This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management, and provides an incisive approach to core issues in finance. The authors' critical and scholarly look at the subject is presented in this book in a light-hearted style does not undermine the serious impact that the thoughtful insights has raised. Instead, it that allows experts and students alike to easily comprehend and appreciate the underlying concepts.
'Membranes for Gas Separations, Vol. 1' in the World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology: Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment, addresses the subject of gas separation using membranes. The book is a collection of seven gas-separating membrane technologies' studies. Each chapter of this book is dedicated to a distinctive example of different membrane compositions including inorganic, polymeric, metallic, metal organic framework and composite, which have demonstrated successes in separating several industrially relevant gas mixtures.
'The Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management' explores climate change and its association with socio-economic development and cultures, particularly in vulnerable communities, and investigates how resilience to disasters can be built. As its title suggests, the focus is on mitigation strategies and policies to reduce and manage the consequences of natural disasters. The handbook covers pre- to post-disaster occurrences from a wide range of perspectives, such as gender and country.
With documentary evidence tracing its origin to 1968, component-based development concerns constructing systems from pre-built software components in the field of software engineering. Fast forward almost 50 years, there remains various views on exactly what components are and how they are composed. With software becoming more pervasive and complicated, an even more important question arises: Is Component-Based Software Development still relevant?
Have you ever marveled at a beautifully-written piece of research and wondered why? Or, been required to conduct one and doubted how? Or, needed to provide feedback and pondered what? Perhaps despite numerous books on research methods in the market, you find yourself at the starting line of your research journey? Fret not! World Scientific is here to save the day with 'Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers'.
The 1980s witnessed technologies focus on reducing costs and improving performance. However, at the turn of 21st century, there appeared to have been a paradigm shift; moving scientific and technological innovation into the age of 'Politico-Engineering' (i.e. politically initiated engineering), with an emphasis on sustainable and crisis-managing technologies.
In his new book 'Your brain knows more than you think,' the neuroscientist Professor Niels Birbaumer, a Senior Research Fellow at the Wyss Center, in Geneva, Switzerland, investigates the limitless capacity of the brain to remold itself.
Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, M.D., is co-editor of a major new publication examining how psychiatric disorders progress over time, and how this progression can be stopped.
'Prion Biology', published by CSHLP, examines the expanding roles of prions in health and disease. The contributors review the structures of prion proteins and how they adopt alternative structures and aggregate into amyloid fibrils and other insoluble complexes. The alternatively folded prion forms display unique biological properties. Although some prion proteins feature in cellular dysfunction, others have normal physiological roles (e.g., CPEB in the brain and MAVS in the immune response).
"The Biology of the TGF-β Family" provides a comprehensive view of the different members of the TGF-β family, the signaling pathways they control, and how they influence development, normal physiology, and disease. The contributors describe the various TGF-β family ligands, including activins and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), the structures and functions of the type I and type II receptors, and how ligand-receptor binding is regulated. Both Smad and non-Smad signaling pathways are discussed.