Bioprocessing of Plant In Vitro Systems

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Bioprocessing of Plant In Vitro Systems

Bioprocessing of Plant In Vitro Systems By Atanas Pavlov
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 591 Pages | ISBN : 331954599X | 17.3 MB

This handbook presents how plant in vitro technologies can overcome current limitations in the production of important plant-derived substances. It explains the advantages of plant in vitro technologies, notably the independence from climatic and soil conditions and the ability to synthesize diverse bioactive substances under controlled conditions. Apart from making diverse metabolites, which can be used e.g. as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, flavors, colors, biopesticides or food additives, more easily and more efficiently available, the methods described in this handbook also offer the advantage that rare and threatened plants, which provide access to interesting and desired substances, can be better protected, when the substances are harvested from suitable plant in vitro systems.

Sustainable Freight Transport: Theory, Models, and Case Studies

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Sustainable Freight Transport: Theory, Models, and Case Studies

Sustainable Freight Transport: Theory, Models, and Case Studies By Vasileios Zeimpekis
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 178 Pages | ISBN : 3319629166 | 4.32 MB

This book presents the latest technologies and operational methods available to support sustainable freight transport practices. It highlights market requirements, cutting edge applications, and case studies from innovators in the logistics services industry. The goal is to help bridge the gap between advanced computational techniques and complex applied problems such as those in sustainable transport and logistics operations. Freight transport has traditionally focused on costs and service levels. However, it is no longer possible or socially responsible to neglect the environmental, social, climate, and energy implications of the freight moving globally. This book places sustainability at the forefront of the freight transport agenda.

The Kolsky-Hopkinson Bar Machine: Selected Topics

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The Kolsky-Hopkinson Bar Machine: Selected Topics

The Kolsky-Hopkinson Bar Machine: Selected Topics By Ramzi Othman
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 290 Pages | ISBN : 3319719173 | 19.71 MB

In this book, leading scientists share their vision on the Kolsky-Hopkinson bar technique, which is a well-established experimental technique widely used to characterize materials and structures under dynamic, impact and explosion loads. Indeed, the Kolsky-Hopkinson bar machine is not a simple experimental device. It is rather a philosophical approach to solve the problem of measuring impact events. The split Hopkinson pressure bar conventional device is mainly limited to test homogeneous ductile non-soft materials under uni-axial compression.

Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice

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Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice

Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice By Nilmini Wickramasinghe
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 462 Pages | ISBN : 3319722867 | 14.42 MB

This unifying volume offers a clear theoretical framework for the research shaping the emerging direction of informatics in health care. Contributors ground the reader in the basics of informatics methodology and design, including creating salient research questions, and explore the human dimensions of informatics in studies detailing how patients perceive, respond to, and use health data. Real-world examples bridge the theoretical and the practical as knowledge management-based solutions are applied to pervasive issues in information technologies and service delivery. Together, these articles illustrate the scope of health possibilities for informatics, from patient care management to hospital administration, from improving patient satisfaction to expanding the parameters of practice.

Tree-Shaped Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

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Tree-Shaped Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

Tree-Shaped Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer By António F. Miguel
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 108 Pages | ISBN : 3319732595 | 5.09 MB

This book provides the first comprehensive state-of-the-art research on tree (dendritic) fluid flow and heat transfer. It covers theory, numerical simulations and applications. It can serve as extra reading for graduate-level courses in engineering and biotechnology.

Sovereign Debt Crises and Negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914: Governments versus Bankers

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Sovereign Debt Crises and Negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914: Governments versus Bankers

Sovereign Debt Crises and Negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914: Governments versus Bankers By Leonardo Weller
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 193 Pages | ISBN : 3319736329 | 2.8 MB

This book analyzes the relative balance of bargaining power between governments and the banks in charge of underwriting their debt during the first financial globalization. Brazil and Mexico, both indebted countries that underwent major changes in reputation and negotiating power as they faced financial crises, provide valuable case studies of government strategies for obtaining the best possible outcomes. Previous literature has focused on bankers’ perspectives and emphasized that debtors were submissive during negotiations, but Weller finds that governments’ negotiating power varied over time. He presents a new analytical framework that interprets when and why officials were likely to negotiate loans more or less effectively, with newly uncovered primary sources from debtors’ and creditors’ archives suggesting key causes of variation: fiscal accounts, political stability, and creditors’ exposure and reputation.

Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview

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Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview

Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview By S. Mohana Roopan
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 335 Pages | ISBN : 3319742094 | 13.87 MB

The focus of this singular work is to discuss the role and importance of bioorganic phase in food products-providing the first major reference source for researchers looking to understand all aspects of the isolation, extraction and application of this major element in natural foods. From the identifying features to its applications through biotechnology and nanobiotechnology, this book covers all of the important aspects of bioorganic phase and points to future uses and methods.

Piezoelectric Actuators and Generators for Energy Harvesting: Research and Development

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Piezoelectric Actuators and Generators for Energy Harvesting: Research and Development

Piezoelectric Actuators and Generators for Energy Harvesting: Research and Development By Sergey N. Shevtsov
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 189 Pages | ISBN : 3319756281 | 15.34 MB

This book presents new approaches to R&D of piezoelectric actuators and generators of different types based on established, original constructions and contemporary research into framework of theoretical, experimental, and numerical methods of physics, mechanics, and materials science. Improved technical solutions incorporated into the devices demonstrate high output values of voltage and power, allowing application of the goods in various areas of energy harvesting.

Educational Philosophy for 21st Century Teachers

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Educational Philosophy for 21st Century Teachers

Educational Philosophy for 21st Century Teachers By Thomas Stehlik
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 307 Pages | ISBN : 331975968X | 6.22 MB

This book explores education in the 21st century in post-modern Western societies through a philosophical lens. Taking a broad perspective of education and its attendant terminology, assumptions, myths and influences; the author examines why we teach as opposed to how. In doing so, he includes not only teachers, but all adults who are involved in bringing up children. Applying philosophical theories throughout history to present day practice, this volume is sure to be a useful resource not only for teachers who are just starting out, but those with an interest in education in the past, present and future. This wide-ranging book will be valuable for educators, parents and educational policy makers, and all those who believe it takes a village to raise a child.

Function Spaces with Uniform, Fine and Graph Topologies

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Function Spaces with Uniform, Fine and Graph Topologies

Function Spaces with Uniform, Fine and Graph Topologies By Robert A. McCoy
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 121 Pages | ISBN : 3319770535 | 6 MB

This book presents a comprehensive account of the theory of spaces of continuous functions under uniform, fine and graph topologies. Besides giving full details of known results, an attempt is made to give generalizations wherever possible, enriching the existing literature.

Philosophy of Race: An Introduction

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Philosophy of Race: An Introduction

Philosophy of Race: An Introduction By Naomi Zack
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 269 Pages | ISBN : 3319787284 | 4.06 MB

Philosophy of Race: An Introduction provides plainly written access to a new subfield that has been in the background of philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. Part I provides an overview of ideas of race and ethnicity in the philosophical canon, egalitarian traditions, race in biology, and race in American and Continental Philosophy. Part II addresses race as it operates in life through colonialism and development, social constructions and institutions, racism, political philosophy, and gender. This book constructs an outline that will serve as a resource for students, nonspecialists, and general readers in thinking, talking, and writing about philosophy of race.

The American Press and the Cold War: The Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea, 1945–1954

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The American Press and the Cold War: The Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea, 1945–1954

The American Press and the Cold War: The Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea, 1945–1954 By Oliver Elliott
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 257 Pages | ISBN : 331976022X | 4 MB

During the Cold War, the United States enabled the rise of President Syngman Rhee’s repressive government in South Korea, and yet neither the American occupation nor Rhee’s growing authoritarianism ever became particularly controversial news stories in the United States. Could the press have done more to scrutinize American actions in Korea? Did journalists fail to act as an adequate check on American power? In the first archive-based account of how American journalism responded to one of the most significant stories in the history of American foreign relations, Oliver Elliott shows how a group of foreign correspondents, battling U.S. military authorities and pro-Rhee lobbyists, brought the issue of South Korean authoritarianism into the American political mainstream on the eve of the Korean War. However, when war came in June 1950, the press rapidly abandoned its scrutiny of South Korean democracy, marking a crucial moment of transition from the era of postwar idealism to the Cold War norm of American support for authoritarian allies.

Urban Mobility in Modern China: The Growth of the E-bike

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Urban Mobility in Modern China: The Growth of the E-bike

Urban Mobility in Modern China: The Growth of the E-bike By Dennis Zuev
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 133 Pages | ISBN : 3319765892 | 5.88 MB

This book is an empirically rich case-study of what is currently the most popular alternative-fuel vehicle in the history of motorization – the electric two-wheeler (e-bike). The book provides sociological insights into e-bike mobility in China and discusses politics, social practices and larger issues of mobility transition in urban China.

The Function of Emotions: When and Why Emotions Help Us

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The Function of Emotions: When and Why Emotions Help Us

The Function of Emotions: When and Why Emotions Help Us By Heather C. Lench
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 270 Pages | ISBN : 3319776185 | 4.63 MB

This eye-opening text brings together research from behavioral science, neuroscience, and other fields to make a cogent case for emotions acting as a practical framework for living our lives. A dozen basic emotions are analyzed in terms of what causes them, how they change thoughts and behaviors, and the functional value of these responses. Contrary to the common idea of emotions as fleeting occurrences, they are shown as having the potential for lasting impact on moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Intriguing findings assert that even negative emotions such as jealousy and anger can have positive results such as promoting positive goals, and can lead to successful outcomes in overarching domains such as cognition and well-being.

Advanced Data Analytics in Health

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Advanced Data Analytics in Health

Advanced Data Analytics in Health by Philippe J. Giabbanelli
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 221 Pages | ISBN : 3319779109 | 8.03 MB

This book introduces readers to the methods, types of data, and scale of analysis used in the context of health. The challenges of working with big data are explored throughout the book, while the benefits are also emphasized through the discoveries made possible by linking large datasets. Methods include thorough case studies from statistics, as well as the newest facets of data analytics: data visualization, modeling and simulation, and machine learning.