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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be ...
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman. Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew. 'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin Moran
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15.74 USD

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

by Caroline Criado-Perez
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Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But ...
Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: * Rethink your relationship with social media * Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains * Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist. ---------------- 'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard 'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times 'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday 'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind
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15.74 USD

Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

by Cal Newport
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A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with ...
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.
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18.57 USD

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier
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Global increases in environmental pollution confront us with an urgent need to develop eco-friendly and cost-effective technologies and methods to reduce environmental contaminants. In the last few decades, bioremediation has been a critical factor in the treatment of pollutants from soil, water and surface materials through the alteration of environmental ...
Bioremediation of Pollutants
Global increases in environmental pollution confront us with an urgent need to develop eco-friendly and cost-effective technologies and methods to reduce environmental contaminants. In the last few decades, bioremediation has been a critical factor in the treatment of pollutants from soil, water and surface materials through the alteration of environmental conditions and stimulation of microbial and plant growth. Bioremediation owes its effectiveness to genetic engineering, which plays a vital role in overexpressing the very genes that are responsible for pollutant degradation and uptake. Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source, making it a valuable resource not only for students and beginners in environmental science, but also researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policy makers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research.
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136.500000 USD

Bioremediation of Pollutants

by Vijai Singh, Vimal Chandra Pandey
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Nanotechnology Based Approaches for Tuberculosis Treatment discusses multiple nanotechnology-based approaches which may help overcome persisting limitations of conventional and traditional treatment of Tuberculosis. A quarter of the world's population is infected with Tuberculosis, and despite potentially curative pharmacotherapies being available for over 50 years, Tuberculosis deaths persist, and multidrug-resistant strains ...
Nanotechnology Based Approaches for Tuberculosis Treatment
Nanotechnology Based Approaches for Tuberculosis Treatment discusses multiple nanotechnology-based approaches which may help overcome persisting limitations of conventional and traditional treatment of Tuberculosis. A quarter of the world's population is infected with Tuberculosis, and despite potentially curative pharmacotherapies being available for over 50 years, Tuberculosis deaths persist, and multidrug-resistant strains of TB are emerging due to prolonged treatment, high pill burden, and low patient compliance. This book summarizes the types of nano drugs, their synthesis, formulation, characterization, and applications, along with the most important administration routes. It also explores recent advances and achievements regarding therapeutic efficacy and provides possible future applications in this field. It directly addresses translational aspects and clinical perspectives of tuberculosis nanomedicine from a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective. Nanotechnology Based Approaches for Tuberculosis Treatment will be a useful resource for investigators, pharmaceutical researchers, innovators, and scientists working on technology advancement in the areas of designing targeted therapies, nano scale imaging systems and diagnostic modalities in tuberculosis. This book will also cater to the basic needs of students and new researchers in the fields of tuberculosis and nanomedicine
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210.000000 USD

Nanotechnology Based Approaches for Tuberculosis Treatment

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Today, the generation in power systems is dominated by synchronous generators, of which the inherent synchronisation mechanism is the underlying principle that holds a power system together. This book considerably facilitates engineers in the integration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, energy storage systems etc., and the operation of power ...
Power Electronics-Enabled Autonomous Power Systems: Next Generation Smart Grids
Today, the generation in power systems is dominated by synchronous generators, of which the inherent synchronisation mechanism is the underlying principle that holds a power system together. This book considerably facilitates engineers in the integration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, energy storage systems etc., and the operation of power systems from the fundamental level. In this book, this mechanism is adopted to develop the framework and a technical route for the next generation smart grid: Completely Autonomous Power Systems (CAPS). After giving some general introduction, the basics of power systems, synchronous machines and power electronics will be presented to pave the way for the introduction of the architecture of the next-generation smart grid. The book will show how to make inverters into power systems, to mimic conventional synchronous generators to possess the same synchronisation mechanism. These inverters are called synchronverters and this technology, developed by the author and his collaborator, was awarded Highly Commended at 2009 IET Innovation Awards. It has attracted a lot of interest from academia and industry as now many leading research centres in renewable energy, power electronics and smart grid integration are doing research in this area. The book demonstrates how the majority of generators and loads in a power system can be governed by the same synchronisation mechanism and will be able to work together autonomously as equal partners to maintain system stability. It will also show how to remove the dedicated synchronisation unit in a synchronverter, without losing the vital synchronisation mechanism. The theoretical justification why the dedicated synchronisation unit that has been believed to be a must-have can be removed will then be provided, via showing that the widely-adopted phase-locked loops for grid connection of inverters are intrinsically the same as the droop control strategy. Brief TOC: Introduction; Part One Architecture;Basics of Power Systems; Basics of Synchronous Machines; Basics of Power Electronic Systems; Next-Generation Smart Grid; Part Two Technical Route; Synchronverter-based Generation; Synchronverter-based Rectifier; Synchronverter without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Synchronverter-based Rectifier without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Synchronverter-based STATCOM without a Dedicated Synchronisation Unit; Droop Control v.s. Phase-Locked Loops; Part Three Demonstration System; Demonstration System.
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146.82 USD

Power Electronics-Enabled Autonomous Power Systems: Next Generation Smart Grids

by Qing-Chang Zhong
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How to develop robots that will be more like humans and less like computers, more social than machine-like, and more playful and less programmed. Most robots are not very friendly. They vacuum the rug, mow the lawn, dispose of bombs, even perform surgery-but they aren't good conversationalists. It's difficult to ...
How to Grow a Robot: Developing Human-Friendly, Social AI
How to develop robots that will be more like humans and less like computers, more social than machine-like, and more playful and less programmed. Most robots are not very friendly. They vacuum the rug, mow the lawn, dispose of bombs, even perform surgery-but they aren't good conversationalists. It's difficult to make eye contact. If the future promises more human-robot collaboration in both work and play, wouldn't it be better if the robots were less mechanical and more social? In [How to Grow a Robot?], Mark Lee explores how robots can be more human-like, friendly, and engaging. Developments in artificial intelligence-notably Deep Learning-are widely seen as the foundation on which our robot future will be built. These advances have already brought us self-driving cars and chess match-winning algorithms. But, Lee writes, we need robots that are perceptive, animated, and responsive-more like humans and less like computers, more social than machine-like, and more playful and less programmed. The way to achieve this, he argues, is to grow a robot so that it learns from experience-just as infants do. After describing what's wrong with artificial intelligence (one key shortcoming: it's not embodied), Lee presents a different approach to building human-like robots: developmental robotics, inspired by developmental psychology and its accounts of early infant behavior. He describes his own experiments with the iCub humanoid robot and its development from newborn helplessness to ability levels equal to a nine-month-old, explaining how the iCub learns from its own experiences. AI robots are designed to know humans as objects; developmental robots will learn empathy. Developmental robots, with an internal model of self, will be better interactive partners with humans. That is the kind of future technology we should work toward.
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31.450000 USD

How to Grow a Robot: Developing Human-Friendly, Social AI

by Mark H Lee
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Sound and statuary have had a complicated relationship in Western aesthetic thought since antiquity. Taking as its focus the sounding statue-a type of anthropocentric statue that invites the viewer to imagine any sounds the statue might make-Sculpted Ears rethinks this relationship in light of discourses on aurality emerging within the ...
The Sculpted Ear: Aurality and Statuary in the West
Sound and statuary have had a complicated relationship in Western aesthetic thought since antiquity. Taking as its focus the sounding statue-a type of anthropocentric statue that invites the viewer to imagine any sounds the statue might make-Sculpted Ears rethinks this relationship in light of discourses on aurality emerging within the field of sound studies. Ryan McCormack argues that the sounding statue is best thought of not as an aesthetic object but as an event heard by people and subsequently conceptualized into being through acts of writing and performance. Constructing a history in which hearing plays an integral role in ideas about anthropocentric statuary, McCormack begins with the ancient sculpture Laocooen, before moving to a discussion of the early modern automaton known as Tipu's Tiger and the statue of the Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Finally, he examines statues of people from the present and the past, including the singer Josephine Baker, the violinist Aleksandar Nikolov, and the actor Bob Newhart-with each case touching on some of the issues that have historically plagued the aesthetic viability of the sounding statute. McCormack convincingly demonstrates how sounding statues served as important precursors and continuing contributors to modern ideas about the ontology of sound, technologies of sound reproduction, and performance practices blurring traditional divides between music, sculpture, and the other arts. A compelling narrative that illuminates the stories of individual sculptural objects and the audiences that hear them, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the connections between aurality and statues in the Western world, in particular scholars and students of sound studies and sensory history.
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94.450000 USD

The Sculpted Ear: Aurality and Statuary in the West

by Ryan McCormack
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This textbook draws on the authors' experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and chassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of ...
The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1: Components Design
This textbook draws on the authors' experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and chassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of automotive engineering, but also for all technicians and designers working in this field. Other enthusiastic engineers will also find it to be a useful technical guide. The present volume (The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Component Design) focuses on automotive chassis components, such as: * the structure, which is usually a ladder framework and supports all the remaining components of the vehicle; * the suspension for the mechanical linkage of the wheels; * the wheels and tires; * the steering system; * the brake system; and* the transmission system, used to apply engine torque to the driving wheels. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition presents recent developments, particularly in brake, steering, suspension and transmission subsystems. Special emphasis is given to modern control systems and control strategies.
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125.990000 USD

The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1: Components Design

by Lorenzo Morello, Giancarlo Genta
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Automated Drug Delivery in Anesthesia provides a full review of available tools and methods on the drug delivery of anesthesia, bridging the gap between academic development, research and clinical practice. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach, pulling information about tools developed in other disciplines such as mathematics, physics, biology and ...
Automated Drug Delivery in Anesthesia
Automated Drug Delivery in Anesthesia provides a full review of available tools and methods on the drug delivery of anesthesia, bridging the gap between academic development, research and clinical practice. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach, pulling information about tools developed in other disciplines such as mathematics, physics, biology and system engineering and applying them to drug delivery. The book's authors discuss the missing element of complete regulatory loop of anesthesia: the sensor and model for pain pathway assessment. This is the only book which focuses specifically on the delivery of anesthesia.
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189.000000 USD

Automated Drug Delivery in Anesthesia

by Dana Copot
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Release and Bioavailability of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients, a volume in the Nanoencapsulation in the Food Industry series, reviews different release mechanisms of nanoencapsulated food ingredients. The book also discusses mathematical and intelligent modeling of the release of bioactive agents from nano-vehicles to better understand their release mechanisms. Faster and higher ...
Release and Bioavailability of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients: Volume 5
Release and Bioavailability of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients, a volume in the Nanoencapsulation in the Food Industry series, reviews different release mechanisms of nanoencapsulated food ingredients. The book also discusses mathematical and intelligent modeling of the release of bioactive agents from nano-vehicles to better understand their release mechanisms. Faster and higher amount of nutrient absorption does not guarantee the improved functionality and the health of consumers; in fact, in some cases, the effects of excessive absorption are the opposite. The rate and amount of nutrient absorption can be optimized by engineering targeted delivery systems on the base of food or synthetic compounds leading to a controlled release. Release and Bioavailability of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients also covers different approaches for studying the release profile of nanoencapsulated food ingredients (such as in-vitro and in-vivo assays) modeling of release data and bioavailability of nanoencapsulated food ingredients. Authored by a team of global experts in the fields of nano and microencapsulation of food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical ingredients, this title is of great value to those engaged in the various fields of of nanoencapsulation.
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210.000000 USD

Release and Bioavailability of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients: Volume 5

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How the internet and powerful online tools are democratizing and accelerating scientific discovery Reinventing Discovery argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than three hundred years. This change is being driven by powerful cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which ...
Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science
How the internet and powerful online tools are democratizing and accelerating scientific discovery Reinventing Discovery argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than three hundred years. This change is being driven by powerful cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business, the workplace, or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming our collective intelligence and our understanding of the world. From the collaborative mathematicians of the Polymath Project to the amateur astronomers of Galaxy Zoo, Reinventing Discovery tells the exciting story of the unprecedented new era in networked science. It will interest anyone who wants to learn about how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery-and why the revolution is just beginning.
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18.850000 USD

Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

by Michael Nielsen
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Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of static electricity and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey ...
Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age
Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of static electricity and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern-day technologies. Exploring the combination of genius, infighting, and luck that powered the creation of today's electronic age, Conquering the Electron debunks the hero worship so often plaguing the stories of great advances. Want to know how AT&T's Bell Labs developed semiconductor technology-and how its leading scientists almost came to blows in the process? Want to understand how radio and television work-and why RCA drove their inventors to financial ruin and early graves? Conquering the Electron offers these stories and more, presenting each revolutionary technological advance right alongside blow-by-blow personal battles that all too often took place.
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20.950000 USD

Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age

by Eric Brach, Derek Cheung
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A scientist assesses the potential of stem cell therapies for treating such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype, endowed by the media with almost magical qualities and imagined by the public to bring about miracle cures. Stem cells ...
The Future of Brain Repair: A Realist's Guide to Stem Cell Therapy
A scientist assesses the potential of stem cell therapies for treating such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype, endowed by the media with almost magical qualities and imagined by the public to bring about miracle cures. Stem cells have the potential to generate new cells of different types, and have been shown to do so in certain cases. Could stem cell transplants repair the damaged brain? In this book, neurobiologist Jack Price assesses the potential of stem cell therapies to treat such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injuries. Certainly brain disorders are in need of effective treatments. These disorders don't just kill, they disable, and conventional drug therapies have not had much success in treating them. Price explains that repairing the human brain is difficult, largely because of its structural, functional, and developmental complexity. He examines the self-repairing capacity of blood and gut cells-and the lack of such capacity in the brain; describes the limitations of early brain stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders; and discusses current clinical trials that may lead to the first licensed stem cell therapies for stroke, Parkinson's and macular degeneration. And he describes the real promise of pluripotential stem cells, which can make all the cell types that constitute the body. New technologies, Price reports, challenge the very notion of cell transplantation, instead seeking to convince the brain itself to manufacture the new cells it needs. Could this be the true future of brain repair?
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31.450000 USD

The Future of Brain Repair: A Realist's Guide to Stem Cell Therapy

by Jack Price
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GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States' first ...
GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones
GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States' first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space - one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spinoffs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our daily lives. Told by a son of a navy insider - whose work helped lay the foundations for the system - and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS. The authors peek behind the scenes at pivotal events in GPS history. They note how the technology moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the smartphone, and they raise the specter of how this technology and its surrounding industry affect public policy. Insights into how the system works and how it fits into a long history of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad applications for GPS.
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31.450000 USD

GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones

by Eric F Frazier, Richard D Easton
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This book on lupin genomics primarily focuses on the narrow-leafed lupin (NLL), and details the genomic resources that have been developed and how they are currently being used to help advance both fundamental and applied research on NLL in areas ranging from its domestication to plant-microbe interactions and syntenic relationships ...
The Lupin Genome
This book on lupin genomics primarily focuses on the narrow-leafed lupin (NLL), and details the genomic resources that have been developed and how they are currently being used to help advance both fundamental and applied research on NLL in areas ranging from its domestication to plant-microbe interactions and syntenic relationships between NLL and other legume crops. It also reports on genomic efforts being pursued with regard to other lupin crops. Lupins are important ecological 'engineers': they can colonise and thrive in low-nutrient soils due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria and efficiently take up phosphorous. Recently, lupins have attracted considerable interest, not only because of their value for sustainable farming as a break crop, but also as a potential 'super food' for fighting major health issues in connection with diabetes and obesity. Narrow-leafed lupin is the main grain legume crop, grown primarily in Australia, and was therefore selected for the development of a reference lupin genome and associated genomic resources. Its genome has recently been sequenced with a focus on the gene-rich space, which has advanced the development of new breeding tools for the improvement of NLL and related lupin crops.
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188.990000 USD

The Lupin Genome

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Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants assesses the role of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in improving both the detection and removal of inorganic and organic contaminants from wastewater, originating from both municipal and industrial plants. The book presents an overall picture of how nanotechnology is being used to ...
Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants
Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants assesses the role of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in improving both the detection and removal of inorganic and organic contaminants from wastewater, originating from both municipal and industrial plants. The book presents an overall picture of how nanotechnology is being used to remove common contaminants, including dyes, chlorinated solvents, and nitrites/nitrates, and emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and pesticides. A variety of different means for efficient water contaminants removal are discussed, including nanofiltration, to adsorption, and remediation. Aspects concerning the techniques for nanomaterials immobilization recovery are also addressed, along with the quantification of heat/mass transport limitations, sizing aspects and transport phenomena. Finally, regulatory aspects regarding contaminants and nanoparticles in the environment are also covered. This book is an important resource for both materials scientists and environmental scientists looking to see how nanotechnology can play a role in making wastewater a less hazardous part of the global ecosystem.
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231.000000 USD

Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants

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This handbook summarizes the research results on hydraulic problems in centrifugal pump design and describes the state of the art in a comprehensive way. For this 4th edition, current research results of practical relevance were included. The selection and presentation of the material was oriented towards the needs of pump ...
Centrifugal Pumps
This handbook summarizes the research results on hydraulic problems in centrifugal pump design and describes the state of the art in a comprehensive way. For this 4th edition, current research results of practical relevance were included. The selection and presentation of the material was oriented towards the needs of pump manufacturers, system planners and pump operators. Much space is devoted to understanding the physical relationships as essential knowledge for correct application. The latter is supported by more than 160 diagrams and tables for calculation and problem diagnosis . The book has been extensively updated. New additions: - A separate chapter on Vibrations on vertical pumps . - Measurements of hydraulic exciter and impeller reaction forces - Alternating stresses and fatigue fractures of impellers - a critical study on the accuracy of numerical flow calculations of pumps - Design of inlet housings and double spirals for multistage pumps.
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293.990000 USD

Centrifugal Pumps

by Johann Friedrich Gulich
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Politics in the Twentieth Century was dominated by a single question: how much of our collective life should be determined by the state, and what should be left to the market and civil society? Now the debate is different: to what extent should our lives be directed and controlled by ...
Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
Politics in the Twentieth Century was dominated by a single question: how much of our collective life should be determined by the state, and what should be left to the market and civil society? Now the debate is different: to what extent should our lives be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms? Digital technologies - from artificial intelligence to blockchain, from robotics to virtual reality - are transforming the way we live together. Those who control the most powerful technologies are increasingly able to control the rest of us. As time goes on, these powerful entities - usually big tech firms and the state - will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what may be done and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will determine vital questions of social justice. In their hands, democracy will flourish or decay. A landmark work of political theory, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, and what it means for a political system to be just or democratic. In a time of rapid and relentless changes, it is a book about how we can - and must - regain control. Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize.
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18.57 USD

Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

by Jamie Susskind
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Want to create devices that interact with the physical world? This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. You'll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as toys, detectors, robots, and ...
Arduino Cookbook 3e
Want to create devices that interact with the physical world? This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. You'll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as toys, detectors, robots, and interactive clothing that can sense and respond to touch, sound, position, heat, and light. You don't need to have mastered Arduino or programming to get started. Updated for the Arduino 1.5 release, the recipes in this second edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away-whether you're an artist, designer, hobbyist, student, or engineer.Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quickly Learn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signals Use Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensors Drive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motors Interact with devices that use remote controls, including TVs and appliances Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement Apply advanced coding and memory handling techniques
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52.490000 USD

Arduino Cookbook 3e

by Brian Jepson, Michael Margolis
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A deep dread of puppets and the machinery that propels them surfaced in Romantic literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; Romantic Automata is a collection of essays examining the rise of cultural suspicion of all imitations of homo sapiens and similar machinery, as witnessed in the literature ...
Romantic Automata: Exhibits, Figures, and Organisms
A deep dread of puppets and the machinery that propels them surfaced in Romantic literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; Romantic Automata is a collection of essays examining the rise of cultural suspicion of all imitations of homo sapiens and similar machinery, as witnessed in the literature and arts of the time. For most of the eighteenth century, automata were deemed a celebration of human ingenuity, feats of science and reason. Among the Romantics, however, they prompted a contradictory apprehension about mechanization and contrivance: such science and engineering threatened the spiritual nature of life, the source of compassion in human society. Recent scholarship in post-humanism, post-colonialism, disability studies, post-modern feminism, eco-criticism, and radical Orientalism has significantly affected the critical discourse on this topic. The essays in this collection open new methodological approaches to understanding human interaction with technology that strives to simulate or to supplement organic life.
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Romantic Automata: Exhibits, Figures, and Organisms

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This second edition of Water Activity in Foods furnishes those working within food manufacturing, quality control, and safety with a newly revised guide to water activity and its role in the preservation and processing of food items. With clear, instructional prose and illustrations, the book's international team of contributors break ...
Water Activity in Foods: Fundamentals and Applications
This second edition of Water Activity in Foods furnishes those working within food manufacturing, quality control, and safety with a newly revised guide to water activity and its role in the preservation and processing of food items. With clear, instructional prose and illustrations, the book's international team of contributors break down the essential principles of water activity and water-food interactions, delineating water's crucial impact upon attributes such as flavor, appearance, texture, and shelf life. The updated and expanded second edition continues to offer an authoritative overview of the subject, while also broadening its scope to include six newly written chapters covering the latest developments in water activity research. Exploring topics ranging from deliquescence to crispness, these insightful new inclusions complement existing content that has been refreshed and reconfigured to support the food industry of today.
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257.250000 USD

Water Activity in Foods: Fundamentals and Applications

by Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas
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Compressive Sensing in Healthcare, part of the Advances in Ubiquitous Sensing Applications for Healthcare series gives a review on compressive sensing techniques in a practical way, also presenting deterministic compressive sensing techniques that can be used in the field. The focus of the book is on healthcare applications for this ...
Compressive Sensing in Health Care
Compressive Sensing in Healthcare, part of the Advances in Ubiquitous Sensing Applications for Healthcare series gives a review on compressive sensing techniques in a practical way, also presenting deterministic compressive sensing techniques that can be used in the field. The focus of the book is on healthcare applications for this technology. It is intended for both the creators of this technology and the end users of these products. The content includes the use of EEG and ECG, plus hardware and software requirements for building projects. Body area networks and body sensor networks are explored.
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131.250000 USD

Compressive Sensing in Health Care

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Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil Cem Asma, Aerospace Business Development, Switzerland Covering the latest research on nano-satellites Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics comprehensively presents the latest research on the fast developing area of nano-satellites. Divided into ...
Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics
Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil Cem Asma, Aerospace Business Development, Switzerland Covering the latest research on nano-satellites Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics comprehensively presents the latest research on the fast developing area of nano-satellites. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with a brief history of nano-satellites and introduces nano-satellite technologies, payloads for nano-satellite and explains how these are deployed into space. The second section provides an overview on ground segment and operations and the third section focuses on the regulations, policies, economics, and future trends. Key features: * Examines the cost of development of nano-satellites. * Covers the latest policies and regulations. * Considers future trends for nano-satellites. * Contributions from global experts. * Gives a broad vision of the small satellites area. Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics is a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners working with nano-satellites in the aerospace industry.
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Nano-Satellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics

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Thank you for choosing this book - it shows that you care about the future of our planet. Whether you decide to go plastic free for an hour, a day or a year, this book will equip you with little steps we can each take to make a big difference. ...
How to Live Plastic Free: a day in the life of a plastic detox
Thank you for choosing this book - it shows that you care about the future of our planet. Whether you decide to go plastic free for an hour, a day or a year, this book will equip you with little steps we can each take to make a big difference. Let's turn the tide on plastic now - our oceans will thank you for it. Choking. Starving. Poisoning. This is what plastic litter is doing to marine life. Our oceans are, quite simply, facing environmental disaster. Yet by taking some simple steps and making a few changes to your daily routine, you can help to change this. How to Live Plastic Free will teach you everything you need to know about reducing your plastic usage on a daily basis. The chapters start with a typical morning routine and take you through your day, giving you tips and practical advice for removing unnecessary plastic at every possible opportunity. From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, you will learn how easy it can be to use plastic-free cosmetics, how to have plastic-free mealtimes, how to change your shopping habits and how to consider your use of plastic items at work. These simple, practical methods will show that small changes to your lifestyle can make a huge change to the future of our planet.
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20.44 USD

How to Live Plastic Free: a day in the life of a plastic detox

by Marine Conservation Society, Luca Bonaccorsi
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This book examines international climate change mitigation and adaptation regimes with the aim of proposing fair climate stability implementation strategies. Based on the current endeavors to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation around the world, the author introduces a 3-dimensional climate justice approach to share the benefits and burdens of ...
Governance and Climate Justice: Global South and Developing Nations
This book examines international climate change mitigation and adaptation regimes with the aim of proposing fair climate stability implementation strategies. Based on the current endeavors to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation around the world, the author introduces a 3-dimensional climate justice approach to share the benefits and burdens of climate change equitably within society, across the globe and over time.
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89.240000 USD

Governance and Climate Justice: Global South and Developing Nations

by Julia M. Puaschunder
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, Second Edition, is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins from the first edition and includes new sections on ...
Regional Geology and Tectonics: Volume 1: Principles of Geologic Analysis
Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, Second Edition, is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins from the first edition and includes new sections on plate tectonics processes, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis and modeling. Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis provides both researchers and practitioners with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally.
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Volume 1: Principles of Geologic Analysis

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An updated edition of a classic: an indispensable companion for a new era in cycling. The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This essential volume offers a comprehensive account of the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, ...
Bicycling Science
An updated edition of a classic: an indispensable companion for a new era in cycling. The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This essential volume offers a comprehensive account of the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, what makes them go faster-and what keeps them from going even faster. Over the years, and through three previous editions, Bicycling Science has become the bible of technical bicycling not only for designers and builders of bicycles but also for cycling enthusiasts. After a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths, this fourth edition covers recent experiments and research on human-powered transportation, with updated material on cycling achievements, human-powered machines for use on land and in air and water, power-assisted bicycles, and human physiology. The authors have also added new information on aerodynamics, rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed, and other topics. This edition also includes many new references and figures. With racks of bikeshare bikes on city sidewalks, and new restrictions on greenhouse gas-emitting cars, bicycle use will only grow. This book is the indispensable companion for a new era in cycling.
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41.950000 USD

Bicycling Science

by Theodor Schmidt, David Gordon Wilson
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The definitive book on leadership in the digital era: why digital technologies call for leadership that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. Certain ideas about business leadership are held to be timeless, and certain characteristics of leaders-often including a square jaw, a deep voice, and extroversion-are said to be universal. In ...
Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity
The definitive book on leadership in the digital era: why digital technologies call for leadership that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. Certain ideas about business leadership are held to be timeless, and certain characteristics of leaders-often including a square jaw, a deep voice, and extroversion-are said to be universal. In Leading in the Digital World, Amit Mukherjee argues that since digital technologies are changing everything else, how could they notchange leadership ideologies and styles? As more people worldwide participate equally in business, those assumptions of a leader's ideal profile have become irrelevant. Offering a radical rethinking of leadership, Mukherjee shows why digital technologies call for a new kind of leader-one who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. Drawing on a global survey of 700 mid-tier to senior executives and interviews with C-level executives from around the world, Mukherjee explains how digital technologies are already reshaping organizations and work and what this means for leaders. For example, globally dispersed businesses can't reserve key leadership roles for people from exclusive groups; leadership must become inclusive, or fail. Leaders must learn to collaborate in a multipolar world and networked organizations, working with co-located and non-co-located colleagues. Leaders must lead for creativity rather than productivity. Focusing on practice, Mukherjee outlines goals and strategies, warns against unthinking assumptions, and explains how leaders can identify the mindsets, behaviors, and actions they need to pursue. With Leading in the Digital World, Mukherjee offers the definitive book on leadership for the digital era.
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52.07 USD

Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity

by Amit S. Mukherjee
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Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, ...
Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management
Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, and the policies and regulations related to a food-waste-based economy. It is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of food waste valorization, food science and technology, food producers, policymakers and NGOs, environmental technologists, environmental engineers, and students studying environmental engineering, food science, and more.
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183.750000 USD

Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management

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