An accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in globalization written by leading authors in the field In the comprehensively revised Third Edition of Globalization: A Basic Text, distinguished researchers and authors George Ritzer and Paul Dean deliver an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics related to the study of globalization. The book includes accessible and rigorous material on the key theories and major topics in globalization, as well as modern developments like the rise of populism and far-right political groups, Brexit, migration and backlash to it, trade negotiations, social media and the spread of misinformation, climate change, social justice issues, and COVID-19. The new edition includes a greater focus on the structures of inequality that encourage or discourage global flows. Additionally, new examples and sources from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia are used to illustrate key concepts, and round out the international coverage of book. Throughout, the authors use clear and helpful metaphors including solids, liquids, gases, and flows to introduce and explain the complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable way. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to globalization and related processes, including imperialism, colonialism, development, and westernization An exploration of neoliberalism, including its roots, principles, criticisms, and Neo-Marxist alternatives A practical discussion of global political structures and processes, as well as global economic flows of production and consumption A concise treatment of negative global flows and processes, including dangerous imports, diseases, crime, terrorism, and war Analysis of the changing nature of globalization and de-globalization, and the social movements and technological developments driving these changes More images, charts, and graphs to help illustrate and highlight the concepts contained in the book Perfect for advanced undergraduates studying globalization across sociology, political science, geography, anthropology, and economics, Globalization: A Basic Text, Third Edition will also be essential reading for students taking courses in culture, economy and inequality, and migration taught from a global perspective.
LINEAR ALGEBRA EXPLORE A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTORY TEXT IN LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH COMPELLING SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS, INCLUDING A COMPANION WEBSITE AND SOLUTIONS MANUALS Linear Algebra delivers a fulsome exploration of the central concepts in linear algebra, including multidimensional spaces, linear transformations, matrices, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, basis, inner products, and eigenvectors. While the text provides challenging problems that engage readers in the mathematical theory of linear algebra, it is written in an accessible and simple-to-grasp fashion appropriate for junior undergraduate students. An emphasis on logic, set theory, and functions exists throughout the book, and these topics are introduced early to provide students with a foundation from which to attack the rest of the material in the text. Linear Algebra includes accompanying material in the form of a companion website that features solutions manuals for students and instructors. Finally, the concluding chapter in the book includes discussions of advanced topics like generalized eigenvectors, Schur's Lemma, Jordan canonical form, and quadratic forms. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to logic and set theory, as well as descriptions of functions and linear transformations An exploration of Euclidean spaces and linear transformations between Euclidean spaces, including vectors, vector algebra, orthogonality, the standard matrix, Gauss-Jordan elimination, inverses, and determinants Discussions of abstract vector spaces, including subspaces, linear independence, dimension, and change of basis A treatment on defining geometries on vector spaces, including the Gram-Schmidt process Perfect for undergraduate students taking their first course in the subject matter, Linear Algebra will also earn a place in the libraries of researchers in computer science or statistics seeking an accessible and practical foundation in linear algebra.
A concise yet comprehensive account of the roles and influences of gender over the millennia, featuring new and updated content throughout Gender in History: Global Perspectives, Third Edition, explores the construction and evolution of gender in many of the world's cultures from the Paleolithic era to the COVID pandemic of the twenty-first century. Broad in geographic and topical scope, this comprehensive volume discusses the ways families, religions, social hierarchies, politics, work, education, art, sexuality, and other issues are linked to various conceptions of gender. Now organized chronologically rather than topically, this extensively revised edition presents a wealth of up-to-date information based on the scholarship of the last decade. New and expanded chapters offer insights on the connections between gender and key events and trends in world history, including domestication and the development of agriculture, the growth of cities and larger-scale political structures, the spread of world religions, changing ideas of race, class, and sexuality, colonialism and imperialism, capitalism, wars, revolutions, and more. Written by a distinguished scholar in the field of women's and gender history, this third edition of Gender in History: Examines how gender roles were shaped by family life, religious traditions, various other institutions, and how the institutions were influenced by gender Considers why gender variations developed in different cultures and in diverse social, ethnic, and racial groups within a single culture Addresses ideas in different cultures that shaped both informal societal norms and formalized laws Explores debates about the origins of patriarchy, the development of complex gender hierarchies, and contemporary movements for social change Discusses the gender implications of modern issues including the global pandemic and ongoing cultural and economic shifts Includes an accessible introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues and an instructor's website site with visual and written original sources Gender in History: Global Perspectives, Third Edition, is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as those on women's history, women in world history, and gender in world history, and a valuable supplement for general survey courses within History and Women's and Gender Studies programs.
Organize and plan for your family business's continued, intergenerational success Continuity Model Generation: Integrating Wealth, Strategy, Talent, and Governance Plans delivers a cohesive and comprehensive plan for family business leaders who seek to improve the chances of sustaining success across generations. Incorporating four distinct-but closely related-plans, Continuity Model Generation shows family businesses how to manage their strategy, their wealth, their talent, and their governance to achieve multi-generational success. The book also offers: A coherent framework (Continuity Canvas) for the integration of its multiple plans affecting every critical aspect of the family-owned or controlled business Straightforward and practical frameworks, meta-frameworks, and cornerstones to ground your family business's strategy A variety of templates, checklists, and forms to organize your thinking and strategy Ideal for business-owning families, as well as their stakeholders and those who advise them, Continuity Model Generation: Integrating Wealth, Strategy, Talent, and Governance Plans is required reading for anyone interested in maintaining and developing family-based wealth.
Advanced Antenna Array Engineering for 6G and Beyond Wireless Communications Reviews advances in the design and deployment of antenna arrays for future generations of wireless communication systems, offering new solutions for the telecommunications industry Advanced Antenna Array Engineering for 6G and Beyond Wireless Communications addresses the challenges in designing and deploying antennas and antenna arrays which deliver 6G and beyond performance with high energy efficiency and possess the capability of being immune to interference caused by different systems mounted on the same platforms. This timely and authoritative volume presents innovative solutions for developing integrated communications networks of high-gain, individually-scannable, multi-beam antennas that are reconfigurable and conformable to all platforms, thus enabling the evolving integrated land, air and space communications networks. The text begins with an up-to-date discussion of the engineering issues facing future wireless communications systems, followed by a detailed discussion of different beamforming networks for multi-beam antennas. Subsequent chapters address problems of 4G/5G antenna collocation, discuss differentially-fed antenna arrays, explore conformal transmit arrays for airborne platforms, and present latest results on fixed frequency beam scanning leaky wave antennas as well as various analogue beam synthesizing strategies. Based primarily on the authors' extensive work in the field, including original research never before published, this important new volume: Reviews multi-beam feed networks, array decoupling and de-scattering methods Provides a systematic study on differentially fed antenna arrays that are resistant to interference caused by future multifunctional/multi-generation systems Features previously unpublished material on conformal transmit arrays based on Huygen's metasufaces and reconfigurable leaky wave antennas Includes novel algorithms for synthesizing and optimizing thinned massive arrays, conformal arrays, frequency invariant arrays, and other future arrays Advanced Antenna Array Engineering for 6G and Beyond Wireless Communications is an invaluable resource for antenna engineers and researchers, as well as graduate and senior undergraduate students in the field.
Have you ever struggled to feel worthy at work? Do you know or lead people who do? When Amelia Dunlop first heard the phrase "elevating the human experience" in a leadership team meeting with her boss, she thought, "He is crazy if he thinks we will ever say those words out loud to each other much less to a potential client." We've been conditioned to separate our personal and professional selves, but work is fundamental to our human experience. Love and worth have a place in work because our humanity and authentic identities make our work better. The acknowledgement of our intrinsic worth as human beings and the nurturing of our own or another's growth through love ultimately contribute to higher performance and organizational growth. Now as the Chief Experience Officer at Deloitte Digital, a leading Experience Consultancy, Amelia Dunlop knows we must embrace elevating the human experience for the advancement and success of ourselves and our organizations. This book integrates the findings of a quantitative study to better understand feelings of love and worth in the workplace and introduces three paths that allow individuals to create the professional experience they desire for themselves, their teams, and their clients. The first path explores the path of the self, an inward path where we learn to love ourselves when we show up for work, and examines the obstacles that hinder us. The second path centers around learning to love and recognize the worth of another in our lives, adding to the worth we feel and providing a source of meaning to our lives. The third path considers the community of work and learning to love and recognize the worth of those we meet every day at work, especially for those who may be systematically marginalized, unseen, or unrepresented. Drawing on her own personal journey to find love and worth at work in her twenty-year career as a management consultant, Amelia also weaves together insights from philosophers, theologians, and sociologists with the stories of people from diverse backgrounds gathered during her research. Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work is for anyone who has felt the struggle to feel worthy at work, as well as for those who have no idea what it may feel like to struggle every day just to feel loved and worthy, but love people and lead people who do. It's a practical approach to elevating the human experience that will lead to important conversations about values and purpose, and ultimately, meaningful change.
|An insightful exploration of cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques in polymer characterization In Spectroscopic Techniques for Polymer Characterization: Methods, Instrumentation, Applications, a team of distinguished chemists delivers a comprehensive exploration of the vast potential of spectroscopic characterization techniques in polymer research. The book offers a concise outline of the principles, advantages, instrumentation, experimental techniques, and noteworthy applications of cutting-edge spectroscopy. Covering a wide range of polymers, from nylon to complex polymeric nanocomposites, the author presents recent developments in polymer science to polymer, analytical, and material chemists, assisting them in keeping track of the progress in modern spectroscopy. Spectroscopic Techniques for Polymer Characterization contains contributions from pioneers in modern spectroscopic techniques from around the world. The included materials bridge the gap between spectroscopists, polymer scientists, and engineers in academia and industry. The book also offers: A thorough introduction to the progress in spectroscopic techniques, including polymer spectroscopy and near-infrared spectroscopy Comprehensive explorations of topical polymers studied by spectroscopy, including polymer thin films, fluoropolymers, polymer solutions, conductive polymers Practical discussions of infrared imaging, near-infrared imaging, two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy, and far-ultraviolet spectroscopy In-depth examinations of spectroscopic studies of weak hydrogen bonding in polymers Spectroscopic Techniques for Polymer Characterization: Methods, Instrumentation, Applications is a must-read reference for polymer, analytical, and physical chemists, as well as materials scientists and spectroscopists seeking a one-stop resource for polymer characterization using spectroscopic analyses.
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Celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery with this rich, adventurous history The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures?celebrates a quarter-century in business for the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Over the past 26 years, the Dogfish Head founders have learned timeless lessons about working and living. This book shares their hard-earned insights and helps readers navigate life's adventures. Through its colorful design and photos,?The Dogfish Head Book?brings the brewing business to life. Inside, you'll find wisdom and entertainment in the form of memorabilia, photos, and the Dogfish Head Rules of Thumb. Food and beer lovers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals alike will enjoy this unique book, which also makes a perfect gift for any Dogfish Head fan or craft beer enthusiast. Since its start in 1995, Dogfish Head has grown exponentially to become one of the most celebrated craft breweries in the United States. This book lets you tour the history of the iconic brand without leaving home. Recounts the rich history of the Dogfish Head Brewery and Distillery Explores the founders' unique and successful business philosophy Reveals new details about the future of this fast-growing brewery Celebrates the 26th anniversary of Dogfish Head Paired nicely with any Dogfish Head beer,?The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures?is a living guide to business and life-the Dogfish way!?
In-depth scholarship on the central artists, movements, and themes of Latin American art, from the Mexican revolution to the present A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art consists of over 30 never-before-published essays on the crucial historical and theoretical issues that have framed our understanding of art in Latin America. This book has a uniquely inclusive focus that includes both Spanish-speaking Caribbean and contemporary Latinx art in the United States. Influential critics of the 20th century are also covered, with an emphasis on their effect on the development of artistic movements. By providing in-depth explorations of central artists and issues, alongside cross-references to illustrations in major textbooks, this volume provides an excellent complement to wider surveys of Latin American and Latinx art. Readers will engage with the latest scholarship on each of five distinct historical periods, plus broader theoretical and historical trends that continue to influence how we understand Latinx, Indigenous, and Latin American art today. The book's areas of focus include: The development of avant-garde art in the urban centers of Latin America from 1910-1945 The rise of abstraction during the Cold War and the internationalization of Latin American art from 1945-1959 The influence of the political upheavals of the 1960s on art and art theory in Latin America The rise of conceptual art as a response to dictatorship and social violence in the 1970s and 1980s The contemporary era of neoliberalism and globalization in Latin American and Latino Art, 1990-2010 With its comprehensive approach and informative structure, A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art is an excellent resource for advanced students in Latin American culture and art. It is also a valuable reference for aspiring scholars in the field.
Dramatically grow your client base following pragmatic and insightful advice by bestselling author Doug Fletcher How to Win Client Business When You Don't Know Where to Start: A Rainmaking Guide for Consulting and Professional Services serves as an invaluable and indispensable guide for everyone in the business of selling professional and consulting services. Author Doug Fletcher dives deeply into the five skills required to "make it rain": Create Your Personal Brand Identity Demonstrate Your Professional Expertise Build Your Professional Ecosystem Develop Trust-Based Relationships Practice Everyday Success Habits How to Win Client Business When You Don't Know Where to Start provides a masterclass in teaching the practical techniques and concrete strategies that professional services providers were never taught in school or on the job. Pragmatic lessons take the place of the vaguely defined principles found in competing books to turn readers from sales novices into rainmakers. Written by the same celebrated author who brought readers the best-selling book How Clients Buy, How to Win Client Business When You Don't Know Where to Start is perfect for any professional services provider or consultant who seeks to dramatically increase their book of business.
Veterinary Clinical Skills Provides instructors and students with clear guidance on best practices for clinical skills education Veterinary Clinical Skills provides practical guidance on learning, teaching, and assessing essential clinical skills, techniques, and procedures in both educational and workplace environments. Thorough yet concise, this evidence-based resource features sample assessments, simple models for use in teaching, and numerous examples demonstrating the real-world application of key principles and evidence-based approaches. Organized into nine chapters, the text explains what constitutes a clinical skill, explains the core clinical skills in veterinary education and how these skills are taught and practiced, describes assessment methods and preparation strategies, and more. Contributions from expert authors emphasize best practices while providing insights into the clinical skills that are needed to succeed in veterinary practice. Presenting well-defined guidelines for the best way to acquire and assess veterinary skills, this much-needed resource: Describes how to design and implement a clinical skills curriculum Identifies a range of skills vital to successful clinical practice Provides advice on how to use peer teaching and other available resources Covers veterinary OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) topics, including gowning and gloving, canine physical examination, and anesthetic machine setup and leak testing Includes sample models for endotracheal intubation, dental scaling, silicone skin suturing, surgical prep, and others Emphasizing the importance of clinical skills in both veterinary curricula and in practice, Veterinary Clinical Skills is a valuable reference and guide for veterinary school and continuing education instructors and learners of all experience levels.
An insider's guide showing companies how to spot and remedy vulnerabilities in their security programs A bug bounty program is offered by organizations for people to receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to security exploits and vulnerabilities. Corporate Cybersecurity gives cyber and application security engineers (who may have little or no experience with a bounty program) a hands-on guide for creating or managing an effective bug bounty program. Written by a cyber security expert, the book is filled with the information, guidelines, and tools that engineers can adopt to sharpen their skills and become knowledgeable in researching, configuring, and managing bug bounty programs. This book addresses the technical aspect of tooling and managing a bug bounty program and discusses common issues that engineers may run into on a daily basis. The author includes information on the often-overlooked communication and follow-through approaches of effective management. Corporate Cybersecurity provides a much-needed resource on how companies identify and solve weaknesses in their security program. This important book: Contains a much-needed guide aimed at cyber and application security engineers Presents a unique defensive guide for understanding and resolving security vulnerabilities Encourages research, configuring, and managing programs from the corporate perspective Topics covered include bug bounty overview; program set-up; vulnerability reports and disclosure; development and application Security Collaboration; understanding safe harbor and SLA Written for professionals working in the application and cyber security arena, Corporate Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive resource for building and maintaining an effective bug bounty program.
Enter The Expanse to explore questions of the meaning of human life, the concept of justice, and the nature of humanity, featuring a foreword from author James S.A. Corey The Expanse and Philosophy investigates the philosophical universe of the critically acclaimed television show and Hugo Award-winning series of novels. Original essays by a diverse international panel of experts illuminate how essential philosophical concepts relate to the meticulously crafted world of The Expanse, engaging with topics such as transhumanism, belief, culture, environmental ethics, identity, colonialism, diaspora, racism, reality, and rhetoric. Conceiving a near-future solar system colonized by humanity, The Expanse provokes a multitude of moral, ethical, and philosophical queries: Are Martians, Outer Planets inhabitants, and Earthers different races? Is Marco Inaros a terrorist? Can people who look and sound different, like Earthers and Belters, ever peacefully co-exist? Should science be subject to moral rules? Who is sovereign in space? What is the relationship between human progress and aggression? The Expanse and Philosophy helps you answer these questions-and many more. Covers the first six novels in The Expanse series and five seasons of the television adaptation Addresses the philosophical issues that emerge from socio-economics and geopolitics of Earth, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance Offers fresh perspectives on the themes, characters, and storylines of The Expanse Explores the connections between The Expanse and thinkers such as Aristotle, Kant, Locke, Hannah Arendt, Wittgenstein, Descartes, and Nietzsche Part of the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, The Expanse and Philosophy is a must-have companion for avid readers of James S.A. Corey's novels and devotees of the television series alike.
Explore the latest advances involving organo/metal combined catalysts from leading contributors in the field In Asymmetric Organo-Metal Catalysis: Concepts, Principles, and Applications, accomplished chemist Liu-Zhu Gong delivers a comprehensive discussion of how to design efficient organo/metal combined catalyst systems, new cooperatively catalyzed asymmetric reactions, relay catalytic cascades, and multicomponent reactions. The distinguished author covers critical topics, like the combined catalysis of chiral phase transfer catalysts, enamine, iminium, nucleophilic Lewis base, or Bronsted acids with metal complexes, while also covering the cooperative catalysis of photocatalysts and organocatalysts. The book offers readers an exploration of the general concepts and principles of bond activation and reorganization, together with a comprehensive introduction to the historical developments and recent advances in the field. Readers will also benefit from the descriptions of new chemistry and new synthetic methods included within. Asymmetric Organo-Metal Catalysis also provides: Thorough introductions to chiral PTC-metal cooperative catalysis and enamine-metal cooperative catalysis Comprehensive explorations of iminum-metal relay catalysis and cooperative catalysis of bronsted acids and transition metals Practical discussions of metal-bronsted acid relay catalysis and Lewis base-Lewis acid cooperative catalysis In-depth examinations of Lewis base-transition metal cooperative catalysis and photocatalysis combined with organocatalysis Perfect for organic, catalytic, and pharmaceutical chemists, Asymmetric Organo-Metal Catalysis: Concepts, Principles, and Applications is also an invaluable resource for chemists working with or on organometallics.
Industry 4.1 Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects Discover the future of manufacturing with this comprehensive introduction to Industry 4.0 technologies from a celebrated expert in the field Industry 4.1: Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects delivers an in-depth exploration of the functions of intelligent manufacturing and its applications and implementations through the Intelligent Factory Automation (iFA) System Platform. The book's distinguished editor offers readers a broad range of resources that educate and enlighten on topics as diverse as the Internet of Things, edge computing, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems. You'll learn about three different advanced prediction technologies: Automatic Virtual Metrology (AVM), Intelligent Yield Management (IYM), and Intelligent Predictive Maintenance (IPM). Different use cases in a variety of manufacturing industries are covered, including both high-tech and traditional areas. In addition to providing a broad view of intelligent manufacturing and covering fundamental technologies like sensors, communication standards, and container technologies, the book offers access to experimental data through the IEEE DataPort. Finally, it shows readers how to build an intelligent manufacturing platform called an Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT). Readers will also learn from: An introduction to the evolution of automation and development strategy of intelligent manufacturing A comprehensive discussion of foundational concepts in sensors, communication standards, and container technologies An exploration of the applications of the Internet of Things, edge computing, and cloud computing The Intelligent Factory Automation (iFA) System Platform and its applications and implementations A variety of use cases of intelligent manufacturing, from industries like flat-panel, semiconductor, solar cell, automotive, aerospace, chemical, and blow molding machine Perfect for researchers, engineers, scientists, professionals, and students who are interested in the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0 and beyond, Industry 4.1: Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects will also win a place in the library of laypersons interested in intelligent manufacturing applications and concepts. Completely unique, this book shows readers how Industry 4.0 technologies can be applied to achieve the goal of Zero Defects for all product
NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES AND PHYTOCHEMICALS IN DRUG DISCOVERY Explore novel drug discovery updates from medicinal plants to help fight the devastating effects of neglected tropical diseases Neglected Tropical Diseases and Phytochemicals in Drug Discovery delivers a comprehensive exploration of the drug discovery process as it pertains to neglected tropical diseases. The book covers recent advancements in drug discovery, as well as druggable targets and new challenges facing the industry. It offers readers expansive discussions of specific diseases, including protozoan, helminth, bacterial, viral, fungal, and ectoparasitic infections. This book provides readers with insightful perspectives from leading industry voices on fifty years of trends and progress in the search for new, safe, and affordable therapeutic drugs in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. It includes information beneficial to researchers in a variety of fields of biology, chemistry, medicine, and pharmaceuticals. The distinguished authors cover topics including the effects of phytochemicals on the causative agent of leprosy and the potential applicability of phytochemicals in the management of Dengue fever. Readers will also enjoy the inclusion of: Thorough introductions to neglected tropical diseases, phytochemicals, protein targets, and mechanisms in drug discovery, as well as the epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases An exploration of novel bioactive lead compounds for drug discovery against neglected tropical diseases, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, trypanosomiasis, and schistosomiasis Discussions of protozoan infections, including herbal, nutritional, and traditional remedies for giardiasis and the anti-leishmanial potentials of phytochemicals Examinations of helminth infections, including the prospects of phytochemicals in the treatment of helminthiasis Perfect for medicinal chemists, drug developers, and research and development scientists, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Phytochemicals in Drug Discovery will also earn a place in the libraries of toxicologists and researchers in biology, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, ethnobotany, and bioinformatics seeking a one-stop resource for drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases.
Discover a one-of-a-kind blueprint to equity analyst success from an industry leader In Survival Kit for an Equity Analyst: The Essentials You Must Know, veteran analyst Shin Horie delivers a must-read, practical guide on the analysis of companies and industries. The book offers a guide to conducting industry-level analysis from a global perspective, with a particular emphasis on adjustments necessary for covering companies in emerging markets. Readers will also get: A robust background on the basic process flow of company analysis and valuation Guidelines for examining earnings drivers in major industries Tips on the qualitative profiling of companies and how to dig deeper to find nuance that financial statements don't express Perfect for early-career equity analysts themselves, as well as corporate managers who seek to understand how their organisations will be scrutinized and examined by finance professionals, Survival Kit for an Equity Analyst offers readers an insightful narrative on the necessary ingredients for success in this demanding field.
NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE Discover thorough insights into the toxicology of nanomaterials used in medicine In Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety, an expert team of nanotechnologists delivers a robust and up-to-date review of current and future applications of nanotechnology in medicine with a special focus on neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diagnostics, nano-nutraceuticals, dermatology, and gene therapy. The editors offer resources that address nanomaterial safety, which tends to be the greatest hurdle to obtaining the benefits of nanomedicine in healthcare. The book is a one-stop resource for recent and comprehensive information on the toxico logical and safety aspects of nanotechnology used in human health and medicine. It provides readers with cutting-edge techniques for delivering therapeutic agents into targeted cellular compartments, cells, tissues, and organs by using nanoparticulate carriers. The book also offers methodological considerations for toxicity, safety, and risk assessment. Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety also provides readers with: A thorough introduction to the nanotoxicological aspects of nanomedicine, including translational nanomedicine and nanomedicine personalization Comprehensive introductions to nanoparticle toxicity and safety, including selenium nanoparticles and metallic nanoparticles Practical discussions of nanotoxicology and drug delivery, including gene delivery using nanocarriers and the use of nanomaterials for ocular delivery applications In-depth examinations of nanotechnology ethics and the regulatory framework of nanotechnology and medicine Perfect for researchers, post-doctoral candidates, and specialists in the fields of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and nanocarriers, Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety will also prove to be an indispensable part of the libraries of nanoengineering, nanomedicine, and biopharmaceutical professionals and nanobiotechnologists.
METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING A comprehensive review of additive manufacturing processes for metallic structures Additive Manufacturing (AM)-also commonly referred to as 3D printing-builds three-dimensional objects by adding materials layer by layer. Recent years have seen unprecedented investment in additive manufacturing research and development by governments and corporations worldwide. This technology has the potential to replace many conventional manufacturing processes, enable the development of new industry practices, and transform the entire manufacturing enterprise. Metal Additive Manufacturing provides an up-to-date review of all essential physics of metal additive manufacturing techniques with emphasis on both laser-based and non-laser-based additive manufacturing processes. This comprehensive volume covers fundamental processes and equipment, governing physics and modelling, design and topology optimization, and more. The text adresses introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics ranging from basic additive manufacturing process classification to practical and material design aspects of additive manufacturability. Written by a panel of expert authors in the field, this authoritative resource: Provides a thorough analysis of AM processes and their theoretical foundations Explains the classification, advantages, and applications of AM processes Describes the equipment required for different AM processes for metallic structures, including laser technologies, positioning devices, feeder and spreader mechanisms, and CAD software Discusses the opportunities, challenges, and current and emerging trends within the field Covers practical considerations, including design for AM, safety, quality assurance, automation, and real-time control of AM processes Includes illustrative cases studies and numerous figures and tables Featuring material drawn from the lead author's research and professional experience on laser additive manufacturing, Metal Additive Manufacturing is an important source for manufacturing professionals, research and development engineers in the additive industry, and students and researchers involved in mechanical, mechatronics, automatic control, and materials engineering and science.
Contents Antoine: Slave, Creole Gardener, and Expert Grafter of Pecan Trees 1 Hazelnut Breeding 9 Rewiring Network Plasticity to Improve Crops 143 Accelerating Crop Domestication in the Era of Gene Editing 185 Regional and Global Inter-Connectivity Among Common Bean Breeding Programs 213 The Plant Sciences Symposia Series: A Model for Private Sector Support for Graduate Education 255 Ideas in Genomic Selection with the Potential to Transform Plant Molecular Breeding: A Review 273 Genetic Revelations of a New Paradigm of Plant Domestication as a Landscape Level Process 321 Breeding for Acylsugar-Mediated Control of Insects and Insect-Transmitted Virus in Tomato 345
"At One with Nature is an inspiring collection of the latest work of Ken Yeang that further advances sustainable architecture and design. This collection features recent projects as he explores how we can achieve harmony between the natural and our built environments to create a better planet by design. Each project features and highlights not only the systems and devices adopted, but also outlines the intentions and ecological considerations demonstrating best practices for how we can proceed moving forward. The book role models our living Earth and shows how we can behave as stewards of our planet."
--Cassia Patel, Oceanic Global Foundation At One with Nature showcases Ken Yeang's latest ideas, built projects designs, research work and advances in the field of designing with nature, a topic that Yeang has pioneered and developed over many decades since receiving his doctorate in ecological design and planning from Cambridge University. His ideas and work are even more pertinent today with the current state of devastation of Earth's natural systems and a biogeochemical cycle that has been extensively and severely impacted by human society. The global environment today is in a state of crisis, but what can society do to address the issues? Yeang's recent projects are presented with instructive diagrams that provide a basis for action for architects, planners, designers, engineers, and anyone whose daily work impinges on the natural environment. Offered in a highly visual, annotated format, with instructive illustrations of Yeang's theoretical books on the topic, At One with Nature is an invaluable resource that students and academics interested in designing with nature will find both informative and relevant.
An essential guide to the proven automated sample preparation process While the measurement step in sample preparation is automated, the sample handling step is manual and all too often open to risk and errors. The manual process is of concern for accessing data quality as well as producing limited reproducibility and comparability. Handbook of Automated Sample Preparation for CG-MS and LC-MS explores the advantages of implementing automated sample preparation during the handling phase for CG-MS and LC-MS. The author, a noted expert on the topic, includes information on the proven workflows that can be put in place for many routine and regulated analytical methods. This book offers a guide to automated workflows for both on-line and off-line sample preparation. This process has proven to deliver consistent and comparable data quality, increased sample amounts, and improved cost efficiency. In addition, the process follows Standard Operation Procedures that are essential for audited laboratories. This important book: Provides the information and tools needed for the implementation of instrumental sample preparation workflows Offers proven and detailed examples that can be adapted in analytical laboratories Shows how automated sample preparation can reduce cost per sample, increase sample amounts, and produce faster results Includes illustrative examples from various fields such as chemistry to food safety and pharmaceuticals Written for personnel in analytical industry, pharmaceutical, and medical laboratories, Handbook of Automated Sample Preparation for CG-MS and LC-MS offers the much-needed tools for implementing the automated sample preparation for analytical laboratories.
ADVANCED FERMENTATION AND CELL TECHNOLOGY A comprehensive and up-to-date reference covering both conventional and novel industrial fermentation technologies and their applications Fermentation and cell culture technologies encompass more than the conventional microbial and enzyme systems used in the agri-food, biochemical, bioenergy and pharmaceutical industries. New technologies such as genetic engineering, systems biology, protein engineering, and mammalian cell and plant cell systems are expanding rapidly, as is the demand for sustainable production of bioingredients, drugs, bioenergy and biomaterials. As the growing biobased economy drives innovation, industrial practitioners, instructors, researchers, and students must keep pace with the development and application of novel fermentation processes and a variety of cell technologies. Advanced Fermentation and Cell Technology provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of the microbial, mammalian, and plant cell technologies used by the modern biochemical process industry to develop new and improved processes and products. This authoritative volume covers the essential features of advanced fermentation and cell technology, and highlights the interaction of food fermentation and cell culture biopharmaceutical actives. Detailed chapters, organized into five sections, cover microbial cell technology, animal and plant cell technology, safety issues of new biotechnologies, and applications of microbial fermentation to food products, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Written by an internationally-recognized expert in food biotechnology, this comprehensive volume: Covers both conventional and novel industrial fermentation technologies and their applications in a range of industries Discusses current progress in novel fermentation, cell culture, commercial recombinant bioproducts technologies Includes overviews of the global market size of bioproducts and the fundamentals of cell technology Highlights the importance of sustainability, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), quality assurance, and regulatory practices Explores microbial cell technology and culture tools and techniques such as genome shuffling and recombinant DNA technology, RNA interference and CRISPR technology, molecular thermodynamics, protein engineering, proteomics and bioinformatics, and synthetic biology Advanced Fermentation and Cell Technology is an ideal resource for students of food science, biotechnology, microbiology, agricultural sciences, biochemical engineering, and biochemistry, and is a valuable reference for food scientists, researchers, and technologists throughout the food industry, particularly the dairy, bakery, and fermented beverage sectors.