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The Social Sciences collection forms a definitive resource for those entering, researching, or teaching in any of the many disciplines making up this interdisciplinary area of study. Written by experts and researchers from both Academic and Commercial domains, titles offer global scope and perspectives.

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The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 3

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
  • Hardback
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The Sustainability Handbook: How to Go About Disruptive Sustainability Innovation, Volume Three provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into an organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption and lifecycle management. Aimed at those who have already established a mature Sustainability Portfolio Management approach, it explores the “why” of Disruptive Sustainably Innovation and how to capture and use Sustainability Drivers and Requirements.Global climate change poses enormous environmental challenges, and societies across the world must adapt and innovate to further the goals of sustainability for present and future generations. The private sector especially must find new ways of doing business to align their practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community. Using a conceptually structured framework throughout, the book examines the latest academic research to summarize what environmental, social, and economic sustainability actually means in different contexts. This book will be ideal for researchers, students and businesspeople at all levels and sectors.

Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Sailesh Iyer + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages provides a holistic view of digital twin technology and how it can be deployed to develop smart cities and smart villages. Smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart education, smart agriculture, smart rural solutions, and related methodologies using digital twins are discussed, including challenges in deployment, their solutions and future roadmaps. This knowledge, enriched by a variety of case studies presented in the book, may empower readers with new capabilities for new research as well as new tasks and strategies for practical implementation and real-world problem solving.The book is thoughtfully structured, starting from the background of digital twin concepts and basic know-how to serve the needs of those new to the subject. It continues with implementation to facilitate and improve management in several urban contexts, infrastructures, and more. Global case study assessments further provide a deep characterization of the state-of-the-art in digital twin in urban and rural contexts.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 120
  • November 1, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 120, the latest release in this esteemed series, presents the latest research and developments in viruses.

Handbook of the Economics of Matching

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 1
  • November 1, 2024
  • Pierre A. Chiappori + 2 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Handbook in Economics of Matching highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors. Chapters in this new release include Matching without transfers, Matching under Non-transferable Utility: Theory, The large markets case, Matching under Non-transferable Utility: Applications, Allocating students to schools: theory and empirical methods, Matching with Transfers, Matching with Transfers: Theory, Matching with Transfers: Applications, Matching under Imperfectly Transferable Utility, Extensions, Pre-matching investments, Matching with contracts, Matching under asymmetric information, Matching with frictions, and Dynamic Matching.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

  • 3rd Edition
  • October 15, 2024
  • Jason Payne-James + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Third Edition builds on the strength of its predecessor whilst providing a more modern, digital-friendly infrastructure. Unlike the previous A-Z approach to chapter organization, it is thematically structured around sections and topics via a taxonomic approach, thus making navigation far easier for the user. New to this edition are articles encompassing the history, application, future trends, and clinical/pathological professional issues of the discipline, including topics on: forensic taphonomy, non-fatal strangulation, coercive control, forensic biology, extrajudicial-summary or arbitrary executions.This modern, fully up-to-date, easy to navigate edition, with its electronic platform and logistically and consistently structured chapters will be ideal for readers from a variety of disciplines.

Introduction to Emergency Management

  • 8th Edition
  • October 15, 2024
  • George Haddow + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Introduction to Emergency Management, Eighth Edition sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency management professionals. This trusted resource provides a comprehensive overview of core concepts in emergency management and instructs in their application, addressing why the emergency management profession exists, what actions its professionals and practitioners are tasked with performing, and what achievements are sought through the conduct of these various efforts. Students and new professionals alike will gain an enhanced understanding of key terminology and concepts, enabling them to work with emergency management specialists.Fully updated throughout, the new edition includes revised workflows and communications; explanations of FEMA, state, and local emergency management organizational policies; the growing role of the private sector in emergency management; Covid-19 pandemic preparedness and response; and the impact of climate change on emergency management policies and practices, among other timely examples and application areas. Each chapter features all-new case studies on recent disasters, key terms, summary points, and self-review questions. Student and faculty use is supported by an expanded ancillary package, featuring a fuller instructor manual, lecture PowerPoint Slides, and linked documents, data sets, references, and video examples.

Computational Intelligence in Sustainable Computing and Optimization

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Balamurugan Balusamy + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Computational Intelligence in Sustainable Computing and Optimization: Trends and Applications focuses on developing and evolving advanced computational intelligence algorithms for the analysis of data involved in applications such as agriculture, biomedical systems, bioinformatics, business intelligence, economics, disaster management, e-learning, education management, financial management, and environmental policies. This book presents research in sustainable computing and optimization, combining methods from engineering, mathematics, and computer science to optimize environmental resources. Computational intelligence in the field of sustainable computing combines computer science and engineering in applications ranging from Internet of Things (IoT), information security systems, smart storage, cloud computing, intelligent transport management, cognitive and bio-inspired computing, and management science. Data intelligence techniques play a critical role in sustainable computing. Recent advances in data management, data modeling, data analysis, and artificial intelligence are finding applications in energy networks and thus making our environment more sustainable.

Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Tshilidzi Marwala
  • English
  • Paperback
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Recent advances in AI and Mechanism Design provide a vital tool for solving collective action problems, common in international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms for cooperation and coordination, we can better address issues such as climate change, trade, and security. Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations shows readers how the intersection of Mechanism Design and Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the way we approach international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms, we can design better institutions, policies, and agreements that are more effective and efficient. Dr. Tshilidzi Marwala, United Nations University Rector and UN Under-Secretary General, presents the essential technologies used in Game Theory, Mechanism Design and AI and applies these to significant global issues such as interstate conflict, cybersecurity, and energy. International relations are a complex field, with many different actors and interests in play. By incorporating AI into our analysis and decision-making processes, we can better understand and predict the behavior of multiple actors and design mechanisms that take these behaviors into account, thereby producing more desirable and creative interdisciplinary approaches. The book presents real-world applications of these rapidly evolving technologies in crucial research fields such as Interstate Conflict, International Trade, Climate Change, Water management, Energy, cybersecurity, and global finance.

Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • English
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Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation: Grounding Machinic Ecosystems in Life-Experiences introduces a visionary approach to understanding the evolving relationship between technology and human experiences. It delves into the transformative potential of Machinic Generalized Intelligence (MGI), where AI and human intelligence converge harmoniously, creating a new paradigm of interactive, machinic life experiences. This book challenges the traditional tech-centric view, advocating for a life and experience-first perspective. It presents the Dynamic Relationality Theory (DRT), a novel conceptual framework that redefines our interaction with technology, emphasizing cocreative, emergent experiences over mere digital platformization.Through an interdisciplinary approach combining philosophical insights and social theories with practical applications, this book navigates the complexities of digitalized life ecosystems, employing tools from category theory and differential topology. For readers grappling with the complexities of AI and its societal implications, this book offers clarity and direction. It provides a robust theoretical framework to understand the changing landscape of human–technology interaction. Furthermore, it integrates philosophical insights and ethical considerations into the discussion of AI and technology, providing a well-rounded perspective that aids in ethical decision-making and responsible innovation. It also delves into practical applications and future implications of AI, aiding readers in applying these concepts in real-world scenarios. By moving beyond a purely technological focus, this book equips readers with the insights needed to navigate the ethical, philosophical, and practical challenges posed by the integration of AI into daily life. A crucial resource for academics, professionals, and policymakers, this book serves as a guide to making informed decisions and fostering responsible innovation in the age of AI.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

  • 3rd Edition
  • September 16, 2024
  • Stella R. Quah
  • English
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The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Third Edition, Five Volume Set is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Spanning across 5 volumes, 13 subject areas and 480 chapters, this new edition takes a multidisciplinary approach and presents the history, methodology, and latest advances in biomedical research and related scientific fields, including social sciences, life sciences, and bioengineering to address public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. The book offers readers evidence-based analysis and information on solutions to real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach.Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included comprise the fundamental research areas of global public health: historical roots, scientific research methodology and approaches, public health of vulnerable population subgroups (the aged, children and adolescents, at-risk populations), environmental and occupational epidemiology, and much more.