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Practical Aviation Security

  • 4th Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Jeffrey Price + 1 more
  • English
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Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, Fourth Edition is a guide to the aviation security system, from crucial historical events to the policies, policymakers, and major terrorist and criminal acts that have shaped the procedures in use today, as well as the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the future. Using case studies and practical security measures now in use at airports worldwide, readers learn the effective methods and fundamental principles involved in designing and implementing a security system. This expanded fourth edition covers new threats and technologies to reflect the latest knowledge in the field from the past decade.This book will be ideal for airport, airline, charter, government, and others with aviation security responsibilities to better implement their security programs, evaluate the ever-changing risk environment, and respond appropriately and responsibly.

Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mashrur Chowdhury + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Other sections provide extensive coverage of existing and forthcoming intelligent transportation systems and data analytics technologies.All fundamentals/concepts presented in this book are explained in the context of ITS. Users will learn everything from the basics of different ITS data types and characteristics to how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different ITS applications. In addition, they will discover how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning.

Clinical Supervision in Home-Based ABA Services

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Melissa S Saunders
  • English
  • Paperback
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Clinical Supervision in Home-Based ABA Services covers services delivered in a home setting. It includes a chapter outlining how services and supervision vary across settings. An additional chapter reviews the importance of developing soft skills, interview skill, and communication skills as they relate to the dynamics found in homebased services (e.g., working with families, different cultural and diverse backgrounds of the technician and families within the home settings). This is the ultimate resource for supervising behavior analysts.In this Applied Behavior Analysis model, the supervising Behavior Analyst is expected to design individualized interventions for the patient while also ensuring the behavior technician is implementing those interventions correctly. While the tiered model does allow for more access to treatment, there are also many challenges which are also covered.

A Practical Guide to Functional Assessment and Treatment for Severe Problem Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Joshua Jessel + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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A Practical Guide to Functional Assessment and Treatment for Severe Problem Behavior discusses how to utilize functional assessment and function-based treatment for patients with severe problem behaviors. The book begins by defining problem behavior, contrasting functional and structural definitions, and clearly reviewing the term “severe”. The second section, Functional Assessment of Problem Behavior, reviews three different assessments in detail, providing sample questionnaires, methods for interviewing and brief bonus videos. The third section, Function-Based Treatments, outlines three main treatment options, including comprehensive and trauma-informed strategies and outline information on collecting, graphing, and analyzing treatment data.The final section, Promoting Sustainability and Compassionate Care will review strategies to implement these assessments and treatments in a culturally relevant and compassionate way.

Nature Based Solutions in Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Haozhi Pan + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Nature Based Solutions in Supporting Sustainable Development Goals: Theory and Practice catalogs evidence based on the social, economic, and environmental effectiveness of Nature based Solutions (NbS) to face environmental challenges and simultaneously provide a better understanding of associated social-ecological interactions. NbS are reframing discussion and policy responses worldwide to environmental challenges. The concept builds on and complements other closely related concepts, such as the ecosystem approach, ecosystem services, ecosystem-based adaptation/mitigation, disaster risk reduction, sponge cities, and green/blue infrastructures.The quantification of existing NbS’ effectiveness, their operationalization and replication in different environmental settings are presented here in such a way that allows them to be both widely accepted and incorporated in policy development and in practical implementation.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 3

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
  • Hardback
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The Sustainability Handbook: How to Go About Disruptive Sustainability Innovation, Volume Three provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into an organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption and lifecycle management. Aimed at those who have already established a mature Sustainability Portfolio Management approach, it explores the “why” of Disruptive Sustainably Innovation and how to capture and use Sustainability Drivers and Requirements.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. This book will be ideal for researchers, students and businesspeople at all levels and sectors.

Keynesian Behavioral Macroeconomics

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Theodore Koutsobinas
  • English
  • Paperback
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Keynesian Behavioral Macroeconomics analyzes Keynes’s landmark contributions in behavioral economics and develops a new and fresh genre of macroeconomic analysis. It compels us to consider seriously the earlier-generation warnings about the impact of investors’ animal spirits and financiers’ liquidity-presence using cognitive-based and social psychology heuristics. Innovative in its subject matter, approach, theoretical development and policy prescriptions, this constructivist pluralist approach can contribute to important debates. This fresh look in macroeconomics can fruitfully be applied by macroeconomists, policymakers, and market participants to prevent effective demand shortages, stimulate the economy, preserve job creation, and impact redistribution, sustainability and social inclusion.In this timely book, Theodore Koutsobinas develops a synthesis of Keynes’s macroeconomic theory with contemporary developments in behavioral macroeconomics to analyze urgent real-world challenges, and he proposes successful solutions for macroeconomic policy. This volume uniquely explains how Keynes’s magnificent, crucial, but long-forgotten dynamics can be analyzed on the basis of behavioral foundations to explain amplified global finance cycles, booms and busts, and macroeconomic instability with harmful effects on incomes and jobs.

Understanding Autism

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Neophytos L. Papaneophytou + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Dive deep into the intricate world of autism with Understanding Autism: Perspectives, Assessment, Interventions, and the Journey Toward Inclusion. This compelling book offers a multifaceted exploration, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of autism spectrum disorder from both biological and social perspectives. From the role of bioactive lipids in the pathobiology of autism to the challenges faced by individuals with autism within the criminal justice system, this book delves into critical aspects of autism, assessment strategies, and innovative interventions. From a biological perspective, readers will unravel the mysteries of the gut-brain connection and the impact of vitamin D on the gut microbiota. Meanwhile, the social perspective sheds light on sensory processing, autonomic regulation, and socio-emotional development in autism, as well as the pressing issue of justice and representation. Through the assessment section, readers will explore the unique challenges faced by parents with autism spectrum disorder and delve into linguistic anomalies in autism. Finally, the interventions section introduces groundbreaking programs and strategies designed to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Whether you're a healthcare professional, educator, or simply curious about autism, Understanding Autism is an essential guide that offers diverse insights into this complex condition, ultimately fostering greater awareness, understanding, and support for individuals on the spectrum.

Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Sailesh Iyer + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages provides a holistic view of digital twin technology and how it can be deployed to develop smart cities and smart villages. Smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart education, smart agriculture, smart rural solutions, and related methodologies using digital twins are discussed, including challenges in deployment, their solutions and future roadmaps. This knowledge, enriched by a variety of case studies presented in the book, may empower readers with new capabilities for new research as well as new tasks and strategies for practical implementation and real-world problem solving.The book is thoughtfully structured, starting from the background of digital twin concepts and basic know-how to serve the needs of those new to the subject. It continues with implementation to facilitate and improve management in several urban contexts, infrastructures, and more. Global case study assessments further provide a deep characterization of the state-of-the-art in digital twin in urban and rural contexts.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 120
  • November 1, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 120, the latest release in this esteemed series, presents the latest research and developments in viruses.