Nanoseparation Using Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation: Mechanism, Methods and Applications

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Nanoseparation Using Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation: Mechanism, Methods and Applications

Nanoseparation Using Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation: Mechanism, Methods and Applications by Xiaoming Sun
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 120 Pages | ISBN : 9811051895 | 9.85 MB

This brief introduces the classification and mechanism of density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGUC) method with rich examples showing the versatility of such an efficient separation technique. It also gives a strict mathematical description and a computational optimization model to predict the best separation parameters for a given colloidal system. The concept of “Lab in a tube” is proposed in the last chapter, which allows the size-property relationship investigation, synthetic optimization and reaction/assembly mechanism exploration etc.

Magical Capitalism: Enchantment, Spells, and Occult Practices in Contemporary Economies

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Magical Capitalism: Enchantment, Spells, and Occult Practices in Contemporary Economies

Magical Capitalism: Enchantment, Spells, and Occult Practices in Contemporary Economies by Brian Moeran
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 358 Pages | ISBN : 3319743961 | 18.56 MB

This volume of essays examines the ways in which magical practices are found in different aspects of contemporary capitalist societies. From contract law to science, by way of finance, business, marketing, advertising, cultural production, and the political economy in general, each chapter argues that the kind of magic studied by anthropologists in less developed societies – shamanism, sorcery, enchantment, the occult – is not only alive and well, but flourishing in the midst of so-called ‘modernity’. Modern day magicians range from fashion designers and architects to Donald Trump and George Soros.

Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective

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Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective

Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective by Marta Peris-Ortiz
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 263 Pages | ISBN : 3319748807 | 12.61 MB

This volume explores the ways in which knowledge and innovation impact business and economic sustainability, offering a wide-ranging and richly illustrated study of knowledge, innovation and sustainability of organizations from a dynamic capabilities perspective.

Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes: A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization

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Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes: A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization

Mexico and the Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes: A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization by Colin Clarke
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 273 Pages | ISBN : 3319771698 | 11.70 MB

This book provides a first-hand account of the author’s encounters as a social geographer, based on his field research and travels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The interlocutors of different classes and races introduce the reader to a variety of urban and rural communities, many of them involved in development projects. Two leitmotifs of the 1960s and 1970s recur throughout the volume: decolonization, state formation, and the quest for democracy in the post-colonial societies of Mexico and the Caribbean; and the conditions which were likely to constrain or challenge these developments, quintessentially associated with the 1959 Cuban revolution, the cold war and student radicalism.

The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Responses to Transnational Challenges and Threats

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The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Responses to Transnational Challenges and Threats

The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Responses to Transnational Challenges and Threats by George J. Andreopoulos
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 188 Pages | ISBN : 3319899074 | 6.58 MB

This forward-thinking volume examines the rule of law from a global perspective, in the context of a growing array of transnational challenges and threats As the United Nations (UN) notes, the rule of law constitutes the basis “on which fair and just societies are built.” The contributions to this volume provide insights to several emerging debates about what the rule of law means in the modern era of warfare and of massive and systematic human rights violations that call for robust and transparent accountability mechanisms and processes.

Beckett's Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play

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Beckett's Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play

Beckett's Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play by Michelle Chiang
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 204 Pages | ISBN : 3319915177 | 2.70 MB

Beckett’s Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play investigates how audience discomfort, instead of a side effect of a Beckett pedagogy, is a key spectatorial experience which arises from an everyman intuition of loss. With reference to selected works by Henri Bergson, Immanuel Kant and Gilles Deleuze, this book charts the processes of how an audience member’s habitual way of understanding could be frustrated by Beckett’s film, radio, stage and television plays. Michelle Chiang explores the ways in which Beckett exploited these mediums to reconstitute an audience response derived from intuition.

Conviviality and Survival: Co-Producing Brazilian Prison Order

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Conviviality and Survival: Co-Producing Brazilian Prison Order

Conviviality and Survival: Co-Producing Brazilian Prison Order by Sacha Darke
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 364 Pages | ISBN : 3319922092 | 5.53 MB

Brazilian authorities continuously fail to comply with international norms on minimal conditions of incarceration. Brazil's prison population has risen ten-fold since the country's return to democracy in the 1980s. Its prisons typically operate at double official capacity and with 100 prisoners for each guard on duty. At the same time, however, the average Brazilian prison is not as disorderly or its staff-inmate relations so conflictual as our established theories on prison life might predict. This monograph explores the means by which Brazilian prisons function in the absence of guards. More specifically, the means by which prison security and inmate discipline is negotiated between prison managers, gangs and the wider inmate body. While fragile and varied, this historical tradition of co-produced governance has for decades kept most prisons in better order and enabled most prisoners to better survive.

The Past, Present and Future of Comparative Law - Le passé, le présent et le futur du droit comparé

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The Past, Present and Future of Comparative Law - Le passé, le présent et le futur du droit comparé

The Past, Present and Future of Comparative Law - Le passé, le présent et le futur du droit comparé: Ceremony of 15 May 2017 in Honour of 5 Great Comparatists - Cérémonie du 15 mai 2017 en l’honneur de 5 grands comparatistes by Katharina Boele-Woelki
English/French | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 126 Pages | ISBN : 3319937693 | 6.89 MB

This book is published by the International Academy of Comparative Law to honor five great comparatists: Jean-Louis Baudouin from Canada, Xavier Blanc-Jouvan from France, Mary Ann Glendon from the United States of America, Hein Kötz from Germany, and Rodolfo Sacco from Italy. The five great minds present their thoughts on the past, the present and future of comparative law and in doing so they particularly focus on the future of the International Academy of Comparative Law, comparative law methodology and the teaching of comparative law. The book is essential reading for researchers and academics wanting to know what these respected legal scholars have contributed to comparative law, how they differ and when and why they excelled. Moreover, the views presented suggest how the role of the Academy can be developed in order to deal with the current challenges of comparative law.

Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate Big Food

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Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate Big Food

Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate Big Food by Charlie Arnot
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 99 Pages | ISBN : 3319764659 | 4.32 MB

Despite food being safer, more affordable and more available than at any time in human history, consumers are increasingly skeptical and critical of today’s food system. In Size Matters, Charlie Arnot provides thought provoking insight into how the food system lost consumer trust, what can be done to restore it, and the remarkable changes taking place on farms and in food companies, supermarkets and restaurants every day as technology and consumer demand drive radical change. The very systems and technologies that are mistrusted by consumers are driving a revolution that empowers individual consumers to find the perfect recipe of taste and nutrition to meet their specific needs and desires. Size Matters pulls back the curtain to examine the irony, competing priorities and new realities that shape today’s food system.

A Sustainable Philosophy—The Work of Bryan Norton

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A Sustainable Philosophy—The Work of Bryan Norton

A Sustainable Philosophy—The Work of Bryan Norton by Sahotra Sarkar
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 308 Pages | ISBN : 3319925962 | 7.18 MB

This book provides a richly interdisciplinary assessment of the thought and work of Bryan Norton, one of most innovative and influential environmental philosophers of the past thirty years. In landmark works such as Toward Unity Among Environmentalists and Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management, Norton charted a new and highly productive course for an applied environmental philosophy, one fully engaged with the natural and social sciences as well as the management professions. A Sustainable Philosophy gathers together a distinguished group of scholars and professionals from a wide array of fields (including environmental philosophy, natural resource management, environmental economics, law, and public policy) to engage Norton’s work and its legacy for our shared environmental future.

Data-Centric Business and Applications: Evolvements in Business Information Processing and Management—Volume 1

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Data-Centric Business and Applications: Evolvements in Business Information Processing and Management—Volume 1

Data-Centric Business and Applications: Evolvements in Business Information Processing and Management—Volume 1 by Natalia Kryvinska
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 334 Pages | ISBN : 331994116X | 14.33 MB

This book discusses processes and procedures in information/data processing and management. The global market is becoming more and more complex with an increased availability of data and information, and as a result doing business with information is becoming more popular, with a significant impact on modern society immensely. This means that there is a growing need for a common understanding of how to create, access, use and manage business information. As such this book explores different aspects of data and information processing, including information generation, representation, structuring, organization, storage, retrieval, navigation, human factors in information systems, and the use of information. It also analyzes the challenges and opportunities of doing business with information, and presents various perspectives on business information managing.

Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers: Method, Practicalities and Possibilities for Social Change

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Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers: Method, Practicalities and Possibilities for Social Change

Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers: Method, Practicalities and Possibilities for Social Change by Michele Jarldorn
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 147 Pages | ISBN : 3319945106 | 5.13 MB

This book provides inspiration for social workers to explore the possibilities of using Photovoice to engage with communities. Built on strong theoretical foundations and grounded in ethical principles, Jarldorn assesses Photovoice as an arts-based approach that provides a valuable mechanism for social workers to engage people in participatory action research, with the potential to influence policy and public opinion. Positioning Photovoice as a method aligned with feminist and radical social work perspectives, the author draws upon her research project which used Photovoice with former prisoners to demonstrate the transformative potential of participatory methods. Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers is intended to be a useful, hands-on resource, combining the importance of theory and the practicalities of doing action research.

New Prospects in Geotechnical Engineering Aspects of Civil Infrastructures

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New Prospects in Geotechnical Engineering Aspects of Civil Infrastructures

New Prospects in Geotechnical Engineering Aspects of Civil Infrastructures: Proceedings of the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China by Hadi Khabbaz
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 286 Pages | ISBN : 3319957708 | 23.68 MB

This book presents new studies by a group of researchers and practitioners to address many geotechnical challenges, based on the state-of-the-art practices, innovative technologies, new research results and case histories in construction and design towards safer infrastructures. The book provides an advancement in technologies to incorporate the impact of global climate change, world's population is rising fast and the rate of urbanization on civil infrastructures. Papers were selected from the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China.

Solving Pavement and Construction Materials Problems with Innovative and Cutting-edge Technologies

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Solving Pavement and Construction Materials Problems with Innovative and Cutting-edge Technologies

Solving Pavement and Construction Materials Problems with Innovative and Cutting-edge Technologies: Proceedings of the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China by Zahid Hossain
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 197 Pages | ISBN : 3319957910 | 10.55 MB

This book presents challenges in transportation engineering, recent developments and advancements in technologies, and design and construction using sustainable materials. The articles presented in this volume focus on fundamental investigations on various aspects of civil engineering materials and structures. The scope of this volume is the application of findings for solving problems in geotechnical, pavement, and transportation engineering using emerging techniques. Papers were selected from the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 on Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes Conference, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China.

Advancements on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

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Advancements on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Advancements on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Proceedings of the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China by Don Chen
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 170 Pages | ISBN : 331996240X | 13.85 MB

This book presents recent advances in the field of geomaterial and waste management. With high urbanization rates, advancement in technologies, and changes in consumer behavior, wastes generated through the daily activities of individuals and organizations pose many challenges in terms of their management. The studies presented in this book highlight attempts on the part of researchers and practitioners to address contemporary issues in geoenvironmental engineering such as the characterization of dredged sediments, geomaterials and waste, valorization of waste, sustainability in waste management, and various other geoenvironmental issues that are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s world. The studies were selected from papers presented at the 5th GeoChina International Conference, Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held in Hangzhou, China on July 23–25, 2018.