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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.

Key subject areas include: Library and Information Science; Transportation; Urban Studies; Geography, Planning, and Development; Security; Emergency Management.

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Forensic Serology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Shanan S. Tobe
  • English
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Forensic Serology provides a comprehensive and complete synopsis of forensic serology. The book includes background information on different biological substances that can be detected, how the serological tests work, what the testing looks like, how to interpret the results, and what those results tell us. Coverage includes all aspects of serological testing, including basic presumptive testing, confirmatory testing, and new methods of testing, such as mRNA, methylation, proteomics, and much more. The book is written at a level that anyone with basic knowledge of science can fully understand, thus filling a gap in the market.

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance.These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives.

International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • August 16, 2024
  • Takeru Shibayama + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19 examines the pandemic response of transport policymakers around the world and analyzes what can be learned to prepare for the next epidemic—or any other critical event that threatens transportation services. It combines theoretical analysis with a compendium of country-focused case studies to provide scientific evidence and decision-making support for the actions that each transportation official must make going forward.This book begins with Part 1, a thematic and comparative section on response and recovery efforts. It provides insights into topics such as mitigation strategies and preparedness of the public transport sector to epidemics prior to COVID-19; responses during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery from it; public transport services in urban and rural areas during the pandemic; and social (or physical) distancing and any other protective on-board measures. Part 2 then offers a set of international case studies, wherein various authors from different countries review their governments’ and operators' responses. Each chapter is guided by a set of common research questions based on disaster mitigation theory. Part 3 then focuses on learnings and comparative analysis from the COVID-19 pandemic for future epidemic mitigation strategies in the public transport sector.Governments, public transport authorities and operators, as well as students and researchers will learn what has and has not worked well during the COVID-19 pandemic. These insights will help them to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from unexpected disruptive events like pandemics in the future.

Smart City Assessment

  • 1st Edition
  • July 12, 2024
  • Azzam Abu-Rayash
  • English
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Smart City Assessment: A Novel Framework for Development and Evaluation of Smart Cities outlines a new assessment model for smart cities, including energy, environmental, and economic factors. It introduces a new paradigm to the understanding of smart cities by defining it using eight main domains, each domain using four specific performance indicators. This book defines a smart city as one with a smart environment, smart economy, smart society, smart culture, smart governance, smart energy, smart infrastructure, smart transportation, and one that is resilient to pandemics and global emergencies.This book begins by outlining these basic elements of a smart city, from sustainability to transportation networks. It then proposes a framework for evaluation, before analyzing both technological and socioeconomic factors in more detail. Central to the reader’s understanding are the wide range of detailed case studies based on real-world cities, analyzing their smart-ness and demonstrating the application of a Smart City Index ranking based on the assessment criteria. The application of this novel and comprehensive methodology is applied on 20 cities worldwide and trends, relationships between indicators and domains are assessed to better understand the dynamic connections in this composite network of indicators. Providing the theoretical background as well as the practical assessment tools necessary, this book offers a timely discussion of the criteria and development for smart, sustainable urban living.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 119
  • July 5, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 119, the latest release in this esteemed series, presents the latest research and developments in viruses.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 2

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
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The Sustainability Handbook: Volume 2 provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. 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.Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into the organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption, and lifecycle management. Volume 2 explores the concept of Radical Sustainability within an enterprise and why it is needed. With examples from zero waste to eliminating use of rare earth resources, triggering sustainable practices to cause related marketing, and sustainability responsibility to external transparency over internal incidents, this volume offers practical solutions for those who desire to progress from a Sustainable Strategy to an effective Sustainability Portfolio Management approach. Underpinned by international research-based evidence, it explores associated trends and drivers within the marketplace and how innovative environmental, social, economic and governance aspects can be considered and solutions applied.For researchers, students, and businesspeople at all levels and sectors, this handbook is an essential reference of the latest sustainability tools and methodologies required to adapt and innovate towards sustainability.

Aircraft Leasing and Financing

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Vitaly Guzhva + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Aircraft Financing and Leasing: Tools for Success in Aircraft Acquisition and Management, Second Edition provides students and industry professionals with unique insights into the latest developments in the Commercial Aircraft and Engine Leasing and Financing industry that has grown into one of the most distinctive and important industries globally. This book offers a blend of academic and professional views that make it educational and relevant to the everyday operations of the industry. It can be used as a stand-alone textbook as well as a practitioner's guide.Given the impact of the COVID-19 virus on airlines around the world, the industry has experienced substantial changes since the first edition was published. This second edition is thoroughly revised and includes some new case studies and an entirely new chapter on Environmental Considerations with Respect to Aviation Finance.Aircraft Financing and Leasing details the industry’s foundational concepts, including aviation law and regulation, airline credit analysis, maintenance reserve development, insurance, transaction cost modeling, risk management tools such as asset and credit diversification, and the art of lease negotiations. Different types of aircraft are explored, highlighting their purposes, as well as when and why airline operators and investors choose specific models over others. In addition, the book covers important factors such as modeling financial returns for leased aircraft and appraising aircraft values.Users will find this an ideal resource for practitioners or as an outstanding reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students.

Urban Health

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 15
  • July 1, 2024
  • Madhuri Sharma + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Urban Health: A Global Perspective, Fifteenth Edition outlines the problems, issues, and solutions to health in urban areas on a global scale. The book focuses on several issues which impact the health of cities, such as the environment, pollution, climate change, ecology, social equity, health inequalities, and health problems. In addition, it covers several empirical studies which explain economic, political, and the social issues influencing health in urban areas. Pandemics and sustainable development will also be discussed.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 1

  • 1st Edition
  • June 28, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
  • Hardback
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The Sustainability Handbook provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. 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.Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into the organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption, and lifecycle management. Volume 1 explores the concept of Substantial Sustainability Innovation within an enterprise and why it is important. It clarifies the difference between environmental, social and governance aspects of sustainability and how they relate to each other. With examples from local sourcing to C02 reduction, business ethics to sustainability portfolio management, green business process management to gender diversity, this volume explores how you can use sustainability to innovate and identifies which components to use to build an effective sustainable strategy.For researchers, students, and businesspeople at all levels and sectors, this handbook is an essential reference of the latest sustainability tools and methodologies required to adapt and innovate towards sustainability.

Library Career Management in the Digital Age

  • 1st Edition
  • June 20, 2024
  • Katarina Michnik
  • English
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Library Career Management in the Digital Age, A New Tool for Development presents a new model, the Librarian Career Management Tool, that can be used to identify and structure possible opportunities and challenges to the career development of academic librarians in the digital age. Because of this heterogeneity in the field, there is a need for a theoretical and practical tool that distils variation down to fundamental principles which people can then work with. The tool discussed in the book collates all possible career paths into a taxonomy of influencing factors and natural relationships between these factors for the digital librarian context.The advantage of modeling these distinct patterns is to enable informed and far-sighted decisions on the motivations for the next steps in an individual’s career. In addition, it enables key trends in digital information management to be better understood.