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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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The Real Case for Driverless Mobility

  • 1st Edition
  • January 24, 2024
  • Alain L. Kornhauser + 1 more
  • English
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The Real Case for Driverless Mobility: Putting Driverless Vehicles to Use for Those Who Really Need a Ride explores solutions for providing mobility for the unserved/underserved, including those who cannot drive themselves, afford transport alternatives, or who live in areas where neither public nor private transport is offered. The book synthesizes the career-long activities of the authors and the Princeton SmartDrivingCars Summits and assesses whether cars without drivers can deliver an affordable and more effective alternative to mass transit and taxis.A high percentage of the residents in many U.S. cities are poor, and the jobs that remain are often not easily reached by public transit systems which struggle to deliver a minimum level of service with their limited budgets. The SDC Summits were initiated in 2017 by Alain Kornhauser to attempt to address this problem. This book presents the problem and the proposed solution in a form that can be used by a wide audience and help build a constituency, both for the proof of concept and for an eventual implementation in many cities and towns in North America and other parts of the world.Professionals, investors, researchers and students alike will find this book a valuable exploration of how driverless technology can be applied to personal transport that can be used by a large sub-group of the population who are not currently served by automobile transport and are poorly served by public transport solutions.

Urban Risk Management in China

  • 1st Edition
  • January 23, 2024
  • Jianping Sun
  • English
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Urban Risk Management in China: Principles, Methods and Practices discusses the management of urban risk, the practical application of risk prevention, and the practice of control in the industry. Urban risk management is an emerging and interdisciplinary research field, and this book meets the urgent need to identify, analyze, and summarize urban risks and management difficulties that are experienced worldwide, especially in metropolitan cities. With rapid and large-scale urbanization, China's urban management experience in facing a series of comprehensive challenges provides a helpful way forward for urban planners around the world.This book clarifies the concept of urban risk, which includes urban land use, housing, infrastructure construction, economic and social development, and environmental protection, with an aim of analyzing the obstacles to urban risk management, forming a cognitive framework, organizing the practice of urban risk management, and finally forming a workable urban risk management system.

Designer Drugs

  • 1st Edition
  • January 17, 2024
  • Roy Gerona
  • English
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A title in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Designer Drugs: Chemistry, Analysis, Regulation, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Legislation of New Psychoactive Substances presents both an overview and a guide to techniques for designer drug analysis. Proliferation of the synthesis and use of designer drugs is a serious public health problem with social, economic, and legal implications. Whether abuse is studied at the population level or the individual level, researchers need both background and highly detailed technical information on specific drugs and drug classes in order to combat the proliferation and highly damaging consequences of these substances. Author Roy Gerona provides a comprehensive discussion that emphasizes the potential threat to society, presents the ongoing challenges confronting the various laboratory approaches to detection and identification of new chemical entities, and informs the development of improved analytical solutions for use in legislation, law enforcement, and treatment.Designer Drugs: Chemistry, Analysis, Regulation, Toxicology, Epidemiology & Legislation of New Psychoactive Substances offers an introduction to the field and a source of information on specific drugs, drug effects, and analytical tools to a wide audience for anyone studying or engaging in designer drug analysis. Analytical and medical chemists, pharmacologist, toxicologists, and students, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of drug abuse, medicine, public health, and forensics will greatly benefit from this essential text.

XAI Based Intelligent Systems for Society 5.0

  • 1st Edition
  • November 29, 2023
  • Fadi Al-Turjman + 4 more
  • English
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XAI Based Intelligent Systems for Society 5.0 focuses on the development and analysis of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI)-based models and intelligent systems that can be utilized for Society 5.0—characterized by a knowledge intensive, data driven, and non-monetary society. The book delves into the issues of transparency, explainability, data fusion, and interpretability, which are significant for the development of a super smart society and are addressed through XAI-based models and techniques. XAI-based deep learning models, fuzzy and hybrid intelligent systems, expert systems, and intrinsic explainable models in the context of Society 5.0 are presented in detail.The book also addresses—using XAI-based intelligent techniques—the privacy issues intrinsic in storing huge amounts of data or information in virtual space. The concept of Responsible AI, which is at the core of the future direction of XAI for Society 5.0, is also explored in this book. Finally, the application areas of XAI, including relevant case studies, are presented in the concluding chapter. This book serves as a valuable resource for graduate/post graduate students, academicians, analysts, computer scientists, engineers, researchers, professionals, and other personnel working in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and intelligent systems, who are interested in creating a people-centric smart society.

Dynamics and Stochasticity in Transportation Systems Part II

  • 1st Edition
  • November 15, 2023
  • Giulio E Cantarella + 2 more
  • English
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Dynamics and Stochasticity in Transportation Systems Part II: Equations and Examples goes beyond theory and mathematical models to give readers a practical understanding of dynamic and stochastic assignment modeling approaches in transportation systems. After an introduction in Chapter One, following chapters present recent advances, reviews of contents of the corresponding chapters in Giulio Cantarella’s previous book, discussions on numerical examples, comprehensive summaries, and final remarks. Readers will appreciate the fully discussed numerical examples, applications to real cases, review of recent developments and other materials not easily available in the literature, including long proofs. This book bridges mathematical theory with operational needs in a way that no current book does with practical, real-world cases and examples. Academics, researchers, and instructors as well as professionals, practitioners, and consultants will find this a valuable resource for solving network equilibrium problems in transportation systems analysis.

A Blueprint for Implementing Best Practice Procedures in a Digital Forensic Laboratory

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 9, 2023
  • David Lilburn Watson + 1 more
  • English
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Digital Forensic Processing and Procedures: Meeting the Requirements of ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and Best Practice Requirements, Second Edition provides a one-stop shop for a set of procedures that meet international best practices and standards for handling digital evidence during its complete lifecycle. The book includes procedures, forms and software, providing anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedures throughout chain of custody--from incident response straight through to analysis in the lab. This book addresses the whole lifecycle of digital evidence.

The Marketing of Academic, National and Public Libraries Worldwide

  • 1st Edition
  • October 24, 2023
  • David Baker + 1 more
  • English
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The Marketing of Academic, National and Public Libraries Worldwide: Marketing, Branding, Community Engagement enables readers to learn about the most up-to-date trends, as well as hands-on practices and marketing tactics taken directly from 48 highly seasoned marketing and community engagement librarians around the world, namely in Africa, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Latvia and Qatar. Via a series of in-depth and semi-structured interviews, this book provides insights into successful marketing strategies librarians can use to encourage donors and patrons to understand that their libraries are a great choice for fulfilling information needs, recreational interests, intellectual pursuits, and more.

Part 2: Wider Transport and Land Use Impacts of COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 12
  • October 23, 2023
  • Patricia L. Mokhtarian + 2 more
  • English
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Wider Transport and Land Use Impacts of COVID-19, Part Two: Volume Twelve in the Advances in Transport Policy and Planning series, highlights advances in the field, with this new volume presenting chapters on valuable topics such as the Impact of COVID-19 on teleworking, Retail after COVID: Impacts on accessibility, Equity implications of older adults' mobility in South Asia in the aftermath of COVID-19: A conceptual framework and literature review, COVID-19 and public transport response and challenges, Outlining the window of opportunity for the low carbon transition in transport: A review of impacts on walking practices in the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more.Additional sections cover the Impact of COVID-19 on micromobility, Examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on ride-sourcing services: Findings from a literature review and case study, COVID-19 and long-distance travel, and much many policy and planning considerations.

Planning and Operation of Container Terminals

  • 1st Edition
  • October 18, 2023
  • Kap-Hwan Kim
  • English
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Planning and Operation of Container Terminals provides methodologies to optimize the design of container handling systems. The book offers various optimization models and details how to apply the models. In addition, it captures key points of academic research to provide a thorough and up-to-date guide on this rapidly changing field. Sections cover various aspects of terminal operation and propose key issues for their optimization. In addition, the relationships among various operational problems are described, along with tactics for the efficient utilization of resources. Students and professionals alike will find this a useful resource for getting up-to-speed in this dynamic field. The efficiency of a container terminal highly depends on the design of handling systems and operation methods of the terminal. In recent decades, the development of ports has become large-scale, modern and automatic, so it is necessary to learn about the design and operation of modern ports quickly and to understand the research hotspots, research frontiers and research status in the current field, as well as the use and innovation of research methods.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 117
  • October 11, 2023
  • Margaret Kielian + 1 more
  • English
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 117, the latest release in a series that highlights new advances in the field, includes invaluable updates written by an international board of authors. Chapters in this new release include Pathogenesis of neuroinvasive flaviviruses, Cellular entry and egress of astroviruses, Rift Valley Fever virus entry and infection, and more.