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Acquisitions Electronic Documents - August 2014

Basic Sciences

Sciences

The Energy-Climate Continuum : Lessons from Basic Science and History [Monograph]
Bret, Antoine \ 2014
This book puts the debates about the energy-climate continuum on a scientific ground! It is a must-read for everyone, who wants to understand how intimately the energy and climate debates are linked to each other, and who wants to participate in thes ...
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Mathematics

Advances in Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering : Lecture Notes of the XV 'Jacques-Louis Lions' Spanish-French School [Monograph]
Parés, Carlos \ Vázquez, Carlos \ Coquel, Frédéric \ 2014
This book, based on the lecture notes from the XVth Spanish-French School on Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering, covers a range of advances in numerical simulation in physics and engineering. The main subjects addressed are: biomechanics ...
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Analytic and Probabilistic Approaches to Dynamics in Negative Curvature [Monograph]
Dal'Bo, Françoise \ Peigné, Marc \ Sambusetti, Andrea \ 2014
The work of E. Hopf and G.A. Hedlund, in the 1930s, on transitivity and ergodicity of the geodesic flow for hyperbolic surfaces, marked the beginning of the investigation of the statistical properties and stochastic behavior of the flow. The first ce ...
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Analytical Decision-Making Methods for Evaluating Sustainable Transport in European Corridors [Monograph]
Lami, Isabella M \ 2014
Eurocorridors are characterized by intensive transport flows and dynamic patterns of establishment and household locations. They are also considered the backbones of powerful spatial and economic forces in the areas that connect urban regions. One of ...
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The Art of Science : From Perspective Drawing to Quantum Randomness [Monograph]
Lupacchini, Rossella \ Angelini, Annarita \ 2014
Like linear perspective, complex numbers and probability are notable discoveries of the Renaissance. History has been quick to recognize the crucial impact of linear perspective on painting, but reluctant to acknowledge the importance of complex numb ...
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Bernoulli Numbers and Zeta Functions [Monograph]
Arakawa, Tsuneo \ Ibukiyama, Tomoyoshi \ Kaneko, Masanobu \ 2014
Two major subjects are treated in this book. The main one is the theory of Bernoulli numbers and the other is the theory of zeta functions. Historically, Bernoulli numbers were introduced to give formulas for the sums of powers of consecutive integer ...
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Commutative Algebra : Recent Advances in Commutative Rings, Integer-Valued Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions [Monograph]
Fontana, Marco \ Frisch, Sophie \ Glaz, Sarah \ 2014
This volume presents a multi-dimensional collection of articles highlighting recent developments in commutative algebra. It also includes an extensive bibliography and lists a substantial number of open problems that point to future directions of res ...
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Control of Nonholonomic Systems: from Sub-Riemannian Geometry to Motion Planning [Monograph]
Jean, Frédéric \ 2014
Nonholonomic systems are control systems which depend linearly on the control. Their underlying geometry is the sub-Riemannian geometry, which plays for these systems the same role as Euclidean geometry does for linear systems. In particular the usua ...
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Differential Characters [Monograph]
Bär, Christian \ Becker, Christian \ 2014
Providing a systematic introduction to differential characters as introduced by Cheeger and Simons, this text describes important concepts such as fiber integration, higher dimensional holonomy, transgression, and the product structure in a geometric ...
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Differential Geometry : Basic Notions and Physical Examples [Monograph]
Epstein, Marcelo \ 2014
Differential Geometry offers a concise introduction to some basic notions of modern differential geometry and their applications to solid mechanics and physics. Concepts such as manifolds, groups, fibre bundles and groupoids are first introduced with ...
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Dispersive Equations and Nonlinear Waves : Generalized Korteweg–de Vries, Nonlinear Schrödinger, Wave and Schrödinger Maps [Monograph]
Koch, Herbert \ Tataru, Daniel \ Vişan, Monica \ 2014
The first part of the book provides an introduction to key tools and techniques in dispersive equations: Strichartz estimates, bilinear estimates, modulation and adapted function spaces, with an application to the generalized Korteweg-de Vries equati ...
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Duality Theories for Boolean Algebras with Operators [Monograph]
Givant, Steven \ 2014
In this new text, Steven Givant—the author of several acclaimed books, including works co-authored with Paul Halmos and Alfred Tarski—develops three theories of duality for Boolean algebras with operators. Givant addresses the two most recognized dua ...
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Dynamical Systems Generated by Linear Maps [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Dolićanin, Ćemal B \ Antonevich, Anatolij B \ 2014
The book deals with dynamical systems, generated by linear mappings of finite dimensional spaces and their applications. These systems have a relatively simple structure from the point of view of the modern dynamical systems theory. However, for the ...
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Dynamical Systems with Applications using MATLAB® [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Lynch, Stephen \ 2014
This textbook, now in its second edition, provides a broad introduction to both continuous and discrete dynamical systems, the theory of which is motivated by examples from a wide range of disciplines. It emphasizes applications and simulation utiliz ...
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Exercises in Analysis : Part 1 [Monograph]
Gasińksi, Leszek \ Papageorgiou, Nikolaos S \ 2014
Exercises in Analysis will be published in two volumes. This first volume covers problems in five core topics of mathematical analysis: metric spaces; topological spaces; measure, integration, and Martingales; measure and topology; and functional ana ...
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Explosive Percolation in Random Networks [Monograph]
Chen, Wei \ 2014
This thesis is devoted to the study of the Bohman-Frieze-Wormald percolation model, which exhibits a discontinuous transition at the critical threshold, while the phase transitions in random networks are originally considered to be robust continuous ...
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Extended Abstracts Fall 2012 : Automorphisms of Free Groups [Monograph]
González-Meneses, Juan \ Lustig, Martin \ Ventura, Enric \ 2014
This volume features seventeen extended conference abstracts corresponding to selected talks given by participants at the CRM research program “Automorphisms of Free Groups: Algorithms, Geometry and Dynamics”, which took place at the Centre de Recerc ...
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Finiteness Properties of Arithmetic Groups Acting on Twin Buildings [Monograph]
Witzel, Stefan \ 2014
Providing an accessible approach to a special case of the Rank Theorem, the present text considers the exact finiteness properties of S-arithmetic subgroups of split reductive groups in positive characteristic when S contains only two places. While t ...
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Functional Analysis : An Introduction to Metric Spaces, Hilbert Spaces, and Banach Algebras [Monograph]
Muscat, Joseph \ 2014
This textbook is an introduction to functional analysis suited to final year undergraduates or beginning graduates. Its various applications of Hilbert spaces, including least squares approximation, inverse problems, and Tikhonov regularization, shou ...
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Geometric Modeling in Probability and Statistics [Monograph]
Calin, Ovidiu \ Udrişte, Constantin \ 2014
This book covers topics of Informational Geometry, a field which deals with the differential geometric study of the manifold probability density functions. This is a field that is increasingly attracting the interest of researchers from many differen ...
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Geometry of Manifolds with Non-negative Sectional Curvature : Editors: Rafael Herrera, Luis Hernández-Lamoneda [Monograph]
Dearricott, Owen \ Galaz-García, Fernando \ Kennard, Lee \ Searle, Catherine \ Weingart, Gregor \ Ziller, Wolfgang \ 2014
Providing an up-to-date overview of the geometry of manifolds with non-negative sectional curvature, this volume gives a detailed account of the most recent research in the area. The lectures cover a wide range of topics such as general isometric gro ...
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The Impact of Applications on Mathematics : Proceedings of the Forum of Mathematics for Industry 2013 [Conference proceedings]
Wakayama, Masato \ Anderssen, Robert S \ Cheng, Jin \ Fukumoto, Yasuhide \ McKibbin, Robert \ Polthier, Konrad \ Takagi, Tsuyoshi \ Toh, Kim-Chuan \ 2014
This book is a collection of papers presented at the Forum “The Impact of Applications on Mathematics” in October 2013. It describes an appropriate framework in which to highlight how real-world problems, over the centuries and today, have influenced ...
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An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry : With Applications to Mechanics and Relativity [Monograph]
Godinho, Leonor \ Natário, José \ 2014
Unlike many other texts on differential geometry, this textbook also offers interesting applications to geometric mechanics and general relativity. The first part is a concise and self-contained introduction to the basics of manifolds, differential f ...
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Introduction to Stochastic Analysis and Malliavin Calculus [Monograph]
Prato, Giuseppe \ 2014
This volume presents an introductory course on differential stochastic equations and Malliavin calculus. The material of the book has grown out of a series of courses delivered at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (and also at the Trento and Funch ...
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Introductory Notes on Valuation Rings and Function Fields in One Variable [Monograph]
Scognamillo, Renata \ Zannier, Umberto \ 2014
The book deals with the (elementary and introductory) theory of valuation rings. As explained in the introduction, this represents a useful and important viewpoint in algebraic geometry, especially concerning the theory of algebraic curves and their ...
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Mathematical Models and Numerical Simulation in Electromagnetism [Monograph]
Bermúdez, Alfredo \ Gómez, Dolores \ Salgado, Pilar \ 2014
The book represents a basic support for a master course in electromagnetism oriented to numerical simulation. The main goal of the book is that the reader knows the boundary-value problems of partial differential equations that should be solved in or ...
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Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Hannon, Bruce \ Ruth, Matthias \ 2014
Many biologists and ecologists have developed models that find widespread use in theoretical investigations and in applications to organism behavior, disease control, population and metapopulation theory, ecosystem dynamics, and environmental managem ...
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Multi-Band Effective Mass Approximations : Advanced Mathematical Models and Numerical Techniques [Monograph]
Ehrhardt, Matthias \ Koprucki, Thomas \ 2014
This book addresses several mathematical models from the most relevant class of kp-Schrödinger systems. Both mathematical models and state-of-the-art numerical methods for adequately solving the arising systems of differential equations are presented ...
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Perspectives in Computational Complexity : The Somenath Biswas Anniversary Volume [Monograph]
Agrawal, Manindra \ Arvind, Vikraman \ 2014
This book brings together contributions by leading researchers in computational complexity theory written in honor of Somenath Biswas on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. They discuss current trends and exciting developments in this flourishing ...
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A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics [Monograph]
Rosenthal, Daniel \ Rosenthal, David \ Rosenthal, Peter \ 2014
Designed for an undergraduate course or for independent study, this text presents sophisticated mathematical ideas in an elementary and friendly fashion. The fundamental purpose of this book is to engage the reader and to teach a real understanding o ...
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Semi-bounded Partial Differential Operators [Monograph]
Cialdea, Alberto \ Maz'ya, Vladimir \ 2014
This book examines the conditions for the semi-boundedness of partial differential operators, which are interpreted in different ways. For example, today we know a great deal about L2-semibounded differential and pseudodifferential operators, althoug ...
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Sequence Spaces and Measures of Noncompactness with Applications to Differential and Integral Equations [Monograph]
Banaś, Józef \ Mursaleen, Mohammad \ 2014
This book deals with the study of sequence spaces, matrix transformations, measures of noncompactness and their various applications. The notion of measure of noncompactness is one of the most useful ones available and has many applications. The book ...
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Software Engineering Techniques Applied to Agricultural Systems : An Object-Oriented and UML Approach [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Papajorgji, Petraq J \ Pardalos, Panos M \ 2014
Software Engineering Techniques Applied to Agricultural Systems presents cutting-edge software engineering techniques for designing and implementing better agricultural software systems based on the object-oriented paradigm and the Unified Modeling L ...
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Tautological Control Systems [Monograph]
Lewis, Andrew D \ 2014
This brief presents a description of a new modelling framework for nonlinear/geometric control theory. The framework is intended to be—and shown to be—feedback-invariant. As such, Tautological Control Systems provides a platform for understanding fun ...
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Variable Lebesgue Spaces and Hyperbolic Systems [Monograph]
Cruz-Uribe, David \ Fiorenza, Alberto \ Ruzhansky, Michael \ Wirth, Jens \ Tikhonov, Sergey \ 2014
This book targets graduate students and researchers who want to learn about Lebesgue spaces and solutions to hyperbolic equations. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to the theory of variable Lebesgue spaces: Banach functio ...
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Visualization and Processing of Tensors and Higher Order Descriptors for Multi-Valued Data [Monograph]
Westin, Carl-Fredrik \ Vilanova, Anna \ Burgeth, Bernhard \ 2014
Arising from the fourth Dagstuhl conference entitled Visualization and Processing of Tensors and Higher Order Descriptors for Multi-Valued Data (2011), this book offers a broad and vivid view of current work in this emerging field. Topics covered ran ...
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Statistics

Analysis and Modeling of Complex Data in Behavioral and Social Sciences [Monograph]
Vicari, Donatella \ Okada, Akinori \ Ragozini, Giancarlo \ Weihs, Claus \ 2014
This volume presents theoretical developments, applications and computational methods for the analysis and modeling in behavioral and social sciences where data are usually complex to explore and investigate. The challenging proposals provide a conne ...
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Applied Data-Centric Social Sciences : Concepts, Data, Computation, and Theory [Monograph]
Sato, Aki-Hiro \ 2014
Applied data-centric social sciences aim to develop both methodology and practical applications of various fields of social sciences and businesses with rich data. Specifically, in the social sciences, a vast amount of data on human activities may be ...
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Modelling Population Dynamics : Model Formulation, Fitting and Assessment using State-Space Methods [Monograph]
Newman, K. B \ Buckland, S. T \ Morgan, B. J. T \ King, R \ Borchers, D. L \ Cole, D. J \ Besbeas, P \ Gimenez, O \ Thomas, L \ 2014
This book gives a unifying framework for estimating the abundance of open populations: populations subject to births, deaths and movement, given imperfect measurements or samples of the populations.  The focus is primarily on populations of vertebrat ...
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Statistical Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data [Monograph]
Datta, Somnath \ Nettleton, Dan \ 2014
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is the latest high throughput technology to revolutionize genomic research. NGS generates massive genomic datasets that play a key role in the big data phenomenon that surrounds us today. To extract signals from high- ...
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Physics

Cavity Optomechanics : Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light [Monograph]
Aspelmeyer, Markus \ Kippenberg, Tobias J \ Marquardt, Florian \ 2014
During the last few years cavity-optomechanics has emerged as a new field of research. This highly interdisciplinary field studies the interaction between micro- and nanomechanical systems and light. Possible applications range from novel high-bandwi ...
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Many-Electron Approaches in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics : A Multidisciplinary View [Monograph]
Bach, Volker \ Delle Site, Luigi \ 2014
This book provides a broad description of the development and (computational) application of many-electron approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective. In the context of studying many-electron systems Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and ...
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Nuclear Physics [Monograph]
Kamal, Anwar \ 2014
This textbook explains the experimental basics, effects  and theory of nuclear physics. It supports learning and teaching with numerous worked examples, questions and problems with answers. Numerous tables and diagrams help to better understand the e ...
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Particle Physics [Monograph]
Kamal, Anwar \ 2014
This textbook teaches particle physics very didactically. It supports learning and teaching with numerous worked examples, questions and problems with answers. Numerous tables and diagrams lead to a better understanding of the explanations. The conte ...
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Physics of Wurtzite Nitrides and Oxides : Passport to Devices [Monograph]
Gil, Bernard \ 2014
This book gives a survey of the current state of the art of a special class of nitrides semiconductors, Wurtzite Nitride and Oxide Semiconductors. It includes properties, growth and applications. Research in the area of nitrides semiconductors is sti ...
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The Protos Mandate : A Scientific Novel [Monograph]
Kanas M.D., Nick \ 2014
In the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forces humanity to look to the sta ...
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Quantum Chance : Nonlocality, Teleportation and Other Quantum Marvels [Monograph]
Gisin, Nicolas \ 2014
Quantum physics, which offers an explanation of the world on the smallest scale, has fundamental implications that pose a serious challenge to ordinary logic. Particularly counterintuitive is the notion of entanglement, which has been explored for th ...
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The sine-Gordon Model and its Applications : From Pendula and Josephson Junctions to Gravity and High-Energy Physics [Monograph]
Cuevas-Maraver, Jesús \ Kevrekidis, Panayotis G \ Williams, Floyd \ 2014
The sine-Gordon model is a ubiquitous model of Mathematical Physics with a wide range of applications extending from coupled torsion pendula and Josephson junction arrays to gravitational and high-energy physics models. The purpose of this book is to ...
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Symmetries in Fundamental Physics [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Sundermeyer, Kurt \ 2014
Over the course of the last century it has become clear that both elementary particle physics and relativity theories are based on the notion of symmetries. These symmetries become manifest in that the "laws of nature" are invariant under spacetime t ...
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Meteorology

Vulnerability of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries to Climate Change : Toward Sustainable Adaptation Strategies [Monograph]
Behnassi, Mohamed \ Syomiti Muteng'e, Margaret \ Ramachandran, Gopichandran \ Shelat, Kirit N \ 2014
Human activity is changing the global environment at an unprecedented rate while humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges to local, regional and global development, human security and politics. Food security ranks high on the sci ...
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Chemistry

Cardiac Tissue Engineering : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Radisic, Milica \ Black III, Lauren D \ 2014
Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Methods and Protocols presents a collection of protocols on cardiac tissue engineering from pioneering and leading researchers around the globe.  These include methods and protocols for cell preparation, biomaterial prepar ...
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Creation of New Metal Nanoparticles and Their Hydrogen-Storage and Catalytic Properties [Monograph]
Kusada, Kohei \ 2014
This thesis reports the discovery of metal nanoparticles having new structures that do not exist in bulk state and that exhibit hydrogen storage ability or CO oxidation activity. Research into the reaction of hydrogen with metals has attracted much a ...
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Essential Oils as Reagents in Green Chemistry [Monograph]
Li, Ying \ Fabiano-Tixier, Anne-Sylvie \ Chemat, Farid \ 2014
This brief provides a valuable reference for the contribution of essential oils in the green chemistry, mainly in terms of their characteristics corresponding to their compositions, the development of their extraction technologies including both conv ...
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Fluorine in Heterocyclic Chemistry Volume 2 : 6-Membered Heterocycles [Monograph]
Nenajdenko, Valentine \ 2014
This two-volume work combines comprehensive information on the chemistry of the fluorinated heterocycles. The material has been divided such that the first volume is dedicated to 5-membered fluorinated heterocycles and macrocycles, while the second v ...
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The Importance of Packaging Design for the Chemistry of Food Products [Monograph]
Brunazzi, Giovanni \ Parisi, Salvatore \ Pereno, Amina \ 2014
This Brief defines reliable correlations between the food packaging design and its chemical features in terms of an 'integrated food product' (the synergistic union composed of the edible content and its container). A good design, as described in thi ...
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Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Fused Aromatic Compounds via C–H Bond Activation [Monograph]
Matsumoto, Arimasa \ 2014
Iron catalysts in organic synthesis are strongly in demand because iron is non-toxic, inexpensive, and the most abundant transition metal in the earth, although their use is still limited compared with that of rare, precious metals such as palladium, ...
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Molecular Design in Inorganic Biochemistry [Monograph]
Rabinovich, Daniel \ 2014
Chemical structure and bonding. The scope of the series spans the entire Periodic Table and addresses structure and bonding issues associated with all of the elements. It also focuses attention on new and developing areas of modern structural and the ...
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Nucleic Acids in the Gas Phase [Monograph]
Gabelica, Valérie \ 2014
This book gives physical chemists a broader view of potential biological applications of their techniques for the study of nucleic acids in the gas phase. It provides organic chemists, biophysicists, and pharmacologists with an introduction to new te ...
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Organometallic Reactions and Polymerization [Monograph]
Osakada, Kohtaro \ 2014
This compilation provides advanced graduate students and researchers with a structured overview of olefin polymerization. Divided into eight chapters written by international experts, this book covers polymerization using various organotransition-met ...
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Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing : Environmental and Social Aspects of Textiles and Clothing Supply Chain [Monograph]
Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan \ 2014
 This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in textiles and Clothing sector. The chapters to be covered in three volumes of this series title cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in t ...
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Vacuum Drying for Extending Food Shelf-Life [Monograph]
Richter Reis, Felipe \ 2014
In this book, suitable examples of how to increase the shelf life of food materials while preserving their desirable original features are provided.
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Biology

Basic and Applied Aspects of Biopesticides [Monograph]
Sahayaraj, K \ 2014
Currently, the major challenge of humanity is focused on population growth through agricultural production in order to meet the demand for food. The food crunch is mainly due to pest and disease. Traditional methods, synthetic insecticides and microb ...
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Ecology, Systematics, and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) [Monograph]
Yee, Donald A \ 2014
This comprehensive book provides one of the most complete overviews of the aquatic beetles in the family Dytiscidae, also known as predaceous diving beetles. Dytiscids constitute one of the largest families of freshwater insects with approximately 4, ...
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Epidermal Cells : Methods and Protocols [Monograph] - 3rd ed. 2014
Turksen, Kursad \ 2014
Reflecting over three decades of advances, Epidermal Cells: Methods and Protocols, Third Edition underscores these advances in our understanding of epidermal biology with updated and entirely new protocols that compliment and extend the earlier editi ...
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Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life [Monograph]
Pontarotti, Pierre \ 2014
This book includes the most essential contributions presented at the 17th Evolutionary Biology Meeting in Marseille, which took place in September 2013. It consists of 18 chapters organized according to the following categories: ·         Molecular a ...
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Microtubule-based positioning mechanisms [PhD thesis]
Teapal, J. \ 2014
microtubuli - celbiologie - cytologie - cellen - eiwitten - celskelet - celkernen - organellen
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Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology : Concepts and Practice [Monograph]
Garamszegi, László Zsolt \ 2014
Phylogenetic comparative approaches are powerful analytical tools for making evolutionary inferences from interspecific data and phylogenies. The phylogenetic toolkit available to evolutionary biologists is currently growing at an incredible speed, b ...
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Molecular Machines Involved in Peroxisome Biogenesis and Maintenance [Monograph]
Brocard, Cecile \ Hartig, Andreas \ 2014
In eukaryotes, lipid metabolism requires the function of peroxisomes. These multitasking organelles are also part of species-specific pathways such as the glyoxylate cycle in yeast and plants or the synthesis of ether lipid in mammals. Proteins requi ...
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Molecular Biology

It’s all about perception : nod factor perception inside nodules of Medicago truncatula [PhD thesis]
Moling, S.G.J.A. \ 2014
medicago truncatula - wortelknolletjes - knobbeltjes - rhizobium - symbiose - genexpressie
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Notch Signaling : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Bellen, Hugo J \ Yamamoto, Shinya \ 2014
Notch Signaling: Methods and Protocols focuses on molecular, biochemical, and bioinformatics aspects of Notch signaling. Chapters analyze the Notch interactome, post-translational modifications of Notch, ligand binding assays, methods to assess prote ...
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Using genetic transformation to produce enhanced levels of erucic acid and novel wax esters in Crambe abyssinica [PhD thesis]
Qi, W. \ 2014
Crambe abyssinica (crambe) is een oliehoudend gewas dat grote potentie heeft als industrieel uitgangsmateriaal. In het onderzoek beschreven in dit proefschrift werd een solide transformatieprotocol ontwikkeld voor crambe. Om tegemoet te komen aan de ...
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Genetics

Epigenetics in Plants of Agronomic Importance: Fundamentals and Applications : Transcriptional Regulation and Chromatin Remodelling in Plants [Monograph]
Alvarez-Venegas, Raúl \ De la Peña, Clelia \ Casas-Mollano, Juan Armando \ 2014
Over the past decades, chromatin remodelling has emerged as an important regulator of gene expression and plant defense. This book provides a detailed understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in plants of agronomic importance. The informat ...
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Missing heritability and soft inheritance of morphology and metabolism in Arabidopsis [PhD thesis]
Kooke, R. \ 2014
arabidopsis - heritability - overerving - plantenmorfologie - metabolisme - plantenfysiologie - genetica - epigenetica - genetische variatie
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Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology : Experience and Future Prospects [Monograph]
Ricroch, Agnès \ Chopra, Surinder \ Fleischer, Shelby J \ 2014
By the year 2050, there will be more than 9 billion people in the world; nearly 3 billion more than today. The world’s population will increase by over 700 million in the next 10 years – much of it in regions which are currently in a food deficit. Ho ...
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Stable Isotope Labeling by Amino Acids in Cell Culture (SILAC) : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Warscheid, Bettina \ 2014
Stable Isotope Labeling by Amino Acids in Cell Culture (SILAC): Methods and Protocols provides a synopsis of a large array of different SILAC methods by presenting a set of protocols that have been established by renowned scientists and their working ...
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Bioinformatics

Agricultural Bioinformatics [Monograph]
P.B., Kavi Kishor \ Bandopadhyay, Rajib \ Suravajhala, Prashanth \ 2014
A common approach to understanding the functional repertoire of a genome is through functional genomics. With systems biology burgeoning, bioinformatics has grown to a larger extent for plant genomes where several applications in the form of protein- ...
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Microbiology

Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease [Monograph]
Lyte, Mark \ Cryan, John F \ 2014
The field of microbial endocrinology is expressly devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiota (bacteria within the microbiome) interact with the host (“us”). This interaction is a two-way street and the driving force that governs ...
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Agriculture

Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries : Fostering Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change [Monograph]
Shahid, Shabbir A \ Ahmed, Mushtaque \ 2014
This volume presents the outcome of an Agriculture Workshop organized by the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (GRCC), and held at Cambridge University, UK during the Gulf Research Meeting 11-14 July 2012. Co-directed by the editors, the workshop, entit ...
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Governance of global organic agro-food networks from Africa [PhD thesis]
Glin, L.C. \ 2014
biologische landbouw - basisproducten - netwerken - samenwerking - milieubeleid - goederenmarkten - beleid - afrika
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Medicine


Indian Epilepsy Society \ 2014-
epilepsie - hersenziekten
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Acute Care for Elders : A Model for Interdisciplinary Care [Monograph]
Malone, Michael L \ Capezuti, Elizabeth A \ Palmer, Robert M \ 2014
Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; ...
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Adolescent Identity Treatment : An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology [Monograph]
Foelsch, Pamela A \ Schlüter-Müller, Susanne \ Odom, Anna E \ Arena, Helen T \ Borzutzky H., Andrés \ Schmeck, Klaus \ 2014
Adolescent Identity Treatment: An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology is a groundbreaking title that provides general and specific clinical strategies to help adolescents who lack an integrated identity.  The authors have developed a treat ...
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Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Physiology : Proceedings of the Center for Perinatal Biology 40th Anniversary Symposium [Conference proceedings]
Zhang, Lubo \ Ducsay, Charles A \ 2014
To celebrate the Center for Perinatal Biology’s 40th Anniversary, an illustrious group gathered at Loma Linda University in February 2013. That gathering of experts and this volume of the proceedings are a tribute to the founder of the Center, Lawren ...
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Anticancer Genes [Monograph]
Grimm, Stefan \ 2014
This book discusses the emergence of a new class of genes with a specific anticancer activity. These genes, recently defined as “Anticancer Genes”, are reviewed in individual chapters on their mode of action, the specific cell death signals they indu ...
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Atlas of Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease [Monograph]
Menéndez González, Manuel \ 2014
A lot of research on biomarkers for Alzheimer is being done in the last few decades. The aim of these studies is to find some method to ease the diagnosis of Alzheimers as early as possible. Such methods are a range of blood or CSF tests on one hand ...
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Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases : A Practical Guideline [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Feldman, Eva L \ Grisold, Wolfgang \ Russell, James W \ Löscher, Wolfgang N \ 2014
This atlas presents a comprehensive outline of neuromuscular diseases, written by respected American and European authors. It discusses all aspects of neuromuscular disorders including cranial and spinal nerves, motor neuron diseases, nerve plexus, p ...
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Bladder Dysfunction in the Adult : The Basis for Clinical Management [Monograph]
Wein, Alan J \ Andersson, Karl-Erik \ Drake, Marcus J \ Dmochowski, Roger R \ 2014
Bladder Dysfunction in the Adult: The Basis for Clinical Management succinctly describes all that the healthcare professional needs to know when treating lower urinary tract symptoms. The book describes how to assess and treat every group of patients ...
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Blood Pressure and Arterial Wall Mechanics in Cardiovascular Diseases [Monograph]
Safar, Michel E \ O'Rourke, Michael F \ Frohlich, Edward D \ 2014
In cardiovascular prevention, there has traditionally been a small number of cardiovascular risk factors to evaluate and manage, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and smoking. Recently, it has been recognized that new mechanical factors ...
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Cancer Genomics and Proteomics : Methods and Protocols [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Wajapeyee, Narendra \ 2014
Cancer Genomics and Proteomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition  includes methods for the analyses of cancer genome and proteome that have illuminated us about the changes in cancer cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular B ...
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Cancers in People with HIV and AIDS : Progress and Challenges [Monograph]
Yarchoan, Robert \ 2014
The association between AIDS and cancer was recognized from the beginning ofthe AIDS epidemic, when the appearance of Kaposi sarcoma in a cluster of youngmen was one of the first signs of this new disease. It was soon recognized that AIDSpatients are ...
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Cholestatic Liver Disease [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Carey, Elizabeth J \ Lindor, Keith D \ 2014
Since the publication of the first edition, there have been advances in both the diagnosis and the management of many of the cholestatic liver diseases. Cholestatic Liver Disease, Second Edition thoroughly updates the topics previously addressed, suc ...
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Cholesterol Transporters of the START Domain Protein Family in Health and Disease : START Proteins - Structure and Function [Monograph]
Clark, Barbara J \ Stocco, Douglas M \ 2014
Non-vesicular intracellular cholesterol transport is an important mechanism for maintaining membrane cholesterol homeostasis. Recent reports of studies directed at soluble cholesterol transport proteins indicate that aberrant expression of the START ...
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Comprehensive Approach to Adult Congenital Heart Disease [Monograph]
Sadeghpour, Anita \ Kyavar, Majid \ Alizadehasl, Azin \ 2014
  This book presents unique cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) lesions, both corrected and non-corrected, and provides a thorough overview of the diagnostic tools available. It stresses the importance of taking an appropriate history and perform ...
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CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography [Monograph]
Carrascosa, Patricia \ Capuñay, Carlos \ Sueldo, Carlos E \ Baronio, Juan Mariano \ 2014
This book provides a comprehensive review of CT Virtual Hysterosalpingography, a new non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the evaluation of the entire gynecologic tract in a single study, by combining the benefits of hysterosalpingography (H ...
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Cutaneous Hematopathology : Approach to the Diagnosis of Atypical Lymphoid-Hematopoietic Infiltrates in Skin [Monograph]
Cualing, Hernani D \ Kadin, Marshall E \ Hoang, Mai P \ Morgan, Michael B \ 2014
This volume explores the nexus of manifestations of hematopathology and dermatopathology and provides a novel compartmental(epidermal, dermal, subcutaneous) -based framework to approach a diagnosis that considers both pseudolymphomatous and lymphomat ...
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The Dental Pulp : Biology, Pathology, and Regenerative Therapies [Monograph]
Goldberg, Michel \ 2014
This book provides a detailed update on our knowledge of dental pulp and regenerative approaches to therapy. It is divided into three parts. The pulp components are first described, covering pulp cells, extracellular matrix, vascularization, and inne ...
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Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color [Monograph]
Jackson-Richards, Diane \ Pandya, Amit G \ 2014
This atlas, containing more than 300 color photos, focuses on those dermatologic conditions that are most common in ethnic skin or skin of color. It includes succinct explanations of each disease process, describes clinical findings, and presents key ...
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Directed Evolution Library Creation : Methods and Protocols [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Gillam, Elizabeth M.J \ Copp, Janine N \ Ackerley, David \ 2014
Directed Evolution Library Creation: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition presents user-friendly protocols for both proven strategies and cutting-edge approaches for the creation of mutant gene libraries for directed evolution. As well as experiment ...
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Distal Radius Fractures : Current Concepts [Monograph]
Hove, Leiv M \ Lindau, Tommy \ Hølmer, Per \ 2014
Distal radial fractures are still puzzling us 200 years after Colles’ classic description. Despite the advent of various new imaging techniques, including 3D CT, the availability of diagnostic adjuncts such as arthroscopy, and treatment options that ...
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Early Neoplasias of the Gastrointestinal Tract : Endoscopic Diagnosis and Therapeutic Decisions [Monograph]
Berr, Frieder \ Oyama, Tsuneo \ Ponchon, Thierry \ Yahagi, Naohisa \ 2014
Early Neoplasias of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Endoscopic Diagnosis and Therapeutic Decisions is an update of the current standards and newest skills in diagnostic endoscopy for neoplastic lesions of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The v ...
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Eosinophils : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Walsh, Garry M \ 2014
In Eosinophils: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field of eosinophil biology comprehensively provide detailed methodological insight into the study of this fascinating cell. This book is aimed at a diverse range of basic and clinical scientists ...
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Esophageal Diseases : Evaluation and Treatment [Monograph]
Fisichella, P. Marco \ Allaix, Marco E \ Morino, Mario \ Patti, Marco G \ 2014
Esophageal Diseases: Evaluation and Treatment is a concise and easy-to-read manual which explores the pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and strategies for avoiding and managing esophageal diseases.  Simple operative approaches are exp ...
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Gamete and Embryo Selection : Genomics, Metabolomics and Morphological Assessment [Monograph]
Sakkas, Denny \ Katz-Jaffe, Mandy G \ Sueldo, Carlos E \ 2014
This book provides the Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) community an update of the fast approaching novel technologies that may allow improved assessment of the reproductive potential of sperm, oocytes and embryos. The reader has access to co ...
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Gastrointestinal Physiology : A Clinical Approach [Monograph]
Trowers, Eugene \ Tischler, Marc \ 2014
This volume provides a practical hands on guide to gastrointestinal physiology. The book emphasizes an appreciation of basic physiological concepts and their application to novel clinical situations. It exposes the physician-in-training to fundamenta ...
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Handbook of Capsule Endoscopy [Monograph]
Li, Zhaoshen \ Liao, Zhuan \ McAlindon, Mark \ 2014
Handbook of Capsule Endoscopy is a concise guide to the clinical diagnostic use of capsule endoscopy, a non-invasive imaging technology of the gastrointestinal tract. This book is written by an international team with over 30 authors from 8 countries ...
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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Protocols [Monograph] - 3rd ed. 2014
Bunting, Kevin D \ Qu, Cheng-Kui \ 2014
Updating and building upon previous editions, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Protocols, Third Edition provides up-to-date protocols from leading stem cell researchers. This in-depth volume presents a clear view of the landscape of assays available to the st ...
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High Definition Body Sculpting : Art and Advanced Lipoplasty Techniques [Monograph]
Hoyos, Alfredo E \ Prendergast, Peter M \ 2014
This unique book details advanced techniques in lipoplasty and autologous fat grafting for high-definition body sculpting. Clear step-by-step explanations of techniques are accompanied by numerous color illustrations and photographs. The first sectio ...
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Histopathology : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Day, Christina E \ 2014
Histopathology: Methods and Protocols provides a comprehensive guide to the current issues in histopathology. With chapters on organ-based approaches with specific protocols for morphologic, molecular examination, and pathological observations govern ...
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I Domain Integrins [Monograph]
Gullberg, Donald \ 2014
The integrin family is composed of 24 members and approximately ten years ago (2003) we published a book devoted to the nine I domain integrin subunits. In this second edition, I am pleased that most of the original authors have been able to contribu ...
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Immunoinformatics [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
De, Rajat K \ Tomar, Namrata \ 2014
At the intersection of experimental and computational sciences, the second edition of Immunoinformatics provides biological insights as well as a simpler way to implement approaches and algorithms in the immunoinformatics research domain. After an in ...
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Impact of Energy Balance on Cancer Disparities [Monograph]
Bowen, Deborah J \ Denis, Gerald V \ Berger, Nathan A \ 2014
This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, b ...
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Inherited Chorioretinal Dystrophies : A Textbook and Atlas [Monograph]
Puech, Bernard \ De Laey, Jean-Jacques \ Holder, Graham E \ 2014
This lavishly illustrated atlas provides indispensable information to clinicians, geneticists and visual scientists working with inherited retinal diseases. It is filled with high-quality images, up-to-date genetic information and comprehensive elect ...
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Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement [Monograph]
Rhodes, Scott D \ 2014
HIV continues to be a profound challenge facing communities nationally and internationally.  Until a vaccine or a cure is found, prevention remains a most crucial line of defense. However, the successes made to reduce exposure and transmission have n ...
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Interleukin-10 in Health and Disease [Monograph]
Fillatreau, Simon \ O'Garra, Anne \ 2014
This volume provides a set of reviews dedicated to the biology of Interleukin (IL)-10. It includes chapters on its importance for maintaining immune homeostasis in humans, its role in intestinal immunity and its functions during viral and bacterial i ...
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Interventional Management of Head and Face Pain : Nerve Blocks and Beyond [Monograph]
N. Narouze, Samer \ 2014
From the Foreword, by Stewart J. Tepper, MD:   “Dr. Samer Narouze was the first Pain Management anesthesiologist specialist in the US to become Board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialists (UCNS). It is ther ...
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Issues in Clinical Epileptology: A View from the Bench [Monograph]
Scharfman, Helen E \ Buckmaster, Paul S \ 2014
This book is dedicated to Dr. Philip A. Schwartzkroin.  The book has a novel format because it is not intended to be a set of reviews. Instead, it is an effort to explore important topics in the epilepsy research field. Because articles are written b ...
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JIMD Reports - Case and Research Reports, Volume 13 [Monograph]
Zschocke, Johannes \ Gibson, K. Michael \ Brown, Garry \ Morava, Eva \ Peters, Verena \ 2014
JIMD Reports publishes case and short research reports in the area of inherited metabolic disorders. Case reports highlight some unusual or previously unrecorded feature relevant to the disorder, or serve as an important reminder of clinical or bioch ...
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Male Infertility : A Complete Guide to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors [Monograph]
du Plessis, Stefan S \ Agarwal, Ashok \ Sabanegh, Jr., Edmund S \ 2014
This unique text provides a comprehensive yet concise review of the various environmental factors and lifestyle choices which impact male fertility, with special emphasis on the mechanisms that contribute to decreased sperm production and impaired fu ...
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Manual of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery [Monograph]
Perry, Michael \ Holmes, Simon \ 2014
From emergency procedures to techniques in repair of fractures and soft tissue injuries, this book demonstrates the surgical management of all aspects of maxillofacial trauma and includes most of the surgical approaches and methods of repair for all ...
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Microbial Biochemistry [Monograph] - 3rd ed. 2014
Cohen, G. N \ 2014
This book focuses on microbial physiology, biochemistry, and genetics and provides the reader with detailed information on a number of microbial pathways. Insight into microbial biochemistry allows for the formulation of concepts which have turned ou ...
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Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in Dentistry : From Preparation to Application [Monograph]
Camilleri, Josette \ 2014
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was invented in the mid-1990s at Loma Linda University, USA, with the aim of introducing a material for use as a root-end filler that would set and develop its properties in the presence of moisture. MTA is a mixture ...
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Mini-Invasive Surgery of the Hip [Monograph]
Poitout, Dominique G \ Judet, Henri \ 2014
In recent years, mini-invasive surgery has become increasingly important for reducing the risk of infection and minimizing blood loss and volume of implants. Hip surgery requires small incisions, which make the use of the appropriate equipment and an ...
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Mitochondrial Function in Lung Health and Disease [Monograph]
Natarajan, Viswanathan \ Parinandi, Narasimham L \ 2014
Mitochondria, often referred to as the “powerhouses” of the cell, generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by oxidative phosphorylation or OXPHOS, and maintain cellular homeostasis. In addition to generating ATP, mitochondria are involved in regulation ...
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Mouse Genetics : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Singh, Shree Ram \ Coppola, Vincenzo \ 2014
Mouse Genetics: Methods and Protocols provides selected mouse genetic techniques and their application in modeling varieties of human diseases. The chapters are mainly focused on the generation of different transgenic mice to accomplish the manipulat ...
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MR Enterography [Monograph]
Mazziotti, Silvio \ Blandino, Alfredo \ 2014
In recent years, there has been huge interest in developing new methods that offer improved accuracy for the detection of small bowel pathology, and in particular for the assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Cross-sectional imaging, such ...
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Neglected Tropical Diseases - Middle East and North Africa [Monograph]
McDowell, Mary Ann \ Rafati, Sima \ 2014
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is highly endemic for several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including viral, bacterial, protozoan and helminth infections. This new volume covers the most prevalent NTDs found in about 22 MENA countries e ...
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Neuro-Robotics : From Brain Machine Interfaces to Rehabilitation Robotics [Monograph]
Artemiadis, Panagiotis \ 2014
Neuro-robotics is one of the most multidisciplinary fields of the last decades, fusing information and knowledge from neuroscience, engineering and computer science. This book focuses on the results from the strategic alliance between Neuroscience an ...
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Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration [Monograph]
Peterson, Phillip K \ Toborek, Michal \ 2014
State of the art reviews by experts in the fields of neuroscience, immunology, microbiology/infectious diseases, and pharmacology addressing the convergence of the immune system (neuroinflammation) and the loss of neurons (neurodegeneration).  Many o ...
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Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration for Retinal Diseases [Monograph]
Nakazawa, Toru \ Kitaoka, Yasushi \ Harada, Takayuki \ 2014
This book provides the latest findings on neuroprotection and neuroregeneration as potential therapeutic strategies for various eye diseases, namely, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment, and retinitis pigmentosa. Glau ...
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Optic Nerve Disorders : Diagnosis and Management [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Chan, Jane W \ 2014
Optic Nerve Disorders: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, is a thoroughly revised and updated reference, including new information on diagnostic techniques such as genetic testing for hereditary optic neuropathies, new data on toxic/drug-relat ...
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Orthopaedic Oncology : Primary and Metastatic Tumors of the Skeletal System [Monograph]
Peabody, Terrance D \ Attar, Samer \ 2014
This text provides a comprehensive overview of orthopaedic oncology – the field of orthopaedic surgery that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors of the musculoskeletal system. The opening chapters cover musculosk ...
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Osteonecrosis [Monograph]
Koo, Kyung-Hoi \ Mont, Michael A \ Jones, Lynne C \ 2014
Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints, including the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle. The disease, which is usually progressive and leads to joint failure, occurs in young adults aged from their twenties to the ...
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Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Non-communicable Diseases - Molecular Mechanisms and Perspectives in Therapeutics [Monograph]
Camps, Jordi \ 2014
Oxidative stress and inflammation underpin most diseases; their mechanisms are inextricably linked. For example, chronic inflammation is associated with oxidation, anti-inflammatory cascades are linked to decreased oxidation, increased oxidative stre ...
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Pain Management : Essential Topics for Examinations [Monograph]
Gupta, Rajesh \ 2014
Pain management is a vast subject and is changing rapidly. Finding a good resource for learning, however, is difficult. Most of the available books are lengthy volumes including many details irrelevant to physicians sitting for examinations or assess ...
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The Parasite-Stress Theory of Values and Sociality : Infectious Disease, History and Human Values Worldwide [Monograph]
Thornhill, Randy \ Fincher, Corey L \ 2014
Why do some people pray more than others? Why do some people prefer to be with healthier-looking people? Why are some people more conservative than others? Why does the prevalence of violence vary across the world? Why are some countries poor while o ...
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Patch-Clamp Methods and Protocols [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Martina, Marzia \ Taverna, Stefano \ 2014
Since its inception, patch-clamp has continued to be widely considered the gold standard method to record ion channel activity. Patch-Clamp Methods and Protocols, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive collection of new techniques for the developme ...
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The Patellofemoral Joint : State of the Art in Evaluation and Management [Monograph]
Gobbi, Alberto \ Espregueira-Mendes, João \ Nakamura, Norimasa \ 2014
A comprehensive and thorough selection of contributions from across the world, this book aims to review the current state-of-the-art in assessment and management of the patellofemoral joint. While featuring a wide range of surgical techniques for dif ...
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Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea [Monograph]
Zouboulis, Christos C \ Katsambas, Andreas D \ Kligman, Albert M \ 2014
This book, written by experts from across the world, provides comprehensive coverage of acne and rosacea, focusing in particular on pathogenesis and treatment but also considering clinical aspects, prognostic factors, and impacts on quality of life. ...
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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : Volume 3: Gastroenterological, Endocrine, Renal, Hematologic, Oncologic and Immune Systems [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Wheeler, Derek S \ Wong, Hector R \ Shanley, Thomas P \ 2014
The Editors and contributors of this book take seriously the statement that “For all of the science inherent in the specialty of pediatric critical care medicine, there is still art in providing comfort and solace to our patients and their families. ...
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Pediatric Oncology : A Comprehensive Guide [Monograph] - 3rd ed. 2014
Imbach, Paul \ Kühne, Thomas \ Arceci, Robert J \ 2014
This is the third edition of a well-received compendium of information and guidance on the diagnosis and management of the various oncological diseases that are encountered in children and adolescents.  In the new edition a  chapter on Rare Tumors wa ...
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Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters [Monograph]
Sandrucci, Sergio \ Mussa, Baudolino \ 2014
Indications for central venous cannulation in critically ill patients have increased dramatically in recent years owing to the use of more complex therapies unsuitable for delivery via peripheral veins. The main drawbacks of central venous access are ...
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Pharma-Nutrition : An Overview [Monograph]
Folkerts, Gert \ Garssen, Johan \ 2014
This volume examines the effects of natural products and functional/medical foods (nutritional programming) on disease management. It specifically focuses on diseases related to inflammation and immunity, cancer and cachexia, allergies, and brain and ...
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Positional Plagiocephaly [Monograph]
Villani, Donata \ Meraviglia, Maria Vittoria \ 2014
This book provides clear guidance on the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of positional plagiocephaly. Information is first presented on classification, epidemiology, and etiopathogenesis. Diagnosis is then explained in detail, covering the ...
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Posttranslational Protein Modifications in the Reproductive System [Monograph]
Sutovsky, Peter \ 2014
This book's aim is to increase the awareness of a great variety of posttranslational modifications in the male and female reproductive system. Some of the most intriguing reproductive strategies, mechanisms, and pathways involving PTM are discussed, ...
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Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care : A Practical Manual [Monograph]
Grassi, Luigi \ Riba, Michelle \ 2014
This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significan ...
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Radiology in Global Health : Strategies, Implementation, and Applications [Monograph]
Mollura, Daniel J \ Lungren, Matthew P \ 2014
This book is designed to increase awareness of the global health problem of lack of access to medical imaging services and presents solutions to overcome disparities in the delivery of radiologic services to the developing world. Featuring an interdi ...
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Regulatory B Cells : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Vitale, Gaetano \ Mion, Francesca \ 2014
Regulatory B Cells: Methods and Protocols presents the current experimental set-ups and methodologies useful for the identification and characterization of B cells with suppressive functions and for the study of their biological and immunological pro ...
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RNA Mapping : Methods and Protocols [Monograph]
Alvarez, M. Lucrecia \ Nourbakhsh, Mahtab \ 2014
In RNA Mapping- Methods and Protocols expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to study RNA. These include protocols for the consequence of the emerging interest in the characterization of cellular RNAs u ...
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Salts of Amino Acids : Crystallization, Structure and Properties [Monograph]
Fleck, Michel \ Petrosyan, Aram M \ 2014
This book is about amino acid salts and presents comprehensive data, including crystallographic parameters in easily accessible tables, for quick identification. The work describes amino acids and their salts with cations, anions and compounds from a ...
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Single-Access Laparoscopic Surgery : Current Applications and Controversies [Monograph]
Pignata, Giusto \ Corcione, Francesco \ Bracale, Umberto \ 2014
Single-access laparoscopic surgery (SALS), performed using a single transumbilical access, has recently proved to bring advantages over other forms of laparoscopic surgery due to the reduction in the number of incisions and the consequent decrease in ...
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Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures : Art, Science, and Clinical Techniques [Monograph]
Shiffman, Melvin A \ Di Giuseppe, Alberto \ Bassetto, Franco \ 2014
Interest in the use of stem cells in aesthetic procedures has been increasing rapidly, reflecting the widespread acknowledgment of the tremendous potential of stem cell fat transfer. This is, however, the first book to be devoted entirely to the subj ...
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Surgical Metabolism : The Metabolic Care of the Surgical Patient [Monograph]
Davis, Kimberly A \ Rosenbaum, Stanley H \ 2014
This volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review for clinicians with an interest in the peri-operative nutritional management of all surgical patients. The text reviews normal physiology, the pathophysiology of starvation and surgical stressor ...
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Synaptic Stress and Pathogenesis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders [Monograph]
Popoli, Maurizio \ Diamond, David \ Sanacora, Gerard \ 2014
An overview of the ways in which stress affects brain function or synaptic plasticity and can precipitate the onset of neuropsychiatric disorders. Recent research has shown that changes in glutamate/GABA synapses and related pathways are involved in ...
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A Systems Theoretic Approach to Systems and Synthetic Biology I: Models and System Characterizations [Monograph]
Kulkarni, Vishwesh V \ Stan, Guy-Bart \ Raman, Karthik \ 2014
The complexity of biological systems has intrigued scientists from many disciplines and has given birth to the highly influential field of systems biology wherein a wide array of mathematical techniques, such as flux balance analysis, and technology ...
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A Systems Theoretic Approach to Systems and Synthetic Biology II: Analysis and Design of Cellular Systems [Monograph]
Kulkarni, Vishwesh V \ Stan, Guy-Bart \ Raman, Karthik \ 2014
The complexity of biological systems has intrigued scientists from many disciplines and has given birth to the highly influential field of systems biology wherein a wide array of mathematical techniques, such as flux balance analysis, and technology ...
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Telemedicine for Children's Health [Monograph]
Capello, Fabio \ Naimoli, Andrea E \ Pili, Giuseppe \ 2014
This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdate ...
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Temporary Skeletal Anchorage Devices : A Guide to Design and Evidence-Based Solution [Monograph]
Kim, Ki Beom \ 2014
Anchorage control is one of the most challenging tasks in orthodontic treatment.  Many different types of appliance are used to control anchorage, but an excellent outcome may be difficult to achieve owing to either poor mechanics or inadequate patie ...
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The Transcervical Approach in Thoracic Surgery [Monograph]
Zieliński, Marcin \ Rami-Porta, Ramón \ 2014
Use of the transcervical approach in thoracic surgery has advanced significantly during the past 60 years, owing primarily to advances in technology. Nevertheless, the possibilities of this approach have never been compiled in a systematic way. This ...
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Treatment of the Obese Patient [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Kushner, Robert F \ Bessesen, Daniel H \ 2014
This is a timely and informative updated volume for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, Treatment of the Obese Patient, Second Edition is directed toward individuals wh ...
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The Tricuspid Valve in Congenital Heart Disease [Monograph]
Giamberti, Alessandro \ Chessa, Massimo \ 2014
This book is devoted solely to the tricuspid valve and its role in congenital heart disease. Tricuspid valve anomalies are part of the pathological spectrum in various congenital heart diseases, including Ebstein anomaly and tricuspid valve dysplasia ...
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The UNC-53-mediated Interactome : Analysis of its Role in the Generation of the C. elegans Connectome [Monograph]
Pandey, Amita \ Pandey, Girdhar K \ 2014
This book gives an overview of various interactomes involved in dorsal ventral (DV) and anterior posterior (AP) guidance, their mechanisms of action, subcellular localizations, and functional roles. It will provide readers a better understanding of t ...
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Understanding Liver Cancer : A Tale of Two Diseases [Monograph]
Carr, Brian I \ 2014
Understanding Liver Cancer is a concise and up-to-date review, which discusses diagnosis, management, patient care, current and emerging therapies, and useful resources that clinicians can provide to their patients. Busy healthcare professionals who ...
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Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation [Monograph]
Weiss, Patrice L. (Tamar) \ Keshner, Emily A \ Levin, Mindy F \ 2014
 While virtual reality (VR) has influenced fields as varied as gaming, archaeology, and the visual arts, some of its most promising applications come from the health sector. Particularly encouraging are the many uses of VR in supporting the recovery ...
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Viruses and Man: A History of Interactions [Monograph]
Taylor, Milton W \ 2014
Milton Taylor, Indiana University, offers an easy-to-read and fascinating text describing the impact of viruses on human society. The book starts with an analysis of the profound effect that viral epidemics had on world history resulting in demograph ...
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Whole-body MRI Screening [Monograph]
Puls, Ralf \ Hosten, Norbert \ 2014
The advent of dedicated whole-body MRI scanners has made it possible to image the human body from head to toe with excellent spatial resolution and with the sensitivity and specificity of conventional MR systems. A comprehensive screening examination ...
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Geography

Complex Terrain Mapping : Integrated Use of Stereo Air Photos and Satellite Images [Monograph]
Rivard, Lambert \ Hehner-Rivard, Carla \ 2014
A review of five major categories of lithogenetic and morphogenetic terrain types meet the complex terrain criteria: landslides, field photos of slope failures, bedrocks, nonglacial surficial deposits, glacial and alpine-glacial, and periglacial. Int ...
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Global Land Ice Measurements from Space [Monograph]
Kargel, Jeffrey S \ Leonard, Gregory J \ Bishop, Michael P \ Kääb, Andreas \ Raup, Bruce H \ 2014
An international team of over 150 experts provide up-to-date satellite imaging and quantitative analysis of the state and dynamics of the glaciers around the world, and they provide an in-depth review of analysis methodologies. Includes an e-publishe ...
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Mutual Sustainability of Tubewell Farming and Aquifers : Perspectives from Balochistan, Pakistan [Monograph]
Khattak, Ahmad Saeed \ 2014
This book develops and presents a conceptual model for sustainable-groundwater irrigated agriculture. The model is based on the general principles of the economic theories of cost-benefit relations and behavioral models of resource use. The study has ...
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Principle and Application Progress in Location-Based Services [Monograph]
Liu, Chun \ 2014
These proceedings are aimed at researchers, industry / market operators and students from different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic) whose work is either focused on or affined to Location Based Services (LBS). It contributes to th ...
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Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scale [Monograph]
Sha, Yongjie \ Wu, Jiang \ Ji, Yan \ Chan, Sara Li Ting \ Lim, Wei Qi \ 2014
This book focuses on observing and understanding the urban planning and relevant development patterns applied to the creation of urban districts against the backdrop of the current rapid urbanization and transformation of Shanghai on its way to becom ...
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Slope-Channel Coupling as a Factor in the Evolution of Mountains : The Western Carpathians and Sudetes [Monograph]
Wistuba, Małgorzata \ 2014
In this thesis, coupling between the delivery of slope material into valley floors and river erosion is considered to be a factor in the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions were made in ten small catc ...
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Soil Geography of the USA : A Diagnostic-Horizon Approach [Monograph]
Bockheim, James G \ 2014
Since 1980, our understanding of the factors and processes governing the distribution of soils on the Earth’s surface has increased dramatically, as have the techniques for studying soil patterns. The approach used in this book relies on the National ...
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Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Sciences

Advances in Sequence Analysis: Theory, Method, Applications [Monograph]
Blanchard, Philippe \ Bühlmann, Felix \ Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine \ 2014
This book gives a general view of sequence analysis, the statistical study of successions of states or events. It includes innovative contributions on life course studies, transitions into and out of employment, contemporaneous and historical careers ...
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Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach : Challenges and Prospects [Monograph]
Stoecklin, Daniel \ Bonvin, Jean-Michel \ 2014
This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children’s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children’s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It address ...
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A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S [Monograph]
Hartmann, Rudi \ Wang, Jing'ai \ Ye, Tao \ 2014
The book is the outcome of a unique venture: a team of Chinese geographers and a team of American geographers collaborated on a new Comparative Geography of China and the United States. The book meets a high demand for comparative information about C ...
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Data-Based Child Advocacy : Using Statistical Indicators to Improve the Lives of Children [Monograph]
O'Hare, William P \ 2014
This book locates, organizes and summarizes information about the use of child indicators in an advocacy context. It provides a conceptual framework that allows readers to see a wide variety of work as part of a unified field.  It provides a descript ...
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Ethnoarchaeology of the Kel Tadrart Tuareg : Pastoralism and Resilience in Central Sahara [Monograph]
Biagetti, Stefano \ 2014
This book focuses on the issues of resilience and variability of desert pastoralists, explicitly challenging a set of traditional topics of the discourse around pastoralism in arid lands of the Old World. Based on a field research carried out on the ...
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Health and Cognition in Old Age : From Biomedical and Life Course Factors to Policy and Practice [Monograph]
Leist, Anja K \ Kulmala, Jenni \ Nyqvist, Fredrica \ 2014
In recent years, the aim of research on aging has shifted from prolonging life to fostering healthy and cognitively robust old age.  In order to improve the quality of life of older people, we need to better understand cognitive aging as well as bodi ...
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An Historical Geography of Peiping [Monograph]
Hou, Renzhi \ 2014
This book is about the city of Peiping in China, also known as Beijing and Peking, and a city of great historical significance. Divided into three parts, this work explores Peiping first as a frontier city at a time when the Great Wall was establishe ...
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Impact of Organized Crime on Murder of Law Enforcement Personnel at the U.S.-Mexican Border [Monograph]
Schatz, Sara \ 2014
This brief fills a gap in the studies of organized crime in Mexico (Kan 2012, Ríos 2011, Dell 2011) by documenting and mapping the post-2008 assassination of Mexican border police chiefs. It traces out a “systematic” of law-enforcement assassination ...
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A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South [Monograph]
Anich, Rudolf \ Crush, Jonathan \ Melde, Susanne \ Oucho, John O \ 2014
  This book offers innovative insights on South–South human mobility. It features a collection of papers that highlight often overlooked mobility patterns among and within regions in the global South as well as address critical realities faced by Sou ...
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Rationality and Emotion : Comparative Studies of the Franco-German and Sino-Japanese Reconciliations [Monograph]
Ren, Lin \ 2014
Reconciliation is an important agenda for post-war countries. It plays a major role in harmonizing bilateral and regional relations. Lin Ren compares reconciliations between the Sino-Japanese and the Franco-German dyads. Each dyad shares a deep-roote ...
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Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism : Global Threats and Local Responses [Monograph]
Kennedy, Leslie W \ Irvin-Erickson, Yasemin \ Kennedy, Alexis R \ 2014
 This brief focuses on translational criminology practices as they relate to counter-terrorism and homeland security.   The work provides a detailed and practical examination of how global threats (such as, terrorism and cybercrime) are managed throu ...
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Leisure, Recreation, Tourism

Heritage as an invigoration of self-identity : a quantitative analysis of the raison d’ être of heritage in Western societies [Student report]
Gieling, J. \ 2014
It has frequently been suggested in literature in tourism studies that a clear link exist between one’s striving for identity construction and an individual’s urge to become involved in tourism. Due to a wide variety of societal and historical proces ...
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Psychology

Intimate Violence Across the Lifespan : Interpersonal, Familial, and Cross-Generational Perspectives [Monograph]
Band-Winterstein, Tova \ Eisikovits, Zvi \ 2014
Studies of family functioning as their members age, and of elder abuse at the hands of adult children or caregivers, are recent trends in gerontology. Yet the intersection of these two ideas—the impact of prolonged domestic abuse on elders and their ...
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The Psychological Science of Money [Monograph]
Bijleveld, Erik \ Aarts, Henk \ 2014
Money. The root of all evil? Arguably. Essential to our lives? Certainly. A main driver of human thought, emotion, and action? Absolutely--and psychology and its related fields are getting closer to understanding its complex role in human behavior an ...
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Education

Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education : Singing through a Culture of Marginalization [Monograph]
Manovski, Miroslav Pavle \ 2014
Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization invites readers into miroslav pavle manovski’s journey into quest of how he found his voice—literally and figuratively—by reflecting and storying ...
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Communicating Science to the Public : Opportunities and Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region [Monograph]
Tan Wee Hin, Leo \ Subramaniam, R \ 2014
This book explores effective approaches for communicating science to the public in developing countries. Offering multiple perspectives on this important topic, it features 17 chapters that represent the efforts of 23 authors from eight countries: Au ...
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Critical Perspectives on Language Education : Australia and the Asia Pacific [Monograph]
Dunworth, Katie \ Zhang, Grace \ 2014
The studies in this volume investigate how multilingual education involves a critical engagement with questions of identity and culture, and a movement towards new ways of being and belonging. It addresses previously under-explored issues, in particu ...
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Digital Systems for Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning [Monograph]
Sampson, Demetrios G \ Ifenthaler, Dirk \ Spector, J. Michael \ Isaias, Pedro \ 2014
Today, Digital Systems and Services for Technology Supported Learning and Education are recognized as the key drivers to transform the way that individuals, groups and organizations “learn” and the way to “assess learning” in 21st Century. These tran ...
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Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education [Monograph]
Lerman, Stephen \ 2014
The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education is a comprehensive reference text, covering every topic in the field with entries ranging from short descriptions to much longer pieces where the topic warrants more elaboration. The entries provide access to ...
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English Language Education and Assessment : Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland [Monograph]
Coniam, David \ 2014
This volume gathers contributions in the closely linked fields of English language assessment and language education. The contributors from China and Hong Kong represent a mixture of established and new scholars.  Areas covered in the language educat ...
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Everyday Youth Literacies : Critical Perspectives for New Times [Monograph]
Sanford, Kathy \ Rogers, Theresa \ Kendrick, Maureen \ 2014
Testifying to the maturity of the youth literacy education field, this collection of papers displays the increasing sophistication of research on the subject, and at the same time offers pointers to its potential for development in the next decade. T ...
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Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education : Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide [Monograph]
Nerad, Maresi \ Evans, Barbara \ 2014
This book, the second in the projected three-volume Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide series sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, invites readers to listen in as nearly t ...
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ICT in Education in Global Context : Emerging Trends Report 2013-2014 [Monograph]
Huang, Ronghuai \ Kinshuk \ Price, Jon K \ 2014
This book presents the current advances and emerging trends in digital technologies for learning and education through a number of invited chapters on key research areas. It addresses information and communications technology (ICT) in a global contex ...
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International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-Based Schools [Monograph]
Chapman, Judith D \ McNamara, Sue \ Reiss, Michael J \ Waghid, Yusef \ 2014
The International Handbook on Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-Based Schools is international in scope. It is addressed to policy makers, academics, education professionals and members of the wider community. The book is divided into three sec ...
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International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching [Monograph]
Matthews, Michael R \ 2014
This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researche ...
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International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning [Monograph]
Billett, Stephen \ Harteis, Christian \ Gruber, Hans \ 2014
The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions a ...
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Learning Analytics : From Research to Practice [Monograph]
Larusson, Johann Ari \ White, Brandon \ 2014
In education today, technology alone doesn't always lead to immediate success for students or institutions. In order to gauge the efficacy of educational technology, we need ways to measure the efficacy of educational practices in their own right. Th ...
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A Living Systems Theory of Vocational Behavior and Development [Monograph]
Vondracek, Fred W \ Ford, Donald H \ Porfeli, Erik J \ 2014
The Living Systems Theory of Vocational Behavior and Development (LSVD) explains and illustrates the processes by which individuals construct their work experiences, vocational pathways and career patterns through episodes of interaction with afforda ...
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Narratives of Social Justice Educators : Standing Firm [Monograph]
Mthethwa-Sommers, Shirley \ 2014
This book presents narratives of eminent social justice educators, which provide a window into why these educators have made it their mission to educate for attainment of social justice; it succinctly defines what social justice education is and what ...
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The New Development of Technology Enhanced Learning : Concept, Research and Best Practices [Monograph]
Huang, Ronghuai \ Kinshuk \ Chen, Nian-Shing \ 2014
The book addresses the main issues concerned with the new development of learning processes, innovative pedagogical changes, the effects of new technologies on education, future learning content, which aims to gather the newest concepts, research and ...
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The Nurturing of New Educational Researchers : Dialogues and Debates [Monograph]
Ibarrola, María de \ Anderson, Lorin W \ 2014
Five educational researchers, coming from a variety of higher education institutions, academic disciplines, and cultural backgrounds, met together over a three-year period to discuss the present and future of doctoral education and training in the fi ...
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On (Writing) Families : Autoethnographies of Presence and Absence, Love and Loss [Monograph]
Wyatt, Jonathan \ Adams, Tony E \ 2014
Who are we with—and without—families? How do we relate as children to our parents, as parents to our children? How are parent-child relationships—and familial relationships in general—made and (not) maintained? Informed by narrative, performance stud ...
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Reclaiming the Sane Society : Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought [Monograph]
Miri, Seyed Javad \ Lake, Robert \ Kress, Tricia M \ 2014
Erich Fromm’s body of work, written more than 50 years ago, was prophetic of the contemporary moment: Increasingly, global society is threatened by the many-headed monster of corporate greed, neo-liberalism, nihilism, extreme fundamentalist beliefs, ...
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Science Teachers’ Use of Visual Representations [Monograph]
Eilam, Billie \ Gilbert, John K \ 2014
This book examines the diverse use of visual representations by teachers in the science classroom. It contains unique pedagogies related to the use of visualization, presents original curriculum materials as well as explores future possibilities. The ...
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The Socially Just School : Making Space for Youth to Speak Back [Monograph]
Smyth, John \ Down, Barry \ McInerney, Peter \ 2014
This book explores schools and how they can function as social institutions that advance the interests and life chances of all young people, especially those who are already the most marginalized and at an educational disadvantage. Social justice is ...
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Studies of ID Practices : A Review and Synthesis of Research on ID Current Practices [Monograph]
Sugar, WIlliam \ 2014
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of cutting edge research studies on contemporary instructional design practices. Written for instructional designers, instructional technologists and researchers in the field, it provides state of the art, ...
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Transforming Mathematics Instruction : Multiple Approaches and Practices [Monograph]
Li, Yeping \ Silver, Edward A \ Li, Shiqi \ 2014
This book surveys and examines different approaches and practices that contribute to the changes in mathematics instruction, including (1) innovative approaches that bring direct changes in classroom instructional practices, (2) curriculum reforms th ...
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Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States [Monograph]
Swaffar, Janet \ Urlaub, Per \ 2014
This volume addresses critical challenges and issues facing foreign language departments in colleges and universities across the U.S. It presents the insights of individuals who have built or are in the process of building foreign language curricula ...
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Workforce Development : Strategies and Practices [Monograph]
Short, Tom \ Harris, Roger \ 2014
This book is the second in a series of two volumes that reviews a broad range of workforce development strategies and practices in a period following the global financial crisis, when organisational stability and survival were foremost in leaders’ mi ...
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Languages

Psycholinguistic Approaches to Meaning and Understanding across Languages [Monograph]
Hemforth, Barbara \ Mertins, Barbara \ Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine \ 2014
Reports on joint work by researchers from different theoretical and linguistic backgrounds offer new insights on the interaction of linguistic code and context in language production and comprehension. This volume takes a genuinely cross-linguistic a ...
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Systematic Approaches to Argument by Analogy [Monograph]
Ribeiro, Henrique Jales \ 2014
The present volume assembles a relevant set of studies of argument by analogy, which address this topic in a systematic fashion, either from an essentially theoretical perspective, or from the perspective of it being applied to different fields like ...
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Development Studies

Managing Geo-Based Challenges : World-Wide Case Studies and Sustainable Local Solutions [Monograph]
Baban, Serwan M. J \ 2014
This book  provides sound conceptual understanding of the current approach to management and decision making regarding geo-based challenges in developing countries that tend to suffer from information poverty and subjectivity, and are reactive. The b ...
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Participation, politics and technology : agrarian development in post-neoliberal Bolivia [PhD thesis]
Córdoba Blandón, D.M. \ 2014
The election of Morales – an indigenous and cocalero leader – and his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party became the most important political milestone in Bolivia’s recent history. The MAS promised to represent the most excluded sectors of the coun ...
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Agricultural Economics

Biofuels and vertical price transmission : the case of the US corn, ethanol, and food markets [Monograph]
Drabik, D. \ Ciaian, P. \ Pokrivak, J. \ 2014
This paper analyzes the impact of biofuels on the price transmission along the food chain. It analyzes the U.S. corn sector and its vertical links with food and ethanol (energy) markets. The authors find that biofuels affect the price transmission el ...
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Management studies, Business Administration, Organizational Science

Alternative Investments in Wealth Management : A Comprehensive Study of the Central and East European Market [Monograph]
Sokołowska, Ewelina \ 2014
This monograph provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investments in the wealth management process, with a special focus on Poland and Eastern Europe. It presents the characteristics that distinguish alternative inves ...
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Balanced and Cyclical Growth in Models of Decentralized Economy [Monograph]
Abramov, Alexander P \ 2014
This book is devoted to the study of dynamical models of decentralized economic systems. The models considered are based on the Leontief simple dynamic model with various mechanisms for decentralized planning and management. Branches of the economic ...
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Better Business Decisions from Data : Statistical Analysis for Professional Success [Monograph]
Kenny, Peter \ 2014
Everyone encounters statistics on a daily basis. They are used in proposals, reports, requests, and advertisements, among others, to support assertions, opinions, and theories. Unless you’re a trained statistician, it can be bewildering. What are the ...
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Communication and Economic Theory : How to deal with rationality in a communicational environment [Monograph]
Priddat, Birger P \ 2014
This book analyzes the different topics which highlight the relevance of communication within markets. In using and reformulating concepts of Arrow, Commons, Williamson, North, Becker and others, the author shows the hidden implications of these auth ...
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A Concise Guide to Market Research : The Process, Data, and Methods Using IBM SPSS Statistics [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Sarstedt, Marko \ Mooi, Erik \ 2014
This accessible, practice-oriented, and compact text provides a hands-on introduction to market research. Using the market research process as a framework, it explains how to collect and describe data and presents the most important and frequently us ...
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Economic Dynamics of All Members of the United Nations [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Chukwu, Ethelbert Nwakuche \ 2014
This book provides an enduring response to modern economic problems and the consequent crises, dealing with the economic modelling of nations and the forecasting of economic growth. The main arguments embodied constitute the creation of jobs and the ...
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Economic Growth : Theory and Numerical Solution Methods [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Novales, Alfonso \ Fernández, Esther \ Ruiz, Jesús \ 2014
This is a book on deterministic and stochastic Growth Theory and the computational methods needed to produce numerical solutions. Exogenous and endogenous growth models are thoroughly reviewed. Special attention is paid to the use of these models for ...
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European Metropolitan Commercial Real Estate Markets [Monograph]
Nozeman, Ed F \ Van der Vlist, Arno J \ 2014
Metropolitan commercial real estate markets are highly influenced by global forces, the regional economy, and institutional behaviour. While descriptions of regional commercial real estate markets are well known and widespread in academic literature, ...
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Family Firms and Private Equity : A Collection of Essays on Value Creation, Negotiation, and Soft Factors [Monograph]
Ahlers, Oliver \ 2014
Buyouts involve the acquisition of the total shares or a controlling stake in a company. Oliver Ahlers analyzes buyouts that involve family firms and private equity investors. The author starts with a comprehensive literature review on family firms, ...
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The Fed at One Hundred : A Critical View on the Federal Reserve System [Monograph]
Howden, David \ Salerno, Joseph T \ 2014
One hundred years after its foundation, the Federal Reserve has been entrusted with an enormous expansion in its operating powers for the sake of reviving a sluggish economy during the financial crisis. The aim of the present volume is to present a t ...
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Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries : A Theoretical Evaluation [Monograph]
Chaudhuri, Sarbajit \ Mukhopadhyay, Ujjaini \ 2014
In development literature Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is traditionally considered to be instrumental for the economic growth of all countries, particularly the developing ones. It acts as a panacea for breaking out of the vicious circle of low sa ...
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Handbook for a Sustainable Economy [Monograph]
Bermejo, Roberto \ 2014
Since the 1992 World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity, the looming prospect of Earth’s changing climate has inspired a broad movement dedicated to a sustainable future. In this Handbook, the author explains the elements of a sustainable economy, the d ...
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Health Care Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation : An Assessment using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Ozcan, Yasar A \ 2014
This new edition continues to emphasize the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to create optimization-based benchmarks within hospitals, physician group practices, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, and other health care delivery or ...
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History of Monetary Policy in India Since Independence [Monograph]
Goyal, Ashima \ 2014
The book discusses Indian post-independence monetary history in the context of the country’s development and the global changes of the period. The conceptual framework used is the SIIO (Structure, Ideas, Institutions and Outcomes) paradigm. That is, ...
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Information Systems, Management, Organization and Control : Smart Practices and Effects [Monograph]
Baglieri, Daniela \ Metallo, Concetta \ Rossignoli, Cecilia \ Pezzillo Iacono, Mario \ 2014
This book explores the diversity of topics, views and perspectives focused on the relationship between information systems, organizations and managerial control. It brings together theories and practices by a diverse group of scholars working in diff ...
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Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They? : A Comparative Analysis of Politics, Economics, and International Relations [Monograph]
Beretta, Silvio \ Berkofsky, Axel \ Rugge, Fabio \ 2014
This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan’s and Italy’s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from ...
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Legacy, Sustainability and CSR at Mega Sport Events : An Analysis of the UEFA EURO 2008 in Switzerland [Monograph]
Lienhard, Pierre \ Preuss, Holger \ 2014
The UEFA European Football Championship 2008TM (EURO 2008) was the largest sports event ever organized in Switzerland. The host nations Austria and Switzerland emphasized the sustainability of the event. Through their analysis the authors argue that ...
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Lending Behavior toward Family Firms [Monograph]
Pijanowski, Thomas \ 2014
Sufficient capital is the basic requirement necessary to operate the business, to fund innovation, to drive growth and to successfully hand over the business to next generations. Thomas Pijanowski investigates the impact of family firms on bank loan ...
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Macroeconomics : A Fresh Start [Monograph]
Dorman, Peter \ 2014
The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past.  This book provides a new beginning for the study of macroeconomics, fundamentally intern ...
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Managing Service Productivity : Using Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Multicriteria Decision Making for Improving Service Performance [Monograph]
Emrouznejad, Ali \ Cabanda, Emilyn \ 2014
This volume describes how frontier efficiency methodologies such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and other techniques such as multi-criteria decision making can help service industries to improve their performance by providing a ranking of best-pr ...
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Market Microstructure and Nonlinear Dynamics : Keeping Financial Crisis in Context [Monograph]
Dufrénot, Gilles \ Jawadi, Fredj \ Louhichi, Waël \ 2014
This book discusses market microstructure environment within the context of the global financial crisis and investigates the recent econometric tools toimprove financial markets dynamics in calm and turbulent times. In the first part, the market micr ...
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mHealth : Transforming Healthcare [Monograph]
Malvey, Donna \ Slovensky, Donna J \ 2014
This book defines the phenomenon of mHealth and its evolution, explaining why an understanding of mHealth is critical for decision makers, entrepreneurs, and policy analysts who are pivotal to developing products that meet the collaborative health in ...
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Navigating Intellectual Capital After the Financial Crisis [Monograph]
Lin, Carol Yeh-Yun \ Edvinsson, Leif \ Chen, Jeffrey \ Beding, Tord \ 2014
In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the biggest event of worldwide proportion was the 2008 global financial crisis, which was caused primarily by ineffective governance, failed surveillance systems, and implementation flaws.  While fisca ...
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Nonlinear Economic Dynamics and Financial Modelling : Essays in Honour of Carl Chiarella [Monograph]
Dieci, Roberto \ He, Xue-Zhong \ Hommes, Cars \ 2014
This book reflects the state of the art on nonlinear economic dynamics, financial market modelling and quantitative finance. It contains eighteen papers with topics ranging from disequilibrium macroeconomics, monetary dynamics, monopoly, financial ma ...
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Novel Methods and Technologies for Enterprise Information Systems : ERP Future 2013 Conference, Vienna, Austria, November 2013, Revised Papers [Conference proceedings]
Piazolo, Felix \ Felderer, Michael \ 2014
This volume presents the revised and peer reviewed contributions of the ‘ERP Future 2013’ conference held in Vienna/Austria on November 12-13th, 2013. The ERP Future 2013 Research conference is a scientific platform for research on enterprise informa ...
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Operations Research Proceedings 2013 : Selected Papers of the International Conference on Operations Research, OR2013, organized by the German Operations Research Society (GOR), the Dutch Society of Operations Research (NGB) and Erasmus University Rotterdam, September 3-6, 2013 [Conference proceedings]
Huisman, Dennis \ Louwerse, Ilse \ Wagelmans, Albert P.M \ 2014
This book contains a selection of refereed papers presented at the “International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2013)” which took place at Erasmus University Rotterdam September 3-6, 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the German an ...
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Private Sector Development in West Africa [Monograph]
Seck, Diery \ 2014
This book examines key determinants of private sector development in West Africa, putting special emphasis on government’s cardinal role in fostering and supporting entrepreneurship. Favorable macroeconomic conditions are identified and it is shown t ...
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Proceedings of 2013 World Agricultural Outlook Conference [Conference proceedings]
Xu, Shiwei \ 2014
Food security has always been a major global concern and is getting more attention in recent years. In fact, the global economy and stability has been severely challenged by the precarious state of food security, which was exacerbated by a combinatio ...
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Proceedings of Selected Articles of 2013 World Agricultural Outlook Conference [Conference proceedings]
Xu, Shiwei \ 2014
Food security has always been a major global concern and is getting more attention in recent years. In fact, the global economy and stability has been severely challenged by the precarious state of food security, which was exacerbated by a combinatio ...
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The Quintessence of Marketing : What You Really Need to Know to Manage Your Marketing Activities [Monograph]
Bickhoff, Nils \ Hollensen, Svend \ Opresnik, Marc \ 2014
What actually is marketing? Many people think of marketing as only sales and advertising because every day we are bombarded with TV commercials, flyers, catalogues, sales calls, and commercial e-mail. However, selling and advertising are only one ele ...
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Regional Perspectives on Policy Evaluation [Monograph]
Percoco, Marco \ 2014
The evaluation of public policies is of paramount importance for modern policy making, especially in a period of severe budget constraints. The literature has proposed several methods to deal with the issue of causality and counterfactual evaluation ...
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Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness (2013) [Monograph]
Jianping, Li \ Minrong, Li \ Jinnan, Wang \ Jianjian, Li \ Hongwen, Su \ Maoxing, Huang \ 2014
This book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 countries around the world, presenting an index evaluation system to facilitate a comparative analysis of environmental competitiveness on a global scale. This is a new way to measure compet ...
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Responsible Tourism and CSR : Assessment Systems for Sustainable Development of SMEs in Tourism [Monograph]
Manente, Mara \ Minghetti, Valeria \ Mingotto, Erica \ 2014
What are Responsible Tourism and Corporate Social Responsibility? What is the industry's awareness regarding these concepts? What are the systems and tools currently available on the market that tourism SMEs can use to assess their engagement and the ...
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Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks [Monograph]
Gilbert, Nigel \ Ahrweiler, Petra \ Pyka, Andreas \ 2014
The competitiveness of firms, regions and countries greatly depends on the generation, dissemination and application of new knowledge. Modern innovation research is challenged by the need to incorporate knowledge generation and dissemination processe ...
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Voting Power and Procedures : Essays in Honour of Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover [Monograph]
Fara, Rudolf \ Leech, Dennis \ Salles, Maurice \ 2014
This collection of essays honouring Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover reconsiders foundational aspects of the measurement of voting power. The specific case of voting power in two-tier systems - for instance the US system and the EU system - is analy ...
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Water Management in Italy : Governance, Performance, and Sustainability [Monograph]
Guerrini, Andrea \ Romano, Giulia \ 2014
economisch beleid - economie - bedrijfswetenschap - duurzame ontwikkeling - milieuwetgeving - milieubeleid - waterbeleid - waterbeheer - water - technologie
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Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India : A Study from an Economic Perspective [Monograph]
Chakraborty, Debesh \ Mukhopadhyay, Kakali \ 2014
India has been traditionally well-endowed with large freshwater reserves, but increasing population, urbanization and agricultural growth in recent decades are causing overexploitation of surface and groundwater. As consumption of water grows, wastew ...
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Law

Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies : International and Domestic Aspects [Monograph]
Jinks, Derek \ Maogoto, Jackson N \ Solomon, Solon \ 2014
International humanitarian law has been perceived till now as encompassing only judicial cases concerning refugee protection or war crimes prosecutions, particularly in domestic fora. Yet, the last decade has witnessed a revolution in the way judicia ...
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Aviation and Climate Change : In Search of a Global Market Based Measure [Monograph]
Abeyratne, Ruwantissa \ 2014
The book addresses the most critical issue faced by aviation and climate change: namely the development of a market based measure to control aircraft engine emissions. It discusses the current market economic trends as they impact to aviation and sug ...
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Developments in Foundation Law in Europe [Monograph]
Prele, Chiara \ 2014
This book deals with foundation law in various European countries. It sums up contributions from the most outstanding experts in foundation law in fourteen countries. These are either civil law or common law, and their socio-economical situation is c ...
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EU Competition Law, the Consumer Interest and Data Protection : The Exchange of Consumer Information in the Retail Financial Sector [Monograph]
Ferretti, Federico \ 2014
The legitimacy or illegitimacy of information exchanges between competitors remains a topical debate with regard to EU competition law and policy. This book reexamines the issue in the retail financial services sector, focusing on the peculiar proble ...
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EU Law on Indications of Geographical Origin : Theory and Practice [Monograph]
Mantrov, Vadim \ 2014
The present book examines both theoretical and practical aspects of the law on indications of geographical origin (IGOs) within the framework of European Union (EU) law, pursuing four distinct yet mutually related aims. First, it discusses theoretica ...
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The EU Services Directive: Law or Simply Policy? [Monograph]
Wiberg, Maria \ 2014
The objective of the EU Services Directive is to realise the internal market for services which is of great importance to the EU and its Member States in respect of facilitating jobs and economic growth. This goal is difficult to achieve without also ...
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European Critical Infrastructure Protection [Monograph]
Lazari, Alessandro \ 2014
The recent European Council Directive 114/08 requested the EU Member States to perform an assessment aimed at the identification and designation of the so-called European Critical Infrastructures (ECI). Every analysis of the results of the "first rou ...
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Five Legal Revolutions Since the 17th Century : An Analysis of a Global Legal History [Monograph]
Halpérin, Jean-Louis \ 2014
This book presents an analysis of global legal history in Modern times, questioning the effect of political revolutions since the 17th century on the legal field. Readers will discover a non-linear approach to legal history as this work investigates ...
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From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State : An Essay in Philosophical Jurisprudence [Monograph]
Frändberg, Åke \ 2014
In this book the author investigates what is common to the German idea of the Rechtsstaat and the Anglo-American idea of the Rule of Law. He argues that, although dressed up in rather different garb, these two concepts are in fact based on the same f ...
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The Future of Civil Litigation : Access to Courts and Court-annexed Mediation in the Nordic Countries [Monograph]
Ervo, Laura \ Nylund, Anna \ 2014
This book offers an analysis of the current trends and developments in Nordic civil litigation, and is divided into four main parts. In the first part a picture of the current civil litigation landscape is provided by focusing on whether there is a t ...
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Intellectual Property Theory and Practice : A Critical Examination of China’s TRIPS Compliance and Beyond [Monograph]
Guan, Wenwei \ 2014
This book explains China’s intellectual property perspective in the context of European theories, through a critical examination of intellectual property theory and practice focused on China’s compliance with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of ...
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Law and Religious Cultural Heritage in Europe [Monograph]
Tsivolas, Theodosios \ 2014
This book examines in detail both historical and current legal concepts of ‘religious cultural heritage’ within the context of the European continent. The latter group is primarily based on the variety of sacred cultural elements emanating from the d ...
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Legal Principles for Combatting Cyberlaundering [Monograph]
Leslie, Daniel Adeoyé \ 2014
This volume deals with the very novel issue of cyber laundering. The book investigates the problem of cyber laundering legally, and sets out why it is of a grave legal concern locally and internationally. The book looks at the current state of laws a ...
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Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law - Volume I [Monograph]
Black-Branch, Jonathan L \ Fleck, Dieter \ 2014
With a Foreword by Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency   Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law discusses the legal interpretation and implementation of the three pillars of the Treaty on the Non-Proli ...
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Privacy-Invading Technologies and Privacy by Design : Safeguarding Privacy, Liberty and Security in the 21st Century [Monograph]
Klitou, Demetrius \ 2014
Challenged by rapidly developing privacy-invading technologies (PITs), this book provides a convincing set of potential policy recommendations and practical solutions for safeguarding both privacy and security. It shows that benefits such as public s ...
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Regulating eTechnologies in the European Union : Normative Realities and Trends [Monograph]
Kerikmäe, Tanel \ 2014
The EU strategy 2020 includes ambitious plans for e-regulation that could improve Europe’s competitiveness. However, the European states have very different legal frameworks in this field. This book introduces flagship initiatives and provides a deta ...
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Shipbreaking: Hazards and Liabilities [Monograph]
Galley, Michael \ 2014
Most of the world’s redundant ships are scrapped on the beaches of the Indian sub-continent, largely by hand. As well as cargo residues and wastes, ships contain high levels of hazardous materials that are released into the surrounding ecology when s ...
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Toward A More Balanced Approach: Rethinking and Readjusting Copyright Systems in the Digital Network Era [Monograph]
Hua, Jerry Jie \ 2014
Based on comparative research concerning both international conventions and laws, regulations, policies and cases from different jurisdictions, this book puts forward proposals for recovering the balance of interests between copyright holders, techno ...
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Trade, the WTO and Energy Security : Mapping the Linkages for India [Monograph]
Mathur, Sajal \ 2014
The linkages between WTO rules governing trade and energy security – with a certain degree of focus on India – are the main subject of this book. The edited volume brings together the views of academics, policymakers and experts with extensive experi ...
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Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation : Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz [Monograph]
Purnhagen, Kai \ Rott, Peter \ 2014
This is the first book to comprehensively analyze the work of Hans Micklitz, one of the leading scholars in the field of EU economic law. It brings together analysts, academic friends and critics of Hans Micklitz and results in a unique collection of ...
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Public Administration

Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison : State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges [Monograph]
Schaltegger, Stefan \ Windolph, Sarah Elena \ Harms, Dorli \ Hörisch, Jacob \ 2014
Although every country is distinguished by its history, culture and language as well as its unique economic, environmental and social conditions, it can be expected that international operating companies will exhibit common patterns since sustainabil ...
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Philosophy

Academic Skepticism in Seventeenth-Century French Philosophy : The Charronian Legacy 1601-1662 [Monograph]
Neto, José R. Maia \ 2014
This book is the first systematic account of Pierre Charron’s influence among the major French philosophers in the period (1601-1662). It shows that Charron’s Wisdom was one of the main sources of inspiration of Pierre Gassendi’s first published book ...
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African Traditional Medicine: Autonomy and Informed Consent [Monograph]
Ikechukwu Osuji, Peter \ 2014
This book focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM). ATM forms a large portion of the healthcare systems in Africa. WHO statistics show that as much as 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for primary heal ...
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Aristotle's Theory of Abstraction [Monograph]
Bäck, Allan \ 2014
This book investigates Aristotle’s views on abstraction and explores how he uses it. In this work, the author follows Aristotle in focusing on the scientific detail first and then approaches the metaphysical claims, and so creates a reconstructed the ...
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Handbook of Argumentation Theory [Monograph]
van Eemeren, Frans H \ Garssen, Bart \ Krabbe, Erik C. W \ Snoeck Henkemans, A. Francisca \ Verheij, Bart \ Wagemans, Jean H. M \ 2014
The Handbook Argumentation Theory provides an up to date survey of the various theoretical contributions to the development of argumentation theory for all scholars interested in argumentation, informal logic and rhetoric. It describes the historical ...
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Old World and New World Perspectives in Environmental Philosophy : Transatlantic Conversations [Monograph]
Drenthen, Martin \ Keulartz, Jozef \ 2014
This is the first collection of essays in which European and American philosophers explicitly think out their respective contributions and identities as environmental thinkers in the analytic and continental traditions. The American/European, as well ...
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Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition [Monograph]
Gallotti, Mattia \ Michael, John \ 2014
Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition brings together contributions discussing issues arising from theoretical and empirical research on social ontology and social cognition. It is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection i ...
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Psychoanalysis of Evil : Perspectives on Destructive Behavior [Monograph]
Kellerman, Henry \ 2014
For all our knowledge of psychopathology and sociopathology--and despite endless examinations of abuse and torture, mass murder and genocide--we still don't have a real handle on why evil exists, where it derives from, or why it is so ubiquitous. A c ...
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Religious Perspectives on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics [Monograph]
Tham, Joseph \ Garcia, Alberto \ Miranda, Gonzalo \ 2014
With the advance of biomedicine, certain individuals and groups are vulnerable because of their incapacities to defend themselves. The International Bioethics Committee as a UNESCO working group has for the last several years dedicated to deepen this ...
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Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development [Monograph]
Arnaldi, Simone \ Ferrari, Arianna \ Magaudda, Paolo \ Marin, Francesca \ 2014
This book disentangles the complex meanings of responsibility in nanotechnology development by focusing on its theoretical and empirical dimensions. The notion of responsibility is extremely diversified in the public discourse of nanoscale technologi ...
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Responsible Innovation 1 : Innovative Solutions for Global Issues [Monograph]
van den Hoven, Jeroen \ Doorn, Neelke \ Swierstra, Tsjalling \ Koops, Bert-Jaap \ Romijn, Henny \ 2014
This book addresses the methodological issues involved in responsible innovation and provides an overview of recent applications of multidisciplinary research. Responsible innovation involves research into the ethical and societal aspects of new tech ...
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Spatio-temporal Intertwining : Husserl’s Transcendental Aesthetic [Monograph]
Summa, Michela \ 2014
This volume explores Husserl’s theory of sensibility and his conceptualization of spatial and temporal constitution. The author maps the linkages between Husserl’s ‘transcendental aesthetic’, the theory of pure experience in empirio-criticism, as wel ...
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Arts

Companion to European Heritage Revivals [Monograph]
Egberts, Linde \ Bosma, Koos \ 2014
Are you organising an international heritage project? Turning a so-called 'heritage revival' into a meaningful experience for the general public can be a challenge to historians, archaeologists, museum conservators and tourism professionals alike. Th ...
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Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtues : The Contribution of Fethullah Gülen [Monograph]
Conway, Trudy D \ 2014
This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gülen ...
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Religions and Extraterrestrial Life : How Will We Deal With It? [Monograph]
Weintraub, David A \ 2014
In the twenty-first century, the debate about life on other worlds is quickly changing from the realm of speculation to the domain of hard science. Within a few years, as a consequence of the rapid discovery by astronomers of planets around other sta ...
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Religious Pluralism : Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World [Monograph]
Giordan, Giuseppe \ Pace, Enzo \ 2014
This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political c ...
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Agrotechnology and Food Sciences

Engineering

5th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2014 : chassis.tech plus [Monograph]
Pfeffer, Peter E \ 2014
The key drivers of innovation in the field of chassis systems are measures to improve vehicle dynamics and driving safety, efforts to reduce fuel consumption, and intelligent development methods. In addition, chassis development is focusing on enhanc ...
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Application of Time-Synchronized Measurements in Power System Transmission Networks [Monograph]
Kezunovic, Mladen \ Meliopoulos, Sakis \ Venkatasubramanian, Vaithianathan \ Vittal, Vijay \ 2014
This book illuminates how synchrophasors achieve the monitoring, protection and control optimizations necessary to expand existing power systems to support increasing amounts of renewable and distributed energy resources. The authors descibe synchrop ...
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Atom-Probe Tomography : The Local Electrode Atom Probe [Monograph]
Miller, Michael K \ Forbes, Richard G \ 2014
This book aims to provide an introduction and overview of atom-probe tomography from a materials science perspective, a full introduction to underlying theory and to current understanding of the theory of laser-pulsed APT, and a careful account of ho ...
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Brakes, Brake Control and Driver Assistance Systems : Function, Regulation and Components [Monograph]
Reif, Konrad \ 2014
Braking systems have been continuously developed and improved throughout the last years. Major milestones were the introduction of antilock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability program. This reference book provides a detailed description of ...
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Chemical Vapour Deposition of Diamond for Dental Tools and Burs [Monograph]
Ahmed, Waqar \ Sein, Htet \ Jackson, Mark J \ Rego, Christopher \ Phoenix, David A \ Elhissi, Abdelbary \ Crean, St. John \ 2014
This volume presents chemical vapour deposition of diamond films for application in cutting tools, microdrills, dental burs and surgical tools. It examines various deposition techniques, discusses mechanisms of diamond growth and their impact on cutt ...
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Cognitive Radio Networks : Medium Access Control for Coexistence of Wireless Systems [Monograph]
Bian, Kaigui \ Park, Jung-Min \ Gao, Bo \ 2014
This book gives a comprehensive overview of the medium access control (MAC) principles in cognitive radio networks, with a specific focus on how such MAC principles enable different wireless systems to coexist in the same spectrum band and carry out ...
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The complete works of Gabrio Piola: Volume I : Commented English Translation [Monograph]
dell'Isola, Francesco \ Maier, Giulio \ Perego, Umberto \ Andreaus, Ugo \ Esposito, Raffaele \ Forest, Samuel \ 2014
Gabrio Piola works had an enormous impact on the development of applied mathematics and continuum mechanics. An excellent scientific committee who took it upon themselves to translate his complete works. In a second step, they commented  Piola’s work ...
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Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging : Proceedings of the Workshop held at the 16th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, September 22-26, 2013, Nagoya, Japan [Conference proceedings]
Yao, Jianhua \ Klinder, Tobias \ Li, Shuo \ 2014
This book contains the full papers presented at the MICCAI 2013 workshop Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging. The workshop brought together researchers representing several fields, such as Biomechanics, Engineering, Medi ...
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Concise Dictionary of Engineering : A Guide to the Language of Engineering [Monograph]
Hanifan, Ron \ 2014
This reference defines the principle and most commonly used terms found in engineering documents and drawings across multiple disciplines and explains them in plain, unambiguous English. Concise Dictionary of Engineering: A Guide to the Language of E ...
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Conversational Informatics : A Data-Intensive Approach with Emphasis on Nonverbal Communication [Monograph]
Nishida, Toyoaki \ Nakazawa, Atsushi \ Ohmoto, Yoshimasa \ Mohammad, Yasser \ 2014
This book covers an approach to conversational informatics which encompasses science and technology for understanding and augmenting conversation in the network age. A major challenge in engineering is to develop a technology for conveying not just m ...
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Debugging Systems-on-Chip : Communication-centric and Abstraction-based Techniques [Monograph]
Vermeulen, Bart \ Goossens, Kees \ 2014
This book describes an approach and supporting infrastructure to facilitate debugging the silicon implementation of a System-on-Chip (SOC), allowing its associated product to be introduced into the market more quickly.  Readers learn step-by-step the ...
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Design and Applications of Nanomaterials for Sensors [Monograph]
Seminario, Jorge M \ 2014
Design and Applications of Nanomaterials for Sensors begins with an introductory contribution by the editors that: gives an overview of the present state of computational and theoretical methods for nanotechnology; outlines hot topics in this field; ...
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Design and Computation of Modern Engineering Materials [Monograph]
Öchsner, Andreas \ Altenbach, Holm \ 2014
 The idea of this monograph is to present the latest results related to design and computation of engineering materials and structures. The contributions cover the classical fields of mechanical, civil and materials engineering up to biomechanics and ...
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Diesel Engine Management : Systems and Components [Monograph]
Reif, Konrad \ 2014
This reference book provides a comprehensive insight into todays diesel injection systems and electronic control. It focusses on minimizing emissions and exhaust-gas treatment. Innovations by Bosch in the field of diesel-injection technology have mad ...
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Energy Technologies and Economics [Monograph]
Narbel, Patrick A \ Hansen, Jan Petter \ Lien, Jan R \ 2014
This is an easy-to-read textbook providing the reader with the basis to comprehend the major energy technologies from a physical and economical perspective. The journey through the book begins with some background theory on the physics and economics ...
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Engine Modeling and Control : Modeling and Electronic Management of Internal Combustion Engines [Monograph]
Isermann, Rolf \ 2014
The increasing demands for internal combustion engines with regard to fuel consumption, emissions and driveability lead to more actuators, sensors and complex control functions. A systematic implementation of the electronic control systems requires m ...
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The Engineering Capstone Course : Fundamentals for Students and Instructors [Monograph]
Hoffman, Harvey F \ 2014
This essential book takes students and instructors through steps undertaken in a start-to-finish engineering project as conceived and presented in the engineering capstone course. The learning experience follows an industry model to prepare students ...
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Faster than Nyquist Signaling : Algorithms to Silicon [Monograph]
Dasalukunte, Deepak \ Öwall, Viktor \ Rusek, Fredrik \ Anderson, John B \ 2014
This book addresses the challenges and design trade-offs arising during the hardware design of Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN) signaling transceivers. The authors describe how to design for coexistence between the FTN system described and Orthogonal freque ...
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From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition : A Collection in Honour of Aaron Sloman [Monograph]
Wyatt, Jeremy L \ Petters, Dean D \ Hogg, David C \ 2014
Cognitive Science is a discipline that brings together research in natural and artificial systems and this is clearly reflected in the diverse contributions to From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition. I ...
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Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment [Monograph]
Newport Partners LLC \ 2014
This SpringerBrief reviews current home fire sprinkler system costs in one- and two-family dwellings, mobile homes, and multifamily residential buildings up to four stories. It provides individual community data and qualitative data gained through in ...
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Human-Computer Systems Interaction: Backgrounds and Applications 3 [Monograph]
Hippe, Zdzisław S \ Kulikowski, Juliusz L \ Mroczek, Teresa \ Wtorek, Jerzy \ 2014
This book contains an interesting and state-of the art collection of papers on the recent progress in Human-Computer System Interaction (H-CSI). It contributes the profound description of the actual status of the H-CSI field and also provides a solid ...
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Hybrid Fault Tolerance Techniques to Detect Transient Faults in Embedded Processors [Monograph]
Azambuja, José Rodrigo \ Kastensmidt, Fernanda \ Becker, Jürgen \ 2014
This book describes fault tolerance techniques based on software and hardware to create hybrid techniques. They are able to reduce overall performance degradation and increase error detection when associated with applications implemented in embedded ...
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ICREGA’14 - Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications [Monograph]
Hamdan, Mohammad O \ Hejase, Hassan A.N \ Noura, Hassan M \ Fardoun, Abbas A \ 2014
This book collects the edited and reviewed contributions presented in the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications” ICREGA’14, organized by the UAE University in Al-Ain. This conference aims to disseminate knowled ...
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International Operations Networks [Monograph]
Johansen, John \ Farooq, Sami \ Cheng, Yang \ 2014
Although the area of International Manufacturing Network (IMN) and International Operations Network (ION) has received considerable attention in the literature, most of studies appear multifaceted and interdisciplinary, and thereby require thorough i ...
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Introduction to Humanoid Robotics [Monograph]
Kajita, Shuuji \ Hirukawa, Hirohisa \ Harada, Kensuke \ Yokoi, Kazuhito \ 2014
This book is for researchers, engineers, and students who are willing to understand how humanoid robots move and be controlled. The book starts with an overview of the humanoid robotics research history and state of the art. Then it explains the requ ...
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Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects [Monograph]
Domingos Padula, Antonio \ Silveira dos Santos, Manoela \ Benedetti Santos, Omar Inácio \ Borenstein, Denis \ 2014
Bioenergy is coming to be seen as a priority on the international agenda, with the use of liquid biofuels a key strategy in the attempt to meet both the demand for environmental sustainability and the energy needs of countries. The growth in the prod ...
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The Liquid Crystal Display Story : 50 Years of Liquid Crystal R&D that lead The Way to the Future [Monograph]
Koide, Naoyuki \ 2014
This book focuses on the development of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and liquid crystal materials (LCs) in Japan. The Committee of Organic Materials Research for Information Sciences of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) planned ...
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Machining of Titanium Alloys [Monograph]
Davim, J. Paulo \ 2014
This book presents a collection of examples illustrating the resent research advances in the machining of titanium alloys. These materials have excellent strength and fracture toughness as well as low density and good corrosion resistance; however, m ...
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Managing Complexity : Challenges for Industrial Engineering and Operations Management [Monograph]
Hernández, Cesáreo \ López-Paredes, Adolfo \ Pérez-Ríos, José M \ 2014
This book presents papers by experts in the field of Industrial Engineering, covering topics in business strategy; modelling and simulation in operations research; logistics and production; service systems; innovation and knowledge; and project manag ...
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A Mathematical Approach to Research Problems of Science and Technology : Theoretical Basis and Developments in Mathematical Modeling [Monograph]
Nishii, Ryuei \ Ei, Shin-ichiro \ Koiso, Miyuki \ Ochiai, Hiroyuki \ Okada, Kanzo \ Saito, Shingo \ Shirai, Tomoyuki \ 2014
This book deals with one of the most novel advances in mathematical modeling for applied scientific technology, including computer graphics, public-key encryption, data visualization, statistical data analysis, symbolic calculation, encryption, error ...
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Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials : Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling and Applications [Monograph]
Saxena, Avadh \ Planes, Antoni \ 2014
A highly coveted objective of modern materials science is to optimize multiple coupled functionalities in the same single phase material and control the cross-response via multiple external fields. One important example of such multi-functionality ar ...
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Microwave Tomography : Global Optimization, Parallelization and Performance Evaluation [Monograph]
Noghanian, Sima \ Sabouni, Abas \ Desell, Travis \ Ashtari, Ali \ 2014
This book provides a detailed overview on the use of global optimization and parallel computing in microwave tomography techniques. The book focuses on techniques that are based on global optimization and electromagnetic numerical methods. The author ...
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Multiscale Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Materials and Structures : Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at Santorini, Greece, September 9-11, 2013. [Conference proceedings]
Papadrakakis, Manolis \ Stefanou, George \ 2014
This book contains the proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Materials and Structures that was held at Santorini, Greece, September 9 – 11, 2013. It consists of 20 chapters which are divided in fi ...
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Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification [Monograph]
Hu, Anming \ Apblett, Allen \ 2014
This book describes the latest progress in the application of nanotechnology for water treatment and purification. Leaders in the field present both the fundamental science and a comprehensive overview of the diverse range of tools and technologies t ...
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The National Clean Energy Fund of India : A Framework for Promoting Effective Utilization [Monograph]
Pandey, Rita \ Bali, Sanjay \ Mongia, Nandita \ 2014
The National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), announced in the Government of India’s Budget 2010-11, is seen as a major step in India's quest for energy security and reducing the carbon intensity of energy. Funding research and innovative projects in clean ...
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Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries [Monograph]
Fang, Zhen \ Xu, Chunbao (Charles) \ 2014
The book provides fundamental chemistry and properties of near-critical water (NCW) and supercritical water (SCW), criteria and challenges/solutions in reactor design for NCW and SCW processes, and up-to-date reviews and practice of a wide range of t ...
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The Non-Equilibrium Green's Function Method for Nanoscale Device Simulation [Monograph]
Pourfath, Mahdi \ 2014
For modeling the transport of carriers in nanoscale devices, a Green-function formalism is the most accurate approach. Due to the complexity of the formalism, one should have a deep understanding of the underlying principles and use smart approximati ...
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Numerical Methods and Optimization : A Consumer Guide [Monograph]
Walter, Éric \ 2014
Initial training in pure and applied sciences tends to present problem-solving as the process of elaborating explicit closed-form solutions from basic principles, and then using these solutions in numerical applications. This approach is only applica ...
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Physical and Statistical Models for Steam Generator Clogging Diagnosis [Monograph]
Girard, Sylvain \ 2014
Clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants is a highly sensitive issue in terms of performance and safety and this book proposes a completely novel methodology for diagnosing this phenomenon. It demonstrates real-life industrial application ...
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Power-to-Gas: Technology and Business Models [Monograph]
Lehner, Markus \ Tichler, Robert \ Steinmüller, Horst \ Koppe, Markus \ 2014
Increased production of energy from renewable sources leads to a need for both new and enhanced capacities for energy transmission and intermediate storage. The book first compares different available storage options and then introduces the power-to- ...
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Practical Applications of Intelligent Systems : Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering, Shenzhen, China, Nov 2013 (ISKE 2013) [Conference proceedings]
Wen, Zhenkun \ Li, Tianrui \ 2014
"Practical Applications of Intelligent Systems" presents selected papers from the 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2013). The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from different expert ...
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Practical Materials Characterization [Monograph]
Sardela, Mauro \ 2014
This unique book covers the most common materials analysis techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and reflectivity, auger electron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, photoelectron spectroscopy, and several ...
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Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology 2014 (ICoSSEET 2014) [Conference proceedings]
Adnan, Rahmat \ Ismail, Shariman Ismadi \ Sulaiman, Norasrudin \ 2014
The proceeding is a collection of research papers presented at the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology (ICoSSEET2014), a conference dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of sports science, exerc ...
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Project-Based Knowledge in Organizing Open Innovation [Monograph]
Bonesso, Sara \ Comacchio, Anna \ Pizzi, Claudio \ 2014
Enriching understanding of the current theoretical debate on project-based open innovation, ‘Project-based Knowledge in Organizing Open Innovation’ draws on innovation management literature and knowledge-based perspectives to investigate the relation ...
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Random Sets and Random Fuzzy Sets as Ill-Perceived Random Variables : An Introduction for Ph.D. Students and Practitioners [Monograph]
Couso, Inés \ Dubois, Didier \ Sánchez, Luciano \ 2014
This short book provides a unified view of the history and theory of random sets and fuzzy random variables, with special emphasis on its use for representing higher-order non-statistical uncertainty about statistical experiments. The authors lay bar ...
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Real-Time Stability in Power Systems : Techniques for Early Detection of the Risk of Blackout [Monograph] - 2nd ed. 2014
Savulescu, Savu C \ 2014
This pioneering volume has been updated and enriched to reflect the state-of-the-art in blackout prediction and prevention. It documents and explains background and algorithmic aspects of the most successful steady-state, transient and voltage stabil ...
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Resorbable Fiber-Forming Polymers for Biotextile Applications [Monograph]
Gajjar, Chirag R \ King, Martin W \ 2014
This book summarizes the properties and applications of conventional and commercially available fiber-forming, bioresorbable polymers, as well as those currently under study, for use as biotextiles. Factors affecting the performance of these biomater ...
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Robust Control for Grid Voltage Stability: High Penetration of Renewable Energy : Interfacing Conventional and Renewable Power Generation Resources [Monograph]
Hossain, Jahangir \ Pota, Hemanshu Roy \ 2014
This book makes the area of integration of renewable energy into the existing electricity grid accessible to engineers and researchers. This is a self-contained text which has models of power system devices and control theory necessary to understand ...
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Silicon Carbide Nanostructures : Fabrication, Structure, and Properties [Monograph]
Fan, Jiyang \ Chu, Paul K \ 2014
This book brings together the most up-to-date information on the fabrication techniques, properties, and potential applications of low dimensional silicon carbide (SiC) nanostructures such as nanocrystallites, nanowires, nanotubes, and nanostructured ...
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Similarity and Symmetry Methods : Applications in Elasticity and Mechanics of Materials [Monograph]
Ganghoffer, Jean-François \ Mladenov, Ivaïlo \ 2014
The principle aim of the book is to present a self-contained, modern account of similarity and symmetry methods, which are important mathematical tools for both physicists, engineers and applied mathematicians. The idea is to provide a balanced prese ...
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Smart Grid Applications and Developments [Monograph]
Mah, Daphne \ Hills, Peter \ Li, Victor O.K \ Balme, Richard \ 2014
‘Smart Grid Applications and Developments’ enriches understanding of today’s energy and climate challenges.  It demonstrates how solutions require not only technological advances, but also political sensitivity; well-informed policy analysis, an impr ...
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Smart Rules for Smart Cities : Managing Efficient Cities in Euro-Mediterranean Countries [Monograph]
Riva Sanseverino, Eleonora \ Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella \ Vaccaro, Valentina \ Zizzo, Gaetano \ 2014
This book explores the new rules and codes that are required in order to foster the implementation of smart city technologies with a view to meeting the environmental and energy challenges posed by dynamic contemporary cities with increasing populati ...
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Smart-ECO Buildings towards 2020/2030 : Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficient Buildings [Monograph]
Iannaccone, Giuliana \ Imperadori, Marco \ Masera, Gabriele \ 2014
The book aims to provide a basis for design and construction of resource-efficient buildings. The main concepts follow the vision of a European Sustainable Building as defined in the 2-years Smart-ECO research project funded by European Commission un ...
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Sol-Gel Nanocomposites [Monograph]
Guglielmi, Massimo \ Kickelbick, Guido \ Martucci, Alessandro \ 2014
This book provides comprehensive coverage of nanocomposite materials obtained by the sol-gel method, from synthesis to applications and including design tools for combining different properties. Sol-gel nanocomposites are of great interest in meeting ...
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Structural Properties of Porous Materials and Powders Used in Different Fields of Science and Technology [Monograph]
Volfkovich, Yury Mironovich \ Filippov, Anatoly Nikolaevich \ Bagotsky, Vladimir Sergeevich \ 2014
This book provides a comprehensive and concise description of most important aspects of experimental and theoretical investigations of porous materials and powders, with the use and application of these materials in different fields of science, techn ...
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Surface Active Monomers : Synthesis, Properties, and Application [Monograph]
Borzenkov, Mykola \ Hevus, Orest \ 2014
This brief includes information on the background of and development of synthesis of various types of surface active monomers. The authors explain the importance of utilization of surface active monomers for creation of surface active polymers  and t ...
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Surface Microscopy with Low Energy Electrons [Monograph]
Bauer, Ernst \ 2014
This book, written by a pioneer in surface physics and thin film research and the inventor of Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), Spin-Polarized Low Energy Electron Microscopy (SPLEEM) and Spectroscopic Photo Emission and Low Energy Electron Micro ...
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Systemic Thinking : Fundamentals for Understanding Problems and Messes [Monograph]
Hester, Patrick T \ Adams, Kevin MacG \ 2014
Whether you’re an academic or a practitioner, a sociologist, a manager, or an engineer, one can benefit from learning to think systemically.  Problems (and messes) are everywhere and they’re getting more complicated every day.  How we think about the ...
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Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers [Monograph]
Nguyen-Schäfer, Hung \ Schmidt, Jan-Philip \ 2014
Tensors and methods of differential geometry are very useful mathematical tools in many fields of modern physics and computational engineering including relativity physics, electrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), continuum mechanics, aer ...
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Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion [Monograph]
Struchtrup, Henning \ 2014
This textbook gives a thorough treatment of engineering thermodynamics with applications to classical and modern energy conversion devices.   Some emphasis lies on the description of irreversible processes, such as friction, heat transfer and mixing, ...
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Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids [Monograph]
Paul, Aloke \ Laurila, Tomi \ Vuorinen, Vesa \ Divinski, Sergiy V \ 2014
Covering both basic and advanced thermodynamic and phase  principles,  as well as providing stability diagrams relevant for diffusion studies, Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids maximizes reader insights into Fick’s laws of ...
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Transactions on Engineering Technologies : Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013 [Monograph]
Kim, Haeng Kon \ Ao, Sio-Iong \ Amouzegar, Mahyar A \ 2014
This volume contains fifty-six revised and extended research articles, written by prominent researchers participating in the congress. Topics covered include electrical engineering, chemical engineering, circuits, computer science, communications sys ...
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Tropical Natural Fibre Composites : Properties, Manufacture and Applications [Monograph]
Salit, Mohd Sapuan \ 2014
This book covers the different aspects of tropical natural fibre composites in areas such as properties, design and analysis, manufacturing techniques, material selection of kenaf, oil palm, sugar palm, pineapple leaf, coconut, sugarcane and banana b ...
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Vehicle Dynamics : Modeling and Simulation [Monograph]
Schramm, Dieter \ Hiller, Manfred \ Bardini, Roberto \ 2014
The authors examine in detail the fundamentals and mathematical descriptions of the dynamics of automobiles. In this context different levels of complexity will be presented, starting with basic single-track models up to complex three-dimensional mul ...
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Vibro-Acoustics of Lightweight Sandwich Structures [Monograph]
Lu, Tianjian \ Xin, Fengxian \ 2014
Vibro-Acoustics of Lightweight Sandwich Structures introduces the study of the coupled vibration and acoustic behavior of lightweight sandwich structures in response to harmonic force and sound pressure. This book focuses on the theoretical modeling ...
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Active Media Technology : 10th International Conference, AMT 2014, Warsaw, Poland, August 11-14, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Ślȩzak, Dominik \ Schaefer, Gerald \ Vuong, Son T \ Kim, Yoo-Sung \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2014, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2014, held as part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress, WIC 2014. The 47 full papers presented were c ...
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Advanced Computer Architecture : 10th Annual Conference, ACA 2014, Shenyang, China, August 23-24, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Wu, Junjie \ Chen, Haibo \ Wang, Xingwei \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Advanced Computer Architecture, ACA 2014, held in Shenyang, China, in August 2014. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 115 subm ...
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Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2014 : 34th Annual Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 17-21, 2014, Proceedings, Part I [Conference proceedings]
Garay, Juan A \ Gennaro, Rosario \ 2014
The two volume-set, LNCS 8616 and LNCS 8617, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 34th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2014, held in Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in August 2014. The 60 revised full papers presented in LNCS 8616 a ...
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Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2014 : 34th Annual Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 17-21, 2014, Proceedings, Part II [Conference proceedings]
Garay, Juan A \ Gennaro, Rosario \ 2014
The two volume-set, LNCS 8616 and LNCS 8617, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 34th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2014, held in Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in August 2014. The 60 revised full papers presented in LNCS 8616 a ...
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Advances in Data Mining. Applications and Theoretical Aspects : 14th Industrial Conference, ICDM 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 16-20, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Perner, Petra \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Industrial Conference on Advances in Data Mining, ICDM 2014, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2014. The 16 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from vario ...
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Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2014 : 13th International Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, August 14-17, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Popescu, Elvira \ Lau, Rynson W. H \ Pata, Kai \ Leung, Howard \ Laanpere, Mart \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2014, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2014. The 18 revised full papers presented together with 9 short papers were carefully reviewed ...
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Aligning Business Processes and Information Systems : New Approaches to Continuous Quality Engineering [Monograph]
Heinrich, Robert \ 2014
Business processes and information systems mutually affect each other in non-trivial ways. Frequently, processes are designed without taking the systems’ impact into account, and vice versa. Missing alignment at design-time results in quality problem ...
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Artificial General Intelligence : 7th International Conference, AGI 2014, Quebec City, QC, Canada, August 1-4, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Goertzel, Ben \ Orseau, Laurent \ Snaider, Javier \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2014, held in Quebec City, QC, Canada, in August 2014. The 22 papers and 8 posters were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 ...
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Automated Reasoning : 7th International Joint Conference, IJCAR 2014, Held as Part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, Vienna, Austria, July 19-22, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Demri, Stéphane \ Kapur, Deepak \ Weidenbach, Christoph \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, IJCAR 2014, held as part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, in Vienna, Austria, in July 2014. IJCAR 2014 was a merger of three lead ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming [Monograph]
Hunt, John \ 2014
Scala is a new programming language developed by Martin Odersky and his team at the EPFL. The name Scala is derived from Sca(lable) La(nguage). Scala is a multi-paradigm language, incorporating object oriented approaches with functional programming. ...
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Beginning Fedora Desktop : Fedora 20 Edition [Monograph]
Petersen, Richard \ 2014
Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 20 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, the GNOME 3 desktop, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux e ...
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Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems : 7th International ICST Conference, BIONETICS 2012, Lugano, Switzerland, December 10--11, 2012, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Di Caro, Gianni A \ Theraulaz, Guy \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (Bionetics 2012), held in Lugano, Switzerland, in December 2012. The 2 ...
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Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems : Third International Conference, Living Machines 2014, Milan, Italy, July 30 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Duff, Armin \ Lepora, Nathan F \ Mura, Anna \ Prescott, Tony J \ Verschure, Paul F. M. J \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July/August 2014. The 31 full papers and 27 extended abstracts included in this volume ...
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Brain Informatics and Health : International Conference, BIH 2014, Warsaw, Poland, August 11-14, 2014, Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Ślȩzak, Dominik \ Tan, Ah-Hwee \ Peters, James F \ Schwabe, Lars \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health, BIH 2014, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2014, as part of 2014 Web Intelligence Congress, WIC 2014. The 29 full papers presented together with 2 ...
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Combinatorial Optimization : Third International Symposium, ISCO 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, March 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Fouilhoux, Pierre \ Gouveia, Luis Eduardo Neves \ Mahjoub, A. Ridha \ Paschos, Vangelis T \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2014, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 2014. The 37 revised full papers presented together with 64 sh ...
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Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics : 10th International Meeting, CIBB 2013, Nice, France, June 20-22, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Formenti, Enrico \ Tagliaferri, Roberto \ Wit, Ernst \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, CIBB 2013, held in Nice, France in June 2013. The 19 revised full ...
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Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems : 15th International Workshop, CLIMA XV, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Bulling, Nils \ Torre, Leendert \ Villata, Serena \ Jamroga, Wojtek \ Vasconcelos, Wamberto \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA XV, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2014. The 12 regular papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submi ...
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Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images. Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications : 4th International Conference, CompIMAGE 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 3-5, 2014 [Conference proceedings]
Zhang, Yongjie Jessica \ Tavares, João Manuel R. S \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images, CompIMAGE 2014, held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in September 2014. The 29 revised full papers presented together ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part I [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part II [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part III [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part IV [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part V [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014 : 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part VI [Conference proceedings]
Murgante, Beniamino \ Misra, Sanjay \ Rocha, Ana Maria A. C \ Torre, Carmelo \ Rocha, Jorge Gustavo \ Falcão, Maria Irene \ Taniar, David \ Apduhan, Bernady O \ Gervasi, Osvaldo \ 2014
The six-volume set LNCS 8579-8584 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June/July 2014. The 347 revised papers presented in ...
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Computer Vision and Machine Learning with RGB-D Sensors [Monograph]
Shao, Ling \ Han, Jungong \ Kohli, Pushmeet \ Zhang, Zhengyou \ 2014
The combination of high-resolution visual and depth sensing, supported by machine learning, opens up new opportunities to solve real-world problems in computer vision. This authoritative text/reference presents an interdisciplinary selection of impor ...
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Computers and Games : 8th International Conference, CG 2013, Yokohama, Japan, August 13-15, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
van den Herik, H. Jaap \ Iida, Hiroyuki \ Plaat, Aske \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2013, held in Yokohama, Japan, in August 2013, in conjunction with the 17th Computer and Games Tournament and the ...
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Computing and Combinatorics : 20th International Conference, COCOON 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, August 4-6, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Cai, Zhipeng \ Zelikovsky, Alex \ Bourgeois, Anu \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computing and Combinatorics, COCOON 2014, held in Atlanta, GA, USA, in August 2014. The 51 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from ...
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Continued Rise of the Cloud : Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing [Monograph]
Mahmood, Zaigham \ 2014
Cloud computing is no-longer a novel paradigm, but instead an increasingly robust and established technology, yet new developments continue to emerge in this area. Continued Rise of the Cloud: Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing captures the state ...
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Controlled Natural Language : 4th International Workshop, CNL 2014, Galway, Ireland, August 20-22, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Davis, Brian \ Kaljurand, Kaarel \ Kuhn, Tobias \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2014, held in Galway, Ireland, in August 2014. The 17 full papers and one invited paper presented were carefully reviewed and selecte ...
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Cultural Synergy in Information Institutions [Monograph]
Smiraglia, Richard P \ 2014
Cultural forces govern a synergistic relationship among information institutions that shapes their roles collectively and individually. Cultural synergy is the combination of perception- and behavior-shaping knowledge within, between, and among group ...
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Data Integration in the Life Sciences : 10th International Conference, DILS 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-18, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Galhardas, Helena \ Rahm, Erhard \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, DILS 2014, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2014. The 9 revised full papers and the 5 short papers included in this volume ...
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Database Systems for Advanced Applications : 19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, International Workshops: BDMA, DaMEN, SIM³, UnCrowd; Bali, Indonesia, April 21--24, 2014, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Han, Wook-Shin \ Lee, Mong Li \ Muliantara, Agus \ Sanjaya, Ngurah Agus \ Thalheim, Bernhard \ Zhou, Shuigeng \ 2014
This book constitutes the workshop proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2014, held in Bali, Indonesia, in April 2014. The volume contains papers from 4 workshops, each focusing on hot ...
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Databases Theory and Applications : 25th Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2014, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, July 14-16, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Wang, Hua \ Sharaf, Mohamed A \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2014, held in Brisbane, NSW, Australia, in July 2014. The 15 full papers presented together with 6 short papers and 2 keynotes were carefully reviewed an ...
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Declarative Programming and Knowledge Management : Declarative Programming Days, KDPD 2013, Unifying INAP, WFLP, and WLP, Kiel, Germany, September 11-13, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Hanus, Michael \ Rocha, Ricardo \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the Kiel Declarative Programming Days, KDPD 2013, unifying the following conferences: the 20th International Conference on Applications of Declarative Programming and Knowledge Management (INAP 2013), the 22nd ...
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Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems : 16th International Workshop, DCFS 2014, Turku, Finland, August 5-8, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Jürgensen, Helmut \ Karhumäki, Juhani \ Okhotin, Alexander \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems, DCFS 2014, held in Turku, Finland, in August 2014. The 27 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected fr ...
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Diagrammatic Representation and Inference : 8th International Conference, Diagrams 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, July 28 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Dwyer, Tim \ Purchase, Helen \ Delaney, Aidan \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2014, held in Melbourne, VIC, Australia in July/August 2014. The 15 revised full papers and 9 short papers presente ...
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Digital Pathology [Monograph]
Sucaet, Yves \ Waelput, Wim \ 2014
Digital pathology has experienced exponential growth, in terms of its technology and applications, since its inception just over a decade ago. Though it has yet to be approved for primary diagnostics, its values as a teaching tool, facilitator of sec ...
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Digital-Forensics and Watermarking : 12th International Workshop, IWDW 2013, Auckland, New Zealand, October 1-4, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Shi, Yun Qing \ Kim, Hyoung-Joong \ Pérez-González, Fernando \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Digital-Forensics and Watermarking, IWDW 2013, held in Auckland, New Zealand, during October 2013. The 24 full and 13 poster papers, presented togeth ...
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ECOOP 2014 – Object-Oriented Programming : 28th European Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, July 28 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Jones, Richard \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP 2014, held in Uppsala, Sweden, in July/August 2014. The 27 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submi ...
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Enterprise Information Systems : 15h International Conference, ICEIS 2013, Angers, France, July 4-7, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Hammoudi, Slimane \ Cordeiro, José \ Maciaszek, Leszek A \ Filipe, Joaquim \ 2014
This book contains substantially extended and revised versions of the best papers from the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2013, held in Angers, France, in July 2013. The 29 full and two invited papers included ...
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Fast Software Encryption : 20th International Workshop, FSE 2013, Singapore, March 11-13, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Moriai, Shiho \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 20th International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption, held in Singapore, March 11-13, 2013. The 30 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected ...
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Formal Grammar : 19th International Conference, FG 2014, Tübingen, Germany, August 16-17, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Morrill, Glyn \ Muskens, Reinhard \ Osswald, Rainer \ Richter, Frank \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19 International Conference on Formal Grammar 2014, collocated with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information in August 2014. The 10 revised full papers presented together with ...
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From Animals to Animats 13 : 13th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2014, Castellón, Spain, July 22-25, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Pobil, Angel P \ Chinellato, Eris \ Martinez-Martin, Ester \ Hallam, John \ Cervera, Enric \ Morales, Antonio \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2014, held in Castellón, Spain, in July 2014. The 32 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion ...
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From Programs to Systems. The Systems perspective in Computing : ETAPS Workshop, FPS 2014, in Honor of Joseph Sifakis, Grenoble, France, April 6, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Bensalem, Saddek \ Lakhneck, Yassine \ Legay, Axel \ 2014
"From Programs to Systems - The Systems Perspective in Computing" workshop (FPS 2014) was held in honor of Professor Joseph Sifakis in the framework of the 16th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS, in Grenoble, April ...
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Graph Transformation : 7th International Conference, ICGT 2014, Held as Part of STAF 2014, York, UK, July 22-24, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Giese, Holger \ König, Barbara \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Graph Transformations, ICGT 2014, held in York, UK, in July 2014. The 17 papers and 1 invited paper presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. ...
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Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning : 21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2014, Iaşi, Romania, July 27-30, 2014, Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Hernandez, Nathalie \ Jäschke, Robert \ Croitoru, Madalina \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2014, held in Iaşi, Romania, in July 2014. The 17 regular papers and 6 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selecte ...
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Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning [Monograph]
Meyer III, Edwin F \ Falkner, Nickolas \ Sooriamurthi, Raja \ Michalewicz, Zbigniew \ 2014
Puzzle-based Learning is a foundational approach to develop the critical thinking skills and mental stamina essential for solving real-world problems. This Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning provides invaluable insights drawn from the authors’ e ...
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Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing : Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks [Monograph]
Marcel, Sébastien \ Nixon, Mark S \ Li, Stan Z \ 2014
As the plethora of approaches to biometrics and their deployment continues to grow, so too does the need to combat the techniques used to subvert the aim of such biometric systems. Presenting the first definitive study of the subject, this Handbook o ...
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Holoscopy [Monograph]
Hillmann, Dierck \ 2014
Holoscopy is a new tomographic imaging modality that combines techniques of digital holography with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). Dierck Hillmann gives a theoretical introduction to the mathematics and physics of holoscopy and ...
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Human Language Technology Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics : 5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011, Poznań, Poland, November 25--27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Vetulani, Zygmunt \ Mariani, Joseph \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Language and Technology Conference: Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics, LTC 2011, held in Poznan, Poland, in November 2011. The 44 revised and in many cases substantially extended ...
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Hybrid Learning. Theory and Practice : 7th International Conference, ICHL 2014, Shanghai, China, August 8-10, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Cheung, Simon K. S \ Fong, Joseph \ Zhang, Jiping \ Kwan, Reggie \ Kwok, Lam For \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2014, held in Shanghai, China, in August 2014. The 31 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 90 submissions. The selected ...
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ICT and Society : 11th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC11 2014, Turku, Finland, July 30 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Kimppa, Kai \ Whitehouse, Diane \ Kuusela, Tiina \ Phahlamohlaka, Jackie \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC11 2014, held in Turku, Finland, in July/August 2014. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and sel ...
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Implementation and Application of Automata : 19th International Conference, CIAA 2014, Giessen, Germany, July 30 – August 2, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Holzer, Markus \ Kutrib, Martin \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata, CIAA 2014, held in Giessen, Germany, in July/August 2014. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited ...
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Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems : 15th International Conference, IPMU 2014, Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014, Proceedings, Part I [Conference proceedings]
Laurent, Anne \ Strauss, Olivier \ Bouchon-Meunier, Bernadette \ Yager, Ronald R \ 2014
These three volumes (CCIS 442, 443, 444) constitute the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2014, held in Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014. The ...
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Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems : 15th International Conference, IPMU 2014, Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014, Proceedings, Part II [Conference proceedings]
Laurent, Anne \ Strauss, Olivier \ Bouchon-Meunier, Bernadette \ Yager, Ronald R \ 2014
These three volumes (CCIS 442, 443, 444) constitute the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2014, held in Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014. The ...
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Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems : 15th International Conference, IPMU 2014, Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014, Proceedings, Part III [Conference proceedings]
Laurent, Anne \ Strauss, Oliver \ Bouchon-Meunier, Bernadette \ Yager, Ronald R \ 2014
These three volumes (CCIS 442, 443, 444) constitute the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2014, held in Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014. The ...
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Information Search, Integration, and Personalization : International Workshop, ISIP 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, September 16--18, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Kawtrakul, Asanee \ Laurent, Dominique \ Spyratos, Nicolas \ Tanaka, Yuzuru \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Search, Integration and Personalization, ISIP 2013, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2013. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully rev ...
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Information Security and Privacy : 19th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2014, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, July 7-9, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Susilo, Willy \ Mu, Yi \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2014, held in Wollongong, NSW, Australia, in July 2014. The 26 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented i ...
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Information System Development : Improving Enterprise Communication [Monograph]
José Escalona, María \ Aragón, Gustavo \ Linger, Henry \ Lang, Michael \ Barry, Chris \ Schneider, Christoph \ 2014
Information System Development—Improving Enterprise Communication are the collected proceedings of the 22nd  International Conference on Information Systems Development: Improving Enterprise Communication—ISD 2013 Conference, held in Seville, Spain. ...
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Intelligent Computing in Bioinformatics : 10th International Conference, ICIC 2014, Taiyuan, China, August 3-6, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Huang, De-Shuang \ Han, Kyungsook \ Gromiha, Michael \ 2014
This book – in conjunction with the volumes LNCS 8588 and LNAI 8589 – constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2014, held in Taiyuan, China, in August 2014. The 58 papers of this volume ...
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Intelligent Computing Methodologies : 10th International Conference, ICIC 2014, Taiyuan, China, August 3-6, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Huang, De-Shuang \ Jo, Kang-Hyun \ Wang, Ling \ 2014
This book – in conjunction with the volumes LNCS 8588 and LNBI 8590 – constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2014, held in Taiyuan, China, in August 2014. The 85 papers of this volume ...
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Intelligent Computing Theory : 10th International Conference, ICIC 2014, Taiyuan, China, August 3-6, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Huang, De-Shuang \ Bevilacqua, Vitoantonio \ Premaratne, Prashan \ 2014
This book – in conjunction with the volumes LNAI 8589 and LNBI 8590 – constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2014, held in Taiyuan, China, in August 2014. The 92 papers of this volume ...
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Learning and Intelligent Optimization : 8th International Conference, Lion 8, Gainesville, FL, USA, February 16-21, 2014. Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Pardalos, Panos M \ Resende, Mauricio G.C \ Vogiatzis, Chrysafis \ Walteros, Jose L \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning and Optimization, LION 8, which was held in Gainesville, FL, USA, in February 2014. The 33 contributions presented were carefull ...
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Learning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data : Third International Workshop, LTEC 2014, Santiago, Chile, September 2-5, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Uden, Lorna \ Sinclair, Jane \ Tao, Yu-Hui \ Liberona, Dario \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC 2014, held in Santiago, Chile, in September 2014. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and ...
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Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data : Results of the LOD2 Project [Monograph]
Auer, Sören \ Bryl, Volha \ Tramp, Sebastian \ 2014
Linked Open Data (LOD) is a pragmatic approach for realizing the Semantic Web vision of making the Web a global, distributed, semantics-based information system. This book presents an overview on the results of the research project “LOD2 -- Creating ...
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Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition : 10th International Conference, MLDM 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 21-24, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Perner, Petra \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 2014, held in St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2014. The 40 full papers presented were carefully review ...
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Migrating to Android for iOS Developers [Monograph]
Liao, Sean \ 2014
Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you—as an experienced native iOS app developer—the skills to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Starting with preparing your Android integrated development environment and introducing jus ...
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Modelling Foundations and Applications : 10th European Conference, ECMFA 2014, Held as Part of STAF 2014, York, UK, July 21-25, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Cabot, Jordi \ Rubin, Julia \ 2014
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, ECMFA 2014, held as part of STAF 2014, in York, UK, in July 2014. The 14 foundation track papers and the 3 applications track papers pres ...
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Models@run.time : Foundations, Applications, and Roadmaps [Monograph]
Bencomo, Nelly \ France, Robert \ Cheng, Betty H. C \ Aßmann, Uwe \ 2014
Traditionally, research on model-driven engineering (MDE) has mainly focused on the use of models at the design, implementation, and verification stages of development. This work has produced relatively mature techniques and tools that are currently ...
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Multisensory Softness : Perceived Compliance from Multiple Sources of Information [Monograph]
Di Luca, Massimiliano \ 2014
Offers a unique multidisciplinary overview of how humans interact with soft objects and how multiple sensory signals are used to perceive material properties, with an emphasis on object deformability. The authors describe a range of setups that have ...
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New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns : Second International Workshop, NFMCP 2013, Held in Conjunction with ECML-PKDD 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, September 27, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Appice, Annalisa \ Ceci, Michelangelo \ Loglisci, Corrado \ Manco, Giuseppe \ Masciari, Elio \ Ras, Zbigniew W \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns, NFMCP 2013, held in conjunction with ECML/PKDD 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 20 ...
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Numerical Computations with GPUs [Monograph]
Kindratenko, Volodymyr \ 2014
This book brings together research on numerical methods adapted for Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). It explains recent efforts to adapt classic numerical methods, including solution of linear equations and FFT, for massively parallel GPU architectu ...
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Pervasive Computing and the Networked World : Joint International Conference, ICPCA/SWS 2013, Vina del Mar, Chile, December 5-7, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Zu, Qiaohong \ Vargas-Vera, Maria \ Hu, Bo \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Web Society, ICPCA/SWS 2013, held in Vina de Mar, Chile, in December 2013. The 56 revised full papers presented ...
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Predicting Real World Behaviors from Virtual World Data [Monograph]
Ahmad, Muhammad Aurangzeb \ Shen, Cuihua \ Srivastava, Jaideep \ Contractor, Noshir \ 2014
This book addresses prediction, mining and analysis of offline characteristics and behaviors from online data and vice versa. Each chapter will focus on a different aspect of virtual worlds to real world prediction e.g., demographics, personality, lo ...
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Pristine Perspectives on Logic, Language, and Computation : ESSLLI 2012 and ESSLLI 2013 Student Sessions. Selected Papers [Monograph]
Colinet, Margot \ Katrenko, Sophia \ Rendsvig, Rasmus K \ 2014
The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between lingu ...
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Pro Linux High Availability Clustering [Monograph]
Vugt, Sander van \ 2014
Pro Linux High Availability Clustering teaches you how to implement this fundamental Linux add-on into your business. Linux High Availability Clustering is needed to ensure the availability of mission critical resources. The technique is applied more ...
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Reframing Information Architecture [Monograph]
Resmini, Andrea \ 2014
Information architecture has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s and earlier conceptions of the world and the internet being different and separate have given way to a much more complex scenario in the present day. In the post-digital world that ...
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Reversible Computation : 6th International Conference, RC 2014, Kyoto, Japan, July 10-11, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Yamashita, Shigeru \ Minato, Shin-ichi \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Reversible Computation, RC 2014, held in Kyoto, Japan, in July 2014. The 14 contributions presented together with three invited talks were carefully reviewed and se ...
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Rewriting and Typed Lambda Calculi : Joint International Conference, RTA-TLCA 2014, Held as Part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, Vienna, Austria, July 14-17, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Dowek, Gilles \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Joint 25th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, RTA 2014, and 12th International Conference on Typed Lambda-Calculi and Applications, TLCA 2014, held as part of the V ...
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Risk Assessment and Risk-Driven Testing : First International Workshop, RISK 2013, Held in Conjunction with ICTSS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 12, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Bauer, Thomas \ Großmann, Jürgen \ Seehusen, Fredrik \ Stølen, Ketil \ Wendland, Marc-Florian \ 2014
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the First International Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk-driven Testing, RISK 2013, held in conjunction with 25th IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and System ...
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RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII [Monograph]
Behnke, Sven \ Veloso, Manuela \ Visser, Arnoud \ Xiong, Rong \ 2014
This book includes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 17th Annual RoboCup International Symposium, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in June 2013. The 20 revised papers presented together with 11 champion team papers, 3 best ...
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Rules on the Web. From Theory to Applications : 8th International Symposium, RuleML 2014, Co-located with the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-20, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Bikakis, Antonis \ Fodor, Paul \ Roman, Dumitru \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International RuleML Symposium, RuleML 2014, co-located with the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2014, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2014. The 17 full and ...
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Safe and Secure Cities : 5th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2014, Turku, Finland, August 18-20, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Saranto, Kaija \ Castrén, Maaret \ Kuusela, Tiina \ Hyrynsalmi, Sami \ Ojala, Stina \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2014, held in Turku, Finland, in September 2014. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selecte ...
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Search-Based Software Engineering : 6th International Symposium, SSBSE 2014, Fortaleza, Brazil, August 26-29, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Goues, Claire \ Yoo, Shin \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering, SSBSE 2014, held in Fortaleza, Brazil. The 14 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote addresses, 1 invited talk, 1 s ...
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Smart Health : International Conference, ICSH 2014, Beijing, China, July 10-11, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Zheng, Xiaolong \ Zeng, Daniel \ Chen, Hsinchun \ Zhang, Yong \ Xing, Chunxiao \ Neill, Daniel B \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2014, held in Beijing, China, in July 2014. The 21 papers presented together with 4 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from num ...
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Social Networks: Analysis and Case Studies [Monograph]
Gündüz-Öğüdücü, Şule \ Etaner-Uyar, A. Şima \ 2014
The present volume provides a comprehensive resource for practitioners and researchers alike-both those new to the field as well as those who already have some experience. The work covers Social Network Analysis theory and methods with a focus on cur ...
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Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems [Monograph]
David, Klaus \ Geihs, Kurt \ Leimeister, Jan Marco \ Roßnagel, Alexander \ Schmidt, Ludger \ Stumme, Gerd \ Wacker, Arno \ 2014
By using various data inputs, ubiquitous computing systems detect their current usage context, automatically adapt their services to the user’s situational needs and interact with other services or resources in their environment on an ad-hoc basis. D ...
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Structural Information and Communication Complexity : 21st International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2014, Takayama, Japan, July 23-25, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Halldórsson, Magnús M \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity, SIROCCO 2014, held in Takayama, Japan, in July 2014. The 24  full papers presented  together with 5 invited ta ...
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Tests and Proofs : 8th International Conference, TAP 2014, Held as Part of STAF 2014, York, UK, July 24-25, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Seidl, Martina \ Tillmann, Nikolai \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tests and Proofs, TAP 2014, held in York, UK, in July 2014, as part of the STAF 2014 Federated Conferences. The 10 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented ...
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Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing – SAT 2014 : 17th International Conference, Held as Part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, Vienna, Austria, July 14-17, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Sinz, Carsten \ Egly, Uwe \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing, SAT 2014, held as part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, VSL 2014, in Vienna, Austria, in July 2014. The 21 regular ...
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Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries -- TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops : LCPD 2013, SUEDL 2013, DataCur 2013, Held in Valletta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013. Revised Selected Papers [Monograph]
Bolikowski, Łukasz \ Casarosa, Vittore \ Goodale, Paula \ Houssos, Nikos \ Manghi, Paolo \ Schirrwagen, Jochen \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the selected workshops co-located with the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013, held in Valletta, Malta, in September 2013. The volume is organized in ...
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Theory and Practice of Model Transformations : 7th International Conference, ICMT 2014, Held as Part of STAF 2014, York, UK, July 21-22, 2014. Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Ruscio, Davide \ Varró, Dániel \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model Transformation, ICMT 2014, held in York, UK, in July 2014. The 14 revised papers were carefully selected from 38 submissions. The papers have been organized i ...
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Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation : 13th International Conference, UCNC 2014, London, ON, Canada, July 14-18, 2014, Proceedings [Conference proceedings]
Ibarra, Oscar H \ Kari, Lila \ Kopecki, Steffen \ 2014
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation, UCNC 2014, held in London, ON, Canada, in July 2014. The 31 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and sel ...
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Using R for Statistics [Monograph]
Stowell, Sarah \ 2014
R is a popular and growing open source statistical analysis and graphics environment as well as a programming language and platform. If you need to use a variety of statistics, then Using R for Statistics will get you the answers to most of the probl ...
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Video Text Detection [Monograph]
Lu, Tong \ Palaiahnakote, Shivakumara \ Tan, Chew Lim \ Liu, Wenyin \ 2014
Video text detection provides an efficient approach to the indexing, classification, retrieval and understanding of visual content. This unique text/reference presents a systematic introduction to the latest developments in video text detection. Open ...
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Web Information Systems and Technologies : 9th International Conference, WEBIST 2013, Aachen, Germany, May 8-10, 2013, Revised Selected Papers [Conference proceedings]
Krempels, Karl-Heinz \ Stocker, Alexander \ 2014
This book contains the thoroughly refereed and revised best papers from the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2013, held in Aachen, Germany, in May 2013, organized by the Institute for Systems and Techno ...
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Food and Bioprocess Engineering

Whisky : technology, production and marketing [Monograph] - Second edition
Russell, I. \ Stewart, G. \ 2014
whisky - gedistilleerde dranken - alcoholische dranken - marketing - voedseltechnologie - voedselverwerking
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Food Sciences

Emerging technologies for food processing [Monograph] - Second edition
Sun, D.-W. \ 2014
This book is a resource offering the latest technological innovations in food processing today, and includes vital information in research and development for the food processing industry. It covers the latest advances in non-thermal processing inclu ...
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Human milk biochemistry and infant formula manufacturing technology [Monograph]
Guo, M. \ 2014
Since infant formula substitutes for human milk, its composition must match that of human milk as closely as possible. Quality control of infant formula is also essential to ensure product safety, as infants are particularly vulnerable food consumers ...
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Toxicology


Gagné, F. \ [2014]
This book presents practical approaches to biochemical ecotoxicology experiments for environmental protection and conservation.
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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 232 [Monograph]
Whitacre, David M \ 2014
Contents Heavy-Metal-Induced Reactive Oxygen Species: Phytotoxicity and Physiochemical Changes in Plants Muhammad Shahid, Bertrand Pourrut, Camille Dumat, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Aslam, Eric Pinelli Biological Responses of Agricultural Soils to Fly ...
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Toxic Effects of Mercury [Monograph]
Nabi, Shabnum \ 2014
Mercury is widespread in our environment. Methylmercury, an organic form of mercury, can accumulate in the aquatic food chain and lead to high concentrations in predatory fish. When consumed by humans, contaminated fish represent a public health risk ...
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Environmental Sciences and Forestry

Architecture

Geometrical Objects : Architecture and the Mathematical Sciences 1400-1800 [Monograph]
Gerbino, Anthony \ 2014
This volume explores the mathematical character of architectural practice in diverse pre- and early modern contexts. It takes an explicitly interdisciplinary approach, which unites scholarship in early modern architecture with recent work in the hist ...
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Geology

Achievements, History and Challenges in Geophysics : 60th Anniversary of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences [Monograph]
Bialik, Robert \ Majdański, Mariusz \ Moskalik, Mateusz \ 2014
Over the last six decades, the field of geophysics has experienced rapid development. Seismic methods, magnetic studies, hydrology and atmospheric sciences have expanded thanks to a boom in the computer sciences and measurement techniques. The fronti ...
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Applied Limnology : Comprehensive View from Watershed to Lake [Monograph]
Gharibreza, Mohammadreza \ Ashraf, Muhammad Aqeel \ 2014
A multidisciplinary study of Bera Lake in Malaysia is presented here, focusing on natural resources throughout the lake’s catchment area and assessing environmental impact. This applied limnology study examines issues relating to land development inc ...
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Assessing Climate Change : Temperatures, Solar Radiation and Heat Balance [Monograph] - 3rd ed. 2014
Rapp, Donald \ 2014
This updated and revised new edition of Assessing Climate Change deals with the full gamut of essential questions in relation to global warming and climate change, uniquely providing a balanced and impartial discussion of this controversial subject. ...
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The Biogeochemical Impacts of Forests and the Implications for Climate Change Mitigation [Monograph]
Scott, Catherine E \ 2014
Forests and vegetation emit biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) into the atmosphere which, once oxidized, can partition into the particle phase, forming secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). This thesis reports on a unique and comprehensive anal ...
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Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews [Monograph]
Garfunkel, Zvi \ Ben-Avraham, Zvi \ Kagan, Elisa \ 2014
The Dead Sea transform is an active plate boundary connecting the Red Sea seafloor spreading system to the Arabian-Eurasian continental collision zone. Its geology and geophysics provide a natural laboratory for investigation of the surficial, crusta ...
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Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of B-, A-, F- and G-Type Stars : Lectures from the School of Spectroscopic Data Analyses [Monograph]
Niemczura, Ewa \ Smalley, Barry \ Pych, Wojtek \ 2014
This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spect ...
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Geomathematics: Theoretical Foundations, Applications and Future Developments [Monograph]
Agterberg, Frits \ 2014
This book provides a wealth of geomathematical case history studies performed by the author during his career at the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada (NRCan-GSC). Several of the techniques newly developed by the autho ...
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Lectures in Meteorology [Monograph]
Mölders, Nicole \ Kramm, Gerhard \ 2014
Lectures in Meteorology is a comprehensive reference book for meteorologists and environmental scientists to look up material on the thermodynamics, dynamics and chemistry of the troposphere. The lectures demonstrate how to derive/develop equations – ...
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Managed Realignment : A Viable Long-Term Coastal Management Strategy? [Monograph]
Esteves, Luciana S \ 2014
Managed realignment has been a preferred coastal management strategy in England in the 21st century and has also been increasingly implemented elsewhere. Climate change and environmental and financial concerns have led to a shift from the traditional ...
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Meiobenthos in the Sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss : A Proxy in Anthropogenic Impact Evaluation [Monograph]
Radziejewska, Teresa \ 2014
Against the backdrop of the environmental setting of the subequatorial NE Pacific abyssal plain, the book will characterise the meiobenthos as an ecological category in the deep sea and introduce research lines meiobenthic studies are applied to, inc ...
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Performance-Based Seismic Engineering: Vision for an Earthquake Resilient Society [Monograph]
Fischinger, Matej \ 2014
The Bled workshops have traditionally produced reference documents providing visions for the future development of earthquake engineering as foreseen by leading researchers in the field. The participants of the 2011 workshop built on the tradition of ...
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Physical and Chemical Dissolution Front Instability in Porous Media : Theoretical Analyses and Computational Simulations [Monograph]
Zhao, Chongbin \ 2014
This monograph provides state-of-the-art theoretical and computational findings from investigations on physical and chemical dissolution front instability problems in porous media, based on the author’s own work. Although numerical results are provid ...
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System Engineering Applied to Fuenmayor Karst Aquifer (San Julián de Banzo, Huesca) and Collins Glacier (King George Island, Antarctica) [Monograph]
Chinarro, David \ 2014
This thesis tackles fundamental questions concerning the discharge of a pre-Pyrenean karst aquifer system and an Antarctic glacier system, utilizing a system engineering methodology and data-driven approach. It presents for the first time a simplifie ...
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Trap Magmatism and Ore Formation in the Siberian Noril'sk Region : Volume 1. Trap Petrology [Monograph]
Ryabov, V.V \ Shevko, A.Ya \ Gora, M.P \ 2014
The basis of this investigation is the petrographic and geochemical understanding of principal igneous rock types of the Noril’sk region, in order to demonstrate that these data provide unique and self-evident solutions to the problems of petrogenesi ...
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Trap Magmatism and Ore Formation in the Siberian Noril'sk Region : Volume 2. Atlas of Magmatic Rocks [Monograph]
Ryabov, V.V \ Shevko, A.Ya \ Gora, M.P \ 2014
The basis of this investigation is the petrographic and geochemical understanding of principal igneous rock types of the Noril’sk region, in order to demonstrate that these data provide unique and self-evident solutions to the problems of petrogenesi ...
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Ultra and Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields [Monograph]
Surkov, Vadim \ Hayakawa, Masashi \ 2014
The major emphasis of this book is on physical mechanisms and sources of the ULF/ELF natural electromagnetic fields noises. In the course of this text, some of these mechanisms of magnetospheric origin will be treated in detail and others in a more s ...
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Understanding an Orogenic Belt : Structural Evolution of the Himalaya [Monograph]
Dubey, Ashok Kumar \ 2014
The book provides a model for the structural evolution of the Himalaya with relevant background information making it easily accessible to earth scientists specializing in other areas. The book is divided into two parts: The first part describes the ...
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Soil Science

Klimaatbestendige landbouw Veenkoloniën : maatschappelijke kosten-batenanalyse [Monograph]
Kuhlman, T. \ Prins, H. \ Smit, B. \ Wijnholds, K. \ 2014
Dit rapport gaat over duurzaam bodembeheer in de Veenkoloniën, specifiek in de akkerbouw - verreweg de belangrijkste deelsector in de Veenkoloniale landbouw. Het behandelt de vraag in hoeverre klimaatverandering wijzigingen in het bodembeheer noodzak ...
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Water Management

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Water Resources and Water Use Sectors : Case studies from Southeast Asia [Monograph]
Shrestha, Sangam \ 2014
Climate change on earth is having significant impacts on water resources management in Southeast Asia. Knowledge of climate variations and climate change can be valuable for water resources management in agriculture, urban and industrial water suppli ...
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Drinking Water : Physics, Chemistry and Biology [Monograph]
Goncharuk, Vladyslav V \ 2014
This book takes a broad and eclectic view of the water that all humanity depends upon, probing its role in human life and in the history of our planet, as well as surveying the latest scientific understanding of purification techniques and standards ...
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Meerlaagsveiligheid in het Waddengebied : mogelijke maatregelen in ruimtelijke inrichting en rampenbestrijding met het oog op klimaatverandering [Monograph]
Klostermann, J. \ Spijkerman, A. \ Vreugdenhil, H. \ Massop, H. \ Timmerman, J. \ Jaspers, F. \ Maaskant, B. \ 2014
In het Nationaal Waterplan is het concept van meerlaagsveiligheid geïntroduceerd voor een duurzaam waterveiligheidsbeleid. Binnen het concept meerlaagsveiligheid worden drie lagen onderscheiden: preventie van overstromingen, duurzame ruimtelijke inri ...
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Water Markets for the 21st Century : What Have We Learned? [Monograph]
Easter, K. William \ Huang, Qiuqiong \ 2014
This book evaluates the history, the present and the future of water markets on 5 continents, beginning with the institutional underpinnings of water markets and factors influencing transaction costs. The book examines markets in seven countries and ...
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Environmental Management

ASA S3/SC1.4 TR-2014 Sound Exposure Guidelines for Fishes and Sea Turtles: A Technical Report prepared by ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee S3/SC1 and registered with ANSI [Monograph]
Popper, Arthur N \ Hawkins, Anthony D \ Fay, Richard R \ Mann, David A \ Bartol, Soraya \ Carlson, Thomas J \ Coombs, Sheryl \ Ellison, William T \ Gentry, Roger L \ Halvorsen, Michele B \ Løkkeborg, Svein \ Rogers, Peter H \ Southall, Brandon L \ Zeddies, David G \ Tavolga, William N \ 2014
This Technical Report presents the outcome of a Working Group that was established to determine broadly applicable sound exposure guidelines for fishes and sea turtles. After consideration of the diversity of fish and sea turtles, guidelines were dev ...
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Biological Odour Treatment [Monograph]
Bajpai, Pratima \ 2014
Showcasing the very latest technologies for neutralising the unpleasant—and sometimes dangerous—odours from industrial and waste management processes, this Springer Brief in Environmental Sciences covers physical, chemical, and biological methods. Th ...
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Forest Landscapes and Global Change : Challenges for Research and Management [Monograph]
Azevedo, João C \ Perera, Ajith H \ Pinto, M. Alice \ 2014
Climate change, land use change, and many other drivers of landscape modification are occurring at increasing rates globally. They affect ecological patterns and processes in forest landscapes, and modify ecosystem services derived from those ecosyst ...
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Marine coastal and water pollutions : oil spill studies [Monograph]
Muttin, F. \ 2014
Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills at a coastal level from different expe ...
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Radionuclide Contamination and Remediation Through Plants [Monograph]
Gupta, Dharmendra Kumar \ Walther, Clemens \ 2014
This book focuses on the mechanistic (microscopic) understanding of radionuclide uptake by plants in contaminated soils and potential use of phytoremediation. The key features concern radionuclide toxicity in plants, how the radioactive materials are ...
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Nature Management

Advies beheeringrepen Oerderduinen Oost-Ameland [Monograph]
Nijssen, M. \ Arens, B. \ Groot, A. de \ Lammerts, E.J. \ Oost, A. \ 2014
Het gebied Oerderduinen betreft een oud, gestabiliseerd duincomplex dat ten westen en ten oosten geflankeerd wordt door de kwelders van het Nieuwlandsrijd en De Hôn. Het beheer van het gebied bestaat tot dusverre grotendeels uit “niets doen”. Dat wil ...
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Erfgoed als vector in gebiedsontwikkeling [Student report]
Wilde, L.J. de \ 2014
De groei van de bevolking en de economische groei hebben in relatief korte tijd geleid tot een grote transformatie van het Nederlandse landschap. Oude gebouwen, historische patronen in het landschap en andere cultuurhistorische elementen moesten veel ...
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Ecology

Biocultural Landscapes : Diversity, Functions and Values [Monograph]
Hong, Sun-Kee \ Bogaert, Jan \ Min, Qingwen \ 2014
This book is devoted to the cultural and biological dimensions and values of landscapes, linking the concepts of biodiversity, landscape and culture, and presenting an essential approach for landscape analysis, interpretation and sustainable dynamics ...
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Forestry

Forest conservation in protected areas of Bangladesh : Policy and community development perspectives [Monograph]
Chowdhury, Mohammad Shaheed Hossain \ 2014
This book is dealing with a number of issues under the broad subject matter of protected area focusing on the policy of collaborative management as a means to augment the forest conservation activities and enhance community development in Bangladesh. ...
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USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges : Research for the Long Term [Monograph]
Hayes, Deborah C \ Stout, Susan L \ Crawford, Ralph H \ Hoover, Anne P \ 2014
Long-term Forest Service research studies are the source of ideas, tools and research methods that we now take for granted.  These range from the effects of fire exclusion on forest and rangeland structure and composition through modern tree care and ...
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Plant and Crop Sciences

Botany

Environmental regulation of seed performance [PhD thesis]
He, H. \ 2014
arabidopsis - zaden - kiemrust - zaadkieming - milieueffect - genetica - genotypen - temperatuur
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Crop Sciences

Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes : Volume 2 [Monograph]
Ahmad, Parvaiz \ Wani, Mohd Rafiq \ Azooz, Mohamed Mahgoub \ Phan Tran, Lam-Son \ 2014
Abiotic stress drastically limits agricultural crop productivity worldwide. Climate change threatens the sustainable agriculture with its rapid and unpredictable effects, making it difficult for agriculturists and farmers to respond to the challenges ...
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Using agronomic tools to improve pineapple quality and its uniformity in Benin [PhD thesis]
Fassinou Hotegni, V.N. \ 2014
ananas comosus - ananassen - fruitteelt - gewaskwaliteit - plantmateriaal - heterogeniteit - verbetering - gewasfysiologie - benin
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Weed Science

Recent Advances in Weed Management [Monograph]
Chauhan, Bhagirath S \ Mahajan, Gulshan \ 2014
This volume addresses recent developments in weed science. These developments include conservation agriculture and conservation tillage, climate change, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals, resistance of weeds and crops to herbic ...
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Crops

Genetics and bioenergy potential of forage maize: deconstructing the cell wall [PhD thesis]
Torres, A.F. \ 2014
zea mays - maïs - voedergewassen - plantengenetica - bio-energie - celwanden - bioethanol - bioconversie - industriële grondstoffen - brandstofgewassen
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Innovatie substraten potplanten : ontwikkelen van een innovatiestrategie voor substraat in de teelt van potplanten [Monograph]
Vermeulen, T. \ Buurma, J. \ Wulff, A. van der \ Ruijs, M. \ Blok, C. \ [2014]
Het substraat is een belangrijk sturingselement in de teelt van potplanten. Toch wordt dit substraat door telers nog weinig ingezet als zodanig. Veelal wordt op basis van het advies van de toeleverancier en door kleinschalig proberen een substraat ge ...
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Zoology and Animal Sciences

Zoology

Biosonar [Monograph]
Surlykke, Annemarie \ Nachtigall, Paul E \ Fay, Richard R \ Popper, Arthur N \ 2014
Bats and odondoctes have evolved the ability to use echolocation to find objects in their environments.  And, despite there being substantial differences in their environments, there are substantial similarities, as well as any number of fascinating ...
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Studying Vibrational Communication [Monograph]
Cocroft, Reginald B \ Gogala, Matija \ Hill, Peggy S.M \ Wessel, Andreas \ 2014
This volume explains the key ideas, questions and methods involved in studying the hidden world of vibrational communication in animals. The authors dispel the notion that this form of communication is difficult to study, and show how vibrational sig ...
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Animal Husbandry

Cattle behaviour and the human-animal relationship: variation factors and consequences in breeding [Monograph]
Mounaix, B. \ Boivin, X. \ Brule, A. \ Schmitt, T. \ [2014]
dierenwelzijn - dierlijke productie - rundvee - diergedrag - mens-dier relaties - rundveehouderij
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Aquaculture and Fisheries

Effects of beam and pulse trawling on the benthic ecosystem [Monograph]
Teal, L.R. \ Depestele, J. \ O’Neill, B. \ Craeymaersch, J. \ Denderen, D. van \ Parker, R. \ Perdon, J. \ Polet, H. \ Rasenberg, M. \ Vanelslander, B. \ Rijnsdorp, A.D. \ 2014
In dit rapport worden de effecten van visserij met sleepnetten op de zeebodem en bodemdieren bestudeerd. Een BACI - ontwerp experiment werd gebruikt om de effecten van een traditionele boomkor en een pulskor te onderzoeken. In de afgelopen jaren is a ...
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