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1. Animal biology journal [ - 2019]

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xxxl, 829 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides the user the context to then understand its Mendelian history. Genetics continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. A new unit structure with self-contained chapters provides the flexibility to fit any course design, whether it be Mendel-early, Chromosome-early, or a Genome-first approach. The dynamism of genetics is also perfectly captured, as coverage of technological advances is woven together with ethical controversies. Problem-solving is a core element to this experimental discipline, and the ninth edition of Genetics is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this fascinating subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn by using the clearly-presented mathematical concepts and exercises and chapter problems that encourage students to analyze and apply new skills.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource.
  • ""Front Cover""; ""ACADEMIC CROWDSOURCING IN THE HUMANITIES""; ""Series Page""; ""ACADEMIC CROWDSOURCING IN THE HUMANITIES: Crowds, Communities and Co-production""; ""Copyright""; ""CONTENTS""; ""ABOUT THE AUTHORS""; ""PREFACE""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""1
  • Introduction: academic crowdsourcing from the periphery to the centre""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""CROWDSOURCING, CITIZEN SCIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT""; ""CROWD CONNECTIVITY: THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA""; ""METHODOLOGY""; ""2
  • From citizen science to community co-production""; ""THE BUSINESS OF CROWDSOURCING""; ""CROWDSOURCING IN THE ACADEMY""
  • ""CROWDSOURCING AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT""""COMMUNITIES OF CROWDSOURCING: SELF-ORGANIZATION AND CO-PRODUCTION""; ""TERMINOLOGIES AND TYPOLOGIES FOR HUMANITIES CROWDSOURCING""; ""3
  • Processes and products: a typology of crowdsourcing""; ""HUMANITIES CROWDSOURCING: A TYPOLOGY""; ""PROCESS TYPES""; ""Transcribing""; ""Beyond transcription: correcting and modifying content""; ""Crowdsourcing as knowledge organization""; ""Crowdsourcing as creation and commentary""; ""Spatial processes: mapping and georeferencing""; ""Translating""; ""ASSET TYPES""; ""Geospatial""; ""Text""; ""Image""
  • ""Media assets: sound and video""""Ephemera and intangible cultural heritage""; ""Numerical or statistical information""; ""TASK TYPES""; ""OUTPUT TYPES""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""4
  • Crowdsourcing applied: case studies""; ""GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION""; ""Community archaeology""; ""Georeferencing""; ""TEXT""; ""Lexicography""; ""Text interpretation""; ""IMAGE""; ""Classification of images""; ""Tagging images""; ""Investigating images""; ""Researching (old) images""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""5
  • Roles and communities""; ""INTRODUCTION AND KEY QUESTIONS""; ""SOLITARY ROLES VERSUS COLLABORATIVE ROLES""
  • ""NETWORKS OF ROLES""""COLLABORATIVE ROLES""; ""ROLES AND EMPOWERMENT""; ""ROLES AND CONFLICT""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""6
  • Motivations and benefits""; ""MOTIVATIONS, INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC""; ""FROM COMMERCIAL TO ACADEMIC CROWDSOURCING""; ""THE ROLE OF COMPETITION""; ""LEARNING AND â#x80; #x98; UPSKILLINGâ#x80; #x99; ""; ""GAMIFICATION""; ""COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL MOTIVATIONS""; ""EVOLVING MOTIVATIONS""; ""MOTIVATIONS OF ACADEMICS AND OTHER PROJECT ORGANIZERS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""7
  • Ethical issues in humanities crowdsourcing""; ""WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ETHICS IN HUMANITIES CROWDSOURCING?""
  • ""ETHICS AND THE CROWDSOURCING INDUSTRY""""LABOUR AND EXPLOITATION IN HUMANITIES CROWDSOURCING""; ""WHOSE DATA IS IT ANYWAY?""; ""PASTORAL CONCERNS AND PARTICIPANT WELL-BEING""; ""CROWDSOURCING AS PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH""; ""COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""8
  • Crowdsourcing and memory""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""INTERNET MEMORY""; ""COLLECTIVE MEMORY""; ""INDIVIDUAL MEMORY""; ""MEMORY AND STRUCTURE""; ""GENERIC CROWD MEMORY: SHARED METHODOLOGICAL NARRATIVES""; ""Transcribing""; ""Collaborative tagging""; ""Recording and creating content""
Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities lays the foundations for a theoretical framework to understand the value of crowdsourcing, an avenue that is increasingly becoming important to academia as the web transforms collaboration and communication and blurs institutional and professional boundaries. Crowdsourcing projects in the humanities have, for the most part, focused on the generation or enhancement of content in a variety of ways, leveraging the rich resources of knowledge, creativity, effort and interest among the public to contribute to academic discourse. This book explores methodologies, tactics and the "citizen science" involved.
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xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
vii, 173 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • Recent progress in the fundamental understanding and practice of chaotropic chromatography: rationalizing the effects of analyte's structure with pharmaceutical applications. Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Molecules in Biological Systems. Long range molecular interactions involved in the retention mechanisms of liquid chromatography. Immobilized chiral selectors on monolithic HPLC columns.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351652971 20171218
For more than five decades, scientists and researchers have relied on the Advances in Chromatography series for the most up-to-date information on a wide range of developments in chromatographic methods and applications. For Volume 54, the series editors have invited established, well-known chemists to offer cutting-edge reviews of chromatographic methods applied in the life sciences that emphasize the underlying principle of separation science. The clear presentation of topics and vivid illustrations for which this series has become known makes the material accessible and engaging to analytical, biochemical, organic, polymer, and pharmaceutical chemists at all levels of technical skill.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351652971 20171218
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1 online resource.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish.This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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xv, 136 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Lotte Philipsen and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 1. Visualizing the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae Ditte Hoyer Engholm, David Goodsell, Mogens Kilian, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Bjorn Panyella Pedersen and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 2. Diagrammatic and iconic imagery in science Frederik Stjernfelt 3. Scientific data visualization: Aesthetic for diagrammatic clarity Martin Krzywinski 4. Plant(ing) aesthetics between science and art Lotte Philipsen 5. Visualizing the invisible universe Steen Hannestad 6. The epistemics of data representation: How to transform data into knowledge Nina Samuel 7. Sonification and audification as means of representing Morten Sondergaard and Anette Vandso8. Scientific storytelling: Visualizing for public audiencesDjuke Veldhuis 9. Communicating science - aesthetic choices in publishing Kelly Krause 10. Ideas in Action: Using Animation to Cut through Complexity Janet Rafner and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 11. Making sense, nonsense, and no-sense when representing audio-visual collections Theis Vallo Madsen 12. "Facts" - and representational acts Morten Kyndrup.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679375 20171204
How can cartoon images aid in understanding bacterial biological processes? What prompts physicists to blur their images before showing them to biologists? Considering thatã the astronomer's data consists solely of invisible, electric impulses, what is the difference between representing outer space as images, graphs, or sound? How does a work of contemporary art differ from a scientific image if we cannot visually distinguish between the two? How do aesthetics, art, and design influence scientific visualization and vice versa? This volume asks critically important questions about scientific data representation and provides significant insights to a field that is interdisciplinary in its very core. The authors investigate scientific data representation through the joint optics of the humanities and natural sciences. The volume particularly appeals to scholars in visual and aesthetic studies, data visualization, scientific illustration, experience culture, information design, and science communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679375 20171204
Green Library
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xi, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Part One Organization of the Body 1 Major Themes of Anatomy and PhysiologyATLAS A General Orientation to Human Anatomy 2 The Chemistry of Life 3 Cellular Form and Function 4 Genetics of Cellular Function 5 Histology Part Two Support and Movement 6 The Integumentary System 7 Bone Tissue 8 The Skeletal System 9 Joints 10 The Muscular SystemATLAS B Regional and Surface Anatomy 11 Muscular Tissue Part Three Internal Coordination and Control 12 Nervous Tissue 13 The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Somatic Reflexes 14 The Brain and Cranial Nerves 15 The Autonomic Nervous System and Visceral Reflexes 16 Sense Organs 17 The Endocrine System Part Four Circulation and Defense 18 The Circulatory System: Blood 19 The Circulatory System: Heart 20 The Circulatory System: Blood Vessels and Circulation 21 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems Part Five Intake and Output 22 The Respiratory System 23 The Urinary System 24 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid - Base Balance 25 The Digestive System 26 Nutrition and Metabolism Part Six Reproduction and the Life Cycle 27 The Male Reproductive System 28 The Female Reproductive System 29 Human Development and Aging APPENDIX A: Periodic Table of the Elements APPENDIX B: Answer Keys APPENDIX C: Symbols, Weights, and Measures APPENDIX D: Biomedical Abbreviations APPENDIX E: The Genetic Code APPENDIX F: Lexicon of biomedical Word Elements APPENDIX G: Eighth Edition Changes in Terminology Glossary CreditsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259277726 20170410
Master the story of Anatomy & Physiology with Saladin's Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function! Saladin's A&P helps students make connections by telling a story that will intrigue, engage, and inspire them. Saladin expertly weaves together science, clinical applications, history and evolution of the body with vibrant photos and art to convey the beauty and excitement of the subject. A consistent set of chapter learning tools helps students identify and retain key concepts while the stunning visual program provides a realistic view of body structures and processes. Saladin's text requires no prior knowledge of college chemistry or cell biology, and is designed for a two-semester A&P course.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259277726 20170410
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Each new print copy of Android App Development includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Using innovative, engaging methods, Android App Development cultivates student knowledge of app development through a progressive, building block approach. Each chapter includes a classroom-friendly, meaningful app that illustrates the concepts covered at the chapter level. Model View Controller architecture is used throughout the book to promote good software engineering practice. Students will be engaged by essential as well as specialized topics such as XML resources, event-driven programming, animation, sounds, making a game, voice recognition, and more. Each new print copy of Android App Development includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and Key Features: * Android Studio, the official development environment by Google, is used to develop all applications * The Model View Controller architecture is used throughout the book, allowing the instructor to download the Model and concentrate on the View and Controller elements of the app * Students learn how to make device-independent apps using a progressive approach, incorporating fun topics such as animation, sounds, photo editing, using the GPS, displaying a map, and advertising * Software Engineering and Common Error boxes highlight software engineering tips and common errors throughout each chapter * Chapters are written independently of others so that instructors can select topics and customize the book to their course * Each chapter concludes with exercises for student practice, including Multiple Choice, Fill In the Code, and Write an App exercises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284092127 20170502
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Animal perception - differences with those of people 2. Animal attributes exploited by humans 3. Animal products and human nutrition 4. Animals and human development 5. Hunter gatherers 6. The Neolithic Revolution 7. Domestic agricultural animals 7.a. Impact of livestock globally to alleviating hunger 7.b. The impact of animal genetics 7.c. The impact of animal feeds 7.d. Sustainable livestock production 8. Non-vertebrates 9. Animals in the military 10. Animals in entertainment and sport 10.e. The impact of horse 10.f. The economic impact of horses in the USA 11. Animals in religion, culture and mythology 12. Animals as companions 13. Animals in medicine and research 13.g. Animal experimentation 14. Zoonoses and allergies 15. Pests 16. Parasites 17. Invasive and Introduced Species 18. Impact of Agricultural Animals on the Environment 19. Habitat Destruction 19.h. Animal waste 19.i. Wildlife and environmental pollution 19.j. Human wildlife conflicts 20. Animal welfare vs Animal rights 21. Animal extinctions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204
Animals and Human Society provides a solid, scientific, research-based background to advance understanding of how animals impact humans. As a resource for both science and non-science majors (including students planning to major in or studying animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, animal behavior, conservation biology, ecotoxicology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology), the book can be used as a text for courses in Animals and Human Society or Animal Science, or as supplemental material for an Introduction to Animal Science. The book offers foundational background to those who may have little background in animal agriculture and have focused interest on companion animals and horses. Animals have had profound effects on people from the earliest times, ranging from zoonotic diseases, to the global impact of livestock, poultry and fish production, to the influences of human-associated animals on the environment (on extinctions, air and water pollution, greenhouse gases, etc.), to the importance of animals in human evolution and hunter-gatherer communities. The volume introduces livestock production (including poultry and aquaculture) but also includes coverage of companion and lab animals. In addition, animal behavior and animal perception are covered. It can also function as a reference or recommended reading for a capstone class on ethical and public policy aspects related to animals. This book is likewise an excellent resource for researchers, academics or students newly entering a related field or coming from another discipline and needing foundational information, as well as interested laypersons looking to augment their knowledge on the many impacts of animals in human society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204
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1 PDF (xv, 157 pages).
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Applications of anomaly detection
  • 1.2 Cohen's impossibility results
  • 1.3 Zero-day exploits and APT
  • 1.4 Challenges of democratizing anomaly detection technologies
  • 1.5 Major developments on program anomaly detection
  • 1.6 New opportunities
  • 2. Threat models
  • 2.1 Faults vs. attacks and safety vs. security
  • 2.2 Data-oriented attacks
  • 2.3 Insider threats and inadvertent data leaks
  • 2.4 Attacks on control flows
  • 2.5 Mimicry attacks
  • 2.6 Segment length and mimicry attack difficulty
  • 3. Local vs. global program anomaly detection
  • 3.1 One big model vs. multiple small models
  • 3.1.1 Modeling byte distributions
  • 3.1.2 Multiple clusters for multiple behaviors
  • 3.1.3 Suitability test
  • 3.2 Local anomaly detection
  • 3.2.1 n-gram
  • 3.2.2 Hidden Markov model (HMM)
  • 3.2.3 Finite-state automaton (FSA)
  • 3.3 Global anomaly detection
  • 3.3.1 Examples of global anomalies and detection attempts
  • 3.3.2 Segmentation and representing infinite traces
  • 3.3.3 Inter-cluster and intra-cluster anomalies
  • 4. Program analysis in data-driven anomaly detection
  • 4.1 Security impact of incomplete training data
  • 4.2 Program analysis for guiding classifiers
  • 4.2.1 Quantifying control-flow graph
  • 4.2.2 Interfacing with Markov model
  • 4.2.3 Improving context sensitivity
  • 4.3 Program analysis for Android malware detection
  • 4.3.1 Android threat model and national security
  • 4.3.2 Data-dependence graph and Android malware examples
  • 4.3.3 User-trigger dependence-based detection
  • 4.4 Formal language model for anomaly detection
  • 5. Anomaly detection in cyber-physical systems
  • 5.1 CPS security challenges
  • 5.1.1 Background on CPS
  • 5.1.2 Security and the physical world
  • 5.2 Overview of cps anomaly detection
  • 5.3 Event-aware anomaly detection (EAD) framework
  • 5.3.1 Data-oriented attacks on CPS
  • 5.3.2 Reasoning cyber-physical execution semantics
  • 5.4 Event-aware finite-state automaton for CPS
  • 5.4.1 Definition of eFSA
  • 5.4.2 Event-aware detection in eFSA
  • 5.5 Evaluation of control-branch and control-intensity detection
  • 5.6 Deployment of CPS anomaly detection
  • 6. Anomaly detection on network traffic
  • 6.1 Threats of clandestine network activities
  • 6.2 Sensemaking of network traffic for anomaly detection
  • 6.2.1 Extrusion detection in BINDER and its generalization
  • 6.2.2 Multi-host causality and reasoning
  • 6.2.3 Collaborative sensemaking
  • 6.3 Definition of triggering-relation discovery
  • 6.4 Discovery of triggering-relation graphs for host security
  • 6.5 Sparsity of triggering relations and cost matrix
  • 7. Automation and evaluation for anomaly detection deployment
  • 7.1 Model drift and adapting anomaly detection to changes
  • 7.2 Sanitizing training data
  • 7.2.1 Overview of sanitization approaches
  • 7.2.2 Impact of basic sanitization
  • 7.2.3 Impact of collaborative sanitization
  • 7.3 Self-calibration and gradual retraining
  • 7.3.1 Automatic training optimization
  • 7.3.2 Automatic threshold selection
  • 7.3.3 Performance under self-calibration
  • 7.3.4 Gradual retraining
  • 7.4 Tracing overhead and Intel PT
  • 7.5 Experimental evaluation for data-driven anomaly detection
  • 8. Anomaly detection from the industry's perspective
  • 8.1 Anomaly detection in payment card industry
  • 8.2 Security operation centers (SOC)
  • 8.3 Anomaly detection in the pyramid
  • 8.4 Building your own anomaly detection toolkit
  • 8.5 Leveraging external knowledge in cyber security pyramid
  • 9. Exciting new problems and opportunities
  • 9.1 Deep learning and instruction-level anomaly detection
  • 9.2 Post-detection forensic, repair, and recovery
  • 9.3 Anomaly detection of concurrency attacks
  • 9.4 Mimicry generation, insider threat detection, automation, and knowledge base
  • Bibliography
  • Authors' biographies
  • Index.
Anomaly detection has been a long-standing security approach with versatile applications, ranging from securing server programs in critical environments, to detecting insider threats in enterprises, to anti-abuse detection for online social networks. Despite the seemingly diverse application domains, anomaly detection solutions share similar technical challenges, such as how to accurately recognize various normal patterns, how to reduce false alarms, how to adapt to concept drifts, and how to minimize performance impact. They also share similar detection approaches and evaluation methods, such as feature extraction, dimension reduction, and experimental evaluation. The main purpose of this book is to help advance the real-world adoption and deployment anomaly detection technologies, by systematizing the body of existing knowledge on anomaly detection. This book is focused on data-driven anomaly detection for software, systems, and networks against advanced exploits and attacks, but also touches on a number of applications, including fraud detection and insider threats.We explain the key technical components in anomaly detection workflows, give in-depth description of the state-of-the-art data-driven anomaly-based security solutions, and more importantly, point out promising new research directions. This book emphasizes on the need and challenges for deploying service-oriented anomaly detection in practice, where clients can outsource the detection to dedicated security providers and enjoy the protection without tending to the intricate details.
Book
xv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Rethinking the Boundaries of Conservation NGOs2. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Dirty Harrys of Conservation": Revisiting the Anthropology of Conservation NGOs3. Anthropology of Conservation NGOs: Learning from a Sectoral Approach to the Study of NGOs4. Business, Biodiversity and New "Fields" of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organisational Order5. The Strategies and Effectiveness of Conservation NGOs in the Global Voluntary Standards: The Case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm-oil6. Investigating Consistency of a Pro-Market Perspective Amongst Conservationists7. Conservation Jujutsu, or How Conservation NGOs Use Market Forces to Save Nature from Markets in Southern Chile8. Strength and Limitations of Conservation NGOs in Meeting Local Needs: The Case of REDD+ in Nigeria9. Misreading the Conservation Landscape.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
This book explores how NGOs have been influential in shaping global biodiversity, conservation policy, and practice. It encapsulates a growing body of literature that has questioned the mandates, roles, and effectiveness of these organizations-and the critique of these critics. This volume seeks to nurture an open conversation about contemporary NGO practices through analysis and engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • First-Order Equations. Applications of First Order ODE. Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods. Second-order Equations. Laplace Transforms. Series of Solutions. Applications of Higher Order Differential Equations. Linear Boundary Value Problems, Introduction to Green's Functions-- Nonhomogeneous Boundary Value Problems-- Singular Sturm--Liouville Problems, Bessel Series Expansion, Orthogonal Polynomial Expansions-- Appendix: Software Packages. Answers to Problems. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498733687 20171204
Applied Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems presents a contemporary treatment of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), including their applications in engineering and the sciences. This new edition of the author's popular textbook adds coverage of boundary value problems. The text covers traditional material, along with novel approaches to mathematical modeling that harness the capabilities of numerical algorithms and popular computer software packages. It contains practical techniques for solving the equations as well as corresponding codes for numerical solvers. Many examples and exercises help students master effective solution techniques, including reliable numerical approximations. This book describes differential equations in the context of applications and presents the main techniques needed for modeling and systems analysis. It teaches students how to formulate a mathematical model, solve differential equations analytically and numerically, analyze them qualitatively, and interpret the results.
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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171002
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225020 20171002
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171218
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
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  • PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionThe Virtual Memory AbstractionImplementing Virtual Memory: An OverviewModern VM Hardware StackModern VM Software StackVirtual Memory, Coherence, and ConsistencyHeterogeneity and VirtualizationAdvanced VM HardwareAdvanced VM Hardware-software Co-designConclusionBibliographyAuthors' Biographies.
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This book provides computer engineers, academic researchers, new graduate students, and seasoned practitioners an end-to-end overview of virtual memory. We begin with a recap of foundational concepts and discuss not only state-of-the-art virtual memory hardware and software support available today, but also emerging research trends in this space. The span of topics covers processor microarchitecture, memory systems, operating system design, and memory allocation. We show how efficient virtual memory implementations hinge on careful hardware and software cooperation, and we discuss new research directions aimed at addressing emerging problems in this space.Virtual memory is a classic computer science abstraction and one of the pillars of the computing revolution. It has long enabled hardware flexibility, software portability, and overall better security, to name just a few of its powerful benefits. Nearly all user-level programs today take for granted that they will have been freed from the burden of physical memory management by the hardware, the operating system, device drivers, and system libraries.However, despite its ubiquity in systems ranging from warehouse-scale datacenters to embedded Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the overheads of virtual memory are becoming a critical performance bottleneck today. Virtual memory architectures designed for individual CPUs or even individual cores are in many cases struggling to scale up and scale out to today's systems which now increasingly include exotic hardware accelerators (such as GPUs, FPGAs, or DSPs) and emerging memory technologies (such as non-volatile memory), and which run increasingly intensive workloads (such as virtualized and/or ""big data"" applications). As such, many of the fundamental abstractions and implementation approaches for virtual memory are being augmented, extended, or entirely rebuilt in order to ensure that virtual memory remains viable and performant in the years to come.
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1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Cloning and identification of recombinant argonaute-bound small RNAs using next-generation sequencing / Pooja Gangras, Daniel M. Dayeh, Justin W. Mabin, Kotaro Nakanishi, and Guramrit Singh
  • Quantification of miRNAs co-immunoprecipitated with argonaute proteins using SYBR green-based qRT-PCR / Hong-Duc Phan, Junan Li, Ming Poi, and Kotaro Nakanishi
  • Gateway to understanding argonaute loading of single-stranded RNAs : preparation of deep sequencing libraries with in vitro loading samples / Eling Goh and Katsutomo Okamura
  • Dumbbell-PCR for discriminative quantification of a small RNA variant / Megumi Shigematsu, Shozo Honda, and Yohei Kirino
  • MicroRNA detection by whole-mount in situ hybridization in C. elegans / Yoshiki Andachi and Yuji Kohara
  • cCLIP-seq : retrieval of chimeric reads from HITS-CLIP (CLIP-Seq) libraries / Panagiotis Alexiou, Manolis Maragkakis, Zissimos Mourelatos, and Anastassios Vourekas-- Kinetic analysis of small silencing RNA production by human and drosophila dicer enzymes in vitro / Susan E. Liao and Ryuya Fukunaga
  • Nucleic acid-binding assay of argonaute protein using fluorescence polarization / Tomohiro Miyoshi
  • Reconstitution of RNA interference machinery / Shintaro Iwasaki and Yukihide Tomari
  • Single-molecule analysis for RISC assembly and target cleavage / Hiroshi M. Sasaki, Hisashi Tadakuma, and Yukihide Tomari
  • Profiling open chromatin structure in the ovarian somatic cells using ATAC-seq / Kensaku Murano, Yuka W. Iwasaki, and Haruhiko Siomi
  • Assessing miR-451 activity and its role in erythropoiesis / Dmitry A. Kretov, Andrew M. Shafik, and Daniel Cifuentes
  • Functional analysis of microRNAs in neurogenesis during mouse cortical development / Wei Zhang, Xiaoxia Zeng, and Li Zeng
  • Cellular approaches in investigating argonaute2-dependent RNA silencing / Cai Zhang, Joonbae Seo, and Takahisa Nakamura
  • Genomic tagging of AGO1 using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homologous recombination / Sanjay Ghosh and Ji-Long Liu
  • Accurate profiling and quantification of tRNA fragments from RNA-Seq data : a Vade Mecum for MINTmap / Phillipe Loher, Aristeidis G. Telonis, and Isidore Rigoutsos.