The Rise of Engineering Science: How Technology Became Scientific (Repost)

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The Rise of Engineering Science: How Technology Became Scientific (Repost)

The Rise of Engineering Science: How Technology Became Scientific by David F. Channell
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 202 Pages | ISBN : 3319956051 | 2.98 MB

The 18th and 19th centuries saw the emergence of new intermediary types of knowledge in areas such as applied mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, which came to be labeled as engineering science, transforming technology into the scientific discipline that we know today. This book analyzes how the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries and the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries provided the intellectual, social, economic and institutional foundations for the emergence of engineering science. The book then traces the rise of engineering science from the 18th century through the 19th century and concludes by showing how it led to new technological developments in such areas as steel production, the invention of internal combustion engines, the creation of automobiles and airplanes, and the formulation of Mass Production and Scientific Management all of which brought about major transformations in the materials, power sources, transportation and production techniques that have come to shape our modern world.

Sustainability, Wellbeing and the Posthuman Turn (Repost)

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Sustainability, Wellbeing and the Posthuman Turn (Repost)

Sustainability, Wellbeing and the Posthuman Turn by Thomas S. J. Smith
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 97 Pages | ISBN : 3319940775 | 2.21 MB

This book examines how the way we conceive of, or measure, the environment changes the way we interact with it. Thomas Smith posits that environmentalism and sustainable development have become increasingly post-political, characterised by abstraction, and quantification to an unprecedented extent. As such, the book argues that our ways of measuring both the environment, such as through sustainability metrics like footprints and Payments for Ecosystem Services, and society, through gross domestic product and wellbeing measures, play a constitutive and problematic role in how we conceive of ourselves in the world. Subsequently, as the quantified environmental approach drives a dualistic wedge between the human and non-human realms, in its final section the book puts forward recent developments in new materialism and feminist ethics of care as providing practical ways of re-founding sustainable development in a way that firmly acknowledges human-ecological relations. This book will be an invaluable reference for scholars and students in the fields of human geography, political ecology, and environmental sociology.

Communication: Innovation & Quality (Repost)

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Communication: Innovation & Quality (Repost)

Communication: Innovation & Quality by Miguel Túñez-López
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 507 Pages | ISBN : 3319918591 | 11.77 MB

This book explores the disruptive changes in the media ecosystem caused by convergence and digitization, and analyses innovation processes in content production, distribution and commercialisation. It has been edited by Professors Miguel Túñez-López (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Valentín-Alejandro Martínez-Fernández (Universidade da Coruña, Spain), Xosé López-García (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Xosé Rúas-Araújo (Universidade de Vigo, Spain) and Francisco Campos-Freire (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain).

Counter-Terrorism Technologies: A Critical Assessment (Repost)

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Counter-Terrorism Technologies: A Critical Assessment (Repost)

Counter-Terrorism Technologies: A Critical Assessment by Peter Lehr
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 217 Pages | ISBN : 3319909231 | 2.85 MB

This book critically discusses the role of technology for counter-terrorism in general, and for securing our vulnerable open societies in particular. It is set against the backdrop of the terrorist threat posed by the combined forces of Al Qaeda and ISIS/Daesh in the foreseeable future.

Disaster Risk Reduction: Community Resilience and Responses (Repost)

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Disaster Risk Reduction: Community Resilience and Responses (Repost)

Disaster Risk Reduction: Community Resilience and Responses by Bupinder Zutshi
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 378 Pages | ISBN : 9811088446 | 7.67 MB

This book discusses the interconnected, complex and emerging risks in today’s societies and deliberates on the various aspects of disaster risk reduction strategies especially through community resilience and responses. It consists of selected papers presented at the World Congress on Disaster Management, which focused on community resilience and responses towards disaster risk reduction based on South Asian experiences, and closely examines the coordinated research activities involving all stakeholders, especially the communities at risk. Further, it narrates the experiences of disaster risk-reduction in different communities that have policy implications for mitigation of future disaster risks in the societies affected by these types of disasters. Written from the social science perspective to disasters rather than an engineering approach, the book helps development and governance institutions to prioritize disasters as a problem of development rather than being parallel to it.

The Asian Tsunami and Post-Disaster Aid (Repost)

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The Asian Tsunami and Post-Disaster Aid (Repost)

The Asian Tsunami and Post-Disaster Aid by Sunita Reddy
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 343 Pages | ISBN : 9811301816 | 8.87 MB

Through the lens of the Asian tsunami, this book problematizes concepts that are normally taken for granted in disaster discourse, including relief, recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation. The unprecedented flow of humanitarian aid after the Asian tsunami, though well-intentioned, showed adverse effects and unintended consequences in the lives of people in the communities across nations.

Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences (Repost)

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Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences (Repost)

Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences: Proceedings of ICSICCS 2017, Volume 2 by Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
English | PDF | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 371 Pages | ISBN : 9811089701 | 12.05 MB

The book provides insights into International Conference on Smart Innovations in Communications and Computational Sciences (ICSICCS 2017) held at North West Group of Institutions, Punjab, India. It presents new advances and research results in the fields of computer and communication written by leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. The book includes research work in all the areas of smart innovation, systems and technologies, embedded knowledge and intelligence, innovation and sustainability, advance computing, networking and informatics.

Transportation and Geotechniques: Materials, Sustainability and Climate (Repost)

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Transportation and Geotechniques: Materials, Sustainability and Climate (Repost)

Transportation and Geotechniques: Materials, Sustainability and Climate: 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 Manik Barman
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 195 Pages | ISBN : 3319957678 | 40.80 MB

This book deals with the attempts made by the scientists, researchers and practitioners to address different emerging issues in transportation and geotechnical engineering. Papers focus on the following: (i) polymer-based dust suppressant,(ii) cement concrete materials, (iii) pavement preservation techniques, (iv) frost front in a cold-region circular tunnel, (v) metro station in non-cemented soil, (vi) seismic-liquefaction, (vii) mechanical responses of asphalt pavement at bridge approach, (viii) warm mix asphalt, and (ix) behavior of pile foundation. This volume is useful for the researchers and practitioners who work in the area transportation and geotechincal engineering. 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.

New Solutions for Challenges in Applications of New Materials and Geotechnical Issues (Repost)

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New Solutions for Challenges in Applications of New Materials and Geotechnical Issues (Repost)

New Solutions for Challenges in Applications of New Materials and Geotechnical Issues: 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 Shuying Wang
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 247 Pages | ISBN : 3319957430 | 20.29 MB

This book include research studies which deal with the attempts to address new solutions for challenges in geotechnical engineering such as characterization of new materials, application of glass fibre, geotextile fabric and permeable concrete, new numerical methods for traditional problems and some other geotechnical issues that are becoming quite relevant in today's world. The book adds to the geotechnical engineering field which still bears lots of big challenges. It contributes to make the civil infrastructures more sustainable using new technologies and materials that have been proposed and applied in various fields. 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.

Research on Teacher Identity: Mapping Challenges and Innovations (Repost)

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Research on Teacher Identity: Mapping Challenges and Innovations (Repost)

Research on Teacher Identity: Mapping Challenges and Innovations by Paul A. Schutz
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 250 Pages | ISBN : 3319938355 | 4.73 MB

Understanding teachers’ professional identities and their development is key to unpacking teachers’ professional lives, the quality of their instruction, their motivation and commitment to teach, and their career decision-making. This book features a number of scholars from around the world who represent a variety of disciplines, scientific paradigms, and inquiry methods in researching teacher identity. By bringing these chapters together, this volume initiates active scholarly conversations and extends the boundaries of teacher identity research and practice. This collection of chapters provides significant insight into teacher identity and will be essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, professional developers, and policy makers at various levels.

Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective (Repost)

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Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective (Repost)

Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective by Hirokazu Kikuchi
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 307 Pages | ISBN : 3319901125 | 5.32 MB

This book rethinks gubernatorial effects on national politics using the case of the Argentine Senate. Simultaneously analyzing senatorial behavior in committees and on the floor, Kikuchi argues that senators strategically change their actions according to stages in the legislative process, and that longstanding governors may influence national politics, causing their senators to shelve unwanted presidential bills at the committee stage. He explains senatorial behavior focusing on varieties in the combinations of principals, whose preferences senators must take into account, and shows that legislators under the same electoral system do not necessarily behave in the same way. He also demonstrates that this argument can be applied to cases from other federal countries, such as Brazil and Mexico. Based on rich qualitative evidence and quantitative data, the book offers a theoretical framework for understanding how some governors may influence national politics.

Testing and Characterization of Asphalt Materials and Pavement Structures (Repost)

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Testing and Characterization of Asphalt Materials and Pavement Structures (Repost)

Testing and Characterization of Asphalt Materials and Pavement Structures: 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 Kun Zhang
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 179 Pages | ISBN : 3319957880 | 36.29 MB

This book presents new studies dealing with the attempts made by the scientists and practitioners to address contemporary issues in pavement engineering such as aging and modification of asphalt binders, performance evaluation of warm mix asphalt, and mechanical-based pavement structure analysis, etc.. Asphalt binder and mixture have been widely used to construct flexible pavements. Mechanical and Chemical characterizations of asphalt materials and integration of these properties into pavement structures and distresses analysis are of great importance to design a sustainable flexible pavement. This book includes discusses and new results dealing with these issues. 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.

New Developments in Materials for Infrastructure Sustainability and the Contemporary Issues in Geo-environmental Engineering

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New Developments in Materials for Infrastructure Sustainability and the Contemporary Issues in Geo-environmental Engineering

New Developments in Materials for Infrastructure Sustainability and the Contemporary Issues in Geo-environmental Engineering: 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 Shanzhi Shu
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 280 Pages | ISBN : 3319957732 | 42.70 MB

This book contains research papers focusing on recent advances throughout the world in theories and technologies of geotechnical engineering and the relevant disciplines. Topics includes: numerical modeling, earthquake engineering, geomaterial application in soil improvement and geo-environmental engineering, foundation engineering, and geo-environmental engineering.. 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.

Pavement Materials and Associated Geotechnical Aspects of Civil Infrastructures (Repost)

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Pavement Materials and Associated Geotechnical Aspects of Civil Infrastructures (Repost)

Pavement Materials and Associated Geotechnical 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 WJvdM Steyn
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 144 Pages | ISBN : 3319957589 | 9.87 MB

This book contains latest research studies regarding issues related to civil infrastructure such as pavement layers and material properties. It contains research data and conclusions that should lead to more resilient infrastructure design, maintenance and management. Civil engineering researchers and practitioners will gain valuable information from this material. Papers were selected from the 5th GeoChina International Conference on Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23-25, 2018 in HangZhou, China.

Enhancements in Applied Geomechanics, Mining, and Excavation Simulation and Analysis (Repost)

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Enhancements in Applied Geomechanics, Mining, and Excavation Simulation and Analysis (Repost)

Enhancements in Applied Geomechanics, Mining, and Excavation Simulation and Analysis: 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 Adam Sevi
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 187 Pages | ISBN : 3319956442 | 14.28 MB

The book presents a compilation of studies regarding applied geomechanics, mining, and excavation analysis and simulation. The material is suitable for presentation to senior undergraduate and post-graduate students in both mining and geological engineering. It should also be of interest to students of other aspects of Geomechanics and, notably, engineering geologists interested in mining and underground excavation design. Practising mining engineers and rock mechanics engineers involved in mine design may use the book profitably to obtain an appreciation of the current state of engineering knowledge in their area of specialisation. Papers were selected from the 5th GeoChina International Conference on Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held in July 23-25, 2018 in Hang Zhou, China.