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Eastern Mediterranean Health
$24.00
Stylus
December-15-2017
The EMHJ was launched in 1995 as a peer-reviewed medical journal. Starting January 2010, the Journal has been given a new format and is now published monthly. The EMHJ serves as a forum for the dissemination of biomedical information through the publication of scientific research papers on a range of topics related to public health, with particular relevance to the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

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Tawny Frogmouth
$30.00
Stylus
October-31-2018
The tawny frogmouth is one of Australia’s most intriguing and endearing birds. Written by award-winning author Gisela Kaplan, one of Australia’s leading authorities on animal behavior and native birds, this second edition of Tawny Frogmouth presents an easy-to-read account of these unique nocturnal birds, which can be found across almost the entire continent. Fully revised and updated throughout, this book combines 20 years of systematic observation with published research and information from regional surveys, and represents the most comprehensive single study ever conducted on tawny frogmouths.

We learn that tawny frogmouths are very affectionate, have close bonds with lifelong partners, scream like prowling tomcats when distressed, fight with lightning speed and defend nest sites from reptilian predators by mobbing and spraying pungent feces at them. Uncompromising male fights are contrasted with the touching gentleness of males as fathers. We also learn how resilient and unusual tawny frogmouths are in the way they cope with heat and cold and scarcity of water, sit out danger, and use a large variety of food items.

This fascinating book has a wide appeal to bird lovers, amateur ornithologists and naturalists, as well as those with a scientific or professional interest in native birds, their communication, emotions and skills.

Features:

• A complete overview of one of Australia’s most intriguing birds
• Presents engaging behavioral anecdotes alongside scientific research
• Written by one of Australia’s leading animal behavior researchers

Table of Contents:
Preamble
1. What and where they are
2. General anatomy
3. The brain and the senses
4. Daily life and adaptations
5. Feeding and territory
6. Bonding and breeding
7. Development
8. Emotions, vocal behavior and communication
Epilogue
Endnotes
Index
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WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye
$162.00
Stylus
September-30-2018
The WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye is the 12th and final volume in the 4th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. The series (also known as the Blue Books) has long been regarded by pathologists as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumours, and it is an indispensable guide for the design of evaluations, clinical trials, and studies involving cancer. These authoritative and concise reference books provide an international standard for anyone involved in cancer research or the care of cancer patients. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and genetic and other associated molecular alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner.

This volume updates the existing ICD-O codes and provides new codes for use in epidemiology and cancer registration. It also provides information on clinical features, pathology, genetics, programs, and protective factors for each of the tumour types covered.

The editors expect that this volume will be of particular interest to pathologists, oncologists, and ophthalmologists who manage or research tumours of the eye. Sections are included on all recognized neoplasms (and their variants) of the eye, lacrimal apparatus, and conjunctiva. There have been particularly substantial changes to the classification of conjunctival neoplasia and melanoma, based on the latest information from genetic and molecular studies.

Table of Contents:
1. Tumours of the conjunctiva and caruncle
2. Tumours of the uveal tract
3. Tumours of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium
4. Tumours of the optic disc and optic nerve
5. Tumours of the lacrimal gland
6. Tumours of the lacrimal drainage system
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WHO Classification of Skin Tumours
$162.00
Stylus
September-30-2018
The WHO Classification of Skin Tumours is the 11th volume in the 4th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. The series (also known as the Blue Books) has long been regarded by pathologists as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumours, and it is an indispensable guide for the design of evaluations, clinical trials, and studies involving cancer. These authoritative and concise reference books provide an international standard for anyone involved in cancer research or the care of cancer patients. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and genetic and other associated molecular alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner.

This volume updates the existing ICD-O codes and provides new codes for use in epidemiology and cancer registration. It also provides information on clinical features, pathology, genetics, prognosis, and protective factors for each of the tumour types covered.

The editors expect that this volume will be of particular interest to pathologists, oncologists, and dermatologists who manage or research skin tumours. Sections are included on all recognized neoplasms (and their variants) of the skin and its adnexae. Since the previous edition, there have been particularly substantial changes to the classification of melanoma, based on the latest information from genetic and molecular studies.

Table of Contents:
1. Keratinocytic/epidermal tumours
2. Melanocytic tumours
3. Appendageal tumours
4. Haematolymphoid tumours
5. Soft tissue and neural tumours
6. Inherited tumour syndromes associated with skin malignancies
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Ultra-Low Input Power Conversion Circuits based on Tunnel-FETs
$79.00
Stylus
June-30-2018
The increasing demand in electronic portability imposes low power consumption as a key metric to analog and digital circuit design. Tunnel FET (TFET) devices have been explored mostly in digital circuits, showing promising results for ultra-low power and energy efficient circuit applications. The TFET presents a low inverse sub-threshold slope (SS) that allows a low leakage energy consumption, desirable in many digital circuits, especially memories.

In this book, the TFET is explored as an alternative technology also for ultra-low power and voltage conversion and management circuits, suitable for weak energy harvesting (EH) sources. The TFET distinct electrical characteristics under reverse bias conditions require changes in conventional circuit topologies. In this book, ultra-low input power conversion circuits based on TFETs are designed and analyzed, evaluating their performance as rectifiers, charge pumps and power management circuits (PMC) for RF and DC EH sources.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Tunnel FET: State of the Art
3. Tunnel FET: Physical Properties
4. Tunnel FET: Electrical Properties
5. Tunnel FET-based Charge Pumps
6. Tunnel FET-based Rectifiers
7. TFET-based Power Management Circuit for RF Energy Harvesting
8. TFET-based Power Management Circuit for nano-Watt DC Energy Harvesting Sources
9. Final Conclusions
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Modulation Theory
$79.00
Stylus
July-31-2018
In recent years, a considerable amount of effort has been devoted, both in industry and academia, towards the design, performance analysis and evaluation of modulation schemes to be used in wireless and optical networks and towards the development of the next and future generations of mobile cellular communication systems. Modulation Theory is intended to serve as a complementary textbook for courses dealing with Modulation Theory or Communication Systems, but also as a professional book, for engineers who need to update their knowledge in the communications area.

The modulation aspects presented in the book use modern concepts of stochastic processes, such as autocorrelation and power spectrum density, which are novel for undergraduate texts or professional books, and provides a general approach for the theory, with real life results, applied to professional design.

This text is suitable for the undergraduate as well as the initial graduate levels of Electrical Engineering courses, and is useful for the professional who wants to review or get acquainted with the a modern exposition of the modulation theory.

The books covers signal representations for most known waveforms, Fourier analysis, and presents an introduction to Fourier transform and signal spectrum, including the concepts of convolution, autocorrelation and power spectral density, for deterministic signals. It introduces the concepts of probability, random variables and stochastic processes, including autocorrelation, cross-correlation, power spectral and cross-spectral densities, for random signals, and their applications to the analysis of linear systems. This chapter also includes the response of specific non-linear systems, such as power amplifiers.

The book presents amplitude modulation with random signals, including analog and digital signals, and discusses performance evaluation methods, presents quadrature amplitude modulation using random signals. Several modulation schemes are discussed, including SSB, QAM, ISB, C-QUAM, QPSK and MSK. Their autocorrelation and power spectrum densities are computed. A thorough discussion on angle modulation with random modulating signals, along with frequency and phase modulation, and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is provided. Their power spectrum densities are computed using the Wiener-Khintchin theorem.


Table of Contents:
Preface
Theory of Signals and Linear Systems
Random Signals Theory
Amplitude Modulation Theory
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Theory
Angle Modulation Theory
Digital Modulation Theory
Appendix on Fourier and Hilbert Transforms
Glossary
Bibliography
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Religious Tourism in Asia
$160.00
Stylus
November-30-2018
The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world's religious core, with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers for religious events, for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately six hundred million national and international religious and spiritual voyages in the world, of which 40% take place in Europe and over half in Asia.

This book addresses tourism and sacred sites within the region of Asia and the pilgrims that it beckons. Case studies from across the region present more practical examples of this "hub" of pilgrimage centers, providing a useful and interesting resource for researchers within religious, cultural, heritage and Asian tourism.

Table of Contents:
1 : Religious Tourism and Sacred Sites in Asia
2 : The Rise of Heritage and Religious Tourism to Sacred Sites in Oman
3 : Entrepreneurship in Religious Tourism: A Case Study of the Management Strategy of Islamic Tour Operators in Mumbai, India
4 : Spiritual Tourism in Sufism in South Asia
5 : Perspectives of Religious Tourism in Azerbaijan
6 : The Sacred in Caves and Mountains: Animist and Christian Interfaces in the Philippines
7 : Religious Tourism in the Ideological Framework of Chinese Tourism Education
8 : Religious Tourism: The Beginning of a New Era with Special Reference to India
9 : Sacred Places, Tourism and Cultural Heritage: pilgrimages to West Java
10 : To own the Sacred, to Control the People: Mahabodhi temple complex, India
11 : Religious and Pilgrimage Routes of Buddhist Tourism
12 : Religious Migrations in Contemporary Kazakhstan
13 : Religious Festival in Tourism – A Comparative Perspective
14 : To Brand Gandhara, the Ancient Buddhist Center: Pakistan’s Potential to Develop Buddhist Tourism
15 Nankana Sahib as “Nankana Sahib: A Symbol of Religious Coexistence”
16 : The Destination Marketing Development Of Religious Tourism in Uzbekistan
17 : Religion and Religious Tourism: A Case Study of Kerala
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Managing Quality of Life in Tourism and Hospitality
$140.00
Stylus
October-31-2018
Best Practice
This book brings together the latest findings within these areas from researchers and practitioners and delivers them to the forefront of knowledge application with examples in tourism and hospitality settings.

Quality-of-life research in tourism and hospitality has gained much momentum and can be classified in terms of three major categories: (1) quality-of-life research that focuses on tourists/guests and the impacts of specific tourism and hospitality programs on the overall quality of life of tourists/guests. (2) Quality-of-life research that focuses on employees of tourism/hospitality firms, such as the impact of work-life balance programs on front line service employees of hotels and (3) quality-of-life research that focuses on tourist communities including the impact of green community programs on the quality of life of residents of tourist communities.

Each chapter contains an example of best practice or a case study and concludes with a summary of lessons learned. These lessons can be applied by tourism and hospitality practitioners and community leaders and can be used to further research by academics working within tourism and hospitality.

Key Features
• Best practice case studies
• Broad coverage to include tourists, industry and local communities
• International application

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Biosolids Recycling [CANCELLED]
$150.00
Stylus
March-31-2018
Effects on Human Health and the Environment
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Guidelines on Hepatitis B and C Testing
$48.00
Stylus
February-06-2018
Testing and diagnosis of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection is the gateway for access to both prevention and treatment services, and is a crucial component of an effective response to the hepatitis epidemic. Early identification of persons with chronic HBV or HCV infection enables them to receive the necessary care and treatment to prevent or delay progression of liver disease. Testing also provides an opportunity to link people to interventions to reduce transmission, through counselling on risk behaviors and provision of prevention commodities (such as sterile needles and syringes) and hepatitis B vaccination.

These are the first WHO guidelines on testing for chronic HBV and HCV infection and complement published guidance by WHO on the prevention, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B infection. These guidelines outline the public health approach to strengthening and expanding current testing practices for HBV and HCV, and are intended for use across age groups and populations.

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Integrating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Global Health and Development
$72.00
Stylus
February-06-2018
Fourth WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
This report evaluates the changing global public health landscape; assesses progress towards the 2020 targets; and considers the possible core elements of a strategic vision to integrating neglected tropical diseases into the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Advances have been made through expanded interventions delivered through five public health approaches: innovative and intensified disease management; preventive chemotherapy; vector ecology and management; veterinary public health services; and the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene. In 2015 alone nearly one billion people were treated for at least one disease and significant gains were achieved in relieving the symptoms and consequences of diseases for which effective tools are scarce; important reductions were achieved in the number of new cases of sleeping sickness, of visceral leishmaniasis in South-East Asia and also of Buruli ulcer.

The report also considers vector control strategies and discusses the importance of the draft WHO Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030. It argues that veterinary public health requires a multifaceted approach across the human-animal interface as well as a multisectoral program of work to protect and improve the physical, mental and social well-being of humans, including veterinary, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Integration of activities and interventions into broader health systems is crucial, and despite challenges, has the potential to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage while advancing the 2030 Agenda.

In short, this report drives the message home that "no one must be left behind."

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Transitions
$30.00
Stylus
February-15-2018
2017-2018
A publication of University 101 Programs, University of South Carolina

Transitions is the customized textbook for students in the University of South Carolina's University 101 first-year seminar. It includes both general and institution-specific information for first-year students. Topics include time management, academic success strategies, career development, information literacy, health and wellness, and diversity. An ideal model for institutions working to design a custom-published first-year seminar text.

Table of Contents:
List of Assessments, Figures, Tables

CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to University 101
About University 101 at the University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina- The National and International Leader in First-Year seminars
University 101 Learning Outcomes
Your University 101 Instructors
University 101 Peer Leader Program
University 101 Awards
Other Courses

CHAPTER 2: Academic Strategies
I Never Studied in High School
Strategies versus Skills
Study Strategies in College
Using High Impact Learning Strategies
Using Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Study Groups
College Students are measured on Four “Products”
Adopting a Growth Mindset on Academic Success- You Can Do This!

CHAPTER 3: Managing Time
Time Management
Aligning Your Goals and Values
Goal Setting
How do you Spend Your Time?
Procrastination
Multitasking
Scheduling Tools

CHAPTER 4: Academic Policies, Processes, and Resources
Academic Policies and Procedures
Academic Planning Processes
When Things Don’t Work out as you Planned

CHAPTER 5: Involvement and Engagement
Involvement versus Engagement
Athletics
Student Life
Discover Columbia
Going Deeper
Integrative Learning and USC Connect

CHAPTER 6: Positive Relationships
Making Friends in a New Environment
Relationships with University Faculty
A Word about your Digital Identity
Changing Relationships
Managing Conflict

CHAPTER 7 History and Traditions
Keeping it Cocky since 1801: A Chronological History
Noteworthy Moments in University History
Current Carolina Traditions

CHAPTER 8 Values and Identity
Understanding your Values
Clarifying your Identity
Understanding Others
Microaggressions
Carolina Community
Communicating with Others
Community Opportunities

CHAPTER 9 The Carolinian Creed
University Rules
The Carolinian Creed and its Tenets
Confronting Harmful Behavior
Character Matters
Practicing and Promoting the Creed

CHAPTER 10 Wellbeing
Personal Wellness
Will I Really Gain the “Freshman 15”?
Do I Really Need Eight Hours of Sleep?
How Should I Handle Stress?
Financial Wellness
Alcohol Use and Other Drugs
Sexual Health
Health Care

CHAPTER 11 Employability
Engaging in Career Planning…It’s Never Too Early to Start
Understanding the Current Landscape
Employability? What’s That?
USC Employability Model
How Will I Get There?
Career Decision Making: Four-Step Model

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Zobi and the Zoox
$19.00
Stylus
September-30-2018
A Story of Coral Bleaching
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Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians
$120.00
Stylus
September-30-2018
Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands
Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own.

Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.

This book is Volume 11 (Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere), Part 6 (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) of the Amphibian Biology series.


Table of Contents:
Preface
Contents of Previous Parts of Volume 11
Contributors to Part 6

1: Introduction
2: A Brief Demographic Overview of Australia’s Native Amphibians
3: Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in the Wet Tropics of Australia
4: Frogs of the Monsoon Tropical Savannah Regions of Northern Australia
5: An Update on Frog Declines from the Forests of Subtropical Eastern Australia
6: Frog Declines and Associated Management Response in South-eastern Mainland Australia and Tasmania
7: The Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in Temperate South-eastern Australia
8: The Status of Conservation of Frogs in South-western Australia
9: The Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in the Arid and Semi-arid Zones of Australia
10: The Impact of an Invasive Amphibian: The Cane Toad, Rhinella marina
11: The Role of Ex Situ Amphibian Conservation in Australia
12: Conservation of Frogs in Australia: State and Federal Laws---Who is Responsible?
13: Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in New Zealand
14: Amphibians of the Pacific: Natural History and Conservation
Index
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Urban Pest Control
$33.00
Stylus
June-30-2018
A Practitioner’s Guide
This guide brings together the varied and multiple skills and activities required of pest control practitioners, including biology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, sales, logistics, legal and accounting, presented with a primary emphasis on pest organisms at its core. This book provides information and tips on all of these aspects and explores the business of controlling pests (including trends in the industry, pest control tools, and sustainable pest control); covers biological information on each pest in addition to information on control and management, monitoring and follow-up; focuses particularly on globally significant pests with internationally-applicable use and guidance; and provides practical and hands-on experience, drawing on original case studies.

This is a key resource for pest control practitioners, as well as in-house staff of companies or buildings involved in household or urban pest control. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, and sanitation and building managers.

Table of Contents:
1. Understanding the Business of Controlling Pests
2. Household Pests and Their Control – Cockroaches
3. Household Pests and Their Control – Flies
4. Household Pests and Their Control – Mosquitoes
5. Household Pests and Their Control – Bed Bugs
6. Household Pests and Their Control – Termites
7. Sporadic Pests and Their Control
8. Stored Product Pests
9. Vertebrate Pests and Their Control
10. Methodology in Pest Control – Insecticide Formulations
11. Methodology in Pest Control – Insecticide Baits and Baiting
12. Shift to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
13. Handling Pesticides
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Effective Ecological Monitoring
$38.00
Stylus
August-31-2018
Long-term monitoring programs are fundamental to understanding the natural environment and managing major environmental problems. Yet they are often done very poorly and ineffectively. This second edition of the highly acclaimed Effective Ecological Monitoring describes what makes monitoring programs successful and how to ensure that long-term monitoring studies persist.

The book has been fully revised and updated but remains concise, illustrating key aspects of effective monitoring with case studies and examples. It includes new sections comparing surveillance-based and question-based monitoring, analyzing environmental observation networks, and provides examples of adaptive monitoring.

Based on the authors’ 80 years of collective experience in running long-term research and monitoring programs, Effective Ecological Monitoring is a valuable resource for the natural resource management, ecological and environmental science and policy communities.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments
Preface to Second Edition
1: Introduction

Some of the ecological values and uses of long-term datasets
Poor record of long-term ecological monitoring
Why we wrote this book
2: Why monitoring fails
Characteristics of ineffective monitoring programs
Other factors contributing to ineffective monitoring programs
3: What makes long-term monitoring effective?
Characteristics of effective monitoring programs
Little things matter a lot! Some 'tricks of the trade'
The adaptive monitoring framework
4: The problematic, the effective and the ugly – some case studies
The problematic
The effective
Need to wait and see
The ugly
5: The upshot – our general conclusions
Changes in culture needed to facilitate monitoring
Good things that can come from non-question based monitoring
The role of citizen science in long-term monitoring
The challenge of intellectual property and data sharing
The challenges in effective monitoring of rare, threatened and endangered species
The major challenge of keeping monitoring and long-term studies going
The big issue of integrating different kinds of monitoring
Approaches to integrate data from different kinds of monitoring
Index
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Farming Meat Goats
$53.00
Stylus
August-31-2018
Breeding, Production and Marketing
Goat meat is growing in popularity in Australia and is also an important export industry. It offers many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers who need to diversify or seek alternative enterprises. Farming Meat Goats provides producers with comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of the goat meat industry. It covers selecting and preparing a property, choosing breeding stock, breeding, health care and nutrition, drought feeding, condition scoring and marketing.

This second edition of Farming Meat Goats has been updated throughout and contains new information about the National Livestock Identification System, current regulations for ovine Johne's disease and animal welfare during transportation, and information about marketing. It will allow farmers to produce animals to specification for targeted markets in Australia and overseas including: butchers; supermarkets; restaurants; on-farm live sales; sales to abattoirs that specialize in Halal kills; and breeding stock either as replacements or for improved herd genetics.

Table of Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1: Will breeding meat goats pay?
2: Fencing and yards
3: Choosing your breeding stock
4: Breeding season
5: Kidding management
6: Tagging, marking, vaccinating, weaning and foot-trimming
7: Nutrition
8: Drought feeding and strategies
9: Health
10: Parasites
11: Poisoning
12: Marketing
Appendix: Resources for producers
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia
$53.00
Stylus
August-31-2018
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:
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
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
Conclusion
References
Index
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Soft and Stiffness-controllable Robotics Solutions for Minimally Invasive Surgery
$105.00
Stylus
June-30-2018
The STIFF-FLOP Approach
Soft and Stiffness-controllable Robotics Solutions for Minimally Invasive Surgery presents the results of a research project funded by the European Commission, STIFF-FLOP: STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learn-able manipulator for surgical Operations.

In Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), tools go through narrow openings and manipulate soft organs that can move, deform, or change stiffness. There are limitations on modern laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical systems due to restricted access through Trocar ports, lack of haptic feedback, and difficulties with rigid robot tools operating inside a confined space filled with organs. Also, many control algorithms suffer from stability problems in the presence of unexpected conditions. Yet biological "manipulators," like the octopus arm can manipulate objects while controlling the stiffness of selected body parts and being inherently compliant when interacting with objects. The STIFF-FLOP robot is an innovative soft robotic arm that can squeeze through a standard MIS, reconfigure itself and stiffen by hydrostatic actuation to perform compliant force control tasks while facing unexpected situations.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

- Soft actuators
- Continuum soft manipulators
- Control, kinematics and navigation of continuum manipulators
- Optical sensors for force, torque, and curvature
- Haptic feedback and human interface for surgical systems
- Validation of soft stiffness controllable robots.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Development of Silicone-based Stiffness Controllable Actuators
1: Technology selection; 2: Design of the Multi-module Manipulator; 3: Soft manipulator actuation module - with reinforced chambers; 4: Antagonistic actuation principle for a silicone-based soft manipulator; 5: Smart Hydrogel for Stiffness Controllable Continuum Manipulators: A Conceptual Design

Part II: Creation and Integration of multiple sensing modalities
6: Optical Force and Torque Sensor for Flexible Robotic Manipulators; 7: Pose Sensor for STIFF-FLOP Manipulator; 8: The STIFF-FLOP vision system

Part III: Control, Kinematics and Navigation
9: Inverse Kinematics methods for flexible arm control; 10: Modelling and position control of the soft manipulator; 11: Reactive Navigation for Continuum Manipulator in Unknown Environments

Part IV: Human Interface
12: The design of a functional STIFF-FLOP robot operator’s console; 13: Haptic feedback modalities for minimally invasive surgery; 14: Force feedback sleeve using pneumatic and micro vibration actuators; 15: Representation of distributed haptic feedback given via vibro-tactile actuator arrays; 16: RobinHand Haptic Device

Part V: Benchmarking Platform for STIFF-FLOP validation
17: Benchmarking for surgery simulators; 18: Miniaturised version of the STIFF-FLOP manipulator for cadaver tests; 19: Total mesorectal excision using the STIFF-FLOP soft and flexible robotic arm in cadaver models
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Introduction to Wireless Communication Circuits
$100.00
Stylus
May-31-2018
Over the past decade, tremendous development of wireless communications has changed human life and engineering. Considerable advancement has been made in design and architecture of related RF and microwave circuits. Introduction to Wireless Communication Circuits focuses on special circuits dedicated to the RF level of wireless communications. From oscillators to modulation and demodulation, and from mixers to RF and power amplifier circuits, all are presented in a sequential manner. A wealth of analytical relations is provided in the text alongside various worked out examples. Related problem sets are given at the end of each chapter. Basic concepts of RF Analog Circuit Design are developed in the book.

Technical topics discussed include:

- Wireless Communication System
- RF Oscillators and Phase Locked Loops
- Modulator and Demodulator Circuits
- RF Mixers
- Automatic Gain Control and Limiters
- Microwave Circuits, Transmission Lines and S-Parameters
- Matching Networks
- Linear Amplifier Design and Power Amplifiers
- Linearization Techniques

This textbook is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as RF Engineers and professionals.

Table of Contents:
Preface
1.The Amazing World of Wireless Systems
2.Oscillators
3. PLL, FM Modulation, FM Demodulation
4. RF Mixers
5. Amplitude and Phase Modulation and Demodulation
6. Limiters and Automatic Gain Control
7. Transmission Lines and Impedance Matching
8. Scattering Parameters for Microwave Circuits
9. Amplifier Design Using S-Parameters
10. RF Power Amplifiers
Keyword Index
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