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Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World by Christian C. Voigt (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book focuses on central themes related to the conservation of bats. It details their response to land-use change and management practices, intensified urbanization and roost disturbance and loss. Increasing interactions between humans and bats as a result of hunting, disease relationships, occupation of human dwellings, and conflict over fruit crops are explored in depth. Finally, contributors highlight the roles that taxonomy, conservation networks and conservation psychology have to play in conserving this imperilled but vital taxon. With over 1300 species, bats are the second largest order of mammals, yet as the Anthropocene dawns, bat populations around the world are in decline. Greater understanding of the anthropogenic drivers of this decline and exploration of possible mitigation measures are urgently needed if we are to retain global bat diversity in the coming decades. This book brings together teams of international experts to provide a global review of current understanding and recommend directions for future research and mitigation.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 615 Pages (6,414 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 24th, 2020

Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook 2020-21: 700+ Quick, Easy And Budget-Friendly Recipes For Your Whole Family ( A WW Cookbook ) by Dora Heard 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The real question is, why we should we choose the Instant Pot? How can it help us in losing weight? In this book, I will tell you the main reason why you should choose the instant pot as a crucial utensil in your kitchen and the health benefits of everything you can cook in it. With a minimal investment in this product, the return on investment is vast. Not only are you saving money by not buying other cooking products because the Instant Pot is such an inclusive cooker, but you are saving time and energy during your busy day as well. With the numerous features provided, we have not seen a dish that cannot be prepared by the Instant Pot. So, decide what cravings you want to cure, gather the ingredients, choose your recipe, sit back and relax, then enjoy your healthy, delicious meal. Instant pot means different things to a lot of people. For some people, it is basically a slow cooker. For some other people, it is as the name implies; something that ensures you have your meal instantly. But if you really are focused on getting a direct definition of instant pot, instant pot is a multi-purpose cooker that allows you to prepare your meals in different ways. Having an instant pot is like having the size of half of your kitchen in just one machine. With an instant pot, even the beginner cook can get a decent meal out of it because all you need to do is toss in the ingredients and the pot does the cooking for you. You get a variety of instant pot food ideas that only requires you to combine certain ingredients together and enjoy a bust of flavor when it is done. You may need to put in some work here and there especially when it comes to preparing the ingredients before putting it into the pot. But these are simple ideas and have been created to suit a variety of food preferences. So, whether you are vegan or vegetarian or you are craving something a little more exotic, there is something for you in this book. Here are the recipes included in this guide: Breakfast ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 558 Pages (5,038 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Oct 24th, 2020

An Introduction to Syntropy by Ulisse Di Corpo 4.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

As a mathematician Luigi Fantappiè could not accept that Heisenberg had rejected half of the solutions of the fundamental equations and in 1941, while listing the properties of the forward and backward in time energy, Fantappiè discovered that the forward in time energy is governed by the law of entropy, whereas the backward in time energy is governed by a complementary law that he named syntropy, combining the Greek words syn which means converging and tropos which means tendency. Entropy is the tendency towards energy dissipation, the famous second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of heat death. On the contrary, syntropy is the tendency towards energy concentration, increase in differentiation, complexity and structures. These are the mysterious properties of life!

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 309 Pages (4,955 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Spectral Geometry of Partial Differential Operators (Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics) by Michael Ruzhansky (Chapman and Hall/CRC) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The aim of Spectral Geometry of Partial Differential Operators is to provide a basic and self-contained introduction to the ideas underpinning spectral geometric inequalities arising in the theory of partial differential equations. Historically, one of the first inequalities of the spectral geometry was the minimization problem of the first eigenvalue of the Dirichlet Laplacian. Nowadays, this type of inequalities of spectral geometry have expanded to many other cases with number of applications in physics and other sciences. The main reason why the results are useful, beyond the intrinsic interest of geometric extremum problems, is that they produce a priori bounds for spectral invariants of (partial differential) operators on arbitrary domains. Features: • Collects the ideas underpinning the inequalities of the spectral geometry, in both self-adjoint and non-self-adjoint operator theory, in a way accessible by anyone with a basic level of understanding of linear differential operators • Aimed at theoretical as well as applied mathematicians, from a wide range of scientific fields, including acoustics, astronomy, MEMS, and other physical sciences • Provides a step-by-step guide to the techniques of non-self-adjoint partial differential operators, and for the applications of such methods. • Provides a self-contained coverage of the traditional and modern theories of linear partial differential operators, and does not require a previous background in operator theory.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 375 Pages (1,418 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Permeable Reactive Barrier: Sustainable Groundwater Remediation (Advances in Trace Elements in the Environment Book 1) by Ravi Naidu (CRC Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Remediation of groundwater is complex and often challenging. But the cost of pump and treat technology, coupled with the dismal results achieved, has paved the way for newer, better technologies to be developed. Among these techniques is permeable reactive barrier (PRB) technology, which allows groundwater to pass through a buried porous barrier that either captures the contaminants or breaks them down. And although this approach is gaining popularity, there are few references available on the subject. Until now. Permeable Reactive Barrier: Sustainable Groundwater Remediation brings together the information required to plan, design/model, and apply a successful, cost-effective, and sustainable PRB technology. With contributions from pioneers in this area, the book covers state-of-the-art information on PRB technology. It details design criteria, predictive modeling, and application to contaminants beyond petroleum hydrocarbons, including inorganics and radionuclides. The text also examines implementation stages such as the initial feasibility assessment, laboratory treatability studies (including column studies), estimation of PRB design parameters, and development of a long-term monitoring network for the performance evaluation of the barrier. It also outlines the predictive tools required for life cycle analysis and cost/performance assessment. A review of current PRB technology and its applications, this book includes case studies that exemplify the concepts discussed. It helps you determine when to recommend PRB, what information is needed from the site investigation to design it, and what regulatory validation is required.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 324 Pages (24,705 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests by Diana Perez-Staples (CRC Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pests have a profound impact on horticultural production and economy of many countries. It is fundamental to understand their biology and evaluate methods for their suppression, containment, or eradication. Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests comprises contributions from scientists from around the world on several species of tephritids working on diverse subjects with a focus on area-wide management of these pests. The first three sections of the book explore aspects of the biology, ecology, physiology, behavior, taxonomy, and morphology of fruit flies. The next two sections provide evidence on the efficacy of attractants, risk assessment, quarantine, and post-harvest control methods. The fifth and sixth sections examine biological control methods such as the Sterile Insect Technique and the use of natural enemies of fruit flies. The seventh section focuses on area-wide integrated pest management and action programs. Finally, the eighth section examines social, economic, and policy issues of action programs aimed at involving the wider community in the control of these pests and facilitate the development of control programs. Features: • Presents information on the biology of tephritid flies. • Provides knowledge on the use of natural enemies of fruit flies for their biological control. • Includes research results on models and diets used for the Sterile Insect Technique. • Reports developments on the chemical ecology of fruit flies that contribute to make control methods more specific and efficient. • Reviews subjects such as Holistic Pest Management and Area-Wide Management Programs including social, economic, and policy issues in various countries. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429355738, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 416 Pages (43,900 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 22nd, 2020

Innovations in Quantitative Risk Management: TU München, September 2013 (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics Book 99) by Kathrin Glau (Springer) 4.5 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Quantitative models are omnipresent -but often controversially discussed- in todays risk management practice. New regulations, innovative ?nancial products, and advances in valuation techniques provide a continuous ?ow of challenging problems for ?nancial engineers and risk managers alike. Designing a sound stochastic model requires ?nding a careful balance between parsimonious model assumptions, mathematical viability, and interpretability of the output. Moreover, data requirements and the end-user training are to be considered as well. The KPMG Center of Excellence in Risk Management conference Risk Management Reloaded and this proceedings volume contribute to bridging the gap between academia -providing methodological advances- and practice -having a ?rm understanding of the economic conditions in which a given model is used. Discussed ?elds of application range from asset management, credit risk, and energy to risk management issues in insurance. Methodologically, dependence modeling, multiple-curve interest rate-models, and model risk are addressed. Finally, regulatory developments and possible limits of mathematical modeling are discussed.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 449 Pages (20,712 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 19th, 2020

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban ... by Nadja Kabisch (Springer) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 358 Pages (4,389 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 19th, 2020

Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century (Global Issues in Water Policy Book 6) by Eiman Karar (Springer) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 37 minutes ago

The objective of this book is to broadly illustrate the key aspects of water governance, mapping the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches. Topics covered include the challenges for water-governance models, the polycentric model, the integration challenge, water in the decision-making hierarchy, and the rise of water-sensitive design, while also taking into account interdependencies between stakeholders, as well as the issue of scale. The book's content is presented in an integrated and comprehensive format, building on detailed case studies from around the world and the authors' working experiences in the water sector. Combining essential insights with accessible, non-technical language, it offers a valuable resource for academics, technicians and policy-makers alike.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 402 Pages (4,364 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 19th, 2020

Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather: A Coastal State's Adaptation Challenges and Successes (Extreme Weather and Society) by Shirley Laska (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book takes an in-depth look at Louisiana as a state which is ahead of the curve in terms of extreme weather events, both in frequency and magnitude, and in its responses to these challenges including recovery and enhancement of resiliency. Louisiana faced a major tropical catastrophe in the 21st century, and experiences the fastest rising sea level. Weather specialists, including those concentrating on sea level rise acknowledge that what the state of Louisiana experiences is likely to happen to many more, and not necessarily restricted to coastal states. This book asks and attempts to answer what Louisiana public officials, scientists/engineers, and those from outside of the state who have been called in to help, have done to achieve resilient recovery. How well have these efforts fared to achieve their goals? What might these efforts offer as lessons for those states that will be likely to experience enhanced extreme weather? Can the challenges of inequality be truly addressed in recovery and resilience? How can the study of the Louisiana response as a case be blended with findings from later disasters such as New York/New Jersey (Hurricane Sandy) and more recent ones to improve understanding as well as best adaptation applications - federal, state and local?

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 568 Pages (27,016 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Oct 18th, 2020
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