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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 70
  • September 1, 2024
  • Bertram Gawronski
  • English
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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 70 provides an updated to the premier outlet for reviews of mature, high-impact research programs in social psychology. Contributions to the series provide defining pieces of established research programs, reviewing and integrating thematically related findings by individual scholars or research groups. Topics discussed in Volume 70 include narrative transportation; group life and personal agency; victimhood and morality; goal pursuit and risk behavior; and identity fusion

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance.These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives.

Neuroscience of Coffee Part A

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 288
  • September 1, 2024
  • Nasrollah Moradikor + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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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.

International Perspectives on Public Transport Responses to COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • August 16, 2024
  • Takeru Shibayama + 1 more
  • English
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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.

A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions That Work for Autistic People

  • 2nd Edition
  • August 5, 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.

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.

Scaling the Smart City

  • 1st Edition
  • July 22, 2024
  • Nicole Gardner
  • English
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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.