Imaging in Virus Research, Volume 116 in the Advances in Virus Research series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors. Topics of interest in this release include Recent developments of advanced fluorescence microscopy methods for biological applications, Fluorescence microscopy to image virus entry: Probing different angles, RSV and cytoplasmic inclusion bodies, Advanced Imaging of HIV-1 fusion and virus-host lipid interactions, Spatiotemporal orchestration of virus morphogenesis, Imaging applied to study interactions between poxviruses and their host cells, Viral capsid structures, Tissue Clearing and 3D-Imaging of Virus Infections, and much more.
Lora Fleming, Lota B. Alcantara Creencia, William H. Gerwick + 4 more
July 14, 2023
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Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, Second Edition explores the inextricably interconnected and complex relationship between oceans and humans. Through the lens of the expanding oceans and human health meta-discipline, this work examines the many invaluable ecosystem services offered by oceans as well as the global anthropogenic impacts, and explores the associated risks and benefits to human health. Written and edited by an interdisciplinary team of experts, the book features international perspectives on the resources available to address these benefits and risks, including enhanced research, policy, and community engagement. The book concludes by examining the future of ocean stewardship and how global populations can unite to nurture and promote our life-enhancing relationship with oceans. This is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, communities, and industry specialists in marine sciences, public health, and international policy.
Forensic Victimology: Examining Violent Crimes in Investigative and Legal Contexts, Third Edition introduces criminologists and criminal investigators to the idea of systematically gathering and examining victim information for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The book continues the legacy of the first two editions with both theoretical and applied coverage of the subject of victimology. The specific applications discussed remain investigative and provide legal venues designed to assist investigators and forensic examiners with the task of performing victimological assessments. Sections delve into the areas of femicide and mass shootings, which are global problems that further emphasize related casework and research.
Upasana Gitanjali Singh, Chenicheri Sid Nair + 1 more
Upasana Gitanjali Singh, Chenicheri Sid Nair and Susana Goncalves
June 15, 2023
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Digital Teaching, Learning and Assessment: The Way Forward is the result of the continuous discussion taking place in the teaching and learning space of what the future holds for academics and their stakeholders, post pandemic students. The editors of this book work in the teaching and learning domain and consider such discussion critical to ensure that students of the future are well serviced by all concerned. The book brings such discussions to one platform where academics, administrators and other stakeholders like researchers and regulatory bodies ponder ideas and practices and how the digital world will dominate and change the teaching/learning space.
Upasana Gitanjali Singh, Chenicheri Sid Nair + 1 more
Upasana Gitanjali Singh, Chenicheri Sid Nair and Rashmi Watson
June 13, 2023
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Academic Quality and Integrity in the New Higher Education Digital Environment: A Global Perspective provides discussions on the work of three editors who have significant experience in the quality assurance of teaching and learning and have been developing approaches during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions on learning and teaching during the pandemic were concentrated on how academic institutions ensure quality of courses, and that academic integrity is maintained in all assessments in a digital environment, thus ensuring what is being delivered meets global standards and professional bodies have confidence in programs delivered by the higher education sector. The area of quality assurance and academic integrity is thus critical in this new digital environment where significant educational programs will be delivered.
Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation, Second Edition highlights the many sustainability solutions and alternatives to fossil fuel usage including renewable energy and efficiency in mass transit, as well as the conservation of materials, water, and air and the overall health of communities. This new edition will update the reader on developments in the field since 2017 and advancements in sustainability solutions. It explores how Environmental Management System frameworks improve environmental performance in the operations, maintenance, design, rehabilitation, and expansion of a mass transportation system. The book covers the numerous types of mass transit systems, looking closely at all their key functions, including operations, maintenance, development, design, building, and retrofitting. It explores the mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, including green infrastructure, materials conservation, ecological conservation, and more. It covers energy, greenhouse gas emissions, toxic pollution and other significant environmental impacts, recycling, and more. It also examines organizational best practices and environmental regulatory constraints and life cycle assessments, describing which sustainable elements can be added while rehabilitating or expanding a mass transportation infrastructure or ancillary facility. The book concludes with a look at forthcoming sustainable initiatives that will enhance mass transit systems.
Advances in Virus Research, Volume 115, the latest release in this comprehensive serial that highlights new advances in the field, includes updates on a variety of timely topics, including Plant viral nanotools, Mycoviruses, Rift Valley Fever virus entry and infection, and more.
Saravanan Krishnan, Raghvendra Kumar and Valentina Emila Balas
May 5, 2023
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Green Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Smart Cities presents a detailed exploration of the adaptation and implementation of green blockchain technology for sustainable and eco-friendly smart city applications. This book covers all aspects of the topic and explores smart cities ecosystem applications of blockchain technology. Novel architectural and business blockchain use case solutions in smart city implementations are at the core of this book, which will be beneficial for all researchers, engineers, graduate students, smart city practitioners, and city administrators who are engaged in green blockchain and smart cities-related technologies.
Supply and Demand Management in Ride-Sourcing Markets offers a fundamental modeling framework for characterizing ride-sourcing markets by spelling out the complex relationships among key endogenous and exogenous variables in the markets. This book establishes several economic models that can approximate matching frictions between drivers and passengers, describes the equilibrium state of ride-sourcing markets, and more. Based on these models, the book develops an optimum strategy (in terms of trip fare, wage and/or matching) that maximizes platform profit. While the best social optimum solution (for maximizing the social welfare) is generally unsustainable, this book provides options governments can use to encourage second-best solutions. In addition, the book's authors establish models to analyze ride-pooling services, with traffic congestion externalities incorporated into models to see how both new platforms and government designs can optimize operating strategies in response to the level of traffic congestion.
Stampede Theory: Human Nature, Technology, and Runaway Social Realities explores the biological, evolutionary and technological systems that drive troubling patterns of behavior among groups while also proposing actions to combat harm. The book discusses different ways that living beings coordinate and how the emergence of communication technologies has changed behaviors. As the problem of echo chambers and misinformation grows, it is crucial to understand underlying causes and provide solutions—this book does just that by pulling from multiple fields to produce a coherent story about how social realities are created and how they can create resilient communities or reinforce damaging beliefs. This interdisciplinary approach rests on three primary pillars: 1) How information systems affect the distribution of ideas, information, influence and belief; 2. Technology-mediated communication between individuals and groups, from stories pressed into clay tablets to “likes” on social media; 3) The sociology of behavioral bias in groups ranging from teams to nations. Because of its interdisciplinary foundations, the book includes chapters that address behavioral economics, cults, artificial intelligence, and the individual psychology of belief. This will be a valuable resource for a range of readers, from political and social scientists to decision-makers in government and business, scientists in the fields of machine learning and AI, and more.