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Communication Theory:a Journey Through The Ages
by Klyukanov, Igor E | Sinekopova, Galina V
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780765646750
ISBN-10:0765646757
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$204.93

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Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Inf
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Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Informed by contemporary problems, students explore theory up close through their own engaged questions. Encouraging intellectual vitality, the authors show students step by step how theoretical ideas are interconnected and lead to an increasingly complex understanding of communication. The book is designed to enliven students’ curiosity by showing how learning theory is directly connected to their lived experiences. Rather than presenting students with packaged answers, they will be motivated to ask questions as they encounter historical figures, social events and artifacts, resulting in a richer understanding of the biographical, cultural, and social context for communication theories.

Communication Theory:a Journey Through The Ages
by Klyukanov, Igor E | Sinekopova, Galina V
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780765646767
ISBN-10:0765646765
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$68.91

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Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Inf
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Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Informed by contemporary problems, students explore theory up close through their own engaged questions. Encouraging intellectual vitality, the authors show students step by step how theoretical ideas are interconnected and lead to an increasingly complex understanding of communication. The book is designed to enliven students’ curiosity by showing how learning theory is directly connected to their lived experiences. Rather than presenting students with packaged answers, they will be motivated to ask questions as they encounter historical figures, social events and artifacts, resulting in a richer understanding of the biographical, cultural, and social context for communication theories.

Handbook Of Ecomaterials
by Martínez, Leticia Myriam Torres | Kharissova, Oxana Vasilievna | Kharisov, Boris Ildusovich
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783319682556

Status:Published

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In this handbook, the editors systematically present the maximum possible number of known eco-materials, including ”cyclic” materials; material
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In this handbook, the editors systematically present the maximum possible number of known eco-materials, including ”cyclic” materials; materials for ecology and environmental protection; materials for society and human health; and materials for energy based on two main criteria: their sources and their functions. Eco-materials (also called “environmentally friendly materials” or “environmentally preferable” materials) are materials that enhance, or refrain from damaging, the environment throughout their life cycles.

The chapters are written by global leaders in their fields. The book will cater to the strong and ever-increasing demand for energy, benign materials, and cost efficiency.  Eco-materials is arguably one of the most important fields of modern science & technology.   

The Collaborative Art Of Filmmaking:from Script To Screen
by Seger, Linda
Edition: 3rd
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780815382997
ISBN-10:0815382995
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$55.87

The Collaborative Art Of Filmmaking:from Script To Screen
by Seger, Linda
Edition: 3rd
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780815382980
ISBN-10:0815382987
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$204.93

Finding Your Voice:living Confidently With Spld
by Stacey, Ginny | Fowler, Sally
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781138202382
ISBN-10:113820238X
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$46.56

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Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia/SpLD is an essential guide to living with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The b
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Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia/SpLD is an essential guide to living with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The book provides readers with a practical guide to expressing and developing ideas and feelings.

Uniquely designed for dyslexic/SpLD readers, this book discusses individual functions and will help enable those addressed to:

  • understand how they think
  • know what they can do to maintain clear thinking
  • know how they can positively contribute to any situation in which they find themselves
Finding Your Voice:living Confidently With Spld
by Stacey, Ginny | Fowler, Sally
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781138201675
ISBN-10:1138201677
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$195.62

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Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia/SpLD is an essential guide to living with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The b
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Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia/SpLD is an essential guide to living with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD). The book provides readers with a practical guide to expressing and developing ideas and feelings.

Uniquely designed for dyslexic/SpLD readers, this book discusses individual functions and will help enable those addressed to:

  • understand how they think
  • know what they can do to maintain clear thinking
  • know how they can positively contribute to any situation in which they find themselves
Curious Encounters:voyaging, Collecting, And Making Knowledge In The Long Eighteenth Century
by Craciun, Adriana | Terrall, Mary
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781487503673
ISBN-10:1487503679
Status:Published

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With contributions from historians, literary critics, and geographers, Curious Encounters uncovers a rich history of global voyaging, collec
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With contributions from historians, literary critics, and geographers, Curious Encounters uncovers a rich history of global voyaging, collecting, and scientific exploration in the long eighteenth century. Leaving behind grand narratives of discovery, these essays collectively restore a degree of symmetry and contingency to our understanding of encounters between European and Indigenous people. To do this the essays consider diverse agents of historical change, both human and inanimate: commodities, curiosities, texts, animals, and specimens moved through their own global circuits of knowledge and power. The voyages and collections rediscovered here do not move from a European center to a distant periphery, nor do they position European authorities as the central agents of this early era of globalization. Long distance voyagers from Greenland to the Ottoman Empire crossed paths with French, British, Polynesian, and Spanish travelers across the world, trading objects and knowledge for diverse ends. The dynamic contact zones of these curious encounters include the ice floes of the Arctic, the sociable spaces of the tea table, the hybrid material texts and objects in imperial archives, and the collections belonging to key figures of the Enlightenment, including Sir Hans Sloane and James Petiver.

Neurorehabilitation In Neuro–oncology
by Bartolo, Michelangelo | Soffietti, Riccardo | Klein, Martin
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783319956831

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This book provides a comprehensive, practical, and timely guide to neurorehabilitation for patients affected by tumors of the central nervou
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This book provides a comprehensive, practical, and timely guide to neurorehabilitation for patients affected by tumors of the central nervous system. These patients encounter various physical and psychosocial impairments, due to sensory-motor, psychological and cognitive limitations, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue. These common tumor and treatment consequences reduce quality of life and produce long-term limitation in functioning and disability that may benefit from rehabilitative interventions.

In the early stages of the disease, rehabilitation aims at restoring functioning after tumor treatment, while in the advanced stages, rehabilitation becomes an integral part of palliative care, which aims to increase patients’ independence, to prevent complications and to improve quality of life.

Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the book is structured in two main parts. The first is devoted to the basics of cancer and to the main clinical features of the tumors of the nervous system, as well as to the

essentials of therapeutic approaches. The second part is dedicated to rehabilitation issues, providing the tools for health personnel to take in charge persons affected by neuro-oncological disease.

This unique volume is a valuable resource for all health professionals (physicians, psychologists, trainees nurses specialized in neuro-oncology, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists) involved in the interdisciplinary management of individuals affected by tumors of the central nervous system.


Classical Heritage And European Identities
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781138317505

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Price: S$83.84

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Constructing the European Citizen focuses on how the heritages of Classical Antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and
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Constructing the European Citizen focuses on how the heritages of Classical Antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and especially the concept of citizenship, in Denmark from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Cultural Psychology As Basic Science:dialogues With Jaan Valsiner
by Lyra, Maria C .D. P. | Pinheiro, Marina Assis
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030014667

Status:Published

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This book provides an overview and discussion of Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics (CPSD) as a general developmental science. It discus
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This book provides an overview and discussion of Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics (CPSD) as a general developmental science. It discusses the challenging interplay between the sophisticated abstract concept of a holistic-dynamic understanding of the psyche and the concrete human experience.  Chapters begin by framing the specific topics discussed in the book and elaborating on the border “zone” in between individual and collective-societal meanings. Subsequent chapters and a final conclusion discuss CPSC as an abstractive conceptual enterprise.   

The book is divided into sections, each beginning with a chapter written by Jaan Valsiner. The individual sections focus on (I) the nature of psyche as a semiotic constructive process; (II) the primacy of affect as semiotic constructive processes, highlighting the role of the sublime as a border between mundane and aesthetic experience; and (III) the ambivalent core of the human mind, marked by the constructive and destructive semiosis for encountering the sublime as locus of novelty emergence.

Cultural Psychology as Basic Science will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and professors in the fields of psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and research branches of the social sciences.



Social Movements, Nonviolent Strategies, And The State
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781138606258

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$214.25

Microstates, Entropy And Quanta:an Introduction To Statistical Mechanics
by Koks, Don
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030024284

Status:Published

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Statistical mechanics: the bane of many a physics student, and traditionally viewed as a long parade of ensembles, partition function
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Statistical mechanics: the bane of many a physics student, and traditionally viewed as a long parade of ensembles, partition functions, and partial derivatives.  But the subject needn't be arcane.  When pared back to its underlying concepts and built from the ground up, statistical mechanics takes on a charm of its own, and sheds light on all manner of physical phenomena.

This book presents a straightforward introduction to the key concepts in statistical mechanics, following the popular style of the author's highly successful textbook "Explorations in Mathematical Physics".  Offering a clear, conceptual approach to the subject matter, the book presents a treatment that is mathematically complete, while remaining very accessible to undergraduates.

It commences by asking: why does an ink drop spread out in a bathtub of water?  This showcases the importance of counting configurations, which leads naturally to ideas of microstates, energy, entropy, thermodynamics, and physical chemistry.  With this foundation, the Boltzmann distribution writes itself in its fullest form, and this opens the door to the Maxwell distribution and related areas of thermal conductivity and viscosity.  Quantum ideas then appear: bosons via Einstein's and Debye's theories of heat capacity, and fermions via electrical conduction and low-temperature heat capacity of metals.  The text ends with a detailed derivation of blackbody radiation, and uses this to discuss the greenhouse effect, lasers, and cosmology.

Suitable for use with core undergraduate courses in statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, this book concentrates on using solid mathematics, while avoiding cumbersome notation.  All the necessary mathematical steps are included in the body of the text and in the worked examples.

Reviews of Explorations in Mathematical Physics by Don Koks, 2006

"With enjoyable and sometimes surprising excursions along the way, the journey provides a fresh look at many familiar topics, as it takes us from basic linear mathematics to general relativity... look forward to having your geometric intuition nourished and expanded by the author's intelligent commentaries."  (Eugen Merzbacher, University of North Carolina)

"... an interesting supplement to standard texts for teaching mathematical methods in physics, as it will add alternative views that could serve as additional material."  (S. Marcelja, Australian Journal of Physics)  "... a tour through the main ideas forming the language of modern mathematical physics ...it is a difficult task for the author to decide what is a good balance between the topics and their presentation, but in this case it has been achieved.  ...for those physicists who would like to be exposed to clear motivation and careful explanation of the basics of the present-day apparatus of mathematical physics."  (Ivailo Mladenov, Mathematical Reviews).

Public Service Broadcasting And Media Systems In Troubled European Democracies
by Połońska, Eva | Beckett, Charlie
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030027094

Status:Published

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This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the
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This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the challenges they pose to democracies and informed citizens. It also examines the new illiberal environment that has quickly embraced certain European states and its impact on media systems, considering the sources and possible consequences of these challenges for media industries and media professionals.

Part I examines the evolving role of public service media in a comparative study of Western, Southern and Central Europe, whilst Part II ventures into Europe’s periphery, where media continues to be utilised by the state in its quest for power. The book also provides an insight into the role of the European Union in preserving the independence and neutrality of public service media. It will be useful to students and researchers of political communication and international and comparative media, as well as democracy and populism.

 



Strategic Planning In Local Communities:a Cross–national Study Of 7 Countries
by Hințea, Călin Emilian | Profiroiu, Marius Constantin | Țiclău, Tudor Cristian
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030034351

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This is a comparative international study of the patterns of planning in local governments. While strategic planning has been a field of interest for
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This is a comparative international study of the patterns of planning in local governments. While strategic planning has been a field of interest for public management and administrative science for over half a century there are very few cross-national studies of the specifics of planning in local governments. The book analyses the planning activities of local authorities in 7 diverse countries: France, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey and USA. Although theoretical models of strategic planning are used, the book’s findings point to a very diverse and interesting environment with cultural, political and legal factors playing a significant role in shaping how planning is done in each country.
Kidney Organogenesis:methods And Protocols
by Vainio, Seppo
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781493990207

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This book details protocols on classical methods and very modern ex vivo mammalian developmental kidney model systems. Chapters focus on generati
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This book details protocols on classical methods and very modern ex vivo mammalian developmental kidney model systems. Chapters focus on generation of mosaic 
embryonic kidneys, culture of the kidney tissues ex vivo, embryonic kidney progenitor cell, 3Dkidney model cell line based cultures, programming the kidney cell 
fates in human pluripotent cells, protocols to target the functional players in kidney ontogenesis, 4D and 3D ex vivo imaging, drosphila, and computational approaches to kidney ontogenesis. 
Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Kidney Organogenesis: Methods and Protocols aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

The Physical Geography Of Brazil :environment, Vegetation And Landscape
by Salgado, André Augusto Rodrigues | Santos, Leonardo José Cordeiro | Paisani, Julio César
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030043322

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This book presents the Brazilian natural space and environment. It describes the main environmental aspects of Brazil in relation to geology, clima
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This book presents the Brazilian natural space and environment. It describes the main environmental aspects of Brazil in relation to geology, climate, geomorphology, vegetation, fauna, water resources and environmental issues. 

The book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the physical geography of the Amazon Forest, the central Brazilian savannah (Cerrado), the Cocais Forest, the semi-arid area (Caatinga), the Atlantic Forest area, the Pantanal (Brazilian wetlands), the Auraucárias Plateau, the Pampas area (South grasslands) and the Brazilian Coastal Environment (beaches and mangroves).



Critique Of Hong Kong Nativism:from A Legal Perspective
by Zhu, Jie | Zhang, Xiaoshan
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9789811333439

Status:Published

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This book focuses on the separatist trend in Hong Kong, which it approaches by drawing on historical studies, political analysis, social studies and l
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This book focuses on the separatist trend in Hong Kong, which it approaches by drawing on historical studies, political analysis, social studies and legal analysis. It offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary guide to the topic, addressing the historical evolution of “Hong Kong Nativism,” the theoretical connotations and fallacies of “Hong Kong Independence,” and the legal measures taken to forestall it. Written by mainland scholars who approach the subject matter from a legal perspective, the book offers revealing insights for all students and researchers who are interested in Hong Kong Basic Law and the current political situation in Hong Kong.
The Manufacturing Sector In Argentina, Brazil, And Mexico:transformations And Challenges In The Industrial Core Of Latin America
by Santarcángelo, Juan Eduardo
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030047047

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Using a heterodox perspective, this book discusses the real possibilities of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico ever achieving economic developmen
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Using a heterodox perspective, this book discusses the real possibilities of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico ever achieving economic development through industrialization. Through their discussion of the three most industrialized countries of Latin America, the contributors compare trajectories and critically analyze the transformations, challenges and development prospects of the sector at the beginning of the 21st Century. Focusing on the historical evolution of each country’s industrial sector, as well as their productivity, structural transformation, and degree of external dependence and international integration, this book will appeal to those researching the political economy, economic history, industrial organization and economic development in Latin America.


An Introduction To Two–dimensional Quantum Field Theory With (0,2) Supersymmetry
by Melnikov, Ilarion V.
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030050832

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This book introduces two-dimensional supersymmetric field theories with emphasis on both linear and non-linear sigma models. Complex differential geom
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This book introduces two-dimensional supersymmetric field theories with emphasis on both linear and non-linear sigma models. Complex differential geometry, in connection with supersymmetry, has played a key role in most developments of the last thirty years in quantum field theory and string theory. Both structures introduce a great deal of rigidity compared to the more general categories of non-supersymmetric theories and real differential geometry, allowing for many general conceptual results and detailed quantitative predictions. Two-dimensional (0,2) supersymmetric quantum field theories provide a natural arena for the fruitful interplay between geometry and quantum field theory. These theories play an important role in string theory and provide generalizations, still to be explored fully, of rich structures such as mirror symmetry. They also have applications to non-perturbative four-dimensional physics, for instance as descriptions of surface defects or low energy dynamics of solitonic strings in four-dimensional supersymmetric theories.

The purpose of these lecture notes is to acquaint the reader with these fascinating theories, assuming a background in conformal theory, quantum field theory and differential geometry at the beginning graduate level. In order to investigate the profound relations between structures from complex geometry and field theory the text begins with a thorough examination of the basic structures of (0,2) quantum field theory and conformal field theory. Next, a simple class of Lagrangian theories, the (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg models, are discussed, together with the resulting renormalization group flows, dynamics, and symmetries. After a thorough introduction and examination of (0,2) non-linear sigma models, the text introduces linear sigma models that, in particular, provide a unified treatment of non-linear sigma models and Landau-Ginzburg theories. Many exercises, along with discussions of relevant mathematical notions and important open problems in the field, are included in the text.
Theoretical And Applied Statistics:in Honour Of Corrado Gini – Sis 2015, Treviso, Italy, September 9–11
by Crocetta, Corrado
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030054199

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This book is devoted to Corrado Gini, father of the Italian statistical school. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of his death by beari
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This book is devoted to Corrado Gini, father of the Italian statistical school. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of his death by bearing witness to the continuing extraordinary scientific relevance of his interdisciplinary interests. The book comprises a selection of the papers presented at the conference of the Italian Statistical Society, Statistics and Demography – the Legacy of Corrado Gini, held in Treviso in September 2015. The work covers many topics linked to Gini’s scientific legacy, ranging from the theory of statistical inference to multivariate statistical analysis, demography and sociology. In this volume, readers will find many interesting contributions on entropy measures, permutation procedures for the heterogeneity test, robust estimation of skew-normal parameters, S-weighted estimator, measures of multidimensional performance using Gini’s delta, small-sample confidence intervals for Gini’s gamma index, Bayesian estimation of the Gini-Simpson index, spatial residential patterns of selected foreign groups, minority segregation processes, dynamic time warping to study cruise tourism, and financial stress spill over. This book will appeal to all statisticians, demographers, economists, and sociologists interested in the field.

Disaster Robotics:results From The Impact Tough Robotics Challenge
by Tadokoro, Satoshi
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9783030053208

Status:Published

Price: S$223.98

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This book introduces readers to the latest findings on disaster robotics. It is based on the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge, a national project
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This book introduces readers to the latest findings on disaster robotics. It is based on the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge, a national project spearheaded by the Japan Cabinet Office that focuses on developing robotics technologies to aid in disaster response, recovery and preparedness. It presents six subprojects that involve robot platforms and several component technologies used in conjunction with robots: 

  • cyber rescue canines, which are digitally empowered rescue dogs; 
  • serpent-like robots for searching debris; 
  • serpent-like robots for plant/infrastructure inspection; 
  • UAVs for gathering information on large areas struck by disaster; 
  • legged robots for plant/infrastructure inspection in risky places; and 
  • construction robots for recovery tasks that require both power and precision. 

The book offers a valuable source of information for researchers, engineers and practitioners in safety, security and rescue robotics, disaster robotics, and plant and infrastructure maintenance. It will also appeal to a wider demographic, including students and academics, as it highlights application scenarios and the total concept for each robot in various scientific and technical contexts.

In addition to a wealth of figures and photos that explain these robots and systems, as well as experimental data, the book includes a comprehensive list of published papers from this project for readers to refer to. Lastly, an external website offers video footage and updated information from the International Rescue System Institute.


Antifungal Therapy
by Ghannoum, Mahmoud (Edt)
Edition: 2
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781498768146

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$260.82

Sustaining Workforce Engagement : How To Ensure Your Employees Are Healthy, Happy, And Productive
by Lonnie Wilson
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9781138316034

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$72.64

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This book explains the importance on employee engagement It defines what it is, what it will do for your business, and how you can achieve it as wel
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This book explains the importance on employee engagement It defines what it is, what it will do for your business, and how you can achieve it as well as sustain it. It covers the history of employee engagement along with why employees were formerly much more engaged with their work and company than they are currently.
Astronomical Distance Determination In The Space Age
by de Grijs, Richard | Falanga, Maurizio
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9789402416305

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Knowing the distance of an astrophysical object is key to understanding its formation and evolution. Without an accurate distance, we do not know how
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Knowing the distance of an astrophysical object is key to understanding its formation and evolution. Without an accurate distance, we do not know how bright it is, how large it is, or even when it existed. This volume highlights the tremendous amount of recent and continuing research into a myriad of exciting and promising aspects of accurately pinning down the cosmic distance scale, where possible focused on space-based contributions. 

These papers go one step further, putting the many recent results and new developments into the broader context of the physics driving cosmic distance determination. Thus, the volume will benefit researchers spanning a wide range of expertise, including theorists, observers, and modelers working on a large variety of spatial scales.

Originally published in Space Science Reviews in the Topical Collection "Astronomical Distance Determination in the Space Age"
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