Editing this book was a pleasant, but challenging job. I enjoyed reviewing chapters
from different domains, bringing up-to-date empirical research studies, excellent
literature reviews and controversial issues. This was an instructive experience for me
and the authors. We both learned from each other, making different backgrounds a
gain-gain situation, by evaluating each chapter critically from different perspectives.
We are sure the reader will enjoy the end result: a selection of chapters from different
In the latest years graphene based research has witnessed a tremendous
explosion. This two dimensional ‘‘dream’’ material has come into the main spotlight of fundamental and applied research in diverse nano-science fields, but
surprisingly rapidly, it has also attracted the interest of major stakeholders in the
The LCA covered several different environmental impact categories; global warming,
acidification, eutrophication, ozone layer depletion, photooxidant formation and
resource use as well as toxicological impact categories. In addition the results were
weighted using two different weighting methods; Ecotax 02 and Eco-Indicator 99.
The results showed different patterns regarding where in the life cycle the main
potential environmental impact can be seen.
We, the editors of this book, both have a long association with Dorothea
Orem—Susan Taylor since 1976 and Kathie Renpenning since 1983. Collaboration
between the two of us began in 1983 at the instigation of Orem
and continues to this day through theory development activities, writing
and publishing, and giving presentations in North America, South America,
Asia, and Europe. As we have worked with Orem and learned of her
theoretical and conceptual work, we also got to know her personally and
were privileged to have access to her working papers and presentations.
Edward H. Shortliffe is Professor of Basic Medical
Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the University
of Arizona College of Medicine and Professor of
Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University.
Until May 2008 he served as the founding dean of
the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona’s
College of Medicine. Previously he was the Rolf A.
Scholdager Professor and Chair of the Department
of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia College of
Physicians and Surgeons in New York City (2000-
2007) and Professor of Medicine and of Computer
Science at Stanford University (1979-2000).
Metric Edition - Crane Technical Paper No. 410 (TP-410) is the quintessential guide to understanding the flow of fluid through valves, pipe and fittings, enabling you to select the correct equipment for your piping system. Originally developed in 1942, the latest edition of Crane TP-410 serves as an indispensable technical resource for specifying engineers, designers and engineering students. TP-410 is authored by Crane Valve Group (CVG), one of the world's leading suppliers of valve products and services....
This paper is the result collaborative work between international and riparian biologists
and ecologists over a number of years. The principal contributing authors are: Yuwadee
Peerapornpisal, Tatporn Kunpradid, Sutthawan Suphan, (benthic diatoms); Chanda
Vongsambath, Niane Sivongxay (littoral macroinvertebrates); Pham Anh Duc (benthic
macroinvertebrates); Nguyen Thi Mai Linh (zooplankton); Supatra Parnrong Davidson, Sok
Khom, and Monyrak Meng (environmental variables).
The principles of the relational model were first outlined by Dr. E. F. Codd in a June
1970 paper called “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks.” In this
paper, Dr. Codd proposed the relational model for database systems.
The more popular models used at that time were hierarchical and network, or even
simple flat file data structures. Relational database management systems (RDBMS)
soon became very popular, especially for their ease of use and flexibility in structure.
In this book, a set of relevant, updated and selected papers in the field of automation and
robotics are presented. These papers describe projects where topics of artificial intelligence,
modeling and simulation process, target tracking algorithms, kinematic constraints of the
closed loops, non-linear control, are used in advanced and recent research.
Also, the lecturer can find some of the new methodologies applied to solve complex
problems in the field of control and robotic research fields....
Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time!
This book has arisen out of a decade-long collaborative initiative between the
Commission on Marine Cartography of the International Cartographic Association
and the Commission on Coastal Systems of the International Geographical Union,
and manifested in the series of conferences known as the CoastGIS Symposia.
The first CoastGIS meeting was held in Cork, Ireland, in February 1995. Since
then, successive events have taken place in Aberdeen, Scotland (1997), Brest,
France (1999) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (2001).
In addition to testing for the presence of smart money, the disaggregated na-
ture of our fund f low data allows us to examine two key hypotheses with respect
to mutual fund investor behavior. Specifically, we are in a position to compare
the quality of fund selection decisions made by individual and institutional
investors, and likewise to compare fund buying and selling decisions.
This paper focuses on developing an empirical strategy for measuring the effect of pollution on
health. Specifically, I look at the effect of air pollution on children's hospitalization for asthma. Childhood
asthma is of particular interest for two reasons: 1) asthma is the leading chronic condition affecting children;
and 2) current pollution standards are based on adult health responses to pollution and children face a greater
risk from pollution exposure due to the sensitivity of their developing biological systems.
This study builds on earlier work in five ways.
This series constitutes a collection of selected papers presented at the International
Conference on Medical Imaging and Informatics (MIMI2007), held during August
14–16, in Beijing, China. The conference, the second of its kind, was funded by the
European Commission (EC) under the Asia IT&C programme and was co-organized
by Middlesex University, UK and Capital University of Medical Sciences, China.
The aim of the conference was to initiate links between Asia and Europe and to
exchange research results and ideas in the field of medical imaging.
When selecting your target journal it is beneficial to conduct an analysis of the purpose
and mission of the journal, and examine what type of articles they typically publish. Pay
special attention on the topics, the structure and the research methods. Conduct a deeper
analysis on about five recent articles in the target journal. If the journal does not seem
suitable, choose another one and conduct a similar analysis. Browse through the editorial
board and previous authors and pay attention to their nationalities.
As the title, “Recent Researches in Metallurgical Engineering, From Extraction to Forming”
implies, this text blends new theories with practices covering a broad field of metalrelated
technologies including mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, heat
treatment and casting.
This book is divided into different 5 chapters. Each of the chapters is a review of the
research made by the authors during the last decade, and includes references to the
research published in scientific papers and conference proceedings by experts in the
After CFA made a random selection of the time frame from which credit files were to be
analyzed, a generic number was assigned to keep the nameless study data from each
study file separated from other study files. No copies or partial copies of any credit
reports, on paper or electronically, were removed from any credit reporting agency
location. Anonymous credit scores and an analysis of the credit data, as reviewed by
credit reporting agency personnel for security and industry knowledge, was supervised
and recorded by the CFA researcher for tabulation.
In the previous sub-section we have described the evolution of yields and interest rate
spreads in 2002 using weekly data. If the information revealed by policy events is
processed efficiently in capital markets, it may nevertheless be necessary to look at
higher frequencies to detect any impact of fiscal policy events.
In this section we therefore focus more carefully on specific events using daily data.
As an illustration, we select two periods for a closer look.
Various alkaline, semichemical, organosolv and other methods have been
developed for non-wood pulping but many of them are tested only in laboratory
environments. Paper I reviews in more detail the recent developments in the
chemical and chemi-mechanical non-wood pulping processes and the advantages
and disadvantages of these systems. No remarkable breakthrough has occurred
in recent decades in the field of non-wood pulping, excluding the Chempolis and
CIMV process development.
Two approaches were selected for the study, both of which were based on an
initial hot water treatment: the “chemical” where bleached pulp is produced for
printing and writing papers by hot water treatment and the following alkaline
peroxide bleaching (Paper II–IV) and the “mechanical” where the unbleached
material from the hot water treatment stage is mechanically refined (Paper II, V)
to produce fibres for packaging grade papers. In the future, the straw fibre could
be considered as a raw material for biocomposites.