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Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 1
  • December 1, 2024
  • Lint Barrage + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Handbook of the Economics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Handbook for Behavioral Skills Training

  • 1st Edition
  • November 29, 2024
  • Peter Sturmey + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Handbook for Behavioral Skills Training is a method consisting of multiple treatment components that is effective for training a wide variety of skills, both simple and complex, in people in a wide variety of populations, including children and adults with disabilities. This book is the first comprehensive research-based guide on behavior skills training for practitioners and human service organizations. Behavioral skills training includes instructions, modelling, rehearsal, and feedback, leading to improvement in social and language skills, reduced problem behavior, independence, and autonomy.This book provides a detailed roadmap from beginning (identifying training needs) to end (large scale application across entire organizations).

Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds

  • 1st Edition
  • November 15, 2024
  • Maira Rubi Segura Campos
  • English
  • Paperback
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Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds: Benefits and Applications presents bioactive compounds and functional foods as a therapeutic approach to disease and overall health and well-being.The book covers various bioactive compounds, including peptides, phenols, and flavonoids, as foods to consider complementary treatment for disease management.Written for nutrition researchers, food scientists, graduate students and other food science and health professionals, Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds will be a welcomed reference for those who wish to better understand the role of bioactive compounds and functional foods in the treatment and prevention of disease.

The Immune System

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 14, 2024
  • Hymie Anisman + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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The Immune System: Mental Health and Neurological Conditions fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. This book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. New chapters and sections on peripheral and central mechanisms in relation to viral pathogens, RNA editing to treat diseases, and COVID-19 will be included. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. This book covers both mental-health conditions and degenerative disorders of the brain, including depression, schizophrenia, autism-like spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia.

Change Management in Information Organizations

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Zhixian Yi
  • English
  • Paperback
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Change Management in Information Organizations presents topics in change management for information organizations that will be of practical help. The title includes theoretical and evidence-based material, including empirical research and insights from academic library directors in the USA. The book introduces fundamental concepts of change management. It will help professionals plan, set up, carry out, and assess change. This title offers, across twelve chapters, a solution for those managing change in information organizations, bringing them up to speed on models, approaches and methods of change management. Libraries, archives, museums and other information organizations are constantly changing.The current pandemic has accelerated and created new change for information organizations, which must now rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. Organizations must re-examine practices, services and resources, and innovate for competitive advantage.

Earth Observation for Monitoring and Modeling Land Use

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Daniela Fernanda Da Silva Fuzzo + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Earth Observation for Monitoring and Modeling Land Use presents a practical guide and theoretical overview of the latest techniques and Earth observation technologies applied to land use and land cover change through qualitative assessment of Earth observation technologies. The book's chapters include detailed case studies, Earth observation datasets, and detailed applications of the technologies covered that are presented in a way that each chapter is a self-contained guide on a specific application of Earth observation technologies to land use problems, ensuring all technical and background information is provided on each subject without the need for cross-referencing or searching for other sources.The book spatializes the understanding of monitoring land cover and use, and quantifies the challenges faced, allowing analysis of the dynamics of the territory in terms of occupation processes, land use, and its transformations. It focuses on practical applications of using remote sensing and modeling that support new research in relation to monitoring of land use and spectral modelling, elucidating the importance of advanced methodologies in the coverage and use mappings of the Earth.

Handbook of Gun Violence

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Nicholas D Thomson
  • English
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Gun violence is a growing epidemic. According to APA, every day in the United States, approximately 30 people die of homicides and 53 people die of suicides committed by someone using a gun. Handbook of Gun Violence covers a variety of subjects and disciplines related to gun violence research. The first section provides an updated overview of the prevalence of gun violence including a dedicated section to the surge in violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second section biopsychosocial risk and protective factors for violence, including genetics, psychopathology, neurocognitive function, and community influences. The last section reviews options for Gun violence prevention and intervention, including treatments for youth delinquency and violence and antisocial behavior.

Handbook of the Economics of Conflict

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 1
  • November 1, 2024
  • Massimo Morelli + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Handbook of the Economics of Conflict highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors. Chapters in this release include Conflict Initiation and the Coase Theorem, Misperceptions and the dynamics of conflict, Power Mismatch, Shocks and Conflict, On the Salience of Ethnic Conflict, Polarization and Conflict, Trade Policy in the Shadow of War: A Quantitative Toolkit for Geoeconomics, Conflict in History, Strategic militarization, Propaganda and Conflict, Climate and Conflict, and The Psychology of Conflict.

The Sustainable Power Grid

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brian D’ Andrade
  • English
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The Sustainable Power Grid: Challenges, Applications and Case Studies provides a detailed breakdown of the different challenges faced with power grid modernization and presents a range of practical approaches to tackle these. With a strong focus on case studies and applications, the book offers extensive case study content to illustrate real-world concepts. Beginning with an overview on the evolution of the traditional power system, chapters then discuss key issues surrounding extreme weather, power quality, and power converters. The book also outlines a quantitative risk-based framework for asset health assessment of overhead lines, alongside engineering and environmental considerations.Concluding with a deep-dive into energy storage, topics consist of energy storage system protection, condition monitoring, and emerging technologies. Completely practical in nature, this is an essential resource for engineers in the electrical power industry, and offers students and researchers applied content in the latest power grid technologies.

Measuring and Managing Information Risk

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Jack Freund + 1 more
  • English
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Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach, Second Edition provides a proven and credible framework for understanding, measuring, and analyzing information risk of any size or complexity using the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) methodology developed over ten years and adopted by corporations worldwide. This new edition covers such key areas as risk theory, risk calculation, scenario modeling, and communicating risk within the organization, and also includes new chapters and essays from industry professionals. It provides a step-by-step guide to help managers make better business decisions by understanding their organizational risk.The field has advanced significantly in the past 10 years and this all-new edition reiterates the importance of the foundations of risk measurement but adds information about modern methods to integrate quantitative risk assessment methods into your security programs. This includes the integration of security telemetry data, outside data sources, approaches to automating FAIR assessments, and how to align methods and programs to security standards and regulations. Further discussed is how such approaches are being used by third-party agencies to provide CRQ data to the investors, underwriters, and regulators. This book is a valuable resource for all those who need the foundations, methods, and techniques for measuring, assessing, and communicating cyber risk to enable an organization to build an organizational IT risk management program. It serves as both a practical how-to guide for those new to the industry as well as tenured professionals that need a formalized guide for implementation.