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November 2014

NOV 7
This interdisciplinary conference, and its companion journal, discusses the dramatic changes in the world’s population...

Manchester,
United Kingdom

November 2016

NOV 2
In Canberra, the nation’s capital, this conference will provide an opportunity to explore the future of ageing, and ho...

Canberra,
Australia

February 2017

FEB 21
While the world’s population continues to live for longer, the time spent in good health is not always keeping pace. T...

,
United Kingdom

October 2018

OCT 15
The numbers speak for themselves: we are moving towards an ageing society with a strong representation in the highest ag...

Porto,
Portugal

Books

Vision Facts

Questions about the Human Eye

by Jason Yang & Charles Pidgeon

07/09/2018

Vision Facts is a question and answer guide to the wonders of the human eye, its complex structures and the process of visual perception. It traces the journey of vision from a ray of light entering the eye to the processing done by the brain, to the development and aging of the human visual system and common disorders associated with both processes. Organized in an intuitive question-and-answer format and accompanied by clear diagrams, Vision Facts provides answers regarding your vision in a manner accessible to all who are interested. Each topic includes references to external resources such as lecture notes and research papers for those who wish to delve deeper. It is a perfect handbook for anyone who is interested in visual science, sensory processing, neuroscience, or physiology; and...

An Introduction to Vitamins, Minerals and Oxidative Stress

The Role of Micronutrients and Reactive Oxygen Species in Normal and Pathological Processes

by Stefan A. Hulea

12/15/2008

This book presents in simple and concise terms the biological functions of vitamins and minerals, what makes them essential to life and why they must be replenished daily from food. The best food sources for these micronutrients and the daily recommended intakes of vitamins and minerals are also presented. Information on these important micronutrients is all presented in one place (Part I) as opposed to the current text books where it is scattered throughout the text, making its retrieval tedious and time-consuming. In addition, the trace elements get an adequate coverage in contrast to the current texts. The second part introduces the reader to the concept of oxidative stress and the role of free radicals (mainly of oxygen and nitrogen) in the regulation of several biological processes ...

The Coordinated Management of a Culturally Diffused Identity

Internationally Adopted People and the Narrative Burden of Self

by Jeffrey J. Leinaweaver

09/01/2011

Internationally adopted persons confront multiple challenges in constructing their identities. This study of the narrative burden of self looks at and interprets the dynamic process in which internationally adopted people develop, coordinate and manage their sense of self, identity and cultural/racial personhood. Drawing on the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM), the study focuses on their use of orphaning and adoption stories to most skillfully position and tell one's origin story in concert with one's internal sense of self, and the pressures and forces found in interpersonal and intercultural dialogue. The research reveals how internationally adopted people develop and demonstrate varying levels of game mastery in managing societal scripts and oppressive frames of st...

by Kam-Lun E. Lee

12/10/1997

This thesis will investigate, by means of the historical-critical method, Augustine of Hippo's understanding of the Manichaean idea of the Good, and how this understanding affects his own related notions of summum bonum and personal evil, and, as a corollary, his doctrine of predestination. The question of a possible Manichaean influence is particularly pertinent because Manichaeism is at heart a dualistic solution to the issue of good and evil. The focus is not on Manichaeism per se but on Augustine's perception of it, as more directly affecting his thinking. Augustine's treatise De natura boni (399) in part summarizes his treatment of "the nature of the Good" in earlier polemics. From his first writing, De pulchro et apto (380), to that point, Augustine understands the Manichaean co...

Psychiatric Triage and Screening

Trends, Parameters, and Limitations When Evaluating Patients in an Emergency Room Setting

by Malik Abdur-Razzaq

08/08/2011

Numerous societal factors have given rise to acute psychiatric conditions in patients referred for mental health evaluation and treatment at a specified emergency room (ER). Some of these risk factors include homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment, and poverty; acute and recurring mental illnesses; comorbid disorders, and the effects of war as evidenced by soldiers returning home from overseas with signs of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The increase in referrals from correctional facilities, jails, juvenile detention centers, group homes, nursing homes, and schools points to institutions overwhelmed and having difficulty managing their specific populations. As a result, these groups and individuals are referred for psychiatric emergency services. Nurses at the s...

by Tiana Blackburn

02/15/2004

This project defines the intervention of yoga therapy for perimenopausal symptoms of hot flushes, anxiety, and depression according to the principles of Ayurveda. This is important in light of research showing the costs versus the benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and the growing population of hormone users as the lifespan increases. The research shows that there is a basis for effective alternatives to HRT for women who cannot or choose not to supplement estrogen levels using pharmaceutical hormones. Ayurveda offers a diagnostic approach that includes consideration of a woman's individual constitution as a predisposing cause of menopausal symptoms. Through questionnaire and pulse diagnosis, a woman may determine her body type and be provided guidelines unique for her cons...

Problems in Organic Chemistry

A Self-Study Guide

by David Horn and Michael Strauss

09/25/2013

Problems in Organic Chemistry: A Self-Study Guide is the only undergraduate organic chemistry book to use a lead oriented-incremental approach. It aids and reinforces learning by encouraging students to connect sometimes disparate facts and theories in order to solve problems. The approach uniquely complements the lecture material by building concepts sequentially within a problem-solving context. The book is organized into three major sections: problems; lead-oriented cumulative verbal statements; and detailed solutions with structures and in-depth explanations.

The Berkana Community of Conversations

A Study of Leadership Skill Development and Organizational Leadership Practices in a Self-organizing Online Microworld

by Marilyn L. Hamilton

05/26/2006

This research used the online experiment, the Berkana Community of Conversations (BCC), as a case study to explore learning and leadership in a self-organizing online microworld (an internet “small world” with rules of engagement simulating complex adaptive organization(s)). Based on theories of learning (Papert, 1996), biology of consciousness (Maturana and Varela, 1992), and integral models (Wilber, 1996), an integral methodological design, analyzed languaging and relationships as key data sources. Leadership was mapped as a continuum of behaviors that created effective processes for meaning making, action/direction and accomplishment. Meaning making was tracked in: four directions; three types of connections (exploratory, transformative and linking) and six plus levels. Self...

Foster Youth Emancipation

Implications of Resiliency, Independence, and Responsibility

by Dr. Deborah Harris-Sims

07/11/2008

This study incorporated descriptive research methods and correlational research methods to explore possible relationships between independence-responsibility and resiliency. The researcher administered the Resiliency Scales for Adolescents (RSA) to foster care youth. In addition, the Responsibility and Independence Scales for Adolescents (RISA) was administered to each foster youth's caseworker or agency appointed designee N0-40 responsible for managing the life of the youth. Results from the study indicated a null relationship between the cumulative constructs of resiliency and independence-responsibility. However, in respect to sub-scales, the study found that for youth in foster care higher levels of emotional reactivity were associated with lower levels of responsibility. Further, in...

by Estanislao Arana

12/01/1997

This thesis is dedicated to assess the accuracy of logistic regression (LR) and artificial neural networks (ANN) in the diagnosis of calvarial lesions using computed tomography (CT). The importance of the different features needed for the diagnosis in both models is also analyzed. The models were developed using patients with calvarial lesions as the only known disease were enrolled. All patients were studied with plain films and CT. Other imaging thecniques were used when available. The clinical and CT data were used for developing LR and ANN models. Both models were tested with the jacknife (leave-one-out) method. The best ANNs were obtained varying iterations and hidden neurons by selecting the one with higher area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC). The fi...

Dying To Know.Info

The Comprehensive Guide to Kicking the Bucket including Legal Forms, Estate Planning, Wills, Funeral Arrangements, Death Certificates, Obituaries, Life Insurance, and Everything Else to Prepare Before You Go

by Julian J. Blum

02/24/2014

Dying To Know.Info details an invaluable step-by-step process that will provide your loved ones peace of mind with the legal forms and other information they will need in order to deal with your affairs in the event of your passing. This book presents a fun, humorous, streamlined process to help with the completion of the documents quickly and easily. Everyone will pass on someday, so to a degree everyone needs this book. It contains the forms needed to appoint your executor, the person who gives your beneficiaries the news about who gets your favorite fishing rod or sewing machine. The provided living will expresses whether you want to be kept on life support, or be allowed to meet your maker when your doctor says you are ready to go. It explains how you can cut funeral costs, avoid ...

by Donna M. Kimball

08/17/2008

The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of the registered nurses' knowledge in managing the non-diabetic patient with hyperglycemia in the acute care setting. The evidence that has been identified to keep tight glycemic control has demonstrated better outcomes for this population of patients. A non-experimental, quantitative approach was used in this study. Data was obtained based on a descriptive design, using a survey to collect information from an identified population. A convenience sample of 298 registered nurses, who worked as staff nurses at a small community hospital, was selected to obtain information for this study. A questionnaire was the tool developed to collect the data for this research design. This questionnaire was developed from the research results foun...

Social Work and Psychological Services for African Refugee Children

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Statutory Service Provision Based on a Research Study in Wales, UK

by Takwana Chenyika

09/16/2011

This research, undertaken with children's services social workers who have worked in an urban Local Authority in South Wales, UK, sets out to explore whether statutory social services departments meet the psychological needs of refugee children. The study is in the form of a comparative study of refugee and non-refugee children. The comparison was made in relation to the children's psychological presentation pre- and post-intervention by the statutory social services department. This investigation was undertaken in response to general observation and research evidence that suggest the possibility of lack of appropriateness and effectiveness of psychological support services for refugee children. The study combines the use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The qualitative compo...

by Larry Robson

10/03/1999

START A NEW BUSINESS - EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS, ADVANCE YOUR CAREER - GET MORE OUT OF LIFE More than a self help resource -- a complete and practical guide to finding and managing success. Eighty percent of all success is generated by 20 percent of the people. Compound this with the fact that four out of five new businesses may never realize their fifth anniversary and an important question immediately presents itself. Why? This book explores that very question and responds. Much has been written on this topic in books that specialize in everything from psychology to practical management guides of every size, shape and description. It's Your Business begins with a different twist in that it explores who we are inherently and instinctively. The reader is challenged to think from out...

Haiti (1995-2000)

The Black Book on Insecurity

by Prosper Avril

08/01/2004

Written by the former President of the Republic of Haiti. This book was the cause of a great event in Haiti. At the moment of its presentation on May 26, 2001, the Aristide government illegally ordered the arrest of its author, Prosper Avril, a former president of this country. Yves Colon wrote about this incident in the May 31, 2001 issue of The Miami Herald: "As a former president and army general, Prosper Avril once cut a powerful figure in Haiti. Now the 64 year old grandfather sits in an overcrowded National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince... Last week, he went to an upscale restaurant in a suburb of the capital to sign copies of his book, Haiti: 1995-2000 -The Black Book on Insecurity. The book attributes a recent wave of kidnappings, holdups, robberies and killings to the inefficie...

Pattern Recognition Methods for Crop Classification from Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Images

Metodos de Clasificacion Aplicados al Reconocimiento de Campos de Cultivo a partir de Imagenes Hiperespectrales

by Luis Gomez Chova

05/21/2004

(Complete work in Spanish) Remote sensing aerial spectral imaging was one of the first application areas where spectral imaging was used in order to identify and monitor the natural resources and covers on earth surface. Aerial spectral imaging is being developed with the aim of monitoring natural resources like coastal areas, forestry and extensive crops. The information contained in hyperspectral images allows the reconstruction of the energy curve radiated by the terrestrial surface throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. Hence, the characterization, identification and classification of the observed material from their spectral curve is an interesting possibility. Pattern recognition methods have proven to be effective techniques in this kind of applications. In fact, classification of...

by Gordon Wright

11/20/2006

Creepy Cat isn't very cute. And he's not very friendly. In fact, he's kind of creepy! And that's why he's called Creepy Cat. The Badventures of Creepy Cat chronicles a hurricane-displaced kitty's badventures in South Florida where he meets Shadow the beautiful black cat, the mysterious Creepy Crawler, the ugly Muscovy ducks, and the bright full Moon. Young readers will eagerly follow Creepy Cat from cover to cover; moms and dads will find an engaging bed-time story in each chapter. 2008 Florida Publishers Association President's Book Award Finalist for Best Children's Book

Managing Intercollective Conflict

Prevailing Structures & Global Challenges

by Anna J. Borgeryd

03/26/1999

How does the state system measure up to today's realitites when it comes to managing conflict? To what extent are efforts to manage conflict successful, and for whom? Prevailing structures designed to deal with conflict between collectives -- sovereign states supported by militaries, military industry, and the United Nations -- operate mainly on principles that are hundreds of years old. Conditions for conflict and its management have changed radically since this state system was constructed. There is a risk that institutional inertia produces growing disparity between real-world problems and the institutions that are supposed to manage them. Realism and legalism are found to form a double idological support for the state system. The study compares the state system's realist a...

Pictures in Place

Adolescent Usage of Multimedia Messaging in the Negotiation, Construction and Sharing of Meaning about Local Environments

by Kenneth Y T Lim

11/25/2006

This study describes data that was gathered in 2004 from fieldwork conducted by students from four schools in Singapore, around tasks of wayfinding and debate. The fieldwork tasks were designed specifically to permit participants to exercise their powers of observation, as opposed to more traditional tasks of collection of empirical data. To this end, the study was constructed such that students were given opportunities to collaboratively explore and navigate unfamiliar environments using text- and picture-messaging, as well as to engage in debate, and use multimedia evidence recorded in the field to defend their positions both to peers in the field and in the classroom, regarding various issues of concern to these environments, with specific links being made to their studies in geography...

Accelerating Transformation

Process Innovation in the Global Information Technology Industry

by Behnam N. Tabrizi, Ph.D.

03/01/2005

This book describes a detailed process methodology for speeding innovation, and thereby leading to a firm's transformation. Anyone who is interested in managing under uncertainty and implementing fast and effective processes would be interested in reading this book. The results presented in this book are based on several years of research, examining 72 projects from 36 leading companies in United States, Asia, and Europe. The methods described are adopted by many firms in the industry. Paperback edition: US $25.95 Hardcover edition: US $35.95

Band Aids

A Program Guide for the New Band Director

by Thomas J. Dust and Laura Jane Dust

02/21/2012

Band Aids is an organizational guide for early career band directors and for more experienced directors seeking new organizational and management strategies and approaches for their school and community bands. The authors present a practical approach to organizing, managing, and teaching an instrumental music program. Classroom management, instrumentation, starting beginners, parent organizations, band trips, and assessment are among the relevant topics presented and discussed. This text is an invaluable guide for directors searching for assistance, not with music skills, but with the day-to-day teaching and management of a band program. "Tips" and "Key Points" enable a quick review of material covered.

Beyond the Blur

Construction and Characterization of the First Autonomous AO System and an AO Survey of Magnetar Proper Motions

by Shriharsh P. Tendulkar

06/18/2014

Adaptive optics (AO) corrects distortions created by atmospheric turbulence and delivers diffraction-limited images on ground-based telescopes. The vastly improved spatial resolution and sensitivity has been utilized for studying everything from the magnetic fields of sunspots upto the internal dynamics of high-redshift galaxies. This thesis about AO science from small and large telescopes is divided into two parts: Robo-AO and magnetar kinematics. In the first part, I discuss the construction and performance of the world’s first fully autonomous visible light AO system, Robo-AO, at the Palomar 60-inch telescope. Robo-AO operates extremely efficiently with an overhead < 50s, typically observing about 22 targets every hour. We have performed large AO programs observing a total of over ...

by Trevor Hicks & Caroline McSherry

02/28/2007

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has commissioned recent research which has indicated that: -about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill; -up to 5 million people in the UK feel "very" or "extremely" stressed by their work; and -a total of 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2004/5. Work-related stress is therefore a serious problem and tackling it effectively can result in significant benefits for organizations. This can result in a happier and more productive workforce with fewer days away from work with stress related illnesses. Managers will also want to comply with recent HSE advice on managing stress within the workplace fulfilling their duty of care to e...

by Lobna Ali Al-Khalifa

07/05/2010

A significant volume of literature has been developed that seeks to provide an explanation for the growth of FDI and its impact on less developed countries. The literature is characterized by diversity and controversy. Based on it, a range of reasons for encouraging investment have been proposed including its favorable effects on employment levels, the balance of payments and balance of trade of the host country and also the potential for acquisition of technology and skills (Cave: 1982 and Dunning: 1993). Equally, the potentially negative effects of growing levels of foreign investment on domestic market structures and national sovereignty have long been the focus of attention (Vernon: 1971 and Jenkins: 1987). More recent studies focused on the positive effect FDI can create through the i...

Colonial Bureaucracies

Politics of Administrative Reform in Nineteenth Century Australia

by Habib Zafarullah

10/14/2014

This book attempts to understand the nature and course of change and reform in the bureaucracies of the six colonies in Australia following the launching of responsible government in the 1850s. The trends in the development of the six colonial bureaucracies are examined to illustrate the similarity in the politics involved and problems encountered from colony to colony in initiating and managing change in colonial administration. Between 1856 and 1905, 15 inquiries encompassing the entire public service structure were undertaken in the six Australian colonies. By using a set of seven variables (context, objectives, the degree of political commitment, membership, methods and problems, nature of recommendations, and the extent of adoption/implementation of reports of commissions), each of th...

by Imani C. Goodwin

05/28/2010

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women in the US, and African American women (AAW) have a disproportionately high rate of deaths from CVD. Physical inactivity plays a major role in CVD development. It has been reported that some rural women have low rates of physical activity; 39% of White women and 57% of women of color are reported to be physically inactive. Rural AAW have a high mortality and morbidity rate related to CVD and a high rate of physical inactivity. The purpose of this study was to describe rural AAW's perception of wellness in conjunction with their stage of change for engaging in exercise. A questionnaire was designed to obtain demographic information and reliable and valid questionnaires were used to measure perceived wellness and current ...

Geometry by Construction

Object Creation and Problem-solving in Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries

by Michael McDaniel

02/19/2015

College geometry students, professors interested in undergraduate research and secondary geometry teachers will find three rich environments in this textbook. The first chapter contains many of the standards of Euclidean college geometry. The second and third chapters introduce non-Euclidean models where some Euclidean rules hold and others do not. With emphases on constructions and proofs, the reader is encouraged to create the objects under investigation and verify the results with reasoning. Since both models of “bent” spaces exist in Euclidean geometry, the reader gains facility with Euclidean moves through the whole book, even while exploring non-Euclidean spaces. The book itself is meant to be unpacked, expanded and taken further, just like the problems it contains. Geometry b...

Profound States of Despair

A Developmental and Systems Approach to Treating Emptiness

by Charles R. Wang, M.D.

01/20/2009

Treating emptiness is one of the most neglected areas of mental health therapy. Developmental and Systems Approach (DSA) is a treatment model to consider for therapists working in the private sector; public health and social services; hospital care; as well as anyone seeking better understanding of the human condition. Approached from a developmental perspective, it is a unique model of treatment that brings together many of the conventional modalities of therapy schools. The reader will learn to integrate the best practices available today into an effective method of engaging, motivating and teaching the patient effective coping, and most of all, healing through the development of trust and security. Initially developed for rapid stabilization on the psychiatric inpatient unit, DSA is dis...

Psychology Gone Wrong

The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy

by Tomasz Witkowski & Maciej Zatonski

02/20/2015

Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy explores the dark sides of psychology, the science that penetrates almost every area of our lives. It must be read by everyone who has an interest in psychology, by all those who are studying or intend to study psychology, and by present and potential clients of psychotherapists. This book will tell you which parts of psychology are supported by scientific evidence, and which parts are simply castles built on sand. This is the first book which comprehensively covers all mistakes, frauds and abuses of academic psychology, psychotherapy, and psycho-business. The second volume was published under the title Psychology Led Astray Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy, also released by BrownWalker Press. IN THE NEWS See Chronicle of H...

Acquisition and Reproduction of Color Images

Colorimetric and Multispectral Approaches

by Jon Hardeberg

07/17/2001

The goal of the work reported in this dissertation is to develop methods for the acquisition and reproduction of high quality digital color images. To reach this goal it is necessary to understand and control the way in which the different devices involved in the entire color imaging chain treat colors. Therefore we addressed the problem of colorimetric characterization of scanners and printers, providing efficient and colorimetrically accurate means of conversion between a device-independent color space such as the CIELAB space, and the device-dependent color spaces of a scanner and a printer. First, we propose a new method for the colorimetric characterization of color scanners. It consists of applying a non-linear correction to the scanner RGB values followed by a 3rd order 3D polynom...