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Impact of Climate Change on Social and Mental Well-Being

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Muskan Garg + 3 more
  • English
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Impact of Climate Change on Social and Mental Well-Being, increases the awareness and understanding of how global climate change, including natural disasters, loss of habitat, and displacement can affect social and mental well-being. This book provides valuable insights into the connection between environmental issues and mental health, and the long-term implications of these issues. Sections dedicated to adaptation and solutions, offer coping mechanisms and strategies for eco-anxiety and climate grief. This book also explores the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to climate change and how these factors impact human well-being.

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 67
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman
  • English
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 67, the latest release in this classic resource on the field of developmental psychology, includes a variety of timely updates, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics such as Conceptual and Empirical Advances in Afterschool Research, Unraveling the Transracial Adoption Paradox: Construction race and racism in adoptive families, Risk and Resilience Models in Child Development, The Dual Journey: The Development of Twins’ Relationships Throughout Childhood, A sociocultural perspective of multimodal learning by infants and young children, and Defining the Role of Executive Function in Children's Sociomoral Reasoning.

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

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  • September 1, 2024
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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.

Neuroscience of Coffee Part A

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 288
  • September 1, 2024
  • Nasrollah Moradikor + 1 more
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The Neuroscience of Coffee is a pioneering volume that delves into the intricate relationship between one of the world's most beloved beverages and the human brain. Offering a comprehensive exploration of the biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying coffee's impact on the nervous system, this groundbreaking book transcends traditional coffee literature by focusing specifically on the neurological aspects. From deciphering the molecular intricacies of caffeine to examining the complex interactions within the nervous system, the volume provides an unprecedented insight into how coffee influences brain function, mental health, and neurodegenerative diseases. It addresses the growing interest in understanding everyday dietary choices and their neurological implications, filling a crucial gap in accessible yet detailed resources. This book not only contributes to the evolving field of neuroscience but also serves as a valuable guide for professionals, students, and informed laypersons seeking a deeper understanding of coffee's effects on brain health and overall well-being.

Neuroscience of Coffee Part B

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 289
  • September 1, 2024
  • Nasrollah Moradikor + 1 more
  • English
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The Neuroscience of Coffee is a pioneering volume that delves into the intricate relationship between one of the world's most beloved beverages and the human brain. Offering a comprehensive exploration of the biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying coffee's impact on the nervous system, this groundbreaking book transcends traditional coffee literature by focusing specifically on the neurological aspects. From deciphering the molecular intricacies of caffeine to examining the complex interactions within the nervous system, the volume provides an unprecedented insight into how coffee influences brain function, mental health, and neurodegenerative diseases. It addresses the growing interest in understanding everyday dietary choices and their neurological implications, filling a crucial gap in accessible yet detailed resources. This book not only contributes to the evolving field of neuroscience but also serves as a valuable guide for professionals, students, and informed laypersons seeking a deeper understanding of coffee's effects on brain health and overall well-being.

A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions That Work for Autistic People

  • 2nd Edition
  • August 26, 2024
  • Susan M. Wilczynski
  • English
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A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions that Work for Autistic People: Diversity Affirming Evidence-Based Practice, second edition, provides a socially valid, culturally sensitive, and person-centered resource to aid practitioners in guiding the selection of effective interventions. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. The second edition includes new chapters on diversity affirmation and cultural adaptations of interventions, quality of life, self-determination, guided decision-making, and ethics as foundational skills for identifying effective, socially valid interventions that are delivered with compassion and assent/consent.

International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • August 16, 2024
  • Takeru Shibayama + 1 more
  • English
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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
  • August 9, 2024
  • Azzam Abu-Rayash
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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.

Natural Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 66
  • August 5, 2024
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman + 2 more
  • English
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Natural Behavior, Volume 66 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.There is a long history of studying natural behavior in science. In 1872, Charles Darwin documented his observations on the development of his children in words, which was published in an article titled “A Biographical Sketch of an Infant.” Traditionally, observational studies like this had been viewed as insightful but also criticized as not objective and quantitative. More recently, building on advanced computation, the contemporary approaches to studying natural behavior in the real world delivered quantitative results. New sensing and wearable technologies allow researchers to collect high-density data in everyday contexts. With technological advances, we can scale up and obtain quantitative results from real-world data. This volume contains a collection of papers on studying natural behavior of child development. Those papers aim at understanding and predicting behavior and cognition as it occurs within complex real-world situations. Compared with findings from laboratories, the results derived from natural behavior are remarkably reliable, which provides an answer to the reproducibility crisis in science. Moreover, the findings based on natural behavior can be directly applied to the real world, especially in the health and education domains.

Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Muhammad H. Rashid
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Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles provides advanced knowledge on autonomous systems, electric propulsion in electric vehicles, radars and sensors for autonomous systems, and relevant aspects of energy storage and battery charging. The work is designed to provide clear technical presentation with a focus on commercial viability. It supports any and all aspects of a project requiring specialist design, analysis, installation, commissioning and maintenance services. With this book in hand, engineers will be able to execute design, analysis and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and commercial requirements, policies, and product and program requirements.