Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science and Applications
Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay
This book consolidates various aspects of nanomaterials, highlighting their versatility as well as how the same materials can be used in seemingly diverse applications spanning across disciplines. It captures the multi-disciplinary and multi-functional aspects of nanomaterials in a holistic way. Chapters address the key attributes of nanoscale materials that make them special and desirable as novel materials; functionality that emerges based on these unique attributes; multiple uses of nanomaterials including combining properties and materials selection, and then separate chapters devoted to energy, biomedical materials, environmental applications, and chemical engineering applications.
Reasonably Simple Economics: A Gentle Guide to the Dismal Science
Evan W. Osborne
This book is designed for non-business/economics students who are enrolled in my Survey of Economics class and who after it is over will probably never set foot in an economics classroom again. But I hope it is accessible too to a more general audience. It is designed to be the economics that citizens of a democratic republic need to know.
No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books
E-book content, devices, and services have created challenges for libraries as well as opportunities. Because the e-book playing field is constantly changing, any predictions are, at best, tenuous. Librarians must be resilient in order to manage, and not be managed by, e-books and their progenies. With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they are here to stay. In this sequel to her first book of the same title, the author dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what is happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. Included in this resource are: Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding, archiving, and managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs; Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing; Case studies from an array of academic, public, and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn't, and why; Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books.
The No Shelf Required Guide to E-Book Purchasing
The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing. Articles include:
“Consortial Purchasing of E-books,” by Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy
“Academic Library Dilemmas in Purchasing Content for E-readers,” by Eleanor I. Cook
“Open Access E-books,” by E. S. Hellman
“The E-textbook Revolution,” by William D. Chesser
“Digital Textbooks,” by Stephen R. Acker
“Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and the Role of the Library,” by Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks
Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations: An Ideational Alliance
Vaughn Shannon and Paul A. Kowert
Constructivist IR scholars study the ways in which international norms, culture, and identities - all intersubjective phenomena - inform foreign policy and affect the reaction to and outcomes of international events. Political psychologists similarly investigate divergent national self-conceptions, as well as the individual cognitive and emotional propensities that shape ideology and policy.
Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape
Drew A. Swanson
Why do we preserve certain landscapes while developing others without restraint? Drew A. Swanson’s in-depth look at Wormsloe plantation, located on the salt marshes outside of Savannah, Georgia, explores that question while revealing the broad historical forces that have shaped the lowcountry South.
Wormsloe is one of the most historic and ecologically significant stretches of the Georgia coast. It has remained in the hands of one family from 1736, when Georgia’s Trustees granted it to Noble Jones, through the 1970s, when much of Wormsloe was ceded to Georgia for the creation of a state historic site. It has served as a guard post against aggression from Spanish Florida; a node in an emerging cotton economy connected to far-flung places like Lancashire and India; a retreat for pleasure and leisure; and a carefully maintained historic site and green space. Like many lowcountry places, Wormsloe is inextricably tied to regional, national, and global environments and is the product of transatlantic exchanges.
Swanson argues that while visitors to Wormsloe value what they perceive to be an “authentic,” undisturbed place, this landscape is actually the product of aggressive management over generations. He also finds that Wormsloe is an ideal place to get at hidden stories, such as African American environmental and agricultural knowledge, conceptions of health and disease, the relationship between manual labor and views of nature, and the ties between historic preservation and natural resource conservation. Remaking Wormsloe Plantation connects this distinct Georgia place to the broader world, adding depth and nuance to the understanding of our own conceptions of nature and history.
Becoming a Doctor: Reflections by Minnesota Medical Students
Therese M. Zink
Caring for patients is a privilege. Learning how to assist and watch patients as they grapple with the challenges and joys life dishes out is a process. If we are paying attention, we gain insights into our own struggles. Medical students from across Minnesota reflect on their experiences in the anatomy lab and the library, on the hospital wards and in clinic exam rooms. Their musings represent the universal experience of learning to negotiate the path of becoming a physician. Discussion questions are included.
Confessions of a Sin Eater: A Doctor's Reflections
Therese M. Zink
Dr. Therese Zink, teacher, clinician and researcher, explores the burden, mystery and privilege of doctoring. As a family physician, the act of listening and holding stories is a vital part of healing for both the patients and the healer. In this collection, Dr. Zink shares stories she gathered while caring for patients in a domestic violence shelter, on the Navajo reservation, in Nazran, Ingushetia (Russia), on mission trips in Latin America and in her clinic in rural Minnesota. Confessions of a Sin Eater lays bare the human heart of the author and reveals the best and worst of our journeys as humans. Discussion questions are included.
Display and Interface Design: Subtle Science, Exact Art
Kevin B. Bennett and John Flach
Written from the perspective of cognitive systems engineering and ecological interface design, this book delineates how to design interfaces tailored to specific work demands, leverage the powerful perception-action skills of the human, and use powerful interface technologies wisely. This triadic approach (domain, human, interface) to display and interface design stands in sharp contrast to traditional dyadic (human, interface) approaches. The authors describe general principles and specific strategies at length and include concrete examples and extensive design tutorials that illustrate quite clearly how these principles and strategies can be applied. The coverage spans the entire continuum of interfaces that might need to be developed in today's work places.
Howie and Ruby: Conversations, 2000-2007
Howard H. Fink and Rubin Battino
This is an oral history of the lives of two psychotherapists, Howard H. Fink and Rubin Battino. Dr. Fink started his career at the beginnings of psychotherapy in this country in the 1950s. He trained with exceptional people like Milton H. Erickson and Fritz Perls. He was one of the developers of Gestalt Therapy and Group Therapy. The oral history includes his training, his service in World War II, and his private practice in Dayton, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychotherapy. Battino is a licensed clinical counselor who has written 8 books on psychotherapy. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. Their life stories and shared conversations will be of interest to anyone working in the field of psychotherapy. The book is an oral history of sessions taped over a 7 year period.
Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics
Pascal Hitzler and Anthony K. Seda
Covering the authors’ own state-of-the-art research results, Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics presents a rigorous, modern account of the mathematical methods and tools required for the semantic analysis of logic programs. It significantly extends the tools and methods from traditional order theory to include nonconventional methods from mathematical analysis that depend on topology, domain theory, generalized distance functions, and associated fixed-point theory.
The book covers topics spanning the period from the early days of logic programming to current times. It discusses applications to computational logic and potential applications to the integration of models of computation, knowledge representation and reasoning, and the Semantic Web. The authors develop well-known and important semantics in logic programming from a unified point of view using both order theory and new, nontraditional methods. They closely examine the interrelationships between various semantics as well as the integration of logic programming and connectionist systems/neural networks.
For readers interested in the interface between mathematics and computer science, this book offers a detailed development of the mathematical techniques necessary for studying the semantics of logic programs. It illustrates the main semantics of logic programs and applies the methods in the context of neural-symbolic integration.
Logik und Logikprogrammierung: Band 2: Aufgaben und Lösungen
Steffen Holldobler, Sebastian Bader, Bertram Fronhofer, Ursula Hans, Pascal Hitzler, Markus Krotzsch, and Tobias Pietzsch
The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models
Harry J. Khamis
The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.
The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington
Paul D. Lockhart
Drawing upon new research and scholarship, historian Paul Lockhart, author of the critically acclaimed Revolutionary War biography The Drillmaster of Valley Forge, offers a penetrating reassessment of the first major engagement of the American Revolution. In the tradition of David McCullough’s 1776, Lockhart illuminates the Battle of Bunker Hill as a crucial event in the creation of an American identity, dexterously interweaving the story of this pivotal pitched battle with two other momentous narratives: the creation of America’s first army, and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington.
Team-Based Learning: Small – Group Learning’s Next Big Step: New Directions for Teaching and Learning
Larry Michaelsen, Michael Sweet, and Dean Parmelee
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a unique form of small-group learning designed in and for the college classroom. TBL's special combination of incentives and corrective feedback quickly transforms groups into high-performance learning teams, with no time taken from the coverage of course content. In this issue, the authors describe the practical elements of TBL, how it can look in the classroom, and what they have learned as it has grown into an interdisciplinary and international practice. Chapters discuss: The Essential Elements of Team-Based LearningThe Social Foundation of Team-Based Learning: Students Accountable to StudentsKnowledge is No Longer Enough: Enhancing Profession Education with Team-Based LearningTeaching Skills for Facilitating Team-Based Learning Peer Assessment and Evaluation in Team-Based LearningTechnological Alternatives to Paper-Based Components of Team-Based LearningTeam-Based Learning in Asynchronous Online Settings Importantly, TBL is not about teaching but about learning. Several articles in this volume illustrate this emphasis by using TBL students' own words to reinforce key ideas. This is the 116th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Teaching and Learning, which offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts
Without question, reference collections have changed. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift where publishers are focusing on a future with electronic content and full-text interfaces; classic reference sources are being transformed into online interactive products; and the use of print continues to decline. Despite this relentless shift, some libraries cannot afford a complete transformation to e-reference and depend on print and free Web-based sources for added support. Students, however, are turning to search engines and Wikipedia as starting points for their research, leaving vetted content out-of-sight, and consequently, out-of-mind.
E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts consists of over 20 informative chapters by librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals that propose new ideas for reinventing reference collections and interfaces to fit the needs of today’s researchers. The chapters examine the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community. Librarians, publishers, and those studying library and information science are the book’s primary audience, but others in the information industry, particularly those with an interest in reference, will find significant value here as well.
Semantic Services, Interoperability and Web Applications: Emerging Concepts
Amit P. Sheth
This book offers suggestions, solutions, and recommendations for new and emerging research in Semantic Web technology, focusing broadly on methods and techniques for making the Web more useful and meaningful.
Homeland Conflict and Identity for Palestinian and Jewish Israeli Americans
Weinzimmer examines various ways that homeland conflict affects the diasporic identities of first and second generation Jewish Israeli Americans and Palestinian Americans. Her work builds upon central tenets of conflict theory, collective memory and transnationalism literature, and narrative methodologies. Perceptions of homeland conflict are analyzed from multiple sources: past experiences; family stories; group-level accounts; media coverage; and homeland contacts. Homeland conflict proves to be a constitutive element of identity for both generations within each group, with differences observed not only by generational status but also according to the nature of each group's experiences in both the homeland and the host country.
Raman Spectroscopy, Fullerenes, and Nanotechnology
Maher S. Amer
Two fundamental discoveries have recently started a new era of scientific research: the discovery of fullerenes and the development of single-molecule imaging capabilities. The discovery of fullerenes with their unique properties, highly versatile nature, and many potential applications in materials science, chemistry, physics, opto-electronics, biology, and medicine has launched a new branch of interdisciplinary research known as "nanotechnology." This technology revolutionized the multibillion-dollar field of opto-electronics and is a key to wireless communications, remote sensing, and medical diagnostics, and still has a lot to offer. The development of single-molecule imaging and investigating capabilities provided the means for studying the reactions of complex material systems, and biological molecules in natural systems. The real importance of these discoveries is that they, synergized together, put forward the platform for what can be called "the next industrial revolution" in human history: "nanotechnology."
Healing Language: A Guide for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors
This book is about using healing language and is for all health-care professionals such as physicians, dentists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. There are many scenarios with suggested healing language for conditions like life-challenging diseases.
Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom
Deborah J. Crusan
Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom is a teacher and prospective teacher-friendly book, uncomplicated by the language of statistics. The book is for those who teach and assess second language writing in several different contexts: the IEP, the developmental writing classroom, and the sheltered composition classroom. In addition, teachers who experience a mixed population or teach cross-cultural composition will find the book a valuable resource. Other books have thoroughly covered the theoretical aspects of writing assessment, but none have focused as heavily as this book does on pragmatic classroom aspects of writing assessment. Further, no book to date has included an in-depth examination of the machine scoring of writing and its effects on second language writers.
Crusan not only makes a compelling case for becoming knowledgeable about L2 writing assessment but offers the means to do so. Her highly accessible, thought-provoking presentation of the conceptual and practical dimensions of writing assessment, both for the classroom and on a larger scale, promises to engage readers who have previously found the technical detail of other works on assessment off-putting, as well as those who have had no previous exposure to the study of assessment at all.
Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision: Fundamental International Themes
John R. Cutcliffe, Kristiina Hyrkas, and John Fowler
The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision provides a global ‘state of the art’ overview of clinical supervision, presenting and examining the most comprehensive, robust empirical evidence upon which to base practice.
Nursing Models: Application to Practice
John R. Cutcliffe, Hugh McKenna, and Kristiina Hyrkas
Presents a comprehensive explanation of the major nursing models that influence nursing practices. This title focuses on the applications of nursing models to many areas of nursing practice and shows how models can influence the way nurses think and act and how the patients, their families and communities can be enhanced as a result.
Social Studies: Current Trends
Ronald G. Helms Ph.D.
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