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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science and Sustainability Our Island, Earth The Nature of Environmental Science The Nature of Science Sustainability and Our Future 2. Earth's Physical Systems Matter, Chemistry, and the Environment Energy: An Introduction Geology: The Physical Basis for Environmental Science Geologic and Natural Hazards 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology Evolution: The Source of Earth's Biodiversity Ecology and the Organism Population Ecology Conserving Biodiversity 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology Species Interactions Ecological Communities Earth's Biomes 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology Earth's Environmental Systems Ecosystems Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development Culture, Worldview, and the Environment Environmental Ethics Economics and the Environment Sustainable Development 7. Environmental Policy Environmental Policy: An Overview U.S. Environmental Law and Policy International Environmental Policy Approaches to Environmental Policy 8. Human Population Our World at Seven Billion Demography Population and Society 9. The Underpinnings of Agriculture The Changing Face of Agriculture Soil: A Foundation of Agriculture Water for Agriculture Nutrients for Plants Pollination Conserving Agricultural Resources 10. Making Agriculture Sustainable The Race to Feed the World Raising Animals for Food Preserving Crop Diversity and Pollinators Controlling Pests and Weeds Genetically Modified Food Organic Agriculture Sustainable Food Production 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Life's Diversity on Earth Benefits of Biodiversity Biodiversity Loss and Extinction Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas Forest Ecosystems and Forest Resources Forest Loss Forest Management Parks and Protected Areas 13. The Urban Environment Our Urbanizing World Sprawl Creating Livable Cities Urban Sustainability 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology Environmental Health Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Organisms Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Ecosystems Studying Effects of Hazards Risk Assessment and Risk Management Philosophical and Policy Approaches 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources Freshwater Systems Solutions to Depletion of Fresh Water Freshwater Pollution and Its Control 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources The Oceans Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Marine Pollution Emptying the Oceans Marine Conservation 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control The Atmosphere Outdoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion and Recovery Addressing Acid Deposition Indoor Air Quality 18. Global Climate Change Our Dynamic Climate Studying Climate Change Current and Future Trends and Impacts Responding to Climate Change 19. Fossil Fuels Sources of Energy Fossil Fuels: Their Formation, Extraction, and Use Reaching Further for Fossil Fuels Addressing Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use Energy Efficiency and Conservation 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Bioenergy Hydroelectric Power 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives "New" Renewable Energy Sources Solar Energy Wind Power Geothermal Energy Ocean Energy Sources Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 22. Managing Our Waste Approaches to Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Industrial Solid Waste Hazardous Waste 23. Minerals and Mining Earth's Mineral Resources Mining Methods and Their Impacts Toward Sustainable Mineral Use 24. Sustainable Solutions Sustainability on Campus Strategies for Sustainability Precious Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(TM) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(TM) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories *0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • About the guest-editor Lucy Bullivant
  • Introduction, the hyperlocal: less smart city, more shared social value / Lucy Bullivant
  • Practices of the minimum viable utopia / Adam Greenfield
  • The posthuman city: imminent urban commons / Alejandro Zaera-Polo
  • Projective empowerment: co-creative sustainable design processes / Bess Krietemeyer
  • Biodigital design workflows: ecoLogicStudio's Solana Open Aviary in Ulcinj, Montenegro / Claludia Pasquero and Marco Poletto
  • The hackable city: citymaking in a platform society / Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw
  • From citizen participation to real ownership: driving the regeneration of Amsterdam's Amstel3 District / Saskia Beer
  • Imagined community and networked hyperlocal publics / John Bingham-Hall
  • Conflict urbanism Aleppo: mapping urban damage / Laura Kurgan
  • Suburban resonance in Segrate, Milan: the language of locative media in defining urban sensitivity / Raffael Pe
  • VoiceOver: citizen empowerment through cultural infrastructure / Usman Haque
  • Digital neighourhoods: hyperlocal village hubs in rural communities / Katharine Willis
  • Sentiment architectures as vehicles for participation / Moritz Behrens
  • 4D hyperlocal would like to use your current location / Will Gowland and Samantha Lee
  • The image of a data city: studying the hyperlocal with social media / Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco
  • Check-in: Foursquare and the rich annotated toplogy of citizen-generated hyperlocal data / José Luis de Vicente
  • Counterpoint: tell 'em they're dreamin' / Mark Burry.
4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new hyperlocal mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications. Real-time analysis of environments and individuals input and feedback bring a new immediacy and responsiveness. Established linear design methods are being replaced by adaptable mapping processes, real-time data streams and experiential means, fostering more dynamic spatial analysis and public feedback. This shifts the emphasis in urban design from the creation of objects and spaces to collaboration with users, and from centralised to distributed participatory systems. Hyperlocal tools foster dynamic relational spatial analysis, making their deployment in urban and rural contexts challenged by transformation particularly significant. How can hyperlocal methods, solutions including enterprise-driven uses of technology for bioclimatic design and contexts influence each other and support the evolution of participatory architectural design? What issues, for example, arise from using real-time data to test scenarios and shape environments through 3D digital visualisation and simulation methods? What are the advantages of using GIS with its integrative and visualising capacities and relational, flexible definition of scale with GPS for multi-scalar mapping? Contributors: Saskia Beer, Moritz Behrens, John Bingham-Hall, Mark Burry, Will Gowland and Samantha Lee, Adam Greenfield, Usman Haque, Bess Krietemeyer, Laura Kurgan, Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Raffaele Pe, Jose Luis de Vicente, Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw, Katharine Willis, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Featured architects and designers: AZPML, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab/Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental Energy Systems, Software Studies Initiative/City University of New York (CUNY), Spatial Information Design Lab/Columbia University, Umbrellium, and Universal Assembly Unit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119097129 20170321
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
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)
Book
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.
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
xxvi, 354 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
As the need for sustainable development practices around the world continues to grow, it has become imperative for citizens to become actively engaged in the global transition. By evaluating data collected from various global programs, researchers are able to identify strategies and challenges in implementing civic engagement initiatives. Analyzing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research focuses on analyzing data on current initiatives and best practices in citizen engagement and education programs across various disciplines. Highlighting emergent research and application techniques within citizen science initiatives, this publication appeals to academicians, researchers, policy makers, government officials, technology developers, advanced-level students and program developers interested in launching or improving citizen science programs across the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522509622 20170227
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
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)
Book
xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I: The special dimension of knowledge development 1. Developing a sustainable business model in a changing economy Roger Henning Normann, Eugene Guribye and Kristin Wallevik 2. Why Norway has to develop its own innovation policy Arne Isaksen 3. Knowledge transfer in different regional contexts Nina Kyllingstad and Elisabet S. Hauge 4. Collective knowing James Karlsen and Miren Larrea Part II: Understanding regional practice 5. Opening or reproducing understandings Mikaela Vasstrom 6. Social integration of refugees May-Linda Magnussen and Ingunn Kvamme 7. Comparative reflection Hanne Haaland and Hege Wallevik 8. Phenomenology of music students Elisabet S. Hauge 9. Power and knowledge Jorn Cruickshank and Hege Wallevik Part III: Explaining regional practice 10. Network ties between universities and cultural and creative industries Barbara Zyzak, Romulo Pinheiro and Elisabet S. Hauge 11. The usefulness of applied research Christine Svarstad and Ellen Nyhus 12. Regional knowledge infrastructure Sissel Strickert 13. The Mittelstand Michael Ricke, Kristin Wallevik and Geir Jorgensen Part IV: Influencing regional social practice 14. Getting China-ready Sarah Holst Kjaer 15. Business models for new experiential services Tor Helge Aas and Geir Jorgensen 16. Commitment to sustainability in Agder Stina Torjesen and Karen Landmark 17. Universities' external relations Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Roger Normann and Romulo Pinheiro Conclusion: Applied social science research in the regional knowledge system Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Elisabet Sorfjorddal Hauge, May-Linda Magnussen and Richard Ennals References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472487827 20161219
This book illustrates how applied social scientists and their research are integrated with stakeholders and practitioners in a local/regional setting, and how knowledge development is a mutual concern, made in, and dependent on, ongoing dialogue. Focusing on the Agder region, the southernmost region in Norway, researchers and contributors question what impact the changing economic environment will have on applied researchers around the world. Applied research is seen as a vital part of the infrastructure for economic and social development, in the Agder region and beyond. The chapters are divided into four parts: * the spatial dimension of knowledge development; * understanding regional practice; * explaining regional practice; * influencing regional social practice. A useful resource for both policy makers and researchers, the book helps readers reflect on the type of mutual competence building that applied social science research implies, and depends on, in a regional knowledge development process. It represents a voice on how to understand the development of the knowledge society at regional and global levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472487827 20161219
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
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)
Book
xiv, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Authorship and Agency 2. The Medium 3. Ontology 4. Interpretation I 5. Interpretation II 6. Evaluation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138840782 20170313
Contemporary television has been marked by such exceptional programming that it is now common to hear claims that TV has finally become an art. In Appreciating the Art of Television, Nannicelli contends that televisual art is not a recent development, but has in fact existed for a long time. Yet despite the flourishing of two relevant academic subfields-the philosophy of film and television aesthetics-there is little scholarship on television, in general, as an art form. This book aims to provide scholars active in television aesthetics with a critical overview of the relevant philosophical literature, while also giving philosophers of film a particular account of the art of television that will hopefully spur further interest and debate. It offers the first sustained theoretical examination of what is involved in appreciating television as an art and how this bears on the practical business of television scholars, critics, students, and fans-namely the comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of specific televisual artworks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138840782 20170313
Green Library
Book
146 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Acknowledgements 2. Introduction 3. Chapter 1: Military Technonationalism and the Drive for Indigenous Arms Manufacturing 4. Chapter 2: Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: An Overview 5. Chapter 3: China 6. Chapter 4: India 7. Chapter 5: The Republic of Korea 8. Chapter 6: Other Asian Arms Producers: Southeast Asia and Taiwan 9. Chapter 7: Conclusions: The Future of Military Technonationalism in Asia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892552 20170321
Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The overarching question in the book is whether self-reliance is a strategically viable solution for development and manufacturing of arms. Given the ever-changing dynamics and increasing demand for sophisticated next-generation weaponry, will these countries be able to individually sustain their domestic defense industries and constantly update their technologies? This is the first book to analyze arms production from a regional perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892552 20170321
Green Library
Book
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.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
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.
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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; 5.2.1.1 Importance of chemical composition; 5.2.1.2 Importance of processing parameters; Slab reheating temperature (SRT); Finish rolling temperature (FRT); Coiling temperature (CT); Batch annealing heating rate
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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
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