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Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • English
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Dynamic Relationality Theory of Creative Transformation: Grounding Machinic Ecosystems in Life-Experiences introduces a visionary approach to understanding the evolving relationship between technology and human experiences. It delves into the transformative potential of Machinic General Intelligence (MGI), where AI and human intelligence converge harmoniously, creating a new paradigm of interactive, machinic life experiences. This book challenges the traditional tech-centric view, advocating for a life and experience-first perspective. It presents the Dynamic Relationality Theory (DRT), a novel conceptual framework that redefines our interaction with technology, emphasizing co-creative, emergent experiences over mere digital platformization.Through an interdisciplinary approach combining philosophical insights and social theories with practical applications, the book navigates the complexities of digitalized life ecosystems, employing tools from category theory and differential topology. For readers grappling with the complexities of AI and its societal implications, this book offers clarity and direction.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

  • 3rd Edition
  • September 16, 2024
  • Stella R. Quah
  • English
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The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Third Edition, Five Volume Set is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Spanning across 5 volumes, 13 subject areas and 480 chapters, this new edition takes a multidisciplinary approach and presents the history, methodology, and latest advances in biomedical research and related scientific fields, including social sciences, life sciences, and bioengineering to address public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. The book offers readers evidence-based analysis and information on solutions to real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach.Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included comprise the fundamental research areas of global public health: historical roots, scientific research methodology and approaches, public health of vulnerable population subgroups (the aged, children and adolescents, at-risk populations), environmental and occupational epidemiology, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

  • 2nd Edition
  • September 2, 2024
  • Wendy Troop-Gordon + 1 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Second Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, methods, and empirical evidence needed to understand this critical developmental period. Split across 3 volumes, and spanning over 130 chapters, the title begins with an overview of the history of the study of adolescence and the emerging theories and tools used to study adolescent development, as well as normative changes of adolescence, encompassing a broad range of adolescent experiences. It then examines the interpersonal and socioecological contexts which are both shaped by the adolescent and play a formative role in the adolescent’s development.In conclusion, the book examines those experiences that can compromise healthy development in adolescence and the specific mental health challenges that are common or emergent during the adolescent years. This updated edition addresses identified gaps in the earlier edition, and in similar works, expanding coverage to topics that have often been overlooked but are key experiences, tasks, or contexts affecting adolescent development.

Forensic Serology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Shanan S. Tobe
  • English
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Forensic Serology provides a comprehensive and complete synopsis of forensic serology. The book includes background information on different biological substances that can be detected, how the serological tests work, what the testing looks like, how to interpret the results, and what those results tell us. Coverage includes all aspects of serological testing, including basic presumptive testing, confirmatory testing, and new methods of testing, such as mRNA, methylation, proteomics, and much more. The book is written at a level that anyone with basic knowledge of science can fully understand, thus filling a gap in the market.

Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jasmeer Chhatwal + 1 more
  • English
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Biomarkers play an indispensable role in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) diagnosis, clinical research and clinical trials. Our understanding of AD biomarkers has been profoundly impacted by the study of Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease (ADAD). Though memory loss is the most common feature of ADAD, motor dysfunction, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and epileptiform abnormalities are present at a much higher rate in ADAD than sporadic, late-onset AD. There are over 250 known ADAD-causative variants in PSEN1, 2, and APP. This genetic heterogeneity is reflective in both biomarkers and cognitive heterogeneity across people with ADAD. Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: A Pathophysiology Review discusses the history of ADAD and its cognitive, neuroimaging and biomarker trajectories. This book focuses how ADAD can provide a unique insight into genetically driven and sporadic forms of AD. Edited by Dr. Jasmeer Chhatwal and Dr. Eric McDade, and contributed by leading experts in the field, this book will be become the leading tool for researchers and clinicians in Alzheimer's Disease.

Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Herbert B. Newton + 1 more
  • English
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Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology provides an in-depth review of common cognitive, psychological, and social manifestations that occur in patients with brain cancer and other neuro-oncological issues. Chapters discuss primary CNS tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, paraneoplastic disorders, and many other topics. Effects of CNS and systemic cancer treatment (i.e., radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy) are also examined, as are current practices for rehabilitation and targets for essential future interventions in vulnerable populations.This book is fully illustrated with pathology photomicrographs, CT and MRI images, tables, and molecular pathway diagrams. Bringing neuropsychological and behavioral health trial knowledge from the bench to the bedside, this volume is an essential reference for practicing neuro-oncologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, and others working in the field of neuro-oncology.

Advanced Transport Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Cheng Tung Chong + 1 more
  • English
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Advanced Transport Biofuels: Production, Economics, and Sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the latest in the global production, economics, and sustainability of advanced transport biofuels. Drawing upon the latest developments in academia and industry globally, the book reviews biofuels policy and the technoeconomics of biofuels production. The technical considerations in the combustion of biofuels are discussed alongside the latest lab-scale and industrial-level combustion property testing using biofuels and biojet fuels. Finally, a lifecycle analysis of biofuel production is conducted related to the sustainability issues in production.This is an invaluable review of the current state of the biofuels industry, policies, technologies, and economic and sustainability issues related to biofuels applications that will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in the development and implementation of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. The book will also be of interest to professional engineers and policymakers working in the automotive industry and involved in the application of alternative fuels.

Fluid Inclusion Studies

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Guoxiang Chi + 1 more
  • English
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Fluid Inclusion Studies: Principle, Problems, and Practice aims to help readers overcome these problems by analyzing challenges and pitfalls and providing a practical guide for conducting their studies. Fluid inclusion study is a powerful tool in the field of the Earth science, especially in the study of mineral and oil and gas deposits. Fluid inclusions are samples of paleo-fluids entrapped in minerals and can provide indispensable information about the compositions of the fluids, and the temperature and pressure conditions of the host mineral formation.The principles are well established and generally easy to understand, however many scientists underestimate the complexities of the subject and make some common mistakes in data collection and interpretation.

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

  • 6th Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Aubrey H Fine + 5 more
  • English
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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, Sixth Edition continues to be the leading textbook and reference in this field for clinical practitioners. The book provides the evidence basis for the effectiveness of this treatment, as well as guidelines for how to perform it from the selection of treatment animal to application with patients. This new edition is fully updated and contains 15 new chapters on culture, research, standards, of practice, and more. Organized into four sections, the book explores the conceptualization of the animal-human bond, best practices for AAI professionals, considerations related to animal selection/ training/ welfare, and utilizing AAI in special populations.The book may serve as a study guide for the Animal Assisted Intervention Specialist Certification Exam.

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.