays the basic foundation needed to understand and use any 8-bit microcontroller. Covering a wide range of topics, at a wide range of levels, it serves as a guide to real-time control software and interfacing, and concentrates on applications throughout-encouraging hands-on practice using computer simulation or an evaluation board.

  • Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Prostate Pathology: Handbook of Endourology

    Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format.

    Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology. All chapters describe the most recent techniques, review the latest results, and analyze the most modern technologies.

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    As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides quick references and over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows as well as those teaching in the field.

  • Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications

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  • SPSS 9.0 for Windows Student Version

    For use in any course where use of a statistical software package is desired.

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  • Majors Exploration: A Search and Find Guide for College and Career Direction

    For courses in Critical Thinking, Freshman Orientation/Student Success, Career Development and Counseling, and College Survival Skills.

    This resource takes the guesswork out of choosing a college major, and is a must for every student considering a college education-as well as those who are uncertain about which major to pursue. It combines useful background information on a wide variety of majors and an exciting array of practical application tools to give students a personally relevant exploration process.

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  • Fundamentals of English Grammar Workbook B (with Answer Key)

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  • MiRNAs in Differentiation and Development

    MiRNAs in Differentiation and Development, Volume 333, the latest in the International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology series, reviews and details current advances in cell and molecular biology. Topics in this updated volume include chapters on the Regulation of the DNA damage response by miRNAs, miRNAs and the p53 network, the Impact of miRNAs in the cellular response to hypoxia, miRNAs in oncogenesis and tumor suppression, and the Role of miRNAs in metastatic dissemination. The IRCMB series has a worldwide readership, maintaining a high standard by publishing articles on timely topics that are authored by prominent cell and molecular biologists.

    The articles published in IRCMB have a high impact and an average cited half-life of nine years. This great resource ranks high amongst scientific journals dealing with cell biology.

  • Sertoli Cell Biology

    Sertoli Cell Biology, Second Edition summarizes the progress since the last edition and emphasizes the new information available on Sertoli/germ cell interactions. This information is especially timely since the progress in the past few years has been exceptional and it relates to control of sperm production in vivo and in vitro.

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  • The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells

    The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells begins with several chapters covering the synthesis of semiconductor oxides for NGSCs. Part II goes on to cover the types and applications of NGSCs currently under development, while Part III brings the two together, covering specific processing techniques for NGSC construction.

    Finally, Part IV discusses the stability of SO solar cells compared to organic solar cells, and the possibilities offered by hybrid technologies. This comprehensive book is an essential reference for all those academics and professionals who require thorough knowledge of recent and future developments in the role of semiconductor oxides in next generation solar cells.

  • The Analysis of Burned Human Remains

    The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, Second Edition, provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators to biological anthropologists.

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    • Describes, in detail, the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns
    • Ideal title for those researching cremation, osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, skeletal biology, and taphonomy
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  • Routing in Communications Networks

    This book brings together in one volume key papers on the major approaches to routing in networks, where the networks include circuit-switching networks as well as packet-switching networks. It contains papers that touch on all of the major approaches to routing employed today - all written by experts in the field.

  • Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    In the 15 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The fourth edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 11 new chapters and over 40% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal-assisted therapy (AAT) into their practices, best practices in animal-assisted intervention, how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions, and the efficacy of AAT with different disorders and patient populations. Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, the elderly, those receiving palliative care, as well as people with chronic disorders, AIDS, trauma, and autistic spectrum disorders. Additional chapters cover techniques for working with families, in juvenile and criminal justice systems, and in colleges and universities. * Contains 50% new material, including substantial updates and seven new chapters* Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions* Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations* Includes AAT working with cats, dogs, birds, and horses* Discusses the "why" to use animals in therapy as well as the "how"* Covers the use of animal-assisted therapy to treat different disorders

  • Advances and Recent Applications in LC-MS and HPLC

    Advances and Recent Applications in LC-MS and HPLC presents the most recent developments in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques. The book's content reaches across a range of disciplines and cites several case studies to effectively capture the advanced applications that make LC-MS and HPLC multifunctional and exacting techniques. Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry systems generate chromatograms of column peaks and can provide molecular weights of separated materials and their solvent complexes. However, while these systems can provide structural information to confirm the identity of the compounds separated, the process is very expensive. This book provides identification of simple compounds resulting from fragmentation studies and their subsequent results, offering the reader access to information unavailable elsewhere and allowing researchers to avoid incurring the costs associated with obtaining the hands-on results that LC-MS systems generate. Applicable to chemical analysis, bioanalysis, and medicinal chemistry, as well as pharmaceutical science, synthetic chemistry, and industrial chemistry, Advances and Recent Applications in LC-MS and HPLC is a multidisciplinary reference that arms scientists with the latest research. Detailed case studies enable researchers to make the book's concepts immediately implementable.



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  • Industrial Maintenance Level 4, Trainee Guide, Paperbound

    This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Practical Applications of Lighting, Standby and Emergency Systems, Advanced Controls, Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration, Electricity in HVAC Systems, HVAC Controls, Conventional Alignment, Maintaining Valves, Identifying and Installing Valves, Steam Traps, Steam Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (from Instrumentation), High-Voltage Terminations/Splices,Vibration Analysis and Commercial Heating and Cooling Systems.

     

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    For sophomore/senior-level courses in Computer Organization and Architecture.

    This best-selling modern introduction to computer hardware and architecture provides a structured approach to computer architecture, presenting a computer as a series of layers, each built upon the ones below and each understandable as a separate entity. The book is written in a style and level of detail that covers all the major areas, but is still accessible to a broad range of students. It is specifically written for undergraduate students rather than adapted from a graduate-level text.

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    Information provided to properly manage natural gas purchases. Developing an energy purchasing strategy; gas purchasing; gas marketing; gas contracts; gas futures; retail energy contracts; options; fuel management, savings and utilization; FERC Order 636; and environmental strategies. The book includes contributions from many of the nation's top industry experts.

  • Modern Perl Programming

    This is the first Perl book that reveals all of Perl's robust features using easy-to-understand language for all levels of programmers.

  • Space Microsystems and Micro/Nano Satellites

    Space Microsystems and Micro/Nano Satellites covers the various reasoning and diverse applications of small satellites in both technical and regulatory aspects, also exploring the technical and operational innovations that are being introduced in the field. The Space Microsystem developed by the author is systematically introduced in this book, providing information on such topics as MEMS micro-magnetometers, MIMUs (Micro-inertia-measurement unit), micro-sun sensors, micro-star sensors, micro-propellers, micro-relays, etc.

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  • Active Shooter: Preparing for and Responding to a Growing Threat

    According to Pinkerton-the leading provider of risk management services in the world-workplace violence is second only to cybersecurity as the top threat faced by organizations today. Incidents involving active shooters in the workplace are on the rise and becoming more violent and deadly. Active Shooter provides the tools necessary to identify potential violent individuals, along with the options and responses needed to save lives, reduce corporate liability, and recover from an active shooter event should it happen.

    Active Shooter begins with a brief history of active shooters and how they have changed over time. It shows why many perpetrators initiate attacks, what they often are thinking, and some of the indicators that could have been identified prior to the attack. The book shows how to develop an active shooter program in an organization, walking readers through the entire process including training exercises to test the efficiency of the program. With the uniquely private security perspective, Active Shooter illustrates how to communicate with law enforcement, government agencies, and the media in the event of active shooter incident. The book concludes with a discussion of how organizations can recover promptly after an incident, which is crucial for operational survival.

  • Forensic Anthropology

    A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology approaches forensic anthropology as a modern and well-developed science, and includes consideration of forensic anthropology within the broader forensic science community, with extensive use of case studies and recent research, technology and challenges that are applied in field and lab contexts. This book covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses, emphasizing hands-on activities. Topics include human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, ancestry estimation, age estimation, stature estimation, skeletal variation, trauma analysis, and personal identification.

    Although some aspects are specific to the United States, the vast majority of the material is internationally-relevant and therefore suitable for forensic anthropology courses in other countries.

  • Phononics: Interface Transmission Tutorial Book Series

    Phononics: Interface Transmission Tutorial Book Series provides an investigation of modern systems that includes a discrete matrix description. Classical continuous systems relying on the use of differential equations are recalled, showing that they generally have a specific limit on their corresponding modern matrix formulation.

    A detailed description of the mathematical languages that enables readers to find the composite system linear transmission properties is provided in the appendix. The physical model is described with exacting detail, and the bibliography is built to cite-in chronological order-all the scientists that have contributed over many years.

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  • Concrete Finishing Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback

    This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to Concrete Construction and Finishing, Safety Requirements, Properties of Concrete,Tools and Equipment, Preparing for Placement, Placing Concrete, Finishing, Part One, Curing and Protecting Concrete, and Introduction to Troubleshooting.

     

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  • Oracle 8i and Java: From Client Server to E-Commerce

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  • The Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology: Implications for Human Health, Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Dysbiosis

    The Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology: Implications for Human Health, Prebiotics, Probiotics and Dysbiosis is a one-stop reference on the state-of-the-art research on gut microbial ecology in relation to human disease. This important resource starts with an overview of the normal microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, Ileum, and colon.

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  • Electric Circuits Fundamentals

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  • Advanced Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis Vol. II

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  • Guide to High Availability: Configuring boot/root/swap

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  • Electronic Communications for Technicians

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    Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements.

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  • Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology

    Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology is a comprehensive overview of the body of accumulated knowledge that now exists on myxomycetes. Its broad scope takes an integrated approach to the knowledge of this organismal group, considering a number of important aspects of their genetics and molecular phylogeny. It also treats myxomycetes as a distinct group from fungi, and includes molecular information that discusses the systematics and evolutionary pathways of the group. Additionally, biomedical and engineering applicability is discussed, thus expanding the audience and use of the book in a multidisciplinary context.

    The book provides an authoritative resource for students, researchers and educators interested in the fields of protistology, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, biogeography, mycology, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology, and will also interest the amateur naturalist and biologist.

  • Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program

    As recently as five years ago, securing a network meant putting in a firewall, intrusion detection system, and installing antivirus software on the desktop. Unfortunately, attackers have grown more nimble and effective, meaning that traditional security programs are no longer effective. Today's effective cyber security programs take these best practices and overlay them with intelligence. Adding cyber threat intelligence can help security teams uncover events not detected by traditional security platforms and correlate seemingly disparate events across the network. Properly-implemented intelligence also makes the life of the security practitioner easier by helping him more effectively prioritize and respond to security incidents. The problem with current efforts is that many security practitioners don't know how to properly implement an intelligence-led program, or are afraid that it is out of their budget. Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program is the first book to show how to implement an intelligence-led program in your enterprise on any budget. It will show you how to implement a security information a security information and event management system, collect and analyze logs, and how to practice real cyber threat intelligence. You'll learn how to understand your network in-depth so that you can protect it in the best possible way.

  • Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Special Populations, Physiological Conditions and Pharmacogenomics

    Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Special Populations, Physiological Conditions and Pharmacogenomics focuses on critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring including special requirements of therapeutic drug monitoring important to special populations (infants and children, pregnant women, elderly patients, and obese patients). The book also covers issues of free drug monitoring and common interferences in using immunoassays for therapeutic drug monitoring. This book is essential reading for any clinician, fellow, or trainee who wants to gain greater insight into the process of therapeutic drug monitoring for individual dosage adjustment and avoiding drug toxicity for certain drugs within a narrow therapeutic window. The book is written specifically for busy clinicians, fellows, and trainees who order therapeutic drug monitoring and need to get more familiar with testing methodologies, issues of interferences, and interpretation of results in certain patient populations.

  • The Basics of Digital Forensics: The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

    The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key tactical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud and the Internet are discussed. Also, learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data can be recovered. The new Second Edition of this book provides you with completely up-to-date real-world examples and all the key technologies used in digital forensics, as well as new coverage of network intrusion response, how hard drives are organized, and electronic discovery. You'll also learn how to incorporate quality assurance into an investigation, how to prioritize evidence items to examine (triage), case processing, and what goes into making an expert witness. The Second Edition also features expanded resources and references, including online resources that keep you current, sample legal documents, and suggested further reading.

  • Java How to Program

    For CS1 and other courses on programming in Java.

    Written by the authors of the world's best-selling introductory C and C++ texts, this state-of-the-art guide examines one of today's hottest computer languages-Java; the first general-purpose, object-oriented language that is truly platform-independent. The latest Java 2 features are incorporated throughout this edition.

  • Prentice Hall's Federal Taxation 2004: Comprehensive

    Written by nationally recognized tax educators, this series provides a hands-on, definitive guide to federal income taxation concepts and applications. The Pope/Anderson/Kramer series are available in 1) traditional hardback, 2) 3-hole punched, shrink-wrapped formats, or 3) custom versions (see www.prenhall.com/custombusiness <http://www.prenhall.com/custombusiness> for guidelines). The accompanying website at www.prenhall.com/phtax <http://www.prenhall.com/phtax> contains a rich assortment of current issues, a study guide, and cases. On-line courses, an IR CD-ROM for faculty (contains all print and technology resources), and a special offer with TaxACT software (only $7.50 net when packaged with new texts) are available.

  • Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for Today's Decision Makers

    For undergraduate courses in Managerial Economics and first-year MBA students in departments of Economics and Finance.

    This distinctive text features a running case study at the beginning and end of each chapter that explores the decision-making processes of managers within a hypothetical company. It creates a vivid, dynamic business setting highlights microeconomic theory and the tools of quantitative analysis used in management decision-making. In addition, actual business examples from the popular press-including numerous international examples-are incorporated into the chapters to reinforce the connection between economic and real business situations.

  • Essentials of Aggression Management in Health Care

    Companion reference guide appropriate for a wide range of health care workers including students taking courses in EMT, Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Care and Hospital Security training.

    In response to the growing statistics of violence against healthcare providers, two seasoned professionals in healthcare aggression management analyze specific cases of violence and examine alternative approaches to facilitate safer outcomes. Applicable to pre-hospital, acute care and long-term care, the book provides students with de-escalation techniques and guidelines for recognizing and diffusing aggressive behavior before it becomes violent.

  • The UX Book: Agile UX Design for a Quality User Experience

    The discipline of user experience (UX) design has matured into a confident practice and this edition reflects, and in some areas accelerates, that evolution. Technically this is the second edition of The UX Book, but so much of it is new, it is more like a sequel.

    One of the major positive trends in UX is the continued emphasis on design--a kind of design that highlights the designer's creative skills and insights and embodies a synthesis of technology with usability, usefulness, aesthetics, and meaningfulness to the user. In this edition a new conceptual top-down design framework is introduced to help readers with this evolution.

    This entire edition is oriented toward an agile UX lifecycle process, explained in the funnel model of agile UX, as a better match to the now de facto standard agile approach to software engineering. To reflect these trends, even the subtitle of the book is changed to "Agile UX design for a quality user experience".

    Designed as a how-to-do-it handbook and field guide for UX professionals and a textbook for aspiring students, the book is accompanied by in-class exercises and team projects.

    The approach is practical rather than formal or theoretical. The primary goal is still to imbue an understanding of what a good user experience is and how to achieve it. To better serve this, processes, methods, and techniques are introduced early to establish process-related concepts as context for discussion in later chapters.

    • A comprehensive textbook for UX/HCI/Interaction Design students readymade for the classroom, complete with instructors' manual, dedicated web site, sample syllabus, examples, exercises, and lecture slides
    • Features HCI theory, process, practice, and a host of real world stories and contributions from industry luminaries to prepare students for working in the field
    • The only HCI textbook to cover agile methodology, design approaches, and a full, modern suite of classroom material (stemming from tried and tested classroom use by the authors)

  • Nonmotor Parkinson's: The Hidden Face: Management and the Hidden Face of Related Disorders

    Non-motor Parkinson's: The Hidden Face-Management and the Hidden Face of Related Disorders, Volume 134, the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is an up-to-date and comprehensive textbook addressing non-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease, a key unmet need. Specific chapters in this updated release include Therapeutics and NMS in PD, Non-motor effects of conventional and transdermal therapies in PD, Infusion therapy, CDD and NMS in PD, DBS and NMS in PD, TMS and implications for NMS in PD, Botulinum toxin therapy and NMS in PD, and Nutrition and NMS in PD, amongst others.

    Including practical tips for non-specialists and clinical algorithms, the book contains contributions from over 40 opinion leaders in the field of movement disorders. It provides practitioners and researchers with a laboratory, to bedside, to caregiver perspective.

  • Animal Biotechnology: Models in Discovery and Translation

    Animal Biotechnology introduces applications of animal biotechnology and implications for human health and welfare. It begins with an introduction to animal cell cultures and genome sequencing analysis and provides readers with a review of available cell and molecular tools. Topics here include the use of transgenic animal models, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, and proteomics. The book then delivers in-depth examples of applications in human health and prospects for the future, including cytogenetics and molecular genetics, xenografts, and treatment of HIV and cancers. All this is complemented by a discussion of the ethical and safety considerations in the field.

    Animal biotechnology is a broad field encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research, including molecular modeling, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines, and manipulation of tissue. Given the tools that are currently available and the translational potential for these studies, animal biotechnology has become one of the most essential subjects for those studying life sciences.

    • Highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases
    • Provides firsthand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, and tissue engineering

  • Core MCSD: Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6

    For courses in Visual-Basic Programming.

    This study guide provides complete coverage of all the objectives necessary to pass the most popular core Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer exam-Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Visual Basic 6.0 (Exam 70-176). Integrated learning solutions include a companion website, CBT module on CD-ROM, and text that presents in-depth treatment of topics and tutorials that not only help develop students' skills for the exam, but prepare professionals for real-world challenges on the job.

  • TI-83 Graphing Calculator Manual for Statistics

    This brief manual is intended as a guide to help students learn the functions of the TI-83 graphing calculator as it applies to an introductory statistics course. May be used as a supplement to any introductory statistics text.

  • Modern Corporate Finance and PH FinCoach Center

    For first-year courses in Corporate Finance at the MBA & Executive MBA level or at any undergraduate program that focuses on value creation.

    Emphasis on corporate finance activities and how decisions and strategies relate to other functions of the firm, including sales, advertising, marketing, production, etc. Throughout the text, the story of financial analysis and reasoning are applied to problems faced by executives in marketing, operations, and personnel from both a domestic and international perspective. The text's focal theme is on value creation and the role of corporate finance in facilitating this process.

  • Study Guide

    Includes Learning Objectives, Chapter Outlines, and Practice Quizzes, plus a supplemental chapter on how to read maps, charts, and tables appearing in the text.

  • Value of Diagnostic Imaging: Information from Images

    Value of Diagnostic Imaging: Information from Images addresses the concepts needed to answer questions on topics of value, such as how much to pay for diagnostic testing, how many tests are too many, do they cause harm, and whether or not patients need an MRI before a laboratory test. The book helps readers recognize when one diagnostic test is better than the other and when more information does not help. It provides an essential resource for radiologists, diagnostic pathologists, and health policy researchers involved in medical decision modeling, evidence-based medicine, precision medicine, public health and health economics.

    • Interrelates economic evaluation and diagnostic imaging
    • Instructs healthcare professionals and researchers on economic evaluation in diagnostic imaging
    • Introduces economic evaluation to diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and researchers
    • Serves as an essential resource for radiologists, diagnostic pathologists and health policy researchers involved in medical decision modeling, evidence-based medicine, precision medicine, public health and health economics

  • Packet Video Communications Over ATM Networks

    This book provides a comprehensive coverage of various current issues relating to video delivery over ATM networks. It addresses the fundamentals of the major topics of video communication over ATM networks: asynchronous transfer mode technique, scalability, MPEG digital video standards, quality of service and multimedia communication. The level of discussion is intended to enable an engineer or scientist to design packet video communication systems over ATM networks.

  • Essentials of Management Information Systems: United States Edition

    For sophomore through MBA level MIS and information systems courses taught in MIS, IS, CIS, Business and Management departments. It is well-suited for courses on the quarter system and those that combine a MIS text with hands-on software, projects, or case studies.

    This text prepares students for the constantly changing demands of using information systems as managers in today's fast-paced organizations-first by relating MIS to management, the organization and technology, focusing on the importance of integrating these elements; second by tracking emerging technologies and organizational trends; and third by consistently using examples taken from real businesses, both domestic and foreign.

  • The Biological Action of Physical Medicine: Controlling the Human Body's Information System

    The Biological Action of Physical Medicine: Controlling the Human Body's Information System challenges the contemporary way of thinking of diagnostics and therapy "from the outside." Drawing on 30 years of independent comprehensive research, this reference provides a universal and scientifically acceptable physiological theory, explaining the mode of action of methods of physical medicine as well as the underlying physiological mechanisms.

    Scientific research described in this book explains the universal neurophysiological foundation of all the respective methods, including organ electrodermal diagnostics (OED), thermotherapy (heat, cryostimulation), phototherapy (infrared, ultraviolet, laser), ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy (from transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation to electromagnetic field therapies), magnetotherapy, and mechanical nerve stimulation (acupuncture, reflexive massage, cupping, high-pressure hydrotherapy). A better understanding of physical medicine's modes of action not only insures better clinical results, but also illuminates pain mechanisms and our understanding of the functioning of the nervous system.



    • Fully explains the important therapeutic modalities of genuine physical medicine as well as the underlying physiological mechanisms
    • Shows how to access and control the diagnostic information circulating in the sensory nervous system

  • Data Breach Preparation and Response: Breaches are Certain, Impact is Not

    Data Breach Preparation and Response: Breaches are Certain, Impact is Not is the first book to provide 360 degree visibility and guidance on how to proactively prepare for and manage a data breach and limit impact. Data breaches are inevitable incidents that can disrupt business operations and carry severe reputational and financial impact, making them one of the largest risks facing organizations today. The effects of a breach can be felt across multiple departments within an organization, who will each play a role in effectively managing the breach. Kevvie Fowler has assembled a team of leading forensics, security, privacy, legal, public relations and cyber insurance experts to create the definitive breach management reference for the whole organization.

  • Parallel Programming: Concepts and Practice

    Parallel Programming: Concepts and Practice provides an upper level introduction to parallel programming. In addition to covering general parallelism concepts, this text teaches practical programming skills for both shared memory and distributed memory architectures. The authors' open-source system for automated code evaluation provides easy access to parallel computing resources, making the book particularly suitable for classroom settings.

  • Object-Oriented Programming in Java

    Appropriate for sophomore to senior level courses on Object-Oriented Programming and/or Intermediate Java Programming.

    This text assumes readers have had one previous course in programming and covers the Java language thoroughly, from basic concepts through advanced topics such as networking, multithreading, and database. It emphasizes object concepts and presents Java in a pedagogically sound and careful way by focusing on the core parts of the language and giving many examples from which readers can easily generalize.

  • Object-Relational Database Development: A Plumber's Guide

    This text provides a detailed description of OR (Object-Relational) database management systems and how to use this technology to build modern information systems.

  • Biology of Oysters

    Biology of Oysters offers scientific insights into the structure and function of oysters. Written by an expert in the field of shellfish research, this book presents more than 50 years of empirical research literature. It provides an understanding of the edible oysters, in order to equip students and researchers with the background needed to undertake further investigations on this model marine invertebrate.

  • Practical Design and Application of Model Predictive Control: MPC for MATLAB Simulink Users

    Practical Design and Application of Model Predictive Control is a self-learning resource on how to design, tune and deploy an MPC using MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R). This reference is one of the most detailed publications on how to design and tune MPC controllers. Examples presented range from double-Mass spring system, ship heading and speed control, robustness analysis through Monte-Carlo simulations, photovoltaic optimal control, and energy management of power-split and air-handling control. Readers will also learn how to embed the designed MPC controller in a real-time platform such as Arduino(R).

    The selected problems are nonlinear and challenging, and thus serve as an excellent experimental, dynamic system to show the reader the capability of MPC. The step-by-step solutions of the problems are thoroughly documented to allow the reader to easily replicate the results. Furthermore, the MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) codes for the solutions are available for free download. Readers can connect with the authors through the dedicated website which includes additional free resources at www.practicalmpc.com.

  • Genetic Algorithms for VLSI Design, Layout and Test Automation

    This book provides details about some of the EDA applications where GAs have been used. These applications include partitioning, automatic placement and routing, technology mapping for FPGAs, automatic test generation, and power estimation. One chapter is devoted to each of these topics. The objective is to provide examples where GAs have been successfull applied in the past so that the reader will be able to apply similar techniques in solving his/her own problems.

  • Fungal Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics

    Fungal Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics, Volume 100, the latest release in the Advances in Genetics series, presents users with new chapters that delve into such topics as the Advances of fungal phylogenomics and the impact on fungal systematics, Data crunching for fungal phylogenomics: insights into data collection and phylogenetic inference based on genome data for fungi, Genomic and epigenomic traits of emerging fungal pathogens, Advances in fungal gene cluster diversity and evolution, Phylogenomics of Fusarium oxysporum species complex, Phylogenomic analyses of pathogenic yeasts, and the Phylogenetics and phylogenomics of rust fungi.

    The series continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

  • Exploring Microsoft Office Professional 2000, Volume I

    For any course teaching application software using Microsoft Office 2000 applications. This book will appeal to students in a variety of disciplines including liberal arts, business, and the sciences.

    All books in this series offer consistent presentation-common design, pedagogy, and writing style. Concepts as well as key-strokes are stressed. Hands-on exercises in every lesson provide just the right amount of practice time. This best-selling author team's hands-on approach and conceptual framework helps students master important concepts, as well as the features of the powerful new Office 2000 applications.

  • Handbook of Grape Processing By-Products: Sustainable Solutions

    Handbook of Grape Processing By-Products explores the alternatives of upgrading production by-products, also denoting their industrial potential, commercial applications and sustainable solutions in the field of grape valorization and sustainable management in the wine industry. Covering the 12 top trending topics of winery sustainable management, emphasis is given to the current advisable practices in the field, general valorization techniques of grape processing by-products (e.g. vermi-composting, pyrolysis, re-utilization for agricultural purposes etc.), the newly introduced biorefinery concept, different techniques for the separation, extraction, recovery and formulation of polyphenols, and finally, the healthy components of grape by-products that lead to target applications in the pharmaceutical, enological, food and cosmetic sectors.

  • High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume Two: Multicore and Many-core Programming Approaches

    High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume 2 offers another set of examples that demonstrate how to leverage parallelism. Similar to Volume 1, the techniques included here explain how to use processors and coprocessors with the same programming - illustrating the most effective ways to combine Xeon Phi coprocessors with Xeon and other multicore processors. The book includes examples of successful programming efforts, drawn from across industries and domains such as biomed, genetics, finance, manufacturing, imaging, and more. Each chapter in this edited work includes detailed explanations of the programming techniques used, while showing high performance results on both Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and multicore processors. Learn from dozens of new examples and case studies illustrating "success stories" demonstrating not just the features of Xeon-powered systems, but also how to leverage parallelism across these heterogeneous systems.

  • IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out

    Everyone wants a "lights out" data center, but in an era of distributed, Internet-centered computing, that's tougher to accomplish than ever. This book can get you close! It helps managers define realistic expectations and goals for automating IT, then presents a systematic, enterprise-level methodology that incorporates today's best approaches to achieving those goals. Analyze your own data center, identify gaps and requirements for automation; and review the steps, operations, and considerations of automation design, in depth. Review organizational and staffing challenges associated with data center automation; learn how to redefine your technical architecture and administrative processes; evaluate and justify the cost of new systems; communicate and present the plan; and much more. You'll find detailed coverage of the actual deployment, as well as post-implementation continuous improvement techniques for making your "lights out" data center even more effective. The book contains sample project plans, process flows, IT organization charts, and other valuable resources for getting from where you areto where you want to be.

  • Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets

    Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets explores statistical methods and data mining techniques that, if used correctly, can help with crime detection and prevention. The three sections of the book present the methods, techniques, and approaches for recognizing, analyzing, and ultimately detecting and preventing financial frauds, especially complex and sophisticated crimes that characterize modern financial markets.

    The first two sections appeal to readers with technical backgrounds, describing data analysis and ways to manipulate markets and commit crimes. The third section gives life to the information through a series of interviews with bankers, regulators, lawyers, investigators, rogue traders, and others.

    The book is sharply focused on analyzing the origin of a crime from an economic perspective, showing Big Data in action, noting both the pros and cons of this approach.

  • Optical Performance Monitoring: Advanced Techniques for Next-Generation Photonic Networks

    This in-depth, detailed reference presents for the first time a comprehensive treatment of recent advances in optical performance monitoring. Written by leading experts in the field, the book provides an overview of recent developments in the area and the role of OPM in future optical systems and networks. Detailed discussions of various advanced techniques are provided to illustrate their principles. FEATURES: Presents the principles and applications of advanced OPM techniques, together with a comparative evaluation of their effectiveness in monitoring individual parameters, such as optical signal-to-noise ratio, chromatic dispersion, and polarization mode dispersion Explains the principles of the various advanced optical signal processing techniques and their applications in OPM Examines the role and applications of OPM in optical networks, including optical transport networks, coherent optical systems, and long-haul optical transmission systems Discusses the current approaches of OPM in the global standard SDH/SONET This book is ideal for technical professionals and researchers who want to understand and evaluate advanced techniques in OPM and their impact on the practical design of next-generation optical systems and networks.

  • Morphological Mouse Phenotyping: Anatomy, Histology and Imaging

    Morphological Mouse Phenotyping: Anatomy, Histology and Imaging is an atlas of explanatory diagrams and text that guides the reader through normal mouse anatomy, histology, and imaging. The book is targeted for mouse researchers and veterinarian and human pathologists, and presents a complete, integrative description of normal mouse morphology.

    Disease animal models are fundamental in research to improve human health. The success of using genetically engineered mice to evaluate molecular disease hypotheses has encouraged the development of massive global projects, making the mouse the most used animal disease model. Laboratory mouse populations are straining the housing capacity of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as public research institutions. However, the scientific community lacks sufficient expertise in morphological phenotyping to effectively characterize and validate these animal models. The mouse displays fundamental morphological similarities to humans; however, a mouse is not a man.

  • Microeconomics: Principles and Tools

    The most successful first edition of a principles of economics text in Prentice Hall history. The authors build a framework for economic reasoning on the Five Principles of Economics then moves the student from memorization to understanding by applying these simple, intuitive and memorable principles repeatedly throughout the text in an "active learning" environment (Economic Experiments, Economic Detective, Using the Tools). The goal is for student to not only think like economists, but to act like economists. The economics analysis is rigorous yet accessible to the average student. The microeconomics organization is modern and balanced, with equal weight given to showing how they are linked. WebCT, Blackboard, myPHLIP supported.

  • OrCAD PSpice for Windows Volume 1: DC and AC Circuits

    For freshman-level courses in DC/AC Principles, and sophomore-level courses in Devices and Circuits, Operational Amplifiers, and Digital, Analog, and Filter Design.

    This text series takes students from a simple DC circuit with its customary current and voltage measurements, through a damped resonant circuit requiring rise time characteristics, to a complex digital circuit that demands sophisticated timing and frequency measurements. It continues simulation studies with more advanced topics such as operational amplifiers, digital, and filter design. "Comfortable" yet challenging, multi-level activities, examples, and exercises show students how to use the program to draw circuits directly on the screen, analyze the circuit in seconds using PSpice, and display the results using sophisticated techniques that go far beyond those possible with conventional instruments.

  • Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edge: How distributed energy resources are disrupting the utility business model

    Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edge examines the viable developments in peer-to-peer transactions enabled by open platforms on the grid's edge. With consumers and prosumers using more electronic platforms to trade surplus electricity from rooftop solar panels, share a storage battery, or use smart gadgets that manage load and self-generation, the grid's edge is becoming crowded. The book examines the growing number of consumers engaging in self-generation and storage, and analyzes the underlying causes and drivers of change, as well as the implications of how the utility sector-particularly the distribution network-should/could be regulated. The book also explores how tariffs are set and revenues are collected to cover both fixed and variable costs in a sustainable way. This reference is useful for anyone interested in the areas of energy generation and regulation, especially stakeholders engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of power.

  • Coding and Decoding: Seismic Data: The Concept of Multishooting

    Coding and Decoding Seismic Data: The Concept of Multishooting, Volume One, Second Edition, offers a thorough investigation of modern techniques for collecting, simulating, and processing multishooting data. Currently, the acquisition of seismic surveys is performed as a sequential operation in which shots are computed separately, one after the other. The cost of performing various shots simultaneously is almost identical to that of one shot; thus, the benefits of using the multishooting approach for computing seismic surveys are enormous.

    By using this approach, the longstanding problem of simulating a three-dimensional seismic survey can be reduced to a matter of weeks. Providing both theoretical and practical explanations of the multishooting approach, including case histories, this book is an essential resource for exploration geophysicists and practicing seismologists.

  • Mechanical Systems for Industrial Maintenance

    For Introductory courses in Industrial Mechanics, Industrial Maintenance, and General Industrial Technology.

    This broadly based text addresses a full range of technologies in mechanical maintenance. With this easy-to-understand introduction students will become familiar with technician work relative to manufacturing and service industry equipment outside of the automotive area. Designed for students with little or no previous exposure to general mechanical technology, the text addresses topics ranging from an introduction to machinery and mechanical systems to shop safety, basic rigging, bushings and bearings and interpreting engineering drawings.

  • Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure

    Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure brings the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing technologies of subsurface sensing and monitoring based on a classification of their functionality. In addition, the book introduces emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface - focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed global measurements. Finally, users will find a comprehensive exploration of the future of underground sensing that can meet demands for preemptive and sustainable response to underground hazards. New concepts and paradigms based on passively powered and/or on-demand activated, embeddable sensor platforms are presented to bridge the gap between real-time monitoring and global measurements.

  • Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management

    Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management, Fifth Edition, provides users with a substantially updated version of previous versions, clearly delineating the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters, while also offering a balanced account of all aspects of homeland security.

    This new edition features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection, and examines the DHS "Blue Campaign" to stop human trafficking. To provide added perspective, this edition features additional "another voice" sections and examines the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues.

  • Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Sixth Edition, a Two-Volume set, covers the study of the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of the GI Tract by linking clinical disease and disorder, thus bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine while also covering breakthroughs in gastroenterology, such as the brain-gut axis and microbiome. Additionally, information is provided at the organism level, including animal models of gastrointestinal disorders and therapeutic possibilities. The book covers a wide range of conditions, from food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and IBS, also exploring emerging techniques to diagnose and normalize functions of the GI tract. As a highly referenced book, this is a useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.

  • Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World

    Continuous Architecture provides a broad architectural perspective for continuous delivery, and describes a new architectural approach that supports and enables it. As the pace of innovation and software releases increases, IT departments are tasked to deliver value quickly and inexpensively to their business partners. With a focus on getting software into end-users hands faster, the ultimate goal of daily software updates is in sight to allow teams to ensure that they can release every change to the system simply and efficiently. This book presents an architectural approach to support modern application delivery methods and provide a broader architectural perspective, taking architectural concerns into account when deploying agile or continuous delivery approaches. The authors explain how to solve the challenges of implementing continuous delivery at the project and enterprise level, and the impact on IT processes including application testing, software deployment and software architecture.

  • Individuality in Clothing Selection and Personal Appearance

    For courses in Introduction to Fashion and Fashion Merchandising.

    This acclaimed text provides a strong, multidisciplinary foundation for individual and family clothing choices as it balances theory with actual applications. The authors present a broad base of knowledge at an introductory level for students' general education-unlike other texts, which focus more narrowly on the needs of fashion majors only. Packed with activities, learning objectives, illustrations, and photographs, this user-friendly book meets the needs of future fashion professionals as well as students taking a single fashion course.

  • Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach

    If you're interested in using social media as an investigative tool, Introduction to Social Media Investigation will show you how! Social networks and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, are some of the most popular services on the Web, with hundreds of millions of users. The public information that people share on these sites can be valuable for anyone interested in investigating people of interest through open, public sources. Social media as an investigative device is in its infancy and not well understood. This book presents an overview of social media and discusses special skills and techniques to use when conducting investigations. The book features hands-on tutorials and case studies and offers additional data-gathering techniques.

  • Special Relativity: A Heuristic Approach

    Special Relativity: A Heuristic Approach provides a qualitative exposition of relativity theory on the basis of the constancy of the speed of light. Using Einstein's signal velocity as the defining idea for the notion of simultaneity and the fact that the speed of light is independent of the motion of its source, chapters delve into a qualitative exposition of the relativity of time and length, discuss the time dilation formula using the standard light clock, explore the Minkowski four-dimensional space-time distance based on how the time dilation formula is derived, and define the components of the two-dimensional space-time velocity, amongst other topics. Provides a heuristic derivation of the Minkowski distance formula Uses relativistic photography to see Lorentz transformation and vector algebra manipulation in action Includes worked examples to elucidate and complement the topic being discussed Written in a very accessible style

  • Digital Design and Computer Architecture: ARM Edition

    Designed for upper undergrad or graduate courses that combine digital logic design with computer organization/architecture, Digital Design and Computer Architecture is also a great resource for anyone without a formal background. The book begins with the basic digital logic design and examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog, which will appeal to those who need to expand their skills into one language or the other. The first half of the text prepares the reader for the second half, that of the design of a working processor. This updated edition incorporates ARM throughout, with new material on the instruction set, caches, pipelining, and hardware interfaces. Each section concludes with newly developed worked examples, and a companion website and instructor manual includes links to CAD tools, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises. Readers will be able to build their own microprocessors and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how they work.



    • Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of an ARM microprocessor
    • Features side-by-side examples of the two most prominent Hardware Description Languages (HDLs)-SystemVerilog and VHDL
    • Includes examples throughout the text that enhance the reader's understanding and retention of key concepts and techniques
    • Companion website includes links to CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises

  • Writing Successful UX Proposals

    Bringing new project funding and business opportunities to your organization is a vital part of UX professionals' growth and success. Writing Successful UX Proposals teaches the proven techniques for assessing proposal requests, writing successful commercial and government funding proposals, and enhancing your business development skills.

    This book will teach UX practitioners how to succeed in UX business development by mastering the following goals:

    • Understand how to assess a request for proposals
    • Understand the "anatomy" of a proposal response
    • Speak the business language of those who will be evaluating the proposed approach
    • Recognize the successes of others and build upon their advice

    Complete with case studies, tricks and tips, and real-world examples throughout, this is a must-have resource for UX professionals interested in honing their proposal writing skills and setting themselves up for success.



    • Provides unique sales and proposal writing insights tailored to the UX arena (including both research and design)
    • Includes lessons drawn from real-world successes and challenges
    • Provides enhancement activities based on real-world proposal requests
    • Complete with a library of writing samples and written proposal responses that resulted in funded projects

  • Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology Using Linear Models with R, BUGS, and Stan: Including Comparisons to Frequentist Statistics

    Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology Using Linear Models with R, BUGS, and STAN examines the Bayesian and frequentist methods of conducting data analyses. The book provides the theoretical background in an easy-to-understand approach, encouraging readers to examine the processes that generated their data. Including discussions of model selection, model checking, and multi-model inference, the book also uses effect plots that allow a natural interpretation of data. Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology Using Linear Models with R, BUGS, and STAN introduces Bayesian software, using R for the simple modes, and flexible Bayesian software (BUGS and Stan) for the more complicated ones. Guiding the ready from easy toward more complex (real) data analyses ina step-by-step manner, the book presents problems and solutions-including all R codes-that are most often applicable to other data and questions, making it an invaluable resource for analyzing a variety of data types. * Introduces Bayesian data analysis, allowing users to obtain uncertainty measurements easily for any derived parameter of interest* Written in a step-by-step approach that allows for eased understanding by non-statisticians* Includes a companion website containing R-code to help users conduct Bayesian data analyses on their own data* All example data as well as additional functions are provided in the R-package blmeco

  • Class 2 Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design

    The Case Studies in Medical Design series consists of practical, applied case studies relating to medical device design in industry. These titles complement Ogrodnik's Medical Device Design publication, and will assist engineers with applying the theory in practice. The case studies presented directly relate to Class I, Class IIa, Class IIb and Class III medical devices. Designers and companies who wish to extend their knowledge in a specific discipline related to their respective class of operation will find any or all of these titles a great addition to their library.



    . These titles will assist anyone who is working in the medical devices industry or who is studying biomedical subject areas to design a successful medical device and avoid repeating past mistakes.
    . Written by an experienced medical device engineer and entrepreneur, with real world experience of developing and commercializing medical products.
    . Joins up theory and practice in an accessible style.

  • Insects As Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications

    Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry. Editor Aaron Dossey, a pioneer in the processing of insects for human consumption, brings together a team of international experts who effectively summarize the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on which readers can build companies, products, and research programs. Researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects will benefit from the content in this comprehensive reference. The book contains all the information a basic practitioner in the field needs, making this a useful resource for those writing a grant, a research or review article, a press article, or news clip, or for those deciding how to enter the world of insect based food ingredients. * Details the current state and future direction of insects as a sustainable source of protein, food, feed, medicine, and other useful biomaterials* Provides valuable guidance that is useful to anyone interested in utilizing insects as food ingredients * Presents insects as an alternative protein/nutrient source that is ideal for food companies, nutritionists, entomologists, food entrepreneurs, and athletes, etc.* Summarizes the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on building companies, products, and research programs * Ideal reference for researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects* Outlines the challenges and opportunities within this emerging industry

  • Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents

    Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Third Edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures.

    Expanding on the second edition, Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in field. Brand new chapters include a new chapter on emergency preparedness, coverage of the chemical warfare agents used in Syria, the use of the Novichok agent in the UK, and more.

    • Unites world-leading experts to bring you cutting-edge, agent-specific information on Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and their adverse effects on human and animal health, and the environment
    • Provides you with all the information you need on CWA modes of action, detection, prevention, therapeutic treatment and countermeasures
    • New to this edition: a full update to reflect the most recent advances in the field and new chapters on emergency preparedness, the chemical warfare agents used in Syria, and the use of the Novichok agent in the UK

  • Think Like a Biostatistics Analyst: A Step-by-step Study Guide

    Think Like a Biostatistics Analyst: A Step-by-Step Study Guide provides a glimpse into the life of a statistical analyst, which is informative for individuals thinking of statistics as a career choice. The book explores strategies to make learning more effective, enhance workflow, and more efficiently and effectively maximize learning, which translates into better quality of assignments, reports, or presentations. The book begins by describing how an analyst thinks about projects, which parallels how readers should approach doing homework assignments, presentations, and studying for exams. Introduces how to create an analysis structure, problem identification, the necessity of good data management, and the effective summarization of data that provides them with a better conceptualization of a daily routine of a biostatistician. * Offers a step-by-step approach to solving problems using both formulae and the statistical software Stata that can be easily aligned with the content presented in Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Discovery, Second Edition* Provides a statistical analyst's approach to problem solving* Enriches the usability of the existing companion website of the book Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Discovery, Second Edition, making the acquisition of data less of a task for students and allowing them to focus more attention on building their statistical software skills* Introduces how to create an analysis structure, problem identification, the necessity of good data management, and the effective summarization of data that provides them with a better conceptualization of a daily routine of a biostatistician

  • Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide

    The mobility provided by the proliferation of wireless Palm Pilots, WAP phones and onboard navigation systems presents a new class of opportunities and problems for application developers. This book provides an end-to-end solution guide to understand the issues in location-based services and build solutions that will sell. Complete with software and industry case studies, this book is an essential companion to anyone wanting to buld the next killer app.

  • High Performance Cluster Computing: Architectures and Systems, Vol. 1

    A comprehensive guide to state-of-the art clusters technology for professionals and graduate-level CS students. Covers hardware as well as software issues, including topics such as: active messages and lightweight protocols, message passing systems. Cluster computers can deliver better performance than traditional mainframes and super computers at a much lower hardware cost.

  • SPSS 9.0 Guide to Data Analysis

    This book provides a jump start on describing data, testing hypotheses, and examining relationships using SPSS. Chapter exercises provide comprehensive examples of basic statistical techniques and to ensure that you're on the right track, solutions to selected exercises are now included. In addition, data files specific to chapter examples and exercises (including the General Social Survey) are provided. This combination of examples, exercises, and data files gives you hands-on experience finding meaning in data and reduces your learning curve. An Instructor's Manual is available upon request.

  • Handbook of Formal and Informal User-Centered Design Methods

    Every day, HCI professionals work on projects with brand-new requirements and challenges. Now at last is a single source of user-centered design methods that can provide targeted guidance to anyone engaged in designing interactive products and services. Chauncey Wilson has gathered over 100 user-centered design methods, including methods for generating ideas, developing online questionnaires, identifying requirements, developing user interface specifications, inspecting user interfaces, analyzing data, testing products for usability, and more. Each method has been thoroughly researched and tested over the course of the author's 25-plus year career in which he has led design teams, taught seminars and workshops, and mentored dozens of students and professionals.The perfect 'go to' online reference, this work is highly formatted: each section defines the method, identifies alternative names used in the literature, identifies related methods, provides an overview of the method, outlines the basic procedure, identifies strengths and weaknesses of the method, describes how to implement it, presents variations and extensions of the method, recommends readings and references, and highlights hints and tips in sidebars.

  • Inhaled Pharmaceutical Product Development Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities

    Inhaled Pharmaceutical Product Development Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities describes methods and procedures for consideration when developing inhaled pharmaceuticals, while commenting on product development strategies and their suitability to support regulatory submission. It bridges the gap between the aspirations of scientists invested in new technology development and the requirements that must be met for any new product.

    The book brings together emerging analytical and inhalation technologies, providing perspectives that illuminate formulation and device design, development, regulatory compliance, and practice. Focusing on underlying scientific and technical principles known to be acceptable from the current regulatory perspective, this monograph will remain useful as a high-level guide to inhaled product development for the foreseeable future.

  • WNT Signaling in Health and Disease

    WNT Signaling, Volume 153, the latest release in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, seeks to provide the most topical, informative, and exciting monographs available on a wide variety of research topics related to prions, viruses, bacteria and eukaryotes. The series provides readers with in-depth knowledge of important molecular biological aspects of organismal physiology and function, along with insights into how this knowledge may be applied to understand and ameliorate human disease. Each volume is edited by an internationally recognized expert who selects contributors at the forefront of a field.

  • Introduction to C and C++ for Technical Students

    For courses in Introduction to Programming, Programming Concepts, Programming for Technology, and Object-Oriented Programming Using C++.

    Unlike many other C++ books, which focus almost entirely on syntax, this text provides explorations of the fundamental principles and logic behind the language. Throughout its coverage, linguistic elements are combined with object-oriented principles and practices, analysis and design. Ramteke's practical, skill-building approach begins by developing a firm foundation for each topic and providing ample practice and reinforcement, then-when a thorough understanding has been established-progressing forward, focusing only on the information that is necessary to reach the next step.

  • The Practice of Medicinal Chemistry

    This book collects in one single volume, the practical aspects of Medicinal Chemistry, seen from a chemical point of view, including the wealth of information which chemists accumulate over a career, but generally is never organized and presented in a coherent form in print. Emphasis is given to how medicinal chemists conduct their search for, and design of, new drug entities. In contrast to other books on the market, it focuses on the chemistry, rather than pharmacological concepts or description of the various therapeutic classes of drugs. It should become a standard reference on the tools available to medicinal chemists when designing new drugs.

  • Surface Wave Analysis for Near Surface Applications

    Seismic Wave Analysis for Near Surface Applications presents the foundational tools necessary to properly analyze surface waves acquired according to both active and passive techniques. Applications range from seismic hazard studies, geotechnical surveys and the exploration of extra-terrestrial bodies.

    Surface waves have become critical to near-surface geophysics both for geotechnical goals and seismic-hazard studies. Included in this book are the related theories, approaches and applications which the lead editor has assembled from a range of authored contributions carefully selected from the latest developments in research.

    A unique blend of theory and practice, the book's concepts are based on exhaustive field research conducted over the past decade from the world's leading seismologists and geophysicists.

  • Java Modeling In Color With UML: Enterprise Components and Process

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  • An Introduction to Parallel Programming

    An Introduction to Parallel Programming, Second Edition presents a tried-and-true tutorial approach that shows students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads and OpenMP.

    As the first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on multi-core and cluster architecture, this second edition carries forward its clear explanations for designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs.

    In edition, this new edition includes coverage of accelerators via new content on GPU programming and heterogeneous programming. New and improved user-friendly exercises teach student how to compile, run and modify example programs.

  • Data Mining and Predictive Analysis: Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis

    Data Mining and Predictive Analysis: Intelligence Gathering and Crime Analysis, 2nd Edition, describes clearly and simply how crime clusters and other intelligence can be used to deploy security resources most effectively. Rather than being reactive, security agencies can anticipate and prevent crime through the appropriate application of data mining and the use of standard computer programs. Data Mining and Predictive Analysis offers a clear, practical starting point for professionals who need to use data mining in homeland security, security analysis, and operational law enforcement settings. This revised text highlights new and emerging technology, discusses the importance of analytic context for ensuring successful implementation of advanced analytics in the operational setting, and covers new analytic service delivery models that increase ease of use and access to high-end technology and analytic capabilities. The use of predictive analytics in intelligence and security analysis enables the development of meaningful, information based tactics, strategy, and policy decisions in the operational public safety and security environment.

  • Thyroid Hormone

    Thyroid hormone, Volume 106, the latest release in the Vitamins and Hormones series first published in 1943 provides up-to-date information on crystal structures and basic structural studies on neurotrophins and their receptors, neurotrophin functions and the biological actions of neurotrophins related to clinical conditions and disease. This new release focuses on timely topics, including the Nuclear Import and Export of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor, the Thyroid hormone and the white matter of the central nervous system: from development to repair, Thyroid hormone and astrocyte differentiation, and the Molecular Basis of Nongenomic Actions of Thyroid Hormone, amongst other topics.

  • The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates

    The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the teeth and dentitions of living fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The book presents a comprehensive survey of the amazing variety of tooth forms among non-mammalian vertebrates, based on descriptions of approximately 400 species belonging to about 160 families. The text is lavishly illustrated with more than 600 high-quality color and monochrome photographs of specimens gathered from top museums and research workers from around the world, supplemented by radiographs and micro-CT images.

    This stimulating work discusses the functional morphology of feeding, the attachment of teeth, and the relationship of tooth form to function, with each chapter accompanied by a comprehensive, up-to-date reference list. Following the descriptions of the teeth and dentitions in each class, four chapters review current topics with considerable research activity: tooth development; tooth replacement; and the structure, formation and evolution of the dental hard tissues. This timely book, authored by internationally recognized teachers and researchers in the field, also reflects the resurgence of interest in the dentitions of non-mammalian vertebrates as experimental systems to help understand genetic changes in evolution of teeth and jaws.

  • Prentice Hall's Federal Taxation 2004: Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts

    Written by nationally recognized tax educators, this series provides a hands-on, definitive guide to federal income taxation concepts and applications. The Pope/Anderson/Kramer series are available in 1) traditional hardback, 2) 3-hole punched, shrink-wrapped formats, or 3) custom versions (see www.prenhall.com/custombusiness <http://www.prenhall.com/custombusiness> for guidelines). The accompanying website at www.prenhall.com/phtax <http://www.prenhall.com/phtax> contains a rich assortment of current issues, a study guide, and cases. On-line courses, an IR CD-ROM for faculty (contains all print and technology resources), and a special offer with Tax Analyst software are available.

  • MCSE: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft SNA Server 4.0

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  • Managing Medical Devices within a Regulatory Framework

    Managing Medical Devices within a Regulatory Framework helps administrators, designers, manufacturers, clinical engineers, and biomedical support staff to navigate worldwide regulation, carefully consider the parameters for medical equipment patient safety, anticipate problems with equipment, and efficiently manage medical device acquisition budgets throughout the total product life cycle. This contributed book contains perspectives from industry professionals and academics providing a comprehensive look at health technology management (HTM) best practices for medical records management, interoperability between and among devices outside of healthcare, and the dynamics of implementation of new devices. Various chapters advise on how to achieve patient confidentiality compliance for medical devices and their software, discuss legal issues surrounding device use in the hospital environment of care, the impact of device failures on patient safety, methods to advance skillsets for HTM professionals, and resources to assess digital technology. The authors bring forth relevant challenges and demonstrate how management can foster increased clinical and non-clinical collaboration to enhance patient outcomes and the bottom line by translating the regulatory impact on operational requirements.

  • Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st Century

    Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st Century bridges the gap between national and international efforts and the local needs for actions in communities where coastal zone challenges are faced daily. The solution-oriented approach covers issues of coastal zone management as well as responses to natural disasters. This work provides ideas on how to face the challenges, develop solutions, and localize management of common-pool resources.

    Coastal Zones targets academic stakeholders and coastal stakeholders who have local knowledge and experience but need a theoretical framework and a greater range of skills to make use of this experience.

  • MOUS Essentials Word 97 Expert, Y2K Ready

    For courses in Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 applications: Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint courseware for the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Exam.

    MOUS Essentials were created specifically to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office User Specialist ("MOUS") Program. The authors provide an emphasis on step-by-step tutorials with large screen shots, outstanding student pedagogy, and plenty of exercises. The authors have included a number of new elements designed to help students prepare for the MOUS exams. The MOUS Essentials also include live computer-based training and assessment with Kelly MOUS PinPoint CD-ROM.

  • Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0

    The Data Vault was invented by Dan Linstedt at the U.S. Department of Defense, and the standard has been successfully applied to data warehousing projects at organizations of different sizes, from small to large-size corporations. Due to its simplified design, which is adapted from nature, the Data Vault 2.0 standard helps prevent typical data warehousing failures.

    Building a Scalable Data Warehouse covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss:

    • How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes.
    • Important data warehouse technologies and practices.
    • Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture.
    • Pulp and Paper Industry: Chemicals

      Pulp and Paper Industry: Chemicals features in-depth and thorough coverage of Chemical additives in the Pulp and Paper Industry. It discusses use of Enzymes "Green Chemicals" that can improve operations in pulp and paper, describes Chemicals demanded by the end user and many key and niche players such as Akzo Nobel NV, Eka Chemicals AB, Ashland, Inc., BASF, Buckman Laboratories International, Inc., Clariant, Cytec Industries, Inc., Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC, ERCO Worldwide, FMC Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, Imerys SA, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Novozymes, Kemira Chemicals, Nalco Holding Company, Omya AG, Solvay AG, and Solvay Chemicals, Inc.. Paper and pulp processing and additive chemicals are an integral part of the total papermaking process from pulp slurry, through sheet formation, to effluent disposal. Environmental concerns, increased use of recycled waste paper as a replacement for virgin pulp, changes in bleaching and pulping processes, increased efficiency requirements for the papermaking process, limits on effluent discharge as well as international competitiveness have greatly impacted the paper and pulp chemical additive market. This book features in-depth and thorough coverage of Chemical additives in Pulp and Paper Industry.



      • Detailed and up-to-date coverage of Chemicals in Pulp and Paper Industry
      • Authoritative, thorough, and comprehensive content on a wide variety of Enzymes "Green Chemicals"
      • Comprehensive list of Paper and Pulp Related Chemicals
      • Comprehensive list of all Pulp and paper Suppliers
      • Comprehensive Indexing

    • Theories of Contemporary Art

      Collection of provocative essays that introduce students to the best and most recent criticism of post modern art (1960-1990)

    • Microeconomic Theory: An Integrated Approach

      For intermediate undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, undergraduate and graduate courses in Managerial Economics, and MBA or Master's level courses in Microeconomic Theory.

      This student-friendly text clearly integrates microeconomic theory with calculus and graphics; its approach centers on constructing and analyzing fundamental models. By integrating basic tools of calculus, the text encourages students to solve problems by generating actual numerical solutions. The manner in which calculus reinforces the graphical analysis is clearly demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion; students will understand what the graphical solutions actually represent. Numerous real world applications of the theory are highlighted throughout the text.

    • Earth's Dynamic Systems

      Suitable for freshman/sophomore Physical or Introductory Geology courses found in departments of geology, Earth science, or environmental science.

      Hamblin and Christiansen help students to see the global view of Earth, teaching them to look at the world as geologists do. The text is structured around two main themes: The first examines Earth as a geologic system with vast interconnected subsystems, while the second theme focuses on how the human species fits into Earth's integrated system. This is still the only introductory text that fully integrates the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. The Ninth Edition continues to offer a stunning and sophisticated art program that is virtually unmatched by any other geology text.

    • A Theory of Individual Behavior

      A Theory of Individual Behavior dispels the notion that individuals act as rational agents and strives to capture idiosyncratic humanness through rigorous mathematics. Wichers describes a version of economic behavior that is more comprehensive and satisfying than neoclassical models yet still consistent with the usual aggregated concepts that form the basis of applied microeconomics. Written in an accessible and convincing style, A Theory of Individual Behavior discusses innovative material in a format that encourages classroom use. All chapters have questions at their conclusions, and there is a strong emphasis on testable results. The book contains a short review of mathematical models and discussion of received microeconomic theory, as well as summaries at the ends of chapters and many examples and illustrations.

    • Linear Algebra

      For courses in Advanced Linear Algebra.

      This top-selling, theorem-proof text presents a careful treatment of the principal topics of linear algebra, and illustrates the power of the subject through a variety of applications. It emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between linear transformations and matrices, but states theorems in the more general infinite-dimensional case where appropriate.

    • IT Services: Costs, Metrics, Benchmarking and Marketing

      This is the first 100% customer-focused guide to satisfying the consumers of your company's IT services -- and building the loyalty your IT organization desperately needs. IT Services presents every element of a comprehensive approach to service delivery in global, distributed environments. Learn how to establish a vision, processes, service and cost models, performance measurements and "stretch" goals that achieve real business benefits. Applicable to both in-house and outsourced operations, IT Services serves as a roadmap for executives building enterprise-wide operations centers; a practical guide for managers seeking to developer stable and cost-effective support infrastructures; and an invaluable educational guide for IT consumers who want to know what they can and should expect.

    • Year 2000 Mainframe Survival Guide

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    • Detection of Signals in Noise

      The Second Edition is an updated revision to the authors highly successful and widely used introduction to the principles and application of the statistical theory of signal detection. This book emphasizes those theories that have been found to be particularly useful in practice including principles applied to detection problems encountered in digital communications, radar, and sonar.

    • IP Routing Protocols: RIP, OSPF, BGP, PNNI and Cisco Routing Protocols

      Four routing protocols -- RIP, OSPF, BGP, and the Cisco protocols -- are at the heart of IP-based internetworking, and the Internet itself. In this comprehensive guide, respected telecommunications consultant Uyless Black teaches network professionals everything they need to build and manage networks with these protocols. Black begins with an exceptionally helpful tutorial on the fundamentals of Internet route discovery, architecture, and operations. Review the fundamentals of the Internet's two major interior gateway protocols, RIP and OSPF, with specific techniques for implementation and troubleshooting, and guidance on when to use each. Master the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is used to connect internal networks to the Internet; then gain an in-depth understanding of Cisco's Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) for enterprise networks. Discover how to configure routers for maximum performance; when to use static/manual routing; and much more.

    • The Windows 2000 Device Driver Book: A Guide for Programmers

      The Windows 2000 Device Driver Book can lead any experienced Windows programmer through every step of device driver development: planning, implementation, testing, debugging, installation, and distribution. Thoroughly updated to reflect Microsoft's Windows Driver Model (WDM) for Windows 2000 and 98, it covers everything from architecture to tools, and includes a powerhouse library of exclusive tools and C and C++ code for streamlining device driver projects. Starting with a high-level overview of WDM components, the book quickly moves into the details of the development environment and driver installation. Master the I/O Manager, its data structures, and its interaction with drivers. Understand Plug and Play and Power Management through extensive practical examples; learn how to construct safe reentrant driver code; log errors and events using Windows Management Instrumentation; utilize kernel-mode threads; layered drivers; and more. The accompanying CD-ROM includes sample drivers, C++ classes to jumpstart your projects, driver installation utilities, even an exclusive device driver AppWizard!

    • Essential Discrete Mathematics

      For freshman/sophomore one-semester introductory courses in discrete math that include intermediate programming for computer science and mathematics students.

      This brief introduction to the mathematics of computer science prepares students for the math they will encounter in later courses. With applications that are specific to computer science, this text helps students develop reasoning skills and provides them with an early introduction to fundamental mathematics necessary for future math and computer science courses.

    • Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages: Volume 1: Core Technologies

      Marty Hall's Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages was the number 1 servlet/JSP book in 2000 -- helping over 100,000 Java developers master the power of Java server-side programming to Web-enable an extraordinary range of applications. Now, Hall takes the next step, bringing together even more powerful servlet/JSP techniques. The second edition of Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages provides a complete introduction to the technology, completely updated for JSP 2.0, servlets 2.4, the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), and Java 1.4. This book serves both beginning and advanced developers. For beginning servlet and JSP developers, the book provides clear step-by-step coverage of the basic topics. For programmers already experienced with servlet and JSP technology, the book provides in-depth discussion of advanced topics, complete coverage of newly introduced capabilities, and practical design strategies. J2EE technology is the leading technology for building Web applications and services, and servlet and JSP technology is the heart of the J2EE platform. Servlets and JSP are the most popular way to build Web applications: every Java and Web developer needs to know this. JSP 2.0 will fundamentally change how servlet and JSP technology is used, so even experienced developers need to read this book!

    • Operating System Forensics

      Operating System Forensics is the first book to cover all three critical operating systems for digital forensic investigations in one comprehensive reference.

      Users will learn how to conduct successful digital forensic examinations in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, the methodologies used, key technical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations.

      Mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry are also covered, providing everything practitioners need to conduct a forensic investigation of the most commonly used operating systems, including technical details of how each operating system works and how to find artifacts.

      This book walks you through the critical components of investigation and operating system functionality, including file systems, data recovery, memory forensics, system configuration, Internet access, cloud computing, tracking artifacts, executable layouts, malware, and log files. You'll find coverage of key technical topics like Windows Registry, /etc directory, Web browers caches, Mbox, PST files, GPS data, ELF, and more. Hands-on exercises in each chapter drive home the concepts covered in the book. You'll get everything you need for a successful forensics examination, including incident response tactics and legal requirements. Operating System Forensics is the only place you'll find all this covered in one book.

    • Class 3 Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design

      The Case Studies in Medical Design series consists of practical, applied case studies relating to medical device design in industry. These titles complement Ogrodnik's Medical Device Design publication, and will assist engineers with applying the theory in practice. The case studies presented directly relate to Class I, Class IIa, Class IIb and Class III medical devices. Designers and companies who wish to extend their knowledge in a specific discipline related to their respective class of operation will find any or all of these titles a great addition to their library.

      . These titles will assist anyone who is working in the medical devices industry or who is studying biomedical subject areas to design a successful medical device and avoid repeating past mistakes.
      . Written by an experienced medical device engineer and entrepreneur, with real world experience of developing and commercializing medical products.
      . Joins up theory and practice in an accessible style.

    • Methods in Tau Cell Biology

      Methods in Tau Cell Biology, Volume 141, the latest release in the Methods in Cell Biology series, looks at methods involved in tau cell biology. Edited by leaders in the field, this volume provides proven, state-of-art techniques and relevant historical background and theory that aids researchers with tactics for efficient design and effective implementation of experimental methodologies. Topics of note in this updated volume include sections on Recombinant tau expression and purification, In vitro MT dynamics and MT ends, Methods related to investigating tau structure and MT bundling, Neurite outgrowth and retraction, and Methods related to studying tau fragmentation.

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    • Radical Project Management

      Throughout both IT and business, project management is undergoing a profound paradigm shift -- from rigid and mechanistic approaches derived from the engineering and construction industries, to dynamic and flexible approaches that anticipate rapid change in technology, organizations and development approaches. In eXtreme Project Management, world-renowned project management expert Rob Thomsett presents the first one-stop guide to these powerful, radical new project management techniques. Thomsett's innovative Extreme Project Management techniques look outward to stakeholders, management and clients, and involve them heavily in the project management process. Thomsett introduces creative new processes such as RAP (RApid Planning) sessions; shows how to facilitate "open" rather than "closed" planning; and demonstrates how to integrate risk management and quality without diminishing the flexibility today's projects demand. Above all, eXtreme Project Management teaches you how to align trust, creativity, openness, and fun with a relentless focus on realizing project benefits and maximizing business value.

    • Green Vegetable Oil Processing: Revised First Edition

      Alternative green food processing technologies have gained much technical and industrial attention in recent years as a potential means of reducing costs and promoting consumer awareness of corporate environmental responsibility. However, utilizing green principles is now becoming an effective business approach to enhance vegetable oil processing profitability. Two years have passed since the first edition of Green Vegetable Oil Processing was published. The Revised First Edition includes much of the content of the first edition, but incorporates updated data, details, images, figures, and captions. This book addresses alternative green technologies at various stages of oilseed and vegetable oil processing. This includes oil extraction technologies such as expeller, aqueous and supercritical methods, and green modifications of conventional unit operations such as degumming, refining, bleaching, hydrogenation, winterizing/dewaxing, fractionation, and deodorization. While most chapters describe soy oil processing, the techniques described equally applicable to oils and fats in general.

    • Fixed Income Mathematics

      Fixed Income Mathematics is an easy-to-understand introduction to the mathematics of common fixed income instruments. This book offers explanations, exercises, and examples without demanding sophisticated mathematics from the reader. Not only does the author use his business and teaching experience to highlight the fundamentals of investment and management decision-making, but he also offers questions and exercises that suggest the applicability of fixed income mathematics.

      Written for the reader with a general mathematics background, this self-teaching book is suffused with examples that also make it a handy reference guide. It should serve as a gateway to financial mathematics and to increased competence in business analysis. International comparisons are used to illustrate how interest is compounded.

      This text will be a valuable resource for professional insurance and other actuarials who invest in bonds and who are concerned with inflation, asset-liability management, the time value of money, interest rates, rates of return, risk, and investment income. It will also appeal to MBA students and anyone seeking a general introduction or overview of the subject.

    • A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language

      A Practical Guide to SysML, Third Edition, fully updated for SysML version 1.4, provides a comprehensive and practical guide for modeling systems with SysML. With their unique perspective as leading contributors to the language, Friedenthal, Moore, and Steiner provide a full description of the language along with a quick reference guide and practical examples to help you use SysML. The book begins with guidance on the most commonly used features to help you get started quickly. Part 1 explains the benefits of a model-based approach, providing an overview of the language and how to apply SysML to model systems. Part 2 includes a comprehensive description of SysML that provides a detailed understanding that can serve as a foundation for modeling with SysML, and as a reference for practitioners. Part 3 includes methods for applying model-based systems engineering using SysML to specify and design systems, and how these methods can help manage complexity. Part 4 deals with topics related to transitioning MBSE practice into your organization, including integration of the system model with other engineering models, and strategies for adoption of MBSE.

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    • Understanding Mastercam

      For courses in Computer Numerical Controls and Machine Tool Process.

      This practical, easy-to-use and -understand text guides students through a logical, step-by-step approach to learning Mastercam. It evolves from a keystroke by keystroke process to an exploration of programming and post processing programs for the mill.

    • Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker

      Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker draws on the experiences of those currently working and those hiring people to work in humanitarian aid today, and an analysis of job postings over a 9-month period. It provides relevant information and advice to help jobseekers make more informed decisions about what steps to take. It first pushes prospective job seekers to reflect on whether this is the right career path for them. It then provides tried and tested strategies for preparing for a humanitarian career and being competitive in the humanitarian job market, serving as a comprehensive guide for those thinking about a career in international humanitarian aid.

    • Word Identification Strategies: Phonics From a New Perspective

      This text or supplement is appropriate for Reading Methods courses.

      This text examines the role of phonics instruction in a balanced reading program and offers teaching techniques to accomplish it. It explains the spoken and written language base for word identification strategies, how strategies emerge, and how readers progress to the use of advanced, streamlined strategies. By shifting the focus from isolated letter-sound learning towards transferable strategies, this text reshapes the way future teachers will introduce word identification strategies into classroom activities.

    • The Engineer's Guide to Plant Layout and Piping Design for the Oil and Gas Industries

      The Engineer's Guide to Plant Layout and Piping Design for the Oil and Gas Industries gives pipeline engineers and plant managers a critical real-world reference to design, manage, and implement safe and effective plants and piping systems for today's operations. This book fills a training void with complete and practical understanding of the requirements and procedures for producing a safe, economical, operable and maintainable process facility. Easy to understand for the novice, this guide includes critical standards, newer designs, practical checklists and rules of thumb.

      Due to a lack of structured training in academic and technical institutions, engineers and pipe designers today may understand various computer software programs but lack the fundamental understanding and implementation of how to lay out process plants and run piping correctly in the oil and gas industry. Starting with basic terms, codes and basis for selection, the book focuses on each piece of equipment, such as pumps, towers, underground piping, pipe sizes and supports, then goes on to cover piping stress analysis and the daily needed calculations to use on the job.

    • UNIX System V Release 4 Programmer's Guide Character User Interface (FMLI and ETI)

      For application developers who want to develop a menu- and form-based interface, this book describes the tools a programmer can use for terminals lacking graphic capabilities. It covers FMLI, a high-level programmer for creating menus, forms and text frames, and ETI, a set of screen management library subroutines that promote fast development of application programs for window, panel, menu, and form manipulation.

    • Cybersecurity and Applied Mathematics

      Cybersecurity and Applied Mathematics explores the mathematical concepts necessary for effective cybersecurity research and practice, taking an applied approach for practitioners and students entering the field. This book covers methods of statistical exploratory data analysis and visualization as a type of model for driving decisions, also discussing key topics, such as graph theory, topological complexes, and persistent homology.

      Defending the Internet is a complex effort, but applying the right techniques from mathematics can make this task more manageable. This book is essential reading for creating useful and replicable methods for analyzing data.

    • Nuclear Architecture and Dynamics

      Nuclear Architecture and Dynamics provides a definitive resource for (bio)physicists and molecular and cellular biologists whose research involves an understanding of the organization of the genome and the mechanisms of its proper reading, maintenance, and replication by the cell. This book brings together the biochemical and physical characteristics of genome organization, providing a relevant framework in which to interpret the control of gene expression and cell differentiation. It includes work from a group of international experts, including biologists, physicists, mathematicians, and bioinformaticians who have come together for a comprehensive presentation of the current developments in the nuclear dynamics and architecture field.

      The book provides the uninitiated with an entry point to a highly dynamic, but complex issue, and the expert with an opportunity to have a fresh look at the viewpoints advocated by researchers from different disciplines.

    • Fouling in Refineries

      Fouling in Refineries is an important and ongoing problem that directly affects energy efficiency resulting in increased costs, production losses, and even unit shutdown, requiring costly expenditures to clean up equipment and return capacity to positive levels.

      This text addresses this common challenge for the hydrocarbon processing community within each unit of the refinery. As refineries today face a greater challenge of accepting harder to process heavier crudes and the ongoing flow of the lighter shale oil feedstocks, resulting in bigger challenges to balance product stability within their process equipment, this text seeks to inform all relative refinery personnel on how to monitor fouling, characterize the deposits, and follow all available treatments.

      With basic modeling and chemistry of fouling and each unit covered, users will learn how to operate at maximum production rates and elongate the efficiency of their refinery's capacity.

    • Laboratory Statistics: Methods in Chemistry and Health Sciences

      Laboratory Statistics: Methods in Chemistry and Health Science, Second Edition, presents common strategies for comparing and evaluating numerical laboratory data. In particular, the text deals with the type of data and problems that laboratory scientists and students in analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, epidemiology, and clinical research face on a daily basis. This book takes the mystery out of statistics and provides simple, hands-on instructions in the format of everyday formulas. Spreadsheet shortcuts and functions are included, along with many simple worked examples. This book is a must-have guide to applied statistics in the lab that will result in improved experimental design and analysis. This thoroughly revised second edition includes several new sections, more examples, and all formulas in Excel code.

    • Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis

      Deep learning is providing exciting solutions for medical image analysis problems and is seen as a key method for future applications. This book gives a clear understanding of the principles and methods of neural network and deep learning concepts, showing how the algorithms that integrate deep learning as a core component have been applied to medical image detection, segmentation and registration, and computer-aided analysis, using a wide variety of application areas. Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis is a great learning resource for academic and industry researchers in medical imaging analysis, and for graduate students taking courses on machine learning and deep learning for computer vision and medical image computing and analysis.

    • Internet of Things: Principles and Paradigms

      Internet of Things: Principles and Paradigms captures the state-of-the-art research in Internet of Things, its applications, architectures, and technologies. The book identifies potential future directions and technologies that facilitate insight into numerous scientific, business, and consumer applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm promises to make any electronic devices part of the Internet environment. This new paradigm opens the doors to new innovations and interactions between people and things that will enhance the quality of life and utilization of scarce resources. To help realize the full potential of IoT, the book addresses its numerous challenges and develops the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them. These challenges include the development of scalable architecture, moving from closed systems to open systems, designing interaction protocols, autonomic management, and the privacy and ethical issues around data sensing, storage, and processing.

    • Graphics for Engineers with AutoCAD 2002

      For Engineering Graphics/Technical Drawing courses.

      Graphics for Engineers is designed to help students expand their creative talents and communicate their ideas effectively. Its layout, format, and content have been classroom-tested to make it user friendly and excellent for both classroom use and independent study. Students who use this text will learn ANSI standards, techniques to prepare working drawings, the solution of 3D problems and graphical analysis, and the use of graphics as a medium of design.

    • Machine Learning: A Bayesian and Optimization Perspective

      This tutorial text gives a unifying perspective on machine learning by covering both probabilistic and deterministic approaches -which are based on optimization techniques - together with the Bayesian inference approach, whose essence lies in the use of a hierarchy of probabilistic models. The book presents the major machine learning methods as they have been developed in different disciplines, such as statistics, statistical and adaptive signal processing and computer science. Focusing on the physical reasoning behind the mathematics, all the various methods and techniques are explained in depth, supported by examples and problems, giving an invaluable resource to the student and researcher for understanding and applying machine learning concepts. The book builds carefully from the basic classical methods to the most recent trends, with chapters written to be as self-contained as possible, making the text suitable for different courses: pattern recognition, statistical/adaptive signal processing, statistical/Bayesian learning, as well as short courses on sparse modeling, deep learning, and probabilistic graphical models. * All major classical techniques: Mean/Least-Squares regression and filtering, Kalman filtering, stochastic approximation and online learning, Bayesian classification, decision trees, logistic regression and boosting methods.* The latest trends: Sparsity, convex analysis and optimization, online distributed algorithms, learning in RKH spaces, Bayesian inference, graphical and hidden Markov models, particle filtering, deep learning, dictionary learning and latent variables modeling.* Case studies - protein folding prediction, optical character recognition, text authorship identification, fMRI data analysis, change point detection, hyperspectral image unmixing, target localization, channel equalization and echo cancellation, show how the theory can be applied.* MATLAB code for all the main algorithms are available on an accompanying website, enabling the reader to experiment with the code.

    • SAP R/3 3.0 in a Box

      SAP R/3 3.0 in a Box contains Curran/Kellers SAP R/3 Business Blueprint, along with the entire CBT Systems SAP course (worth thousands of dollars in the corporate training market). CBT Systems training is ideal for the Continuing Education market, as the modules are skills-based tutorials designed for rapid learning environments. An integration guide maps each book to the CBT for ease of study.

    • Breaking into Information Security: Crafting a Custom Career Path to Get the Job You Really Want

      Whether you want to break into information security, move from one job to another, or transition into management, Breaking into Information Security will help. No other book surveys all the different jobs available in the industry, frankly discusses the positives and negatives of each, and what you need to learn to get into and out of each role.

      Unlike books that focus on a specific skill set or on how to gain a certification or get a job, this book encompasses the "big picture," including why certifications, if any, are worthwhile for you. In a profession where new career paths aren't always clear, Breaking into Information Security will teach you how to identify where you are in your career today, understand where you wish to go, and provide proven methods to get there.

      From entry-level jobs to the extremely specific skills needed to be an InfoSec consultant, this book covers it all, including in-job skill building, working within the community, and building your skills after hours. If you are seeking to advance in the highly competitive field of information security, this book will give you the edge you need to break in.

    • Modeling Differential Equations in Biology

      For undergraduate courses in math modeling, and biology calculus courses in departments of math and life sciences.

      Designed for students who understand the simple basics of calculus, this text focuses on the differential equations and related subjects that are commonly used today by working life scientists. It emphasizes both the mathematics and how the mathematics is employed in order to introduce some potentially useful tools and modes of thought to future experimental biologists.

    • Intelligent Software Agents

      This book discusses the current state of the use and possible uses of intelligent agent technology.

    • XILINX Student Edition, Version 1.5

      This software package provides a complete, ready-to-use, inexpensive digital logic learning environment which enables fast design and prototyping using industry standard-design tools from the #1 programmable logic vendor. The package includes software tools, lab design files, step-by-step, hands-on tutorials, and a coupon for discount on optional purchase of hardware development boards. Stressing actual construction and testing of logic circuitry, it presents a complete set of lab sessions on using FPGAs (Field Prog. Gate Arrays) and CPLDs (Complex Prog. Logic Devices) for beginning or intermediate logic design.

    • Fundamentals of Probability: United States Edition

      Comprehensive and class-tested, this book is designed for a course in Basic Probability to be taken by mathematics, physics, engineering, statistics, actuarial science, operations research, and computer science majors.

      It assumes a second course in calculus. The aim of the book is to present probability in the most natural way: through a great number of attractive and instructive examples and exercises that motivate the definitions, theorems, and methodology of the theory. Examples and exercises have been very carefully designed to arouse students' curiosity, motivating them to delve into the theory with enthusiasm. Unique discussions of probability problems published in recent journals are featured to stimulate classroom discussion or individual investigation.

    • Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects

      Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, Third Edition presents a set of topics that can be applied to any project financing task. It includes essential, core material for project finance, offering new insights about Sharia-compliant instruments and a comprehensive overview of the current state of the international regulation of banking post financial crisis. This updated edition includes new case studies and topics related to country risk, along with insights from project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance details.

      The book is useful for readers at all levels of education and experience who want to learn how to succeed in project finance.

    • Essentials of Systems Analysis & Design

      Written Primarily for undergraduates in CIS and MIS programs.

      This briefer text is particularly appropriate for SAD courses where a streamlined approach is necessary due to lab assignments, projects, and/or outside reading requirements.

    • Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism

      Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism provides a comprehensive overview on the topic of pseudomorphism--in which one mineral is replaced by another but still maintains its original crystal form--a phenomenon that is far more common than currently thought and is extremely important in understanding the geologic history of rocks. There are many examples of pseudomorphs, but they have never been brought together in a single reference book that features high-resolution, full-color pseudomorph formations together with the original minerals that they have replaced. This book is the essential reference book for mineralogists, geologists or anyone who encounters mineral pseudomorphism in their work.

    • Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations

      For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Marketing of Technology, Innovation, Marketing Management, Business-to-Business Marketing, New Product Development, E-commerce and Internet Marketing.

      Using a systematic approach grounded in relevant theories and empirical research, this text provides a framework for making marketing decisions in a high-tech environment. It covers such industries and contexts as telecommunications, information technology (hardware and software), biotechnology, and consumer electronics. The book provides a balance between conceptual discussions and examples, small and big business, products and services, and consumer and business-to-business marketing contexts.

    • Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research

      Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research, Second Edition, provides practitioners and researchers with the information they need to confidently quantify, qualify, and justify their data. The book presents a practical guide on how to use statistics to solve common quantitative problems that arise in user research. It addresses questions users face every day, including, Is the current product more usable than our competition? Can we be sure at least 70% of users can complete the task on their first attempt? How long will it take users to purchase products on the website? This book provides a foundation for statistical theories and the best practices needed to apply them. The authors draw on decades of statistical literature from human factors, industrial engineering, and psychology, as well as their own published research, providing both concrete solutions (Excel formulas and links to their own web-calculators), along with an engaging discussion on the statistical reasons why tests work and how to effectively communicate results. Throughout this new edition, users will find updates on standardized usability questionnaires, a new chapter on general linear modeling (correlation, regression, and analysis of variance), with updated examples and case studies throughout.

    • Effective Security Management

      Effective Security Management, Sixth Edition teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management.

      The author, Charles Sennewald, brings common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to security management that is ideal for both new and experienced security managers.

      The sixth edition of this classic professional reference work on the topic includes newly updated and expanded coverage of topics such as the integration of security executive into the business, background checks and hiring procedures, involvement in labor disputes, organized crime, and the role of social media.

    • Exercises in Oral Radiography Techniques: A Laboratory Manual

      For use in Dental Radiology courses at the undergraduate level; designed to supplement all dental hygiene and dental assisting oral radiology theory books.

      Helping dental hygiene and dental assisting students perfect the skills necessary to assume their professional roles, this simply written workbook-style lab manual provides 14 concrete, practical exercises in oral radiographic procedures and interpretation that challenge students to link theory with clinical practice. Serving to complement not duplicate material found in basic theory texts, these self-contained, ready-made, student-driven exercises come in an easy-to-use, three-hole punched format-complete with directions for finishing the activity; mounting diagrams to attach the final radiographs; and tear sheets which allow students to turn in assignments for instructor evaluation.

    • Oracle Databases on Amazon Web Services: A Foundational Approach

      Oracle Databases on Amazon Web Services: A Foundational Approach explains how cloud computing technology can save companies time and money by running Oracle databases in a hosted, IaaS and PaaS environment, supporting any version of the Oracle database users may be running.

      While running an Oracle database in AWS is similar to running it off of your own hardware, there are a number of considerations to take into account when it comes to security, storage, configuration, management, and monitoring. Several experienced and well known authors from successful companies like Apps Associates, e-DBA, DLZP Group, and Dbvist guide readers through everything they need to know to utilize this powerful combination of services.



      • Presents the first book to detail concise and practical information for running an Oracle database on AWS
      • Provides step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for installing, configuring, and managing Oracle on AWS
      • Maps on-premises infrastructure and Oracle technologies and products to the AWS environment in an easy-to-understand format for Oracle database administrators, architects, and developers

    • The Visual Imperative: Creating a Visual Culture of Data Discovery

      Data is powerful. It separates leaders from laggards and it drives business disruption, transformation, and reinvention. Today's most progressive companies are using the power of data to propel their industries into new areas of innovation, specialization, and optimization. The horsepower of new tools and technologies have provided more opportunities than ever to harness, integrate, and interact with massive amounts of disparate data for business insights and value - something that will only continue in the era of the Internet of Things. And, as a new breed of tech-savvy and digitally native knowledge workers rise to the ranks of data scientist and visual analyst, the needs and demands of the people working with data are changing, too. The world of data is changing fast. And, it's becoming more visual. Visual insights are becoming increasingly dominant in information management, and with the reinvigorated role of data visualization, this imperative is a driving force to creating a visual culture of data discovery. The traditional standards of data visualizations are making way for richer, more robust and more advanced visualizations and new ways of seeing and interacting with data. However, while data visualization is a critical tool to exploring and understanding bigger and more diverse and dynamic data, by understanding and embracing our human hardwiring for visual communication and storytelling and properly incorporating key design principles and evolving best practices, we take the next step forward to transform data visualizations from tools into unique visual information assets.

    • Bioenvironmental Issues Affecting Men's Reproductive and Sexual Health

      Bioenvironmental Issues Affecting Men's Reproductive and Sexual Health is structured into two parts related to men's reproductive and sexual health with eight sections designed to enable a logical flow of such knowledge. The book is focused on the biology of key organs involved in male reproduction and the environmental influences affecting their functions with particular emphasis on clinical aspects. Individual chapters within the book range from basic to translational aspects, but all hold clinical relevance. This is an essential reference for those working and learning in the field of human reproduction, reproductive toxicology and environmental influences on reproductive and sexual health.

    • Electric Circuit Analysis

      For two-semester courses in DC and AC Circuit Analysis, Circuits: Conventional Flow, and Electrical Engineering Technology.

      This text establishes a clear relationship between the basic principles of electric circuit analysis and the problem-solving procedures for analyzing electric currents. It contains traditional topics in electric circuit analysis along with matrix methods for solving systems of algebraic equations for simultaneous solutions, derivatives and integrals, differential equations, and Laplace transforms.

    • Designing Healthcare That Works: A Socio-technical Approach

      Designing Healthcare That Works: A Sociotechnical Approach takes up the pragmatic, messy problems of designing and implementing sociotechnical solutions which integrate organizational and technical systems for the benefit of human health. The book helps practitioners apply principles of sociotechnical design in healthcare and consider the adoption of new theories of change. As practitioners need new processes and tools to create a more systematic alignment between technical mechanisms and social structures in healthcare, the book helps readers recognize the requirements of this alignment.

      The systematic understanding developed within the book's case studies includes new ways of designing and adopting sociotechnical systems in healthcare. For example, helping practitioners examine the role of exogenous factors, like CMS Systems in the U.S. Or, more globally, helping practitioners consider systems external to the boundaries drawn around a particular healthcare IT system is one key to understand the design challenge.

      Written by scholars in the realm of sociotechnical systems research, the book is a valuable source for medical informatics professionals, software designers and any healthcare providers who are interested in making changes in the design of the systems.

    • An Introduction to Data Analysis Using MINITAB for Windows

      This manual is designed to be used with any Elementary Statistics text. All instructions and diagrams were developed using MINITAB Release 12 for Windows 95. Users of the Student Version of MINITAB may find some slight differences in the procedures. These differences are noted in the manual. Each chapter has an instructional section which summarizes a basic statistical concept. This is followed by a computer assignment in which students can practice the techniques that they have learned in the chapter.

    • Up and Running With Autocad 2016: 2d and 3d Drawing and Modeling

      Get up and running with AutoCAD using Gindis' combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

    • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

      For sophomore to senior-level courses in Digital Signal Processing and Signal Processing in departments of engineering and technology.

      Conveying to students a sense of excitement regarding DSP, this text provides thorough coverage of digital signal processing techniques and all essential theory-extensively supported by examples, but not dependent on calculus. It includes a variety of interesting and in-depth DSP explorations to help establish the link between theory and practice, and an introduction to hardware and software for digital signal processors.

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    • The Linux Development Platform

      This book describes how to build a development environment based upon Linux systems. It provides a one-stop-reference on all the tools used by the Open Source community for development purposes. It includes information about open source and GNU tools incuding editors, compilers and assemblers, debuggers, version control systems, Java and other Open Source utilities commonly used during the development process. It also includes a chapter on how to use Linux for cross-platform development systems. The book is useful for all developers as a reference to development tools.

    • Ecology of Desert Systems

      Conventional wisdom considers deserts stark, harsh regions that support few living things. Most people also believe that water alone makes the desert bloom. Ecology of Desert Systems challenges these conventional views.

      This volume explores a broad range of topics of interest to ecosystem, population, community, and physiological ecologists. Climate, weather patterns, geomorphology, and wind and water processes are examined as variables that affect the distribution of biota through fundamental ecosystem processes. Descriptions of morphological, behavioral, and physiological adaptations of desert biota illuminate, through the lens of patch dynamics, principles for understanding observed patterns of primary production, nutrient cycling, and the effects of consumers. Desertification, and the techniques for monitoring and quantifying it, is examined within the framework of desert ecosystem patterns and processes.

    • Introduction to Emergency Management

      Introduction to Emergency Management sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency managers. Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola return for the sixth edition with an emphasis on climate change as a major hazard. Fully updated throughout for new regulations and workflows, with new case studies covering the latest in best practices, this classic textbook prepares students for the challenges of a career in emergency management.

    • Fundamentals of AutoCAD - Using AutoCAD 2000

      For a first course in AutoCAD, an undergraduate design/industrial technology course in CAD Fundamentals, as well as an engineering/engineering technology course.

      As practical as it is functional, this reader-friendly, hardbound text focuses on using AutoCAD as a drafting tool, helping students understand the foundations for the software's commands, learn basic skills, and progress into more advanced drawing areas such as dimensioning an object. Based on current standards, it offers a non-discipline approach that is equally accessible to students of mechanics, architecture or electronics, and weaves many examples and exercises throughout to expose users to real-world problems and situations.

    • Coding for Penetration Testers: Building Better Tools

      Coding for Penetration Testers: Building Better Tools, Second Edition provides readers with an understanding of the scripting languages that are commonly used when developing tools for penetration testing, also guiding users through specific examples of custom tool development and the situations where such tools might be used. While developing a better understanding of each language, the book presents real-world scenarios and tool development that can be incorporated into a tester's toolkit. This completely updated edition focuses on an expanded discussion on the use of Powershell, and includes practical updates to all tools and coverage.

    • The Complete Business Process Handbook: Leading Practices of the Outperformers Volume 3

      The Complete Business Process Handbook: Leading Practices from Outperformers, Volume Three, provides lessons from leaders in the industry who share topics relevant to all levels of an organization. Using numerous examples, illustrations, and an established framework, author-editors Mark von Rosing and Henrik von Scheel guide readers through the executive layers that define the strategies, critical success factors, and goals of business. This volume speaks to the business managers who administer tasks and govern, evaluate, and monitor the business, and to the operational layer, which is responsible for delivery and execution. Through the use of detailed cases from early industry adopters such as Lego Systems, Saxo Bank, Maersk, and others, the book explains how successfully deploying business process management can have a profound impact. Examples of these strategies cover how leaders apply business process today, how to get started, how to adopt leading BPM practices to improve competitive advantage, how to differentiate by linking business models to process models, and learning the structured way of thinking, working, and modeling. * Presents tactics on how to implement the BPM anatomy* Provides an in-depth look at ways of thinking, working, and modeling* Helps readers discover technology, methodology, governance, process-based implementation content, and performance and value metrics* Serves as an ideal reference for users interested in process modeling, enterprise architecture, and design and management* Discusses groundbreaking new research on BPM best practices as deployed by leading companies

    • How to Argue: A Student's Guide

      One of the most difficult things students within higher education have to learn is how to argue. Indeed, if there is one key intellectual distinction between tertiary and secondary education it is that the former requires, indeed insists, that students must be able to evidence intellectual autonomy. In other words, students need to be able to argue. Yet students are usually confused and intimidated by this prospect. In many cases they are unsure what is meant when they 'must have an argument'. And since the skill of argument is something their instructors have learnt more by a kind of intellectual osmosis than formal tuition they are often ill-equipped to provide clear or coherent help. So it is that the most important intellectual characteristic of tertiary education in the social sciences and humanities is also one of the least well taught and most neglected. How to Argue aims to address these fears. Being asked to present an argument is a challenge. It is probably the most difficult thing most students will be asked to do at university. However by applying the techniques described in this book students should find it a lot easier. Packed with exercises, examples and case studies, the chapters take students through the techniques of forming an academic argument, from contradictions and tensions, to empirical adequacy, structure and presentation.

    • Nonmotor Parkinson's: The Hidden Faces - The Many Hidden Faces

      Non-motor Parkinson's: The Hidden Face, Volume 133, the first part of the latest volume in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is an up-to-date, comprehensive textbook addressing the non-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease, a key unmet need. Chapters in this new release include topics such as The hidden face of Parkinson's, JP and non-motor symptoms, Parkinson's: a complex non-motor disease, Neuropathology of NMS of PD, Neurophysiology and animal models related to NMS in PD, Epidemiology of NMS in PD (cohort studies), Genes and NMS in PD, NMS in genetic forms of PD, and Imaging the NMS in PD.

      Including practical tips for non-specialists and clinical algorithms, this book contains contributions from over 40 opinion leaders in the field of movement disorders, covering the topic from laboratory, to bedside, to caregiver.

    • Probability, Statistics and Econometrics

      Probability, Statistics and Econometrics provides a concise, yet rigorous, treatment of the field that is suitable for graduate students studying econometrics, very advanced undergraduate students, and researchers seeking to extend their knowledge of the trinity of fields that use quantitative data in economic decision-making. The book covers much of the groundwork for probability and inference before proceeding to core topics in econometrics. Authored by one of the leading econometricians in the field, it is a unique and valuable addition to the current repertoire of econometrics textbooks and reference books.

    • Using Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows 95, Revised Printing

      For use in any course teaching Works for Windows. Can be packaged extremely economically with any PH concepts text for introductory computer courses. Works is a popular software program for such courses because it is powerful, easy-to-use, and inexpensive. Standalone Works courses are more rare, but can still be uncovered.

      This text introduces basic concepts and terminology, and moves to advanced topics that even experienced users may not be familiar with. In addition to being more comprehensive than most competitors, it is also unique in that it focuses not just on keystrokes, but on the conceptsbehind the keystrokes. Coverage of Works 4.5 updates can be found in the preface to the text.

    • Burnout to Balance: EMS Stress

      For any fire and EMS curricula and stress management programs.

      Enriched with personal case studies, this authoritative text provides EMTs and paramedics with practical advice and self-help techniques for coping with stress and achieving a healthy balance in their professional and personal lives. Addressing the pressures of work, family and patient care, it discusses ways to find more options and make wiser choices whenever a difficult situation arises, and reveals an important series of "control buttons" that can be manipulated within each major life area to prevent or reverse burnout to a large degree.

    • Irregular Shape Anchor in Cohesionless Soils

      Irregular Shape Anchors in Cohesionless Soils presents a new type of soil anchor that can significantly lower cost and preparation time for application in low cohesion soils. The experimental data provided helps readers design and implement the new devices for their projects. The author introduces the specific problem of soil anchors in low cohesion soils in chapter one. In chapter two, a literature review is presented comparing findings of previous researchers and positioning irregular shape anchors (ISA) within the most traditional types of soil anchors. In chapter three, the methods used for testing ISA are presented together with the specific properties of sands, anchor materials, and the model of the fracture mechanism. The experimental results are covered in chapter four, including comparisons in embedment ration and sand density. The failure mechanism is discussed both for loose and dense sands. In chapter five, the author compares the experimental data with the theoretical and computational results. In chapter six, the author presents his conclusions and recommendations on the usage of ISA to projects. Researchers in geotechnical engineering can use the methods and models presented in the book for their own projects. Practicing engineers will benefit from the compiled experimental data and comparisons with most traditional types of soil anchors.

    • Wilson Disease: Pathogenesis, Molecular Mechanisms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring

      Wilson Disease: Pathogenesis, Molecular Mechanisms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring translates both clinical and experimental findings into a comprehensive approach for anyone involved in research and patient care. While the clinical variability of Wilson Disease poses a challenge from a diagnostic approach, the book uses the translational impact of new research findings to relate to new treatment concepts. Comprehensive chapters include common knowledge, guideline consensus statements, and discussions of clinical evidence. This is a must-have reference for researchers and clinicians in translational research.

    • LabWindows/CVI Programming for Beginners

      • LabWindows/CVI is for C programmers. In LabWindows/CVI, C is the programming language used to build data acquisition and instrumentation control applications; LabWindows/CVI is completely compatible with the most common C/C++ compilers available under Windows 95/NT.
      • The first available interactive tutorial on LabWindows/CVI, this book provides beginners with a welcome alternative to the very detailed-and intimidating-National Instruments manuals. Arranged in a systematic way to teach a novice from simple to complex topics, it begins at the beginning and includes a CD with examples and code so students can start running project applications immediately.

    • Parents and Schools: Creating a Successful Partnership for Students with Special Needs

      For Families in Special Education courses.

      The challenges of teaching a child who has a disability are many and varied. Nothing helps the process more than strong collaboration between the child's teachers and the child's parents. This new text is all about creating that collaboration, maintaining it, and using it to help children who have disabilities reach their personal educational potential. The authors take a developmental approach to their subject, focusing on the uniqueness of each family and each child from infancy, through the primary grades, to middle school, high school, and adulthood. Throughout the text, the "voices" of real parents lend authenticity to the material; and the essential role of the family in the education of its children is seen as of paramount importance.

    • Core LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming: Unleash the Power of the Java Platform, 1/e

      LEGO Mindstorms robots can do more than you ever imagined! The secret: go beyond the built-in tools, and leverage the full power of Java -- the world's hottest programming language. Core LEGO Mindstorms shows you how, step-by-step -- as you build sophisticated robots and custom sensors that will amaze you. No matter what version of LEGO Mindstorms you own -- 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, even the USB version -- this book will take you farther than ever before. Brian Bagnall guides you through installing leJOS, a full-fledged Java Virtual Machine for the programmable RCX "brick" that gives LEGO robots their intelligence. Next, you'll master each key programming task step-by-step, with practical examples and photographs. You'll master behavior control programming, a simple but brilliant concept developed at MIT. Then, working from beautifully rendered 3-D plans, you'll walk through constructing five unique robots, each capable of increasingly powerful navigation. In later chapters, you'll walk through building and programming powerful custom sensors, including proximity sensors -- and even the "Holy Grail" of navigation sensors: the compass sensor. Bagnall concludes by introducing several powerful new techniques for advanced programmers.

    • The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts

      The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts covers the outcome of the response, five years later, to the disasters associated with the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011. The 3.11 disaster, as it is referred to in Japan, was a complex accident, the likes of which humans had never faced before. This book evaluates the actions taken during and after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident, for which the Japanese government and people were not prepared. The book also provides recommendations for preparing and responding to disasters for those working and living in disaster-prone areas, making it a vital resource for disaster managers and government agencies.

    • Checkered Flag Projects: Ten Rules for Creating and Managing Projects that Win!

      Checkered Flag Projects teaches you outstanding project management skills-fast! Short, to the point, and full of great ideas, it identifies 10 key rules that dramatically increase the likelihood of project success and shows exactly how to use those rules to win in any assignment. It delivers realistic solutions for every project, no matter how complex - from handling conflict to making the most of advanced project management technologies.

    • WordPerfect 6.0

      Similar in format to Layman's other texts in the Made Easy series, this comprehensive edition includes advanced page and document formatting features, expanded coverage of desktop publishing, advanced tables and four levels of hands-on activities that provide ample practice material.

    • Entity Information Life Cycle for Big Data: Master Data Management and Information Integration

      Entity Information Life Cycle for Big Data walks you through the ins and outs of managing entity information so you can successfully achieve master data management (MDM) in the era of big data. This book explains big data's impact on MDM and the critical role of entity information management system (EIMS) in successful MDM. Expert authors Dr. John R. Talburt and Dr. Yinle Zhou provide a thorough background in the principles of managing the entity information life cycle and provide practical tips and techniques for implementing an EIMS, strategies for exploiting distributed processing to handle big data for EIMS, and examples from real applications. Additional material on the theory of EIIM and methods for assessing and evaluating EIMS performance also make this book appropriate for use as a textbook in courses on entity and identity management, data management, customer relationship management (CRM), and related topics.

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    • Smart Energy Grid Engineering

      Smart Energy Grid Engineering provides in-depth detail on the various important engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. Governments around the world are investing heavily in smart energy grids to ensure optimum energy use and supply, enable better planning for outage responses and recovery, and facilitate the integration of heterogeneous technologies such as renewable energy systems, electrical vehicle networks, and smart homes around the grid. By looking at case studies and best practices that illustrate how to implement smart energy grid infrastructures and analyze the technical details involved in tackling emerging challenges, this valuable reference considers the important engineering aspects of design and implementation, energy generation, utilization and energy conservation, intelligent control and monitoring data analysis security, and asset integrity.

    • 80X86 IBM PC and Compatible Computers: Assembly Language, Design and Interfacing Vol. I and II

      For microprocessor courses teaching the 80x86 family.

      Praised by experts for its clarity and topical breadth, this visually appealing, one-stop source on PCs uses an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to teaching the fundamentals of 80x86 assembly language programming and PC architecture. Offering students a fun, hands-on learning experience, it uses the Debug utility to show what action the instruction performs, then provides a sample program to show its application. Reinforcing concepts with numerous examples and review questions, its oversized pages delve into dozens of related subjects, including DOS memory map, BIOS, microprocessor architecture, supporting chips, buses, interfacing techniques, system programming, memory hierarchy, DOS memory management, tables of instruction timings, hard disk characteristics, and more.

    • OMICS Technologies and Bio-Engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life: Emerging Fields, Animal and Medical Biotechnologies

      Omics Technologies and Bio-Engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life, Volume 1 is a unique reference that brings together multiple perspectives on omics research, providing in-depth analysis and insights from an international team of authors. The book delivers pivotal information that will inform and improve medical and biological research by helping readers gain more direct access to analytic data, an increased understanding on data evaluation, and a comprehensive picture on how to use omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care.

    • Soil Fracture Mechanics: Understanding Crack Propagation and Interaction in Soil Failure

      Soil Fracture Mechanics: Understanding Crack Propagation and Interaction in Soil Failure applies the concepts of fracture mechanics to the interaction and propagation of cracks in clay soils. While the most widespread methods of modeling and analysis lead to more conservative and higher security factors, the understanding of fundamentals and correct application of this theory to soils leads to more reliable and cost effective designs for slope stability and earth dams.

      Topics covered include fissures in clay and its mechanic characteristics, an examination of stress analysis data and modeling techniques using current computation tools, basics of laboratory testing of fissured clays, and case studies on soil failure and modeling methodology. This book will help geotechnical engineers and researchers gain a better understanding of soil applications of fracture mechanics, incorporate tools to better understand soil failure, and develop better, more cost-effective designs for earthworks projects.

      • Explains how to apply fracture mechanics to soils
      • Explores how to develop better designs and calculations for earthworks
      • Teaches how fracture mechanics could lead to more cost effective projects
      • Presents diverse cases where the technique could be applied to more precisely model soil failures

    • Transform Circuit Analysis for Engineering and Technology

      For junior/senior-level courses in Advanced Circuit Analysis, Network Analysis, Transient Circuit Analysis, and Transform Analysis in an applied engineering curriculum or in an upper-division engineering technology curriculum.

      Written specifically to meet the needs of students in engineering technology or applied engineering programs, this text presents the fundamentals of transient circuit and system analysis with an emphasis on the Laplace transform and pole-zero approach for analyzing and interpreting problems.

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    • Personalized Predictive Modeling in Type 1 Diabetes

      Personalized Predictive Modeling in Diabetes features state-of-the-art methodologies and algorithmic approaches which have been applied to predictive modeling of glucose concentration, ranging from simple autoregressive models of the CGM time series to multivariate nonlinear regression techniques of machine learning. Developments in the field have been analyzed with respect to: (i) feature set (univariate or multivariate), (ii) regression technique (linear or non-linear), (iii) learning mechanism (batch or sequential), (iv) development and testing procedure and (v) scaling properties. In addition, simulation models of meal-derived glucose absorption and insulin dynamics and kinetics are covered, as an integral part of glucose predictive models.

      This book will help engineers and clinicians to: select a regression technique which can capture both linear and non-linear dynamics in glucose metabolism in diabetes, and which exhibits good generalization performance under stationary and non-stationary conditions; ensure the scalability of the optimization algorithm (learning mechanism) with respect to the size of the dataset, provided that multiple days of patient monitoring are needed to obtain a reliable predictive model; select a features set which efficiently represents both spatial and temporal dependencies between the input variables and the glucose concentration; select simulation models of subcutaneous insulin absorption and meal absorption; identify an appropriate validation procedure, and identify realistic performance measures.

    • Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry

      This overview of project finance for the oil and gas industry covers financial markets, sources and providers of finance, financial structures, and capital raising processes. About US$300 billion of project finance debt is raised annually across several capital intensive sectors-including oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, and mining-and the oil and gas industry represents around 30% of the global project finance market. With over 25 year's project finance experience in international banking and industry, author Robert Clews explores project finance techniques and their effectiveness in the petroleum industry. He highlights the petroleum industry players, risks, economics, and commercial/legal arrangements. With petroleum industry projects representing amongst the largest industrial activities in the world, this book ties together concepts and tools through real examples and aims to ensure that project finance will continue to play a central role in bringing together investors and lenders to finance these ventures.

    • Concrete and Masonry Movements

      Widely used in the construction of bridges, dams and pavements, concrete and masonry are two of the world's most utilized construction materials. However, many engineers lack a proper understanding of the methods for predicting and mitigating their movements within a structure. Concrete and Masonry Movements provides practical methods for predicting and preventing movement in concrete and masonry, saving time and money in retrofitting and repair cost. With this book in hand, engineers will discover new prediction models for masonry such as: irreversible moisture expansion of clay bricks, elasticity, creep and shrinkage. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on the codes of practice. * Provides mathematical modelling tools for predicting movement in masonry* Up-to-date knowledge of codes of practice methods * Clearly explains the factors influencing all types of concrete and masonry movement* Fully worked out examples and set problems are included at the end of each chapter

    • Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice

      Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing.

      Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security.

    • The Epigenome and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

      Winner of 2016 BMA Medical Award for Basic and Clinical Sciences

      The Epigenome and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease synthesizes the existing knowledge on how the in utero environment could be the most important environment in shaping later risk for various diseases or to conversely promote the health of the offspring.

      The book mines the existing literature from a variety of disciplines from toxicology to nutrition to epigenetics to reveal how contrasting maternal in utero environmental changes might be leading to epigenetic convergence and the resulting deleterious phenotypic and physiological effects in our offspring.

      It is increasingly becoming apparent that even subtle changes in the mother's diet, stress, and exposure to low concentrations of toxic chemicals at levels deemed safe by the EPA and FDA, such as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC), can dramatically impact the health of our children, possibly leading to metabolic, cardiovascular, immunological, neurobehavioral disorders, and increased risk for cancer to list but a few examples.

      • Informs how everyday choices pregnant women make can impact child development
      • Ties together how in utero environmental changes may be inducing epigenetic changes in the offspring leading to overlapping phenotypes regardless of the initial insult (toxic, nutrition, or stress)
      • Includes a boxed-in area in each chapter for further references and resources to keep up with the field
      • Features video interviews with the authors and other key leaders in the field

    • Fault-Tolerance and Reliability Techniques for High-Density Random-Access Memories

      This book deals with primarily with reliable and faul-tolerant circuit design and evaluation techniques for RAMS. It examines both the manufacturing faul-tolerance (e.g. self-repair at the time of manufacturing) and online and field-related fault-tolerance (e.g. error-correction). It talks a lot about important techniques and requirements, and explains what needs to be done and why for each of the techniques.

    • Nanostructured Materials

      This thematic volume of Advances in Chemical Engineering presents the latest advances in the exciting interdisciplinary field of nanostructured materials. Written by chemical engineers, chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and bioengineers, this volume focuses on the molecular engineering of materials at the nanometer scale for unique size-dependent properties. It describes a "bottom-up" approach to designing nanostructured systems for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological applications.

    • Electronic Commerce

      Intended for the first course any student will take on e-commerce.

      The comprehensive coverage of this text provides the latest information in e-commerce to teach students how to build a successful e-business. This text brings students through the entire process of e-commerce-from strategic planning to actual fulfillment-using a student-friendly writing style to explain the technology of the Internet. Manageable for the undergraduate student, Electronic Commerce provides the technical, operational, and managerial details necessary for student success.

    • Object-Oriented Programming in C++

      Appropriate for sophomore to senior level courses on Object-Oriented Programming and/or Intermediate C++ Programming.

      • Helping students master the C++ programming language, this completely updated, authoritative text teaches the power and flexibility of C++ through object-oriented programming applications, with complete coverage of STL, the standard input/output library in detail, and the Microsoft Foundation Classes. A leader from its inception, Johnsonbaugh's and Kalin's book offers an exceptionally clear presentation, well-constructed examples, carefully crafted sample applications, interesting and practical programming exercises, vivid illustrations, and many other features praised by students and instructors alike.

      Includes free software: Microsoft<194> Visual C++- 6.0, Introductory Edition.

    • Intel Xeon Phi Processor High Performance Programming: Knights Landing Edition

      This book is an all-in-one source of information for programming the Second-Generation Intel Xeon Phi product family also called Knights Landing. The authors provide detailed and timely Knights Landingspecific details, programming advice, and real-world examples. The authors distill their years of Xeon Phi programming experience coupled with insights from many expert customers - Intel Field Engineers, Application Engineers, and Technical Consulting Engineers - to create this authoritative book on the essentials of programming for Intel Xeon Phi products. Intel Xeon PhiT Processor High-Performance Programming is useful even before you ever program a system with an Intel Xeon Phi processor. To help ensure that your applications run at maximum efficiency, the authors emphasize key techniques for programming any modern parallel computing system whether based on Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi processors, or other high-performance microprocessors. Applying these techniques will generally increase your program performance on any system and prepare you better for Intel Xeon Phi processors.

    • Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

      Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is a rapidly developing laboratory technique for the separation and identification of compounds in mixtures. Significant improvements in instrumentation have rekindled interest in SFC in recent years and enhanced its standing in the scientific community. Many scientists are familiar with column liquid chromatography and its strengths and weaknesses, but the possibilities brought to the table by SFC are less well-known and are underappreciated. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography is a thorough and encompassing reference that defines the concept of contemporary practice in SFC and how it should be implemented in laboratory science. Given the changes that have taken place in SFC, this book presents contemporary aspects and applications of the technique and introduces SFC as a natural solution in the larger field of separation science. The focus on state-of-the-art instrumental SFC distinguishes this work as the go-to reference work for those interested in implementing the technique at an advanced level.

    • Java 2 Programmer's Interactive Workbook

      The perfect course in Java for absolute beginners: a total book-and-web integrated learning solution that teaches you Java hands-on! Get started with Java: make sure your Java environment works, start editing files and using the Java console; running Java code, applications, and applets. Through simple examples and analogies, learn what objects are and what object-oriented programming involves. Then, master Java data types, control structures, basic Java graphical user interfaces and the layout manager; events, multimedia, even advanced subclassing, inheritance, exceptions and error handling. Like every book in the Prentice Hall Interactive Workbook series, this one is full of hands-on labs, exercises, "test your thinking" projects, and more -- all supported by a free, Web-based training site!

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    • Stress Management for the Emergency Care Provider

      Stress has long been correlated with everything from illness and disease to personality changes, substance abuse, divorce and even death. Over the last forty year, our understanding of stress, its effects on the human condition, and how to manage it, have advanced and improved. Appropriate stress management techniques can help build lives, and inappropriate techniques can damange or destroy lives. Stress Management for the Emergency Care provider examines the phenomena of stress and critical incident stress in the emergency services professions. This book explores the latest in stress management techniques and the discussions and controversies in the literature. It begins with an overview of stress, the stress response, and effective stress management techniques and then highlights the nature of emergency service stress and how those elements can make emergency service workers more vulnerable to the effects of critical incidents. Finally, a special chapter presents an overview of the scientific method and then presents a critical analysis of the literature regarding CISD and emergency service providers.

    • Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

      For one/two-semester, undergraduate-level courses in CNC, or for the manual component of a CNC programming course.

      Using a practical, step-by-step approach and language that is easy for beginners to understand, this text gradually develops the most fundamental concepts in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology-with a focus on word address (G and M code) programming for the industry standard Fanuc controllers.

    • Aquafeed Formulation

      Aquafeed Formulation is the only resource that provides summaries with examples and formulation techniques specifically to meet the needs of anyone in the aquaculture industry.

      As feed is the largest single cost item in aquaculture production, and formulating aquaculture feed requires many combinations of several ingredients and nutrient requirements, this book takes a clear-and -concise approach, providing essential information on formulation and covering relevant available software, feed nutrients, and additives such as enzymes and phytase and conjugated fatty acids, as well as best industry practices to improve aquafeed production.

      Users will find this to be a one-stop resource for anyone interested or involved in, the global aquaculture industry.

    • Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution

      Silicon photonics uses chip-making techniques to fabricate photonic circuits. The emerging technology is coming to market at a time of momentous change. The need of the Internet content providers to keep scaling their data centers is becoming increasing challenging, the chip industry is facing a future without Moore's law, while telcos must contend with a looming capacity crunch due to continual traffic growth. Each of these developments is significant in its own right. Collectively, they require new thinking in the design of chips, optical components, and systems. Such change also signals new business opportunities and disruption. Notwithstanding challenges, silicon photonics' emergence is timely because it is the future of several industries. For the optical industry, the technology will allow designs to be tackled in new ways. For the chip industry, silicon photonics will become the way of scaling post-Moore's law. New system architectures enabled by silicon photonics will improve large-scale computing and optical communications. Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution outlines the history and status of silicon photonics. The book discusses the trends driving the datacom and telecom industries, the main but not the only markets for silicon photonics. In particular, developments in optical transport and the data center are discussed as are the challenges. The book details the many roles silicon photonics will play, from wide area networks down to the chip level. Silicon photonics is set to change the optical components and chip industries; this book explains how.

    • Graphics for Engineers with AutoCAD® Release 14 and 2000

      For Engineering Graphics/Technical Drawing courses.

      Graphics for Engineers is designed to help students expand their creative talents and communicate their ideas effectively. Its layout, format, and content have been classroom-tested to make it user friendly and excellent for both classroom use and independent study. Students who use this text will learn ANSI standards, techniques to prepare working drawings, the solution of 3D problems and spatial analysis through descriptive geometry, and the use of graphics as a medium of design.

    • Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

      Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines. While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject areas. Most of the book's emphasis is primarily on nuclear thermal rocket engines, wherein the energy of a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant to high temperatures and then expel it through a nozzle to produce thrust. Other concepts are also touched upon such as a section devoted to the nuclear pulse rocket concept wherein the force of externally detonated nuclear explosions is used to accelerate a spacecraft.

      Future crewed space missions beyond low earth orbit will almost certainly require propulsion systems with performance levels exceeding that of today's best chemical engines. A likely candidate for that propulsion system is the solid core Nuclear Thermal Rocket or NTR. Solid core NTR engines are expected to have performance levels which significantly exceed that achievable by any currently conceivable chemical engine. The challenge is in the engineering details of the design which includes not only the thermal, fluid, and mechanical aspects always present in chemical rocket engine development, but also nuclear interactions and some unique materials restrictions.

    • IT Leadership Alchemy

      This book will provide real IT examples, templates and resources for an IT professional to grow his or her ability in order to positively influence the people that define the IT leader's role. An IT leader must be a relationship manager, building solid patterns of communication with and between the CIO, the business customers and the technical staff. The authors explain the core competencies: Awareness, Performance, Improvement and Transformation. These competencies were developed through market research surveys and with the help of an advisory panel consisting of industry experts, such as Edward Yourdon and Naomi Karten, as well as IT business leaders from companies like Nike, Eli Lilly, Clarian, Hospitals, Staples, Bank One, Northeast Utilities and 3M. The material used in this book was developed by an expert advisory panel and is used in the Russel, Martin and Associates iLeadership programs.

    • Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network

      Dissecting the Hack: The V3rb0t3n Network ventures further into cutting-edge techniques and methods than its predecessor, Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network. It forgoes the basics and delves straight into the action, as our heroes are chased around the world in a global race against the clock. The danger they face will forever reshape their lives and the price they pay for their actions will not only affect themselves, but could possibly shake the foundations of an entire nation.

      The book is divided into two parts. The first part, entitled "The V3rb0t3n Network," continues the fictional story of Bob and Leon, two hackers caught up in an adventure in which they learn the deadly consequence of digital actions. The second part, "Security Threats Are Real" (STAR), focuses on these real-world lessons and advanced techniques, as used by characters in the story. This gives the reader not only textbook knowledge, but real-world context around how cyber-attacks may manifest.

      "The V3rb0t3n Network" can be read as a stand-alone story or as an illustration of the issues described in STAR. Scattered throughout "The V3rb0t3n Network" are "Easter eggs"-references, hints, phrases, and more that will lead readers to insights into hacker culture. Drawing on "The V3rb0t3n Network," STAR explains the various aspects of reconnaissance; the scanning phase of an attack; the attacker's search for network weaknesses and vulnerabilities to exploit; the various angles of attack used by the characters in the story; basic methods of erasing information and obscuring an attacker's presence on a computer system; and the underlying hacking culture.

    • Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management

      Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off shows how top companies are transforming risk management into an integrated, continuous, broadly focused discipline that identifies and assesses risks more effectively, responds more precisely, and discovers not just "downsides" but breakthrough opportunities as well. Through five wide-ranging case studies - Chase Manhattan, Microsoft, DuPont, Unocal, and United Grain Growers - you'll learn powerful new risk management techniques that span the entire enterprise, and deliver unprecedented business value.

    • Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets: United States Edition

      For undergraduate courses in options and futures.

      This introduction to futures and options markets is ideal for those with limited background in mathematics. Based on Hull's Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, one of the best-selling books on Wall Street and in the college market, this text offers an accessible presentation of the topic without the use of calculus.

    • African-American Autobiography: A Collection of Critical Essays

      A collection of the best critical essays reflecting both older and newer perspectives. Will also contain an introduction by the editor (a respected scholar in the field), a chronology of the author's life, and an annotated bibliography.

    • Volatiles in the Martian Crust

      Volatiles in the Martian Crust is a vital reference for future missions - including ESA's EXO Mars and NASA's Mars2020 rover - looking for evidence of life on Mars and the potential for habitability and human exploration of the Martian crust. Mars science is a rapidly evolving topic with new data returned from the planet on a daily basis. The book presents chapters written by well-established experts who currently focus on the topic, providing the reader with a fresh, up-to-date and accurate view.

      Organized into two main sections, the first half of the book focuses on the Martian meteorites and specific volatile elements. The second half of the book explores processes and locations on the crust, including what we have learned about volatile mobility in the Martian crust. Coverage includes data from orbiter and in situ rovers and landers, geochemical and geophysical modeling, and combined data from the SNC meteorites.

    • Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining: Cases , Practices, and Law

      For undergraduate- and graduate-level (MBA) courses in Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.

      Providing students with a realistic picture of actual collective bargaining and labor relations situations drawn from the authors' considerable experiences, this distinctively up-to-date introduction contains separate chapters on benefits, wage issues, discrimination laws, and international labor relations, and integrates many recent examples throughout to support discussions.

    • Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Power System Optimization: Modeling Technology for Practical Engineering Problems

      Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Power System Optimization helps readers build a thorough understanding of new technologies and world-class practices developed by the State Grid Corporation of China, the organization responsible for the world's largest power distribution network. This reference covers three areas: power operation planning, electric grid investment and operational planning and power system control. It introduces economic dispatching, generator maintenance scheduling, power flow, optimal load flow, reactive power planning, load frequency control and transient stability, using mathematic models including optimization, dynamic, differential and difference equations.

    • Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urinary Bladder Pathology: Handbook of Endourology

      Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urinary Bladder Pathology: Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology. All chapters describe the most recent techniques, review the latest results, and analyze the most modern technologies.

      In the past ten years, the field of endourology has expanded beyond the urinary tract to include all urologic minimally invasive surgical procedures. Recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery make this one of the fastest moving fields in medicine. As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides quick references and over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows and those teaching in the field.

    • A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism

      A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism provides a logical, culturally sensitive, and values-based resource to aid practitioners in making informed decisions on the most effective treatment for any given client at any given time. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. This will increase the efficacy of autism treatments, with the goal of producing meaningful gains across a range of skills.

    • QuickBooks Pro 2002: An Introduction

      This brief text, includes coverage of Payroll, covers the latest release of QuickBooks Pro 2001. Contains student datafiles but not the actual software.

    • Software Engineering With PERL

      Meeting the need of software professionals who wish to use the PERL language in various was such as: to develop and maintain software in various languages, prototyping new applications, and converting data to different formats. This text provides a toolkit written in PERL. It shows how to create individually-crafted software tools written for a specific problem and how to use rapid prototyping in PERL to eliminate unknowns.

    • A History of the English Language

      For courses in the History of the English Language (English Composition).

      Comprehensive and balanced, this classic exploration of the history of the English language combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history-from the Middle Ages to the present. Students are encouraged to develop both an understanding of present-day English and an enlightened attitude toward questions affecting the language today.

    • 2D Materials

      2D Materials contains the latest information on the current frontier of nanotechnology, the thinnest form of materials to ever occur in nature. A little over 10 years ago, this was a completely unknown area, not thought to exist. However, since then, graphene has been isolated and acclaimed, and a whole other class of atomically thin materials, dominated by surface effects and showing completely unexpected and extraordinary properties has been created. This book is ideal for a variety of readers, including those seeking a high-level overview or a very detailed and critical analysis. No nanotechnologist can currently overlook this new class of materials.

    • Graphics Concepts with Pro/ENGINEER

      For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

      ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly! Using the ESource online BookBuild system at www.prenhall.com/esource, they can view and select book chapters, change the sequence, instantly calculate the book's net (bookstore) price, request a free examination copy, and generate an ISBN for placing a bookstore order. They can also add your own course notes, syllabi, reference charts, or other favorite materials, including material from third-party publishers. ESource Access Card: 0-13-090400-7. Include this ISBN when setting up an ESource Bundle.

    • Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease

      Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease, Third Edition, is an adjunct approach to health practice that seeks to deal with the more complex modern determinants of chronic diseases-primarily lifestyle and the environments driving such lifestyles-in contrast to the microbial 'causes' of infectious disease. Our lifestyle choices have a profound effect on our health. As we live longer, one thing is clear: many of us will spend time living with injury and chronic illness due to our own choices. Changes in health patterns typically follow shifts in living conditions. Disease patterns have changed worldwide, from infectious to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This change has been so emphatic-nearly 70% of all presentations to a doctor in modern western societies are now chronic disease related-that medical services are being forced to change to accommodate this. New chapters in this third edition explain the link between energy intake and expenditure; consider how modern technology are determinants of chronic disease; show how environmental influences, such as endocrine disruptors, influence our health; and summarize recent research on early childhood experiences and chronic disease.

    • Trigonometry: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

      For courses in Trigonometry which requires student use of a graphing calculator.

      Using the graphing utility to enhance mathematics, not replace it, this text approaches technology as a tool to solve problems, motivate concepts, and explore ideas. Many problems are solved using both algebra and a graphing utility, with the benefits of each illustrated. Throughout, applications and examples using real data enable students to make connections between the mathematics learned and familiar situations. The authors' user-friendly approach helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in subsequent mathematics courses.

    • Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling: A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center

      Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making.



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      • Covers key requirements for power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, and storage management
      • Describes advanced methods for modeling cloud computing cost including Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations
      • Blends theoretical and practical discussions with insights for developers, consultants, and analysts considering data center development

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    • Ecology and Evolution of Cancer

      Ecology and Evolution of Cancer is a timely work outlining ideas that not only represent a substantial and original contribution to the fields of evolution, ecology, and cancer, but also goes beyond by connecting the interfaces of these disciplines. This work engages the expertise of a multidisciplinary research team to collate and review the latest knowledge and developments in this exciting research field. The evolutionary perspective of cancer has gained significant international recognition and interest, which is fully understandable given that somatic cellular selection and evolution are elegant explanations for carcinogenesis. Cancer is now generally accepted to be an evolutionary and ecological process with complex interactions between tumor cells and their environment sharing many similarities with organismal evolution. As a critical contribution to this field of research the book is important and relevant for the applications of evolutionary biology to understand the origin of cancers, to control neoplastic progression, and to prevent therapeutic failures.

    • Introductory Mathematics

      For any "Prep-math" or "quick study" course in basic mathematics. Also good as a supplement for any course where students may need a "math refresher."

      After 11 textbooks, 18 editions, and 15 years of front-line education experience, best-selling author Nigel Cook's new third edition of Introductory Mathematics is a complete "tech math" text for technology students. Beginning with fractions and decimal numbers, and proceeding on to establish a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms and graphs, this easy-to-understand volume will give students the math skills needed for career training. Since mathematics is often the language of technology, Cook's Introductory Mathematics will prove to become not only a fundamental learning tool, but a valuable lifetime resource.

    • Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character

      Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character covers the science of combining brain imaging with other analytical techniques for use in understanding cognition, behavior, consciousness, memory, language, visual perception, emotional control, and other human attributes. Multidimensional brain imaging research has led to a greater understanding of character traits such as honesty, generosity, truthfulness, and foresight previously unachieved by quantitative mapping. This book summarizes the latest brain imaging research pertaining to character with structural and functional human brain imaging in both normal individuals and those with brain disease or disorder, including psychiatric disorders. By reviewing and synthesizing the latest structural and functional brain imaging research related to character, this book situates itself into the larger framework of cognitive neuroscience, psychiatric neuroimaging, related fields of research, and a wide range of academic fields, such as politics, psychology, medicine, education, law, and religion.

    • Fundamentals of Forensic Science

      Fundamentals of Forensic Science, Third Edition, provides current case studies that reflect the ways professional forensic scientists work, not how forensic academicians teach. The book includes the binding principles of forensic science, including the relationships between people, places, and things as demonstrated by transferred evidence, the context of those people, places, and things, and the meaningfulness of the physical evidence discovered, along with its value in the justice system.

      Written by two of the leading experts in forensic science today, the book approaches the field from a truly unique and exciting perspective, giving readers a new understanding and appreciation for crime scenes as recent pieces of history, each with evidence that tells a story.



      • Provides straightforward organization that includes key terms and numerous feature boxes that emphasize online resources, historical events, and figures in forensic science
      • Effective pedagogy, including end-of-chapter questions
      • An invaluable resource for professors and students of forensic science
      • Contains over 200 vivid, color illustrations that diagram key concepts and depict evidence encountered in the field

    • The Geology of the Canary Islands

      The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided.

      The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses.

      Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe.

    • Computational and Statistical Methods for Analysing Big Data with Applications

      Due to the scale and complexity of data sets currently being collected in areas such as health, transportation, environmental science, engineering, information technology, business and finance, modern quantitative analysts are seeking improved and appropriate computational and statistical methods to explore, model and draw inferences from big data. This book aims to introduce suitable approaches for such endeavours, providing applications and case studies for the purpose of demonstration.

      Computational and Statistical Methods for Analysing Big Data with Applications starts with an overview of the era of big data. It then goes onto explain the computational and statistical methods which have been commonly applied in the big data revolution. For each of these methods, an example is provided as a guide to its application. Five case studies are presented next, focusing on computer vision with massive training data, spatial data analysis, advanced experimental design methods for big data, big data in clinical medicine, and analysing data collected from mobile devices, respectively. The book concludes with some final thoughts and suggested areas for future research in big data.

    • Semiconductors and Semimetals: Conducting Organic Materials and Devices

      Conducting polymers were discovered in 1970s in Japan. Since this discovery, there has been a steady flow of new ideas, new understanding, new conducing polymer (organics) structures and devices with enhanced performance. Several breakthroughs have been made in the design and fabrication technology of the organic devices. Almost all properties, mechanical, electrical, and optical, are important in organics. This book describes the recent advances in these organic materials and devices.

    • Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production

      Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply.

      As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs.

      With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings.

    • An Introduction to EMS Research

      For providers of all levels who are interested in research or taking an EMS Research course.

      The only EMS-specific research book on the market, this primer is perfect as a guide for the EMS professional-whether a field provider, educator or administrator-who is interested in research. The text guides students step-by-step through the research process.

    • Detection of Drugs and Their Metabolites in Oral Fluid

      Detection of Drugs and Their Metabolites in Oral Fluid presents the analytical chemistry methods used for the detection and quantification of drugs and their metabolites in human oral fluid. The authors summarize the state of the science, including its strengths, weaknesses, unmet methodological needs, and cutting-edge trends. This volume covers the salient aspects of oral fluid drug testing, including specimen collection and handling, initial testing, point of collection testing (POCT), specimen validity testing (SVT), and confirmatory and proficiency testing. Analytes discussed include amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine, cannabimimetics, and miscellaneous drugs.

      This practical guide helps users turn knowledge into practice, moving logically from an outline of the problem, to the evaluation of the appropriateness of oral fluid as a test medium, and finally to a consideration of detection methods and their validation and employment.

    • MCSE: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Internet Explorer 5

      For courses in Certification--MCSE, MCSD, Network and other professional certifications.

      This is your best resource for planning, implementing, managing, optimizing and troubleshooting Internet Explorer 5! This book/CD-ROM package presents detailed coverage of every IE5 MCSE exam objective.

    • Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

      Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction is a comprehensive guide to performing research and is essential reading for both quantitative and qualitative methods. Since the first edition was published in 2009, the book has been adopted for use at leading universities around the world, including Harvard University, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Washington, the University of Toronto, HiOA (Norway), KTH (Sweden), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and many others. Chapters cover a broad range of topics relevant to the collection and analysis of HCI data, going beyond experimental design and surveys, to cover ethnography, diaries, physiological measurements, case studies, crowdsourcing, and other essential elements in the well-informed HCI researcher's toolkit. Continual technological evolution has led to an explosion of new techniques and a need for this updated 2nd edition, to reflect the most recent research in the field and newer trends in research methodology. This revision contains updates throughout, including more detail on statistical tests, coding qualitative data, and data collection via mobile devices and sensors. Other new material covers performing research with children, older adults, and people with cognitive impairments.

    • Introductory Circuit Analysis: International Edition

      For conventional flow courses in DC/AC Circuits in two-or four-year technology and engineering programs.

      THE most widely acclaimed text in the field for more than three decades, Introductory Circuit Analysis provides introductory-level students with the most thorough, understandable presentation of circuit analysis available. Exceptionally clear explanations and descriptions, step-by-step examples, practical applications, and comprehensive coverage of essentials provide students with a solid, accessible foundation.

    • Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance

      The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications. It captures the evolution of environmental finance from a niche scholarly field to a mainstream subdiscipline, and it provides glimpses of future directions for research. Covering implications from the Kyoto and Paris Protocols, it presents an intellectually cohesive examination of problems, opportunities, and metrics worldwide.

      • Introduces the latest developments in environmental economics, sustainable accounting work, and environmental/sustainable finance
      • Explores the effects of environmental regulation on the economy and businesses
      • Emphasizes research about the trade-environmental regulation nexus, relevant for economics and business students

    • Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know

      Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know, Second Edition is a useful reference for those at any stage of their security career. This practical guide covers the latest technological trends for managing the physical security needs of buildings and campuses of all sizes. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures, the authors have amassed the most complete collection of information on physical security available. Security practitioners of all levels will find this book easy to use as they look for practical tips to understand and manage the latest physical security technologies, such as biometrics, IP video, video analytics, and mass notification, as well as the latest principles in access control, command and control, perimeter protection, and visitor management.

    • Energy and Climate Change

      Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations examines the Earth system science context of the formation and use of fossil fuel resources, and the implications for climate change. It also examines the historical and economic trends of fossil fuel usage and the ways in which these have begun to affect the natural system (i.e., the start of the Anthropocene). Finally, the book examines the effects we might expect in the future looking at evidence from the deep time past, and looks at ways to mitigate climate change by using negative emissions technology (e.g. bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, BECCS), but also by adapting to perhaps a higher than two degree world, particularly in the most vulnerable, developing countries. Energy and Climate Change is an essential resource for geoscientists, climate scientists, environmental scientists, and students; as well as policy makers, energy professionals, energy statisticians, energy historians and economists.

    • Mathematics of Interest Rates, Insurance, Social Security, and Pensions

      For undergraduate-level freshman/sophomore courses with a business or practical flavor.

      Covering a range of topics-many of which are not found in most other texts in the field-this text is a helpful adjunct to business concentrations such as accounting, finance and financial services, management, marketing services, computer information systems, and economics. It aims to help students become "literate" in the vocabulary of finance, insurance, and pensions and be able to utilize the appropriate mathematics for professional and personal use. Mathematics of Interest Rates, Insurance, Social Security and Pensions is ideal for individuals whose career paths may include the need for mathematics of finance, insurance, breakeven analyses, and retirement planning via Social Security and private pensions.

    • Grad Pack Manuals - Advanced SPSS 8.0 for Windows Package

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    • Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications

      Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications explores the core system science perspective needed to design and build complex cyber-physical systems. Using Systems Science's underlying theories, such as probability theory, decision theory, game theory, organizational sociology, behavioral economics, and cognitive psychology, the book addresses foundational issues central across CPS applications, including System Design - How to design CPS to be safe, secure, and resilient in rapidly evolving environments, System Verification - How to develop effective metrics and methods to verify and certify large and complex CPS, Real-time Control and Adaptation - How to achieve real-time dynamic control and behavior adaptation in a diverse environments, such as clouds and in network-challenged spaces, Manufacturing - How to harness communication, computation, and control for developing new products, reducing product concepts to realizable designs, and producing integrated software-hardware systems at a pace far exceeding today's timeline. The book is part of the Intelligent Data-Centric Systems: Sensor-Collected Intelligence series edited by Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia.

    • Ultra-high Voltage AC/DC Grids

      The UHV transmission has many advantages for new power networks due to its capacity, long distance potential, high efficiency, and low loss. Development of UHV transmission technology is led by infrastructure development and renewal, as well as smart grid developments, which can use UHV power networks as the transmission backbone for hydropower, coal, nuclear power and large renewable energy bases.

      Over the years, State Grid Corporation of China has developed a leading position in UHV core technology R&D, equipment development, plus construction experience, standards development and operational management. SGCC built the most advanced technology 'two AC and two DC' UHV projects with the highest voltage-class and largest transmission capacity in the world, with a cumulative power transmission of 10TWh.

      This book comprehensively summarizes the research achievement, theoretical innovation and engineering practice in UHV power grid construction in China since 2005. It covers the key technology and parameters used in the design of the UHV transmission network, shows readers the technical problems State Grid encountered during the construction, and the solution they come up with. It also introduces key technology like UHV series compensation, DC converter valve, and the systematic standards and norms.

    • Still the Iron Age: Iron and Steel in the Modern World

      Although the last two generations have seen an enormous amount of attention paid to advances in electronics, the fact remains that high-income, high-energy societies could thrive without microchips, etc., but, by contrast, could not exist without steel. Because of the importance of this material to comtemporary civilization, a comprehensive resource is needed for metallurgists, non-metallurgists, and anyone with a background in environmental studies, industry, manufacturing, and history, seeking a broader understanding of the history of iron and steel and its current and future impact on society. Given its coverage of the history of iron and steel from its genesis to slow pre-industrial progress, revolutionary advances during the 19th century, magnification of 19th century advances during the past five generations, patterns of modern steel production, the ubiquitous uses of the material, potential substitutions, advances in relative dematerialization, and appraisal of steel's possible futures, Still the Iron Age: Iron and Steel in the Modern World by world-renowned author Vaclav Smil meets that need.

    • Role of Nutraceuticals in Cancer Chemosensitization

      Role of Nutraceuticals in Chemoresistance to Cancer, Volume Two, focuses on nutraceuticals, the compounds derived from natural sources, which are usually multi-targeted as a means to overcome chemoresistance. This book discusses the role of several compounds related to nutraceuticals and chemoresistance, such as curcumin, resveratrol, indole 3-carbinol, tocotrienols, ursolic acid, fisetin, celastrol, gambogic, butein, catechins and silymarin. It is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, oncologists and members of several areas of the biomedical field who are interested in understanding how to use nutraceuticals as a sensitizing agent for chemotherapy.

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      A complete, interactive tutorial on the four most important topics that lead to Oracle DBA Certification: SWL, PL/SQL, Forms and Oracle DBA.

    • Epi-Informatics: Discovery and Development of Small Molecule Epigenetic Drugs and Probes

      Epi-Informatics: Discovery and Development of Small Molecule Epigenetic Drugs and Probes features multidisciplinary strategies with strong computational approaches that have led to the successful discovery and/or optimization of compounds that act as modulators of epigenetic targets. This book is intended for all those using or wanting to learn more about computational methodologies in epigenetic drug discovery, including molecular modelers, informaticians, pharmaceutical scientists, and medicinal chemists. With a better understanding of different molecular modeling and cheminformatic approaches, readers can incorporate these techniques into their own drug discovery projects that may involve chemical synthesis and medium- or high-throughput screening. In addition, this book highlights the significance of epigenetic targets to the public health for molecular modelers and chemoinformatians. The goal of this reference is to stimulate ongoing multidisciplinary research and to further improve current computational methodologies and workflows in order to accelerate the discovery and development of epi-drugs and epi-probes.

    • Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Tablets

      Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Tablets offers real world solutions and outcomes of formulation and processing challenges of pharmaceutical tablets. This book includes numerous practical examples related to actual formulations that have been validated and marketed and covers important data in the areas of stability, dissolution, bioavailibity and processing. It provides important background and theoretical information on design and manufacturing and includes a full section dedicated to design experimental methodology and statistics. In addition, this book offers a a general discussion of excipients used in proper tablet design along with practical examples related to excipients. Drug development scientists in industry and academia, as well as students in the pharmaceutical sciences will greatly benefit from the practical knowledge and case examples provided throughout this book.

    • MOUS Essentials: Word 2000 with CD

      For courses in Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 applications: Word courseware for the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Exam.

      MOUS Essentials were created specifically to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office User Specialist ("MOUS") Program. The authors provide an emphasis on step-by-step tutorials with large screen shots, outstanding student pedagogy, and plenty of exercises. The authors have included a number of new elements designed to help students prepare for the MOUS exams. The MOUS Essentials also include live computer-based training and assessment with Kelly MOUS PinPoint CD-ROM.

    • Manned Spacecraft Design Principles

      Manned Spacecraft Design Principles presents readers with a brief, to-the-point primer that includes a detailed introduction to the information required at the preliminary design stage of a manned space transportation system.

      In the process of developing the preliminary design, the book covers content not often discussed in a standard aerospace curriculum, including atmospheric entry dynamics, space launch dynamics, hypersonic flow fields, hypersonic heat transfer, and skin friction, along with the economic aspects of space flight.

      Key concepts relating to human factors and crew support systems are also included, providing users with a comprehensive guide on how to make informed choices from an array of competing options. The text can be used in conjunction with Pasquale Sforza's, Commercial Aircraft Design Principles to form a complete course in Aircraft/Spacecraft Design.

    • Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential

      Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential deals with the evolution and tectonic significance of the Triassic evaporite rocks in the Alpine orogenic system and the Neogene basins in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, and the western Mediterranean. As the nature of the Triassic evaporite sequences, the varied diapiric structures they feed, and the occurrence of hydrocarbons suggest that the Triassic evaporites represent an efficient system to trap hydrocarbons, this book explores the topic with a wide swath, also devoting content to a relatively unexplored topic, the mobilization and deformation of the Triassic salt in the western and northern Tethys (from Iberia and North Africa, Pyrenees and Alps, Adriatic and Ionian) during the subsequent Alpine orogenic processes. The book includes chapters updating varied topics, like the Permian and Triassic chronostratigraphic scales, palaeogeographic reconstructions of the western Tethys since the Late Permian, the petroleum systems associated with Permo-Triassic salt, allochthonous salt tectonics, and a latest revision of salt tectonic processes in the Permian Zechstein Basin, the Atlantic Margins (from Barents Sea, Scotia, Portugal, Morocco, and Mauritania), the Alpine folded belts in Europe, and the various Triassic salt provinces in North Africa.

      The book is the go-to guide for salt tectonic researchers and those working in the hydrocarbon exploration industry.

    • Calculus, Matrix Version

      For three-semester undergraduate-level courses in Calculus and for standard undergraduate Calculus courses.

      The Matrix version combines traditional mainstream calculus with the most flexible approach to new ideas and calculator/computer technology. It contains superb problem sets and a fresh conceptual emphasis flavored by new technological possibilities. The Calculus II portion now has a new focus on differential equations, and Calculus III now includes a full chapter on matrices and eigenvalues and the applications of matrix notation.

    • Mmwave Massive Mimo: A Paradigm for 5g

      mmWave Massive MIMO: A Paradigm for 5G is the first book of its kind to hinge together related discussions on mmWave and Massive MIMO under the umbrella of 5G networks. New networking scenarios are identified, along with fundamental design requirements for mmWave Massive MIMO networks from an architectural and practical perspective.

      Working towards final deployment, this book updates the research community on the current mmWave Massive MIMO roadmap, taking into account the future emerging technologies emanating from 3GPP/IEEE. The book's editors draw on their vast experience in international research on the forefront of the mmWave Massive MIMO research arena and standardization.

      This book aims to talk openly about the topic, and will serve as a useful reference not only for postgraduates students to learn more on this evolving field, but also as inspiration for mobile communication researchers who want to make further innovative strides in the field to mark their legacy in the 5G arena.

    • Mathematica by Example

      Mathematica by Example, Fifth Edition is an essential desk reference for the beginning Mathematica user, providing step-by-step instructions on achieving results from this powerful software tool. The book fully accounts for the dramatic changes to functionality and visualization capabilities in the most recent version of Mathematica (10.4). It accommodates the full array of new extensions in the types of data and problems that Mathematica can immediately handle, including cloud services and systems, geographic and geometric computation, dynamic visualization, interactive applications and other improvements. It is an ideal text for scientific students, researchers and aspiring programmers seeking further understanding of Mathematica. Written by seasoned practitioners with a view to practical implementation and problem-solving, the book's pedagogy is delivered clearly and without jargon using representative biological, physical and engineering problems. Code is provided on an ancillary website to support the use of Mathematica across diverse applications. Provides a clear organization, integrated topic coverage, and accessible exposition for novices Includes step-by-step instructions for the most popular implementations Contains new applications, exercises and examples from a variety of fields, including biology, physics and engineering Supported by a website providing Mathematica code derived from examples in the book

    • Biomechanics of Living Organs: Hyperelastic Constitutive Laws for Finite Element Modeling

      Biomechanics of Living Organs: Hyperelastic Constitutive Laws for Finite Element Modeling is the first book to cover finite element biomechanical modeling of each organ in the human body. This collection of chapters from the leaders in the field focuses on the constitutive laws for each organ.

      Each author introduces the state-of-the-art concerning constitutive laws and then illustrates the implementation of such laws with Finite Element Modeling of these organs. The focus of each chapter is on instruction, careful derivation and presentation of formulae, and methods.

      When modeling tissues, this book will help users determine modeling parameters and the variability for particular populations. Chapters highlight important experimental techniques needed to inform, motivate, and validate the choice of strain energy function or the constitutive model.

      Remodeling, growth, and damage are all covered, as is the relationship of constitutive relationships of organs to tissue and molecular scale properties (as net organ behavior depends fundamentally on its sub components). This book is intended for professionals, academics, and students in tissue and continuum biomechanics.

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    • Introduction to Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation

      Introduction to Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation provides a detailed discussion of the biophysical principles underlying nuclear organization and their role in determining tissue function, cell differentiation and homeostasis, and disease expression and management. Applied case studies and full cover images support concept illustration across a diverse range of chapters covering physico-chemical constraints in DNA, 3D organization of chromosomes and functional gene clusters, spatial dimensions of DNA transcription, replication, damage and repair, and more. With its practical approach and foundational focus, this book will be an invaluable reference for students, researchers and clinicians looking to understand this area of cutting-edge study.

    • The Complete Business Process Handbook: Body of Knowledge from Process Modeling to BPM, Volume I

      The Complete Business Process Handbook is the most comprehensive body of knowledge on business processes with revealing new research. Written as a practical guide for Executives, Practitioners, Managers and Students by the authorities that have shaped the way we think and work with process today. It stands out as a masterpiece, being part of the BPM bachelor and master degree curriculum at universities around the world, with revealing academic research and insight from the leaders in the market. This book provides everything you need to know about the processes and frameworks, methods, and approaches to implement BPM. Through real-world examples, best practices, LEADing practices and advice from experts, readers will understand how BPM works and how to best use it to their advantage. Cases from industry leaders and innovators show how early adopters of LEADing Practices improved their businesses by using BPM technology and methodology. As the first of three volumes, this book represents the most comprehensive body of knowledge published on business process. Following closely behind, the second volume uniquely bridges theory with how BPM is applied today with the most extensive information on extended BPM. The third volume will explore award winning real-life examples of leading business process practices and how it can be replaced to your advantage.

    • Electronic Publishing: Avoiding the Output Blues

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      Based on the author's many years of extensive hands-on experience with electronic publishing and digital imaging, this clear, concise, easy-to-read guide to the fundamentals provides a welcome, accessible alternative to the often too detailed, complex, and technical manuals on the subject. Focused on situations and problems encountered everyday in the real work-world, it provides not only the necessary background information, but a myriad of tips and tricks for preventing, or at least mitigating, as many problems as possible when it comes to creating, viewing, and printing documents with desktop publishing equipment and software.

    • Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics

      Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics merges two long-running serials, Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics and Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy. The series features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science, digital image processing, electromagnetic wave propagation, electron microscopy, and the computing methods used in all these domains.

    • Precalculus: A Graphing Approach

      A brief, concise Precalculus text fully integrating the graphing calculator.

    • Microsoft Excel for Accounting: Managerial and Cost

      For Computerized Accounting, Introduction to Management Accounting, and Cost Accounting courses.

      This text introduces accounting students to the fundamental tools and techniques available in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. Completing assignments using Excel enables students to work more efficiently while enhancing their understanding of managerial and cost accounting concepts. The text provides detailed instructions for using Microsoft Excel and applications are presented that pertain to specific managerial and cost accounting topics.

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    • The Science of Crime Scenes

      The Science of Crime Scenes, Second Edition offers a science-based approach to crime scenes, emphasizing that understanding is more important than simply knowing. Without sacrificing technical details, the book adds significantly to the philosophy and theory of crime scene science. This new edition addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies with updated figures and images. It covers the philosophy of the crime scene, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events.

      Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, this book is the next generation of crime scene textbooks. This volume will serve both as a textbook for forensic programs, and as an excellent reference for forensic practitioners and crime scene technicians with science backgrounds.

      • Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes and CBRN (Chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) - topics not covered in any other text
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    • GPU Programming in MATLAB

      GPU programming in MATLAB is intended for scientists, engineers, or students who develop or maintain applications in MATLAB and would like to accelerate their codes using GPU programming without losing the many benefits of MATLAB. The book starts with coverage of the Parallel Computing Toolbox and other MATLAB toolboxes for GPU computing, which allow applications to be ported straightforwardly onto GPUs without extensive knowledge of GPU programming. The next part covers built-in, GPU-enabled features of MATLAB, including options to leverage GPUs across multicore or different computer systems. Finally, advanced material includes CUDA code in MATLAB and optimizing existing GPU applications. Throughout the book, examples and source codes illustrate every concept so that readers can immediately apply them to their own development.

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    • Investigating Windows Systems

      Unlike other books, courses and training that expect an analyst to piece together individual instructions into a cohesive investigation, Investigating Windows Systems provides a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and analysis decisions along the way.

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      A must-have guide for those in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response.

    • International Gender Specific Medicine

      The International Society for Gender Medicine: History and Highlights is about a major step in the improvement of quality in medicine, namely the long overdue understanding that women are different from men in every system of the body and may require different approaches in diagnosis and treatment. This is not a textbook, nor is it a scientific publication. It is the story of the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM) as soon through the eyes of 12 pioneers of Gender and Sex Specific Medicine (GSSM) from seven countries, five of whom were the founds of IGM in 2006. It describes the development of this new science in the respective countries and academic environments of the authors, their very personal experience while promoting, and implementing their vision of GSSM, their frustrations, successes, and achievements.

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      This book is essential reading for all researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and anyone interested in this diverse and thriving field. From the early beginning, to the recent NIH mandate that females be included in pre-clinical as well as clinical research and that research results be reported by sex, the quick read will broaden your understanding of the history of the field and highlight where the future is headed.

    • Applications in LabVIEW

      For first level and second level physics courses such as Newtonian Mechanics, Optics Thermodynamics and Industrial Controls.

      This book of hands-on experiments and simulation exercises covers a wide range of topics including physics, electronic communication, mathematics, Ethernet network and Internet control systems. The volume includes LabVIEW software that has been tested for reliability and experiments end with the analysis section that help students interpret processed data and verify applicable theory.

    • Modern Assembly Language Programming with the ARM Processor

      Modern Assembly Language Programming with the ARM Processor is a tutorial-based book on assembly language programming using the ARM processor. It presents the concepts of assembly language programming in different ways, slowly building from simple examples towards complex programming on bare-metal embedded systems.

      The ARM processor was chosen as it has fewer instructions and irregular addressing rules to learn than most other architectures, allowing more time to spend on teaching assembly language programming concepts and good programming practice. In this textbook, careful consideration is given to topics that students struggle to grasp, such as registers vs. memory and the relationship between pointers and addresses, recursion, and non-integral binary mathematics. A whole chapter is dedicated to structured programming principles. Concepts are illustrated and reinforced with a large number of tested and debugged assembly and C source listings. The book also covers advanced topics such as fixed and floating point mathematics, optimization, and the ARM VFP and NEONTM extensions. PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual are included.

      This book will appeal to professional embedded systems engineers, as well as computer engineering students taking a course in assembly language using the ARM processor.

    • Software Optimization for High Performance Computing: Creating Faster Applications

      This book is written for programmers who want to get high performance from the software they write. The optimization techniques discussed are applicable to all computers, but are of most interest to designers of software for high performance computers, since they are most concerned with high performance. The main focus is on UNIX, though since Windows NT is now being used on high performance servers, there is limited coverage on this. Single processor and parallel performance is discussed.

    • A History of Mathematics

      For a junior or senior level course in the history of mathematics for math and math education majors.

      Blending relevant mathematics and history, this text immerses the student in the full, rich detail of mathematics. Students not only get a description of mathematics but they also learn how mathematics was actually practiced throughout the millennia by past civilizations and great mathematicians alike. As a result, students gain a better understanding of why mathematics developed the way it did.

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    • Implementing SAP R/3 Using Microsoft Cluster Server

      This book will help plan and install SAP R/3 4.58 in a Microsoft cluster Server environment.

    • Bioassays: Advanced Methods and Applications

      Bioassays: Advanced Methods and Applications provides a thorough understanding of the applications of bioassays in monitoring toxicity in aquatic ecosystems. It reviews the newest tests and applications in discovering compounds and toxins in the environment, covering all suitable organisms, from bacteria, to microorganisms, to higher plants, including invertebrates and vertebrates. By learning about newer tests, water pollution control testing can be less time and labor consuming, and less expensive. This book will be helpful for anyone working in aquatic environments or those who need an introduction to ecotoxicology or bioassays, from investigators, to technicians and students.

    • Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning

      Bent Sorensen's Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning, Fifth Edition, continues the tradition by providing a thorough and current overview of the entire renewable energy sphere. Since its first edition, this standard reference source helped put renewable energy on the map of scientific agendas. Several renewable energy solutions no longer form just a marginal addition to energy supply, but have become major players, with the promise to become the backbone of an energy system suitable for life in the sustainability lane.

      This volume is a problem-solving tool for engineers, researchers, students, consultants, and planners currently working in the field, as well as a detailed map of the renewables universe for those looking to expand into new technological specialties, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the subject available.

      The book has been structured around three parts in order to assist readers in focusing on the issues that impact them the most for a given project or question. PART I covers the basic scientific principles behind all major renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and biomass. PART II provides in-depth information about how these raw renewable sources can actually be converted into useful forms, transmitted into the grid, and stored for future utilization. Finally, PART III undertakes the aspects of energy planning, environmental impacts, and socio-economic issues on regional and global levels.

      In this new edition, Sorensen presents his audience with updated data about renewables market penetration, current insights on climate change, the most recent available technology for renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage, and revised planning scenarios and the future outlook.

    • Repurposing Legacy Data: Innovative Case Studies

      Repurposing Legacy Data: Innovative Case Studies takes a look at how data scientists have re-purposed legacy data, whether their own, or legacy data that has been donated to the public domain. Most of the data stored worldwide is legacy data-data created some time in the past, for a particular purpose, and left in obsolete formats. As with keepsakes in an attic, we retain this information thinking it may have value in the future, though we have no current use for it. The case studies in this book, from such diverse fields as cosmology, quantum physics, high-energy physics, microbiology, psychiatry, medicine, and hospital administration, all serve to demonstrate how innovative people draw value from legacy data. By following the case examples, readers will learn how legacy data is restored, merged, and analyzed for purposes that were never imagined by the original data creators.

    • Fund Custody and Administration

      Fund Custody and Administration provides an overall perspective of investment funds without limiting its analysis to specific fund structures, as other books do. Since governance and oversight of investment funds are now major regulatory requirements, administrators and custodians must place greater emphasis on the custody and safekeeping of fund assets, on the independent and robust valuation of the assets, and on collateral management. By focusing on both the asset transactions made by the investment manager for the portfolio and on the transactions in the shares or units of the fund itself, it gives readers insights about the essential elements of investment fund management and administration, regardless of their geographical backgrounds. * Explores the key stages in the investment process, from setting up a fund through its launch and operation* Explains the roles of participants as well as the ways regulation affects the fund and its operation* Describes the work flow associated with custody and administration procedures and processes* Defines the role of compliance and risk management in the context of the fund and also how compliance requirements apply to custodians and administrators

    • Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems

      Limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as they are affected by their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments. Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, Third Edition, is a new edition of this established classic text. The coverage remains rigorous and uncompromising and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with evolving recent research results and theoretical understanding. In addition, the author has expanded coverage of lakes to reservoir and river ecosystems in comparative functional analyses.

    • Notes in the Category of C: Reflections on Laboratory Animal Care and Use

      Notes in the Category C: Reflections on Laboratory Animal Care and Use addresses how to improve laboratory animal care and use, also characterizing the current state of the industry and speculating on its long-term future. It offers analysis from a professional who has spent a lot of time in the trenches, also highlighting new approaches to produce further advances in the field. As the proper care and use of lab animals is critically important to scientists and those who depend on data generated from those animals, this comprehensive book is an ideal resource on the topic.

      Physicians, patients and their families, consumers, federal and non-profit research funding entities, health advocacy organizations, the FDA, EPA, regulatory approval agencies, and companies that invest billions in R&D to create new diagnostics, drugs, vaccines and medical devices will find this an informative addition for their work.

    • Metal Oxides in Energy Technologies

      Metal Oxides in Energy Technologies provides, for the first time, a look at the wide range of energy applications of metal oxides. Topics covered include metal oxides materials and their applications in batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, solar cells, supercapacitors, and much more. The book is written by an experienced author of over 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals who was also been recognized as one of Thomson Reuter's "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" in 2015. This book presents a unique work that is ideal for academic researchers and engineers.

    • Project Management for Business and Technology: Principles and Practice

      For undergraduate and graduate courses in Project Management, found in schools of business, engineering and technology.

      This comprehensive text covers all aspects of project management: qualitative and quantitative with many practical examples in both business and technology.

    • Theoretic Foundation of Predictive Data Analytics

      Theoretic Foundation of Predictive Data Analytics presents the latest in data science, an area that is penetrating into virtually every discipline of science, engineering, and medicine, and is a fast evolving field. Practitioners, researchers, and graduate students often have difficulty in understanding the foundation of data science.

      In order to have a deep understanding of data science, a strong understanding of statistical analysis and machine learning is a must. This book introduces the commonly used statistical principles behind many machine learning and data mining algorithms, the connections of those principles, and the connections of those principles to commonly utilized data analytic algorithms.


      • Presents an ideal guide for readers that want to go deep into the basics of statistics and probability and how it applies to data science
      • Illustrates the connection of widely used data analytics methods and statistical and computational principles
      • Presents applied examples from several disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science, engineering and medicine
      • Discusses extensive experimental results using real application datasets to demonstrate the performance of statistical and machine learning techniques

    • Biotechnology of Microbial Enzymes: Production, Biocatalysis and Industrial Applications

      Biotechnology of Microbial Enzymes: Production, Biocatalysis and Industrial Applications provides a complete survey of the latest innovations on microbial enzymes, highlighting biotechnological advances in their production and purification along with information on successful applications as biocatalysts in several chemical and industrial processes under mild and green conditions. Applications of microbial enzymes in food, feed, and pharmaceutical industries are given particular emphasis. The application of recombinant DNA technology within industrial fermentation and the production of enzymes over the last 20 years have produced a host of useful chemical and biochemical substances. The power of these technologies results in novel transformations, better enzymes, a wide variety of applications, and the unprecedented development of biocatalysts through the ongoing integration of molecular biology methodology, all of which is covered insightfully and in-depth within the book. * Features research on microbial enzymes from basic science through application in multiple industry sectors for a comprehensive approach * Includes information on metabolic pathway engineering, metagenomic screening, microbial genomes, extremophiles, rational design, directed evolution, and more* Provides a holistic approach to the research of microbial enzymes

    • Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques

      "Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques" features previously unavailable material in a textbook format for econometrics students, researchers, and practitioners. Taking strong positions for and against standard econometric techniques, the book endorses a single best technique whenever possible. In many cases, the recommended optimal technique differs substantially from current practice. Detailed discussions present many new estimation strategies superior to conventional OLS and ways to use them. It evaluates econometric techniques and the procedures commonly used to analyze those techniques. It challenges established concepts. It introduces many techniques that are not available in other texts. It recommends against using the Durbin-Watson and Lagrange Multiplier tests in favor of tests with superior power. It provides many new types of estimation strategies superior to conventional OLS. It forms a judicious mixture of various methodological approaches. It illustrates Empirical Bayes estimators and robust regression techniques possessing a 50 per cent breakdown value.

    • SPSS Base 9.0 Applications Guide

      This book is designed to be used with the SPSS Base 9.0 for Windows User's Guide. This guide to the statistical procedures in SPSS Base 9.0 contains several examples for each procedure, starting with default operations and moving on through the most commonly used optional specifications. It discusses the assumptions required by each procedure, checking the data for those assumptions, and finding strategies to deal with data that do not meet the required assumptions. The bulk of this guide focuses on the output, on understanding what the statistics mean and how the different statistics relate to each other. After reading this book, a user with limited statistical experience should have a much stronger ability to evaluate the different numbers that appear in the output and to understand the description they provide of the variable or relationship being analyzed.

    • Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation

      Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation, Part A, Volume 77 highlights the biological attributes of, and the conservation efforts targeted at, populations of vulnerable sharks in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean bordering the west coast of the United States, one of the most economically and ecologically important oceanic regions in the world. Updates in this new volume include chapters on Biodiversity, Conservation and Life History of Northeastern Pacific Chondrichthyans, a Review of current genetic analyses of Northeast Pacific sharks and conservation implications, and a section on the Trophodynamics and ecological impacts of eastern North Pacific sharks.

    • Survival English 1: English Through Conversations

      For students who have some degree of literacy, a small speaking vocabulary, and knowledge of the alphabet, this 3-volume series teaches the language and coping skills necessary in everyday adult living.

    • Human Genome Informatics: Translating Genes into Health

      Human Genome Informatics: Translating Genes into Health examines the most commonly used electronic tools for translating genomic information into clinically meaningful formats. By analyzing and comparing interpretation methods of whole genome data, the book discusses the possibilities of their application in genomic and translational medicine. Topics such as electronic decision-making tools, translation algorithms, interpretation and translation of whole genome data for rare diseases are thoroughly explored. In addition, discussions of current human genome databases and the possibilities of big data in genomic medicine are presented. With an updated approach on recent techniques and current human genomic databases, the book is a valuable source for students and researchers in genome and medical informatics. It is also ideal for workers in the bioinformatics industry who are interested in recent developments in the field.

    • GAAP Handbook of Policies and Procedures, 2000

      The GAAP Handbook of Policies and Procedures offers comprehensive coverage of all important, authoritative pronouncements-FASB Statements, Interpretations, Technical Bulletins and Concepts, as well as the generally accepted accounting practices of the AICPA. It also includes coverage of specialized industry principles, and future developments. This one-volume reference contains accounting principles, financial reporting presentation requirements, required and recommended disclosures, and specialized accounting topics. It provides guidance in the resolution of any issues and questions you may be faced with day-to-day in applying GAAP.

    • Introduction to Word 2002

      For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

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    • The Econometric Analysis of Network Data

      The Econometric Analysis of Network Data serves as an entry point for advanced students, researchers, and data scientists seeking to perform effective analyses of networks, especially inference problems. It introduces the key results and ideas in an accessible, yet rigorous way. While a multi-contributor reference, the work is tightly focused and disciplined, providing latitude for varied specialties in one authorial voice.

    • A Friendly Introduction to Numerical Analysis: United States Edition

      For one or two-semester undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Numerical Analysis/Methods in mathematics departments, CS departments, and all engineering departments.

      This student-friendly text develops concepts and techniques in a clear, concise, easy-to-read manner, followed by fully-worked examples. Application problems drawn from the literature of many different fields prepares students to use the techniques covered to solve a wide variety of practical problems.

    • Digital Asset Valuation and Cyber Risk Measurement: Principles of Cybernomics

      Digital Asset Valuation and Cyber Risk Measurement: Principles of Cybernomics is a book about the future of risk and the future of value. It examines the indispensable role of economic modeling in the future of digitization, thus providing industry professionals with the tools they need to optimize the management of financial risks associated with this megatrend. The book addresses three problem areas: the valuation of digital assets, measurement of risk exposures of digital valuables, and economic modeling for the management of such risks. Employing a pair of novel cyber risk measurement units, bitmort and hekla, the book covers areas of value, risk, control, and return, each of which are viewed from the perspective of entity (e.g., individual, organization, business), portfolio (e.g., industry sector, nation-state), and global ramifications. Establishing adequate, holistic, and statistically robust data points on the entity, portfolio, and global levels for the development of a cybernomics databank is essential for the resilience of our shared digital future. This book also argues existing economic value theories no longer apply to the digital era due to the unique characteristics of digital assets. It introduces six laws of digital theory of value, with the aim to adapt economic value theories to the digital and machine era.

    • Decision Modeling with Microsoft® Excel: United States Edition

      For undergraduate/MBA-level courses in Management Science and Decision Modeling.

      This text introduces students to the key ideas of modeling and management decision making that will be important to them throughout their careers. Addressing the needs of students interested in both business administration and decision science careers, it provides a conceptual foundation for all topics and the role of spreadsheet modeling techniques in the larger context of business decision-making. It features a wealth of realistic, relevant examples updated to reflect the latest Excel 2000 version, and actively engages students in model building and analysis. An accompanying CD-ROM contains extensive software application packages students will use long after the course is completed.

    • Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior

      Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, through concise summaries, the most important discoveries and scientific revolutions in animal behavior. These are assessed for their relative impact on the field and their significance to the forward motion of the science of animal behavior. Eighty short essays capture the moment when a new concept emerged or a publication signaled a paradigm shift. How the new understanding came about is explained, and any continuing controversy or scientific conversation on the issue is highlighted. Behavior is a rich and varied field, drawing on genetics, evolution, physiology, and ecology to inform its principles, and this book embraces the wealth of knowledge that comes from the unification of these fields around the study of animals in motion. The chronological organization of the essays makes this an excellent overview of the history of animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. The work includes such topics as Darwin's role in shaping the study of animal behavior, the logic of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct accounts of new revelations about behavior through scientific investigation and scrutiny reveal the fascinating story of this field. Similar to Dr. John Avise's Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the work is structured into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and assess the impact of the conceptual change, with a score, which ranges from 1-10, providing an assessment of the impact of the new findings on contemporary science.

    • Electronic Project Design and Fabrication

      For courses in Shop Fabrication.

      Hands-on approach and carefully focused on key topics, this innovative text presents thorough coverage of the fundamentals of electronic design, fabrication, and documentation, PLUS a complete experience in creating electronic prototype devices. Students work their way through Sample, Exercise, and Elective Projects (covering all skill levels) and develop a thorough Project Report-with written and graphic documentation-delineating procedures, developments, and specifications of a project.

    • Chinese Phonology in Generative Grammar

      In the 1990's, the focus of phonological studies has changed from rule-based analysis to constraint-based analysis. The study of Chinese phonology has also undergone such a change, as have other area studies in Generative Phonology. Why and how this change has occurred, the difference between the two kinds of analyses, and what has really happened in phonology after the change are the primary concerns of linguists and anyone interested in the study of Generative Phonology or other area studies in Generative Linguistics. To answer these questions, one must: review the developing process of the change; compare the two kinds of analyses in terms of their different frameworks and research focuses; and profile the studies in phonology (in any area studies) in recent years. "Chinese Phonology in Generative Grammar" is intended to offer such a review and comparison while outlining the studies in Chinese phonology. Eight unpublished papers written by seven authors are selected to cover the areas of field-work, dialectology, and synchronic studies of segmental and tonal systems of the Chinese language family. These papers are directly related to the theoretical issues in: the SPE Model; Lexical Phonology and Morphology; Autosegmental Phonology; Metrical Phonology; and Optimality Theory. By putting the study of Chinese phonology into the generative perspective, this collection provides useful data for further theoretical work and draw significant feedback to the theory of Generative Phonology. It reviews the theoretical development from rule-based analysis to constraint-based analysis in the study of Generative Phonology over the last three decades. It compares the two kinds of analyses with respect to their different frameworks and research focuses and their relations with each other in Generative Phonology. It profiles the study of Chinese phonology in recent years by putting it into the generative perspective.

    • Advances in Genetics

      Advances in Genetics, Volume 98 provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions. Topics of interest in this updated volume include the Genetics of Mitochondrial Disease, a Genetic analysis of depression, happiness and other normal personality traits, The Evolving Centromere and Kinetochore, and The Genetics of Parkinson's Disease.

    • General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures

      Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. Concepts are visually depicted by a number of useful black-and-white figures, photos, and graphs (with full-color images included in the eBook only). Broad and deep in coverage, it is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design.

      • Organized by articles and structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to the content you need
      • Numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs
      • Contains high-interest topics not found in other texts, including sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design
      • Provides a unique safety-oriented design checklist based on industry experience
      • Discusses advantages and disadvantages of using computational tools during the design process
      • Features detailed summaries of design options detailing the pros and cons of each aerodynamic solution
      • Includes three case studies showing applications to business jets, general aviation aircraft, and UAVs
      • Numerous high-quality graphics clearly illustrate the book's concepts (note: images are full-color in eBook only)

    • Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies

      Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies discusses the development of reliable and robust fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant ('sustainable') control schemes by means of data-driven and model-based approaches. These strategies are able to cope with unknown nonlinear systems and noisy measurements. The book also discusses simpler solutions relying on data-driven and model-based methodologies, which are key when on-line implementations are considered for the proposed schemes. The book targets both professional engineers working in industry and researchers in academic and scientific institutions.

      In order to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of wind turbine systems, thus avoiding expensive unplanned maintenance, the accommodation of faults in their early occurrence is fundamental. To highlight the potential of the proposed methods in real applications, hardware-in-the-loop test facilities (representing realistic wind turbine systems) are considered to analyze the digital implementation of the designed solutions. The achieved results show that the developed schemes are able to maintain the desired performances, thus validating their reliability and viability in real-time implementations.

      Different groups of readers-ranging from industrial engineers wishing to gain insight into the applications' potential of new fault diagnosis and sustainable control methods, to the academic control community looking for new problems to tackle-will find much to learn from this work.

    • UNIX System V Release 4 Programmer's Guide Streams (Uniprocessor Version)

      A full explanation of the STREAMS I/O facilities, this guide details how to use those facilities for writing UNIX System V kernel modules and device drivers. STREAMS is a general, flexible facility for the development of input/output services in UNIX System V. This book is a comprehensive guide to STREAMS for network and system programmers, including the latest information on: STREAMS programming interfaces; STREAMS in a multiprocessing environment; STREAMS drivers and multiplexors; STREAMS debugging and utilities.

    • Advances in Bacterial Electron Transport Systems and Their Regulation

      Advances in Microbial Physiology: Advances in Bacterial Electron Transport Systems and Their Regulation, the latest volume in the Advances in Microbial Physiology series, continues the long tradition of topical and important reviews in microbiology, with this latest volume focusing on the advances in bacterial electron transport systems and their regulation.

    • Introduction to Quantitative Macroeconomics Using Julia: From Basic to State-of-the-Art Computational Techniques

      Introduction to Quantitative Macroeconomics Using Julia: From Basic to State-of-the-Art Computational Techniques facilitates access to fundamental techniques in computational and quantitative macroeconomics. It focuses on the recent and very promising software, Julia, which offers a MATLAB-like language at speeds comparable to C/Fortran, also discussing modeling challenges that make quantitative macroeconomics dynamic, a key feature that few books on the topic include for macroeconomists who need the basic tools to build, solve and simulate macroeconomic models. This book neatly fills the gap between intermediate macroeconomic books and modern DSGE models used in research.

    • Music, Passion, and Cognitive Function

      Music, Passion, and Cognitive Function examines contemporary cognitive theories of music, why they cannot explain music's power over us, and the origin and evolution of music. The book presents experimental confirmations of the theory in psychological and neuroimaging research, discussing the parallel evolution of consciousness, musical styles, and cultures since Homer and King David. In addition, it explains that 'in much wisdom is much grief' due to cognitive dissonances created by language that splits the inner world. Music enables us to survive in this sea of grief, overcomes discomforts and stresses of acquiring new knowledge, and unifies the soul, hence the power of music.

    • Job Hazard Analysis: A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond

      Job Hazard Analysis: A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond, Second Edition, provides a complete reference for performing JHA and setting up a JHA program. The book identifies the basic job steps and tasks, their associated hazards and risks, and safe operating procedures and hazard controls based on this analysis. Authors James Roughton and Nathan Crutchfield argue that the JHA should be the centerpiece of any risk control and occupational safety and health program. However, the traditional JHA has potential problems in gathering and analysis of task data and, with its focus on the sequence of steps, can miss the behavioral effects and the systems interactions between tools, equipment, materials, work environment, management and the individual worker. The concepts are presented for the JHA, incorporating elements from Behavior-Based Safety and Six Sigma. Readers are taken through the whole process of developing tools for identifying workplace hazards, developing systems that support hazard recognition, developing an effective JHA, and managing a JHA based program that can be easily incorporated into occupational safety and health management systems, thus allowing businesses to move from mere compliance to a pro-active safety management. The book is supported by numerous examples of JHAs, end of chapter review questions, sample checklists, action plans, and forms.

    • Origins of the Earth, Moon, and Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach

      Origins of the Earth, Moon, and Life in the Solar System: An Interdisciplinary Approach presents state-of-the-art knowledge that is based on theories, experiments, observations, calculations, and analytical data from five astro-sciences, astronomy, astrobiology, astrogeology, astrophysics, and cosmochemistry. Beginning with the origin of elements, and moving on to cover the formation of the early Solar System, the giant impact model of the Earth and Moon, the oldest records of life, and the possibility of life on other planets in the Solar System, this interdisciplinary reference provides a complex understanding of the planets and the formation of life. Synthesizing concepts from all branches of astro-sciences into one, the book is a valuable reference for researchers in astrogeology, astrophysics, cosmochemistry, astrobiology, astronomy, and other space science fields, helping users better understand the intersection of these sciences.

    • Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands

      Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands provides comprehensive information on climate change, biodiversity, possible impacts, adaptation measures and policy challenges to help users rehabilitate and preserve the natural resources of tropical islands. While biodiversity and climate change of tropical islands has previously received less attention, it is ironically one of the most vulnerable regions in this regard. The core content of the work derives largely from the ideas and research output from various reputed scientists and experts who have recorded climate change impacts on aquatic and coastal life in tropical regions.

      Contributors have direct working experience with the tribes in some of the tropical islands. All of their expertise and information is compiled and presented in the work, including coverage related to climate change. This work highlights the ever-growing need to develop and apply strategies that optimize the use of natural resources, both on land and in water and judicious use of biodiversity. It functions as a critical resource on tropical island biodiversity for researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers in a variety of related disciplines.

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    • Electric Motor Control: DC, AC, and BLDC Motors

      Electric Motor Control: DC, AC, and BLDC Motors introduces practical drive techniques of electric motors to enable stable and efficient control of many application systems, also covering basic principles of high-performance motor control techniques, driving methods, control theories and power converters. Electric motor drive systems play a critical role in home appliances, motor vehicles, robotics, aerospace and transportation, heating ventilating and cooling equipment's, robotics, industrial machinery and other commercial applications. The book provides engineers with drive techniques that will help them develop motor drive system for their applications.

    • The Killers Among Us: Examination of Serial Murder and Its Investigations

      For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Special Topics in Criminal Justice, Deviance, Criminal Investigation, Special Topics in Policing, and Advanced Criminology.

      Explicit in detail, yet sensitive in perspective, this text describes and analyzes the phenomenon of serial murder and discusses why these killers kill as well as various methods of identifying and catching them. It provides vital and up-to-date information to criminal investigators, criminologists, crime writers and anyone interested in the phenomenon of serial murder. Detailed case studies of seven infamous serial killers are presented-Henry Lee Lucas, John Wayne Gacy, Kenneth Bianchi, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Joseph Miller, and Jerry Marcus-with an in-depth cross-analysis of these cases. An exploration of the history and challenges related to the investigation of serial murder is also included.

    • Microbiology Lab Manual

      For freshman/sophomore courses in General Introductory Microbiology, and Microbiology for Allied Health Students.

      This laboratory manual serves as a general introduction to the microbiology laboratory, including basic procedures and equipment. Content covers not only basic lab instructions, but background material that explains the tests, the basis of results and their applications, providing a "procedural" aspect in addition to laboratory guidance. Questions are provided with each exercise to reinforce and challenge students' understanding of basic concepts and to require students to analyze or apply the material under discussion.

    • Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology

      Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology outlines the cutting-edge research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics, as well as the microbial ecology of biochar application to soil, the use of different phyto-chemical analyses, possibilities for future research, and recommendations for climate change policy.

      Biochar, or charcoal produced from plant matter and applied to soil, has become increasingly recognized as having the potential to address multiple contemporary concerns, such as agricultural productivity and contaminated ecosystem amelioration, primarily by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and improving soil functions.

      Biochar Application is the first reference to offer a complete assessment of the various impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems, and includes chapters analyzing all aspects of biochar technology and application to soil, from ecogenomic analyses and application ratios to nutrient cycling and next generation sequencing. Written by a team of international authors with interdisciplinary knowledge of biochar, this reference will provide a platform where collaborating teams can find a common resource to establish outcomes and identify future research needs throughout the world.

    • Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing: Atmosphere, Ocean, Land and Cryosphere Applications

      Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing: Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Applications is the first reference book to cover ocean applications, atmospheric applications, and land applications of remote sensing.

      Applications of remote sensing data are finding increasing application in fields as diverse as wildlife ecology and coastal recreation management. The technology engages electromagnetic sensors to measure and monitor changes in the earth's surface and atmosphere.

      The book opens with an introduction to the history of remote sensing, starting from when the phrase was first coined. It goes on to discuss the basic concepts of the various systems, including atmospheric and ocean, then closes with a detailed section on land applications.

      Due to the cross disciplinary nature of the authors' experience and the content covered, this is a must have reference book for all practitioners and students requiring an introduction to the field of remote sensing.

    • Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

      Hydraulic Fracture Modeling delivers all the pertinent technology and solutions in one product to become the go-to source for petroleum and reservoir engineers. Providing tools and approaches, this multi-contributed reference presents current and upcoming developments for modeling rock fracturing including their limitations and problem-solving applications.

      Fractures are common in oil and gas reservoir formations, and with the ongoing increase in development of unconventional reservoirs, more petroleum engineers today need to know the latest technology surrounding hydraulic fracturing technology such as fracture rock modeling. There is tremendous research in the area but not all located in one place. Covering two types of modeling technologies, various effective fracturing approaches and model applications for fracturing, the book equips today's petroleum engineer with an all-inclusive product to characterize and optimize today's more complex reservoirs.

    • Object-Oriented Software Design and Construction with Java

      Appropriate for courses in Intermediate JAVA Programming and Object-Oriented Design/Programming.

      This interactive on-line course/book offers an integrated presentation of concepts in OOP, issues in software engineering, and the language features of Java. Unlike many other books--which assume either (1) a strong background in software engineering and computer science or (2) absolutely no background in either discipline--this book strikes a balance in level, designing coverage to be accessible and relevant to readers with limited experience in the subject matter.

    • Experiment and Calculation of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures

      Concrete as a construction material goes through both physical and chemical changes under extreme elevated temperatures. As one of the most widely used building materials, it is important that both engineers and architects are able to understand and predict its behavior in under extreme heat conditions. Brief and readable, this book provides the tools and techniques to properly analysis the effects of high temperature of reinforced concrete which will lead to more stable, safer structures.

      Based on years of the author's research, Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures four part treatment starts with an unambiguous and thorough exposition of the mechanical behaviors of materials at elevated temperature followed by a discussion of Temperature field of member sections, Mechanical behaviors of members and structures at elevated temperature, ending with Theoretical analysis and practical calculation methods. The book provides unique insight into:

      • Coupling thermal-mechanical constitutive relation of concrete
      • Exceptional analyses of beams and columns of rectangular section with three surfaces and two adjacent surfaces exposing to high temperature
      • Measurement and analysis of redistribution of internal forces of statically indeterminate structure during heating-loading process
      • Finite element analysis and calculation charts for two-dimensional temperature field of structural members
      • Finite element analysis and simplified calculation method for reinforced concrete structure at elevated temperature

      With this book, engineers and architects can effectively analyze the effect of high temperature on concrete and materials which will lead to better designs of fire resistant and damage evaluation and treatment after fire.

      • Tools and techniques for analyzing the effects of high temperature on concrete and reinforcement materials.
      • Measurement and analysis of redistribution of internal forces of statically indeterminate structure during the heating-loading process.
      • Finite element analysis and calculation charts for two-dimensional temperature field of structural members.
      • Finite element analysis and simplified calculation method for reinforced concrete structure at elevated temperature.

    • Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis: Review Questions and Case Studies

      Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis: Review Questions and Case Studies is the collaborative effort that spanned a time period of 2 years and included 50 experts, many whom are national leaders in their respected fields. It also represents the passion and privilege we feel to teach the next generation of physicians in Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis.

      The main goal for this book is to help the readers build a solid foundation of both basic and advanced conceptual knowledge to prepare for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. This book is not intended to be a substitute for textbooks, original research or review articles, and/or clinical training. Further, since the field of medicine, both from a scientific and regulatory perspective, rapidly changes, the readers are advised to continuously update their knowledge by attending national meetings and reading clinical journals. To equip the readers with the basic knowledge in critical reading and data analysis, which is an essential skill in daily medical practice, a novel chapter titled "Data Interpretation in Laboratory Medicine" was included in this book. In this chapter, the readers are asked to make logical conclusions based on the given data and/or statistical results. Moreover, there is also a chapter on "Practical Calculations in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis" to help consolidate all the necessary formulas commonly used in daily practice for easy reference. These chapters are unique to our book and will not be found in any other currently on the market.

      All of the questions in this book were originally created by the authors of each chapter. Each question can either be standalone or part of a case scenario representing challenge cases in Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis. These questions often represent both rare and common clinical scenarios that the authors have seen during their clinical practice. Each question is then followed by 5 possible answers, with only one being correct (or the best answer). After the question, there is a conceptual explanation followed by a more factual explanation of the right and wrong answers. We gave the individual authors the freedom to choose how they explained the wrong answer choices. Some authors chose to be more direct (e.g. Answer A is incorrect because...), while other authors chose a more conversational style (e.g. Human resources (answer A) includes staffing, selection, orientation, training, and competency assessment of employees). This format is designed to help the student linking the conceptual and factual knowledge together to form a solid foundation for use in clinical practice. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of articles and textbooks that will prove useful to the motivated student who wishes to become an expert in the field. Another special feature to our textbook is the presence of a pre-test and post-test, which are provided to help the readers with self-assessment.

      As stated above, the main focus of this book is to help the readers preparing for the ABP certification exam in Transfusion Medicine. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field of Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis, we believe that this book is also beneficial to and can be used by all clinicians involved in the management of complex transfusion, apheresis, and hemostasis issues, such as hematologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and critical care physicians. We further believe that it is a helpful guide for these specialists to prepare for their own specialty certification exam, when the topics are related to Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis.

    • Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences

      Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences helps deepen the understanding, description, and forecasting of the complex and inter-related phenomena of extreme space weather events. Composed of chapters written by representatives from many different institutions and fields of space research, the book offers discussions ranging from definitions and historical knowledge to operational issues and methods of analysis.

      Given that extremes in ionizing radiation, ionospheric irregularities, and geomagnetically induced currents may have the potential to disrupt our technologies or pose danger to human health, it is increasingly important to synthesize the information available on not only those consequences but also the origins and predictability of such events. Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences is a valuable source for providing the latest research for geophysicists and space weather scientists, as well as industries impacted by space weather events, including GNSS satellites and radio communication, power grids, aviation, and human spaceflight.

      The list of first/second authors includes M. Hapgood, N. Gopalswamy, K.D. Leka, G. Barnes, Yu. Yermolaev, P. Riley, S. Sharma, G. Lakhina, B. Tsurutani, C. Ngwira, A. Pulkkinen, J. Love, P. Bedrosian, N. Buzulukova, M. Sitnov, W. Denig, M. Panasyuk, R. Hajra, D. Ferguson, S. Lai, L. Narici, K. Tobiska, G. Gapirov, A. Mannucci, T. Fuller-Rowell, X. Yue, G. Crowley, R. Redmon, V. Airapetian, D. Boteler, M. MacAlester, S. Worman, D. Neudegg, and M. Ishii.

    • Tissue Elasticity Imaging: Volume 1: Theory and Methods

      Tissue Elasticity Imaging: Volume One: Theory and Methods offers an extensive treatment of the fundamentals and applications of this groundbreaking diagnostic modality. The book introduces elasticity imaging, its history, the fundamental physics, and the different elasticity imaging methods, along with their implementation details, problems and artefacts. It is an essential resource for all researchers and practitioners interested in any elasticity imaging modality. As many diseases, including cancers, alter tissue mechanical properties, it is not always possible for conventional methods to detect changes, but with elasticity images that are produced by slow tissue deformation or low-frequency vibration, these changes can be displayed.

    • Sea Otter Conservation

      Sea otters are good indicators of ocean health. In addition, they are a keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystem, controlling sea urchin populations that would otherwise inflict damage to kelp forest ecosystems. The kelp forest ecosystem is crucial for marine organisms and contains coastal erosion. With the concerns about the imperiled status of sea otter populations in California, Aleutian Archipelago and coastal areas of Russia and Japan, the last several years have shown growth of interest culturally and politically in the status and preservation of sea otter populations.

      Sea Otter Conservation brings together the vast knowledge of well-respected leaders in the field, offering insight into the more than 100 years of conservation and research that have resulted in recovery from near extinction. This publication assesses the issues influencing prospects for continued conservation and recovery of the sea otter populations and provides insight into how to handle future global changes.

    • Learn Word 2000 and CD-ROM and Users Guide Package

      For courses in Microsoft Office Professional for Windows, Access for Windows, Word for Windows, PowerPoint for Windows, Excel for Windows, and Introduction to Operating Systems

      The Learn Series uses a proven approach to guide students through the basics of the latest software applications. The Learn manuals provide visual step-by-step guides with simple directions, multiple screen shots, and plenty of exercises. They are designed for 6-8 contact hours. The manuals include the OnDemand Personal Navigator CD-ROM that provides textbook specific computer based training in both live and simulated environments. Students use the software and the accompanying data files to complete the in-text exercises.

      The Learn Series has been designed for students who need to master the basics of a particular software program quickly. The books are highly visual in nature which allows the beginning student to work along with the book. This is particularly suited to students with limited computer skills or for a course that emphasizes independent learning.

    • Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation

      Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers a thorough overview of methods used in mineral exploration campaigns, evaluation, reporting and economic assessment processes. Fully illustrated to cover the state-of-the-art exploration techniques and evaluation of mineral assets being practiced globally, this up-to-date reference offers balanced coverage of the latest knowledge and current global trends in successful mineral exploration and evaluation. From mineral deposits, to remote sensing, to sampling and analysis, Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers an extensive look at this rapidly changing field.

    • Java: An Introduction to Computing

      Appropriate for introductory Computer Science courses using Java (CS1 with Java) and other introductory programming courses using Java.

      As in their successful C++ text (C++: An Introduction to Computing), the authors introduce key ideas behind computing with Java and object-oriented programming in an intuitive and non-intimidating way. This text not only teaches text-based programming, but also graphical/internet programming. In addition, this text provides an introduction to computer science as a discipline.

    • Sturkie's Avian Physiology

      Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on the physiology of incubation and growth. Chapters on the nervous system and sensory organs have been greatly expanded due to the many recent advances in the field. The text also covers the physiology of flight, reproduction in both male and female birds, and the immunophysiology of birds. The Fifth Edition, like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related fields. This volume establishes the standard for those who need the latest and best information on the physiology of birds.

    • SPSS Base 9.0 Syntax Reference Guide

      Underlying the graphical user interface of SPSS 9.0 is a command syntax that enables production-mode operation of the software and gives access to complex file definitions and less commonly used specifications on statistical procedures. The syntax for all commands in SPSS Base, including the new interactive graphs, is presented in this Guide. Following an introduction to the "universal" features of the command language, commands are presented in alphabetical order with detailed descriptions of each specification and many examples. The book includes both a subject index and an index to all keywords in the language.

    • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities

      "The DePamphilis text is an excellent textbook that provides a full end-to-end view of the process with the appropriate level of detail. I have reviewed many M&A texts, and this text provides an excellent process view rather than just a series of topics." - Stephen G Morrissette, University of Chicago Mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions reveal the inner workings of our economy. Every student and professional should understand their parts, what they are intended to accomplish, and what their competitive, strategic, and value consequences are. In the 8th Edition of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities, Donald DePamphilis looks into the heart of current economic trends. More than 90% of the nearly 40 case studies are new and involve transactions that have been announced or completed in the last three years. These cases represent friendly, hostile, highly leveraged, and cross-border deals in ten different industries, involving public and private firms as well as firms experiencing financial distress. All end -of-chapter case studies begin with a "Key Objectives" section indicating what the student should learn from the case study and include discussion questions and solutions available in the online instructors' manual. This substantially updated content offers the only comprehensive exploration of today's business transactions.

    • An Introduction to Stochastic Orders

      An Introduction to Stochastic Orders discusses this powerful tool that can be used in comparing probabilistic models in different areas such as reliability, survival analysis, risks, finance, and economics. The book provides a general background on this topic for students and researchers who want to use it as a tool for their research.

      In addition, users will find detailed proofs of the main results and applications to several probabilistic models of interest in several fields, and discussions of fundamental properties of several stochastic orders, in the univariate and multivariate cases, along with applications to probabilistic models.

    • Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Concepts, Collaboration, and Right-Time Decisions

      Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Concepts, Collaboration, and Right-time Decisions delivers to the reader a roadmap through the fast-paced changes in the digital oil field landscape of technology in the form of new sensors, well mechanics such as downhole valves, data analytics and models for dealing with a barrage of data, and changes in the way professionals collaborate on decisions. The book introduces the new age of digital oil and gas technology and process components and provides a backdrop to the value and experience industry has achieved from these in the last few years.

      The book then takes the reader on a journey first at a well level through instrumentation and measurement for real-time data acquisition, and then provides practical information on analytics on the real-time data. Artificial intelligence techniques provide insights from the data. The road then travels to the "integrated asset" by detailing how companies utilize Integrated Asset Models to manage assets (reservoirs) within DOF context. From model to practice, new ways to operate smart wells enable optimizing the asset.

      Intelligent Digital Oil and Gas Fields is packed with examples and lessons learned from various case studies and provides extensive references for further reading and a final chapter on the "next generation digital oil field," e.g., cloud computing, big data analytics and advances in nanotechnology. This book is a reference that can help managers, engineers, operations, and IT experts understand specifics on how to filter data to create useful information, address analytics, and link workflows across the production value chain enabling teams to make better decisions with a higher degree of certainty and reduced risk.

    • The Personal Computer: Operating, Troubleshooting, and Upgrading

      For courses in Computer Applications and Computer Repair and Upgrading.

      Assuming no prior knowledge of computers or electronics-and emphasizing the practical experience students require to become professional computer technicians-this text helps beginning students develop the fundamental skills required to operate, troubleshoot, and upgrade minicomputer systems (PCs). Using hands-on examples and an adequate amount of theory, it covers all the important DOS commands, all types of internal computer hardware, system and memory management, and Windows 95/98/NT/2000. The author is a certified Netware Administrator and an instructor with industry experience, ensuring a thorough, practical resource.

    • Multi-Domain Master Data Management: Advanced MDM and Data Governance in Practice

      Multi-Domain Master Data Management delivers practical guidance and specific instruction to help guide planners and practitioners through the challenges of a multi-domain master data management (MDM) implementation. Authors Mark Allen and Dalton Cervo bring their expertise to you in the only reference you need to help your organization take master data management to the next level by incorporating it across multiple domains. Written in a business friendly style with sufficient program planning guidance, this book covers a comprehensive set of topics and advanced strategies centered on the key MDM disciplines of Data Governance, Data Stewardship, Data Quality Management, Metadata Management, and Data Integration.

    • Services Marketing: People, Technology, Strategy

      For graduate-level/MBA courses in Services Marketing.

      Combining conceptual rigor with real-world examples and practical applications, this combination text/reader/casebook explores both concepts and techniques of marketing for an exceptionally broad range of service categories and industries. Strong managerial and strategic focus.

    • Key Advances in Clinical Informatics: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology

      Key Advances in Clinical Informatics: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology provides a state-of-the-art overview of the most current subjects in clinical informatics. Leading international authorities write short, accessible, well-referenced chapters which bring readers up-to-date with key developments and likely future advances in the relevant subject areas. This book encompasses topics such as inpatient and outpatient clinical information systems, clinical decision support systems, health information technology, genomics, mobile health, telehealth and cloud-based computing. Additionally, it discusses privacy, confidentiality and security required for health data. Edited by internationally recognized authorities in the field of clinical informatics, the book is a valuable resource for medical/nursing students, clinical informaticists, clinicians in training, practicing clinicians and allied health professionals with an interest in health informatics.

    • Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Risks

      Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Risks presents a thorough look at recent advances in aquatic ecotoxicology and their application in assessing the risk of well-known and emerging environmental contaminants.

      This essential reference, brought together by leading experts in the field, guides users through existing and novel approaches to environmental risk assessment, then presenting recent advances in the field of ecotoxicology, including omics-based technologies, biomarkers, and reference species.

      The book then demonstrates how these advances can be used to design and perform assays to discover the toxicological endpoints of emerging risks within the aquatic environment, such as nanomaterials, personal care products, PFOS and chemical mixtures. The text is an invaluable reference for any scientist who studies the effects of contaminants on organisms that live within aquatic environments.

      • Provides the latest perspectives on emerging toxic risks to aquatic environments, such as nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, chemical mixtures, and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
      • Offers practical guidance on recent advances to help in choosing the most appropriate toxicological assay
      • Presents case studies and information on a variety of reference species to help put the ecotoxicological theory into practical risk assess

    • Fundamentals of Biologicals Regulation: Vaccines and Biotechnology Medicines

      Fundamentals of Biologicals Regulation: Vaccines and Biotechnology Medicines serves as an introduction to the international regulatory arena in which biologicals are developed and offers an overview of the processes and insight into the scientific concepts underpinning global regulations. This book will provide multiple levels of readership with guidance on basic concepts, a detailed look at regulatory challenges, and practical insight into how regulators consider regulatory science and regulatory process issues across various regions. With numerous case studies, learning activities, and real-world examples across several classes of biotechnological products, this book is a valuable and comprehensive resource for graduate students, professors, regulatory officials, and industry scientists working with biologicals.

    • Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering: United States Edition

      For courses in Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineers.

      Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering is a one-semester version of Electric Circuits, the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past decade. The one-semester version has retained the three themes which made Electric Circuits so successful, namely (1) It builds an understanding of concepts based on information the student has previously learned; (2) The text helps stress the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem-solving approaches; (3) The authors provide numerous examples and problems that use realistic values and situations to give students a strong foundation of engineering practice.

    • Research Management: Europe and Beyond

      Research Management: Europe and Beyond addresses the myriad responsibilities related to research management and administration. The book incorporates narratives from those working in the field to provide insight into the profession. The book also offers a unique perspective on the topic by incorporating global perspectives to address the growing interdisciplinary nature of research collaboration.

      The book outlines practical advice for those in the research management and administration profession at all levels of experience. It is also a useful tool that research institutions and research groups can use to assist in planning and streamlining their research support.

    • Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics: A Primer

      Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics: A Primer provides a foundation to financial mathematics for those whose undergraduate quantitative preparation does not extend beyond calculus, statistics, and linear math. It covers a broad range of foundation topics related to financial modeling, including probability, discrete and continuous time and space valuation, stochastic processes, equivalent martingales, option pricing, and term structure models, along with related valuation and hedging techniques. The joint effort of two authors with a combined 70 years of academic and practitioner experience, Risk Neutral Pricing and Financial Mathematics takes a reader from learning the basics of beginning probability, with a refresher on differential calculus, all the way to Doob-Meyer, Ito, Girsanov, and SDEs. It can also serve as a useful resource for actuaries preparing for Exams FM and MFE (Society of Actuaries) and Exams 2 and 3F (Casualty Actuarial Society).

    • Stress Testing and Risk Integration in Banks: A Statistical Framework and Practical Software Guide (in Matlab and R)

      Stress Testing and Risk Integration in Banks provides a comprehensive view of the risk management activity by means of the stress testing process. An introduction to multivariate time series modeling paves the way to scenario analysis in order to assess a bank resilience against adverse macroeconomic conditions. Assets and liabilities are jointly studied to highlight the key issues that a risk manager needs to face. A multi-national bank prototype is used all over the book for diving into market, credit, and operational stress testing. Interest rate, liquidity and other major risks are also studied together with the former to outline how to implement a fully integrated risk management toolkit. Examples, business cases, and exercises worked in Matlab and R facilitate readers to develop their own models and methodologies.

    • Business Reengineering: The Survival Guide

      This book will discuss re-engineering, i.e. reorganization, from an information systems point of view. It will show how IS personal fits within the organization and how they must interface with others in order to effect organization changes and how to increase value.

    • Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease

      Lifestyle and Heart Health and Disease provides a comprehensive evaluation of lifestyle factors that modify heart function and structure. It includes coverage of a wide range of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse, nutrition and psychosocial factors. The book clearly presents the scientific evaluation of published research relating to general responses by scientists, physicians and patients, along with new research on the role of lifestyle in the prevention, amelioration and causation of cardiac remodeling and disease.

    • Electronic Techniques: Shop Practices and Construction

      For courses in Electronic Fabrication.

      This solid classic presents a practical and realistic approach for developing skills in planning, designing and constructing electronic equipment. Its logical presentation helps beginning technicians become competent in all aspects of electronic packaging design and fabrication techniques. Practical and easy-to-read, with a perfect balance of principle and practice, the text provides extensive coverage of important topics that reflect the rapid, on-going changes continuously reshaping the electronic packaging industry and the specialized skills that go with them.

    • Isotope Labeling of Biomolecules - Applications

      Isotope Labeling of Biomolecules: Applications, the latest in the Methods in Enzymology series, focuses on stable isotope labeling methods and applications for biomolecules. This practical guide to biomolecular labeling looks at new techniques that are becoming widely used

    • Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits: United States Edition

      For one-semester courses in Operational Amplifiers, Linear Circuits, Electronics II, and Analog Circuit Design.

      This best-selling text presents a clear and interesting approach for op-amp courses while examining four basic active filters, illustrating 5-V digital logic ICs, and more. It provides many detailed, practical design and analysis examples intended to relate theory to the workplace.

    • Hydraulic Fracturing Explained: Evaluation, Implementation, and Challenges

      Rocks mechanics legend Erle Donaldson, along with colleagues Waqi Alam and Nasrin Begum from the oil and gas consultant company Tetrahedron, have authored this handbook on updated fundamentals and more recent technology used during a common hydraulic fracturing procedure. Meant for technical and non-technical professionals interested in the subject of hydraulic fracturing, the book provides a clear and simple explanation of the technology and related issues to promote the safe development of petroleum reserves leading to energy independence throughout the world.

    • Animal Behavior

      Animal Behavior, Second Edition, covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior.

      An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens, and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning.

      This text addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions.

      Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout. Animal Behavior provides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines.

    • Forest Management and Planning

      Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability.

      Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation.

    • Speech Communication Made Simple

      Here?s a step-by-step introduction to verbal communication, designed to increase a student?s skill and self-confidence when giving a presentation.

    • Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy: Advances and Applications

      Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy: Advances and Applications provides students and researchers with an up-to-date understanding of the fast-developing area of molecular and laser spectroscopy. Editor V.P. Gupta has brought together the eminent scientists on a selection of topics to develop a systematic approach, first covering basic principles needed to understand each cutting-edge technique and application. This book acts as a standard reference for advanced students of molecular and laser spectroscopy and as a graduate text for new entrants in the field.

      The book covers a wide range of applications of molecular and laser spectroscopy in diverse areas ranging from materials to medicine and defence, biomedical research, environmental monitoring, forensic investigations, food and agriculture, and chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical processes. Researchers and scientific personnel in these fields will learn the latest techniques in order to put them to practical use in their work.

    • Student Handbook and Solutions Manual

      (Harry Nickla, Creighton University) This valuable handbook provides detailed step-by-step solutions or extensive explanations for every problem in the text. Additional study aids include extra study problems, chapter outlines, vocabulary exercises and an overview of how to study genetics.

    • Brain Lipids in Synaptic Function and Neurological Disease: Clues to Innovative Therapeutic Strategies for Brain Disorders

      Lipids are the most abundant organic compounds found in the brain, accounting for up to 50% of its dry weight. The brain lipidome includes several thousands of distinct biochemical structures whose expression may greatly vary according to age, gender, brain region, cell type, as well as subcellular localization. In synaptic membranes, brain lipids specifically interact with neurotransmitter receptors and control their activity. Moreover, brain lipids play a key role in the generation and neurotoxicity of amyloidogenic proteins involved in the pathophysiology of neurological diseases. The aim of this book is to provide for the first time a comprehensive overview of brain lipid structures, and to explain the roles of these lipids in synaptic function, and in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob's and Parkinson's. To conclude the book, the authors present new ideas that can drive innovative therapeutic strategies based on the knowledge of the role of lipids in brain disorders.

    • Biofluid Mechanics: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

      Biofluid Mechanics: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation shows how fluid mechanics principles can be applied not only to blood circulation, but also to air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement, renal transport among other specialty circulations. This new second edition increases the breadth and depth of the original by expanding chapters to cover additional biofluid mechanics principles, disease criteria, and medical management of disease, with supporting discussions of the relevance and importance of current research. Calculations related both to the disease and the material covered in the chapter are also now provided.

    • Information Systems: Success in the 21st Century

      For courses in MIS and Introduction to Information Systems.

      This introductory information systems text helps students and instructors overcome the challenges of sorting through IS issues, concepts, and terms to maintain a current and relevant knowledge base in the midst of an information revolution. Examining more than just business implications, this book places information systems in context, and explores the changes in the field that are transforming aspects of our society and personal lives as well.

    • Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians

      For courses in Basic Electricity taught to students of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC).

      In a blend of theory and practical applications, this text presents a comprehensive introduction to electricity that's tailored specifically for future HVAC technicians.

    • Principles of Regenerative Medicine

      Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Third Edition, details the technologies and advances applied in recent years to strategies for healing and generating tissue. Contributions from a stellar cast of researchers cover the biological and molecular basis of regenerative medicine, highlighting stem cells, wound healing and cell and tissue development. Advances in cell and tissue therapy, including replacement of tissues and organs damaged by disease and previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and renal failure are also incorporated to provide a view to the future and framework for additional studies.

      • Comprehensively covers the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine with contributions from leaders in tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, biomaterials sciences, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, bioengineering and surgery
      • Includes new chapters devoted to iPS cells and other alternative sources for generating stem cells as written by the scientists who made the breakthroughs
      • Edited by a world-renowned team to present a complete story of the development and promise of regenerative medicine

    • Marketing and The Internet

      For courses in Marketing on the Internet/Electronic Marketing.

      Integrating marketing theory with Internet reality, this text helps students develop the skills necessary to understand and integrate Internet technology and characteristics into marketing strategy. It helps them recognize and understand the implications of the Internet not only as a marketplace, but also as a set of tools and opportunities.

    • Essence of Java Programming

      Fully compliant with Java 2, this book provides a concise introduction to programming in Java, one of the most popular computer science languages in use today. Written for programming novices, it follows an 'object orientated' philosophy, introducing key concepts of classes and objects, before moving onto the core features of Java.

    • Handbook of High Frequency Trading

      This comprehensive examination of high frequency trading looks beyond mathematical models, which are the subject of most HFT books, to the mechanics of the marketplace. In 25 chapters, researchers probe the intricate nature of high frequency market dynamics, market structure, back-office processes, and regulation. They look deeply into computing infrastructure, describing data sources, formats, and required processing rates as well as software architecture and current technologies. They also create contexts, explaining the historical rise of automated trading systems, corresponding technological advances in hardware and software, and the evolution of the trading landscape. Developed for students and professionals who want more than discussions on the econometrics of the modelling process, The Handbook of High Frequency Trading explains the entirety of this controversial trading strategy.



      • Answers all questions about high frequency trading without being limited to mathematical modelling
      • Illuminates market dynamics, processes, and regulations
      • Explains how high frequency trading evolved and predicts its future developments

    • Mobilize Your Enterprise: Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Wireless Technology

      This book explains in clear language how mobile technology can be put to use by companies to gain competitive advantage. As it stands today, the most important part of the workforce-those standing in front of customers- have no way of accessing critical information when and where they need it. The result is a lot of inefficiency and lost opportunities. Mobile technology alleviates this problem by enabling mobile professionals to access their company's information through small computing devices. The result is friction free sales and services. This book explains how the mobile paradigm came about, where it is going, and what is possible today. It explains how to evaluate where it makes sense for your business -and where it does not. The book introduces a methodology for reengineering your business processes through mobility. Brans explains the anatomy of a mobile solution, going into details on portable computing devices, wireless network technologies, wireless application gateways, enterprise applications, and wireless security.

    • Comprehensive Utilization of Citrus By-products

      Comprehensive Utilization of Citrus By-products provides comprehensive knowledge and information on the development and utilization of citrus by-products, including the types, preparation, and determination of their main functional components. As one of the most popular fruits in the world, the processing of citrus fruits produces a great deal of citrus peel, a primary by-product. Current treatments of citrus peel pollute the environment and waste resources so eco-friendly solutions are sought. This book reflects research, trends and attitudes in the field, presenting a wide overview including extraction processes for functional components; isolation and structural identification; synthesis of new compounds; and the research and development of citrus by-products, their biodegradable transformation, and processing equipment. This valuable reference book can be used by scientists, scholars, and students working on citrus, dietitians and nutritionists, citrus processing enterprises, and farmers from cooperative organizations related to citrus processing.

    • Microcomputer Repair

      For Microcomputer Repair/Servicing, A+ Certification courses, and Computer Architecture courses at the freshman-sophomore level.

      Requires no prior knowledge of electronics, and minimal acumen in math and theory. Emphasizing the development of essential troubleshooting and repair skills, this combination text/lab manual offers a clearly written and highly organized approach to teaching beginning technology students the fundamental skills required for hardware and software servicing of microcomputer systems. Expanded and updated, it now consists of 58 exercises, which are divided into six units, with each unit addressing a specific range of topics.

    • Computational Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science Using Python

      Computational Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science Using Python provides the necessary knowledge users need to embed more modern computing techniques into current practices, while also helping practitioners replace Fortran-based implementations with higher level languages. The book is especially unique in the market with its implementation of Python into nuclear engineering methods, seeking to do so by first teaching the basics of Python, then going through different techniques to solve systems of equations, and finally applying that knowledge to solve problems specific to nuclear engineering.

      Along with examples of code and end-of-chapter problems, the book is an asset to novice programmers in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, teaching them how to analyze complex systems using modern computational techniques.

      For decades, the paradigm in engineering education, in particular, nuclear engineering, has been to teach Fortran along with numerical methods for solving engineering problems. This has been slowly changing as new codes have been written utilizing modern languages, such as Python, thus resulting in a greater need for the development of more modern computational skills and techniques in nuclear engineering.

    • Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical and Operational Security

      Security Risk Assessment is the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available on how to conduct a thorough security assessment for any organization. A good security assessment is a fact-finding process that determines an organization's state of security protection. It exposes vulnerabilities, determines the potential for losses, and devises a plan to address these security concerns. While most security professionals have heard of a security assessment, many do not know how to conduct one, how it's used, or how to evaluate what they have found. Security Risk Assessment offers security professionals step-by-step guidance for conducting a complete risk assessment. It provides a template draw from, giving security professionals the tools needed to conduct an assessment using the most current approaches, theories, and best practices.

    • Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century

      Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century takes the concepts and practices of emergency management and places them in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city. Cities provide unique challenges to emergency managers. The concentrated population and often dense layering of infrastructure can be particularly susceptible to disasters-both natural and human-caused. The book provides guidance across all phases of emergency management, including prevention and all-hazards approaches.

    • Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains

      Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains covers the identification of bones and teeth, taphonomy, sex, ancestry assessment, age estimation, the analysis of biodistances, growth patterns and activity markers, and paleopathology.

      The book aims to familiarize the reader with the main applications of osteoarchaeology and provide the necessary knowledge required for the implementation of a broad range of osteological methods. It is ideal as a complement to existing textbooks used in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses on osteoarchaeology, human osteology, and, to some extent, forensic anthropology.

      Pedagogical features include ample illustrations, case study material, revision exercises, and a glossary. Additional features comprise macros that facilitate data processing and analysis, as well as an extensive chapter on applied statistics.

    • Soil Science Laboratory Manual

      For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introductory Soil Science or Earth Science. Extensively class-tested, this lab manual provides a hands-on introduction to basic principles of soil science - with a focus on the natural properties and processes that govern soil. Contemporary and practical in perspective, it emphasizes factor analysis throughout and makes extensive use of the World Wide Web for gathering the most up-to-date data. This lab manual will accompany all three of PH's texts: Brady, Miller, and Singer.

    • Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

      Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader's finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. * Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems;* Convenient access to all needed calculations;* Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations;* Case studies from around the world;* Includes new software calculation tools.

    • The Theory and Practice of International Financial Management

      For MBA courses in International Corporate Finance, International Business Finance, and Multinational Financial Management.

      This book focuses upon the basic principles which together make a "toolkit" for analysis of issues in international finance. It also captures the importance and excitement of international financial management and highlights the new approaches in the field. It covers the theoretical foundations of international financial decisions and contains extensive applications of the theory to financial practice with a main objective of developing critical thinking skills regarding the theory and practice of international financial management.

    • Retrograde Ureteroscopy: Handbook of Endourology

      Retrograde Ureteroscopy: Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format.

      Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology, with all chapters describing the most recent techniques, reviewing the latest results, and analyzing the most modern technologies.

      In the past ten years, the field of endourology has expanded beyond the urinary tract to include all urologic, minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery make this one of the fastest moving fields in medicine. As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides a quick references with over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows and those teaching in the field.

    • Active Implantable Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design

      The Case Studies in Medical Design series consists of practical, applied case studies relating to medical device design in industry. These titles complement Ogrodnik's Medical Device Design publication, and will assist engineers with applying the theory in practice. The case studies presented directly relate to Class I, Class IIa, Class IIb and Class III medical devices. Designers and companies who wish to extend their knowledge in a specific discipline related to their respective class of operation will find any or all of these titles a great addition to their library.

      . These titles will assist anyone who is working in the medical devices industry or who is studying biomedical subject areas to design a successful medical device and avoid repeating past mistakes.
      . Written by an experienced medical device engineer and entrepreneur, with real world experience of developing and commercializing medical products.
      . Joins up theory and practice in an accessible style.

    • MOUS Essentials Excel 97 Expert, Y2K Ready

      For courses in Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 applications: Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint courseware for the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Exam.

      MOUS Essentials were created specifically to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office User Specialist ("MOUS") Program. The authors provide an emphasis on step-by-step tutorials with large screen shots, outstanding student pedagogy, and plenty of exercises. The authors have included a number of new elements designed to help students prepare for the MOUS exams. The MOUS Essentials also include live computer-based training and assessment with Kelly MOUS PinPoint CD-ROM.

    • Introduction to Electricity, Electronics, and Electromagnetics

      For 2 and 4 year programs and schools, for one/two-semester courses in Introduction to Electricity and Electronics Survey in non-electrical curriculums.

      To help students better understand current technology and develop a framework for understanding future growth in the electronics area, this text provides a broad spectrum of subject matter, including extensive coverage of computer methods using the popular software PSpice(R). The comprehensive presentation begins with background chapters, moves to material on basic electronics areas, and concludes with a variety of applications.

    • Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats

      Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, Third Edition is a complete guide to the aviation security system, from crucial historical events to the policies, policymakers, and major terrorist and criminal acts that have shaped the procedures in use today, as well as the cutting edge technologies that are shaping the future. This text equips readers working in airport security or other aviation management roles with the knowledge to implement effective security programs, meet international guidelines, and responsibly protect facilities or organizations of any size. Using case studies and practical security measures now in use at airports worldwide, readers learn the effective methods and the fundamental principles involved in designing and implementing a security system. The aviation security system is comprehensive and requires continual focus and attention to stay a step ahead of the next attack. Practical Aviation Security, Third Edition, helps prepare practitioners to enter the industry and helps seasoned professionals prepare for new threats and prevent new tragedies.

    • Genomic and Precision Medicine: Translation and Implementation

      Genomic and Precision Medicine: Translation and Implementation highlights the various points along the continuum from health to disease where genomic information is impacting clinical decision-making and leading to more personalization of health care.

      The book pinpoints the challenges, barriers, and solutions that have been, or are being, brought forward to enable translation of genome based technologies into health care. A variety of infrastructure (data systems and EMRs), policy (regulatory, reimbursement, privacy), and research (comparative effectiveness research, learning health system approaches) strategies are also discussed. Readers will find this volume to be an invaluable resource for the translational genomics and implementation science that is required to fully realize personalized health care.



      • Provides a comprehensive volume on the translation and implementation of biology into health care provision
      • Presents succinct commentary and key learning points that will assist readers with their local needs for translation and implementation
      • Includes an up-to-date overview on major translational events in genomic and personalized medicine, along with lessons learned

    • Magmas Under Pressure: Advances in High-Pressure Experiments on Structure and Properties of Melts

      Magmas under Pressure: Advances in High-Pressure Experiments on Structure and Properties of Melts summarizes recent advances in experimental technologies for studying magmas at high pressures. In the past decade, new developments in high-pressure experiments, particularly with synchrotron X-ray techniques, have advanced the study of magmas under pressure. These new experiments have revealed significant changes of structure and physical properties of magmas under pressure, which significantly improves our understanding of the behavior of magmas in the earth's interior.

      This book is an important reference, not only in the earth and planetary sciences, but also in other scientific fields, such as physics, chemistry, material sciences, engineering and in industrial applications, such as glass formation and metallurgical processing.

    • The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

      While many transportation and city planners, researchers, students, practitioners, and political leaders are familiar with the technical nature and promise of vehicle automation, consensus is not yet often seen on the impact that will result, or the policies and actions that those responsible for transportation systems should take.

      The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles explores both the potential of vehicle automation technology and the barriers it faces when considering coherent urban deployment. The book evaluates the case for deliberate development of automated public transportation and mobility-as-a-service as paths towards sustainable mobility, describing critical approaches to the planning and management of vehicle automation technology. It serves as a reference for understanding the full life cycle of the multi-year transportation systems planning processes, including novel regulation, planning, and acquisition tools for regional transportation.

      Application-oriented, research-based, and solution-oriented rather than predict-and-warn, The End of Driving concludes with a detailed discussion of the systems design needed for accomplishing this shift.

      From the Foreword by Susan Shaheen: The authors . extend potential solutions through a set of open-ended exercises after each chapter. Their approach is both strategic and deliberate. They lead the reader from definitions and context setting to the transition toward automation, employing a range of creative strategies and policies. While our quest to understand how to deploy automated vehicles is just beginning, this book provides a thoughtful introduction to inform this evolution.

    • Advances in Marine Biology: Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research, and Conservation

      Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation, Part B, Volume 78, the latest release in the Advances in Marine Biology series contains updated chapters that focus on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, an Introduction to Northeast Pacific shark biology, ecology, and conservation, Shark Interactions with Directed and Incidental Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: historic and current encounters and challenges for shark conservation, An Introduction to modeling abundance and demographic parameters in shark populations, and Sharks in Captivity: The Role of Husbandry, Breeding, Education and Citizen Science in Shark Conservation.

      Specialty areas in this longstanding series include marine science, both applied and basic, a wide range of topical areas from all areas of marine ecology, oceanography, fisheries management and molecular biology, and the full range of geographic areas from polar seas, to tropical coral reefs are included making this an ideal reference and resource for postgraduates and researchers in a variety of fields.

    • Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function

      Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function, Second Edition, offers an integrated overview of the structural and functional aspects of the basal ganglia, highlighting clinical relevance. The basal ganglia, a group of forebrain nuclei interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus, and brainstem, are involved in numerous brain functions, such as motor control and learning, sensorimotor integration, reward, and cognition.

      These nuclei are essential for normal brain function and behavior, and their importance is further emphasized by the numerous and diverse disorders associated with basal ganglia dysfunction, including Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome, Huntington's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dystonia, and psychostimulant addiction.

      This updated edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date account of this critical brain structure. Edited and authored by internationally acclaimed basal ganglia researchers, the new edition contains ten entirely new chapters that offer expanded coverage of anatomy and physiology, detailed accounts of recent advances in cellular/molecular mechanisms and cellular/physiological mechanisms, and critical, deeper insights into the behavioral and clinical aspects of basal ganglia function and dysfunction.

    • Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World

      Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World provides a comprehensive overview of social ecological theory, research, and practice. Written by renowned expert Daniel Stokols, the book distills key principles from diverse strands of ecological science, offering a robust framework for transdisciplinary research and societal problem-solving. The existential challenges of the 21st Century - global climate change and climate-change denial, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, disease pandemics, inter-ethnic violence and the threat of nuclear war, cybercrime, the Digital Divide, and extreme poverty and income inequality confronting billions each day - cannot be understood and managed adequately from narrow disciplinary or political perspectives.

      Social Ecology in the Digital Age is grounded in scientific research but written in a personal and informal style from the vantage point of a former student, current teacher and scholar who has contributed over four decades to the field of social ecology. The book will be of interest to scholars, students, educators, government leaders and community practitioners working in several fields including social and human ecology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, law, education, biology, medicine, public health, earth system and sustainability science, geography, environmental design, urban planning, informatics, public policy and global governance.

    • Using SPSS for Windows: Analyzing and Understanding Data

      For masters- and doctoral-level students in intro and advanced statistics.

      This text provides comprehensive treatment of all relevant topics for SPSS for Windows, including an introduction to get users up and running plus extensive discussion of more complex topics utilizing SPSS 9.0. Substantive information about statistical techniques includes a brief discussion of each statistical technique, examples of how the statistic is applied, the assumptions underlying the statistic, a description of the effect size, a sample data set that can be analyzed, the research question associated with the data set, step-by-step instructions as to how to complete the analysis, a discussion of the results of the analysis, alternative analytic techniques when available and a visual display of the results using SPSS graphic options.

    • Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils: MCPD and Glycidyl Esters

      This book discusses the current research on monochloropropanediol (MCPD) and glycidyl esters in edible oils. These potentially harmful contaminants are formed during the industrial processing of food oils during deodorization. The mechanisms of formation for these contaminants, as well as research identifying possible precursor molecules are reviewed. Strategies which have been used successfully to decrease the concentrations of these contaminants in edible oils are discussed, including the removal of precursor molecules before processing, modifications of deodorization protocol, and approaches for the removal of these contaminants after the completion of processing. Analytical strategies for accurate detection and quantitation of MCPD and glycidyl esters are covered, along with current information on their toxicological properties. This book serves as a single point of reference for the significant research related to these contaminants.

    • The Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis: Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Regulation of Medicinal Marijuana and Cannabinoid Preparations

      A volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, The Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis: Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Regulation of Medicinal Marijuana and Cannabinoid Preparations provides analytical chemistry methods that address the latest issues surrounding cannabis-based products. The plethora of marketed strains of cannabis and cannabinoid-containing products, combined with the lack of industry standards and labelling requirements, adds to the general perception of poor quality control and limited product oversight. The methods described in this leading-edge volume help to support the manufacturing, labelling, and distribution of safe and consistent products with known chemical content and demonstrated performance characteristics. It treats analytical chemistry within the context of the diverse issues surrounding medicinal and recreational cannabis in a manner designed to foster understanding and rational perspective in non-scientist stakeholders as well as scientists who are concerned with bringing a necessary degree of order to a field now characterized by confusion and contradiction.

      The Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series is published in partnership with RTI International and edited by Brian F. Thomas. Please be sure to check out our other featured volumes:

      • Hackney, Anthony C. Exercise, Sport, and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Practice, 9780128092064, March 2016.
      • Tanna, Sangeeta and Lawson, Graham. Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherence, 9780128054635, April 2016.
      • Rao, Vikram, Knight, Rob, and Stoner, Brian. Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Geochemistry Methods, 9780128103890, forthcoming September 2016.
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      • Imaging Genetics

        Imaging Genetics presents the latest research in imaging genetics methodology for discovering new associations between imaging and genetic variables, providing an overview of the state-of the-art in the field. Edited and written by leading researchers, this book is a beneficial reference for students and researchers, both new and experienced, in this growing area. The field of imaging genetics studies the relationships between DNA variation and measurements derived from anatomical or functional imaging data, often in the context of a disorder. While traditional genetic analyses rely on classical phenotypes like clinical symptoms, imaging genetics can offer richer insights into underlying, complex biological mechanisms.

      • Targeted Cyber Attacks: Multi-staged Attacks Driven by Exploits and Malware

        Cyber-crime increasingly impacts both the online and offline world, and targeted attacks play a significant role in disrupting services in both. Targeted attacks are those that are aimed at a particular individual, group, or type of site or service. Unlike worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted attacks involve intelligence-gathering and planning to a degree that drastically changes its profile. Individuals, corporations, and even governments are facing new threats from targeted attacks. Targeted Cyber Attacks examines real-world examples of directed attacks and provides insight into what techniques and resources are used to stage these attacks so that you can counter them more effectively.

      • Handbook of Borehole Acoustics and Rock Physics for Reservoir Characterization

        The Handbook of Borehole Acoustics and Rock Physics for Reservoir Characterization combines in a single useful handbook the multidisciplinary domains of the petroleum industry, including the fundamental concepts of rock physics, acoustic logging, waveform processing, and geophysical application modeling through graphical examples derived from field data. It includes results from core studies, together with graphics that validate and support the modeling process, and explores all possible facets of acoustic applications in reservoir evaluation for hydrocarbon exploration, development, and drilling support.

        The Handbook of Borehole Acoustics and Rock Physics for Reservoir Characterization serves as a technical guide and research reference for oil and gas professionals, scientists, and students in the multidisciplinary field of reservoir characterization through the use of petrosonics. It overviews the fundamentals of borehole acoustics and rock physics, with a focus on reservoir evaluation applications, explores current advancements through updated research, and identifies areas of future growth.

      • Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature

        For courses in Native American Literature, Freshman Composition, History of Native Americans, and American Literary Survey.

        This anthology includes some of the best and class-tested works of Native American Literature-with a good representation of major authors, geographic dispersion, gender balance, and a variety of genres. Its illustrative and popular material promotes meaningful interaction among students, and a deeper appreciation of different themes and approaches. Complete works that have become classics in the field, combined with ones from the modern era, make this collection rich in historical and theoretical context.

      • High-Entropy Alloys

        This book provides a complete review of the current state of the art in the field of high entropy alloys (HEA). The conventional approach to alloy design is to select one principal element and add elements to it in minor quantities in order to improve the properties. In 2004, Professor J.W. Yeh and his group first reported a new approach to alloy design, which involved mixing elements in equiatomic or near-equiatomic proportions, to form multi-component alloys with no single principal element. These alloys are expected to have high configurational entropy and hence were termed as "high entropy alloys" HEAs have a broad range of structures and properties, and may find applications in structural, electrical, magnetic, high-temperature, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and oxidation-resistant components. Due to their unique properties, high entropy alloys have attracted considerable attention from both academics and technologists. This book presents the fundamental knowledge present in the field, the spectrum of various alloy systems and their characteristics studied to date, current key focus areas, and the future scope of the field in terms of research and technological applications.

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      • Parallel Computational Models and Algorithms

        Parallel Computational Models and Algorithms introduce parallel computational models based on which the parallel algorithms can be designed and analyzed, including performance models for tuning parallel programs. This book focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects on the parallel computing, namely the main features of parallelism and the pragmatic techniques. Based on kernels (e.g., matrix multiplication), readers can understand and use the model by the example kernels.

        This valuable reference provides a deeper introduction to modern parallel computational models. The author presents the models in a new classification, which give readers a whole new view to parallel computational models.



        • Focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects on the parallel computing, namely the main features of parallelism and the pragmatic techniques
        • Provides a whole view to modern parallel computational models
        • Presents the algorithms of each problem, and techniques of algorithm design

      • Atlas of the Human Brain

        The fourth edition of Atlas of the Human Brain presents the anatomy of the brain at macroscopic and microscopic levels, featuring different aspects of brain morphology and topography. This greatly enlarged new edition provides the most detailed and accurate delineations of brain structure available. It includes features which assist in the new fields of neuroscience - functional imaging, resting state imaging and tractography. Atlas of the Human Brain is an essential guide to those working with human brain imaging or attempting to relate their observations on experimental animals to humans. Totally new in this edition is the inclusion of Nissl plates with delineation of cortical areas (Brodmann's areas), the first time that these areas have been presented in serial histological sections.

      • Purification of Laboratory Chemicals

        Purification of Laboratory Chemicals, Eighth Edition, tabulates methods taken from literature for purifying thousands of individual commercially available chemicals. To help in applying this information, the more common processes currently used for purification in chemical laboratories and new methods are discussed. For dealing with substances not separately listed, a chapter is included setting out the usual methods for purifying specific classes of compounds.

      • Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation

        Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation uses a unique approach by combining medical issues, injury patterns, and investigative procedures to provide the reader with the basic fundamentals for a death investigation. The text introduces the reader to death investigation, common causes of death, and very specific types of death, including blunt-force injuries, gunshot wounds, and toxicology deaths. Each section includes case studies with written and visual descriptions. Written by a well-known and experienced medicolegal death investigator, the book fills a void in medicolegal literature for both students and professionals alike.

      • Computational Finance Using C and C#: Derivatives and Valuation

        Computational Finance Using C and C#: Derivatives and Valuation, Second Edition provides derivatives pricing information for equity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, and credit derivatives. By providing free access to code from a variety of computer languages, such as Visual Basic/Excel, C++, C, and C#, it gives readers stand-alone examples that they can explore before delving into creating their own applications. It is written for readers with backgrounds in basic calculus, linear algebra, and probability. Strong on mathematical theory, this second edition helps empower readers to solve their own problems. *Features new programming problems, examples, and exercises for each chapter. *Includes freely-accessible source code in languages such as C, C++, VBA, C#, and Excel. *Includes a new chapter on the history of finance which also covers the 2008 credit crisis and the use of mortgage backed securities, CDSs and CDOs. *Emphasizes mathematical theory.

      • General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications: United States Edition

        For 2-semester or 3-quarter general chemistry courses.

        General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications is recognized for its superior problems, lucid writing, precision of argument, and precise and detailed treatment of the subject. Popular and innovative features include Feature Problems, follow-up A and B Practice Exercises to accompany every in-chapter Example, Focus On application boxes, and new Keep in Mind marginal notes.

      • Introductory Computer Mathematics

        For any "pre-math" or "quick study" course in mathematics for computer technology students.

        This complete math text for computer technology students presents the essentials of mathematics in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. The first seven chapters begin at the very beginning-with fractions and decimal numbers-and then proceed to establish a solid foundation in algebra, trigonometry and logarithms. The four remaining chapters cover computer-related mathematics, including digital number systems and codes, logic gate functions, Boolean algebra and binary arithmetic.

      • The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health

        The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health, Fifth Edition, provides the latest coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Health-related themes present insights into the use of vitamins, not only for general nutritional balance, but also as a factor in the prevention and/or treatment of specific health issues, such as overall immunity, inflammatory diseases, obesity, and anemia.

        Readers will gain an understanding of the roles vitamins play in gene expression and epigenetics, providing important information on the further development of personalized medical treatments that will also allow them to establish appropriate dietary programs based on individual genetic profiles.

        This cohesive, well-organized presentation of each vitamin includes key words, case studies, and coverage of the metabolic functions of appropriate vitamins. The readability of this complex content is highly regarded by students, instructors, researchers, and professionals alike.

        • Includes diagnostic trees for vitamin deficiencies to help readers visually understand and recognize signs of specific deficiencies
        • Updated tables and figures throughout serve as quick references and support key takeaways
        • Provides learning aids, such as call-out boxes to increase comprehension and retention of important concepts

      • Information Technology: Inside and Outside

        For a one-semester, undergraduate course that introduces the basics of information technology and engineering for students outside the electrical engineering and computer science disciplines.

        Assuming no formal engineering or computer science education, this book prepares students from various disciplines to take advantage of new information technologies. The goal is to teach leadership skills that students can utilize throughout their careers, rather than just survival skills.

      • Global Energy Interconnection

        Global energy network is an important platform to guarantee effective exploitation of global clean energy and ensure reliable energy supply for everybody. Global Energy Interconnection analyzes the current situation and challenges of global energy development, provides the strategic thinking, overall objective, basic pattern, construction method and development mode for the development of global energy network. Based on the prediction of global energy and electricity supply and demand in the future, with the development of UHV AC/DC and smart grid technologies, this book offers new solutions to drive the safe, clean, highly efficient and sustainable development of global energy.

        The concept and development ideas concerning global energy interconnection in this book are based on the author's thinking of strategic issues about China's and the world's energy and electricity development for many years, especially combined with successful practices of China's UHV development. This book is particularly suitable for researchers and graduated students engaged in energy sector, as well as energy economics researchers, economists, consultants, and government energy policy makers in relevant fields.

        • Based on the author's many years' experience in developing Smart Grid solutions within national and international projects.
        • Combines both solid background information and cutting-edge technology progress, coupled with a useful and impressive list of references.
        • The key energy problems which are challenging us nowadays are well stated and explained in this book, which facilitates a better understanding of the development of global energy interconnection with UHV AC/DC and smart grid technologies.

      • Atm Transport and Network Integrity

        This book will help network engineers take better advantage of ATM technology for their transport network planning. ATM Transport and Network Integrity offers useful information for network planners to design and evolve cost-effective networks. The book focuses on methods of network design to ensure proper network function under stress, such as congestion or failure. ATM Transport and Network Integrity discusses the most efficient methods of support for broadband service and control transport in high-speed transport networks, network services, and transport architectures and control and management. It covers in detail the differences between ATM and STM transport and how these differences affect transportnetwork planning and engineering.

      • Theory of Modeling and Simulation: Integrating Discrete Event and Continuous Complex Dynamic Systems

        The increased computational power and software tools available to engineers have increased the use and dependence on modeling and computer simulation throughout the design process. These tools have given engineers the capability of designing highly complex systems and computer architectures that were previously unthinkable. Every complex design project, from integrated circuits, to aerospace vehicles, to industrial manufacturing processes requires these new methods. This book fulfills the essential need of system and control engineers at all levels in understanding modeling and simulation. This book, written as a true text/reference has become a standard sr./graduate level course in all EE departments worldwide and all professionals in this area are required to update their skills.

        The book provides a rigorous mathematical foundation for modeling and computer simulation. It provides a comprehensive framework for modeling and simulation integrating the various simulation approaches. It covers model formulation, simulation model execution, and the model building process with its key activities model abstraction and model simplification, as well as the organization of model libraries. Emphasis of the book is in particular in integrating discrete event and continuous modeling approaches as well as a new approach for discrete event simulation of continuous processes. The book also discusses simulation execution on parallel and distributed machines and concepts for simulation model realization based on the High Level Architecture (HLA) standard of the Department of Defense.

      • Information Technology and the Future Enterprise: New Models for Managers

        For graduate-level courses in Information Technology Management.

        Uniquely forward looking in approach, this collection of readings by a wide range of researchers and practitioners at the forefront of information technology management at all levels urges managers to look to emerging and prospective key IT issues and to consider what to expect and how to approach management of IT in the new millennium. The readings are innovative and contemplative-not empirical studies or summaries of the literature.

      • Algebra

        This book is for the honors undergraduate or introductory graduate course. Linear algebra is tightly integrated into the text.

      • Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

        This third edition of the Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of spectroscopy and closely related subjects that use the same fundamental principles, including mass spectrometry, imaging techniques and applications. It includes the history, theoretical background, details of instrumentation and technology, and current applications of the key areas of spectroscopy. The new edition will include over 80 new articles across the field. These will complement those from the previous edition, which have been brought up-to-date to reflect the latest trends in the field. Coverage in the third edition includes:

        • Atomic spectroscopy
        • Electronic spectroscopy
        • Fundamentals in spectroscopy
        • High-Energy spectroscopy
        • Magnetic resonance
        • Mass spectrometry
        • Spatially-resolved spectroscopic analysis
        • Vibrational, rotational and Raman spectroscopies

        The new edition is aimed at professional scientists seeking to familiarize themselves with particular topics quickly and easily. This major reference work continues to be clear and accessible and focus on the fundamental principles, techniques and applications of spectroscopy and spectrometry.

      • Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

        Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis' combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

      • Designing ARM based System-on-Chip

        Designing ARM-Based Systems-on-Chips provides a systematic treatment on how to develop SOC with ARM CPU as the embedded processor.

        Introductory chapters provide an up-to-date overview of the ARM architecture as well as its programming models. This is followed by a generic design methodology for systems-on-chips that identifies major design tasks including modeling, hardware/software co-design, verification, and integration. Details on each design task and illustrative examples are given throughout this valuable reference. Concluding coverage presents two design case studies that demonstrate best practices in overall design flow.



        • Describes a hardware/software co-design methodology for ARM-based systems-on-chips
        • Includes real-world case studies, SOC for multifunctional vehicle bus and SOC for biomedical applications
        • Provides hands-on experience on system-on-chip design with many illustrative examples
        • Discusses both ARM architecture and system design issues

      • Instant AutoCAD®: Architectural Desktop 2.0

        For intermediate to advanced-level courses in AutoCAD for Architecture, AutoCAD Architectural Desktop, Architecture Design and Drafting, and 3D Design Concepts.

        This text on the use of Architectural Desktop 2.0 combines theoretical information with "hands-on" practical application in a condensed, easy-to-learn format. It offers a look at architectural design in the world of Architectural Desktop-from concepts to construction documents, enabling students to make use of this complex interface in the most efficient manner possible.

      • Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Collaborating for Empowerment

        This book is for courses that prepare special and general educators and related service providers to form successful partnerships with families of children with disabilities.

        Written by the best-known authors in the field of family and professional collaboration, this practical text instructs teachers and families how to empower, collaborate, and advocate for children with special needs. It retains the features of the third edition-the family systems perspectives, an emphasis on empowerment through parent/family and professional collaboration, and a multicultural approach. The authors have created a framework that transforms the complex theory of empowerment and implements techniques into an approach that is easy to understand and to apply.

      • Natural Variation and Clocks

        Natural Variances and Clocks, Volume 99 in the Advances in Genetics series provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs and advances. This updated release includes chapters on a variety of new research, including the Natural variation of the circadian clock in Neurospora, Natural variation and genetics of the photoperiodic timer in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Natural variation in human clocks, and Natural variation in the circadian clock genes in Drosophila and other insects. This series continually publishes important reviews that are ideal for geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

      • Financial Accounting Theory

        Appropriate for Financial Accounting Theory courses at both the senior undergraduate and professional master's levels.

        This newly revised text provides a theoretical approach to financial accounting in Canada, without overlooking institutional structure and standard setting. Important research papers are selected for description and commentary, while extensive references to other research papers underlie the text discussion.

      • Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems

        Health Information Exchange (HIE): Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems allows health professionals to appropriately access, and securely share, patients' vital medical information electronically, thus improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care. The book presents foundational knowledge on HIE, covering the broad areas of technology, governance, and policy, providing a concise, yet in-depth, look at HIE that can be used as a teaching tool for universities, healthcare organizations with a training component, certification institutions, and as a tool for self-study for independent learners who want to know more about HIE when studying for certification exams. In addition, it not only provides coverage of the technical, policy, and organizational aspects of HIE, but also touches on HIE as a growing profession. In Part One, the book defines HIE, describing it as an emerging profession within HIT/Informatics. In Part Two, the book provides key information on the policy and governance of HIE, including stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, sustainability, etc. Part Three focuses on the technology behind HIE, defining and describing master person indexes, information infrastructure, interfacing, and messaging, etc. In Part Four, the authors discuss the value of HIE, and how to create and measure it. Finally, in Part Five, the book provides perspectives on the future of HIE, including emerging trends, unresolved challenges, etc.

      • History of Immunotoxicology

        History of Immunotoxicology offers the first book-length exploration of the development and importance of the field of immunotoxicology, describing the adverse health effects involving the immune system, hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. It explores new avenues of research and immunotoxicity evaluation, regulatory aspects of immunotoxicology, and the withdrawal/banning from the market of several approved drugs and chemicals due to their immunotoxic effects. In addition, clinical manifestations of immunotoxicity, such as anaphylaxis, opportunistic infections, lymphomas, cytokine storm, and immunotherapy are addressed. Finally, the book considers how the recent past can provide insights on the future practice of immunotoxicology.

        As preventive measures are implemented to reduce risks, including banning of chemicals or applications of one given chemical, current toxicologists may not be aware of the toxicity potential of chemicals. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in government, industry and academia who have an interest in immunotoxicology.

        • Examines the development of immunotoxicology
        • Provides context to current debates on the actual toxicity potential of chemicals
        • Covers major developments and areas of immunotoxicology

      • Introduction to Data Compression

        Introduction to Data Compression, Fifth Edition, builds on the success of what is widely considered the best introduction and reference text on the art and science of data compression.

        Data compression techniques and technology are ever-evolving with new applications in image, speech, text, audio and video. This new edition includes all the latest developments in the field.

        Khalid Sayood provides an extensive introduction to the theory underlying today's compression techniques, with detailed instruction for their applications using several examples to explain the concepts. Encompassing the entire field of data compression, the book includes lossless and lossy compression, Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, dictionary techniques, context based compression, and scalar and vector quantization.

        The book provides a comprehensive working knowledge of data compression, giving the reader the tools to develop a complete and concise compression package.

      • Drosophila Cells in Culture

        Drosophila Cells in Culture, Second Edition, includes comprehensive coverage of cell lines, methods for creating cell lines, methods for genome engineering, and the use of cell lines for genome wide rNAi screens. This publication summarizes over thirty years of experience in the handling of in vitro cultured Drosophila cells alongside recent methods and functional screens. Early and experienced researchers studying drosophila in developmental biology, genetics, neuroscience, and across the biological and biomedical sciences will benefit from this expert knowledge.

      • West and Wood's Introduction to Foodservice

        For sophomore/senior-level courses in Introduction to Foodservice Management, Quantity Food Production, Purchasing for Foodservices (both food and equipment), Organization and Management of Foodservices, Facility Design and Equipment Arrangement, Financial Design and Equipment Arrangement, Food Protection and Safety, Menu Planning for Foodservices, Foodservice Marketing and Merchandising.

        Written specifically for the undergraduate level, this classic introduction to foodservice is readable, thorough, and concise-with a focus on the most essential material. Comprehensive, yet user-friendly, it explores all aspects and principles of foodservice management, which can be applied to all types of foodservice organizations.

      • Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation

        This pronunciation text helps students achieve a near-native accent.

        • Teaches vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress, and intonation using principles of articulatory phonetics.
        • Provides precise illustrations of lip positions of vowels and consonants, and a diagnostic speech sample.
        • Reinforces theory with numerous practice exercises that include phrases, dialogues, reading passages, and oral presentations.
        • Includes spelling patterns for ordinary words and academic words.

      • Exploring Microsoft Office Professional 2000, Volume II

        For Introductory Computer courses in Microsoft Office 2000 or courses in Computer Concepts with a lab component for Microsoft Office 2000 applications.


        Master the How and Why of Office 2000!  Students master the "How and Why" of performing tasks in Office and gain a greater understanding of how to use the individual applications together to solve business problems.

      • Internet Applications in LabVIEW

        LabVIEW Internet Applications explains in detail how to connect instrumentation systems to the Internet or an intranet using LabVIEW and current Internet technologies. Requiring some prior basic knowledge of LabVIEW, but little knowledge of Internet technologies, it guides students step-by-step through the essentials of all the relevant technologies-including HTML, CGI, Java, ActiveX, DataSocket, Internet security, and more. Students quickly and easily learn how to set up virtually any LabVIEW program to be monitored or controlled from a Web browser.

      • Edible Oleogels: Structure and Health Implications

        In an effort to provide alternatives to trans and saturated fats, scientists have been busy modifying the physical properties of oils to resemble those of fats. In this fashion, many food products requiring a specific texture and rheology can be made with these novel oil-based materials without causing significant changes to final product quality. The major approach to form these materials is to incorporate specific molecules (polymers, amphiphiles, waxes) into the oil components that will alter the physical properties of the oil so that its fluidity will decrease and the rheological properties will be similar to those of fats. These new oilbased materials are referred to as oil gels, or "oleogels" and this emerging technology is the focus of many scientific investigations geared toward helping decrease the incidence of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

      • Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction

        For senior/graduate level or professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

        This text addresses landfill design and construction issues in a comprehensive manner. It does this by focusing on all elements of a landfill from design to completion. The text also looks at actual, state-of-the-art construction procedures in a step-by-step manner. This is accomplished with carefully selected design equations and examples, diagrams, tables, and homework problems.

      • Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

        Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers in a single volume the science of oxidative stress in aging and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, and oxidative stress is a single component of this.

        Gerontologists, geriatricians, nutritionists, and dieticians are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged in order to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While gerontologists and geriatricians may study the underlying processes of aging, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of gerontology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of aging.

        • Nutritionists can apply information related to mitochondrial oxidative stress in one disease to diet-related strategies in another unrelated disease
        • Dietitians can prescribe new foods or diets containing anti-oxidants for conditions resistant to conventional pharmacological treatments
        • Dietitians, after learning about the basic biology of oxidative stress, will be able to suggest new treatments to their multidisciplinary teams
        • Nutritionists and dietitians will gain an understanding of cell signaling and be able to suggest new preventative or therapeutic strategies with anti-oxidant rich foods

      • Small-Format Aerial Photography and UAS Imagery: Principles, Techniques and Geoscience Applications

        Small Format Aerial Photography and UAS Imagery: Principles, Techniques and Geoscience Applications, Second Edition, provides basic and advanced principles and techniques for Small Format Aerial Photography (SFAP), focusing on manned and unmanned aerial systems, including drones, kites, blimps, powered paragliders, and fixed wing and copter SFAP. The authors focus on everything from digital image processing and interpretation of data, to travel and setup for the best result, making this a comprehensive guide for any user. Nine case studies in a variety of environments, including gullies, high altitudes, wetlands and recreational architecture are included to enhance learning.

        This new edition includes small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and discusses changes in legal practices across the globe. In addition, the book presents the history of SFAP, providing background and context for new developments.

      • High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes

        Volume 48in the Semiconductors and Semimetals series discusses the physics and chemistry of electronic materials, a subject of growing practical importance in the semiconductor devices industry. The contributors discuss the current state of knowledge and provide insight into future developments of this important field.

      • The Craft and Science of Coffee

        The Craft and Science of Coffee follows the coffee plant from its origins in East Africa to its current role as a global product that influences millions of lives though sustainable development, economics, and consumer desire.

        For most, coffee is a beloved beverage. However, for some it is also an object of scientifically study, and for others it is approached as a craft, both building on skills and experience. By combining the research and insights of the scientific community and expertise of the crafts people, this unique book brings readers into a sustained and inclusive conversation, one where academic and industrial thought leaders, coffee farmers, and baristas are quoted, each informing and enriching each other.

        This unusual approach guides the reader on a journey from coffee farmer to roaster, market analyst to barista, in a style that is both rigorous and experience based, universally relevant and personally engaging. From on-farming processes to consumer benefits, the reader is given a deeper appreciation and understanding of coffee's complexity and is invited to form their own educated opinions on the ever changing situation, including potential routes to further shape the coffee future in a responsible manner.

        • Presents a novel synthesis of coffee research and real-world experience that aids understanding, appreciation, and potential action.
        • Includes contributions from a multitude of experts who address complex subjects with a conversational approach.
        • Provides expert discourse on the coffee calue chain, from agricultural and production practices, sustainability, post-harvest processing, and quality aspects to the economic analysis of the consumer value proposition.
        • Engages with the key challenges of future coffee production and potential solutions.

      • Key Productivity and Performance Strategies to Advance Your Career

        Key Productivity and Performance Strategies to Advance Your STEM Career shares valuable knowledge and insights on best practices used by high performing individuals in the STEM fields to enhance their professional endeavors. The strategies contained in this book are based on Lesia L. Crumpton-Young's experience and expertise as a STEM professional and a certified Life and Career Coach. The book includes real-life examples from STEM professionals of career hurdles and efficient solutions to reaching your career goals. It covers effective goal setting, decision-making, and how best to overcome doubt and criticism, as well as practical advice on critical path analysis.

        Finally, the book includes a five-year career planning tool, along with additional problem statements and exercises, making it a valuable resource those involved in the STEM fields.

      • Precalculus: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

        For courses in College Algebra, Algebra & Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Trigonometry which requires student use of a graphing calculator.

        Using the graphing utility to enhance mathematics, not replace it, this text approaches technology as a tool to solve problems, motivate concepts, and explore ideas. Many problems are solved using both algebra and a graphing utility, with the benefits of each illustrated. Throughout, applications and examples using real data enable students to make connections between the mathematics learned and familiar situations. The authors' user-friendly approach helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in subsequent mathematics courses.

      • Earth Ethics: Introductory Readings on Animal Rights, and Environmental Ethics

        For one-semester courses in Environmental Ethics.

        This anthology contains an ample array of up-to-date, well-related readings on animal rights/animal liberation and environmental ethics-in addition to current topics such as ecological feminism, and practical applications. Approaching topics through a set of opposing readings shows the strength and weaknesses of various alternative positions.

      • Food Fortification in a Globalized World

        Food Fortification in a Globalized World outlines experiences over the past 50 years--and future potential--for the application of food fortification across a variety of foods in the industrialized and developing world. The book captures recent science and applications trends in fortification, including emerging areas such as biofortification, nutraceuticals and new nutrient intake recommendations, standards, policy and regulation. The book proposes a balanced and effective food fortification strategy for nations to adopt. In covering the most technical scientific details in an approachable style, this work is accessible to a range of practitioners in industry, government, NGOs, academia and research.

        Food fortification has become an increasingly significant strategy to address gaps in micronutrient intakes in populations with measurable impact in both industrialized and developing countries. While the positive impacts are well recognized there are new concerns in some countries that excessive fortification of foods, outdated nutritional labeling rules and misleading marketing tactics used by food manufacturers may result in young children consuming harmful amounts of some vitamins and minerals.

      • Security Supervision and Management: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection

        Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, fills the basic training needs for security professionals who want to move into supervisory or managerial positions. Covering everything needed from how to work with today's generation security force employees to the latest advances in the security industry, Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, shows security officers how to become a more efficient and well-rounded security professional. Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, is also the only text needed to prepare for the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation offered by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO).

      • Prentice Hall's Federal Taxation 2004: Individuals

        Written by nationally recognized tax educators, this series provides a hands-on, definitive guide to federal income taxation concepts and applications. The Pope/Anderson/Kramer series are available in 1) traditional hardback, 2) 3-hole punched, shrink-wrapped formats, or 3) custom versions (see www.prenhall.com/custombusiness <http://www.prenhall.com/custombusiness> for guidelines). The accompanying website at www.prenhall.com/phtax <http://www.prenhall.com/phtax> contains a rich assortment of current issues, a study guide, and cases. On-line courses, an IR CD-ROM for faculty (contains all print and technology resources), and a special offer with TaxACT software (only $7.50 net when packaged with new texts) are available.

      • Fundamentals of Math with Career Applications

        For Trades and Technical Mathematics courses.

        Designed to give students an extensive review of the basics of arithmetic and help them apply those skills to real-life problems, this conceptually-based text emphasizes the importance of gaining a thorough understanding of mathematical principles. The format is easy to follow and understand, and provides many step-by-step examples, self-check exercises, and section-end exercises that provide students with sufficient practice to solidify the skills they need.

      • Microsoft Publisher 2000: Creating Electronic Mechanicals

        The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.

        Written by educators, for educators, the Against the Clock series is the complete solution for courses in Graphic Multimedia or Web Design Software. The hands-on, project-based texts are packaged with resource CD-ROMs that contain all the files needed to create the step-by-step projects in the text. Instructor CD-ROMs include assessments, overhead presentation materials, and additional projects.

      • Instant AutoCAD: Essentials, Release 14

        For courses in Computer Aided Drafting/Design as well as for Engineering or other students who need to learn AutoCAD.

        With frequent Hands On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and a wealth of questions, tests, and exercises integrated throughout, Instant AutoCAD guides students from beginner status to basic proficiency in record time. The book's fun, visual approach and conversational tone calm and engage even the most reluctant students.

      • Skin Tissue Models

        Skin Tissue Models provides a translational link for biomedical researchers on the interdisciplinary approaches to skin regeneration. As the skin is the largest organ in the body, engineered substitutes have critical medical application to patients with disease and injury - from burn wounds and surgical scars, to vitiligo, psoriasis and even plastic surgery. This volume offers readers preliminary description of the normal structure and function of mammalian skin, exposure to clinical problems and disease, coverage of potential therapeutic molecules and testing, skin substitutes, models as study platforms of skin biology and emerging technologies.

        The editors have created a table of contents which frames the relevance of skin tissue models for researchers as platforms to study skin biology and therapeutic approaches for different skin diseases, for clinicians as tissue substitutes, and for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as alternative test substrates that can replace animal models.

      • Advances in Clinical Chemistry

        Advances in Clinical Chemistry, Volume 82, the latest installment in this internationally acclaimed series, contains chapters authored by world-renowned clinical laboratory scientists, physicians and research scientists. This updated volume includes chapters on Calcium and Bone Metabolism Indices, Cytokines and MicroRNA in Coronary Artery Disease, Biological and molecular characterization of circulating tumor cells: A creative strategy for precision medicine?, Towards a blood-borne biomarker of chronic hypoxemia: Red cell distribution width and respiratory disease, miRNAs: nanomachines that microManage the pathophysiology of Diabetes mellitus, and Fortilin, A Potential Target for the Prevention and Treatment of Human Diseases.

        The serial 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.

      • Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction

        The Fourth Edition of Yost's successful introductory book on hearing, this edition updates and expands the fundamental facts about hearing. "Fundamentals of Hearing" is still the only non-edited book that covers sound, auditory anatomy and physiology, and psychoacoustics and auditory perception in one book at an introductory level. An Instructor's Workbook contains 15 chapters, one for each in the textbook. Each chapter contains 12 problems and answers, suggested tracks form the ASA Audio CD-ROM (audio examples for understanding hearing provided by the Acoustical Society of America - this CD-ROM will not be included), suggestions for class exercises, and for some chapters, example figures and graphs. The CD-ROM provided with the Instructor's Workbook contains a copy of all the figures in the textbook, as well as text files that can be loaded into any spread sheet. These files contain the basic data and plots used in the book, a toolbox of MATLAB routines (a math program of Mathworks, Inc., used by many people who study all aspects of hearing), both MATLAB and executable Windows 95 programs for generating sounds, a simulation of measuring a neural tuning curve, and running psychophysical experiments for discrimination and detection of tones in noise (both diotic and dichotic). The key features include: approximately 25 per cent new information; a new chapter, The Abnormal Auditory System, which replaces the chapter on Noise; all figures redone; Instructor's Workbook and CD-ROM; and a Website, with a Hearing Tutorial based on the book.

      • Sustainable Protein Sources

        Protein plays a critical role in human nutrition. Although animal-derived proteins constitute the majority of the protein we consume, plant-derived proteins can satisfy the same requirement with less environmental impact. Sustainable Protein Sources allows readers to understand how alternative proteins such as plant, fungal, algal, and insect protein can take the place of more costly and less efficient animal-based sources.

        Sustainable Protein Sources presents the various benefits of plant and alternative protein consumption, including those that benefit the environment, population, and consumer trends. The book presents chapter-by-chapter coverage of protein from various sources, including cereals and legumes, oilseeds, pseudocereals, fungi, algae, and insects. It assesses the nutrition, uses, functions, benefits, and challenges of each of these proteins. The book also explores opportunities to improve utilization and addresses everything from ways in which to increase consumer acceptability, to methods of improving the taste of products containing these proteins, to the ways in which policies can affect the use of plant-derived proteins. In addition, the book delves into food security and political issues which affect the type of crops that are cultivated and the sources of food proteins. The book concludes with required consumer choices such as dietary changes and future research ideas that necessitate vigorous debate for a sustainable planet.

      • Fundamentals of English Grammar Chartbook

        Program Highlights

        Clear charts and explanations

        • Student-friendly grammar charts with clear information.
        • Examples accompanied by clear explanations.
        • Minimal grammar terminology for ease of understanding.

        In-depth grammar practice

        • Immediate application of grammatical forms and meanings.
        • A variety of exercise types including warm-up, comprehension, completion, reading, listening, interview, and writing.
        • Interactive pair and group work using target grammar.

        Comprehensive, corpus-informed grammar syllabus

        • The verb-tense system, modals, gerunds, and infinitives.
        • Nouns, articles, pronouns, and agreement.
        • Sentence patterns, clauses, connectives, and more.
        • Written forms, spelling, and punctuation; spoken forms and pronunciation.

      • HP Certified: HP-UX System Administration

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      • The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

        As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects.

      • Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: College and Career Secrets for Students

        For courses in Freshman Orientation, Student Success, College Preparation, Career Development, and Career Success.

        This book addresses the needs of students to see themselves and their future in a more meaningful way while reinforcing the most basic learning skills necessary for college and career success. The insights of the authors will help students to better understand themselves, the demands of college, and the challenges and opportunities that await them in the real world upon graduation.

      • Practical Predictive Analytics and Decisioning Systems for Medicine: Informatics Accuracy and Cost-effectiveness for Healthcare Administration and Delivery Including Medical Research

        With the advent of electronic medical records years ago and the increasing capabilities of computers, our healthcare systems are sitting on growing mountains of data. Not only does the data grow from patient volume but the type of data we store is also growing exponentially. Practical Predictive Analytics and Decisioning Systems for Medicine provides research tools to analyze these large amounts of data and addresses some of the most pressing issues and challenges where data integrity is compromised: patient safety, patient communication, and patient information. Through the use of predictive analytic models and applications, this book is an invaluable resource to predict more accurate outcomes to help improve quality care in the healthcare and medical industries in the most cost-efficient manner. Practical Predictive Analytics and Decisioning Systems for Medicine provides the basics of predictive analytics for those new to the area and focuses on general philosophy and activities in the healthcare and medical system. It explains why predictive models are important, and how they can be applied to the predictive analysis process in order to solve real industry problems. Researchers need this valuable resource to improve data analysis skills and make more accurate and cost-effective decisions.

      • Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook

        Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. The book is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. In addition, worksheets and thoughts for reflection boxes help users determine their own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques.

      • Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer

        Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer provides a comprehensive analysis of epigenetic signatures that govern disease development, progression and metastasis. Epigenetic signatures dictating tumor etiologies present an opportunity for biomarker identification which has broad potential for improving diagnosis, prognosis, prediction, and risk assessment. This volumes offers a unique evaluation of signature differences in childhood, sex-specific and race-specific cancers, and in doing so broadly illuminates the scope of epigenetic biomarkers in clinical environments. Chapters detail the major epigenetic process in humans consisting of DNA methylation, histone modifications and microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in the initiation, progression and metastasis of tumors. Also delineated are recent technologies such as next generation sequencing that are used to identify epigenetic profiles (primarily methylation analysis) in samples (normal, benign and cancerous) and which are highly important to the analysis of epigenetic outcomes.

      • Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving

        MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Fourth Edition, winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty), has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB, including the new H2 Graphics system. It features new and revised end-of-chapter exercises, more engineering applications to help the reader learn this software tool in context, and a new section on object-oriented programming in MATLAB. MATLAB has become the standard software tool for solving scientific and engineering problems due to its powerful built-in functions and its ability to program.

        Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. The book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic fundamental to many engineering applications.

        • Winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association
        • Presents programming concepts and MATLAB built-in functions side-by-side
        • Offers a systematic, step-by-step approach, building on concepts throughout the book and facilitating easier learning
        • Includes sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines to direct students toward best practices
        • Combines basic programming concepts, built-in functions, and advanced topics for problem solving with MATLAB to make this book uniquely suitable for a wide range of courses teaching or using MATLAB across the curriculum

      • Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications

        Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications presents information on industrially important fatty acids, their chemistry and synthesis, chemistry of trans fatty acids, reliable and efficient methods of synthesis of dietary trans fatty acids, advancement in their analytical methodology, enzymatic and chemical synthesis of fatty acids and derivatives as industrial raw materials, synthesis of fatty acid esters for the production of biodiesel and NMR and mass spectrometry of fatty acids and other derivatives. This new book is a key source of information on fatty acids chemistry and technology, including biological significance of some of the natural fatty acids. This book will serve as a reference manual for a new generation of lipid scientist and researchers. Useful for oleochemical industries and a valuable teaching resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of chemistry of oils, fats, and fatty acids and food chemistry.

      • Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives

        Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives synthesizes research within the realm of biological distance analysis, highlighting current work within the field and discussing future directions. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section clearly outlines datasets and methods within biological distance analysis, beginning with a brief history of the field and how it has progressed to its current state. The second section focuses on approaches using the individual within a forensic context, including ancestry estimation and case studies.

        The final section concentrates on population-based bioarchaeological approaches, providing key techniques and examples from archaeological samples. The volume also includes an appendix with additional resources available to those interested in biological distance analyses.



        • Defines datasets and how they are used within biodistance analysis
        • Applies methodology to individual and population studies
        • Bridges the sub-fields of forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology
        • Highlights current research and future directions of biological distance analysis
        • Identifies statistical programs and datasets for use in biodistance analysis
        • Contains cases studies and thorough index for those interested in biological distance analyses

      • The Automation of Reasoning: An Experimenter's Notebook with Otter Tutorial

        This landmark title is the only one of its kind to offer research problems in the field along with guidance in using and implementing what has been called the most powerful general-purpose program for automated reasoning available: Bill McCune's OTTER. The remarkable automated reasoning program is included (on diskette) with the text to allow hands-on understanding of the author's imparted knowledge. Also included within the text are detailed guidelines for using the program, which can be of great assistance in deductive reasoning. The text covers, in depth, how research is actually conducted using an automated reasoning program and based on the author's thirty years of work in the field, and also offers new results in mathematics and in logic that have never before appeared in print.

        Key Features
        * Includes floppy disk with input files, a user's guide, and the latest version of OTTER software for automated reasoning: conduct your own automated reasoning experiments immediately!
        * Features a new strategy, called the resonance strategy, that enables a reasoning program to use steps of one proof to guide its attempt to complete a second proof, often with outstanding success
        * Presents material in the form of an experimenter's notebook, with substantial commentary about choices for using an automated reasoning program effectively
        * Describes a methodology for finding elegant, shorter proofs-important in applications such as circuit design
        * Introduces the hot list strategy which, by focusing on selected information, dramatically enhances the ability of a reasoning program to draw vital conclusions quickly

      • Adaptive Mobile Computing: Advances in Processing Mobile Data Sets

        Adaptive Mobile Computing: Advances in Processing Mobile Data Sets explores the latest advancements in producing, processing and securing mobile data sets. The book provides the elements needed to deepen understanding of this trend which, over the last decade, has seen exponential growth in the number and capabilities of mobile devices. The pervasiveness, sensing capabilities and computational power of mobile devices have turned them into a fundamental instrument in everyday life for a large part of the human population. This fact makes mobile devices an incredibly rich source of data about the dynamics of human behavior, a pervasive wireless sensors network with substantial computational power and an extremely appealing target for a new generation of threats.

      • Exploring Microsoft Access 2000 Special VBA Edition

        For any course teaching application software using Microsoft Office 2000 applications. This book will appeal to students in a variety of disciplines including liberal arts, business, and the sciences.

        All books in this series offer consistent presentation-common design, pedagogy, and writing style. Concepts as well as key-strokes are stressed. Hands-on exercises in every lesson provide just the right amount of practice time. This best-selling author team's hands-on approach and conceptual framework helps students master important concepts, as well as the features of the powerful new Office 2000 applications.

      • Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics: Law, Society, and Emerging AR Technologies

        Augmented Reality (AR) is the blending of digital information in a real-world environment. A common example can be seen during any televised football game, in which information about the game is digitally overlaid on the field as the players move and position themselves. Another application is Google Glass, which enables users to see AR graphics and information about their location and surroundings on the lenses of their "digital eyewear" changing in real-time as they move about. Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics is the first book to examine the social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding AR technology. Digital eyewear products have very recently thrust this rapidly-expanding field into the mainstream, but the technology is so much more than those devices. Industry analysts have dubbed AR the "eighth mass medium" of communications. Science fiction movies have shown us the promise of this technology for decades, and now our capabilities are finally catching up to that vision. Augmented Reality will influence society as fundamentally as the Internet itself has done, and such a powerful medium cannot help but radically affect the laws and norms that govern society. No author is as uniquely qualified to provide a big-picture forecast and guidebook for these developments as Brian Wassom. A practicing attorney, he has been writing on AR law since 2007 and has established himself as the world's foremost thought leader on the intersection of law, ethics, privacy, and AR. Augmented Reality professionals around the world follow his Augmented Legality blog. This book collects and expands upon the best ideas expressed in that blog, and sets them in the context of a big-picture forecast of how AR is shaping all aspects of society.

      • Crime Scene Photography

        Crime Scene Photography, Third Edition, covers the general principles and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court. This text is a required reading by both the International Association for Identification's Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board. Includes an instructor website with lecture slides, practical exercises, a test bank, and image collection and many videos which can be used.

      • Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems for HVAC

        For undergraduate courses in Principles of Heating, Ventilating, AC/Refrigeration, Electricity and Electronics for HVAC and Controls for HVAC.

        Drawing from the author's 20+ years professional and academic experience, this text presents basic AC and DC electricity, electrical principles, electric circuits and controls for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. It is specifically designed to be clear and concise enough for beginners-with a straightforward writing style and numerous diagrams and illustrations-yet comprehensive and accessible enough to serve as a professional reference.

      • OS X Incident Response: Scripting and Analysis

        OS X Incident Response: Scripting and Analysis is written for analysts who are looking to expand their understanding of a lesser-known operating system. By mastering the forensic artifacts of OS X, analysts will set themselves apart by acquiring an up-and-coming skillset.

        Digital forensics is a critical art and science. While forensics is commonly thought of as a function of a legal investigation, the same tactics and techniques used for those investigations are also important in a response to an incident. Digital evidence is not only critical in the course of investigating many crimes but businesses are recognizing the importance of having skilled forensic investigators on staff in the case of policy violations.

        Perhaps more importantly, though, businesses are seeing enormous impact from malware outbreaks as well as data breaches. The skills of a forensic investigator are critical to determine the source of the attack as well as the impact. While there is a lot of focus on Windows because it is the predominant desktop operating system, there are currently very few resources available for forensic investigators on how to investigate attacks, gather evidence and respond to incidents involving OS X. The number of Macs on enterprise networks is rapidly increasing, especially with the growing prevalence of BYOD, including iPads and iPhones.

        Author Jaron Bradley covers a wide variety of topics, including both the collection and analysis of the forensic pieces found on the OS. Instead of using expensive commercial tools that clone the hard drive, you will learn how to write your own Python and bash-based response scripts. These scripts and methodologies can be used to collect and analyze volatile data immediately.

        For online source codes, please visit:

        https: //github.com/jbradley89/osx_incident_response_scripting_and_analysis

      • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance: Synergistic Tools to Better Investigate Drug Safety

        Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance: Synergistic Tools to Better Investigate Drug Safety examines the role of pharmacoepidemiologic studies in drug development and its use as a prevention tool in pharmacovigilance activities. The book introduces the various epidemiologic tools and study designs commonly used for the surveillance of drug-related adverse effects and reviews the strengths and weaknesses of each. Criticisms surrounding pharmacoepidemiologic research and issues that often interfere or complicate the conduct and interpretation of these studies are also explored. Case studies illustrate the passive and active surveillance of adverse drug reactions in clinical situations, covering important pharmacoepidemiologic concepts like health risk management and safety.

        The book helps pharmaceutical industry groups engaged in drug safety, clinical investigators, medical evaluators and those seeking regulatory approval enhance the safety of the drug development process for all patient populations.

      • Sustainable Communities Design Handbook: Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

        The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. Sustainable Development Partnerships brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, and Energy Engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications.

      • Pervasive Computing: Next Generation Platforms for Intelligent Data Collection

        Pervasive Computing: Next Generation Platforms for Intelligent Data Collection presents current advances and state-of-the-art work on methods, techniques, and algorithms designed to support pervasive collection of data under ubiquitous networks of devices able to intelligently collaborate towards common goals. Using numerous illustrative examples and following both theoretical and practical results the authors discuss: a coherent and realistic image of today's architectures, techniques, protocols, components, orchestration, choreography, and developments related to pervasive computing components for intelligently collecting data, resource, and data management issues; the importance of data security and privacy in the era of big data; the benefits of pervasive computing and the development process for scientific and commercial applications and platforms to support them in this field. Pervasive computing has developed technology that allows sensing, computing, and wireless communication to be embedded in everyday objects, from cell phones to running shoes, enabling a range of context-aware applications. Pervasive computing is supported by technology able to acquire and make use of the ubiquitous data sensed or produced by many sensors blended into our environment, designed to make available a wide range of new context-aware applications and systems. While such applications and systems are useful, the time has come to develop the next generation of pervasive computing systems. Future systems will be data oriented and need to support quality data, in terms of accuracy, latency and availability. Pervasive Computing is intended as a platform for the dissemination of research efforts and presentation of advances in the pervasive computing area, and constitutes a flagship driver towards presenting and supporting advanced research in this area.

      • Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency: Biology, Diagnosis, Clinical Significance, and Emerging Therapies

        Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency: Biology, Diagnosis, Clinical Significance, and Emerging Therapies is the authoritative reference on AATD, providing standards for diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and appropriate avenues of research. The book covers the disease from basic biology and epidemiology, to clinical impact, and includes the understanding of the natural history of the disease and the significant advances that have been made in the last 20 years, including the three-dimensional structure of the molecule, its broad biological activity and improved therapeutic options, including replacement therapy and gene therapy. The editors have recruited international experts in the field to contribute evidence-based chapters and insights on future developments in the understanding of this disease.

      • Agile Systems Engineering

        Agile Systems Engineering presents a vision of systems engineering where precise specification of requirements, structure, and behavior meet larger concerns as such as safety, security, reliability, and performance in an agile engineering context.

        World-renown author and speaker Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass incorporates agile methods and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to define the properties of entire systems while avoiding errors that can occur when using traditional textual specifications. Dr. Douglass covers the lifecycle of systems development, including requirements, analysis, design, and the handoff to specific engineering disciplines. Throughout, Dr. Douglass couples agile methods with SysML and MBSE to arm system engineers with the conceptual and methodological tools they need to avoid specification defects and improve system quality while simultaneously reducing the effort and cost of systems engineering.

      • Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community

        For courses in Earth Science, Physical Geology, Physical Geography, Earth System Science and Environmental Philosophy.

        This collection of essays by scholars in both the earth sciences and philosophy discusses the connections between the earth sciences and contemporary culture, and the changing role of the earth sciences in society.

      • Automating Open Source Intelligence: Algorithms for OSINT

        Algorithms for Automating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) presents information on the gathering of information and extraction of actionable intelligence from openly available sources, including news broadcasts, public repositories, and more recently, social media. As OSINT has applications in crime fighting, state-based intelligence, and social research, this book provides recent advances in text mining, web crawling, and other algorithms that have led to advances in methods that can largely automate this process.

        The book is beneficial to both practitioners and academic researchers, with discussions of the latest advances in applications, a coherent set of methods and processes for automating OSINT, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the key problems identified within each discipline.

        Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, editors Robert Layton, Paul Watters, and a distinguished list of contributors discuss Evidence Accumulation Strategies for OSINT, Named Entity Resolution in Social Media, Analyzing Social Media Campaigns for Group Size Estimation, Surveys and qualitative techniques in OSINT, and Geospatial reasoning of open data.

      • The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide

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      • The Essence of Distributed Systems

        This text is intended to provide a concise introduction to Distributed systems as a first course or alternatively as a useful reference on an Operating systems or Networking course. This text presents the key issues pertinent to the design and construction of a distributed system in a logical manner. These issues include architecture, distributed resource management and accessing distributed resources.

      • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Emergency Care

        For courses in Weapons of Mass Destruction, EMS, and Hazardous Materials.

        Bombs and explosives, incendiary devices, nuclear weapons, and chemical/biological warfare agents are the most lethal and destructive devices known to man. These weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are an increasing concern for prehospital responders-and there is a growing need for medical information on the care of their victims. The only text on this subject written by EMS providers for EMS providers, this is a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of a rapidly emerging field.

      • Handbook of System Safety and Security: Cyber Risk and Risk Management, Cyber Security, Threat Analysis, Functional Safety, Software Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems

        Handbook of System Safety and Security: Cyber Risk and Risk Management, Cyber Security, Adversary Modeling, Threat Analysis, Business of Safety, Functional Safety, Software Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems presents an update on the world's increasing adoption of computer-enabled products and the essential services they provide to our daily lives. The tailoring of these products and services to our personal preferences is expected and made possible by intelligence that is enabled by communication between them. Ensuring that the systems of these connected products operate safely, without creating hazards to us and those around us, is the focus of this book, which presents the central topics of current research and practice in systems safety and security as it relates to applications within transportation, energy, and the medical sciences.

        Each chapter is authored by one of the leading contributors to the current research and development on the topic. The perspective of this book is unique, as it takes the two topics, systems safety and systems security, as inextricably intertwined. Each is driven by concern about the hazards associated with a system's performance.

      • Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Rotating Machinery

        Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Rotating Machinery provides a comprehensive introduction of intelligent fault diagnosis and RUL prediction based on the current achievements of the author's research group. The main contents include multi-domain signal processing and feature extraction, intelligent diagnosis models, clustering algorithms, hybrid intelligent diagnosis strategies, and RUL prediction approaches, etc. This book presents fundamental theories and advanced methods of identifying the occurrence, locations, and degrees of faults, and also includes information on how to predict the RUL of rotating machinery. Besides experimental demonstrations, many application cases are presented and illustrated to test the methods mentioned in the book. This valuable reference provides an essential guide on machinery fault diagnosis that helps readers understand basic concepts and fundamental theories. Academic researchers with mechanical engineering or computer science backgrounds, and engineers or practitioners who are in charge of machine safety, operation, and maintenance will find this book very useful.

      • The Nature and Properties of Soils: United States Edition

        For Introduction to Soils or Fundamentals of Soil Science courses. Also for courses in Soil Fertility, Forest Soils, Soil Management, Land Resources, Earth Science, and Soil Geography.

        Now in its thirteenth edition, The Nature and Property of Soils is designed to make the study of soils a fascinating and intellectually satisfying undertaking. This, the most widely-used soils textbook in the world, sets world-class standards for soils education. New photographs, diagrams and special "boxes" make the text much more engaging for readers. The text has an ecological approach that explains the fundamental principles of soil science in a manner that is relevant to students in many fields of study.

      • CMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile

        CMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile shows you how an integrated database across all areas of an organization's information system can help make organizations more efficient reduce challenges during change management and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, this valuable reference provides guidelines that will enable you to avoid the pitfalls that cause CMDB projects to fail and actually shorten the time required to achieve an implementation of a CMDB. Drawing upon extensive experience and using illustrative real world examples, Rick Sturm, Dennis Drogseth and Dan Twing discuss: * Unique insights from extensive industry exposure, research and consulting on the evolution of CMDB/CMS technology and ongoing dialog with the vendor community in terms of current and future CMDB/CMS design and plans* Proven and structured best practices for CMDB deployments* Clear and documented insights into the impacts of cloud computing and other advances on CMDB/CMS futures * Discover unique insights from industry experts who consult on the evolution of CMDB/CMS technology and will show you the steps needed to successfully plan, design and implement CMDB* Covers related use-cases from retail, manufacturing and financial verticals from real-world CMDB deployments* Provides structured best practices for CMDB deployments* Discusses how CMDB adoption can lower total cost of ownership, increase efficiency and optimize the IT enterprise

      • Application of Big Data for National Security: A Practitioner's Guide to Emerging Technologies

        Application of Big Data for National Security provides users with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, and technologies for Big Data analytics in the fight against terrorism and crime, including a wide range of case studies and application scenarios. This book combines expertise from an international team of experts in law enforcement, national security, and law, as well as computer sciences, criminology, linguistics, and psychology, creating a unique cross-disciplinary collection of knowledge and insights into this increasingly global issue. The strategic frameworks and critical factors presented in Application of Big Data for National Security consider technical, legal, ethical, and societal impacts, but also practical considerations of Big Data system design and deployment, illustrating how data and security concerns intersect. In identifying current and future technical and operational challenges it supports law enforcement and government agencies in their operational, tactical and strategic decisions when employing Big Data for national security

      • Manual of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach

        Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach, Second Edition, is an easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, what pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting tactics necessary for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). This second edition is updated with new developments in the field.

        The 2nd edition covers techniques like the Carlino technique, scratch and go, BASE, double-blind stick and swap, and subintimal crush, along with tips about how to use the latest complex PCI equipment. It also covers recently published trials, CTO scores and hybrid series.

        Written to bring a practical and easy to read approach, this book is perfect for interventional cardiologists, interventional and general cardiology fellows, cardiology researchers, physicians, cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, technical staff, industry professionals and everyone else interested in understanding the cutting edge and rapidly evolving field of coronary CTO interventions.

      • Architecting with RM-ODP

        This is the first complete guide to explain RM-0DP's innovations, will show exactly how to use them to archive practical benefits. The breakthrough international standard for software architecture.

      • The Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology

        The Essential Guide to Computers is an intelligent, thorough, friendly, and up-to-date explanation of computer technology. It's perfect for smart professionals who want to understand the technology -- but don't have computer science or engineering degrees! Learn how computers have evolved from early, room-sized monoliths to PCs to tomorrow's "information appliances." Understand each key hardware component of a contemporary computer, including microprocessors, memory, storage, I/O, and displays. Understand the role of systems architecture in the orderly evolution of computing technology; then learn what operating systems are and how they compare. Understand the role of programming languages and what they try to achieve; including the basics of object-orientation, today's leading approach to software development. Next, learn how computers can be organized into many kinds of networks, from LANs to the Internet; and how this enables new kinds of software and applications, including e-commerce. For anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of how computers and networks work.

      • Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design

        Exploring Engineering, Fourth Edition: An Introduction to Engineering and Design presents the emerging challenges engineers face in a wide range of areas as they work to help improve our quality of life. In this classic textbook, the authors explain what engineers actually do, from the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work to the application of that knowledge within a structured design process. The text itself is organized into three parts: Lead-On, Minds-On, Hands-On. This organization allows the authors to give a basic introduction to engineering methods, then show the application of these principles and methods, and finally present a design challenge. This book is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in exploring the various fields of engineering and learning how engineers work to solve problems.



        • NEW: Chapters on Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Design Teams
        • NEW: Expanded content in the chapters "Defining the Problem," "Generation of 'Alternative Concepts'," and "Detailed Design"
        • NEW: Material on sustainability issues in engineering
        • Introduces students to the engineering profession, emphasizing the fundamental physical, chemical, and material bases for all engineering work
        • Includes an Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore decision-making in an engineering context
        • Lists of "Top Engineering Achievements" and "Top Engineering Challenges" help put the material in context and show engineering as a vibrant discipline involved in solving societal problems

      • Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook

        Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook is a vital tool in the arsenal of today's computer programmers, students, and investigators. As computer networks become ubiquitous throughout the world, cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and cyber war have become some of the most concerning topics in today's security landscape. News stories about Stuxnet and PRISM have brought these activities into the public eye, and serve to show just how effective, controversial, and worrying these tactics can become. Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook describes and analyzes many of the motivations, tools, and tactics behind cyber attacks and the defenses against them. With this book, you will learn about the technological and logistic framework of cyber crime, as well as the social and legal backgrounds of its prosecution and investigation. Whether you are a law enforcement professional, an IT specialist, a researcher, or a student, you will find valuable insight into the world of cyber crime and cyber warfare. Edited by experts in computer security, cyber investigations, and counter-terrorism, and with contributions from computer researchers, legal experts, and law enforcement professionals, Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook will serve as your best reference to the modern world of cyber crime.

      • Introduction to Graph Theory

        For undergraduate or graduate courses in Graph Theory in departments of mathematics or computer science.

        This text offers a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the fundamental topics of graph theory. It includes basic algorithms and emphasizes the understanding and writing of proofs about graphs. Thought-provoking examples and exercises develop a thorough understanding of the structure of graphs and the techniques used to analyze problems. The first seven chapters form the basic course, with advanced material in Chapter 8.

      • Effective Physical Security

        Effective Physical Security, Fifth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements and latest developments in physical security protection. This new edition is completely updated, with new chapters carefully selected from the author's work that set the standard. This book contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV, the latest ISO standards for risk assessment and risk management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design.

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      • Matrix Algorithms in MATLAB

        Matrix Algorithms in MATLAB focuses on the MATLAB code implementations of matrix algorithms. The MATLAB codes presented in the book are tested with thousands of runs of MATLAB randomly generated matrices, and the notation in the book follows the MATLAB style to ensure a smooth transition from formulation to the code, with MATLAB codes discussed in this book kept to within 100 lines for the sake of clarity. The book provides an overview and classification of the interrelations of various algorithms, as well as numerous examples to demonstrate code usage and the properties of the presented algorithms. Despite the wide availability of computer programs for matrix computations, it continues to be an active area of research and development. New applications, new algorithms, and improvements to old algorithms are constantly emerging.

      • A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computers and the Internet: United States Edition

        For courses in Computer Ethics and Computers & Society.

        This text explores social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional and economic implications of computing from a computer scientist's point of view. It covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. One of its goals is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large-another is to help students outside of computer science understand the issues and controversies generated by computers and the Internet.

      • Introduction to International Disaster Management

        Introduction to International Disaster Management, Third Edition, continues to serve as the leading comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This edition provides practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession by utilizing a global perspective and including the different sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved.

        This update examines the impact of many recent large-scale and catastrophic disaster events on countries and communities, as well as their influence on disaster risk reduction efforts worldwide. It also expands coverage of small-island developing states (SIDS) and explores the achievements of the United Nations Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and the priorities for action in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction currently under development. This useful, relevant text includes many changes that have occurred since the last edition for a better understanding of the rapidly advancing field of international disaster management.

        • Includes updated perspectives on recent events that have shaped the direction emergency management is taking today
        • Examines outcomes of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) decade, such as insight into how disaster risk reduction has advanced globally, and how it differs among countries and regions
        • Updated statistics on disaster frequency and impact provide a better understanding about how and why risk and vulnerability are changing
        • Presents information on multilateral emergency management agreements as well as profiles of important NGOs and international organizations
        • Key terms and summaries are provided at the beginning of each chapter to ease student comprehension
        • Offers customized and updated instructor materials, including PowerPoint lecture slides, test banks, and a detailed instructor's guide

      • Learn Windows XP Brief

        For courses in Windows XP.

        This text is highly-visual and skills-based, delivering the steps in a screen-by-screen format. Learn.edu methodology gives quick framework for success in Windows XP.

      • Current Topics in Membranes: Sterol Regulation of Ion Channels

        Sterol Regulation of Ion Channels, Volume 80, the latest in the Current Topics in Membranes series provides outstanding content to the scientific community on relevant topics that relate to the broad field of membranes. Topics of note in this new release include Membrane structure and general mechanisms of sterol regulation of ion channels, the Regulation of ion channels by sterols as boundary lipids, the Differential effects of sterols on ion channels: specific vs. non-specific interactions, the Structural determinants of cholesterol-ion channels interactions, and the Regulation of Ca2+-sensitive K+ channels by cholesterol and bile acids via distinct channel subunits and sites, amongst other specialized chapters.

        The serial is targeted towards scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, providing the necessary membrane research to assist them in discovering the current state of a particular field. The authors and editors associated with the Current Topics in Membranes series are recognized as world-renowned scientists in their respective fields, making CTM one of the premier serials on membranes

      • A Comprehensive Guide to Toxicology in Nonclinical Drug Development

        A Comprehensive Guide to Toxicology in Nonclinical Drug Development, Second Edition, is a valuable reference designed to provide a complete understanding of all aspects of nonclinical toxicology in the development of small molecules and biologics. This updated edition has been reorganized and expanded to include important topics such as stem cells in nonclinical toxicology, inhalation and dermal toxicology, pitfalls in drug development, biomarkers in toxicology, and more.

        Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest scientific advances and with increased coverage of international regulatory guidelines, this second edition is an essential and practical resource for all toxicologists involved in nonclinical testing in industry, academic, and regulatory settings.

        • Provides unique content that is not always covered together in one comprehensive resource, including chapters on stem cells, abuse liability, biomarkers, inhalation toxicology, biostatistics, and more
        • Updated with the latest international guidelines for nonclinical toxicology in both small and large molecules
        • Incorporates practical examples in order to illustrate day-to-day activities and the expectations associated with working in nonclinical toxicology

      • Contextual Design: Design for Life

        Contextual Design: Design for Life, Second Edition, describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience. Contextual design was first invented in 1988 to drive a deep understanding of the user into the design process. It has been used in a wide variety of industries and taught in universities all over the world. Until now, the basic CD approach has needed little revision, but with the wide adoption of handheld devices, especially smartphones, the way technology is integrated into people s lives has fundamentally changed. Contextual Design V2.0 introduces both the classic CD techniques and the new techniques needed to "design for life", fulfilling core human motives while supporting activities.

        This completely updated and revised edition is written in a clear, informal style without excessive jargon, and is the must-have book for any UX Design library. Users will find coverage of mobile devices and consumer and business products, all illustrated with new examples, case studies, and discussions on how to use CD with the agile development and other project requirements methods.



        • Provides tactics on how to gather detailed data on how people live, work, and use products
        • Helps develop a coherent picture of a whole user population
        • Presents tactics on how to use the seven "Cool Concepts" to support core human motives and generate new product concepts guided by user data, ideation techniques, and principles key to producing a compelling user experience
        • Explains how to structure the system and user interface to best support the user across place, time, and platform

      • Learning Bayesian Networks

        For courses in Bayesian Networks or Advanced Networking focusing on Bayesian networks found in departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Also appropriate as a supplementary text in courses on Expert Systems, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence where the topic of Bayesian Networks is covered.

        This book provides an accessible and unified discussion of Bayesian networks. It includes discussions of topics related to the areas of artificial intelligence, expert systems and decision analysis, the fields in which Bayesian networks are frequently applied. The author discusses both methods for doing inference in Bayesian networks and influence diagrams. The book also covers the Bayesian method for learning the values of discrete and continuous parameters. Both the Bayesian and constraint-based methods for learning structure are discussed in detail.

      • Master Guide for Passing the Respiratory Care Credentialing Exams

        For use in Respiratory Care credentialing exam preparation and review courses.

        Helping thousands of students studying to become respiratory therapists successfully pass their state and/or national board exams on the first try, this comprehensive study tool covers specific content areas assessed on the CRT, RRT, and Clinical Simulation exams. Keyed to individual exams and complete with practice tests, it enables students to pinpoint their strengths and address their weaknesses in order to achieve maximum time efficiency and effectiveness during exam preparation.

      • Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters

        Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters opens with an introduction to insurance risk modeling data and modeling concepts and then moves on to review innovative ideas from the most well-known vendor firms. It covers relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies. The final chapter provides further insight into the shortcomings of current models and examines model risk and ideas to diversify risk assessment.

        This book reviews current model development and science and explains recent changes in the cat modeling space, including new model platforms and new ideas covering uncertainty and big data in the assessment of risk for insurance pricing and portfolio management. Edited by an expert in both hazards and risk, this book is authored by a global panel including major modeling vendors, modeling consulting firms and well-known catastrophe modeling scientists. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters provides important insight into how models are used to price and manage risk.

      • Managing IT as an Investment: Partnering for Success

        The ideal IT environment exceeds the enterprise's strategic goals while nurturing the individual to achieve exceptional productivity and job satisfaction. The ideal IT environment is rare, but it does exist -- at Standard & Poor's. In this book, the CIO of S&P's Credit Market Services IT organization and one of Sun's leading consultants show you exactly how to achieve the same extraordinary results within your IT organization. Through actual examples from Standard & Poor's, the authors provide both intuitive "rules of thumb" and an intellectual framework for building and running an outstanding IT organization. This book goes beyond talk, showing exactly how to build IT organizations that manage technology as a strategic asset, partner with the business, build a culture based on shared values, create exceptional value -- and are recognized for it throughout the organization. Ken Moskowitz and Harris Kern show how to manage both risks and expectations; how to establish and deepen partnerships throughout the enterprise; how to build a track record of success; and how to create an IT organization full of people who actually look forward to Monday morning. For all IT executives, IT line managers, and line-of-business managers seeking to maximize the value IT adds to the enterprise.

      • Enciclopedia de remedios casaros naturales

        Organized in an A-Z format, this compendium covers the entire spectrum of common illnesses, and offers over 1,000 home treatments for everything from acne and arthritis to migraines and ulcers. Practical and easy-to-read, it combines information from doctors, scientists, folk healers, herbalists, nutritionists, reflexologists, and acupressure therapists and provides anecdotal home remedies for many ailments.

      • VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications

        For one/two semester courses in Introduction to VoiceXML, undergraduate courses in Building Speech Applications in Computer Science courses.

        This text answers the fundamental question of how to design and build a usable speech interface to Web applications. VoiceXML is the XML language for voice applications, and voice is the bridge connecting the Internet with telephone networks; by using extensive pedagogy, examples, a case study, and a supporting Web site, this book describes how to build voice interfaces that enable callers to access the Internet with a phone.

      • Gerd: A New Understanding of Pathology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment

        GERD: A New Understanding of Pathology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment transforms the assessment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from its present state, which is largely dependent on clinical definition and management, to a more objective scientific basis that depends on pathologic assessment. Sequential chapters in this single-author book describe the fetal development of the esophagus, the normal adult state, and the way exposure to gastric juice causes epithelial and lower esophageal sphincter damage at a cellular level. It allows recognition of the pathologic manifestations of lower esophageal sphincter damage and develops new histopathologic criteria for quantitating such damage. This understanding provides new pathologic criteria for definition and diagnosis of GERD from its earliest cellular stage. Algorithms based on measurement of sphincter damage can identify, even before the onset of clinical GERD, persons who will never develop GERD during life, those who develop GERD but remain with mild and easily controlled disease, and those who will progress to severe GERD with failure to control symptoms, Barrett esophagus and adenocarcinoma. Aggressive early intervention in the last group with the objective of preventing disease progression to its end points of uncontrolled symptoms and adenocarcinoma becomes feasible.

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      • Essentials of Geology

        For courses in physical geology and introduction to geology (general geology).

        Building on the tremendous reception to its parent text, Earth 7th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology text. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks instructors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens - a student-friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.

      • Fundamentals Of Hearing: An Instructor's Workbook

        This updated edition expands the fundamental facts about hearing - the stimulus of sound, the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and the perception of sound.

      • Microprocessors and Microcomputers: Hardware and Software

        For introductory microprocessors and/or microcomputers courses that do not teach a specific chip, but instead teach generic concepts. The course may be found in departments of electronics technology, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering technology and computer science programs.

        Using the popular, powerful, and easy-to-understand 68HC11 microprocessor as a representative example, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, principles, and techniques of microprocessors and microprocessor based systems.

      • Building a Travel Risk Management Program: Traveler Safety and Duty of Care for Any Organization

        Building a Travel Risk Management Program: Traveler Safety and Duty of Care for Any Organization helps business and security professionals effectively manage traveler risk by showing them how to build a complete travel risk program. While global corporate travel risks are increasing exponentially, many security and business managers are not well-versed in the rapidly changing global landscape of travel risk, nor do they fully realize the multitude of risks their companies face if they don't comply with their legal obligations-"duty of care"-for protecting their employees from foreseeable harm, which can cost a company in the form of extensive fines, productivity loss, business interruptions, stock price loss, litigation, and even potential bankruptcy. This book is the first to bridge the gap between the topics of travel management, security, and risk management. It serves as a reference point for working with other departments, including human resources and legal, paving the way for better internal cooperation for travel managers and security managers. In addition, it helps organizations craft a travel risk management program for their unique needs that incorporates the most important policies and procedures that help them comply with legal obligations.

      • Modelling and Simulation in the Science of Micro- and Meso-Porous Materials

        Modelling and Simulation in the Science of Micro- and Meso-Porous Materials addresses significant developments in the field of micro- and meso-porous science.

        The book includes sections on Structure Modeling and Prediction, Synthesis, Nucleation and Growth, Sorption and Separation processes, Reactivity and Catalysis, and Fundamental Developments in Methodology to give a complete overview of the techniques currently utilized in this rapidly advancing field.

        It thoroughly addresses the major challenges in the field of microporous materials, including the crystallization mechanism of porous materials and rational synthesis of porous materials with controllable porous structures and compositions. New applications in emerging areas are also covered, including biomass conversion, C1 chemistry, and CO2 capture.

      • Math for Merchandising: A Step-by-Step Approach

        For Merchandising Math and Buying courses offered by Junior Colleges and Vocational Schools.

        This book provides a practical application of the skills necessary to a merchandising career. Beginning with the fundamentals of working with numbers, it moves into the skills needed to communicate words and thoughts into calculators or computers as a means of translating business needs into clear mathematical answers.

      • Healthcare Emergency Incident Management Operations Guide

        Healthcare Emergency Incident Management Operations Guide offers healthcare personnel a quick and intuitive guide to preparing for, responding to and recovering from events which have the potential to impact their operations. The recently updated Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) rules for emergency preparedness added 10-15 new healthcare organizations into the mix that require emergency preparedness efforts.

        The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is a good tool for event management but, like all tools, it requires practice. Many hospital personnel take online ICS courses and rarely practice enough to be proficient. This is a comprehensive guide to the HICS and can be referenced during initial and refresher training as well as during event management.

      • Making the Case: An Argument Reader

        For courses in Freshman Composition and Argumentative Writing.

        This composition reader promotes the skills of written argument by stimulating students to think and write about actual, compelling court cases. Its application of general rules to specific disputes provides an ideal approach to the development of logical thought and argument. Chapters feature broad and narrow issues of conflict, and student role-playing (as jury members, prosecutors, or defense attorneys) to make claims (i.e., arrive at verdicts), based on support (the facts and evidence of the case itself), and to apply standards (the relevant laws).

      • Financial Accounting: A Critical Approach

        Appropriate for introductory Accounting courses at colleges and universities.

        This new indigenous text takes an analytical and interpretive approach to accounting information. Students first gain a procedural understanding of the concepts, then approach the results of accounting analytically. The goal is always to assess critically the information presented by an accounting system so that students become sophisticated users and preparers of financial information.

      • SPSS 9.0 for Windows Brief Guide

        This guide provides a set of tutorials designed to acquaint the beginning user with the various components of the SPSS system. It can be used in sequence or as a reference for additional information. It is a supplement to the online tutorial that is included with the SPSS 9.0 software. Introductions are provided to using the help system and data editor, importing your data into SPSS, working with statistics and output, creating charts with SPSS 9.0's interactive graphics, modifying data values, working with syntax and data files, calculating new data values, and sorting and selecting data. Brief introductions to topics such as the SPSS 9.0 ANOVA models and regression analysis are also included. Included free in the 9.0 for Windows Student Software package.

      • Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management, and Pathophysiology

        Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management, and Pathophysiology examines the history of the concepts underlying the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding. The pathophysiology of epidural bleeding was examined in two PhD theses in the 1980s, with the results published in top international journals. However, these concepts have not been understood by the general neurosurgical community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of how epidural bleeding actually works. It can be used to help improve the interpretation of images during management, and to assess degrees of urgency. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurologists, cerebrovascular physiologists, trauma surgeons, and medical historians.

      • Seeking the Truth from Mobile Evidence: Basic Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced Overview of Current Mobile Forensic Investigations

        Seeking the Truth from Mobile Evidence: Basic Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced Overview of Current Mobile Forensic Investigations will assist those who have never collected mobile evidence and augment the work of professionals who are not currently performing advanced destructive techniques. This book is intended for any professional that is interested in pursuing work that involves mobile forensics, and is designed around the outcomes of criminal investigations that involve mobile digital evidence. Author John Bair brings to life the techniques and concepts that can assist those in the private or corporate sector.

        Mobile devices have always been very dynamic in nature. They have also become an integral part of our lives, and often times, a digital representation of where we are, who we communicate with and what we document around us. Because they constantly change features, allow user enabled security, and or encryption, those employed with extracting user data are often overwhelmed with the process. This book presents a complete guide to mobile device forensics, written in an easy to understand format.

      • Fourier Acoustics: Sound Radiation and Nearfield Acoustical Holography

        Intended a both a textbook and a reference, Fourier Acoustics develops the theory of sound radiation uniquely from the viewpoint of Fourier Analysis. This powerful perspective of sound radiation provides the reader with a comprehensive and practical understanding which will enable him or her to diagnose and solve sound and vibration problems in the 21st Century. As a result of this perspective, Fourier Acoustics is able to present thoroughly and simply, for the first time in book form, the theory of nearfield acoustical holography, an important technique which has revolutionised the measurement of sound. Relying little on material outside the book, Fourier Acoustics will be invaluable as a graduate level text as well as a reference for researchers in academia and industry.

      • Mathematics Applied to Electronics

        For undergraduate college-level courses in Mathematics for Electronics, Algebra/Trigonometry for Electronics Technology, Tech Math (Algebra and Trigonometry) for Electronics, Computer, Automation, and Electromechanics.

        This book provides an introduction to mathematics applied to electronics, computers, electromechanics, and automation. Organized to be compatible with electric circuits books currently in use, the book's content balances a formal proof-orientation against the need for expediency in developing a broad, general mathematics ability.

      • Industrial Electronics: Applications for Programmable Controllers, Instrumentation & Process Control, and Electrical Machines & Motor

        For courses in Industrial Electronics and Electronic Controls, in two-year technical and community colleges and in four-year engineering and engineering technology programs.

        The role of today's technician has changed as industries compete in the global marketplace-and students need a comprehensive industrial electronics text that will prepare them to work on every aspect of an industrial system. The most expansive and in-depth treatment currently available, Industrial Electronics, Second Edition, provides detailed applications for each device and circuit discussed. Students will learn how devices operate and are tested, along with the real-life application where they will find them. All material has been fully updated to reflect recent developments and rapid changes in the industry. Drawing on more than 20 years of industry experience, the author incorporates course material that he also uses in consulting practicing technicians and engineers at corporations such as Ford Motor Company and General Mills.

      • Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB®

        For Image and Computer Vision, Image Processing, and Computer Vision courses.

        This is the first text that provides a balanced treatment of image processing fundamentals and an introduction to software principles used in the practical application of image processing. A seamless integration of material from the leading text, Digital Image Processing by Gonzalez and Woods and the Image Processing Toolbox from Mathworks, Inc. This text works in the MATLAB computing environment; the Toolbox provides a stable, well-supported set of software tools capable of addressing a broad spectrum of applications in digital image processing. The major areas covered include intensity transformations, linear and nonlinear spatial filtering, filtering in the frequency domain, image restoration and registration, color image processing, wavelets, image data compression, morphological image processing, image segmentation, regions and boundary representation and description, and object recognition.

      • Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future: How Technological Innovations in Distributed Energy Resources Will Reshape the Electric Power Sector

        Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future: How technological innovations in distributed generation will reshape the electric power sector relates the latest information on the electric power sector its rapid transformation, particularly on the distribution network and customer side. Trends like the rapid rise of self-generation and distributed generation, microgrids, demand response, the dissemination of electric vehicles and zero-net energy buildings that promise to turn many consumers into prosumers are discussed. The book brings together authors from industry and academic backgrounds to present their original, cutting-edge and thought-provoking ideas on the challenges currently faced by electric utilities around the globe, the opportunities they present, and what the future might hold for both traditional players and new entrants to the sector. The book's first part lays out the present scenario, with concepts such as an integrated grid, microgrids, self-generation, customer-centric service, and pricing, while the second part focuses on how innovation, policy, regulation, and pricing models may come together to form a new electrical sector, exploring the reconfiguring of the current institutions, new rates design in light of changes to retail electricity markets and energy efficiency, and the cost and benefits of integration of distributed or intermittent generation, including coupling local renewable energy generation with electric vehicle fleets. The final section projects the future function and role of existing electrical utilities and newcomers to this sector, looking at new pathways for business and pricing models, consumer relations, technology, and innovation.

      • Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry III

        Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry III provides a contemporary and forward-looking critical analysis and summary of recent developments, emerging trends, and recently identified new areas where medicinal chemistry is having an impact. The discipline of medicinal chemistry continues to evolve as it adapts to new opportunities and strives to solve new challenges. These include drug targeting, biomolecular therapeutics, development of chemical biology tools, data collection and analysis, in silico models as predictors for biological properties, identification and validation of new targets, approaches to quantify target engagement, new methods for synthesis of drug candidates such as green chemistry, development of novel scaffolds for drug discovery, and the role of regulatory agencies in drug discovery.

      • Microcomputer Theory and Servicing

        For one-/two-semester courses in Microcomputer Repair and Computer Servicing offered by two- and four-year colleges or by technical and trade schools.

        Unique in content, this text provides single-source, in-depth coverage of all the important need-to-know topics related to digital fundamentals, microprocessor theory, and personal computer servicing-all within a balanced hardware/software approach.

      • Design and Development of New Nanocarriers

        Design and Development of New Nanocarriers focuses on the design and development of new nanocarriers used in pharmaceutical applications that have emerged in recent years. In particular, the pharmaceutical uses of microfluidic techniques, supramolecular design of nanocapsules, smart hydrogels, polymeric micelles, exosomes and metal nanoparticles are discussed in detail. Written by a diverse group of international researchers, this book is a valuable reference resource for those working in both biomaterials science and the pharmaceutical industry.

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      • OrCAD PSpice with Circuit Analysis

        For one/two-semester courses in PSpice Simulation, Circuits: Electron Flow, Circuits: Conventional Flow, Circuit Analysis, and Introduction to Electrical Engineering.

        Especially appropriate for those studying electrical engineering concepts, computers, and PSpice for the first time, this text introduces circuit topics and relevant PSpice features together using a highly effective complimentary approach. Comprehensive and substantive in coverage--yet well organized, concise, and accessible--it allows students to gain hands-on experience in applying the latest versions of PSpice to the many kinds of problems arising in electrical circuits.

      • Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather

        Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather provides a thorough and accessible presentation of machine learning techniques that can be employed by space weather professionals. Additionally, it presents an overview of real-world applications in space science to the machine learning community, offering a bridge between the fields. As this volume demonstrates, real advances in space weather can be gained using nontraditional approaches that take into account nonlinear and complex dynamics, including information theory, nonlinear auto-regression models, neural networks and clustering algorithms.

        Offering practical techniques for translating the huge amount of information hidden in data into useful knowledge that allows for better prediction, this book is a unique and important resource for space physicists, space weather professionals and computer scientists in related fields.

      • Ironworking Level 2 Trainee Guide, 1e, Binder

        This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Position Arc Welding, Introduction to Reinforcing Steel and Steel Fabrication, Miscellaneous Ironworking, Trade Math, Blueprint Reading Two, Rigging Two, Structural Ironworking Two, Steel Joists and Joist Girders Two, Construction Cranes Two and Levels, Transits, and Electronic Survey Devices.

         

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      • Shared Memory Application Programming: Concepts and Strategies in Multicore Application Programming

        Shared Memory Application Programming presents the key concepts and applications of parallel programming, in an accessible and engaging style applicable to developers across many domains. Multithreaded programming is today a core technology, at the basis of all software development projects in any branch of applied computer science. This book guides readers to develop insights about threaded programming and introduces two popular platforms for multicore development: OpenMP and Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB). Author Victor Alessandrini leverages his rich experience to explain each platform's design strategies, analyzing the focus and strengths underlying their often complementary capabilities, as well as their interoperability.

        The book is divided into two parts: the first develops the essential concepts of thread management and synchronization, discussing the way they are implemented in native multithreading libraries (Windows threads, Pthreads) as well as in the modern C++11 threads standard. The second provides an in-depth discussion of TBB and OpenMP including the latest features in OpenMP 4.0 extensions to ensure readers' skills are fully up to date. Focus progressively shifts from traditional thread parallelism to modern task parallelism deployed by modern programming environments. Several chapter include examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, including molecular dynamics and image processing, with full source code and a software library incorporating a number of utilities that readers can adapt into their own projects.

      • A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena

        A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena provides scientists in academia and industry, as well as graduate students in physics, chemistry, and geochemistry with the scientific fundamentals of critical phenomena and phase transitions. The book helps readers broaden their understanding of a field that has developed tremendously over the last forty years. The book also makes a great resource for graduate level instructors at universities.

      • Mathematics for Technical and Vocational Students: A Worktext

        For beginning courses in Technical Math and other vocational math courses.

        Based on the successful Mathematics for Technical and Vocational Students, 10/e, this flexible "worktext" develops a deep understanding of the mathematics necessary to understand and solve problems in technical and trade vocations. Rather than focusing on the complexities of abstract mathematical theory, the authors present principles in practical problems that readers are likely to encounter in the labor market.

      • Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy: Principles and Spectral Interpretation

        Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy, Principles and Spectral Interpretation, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to vibrational spectroscopy with an emphasis on developing critical interpretation skills. This book fully integrates the use of both IR and Raman spectroscopy as spectral interpretation tools, enabling the user to utilize the strength of both techniques while also recognizing their weaknesses.

        This second edition more than doubles the amount of interpreted IR and Raman spectra standards and spectral unknowns. The chapter on characteristic group frequencies is expanded to include increased discussions of sulphur and phosphorus organics, aromatic and heteroaromatics as well as inorganic compounds. New topics include a discussion of crystal lattice vibrations (low frequency/THz), confocal Raman microscopy, spatial resolution in IR and Raman microscopy, as well as criteria for selecting Raman excitation wavelengths. These additions accommodate the growing use of vibrational spectroscopy for process analytical monitoring, nanomaterial investigations, and structural and identity determinations to an increasing user base in both industry and academia.

      • Brewing Materials and Processes: A Practical Approach to Beer Excellence

        Brewing Materials and Processes: A Practical Approach to Beer Excellence presents a novel methodology on what goes into beer and the results of the process. From adjuncts to yeast, and from foam to chemometrics, this unique approach puts quality at its foundation, revealing how the right combination builds to a great beer. Based on years of both academic and industrial research and application, the book includes contributions from around the world with a shared focus on quality assurance and control.

        Each chapter addresses the measurement tools and approaches available, along with the nature and significance of the specifications applied. In its entirety, the book represents a comprehensive description on how to address quality performance in brewing operations.

        Understanding how the grain, hops, water, gases, worts, and other contributing elements establish the framework for quality is the core of ultimate quality achievement. The book is ideal for users in corporate R&D, researchers, students, highly-skilled small-scale brewers, and those seeking an understanding on how the parts impact the whole in beer production, providing them with an ideal companion to complement Beer: A Quality Perspective.

      • The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy

        The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy examines the cellular, biochemical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of the endocannabinoid system. The chapters cover significant conceptual advances in the endocannabinoid field and shed light on the many brain disorders in which this biological system is involved.

        Written by world-leading experts in the field, the topics covered in this book will have a positive impact on the area of molecular biology, including, but not limited to, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, signaling, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics.

      • The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Through the Mediterranean Diet

        The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease through the Mediterranean Diet presents dietary habits that will have maximum impact on cardiovascular health and other major chronic diseases. Data collected through the results of large clinical trials, such as PREDIMED, one of the longest trials ever conducted, has allowed researchers to conclude that the Mediterranean Diet provides the best evidence for health benefits. Studies have shown that the Mediterranean Diet is able to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hard clinical events by 30%. This book explores the components of this diet, including the consumption of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, poultry and red wine for optimal health benefits.

      • Cancer and Noncoding Rnas

        Cancer and Noncoding RNAs offers an in-depth exploration of noncoding RNAs and their role in epigenetic regulation of complex human disease, most notably cancer. In addition to examining microRNAs, this volume provides a unique evaluation of more recently profiled noncoding RNAs now implicated in carcinogenesis, including lncRNAs, piRNAs, circRNAs, and tRNAs, identifying differences in function between these noncoding RNAs and how they interact with the rest of the epigenome. A broad range of chapters from experts in the field detail epigenetic regulation of various cancer types, along with recent next generation sequencing technologies, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and bioinformatics approaches. This book will help researchers in genomic medicine and cancer biology better understand the role of noncoding RNAs in epigenetics, aiding in the development of useful biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and new RNA-based disease therapies.

      • Precision Medicine: Tools and Quantitative Approaches

        Precision Medicine: Tools and Quantitative Approaches discusses precision and personalized medicine, two relevant topics that are revolutionizing diagnostics and treatment, while also providing a shift toward prevention. The book covers the most relevant features and explanations underlying developments in the field. A timely review on prerequisites, causes and consequences is given. Unique to this book is a combined view on technical and data analysis aspects that is mandatory for obtaining and interpreting results. This book is a valuable source for researchers in medical and life sciences, physicians and students with an interest in this emerging field of precision medicine.

      • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

        For combined courses in Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for undergraduate students at sophomore level.

        This volume offers an extremely easy-to-read and comprehensive exploration of both ordinary differential equations and linear algebra-motivated throughout by high-quality applications to science and engineering.

      • Neural Data Science: A Primer with MATLAB® and PythonTM

        A Primer with MATLAB(R) and Python(TM) present important information on the emergence of the use of Python, a more general purpose option to MATLAB, the preferred computation language for scientific computing and analysis in neuroscience.

        This book addresses the snake in the room by providing a beginner's introduction to the principles of computation and data analysis in neuroscience, using both Python and MATLAB, giving readers the ability to transcend platform tribalism and enable coding versatility.

      • Risk Assessment for Human Metal Exposures: Mode of Action and Kinetic Approaches

        Risk Assessment for Human Metal Exposures: Mode of Action and Kinetic Approaches examines the current principles of risk assessment in human metal exposures, with a focus on Mode of Action(MOA), Toxicokinetic and Toxicodynamic (TKTD) considerations, and computer models. Derived from the highly respected Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals, Fourth Edition (2014), the book summarizes principles and methods and provides examples of how MOA -TKTD can be used. In addition, it presents tactics on how information generated by such methods can be confirmed by epidemiological data. Furthermore, it demonstrates how epidemiological data can be confirmed and evaluated by the examined models and considerations.

        This resource uniquely integrates several important topics, such as risk assessment, characterization, management and communication-the classic risk assessment paradigm-with mode of action, TKTD, and epidemiology, all topics related to human exposure. Written by pioneers in the field, this book is an essential reference for researchers, students and technicians in toxicology and risk assessment.

      • Office Machines: A Practical Approach

        For undergraduate courses in Office Machines, Business Machines, Calculating Machines, or Electronic Calculators, or for a low level, brief Business Math course.

        This relevant, accurate and detail-oriented text shows students how to apply their knowledge to real-life situations on a page-by-page basis. It empowers future office workers with skills and competency as it teaches them how to effectively use a calculator to solve today's business mathematical applications. This text provides a thorough review of the basic mathematics needed for successful completion of an office machines course. It helps students develop speed and accuracy in performing four basic mathematical functions, and offers myriad opportunities for them to apply their knowledge with an extensive number of business mathematical application problems, similar to the ones a typical employee would encounter in the real world.

      • The 68000 Microprocessor

        For one-semester, senior-level courses in Microprocessors, Assembly Language Programming and Microcomputer Design in departments of Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, and Computer Science.

        Designed to demystify the Motorola 68000 microprocessor-its hardware and software-this text leads students on an in-depth, hands-on exploration of more than 75 different applications and then guides them through the construction and programming of their own working single-board 68000 system.

      • Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology

        Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology, Second Edition, continues to be the definitive translational reference in the field of nephro-endocrinology, investigating both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems. It offers researchers and clinicians expert analyses of nephro-endocrine research and translation into the treatment of diseases such as anemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), rickets, osteoporosis, and hypoparathyroidism.

        Changes to this edition include new chapters focused on hypercalcemia/hypocalcemia and the interaction of dialysis, chronic renal disease, and endocrine diseases. All chapters have been updated to include more preclinical data and more tables and schema that help translate this data into clinical recommendations. The section on hormones and renal insufficiency discusses insulin/diabetes, growth hormone, sex steroids, thyroid hormone, acid-base disturbances, and pregnancy.

        • Presents a uniquely comprehensive and cross-disciplinary look at all aspects of nephro-endocrine disorders in one reference
        • Investigates both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems
        • Offers clear translational presentations by the top endocrinologists and nephrologists in each specific hormone or functional/systems field
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      • Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living

        For courses in Occupational Science, Sociology of Work, Social Anthropology, and Occupational Psychology.

        Broad in perspective, this text challenges students to look beyond occupation as just "work" to include all the ways in which we occupy ourselves-showing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Practical as well as conceptual, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding such topics as occupation and identity, occupation and place, occupation and groups and communities, occupation deprivation and disruption, and occupation and justice.

      • Urban Myths about Learning and Education

        Are boys better in math than girls? Do we really only use 10% of our brains? Urban Myths about Learning and Education debunks the most common myths in education and learning and gives a concise overview of the proof behind the reality. Along the way, the authors discuss why these myths are so entrenched in the public consciousness and what can be done to retrain parents, teachers, policy makers, and the public to know better. This well-researched yet concise and light-hearted book discusses myths regarding what we learn, how we learn it, how we retain it, how the brain works, myths about education and technology, and myths relating to educational policy.

      • Practical Onshore Gas Field Engineering

        Practical Onshore Gas Field Engineering delivers the necessary framework to help engineers understand the needs of the reservoir, including sections on early transmission and during the life of the well. Written from a reservoir perspective, this reference includes methods and equipment from gas reservoirs, covering the gathering stage at the gas facility for transportation and processing. Loaded with real-world case studies and examples, the book offers a variety of different types of gas fields that demonstrate how surface systems can work through each scenario. Users will gain an increased understanding of today's gas system aspects, along with tactics on how to optimize bottom line revenue. As reservoir and production engineers face many challenges in getting gas from the reservoir to the final sales point, especially as a result of the shale boom, a new demand for more facility engineers now exists in the market. This book addresses new challenges in the market and brings new tactics to the forefront.

      • Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification

        The Advanced Forensic Science Series grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: "Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward." This volume, Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification, will serve as a graduate-level text for those studying and teaching firearm and toolmark examination and identification. It will also prove an excellent reference for forensic practitioner s libraries or use in their casework. Coverage includes a wide variety of tools and toolmarks, analysis of gunshots, ammunition, gunshot wounds and professional issues they may encounter.

        • Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of firearms and toolmarks
        • Contains information on a wide variety of tools and toolmarks
        • Covers the analysis and interpretation of gunshots, ammunition and gunshot wounds
        • Includes a section on professional issues, such as: from crime scene to court, lab reports, and health and safety
        • Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion question and additional reading suggestions

      • Time and Relational Theory: Temporal Databases in the Relational Model and SQL

        Time and Relational Theory provides an in-depth description of temporal database systems, which provide special facilities for storing, querying, and updating historical and future data. Traditionally, database management systems provide little or no special support for temporal data at all. This situation is changing because: Cheap storage enables retention of large volumes of historical data in data warehouses Users are now faced with temporal data problems, and need solutions Temporal features have recently been incorporated into the SQL standard, and vendors have begun to add temporal support to their DBMS products Based on the groundbreaking text Temporal Data & the Relational Model (Morgan Kaufmann, 2002) and new research led by the authors, Time and Relational Theory is the only book to offer a complete overview of the functionality of a temporal DBMS. Expert authors Nikos Lorentzos, Hugh Darwen, and Chris Date describe an approach to temporal database management that is firmly rooted in classical relational theory and will stand the test of time. This book covers the SQL:2011 temporal extensions in depth and identifies and discusses the temporal functionality still missing from SQL.

      • Computer Vision: Principles, Algorithms, Applications, Learning

        Computer Vision: Principles, Algorithms, Applications, Learning (previously entitled Computer and Machine Vision) clearly and systematically presents the basic methodology of computer vision, covering the essential elements of the theory while emphasizing algorithmic and practical design constraints. This fully revised fifth edition has brought in more of the concepts and applications of computer vision, making it a very comprehensive and up-to-date text suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and R&D engineers working in this vibrant subject.

        See an interview with the author explaining his approach to teaching and learning computer vision - http: //scitechconnect.elsevier.com/computer-vision/

        • Three new chapters on Machine Learning emphasise the way the subject has been developing; Two chapters cover Basic Classification Concepts and Probabilistic Models; and the The third covers the principles of Deep Learning Networks and shows their impact on computer vision, reflected in a new chapter Face Detection and Recognition.
        • A new chapter on Object Segmentation and Shape Models reflects the methodology of machine learning and gives practical demonstrations of its application.
        • In-depth discussions have been included on geometric transformations, the EM algorithm, boosting, semantic segmentation, face frontalisation, RNNs and other key topics.
        • Examples and applications--including the location of biscuits, foreign bodies, faces, eyes, road lanes, surveillance, vehicles and pedestrians--give the 'ins and outs' of developing real-world vision systems, showing the realities of practical implementation.
        • Necessary mathematics and essential theory are made approachable by careful explanations and well-illustrated examples.
        • The 'recent developments' sections included in each chapter aim to bring students and practitioners up to date with this fast-moving subject.
        • Tailored programming examples--code, methods, illustrations, tasks, hints and solutions (mainly involving MATLAB and C++)

      • Literature of the Western World, Volume I: The Ancient World Through the Renaissance

        For surveys of World Literature or Literature of the Western World in departments of English, Comparative Literature.

        The most comprehensive, best-selling anthology of its kind, this two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. It offers complete texts whenever possible, uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one text by each author. It provides extensive analytic and explanatory apparatus, including detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to six literary periods.

      • Molecular Targets in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease

        Aimed at "drug discoverers" - i.e. any scientist who is interested in neurodegenerative diseases in general, and in finding disease-modifying treatments in particular - the first edition of Molecular Targets in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease will contain both a detailed, discipline-specific coverage (paragraphs on medicinal chemistry, on clinical and preclinical characterization of compounds in development, on target identification and validation, on genetic factors influencing a pathology, etc.) and a drug discovery-oriented, overall evaluation of each target (validation, druggability, existing leads, etc.). Together these will satisfy the needs of various audiences, including in vitro biologists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, etc. * Written to provide a comprehensive coverage of disease-modifying mechanisms and compounds against neurodegenerative diseases* Provides a "drug discovery application oriented perspective, evaluating targets and candidates for their overall therapeutic potential* Provides discipline-specific chapters (medicinal chemistry, target validation, preclinical and clinical development* Provides an overview on a number of molecular mechanisms (e.g. phosphorylation, chaperon refolding, ubiquitination, autophagy, microtubule transportation, protease cleavage, etc.) with relevance for any disease area* Contains a more thorough description of the therapeutic relevance of ~10 specific molecular targets

      • Fenner's Veterinary Virology

        Fenner's Veterinary, Virology, Fourth Edition, is the long awaited new edition of Veterinary Virology, 3e, which was published in 1999. Fully revised and updated by the new author team, part I presents the fundamental principles of virology related to animal infection and disease, and part II addresses the clinical features, pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology and prevention of individual diseases. New to this Edition

        • New author team - one main author to ensure that the book reads like an authored book but with the benefit of using experts to contribute to specific topics
        • Text has been refocused - part I has been condensed and where appropriate incorporated into part II to make it more user friendly
        • The number of figures have been increased and are now in full color

        • Fully revised and updated to include the latest information in the field of veterinary virology
        • Beautifully illustrated color figures throughout
        • Organized and current information provided by an expert team of authors

      • Intro to MathCAD 11

        For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

        ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly! Using the ESource online BookBuild system at www.prenhall.com/esource, they can view and select book chapters, change the sequence, instantly calculate the book's net (bookstore) price, request a free examination copy, and generate an ISBN for placing a bookstore order. They can also add your own course notes, syllabi, reference charts, or other favorite materials, including material from third-party publishers. ESource Access Card: 0-13-090400-7. Include this ISBN when setting up an ESource Bundle.

      • Laboratory Management: Principles and Processes

        For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Laboratory Management in programs of clinical laboratory science (medical technology).

        Utilizing a problem-based approach, this book provides insights and guidance into the principles of laboratory management, human resources management, financial management, and laboratory operations. Its problem-based approach and use of case studies helps students develop requisite skills that laboratory managers will need to create solutions to today's problems and effectively manage the rapidly changing laboratory environment. This book is part of Prentice Hall's Clinical Laboratory Science Series.

      • Issues in Health Care Ethics

        For courses in Medical Ethics.

        This comprehensive and practical text offers up-to-date coverage of the major ethical issues in contemporary health care. It explores topics such as moral responses to new technologies, ethical responses to sickness, and ethical issues at the end of life. The author describes the nature of professional responsibility of health care providers, and discusses systematic issues with an eye toward establishing an ethical health care delivery system in the United States.

      • Human Body Decomposition

        Human Body Decomposition compiles a chronological account of research into the estimation of the time since death in human bodies found decomposed so that researchers in the field can concentrate thoughts and build on achievements from the past. The fate of the human body after death is a subject that has fascinated enquirers, both in the scientific and legal realms, for millennia. However, objective research into the causes and nature of human decomposition has only taken place in the last two centuries, with quantitative measurement of the process as a means of estimating the time of death only recently being attempted. The substantial literature concerning this research has been published in numerous scientific journals since the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book expands on the current literature to include the evolving research on estimating time of death, also detailing the process of decomposition to include the early period after death when the body cools to ambient temperature and then begins to putrefy.

      • The Resolution Revolution: Recent Advances In cryoEM

        cryoEM, a new volume in the Methods in Enzymology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers research methods and new developments in recording images, the creation, evaluation and validation of 3D maps from the images, model building into maps and refinement of the resulting atomic structures, and applications of essentially single particle methods to helical structures and to sub-tomogram averaging.

      • Introduction to Protein Mass Spectrometry

        Introduction to Protein Mass Spectrometry provides a comprehensive overview of this increasingly important, yet complex, analytical technique. Unlike many other methods which automatically yield an absolutely unique protein name as output, protein mass spectrometry generally requires a deduction of protein identity from determination of peptide fragmentation products. This book enables readers to both understand, and appreciate, how determinations about protein identity from mass spectrometric data are made. Coverage begins with the technical basics, including preparations, instruments, and spectrometric analysis of peptides and proteins, before exploring applied use in biological applications, bioinformatics, database, and software resources. Citing the most recent and relevant work in the field of biological mass spectrometry, the book is written for researchers and scientists new to the field, but is also an ideal resource for those hoping to hone their analytical abilities.

      • Meeting Management (NetEffect Series)

        For freshman-sophomore-level courses in Presentations, Meeting Planning, Oral and Written Business Communication, Interpersonal Skills, and Human Behavior at Work.

        This applications-oriented text provides readers with practical information on how to manage meetings-in other words, lead them effectively in the shortest time frame possible. It outlines the content of three types of meetings: information-giving, interactive, and problem solving, offering details on how to prepare for, and preside over, each.

      • Fundamentals of AutoCAD Using Release 14

        For a first course in AutoCAD, an undergraduate design/industrial technology course in CAD Fundamentals, as well as an engineering/engineering technology course.

        As practical as it is functional, this reader-friendly, hardbound text focuses on using AutoCAD as a drafting tool, helping students understand the foundations for the software's commands, learn basic skills, and progress into more advanced drawing areas such as dimensioning an object. Based on current standards, it offers a non-discipline approach that is equally accessible to students of mechanics, architecture or electronics, and weaves many examples and exercises throughout to expose users to real-world problems and situations.

      • Data Assimilation for the Geosciences: From Theory to Application

        Data Assimilation for the Geosciences: From Theory to Application brings together all of the mathematical and statistical background knowledge needed to formulate data assimilation systems into one place. It includes practical exercises that enable readers to apply theory in a theoretical formulation and teaches how to code the theory with sample problems that verify understanding.

        The book also demonstrates how data assimilation systems are implemented in larger scale fluid dynamical problems related to land surface, the atmosphere, oceans, and other geophysical situations. Users will find a comprehensive presentation of the subject, beginning with basic principles and then advanced methods, like Particle Filters and Monte-Carlo-Markov-Chain methods.

        In addition, the book covers the applications of data assimilation techniques in various disciplines of geosciences, making the book useful to students, teachers, and research scientists.



        • Includes practical exercises, enabling readers to apply theory in a theoretical formulation
        • Teaches users how to code theory
        • Presents a step-by-step guide on how, and why, data assimilation works and can be used
        • Provides all of the mathematical and statistical background knowledge needed to formulate data assimilation systems into one place

      • Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering and Applications

        Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering and Applications offers an accessible treatment of the complex material needed to achieve level seven learning outcomes in the field. Users will gain a complete, structured understanding that enables the preparation of useful models for characterization and optimization of performance using the same Automotive or Motorsport industry techniques and approaches. As the approach to vehicle dynamics has changed over time, largely due to advances in computing power, the subject has, in practice, always been computer intensive, but this use has changed, with modeling of relatively complex vehicle dynamics topics now even possible on a PC.

      • Fundamentals of Speech Recognition

        Provides a complete description of the basic knowledge and ideas that constitute a modern system for speech recognition by machine.

      • Salsa is Hot, The, Dialogs and Stories

        Low level ESL reader for adult education and High Schools- 3rd book in Pickett reading series.

      • Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

        Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic.

        The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

        Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution.

      • Prentice Hall Health Question and Answer Review for Home Care Aide

        For basic training courses in Homemaker/Home Health Aide/Home Care Aide.

        Designed to prepare Home Care Aides for the National Association for Home Care's (NAHC) written national certification exam, this manual addresses the unique content needs of the home care aide and supplies basic training information required for all unlicensed assistive personnel.

      • Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology: Handbook of Endourology

        Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format. Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology. All chapters describe the most recent techniques, review the latest results, and analyze the most modern technologies. In the past ten years, the field of endourology has expanded beyond the urinary tract to include all urologic minimally invasive surgical procedures. Recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery make this one of the fastest moving fields in medicine. As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides quick references and over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows as well as those teaching in the field.

      • An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

        An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers.

        The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, "What If Analysis", statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging.

        Professor Moran draws on over 20 years' experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines.



        • Explains how to deliver a process design that meets both business and safety criteria
        • Covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings as aids to design
        • Includes a comprehensive set of selection tables, covering those aspects of professional plant design which early-career designers find most challenging

      • Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity

        As our economy evolves, private equity groups, hedge funds, and investment banks compete and cooperate in different ways. Their recent innovations are reported and analyzed by the 3rd edition of David Stowell's landmark book, which adds three new cases, significantly revisions of most chapters, and updated figures, tables, and exhibits. It captures the actual work that associates and vice presidents do, providing readers with templates for real transactions. Finally, it provides significantly more content about the ways liquidity is supplied in secondary markets, including an overview of high frequency trading/electronic market making, quantitative trading strategies, and the evolution of cash equities from open outcry pits to fully electronic central limit order books.

        • Includes a new chapter on China to accompany nine heavily updated chapters
        • Integrates three new cases with relevant chapters in the book to create real world applications of chapter teachings
        • Employs spreadsheet models to enable readers to create analytical frameworks for considering choices, opportunities and risks described in the cases

      • Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

        Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive look at both the fundamental principles and expanding practice of clinical research. New to this edition of this highly regarded reference, authors have focused on examples that broadly reflect clinical research on a global scale while including a discussion of international regulations, studies, and implications.

        In addition to key topics such as bioethics, clinical outcome data, cultural diversity, protocol guidelines, and "omic" platforms, this edition contains new chapters devoted to electronic health records and information resources for clinical researchers, as well as the many opportunities associated with big data. Covering a vast number of topics and practical advice for both novice and advanced clinical investigators, this book is a highly relevant and essential resource for all those involved in conducting research.

        • Features input from experts in the field dedicated to translating scientific research from bench to bedside and back
        • Provides expanded coverage of global clinical research
        • Contains hands-on, practical suggestions, illustrations, and examples throughout
        • Includes new chapters on the international regulation of drugs and biologics, the emergence of the important role of comparative effectiveness research and how to identify clinical risks and manage patient safety in a clinical research setting

      • Hematology and Coagulation: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

        Hematology and Coagulation is a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of hematopathology knowledge to everyday patient care. In order to be successful, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination, all pathology residents must have a good command of hematopathology, including the challenging topics of hematology and coagulation. Hematology and Coagulation meets this challenge head on.

        This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the hematopathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-board review. This book provides only the most clinically relevant examples designed to educate senior medical students, residents and fellows and refresh the knowledge base, without overwhelming students, residents, and clinicians.

      • The Planning Guide to Piping Design

        The Planning Guide to Piping Design, Second Edition, covers the entire process of managing and executing project piping designs, from conceptual to mechanical completion, also explaining what roles and responsibilities are required of the piping lead during the process. The book explains proven piping design methods in step-by-step processes that cover the increasing use of new technologies and software. Extended coverage is provided for the piping lead to manage piping design activities, which include supervising, planning, scheduling, evaluating manpower, monitoring progress and communicating the piping design.

        With newly revised chapters and the addition of a chapter on CAD software, the book provides the mentorship for piping leads, engineers and designers to grasp the requirements of piping supervision in the modern age.

      • The Cardiovascular System: Development, Plasticity and Physiological Responses

        The Cardiovascular System: Phenotypic and Physiological Responses, Volume 37, part of a two-volume set, provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of knowledge in this very active and growing field of research, also highlighting the tremendous diversity in cardiovascular morphology and function among the various fish taxa and the anatomical and physiological plasticity shown by this system when faced with various abiotic and biotic challenges. Specific chapters in this updated book include Research Technologies/Methodology for Studying Fish Cardiovascular Function, Cardiovascular Development in Embryonic and Larval Fishes, Cardiovascular Responses to Limiting Oxygen Levels, and Temperature and the Cardiovascular System.

        The book's chapters integrate molecular and cellular data with the growing body of knowledge on heart and in vivo cardiovascular function, and as a result, provide insights into some of the most interesting, and important, questions that still need to be answered in this field.

      • Mathematics for Business Careers

        For arithmetic-based courses in Business Mathematics.

        Designed as a true teaching text, this book guides students through clear, detailed explanations of the principles and practices of business mathematics. Its flexible organization and presentation make it suitable for a variety of teaching situations-from a traditional classroom lecture to individually paced instruction. The Fifth Edition has been updated and improved presenting the latest business situations and techniques. Students are given the opportunity to participate more actively in their learning.

      • Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach

        Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students, and practitioners of computer design for nearly 30 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. It now features examples from the RISC-V ("RISC Five") instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse-scale computing that features the first public information on Google's newest WSC. True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design. Features. Includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures, explaining how they are the only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore's Law and Dennard scaling. Features the introduction of four DSAs from industry : Google Tensor Processing Unit, Google Pixel Visual Core, Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor, and Microsoft Catapult. Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse-scale computing, with the first public information on the newest Google WSC. Offers updates to other chapters including new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM ; data on the performance of new NVIDIA Pascal GPU vs. new AVX-512 Intel Skylake CPU ; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization.

      • Guerrilla Analytics: A Practical Approach to Working with Data

        Doing data science is difficult. Projects are typically very dynamic with requirements that change as data understanding grows. The data itself arrives piecemeal, is added to, replaced, contains undiscovered flaws and comes from a variety of sources. Teams also have mixed skill sets and tooling is often limited. Despite these disruptions, a data science team must get off the ground fast and begin demonstrating value with traceable, tested work products. This is when you need Guerrilla Analytics.

      • Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes

        Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard's long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. * Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard* Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species* Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students* Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species

      • Learn Word 2002 Comprehensive

        For courses in Microsoft Office Professional 2002 and Word 2002.

        This text is highly-visual and skills-based, delivering the steps in a screen-by-screen format. Learn.edu methodology gives quick framework for success in Office XP and the series is certified to the core level of Microsoft XP.

      • Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

        This practical handbook provides a broad overview of the major elements of pattern recognition and image processing (PRIP). Currently the only handbook in the field, it is designed as a source of quick answers for those interested in the theoretical development and practical applications of PRIP techniques.

        Twenty years of research, development, and innovations in applications are documented in this comprehensive work. Written by leading researchers in the field, chapters deal with
        statistical and syntactic pattern recognition
        feature selection and extraction
        cluster analysis
        image enhancement and restoration
        shapes, texture, and motion
        computer vision
        computer systems and architectures for image processing and various industrial and biomedical applications.
        Engineers, computer scientists, other professionals, and students interested in applying PRIP techniques will find the Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing to be an invaluable reference source.

      • Java for Computer Information Systems

        For introductory courses in Java Programming for business and CIS students.

        Written by a highly successful teacher and author, this text teaches students how to program in Java from the beginning. Exceptionally readable and student-oriented, it requires no previous programming knowledge and introduces object-oriented programming gently--after students have mastered basic programming concepts.

      • The Cardiovascular System: Morphology, Control and Function

        The Cardiovascular System: Design, Control and Function, Volume 36A, a two- volume set, not only provides comprehensive coverage of the current knowledge in this very active and growing field of research, but also highlights the diversity in cardiovascular morphology and function and the anatomical and physiological plasticity shown by fish taxa that are faced with various abiotic and biotic challenges. Updated topics in this important work include chapters on Heart Morphology and Anatomy, Cardiomyocyte Morphology and Physiology, Electrical Excitability of the Fish Heart, Cardiac Energy Metabolism, Heart Physiology and Function, Hormonal and Intrinsic Biochemical Control of Cardiac Function, and Vascular Anatomy and Morphology.

        In addition, chapters integrate molecular and cellular data with the growing body of knowledge on heart and in vivo cardiovascular function, and as a result, provide insights into some of the most important questions that still need to be answered.

      • Integrative Approaches for Health: Biomedical Research, Ayurveda and Yoga

        Despite spectacular advances, modern medicine faces formidable global challenges in several key areas-notably the persistence of major killer diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, and newer threats including HIV/AIDS, resistant infections, and Ebola. As such, modern medicine has not led to a significant decrease in chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and other degenerative and autoimmune diseases. The authors believe that modern medicine needs to experience a paradigm shift, an integration of traditions-in particular from the ancient systems like Ayurveda and Yoga.

        Integrative Approaches for Health: Biomedical Research, Ayurveda and Yoga brings together the basic principles of interdisciplinary systems approach for an evolving construct of future medicine. Such an approach is already emerging at the cutting edge of current research in omics, bioinformatics, computational and systems biology. Several leading institutions of medicine have adopted Yoga and complementary medicine to widen their reach, and deepen effectiveness in therapeutic practices. The amalgam of modern medicine, with its strengths in scientific rigor, blended with the basic principles of life drawn from Ayurveda and Yoga might evolve into a medicine of tomorrow. Integrative approaches are no longer alternative, perhaps taking these approaches is the only possible way to heal our sick planet. This book introduces important trends and tools for biomedical researchers and physicians alike, to innovate the practice of medicine for the better.

      • Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism

        Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism is a practical manual and ongoing professional resource for frontline staff undergoing training to become Registered Behavior TechniciansT (RBT). RBTT is the recommended certification of the Behavior Analyst Certification BoardT (BACB) for entry-level staff who implement behavior analytic services. This Manual complements the 40-hour training for RBTsT and helps those who have completed training prepare for their certification exam. Following the RBTT Task List set forth by the BACB, it prompts the reader to generate novel examples of mastered concepts, and real-life vignettes. Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism also: Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection. Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment. Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures. Covers behavior reduction plans. Includes documentation and planning information. Looks at ethics and professional conduct

      • Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management

        Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management highlights examples from across multiple industries, demonstrating where the practice has been implemented well-and not so well-so others can learn from these cases during their knowledge management journey. Knowledge management deals with how best to leverage knowledge both internally and externally in organizations to improve decision-making and facilitate knowledge capture and sharing. It is a critical part of an organization's fabric, and can be used to increase innovation, improve organizational internal and external effectiveness, build the institutional memory, and enhance organizational agility. Starting by establishing KM processes, measures, and metrics, the book highlights ways to be successful in knowledge management institutionalization through learning from sample mistakes and successes. Whether an organization is already implementing KM or has been reluctant to do so, the ideas presented will stimulate the application of knowledge management as part of a human capital strategy in any organization.

      • Nitric Oxide: Biology and Pathobiology

        Nitric Oxide: Biology and Pathobiology, Third Edition, provides information on nitric oxide, a signaling molecule of key importance for the cardiovascular system that regulates blood pressure and blood flow to different organs. With recent links to the role of nitric oxide in the expression of healthy benefits of controlled diet and aerobic exercise, and the reactions of nitric oxide that can impact cell signaling, this book provides a comprehensive resource during a time when increased research attention is being paid across the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, immunology, neurobiology, immunology, nutrition sciences, drug development and the clinical management of both acute and chronic diseases.

      • Laboratory Guide and Dissection Manual Human Anatomy

        Designed to accompany any human anatomy textbook, but with references to Human Anatomy, 3rd edition by Martini/Timmons/McKinley, this manual meets the needs of undergraduate and professional students enrolled in either a one-or two-term Human Anatomy course that includes mammalian and cadaver dissection as part of the laboratory experience.

        It combines the traditional features of a lab manual with those of a dissection guide and pictorial anatomical atlas. It shows the human body, as seen and studied in the laboratory, through a medical-quality art program that features color illustrations and color and black & white photographs of prosected cadavers, anatomical laboratory models, anatomical specimens, histology, and surface anatomy. Step-by-step procedures for accurately performing each dissection are provided for both human and cat.

      • Clinical Decision Support: The Road to Broad Adoption

        With at least 40% new or updated content since the last edition, Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the crucial new motivating factors poised to accelerate Clinical Decision Support (CDS) adoption. This book is mostly focused on the US perspective because of initiatives driving EHR adoption, the articulation of 'meaningful use', and new policy attention in process including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A few chapters focus on the broader international perspective. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the technology, sources of knowledge, evolution of successful forms of CDS, and organizational and policy perspectives surrounding CDS.

        Exploring a roadmap for CDS, with all its efficacy benefits including reduced errors, improved quality, and cost savings, as well as the still substantial roadblocks needed to be overcome by policy-makers, clinicians, and clinical informatics experts, the field is poised anew on the brink of broad adoption. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition provides an updated and pragmatic view of the methodological processes and implementation considerations. This book also considers advanced technologies and architectures, standards, and cooperative activities needed on a societal basis for truly large-scale adoption.

        • At least 40% updated, and seven new chapters since the previous edition, with the new and revised content focused on new opportunities and challenges for clinical decision support at point of care, given changes in science, technology, regulatory policy, and healthcare finance
        • Informs healthcare leaders and planners, health IT system developers, healthcare IT organization leaders and staff, clinical informatics professionals and researchers, and clinicians with an interest in the role of technology in shaping healthcare of the future

      • Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine

        Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine offers researchers over 200 articles covering every aspect of cardiovascular research and medicine, including fully annotated figures, abundant color illustrations and links to supplementary datasets and references. With contributions from top experts in the field, this book is the most reputable and easily searchable resource of cardiovascular-focused basic and translational content for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences. The panel of authors chosen from an international board of leading scholars renders the text trustworthy, contemporary and representative of the global scientific expertise in these domains. The book's thematic structuring of sections and in-depth breakdown of topics encourages user-friendly, easily searchable chapters. Cross-references to related articles and links to further reading and references will further guide readers to a full understanding of the topics under discussion. Readers will find an unparalleled, one-stop resource exploring all major aspects of cardiovascular research and medicine.

      • SYSTAT 8.0 for Windows Student Version

        No other student software package delivers as much power on the desktop as SYSTAT 8.0 for students working in the life sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, engineering and other fields with complex, but relatively small, data sets. Release 8.0 offers a much more flexible and easy to use interface combined with powerful graphics and an extensive set of statistical techniques from which to choose.

      • Research in Medical and Biological Sciences: From Planning and Preparation to Grant Application and Publication

        Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist. Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects.

      • Atlas of Oral Microbiology: From Healthy Microflora to Disease

        Atlas of Oral Microbiology provides a complete description of the oral microbial systems, illustrating them with a large variety of bacteria culture images and electron microscopy photos. This work is by far the most thorough and best illustrated oral microbiology atlas available. In addition, it also describes in detail a variety of experimental techniques, including microbiological isolation, culture and identification. This valuable reference book, with its strong practical function, will serve a broad audience, and meet the needs of researchers, clinicians, teachers and students who major in biology, microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases. This monograph will also facilitate teaching and international academic exchange. * Brings together interdisciplinary research on microbiology, oral biology and infectious diseases* Collects a large number of oral microbial pictures, providing the most abundantly illustrated oral microbiology atlas available* Describes in detail, a variety of experimental techniques, including microbiological isolation, culture and identification* Provides a complete update of already existing information, as well as the latest views on oral manifestations of infections

      • Rehabilitation Devices: Case Studies in Medical Devices Design

        The Case Studies in Medical Design series consists of practical, applied case studies relating to medical device design in industry. These titles complement Ogrodnik's Medical Device Design publication, and will assist engineers with applying the theory in practice. The case studies presented directly relate to Class I, Class IIa, Class IIb and Class III medical devices. Designers and companies who wish to extend their knowledge in a specific discipline related to their respective class of operation will find any or all of these titles a great addition to their library.



        . These titles will assist anyone who is working in the medical devices industry or who is studying biomedical subject areas to design a successful medical device and avoid repeating past mistakes.
        . Written by an experienced medical device engineer and entrepreneur, with real world experience of developing and commercializing medical products.
        . Joins up theory and practice in an accessible style.

      • Biomedical Texture Analysis: Fundamentals, Tools and Challenges

        Biomedical Texture Analysis: Fundamentals, Applications, Tools and Challenges describes the fundamentals and applications of biomedical texture analysis (BTA) for precision medicine. It defines what biomedical textures (BTs) are and why they require specific image analysis design approaches when compared to more classical computer vision applications.

        The fundamental properties of BTs are given to highlight key aspects of texture operator design, providing a foundation for biomedical engineers to build the next generation of biomedical texture operators. Examples of novel texture operators are described and their ability to characterize BTs are demonstrated in a variety of applications in radiology and digital histopathology. Recent open-source software frameworks which enable the extraction, exploration and analysis of 2D and 3D texture-based imaging biomarkers are also presented.

        This book provides a thorough background on texture analysis for graduate students, and biomedical engineers from both industry and academia who have basic image processing knowledge. Medical doctors and biologists with no background in image processing will also find available methods and software tools for analyzing textures in medical images.

      • An Introduction to Nonharmonic Fourier Series and Wavelet Expansions

        An Introduction to Non-Harmonic Fourier Series, Revised Edition is an update of a widely known and highly respected classic textbook.

        Throughout the book, material has also been added on recent developments, including stability theory, the frame radius, and applications to signal analysis and the control of partial differential equations.

      • Diagnostic Molecular Pathology: A Guide to Applied Molecular Testing

        Diagnostic Molecular Pathology: A Guide to Applied Molecular Testing is organized around disease types (genetic disease, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, among others). In each section, the authors provide background on disease mechanisms and describe how laboratory testing is built on knowledge of these mechanisms. Sections are dedicated to general methodologies employed in testing (to convey the concepts reflected in the methods), and specific description of how these methods can be applied and are applied to specific diseases are described. The book does not present molecular methods in isolation, but considers how other evidence (symptoms, radiology or other imaging, or other clinical tests) is used to guide the selection of molecular tests or how these other data are used in conjunction with molecular tests to make diagnoses (or otherwise contribute to clinical workup). In addition, final chapters look to the future (new technologies, new approaches) of applied molecular pathology and how discovery-based research will yield new and useful biomarkers and tests. Diagnostic Molecular Pathology contains exercises to test readers on their understanding of how molecular diagnostic tests are utilized and the value of the information that can be obtained in the context of the patient workup. Some of these exercises can be found at the end of each chapter in the form of questions and answers. Readers are also directed to an ancillary website that contains supplementary materials in the form of exercises where decision trees can be employed to simulate actual clinical decisions (with addition of time and cost of diagnosis). * Focuses on the menu of molecular diagnostic tests available in modern molecular pathology or clinical laboratories that can be applied to disease detection, diagnosis, and classification in the clinical workup of a patient* Explains how molecular tests are utilized to guide the treatment of patients in personalized medicine (guided therapies) and for prognostication of disease* Features an ancillary website with videos of laboratory tests being performed as well as self-testing exercises where decision trees can be employed to simulate actual clinical decisions* Highlights new technologies and approaches of applied molecular pathology and how discovery-based research will yield new and useful biomarkers and tests

      • HP-UX 11.x System Administration "How To" Book

        This book covers system administration specifically for HP-UX. It is not a general UNIX book that requires you to fill in the HP-UX specific parts of UNIX system administration. Every fundamental aspect of HP-UX system administration is covered in this book including advanced topics such as performance analysis and creating system recovery tapes with the new Ignite-UX product.

      • The Gut-Brain Axis: Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota

        The Gut-Brain Axis: Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota examines the potential for microbial manipulation as a therapeutic avenue in central nervous system disorders in which an altered microbiota has been implicated, and explores the mechanisms, sometimes common, by which the microbiota may contribute to such disorders.

      • Cyber Security Awareness for CEOs and Management

        Cyber Security for CEOs and Managment is a concise overview of the security threats posed to organizations and networks by the ubiquity of USB Flash Drives used as storage devices. The book will provide an overview of the cyber threat to you, your business, your livelihood, and discuss what you need to do, especially as CEOs and Management, to lower risk, reduce or eliminate liability, and protect reputation all related to information security, data protection and data breaches.

        The purpose of this book is to discuss the risk and threats to company information, customer information, as well as the company itself; how to lower the risk of a breach, reduce the associated liability, react quickly, protect customer information and the company's reputation, as well as discuss your ethical, fiduciary and legal obligations.

      • Performance Evaluation & Attribution of Security Portfolios

        Just how successful is that investment? Measuring portfolio performance requires evaluation (measuring portfolio results against benchmarks) and attribution (determining individual results of the portfolio's parts), in this book, a professor and an asset manager show readers how to use theories, applications, and real data to understand these tools. Unlike others, Fischer and Wermers teach readers how to pick the theories and applications that fit their specific needs. With material inspired by the recent financial crisis, Fischer and Wermers bring new clarity to defining investment success. This title gives readers the theories and the empirical tools to handle their own data. It includes computer exercises that promote problem solving with various datasets. It delivers more detail with greater focus and rigor than other books.

      • Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects

        Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder.

        New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe.

      • Introductory Statistics

        Introductory Statistics, Fourth Edition, reviews statistical concepts and techniques in a manner that will teach students not only how and when to utilize the statistical procedures developed, but also how to understand why these procedures should be used. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, an explanation of intuition, and the ideas behind the statistical methods.

        Concepts are motivated, illustrated, and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, it is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data. Ross achieves this goal through a coherent mix of mathematical analysis, intuitive discussions, and examples.

        Applications and examples refer to real-world issues, such as gun control, stock price models, health issues, driving age limits, school admission ages, use of helmets, sports, scientific fraud, and many others. Examples relating to data mining techniques using the number of Google queries or Twitter tweets are also considered.

        For this fourth edition, new topical coverage includes sections on Pareto distribution and the 80-20 rule, Benford's law, added material on odds and joint distributions and correlation, logistic regression, A-B testing, and more modern (big data) examples and exercises.

      • Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust

        Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust synthesizes research from various geoscience disciplines to examine volcanic and igneous plumbing systems (VIPS) in-depth. VIPS comprise a network of magma transport and storage features in the Earth's crust. These features include dykes, sills and larger magma bodies that form the pathway and supply system of magma beneath active volcanoes. Combining basic principles with world-class research and informative illustrations, this unique reference presents a holistic view of each topic covered, including magma transport, magma chambers, tectonics and volcanism.

        Addressing a variety of approaches to these topics, this book offers researchers and academics in the Earth Science fields, such as geophysics, volcanology and igneous petrology the information they need to apply the information to their own disciplines.

      • The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual

        The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today's security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition also covers many topics of current concern such as sexual harassment, crowd control, cultural diversity, persons with special needs, new technologies, and much more. With discussion questions at the end of every chapter and a full ancillary package accompanying the text, this manual is a comprehensive tool for developing a career as a successful and trusted professional security officer.

      • NMR Case Studies: Data Analysis of Complicated Molecules

        NMR Case Studies: Data Analysis of Complicated Molecules provides a detailed discussion of the full logical flow associated with assigning the NMR spectra of complex molecules, also helping readers further develop their NMR spectral assignment skills. The robust case studies present the logic of each assignment, from beginning to end, fully exploring the available range of potential solutions.

        Readers will gain a better appreciation of various approaches and develop an intuitive sense for when this particular concept should be implemented, thus enhancing their skillsets and providing a host of methodologies potentially amenable to yielding correct assignments.

        Authored by a scientist with more than 20 years of experience in research and instruction, this book is the ideal reference for anyone in search of application-based content. The book addresses complicated molecules, including corticosteroids, biomolecules, polypeptides, and secondary metabolites.

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      • SELECT Series: Microsoft Word 2002 Brief Edition

        The Select Series: Steps for Success, Projects for Perspective. The Select family of texts boasts a lively look and feel that takes a step-by-step approach to teaching Word 2002 tasks. Not only does the student step through the tasks, but the emphasis on projects in this series gives the student practical knowledge of Word 2002. Microsoft Certified to the EXPERT level, these texts contain the depth of coverage your students need.

      • In Vitro Diagnostic devices: Class 1 Sterile and Measuring Devices

        The Case Studies in Medical Design series consists of practical, applied case studies relating to medical device design in industry. These titles complement Ogrodnik's Medical Device Design publication, and will assist engineers with applying the theory in practice. The case studies presented directly relate to Class I, Class IIa, Class IIb and Class III medical devices. Designers and companies who wish to extend their knowledge in a specific discipline related to their respective class of operation will find any or all of these titles a great addition to their library.

        . These titles will assist anyone who is working in the medical devices industry or who is studying biomedical subject areas to design a successful medical device and avoid repeating past mistakes.
        . Written by an experienced medical device engineer and entrepreneur, with real world experience of developing and commercializing medical products.
        . Joins up theory and practice in an accessible style.

      • Data Structures and Abstractions with Java

        For one-semester Introductory courses or two-semester courses in data structures (CS-2) in the departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, and Management Information Systems.

        This highly anticipated innovative book by two of the leading CS-1/CS-2 authors focuses the design specification and implementation of ADTs. This book was created from the ground up with objects and Java in mind and shows students how to use and implement key data organizations. Its unique object oriented presentation divides the material into short bite size segments that are organized into small chapters. This makes learning easier for the student and allows for teaching flexibility.

      • Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis

        Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis, Second Edition, provides the latest tactics and processes that can be used in oil and gas markets to improve reliability knowledge and reduce costs to stay competitive, especially while oil prices are low.

        Updated with relevant analysis and case studies covering equipment for both onshore and offshore operations, this reference provides the engineer and manager with more information on lifetime data analysis (LDA), safety integrity levels (SILs), and asset management.

        New chapters on safety, more coverage on the latest software, and techniques such as ReBi (Reliability-Based Inspection), ReGBI (Reliability Growth-Based Inspection), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), and LDA (Lifetime Data Analysis), and asset integrity management, make the book a critical resource that will arm engineers and managers with the basic reliability principles and standard concepts that are necessary to explain their use for reliability assurance for the oil and gas industry.

      • Network Analysis with Applications

        For undergraduate courses in Advanced Circuit Analysis, Network Analysis, or Linear Systems.

        This book presents general methods of circuit and network analysis by employing differential and integral calculus and transform methods with a strong emphasis on application.

      • The Human Body: Linking Structure and Function

        The Human Body: Linking Structure and Function provides knowledge on the human body's unique structure and how it works. Each chapter is designed to be easily understood, making the reading interesting and approachable. Organized by organ system, this succinct publication presents the functional relevance of developmental studies and integrates anatomical function with structure.

      • The Medical Transcription Career Handbook

        For programs in Medical Transcription.

        Focusing on helping students land that first job and build a professional career in medical transcription, this well-researched handbook covers the essentials for future professionals in the field, arming them with practical guidelines and tips in job search strategies, career development, and opportunities for advancement.

      • Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients, and Related Methodology

        Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients, and Related Methodology, Volume 44, presents comprehensive reviews of drug substances and additional materials, with critical review chapters that summarize information related to the characterization of drug substances and excipients. The series encompasses review articles, with this release focusing on Cefpodoxime proxetil, Levetiracetam, Paclitaxel, Sorafenib, Sucrose octaacetate, Thiouracil, Topiramate, Spectrophotometric analysis, and Cocrystal Systems of Pharmaceutical Interest: 2012-2014.

      • Advances in Organometallic Chemistry

        Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 68 contains authoritative review articles of worldwide known researchers in the field of organometallic chemistry. This updated volume includes new chapters that cover Water Oxidation at Base Metal Molecular Catalysts, Functionalization Of White and Red Phosphorus in the Coordination Sphere of Transition Metal Complexes, Carbon Dioxide Transition Metal Complexes, Synthesis and Reaction Chemistry of Alkylidene Complexes with Group 4 and 5 Transition Metals: Effective Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis Polymerization and the Other Organic Transformations, and Recent Advances in Heteroatom Stabilized Carbones and Their Metal Complexes.

        This long-standing serial is known for its comprehensive coverage of topics in organometallic synthesis, reactions, mechanisms, homogeneous catalysis, and more. It is ideal for a wide range of researchers involved in organometallic chemistry, including synthetic protocols, mechanistic studies and practical applications.

      • Optics for Technology Students

        For courses in Electrical Technology, Fiber Optics, and Fiber Optic Communications.

        This comprehensive introduction for the pre-calculus student presents the fundamentals of optics for those with little or no prior training in the subject. The book's accessible format requires a foundation in only algebra and geometry and presents the applications and physics of optics principles as geometrical optics and the wave motion for light.

      • Computer Architecture: Single and Parallel Systems

        This text takes a two-fold approach: to provide a foundation for understanding and evaluating the design principles incorporated in modern computers; and to present basic techniques for designing parallel systems and parallel algorithms. In pursuit of these objectives, the author organizes and links a broad spectrum of related topics in both a systematic and reader-friendly manner. The book covers topics such as VHDL, multiprocessors and neural networks, and features several case studies that focus on the architecture of several important new microprocessors, such as Motorola 88110, Intel Pentium, Alpha AXP and Power PC. Numerical examples, illustrations and over 400 figures are included along the way.

      • Network Administration

        For Introduction to Telecom Management, Telecommunications courses and Networking.

        Designed to provide students with an overall understanding of telecommunications technology trends, this introduction provides students with an understandable, real world presentation of technology, without the theoretical and mathematical aspects that can confuse all but the most advanced students. The text provides a solid understanding of how technology works, an historical perspective of how the technology came to its present state, and an emphasis on where the technology is headed.

      • Basic Finite Element Method As Applied to Injury Biomechanics

        Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics provides a unique introduction to finite element methods. Unlike other books on the topic, this comprehensive reference teaches readers to develop a finite element model from the beginning, including all the appropriate theories that are needed throughout the model development process. In addition, the book focuses on how to apply material properties and loading conditions to the model, how to arrange the information in the order of head, neck, upper torso and upper extremity, lower torso and pelvis and lower extremity. The book covers scaling from one body size to the other, parametric modeling and joint positioning, and is an ideal text for teaching, further reading and for its unique application to injury biomechanics. With over 25 years of experience of developing finite element models, the author's experience with tissue level injury threshold instead of external loading conditions provides a guide to the "do's and dont's" of using finite element method to study injury biomechanics.

      • Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene

        For courses in Ethics, Jurisprudence as well as Practice Management.

        Rapid technological advances in dental hygiene services have made it increasingly more feasible for licensed hygienists to practice independently-thus making a solid understanding of ethics and business management not only desirable, but critical. Unique in approach, this innovative text explores-in a single volume- the moral, legal, and administrative challenges dental hygienists are likely to encounter in clinical practice, in an office setting-and the interrelationships between them. The focus throughout is not only on currently available practices and procedures, but on the decision-making process involved in applying them effectively to a given situation.

      • A Visual Introduction to AutoCAD and 3D Designing with Release 14

        For Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing, Introductory Design and Introductory AutoCAD courses.

        Written to address ABET recommendations to include more design content in traditional engineering drawing courses, this straightforward, visual-driven text introduces students to the many features of AutoCAD while developing a basic understanding of design. Its comprehensive coverage is divided into three parts-an introduction to the fundamentals of AutoCAD Release 14; an explanation of many AutoCAD three-dimensional capabilities; and a demonstration of how to apply these three-dimensional capabilities to design problems.

      • Machine Learning and Medical Imaging

        Machine Learning and Medical Imaging presents state-of- the-art machine learning methods in medical image analysis. It first summarizes cutting-edge machine learning algorithms in medical imaging, including not only classical probabilistic modeling and learning methods, but also recent breakthroughs in deep learning, sparse representation/coding, and big data hashing. In the second part leading research groups around the world present a wide spectrum of machine learning methods with application to different medical imaging modalities, clinical domains, and organs.

        The biomedical imaging modalities include ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), histology, and microscopy images. The targeted organs span the lung, liver, brain, and prostate, while there is also a treatment of examining genetic associations. Machine Learning and Medical Imaging is an ideal reference for medical imaging researchers, industry scientists and engineers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and clinicians.

      • Instant AutoCAD: Mechanical Desktop 4.0

        For Courses in Mechanical Desktop or AutoCAD courses that delve heavily into Mechanical Desktop Applications.

        • Delivering technical information in a quick-and-easy format, this tutorial/CD-ROM package is designed to give students the information and hands-on practical experience they need to work knowledgeably and efficiently with Mechanical Desktop 4.0--a 3D, feature-based, parametric modeler that enables users to create models of 3D parts from 2D sketches, and using these parts, to create detail drawings and assemblies. (Mechanical Desktop is fully integrated and makes use of the AutoCAD graphic interface.)
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      • Elements of Control Systems

        For courses in Automatic Control, Controls Technology and First Courses in Controls.

        This sound introduction to control systems technology provides students with a simple approach to the subject that keeps mathematical treatment to a minimum. Addressing fundamental and practical issues relating to control system operation, the material is reinforced through a large number of solved examples using MATLAB. The various types of automatic controllers including On/Off, PID, digital PID and fuzzy controllers and their implementation using op-op-amps and microcontrollers are discussed in detail.

      • Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment: Tools, Strategies, and Challenges for Woody Crops

        Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment: Tools, Strategies and Challenges for Woody Crops explores the complex relationship between water scarcity and climate change, agricultural water-use efficiency, crop-water stress management and modeling water scarcity in woody crops. Understanding these cause- and effect relationships and identifying the most appropriate responses are critical for sustainable crop production. The book focuses on Mediterranean environments to explain how to determine the most appropriate strategy and implement an effective plan; however, core concepts are translational to other regions. Informative for those working in agricultural water management, irrigation and drainage, crop physiology and sustainable agriculture.

      • Introduction to Java Programming with Sun ONE Studio 4

        For one/two-semester courses in Java-Introduction to Programming/CSI, Object-Oriented Programming, and Java-Intermediate/Advanced Programming.

        First on the market to cover Forte, this text is aided by Sun's Forte IDE for Java to facilitate developing and managing Java programs. The text covers all subjects required in the Level 1 Java Certification Exam-fundamentals of programming (including primitive data types, control statements, methods, and arrays); object-oriented programming; graphics programming; exception handling; internalization; multithreading; multimedia; I/O; networking; and Java data structures. With this text, students will gain core Java knowledge that is needed to develop useful projects.

      • Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges

        Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges provides both a local and global perspective on how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics demonstrate the advancement of scientific research as it applies to early warning systems, including identifying risk and the strengthening of infrastructure for different types of hazards. Through different major disasters, it has become evident that there must be a balance between hard and soft technology and physical, process and social solutions. This book demonstrates how this has been successfully implemented in Asia, and how these applications can apply on a global basis.

      • Microsoft Excel for Accounting Principles

        For use as a supplement to a principles of accounting course, college accounting course, or any accounting course requiring introductory work with spreadsheets. May also be used for the one-semester computerized accounting course when the instructor wants to expose students to several different types of software.

        This project was developed to teach students basic spreadsheet skills they will need in the business world. When students begin a job the first piece of software they will work with is not a commercial package (Peachtree, QuickBooks) but a spreadsheet program.

      • Biomaterials: A Systems Approach to Engineering Concepts

        Biomaterials: A Systems Approach to Engineering Concepts provides readers with a systems approach to biomaterials and materials engineering. By focusing on the mechanical needs of implants, disease states, and current clinical needs, readers are encouraged to design materials and systems targeted at specific conditions, and to identify the impact of their proposed solutions.

        This inventive text is a useful resource for researchers, students, and course providers of biomaterials and biomedical engineering.

      • Digital Cash: Commerce on the Net

        The creation and use of Internet-based monetary exchange systems is a growing area of concern for a wide variety of companies who desire to utilize the Net for business and/or banking purposes. This edition is a guide to exchanging money over the Net. The changes in this work are based on the user feedback received, and encompass topics and expansion of chapters from the first edition, including the creation and implementation of Internet-based monetary systems such as digital checks and digital coupons, algorithms used to create these systems, and encryption and security techniques. The book features reviews of the recent digital cash software. The enclosed DOS disk contains CGI scripts and demos of digital cash software.

      • Research Methods for Cyber Security

        Research Methods for Cyber Security teaches scientific methods for generating impactful knowledge, validating theories, and adding critical rigor to the cyber security field. This book shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied. Each research method chapter concludes with recommended outlines and suggested templates for submission to peer reviewed venues. This book concludes with information on cross-cutting issues within cyber security research. Cyber security research contends with numerous unique issues, such as an extremely fast environment evolution, adversarial behavior, and the merging of natural and social science phenomena. Research Methods for Cyber Security addresses these concerns and much more by teaching readers not only the process of science in the context of cyber security research, but providing assistance in execution of research as well.

      • Scaffolding Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback

        This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Trade, Trade Safety, Trade Tools and Equipment, Trade Math, Stationary Scaffolds, Mobile Scaffolds and Suspension Scaffolds.

         

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      • Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts

        Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts provides a thorough update to the rapidly evolving fields of biomechanics of human motion and motor control with research published in biology, psychology, physics, medicine, physical therapy, robotics, and engineering consistently breaking new ground.

        This book clarifies the meaning of the most frequently used terms, and consists of four parts, with part one covering biomechanical concepts, including joint torques, stiffness and stiffness-like measures, viscosity, damping and impedance, and mechanical work and energy. Other sections deal with neurophysiological concepts used in motor control, such as muscle tone, reflex, pre-programmed reactions, efferent copy, and central pattern generator, and central motor control concepts, including redundancy and abundance, synergy, equilibrium-point hypothesis, and motor program, and posture and prehension from the field of motor behavior.

        The book is organized to cover smaller concepts within the context of larger concepts. For example, internal models are covered in the chapter on motor programs. Major concepts are not only defined, but given context as to how research came to use the term in this manner.

      • The Green Industrial Revolution: Energy, Engineering and Economics

        The new green industrial revolution is driven by a variety of global environmental concerns. In some regions, it is spurred by the scarcity of cheap affordable renewable energy that will also lead to a reduced reliance on fossil fuel in the production of power. In others, it is driven by a need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power generation. This book provides a comprehensive review of the most popular green "disruptive" technologies in energy production as well as their economic impact. In addition, the book includes a multitude of international case studies where these technologies are currently deployed and their economic impact on the region.

      • Digital and Document Examination

        The Advanced Forensic Science Series grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. This volume, Digital and Document Examination, will serve as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching digital forensics and forensic document examination, as well as an excellent reference for forensic scientist's libraries or use in their casework. Coverage includes digital devices, transportation, types of documents, forensic accounting and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, the Advanced Forensic Science Series is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community.

      • Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders

        Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer provides tangible, proven, and practical approaches to optimizing the security leader's ability to lead both today's, and tomorrow's, multidisciplined security, risk, and privacy function.

        The need for well-trained and effective executives who focus on business security, risk, and privacy has exponentially increased as the critical underpinnings of today's businesses rely more and more on their ability to ensure the effective operation and availability of business processes and technology.

        Cyberattacks, e-crime, intellectual property theft, and operating globally requires sustainable security programs and operations led by executives who cannot only adapt to today's requirements, but also focus on the future.

        The book provides foundational and practical methods for creating teams, organizations, services, and operations for today's-and tomorrow's-physical and information converged security program, also teaching the principles for alignment to the business, risk management and mitigation strategies, and how to create momentum in business operations protection.

      • Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications with the 8085

        Created for one/two semester undergraduate level courses in Introduction to Microprocessors offered in electrical and computer technology departments and requires a prerequisite course in digital logic, but assumes no knowledge of programming.

        The first of its kind to offer an integrated treatment of both the hardware and software aspects of the microprocessor, this comprehensive and thoroughly updated text focuses on the 8085 microprocessor family to teach the basic concepts underlying programmable devices. Providing a sound pedagogy - from basic concepts to applications - it fully prepares students to apply concepts learned to other microprocessors in higher level courses or to a variety of situations they may encounter in their future jobs.

      • Security Operations Center Guidebook: A Practical Guide for a Successful SOC

        Security Operations Center Guidebook: A Practical Guide for a Successful SOC provides everything security professionals need to create and operate a world-class Security Operations Center. It starts by helping professionals build a successful business case using financial, operational, and regulatory requirements to support the creation and operation of an SOC. It then delves into the policies and procedures necessary to run an effective SOC and explains how to gather the necessary metrics to persuade upper management that a company's SOC is providing value. This comprehensive text also covers more advanced topics, such as the most common Underwriter Laboratory (UL) listings that can be acquired, how and why they can help a company, and what additional activities and services an SOC can provide to maximize value to a company. Helps security professionals build a successful business case for a Security Operations Center, including information on the necessary financial, operational, and regulatory requirements Includes the required procedures, policies, and metrics to consider Addresses the often opposing objectives between the security department and the rest of the business with regard to security investments Features objectives, case studies, checklists, and samples where applicable

      • Understanding Optical Communications

        If you need to understand the state-of-the-art in optical communications, this is the most complete, up-to-date technical overview available. Over the past 15 years, optical fiber has revolutionized wide area communications -- making possible the Internet as we know it. Now a second fiber revolution is underway. Advanced technologies such as Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) are adding even more capacity, and fiber is increasingly the media of choice in MANs, campuses, buildings, LANs -- soon, even homes. Now, discover the fundamental principles and components of optical communications, as well as the key interfaces and engineering challenges. Understand the roles of FDDI, Ethernet on Fiber, ESCON, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and ATM. Review key technical issues facing engineers as they extend fiber into new applications and markets -- and get an up-to-the-minute status report on WDM for LANs and MANs. Finally, preview the advanced R&D most likely to bear fruit: dark and spatial solitons, advanced fibers, plastic technologies, optical CDMA, TDM and packet networks, and more. Whether you're building optical systems or planning for them, this is the briefing you've been looking for.

      • Essential Structural Technology for Construction and Architecture

        For courses in Statics/Structural Analysis, Strength of Materials, Structural Design with Timber/Steel/Concrete, and Foundations taken by students in construction technology, architecture, and engineering technology.

        Concise, easy-to-read, and mathematically accessible, this text helps non-engineering students develop a broad working knowledge of structures-one that will enable them to envision how structures resist loads and that will prepare them to collaborate effectively with other construction professionals while analyzing, designing, and constructing structures. Written by a practicing structural engineer and educator with over 20 years' experience in the field, it focuses on the key concepts of structures taken from traditional engineering courses in statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, timber design, steel design, reinforced concrete design, soil mechanics, and foundation design.

      • Underbalanced Drilling: Limits and Extremes

        The present crude oil and natural gas reservoirs around the world have depleted conventional production levels. To continue enhancing productivity for the remaining mature reservoirs, drilling decision-makers could no longer rely on traditional balanced or overbalanced methods of drilling. Derived from conventional air drilling, underbalanced drilling is increasingly necessary to meet today's energy and drilling needs. While more costly and extreme, underbalanced drilling can minimize pressure within the formation, increase drilling rate of penetration, reduce formation damage and lost circulation, making mature reservoirs once again viable and more productive. To further explain this essential drilling procedure, Bill Rehm, an experienced legend in drilling along with his co-editors, has compiled a handbook perfect for the drilling supervisor.

        Underbalanced Drilling: Limits and Extremes, written under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, contain many great features and contributions including:

        • Real case studies shared by major service companies to give the reader guidelines on what might happen in actual operations
        • Questions and answers at the end of the chapters for upcoming engineers to test their knowledge
        • Common procedures, typical and special equipment involved, and most importantly, the limits and challenges that still surround this technology

      • Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming

        SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, 20 years later and in its fifth edition, this classic reference still reigns supreme as the only book written by a SQL master that teaches programmers and practitioners to become SQL masters themselves! These are not just tips and techniques; also offered are the best solutions to old and new challenges. Joe Celko conveys the way you need to think in order to get the most out of SQL programming efforts for both correctness and performance. New to the fifth edition, Joe features new examples to reflect the ANSI/ISO Standards so anyone can use it. He also updates data element names to meet new ISO-11179 rules with the same experience-based teaching style that made the previous editions the classics they are today. You will learn new ways to write common queries, such as finding coverings, partitions, runs in data, auctions and inventory, relational divisions and so forth. SQL for Smarties explains some of the principles of SQL programming as well as the code. A new chapter discusses design flaws in DDL, such as attribute splitting, non-normal forum redundancies and tibbling. There is a look at the traditional acid versus base transaction models, now popular in NoSQL products. You'll learn about computed columns and the DEFERRABLE options in constraints. An overview of the bi-temporal model is new to this edition and there is a longer discussion about descriptive statistic aggregate functions. The book finishes with an overview of SQL/PSM that is applicable to proprietary 4GL vendor extensions. * New to the 5th Edition: * Downloadable data sets, code samples, and vendor-specific implementations!* Overview of the bitemporal model* Extended coverage of descriptive statistic aggregate functions* New chapter covers flaws in DDL* Examination of traditional acid versus base transaction models* Reorganized to help you navigate related topics with ease* Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist Joe Celko, who served on the ANSI SQL standards committee for over a decade* Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is SQL 92 or SQL 2011 * Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges

      • Advanced Computer Architecture: A Systems Design Approach

        This work presents a coherent approach to computer system design that encompasses many, if not most, of the design problems and solution options - starting from the structures of contemporary programming languages and operating systems, extending inwards to the processor's architecture and its implementation. It covers not only the basic tricks and techniques but also the relationships between software and hardware levels of system implementation and operation.

      • Sybase Developer's Handbook

        This text should be a comprehensive resource for systems administrators, and includes detailed information on all aspects of the Sybase System 10 and 11 software, as well as sections on related supplementary software. The text deals with such issues as structuring a SQl server environment, using open server architectures, and tuning and optimizing a SQL server. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a trouble-shooting database and application.

      • Introduction to C++

        For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

        ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a complete, flexible introductory engineering and computing program. Featuring over 15 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose modules, but also sections of modules, incorporate their own materials, and re-paginate and re-index the complete project. http://emissary.prenhall.com/esource

        or http://www.prenhall.com/esource

      • The Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies

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      • International Money and Finance

        International Money and Finance, Ninth Edition presents an institutional and historical overview of international finance and international money, illustrating how key economic concepts can illuminate real world problems. With three substantially revised chapters, and all chapters updated, it functions as a finance book that includes an international macroeconomics perspective in its final section. It emphasizes the newest trends in research, neatly defining the intersection of macro and finance. Successfully used worldwide in both finance and economics departments at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the book features current data, revised test banks, and sharp insights about the practical implications of decision-making.

      • Elements of Financial Risk Management

        The Second Edition of this best-selling book expands its advanced approach to financial risk models by covering market, credit, and integrated risk. With new data that cover the recent financial crisis, it combines Excel-based empirical exercises at the end of each chapter with online exercises so readers can use their own data. Its unified GARCH modeling approach, empirically sophisticated and relevant yet easy to implement, sets this book apart from others. Five new chapters and updated end-of-chapter questions and exercises, as well as Excel-solutions manual, support its step-by-step approach to choosing tools and solving problems.

      • IA-64 and Elementary Functions: Speed and Precision

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      • Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner

        Put Predictive Analytics into Action Learn the basics of Predictive Analysis and Data Mining through an easy to understand conceptual framework and immediately practice the concepts learned using the open source RapidMiner tool. Whether you are brand new to Data Mining or working on your tenth project, this book will show you how to analyze data, uncover hidden patterns and relationships to aid important decisions and predictions. Data Mining has become an essential tool for any enterprise that collects, stores and processes data as part of its operations. This book is ideal for business users, data analysts, business analysts, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals and for anyone who wants to learn Data Mining. You'll be able to: 1. Gain the necessary knowledge of different data mining techniques, so that you can select the right technique for a given data problem and create a general purpose analytics process. 2. Get up and running fast with more than two dozen commonly used powerful algorithms for predictive analytics using practical use cases. 3. Implement a simple step-by-step process for predicting an outcome or discovering hidden relationships from the data using RapidMiner, an open source GUI based data mining tool Predictive analytics and Data Mining techniques covered: Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualization, Decision trees, Rule induction, k-Nearest Neighbors, Naive Bayesian, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector machines, Ensemble models, Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Association analysis using Apriori and FP Growth, K-Means clustering, Density based clustering, Self Organizing Maps, Text Mining, Time series forecasting, Anomaly detection and Feature selection. Implementation files can be downloaded from the book companion site at www.LearnPredictiveAnalytics.com

      • Improving the User Experience through Practical Data Analytics: Gain Meaningful Insight and Increase Your Bottom Line

        Improving the User Experience through Practical Data Analytics is your must-have resource for making UX design decisions based on data, rather than hunches. Authors Fritz and Berger help the UX professional recognize and understand the enormous potential of the ever-increasing user data that is often accumulated as a by-product of routine UX tasks, such as conducting usability tests, launching surveys, or reviewing clickstream information. Then, step-by-step, they explain how to utilize both descriptive and predictive statistical techniques to gain meaningful insight with that data. You'll be able to more effectively delight your customers, reduce costs, improve productivity 3/4 and increase your bottom line. By mastering the use of these techniques, you'll gain meaningful insight and a powerful competitive advantage for your company-and yourself.

      • The 8088 and 8086 Microprocessors: Programming Interfacing, Software, Hardware, and Applications: United States Edition

        For one-semester courses in Microprocessors.

        This text provides a systems-level understanding of the 80X86 microprocessor and its hardware and software. Equal emphasis is given to both assembly language software and microcomputer circuit design.

      • Approaches to Understanding Breast Cancer

        Approaches to Understanding Breast Cancer, Volume 151, the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series focuses on breast cancer, with new chapters that include information on Breast Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Screening, DCIS: Current Principles of Management, Pregnancy and Hormonal Prevention of Breast Cancer, Chemokines: Key Players in Pathobiology of Breast Cancer, Mircrobiota and Breast Cancer, Experimental Therapeutic Use of Estrogen Receptor Beta Agonists in Prevention and Treatment of Endocrine Therapy Resistant Breast Cancers: Observations from Pre-Clinical Models, Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cells: Key for Anti-Metastatic Therapy, and Experimental Therapy of Advanced Breast Cancer: Target NFAT1-MDM2-p53 Pathway.

      • Atom Probe Tomography: Put Theory Into Practice

        Atom Probe Tomography is aimed at beginners and researchers interested in expanding their expertise in this area. It provides the theoretical background and practical information necessary to investigate how materials work using atom probe microscopy techniques, and includes detailed explanations of the fundamentals, the instrumentation, contemporary specimen preparation techniques, and experimental details, as well as an overview of the results that can be obtained. The book emphasizes processes for assessing data quality and the proper implementation of advanced data mining algorithms.

        For those more experienced in the technique, this book will serve as a single comprehensive source of indispensable reference information, tables, and techniques. Both beginner and expert will value the way the book is set out in the context of materials science and engineering. In addition, its references to key research outcomes based upon the training program held at the University of Rouen--one of the leading scientific research centers exploring the various aspects of the instrument--will further enhance understanding and the learning process.

      • The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator

        For undergraduate/graduate-level business courses that cover the skills of negotiation.

        This text provides an integrated, big-picture view of what to do and what to avoid at the bargaining table, based on the latest research findings. Combining a strong applied flavor with straightforward and lively writing, it presents a unified, and comprehensive overview of the insights, strategies, and practices inherent in successful negotiations, and addresses the most common myths and pitfalls that plague negotiators. It weaves together a wide range of disciplines in its study of negotiation, including economics, psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior.

      • Finite Mathematics: Solving Problems in Business, Economics, ...Social Sciences

        For courses in Mathematics for Business, Finite Mathematics, and Applied Calculus.

        This text, modern in its writing style as well as in its applications, contains numerous exercises-both skill oriented and applications-, real data problems, and a problem solving method. Its exercises are based on data from the World Wide Web, and allow students to see for themselves how mathematics is used in everyday life.

      • WEEE Recycling: Research, Development, and Policies

        WEEE Recycling: Research, Development, and Policies covers policies, research, development, and challenges in recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The book introduces WEEE management and then covers the environmental, economic, and societal applications of e-waste recycling, focusing on the technical challenges to designing efficient and sustainable recycling processes-including physical separation, pyrometallurgical, and hydrometallurgical processes. The development of processes for recovering strategic and critical metals from urban mining is a priority for many countries, especially those having few available ores mining.

      • SYSTAT 8.0: Getting Started

        This book helps new and old users of SYSTAT become familiar with the features of SYSTAT 8.0 including windows, menus, and commands. Detailed screen shots help explain the basics of SYSTAT as well as working with output and BMPD.

      • Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology

        Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, Third Edition, presents an essential overview of systems toxicologic pathology in a clear-and-concise manner. Toxicologic pathology integrates toxicology and its interdisciplinary components, including biochemistry, pharmacodynamics and risk assessment to pathology and its related disciplines, such as physiology, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology. This wholly revised and updated edition presents the newest information on the topic, and is an essential reference for advanced students, early career researchers, toxicologic pathologists, pharmaceutical scientists, medical pathologists and clinicians, and anyone involved with drug and device development. The book includes a new section describing the application of toxicologic pathology, such as diagnostic and forensic toxicologic pathology, environmental toxicologic pathology, experimental and industrial toxicologic pathology, and pathology issues in the design of toxicology studies. There are also new chapters on special senses (the eye and ear) and the biochemical and molecular basis of toxicity, among others.

      • A Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic

        For a one-quarter/one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Mathematical Logic.

        With the idea that mathematical logic is absolutely central to mathematics, this tightly focused, elementary text discusses concepts that are used by mathematicians in every branch of the subject-a subject with increasing applications and intrinsic interest. It features an inviting writing style and a mathematical approach with precise statements of theorems and correct proofs. Students are introduced to the main results of mathematical logic-results that are central to the understanding of mathematics as a whole.

      • The Fire and EMS Department Safety Officer

        For courses in Fire Service Supervision, Fire Service Management and Incident Operations.

        This text addresses the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of the Safety Officer in a fire and/or EMS department from the two primary aspects of the position-operational and administrative. It provides an overview of applicable laws, regulations, and standards that affect the functions of a Safety Officer, and identifies other areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities that a competent Safety Officer must have.

      • The Leptonic Magnetic Monopole - Theory and Experiments

        Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics merges two long-running serials--Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics and Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy. The series features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science and digital image processing, electromagnetic wave propagation, electron microscopy, and the computing methods used in all these domains.

      • Using Mathematics in Economic Analysis

        For undergraduate courses in Mathematical Economics where students have completed a first course in Calculus and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and/or Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. Also serves as a supplement to the standard Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory courses, graduate programs in Economics, and Master's programs in Business and Public Policy.

        This text is designed to help students develop mathematical skills that will open up a new dimension of economic analysis, thereby enhancing their understanding of economic theories.

      • SPSS 10.0 Syntax Reference Guide

        Underlying the graphical user interface of SPSS 10.0 is a command syntax that enables production-mode operation of the software and gives access to complex file definitions and less commonly used specifications on statistical procedures. The syntax for all commands in SPSS Base, including the interactive graphs, is presented in this guide. Following an introduction to the "universal" features of the command language, commands are presented in alphabetical order with detailed descriptions of each specification and many examples. The book includes both a subject index and an index to all key-words in the language.

      • Advances in Brain Cancer for Clinicians and Scientists

        Advances in Brain Cancer for Clinicians and Scientists provides a rapid update for the busy clinician or scientist interested in learning about the latest advances in brain cancer research. This book is useful for scientists wishing to learn more about clinical advances, clinicians wanting to update themselves on scientific advances, or physicians or trainees who see patients irregularly, but still wish to stay up-to-date.

        The field of brain tumor research is exploding with new scientific information, and treatments are rapidly changing as new genetic discoveries and technological advances emerge. This book provides a single source for a unified update in this area that includes treatment protocols for brain tumor patients from many different perspectives.



        • Provides a rapid update for clinicians and scientists interested in brain cancer research
        • Organized for quick reference for the busy clinician or scientist
        • Offers an affordable alternative to conference attendance

      • Lab Manual (Boydell)

        Includes 53 experiments tied directly to the text. The main text includes "Lab References" in the margins to show which labs should be performed with the accompanying theory.

      • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Exosomes: The Potential for Translational Nanomedicine

        Mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes are at the forefront of research in two of the most high profile and funded scientific areas - cardiovascular research and stem cells. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Exosomes provides insight into the biofunction and molecular mechanisms, practical tools for research, and a look toward the clinical applications of this exciting phenomenon which is emerging as an effective diagnostic. Primarily focused on the cardiovascular applications where there have been the greatest advancements toward the clinic, this is the first compendium for clinical and biomedical researchers who are interested in integrating MSC-derived exosomes as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

      • Ultimate Cooking Companion for At-Home Caregivers

        For courses in Homemaker/Home Health Aide certification and Nutrition for at-home caregivers.

        Written by a multidisciplinary team of practicing home care, nutrition, and education professionals, this reference is designed to assist at-home caregivers as they plan and cook meals, assist with feeding, and model the very best nutritional related practices. Providing both reference material and practical "how to" information in easy-to-read, table-and-chart format, it features a collection of tested recipes geared to simple, basic fare-which can be individualized to include ethnic preferences, age-related preferences, and economic circumstances. Both safety and convenience are themes which run throughout the book.

      • SyncML: Synchronizing and Managing Your Mobile Data

        A guide to a new standard for synchronizing information on wireless devices.

      • Host Response to Biomaterials: The Impact of Host Response on Biomaterial Selection

        Host Response to Biomaterials: The Impact of Host Response on Biomaterial Selection explains the various categories of biomaterials and their significance for clinical applications, focusing on the host response to each biomaterial. It is one of the first books to connect immunology and biomaterials with regard to host response. The text also explores the role of the immune system in host response, and covers the regulatory environment for biomaterials, along with the benefits of synthetic versus natural biomaterials, and the transition from simple to complex biomaterial solutions. Fields covered include, but are not limited to, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, and regenerative medicine. * Explains the various categories of biomaterials and their significance for clinical applications* Contains a range of extensive coverage, including, but not limited to, orthopedic, surgery, dental, general surgery, neurosurgery, lower urinary tract, and regenerative medicine* Includes regulations regarding combination devices

      • High Integrity Systems and Safety Management in Hazardous Industries

        This book is about the engineering management of hazardous industries, such as oil and gas production, hydrocarbon refining, nuclear power and the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Its scope includes an overview of design standards and processes for high integrity systems, safety management processes as applied to hazardous industries and details best practices in design, operations, maintenance and regulation. Selected case studies are used to show how the complex multidisciplinary enterprises to design and operate hazardous plant can sometimes fail. This includes the subtlety and fragility of the robust safety culture that is required. It is aimed at professional engineers who design, build and operate these hazardous plants. This book is also written for business schools and university engineering departments where engineering management is studied.

      • Nano-Optoelectronic Sensors and Devices: Nanophotonics from Design to Manufacturing

        Nanophotonics has emerged as a major technology and applications domain, exploiting the interaction of light-emitting and light-sensing nanostructured materials. These devices are lightweight, highly efficient, low on power consumption, and are cost effective to produce. The authors of this book have been involved in pioneering work in manufacturing photonic devices from carbon nanotube (CNT) nanowires and provide a series of practical guidelines for their design and manufacture, using processes such as nano-robotic manipulation and assembly methods. They also introduce the design and operational principles of opto-electrical sensing devices at the nano scale. Thermal annealing and packaging processes are also covered, as key elements in a scalable manufacturing process. Examples of applications of different nanowire based photonic devices are presented. These include applications in the fields of electronics (e.g. FET, CNT Schotty diode) and solar energy.

      • Insider Threat: Prevention, Detection, Mitigation, and Deterrence

        Insider Threat: Detection, Mitigation, Deterrence and Prevention presents a set of solutions to address the increase in cases of insider threat. This includes espionage, embezzlement, sabotage, fraud, intellectual property theft, and research and development theft from current or former employees. This book outlines a step-by-step path for developing an insider threat program within any organization, focusing on management and employee engagement, as well as ethical, legal, and privacy concerns. In addition, it includes tactics on how to collect, correlate, and visualize potential risk indicators into a seamless system for protecting an organization's critical assets from malicious, complacent, and ignorant insiders. Insider Threat presents robust mitigation strategies that will interrupt the forward motion of a potential insider who intends to do harm to a company or its employees, as well as an understanding of supply chain risk and cyber security, as they relate to insider threat.

      • Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL 2.0

        Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL 2.0 teaches OpenCL and parallel programming for complex systems that may include a variety of device architectures: multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and fully-integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). This fully-revised edition includes the latest enhancements in OpenCL 2.0 including: . Shared virtual memory to increase programming flexibility and reduce data transfers that consume resources . Dynamic parallelism which reduces processor load and avoids bottlenecks . Improved imaging support and integration with OpenGL Designed to work on multiple platforms, OpenCL will help you more effectively program for a heterogeneous future. Written by leaders in the parallel computing and OpenCL communities, this book explores memory spaces, optimization techniques, extensions, debugging and profiling. Multiple case studies and examples illustrate high-performance algorithms, distributing work across heterogeneous systems, embedded domain-specific languages, and will give you hands-on OpenCL experience to address a range of fundamental parallel algorithms. * Updated content to cover the latest developments in OpenCL 2.0 , including improvements in memory handling, parallelism, and imaging support * Explanations of principles and strategies to learn parallel programming with OpenCL, from understanding the abstraction models to thoroughly testing and debugging complete applications * Example code covering image analytics, web plugins, particle simulations, video editing, performance optimization, and more

      • Illustrated Toxicology: With Study Questions

        Illustrated Toxicology: With Study Questions is an essential, practical resource for self-study and guidance catering to a broad spectrum of students. This book covers a range of core toxicological areas, including pesticides, radioactive materials and poisonous plants, also presenting a section on veterinary toxicology. Across 16 chapters, the book presents key concepts with the aid of over 250 detailed, full-color illustrations. Each section is supplemented with practical exercises to support active learning. This combination of clear illustrations and sample testing will help readers gain a deeper understanding of toxicology.

        This book is useful for toxicology, pharmacy, medical and veterinary students, and also serves as a refresher for academics and professionals in the field, including clinical pharmacists, forensic toxicologists, environmentalists and veterinarians.

      • Linux Network Administrator's Interactive Workbook

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      • Prebiotics and Probiotics in Human Milk: Origins and Functions of Milk-Borne Oligosaccharides and Bacteria

        Prebiotics and Probiotics in Human Milk: Origins and Functions of Milk-Borne Oligosaccharides and Bacteria provides a comprehensive, yet approachable, treatise on what is currently known about the origins and functions of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), the complex sugars in milk that are not digested by the infant.

        The book examines how HMOs and bacteria in human milk may function independently and coordinately to influence both maternal and infant health. Human milk is the only food "designed" specifically to nourish humans, indeed representing the essence of a perfect "functional food." And although researchers have been studying its composition for decades, surprisingly little is really understood about the origins and functions of its myriad components, an area that is especially true for HMOs and bacteria.

        This book provides a thorough review of the newest research on these inter-related milk constituents as written by a team of experts from both academia and industry who actively conduct HMO and human milk microbiome research as they endeavor to apply this new knowledge to infant nutrition. Each chapter provides objective rationale for what research is still needed in this rapidly evolving area, also discussing the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry in adding HMO and microbes to infant food products.

        This book is a valuable resource for nutrition researchers focused on infant nutrition, food scientists and product developers working on infant formula, and clinicians interested in broadening their understanding of the benefits of human milk for infants.

      • Organosilicon Compounds: Theory and Experiment (Synthesis)

        Organosilicon Compounds: Theory and Experiment (Synthesis), volume 1, comprises two parts. The first part, Theory, covers state-of-the-art computational treatments of unusual nonstandard organosilicon compounds that classical bonding theory fails to describe adequately. The second part, Experiment (Synthesis), describes recent synthetic advances in the preparation of a variety of organosilicon compounds with different coordination numbers of the central silicon: from tetracoordinate to low-coordinate to hypercoordinate derivatives. Organosilicon Compounds: From Theory to Synthesis to Applications provides a comprehensive overview of this important area of organic and organometallic chemistry, dealing with compounds containing carbon-silicon bonds. This field, which includes compounds that are widely encountered in commercial products such as in the fabrication of sealants, adhesives, and coatings, has seen many milestone discoveries reported during the last two decades. Beginning with the theoretical aspects of organosilicon compounds' structure and bonding, the book then explores their synthetic aspects, including main group element organosilicon compounds, transition metal complexes, silicon cages and clusters, low-coordinate organosilicon derivatives (cations, radicals, anions, multiple bonds to silicon, silaaromatics), and more. Next, readers will find valuable sections that explore physical and chemical properties of organosilicon compounds by means of X-ray crystallography, 29Si NMR spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, and other methods. Finally, the work delves into applications for industrial uses and in many related fields, such as polymers, material science, nanotechnology, bioorganics, and medicinal silicon chemistry. Features valuable contributions from prominent experts that cover both fundamental (theoretical, synthetic, physico-chemical) and applied (material science, applications) aspects of modern organosilicon chemistry Covers important. . .

      • Mechanics of Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration, Volume 1: General Concepts and Elementary Sources

        Mechanics of Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration, Volume 1: General Concepts and Elementary Sources, Second Edition, enables readers to fully understand flow-induced vibration and sound, unifying the disciplines of fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, vibration, acoustics, and statistics in order to classify and examine each of the leading sources of vibration and sound induced by various types of fluid motion. Starting with classical theories of aeroacoustics and hydroacoustics, a formalism of integral solutions valid for sources near boundaries is developed and then broadened to address different source types, including jet noise, flow tones, dipole sound from cylinders, and cavitation noise. Step-by-step derivations clearly identify any assumptions made throughout. Each chapter is illustrated with comparisons of leading formulas and measured data. Along with its companion, Mechanics of Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration, Volume 2: Complex Flow-Structure Interactions, the book covers everything an engineer needs to understand flow-induced sound and vibration. This book will be essential reading for postgraduate students, and for engineers and researchers with an interest in aerospace, ships and submarines, offshore structures, construction, and ventilation.

      • Regenerative Nephrology

        Progression of chronic diseases in general and chronic kidney disease in particular has been traditionally viewed in the light of various contributors to development of glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial scarring culminating in renal fibrosis. Indeed, this dogma prevailed for decades underscoring experimental attempts to halt fibrotic processes. Breakthrough investigations of the past few years on stem/progenitor cell involvement in organ regeneration caused a conceptual shift in tackling the mechanisms of nephrosclerosis. It has become clear that the rate of progression of chronic kidney disease is the net sum of the opposing trends: degenerative fibrotic processes and regenerative repair mechanisms. The latter part of this equation has been by and large ignored for years and only recently attracted investigative attention. This book revisits the problem of kidney disease by focusing on regenerative mechanisms in renal repair and on the ways these regenerative processes can become subverted by an intrinsic disease process eventuating in its progression. Cutting-edge investigations are summarized by the most experienced international team of experts.

      • Real Estate Investment: A Capital Market Approach

        Periodic worldwide economic turmoil over the last few decades has created an environment in which the degree of risk of investment assets is now an important factor in their evaluation. Real Estate Investment: A Capital Market Approach is the first text to examine the effect of such changes on real estate markets, taking an in-depth look at three major areas of financial and economic importance within the real estate profession:
        . The time value of money and the valuation of cash flows
        . Risk and return in real estate
        . Portfolio management

        Real Estate Investment: A Capital Market Approach is aimed primarily at students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in property investment or finance and MBA real estate specialists. The text is also of interest to fund managers, property researchers and professional investment valuers.


      • Climate Adaptation Engineering: Risks and Economics for Infrastructure Decision-Making

        Climate Adaptation Engineering defines the measures taken to reduce vulnerability and increase the resiliency of built infrastructure. This includes enhancement of design standards, structural strengthening, utilisation of new materials, and changes to inspection and maintenance regimes, etc. The book examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on infrastructure and risk-management policies. Rich with case studies, this resource will enable engineers to develop a long-term, self-sustained assessment capacity and more effective risk-management strategies. The book's authors also take a long-term view, dealing with several aspects of climate change. The text has been written in a style accessible to technical and non-technical readers with a focus on practical decision outcomes.

      • Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs

        A title in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs presents both an overview and a guide to techniques for designer drug analysis. Proliferation of the synthesis and use of designer drugs is a serious public health problem with social, economic, and legal implications. Whether abuse is studied at the population level or the individual level, researchers need both background and highly detailed technical information on specific drugs and drug classes in order to combat the proliferation and highly damaging consequences of these substances. Author Brian F. Thomas provides a comprehensive discussion that emphasizes the potential threat to society, presents the ongoing challenges confronting the various laboratory approaches to detection and identification of new chemical entities, and informs the development of improved analytical solutions for use in legislation, law enforcement, and treatment.

        Detection and Identification of Designer Drugs offers an introduction to the field and a source of information on specific drugs, drug effects, and analytical tools to a wide audience for anyone studying or engaging in designer drug analysis. Analytical and medical chemists, pharmacologist, toxicologists, and students, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of drug abuse, medicine, public health, and forensics will greatly benefit from this essential text.

      • Miller and Freund's Probability and Statistics for Engineers: United States Edition

        For an introductory, one/two semester, junior/senior level course in Probability and Statistics or Applied Statistics for engineering, physical science, and mathematics students.

        This example and exercise-rich exploration of both elementary probability and basic statistics places a strong emphasis on engineering and science applications, many using data collected from the author's consulting experience. In later chapters, there is an emphasis on designed experiments, especially two-level factorial design.

      • The Essential Guide to Application Service Providers

        This will be the first book to assess what ASPs are, how a company may use them, where the market is going, and where the technology is goint to, written in the already-successful style and format of the Essential Guide series.

      • Evolutionary Analysis

        For undergraduates majoring in the biological sciences.

        Building on the strengths of the first edition, Evolutionary Analysis, 2/e, continues to present evolution as a process, emphasizing the interplay between theory, observation, testing, and interpretation. By presenting principles through recent and classical studies and by emphasizing real-world applications, Evolutionary Analysis deftly conveys the excitement and logic of evolutionary science.

      • SPSS Base 10 Applications Guide

        This guide to the statistical procedures in SPSS Base 10 contains several examples for each procedure, starting with default operations and moving on through the most commonly used optional specifications. It discusses the assumptions required by each procedure, checking the data for those finding strategies to deal with data that do not meet the required assumptions. The bulk of this guide focuses on the output, on understanding what the statistics mean and how the different statistics relate to each other. After reading this book, a user with limited statistical experience should have a much stronger ability to evaluate the different numbers that appear in the output and to understand the description they provide of the variable or relationship being analyzed. This book is designed to be used with the SPSS Base 10 for Windows User's Guide.

      • Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention

        Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation: A volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series presents cases illustrating efforts to reduce human and material losses associated with disasters. This volume demonstrates that mitigation is an ongoing phase in which communities continually pursue long-term hazard resistance and reduction. Cases illustrate the importance of risk assessment in the development of mitigation strategies through hazard mapping and multi-hazard mitigation planning. Cases also illustrate approaches to reduction risk through structural and non-structural means, giving consideration to benefits or limitations of these strategies in different contexts.

        The contributions of different mitigation activities to disaster risk reduction efforts are examined using the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

      • Understanding Canadian Public Administration: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

        This text is appropriate for undergraduate university and college students in political science and public administration courses.

        This text examines not only the theoretical issues forming the field of public administration, but also the actual practice of public administration in Canada, so that students develop the ability to make connections between the theory and real-life cases and experiences.

      • DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System

        DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System provides tactics on how to protect a Domain Name System (DNS) framework by exploring common DNS vulnerabilities, studying different attack vectors, and providing necessary information for securing DNS infrastructure. The book is a timely reference as DNS is an integral part of the Internet that is involved in almost every attack against a network. The book focuses entirely on the security aspects of DNS, covering common attacks against DNS servers and the protocol itself, as well as ways to use DNS to turn the tables on the attackers and stop an incident before it even starts.

      • 4G, LTE-Advanced Pro and The Road to 5G

        The upcoming 5G specifications from 3GPP, to be available in 2018, will include LTE-Advanced Pro as well as a new 5G radio-access technology. This practical and very successful book, written by engineers working closely with 3GPP, gives insight into the newest technologies and standards adopted by 3GPP, with detailed explanations of the specific solutions chosen and their implementation in LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro, as well as providing a detailed description of the path to 5G and the associated underlying technologies.

        This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the large extensions to LTE as introduced in 3GPP Releases 12 and 13 and the role of LTE in the upcoming 5G era. New to this edition includes updated content on:

        • 4G and 5G Radio Access
        • Spectrum for 4G and 5G
        • Machine-Type Communication
        • Device-to-Device Communication
        • License-assisted Access
        • Full-dimension MIMO
        • Small-cell enhancements, eIMTA, FDD+TDD aggregation, dual connectivity
        • Requirements on and general structure of 5G wireless access, addressing the existing and new usage scenarios for 5G
        • Technical solutions for the new 5G radio-access technology

        The authors of this book all work at Ericsson Research and have been deeply involved in 3G and 4G development and standardization. They are leading experts in the field and are today actively contributing to the standardization of 4G and 5G within 3GPP.

        • The leading book on 3GPP specifications for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro covering up to and including Release 13, written by Ericsson engineers who are heavily involved in the development of 3GPP specifications
        • Ten new chapters and coverage of all major features introduced with Release 12 and 13
        • Two completely new chapters on 5G wireless access including a detailed description of the key technology components under development by 3GPP

      • The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare's Changing Landscape

        The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: The Institutional Challenge to Improve Health and Well-Being in Healthcare's Changing Landscape presents the direct knowledge and vision of accomplished academic leaders whose unique positions as managers of some of the most complex academic and business enterprises make them expert contributors. Users will find invaluable insights and leadership perspectives on healthcare, health professions education, and bio-medical and clinical research that systematically explores the evolving role of global academic health centers with an eye focused on the transformation necessary to be successful in challenging environments. The book is divided into five sections moving from the broad perspective of the role of academic health centers to the role of education, training, and disruptive technologies. It then addresses the discovery processes, improving funding models, and research efficiency. Subsequent sections address the coming changes in healthcare delivery and future perspectives, providing a complete picture of the needs of the growing and influential healthcare sector. * Outlines strategies for academic health centers to successfully adapt to the global changes in healthcare and delivery* Offers forward-thinking and compelling professional and personal assessments of the evolving role of academic health centers by recognized outstanding academic healthcare leaders* Includes case studies and personal reflections, providing lessons learned and new recommendations to challenge leaders* Provides discussions on the discovery process, improving funding models, and research efficiency

      • Food for Fifty

        For courses in Quantity Food Production and Foodservice Management.

        THE resource--for over 65 years--for students and professionals in quantity food production and foodservice management. Exceptionally comprehensive, this classic text/reference provides basic technical food production information; offers a wealth of high-quality, standardized, quantity recipes applicable to most types of foodservices; and clearly explains the full range of generally accepted procedures and techniques involved in quantity food preparation. Very contemporary in perspective, it provides a host of "new tools" for helping food professionals and students meet quickly changing dining trends and satisfy the expectations of today's customer.

      • Explorations in Topology: Map Coloring, Surfaces and Knots

        Explorations in Topology, Second Edition, provides students a rich experience with low-dimensional topology (map coloring, surfaces, and knots), enhances their geometrical and topological intuition, empowers them with new approaches to solving problems, and provides them with experiences that will help them make sense of future, more formal topology courses.

        The book's innovative story-line style models the problem-solving process, presents the development of concepts in a natural way, and engages students in meaningful encounters with the material. The updated end-of-chapter investigations provide opportunities to work on many open-ended, non-routine problems and, through a modified "Moore method," to make conjectures from which theorems emerge. The revised end-of-chapter notes provide historical background to the chapter's ideas, introduce standard terminology, and make connections with mainstream mathematics. The final chapter of projects provides ideas for continued research.

        Explorations in Topology, Second Edition, enhances upper division courses and is a valuable reference for all levels of students and researchers working in topology.

        • Students begin to solve substantial problems from the start
        • Ideas unfold through the context of a storyline, and students become actively involved
        • The text models the problem-solving process, presents the development of concepts in a natural way, and helps the reader engage with the material

      • The Handbook of Software Quality Assurance

        Now in its third edition, this successful book is a compilation of articles and papers from the best minds in the Software Quality industry. This latest edition features new contributors and new material dealing with the SEI's Capability Maturity Model. Contributors include a veritable who's who from the SQ industry, including Tom McCabe.

      • Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware Software Interface: ARM Edition

        The new ARM Edition of Computer Organization and Design features a subset of the ARMv8-A architecture, which is used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and I/O. With the post-PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers, Cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures is included. An online companion Web site provides links to a free version of the DS-5 Community Edition (a free professional quality tool chain developed by ARM), as well as additional advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading.

      • Real-Time Embedded Systems: Design Principles and Engineering Practices

        This book integrates new ideas and topics from real time systems, embedded systems, and software engineering to give a complete picture of the whole process of developing software for real-time embedded applications. You will not only gain a thorough understanding of concepts related to microprocessors, interrupts, and system boot process, appreciating the importance of real-time modeling and scheduling, but you will also learn software engineering practices such as model documentation, model analysis, design patterns, and standard conformance. This book is split into four parts to help you learn the key concept of embedded systems; Part one introduces the development process, and includes two chapters on microprocessors and interrupts---fundamental topics for software engineers; Part two is dedicated to modeling techniques for real-time systems; Part three looks at the design of software architectures and Part four covers software implementations, with a focus on POSIX-compliant operating systems. With this book you will learn: The pros and cons of different architectures for embedded systems POSIX real-time extensions, and how to develop POSIX-compliant real time applications How to use real-time UML to document system designs with timing constraints The challenges and concepts related to cross-development Multitasking design and inter-task communication techniques (shared memory objects, message queues, pipes, signals) How to use kernel objects (e.g. Semaphores, Mutex, Condition variables) to address resource sharing issues in RTOS applications The philosophy underpinning the notion of "resource manager" and how to implement a virtual file system using a resource manager The key principles of real-time scheduling and several key algorithms

      • Introduction to AutoCAD 2000

        For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

        ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly! Using the ESource online BookBuild system at www.prenhall.com/esource, they can view and select book chapters, change the sequence, instantly calculate the book's net (bookstore) price, request a free examination copy, and generate an ISBN for placing a bookstore order. They can also add your own course notes, syllabi, reference charts, or other favorite materials, including material from third-party publishers. ESource Access Card: 0-13-090400-7. Include this ISBN when setting up an ESource Bundle.

      • Essentials of Visual Basic 6.0 Programming

        For introductory programming courses using Visual Basic 6.0.

        Assuming no prior programming experience, this book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of programming in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 on IBM PC compatible computers.

      • Prentice Hall Health Outline Review for the Medical Assistant

        For courses in medical assisting or as a review for the AAMA or AMT certifying exams.

        This easy-to-follow study guide prepares students for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examinations. Using an outline format, it reviews, briefly but thoroughly, critical areas of medical assisting.

      • The HP-UX 11.x System Administration Handbook and Toolkit

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      • The Chemical Bond: Structure and Dynamics

        This inspired book by some of the most influential scientists of our time--including six Nobel laureates--chronicles our emerging understanding of the chemical bond through the last nine decades and into the future. From Pauling's early structural work using x-ray and electron diffraction to Zewail's femtosecond lasers that probe molecular dynamics in real time; from Crick's molecular biology to Rich's molecular recognition, this book explores a rich tradition of scientific heritage and accomplishment. The perspectives given by Pauling, Perutz, Rich, Crick, Porter, Polanyi, Herschbach, Zewail, and Bernstein celebrate major scientific achievements in chemistry and biology with the chemical bond playing a fundamental role. In a unique presentation that also provides some lively insights into the very nature of scientific thought and discovery, The Chemical Bond: Structure and Dynamics will be of general interest to scientists, science historians, and the scientifically inclined populous.

      • Advanced Marketing Strategy: Phenomena, Analysis, and Decisions

        Using the language of professional marketers and an integrated managerial/analytic approach, this book covers marketing technology in a three-level theoretical framework supported with case studies.

      • Fundamentals of English Grammar Workbook A (with Answer Key)

        Program Highlights

        Clear charts and explanations

        • Student-friendly grammar charts with clear information.
        • Examples accompanied by clear explanations.
        • Minimal grammar terminology for ease of understanding.

        In-depth grammar practice

        • Immediate application of grammatical forms and meanings.
        • A variety of exercise types including warm-up, comprehension, completion, reading, listening, interview, and writing.
        • Interactive pair and group work using target grammar.

        Comprehensive, corpus-informed grammar syllabus

        • The verb-tense system, modals, gerunds, and infinitives.
        • Nouns, articles, pronouns, and agreement.
        • Sentence patterns, clauses, connectives, and more.
        • Written forms, spelling, and punctuation; spoken forms and pronunciation.

      • Experiments in Electric Circuits

        Written by the text author, this manual includes experiments tied directly to the text.

      • Tissue Elasticity Imaging: Volume 2: Clinical Applications

        Tissue Elasticity Imaging: Volume Two: Clinical Applications offers an extensive treatment of the fundamentals and applications of this groundbreaking diagnostic modality. Techniques and results are presented for the assessment of breast, prostate, heart, liver and thyroid tissues. For each application, details are provided on how to perform each technique, along with methods of interpretation, diagnostic criteria, quality assurance, challenges and case studies. This book is an essential resource for all researchers and practitioners (including scientists, radiologists, urologists, fellows and residents) interested in any elasticity imaging modality.

        As many diseases, including cancers, alter tissue mechanical properties, it is not always possible for conventional methods to detect changes, but with elasticity images that are produced by slow tissue deformation or low-frequency vibration, these changes can be displayed.

      • Fundamentals of English Grammar Workbook (Full Edition) (with Answer Key)

        Program Highlights

        Clear charts and explanations

        • Student-friendly grammar charts with clear information.
        • Examples accompanied by clear explanations.
        • Minimal grammar terminology for ease of understanding.

        In-depth grammar practice

        • Immediate application of grammatical forms and meanings.
        • A variety of exercise types including warm-up, comprehension, completion, reading, listening, interview, and writing.
        • Interactive pair and group work using target grammar.

        Comprehensive, corpus-informed grammar syllabus

        • The verb-tense system, modals, gerunds, and infinitives.
        • Nouns, articles, pronouns, and agreement.
        • Sentence patterns, clauses, connectives, and more.
        • Written forms, spelling, and punctuation; spoken forms and pronunciation.

      • The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV

        There's a revolution coming to your TV: a digital, interactive, Internet-enabled revolution that will make possible services you've never imagined! The next TV revolution comes with new technologies, new standards, new architectures, and new business paradigms. Finally, there's a single source for up-to-the-minute insight into every aspect of next-generation digital TV: The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV. From MPEG-4 to middleware, webcasting to Java OS, Gerard O'Driscoll covers the state-of-the-art, comparing the strategies and technologies -- and cutting through the hype. Start by reviewing the building blocks of digital TV, including compression, encoding, modulation, conditional access, transmission, and network management. Preview next-generation digital set-tops, understanding their key features and components. Compare the leading set-top operating systems, including JavaOS, Windows CE, David OS-9, PowerTV, VxWorks, pSOS+, and other key entries. Understand the technologies and opportunities associated with Internet-based TV, including set-top Web browsing, webcasting, email, online chat, broadband applications, video on demand, parental controls, and more. Compare today's hottest electronic program guides (EPGs), and discover how they promise to serve as 21st century portals to the TV experience. If it's part of the digital interactive TV revolution, you'll learn about it in The Essential Guide to Digital Set-Top Boxes and Interactive TV! For everyone who needs to know where TV is headed, including investors, managers, marketing or PR professionals, software developers, public policy professionals, and consumers.

      • Introduction to Industrial Engineering

        For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.

        ESource-Prentice Hall's Engineering Source-provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 30 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also sections of modules, incorporate their own materials, and re-paginate and re-index the complete project. www.prenhall.com/esource ESource Access program gives students password access to the entire online ESource library.ESource Access Card: 0-13-090400-7. Include this ISBN when setting up an ESource Bundle.

      • Introduction to Networking Using Netware 4.1x

        For networking Netware Level I courses and courses in Networking.

        Designed to meet the needs of beginning students learning networking, Velasco goes beyond creating a Novell Netware reference to create an easy-to-understand textbook.

      • An Anthology of Living Religions

        For courses in Introduction to Religion, World Religions, or Comparative Religions.

        This anthology provides each of the major world religions with an opportunity to explain itself in its own terms, creating a sensitive and accurate picture of its teachings and beliefs. It allows students to gain an "inside" understanding of origins, founders, and practices, and presents the religions as living faiths-which have an impact around the world today.

      • Haematology Case Studies With Blood Cell Morphology and Pathophysiology

        Hematology Case Studies with Blood Cell Morphology and Pathophysiology compiles specialized case studies with specific information on various hematological disorders with Full Blood Examination (FBE or CBC), blood film images and pathophysiology of each condition. In addition, it provides basic information on how to recognize and diagnose hematological conditions that are frequently observed in the laboratory. Technicians and scientists working in core laboratories such as biochemistry labs or blood banks will find this book to be extremely thorough. Moreover, it can be used as a reference book by technicians, scientists and hematologists in every level of expertise in diagnosing hematological disorders.

      • Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach

        Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach, Third Edition shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture, exploring, in detail, various techniques for constructing parallel programs.

        Case studies demonstrate the development process, detailing computational thinking and ending with effective and efficient parallel programs. Topics of performance, floating-point format, parallel patterns, and dynamic parallelism are covered in-depth.

        For this new edition, the authors have updated their coverage of CUDA, including coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN, moved content that has become less important to appendices, added two new chapters on parallel patterns, and updated case studies to reflect current industry practices.

      • Oracle 8i and UNIX Performance Tuning

        Ideal for Oracle database programmers and administrators using the UNIX platform.

        Shows readers how to optimize the performance of an Oracle8i database (the latest version of Oracle's world-leading database) running on any UNIX system. It focuses on real world problems encountered by database administrators and shows them how to optimize performance for OLTP and DSS applications. Most importantly, the book not only covers the traditional client/server issues relating to performance tuning, but also the new Internet focus of the latest release of the database.

      • Orthopaedic Biomechanics: Mechanics and Design in Musculoskeletal Systems

        For undergraduate courses in orthopedic biomechanics.

        Inspired by the authors’ own orthopaedic biomechanics courses, this text addresses the mechanical and structural aspects of the skeletal system – along with the analysis and design of orthopaedic implants that are used to repair the system when it is damaged. The text focuses on the fundamental topics of orthopaedic biomechanics, with a broad range of material that can be organized in various ways depending on the course’s emphasis.

      • In Vivo Models to Study Angiogenesis

        In Vivo Models to Study Angiogenesis provides the latest information and an overview of the most common assays for studying angiogenesis in vivo. Under physiological conditions, angiogenesis is tightly controlled, whereas increased production of angiogenic stimuli and/or reduced production of angiogenic inhibitors leads to abnormal neovascularization, such as occurs in cancer, chronic inflammatory disease, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and cardiovascular disorders. Several genetic and epigenetic mechanisms are involved in the early development of the vascular system. This book presents the latest information from the extensive literature and research available.

        Evidence is now emerging that blood vessels themselves have the ability to provide instructive regulatory signals to surrounding non-vascular target cells during organ development. Thus, endothelial cell signaling is currently believed to promote fundamental cues for cell fate specification, embryo patterning, organ differentiation and postnatal tissue remodeling.

      • End-User Information Systems: Implementing Individual and Work Group Technologies

        For courses in End-User Information Systems, Help Desk Management, or Business Process Redesign courses in undergraduate and graduate schools.

        A balanced presentation of technological and managerial issues emphasizing the improvement of individual and workgroup performance through information technology. Featuring an end-user approach to systems analysis, this text clearly addresses the links between information systems technology, people, and organizational goals. It provides a comprehensive, thoroughly up-to-date treatment of IS design, analysis, and implementation, with a practical focus on shaping information systems to enhance employee performance and carry out "real-world" business strategies. It includes a strong emphasis on workgroup (collaborative) technologies, knowledge management, and change leadership. The text is technically thorough, yet clear enough to be followed by non-specialists. One of its main strengths is the authors' use of an original project management method. This unique methodology makes the text easier to follow, and at the same time equips students with a useful model for managing projects in the workplace. Along with its emphasis on employee performance and business effectiveness, this text offers superior coverage in several key areas including knowledge management and end-user training. This text establishes a much-needed methodological link between systems analysis and work process redesign. It also distinguishes effectively between designing transaction processing systems and designing for end-user computing.

      • Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems

        For undergraduate (sophomore/junior) courses in Differential Equations. For students majoring in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biological Science, or Computer Science. Assumes knowledge of Calculus.

        A solid introduction to Differential Equations and their applications emphasizing analytical, qualitative, and numerical methods.

      • Physical Chemistry: Multidisciplinary Applications in Society

        The advancements in society are intertwined with the advancements in science. To understand how changes in society occurred, and will continue to change, one has to have a basic understanding of the laws of physics and chemistry. Physical Chemistry: Multidisciplinary Applications in Society examines how the laws of physics and chemistry (physical chemistry) explain the dynamic nature of the Universe and events on Earth, and how these events affect the evolution of society (multidisciplinary applications). The ordering of the chapters reflects the natural flow of events in an evolving Universe: Philosophy of Science, the basis of the view that natural events have natural causes - Cosmology, the origin of everything from the Big Bang to the current state of the Universe - Geoscience, the physics and chemistry behind the evolution of the planet Earth from its birth to the present - Life Science, the molecules and mechanisms of life on Earth - Ecology, the interdependence of all components within the Ecosphere and the Universe - Information Content, emphasis on how words and phrases and framing of issues affect opinions, reliability of sources, and the limitations of knowledge.

        • Addresses the four Ws of science: Why scientists believe Nature works the way it does, Who helped develop the fields of science, What theories of natural processes tell us about the nature of Nature, and Where our scientific knowledge is taking us into the future
        • Gives a historical review of the evolution of science, and the accompanying changes in the philosophy of how science views the nature of the Universe
        • Explores the physics and chemistry of Nature with minimal reliance on mathematics
        • Examines the structure and dynamics of the Universe and our Home Planet Earth
        • Provides a detailed analysis of how humans, as members of the Ecosphere, have influenced, and are continuing to influence, the dynamics of events on the paludarium called Earth
        • Presents underlying science of current political issues that shape the future of humankind
        • Emphasizes how words and phrases and framing of issues can influence the opinions of members of society
        • Makes extensive use of metaphors and everyday experiences to illustrate principles in science and social interactions

      • Computer Organization and Design RISC-V Edition: The Hardware Software Interface

        The new RISC-V Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated to feature the free and open RISC-V architecture, which is used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and I/O. With the post-PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers. Cloud infrastructure, and the x86 (cloud computing) and ARM (mobile computing devices) architectures is included. An online companion website provides links to RISC-V software tools, as well as additional advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading.

      • UNIX System V Release 4 Programmer's Guide System Service and Application Packaging Tools

        A guide to developing an application package under UNIX System V, this book describes how to use the UNIX system services provided by the kernel, such as file and record locking, the process scheduler, and symbolic links. It also covers the use of library routines in software development in general and the use of standard tools to package application software for easy installation on a running system. Other topics include interprocess communication, memory management, packaging application software, modifying the system interface, and data validation tools.

      • Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings

        For undergraduate-level courses in Building Mechanical Systems, Building Electrical Systems, and Illumination offered to students in Construction Technology, Architecture, Civil Technology, and Interior Design and Building Engineering.

        Designed to bridge the ever-widening gap between textbooks and the realities that confront engineering, and construction professionals, this text provides an overview of the principles and applications of all basic mechanical and electrical systems-with a focus on what, why, and basic design data examples. It explores emerging technology and environmental issues, and makes reference to essential engineering calculations and condensed data to illustrate principles.

      • Keys to Nursing Success

        A core text for Freshman/Sophomore-level courses in College Success; and a supplementary text for pre-Nursing electives or Requirements.

        This innovative text/workbook is designed to help entry-level students understand the various aspects and opportunities of the profession of nursing, and to develop both personal management and academic skills necessary to succeed in a nursing school program. It covers a full range of topics-from exploring the opportunities of the nursing profession; to discovering personal learning styles, values, and goals; to learning how to manage one's time, relationships, and money; to developing skills in reading, studying, critical thinking, note-taking and writing, listening, memory, test-taking, and lab work.

         

        Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials, www.carterkeys.com, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!

      • Electricity and Electronics: A Survey

        For Introduction to Electronics, Basic Electricity, Basic Electronics, and Electricity and Electronics courses.

        Patrick and Fardo's introductory survey explores electricity and electronics using a highly accessible "systems" approach to enhance understanding of basic concepts. The Fifth Edition is divided into two sections--one touching the basics of electricity, the other an overview of electronics--both featuring several new content additions that reflect the most recent developments in the field.

      • Steam Generation from Biomass: Construction and Design of Large Boilers

        Steam Generation from Biomass: Construction and Design of Large Boilers provides in-depth coverage of steam generator engineering for biomass combustion. It presents the design process and the necessary information needed for an understanding of not only the function of different components of a steam generator, but also what design choices have been made. Professor Vakkilainen explores each particular aspect of steam generator design from the point-of-view of pressure part design, mechanical design, layout design, process design, performance optimization, and cost optimization. Topics such as fuels and their emissions, steam-water circulation, auxiliary equipment, availability and reliability, measurements and control, manufacture, erection, and inspection are covered. Special attention is given to recovery boilers and fluidized bed boilers, and automated design and dimensioning calculation spreadsheets are available for download at the book's companion website. This book is intended for both design engineers and steam boiler operators, as well as those involved in plant management and equipment purchasing.

      • Quick, Simple Microsoft Office 2000

        For short, introductory courses on Windows/98 and Office 2000.

        Supported by numerous exercises and projects designed to appeal to a wide range of students, these practical and informative texts offer a step-by-step, hands-on guide to learning the software. Ericksen fills a much-needed void in the market.

      • Genomic Repurposing of Drugs to Treat Brain Diseases

        Genomic Repurposing of Drugs to Treat Brain Diseases, the latest volume in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research into genomic repurposing of drugs to treat brain diseases. It reviews current knowledge and understanding and provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field.

        • Contains the expertise of contributors who are leaders in the field of genomic repurposing of drugs to treat brain disorders
        • Reviews current knowledge and understanding, and provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field
        • Includes information on the latest research and advancements on the topic

      • High-Performance Java Platform Computing: Multithreaded and Networked Programming

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      • Exploring Microsoft Word 2000

        For any course teaching application software using Microsoft Office 2000 applications. This book will appeal to students in a variety of disciplines including liberal arts, business, and the sciences.

        All books in this series offer consistent presentation-common design, pedagogy, and writing style. Concepts as well as key-strokes are stressed. Hands-on exercises in every lesson provide just the right amount of practice time. This best-selling author team's hands-on approach and conceptual framework helps students master important concepts, as well as the features of the powerful new Office 2000 applications.

      • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000: Presentation Graphics with Impact

        The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.

        Texts are built with the same pedagogical structure, designed to be used separately or in sets. Already popular in corporate training environments.

      • Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques

        Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Fourth Edition, offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated fourth edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning teaches readers everything they need to know to get going, from preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, to the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining approaches. Extensive updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including substantial new chapters on probabilistic methods and on deep learning. Accompanying the book is a new version of the popular WEKA machine learning software from the University of Waikato. Authors Witten, Frank, Hall, and Pal include today's techniques coupled with the methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. Please visit the book companion website at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/book.html It contains Powerpoint slides for Chapters 1-12. This is a very comprehensive teaching resource, with many PPT slides covering each chapter of the book Online Appendix on the Weka workbench; again a very comprehensive learning aid for the open source software that goes with the book Table of contents, highlighting the many new sections in the 4th edition, along with reviews of the 1st edition, errata, etc.

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      • Image-Guided Neurosurgery

        Image-Guided Neurosurgery provides readers with an update on the revolutionary improvements in imaging and visualization relating to neurosurgery. From the development of the pneumoencephalogram, to the operating microscope, to cross sectional imaging with CT and later MRI, to stereotaxy and neuronavigation, the ability to visualize the pathology and surrounding neural structures has been the driving factor leading surgical innovation and improved outcomes. The book provides a comprehensive reference on the application of contemporary imaging technologies used in neurosurgery. Specific techniques discussed include brain biopsies, brain tumor resection, deep brain stimulation, and more. The book is ideal for neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and radiologists, as well as technical experts in imaging, image analysis, computer science, and biomedical engineering. * A comprehensive reference on image-guided neurosurgery* Includes coverage of neuronavigation in cranial surgery and advanced imaging, including functional imaging, adoption of intra-operative MRI and emerging technologies* Covers all image-guided neurosurgery tools, including robotic surgical devices* Ideal reference for topics relating to neurosurgery, imaging, stereotaxis, radiosurgery, radiology, epilepsy, MRI, the use of medical robotics, lasers, and more

      • OCEB 2 Certification Guide: Business Process Management - Fundamental Level

        OCEB-2 Certification Guide: Business Process Management - Fundamental Level, Second Edition, covers the new version 2 of the BPMN standard, delivering expert insights into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam. Users will find a comprehensive guide chock full of insights on exam material for both business and technical tracks. As the first study guide to prepare candidates to take, and pass, the OCEB Fundamental exam, the book explains basic concepts, focusing on key areas and testing knowledge of all critical topics, with sample questions and detailed answers also included. Suitable for practitioners and those newer to the field, users will find a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors' own extensive BPM consulting experience.

      • Human Osteology

        Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. This book will continue to be an essential text for courses on the human skeleton, as well as a basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists, and archaeologists. Human Osteology, Second Edition includes nearly a decade of advances in osteological research since the first edition. Each chapter has been strengthened and updated, including a new chapter on molecular osteology and four new case studies drawn from more recent research. This edition also includes a valuable guide to electronic resources in osteology.

      • Nerves and Nerve Injuries: Vol 2: Pain, Treatment, Injury, Disease and Future Directions

        Nerves and Nerve Injuries is a must-have for clinicians and researchers dealing with the Peripheral Nervous System and neuropathy. An indispensable work for anyone studying the nerves or treating patients with nerve injuries, these books will become the 'go to' resource in the field. The nerves are treated in a systematic manner, discussing details such as their anatomy (both macro- and microscopic), physiology, examination (physical and imaging), pathology, and clinical and surgical interventions. The authors contributing their expertise are international experts on the subject. The books cover topics from detailed nerve anatomy and embryology to cutting-edge knowledge related to treatment, disease and mathematical modeling of the nerves.

        Nerves and Nerve Injuries Volume 2 focuses on pain, treatment, injury, disease and future directions in the field. This volume also addresses new information regarding neural interfaces, stem cells, medical and surgical treatments, and medical legal issues following nerve injury.

      • Microcomputer Hardware, Software, and Troubleshooting for Engineering and Technology

        For courses in Microcomputer repair and servicing at all levels. Also for modified offerings in Introduction to Computers.

        This text provides a detailed, yet straightforward treatment of all facets of microcomputer hardware, software, and troubleshooting--with a strong pedagogy that enables students to apply numerous concepts to real-world computer situations.

      • Essential Human Virology

        Essential Human Virology is written for the undergraduate level with case studies integrated into each chapter. The structure and classification of viruses will be covered, as well as virus transmission and virus replication strategies based upon type of viral nucleic acid. Several chapters will focus on notable and recognizable viruses and the diseases caused by them, including influenza, HIV, hepatitis viruses, poliovirus, herpesviruses, and emerging and dangerous viruses. Additionally, how viruses cause disease, or pathogenesis, will be highlighted during the discussion of each virus family, and a chapter on the immune response to viruses will be included. Further, research laboratory assays and viral diagnosis assays will be discussed, as will vaccines, anti-viral drugs, gene therapy, and the beneficial uses of viruses. By focusing on general virology principles, current and future technologies, familiar human viruses, and the effects of these viruses on humans, this textbook will provide a solid foundation in virology while keeping the interest of undergraduate students.

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        This text covers Linux 7 and also includes information on StarOffice and the Gimp. The CD includes a full version of SuSE 7.0, StarOffice and other tools.

      • Headache and Migraine Biology and Management

        There are two crucial issues in the treatment and management of headache patients: More than 50% of individuals experiencing headache have only been treated symptomatically, with no appropriate diagnosis established; and history and neurologic examination are essential to establishing a diagnosis, and thus selecting appropriate therapy.

        Headache and Migraine Biology and Management is a practical text that addresses these issues, featuring contributions from expert clinical authors. The book covers in detail topics including chronic and episodic migraine, post-traumatic headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, tension headache, and others. Chapters are also dedicated to treatment subjects, including psychiatric and psychological approaches, medication overuse, inpatient treatment, and pediatric issues.

        This book is an ideal resource for researchers and clinicians, uniting practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs. This resource is useful to those who want to understand headache biology, treat and manage symptoms, and for those performing research in the headache field.



        • A practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs
        • Features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in headache medicine
        • Full-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and discusses the measures that can be used to treat headaches

      • Network Function Virtualization

        Network Function Virtualization provides an architectural, vendor-neutral level overview of the issues surrounding the large levels of data storage and transmission requirements needed for today's companies, also enumerating the benefits of NFV for the enterprise. Drawing upon years of practical experience, and using numerous examples and an easy-to-understand framework, authors Tom Nadeau and Ken Gary discuss the relevancy of NFV and how it can be effectively used to create and deploy new services. Readers will learn how to determine if network function virtualization is right for their enterprise network, be able to use hands-on, step-by-step guides to design, deploy, and manage NFV in an enterprise, and learn how to evaluate all relevant NFV standards, including ETSI, IETF, Openstack, and Open Daylight.

      • Consumer Behavior: A Framework

        For undergraduate and MBA-level courses in consumer behavior.

        A slimmed down and thoroughly revised version of Mowen and Minor's Consumer Behavior. Written to provide a concise, yet complete review of consumer behavior. The text contains the material that students need to understand the consumer and to develop managerial strategies to market products.

      • A MINITAB Guide to Statistics

        For a one or two term course in introductory or business statistics using the Minitab statistical software package.

        This well known, Minitab author team has written a Minitab manual that can be used with any introductory or business statistics text. The manual provides statistics students with a complete introduction to Minitab and the tools they need to run statistical procedures, from descriptive statistics to time series analysis, using Minitab. Interpretation of numerical and graphical output is included. The order of topics is quite similar to that of a traditional introductory statistics text. Minitab Release 13.0 for Windows is used for examples and exercises, but commands and output are very similar to previous releases. The manual is also adapted for the Student Release 12.0 Minitab.

      • Linux Desk Reference

        This Linux command reference will be published in the new Open Source series. Designed for power users, developers, and sys admins, it will provide a user-friendly guide to the Linux operating system. All commands will be listed alphabetically by functional area, so all file structure commands will be grouped, all networking commands grouped, etc. This is ideal for beginners who can locate commands based on the tasks they are trying to accomplish. In addition, a "roadmap" which lists all commands by alpha at the front of the book is ideal for more advanced users who know the command name and simply need to know a page number. Another feature will be a guide to interpreting Linux's confusing command output, what you see after you execute an initial command.

      • Genomic and Precision Medicine: Principles and Foundations

        Genomic and Precision Medicine: Principles and Foundations, Third Edition presents state-of-the-art reviews and essential background knowledge on the human genome and its biology and regulation, including a current understanding of a variety of areas within the genome sciences that cover sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics, microbiomics, critical technologies, and informatics. This volume is an excellent foundation for readers to appreciate the content of the subsequent seven volumes.

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      • Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-assembly

        Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly, Volume 26, formerly titled Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, provides a global platform for a broad community of experimental and theoretical researchers studying cell membranes, lipid model membranes, and lipid self-assemblies from the micro- to the nanoscale. Chapters in this new release include sections on the Applicative use of electroporation models: from the molecular to the tissue level, Tubular membrane structures, Trends in Big Data Technologies, Biomedical application of TiO2+Gd nanostructures, and The metamorphic transformation of a water-soluble monomeric protein into an oligomeric transmembrane pore.

        An assortment of chapters in this volume represents both original research as well as comprehensive reviews written by world leading experts and young researchers.

      • Experimental Organic Chemistry: Laboratory Manual

        Experimental Organic Chemistry: Laboratory Manual is designed as a primer to initiate students in Organic Chemistry laboratory work. Organic Chemistry is an eminently experimental science that is based on a well-established theoretical framework where the basic aspects are well established but at the same time are under constant development. Therefore, it is essential for future professionals to develop a strong background in the laboratory as soon as possible, forming good habits from the outset and developing the necessary skills to address the challenges of the experimental work.

        This book is divided into three parts. In the first, safety issues in laboratories are addressed, offering tips for keeping laboratory notebooks. In the second, the material, the main basic laboratory procedures, preparation of samples for different spectroscopic techniques, Microscale, Green Chemistry, and qualitative organic analysis are described. The third part consists of a collection of 84 experiments, divided into 5 modules and arranged according to complexity. The last two chapters are devoted to the practices at Microscale Synthesis and Green Chemistry, seeking alternatives to traditional Organic Chemistry.

      • A First Course in the Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations

        For upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations.

        Striking a unique balance between advanced and elementary material, this text is perfect for a second course in differential equations or a first theory course in differential equations. Liu provides a complete analysis of those subjects that are of fundamental importance and related to current research-including details that other texts in the field tend to overlook. As a result, students gain a solid understanding of the topics covered then challenge their creativity with exercises, reading, and/or research projects.

      • Python Passive Network Mapping: P2NMAP

        Python Passive Network Mapping: P2NMAP is the first book to reveal a revolutionary and open source method for exposing nefarious network activity. The "Heartbleed" vulnerability has revealed significant weaknesses within enterprise environments related to the lack of a definitive mapping of network assets. In Python Passive Network Mapping, Chet Hosmer shows you how to effectively and definitively passively map networks. Active or probing methods to network mapping have traditionally been used, but they have many drawbacks - they can disrupt operations, crash systems, and - most importantly - miss critical nefarious activity. You require an accurate picture of the environments you protect and operate in order to rapidly investigate, mitigate, and then recover from these new attack vectors. This book gives you a deep understanding of new innovations to passive network mapping, while delivering open source Python-based tools that can be put into practice immediately. Python Passive Network Mapping is for practitioners, forensic investigators, IT teams, and individuals who work together when performing incident response and investigating potential damage, or are examining the impacts of new malware threats. Those defending critical infrastructures will have a special interest in this book, as active or probing methods of network mapping are rarely used within these environments as any resulting impacts can be disastrous. Python Passive Network Mapping is ideally suited for use as a text in a variety of academic programs to expose and engage students in the art of passively mapping enterprise networks, with the added benefit of providing exposure to open source Python solutions. * First book to show you how to use open source Python to conduct passive network mapping* Provides a new method for conducting incident response and investigating the extent of potential damage to your systems* Python code forensics toolkit for network mapping included on the companion website

      • Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology

        Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology provides health information technology (HIT) professionals and clinical informatics professionals with information and approaches on how to prevent HIT safety issues from arising. In addition, the book helps individuals retrospectively analyze HIT related medical errors and develop an effective eHealth safety strategy that is specific to their organization (e.g, . vendor, regional health authority) and context (i.e., acute care, home care, long-term care, public health/community health setting).

        Notwithstanding the importance of the area, most books don t focus on helping vendors, healthcare organizations, and managers in developing an effective strategy for HIT safety issues. The authors have noticed as educators that both undergraduate and graduate students, and those who are currently HIT professionals, are constantly in need of relevant texts, educational resources, and guides on how to create a successful strategy based on current research in the area.


        • Offers a comprehensive introduction to the terminology and issues that are specific to safety and risk management involving HIT in healthcare
        • Provides a full description of the risk management methods that can be used to prevent incidents involving HIT safety before, during, and after systems implementation
        • Presents case studies of the application of HIT safety and risk management approaches that can be used in the design, development, customization, implementation, and maintenance of systems based on real-world examples published in academic and grey literature
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      • Neuromonitoring Techniques: Quick Guide for Clinicians and Residents

        Neuromonitoring Techniques: Quick Guide for Clinicians and Residents provides a quick and easy guide to understanding various neuromonitoring equipment. Chapters include intracranial pressure monitoring, EEG-based monitors, evoked potentials and transcranial doppler. This book is written for trainees, clinicians and researchers in the fields of neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neuroradiology, neuroanesthesia and neurology. As specialized neuromonitoring is now routinely done in neurosurgical cases, it provides an important resource for neurologists, neurophysiologists, anesthesiologists and residents who are expected to have theoretical and practical knowledge on different systems. Each monitoring system is discussed separately, with examples, images, reference values and their interpretations.

      • Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science: Prion Protein

        Prion Protein, Volume 150, the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, focuses on Prion Protein, a protein that is considered to be the archetype of intrinsically disordered proteins. This updated volume includes comprehensive sections on a variety of timely topics, including Functions of Prion Protein, Copper and Prion protein, Cell Biology of Prion Protein, Structural Studies of Prion Proteins, Molecular Simulations on Wild Type and Mutant Prion Proteins, Genetics of Prion Protein, The Prion Concept and Synthetic Prions, and Transgenic Mouse Models.

        As neurodegenerative diseases represent a health issue that is receiving increasing attention from the scientific community due to their social and economic impact, this series is an ideal resource for the latest research in molecular biology and translational science.

      • Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe: Markets, Techniques, and Deals

        Global financial markets might seem as if they increasingly resemble each other, but a lot of peculiar aspects qualify different markets with different levels of development. Private equity investors can take advantage of these variations. Structured to provide a taxonomy of the business, Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe, Second Edition, introduces private equity and venture capital markets while presenting new information about the core of private equity: secondary markets, private debt, PPP within private equity, crowdfunding, venture philanthropy, impact investing, and more. Every chapter has been updated, and new data, cases, examples, sections, and chapters illuminate elements unique to the European model. With the help of new pedagogical materials, this Second Edition provides marketable insights about valuation and deal-making not available elsewhere.

      • Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity

        Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity provides an in-depth analysis of the epigenetic nature of aging and the role of epigenetic factors in mediating the link between early-life experiences and life-course health and aging. Chapters from leading international contributors explore the effect of adverse conditions in early-life that may result in disrupted epigenetic pathways, as well as the potential to correct these disrupted pathways via targeted therapeutic interventions. Intergenerational epigenetic inheritance, epigenetic drug discovery, and the role of epigenetic mechanisms in regulating specific age-associated illnesses--including cancer and cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases--are explored in detail.

        This book will help researchers in genomic medicine, epigenetics, and biogerontology better understand the epigenetic determinants of aging and longevity, and ultimately aid in developing therapeutics to extend the human life-span and treat age-related disease.

      • Current Topics in Developmental Biology: Myogenesis in Development and Disease

        Myogenesis in Development and Disease, Volume 126, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, covers major topics of research in myogenesis, with a particular emphasis on regeneration and muscle disease. It includes contributions from an international board of authors, providing a comprehens