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Air Conditioning with Natural Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • May 1, 2024
  • Xianting Li + 1 more
  • English
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Air Conditioning with Natural Energy: Applications, Case Studies, and Energy Savings Potential is a comprehensive examination of the principles, theory, applications, and energy saving performance of newly developed technologies for air conditioning using natural energy. Based on the latest research and real-world case studies from North America, Europe, and China, the book provides an engineering perspective on the design and application of air conditioning from multiple climates. Each case study presented analyzes the carbon emission reduction potential, energy saving potential, and the operational performance of the technologies.Specific chapters examine the range of air conditioning technologies that use natural energy. This includes enhanced treatment technologies for outdoor air such as earth-to-air heat exchanger, fresh air pre-handling system using shallow geothermal energy, as well as newly developed technologies such as pipe-embedded wall, nocturnal cooling wall, and pipe-embedded window systems. With particular focus on applications in China, Part II provides real world case studies from multiple climatic zones, demonstrating the practical application and implementation of these technologies.

Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergencies

  • 1st Edition
  • May 1, 2024
  • Indu Kapoor + 2 more
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Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergencies addresses emergencies in all fields of neuroscience, including disciplines like Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroanaesthesia, and Neuroradiology. This volume covers neurosurgical emergencies, like hydrocephalus, brain edema, intracranial bleed, intracranial hematoma, infection, and trauma, alongside neurovascular emergencies like acute ischemic stroke, non-traumatic, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, carotid cavernous fistula, and arteriovenous malformation.In addition, the book discusses common emergencies in neurology, including status epilepticus, refractory epilepsy, super-refractory epilepsy, and neuromuscular disorders. Beginning with neurological examination of patients through to anesthetic management of various emergencies, this book features clear images that accompany each emergency with learner-friendly features such as flow-charts, figures, text boxes, and algorithms. This book provides insights into all possible aspects of emergency management and the anesthetic management of such patients.

Advances in the Study of Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 56
  • May 1, 2024
  • Susan Healy + 1 more
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Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 56 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of interesting topics, including Playing to the crowd: using Drosophila to dissect mechanisms underlying plastic male strategies in sperm competition games, Social breeding and its challenges: A case study on village weaverbirds, Inbreeding depression and social interactions, Sleeping beauties? Copulatory quiescence in arachnid females, and more.

Cranial Surgery - Part 2

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 285
  • May 1, 2024
  • Jeremy C. Ganz
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This is a study of the evolution of the principles and techniques of cranial surgery from Hippocrates to the nineteenth century. The methods of conveying information by text and image are considered.

Mid-Latitude Slope Deposits (Cover Beds)

  • 2nd Edition
  • April 26, 2024
  • Arno Kleber + 1 more
  • English
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Mid-Latitude Slope Deposits (Cover Beds), Second Edition focuses on widespread deposits and discusses their properties, genesis and age in subdued mountains of Central Europe, where to date most research on the matter has been conducted. The ecological consequences of such slope deposits on soils, slope water dynamics, and slope failures are addressed. Finally, transfer of the cover-bed concept to other mid-latitude regions is attempted for the reconstruction of landscape evolution. This unique compilation, covering several decades of a facies-oriented approach to slope-deposit research delivers deep insights into the wide field of research on cover beds and encourages researchers all over the world. This is a valuable resource for students, academics and researchers in geomorphology, quaternary sciences, pedology, hydrology, and sedimentology.

Interventional Psychiatry

  • 1st Edition
  • April 26, 2024
  • Joao Quevedo + 2 more
  • English
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Recent advances in pharmacology and brain stimulation have led to the development of novel treatments for psychiatric disorders. These new advances have led to the development of a new subspecialty, Interventional Psychiatry.Interventional Psychiatry: Road to Novel Therapeutics reviews all specialized treatments including device-based interventions such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). This book discusses the procedure-based pharmacologic interventions including ketamine infusion therapy and psychedelic therapies. Internationally contributed, this book outlines the state of the field, as well as implications for training and the role of the interventional psychiatrist in treatment teams.

Safe and Sustainable Arctic Shipping Management and Development

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  • April 26, 2024
  • Mawuli Afenyo + 2 more
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Safe and Sustainable Arctic Shipping Management and Development presents insight into the Arctic and shipping and natural resource exploration in the region. The book discusses the challenges in harnessing the Arctic's potential, and making it sustainable and productive. It enables both researchers and practitioners to apply the theoretical knowledge obtained in the field to solve challenging issues. The book focuses on the management and development of Arctic shipping, including the use of shipping for natural resource exploration and the socio-economic implications of shipping activities. Sections cover the geography, planning, environmental, economics, management, policy, regulations, and governance.The book also closely integrates the implications of Arctic activities with indigenous ways of life. It is divided into four major sections, namely Theoretical Settings, Economic Opportunities and Risks, Operational Challenges, and Environmental and Social Implications. This book is a quality companion to any researchers, policymakers, and industrial practitioners involved in transport and environmental planning and management as a solid platform for further research, planning, and development of appropriate policies and practices.

Handbook of Digital Currency

  • 2nd Edition
  • April 25, 2024
  • David Lee Kuo Chuen
  • English
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Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data, Second Edition offers readers new ways to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Encompassing currencies, payment methods, and computer communication protocols, digital currencies are growing in use and importance. The book's comprehensive view of the field covers history, technical, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax, and the regulatory environment. For those coming from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, this new edition is an essential starting point.

Diagnosis of Heritage Buildings by Non-Destructive Techniques

  • 1st Edition
  • April 22, 2024
  • Blanca Tejedor Herrán + 1 more
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Diagnosis of Heritage Buildings by Non-Destructive Techniques offers an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art knowledge by collating specialized studies written by an international group of experts in the field, while also examining the value of these non-intrusive methods through a number of real-life case studies which prove NDT techniques’ global relevance. The volume is an invaluable reference resource for students, researchers, and practitioners alike.Besides their notable historical and cultural significance, heritage buildings crucially contribute to the economy of those countries that rely heavily on the tourism industry. Investigation and monitoring of the origins of deterioration and damage are therefore key to the preservation of architectural heritage.

Homelessness to Hope

  • 1st Edition
  • April 19, 2024
  • Uday Chatterjee + 4 more
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Homelessness to Hope: Research, Policy and Practices on Global Perspectives brings together stories, observations and critical appraisals that have emerged out of interdisciplinary studies spanning the global North and South. It explores how diverse accounts on homelessness and homeless people are situated within the structural-institutional arrangements of the developing and developed worlds. Through its comparative framework, the book offers a broader understanding of the multiple ways in which homelessness is experienced, perceived, and addressed. The book uses cross-cutting theoretical framings (such as resilience, wellbeing, social-ecological systems, sustainability, urban planning, institutions, gender) and emerging discourses on homelessness to complement current empirical findings.In addition, it provides insights on diverse concepts, meanings, perceptions, identities, and values concerning homelessness across rural and urban settings to promote a comprehensive understanding. In doing so, the book critically addresses the limits of contemporary discussions on homelessness, eviction, and poverty. Broadly, the book's authors explore the causations and processes of homelessness to shed light on physical, social, ontological, territorial, and cognitive facets of homelessness at both local and regional contexts across the world. Furthermore, the book lays a strong focus on viable transitions through identifying, comparing, and advocating for inclusive, collaborative, actionable measures and policies.