Search results

RSS feed for this result

42,699 results

xxv, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Urban Visions, Challenges, and Outcomes: The Dynamic Face of Singapore's Urban Landscape-- Paradigms, Policies & Processes: The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History-- Economic Planning for Urban Growth and Prosperity-- Unpacking the Planner's Toolkit: The Theory and Practice of Singapore's Urban Planning Framework-- The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts: Methods and Models: Singapore's Integrated Systems Approach to Urban Development-- Housing: Policy-Making, Town Building, and Neighbourhood Planning-- Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity-- Industry: Infrastructure and Land Use Planning for Economic Development, Enterprise, and Innovation-- Parks: From Garden City to City in a Garden-- Tourism: The City as Image, Experience, and Destination-- Urban Design: Place-Making and the Public Space Network-- Urban Complexities & Creative Solutions: Culture and Heritage: Locating and Retaining Connections with the Past in a Developmental City-State-- Society and Space: Planning for/with Urban Diversity in a Cosmopolitan City-- Urban Sustainability: Designing the City for High-Density Living and Environmental Sustainability-- Era of Globalization: Singapore's New Urban Economy and the Rise of a World Asian City-- Conversations & Perspectives: On the Future of Urban Planning and City-Making in Singapore--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource.
Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction provides the basic framework and knowledge required for the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites as a structural and building material, along with information on the ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of use and competitiveness of these composites. Areas of particular interest include understanding the nature and behavior of raw materials and their functional contributions to the advanced architectures of high strength composites (Part 1), discussing both traditional and novel manufacturing technologies for various advanced natural fiber construction materials (Part 2), examining the parameters and performance of the composites (Part 3), and finally commenting on the associated codes, standards, and sustainable development of advanced high strength natural fiber composites for construction. This exposition will be based on well understood environmental science as it applies to construction (Part 4). The book is aimed at academics, research scholars, and engineers, and will serve as a most valuable text or reference book that challenges undergraduate and postgraduate students to think beyond standard practices when designing and creating novel construction materials.
1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
xvii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: The Dharma of Development: A Conceptual Framework Chapter 1 The Dharma of Development (Michael Thompson, Dipak Gyawali and Marco Verweij) Chapter 2 A Cultural Theory of How to Aid Development (Marco Verweij) Chapter 3 The Arrested Success of Pro-Poor Initiatives in Democratic Nepal (Bihari Krishna Shrestha)Chapter 4 Trickle to Torrent to Irrelevance? Six Decades of Foreign Aid in Nepal (Sudhindra Sharma) Part 2: The Case Studies Chapter 5 Bhattedanda Milkway: Why a Climate- and Mountain-Friendly Technology Continues to Be Ignored (Madhukar Upadhya) Chapter 6 Whither Electric Vehicles? (Ashok Raj Pandey) Chapter 7 Micro and Small Hydro: Serial Leap-frogging to a Braver Nepal (Ajoy Karki) Chapter 8 Large Hydro: Failures in Financial Engineering (Ratna Sansar Shrestha) Chapter 9 Biogas: Buoyant or Bust? (Saroj Rai) Chapter 10 Water Supply and Sanitation: Elusive Targets and Slippery Means (Anil Pokhrel) Chapter 11 Community Forestry: Thwarting Desertification and Facing Second Generation Problems (Hemant Ojha) Part 3: Beyond the Age of Aid Chapter 12 Nepal's Experience of Foreign Aid, and How It Can Kick the Habit (Prakash Chandra Lohani)Chapter 13 Afterword: The Lessons from Nepal (Dipak Gyawali, Michael Thompson and Marco Verweij).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656918 20170220
Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides a rich array of in-depth case studies in both development success and failure. This edited collection examines these in order to propose a novel perspective on how human development occurs and how it can be aided and sustained. Aid, Technology and Development: Lessons from Nepal champions' plural rationality from both a theoretical and practical perspective in order to challenge and critique the status quo in human development understanding, whilst simultaneously presenting a concrete framework with which to aid citizen and governmental organisations in the galvanization of human development. Including contributions by leading international social scientists and development practitioners throughout Nepal, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in the field of foreign aid and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656918 20170220
Green Library
xi, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • A cure for Philippinitis
  • Liberating labor: the road to Baguio
  • "A hope of something unusual among cities"
  • "Independencia in a box"
  • Savage hospitality.
In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously "Made No Little Plans, " set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism for the Pacific colony. The spaces he created, most notably in the summer capital of Baguio, gave physical form to American rule and its contradictions. In American Imperial Pastoral, Rebecca Tinio McKenna examines the design, construction, and use of Baguio, making visible the physical shape, labor, and sustaining practices of the US's new empire especially the dispossessions that underwrote market expansion. In the process, she demonstrates how colonialists conducted market-making through state-building and vice-versa. Where much has been made of the racial dynamics of US colonialism in the region, McKenna emphasizes capitalist practices and design ideals giving us a fresh and nuanced understanding of the American occupation of the Philippines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226417769 20170206
Green Library
265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
In 1624 the Dutch West India Company established the colony of Brazil. Only thirty years later, the Dutch Republic handed over the colony to Portugal, never to return to the South Atlantic. Because Dutch Brazil was the first sustained Protestant colony in Iberian America, the events there became major news in early modern Europe and shaped a lively print culture. In Amsterdam's Atlantic, historian Michiel van Groesen shows how the rise and tumultuous fall of Dutch Brazil marked the emergence of a "public Atlantic" centered around Holland's capital city. Amsterdam served as Europe's main hub for news from the Atlantic world, and breaking reports out of Brazil generated great excitement in the city, which reverberated throughout the continent. Initially, the flow of information was successfully managed by the directors of the West India Company. However, when Portuguese sugar planters revolted against the Dutch regime, and tales of corruption among leading administrators in Brazil emerged, they lost their hold on the media landscape, and reports traveled more freely. Fueled by the powerful local print media, popular discussions about Brazil became so bitter that the Amsterdam authorities ultimately withdrew their support for the colony. The self-inflicted demise of Dutch Brazil has been regarded as an anomaly during an otherwise remarkably liberal period in Dutch history, and consequently generations of historians have neglected its significance. Amsterdam's Atlantic puts Dutch Brazil back on the front pages and argues that the way the Amsterdam media constructed Atlantic events was a key element in the transformation of public opinion in Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248661 20170130
Green Library
1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations.
  • Marketing to children and ethical research
  • What if the future never comes?: a better understanding about future anticipatory efforts, brand personality, and autobiographical memory
  • Does the future really matter?: the influence of future anticipation and reference group towards autobiographical memory, brand relationship, and market performance
  • Is brand loyalty really present in the children's market?: a comparative study from Indonesia, Portugal, and Brazil
  • A better understanding of children's market: fuzzy logic to analyse the antecedents of a living brand
  • Identifying the antecedents of children's market using neural network
  • Creating sustainable product: understanding winning elements of the children's market
  • Product characteristics for children
  • Marketing information process on children
  • Case studies.
To gain the most competitive edge, marketers must continually optimize their promotional strategies. While the adult population is a prominent target, there is significant market potential for young consumers as well. Analyzing Children's Consumption Behavior: Ethics, Methodologies, and Future Considerations presents a dynamic overview of the best practices for marketing products that target children as consumers and analyzes the most effective promotional strategies being utilized. Highlighting both the advantages and challenges of targeting young consumers, this book is a pivotal reference source for marketers, professionals, researchers, upper-level students, and practitioners interested in emerging perspectives on children's consumption behavior.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522509936 20161213
xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. 'The Problem of Woman': Surrealist Femininities and Masculinities 3. The Surrealist Uncanny in Shadow Dance 4. Surrealist Desire in The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman 5. The Sadeian Woman and Surrealisme et sexualite 6. The Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic of The Passion of New Eve 7. Conclusion: Feminist-Surrealist Bricolage and Performativity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472415752 20161018
In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xaviere Gauthier's ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surrealisme et sexualite (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter's previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and aided her formulation of a new surrealist-feminist aesthetic. Carter's sustained engagement with surrealist aesthetics and politics as well as surrealist scholarship aptly demonstrates what is at stake for feminism at the intersection of avant-garde aesthetics and the representation of women and female desire. Drawing on previously unexplored archival material, such as typescripts, journals, and letters, Anna Watz's study is the first to trace the full extent to which Carter's writing was influenced by the surrealist movement and its critical heritage. Watz's book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and visual surrealism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472415752 20161018
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvi, 557 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505853 20161114
Science Library (Li and Ma)
200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm
  • Variabilité des risques de submersion au Tuamotu -- Des atolls et des hommes -- Les Tuamotu aujourd'hui -- Le cas de l'atoll de Tabiteuea, République de Kiribati -- Les études sur Kiribati et la situation politique précoloniale (1850-1892) -- Postface. Aplanir les nouveaux chemins de la résilience.
"Cet ouvrage pluridisciplinaire réunissant géographie, anthropologie, histoire et archéologie, est le premier à aborder d'une manière comparative l'avenir des atolls du Pacifique considéré du point de vue des sociétés qui y vivent et du ressenti de leurs habitants confrontés au changement climatique. Il présente les résultats d'enquêtes de terrain effectuées simultanément en 2015 dans l'archipel des Tuamotu en Polynésie française et dans celui des îles Gilbert en République de Kiribati. Des synthèses historiques sur les axes traditionnels de la résilience d'îles basses, très exposées aux risques cycloniques et aux submersions marines, complètent ces observations contemporaines pour souligner les dangers d'un développement économique oublieux de l'équilibre socio-environnemental et des effets potentiels du changement climatique. Ces analyses lancées à l'initiative de I'AFD (Agence française de développement) s'adressent autant à un public sensibilisé aux enjeux climatiques mondiaux qu'à des responsables et acteurs des politiques publiques. Au-delà des différences ponctuelles, elles témoignent du rejet d'ensemble des consignes internationales par des sociétés insulaires voulant demeurer libres de leur destin et s'appuyant sur l'expérience des savoirs traditionnels. Elles dégagent une orientation centrale pour le développement durable d'atolls situés en première ligne du risque climatique : éviter, dans un contexte de crise, que deux conceptions de la résilience, celle de la vision locale et celle des États, ne s'affrontent pour devenir antagonistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
online resource (xxxi, 2631) : illustrations (chiefly color)
  • High-altitude physiology
  • High-altitude medicine and pathophysiology
  • High altitude and preexisting medical conditions
  • Avalanches
  • Lightning-related injuries and safety
  • Thermoregulation
  • Accidental hypothermia
  • Immersion into cold water
  • Frostbite
  • Nonfreezing cold-induced injuries
  • Polar medicine
  • Pathophysiology of heat-related illnesses
  • Clinical management of heat-related illnesses
  • Wildland fires : dangers and survival
  • Emergency care of the burned patient
  • Exposure to radiation from the sun
  • Volcanic eruptions, hazards, and mitigation
  • Wilderness trauma and surgical emergencies
  • Emergency airway management
  • Management of facial injuries
  • Wound management
  • Wilderness orthopedics
  • Splints and slings
  • Taping and bandaging
  • Foot problems and care
  • Hunting and fishing injuries
  • Tactical medicine
  • Combat and casualty care
  • Injury prevention : decision making, safety, and accident avoidance
  • Bites and injuries inflicted by wild and domestic animals
  • Rabies
  • Bear behavior and attacks
  • Alligator and crocodile attacks
  • Wilderness-acquired zoonoses
  • Bites by venomous reptiles in Canada, the United States, and Mexico
  • Bites by venomous and nonvenomous reptiles worldwide
  • Ranch and rodeo medicine
  • Emergency veterinary medicine
  • Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases
  • Malaria
  • Arthropod envenomation and parasitism
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Spider bites
  • Scorpion envenomation
  • Protection from blood-feeding arthropods
  • Improvised medicine in the wilderness
  • Principles of pain management
  • The eye in the wilderness
  • Wilderness dentistry
  • Wilderness cardiology
  • Wilderness neurology
  • Mental health in the wilderness
  • Chronic diseases and wilderness activities
  • Wilderness emergency medical services and response systems
  • Search and rescue
  • Technical rescue, self-rescue, and evacuation
  • Litters and carries
  • Helicopter rescue and air medical transport
  • Essentials of wilderness survival
  • Jungle travel and survival
  • Desert travel and survival
  • Whitewater medicine and rescue
  • Caving and cave rescue
  • Plant-induced dermatitis
  • Toxic plant ingestions
  • Toxic mushroom ingestions
  • Seasonal and acute allergic reactions
  • Ethnobotany : plant-derived medical therapy
  • Drowning and submersion injuries
  • Safety and survival at sea
  • Diving medicine
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Injuries from nonvenomous aquatic animals
  • Envenomation by aquatic invertebrates
  • Envenomation by aquatic vertebrates
  • Aquatic skin disorders
  • Seafood toxidromes
  • Seafood allergies
  • Travel medicine
  • Expedition medicine
  • Non&North American travel and exotic diseases
  • Infectious diarrhea from wilderness and foreign travel
  • Natural disaster management
  • Global humanitarian medicine and disaster relief
  • Natural and human-made hazards : disaster risk management issues
  • Global crimes, incarceration, and quarantine
  • Nutrition, malnutrition, and starvation
  • Field water disinfection
  • Dehydration and rehydration
  • Living off the land
  • Children in the wilderness
  • Women in the wilderness
  • Older adults in the wilderness
  • Persons with disabilities in the wilderness
  • Physiology of exercise, conditioning, and performance training for wilderness adventure
  • Exercise, conditioning, and performance training
  • Wilderness and endurance events
  • Canyoneering and canyon medicine
  • Cycles, snowmobiles, and other wilderness conveyances
  • Medical liability and wilderness emergencies
  • Ethics of wilderness medicine
  • Wilderness preparation, equipment, and medical supplies
  • Emergency oxygen administration
  • Telemedicine in the wilderness
  • Wilderness and global communications and techniques
  • Wilderness navigation techniques
  • Principles of meteorology and weather prediction
  • Ropes and knot tying
  • Ultrasound in the wilderness
  • Outdoor clothing for the wilderness professional
  • Nonmedical backcountry equipment for wilderness professionals
  • Native American healing
  • Wilderness medicine education
  • MedWAR : medical wilderness adventure race
  • Evidence-based wilderness medicine
  • National park service medicine
  • Genomics in wilderness medicine
  • Wilderness management and preservation
  • The changing environment
  • Biodiversity and human health
  • Health implications of environmental change
  • Sustainability : leave no trace
  • Brief introduction to oceanography
  • Brief introduction to forestry
  • Brief introduction to earth sciences
  • Space medicine : the next frontier.
Medical Library (Lane)
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Automotive Steels; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; 1 Design of auto body: materials perspective; 1.1 History of steel usage in vehicle body structures and closures; 1.2 Significant events in history impacting steel application in vehicle design; 1.3 Breakdown in vehicle by material mass and application; 1.4 Improved safety and fuel economy: current regulations; 1.4.1 Safety regulations; 1.4.2 CAFE and relationship to CO2 emissions; 1.5 Vehicle energy losses and contribution to fuel economy through mass reduction; 1.5.1 Aluminum; 1.5.2 Magnesium
  • 1.5.3 Carbon fiber reinforced polymers1.6 Summary; References; 2 Steels for auto bodies: a general overview; 2.1 Steel grades and design strategy for auto body applications; 2.1.1 Critical safety structure applications; 2.1.2 Other body applications; 2.2 Steel's contribution to fuel economy through mass reduction; 2.2.1 2-G grade and gauge optimization; 2.2.2 3-G grade, gauge, and geometry optimization; 2.2.3 NHTSA Volpe model for CAFE compliance and effects; 2.3 Recent body structure & closures production applications; 2.4 Manufacturing concerns; 2.4.1 Forming; 2.4.2 Welding/joining
  • 2.4.3 Painting2.5 Future steel technology; 2.6 Sustainability/life cycle assessment; 2.6.1 Sustainability; 2.6.2 Life cycle assessment; 2.7 Summary; References; 3 Formability of auto components; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Basic concepts; 3.3 Advanced process analysis; 3.4 Basic concepts; 3.4.1 Strain measures; 3.4.2 Stress measures; 3.4.3 Hardening; 3.4.4 Limits of forming; 3.4.5 Forming limit curve; 3.4.6 Yield locus; 3.5 Advanced process analysis; 3.5.1 Strain rate hardening; 3.5.2 Yield locus; 3.5.3 Forming limit curves; 3.5.4 Temperature changes; 3.5.5 Hardening model; 3.6 Forming processes
  • 3.6.1 Cutting3.6.2 Stretching; 3.6.3 Deep drawing; 3.6.4 Bending; 3.6.5 Flanging; 3.6.6 Roll forming; 3.7 Formability aspects of different steels; 3.7.1 Mild steels and IF; 3.7.2 High strength steels; 3.7.3 Advanced high strength steels; 3.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 4 Physical metallurgy of steels: an overview; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The iron-carbon phase diagram; 4.3 Austenite; 4.4 Ferrite and cementite; 4.5 Steel microstructure: general considerations; 4.6 Steel microstructures produced by diffusion: ferrite, pearlite, and bainite
  • 4.7 Diffusionless transformation of austenite: martensite4.8 Transformation diagrams and Jominy End Quench Curves; 4.9 Summary; References; 5 Deep drawable steels; 5.1 Introduction; 5.1.1 Measure of deep drawing; 5.1.2 Classification of steels based on drawing capacity; 5.1.3 Grades of deep drawing steels; 5.2 Aluminum killed (AK) steels; 5.2.1 Batch annealed AK steels; Importance of chemical composition; Importance of processing parameters; Slab reheating temperature (SRT); Finish rolling temperature (FRT); Coiling temperature (CT); Batch annealing heating rate
xii, 293 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1. AN INTRODUCTION INTO BIRDS, THE GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF THEIR EVOLUTION, AND THE AVIAN SKELETON 4 Birds are evolutionary nested within theropod dinosaurs 4 The geological settings of avian evolution in a nutshell 6 Characteristics of the avian skeleton 7 2. THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS 13 Archaeopteryx: The German urvogel and its bearing on avian evolution 13 The closest maniraptoran relatives of birds 15 Feather evolution 21 The origin of avian flight 25 3. THE MESOZOIC FLIGHT WAY TOWARDS MODERN BIRDS 29 Jeholornithids: Early Cretaceous long-tailed birds 30 Confuciusornis, Sapeornis, and kin: Basal birds with a pygostyle 31 Ornithothoraces and the origin of sustained flapping flight capabilities 34 The Ornithuromorpha: Refinement of modern characteristics 37 Ornithurae and the origin of modern birds 40 4. MESOZOIC BIRDS: INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND CHARACTER EVOLUTION 43 The interrelationships of Mesozoic birds controversial phylogenetic placements and well-supported clades 43 Character evolution in Mesozoic birds 45 Ontogenetic development of Mesozoic birds 53 5. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND ORIGIN OF CROWN GROUP BIRDS (NEORNITHES) 55 Phylogenetic interrelationships of neornithine birds 56 The Mesozoic fossil record of neornithine-like and neornithine birds 58 6. PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRDS (OSTRICHES, TINAMOUS, AND ALLIES) 61 The interrelationships of extant Palaeognathae 62 Early Cenozoic palaeognathous birds of the Northern Hemisphere 63 The long-winged ostriches, rheas, and tinamous 64 The short-winged palaeognathous birds 67 Biogeography: A textbook example of Gondwanan vicariance has become dismantled 70 7. GALLOANSERES: FOWL AND KIN 71 Galliformes from herbivorous forest dwellers to seed eaters of open landscapes 72 The waterfowl 75 Gastornithids: Giant herbivorous birds in the early Paleogene of the Northern Hemisphere 79 Dromornithids (mihirungs or thunderbirds): Gastornis-like birds from Australia 80 Pelagornithids: The bony-toothed birds 81 8. THE DIFFICULT-TO-PLACE GROUPS : BIOGEOGRAPHIC SURPRISES AND AERIAL SPECIALISTS 83 The columbiform birds: Doves, sandgrouse, and mesites? 84 The Hoatzin a South American relict species 85 Turacos and cuckoos 86 Bustards 87 The wonderful Mirandornithes, or how different can sister taxa be? 88 Strisores: The early diversification of nocturnal avian insectivores 91 9. SHOREBIRDS, CRANES, AND RELATIVES 97 Charadriiformes: One of the most diverse groups of extant birds 97 From rail to crane 103 10. AEQUORNITHES: AQUATIC AND SEMI-AQUATIC CARNIVORES 107 Loons: Foot-propelled divers of the Northern Hemisphere 107 The pelagic tubenoses and albatrosses 108 Penguins: More than 60 million years of flightlessness 111 The polyphyletic Pelecaniformes and Ciconiiformes 115 Late Cenozoic turnovers in marine avifaunas 125 11. CARIAMIFORMS AND DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY 126 Seriemas and allies: Two species now, a lot more in the past 127 Diurnal birds of prey: Multiple cases of convergence among raptorial birds 131 12. THE CENOZOIC RADIATION OF SMALL ARBOREAL BIRDS 137 The Courol and mousebirds: Two African relict groups 137 The long evolutionary history of owls 140 Parrots and passerines: An unexpected sister group relationship and its potential evolutionary implications 142 Trogons, rollers, and woodpeckers: Cavity-nesters with diverse foot morphologies 148 13. INSULAR AVIFAUNAS NOW AND THEN, ON VARIOUS SCALES 153 Islands and isolated continents as refugia 154 The evolution of flightlessness in predator-free environments 155 Insular gigantism and islands as cradles of unusual morphologies 160 GLOSSARY 163 REFERENCES 165 INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A Note on Names and TermsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Originating Japanism: Fin-de-Siecle Paris2. Bachelor Brahmins: Turn-of-the-Century Boston3. Sublimation and Eccentricity in the Art of Mark Tobey: Seattle at MidcenturyConclusion: On the End of JapanismNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175753 20170213
Challenging cliches of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws attention to the queerness of Japanist communities of writers, collectors, curators, and artists in the tumultuous century between the 1860s and the 1960s. Reed combines extensive archival research; analysis of art, architecture, and literature; the insights of queer theory; and an appreciation of irony to explore the East-West encounter through three revealing artistic milieus: the Goncourt brothers and other japonistes of late-nineteenth-century Paris; collectors and curators in turn-of-the-century Boston; and the mid-twentieth-century circles of artists associated with Seattle's Mark Tobey. The result is a groundbreaking integration of well-known and forgotten episodes and personalities that illuminates how Japanese aesthetics were used to challenge Western gender conventions. These disruptive effects are sustained in Reed's analysis, which undermines conventional scholarly investments in the heroism of avant-garde accomplishment and ideals of cultural authenticity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175753 20170213
Green Library
xix, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Corporate becoming and strategic leadership
  • HP's history of becoming, 1939-2016 : an integral process overview
  • Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard build a great test and measurement instruments company
  • John Young doubles down on computing
  • Lew Platt pivots HP toward commodity business
  • Carly Fiorina drives HP toward scale and scope
  • Mark Hurd relentlessly manages for results
  • Léo Apotheker intends to revolutionize HP
  • Meg Whitman resolves strategic integration challenges, from better together to splitting HP in two
  • Corporate becoming : why strategic leadership matters.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190640446 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190640446 20170206
Green Library
1 online resource
Bioprocess Engineering: Kinetics, Sustainability, and Reactor Design, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive resource on bioprocess kinetics, bioprocess systems, sustainability, and reaction engineering. Author Dr. Shijie Liu reviews the relevant fundamentals of chemical kinetics, batch and continuous reactors, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, reaction engineering, and bioprocess systems engineering, also introducing key principles that enable bioprocess engineers to engage in analysis, optimization, and design with consistent control over biological and chemical transformations. The quantitative treatment of bioprocesses is the central theme in this book, with more advanced techniques and applications being covered in depth. This updated edition reflects advances that are transforming the field, ranging from genetic sequencing, to new techniques for producing proteins from recombinant DNA, and from green chemistry, to process stability and sustainability. The book introduces techniques with broad applications, including the conversion of renewable biomass, the production of chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and commodities, medical applications, such as tissue engineering and gene therapy, and solving critical environmental problems. * Includes the mechanistic description of biotransformations and chemical transformations * Provides quantitative descriptions of bioprocesses* Contains extensive illustrative drawings, which make the understanding of the subject easy* Includes bioprocess kinetics and reactor analysis * Contains examples of the various process parameters, their significance, and their specific practical use* Incorporates sustainability concepts into the various bioprocesses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444637833 20161010
1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1. Useful Microbial Enzymes-An Introduction Chapter 2. Production, Purification, and Application of Microbial Enzymes Chapter 3. Solid State Fermentation for Production of Microbial Cellulases Chapter 4. Hyperthermophilic Subtilisin-Like Proteases From Thermococcus kodakarensis Chapter 5. Enzymes from Basidiomycetes-Peculiar and Efficient Tools for Biotechnology Chapter 6. Microbial Production and Molecular Engineering of Industrial Enzymes: Challenges and Strategies Chapter 7. Metagenomics and the Search for Industrial Enzymes Chapter 8. The Pocket Manual of Directed Evolution: Tips and Tricks Chapter 9. Insights into the Structure and Molecular Mechanisms of ss-Lactam Synthesizing Enzymes in Fungi Chapter 10. The Cellulosome: A Supramolecular Assembly of Microbial Biomass-Degrading Enzymes Chapter 11. Microbial Enzymes of Use in Industry Chapter 12. Significance of Microbial Glucokinases Chapter 13. Lipase-Catalyzed Organic Transformations: A Recent Update Chapter 14. Enzymatic Biocatalysis in Chemical Transformations: A Promising and Emerging Field in Green Chemistry Practice Chapter 15. Microbial Enzymes for Glycoside Synthesis: Development of Sucrose Phosphorylase as a Test Case Chapter 16. Industrial Applications of Multistep Enzyme Reactions Chapter 17. Biocatalysis for Industrial Production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Chapter 18. Agro-Industrial Residues and Microbial Enzymes: An Overview on the Eco-Friendly Bioconversion into High Value-Added Products Chapter 19. Microbial Enzymes for the Food Industry Chapter 20. Productive Chain of Biofuels and Industrial Biocatalysis: Two Important Opportunities for Brazilian Sustainable Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037256 20170213
Biotechnology of Microbial Enzymes: Production, Biocatalysis and Industrial Applications provides a complete survey of the latest innovations on microbial enzymes, highlighting biotechnological advances in their production and purification along with information on successful applications as biocatalysts in several chemical and industrial processes under mild and green conditions. Applications of microbial enzymes in food, feed, and pharmaceutical industries are given particular emphasis. The application of recombinant DNA technology within industrial fermentation and the production of enzymes over the last 20 years have produced a host of useful chemical and biochemical substances. The power of these technologies results in novel transformations, better enzymes, a wide variety of applications, and the unprecedented development of biocatalysts through the ongoing integration of molecular biology methodology, all of which is covered insightfully and in-depth within the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128037256 20170213
xviii, 203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction PART 1. SHIFTING TO A BLENDED CULTURE Chapter 1. Going Blended to Meet the World Scaling Blended Learning Transformation Clearing Up Blended Learning Confusion It Starts With Culture A Blended Learning Culture Where the World Is Going: Our Students Are Already There Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 2. Getting Started Phase 1: Building the Foundation Stage 1: Engagement and Vision-Cohesion of Vision and Pedagogy Stage 2: Assess-What Is Our Starting Point? Links to the Classroom: Participating in Discussions About Mindset Stage 3: Planning and Design Stage 4: Pre-Pilot Identifying and Enlisting Pre-Pilot Teachers Links to the Classroom: Engaging Student Voice in Pre-Pilots Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 3. The Blended Learning Elements of Effectiveness The Elements Described Cohesion of Vision and Pedagogy Capacity Building Links to the Classroom: Building Student Capacity Technology Utilization Links to the Classroom: Getting Creative With Limited Resources Data Management and Usage Student Ownership Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 4. Preparing Teachers for Blended Instruction What Works in Professional Development Guiding Principle of Blended Learning Professional Development #1: As the Student, So the Teacher (CHOMP) Links to the Classroom: Help Students Connect Hands-On Learning Ongoing Learning Mindset Shifts: Start With the Why Not the What Personalize Choice, Differentiation, Pace, and Skills Links to the Classroom: What Are Your Strengths Now? Guiding Principle of Blended Learning Professional Development #2: Differentiate to Cross the Chasm Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions PART 2. BLENDED LEARNING TOOLBOX Chapter 5. Devices and Digital Tools Different Tools for a Different Generation Building Blocks of a Digital Classroom Links to Leadership: Supporting an Iterative Practice Productivity and Collaboration Environments Learning Management Systems Links to Leadership: Access to Technology Links to Leadership: Professional Development Building Technology Toolboxes to Promote Technology Fluency Deciding on the Right Device Which Funding Model Is the Best Fit? Links to Leadership: Engage Stakeholder Voices Mobile Devices Tablets Chromebooks Laptops Finding the Right Tool Stay Connected and Keep Learning Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 6. Digital Curriculum What Is Digital Curriculum? Types of Digital Curriculum What Are the Benefits of Digital Curriculum? How Can Digital Curriculum Foster Student Ownership? What Are the Challenges of Using Digital Curriculum? How Do I Select the Right Digital Curriculum? Links to Leadership: Helping Teachers Select the Best-Fit Digital Curriculum Build Capacity Through Committees Engage Students as Owners via Student Input Build Capacity Through Professional Development Digital Curriculum and the Planning Process Organizing and Sharing Digital Curriculum Links to Leadership: Helping Teams Plan Together Digital Curriculum in Blended Learning Models Whole-Group Rotation Digital Curriculum Integration Station Rotation Digital Curriculum Integration Flipped Class Digital Curriculum Integration Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 7. Assessment in a Blended Environment What Do We Really Mean by Assessment? What Drives Student Learning? Reading and Responding to the Data Narrative Links to Leadership: Tools and Time for Managing Data Maximizing the LMS Beyond Grades and Data Making It Personal Leading and Learning With Formative Assessment How Can Formative Assessment Foster Student Ownership? What Are the Challenges of Assessment in the Blended Environment? Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 8. Onboarding and Supporting Students Why Do We Need to Onboard "Digital Natives"? What Do We Mean by Onboarding? Onboarding Through Effective Backward Design Links to Leadership: Establishing a Schoolwide Onboarding Practice Build Capacity Through Student Trailblazers and Buddy Programs Engage Students in Peer Support Systems Embracing Teachable Moments Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions PART 3. BLENDED LEARNING: EXPLORING CLASSROOM MODELS Chapter 9. Station Rotation Model What Is the Station Rotation Model? What Are the Benefits of the Station Rotation Model? Station Rotation Model Can Take Many Forms Links to Leadership: Access to Technology Planning a Station Rotation Lesson Station Rotation Lesson Template Links to Leadership: Helping Teachers to Meet and Overcome Challenges Building Capacity Additional Staffing or Parent Volunteers Tip for Designing a Station Rotation: Go Horizontal With Your Traditional Agenda Design a Station Rotation to Target a Specific Skill What Are Some of the Challenges Associated With the Station Rotation Model? Logistical Concerns Grouping Strategies What Is the Teacher's Role During a Station Rotation Lesson? Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 10. Whole Group Rotation: A Modern Spin on the Lab Rotation What Is the Whole Group Rotation? What Are the Benefits of the Whole Group Rotation? Designing a Whole Group Rotation Lesson Whole Group Rotation: Sample Lessons Whole Group Rotation: Drag-and-Drop Lesson Template What Are Some of the Challenges Associated With the Whole Group Rotation? Links to Leadership: Access to Technology Logistical Concerns How can I make sure students are on task during online work? How can I make time to work one-on-one with students? Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 11. The Flipped Classroom What Is the Flipped Classroom? What Are the Benefits of the Flipped Classroom? Designing a Flipped Classroom Lesson Step 1: Pique Interest, Drive Inquiry, or Assess Previous Knowledge Step 2: Flip and Engage Online Step 3: Design Student-Centered Application Activities Example of a Flipped Vocabulary Lesson Flipping With Different Types of Media Flipping With Text Flipping With Images Flipping With Video Flip AND Engage Links to Leadership: Access to Technology Producing and Publishing Your own Flipped Videos Step 1: Creating Content Step 2: Recording Videos or Screencasts Step 3: Exporting to YouTube or a Video Hosting Site Links to Leadership: Building Capacity What Are Some of the Challenges Associated With the Flipped Classroom? In-Class Flip Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions Chapter 12. Other Models and Possibilities Individualized Models and Possibilities Individual Rotations and Playlists Defined Links to Leadership: Managing Technology Platforms What Are the Benefits of the Individual Playlist Model? Designing and Supporting Individual Playlists Building Community What Is the Teacher's Role During an Individual Playlist Experience? Links to Leadership: Helping Teachers to Facilitate Learning A La Carte Model Defined How Do Schools Select Course Providers for A La Carte Integration? Links to Leadership: Logistics of A La Carte Learning What Are the Benefits of the A La Carte Model? Designing and Supporting A La Carte Links to Leadership: Role Definition and Policy Building Capacity Through Onsite Facilitator Training and Networking Beyond the Models Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions PART 4. BLENDED LEARNING: THE ROADMAP TO PERSONALIZATION Chapter 13. The Roadmap to Personalization The Path Forward to Personalization Phase 2: Transitions Phase 3: Expansion Achieving Sustainability The Responsibility of Teaching "They" Wrapping It Up Book Study Questions References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506341163 20161228
Blended Learning in Action supports teachers, teacher leaders, and schools as they shift to a blended learning model. Blended learning has several advantages over traditional instruction if technology is used to effectively engage students in active learning both inside the classroom and online. Blended learning allows for more communication and collaboration both synchronously and asynchronously, creates more opportunities for students to drive their own learning, provides teachers with more time to work one-on-one or in small groups to differentiate and personalize learning while providing more timely feedback. This book includes research, examples, anecdotes, and resources gathered from the authors' work as well as interviews with teachers and school leaders using different blended models.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506341163 20161228
Education Library (Cubberley)

Looking for different results?

Search elsewhere: Search WorldCat Search library website