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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia
Perspectives of Early Colonists
Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underappreciated by non-Aboriginal colonists, especially in the south-east of Australia where Aboriginal culture was severely fractured.

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia is the first book to examine historical records from early colonists who interacted with south-eastern Australian Aboriginal communities and documented their understanding of the environment, natural resources such as water and plant and animal foods, medicine and other aspects of their material world. This book provides a compelling case for the importance of understanding Indigenous knowledge, to inform discussions around climate change, biodiversity, resource management, health and education. It will be a valuable reference for natural resource management agencies, academics in Indigenous studies and anyone interested in Aboriginal culture and knowledge.

Table of Contents:
1. Totemic life
2. Terrestrial spirit beings
3. Water spirit beings
4. Plant food
5. Animal food
6. Water
7. Fire in Aboriginal south-eastern Australia
8. Watercraft
9. Shelter: housing
10. Clothing
11. Wellbeing
12. Healing
13. Trade
14. Space
15. Time
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Advanced Polymeric Materials
Synthesis and Applications
Recent advances in polymer research have led to the generation of high quality materials for various applications in day to day life. The synthesis of new functional monomers has shown strong potential in generating novel polymer materials with improved properties.

Advanced Polymeric Materials includes fundamentals and numerous examples of polymer blend preparation and characterizations. Developments in blends, polymer nanocomposites and its various characterization techniques are highlighted in the book.

Table of Contents:
Participants of the Reviewing Process
1. Bisbenzoxazine – Bismaleimide Blends: Thermal Studies
2. Studies On Thermosetting Resin Blends: Bispropargyl Ether-Bismaleimide
3. Synthesis, characterization, magnetic, thermal and electrochemical studies of Oxovanadium(IV) complex of 2-Thiophenecarba benzhydrazone
4. Application of polymeric sorbents to oil-spill control: sorption and desorption characteristics
5. Polyhexahydrotriazines: Synthesis And Thermal Studies
6. Influence Of Cement Behaviour With & Without Polymer Nano Composites
7. Effect of Structure of Diphenol on Polymerization of Bis(isoimide)
8. Natural fibre based bio-materials: A review on processing characterisatiion and application
9. Tribological performance of polymer composite materials: A review
10. Theoretical and Computational Strategies for the Fabricaion of Enantioselective Recognition Sites on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
11. Ultrafast characterisation 2D semiconducting TMDC for nano-electronics application
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Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search, Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining
Algorithms and Applications for Academic Search, Recommendation and Quantitative Association Rule Mining presents novel algorithms for academic search, recommendation and association rule mining that have been developed and optimized for different commercial as well as academic purpose systems. Along with the design and implementation of algorithms, a major part of the work presented in the book involves the development of new systems both for commercial as well as for academic use.

In the first part of the book the author introduces a novel hierarchical heuristic scheme for re-ranking academic publications retrieved from standard digital libraries. The scheme is based on the hierarchical combination of a custom implementation of the term frequency heuristic, a time-depreciated citation score and a graph-theoretic computed score that relates the paper's index terms with each other. In order to evaluate the performance of the introduced algorithms, a meta-search engine has been designed and developed that submits user queries to standard digital repositories of academic publications and re-ranks the top-n results using the introduced hierarchical heuristic scheme.

In the second part of the book the design of novel recommendation algorithms with application in different types of e-commerce systems are described. The newly introduced algorithms are a part of a developed Movie Recommendation system, the first such system to be commercially deployed in Greece by a major Triple Play services provider. The initial version of the system uses a novel hybrid recommender (user, item and content based) and provides daily recommendations to all active subscribers of the provider (currently more than 30,000). The recommenders that we are presenting are hybrid by nature, using an ensemble configuration of different content, user as well as item-based recommenders in order to provide more accurate recommendation results.

The final part of the book presents the design of a quantitative association rule mining algorithm. Quantitative association rules refer to a special type of association rules of the form that antecedent implies consequent consisting of a set of numerical or quantitative attributes. The introduced mining algorithm processes a specific number of user histories in order to generate a set of association rules with a minimally required support and confidence value. The generated rules show strong relationships that exist between the consequent and the antecedent of each rule, representing different items that have been consumed at specific price levels. This research book will be of appeal to researchers, graduate students, professionals, engineers and computer programmers.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Academic Search Algorithms
3. Recommender Systems
4. Quantitative Association Rules Mining
5. Conclusions and Future Direction
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Atención otológica y audiológica
instrument de análisis de la situación
La finalidad del instrumento de análisis de la situación es facilitar esta primera etapa del proceso de planificación.

El presente instrumento de análisis de situación va dirigido principalmente a los planificadores, profesionales y formuladores de política, tanto de nivel nacional como subnacional, que ejercen su labor en la esfera de la salud del oído y la audición. Su finalidad es facilitar la recopilación de la información que pueda ser de utilidad ya sea para actividades de promoción o para la elaboración de un nuevo plan estratégico de atención otológica y audiológica o, en su caso, para la actuación de un plan ya existente. En ese sentido, pretende servir de ayuda para realizar un análisis de los servicios de atención otológica y audiológica disponibles, con el fin de identificar las deficiencias y necesidades que deben atenderse para poder ofrecer un conjunto integrado de servicios en esta esfera. La información resultante de ese ejercicio puede ser muy valiosa para tomar decisiones que garanticen un uso eficiente de los recursos disponibles en esta área de trabajo.

Una vez finalizado el análisis de situación, la información recabada debería utilizarse para planificar una estrategia de salud del oído y la audición, proceso este para el que servirá de orientación el manual de la OMS.

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A review of evidence on equitable delivery, access and utilization of immunization services for migrants and refugees in the WHO European Region
This review focuses on existing immunization policies and practices for migrants and refugees and provides an overview of barriers and facilitators for access to and utilization of immunization services. Evidence was obtained by a scoping review of academic and grey literature in English and a further 11 languages and included official documents available from the websites of ministries of health and national health institutes of the WHO European Region Member States. The review highlights that vaccination policies tailored to migrants and refugees are very heterogeneous among WHO European Region Member States. By comparison, common barriers for the implementation and utilization of immunization services can be identified across countries. Outlined policy options are intended to strengthen information about immunization for migrants and refugees, support future evidence-informed policy-making, enable the achievement of national vaccination coverage goals and improve the eligibility of migrants and refugees to access culturally competent immunization services.

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A School with a View
Teachers' Work, Social Justice and 21st Century Schools
If public schools are going to survive the current assaults from individuals and groups who have chosen to focus on the needs of private interests while simultaneously disregarding the larger needs of a rapidly changing diverse culture, we need dynamic public schools more than ever before.

A School with a View: Teachers' Work, Social Justice and 21st Century Schools is an examination of teachers’ work, its history, and its current status. However, more importantly, it is a critical analysis that lays the groundwork for moving forward and asserting a vision of the role that teachers must play in the transformation of 21st century schools that promote social justice as their first priority.

Steven Covey argued that, “We must begin with the end in mind,” and at this point a vision for the teaching profession and the public schools is desperately needed. We are floundering in rough seas and there is an all-too-frequent reliance on “tried and true” responses to problems that are grounded in histories that lack relevance to the current situation, and ultimately, only seem to slow the steady accumulation of data documenting the failures of public schools and the blame heaped upon teachers who lack the power and authority to make meaningful changes to the structure and hierarchy of public spaces of learning. Important to any attempt to define and discuss teachers’ work is a meaningful and sustainable discussion of the intersection between the present realities of teachers’ work and school reform.

A School with a View presents a critical analysis of teachers’ roles and teachers’ work that can be used to shape a vision of what must happen if public schools are going to survive, adapt and respond to the demands of a 21st century democratic society.

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A Guide to Collaborative Communication for Service-Learning and Community Engagement Partners
This book focuses on partnerships at the most basic level of interaction – between two people as they work toward common goals. Interpersonal dynamics described in this book are intended to guide formal and institutional relationships between members of a community or community organization on the one hand and representatives from campus on the other. Collaborative communication principles and practices shared can form a foundation for individuals to build flexible, lasting relationships that will weather most challenges and sustain the larger partnerships of their respective organizations.

This book offers a conceptual framework of collaborative communication to build and sustain partnerships, recognizing that relationships change over time as the people involved and their circumstances evolve. Collaborative communication uses a repertoire of knowledge and skills that allow partners to make choices that fit their situation or context and to work through differences and challenges as they occur, to include managing conflict and navigating cultural differences. It further takes into account the different means of communication, whether face-to-face, using e-mail, text messaging, or social media. Readers will appreciate the numerous real world examples that illustrate and bring its key concepts to life.

This book is addressed to partners at all levels focused on community engagement and service-learning. It is intended for preparing college students to work more effectively in the community, as well as for workshops for community and campus members who work with service-learning students. It can equally be used in leadership workshops in academic and community settings. Scholars, students, or community members involved in community engaged research will also find useable ideas for their work.

The appendices offer an annotated bibliography of useful resources and provide readers with a repertoire of activities for building a collaborative communication repertoire.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Cathy Burack

1) Thinking about Ourselves and Our Partnerships
2) Community Engagement and Partnership Communication
3) The Collaborative Communication Model
4) Practices and Processes for Collaborative Communication
5) Leadership in a Changing World
6) Navigating Cultural Differences while Preserving Relationships
7) Dealing with Partner Differences and Conflicts
8) Creative Change for Future Community Engagement

Appendix 1: Annotated Bibliography
Appendix 2: Learning Activities
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Arts-Based Methods in Education Around the World
Arts-Based Methods in Education Around the World investigates arts-based encounters in educational settings in response to a global need for studies that connect the cultural, inter-cultural, cross-cultural, and global elements of arts-based methods in education. In this extraordinary collection, contributions are collected from experts all over the world and involve a multiplicity of arts genres and traditions. These contributions bring together diverse cultural and educational perspectives and include a large variety of artistic genres and research methodologies.

The topics covered in the book range from policies to pedagogies, from social impact to philosophical conceptualizations. They are informative on specific topics, but also offer a clear monitoring of the ways in which the general attention to the arts in education evolves through time.

Topics include: arts-based education, artistry in teaching, art performance, drama, inspiration, reflection, student participation, culture, arts, and creativity

Table of Contents:
Arts-based Methods in Education – A Global Perspective
Artistry in teaching, A choreographic approach to studying the performative dimensions of teaching
New and different: student participation in artist-school partnerships
Designing activities for teaching music improvisation in preschools - evaluating outcomes and tools
Revisiting Japanese multimodal drama performance as child-centered performance ethnography: picture-mediated reflection on ‘Kamishibai’ as bodily drama play experience
Relationships of knowing, doing, and being The Accordion Book Project: Reflections on Learning and Teaching
Practice-based reflections of enabling agency through arts-based methodological ir/responsibility
How can inspiration be encouraged in art learning?
What are the Enabling and What are the Constraining Aspects of the Subject of Drama in Icelandic Compulsory Education?
The Art of Co-creating Arts-based Possibility Spaces for Fostering STE(A)M Practices in Primary Education
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Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Science and Engineering
In recent years, mathematical techniques applied to novel disciplines within science and engineering have experienced extraordinary growth. Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Science and Engineering focuses on a detailed range of mathematics applied within various fields of science and engineering for different tasks. Topics of focus include:

Analysis of Consensus-Building Time in Social Groups
Modeling of intersystem accidents in critical infrastructure systems
Stochastic approaches to analysis and modeling of multi-sources and big data
Performance evaluation of computational DoS attack on access point in Wireless LANs
Ranking methods for decision-making under uncertainty
Understanding time delay based Modeling & Diffusion of technological products
Role of soft computing in science and engineering
Complex system reliability analysis and optimization
Tree growth models in forest ecosystems modelling

This research book can be used as a reference for students in a final year undergraduate engineering course, such as mechanical, mechatronics, industrial, computer science, information technology, etc. Furthermore, the book can serve as a valuable reference for academics, engineers and researchers in these and related subject areas.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Analysis of Consensus-Building Time in Social Groups Based On The Results of Statistical Modeling
3. Classification and modelling of intersystem accidents in critical infrastructure systems
4. Stochastic approaches to analysis and modeling of multi-sources and big data in tasks of homeland security
5. Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computational DoS Attack on an Access Point in Wireless LANs
6. Development of Computation Algorithm and Ranking Methods for Decision-Making under Uncertainty
7. Understanding time delay based Modeling & Diffusion of Technological Products
8. Role of Soft Computing in Science and Engineering
9. Complex System Reliability Analysis and Optimization
10. Tree Growth Models in Forest Ecosystems Modelling- A Tool for Development of Tree Ring Width Chronology and Climate Reconstruction
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Applied Cognitive Computing
This volume contains the proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Applied Cognitive Computing (ACC'17).

Table of Contents:

Robby the Soda-can-collecting Robot: a Reinforcement Learning Case Study
The Preparation of an Intelligent Tutoring System for Relational Algebra
A Simple Example of Emergence
Multi-Attribute Task Battery for Human-Machine Teaming
A Multi-agent Based Cognitive Approach to Unsupervised Feature Extraction and Classification for Network Intrusion Detection


A Computational Approach for Detecting Intrusion in Communication Network Using Machine Learning
An Adaptive IPFC Damping Controller Design for Low-Frequency Oscillation Enhancement: A Q-Learning Strategy
Method of Ontology Data Automatic Generating for Semantic Interaction between IoT Resource
A Modified Speech Enhancement Model Based on Deep Neural Networks
A Cognitive Multi-agent Model to Detect Malicious Threats
NSGAII-Based Fuzzy PID Controller for Load Frequency Control of Multi-Microgrids


Improving Cognitively Impaired People by Innovative Technologies
A Study on Effective R&D Analysis Using Fuzzy Engineering & Cognitive Inference Systems
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Atlas - Country Resources for Neurological Disorders
The Atlas project on neurological disorders aims at collecting, compiling and disseminating information on global health-care resources available to cope with the growing burden of neurological disorders.

This second edition of the Neurology Atlas represents updated information on the status of neurological services and provision of neurological care from 132 countries and two Associate Members/territories covering 94% of the world population.

The data demonstrates that the available resources for neurological disorders within most countries remain insufficient. In addition, there are large inequalities across regions and different income levels with extremely scanty resources in low-income countries. The results in the second edition of the Neurology Atlas illustrate the need for substantial increase in neurology services and training, especially in low-and lower-middle-income countries.

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A Resource for Developing an Evidence Synthesis Report for Policy-making
Evidence syntheses use multidisciplinary and intersectoral sources of evidence to support policy-making. The Health Evidence Network (HEN) has supported and strengthened the use of evidence in health policy-making in the WHO European Region since 2003. The HEN synthesis report series responds to public health questions by summarizing the best available global and local findings from peer-reviewed and grey literature, as well as policy options, and proposes general directions, strategies and actions for consideration. This resource has been developed to outline key approaches, methods and considerations for a HEN evidence synthesis to support the systematic and routine use of the best available evidence for decision-making relevant to the needs of public health decision-makers. It proposes approaches that hold both scientific rigor and practical applicability for individuals and institutions that perform, commission, review and/or publish evidence syntheses.

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Assessing the Economic Costs of Unhealthy Diets and Low Physical Activity
An evidence review and proposed framework
Unhealthy diets and low physical activity contribute to many chronic diseases and disability; they are responsible for some 2 in 5 deaths worldwide and for about 30% of the global disease burden. Yet surprisingly little is known about the economic costs that these risk factors cause, both for health care and society more widely.

This study pulls together the evidence about the economic burden that can be linked to unhealthy diets and low physical activity and explores

- How definitions vary and why this matters
- The complexity of estimating the economic burden and
- How we can arrive at a better way to estimate the costs of an unhealthy diet and low physical activity, using diabetes as an example

The review finds that unhealthy diets and low physical activity predict higher health care expenditure, but estimates vary greatly. Existing studies underestimate the true economic burden because most only look at the costs to the health system. Indirect costs caused by lost productivity may be about twice as high as direct health care costs, together accounting for about 0.5% of national income.

The study also tests the feasibility of using a disease-based approach to estimate the costs of unhealthy diets and low physical activity in Europe, projecting the total economic burden associated with these two risk factors as manifested in new type 2 diabetes cases at 883 million euros in 2020 for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom alone. The "true" costs will be higher, as unhealthy diets and low physical activity are linked to many more diseases.

The study's findings are a step towards a better understanding of the economic burden that can be associated with two key risk factors for ill health and they will help policymakers in setting priorities and to more effectively promoting healthy diets and physical activity.

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Australian Island Arks
Conservation, Management and Opportunities
Australia is the custodian of a diverse range of continental and oceanic islands. From Heard and Macquarie in the sub-Antarctic and temperate Lord Howe and Norfolk to the tropical Cocos (Keeling) and the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s islands contain some of the nation’s most iconic fauna, flora and ecosystems. They are a refuge for over 35% of Australia’s threatened species and for many others declining on mainland Australia. They also have significant cultural value, especially for Indigenous communities, and economic value as centers for tourism.

Australian Island Arks presents a compelling case for restoring and managing islands to conserve our natural heritage. With contributions from island practitioners, researchers and policy-makers, it reviews current island management practices and discusses the need and options for future conservation work. Chapters focus on the management of invasive species, threatened species recovery, conservation planning, Indigenous cultural values and partnerships, tourism enterprises, visitor management, and policy and legislature. Case studies show how island restoration and conservation approaches are working in Australia and what the emerging themes are for the future.

Australian Island Arks will help island communities, managers, visitors and decision-makers to understand the current status of Australia’s islands, their management challenges, and the opportunities that exist to make best use of these iconic landscapes.

Table of Contents:
List of Contributors
1. Introduction: Australia’s island arks
2. Values of islands across Australia’s States and Territories
3. Enhancing island conservation outcomes: the policy and legal context, need, and options
4. The 4C’s approach to island management
5. What’s next on the list? Prioritising management actions on Australia’s islands
6. Island pest management
7. Australian islands as ‘arks’ for biodiversity
8. Indigenous Protected Areas and islands
9. Integrating resource development with island conservation: Barrow Island as a model for conservation and development
10. Australia’s World Heritage islands
11. The interplay between tourism and conservation on islands
12. Partnerships for island conservation – it’s all about people
13. Value of islands for the marine environment
14. Ecological restoration on New Zealand islands: a history of shifting scales and paradigms
15. Managing islands in the context of climate change
16. Australia’s islands: current thinking, emerging themes and a way forward to manage these offshore assets
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AutoCAD 2019 3D Modeling
This book provides new and seasoned users with step-by-step procedures on creating and modifying 3D models, working with cameras and lights, assigning materials to objects, rendering, and printing. Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad tools for this popular application. Use the companion CD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures including color. AutoCAD 2019 3DModeling includes 50 “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of full projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2019.


• Covers 3D solid modeling, 3D surface modeling, working with cameras/lighting, rendering and
imaging, dimensioning and drafting, and model interchange
• Includes 50 “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual
plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of full projects (architectural
and mechanical)
• Provides new and seasoned users with step-by-step procedures on creating and modifying 3D
models in both metric and imperial units
• Companion disc can be used to set up in-text drawing exercises and projects and to see the book’s figures in color
• Written by an AutoDesk® Approved Instructor and Certified AutoDesk AutoCAD Master

The companion files include (files are also available for downloading from the publisher):

--Drawing Exercises and Projects
--Solutions to Exercises and Projects
--All Images from the Text

eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: AutoCAD 2019 3D Basics.
Chapter 2: Creating Solids.
Chapter 3: Creating Meshes.
Chapter 4: Creating Surfaces.
Chapter 5: Creating Complex Solids & Surfaces.
Chapter 6: Solid Editing Commands.
Chapter 7: 3D Modifying Commands.
Chapter 8: Converting and Sectioning.
Chapter 9: Printing in 3D and Creating 3D DWF Files.
Chapter 10: Cameras and Lights.
Chapter 11: Materials, Rendering, Visual Styles, and Animation.
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AutoCAD 2019 Beginning and Intermediate
This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2019 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion disc to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2019 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2019.


• Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2019. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1 or 2. No previous CAD experience is required

• New chapter on the “Drawing Compare” function

• Companion files featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc.

• Includes over 100 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects

• Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions

• Covers three full projects (metric and imperial) for architectural and mechanical designs

• Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam

• Exercises and instructor’s resources available for use as a textbook

Table of Contents:
1: AutoCAD 2019 Basics.
2: Precise Drafting in AutoCAD 2019.
3: Modifying Commands Part 1.
4: Modifying Commands Part 2.
5: Layers and Inquiry Commands.
6: Blocks and Hatch.
7: Writing Text.
8: Dimensions.
9: Plotting.
10: Projects.
11: More on 2D Objects.
12: Advanced Practices - Part 1.
13: Advanced Practices - Part 2.
14: Using Block Tools and Block Editing.
15: Creating Text, Table Styles, and Formulas in Tables.
16: Dimension & Multileader Styles.
17: Plot Style, Annotative, and Exporting.
18: How to Create a Template File and Interface Customization.
19: Parametric Constraints.
20: Dynamic Blocks.
21: Block Attributes.
22: External Referencing (XREF).
23: Sheet Sets.
24: CAD Standards and Advanced Layers.
25: Importing PDF Files, and Design Views.
26: Drawing Compare.
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A Guide to Establishing a National Haemovigilance System
Haemovigilance includes the monitoring, reporting, investigation, and analysis of adverse events related to the donation, processing, and transfusion of blood and taking actions to prevent their occurrence or recurrence. The document aims to support countries in establishing effective national systems for haemovigilance throughout the transfusion chain. It provides policy guidance on establishing a haemovigilance system as part of the national blood and health systems and includes technical information and guidance on the specific measures and actions necessary for implementing a haemovigilance system.

This document is intended for ministries of health; bodies responsible for policy-making on blood safety, such as national blood commissions or councils; regulatory agencies; public health institutions; blood transfusion services, blood centers, and plasma collection centers; hospitals, including hospital blood banks or health care facilities where transfusion takes place; blood donor organizations and other nongovernmental organizations involved in blood donor education and recruitment; patient groups; scientific and professional bodies; and developmental partners and international organizations.

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Artificial Tanning Devices
Public Health Interventions to Manage Sunbeds
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer among light-skinned populations. The chief environmental cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR exposure comes mainly from the sun, but over the past three decades, there has been an increase in the use of artificial sources of UVR in the form of artificial tanning devices such as sunbeds, stand up booths, and facial tanners. This deliberate exposure to UVR for cosmetic purposes is increasing the incidence of the major types of skin cancer and driving down the age of first appearance.

This document is intended for government health authorities to assist in the development of public health interventions in relation to the use and management of sunbeds. The document provides a summary of health effects as well as a catalog of interventions that have been used to reduce risks associated with artificial tanning. It is supplemented by a WHO database on sunbed regulations.

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Animal Welfare
Updated and revised, this bestselling textbook continues to provide a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, and wild and zoo. It retains all of the popular features of the previous editions and covers key issues such as ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare dilemmas and problems. Importantly, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment and a full section dedicated to the implementation of solutions.

The third edition:

- Contains many more examples of welfare issues in different countries, particularly the implications for smallholders as well as larger scale agriculture
- Covers fish welfare as well as the welfare of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates
- Includes concepts of positive emotion and other positive aspects of welfare
- Focuses on animal welfare and sustainability
- Includes an integrated ebook with additional material and videos

With contributions from renowned international experts and a new editorial team, Animal Welfare 3E is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences and other disciplines considering the science and practice of animal welfare as well as for practitioners and decision-makers worldwide.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Issues
1. Animal ethics
2. Understanding animal welfare

Part II: Problems
3. Environmental challenge and animal agency
4. Hunger and thirst
5. Pain
6. Fear and other negative emotions
7. Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments

Part III: Assessment
8. Health and disease
9. Behaviour
10. Physiology
11. Preference and motivation research
12. Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare

Part IV: Solutions
13. Physical conditions
14. Social conditions
15. Human contact
16. Genetic selection

Part V: Implementation
17. Economics
18. Regulation, enforcement and incentives
19. International issues
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Australia's Dangerous Snakes
Identification, Biology and Envenoming
Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination, and regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties, and bite treatment of medically-important, venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental roles of these snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many of these reptiles are discussed. Drawing on the authors’ experience in the fields of herpetology, toxinology, and clinical medicine, this book stimulates respect and admiration and dispels fear of Australia’s fascinating snakes.

Australia’s Dangerous Snakes will provide hours of rewarding reading and valuable information for anyone interested in Australia’s unique wildlife and natural history, and it will be an essential reference for herpetologists, toxinologists, physicians, zoo personnel, and private snake collectors.

Table of Contents:
1: Introduction
2: The Relative Danger of Snakes
3: Morphology and General Features of Dangerous Snakes
4: Identification of Dangerous Snakes
5: The Dangerous Snakes Described
6: Conservation of Australia's Dangerous Snakes
7: Production, Actions and Uses of Venoms
8: Snakebite and Envenoming: Risks, Realities and Clinical Management
9: Snakes and People
Appendix: The Pioneers of Venom Production for Australian Antivenoms
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