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A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions That Work for Autistic People

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 1, 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.

Geoethics for the Future

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Silvia Peppoloni + 1 more
  • English
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Geoethics for the Future: Facing Global Challenges offers a set of points of view on highly topical issues in geosciences and beyond, including societal relevance of geosciences, georesources, sustainable development, geoeducation, georisks, data, as well as philosophical, legal, political, scientific considerations about anthropogenic global changes and the Anthropocene, enabling readers to acquire multifaceted knowledge on topics of global relevance in the 21st Century. This book explores topics vital to our historical moment and the future of human societies, through the analyzes by scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds, emphasizing the need for new cultural and scientific frameworks to address global issues. It aims to foster multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for problem-solving, by integrating diverse knowledge and visions to effectively tackle urgent global challenges.Serving as a significant milestone in geoethics, this book provides academics, researchers and students with insights into the ethical and societal dimensions of various challenges arising from human impact on the Earth system.

Scaling the Smart City

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Nicole Gardner
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Scaling the Smart City, The Design and Ethics of Urban Technology engages with the smart city as a problem of scale. It disentangles the smart city from its corporate and technocratic strong hold by presenting an accessible design framework that productively aligns philosophical thinking on technology with foundational technical understandings of urban technology and smart system design. Scaling the Smart City complements and mediates between critical social theory perspectives of the smart city and technically comprehensive case studies. It examines these case examples and critiques design prototypes by threading the overarching principles of the smart city through urban, spatial, and personal scales.The knowledge and know-how to design and create urban technologies and smart cities is steadily moving from a niche field to a core industry competency. Scaling the Smart City outlines a unique cross scalar design framework, developed to teach smart cities design to designers and engineers. It unpacks the "backbox" of smart city initiatives and demystifies physical computing system design concepts. The book’s analysis of real-world case examples and design prototypes aims to demonstrate how design thinking and practice can better engage with the ethical implications of creating urban technologies and smart systems for society. It uses a clear, accessible, and instructive style of writing that synthesizes relevant scholarship and concepts to develop the reader’s foundational understanding of the contemporary smart city paradigm. It also explores the ethical implications of urban technologies and smart city initiatives.This book is an invaluable resource for readers in the established fields and professions of design, architecture, urban design, and city planning as well as the emerging fields of urban technology and urban interaction design.

Urban Health

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 15
  • July 1, 2024
  • Madhuri Sharma + 4 more
  • English
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Urban Health: A Global Perspective, Fifteenth Edition outlines the problems, issues, and solutions to health in urban areas on a global scale. The book focuses on several issues which impact the health of cities, such as the environment, pollution, climate change, ecology, social equity, health inequalities, and health problems. In addition, it covers several empirical studies which explain economic, political, and the social issues influencing health in urban areas. Pandemics and sustainable development will also be discussed.

The Neurophysiology of Silence (C): Creativity, Aesthetic Experience and Time

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 287
  • July 1, 2024
  • Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan + 2 more
  • English
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Neurophysiology of Silence: Consciousness and Self Awareness, Volume 284 in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.

Securing Integrated Transportation Networks

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Gary A. Gordon + 1 more
  • English
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Securing Integrated Transportation Networks provides a comprehensive look at multimodal transportation security—its dynamics, evolving threats, and technology advances that enhance operational security and related infrastructure protection and hardening, as well as the regulatory environment. As threats are evolving, so is the technology used in enhancing transportation security, operational procedures, and regulations. This book addresses this dynamic evolution of transportation security, serving as a primary reference for information on the range of activities and components involved in transportation security. It covers the myriad parts involved in the relationship between, and among, logistics, the supply chains and transportation entities, and more.In addition, it looks at operations, infrastructure, equipment, laws and regulations, policies and procedures, and risk focused on transportation safety and security by mode and transportation in general. Cooperation and partnering with and among the industry, to include transportation providers and government agencies, is the way forward to ensure that security is maintained and keeps pace with the evolving threat and regulatory landscape.

Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Davood Nematollahi + 3 more
  • English
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Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis presents an educational insight into the practical aspects of electrosynthesis methods by providing a variety of examples and techniques. With the advancement of chemical science and its undeniable role in life, there is a growing need for the employment of green and eco-friendly methods and environmentally acceptable processes to minimize the negative consequences of chemical technologies. These needs and concepts are referred to as “green chemistry” and “sustainable technology”. Electrosynthesis techniques are an example of one of the notable achievements of the interdisciplinary co-operation that assists in minimizing these consequences.This book comprises three fundamental sections: direct, indirect, and paired electrolysis. As a result, this logically separates the key information needed to conduct electrochemistry into digestible and rational parts. Direct electrolysis discusses anodic oxidation, cathodic reduction, mechanistic studies (cyclic voltammetry), and how to set up electrochemical experiments. Indirect electrolysis proceeds to explore catalysts and additives in more depth to take on modern electrochemical methods. Finally, this book explores the burgeoning new field of paired electrolysis, in which the ultimate green-synthesis applications are possible, with no wasted electrons and very few by-products.Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis offers researchers a modern and authoritative resource that brings complete and up-to-date practical concepts of electrosynthesis methods and guides the audience on how to carry out a large number of experimental techniques.

The Electromagnetic Fields of Consciousness

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • James F Pagel
  • English
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The Electrical Fields of Consciousness: Brain Waves and Dreaming examines neuro-electrophysiology from its origins in the electrical fields of primitive organisms to its roles in the electrophysiologically defined states of human consciousness. This volume presents and cogently organizes the wide spectrum of information available as to how and why bioelectrical fields are used to define and function in supporting both life and consciousness. Integrating electrophysiology in a comprehensible manner into neuroanatomical, electromagnetic, and global platform theories of neuroconsciousness, this book brings together the wide spectrum of available data-based evidence regarding the physiology and functions of bioelectric fields and their relationship to consciousness.Chapters examine the origin and potential function of bioelectrical fields and EEG associations with conscious states, as well as the relationship between electrical fields and consciousness. Incorporating the basic science, clinical correlates, and functional potential of CNS bioelectrical fields, this book is a must-read for all working in the field of CNS electrophysiology or neuroconsciousness.

International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Takeru Shibayama + 1 more
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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.

Proactive Human-Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Shufei Li + 2 more
  • English
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Proactive Human–Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing is driven by an appreciation of manufacturing scenarios where human and robotic agents can understand each other’s actions and conduct mutual-cognitive, predictable, and self-organizing teamwork. Modern factories’ smart manufacturing transformation and the evolution of relationships between humans and robots in manufacturing tasks set the scene for a discussion on the technical fundamentals of state-of-the-art proactive human–robot collaboration; these are further elaborated into the three main steps (i.e., mutual-cognitive and empathic coworking; predictable spatio-temporal collaboration; self-organizing multiagent teamwork) to achieve an advanced form of symbiotic HRC with high-level, dynamic-reasoning teamwork skills. The authors then present a deployment roadmap and several case studies, providing step-by-step guidance for real-world application of these ground-breaking methods which crucially contribute to the maturing of human-centric, sustainable, and resilient production systems. The volume proves to be an invaluable resource that supports understanding and learning for users ranging from upper undergraduate/graduate students and academic researchers to engineering professionals in a variety of industry contexts.