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Neuroscience of Coffee

  • 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.

Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Muhammad H. Rashid
  • English
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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.

Nanoclay-Based Sustainable Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Vinod V. T. Padil
  • English
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Nanoclay-based Sustainable Materials: Functional Properties, Characterization, and Multifaceted Applications provides a detailed overview of the preparation, processing, and application of earth-abundant nanoclay fillers. The book encompasses the critical applications of nanoclays, comprising emerging themes such as environmental bioremediation, energy harvesting and storage, bio-sensing (both medical and ecological), catalysis, antimicrobial, and biomedical applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and wound healing, nanomedicine, and much more.This book is an important reference source for all those who are working in the research and development sector and need to learn more about nanoclay-based materials for sustainable development.

Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Sahar Zinatloo-Ajabshir + 1 more
  • English
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Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials: Basis, Preparation and Applications describes the fundamental aspects of a diverse range of nanomaterials used in the fields of renewable and clean energy. Various methods of preparing several different nanomaterials for green energy systems, such as advanced nanomaterials for solar cells, mixed metal oxide-based nanomaterials for hydrogen storage, and active nanomaterials for Li ion batteries are presented along with their advantages, disadvantages, and applications. Chapters also discuss novel methods of power analysis, frequency regulation methods, practical applications of solar panels, economic efficiency of solar energy, solar physics, and much more.This is a valuable resource on the basic science, preparation methods, and practical applications of advanced nanomaterials for green energy systems.

Medical and Educational Needs for Autism

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Michelle Hartley-McAndrew + 1 more
  • English
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Medical and Educational Needs for Autism aims to provide understanding and assistance to clinicians interacting with ASD patients and their caregivers. This book is divided into two clear sections, first the medical coverage and second, an educational section. The first section includes chapters on sleep disorders, feeding/nutrition concerns, and medication. The second section focuses on the education component which includes IEP processes and activities for daily living.

Blindness

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 288
  • August 1, 2024
  • Danny Ball + 1 more
  • English
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Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 119
  • August 1, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 119, the latest release in this esteemed series, presents the latest research and developments in viruses.

The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 2

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
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The Sustainability Handbook: Volume 2 provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. 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.Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into the organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption, and lifecycle management. Volume 2 explores the concept of Radical Sustainability within an enterprise and why it is needed. With examples from zero waste to eliminating use of rare earth resources, triggering sustainable practices to cause related marketing, and sustainability responsibility to external transparency over internal incidents, this volume offers practical solutions for those who desire to progress from a Sustainable Strategy to an effective Sustainability Portfolio Management approach. Underpinned by international research-based evidence, it explores associated trends and drivers within the marketplace and how innovative environmental, social, economic and governance aspects can be considered and solutions applied.For researchers, students, and businesspeople at all levels and sectors, this handbook is an essential reference of the latest sustainability tools and methodologies required to adapt and innovate towards sustainability.

Biofuel Cells

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Shaojun Dong
  • English
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Biofuel Cells: The Design and Application of Biological Catalysts presents a detailed examination of biofuel cells, from their fundamentals and basic principles through to the latest technological, materials, and bioengineering developments. Chapters 1 and 2 provide a detailed review of the fundamentals and basic principles of microbial and biofuel cells, including the electrochemistry, materials and mechanics, and applications. Chapter 3 provides an in-depth examination of catalyst evolution and chapter 4 explains all aspects of electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. Chapter 5 reviews all types of hybrid biofuel cell, including fabrication and design strategies for thermoelectric and triboelectric energy devices.In chapter 6, advanced manufacture techniques for biofuel cells and bio-devices are explained, including the working principles and methodologies for printing, microfluidics, fiber, microneedle, and others. Finally, chapter 7 explores the diverse applications of biofuel cells and bio-devices, from biosensors and bioelectronics to capacitive biofuel cells. Chapters are supported by computational tools, working manuals for the techniques discussed, and detailed schematics and flowcharts for BCF fabrication.

Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter

  • 3rd Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Dennis A. Hansell + 1 more
  • English
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Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Third Edition is the most up-to-date revision of this fundamental reference on the biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter. Since its original publication in June 2002, the science, questions, and priorities have advanced, and the editors of this essential guide have added nine new chapters, including one on the South China Sea. This indispensable manual edited by the most distinguished experts in the field is addressed to graduate students, marine scientists, and all professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of the field.