This book examines the most recent advances in theory and research on
communicative grammar instruction and the various instructional options for
implementing it effectively in second language (L2) classrooms. A consideration
of L2 teaching over the past few decades reveals a fundamental shift in
the teaching of grammar from one in which grammar instruction was central,
to one in which grammar instruction was absent, and to the recent reconsideration
of the significance of the role of grammar instruction....
International research on natural resource management advances in impact assessment
Increased concern about the environmental and natural resource implications of agriculture has given rise to an emphasis on research that calls attention to these issues in developing countries. National and international agricultural research systems, including the research Centres under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have intensified research on natural resource management (NRM) both in terms of budget allocation and priority setting.
We show how a simple but innovative synthesis of key disciplines such as computing
science and cognitive science, can be deployed in combination with such topics as
ergonomics, e-learning, pedagogy, cognitive psychology, interactive system design,
neuropsychology etc to create new learning worlds that boost human learning to meet the
demands of the 21st century.
Computed tomography (CT) is the mainstay of
cancer imaging outside of the central nervous
system. Advances in multidetector CT (MDCT)
technology have had a profound impact on its diagnostic
capabilities. Such techniques as multiphase, single breath-hold
imaging, CT angiography (CTA), volume rendering and
virtual colonography owe their success to the development of
multidetector arrays with continuously moving gantries.
Many exciting impacts on our daily life are shortly anticipated due to recent advances
in wireless communication networks that enable real-time multimedia services to be
provided via mobile broadband Internet on a wide variety of terminal devices. The
trend is mainly driven by the evolution of wireless networks and advanced wireless
information and communication technology (ICT).
It is well-known that, in the past few decades, imaging techniques,
and in particular ultrasonography, have led to great advances in
clinical hepatology. In fact, the widespread use of these techniques
resulted in the clinical discovery of hepatocellular carcinoma and
other liver tumours. Hepatocellular carcinoma was practically
unknown to the clinician before the advent of diagnostic ultrasound.
With every release of Visual Basic, Microsoft has added new functionality to enhance the applications that can be created. Visual Basic 6 took the first real step toward a client/server development tool that could create robust Windows applications. This newest release of Visual Basic, titled Visual Basic .NET, makes the jump from a mostly Windows-based application system to a truly dynamic development environment that allows you to design both Windows and Web-centric applications.
This guide was written for readers interested in learning the C++ programming language from scratch, and for both novice and advanced C++ programmers wishing to enhance their knowledge of C++. The text is organized to guide the reader from elementary language concepts to professional software development, with in depth coverage of all the C++ language elements en route.
Once an obscure subfield of finance, Market Microstructure has emerged as
a major stream of finance. In its narrowest sense, microstructure might be
defined as the study of the level and the source of transactions costs associated
with trading. It examines the organizational structure of exchanges and how the
specific market structure enhances the efficiency, transparency and information
dissemination of security trading.
you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it’s what you need to make Access more accesssible.
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"Advanced Image Acquisition, Processing Techniques and Applications" is the first book of a series that provides image processing principles and practical software implementation on a broad range of applications. The book integrates material from leading researchers on Applied Digital Image Acquisition and Processing. An important feature of the book is its emphasis on software tools and scientific computing in order to enhance results and arrive at problem solution.
Fuzzy control theory is an emerging area of research. At the core of many engineering problems is the problem of control of different systems. These systems range all the way from classical inverted pendulum to auto-focusing system of a digital camera. Fuzzy control systems have demonstrated their enhanced performance in all these areas.
It is becoming clearer every year that workstations require as much comprehensive IT security attention as
servers – particularly as the popularity of mobile workstations (laptops) continues to rise.
Microsoft has advanced several technologies in Windows Vista to increase workstation security. This white
paper introduces eight such technologies:
• User Account Control
• IE7 Protected Mode
• Service Hardening
• Windows Resource Protection
• Windows Defender
• TPM and BitLocker
• Network Access Protection
• PatchGuard and Driver Signing (64-bit platform)...
When the field of microfluidics emerged in the early 1990s, it was primarily focused
on the development of analytical microdevices. Since then, microfluidics has expanded
its influence into virtually every branch of science and engineering. There are many
driving forces behind this explosive growth. To name a few:
• Scaling properties afforded by miniaturization are desirable for many
applications. For example, enhanced mass transfer and heat dissipation
enable faster chemical separations without sacrificing separation
The past three decades have witnessed significant advances in the field
of assisted human conception. Following the remarkable perseverance and
triumph of Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe, and Jean Purdy, numerous
scientists and physicians from around the world have worked to develop
more effective and safer procedures to treat infertile couples.
The telecom industry is on the rebound and the demand for more and newer wireless services is ever increasing. To meet these market demands, wireless providers have to deploy advanced radio access networks to enhance the mobile communications infrastructure. This forward-looking book delivers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of mobile radio access networks, focusing on high-level architectural issues that engineers and managers need to understand.
This book began as a collection of articles on neuropsychiatric disease, but with a clear
focus on Schizophrenia, which is a poorly understood but very disabling group of
brain disorders. We now recognize schizophrenia as a disorder of the brain, but
despite advances in treatment options we are still a long way from having effective
treatments, particularly for cognitive symptoms, and lack effective interventions and
ways to prevent this disease.
Computer and Information Technology have transformed society and will continue to do so in the future.
An increasing number of dentists use a variety of computer technologies, including digital intraoral
cameras and paperless patient records.
The topic of dental computing is related to the application of computer and information science in
dentistry. Dental computing produces an increasing number of applications and tools for clinical practice.
Dental computing support research and education, and improvements in these areas translate into
improved patient care.
Increased miniaturization of the integrated chip has largely been responsible
for the rapid advances in semiconductor device performance, driving the
industry’s growth over the past decade(s). Soon the minimum feature size
in a typical integrated circuit device will be well below 100 nm. At these
dimensions, interlayers with extremely low dielectric constants (k) are
imperative to reduce the cross-talk between adjacent lines and also enhance
device speed. State-of-the-art non-porous, silicon-based low-k dielectric
materials have k values on the order of 2.7....
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