The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) was founded in 1972 as a nimble, fast, and flexible entity at the core of the UN system -- a subsidiary body rather than a specialized agency. It was intended to be the world's environmental conscience, an anchor institution that established norms and researched policy, leaving it to other organizations to carry out its recommendations. In this book, Maria Ivanova offers a detailed account of UNEP's origin and history and a vision for its future.
This book, published by Bentham Science Publishers, provides update on the use of intelligent sensing techniques for evaluating agro-products.
Are we making injustice worse by turning a blind eye to issues which make us uncomfortable? In her new book published today  sociologist Dr Hannah Jones highlights the problems caused by the phenomenon she has dubbed "violent ignorance," and suggests small steps everyone can take to work towards recognising and changing unfairness in society.
The ninth volume of the book 'Topics in Anti-Cancer Research' is now live.
A junior research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has conducted an in-depth analysis of dozens of jihadi videos over the past three years.
Influenza: The Cutting Edge, from the Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine collection, reviews cutting-edge research on the viruses that cause influenza, the molecular mechanisms of infection, the epidemiology of these viruses in humans and animals, and current strategies for designing vaccines and antivirals. This volume is an essential reference for all virologists, clinical and laboratory investigators, and physicians interested in reducing the global public health burden of influenza.
A new book, The Color of Culture, is the first to show with statistical rigor the much lower participation rates of Black vs. white Americans in a range of recreational and cultural activities, from golf and hiking to painting and classical music. It uses advanced statistical techniques to show that systemic racism explains the discrepancy. The author is a sociologist at the University of Vermont.
As machines are trained to "think," many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, human workers have a competitive advantage: It is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence.
In his book, "Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality," MIT physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek distills scientists' understanding of the physical world into 10 philosophical themes, using the fundamental theories of physics to reframe ideas of space, time, and our place in the universe.
This book is a complete guide about the basic knowledge of synthetic techniques used in organic chemistry and pharmaceutical research and development.